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HISD launches on-campus telehealth services for students

In an ongoing effort to expand non-instructional supports for students, Houston Independent School District is now offering telehealth services at no cost for students. 

Through the new partnership with Hazel Health, HISD students will be able to connect with diverse, multilingual, licensed medical providers to receive mental and physical health services. 

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HISD and community partners celebrate 2022-2023 teachers of the month

February Teacher of the Month

Superintendent Millard House II and HISD community partner Group 1 Automotive selected Jessica Dupas from Jones Futures Academy as February’s Teacher of the Month.

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HISD students invited to free college fair and HBCU baseball classic

The inaugural Cactus Jack HBCU Classic is set for Feb. 17-19 at Minute Maid Park, and HISD high school students are invited to attend the event for free on Saturday following a college fair.

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HISD student-athletes commit to colleges and universities on National Signing Day

Each year, HISD showcases the talent and skills of students across its many athletic programs and honors them for their hard work and success.

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Attendance policy: HISD students must attend 90% of school days

Houston Independent School District is dedicated to academic achievement and success for all scholars. Regular student attendance is critically important. Students who are absent lose instructional seat time, creating a lost opportunity to learn, ask questions, and engage in class activities.

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HISD to swing for success with 2023 Spring Training Data Series

Get your bats ready for the 2023 Spring Training Data Series Conference! This year’s event is dedicated to our World Series Champions, the Houston Astros, and will be held in person on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Chavez High School (8501 Howard Dr., 77017) beginning at 8 a.m.

This event is open to ALL districts, charter schools, and private schools.

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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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