District news, Round Up

Sign up for CHIP or Kid’s Medicaid on May 3

HISD’s Health and Medical Services Department will be participating in a health fair at the Tracee Gee Community Center (3599 Westcenter Dr., 77042) on May 3, 2014.

The fair will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and is designed to assist parents in applying for Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and/or Children’s Medicaid.

Please see this flyer (.pdf) for details.

Houston Astros Urban Youth Academy tryouts start May 3

Teenagers looking for something athletic to do this summer can get involved with a “big league” baseball or softball team if they act quickly.

The Houston Astros will be holding tryouts for its boys’ Urban Youth Academy baseball leagues and girls’ softball leagues starting May 3.

For complete details, please visit the Houston Astros website.

Teens: Apply for City of Houston paid internships by May 5

Students between the ages of 16 and 21 who live within the city limits of Houston could land a paid summer internship working in a city office if they submit their applications by Monday, May 5.

The City of Houston is partnering with the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Workforce Solutions, SER Jobs for Progress (SER), and the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) to offer summer jobs to approximately 450 young people this summer.

Most positions are for 32 hours per week, at $7.25 per hour. To apply, please visit the City of Houston’s Summer Jobs Program website. Also see this related flyer (.pdf) for additional details.

North Forest ISD memorabilia auction to be held May 12

HISD’s Warehouse Operations will be conducting a public auction of memorabilia from the former North Forest ISD, including photos, uniforms, and trophies from various schools and sporting events.

The auction will be held on the Public Surplus website starting Monday, May 12, 2014, and conclude two weeks later, on May 25. Please see this flyer (.pdf) for a small sampling of the items available.

HISD now hiring teachers for expanding dual-language program

HISD’s dual language program will be expanding to 14 additional schools for the 2014–2015 school year, and that means Team HISD is looking for more teachers! 

To meet the staffing needs of this expansion, the district will be hosting its first-ever dual language event for all interested candidates on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

All qualified bilingual-certified teachers are invited to come learn more about the program and to apply for the Spanish/English dual-language vacancies, at both established and new dual-language campuses.

For complete details or to register, please visit this site.

Red ES expands scholarship offer to staff members’ children

Last spring, the Red Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization created a scholarship opportunity for students who had once attended that campus. This year, the PTO has doubled the amount of the scholarship from $500 to $1,000, and expanded the eligibility criteria to include children of current Red ES employees.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have successfully completed a minimum of two years of primary school study at Red Elementary or have a parent currently employed at Red.

For more information, or to download a copy of the application, please visit the PTO’s website. Applications are due by Friday, May 9, 2014. Questions may be directed to Amy Dionne at amypdionne@gmail.com or 832-776-7449.

Nominate HISD’s next Employee of the Month!

Know someone who deserves recognition for a job well done? If so, then consider nominating him or her for HISD’s next Employee of the Month!

Anyone serving in a non-teaching capacity is eligible. For complete details, click here.

Latino Art Beat Film Contest deadline extended

Aspiring film-makers and animators have a shot at winning a $10,000-a-year scholarship to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston if they win this year’s Latino Art Beat Youth Film Competition.

Students can submit films in any of five categories: Animated Shorts; Live Action; Documentary; PSAs; and “My Life” (for Latino student directors only).

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, May 23. For complete details, please see this flyer (.pdf).

Apply now for two free Schlumberger summer camps

Seventh-grade girls and ninth-graders of both genders will have the opportunity to explore computer engineering and energy (respectively) at a pair of academies Schlumberger is offering at Rice University this summer.

The Energy Explorations Academy is open to all ninth-graders and will take place June 2–13. The deadline to apply is May 16, 2014.

The Computer Engineering Design Academy will take place June 16–27, and is open only to female seventh-graders. The deadline to apply is May 30, 2014.

Details on both academies can be found here.

Notice of Destruction of Special Education Records: Deadline May 30

The Special Education records of students who are no longer receiving Special Education services as of the end of the 2005–2006 through the 2007–2008 school year will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise by Friday, May 30, 2014.

For complete details, please see this related article.

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