Principal stages freestyle rap session to help students ‘PowerUp’

Furr High School is new to HISD’s PowerUp initiative, but that didn’t stop enthusiastic campus leaders from spreading the word.

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School administrators, including Principal Bertie Simmons, gathered students in the school’s courtyard for a freestyle rap session to get everyone fired up about the district’s efforts to transform teaching and learning during a pep rally on Sept. 30.

As part of the PowerUp program, students at all HISD high schools have laptops they can use at school and at home. Students and staff also use the PowerUp:HUB, an online learning platform, as a center of collaboration, personalization, curriculum, instruction, and communications.