Category Archives: Special events

Groundbreaking HISD General Counsel retires after more than two decades of service

After serving 23 illustrious years in HISD, General Counsel Elneita Hutchins-Taylor has announced her retirement.

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HISD students raise money for the Houston Food Bank through Imagine Learning Math Program

HISD community partner Imagine learning hosted a celebration ceremony at The Rice School to recognize the top donating classroom and student for their Do Math Pay It Forward contest.

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

January Teacher of the Month

Superintendent Millard House II and HISD community partner Group 1 Automotive selected Cris Garner from Forest Brook Middle School as January’s Teacher of the Month.

January Teacher of the Month 2023.mp4 from Houston ISD on Vimeo.

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River Oaks ES celebrates Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day

The River Oaks Elementary School community kicked off the week with a victory lap to honor Ruby Bridges’ walk to William Frantz Elementary School in 1960.

Students, administrators, and staff gathered around the school track wearing purple and holding signs to commemorate the symbolic walk.

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HISD & TxDOT team up with mobile app to make driving near schools safer

HISD’s Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy is partnering with Houston ConnectSmart to help the Texas Department of Transportation end the streak of daily deaths on Texas roadways.

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Bellaire HS celebrates record-breaking nine valedictorians at graduation

As the sun set over Delmar Stadium, 10 graduating seniors clad in bright red caps and gowns took the stage to introduce a special video making its debut at Bellaire High School’s graduation.

The seven-minute video introduced the school’s record-breaking nine valedictorians and salutatorian to the hundreds gathered for the ceremony and recapped key moments over the past four years.

“I think we can all agree it’s been one hell of a year,” said Valedictorian Wenson Tang, who opened the video from a table at The Teahouse Tapioca and Tea near the cardinal campus. “From COVID-19 and online school to snow and the Texas freeze, from political drama to social reform, 2021 is not a year to forget.”

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Student success bolstered by dedicated parents

As East Early College High School seniors clad in black caps and gowns paraded into Dyer Stadium, they were met with applause and shouts of praise from families and friends.

The seniors were gathered for their commencement ceremony and proud mom Josefina Zuniga wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

“A parent wants the best for their child,” she said, cheering as her daughter, Ashley Quintero, stepped onto the field and made her way to her seat.

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HISD to host virtual Advocacy Day with state lawmakers on March 9

The first-ever HISD Virtual Advocacy Day at the Texas Capitol is scheduled for Tuesday, March 9.

During the event, which will be free and open to the public, attendees will learn more about the district’s legislative priorities and hear from members of the Texas Legislature during the 87th Texas Legislative Session.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions and receive updates on what is happening at the Texas Capitol and learn what state leaders are doing to support students, families, and staff through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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