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Make an impact by making no impact: Go green April 19-27

2014 April 17
by HISD Communications

Could you go a full week without making an environmental impact on planet earth? How hard would it be to live and work without wasting precious resources? Could you live without creating any trash or using any electricity? Could you save money? Be healthier?

Space Center Houston is partnering with The No Impact Project for its first annual Earth Day Celebration and is planning a No Impact Week Challenge for individuals, schools, families and aerospace companies April 20–27. You can register here

Want to grow as a professional? Join Toastmasters!

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

Apply to Fallingwater residency by April 30

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. For complete details, click here.

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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