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Want to help young children succeed in school? Attend the HIPPY recruitment event June 28

HISD’s Family and Community Engagement department will be hosting a recruitment event on Saturday, June 28, to hire 35 part-time home instructors for the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program. The event will take place from 9 a.m. until noon at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th St., 77092).

Get the full story here or see this related article on what it’s like to be an instructor.

Mandarin Chinese Immersion Magnet School hosts second community meeting

On June 19, parents and community members met for the second time to discuss design updates for the new Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School being built under the district’s 2012 bond program.

The school, which will be designed by the architect firm, is one of 40 schools HISD will rebuild and renovate into a 21st century learning environment. The focus of the school is to immerse students through a culture-rich environment that alternates instruction in English and Mandarin Chinese. The campus is currently located on Avenue B in Bellaire and educates students in pre-kindergarten through third grade. It will add one grade level per year to grow into a pre-K through 8th-grade campus.

Get the full story here.

Public meetings on HISD’s redistricting plan to begin July 1

As a result of the annexation of North Forest ISD in 2013, HISD’s trustee district boundaries must be realigned to reflect the newly annexed area and rebalance the population distribution throughout HISD.

A series of public meetings on HISD’s redistricting plans are slated to begin on Tuesday, July 1, after the Board of Education approved a draft of the plan for redrawing the district’s trustee boundaries.

You can read the full story and see a meeting schedule in this related article.

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