Furr High School has a big reason to celebrate. Under the newly passed bond, the school will receive a new $55 million campus.
After holding numerous early voting rallies, the Furr community held a pep rally on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The celebration, emceed by Furr math teacher Michael Simmons, was held to inform students that the bond passed and to thank parents and the Houston community for voting in favor of the bond.
“It’s time for a new school to be built, not just for the appearance but for the education of the students,” said Furr student Leticia Avamut.
Performances included the Furr choir, cheerleaders, ROTC, Flagettes, and the Promenade and Sparkles dance teams. Student speakers thanked the HISD community for taking the time vote for the bond and thanked parents for helping promote early voting. Red, white, and blue balloons were released to demonstrate Furr’s gratitude for those who voted for the bond.
“The students are very knowledgeable when it comes to the bond issue because we’ve taken the time to educate them and how it will impact them,” said Furr assistant principal, Marjorie Martinez. “This means a great deal.”
The $1.89 billion bond was passed by an overwhelming majority Tuesday night. Furr is just one of the 20 Houston high schools that will be rebuilt under the 2012 bond.
“It was so awesome to see all of our efforts come together and to see that we won almost by a landslide,” said Nelly White, Furr PTSA president and parent of a Furr senior.
Furr High School is home to the Furr Fine Arts Magnet Program and the Houston Innovative Learning Zone (HILZ) program.