On the first day of school, thousands of HISD students were greeted with hot breakfasts and lunches.
Carnegie Vanguard High School Food Service Attendant Wanda Watson said she could not wait to see students back on campus. Watson and her team got the kitchen ready a week prior to their return. They set high goals for the CVHS cafeteria this year.
Campuses receive every distinction designation available from the state.
Twenty-nine schools from across the Houston Independent School District earned the maximum number of distinction designations from the state for their top performance throughout the 2014-2015 school year.
The campuses – 17 elementary schools, six middle schools and six high schools – earned every distinction designation awarded by the Texas Education Agency. Schools are eligible for distinctions if they are rated as having “Met Standard” — the highest rating under the state accountability system — and meet various other performance standards.
When classes were cancelled in the Bayou City due to flooding on May 26, senior Jay Mondkar did not waste his day off. Mondkar, a student at Carnegie Vanguard High School, chose to bike to his school and record the aftermath of the flood with his Nikon D800 camera. He then made a video and posted it on YouTube. Within five days, the video accumulated 2,156 views.
The video, titled “Houston Flooded”, shows scenes of the torrential downpour and water-filled highways, as well as firefighters clearing roads and Houstonians navigating the damaged city.
With 38 schools — including 20 high schools — scheduled to either receive new campuses or major renovations, the question of what new schools would look like and what features may get built has been asked countless times.
Below is a slideshow of some of the newest Houston ISD high schools, including Carnegie Vanguard, Chavez and Westside. The latter two were built following the 1999 bond program and Carnegie Vanguard was built as a result of the 2007 bond program. The other schools in the slideshow — Lee, Milby and Davis — would receive major renovations in the 2012 bond program.
Early voting continues through Nov. 2 and Election Day is Nov. 6. Regardless of when you vote, it’s important to remember that the HISD bond program is the final item on your ballot. Make sure you finish filling out your ballot to have your voice heard on the bond election.