Roughly 2,000 educators filled NRG Center Wednesday, Aug. 16, for Houston Independent School District’s inaugural convocation. Thousands more participated via satellite from campuses around the district, elevating the energy as teachers, principals, and some students showed their school pride with matching shirts, chants, and infectious excitement for the new school year.Continue reading
HISD’s Fine Arts Department believes that artistic learning shouldn’t stop just because the school year ends. Beginning in early June, schools around the district host multiple Fine Arts Summer Intensives for all grade levels to keep student visual artists, dancers, thespians, and musicians creating all summer long.Continue reading
The HISD Teacher Advisory Group (TAG) is a group of 14 passionate educators assembled by the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston (CAMH) with the purpose of sharing their knowledge and experiences with CAMH staff in order to guide and inspire future programs within the museum’s Education and Public Programs department.
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HISD art clubs and classes assembled at MacGregor Park to take part in the 2023 Houston Art Bike Parade and Festival on Saturday, May 13. Presented by the Houston Parks Board and The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, the Art Bike Festival is an annual opportunity for students and community artists to showcase their creativity and to explore the bayou trails around the park.Continue reading
In January, HISD announced a contest in partnership with the City of Houston to encourage the district’s young Michelangelos to learn more about recycling through art. Participants, grades K-12, were asked to create a work of art that reflected the contest’s theme, “I Recycle for Houston.” The winning pieces would be displayed on the side of City of Houston Solid Waste Management collection trucks.Continue reading
Houston is a city built on a foundation of art and a long and storied history of collaborative artistic efforts. With its myriad of museums and as the home of the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, it comes as no surprise that HISD would take every opportunity to expose students to exciting and creative events in their own backyards.
The Houston Art Bike Festival is the little sibling event of the famous Houston Art Car Parade, and has grown into a massive occasion of its own, transforming MacGregor Park into an exciting celebration of human-powered student and community artwork.
The festival will take place Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at MacGregor Park (5225 Calhoun) and will include live music, community activities, food and beverages and, of course, a parade of hundreds of colorful and creative art bikes.Continue reading
HISD’s Fine Arts Department is committed to providing accessible and equitable learning opportunities for all students regardless of their zip code. In keeping with this goal, HISD is constantly on the lookout for partnerships with organizations and programs that share these values.Continue reading
Milby High School culinary team, also known as the “Space City Buffs,” were among the only two Texas high school culinary programs selected to compete in the final round of the NASA HUNCH (High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware) Culinary Challenge, an initiative that aims to develop new recipes that are not only delicious and sustainable for astronauts in space but also to provide an opportunity for students to research and present their work in a professional environment.Continue reading
Every spring, the Houston Art Car Parade takes over a section of Allen Parkway and brings together Houstonians of all ages in a celebration of creativity and community. This year, 21 HISD schools worked to create one-of-a-kind rolling pieces of art for the 36th annual event, with four student-made creations earning prizes in the Art Car and Youth Group categories. The art cars were judged by notable local artists, art patrons, and sponsors of the long-standing Houston arts collective, The Orange Show, where the Houston Art Car Parade originated.Continue reading
One of the most beloved and well-known events in the city of Houston is the annual Houston Art Car Parade. Started by a commune of local artists in the 1980s, the Art Car Parade has evolved into a city-wide project representative of the creativity and joie de vivre of the Bayou City and has drawn in participants from all walks of life and of all ages.
The 36th Annual Art Car Parade will take place on Saturday, April 15, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The largest celebration of its kind, the parade will feature more than 250 vehicle works of art constructed by HISD students and staff, professional organizations, youth groups, and other creative Houstonian artists. The parade begins at Allen Parkway and Bagby Street and ends at Allen Parkway and Taft Street.Continue reading