HISD opened a Sunrise Center at the Morefield Boys & Girls Club over the weekend with an open house and resource fair. Eventgoers were greeted by the Sterling High School drumline and cheerleaders who hyped up the crowd ahead of their big homecoming game.
HISD’s fourth Sunrise Center will serve the Sterling and Thomas Middle School communities, focusing on support during critical after-school hours between 3-6 p.m.
HISD opened its third of seven Sunrise Centers at the Mission Milby on Wednesday, Oct. 18, with an activity-filled fall festival that included a vendor fair, health screenings, food, a pumpkin patch, and games and giveaways courtesy of the Houston Dynamo.
Sunrise Centers serve to centralize valuable resources for families, and in this case, those in the Milby, Chávez, and Austin High School feeder patterns. While this latest center is new for the District, Mission Milby has been serving Houston’s Greater East End for two decades.
HISD is helping turn young readers into leaders, thanks to a partnership with KPMG’s Family for Literacy (KFFL). The organization donated $10,000 to refresh the library inside the Gregory Lincoln Education Center, and Wednesday, Oct. 18, was the big unveiling.
On Monday, Oct. 9, HISD christened the Cornerstone Sunrise Center, the second of a proposed seven community centers created in partnership with existing community assistance organizations to fill specific needs for HISD students, families, and community members.
The Cornerstone Sunrise Center is located at the Star of Hope Cornerstone Community Transformational Campus, and together with Star of Hope and Buckner International will serve homeless community members by providing housing, career development, counseling, health and safety resources, and more.
What do you get when you combine a hit movie franchise, a box of crayons, and a cafeteria full of inventive fifth graders? If you didn’t say “gadgets designed to save the world,” then you’re not thinking like a Spy Kid.
Students at several HISD elementary schools were treated to a preview of the new Netflix movie “Spy Kids: Armageddon” and challenged to design their own spy gadget with the hope that the exercise will serve as a gateway to an interest in STEM learning.
As students gathered in the Deady Middle School auditorium on Friday, Sept. 15, they thought they knew what they were in for. Deady students, along with students from Milby High School and Davila Elementary, were treated the day before to a preview screening of the new Amazon Prime film, A Million Miles Away, the life story of astronaut José Hernández. Little did they know that José Hernández himself was waiting in the wings to surprise them.
Blackshear Elementary School hosted a unique event on Tuesday, Sept. 12, when they welcomed the Houston Texans and local organization CoolxDad for a special no-cost picture day.
Back-to-school expenses, including school photo packages, can add up quickly. So, the Texans’ Maliek Collins, Jerry Hughes, and their teammates brought the team photographer to Blackshear for a one-of-a-kind picture day.
As students prepare for a semester of new classrooms and old friends, and parents ready them with new pens and cool haircuts, it’s easy to overlook one of the most important new school year preparations: immunizations.
Early childhood education puts great emphasis on setting up children for success in their academic journey. HISD parents have the option of helping their little scholar get a head start with HIPPY, an evidence-based, at-home learning program for children ages two through kindergarten.
HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) is a free program for future HISD students, designed to train parents to teach their toddlers the educational cornerstones that they need thrive once they grow into a traditional classroom.
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.