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HISD historical namesakes celebrated at annual Chávez-Huerta Symposium

Chávez High School staff and students celebrated their school’s namesake with their annual Chávez-Huerta Symposium on Saturday, March 25. The Symposium, a combination of multiple events organized in honor of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, was held in person this year for the first time since its inception in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ugly sweater contest proves positive for principals meeting

Sometimes the “ugliest” clothes can be the most festive.

At Wednesday’s principals meeting at the Kingdom Builder’s Center, principals and district staff came together for the first in-person meeting since the start of the pandemic. To celebrate the occasion, as well as the holiday season, an ugly holiday sweater contest was held, and the HISD principals came dressed to (not) impress.

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Klinger Casquete named new principal of Bonner Elementary

 (Milton Durango)Klinger Casquete has been selected as the new principal of Bonner Elementary School. Casquete has been an educator for 23 years and has served HISD as a sixth-grade bilingual teacher and assistant principal. He began his career at the University of Puerto Rico before joining Navarro Middle School in 1997. He joined Austin High School as assistant principal in 2003. Most recently, Casquete served as assistant principal at Bonner Elementary. Casquete earned his bachelor’s degree in English and French Education as a Foreign Language from the University of Cauca in Colombia, Master of Arts in English Education from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, and his school administration degree at Texas Southern University.

Franklin Cahuasqui named new principal of Bonner Elementary

Franklin Cahuasqui poses for a photograph, January 13, 2016. (Dave Einsel/Houston ISD)Franklin Cahuasqui has been selected as the new principal of Bonner Elementary School. Cahuasqui has been an educator for 11 years and has served HISD as a fifth-grade bilingual teacher, assistant principal, and principal. He began his career at Seguin Elementary School before joining Hartman Middle School as a dean of students. Since 2014, he has served as the principal at Briscoe Elementary School. Cahuasqui earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Houston, master’s degree in educational leadership from Sam Houston State University, and is currently completing his doctoral studies at Texas A&M University.

HISD librarians code for literacy at ‘hackathon’

HISD librarians are participating in a new twist on the usual computer codefest this Saturday, from 12-7 p.m. when they take part in a “literacy hackathon” at the Houston Public Library.

At least six librarians, representing Lovett ES, Colter ES, Bonner ES, Scroggins ES, Johnston Middle School and the Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion School, have signed up to participate in Literacy Hack – a free, collaborative event where designers, writers, educators, software developers and other citizens work together on projects to help the literacy community. The event is sponsored by the Houston Center for Literacy.
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HISD celebrates highly effective teachers with breakfast, district recognition

A group of 27 highly effective teachers from campuses across HISD gathered at district headquarters Wednesday morning for a celebratory breakfast, a photo shoot, and tributes from district leadership.

“We know that nothing is more important than providing our students with great teachers,” said Dr. Rodney Watson, chief human resources officer. “And I can also tell you that teaching is the most difficult job I’ve ever had. I wish we could have brought all of our district’s top teachers together today, because they all deserve to be recognized for their tremendous work.”

HISD Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones agreed. “I have such deep respect for the hard work our teachers do every day. The hard and heavy lifting in our district truly takes place in the classrooms.”

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