HISD students take in solar eclipse with help from NASA

On April 8, 2024, a solar eclipse was visible across the U.S., with parts of Texas lucky enough to experience a total eclipse of the sun by the moon. Houston landed just outside of the path of totality, giving students the opportunity to witness the moon’s 94% obfuscation of the sun using special kits provided by Space Center Houston and delivered by a real NASA astronaut. 

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HISD students to explore careers at annual When I Grow Up expo

HISD’s 12th annual When I Grow Up career expo will be held Saturday, April 27, from 10. a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th Street, 77092).

More than 100 exhibitors from local companies and organizations and post-secondary institutions will be on hand to help students explore their options in high-demand, high-growth industries. All HISD students in grades K-12 and their families are invited.

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HISD raises salaries for Special Education teachers across the District

As part of its reimagined employee compensation plan, Houston Independent School District (HISD) is raising salaries for Special Education teachers across the board. In the upcoming 2024-2025 school year, the minimum salary for a Special Education teacher will be $80,000. At New Education System (NES) campuses, that number will be $86,000.

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HISD hosting Hiring Event for non-NES campus positions

The HISD Teacher Recruitment and Selection Team will host a 2024-2025 Non-NES Campus Hiring Event on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Chávez High School (8501 Howard Drive, 77017).

K-12 educators are invited to learn about Team HISD and the life-changing, student-centered work underway.

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HISD chefs and nutritionists make healthy cooking fun for elementary students

Since January, HISD’s Nutrition Services Department has been working closely with Berry Elementary School to bring agriculture literacy into every classroom. HISD’s Chef Brittany Jones and registered dietitians Gabby Villarreal and Nathan Raska are in the process of visiting every class at Berry and providing students a fun and educational cooking demonstration and nutrition lecture.

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HISD hosting bus driver hiring event March 27

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) 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, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Northwest Motor Pool complex (6351 Pinemont Drive, 77092).

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HISD invites class of 2024 to explore their options at Military Career Day

HISD’s offices of College, Career and Military Readiness and Post-Secondary Programming partnered with HISD JROTC to hold their second-ever Military Career Day at Delmar Fieldhouse on Wednesday, March 7. Unlike the first Military Career Day in January, this event was catered to high school seniors who are undecided on their post-secondary plans.

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Texans safety teaches HISD students about healthy eating with new book

Houston Texans safety Jimmie Ward says three things helped him get to the NFL: education, sleep, and healthy eating. That’s what he told a room full of students at Askew Elementary School on Wednesday, March 6, as he presented his new children’s book, “Jimmie Ward’s Nutritional ABC’s For Active Kids”.

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