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.

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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.