HISD families enjoy a day of fun and learning at HISD Day at the Children’s Museum

On Feb. 19, HISD’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Department invited HISD families to the Children’s Museum of Houston (CMH) for HISD Day at the Children’s Museum. This special event provided an opportunity for families to bond, explore, and learn together, all while taking advantage of this free educational opportunity.  

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HISD kicks off hiring season with job fair and reimagined employee offerings

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) kicked off the hiring and recruiting season with a first-of-its-kind job fair on Saturday, February 24, at Sharpstown High School. More than 450 candidates attended the event to learn about working in the District’s New Education System (NES) and non-NES schools.

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HISD students focus on the future in unique Technology Applications elective

Most middle schoolers wouldn’t envision themselves producing and starring in their own TV show, writing lines of code to program 3-D prints, or building computers from scratch, but for Burbank Middle School Technology Applications students, that’s an average Wednesday. Under the guidance of Technology teacher Sergio Luviano, Burbank students have the opportunity to master complex technological concepts through engaging projects and real-world application in this unique elective class.

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HISD student artists take home ribbons, scholarships at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

For 58 years, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) has held its School Art Program, an opportunity for students to compete to earn scholarships and have their artwork displayed at the rodeo’s Hayloft Gallery. Of more than 650 artists, 52 HISD students were finalists, 12 were winners, and all were honored with a special reception.

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HISD hosting bus driver hiring event Wednesday, Feb. 28

Houston Independent School District is hiring bus drivers and micro bus drivers for the 2023-2024 school year. In collaboration with Human Resources, the Transportation Services Department will host a Transportation Job Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Northwest Motor Pool complex (6351 Pinemont Drive, 77092).

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HISD Parent Organization Expo welcomes families to get involved

HISD’s 2024 Parent Organization Expo took place on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Lamar High School, outgrowing last year’s venue thanks to increased interest from enthusiastic HISD families eager to learn and engage with their children’s schools.

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HISD counselors gather for 2024 Counselors’ Appreciation Meeting

Feb. 5-9 marked National School Counseling Week, a time for school communities to come together in appreciation and recognition of the important contributions of our tireless school counselors. This year’s National School Counseling Week theme is “School Counseling: Standards-Based, Student-Focused.” From class schedules to emotional regulation, all the way to choosing and applying to college, school counselors are a vital resource on a student’s educational journey.  

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HISD to kick off hiring season with special event

The HISD Teacher Recruitment and Selection Team will host the Campus Hiring Kickoff on Saturday, February 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sharpstown High School (7504 Bissonnet Street, 77074).

K-12 educators are invited to learn about Team HISD and the life-changing, student-centered work underway in the District. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from school and District leaders and see the New Education System (NES) instructional model in action.

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HISD student-athletes and families celebrate National Signing Day

HISD’s top student-athletes signed letters of intent at the District’s annual National Signing Day ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Friends, families, educators, and coaches packed Delmar Fieldhouse to support their athletes and celebrate their commitment to compete at the collegiate level and continue their education.

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HISD Board of Managers approves 2024-2025 school calendar

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Managers approved the 2024-2025 academic calendar. It provides more learning time than HISD students have had in the past – an increase from 172 instructional days to 180. Research indicates that students benefit from more time in school.

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