Driven by a passion to enlighten young minds about the world of business and initiate their own socially impactful ventures, two HISD high school students organized TEDx Holt St Youth on Saturday, Sept. 9, at The Ion Houston, drawing an audience of more than 100 attendees.Continue reading
The casual observer might never guess that the students who gather after school in Dr. Maqsuda Afroz’s science classroom at César E. Chávez High School are anything but ordinary high schoolers. They gossip and smack-talk and speculate about the future, most of them seniors with one foot out the door. Few would guess that these “average high schoolers” are in fact literal rocket scientists.
The Chávez Rocketry Club, headed by Afroz, spends two afternoons a week (and sometimes lunch periods or whatever scraps of free time they can get) designing and engineering model rockets for an international competition, The American Rocketry Challenge.Continue reading
“You have the power, and you should use it.”
This is the message that Joel Abramowitz of the Houston League of Women Voters (LWV) wants to drive home to newly-18-year-old high school seniors as November elections rapidly approach.
Teacher Sarah Honore began her day like any other morning, not knowing what was waiting for her at Eastwood Early College High School. Happening inside the cafeteria was a surprise celebration, complete with a generous $25,000 check.
Since joining HISD in 2022, Ronald Castro has dedicated his spare time to leading high school students while working with local nonprofits and elected officials to ignite positive change through humanitarian and volunteer efforts.Continue reading
Each year before the start of a new football season, the Touchdown Club of Houston names its Preseason All-Greater Houston UIL High School football team. This year, two HISD seniors were selected to represent the district at the annual Touchdowner of the Year gala, where they were recognized alongside athletes from neighboring school districts.Continue reading
Houston Independent School District’s 2023 summer graduates walked the stage at Delmar Fieldhouse Saturday, Aug. 19, in front of friends, family, and the educators who help them along the way.Continue reading
As the largest school district in Texas, HISD is comprised of diverse families and communities and offers a variety of after school programming to meet and accommodate a wide range of needs.
The two primary programs utilized by HISD schools are Texas ACE and CASE for Kids.Continue reading
The Waltrip High School boys golf team are District 9-5A champions after wrapping up a successful 2022-2023 season.
With only one team member last season, this year’s team has seen some major improvements with the addition of sophomore Houston Perry playing alongside sophomore Anthony Aguilar.Continue reading
For the first time in school history, a group of engineering students from Booker T. Washington High School’s Leadership Academy traveled to Zimbabwe for a global leadership exchange program to help improve the country’s infrastructure.Continue reading