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Order HISD holiday cards featuring student artwork through Dec. 17 

Are holiday greeting cards still on your to-do list this season?

The Houston Independent School District is offering greeting card packages featuring the finalists and winners of this year’s student holiday greeting card competition, which feature creative artwork interpretations of winter landscapes, holiday traditions, and seasonal decorations.

The winners selected from each grade level – fifth-grader Valery Vazquez from Crespo Elementary School, seventh-grader Jocelyn Ajacum from Meyerland Performing and Visual Arts Middle School, and sophomore Allenique Matthews from Westbury High School – were among 31 finalists from elementary, middle and high schools. The winners were announced at a special ceremony this month at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. All finalists’ designs are available for purchase through the district’s Printing Services department.   Continue reading

Students get toy surprise from BBVA Compass Foundation, Rockets player James Harden

More than 400 Crespo Elementary School students got an early start to the holiday season on Dec. 3 thanks to BBVA Compass Foundation’s Project Blue Elf initiative, which distributes toys to children in low- and moderate-income communities.

BBVA Compass brand ambassador James Harden and basketball legend Robert Horry helped the foundation surprise the students in kindergarten through second grade with toys. The foundation also led the students in a financial literacy activity focused on the importance of saving money.

The toy distribution at Crespo serves as the kick-off for the third year of the Project Blue Elf initiative, which is expected to reach nearly 5,000 students across the Houston-area.