Three years ago, Austin High School Principal Steve Guerrero and his team attended what they thought would be a typical professional development training with Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation. While attending, they were inspired to apply for a $500,000 grant that would be of great benefit to the campus.
In applying for the grant, the team was able to create a plan to rethink the typical high schoolstudent experience and re-conceptualize how the school used its resources to increase personalization for students.
The Houston Independent School District’s Office of Special Education Services will host its Spring Parent Summit on Saturday, April 27 at five locations throughout the district.
Parents and guardians are invited to attend and meet with special education professionals, attend learning sessions, ask questions, and share input about special education in the district. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.
At each site, there will be entertainment from local schools, an art exhibit and a vendor/resource fair for parents.
HISD Chief of Human Resources Julia Dimmitt and Area Superintendent James McSwain on Tuesday surprised Revere Middle School Athletic Director Celina Robinson as the Sterling McCall VIP Services Teacher of the Month for April.
“As a first-year principal, it has truly been rewarding to work alongside Celina and have complete trust in her capabilities on campus,” Principal Monijit Katial said. “She has made my transition into the role nearly seamless as I have a point person on campus that I can trust and depend on.”
The Houston Independent School District on Wednesday recognized the efforts of thousands of volunteers and honored the top volunteers of the year during the annual Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) Recognition and Awards Ceremony.
“It’s a privilege for me to honor our volunteers that give so much of themselves to our district,” said HISD School Board Trustee Sergio Lira. “You may never know the profound impact you’ve made on the lives of students in our district.”
The theme of this year’s reception was “Impacting Lives Through Service.”
Mobile investment apps
are the wave of the future, and there is a new one on the market designed to
turn novice investors into seasoned financial pros – created entirely by two seniors
from Bellaire High School.
Co-founded by students
Ryan Knightly and James Wei, InvestorPrep is a free mobile app that aims to
make learning about investing an easy and engaging process by teaching how to
invest in various securities through different styles. The app, which is
available on both Apple and android platforms, contains a wide range of lessons
from basic investing terminology to advanced investing methods.
When the 32nd annual Art Car Parade kicks off on Saturday along Allen Parkway, some 19 HISD schools will be in the lineup.
More than 250 cars, bikes, skaters, and motorized creations that will wind through the streets of Downtown Houston starting at 2 p.m. and end up back along Allen Parkway. For the parade route and complete details, see Houston Art Car Parade.