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Hispanic Heritage and History lives on in campus namesakes throughout HISD – Week Two

Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off September 15 and runs through October 15.

District wide, Hispanic descendants are honored by having schools carry their namesake allowing their rich history to live on.

HISD has 22 schools that recognize the contributions of Hispanic civic and community leaders who range from educators and civil servants to local restaurateurs, newscasters, Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, and even Nobel Prize-winners.

We invite you to visit our blog each week throughout Hispanic Heritage Month as we will feature more schools who carry on these important legacies.

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HISD seeking community feedback in series of town halls

Houston Independent School District will host nine community town halls at selected campuses to provide an overview of progress being made on the district’s five-year strategic plan.

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Hispanic Heritage and History lives on in campus namesakes throughout HISD – Week One

Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off September 15 and runs through October 15.

District wide, Hispanic descendants are honored by having schools carry their namesake allowing their rich history to live on.

HISD has 22 schools that recognize the contributions of Hispanic civic and community leaders who range from educators and civil servants to local restaurateurs, newscasters, Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, and even Nobel Prize-winners.

We invite you to visit our blog each week throughout Hispanic Heritage Month as we will feature more schools who carry on these important legacies.

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HISD celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Houston Independent School District will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, to recognize the contributions and achievements of those of Hispanic decent to our history and culture.

Be on the lookout for a variety of events showcasing performances, art, music, food, and many other displays of our community’s rich Hispanic influence.

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Annual Grads Within Reach Walk encourages students to re-enroll and graduate

Community members and HISD employees gathered at Booker T. Washington High School on Saturday, September 10, to take part in the annual Grads Within Reach Walk. The event took volunteers to the doorsteps of students who had withdrawn from school due to various personal challenges to encourage them to go back and earn their diplomas.

As of August 29, there were 5,730 students within the district who did not return for the new school year. Staff from nearly 30 high schools visited the homes of these students to offer support and resources.

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HISD to host Business Operations Job Fair

Houston Independent School District seeks to fill several critical operational positions, including bus drivers, custodians, crossing guards, plumbers, telecommunication technicians, electricians, HVAC technicians, and maintenance repair personnel.

A job fair for these positions is being held Saturday, September 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sam Houston High School, 9700 Irvington Blvd., 77076.

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Annual Grads Within Reach Walk aims to bring students back to school

On Saturday, volunteers will spend the morning visiting students who stopped attending school to encourage them to return and graduate. HISD’s annual Grads Within Reach Walk is an opportunity for community members to come together to keep students in school.

The walk is organized by HISD’s Dropout Prevention/Recovery team which works together with community partners and other HISD departments to set students up for success.

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HISD parents and caregivers asked to complete Student Annual Verification

As we begin the 2022-2023 school year, all HISD parents and caregivers must complete the Student Annual Verification to ensure student information is accurate and up to date.

The Student Annual Verification is now available on the HISD Connect Parent Portal and must be completed by Friday, October 28.

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