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Last chance for discount offer to Texas Kickoff Classic

2013 August 29
by HISD Communications

The Houston Texans, HISD’s longtime community partner, is offering district employees a savings of about 15 percent off of the regular price of tickets for a new fall tradition.

The inaugural Texas Kickoff Classic is coming to Reliant Stadium on Sat., Aug. 31, 2013, and district employees can get a family value pack of four tickets, four hot dogs, and four soft drinks for prices starting at $120.

Come launch the college football season by watching the Mississippi State Bulldogs take on Oklahoma State Cowboys for less.

To take advantage of this special offer, please contact Warren Caguioa at 832-667-2319 or A downloadable flyer (.pdf) is available for reference.

All processing charges, taxes, and fees will be waived.

George Ranch to host Open House for Educators on Sept. 7

The historic George Ranch will be hosting an Open House for Educators on Sat., Sept. 7, 2013, and all HISD history teachers are invited!

Come take a journey through our state’s history by following four generations of one Texas family dating back to the 1830’s.

For complete details, please see this related posting.

Mobile mammograms return to HISD Sept. 9

Each year, The Rose offers on-site screening mammograms to female HISD employees who meet certain criteria.

Seven dates have been added for this fall, starting on Sept. 9 at Lee High School and extending through Oct. 30 at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center.

Interested women are encouraged to act quickly, as only a limited number of mammograms can be performed each day.

Please see the attached flyer (.pdf) for complete details.

Next new employee orientation is Sept. 10

Get to know the district and what it means to be a member of Team HISD at one of the new employee orientations being held monthly at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th St. 77092).

Topics include benefits, retirement options, and an overview of HISD’s Strategic Direction and employee policies. 

The next session is scheduled for Tues., Sept. 10. Details and sign-up information are here.

Houston Arts Partners Conference Sept 13 & 14

The third annual Houston Arts Partners Conference will be taking place on Sept. 13 and 14, 2013, at the Houston Ballet Center for Dance (601 Preston St., 77002).

This year’s theme is “Arts Work: How the Arts Benefit the Individual, the Classroom, the Community, and the Economy,” and attendees can earn up to 15 CPE credit hours.

For complete details, please visit the conference website.

Learn your options at Sept. 18 retirement seminar

The Retirement Storefront at HISD will be hosting retirement seminars from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on the following dates this fall:

  • Wed., Sept. 18
  • Tues., Oct. 22
  • Wed.,  Nov. 6
  • Wed., Dec. 4

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 713-695-5561 ext. 343.

Free movie screening for fifth- and sixth-graders on Oct. 24

In observance of Food Day Houston 2013, Recipe 4 Success, will be hosting a screening of the educational film, What’s on My Plate?, on Thurs., Oct. 24, at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (1001 Bissonnet, 77005).

The documentary, which follows two 11-year-old girls as they explore their place in the food chain, is geared to fifth- and sixth-graders.

Admission is free for schools (transportation not provided), but space is limited, so please register by Sept. 30 to Details are here (.pdf).

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