Superintendent Millard House II was presented the Black Excellence in Education Award at the Equal Opportunity Day Gala hosted by the Houston Area Urban League for his outstanding contributions in education.Continue reading
The holiday season kicked off in earnest as student artists and district leaders gathered at HISD’s Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center on Monday, Nov. 14, to celebrate the 2022 HISD holiday greeting card competition winners.Continue reading
Faith-based leaders in the Houston area gathered at Hattie Mae White Educational Center to discuss the future of HISD and strategies for community outreach.Continue reading
Community members and HISD employees gathered at Booker T. Washington High School on Saturday, September 10, to take part in the annual Grads Within Reach Walk. The event took volunteers to the doorsteps of students who had withdrawn from school due to various personal challenges to encourage them to go back and earn their diplomas.
As of August 29, there were 5,730 students within the district who did not return for the new school year. Staff from nearly 30 high schools visited the homes of these students to offer support and resources.Continue reading
On Saturday, volunteers will spend the morning visiting students who stopped attending school to encourage them to return and graduate. HISD’s annual Grads Within Reach Walk is an opportunity for community members to come together to keep students in school.
The walk is organized by HISD’s Dropout Prevention/Recovery team which works together with community partners and other HISD departments to set students up for success.Continue reading
HISD Superintendent Millard House II presented high school seniors with the 2021-2022 HISD Superintendent Scholars Award on Wednesday, May 11, and Tuesday, May 17.Continue reading
Tucked away on a side street in the shadow of the largest medical center in the world, DeBakey High School for Health Professions is the district’s medical magnet school, where students can learn more about the various career paths involved in the healthcare field, from the typical bedside options to the legislative branch.
Students like Cindy Choi, Paul Daniel, Caitlyn Davies, and David Dzul, all seniors, who gave Superintendent Millard House a tour of the school, which opened its $65 million, state-of-the-art, 194,000-square-foot building on the western edge of the Texas Medical Center in 2017.
House was visiting the school on its second day of the 2021-2022 school year. As the ongoing global pandemic continues to make headlines, students at DeBakey are preparing to be the next generation of healthcare professionals.Continue reading
Superintendent Millard House II marked his first day of school in the Houston Independent School District by traveling from campus to campus, welcoming students back and peeking into their classrooms to watch them learn.
But his first stop — though not on his official schedule— held special meaning.
“As I dropped off my fourth grader at school this morning, he told me, ‘Dad, I have butterflies in my stomach,’” House said, referring to the range of emotions many students are feeling as they start a second school year amidst the pandemic. “That’s understandable.”
House told the story while speaking to a room of reporters and district officials who gathered at Parker Elementary School for HISD’s first-day-of-school press conference.Continue reading