Lamar HS principal named a finalist for Texas Secondary School Principal of the Year

In recognition of her outstanding contributions to her school and the HISD community, Lamar High School principal Rita Graves has been named one of four finalists for Texas Secondary School Principal of the Year.   

Graves began her more than 20-year-long career with HISD as a first-grade teacher and reading specialist at Poe Elementary School. Her dedication to her students led her to become magnet coordinator and dean of magnet students at Pin Oak Middle School, where she championed the implementation of a Chinese language program. Graves served as principal of Pin Oak and Roberts Elementary School before taking up the mantle of principal of Lamar High School in 2018.

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Change careers and become a certified teacher in HISD

Houston Independent School District is helping those with a bachelor’s degree looking to make a career change become a certified teacher.

HISD’s Alternative Certification Program is dedicated to recruiting college graduates from diverse educational and career backgrounds who are passionate about making a bigger difference in the lives of students.

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HISD to host Coaches Vs. Racism HBCU Roundball Classic

Houston Independent School District is set to host this year’s Coaches Vs. Racism HBCU Roundball Classic, and HISD families are encouraged to attend.

Coaches Vs. Racism (CVR) is a national nonprofit that aims to end systemic racism through sports. Now in its second year, the event features a series of college basketball matchups between HBCUs and Division I schools.

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HISD celebrates successful Nickelodeon partnership in support of early childhood education

Pre-K and elementary education are cornerstones of a child’s cognitive development. Few know that better than HISD and Nickelodeon, the producers of children’s programming and champions of early childhood education.

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FAFSA priority deadline for Texas students is Jan. 15

Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application is the first step toward receiving financial aid for college.

Students can fill out an application at any time, but the priority deadline for Texas is Friday, Jan. 15, 2023. Early submission is the best way to maximize award packages for students looking to attend college.

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See to Succeed provides free eye care for HISD students

Every year, HISD community partner See to Succeed helps more than 4,000 HISD students receive eyecare and glasses at no cost.

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HISD School Choice applications enters Phase I

Houston Independent School District’s School Choice application process is evolving to better meet the needs of all families with an updated timeline and improved application system.

As applications are set to open Wednesday, Dec. 14, HISD’s Office of School Choice is hosting a phone bank to provide families with extra support through the process.

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HISD partners with H-E-B to distribute holiday meals for annual Feast of Sharing

HISD is committed to engaging with and contributing to the communities in which our students live. Food insecurity is a problem that plagues many HISD students and their families, and community relationships like that of HISD and H-E-B provide HISD students with resources they might not have access to.

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HISD offering learning and activity sessions for pre-K parents

HISD families are invited to join the Early Childhood Team in a fun-filled session of hands-on learning!

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Celebrate 12 Days of Code with a variety of coding exercises for every grade level

HISD invites all students, teachers, and administrators to celebrate Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 6-12) and the Hour of Code global movement by participating in HISD’s 12 Days of Code (Dec. 1-16).

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