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Roundup: Retirement Seminars Scheduled for Nov. 17 and Dec. 15

2012 October 31
by HISD Communications

Retirement Seminars Scheduled for Nov. 17 and Dec. 15

The Retirement Storefront at HISD will be hosting retirement seminars from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.

All district employees are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about their Teacher Retirement System (TRS) benefits.

Employees must register through e-TRAIN to attend, and select course code #BN0200. Questions may be directed to V. Janene English at 713-293-9780 ext. 432.

Nominate Colleagues for a College Board Award by Nov. 6

 The Southwestern Regional Office is currently seeking outstanding educators to be recognized at the 2013 Southwestern Regional Forum in February. Four different award categories are available, including one for service, one for leadership, and two related to Advanced Placement programs. For complete details, please visit the SWRO’s website.

Downtown Aquarium to Host HISD Appreciation Day on Nov. 21

Employees may purchase all-day passes regularly priced at $15.99 each for only $11 per person—a 30 percent savings! Employees must present a valid district ID badge at the time of purchase in order to receive the discount. Please see this flyer (.pdf) for details.

Nominate Someone for an H-E-B Excellence in Education Award

All public school districts and state-certified, full-time public school teachers and principals currently within the H-E-B service area are eligible for nomination. Check out this page for details on award categories available, and this page to nominate someone. The deadline to submit a name is Jan. 11, 2013.

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming TAHPERD Convention

This annual Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (TAHPERD) convention is scheduled for Nov. 28–Dec. 1, 2012, in Galveston. This member-driven organization requires a large number of volunteers to plan, organize, and facilitate convention activities. If you would like to help out, please contact Felicia Ceaser-White or Rose Haggerty at 713-556-6823. For details on registration, please visit the TAHPERD website.

Get LinkedIn! Join the HISD Employee Group for Discussion, Updates

The Houston ISD LinkedIn group is a virtual meeting place where district employees can connect, collaborate, and share information and ideas. If you have a LinkedIn profile, please take a moment to join the group—just select “group” in the drop-down search menu and enter “Houston ISD,” then click “join group.” If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, go to and create one. Please be sure to list your employer as Houston ISD.

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