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Apply to Fallingwater residency by March 31 for a discount

2014 March 27
by HISD Communications

Educators who long to explore the world of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright can do so this summer at his masterwork in Mill Run, Pennsylvania through a residency at Fallingwater.

The deadline to apply to this program is Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Applications postmarked by March 31 are eligible for a $100 discount. For complete details, click here.

Three more HISD Appreciation Nights remain

HISD’s longtime community partner, the Houston Rockets, is hosting five HISD Appreciation Nights for district employees this spring. The first two have already passed, but three more remain: Saturday, March 29; Friday, April 4; and Saturday, April 12, 2014.

 Employees can get tickets to all games at a discount. For details, please see this flyer (pdf).

Zzzzzz: Understanding the basics of sleep April 16

Giving one’s body adequate rest is critical to functioning well in our day-to-day lives.

That’s why the Onboarding and Organizational Development Department is offering a new professional development session to help employees understand the basics of sleep so that they can understand how its quality affects their health, productivity, and emotional well-being.

“Sleep:  Understanding the Basics” will take place from 9 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in room 3C12 of the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th St., 77092), and participants will learn about:

  • the components of good sleep habits
  • treatments for sleep disorders.

Interested employees should register on eTRAIN using course code #BN0038.

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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