As part of National Bullying Prevention Month, HISD is recognizing the week of Oct. 25-29 as Bullying Prevention Week to bring attention to a growing epidemic of bullying and social isolation. The district’s Social and Emotional Learning department (SEL) is working to encourage students and parents to join in the campaign to stop bullying.Continue reading
HISD Facilities Services is hosting a districtwide custodial job fair and recruitment drive at three locations on Saturday, Oct. 23.
Interested individuals can apply online at HoustonISD.org/careers or in person at North Forest, Sharpstown, or Milby high schools the day of the fair.Continue reading
The sun strained through high, wispy clouds, beaming bright yellow warmth onto the windows of school buses that streamed into the bus terminal, returning from safely transporting students.
At all district locations, HISD Transportation Services is observing National School Bus Safety Week to raise awareness among students, staff, and the community about the importance of school bus safety – inside and outside the school bus.Continue reading
HISD Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Department is teaming up with DePelchin Children’s Center to offer a series of three parenting workshops promoting better emotional health for children and families. These workshops will be available in English on Tuesdays, and in Spanish on Thursdays.Continue reading
To recognize the importance of eliminating pandemic-related learning loss, the HISD is doubling extra-duty pay for teachers providing academic tutorials for students.
Effective the week of Nov. 1, 2021, the extra-duty pay for teachers providing academic tutorials will increase from $25 to $50 per hour. The extra-duty pay rate for non-tutorial tasks will remain $25 per hour.Continue reading
HISD announced its policy that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals.Continue reading
Comcast Internet Essentials Program and Telemundo donated 500 Chromebooks and a $30,000 donation to the HISD Foundation on Friday.Continue reading
During its regularly scheduled meeting, the Board of Education approved several agreements that will expand educational opportunities for Houston Independent School District students.
One agreement will allow the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to provide specialized adjunct faculty to support the expansion of project-based instruction at campuses with agriculture Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study. The high-school campuses included in this program are Bellaire, Chavez, Furr, Harper Alternative School, Lamar, Madison, North Forest, Sharpstown, Washington, Westside, and Worthing.Continue reading
The fall semester is well underway in HISD, and it is the district’s commitment to ensure students make it to and from school safely each day. In recognition of National School Bus Safety Week from Oct. 18-22, HISD recognizes the importance of school bus safety and thanks all bus drivers who dedicate themselves to the safe transport of our students. The national program “Be Safe – Know the Danger Zone” is designed to promote safety and serve as a reminder that we can all do our part to ensure students are safe in and around a school bus.Continue reading
For dreamers, it isn’t just about the hope of attaining citizenship but their dreams for a better education. The process of post-secondary education begins in high school, but for many, it isn’t an easy process. With a little help, however, their dreams can be achieved.
College Readiness and Multilingual will be hosting a virtual Dream Summit Senior Workshop from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 20 (sign up here). The workshop aims to assist students with applying for both college admission and financial aid.Continue reading