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Second window for Early Notification March 10–April 4

2014 February 20
by HISD Communications

The second—and final—window for eligible employees to receive a one-time incentive of $500 for notifying Human Resources of their intent to retire or resign will open on Monday, March 10, and close on Friday, April 4, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.

For complete details, please see this related article.

Health and Wellness Centers to remain open over Spring Break

Both HISD Health and Wellness Centers will be open during normal business hours over Spring Break, which is March 17–21, 2014.

  • HMWESC location hours—M & F: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tues-Thurs: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Attucks MS location hours— M & F: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tues & W: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thurs: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Both clinics are closed from 1 to 2 p.m. daily for lunch.

Kick the tobacco habit at March 12 workshop

A variety of biological, psychological, and social factors are associated with addiction to tobacco.

The Onboarding and Organizational Development Department is offering a new professional development session to help employees understand the basics of addiction so that they can finally kick the habit.

“Kick It! Successfully Quit Tobacco Use” will take place from 9 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in room 3C12 of the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th St., 77092), and participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding of addiction
  • Learn quitting strategies
  • Get tips for preventing relapse.

Interested employees should register on eTRAIN using course code #BN0037.

Want to grow as a professional? Join HISD’s new Toastmasters chapter!

If you’ve been trying to think of a way to advance in your career, look no further. HISD has a new Toastmasters club that can help you develop the skills you need.

Toastmasters is a nonprofit organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Members learn more about public speaking, how to conduct a meeting, how to listen effectively, and how to provide constructive feedback. HISD’s Toastmasters club currently has 30 members and is accepting applications. It received its official charter on Jan. 9.

To see if Toastmasters is right for you, come sit in on one of the monthly meetings. Meetings take place on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month from 5:05 p.m. until 6:30 the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th St., 77092), in either the cafeteria or Room 1E02.

All new members will receive a manual and resources about how to become a better speaker and more confident leader.

For more information, please contact Kim Golden or Theresa Campos at 713-696-0600 or and


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