Houston Independent School District Board of Education on Thursday took the first step in approving a measure that would prohibit offensive or culturally insensitive mascots.
The proposed policy affects four HISD schools — Lamar High School Redskins, Westbury High School Rebels, Hamilton Middle School Indians and Welch Middle School Warriors. It would go into effect at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.
Hamilton MS students made sandwiches for the homeless as part of their partnership with the Rice University Coalition on Hunger and Homelessness. Working with the coalition, students have been focusing on children who are experiencing hunger. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter/The Leader News)
Hamilton MS students have joined the fight against hunger among the homeless – especially children – and they’re in it for the long haul.
Hamilton is the only HISD middle school to partner with the Rice University Coalition on Hunger and Homelessness and Kids’ Meals to develop a program that specifically focuses on ways to feed children in Harris County, where 25.5 percent of youngsters live in food-insecure households.
Class may be out for the summer, but three Houston ISD schools kept their doors open on Friday, June 7, 2013, as roughly 300 Deloitte employees poured in to beautify the campuses as part of the company’s annual ‘Impact Day’ service project. The Deloitte volunteers divided themselves between Wharton Elementary, Hamilton Middle, and Reagan High School and spent the day providing both aesthetic and functional improvements to the schools.