Category Archives: Middle Schools

Career Readiness draws in large crowd at 11th annual ‘When I grow Up’ Career Expo

HISD’s Career Readiness Department hosted its annual “When I Grow Up” career expo which featured dozens of exhibitors from local companies for students to explore and learn more about.

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BCM Biotech Academy at Rusk students win big at Texas Science and Engineering Fair and Texas HOSA State Leadership Conference

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.

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NCAA and Houston Local Organizing Committee to host fun-filled weekend for Houston community

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.

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Career Readiness hosts inaugural Girls in Industry Day for middle schoolers

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.

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Student literati make reading into a team sport with annual Name That Book Competition

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.

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Hogg MS hosts ‘Tribute to Bands’ to celebrate Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Hogg Middle School hosted their inaugural Black History Program Wednesday, Feb. 22, with a Tribute to Bands showcase featuring performances from several HISD fine arts programs.

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HISD educators honored for exceptional service at 36th annual Teacher Awards

The Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators (HAABSE) honored more than 50 HISD teachers at the 36th annual Teacher Awards for their outstanding service and dedication to their students.

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Principals of the Year honored with surprise celebrations at their campuses

Each year, HISD honors two principals who represent the very best things that the district’s leadership has to offer. This year’s honorees, Principals Amanda Wingard and Keoshya Dunn, were recognized at their home campuses in surprise celebrations orchestrated by their students and colleagues. Superintendent Millard House II was present to present Wingard and Dunn with certificates of appreciation for their outstanding service to their schools and the HISD community.

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HISD PAWS program offers emotional support to students and staff

HISD offers a variety of resources to support mental health. In 2021, the HISD Police Department and Social and Emotional Learning Department joined forces to create PAWS, a program designed to provide comfort and support in crisis situations.

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