HISD unveiled the first Do Good Closet at Young Elementary School on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The closets, created in collaboration with Houston-born rapper and philanthropic icon, Trae Tha Truth, are in-school stores of resources that are available to HISD students in need.
Students at Revere Middle School are returning to an exciting new campus addition in the 2022-2023 school year. In collaboration with Houston Random Acts of Kindness, HISD Wraparound Services unveiled the district’s first RAK Room.
During its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, the HISD Board of Education approved several agenda items including an agreement with the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) to support wraparound specialists.
A large number of students enrolled in the Houston Independent School District need help with basic needs such as food, clothing, health care and school supplies, according to a new research brief from Rice University’s Houston Education Research Consortium.
The study reveals that a substantial number of Houston-area school children reported sometimes not having enough to eat at home and going without medical care when they are sick. Meanwhile, a large proportion of HISD families struggle to provide children with clothing and school supplies.
Less than a year ago, 60 ninth- and 10th-grade boys walked across Worthing High School’s cafeteria stage, signifying their acceptance into the inaugural class of HISD’s Miles Ahead Scholars (MAS) program.
Now, just 10 months after that moving induction ceremony, a
new evaluation conducted by the district’s Research and Accountability Department
showcases the positive academic and socioemotional impacts the program has had
on its first cohort. The full report can be found here.
The Fresh Bus produce delivery program is announcing new community stops to better serve students and families.
The new stops will be located at apartment complexes that
surround the 68 participating schools and have high student populations.
Families can go direct to their closest pick-up site. No survey or registration
All students enrolled at the 68 participating schools are
eligible. A complete list of schools is available at HoustonISD.org/FreshBus.
can now complete the applications necessary to receive Pandemic Electronic
Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), a one-time benefit for families who lost access to
free or reduced-price meals due to school closures.
billion benefit program was approved by the United States Department of
Agriculture to help eligible families buy food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The one-time benefit of up to $285 will be issued on an EBT card, which can be
used like a debit card to assist families in buying food from any retailer that
accepts the Texas Lone Star Card.
The Houston Independent School District has announced the launch of
Let’s Stay Connected, a mental health hotline for students and parents to
provide emotional, social, and psychological support to students and parents who
feel the need for assistance.
Students and parents may call the Let’s Stay Connected Hotline at 713-556-1340
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Food distribution efforts led by the Houston Independent School District in partnership with the Houston Food Bank will continue Saturday at NRG Stadium and throughout next week at 25 campuses around the district.
Saturday’s event at NRG is the fourth mass community food
distribution. The site is expected to distribute 8,500 food packages. The site will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.