Attucks Middle School prides itself on wearing many hats in order to consistently create opportunities for students to engage with and experience the community around them. In doing so, Attucks has made itself a home for a variety of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) magnet programs including a gardening club, an award-winning robotics program, and a culinary club via the Attucks STEAM Academy.Continue reading
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Learn about HISD’s African American namesake schools this Black History Month
HISD is celebrating Black History Month by exploring the many schools named for distinguished African Americans in the community. The district has more than 30 schools that recognize the contributions of African American leaders, ranging from renowned educators to legislators and community leaders.
The first week focused on HISD’s namesake high schools, alternative schools, and the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. This week, learn more about HISD’s middle and combination schools. Check back next week to learn more about HISD’s namesake early childhood centers and elementary schools.Continue reading
It’s a Game Changer: Parent Organization Expo gets parents involved and empowered
The 2023 Parent Organization Expo, held on Feb. 4, was met with explosive enthusiasm by HISD PTO and would-be PTO members. Nearly 600 people attended the expo at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center which was the first of its kind to be held in person. PTOs from across the district gathered to network and learn how to be more effectively involved in their child’s education.Continue reading
HISD announces seven new magnet programs
The Office of School Choice hosted its second districtwide School Choice Fair on Saturday, Dec. 10, where seven new HISD magnet programs were revealed.Continue reading
Community partnership aims to teach middle schoolers period preparedness and keep them in the classroom
Dozens of HISD middle school students were given the opportunity to participate in a crash-course on menstruation literacy as part of Impact100 Houston’s “Girls Should Be in School…Period!” initiative.Continue reading
HISD middle schoolers explore different careers in aviation through United partnership
Sterling Aviation Early College High School opened its on-campus hangar to welcome students from nine HISD middle schools for the Discover United Airlines Expo and career fair.Continue reading
Attucks MS educator receives April Teacher of the Month award
Superintendent Millard House II along with HISD community partner Group 1 Automotive selected LaChante Guidry from Attucks Middle School as April’s Teacher of the Month.Continue reading
Recap of the first week of school at HISD
Learning loss addressed at two HISD middle schools
On the second day of school at Stevenson Middle School in south Houston, as students filed in from parent drop-off with their backpacks slung over their shoulders and arms full of books, one phrase could be heard repeatedly in the main hallway: “It’s Dragon Time!”
It’s a phrase that Principal Christyn McCloskey said is an important part of the 2021-2022 school year.
“One of the initiatives that we put in place this year is Dragon Time; we are the Stevenson Dragons,” McCloskey said. “It’s where students are getting those intensive small-group interventions. Every single teacher on campus has a Dragon Time group, and they’re all working on figuring out where are the students, what are they working on.”
The new addition is a part of the school’s efforts to address learning loss this school year. Dragon Time is a series of small group learning activities that help students to make up for any learning loss that might have taken place over the summer—or even over the course of the pandemic.Continue reading
Nutrition classes at Attucks MS, Worthing HS set up students for success
As students begin to think about the future, Nutrition Services Culinary Educator Brittany Jones is working to ensure they’re equipped with a key ingredient for success — the basics of cooking.
Chef Jones is one of two educators who teach “Get Growing Houston” classes at Attucks Middle School and Worthing Early College High School. The 10-week classes were piloted at the schools to help students learn the importance of good nutrition and the fundamentals of cooking.Continue reading