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It’s a Game Changer: How parent participation sets schools up for success

HISD is readying to “Change the Game” with its annual Parent Organization Expo. It’s the perfect opportunity for parents to consider the benefits parent organizations provide for the schools they support and what a difference their involvement can make.

The Parent Organization Expo is set for Feb. 4, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th St., 77092). The event is a valuable launchpad for parents and caretakers who are new to their school’s parent organizations as well as an opportunity for seasoned Parent Teacher Organization/Parent Teacher Association participants to build upon their knowledge base and make useful connections to further support their schools. The expo will include fundraising strategies and workshops on effective PTO/PTA practices.

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National School Choice Week: Phase I application deadline Feb. 2

National School Choice Week (NSCW) 2023 runs Jan. 22-28 and aims to inform, inspire, and empower parents and caregivers to discover education options available for their children. Houston Independent School District has a variety of options across 274 campuses, including magnet and vanguard programs, career and technical education, early college, dual language, international baccalaureate schools, fine arts, and options for early childhood education and pre-K.

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HISD IT Director honored as a technology education innovator

Technology today changes and advances faster than the average person can keep up with, and children are practically born tech-savvy. Keeping students engaged and technology current is a never-ending battle, and Tech Directors who pioneer creative strategies for implementing technology in schools are on the front lines.

HISD is proud to congratulate Director of Information Technology Frank Williams III, who was honored as one of the top 10 Innovative School District Tech Directors for 2022 by Education Technology Insights.

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Law ES student wins 27th annual MLK Oratory Competition

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Foley & Lardner LLP hosted the 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competition at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on Friday, Jan. 13.

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Wheatley HS hosts community fair for MLK Day of Service

MLK Day is not just a national holiday celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s a call to action and the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service. The Wheatley High School community answered that call with a resource fair, food distribution, and garden clean up.

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Nonprofit brings free fine arts lessons to HISD classrooms

Season 2 of “Take the Stage” just launched on PBS LearningMedia, and HISD elementary teachers are using the interactive lessons to get their students excited about learning through fine arts.

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HISD hosting enrollment events for pre-K parents

HISD is offering one-on-one support for parents and caregivers seeking assistance with enrolling their child in pre-K for the 2023-2024 school year.

Elementary schools that offer pre-k programs and Early Childhood Centers will participate in a pre-K fair on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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