Author Archives: HISD Communications

Attendance policy: HISD students must attend 90% of school days

Houston Independent School District is dedicated to academic achievement and success for all scholars. Regular student attendance is critically important. Students who are absent lose instructional seat time, creating a lost opportunity to learn, ask questions, and engage in class activities.

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Beyond the Plate to Capitol Hill: HISD Nutrition hosts USDA Deputy Under Secretary

HISD’s award-winning Nutrition Services Department welcomed guests on Jan. 30, including USDA Deputy Under Secretary Stacy Dean, for a roundtable discussion about Beyond the Plate, the district’s focus on building capacity within HISD communities to ensure they have access to healthy food options.

Nutrition Services also hosted Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty Regional Manager John Puder, Whole Kids Foundation Senior Director Kim Herrington, co-founder of Brighter Bites Dr. Shreela Sharma, Dr. Lisa Morano from the University of Houston Downtown, and others. 

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HISD elementary schools compete in Read to the Final Four Literacy Program

The NCAA and the Houston Local Organizing Committee have teamed up with HISD to help promote and inspire reading growth for third grade students.

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BrainAbouts promotes positive decision making with HISD elementary students

Young learners can make positive choices and develop healthy brains when equipped with the right tools, knowledge, and support.

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HISD to swing for success with 2023 Spring Training Data Series

Get your bats ready for the 2023 Spring Training Data Series Conference! This year’s event is dedicated to our World Series Champions, the Houston Astros, and will be held in person on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Chavez High School (8501 Howard Dr., 77017) beginning at 8 a.m.

This event is open to ALL districts, charter schools, and private schools.

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Contest offers HISD students a chance to have their artwork displayed on city trucks

How does the fourth largest city in America manage recycling for more than 2 million residents? Creatively!

In partnership with the City of Houston, HISD presents the 2023 Truck Art Contest. Students are invited to tell the story of how recycling impacts Houston with innovative works of art centered around the theme “I Recycle for Houston.”

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It’s a Game Changer: How parent participation sets schools up for success

HISD is readying to “Change the Game” with its annual Parent Organization Expo. It’s the perfect opportunity for parents to consider the benefits parent organizations provide for the schools they support and what a difference their involvement can make.

The Parent Organization Expo is set for Feb. 4, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th St., 77092). The event is a valuable launchpad for parents and caretakers who are new to their school’s parent organizations as well as an opportunity for seasoned Parent Teacher Organization/Parent Teacher Association participants to build upon their knowledge base and make useful connections to further support their schools. The expo will include fundraising strategies and workshops on effective PTO/PTA practices.

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Enroll today: HISD offers a variety of pre-K options for Houston families

There’s no better time for a child to begin their educational journey than pre-K, and in HISD, our youngest learners dream big!

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