In a sprawling city like Houston, it is important for busy parents to be able to consolidate the many necessary steps to enrolling their children in school. In hopes of making a once headache-inducing chore into something fun and easy, HISD’s Office of Student Enrollment partnered with the St. Austin Center to host Día de los Niños, an enrollment event, carnival, and one-stop shop for community resources all rolled into one.
Every spring, the Houston Art Car Parade takes over a section of Allen Parkway and brings together Houstonians of all ages in a celebration of creativity and community. This year, 21 HISD schools worked to create one-of-a-kind rolling pieces of art for the 36th annual event, with four student-made creations earning prizes in the Art Car and Youth Group categories. The art cars were judged by notable local artists, art patrons, and sponsors of the long-standing Houston arts collective, The Orange Show, where the Houston Art Car Parade originated.
Baylor College of Medicine Biotech Academy at Rusk is celebrating after more than 50 students earned dozens of awards at this year’s Texas Science and Engineering Fair and the Texas Health Occupations Students of America (Future Health Professionals) State Leadership Conference.
The NCAA and Houston Local Organizing Committee have teamed up with HISD to bring a fun-filled weekend of events to Houston families in celebration of the Men’s Final Four National Championship taking place April 1-3, 2023, at NRG Stadium.
In honor of International Women’s Day, HISD’s Career Readiness Department hosted its first Girls in Industry Day on Wednesday, March 8, at the HISD Pavilion to educate students on career opportunities.
Five teams of students sit in tight circles on the stage in the Jane Long Academy Auditorium. It’s 9 a.m. on a school day, so the event is sparsely attended, but the few audience members watch in rapt attention as the teams make selections on tablets passed from hand to hand between them, quietly deliberating, until their 60 allotted seconds have passed.