Category Archives: Preschool

Enroll today: HISD offers a variety of pre-K options for Houston families

There’s no better time for a child to begin their educational journey than pre-K, and in HISD, our youngest learners dream big!

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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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HISD offering learning and activity sessions for pre-K parents

HISD families are invited to join the Early Childhood Team in a fun-filled session of hands-on learning!

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Elisa Reyes named new principal of Mistral Early Childhood Center

Elisa Reyes

Elisa Reyes has been selected as the new principal for Mistral Early Childhood Center.  She has been with HISD for 23 years.  She started as a First-Grade Bilingual Teacher at Barrick Elementary and then she transferred to Sutton Elementary, where she has been for the last 21 years.  At Sutton, she has served in different capacities: Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First-Grade Bilingual Teacher, Technology Applications Teacher, Instructional Specialist, and currently Dean of Instruction.

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Michelle Thomas named new principal of Martin Luther King, Jr. Early Childhood Center

Michelle Thomas

Michelle Thomas has been selected as the new principal at Martin Luther King, Jr. Early Childhood Center.  Thomas most recently served as a Teacher Specialist at MLK ECC. She began her career in 1996 as a 1st grade teacher at Gregory-Lincoln.  She also taught at Milne and Poe Elementary and as a Teacher Specialist at Halpin ECC. 

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Writing from the University of Houston-Downtown and her Master of Education and Administration from Lamar University. 

HISD campuses prepare for new school year with recruitment campaigns

As schools across Houston Independent School District prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, several campuses are using billboards to spread the message about their unique programs.

With taglines like “helping students succeed beyond academics” and “Game Changers,” the billboards tout each school’s individual characteristics and encourage surrounding communities to enroll their students in the schools.

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HISD launches Dream Big campaign to register students for early education

A series of billboards can be seen around Houston, with one simple message: Dream Big.

The signage is part of the district’s Dream Big campaign, to promote registration in early education in HISD campuses starting in pre-K. Studies have shown that pre-kindergarten is an important foundation for children to develop literacy, language, and math skills faster than children not in similar programs. These effects persist well into elementary school. HISD hopes to get students registered in school for the 2021-2022 school year in early grades, from pre-K to second grade.

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HISD offering enrollment registration event for pre-K, kindergarten

With pre-K applications currently open and Kindergarten enrollment underway for the 2021-2022 school year, Houston Independent School District is offering one-on-one support for parents seeking assistance.

To help families one-on-one, HISD is offering a Pre-K and K registration day on Saturday, June 5, 2021, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Families can get assistance one of three ways.

  • In person: Walking into any HISD elementary school or Early Childhood Center with all required documents
  • Phone: Calling the HISD hotline at 713-556-6734
  • Virtual: Pre-registering at HoustonISD.org/PrekindergartenFair
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Pre-Kindergarten Virtual Fair scheduled for April 10

To kick off The Week of the Young Child, a national event focused on early childhood education, the HISD Office of School Choice and HISD Early Childhood Education are offering a virtual informational fair for parents of incoming pre-kindergarten students.

The fair will be held online at HoustonISD.org/PreKindergartenFair on Saturday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The meeting comes in advance of the April 30 deadline for Phase 1 applications for pre-kindergarten students.

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‘Get Emoji-tional’ to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4 through 8, and it’s a time for our staff, students, parents, and community to recognize our teachers.

For Teacher Appreciation Week, HISD is launching a fun campaign called “Get Emoji-tional” so we can share the love 😍 for our teachers on social media. Each day, share emojis as well as videos, photos and special messages with the hashtag #ThankAnHISDTeacherto show your support for teachers.

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