HISD families can now apply for a Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), a one-time benefit for families who temporarily lost access to student meals during the 2020–2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As students and staff arrive each morning at Baker Montessori School, they’re cheerfully greeted with a flock of clucking chickens.
The laying hens bob their heads up and down, trilling softly as they make their way around the large, enclosed chicken run safely housed near the gym. Some begin squawking, having laid their daily egg in the nesting area.
They waddle toward the entry and peck at the ground as a small group of students from Baker — formerly known as Wilson Montessori School — comes in to visit.
On sunny weekends, parents and students gather in the Baker Montessori School garden where they pull on gloves and grab rakes and trowels to remove weeds and leaves from the musky soil.
The students at Baker — formerly called Wilson Montessori School — are learning to grow fragrant flowering herbs and study their uses. Once the flowers bloom, students will cut some of the plants and infuse them in oil or dry them to make spices or teas.
Kristy Love has been selected as the new principal of Forest Brook Middle School. Love has over 19 years of experience in education. She has served as a teacher and department chair at Hogg Middle School, Assistant Principal at Burbank Middle School, and Dean of Students at Woodson K-8. For the past 8 years, Love has served as principal of Codwell Elementary School. As principal of Codwell, Dr. Love oversaw a 14-million-dollar school renovation.
As schools across Houston Independent School District prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, several campuses are using billboards to spread the message about their unique programs.
With taglines like “helping students succeed beyond academics” and “Game Changers,” the billboards tout each school’s individual characteristics and encourage surrounding communities to enroll their students in the schools.
Alesander Olaizola has been selected as the new principal of Edison Middle School. Olaizola has served as a teacher, campus educational technologist, instructional specialist, assistant principal, and for the last three years as principal of Tijerina Elementary School.
Dimitrie Rainey has been selected as the new principal of Thomas Middle School. She most recently has served as principal of Hobby Elementary School.
Rainey has been a member of Team HISD for 15 years. She is an experienced leader, having served students and staff as a math teacher at Ryan Middle School, Blackshear Elementary School, and Hartman Middle School; and as a math coach at Cullen Middle School. She has also served as dean of students at Woodson K-8 and an assistant principal at R.P. Harris Elementary School, and principal of Alcott Elementary School. Rainey holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Administration and Supervision.