Author Archives: HISD Communications

TEA hosts community meetings to address next steps for HISD

On Wednesday, March 15, 2023, Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced the Texas Education Agency will replace Houston Independent School District’s Board of Trustees and Superintendent Millard House II.

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EMERGE applications open for HISD sophomores

Tenth graders in Houston Independent School District are encouraged to apply for EMERGE, a program that empowers and prepares high-performing students from underserved communities to attend and graduate from top colleges and universities across the nation that offer substantial financial-aid packages.

HISD sophomores who want to explore in-state and out-of-state college options and would like to work with a mentor to create a competitive college application can apply to be an EMERGE fellow now through May 15, 2023. The application can be found here.

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Student-athletes will go head-to-head in All-Star Boys and Girls Basketball Game

On Thursday, March 30, HISD’s top hoopsters will battle it out on the court in the HISD All-Star Boys and Girls Basketball Game at Delmar Fieldhouse. The student teams will be led by the Westside, Worthing, Wheatley, and Waltrip High School coaches who will be joined by some surprise celebrity coaches.

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1998 Waltrip HS boys basketball championship team honored at 2023 state tournament

The 1998 Waltrip High School state championship basketball team was honored at the 2023 UIL Basketball State Tournament on Saturday, March 11, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

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Washington HS boys basketball team finishes history-making season at state championship

The Booker T. Washington High School boys basketball team wrapped up an amazing season after scoring only 56 points to the Oak Cliff Faith Family Academy’s 70 in the UIL 4A Basketball State Final.

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Bellaire HS senior selected as first HISD student in decades to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate Youth Program

For the first time in 40 years, an HISD student has been selected to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program.

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Nutrition Services highlights the most important meal of the day with breakfast celebrations

Nothing excites students like music first thing in the morning, but before they can dance along, they need to fuel up! HISD students have access to school-provided breakfasts every day, but this week, their morning meal came with some exciting additions.

School Breakfast Week (SBW) is observed annually in the springtime to recognize the important impact that regular, balanced breakfasts have on students’ ability to learn and thrive. This year, SBW took place March 6-10, and HISD’s Nutrition Services Department brought the fun to elementary schools throughout the district to celebrate with students and staff.

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T.H. Rogers student represents HISD with rodeo writing competition win

In many ways, 10-year-old Shiloh Balasuriya is an average fourth grader. His favorite things to do are read books and play outside, and when he grows up, he has ambitions of being a world-famous chef. Shiloh has a lot in common with his other classmates at T.H. Rogers School, but this year, he was the only student from HISD to place in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s annual Trailblazer Writing Competition.

Shiloh celebrating a spelling bee win earlier this year
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Career Readiness hosts inaugural Girls in Industry Day for middle schoolers

In honor of International Women’s Day, HISD’s Career Readiness Department hosted its first Girls in Industry Day on Wednesday, March 8, at the HISD Pavilion to educate students on career opportunities.

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HISD third graders define success with massive donation of dictionaries

Beginning in 2016 with only five schools, the Rotary Club of Houston’s Dictionary Project has been dedicated to providing reading resources to HISD third graders. The number of recipient schools has grown every year, and this year, thanks to the generosity of individual donor Kandy Kaye Horn, every third grader in every HISD elementary school was given their own dictionary.

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