Author Archives: HISD Communications

Mayor’s Youth Council names 14 HISD students to 2021-2022 term

Fourteen HISD students were named to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s 2021-2022 Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC).

In total, 17 students from the Houston area were selected out of more than 100 applicants after an application and interview process conducted by a selection committee. Students will learn about city government, share issues of concern with city officials, and gain civic leadership skills through community service activities. 

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HISD student gets dream opportunity to interview Astros superstar Altuve

While many students aspire to be a famous YouTuber one day, Challenge Early College High School senior Maanav Gupta is already living the dream.

Gupta’s “Maanav’s Sports Talk” YouTube program doesn’t look like it would be out of place on any primetime sports TV program. Gupta’s program has the feel of a professional show. Recently he interviewed ESPN alum Rich Eisen, and then he was able to score an in-person interview with Astros all-star Jose Altuve.

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Competition from classroom to football field for G-Unity Business Lab students

Jaquell Bonner from Wheatley High School and Jibril Rose from Kashmere High School will be competing all year in 50 Cent’s G-Unity Business Lab program, but before then, the two will square off on the football field, as Wheatley will host Kashmere at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, for its 2021 homecoming game.

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HISD updates its ‘Ready, Set, Go’ protocols for the 2021-2022 school year

As HISD continues to monitor district safety protocols, HISD has made some updates to the ‘Ready, Set, Go’ plan. In consultation with medical experts, education professionals, and district administration, the updates made are to ensure that in-person learning and working continue to be as safe as possible during the 2021-2022 school year.

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City of Houston to honor HISD student, former trustee at Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Awards

As Houston celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board are honoring five exemplary Houstonians, which includes a current HISD student and former Board of Education trustee at the Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Awards. The awards will be live streamed on the Houston Municipal Channel (HTV) and the City of Houston’s social media pages at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 14.

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From receptionist to principal, school leader answers call to community

J.P. Henderson Elementary School Principal Maria Guerra’s journey in education went full circle from front desk to front office. Call after call, Guerra started her career in HISD as the front-desk receptionist at Henderson in the East End while working on her bachelor’s degree. Providing customer service that fostered trust and collaboration from parents and students was her priority. Fifteen years later, Guerra’s priority continues to be her guide, as she now leads J. P. Henderson as the school principal.

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