Students at eight Houston ISD schools have been improving their literacy skills through a program created by FotoFest, and you have a chance to check out their work.
Literacy Through Photography utilizes photography as a tool to develop basic learning skills, particularly writing and critical thinking, for students in grades 3-12. It includes a curriculum aligned to state standards, professional development for teachers, and artist-educator residency programs for students in both in-school and after-school environments.
Two dozen fourth-grade students from Helms Elementary School recently got a taste of high school when they visited Reagan High School as part of collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston.
Reagan students have been mentoring the Helms students this year. The Helms students were greeted with a big banner when they arrived at Reagan.
The students broke up into groups and participated in a scavenger hunt around the school. The Helms students also learned all about the career pathways offered at Reagan.
You can stock your kitchen with fresh veggies and help students from nine Houston ISD schools learn how to grow produce and sell it by shopping at the Whole Kids Farmers Market at Whole Foods’ Montrose store, 701 Waugh Dr. (at West Dallas), from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. on Saturday, March 29.