Round Up, School News

Astros, Bank of Texas help make over Sinclair ES library

Sinclair Elementary School has big dreams for its library, and it’s getting closer to making them come true, thanks to generous donations from the Houston Astros and Bank of Texas.

Sinclair’s library was originally stocked with second-hand furniture from other schools, and more than 40 years later, students are using that same furniture. The school has launched a “Love Our Library” campaign to replace shelving, computer desks, tables, chairs, and more, and the Houston Astros and Bank of Texas stepped in to jumpstart the initiative by donating $5,000.

Get the full story here.

Walgreens visits pharmacy technology Futures Academy

Students in Jane Long Academy’s Futures Academy of Pharmacy Technology met with corporate representatives from Walgreens on May 19.

The Walgreens representatives toured the campus because the pharmacy giant is considering partnering with the school to provide resources, training, mentorships, internships and more.

Read more and see photos from the visit here.

Twelve schools compete in All-Earth EcoBot Challenge

A dozen Houston ISD schools took part on the All-Earth EcoBot Challenge at Reliant Center last weekend, which allowed students in grades 5-8 to show off their engineering skills.

Teams of four students designed, built, and programmed autonomous robots. The teams then used their robots to complete a series of missions that connect to the commercial and industrial future of energy exploration, transportation, technological innovation, medical research, and environmental sustainability.

See photos and learn the results in this related article.

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