Honor roll

North Houston Early College HS wins 2015 National Blue Ribbon Award

North Houston Early College High School received its first-ever 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award on Sept. 29 from U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The school was among just 335 schools nationwide and 25 public schools in Texas to receive the honor.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap, especially among disadvantaged and minority students.

Get the full story here.

Congratulations also go out this week to:

  • Bellaire High School senior Antony Yun, who aced two college readiness evaluations — the SAT and the ACT — this year. He was one of only four HISD students who earned perfect scores on the SAT during the 2014–2015 school year. Read his story and learn the other three students’ names here.
  • Retired teacher Tanya Thompson (formerly of The Rice School) who was named the Secondary Teacher of the Year for the 2014–2015 school year by the Texas Association for Bilingual Education. Get that full story here.

Special Note: Do you know a teacher or principal who shows exceptional passion and commitment on campus? If so, then speak up! The H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards are designed to recognize just those types of individuals, and nominations are currently being accepted for this year’s awards. Get the full scoop here.

If you or someone you know has won an award that should be included in the Honor Roll, let us know at info@houstonisd.org.

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