Category Archives: Fine arts

Nonprofit brings free fine arts lessons to HISD classrooms

Season 2 of “Take the Stage” just launched on PBS LearningMedia, and HISD elementary teachers are using the interactive lessons to get their students excited about learning through fine arts.

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HISD and community partners celebrate 2022-2023 teachers of the month

January Teacher of the Month

Superintendent Millard House II and HISD community partner Group 1 Automotive selected Cris Garner from Forest Brook Middle School as January’s Teacher of the Month.

January Teacher of the Month 2023.mp4 from Houston ISD on Vimeo.

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HISD Fine Arts students unite for unique exhibition supported by local arts organizations

HISD’s Fine Arts Department has combined dance with photography to create a first-of-its-kind exhibition showcasing the artistic relationship between the two disciplines.

Power of Collaboration: Through the Artists’ Lens is on display in the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center lobby through Dec. 2. An opening reception is being held Thursday, Nov. 17, from 6-8 p.m. Artist recognitions will begin at 6:45 p.m.

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HISD honors student winners of 2022 holiday greeting card competition

The holiday season kicked off in earnest as student artists and district leaders gathered at HISD’s Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center on Monday, Nov. 14, to celebrate the 2022 HISD holiday greeting card competition winners.

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Austin HS students talk business on GRAMMY Career Day with music industry professionals

Stephen F. Austin High School was selected as a recipient of the GRAMMY Signature Schools Award.  The GRAMMY Signature Schools Award is designed to honor public high school music programs across the country with special awards and grants based primarily on need and a compelling plan to address that need. 

The GRAMMY Museum awarded a grant of $5,500 to Stephen F. Austin and hosted a virtual question and answer session on Friday with over 60 students in the performing arts department.  Industry professional guests on the panel included moderator David R. Sears, GRAMMY Museum vice president of education of GRAMMY In the Schools, Larry Batiste, music director and owner of LaSugar Bear Entertainment and producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/composer/arranger Jason Goldman.

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HISD Fine Arts Extravaganza this Saturday with Miller Outdoor Theatre

The HISD Fine Arts Department is ending the school year in a big way, with a live virtual performance with Miller Outdoor Theatre.

The free virtual event on Saturday, May 22, will feature performances from across the district. The program will include performances from band, choir, piano, guitar, orchestra, dance, theatre, and the visual arts, with students from kindergarten through high school.

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School Choice application deadline for Phase 2 is Feb. 26  

Parents who would still like to apply for a school choice program for the 2021-2022 school year have until Friday, Feb. 26 to do so. 

After all applications in Phase 1 have been offered, eligible Phase 2 students who meet a program’s qualifications will be considered in the order in which their application was submitted, should the program have space available. 

Any applications for students who live outside the HISD boundaries will not be considered until Phase 3, even if the application was submitted during Phase 2. 

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HISD to name student winners of 2020 holiday greeting card competition

The Houston Independent School District on Monday, Nov. 16, will unveil the winners of the district’s 2020 holiday greeting card student art competition.

This year, 18 students from HISD elementary, middle, and high schools were named finalists from a total of 99 entries. The 18 finalists were chosen by the district’s area superintendents. Those 18 entries then went to HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan for judging. She then chose one elementary, one middle school and one high school to represent the district as winners.

During a virtual ceremony beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center, the winning cards will be announced by HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan.

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