Tag Archives: HISD

10 HISD schools make U.S. News best Texas high school rankings

HISD had 10 schools–three in the top 10–make U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools in Texas rankings.

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Art gallery opening to showcase work of HISD students, sisters

Two HISD students and sisters, Energy High School’s Sophie Morita and Mandarin Immersion Magnet School Middle School’s Emma Morita, will have their artwork showcased from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 at Artbinsters’ grand opening.

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Lanier MS math teacher wins coveted Kinder Award

Rodrigus Graham, a sixth-grade math teacher at Lanier Middle School, was named the 2021 Kinder Award winner on Thursday, which included a cash prize of $25,000.

Graham received the award during a surprise ceremony in the school’s library. He was nominated by Assistant Principal Marcus Williams and originally thought he was heading a professional development session before being surprised with the award. WWE Hall of Famer and Houston native Booker T surprised Graham with a pre-recorded video announcing the Kinder Award honor.

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Shearn Elementary names Peta Douglas principal

Peta Douglas is the new principal of Shearn Elementary. Ms. Douglas joined Houston ISD in 2012 as a Teach for America Corps member. 

She has served as a bilingual teacher, teacher specialist, and most recently as an assistant principal at Emerson Elementary School. Prior to moving to Houston, she served as an ESL instructor and migrant advocate in Albemarle Public Schools in Virginia. Ms. Douglas holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia and has completed coursework at Harvard University in the Principals’ Center for Professional Education. 

A rematch 100 years in the making: Heights HS takes on Cleburne

It was over 100 years ago when a historic UIL sanctioned varsity high school football game between Heights High School and Cleburne ended in a draw, which led to the Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets being crowned co-state champions in a game that is still being talked about by Texas football fanatics.

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HISD Superintendent to host town halls to seek community feedback

In a series of community town hall meetings, Superintendent Millard House II will be seeking feedback from parents, employees, and other community members about the future of Houston Independent School District.

The town hall-style meetings will be hosted around the district by the nine Board of Education trustees, with additional meetings for parents of Special Education students and PTO members by invitation only, as well as a virtual meeting. The goal of these meetings is rooted in Superintendent House’s 90 Day Plan, where he stated a need to listen to the community about issues surrounding the district.

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Judge upholds mask mandates in Texas schools

 A Travis County judge says the Houston Independent School District can continue mandating masks to protect students and staff from COVID-19.

The judge’s ruling extends a temporary restraining order banning Governor Greg Abbott from enforcing his prohibition on mask mandates in Texas schools.

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HISD Wraparound Services supports students, families

Wesley Elementary School Principal Thomas Cotter proudly showed Superintendent Millard House around the school’s Parent Center, where families in need can come to get uniforms, school supplies, food, and even computer access.

The center is supported by HISD Wraparound Services, which provides HISD students the non-academic supports necessary — like access to mental and physical health professionals, food, and housing — necessary for them to be successful in school. collaborates with campuses to help

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