Since 2006, the month of May has been nationally recognized as Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), a time to acknowledge and honor the generations of Jewish Americans and their part of the diverse tapestry of American history.
“Jewish American” is far from a catch-all identifier, as the Jewish American experience varies from community to community, family to family, and individual to individual. JAHM is significant in its intent to educate gentiles about Jewish culture and tradition and to celebrate Jewish Americans and their impact on American life.
Chávez High School staff and students celebrated their school’s namesake with their annual Chávez-Huerta Symposium on Saturday, March 25. The Symposium, a combination of multiple events organized in honor of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, was held in person this year for the first time since its inception in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday, March 31, 2023, all HISD campuses and offices will be closed in observance of Chávez-Huerta Day, a national commemorative holiday aimed to honor labor and civil rights activists César Chávez and Dolores Huerta.
Schools and offices will reopen for normal business on Monday, April 3, 2023.
The HISD Police Department will be patrolling district facilities. Emergencies may be reported by calling 713-892-7777.