HISD information booths and workshops on college-readiness and parental involvement will also be available
What: HISD is participating in the 27th Annual Career and Education Day presented by the Houston Hispanic Forum to help provide students and families all the resources necessary to help them get into college, explore possible career paths and obtain financial aid assistance. This free event includes hundreds of bilingual representatives from universities, colleges, and community organizations as well as dozens of educational workshops. Free lunch will be provided for all attendees.
All students in grades 6 – 12 and their parents are encouraged to attend.
WHAT: The Houston Independent School District is encouraging voters to head to the polls early and to cast their vote for every item on the ballot – from the first to the last.
Starting Friday, Oct. 26 HISD is hosting live and digital events designed to celebrate first time voters and to educate the community regarding the district’s bond referendum to modernize and rebuild schools throughout Houston.
WHEN & WHERE: Fri., Oct. 26 from noon – 1 p.m.
- Live Web Chat
HISD will have a web chat to discuss the plan to rebuild and modernize the city’s high schools, as well as provide safety and technology upgrades at campuses across the district. Questions may be sent in advance via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mon., Oct. 29 from 7 – 10:30 p.m.
- Univision Phone Bank – Linea Abierta 45
5100 Southwest Freeway
HISD will have a team of bond experts ready to answer calls from viewers on the bond proposal and the schools that would be affected. The team will have bilingual representatives able to answer questions in English and Spanish.
Tues., Oct. 30 from 4 – 6 p.m.
- Voter Forum at Neighborhood Centers Ripley House
4410 Navigation Boulevard
Motivate students from the nearby HISD schools to attend the event with their families, visit the early voting location and cast their votes for the first time.
Tues., Oct. 30 from 10 – 10:40 a.m.
- Twitter Town Hall
Participate in a live Twitter Town Hall session with Houston Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier where he will answer questions and respond to comments and concerns regarding the HISD Bond Referendum. Follow us at @HoustonISD and #HISDbond
Wed., Oct. 31 from 4 – 5p.m.
- Zombie Walk and “Thriller” Vote Early Flash Mob
1475 West Gray
Capture HISD’s own zombies from HSPVA and Lamar High School as they encourage the living to vote early as they walk from the West Gray/Montrose intersection to the Metropolitan Multi-Services Center (1475 West Gray) where they will culminate their walk with a zombie “Thriller” flash mob at 4:30 p.m.
More than 100 people crowded the main studio and two overflow areas to learn more about the new state end-of-course examinations at HISD’s live STAAR forum. Parents, students, educators and other members of the community engaged a panel of experts in a question and answer session covering a variety of issues related to STAAR.
Click through the photos below to see who came out to the event.