Category Archives: Summer programs

HISD partners with Nickelodeon to kick off summer vacation with a sizzle

Summer vacation is representative of freedom and relaxation for students all over the world, a three-month period where the last thing on their mind is schoolwork and schedules. In preparation for a season of cartoons and endless play, HISD teamed up with Nickelodeon and several local partners to launch the Summer Sizzle Campaign and send students off with fun tools for mental enrichment and tips for staying safe outside of school.

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Summer school dates and information now available

Students in grades PK-12 enrolled in HISD schools who have yet to meet the promotion standards to advance to the next grade can do so by attending summer school, or Extended School Year (ESY) Services. ESY Services provide students with accelerated instruction to prepare them for success at the next grade level and keep them on-track to graduate alongside their peers.

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Moreno ES teacher uses summer school to bridge the gap

Roam the hallways at Moreno Elementary School in north Houston, and you might see some lions, tigers, or even a few bears.

That’s because the elementary school’s theme for summer school is Summer Safari, giving students the chance to see wild animals without ever leaving their classrooms.

Enrollment for summer school at Moreno has increased this year, as it has at schools across Houston Independent School District. Many students are attending to help close the learning gaps from the previous year’s obstacles. And for teachers, it is a chance to see students in their classrooms—some for the first time in-person.

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