It takes a special kind of person to work for the largest school district in Texas, and an even more special person to do so for over a decade. On Thursday, April 27, HISD recognized the 2023 Service Milestone recipients, district employees who have given HISD 10, 20, 30 and even 40 years of dedicated service.Continue reading
In honor of Black History Month, Hogg Middle School hosted their inaugural Black History Program Wednesday, Feb. 22, with a Tribute to Bands showcase featuring performances from several HISD fine arts programs.Continue reading
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.
This week, learn more about HISD’s namesake high schools, alternative schools, and the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. Check back this month to learn more about HISD’s namesake early childhood centers, elementary schools, and middle and combination schools.Continue reading
In observance of National STEM Day on Nov. 8, Space Center Houston welcomed more than 500 HISD students to speak with NASA astronaut Megan McArthur and engage in authentic science learning activities.
Students from Wesley Elementary School, Davila Elementary School, Deady Middle School, Booker T. Washington High School, and Milby High School were all in attendance.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 The event took volunteers to the doorsteps of students who had withdrawn from school due to various personal challenges to encourage them to go back and earn their diplomas.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
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee visited Booker T. Washington High School on May 6 to announce a grant toward “The Vision” Community Statue Project. The $ 1 million in federal funding grant comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Fund and will pave the way for the student-developed project’s completion.Continue reading
Two HISD coaches have been selected for the prestigious ROCK Coaches Mentoring Program designed to retain and develop coaching talent in Texas schools.Continue reading
It has been nearly 50 years since Booker T. Washington High School had a swim team. But as the high school’s new practice pool nears completion, that will soon change.
Washington’s new pool and natatorium are among several 2012 Bond realignment projects — new, board-approved projects funded by surplus bond savings but not part of the original scope of work.Continue reading
The CollegeBoard announced that it is investing $25 million over the next five years for its new Opportunity Scholarship. And to kickstart that commitment, Booker T. Washington High School 2017 graduate Matthew Blue has been awarded a $40,000 scholarship to continue his studies at Langston University in Oklahoma.
Blue is one of the very first recipients of CollegeBoard’s Opportunity Scholarship, and the award was unveiled live on Good Morning America. Blue was a pioneer in making Official SAT Practice at Khan Academy a household name in HISD. Using Khan Academy, he increased his SAT score by more than 200 points, expanding both his scholarship and college options. Continue reading
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At Washington High School, the first day of school wasn’t just about starting a new school year. It was a true celebration.
The start of the 2018-2019 school year not only marks the opening of the new campus, but also the school’s 125th anniversary. It was originally built in 1893 as the city’s first African-American high school.