The holiday season kicked off in earnest as student artists and district leaders gathered at HISD’s Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center on Monday, Nov. 14, to celebrate the 2022 HISD holiday greeting card competition winners.Continue reading
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DeBakey HS celebrates 50 years of education for health professions
HISD’s DeBakey High School opened in 1972 and was the first high school for health professions in the country. This year, the school and its alumni are celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The celebrations will feature career presentations from 50 DeBakey High School alumni and several events coordinated by parents and alumni.Continue reading
51 HISD seniors named semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program
The National Merit Scholarship Program has selected 51 Houston Independent School District seniors as semifinalists for the 2022-2023 scholarship competition year.
The scholarship program gives seniors the opportunity to compete for about 7,250 monetary scholarships to help jumpstart their college careers.Continue reading
LGBTQ+ students embrace their identities in celebration of National Coming Out Day
First marked in 1988 to commemorate the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, National Coming Out Day is a day of awareness observed annually on Oct. 11. The day exists as a reminder to the LGBTQ+ community and their allies that coming out and sharing their stories is a powerful, personal, and impactful thing—whether they choose to do so on National Coming Out Day or any other day of the year.Continue reading
DeBakey HS names Jesse Herrera as new principal
Jesse Herrera has been selected as the new principal of Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions.Continue reading
DeBakey HS seniors honored for Reduce, Reuse, Recycle sustainability plans
DeBakey High School students know a thing or two about the future. As HISD’s only healthcare magnet school, DeBakey is an environment designed for students with hopes of making a positive impact on the world around them, whether they dream of being doctors, nurses, engineers, or environmental scientists.Continue reading
HISD high schools ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report
Two HISD high schools are among the top 100 in America, and 11 are in the top 100 in Texas. The annual rankings were released this week by U.S. News & World Report.Continue reading
Mayor’s Youth Council names 14 HISD students to 2021-2022 term
Fourteen HISD students were named to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s 2021-2022 Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC).
In total, 17 students from the Houston area were selected out of more than 100 applicants after an application and interview process conducted by a selection committee. Students will learn about city government, share issues of concern with city officials, and gain civic leadership skills through community service activities.Continue reading
HISD schools rank high in Niche’s state, Houston area lists
Three HISD schools ranked in the top three of the Niche 2022 Best Public High Schools of Houston Area list; Carnegie Vanguard High School (No.1), DeBakey High School For Health Professionals (No.2) and Kinder High School for the Performing Arts (No.3).Continue reading
City of Houston to honor HISD student, former trustee at Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Awards
As Houston celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board are honoring five exemplary Houstonians, which includes a current HISD student and former Board of Education trustee at the Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Awards. The awards will be live streamed on the Houston Municipal Channel (HTV) and the City of Houston’s social media pages at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 14.Continue reading