Author Archives: HISD Communications

HISD celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Houston Independent School District will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, to recognize the contributions and achievements of those of Hispanic decent to our history and culture.

Be on the lookout for a variety of events showcasing performances, art, music, food, and many other displays of our community’s rich Hispanic influence.

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Annual Grads Within Reach Walk encourages students to re-enroll and graduate

Community members and HISD employees gathered at Booker T. Washington High School on Saturday, September 10, to take part in the annual Grads Within Reach Walk. The event took volunteers to the doorsteps of students who had withdrawn from school due to various personal challenges to encourage them to go back and earn their diplomas.

As of August 29, there were 5,730 students within the district who did not return for the new school year. Staff from nearly 30 high schools visited the homes of these students to offer support and resources.

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HISD to host Business Operations Job Fair

Houston Independent School District seeks to fill several critical operational positions, including bus drivers, custodians, crossing guards, plumbers, telecommunication technicians, electricians, HVAC technicians, and maintenance repair personnel.

A job fair for these positions is being held Saturday, September 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sam Houston High School, 9700 Irvington Blvd., 77076.

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Annual Grads Within Reach Walk aims to bring students back to school

On Saturday, volunteers will spend the morning visiting students who stopped attending school to encourage them to return and graduate. HISD’s annual Grads Within Reach Walk is an opportunity for community members to come together to keep students in school.

The walk is organized by HISD’s Dropout Prevention/Recovery team which works together with community partners and other HISD departments to set students up for success.

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HISD celebrates payroll team in observance of National Payroll Week

The week of September 5 marks National Payroll Week, a week dedicated annually to highlighting the significant contributions of payroll staff.

National Payroll Week follows Labor Day, a day on which we honor our nation’s workers. The week of celebration coincides with the early days of the new fall semester.

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HISD parents and caregivers asked to complete Student Annual Verification

As we begin the 2022-2023 school year, all HISD parents and caregivers must complete the Student Annual Verification to ensure student information is accurate and up to date.

The Student Annual Verification is now available on the HISD Connect Parent Portal and must be completed by Friday, October 28.

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HISD Nutrition Services earns top 10 spot in international challenge

HISD’s Nutrition Services Department is committed to mitigating inequity in childhood nutrition in the Houston area. Since the inception of Mykawa Farm, home to the department’s Food and Agriculture Literacy Center, Nutrition Services has prioritized practical and tangible uses for the education they provide through the Get Growing Houston program.

Nutrition Services recently took their ideas to a global stage, reaching top 10 in the Healthy Childhood Challenge (HCC). The international competition launched by Novo Nordisk in collaboration with UNICEF calls for ideas designed to improve the nutritional, physical, and emotional well-being of children in their home environments.

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