Maria Nevarez-Solis has been named principal of Farias Early Childhood Center. Nevarez-Solis has been an educator for 29 years, serving in various roles, from paraprofessional to program director. She began her career in HISD as a teacher at Tijerina Elementary and served as an instructional coordinator in the East Area before working as an instructional specialist at Farias ECC from 2005 until 2013. Since then, she has worked for Spring ISD as a training manager, curriculum specialist, and director of Early Childhood Programs. Nevarez-Solis earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary bilingual education from Findlay College in Ohio and her master’s degree in educational leadership from University of St. Thomas.
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.
Students across HISD are giving back to those in need this holiday season in a variety of creative and inspiring ways. At Herrera Elementary, the school’s 3D design and print club produced toys using their 3D printer to give as holiday presents to children in their community. The toys were based on characters from animated movies and video games. Read more about that story here.
At Farias Early Childhood Center, Santa and his helpers — AKA HISD high school students —distributed toys to every prekindergarten child, thanks to a partnership with Leading Ladies, a nonprofit organization run by students from different high schools in Houston. Read more here.
During the month of December, students at Roosevelt Elementary joined the district’s effort to collect new toys for the Toys for Tots campaign. Approximately 140 new toys were collected and donated by students from that campus. See related story here.
Preschool students at Farias Early Childhood Center enjoyed an early holiday treat Tuesday, Dec. 16. Santa and his helpers along with HISD high school students and members of Leading Ladies, a nonprofit female youth service organization, distributed toys to 380 excited four-year-olds. Continue reading
Hispanic Heritage Month officially starts on Sun., Sept. 15, and this week, we’re taking a look at some of the many HISD campuses that are named for distinguished Hispanic men and women.