Over the holiday weekend, teachers and administrators from 10 HISD high schools hit the streets in Houston’s North and Central Divisions hoping to connect with the community and re-engage students who did not return to school this fall.Continue reading
Nearly a month into the new school year, teachers and staff hit the ground running with both instruction and student outreach. The weekend of Sept. 9 saw educators and wraparound specialists visiting student residences on a mission: regain absentee students, and make sure their families know that HISD cares about them.Continue reading
Rising 11th grader Chelsea Almendarez is no stranger to a challenge. A dedicated student, Almendarez recently earned her driver’s license and has ambitions of joining JROTC in her junior year. Driving and high school graduation did not always seem to be within reach for Almendarez, who became a mother during her freshman year. That is where HISD’s Parenting Summer Workshop came in.
HISD’s Parenting Summer Workshop was designed to help pregnant or parenting students connect with resources in their community that can help them and their children to thrive despite the challenges and stigma of teen parenting.Continue reading
On Saturday, May 6, HISD held its second annual Pride Summit, a virtual event for LGBTQ+ students, parents and guardians, and allies to learn and connect in a supportive and safe environment.
Attendees signed up for participation in either middle school, high school, or parent sessions—with each session providing specially-curated resources.
Houston Independent School District will host its second annual Pride Summit for students grades 6-12 and their parents and caregivers on Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Pride Summit is a virtual event which offers participants a unique opportunity to support LGBTQ+ students and cultivate relationships within the community through education and advocacy.
The summit will be held via Zoom to best accommodate participants throughout the district and ensure that everyone can attend the summit safely and privately.Continue reading
Houston Independent School District is recruiting wraparound resource specialists to help support students’ non-academic needs.
HISD Wraparound Services connects students and their families with community resources including school supplies, food, clothing, housing, computer access, and access to mental and physical health professionals. These non-instructional supports help address challenges that students face which ultimately impact their ability to learn.
Wraparound Services and the Talent Acquisition Department’s Support Staff Recruitment & Selection team will be hosting a virtual information session on Tuesday, April 4, from 5-6 p.m. for those interested in applying.Continue reading
Winter Break begins on Thursday, Dec. 22. Teachers and staff will return Thursday, Jan. 5, and students will be back in class on Monday, Jan. 9.Continue reading
HISD’s Student Support Services Department is dedicated to connecting students and their families with non-instructional community resources. Students face many obstacles during the school year, and for many families, no time of year is as challenging as the holiday season. The various departments under Student Support services have organized a series of events and worked with community partners to aid students and their families this December.Continue reading
HISD’s Wraparound Services Department is gearing up to assist more than 100 Houston families for the Thanksgiving holiday.
In partnership with Houston community organizations, the department is hosting turkey giveaways, raffles, food drives, and more at several HISD campuses.Continue reading
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.Continue reading