Over the past week, elementary schools throughout HISD were challenged to showcase their campus’ college knowledge.
In partnership with Counseling & Student Support, HISD’s Office of College & Career Readiness hosted the district’s first Elementary College Week! More than 70 schools actively competed for the chance to win a trip to UT-Austin, as well as classroom pizza and ice cream parties.
Each day, students answered essential college questions, such as “What is college?” or “Who can go to college?” As part of the competition, teachers and other school personnel were encouraged to post pictures and videos of Elementary College Week Activities on Twitter and Facebook, using #HISDElem2College.
College access begins early and requires consistent awareness. Every campus that participated in Elementary College Week showed a commitment to ensuring student success. The results are in, and HISD is proud to honor its first-ever Elementary College Week champions:
Winning Campuses (Upper Grades):
- 1st Place: Herrera ES
- 2nd Place: NQ Henderson ES
- 3rd Place: Mitchell ES
Winning Campuses (Lower Grades):
- 1st Place: Durkee ES
- 2nd Place: Cook ES
- 3rd Place (tie): Bonham ES and Benbrook ES
As the first-place competition winners, Herrera ES will receive three buses to Explore UT, a college exploration field trip that will be held at the University of Texas at Austin on Saturday, March 3. The campus will also receive a special in-class virtual college tour.
HISD would also like to congratulate the following campuses. Out of 70-plus competitors, these schools stood out, and earned recognition as competition finalists:
- Askew ES
- Burnett ES
- Burrus ES
- Cornelius ES
- Dogan ES
- RP Harris ES
- Looscan ES
- Ross ES