Tag Archives: Hattie Mae White

Learn about HISD’s African American namesake schools this Black History Month

HISD is celebrating Black History Month by exploring the many schools named for distinguished African Americans in the community. The district has more than 30 schools that recognize the contributions of African American leaders, ranging from renowned educators to legislators and community leaders.

This week, learn more about HISD’s namesake high schools, alternative schools, and the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. Check back this month to learn more about HISD’s namesake early childhood centers, elementary schools, and middle and combination schools.

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Community Conversations Tonight at Yates, Sharpstown for Houston Schools Bond Proposition

Hundreds of people have already turned out for one of the district’s Community Conversations on the proposed 2012 bond that would rebuild and renovate schools across the district, including most of the high schools.

But if you missed last week’s four sessions, there is still time to attend any of the four informational meetings scheduled this week. The$1.89 billion bond proposition is primarily focused on 28 of the district’s high schools but also significantly impacts 10 other school buildings. More details about the proposition can be found on the 2012 Houston Schools Bond website (click here). The measure goes before voters on Nov. 6. Early voting begins Oct. 22.

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Schools perform at Hattie Mae White for “Fine Arts Friday”

Watch a performance by the Marshall Middle School Band at a recent “Fine Arts Friday” event at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center:

Click image to view video. If unable to access YouTube, go to: http://houstonisdtx.swagit.com/play/03262012-512

You can watch a different school perform every Friday during lunchtime at the cafeteria located inside district headquarters at 4400 West 18th Street.

Click here for a schedule of upcoming performances.