Tag Archives: HISD

HISD announces Teacher Referral Bonus program

Qualifying campus-based HISD employees are invited to support teacher recruitment efforts by taking part in the district’s Teacher Referral Bonus program. Those who successfully refer a candidate will receive a $300 bonus for teachers who sign a contract and start work by the first day of school, Aug. 28, 2023.

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HISD students to get school supply ‘boost’ from Kroger shoppers

HISD students will start the new school year off right with help from community donations through Kroger’s annual school supplies drive.

Backpack Boosters provides students with kits filled with the essential school supplies they need for a successful school year.

Now through July 31, shoppers can donate $2, $5, or $10 dollars at the register in any Kroger store to help local students. Click here to find your local Kroger store.

HISD Connect Parent Portal maintenance notice

The district’s Parent Portal, HISD Connect, is going offline for end-of-year maintenance on July 21, 2023.

This will impact online enrollment, as the Enrollment Portal will be offline from Friday, July 21, through Tuesday, Aug. 1. During that time, parents and caregivers are asked to report to their child’s campus to complete a manual enrollment application.

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HISD partners with community donors for Back-to-School Bonanza

For students, summer vacation is in full swing, but HISD is hard at work preparing for the impending fall semester. Preparing for almost 190,000 students for a new school year isn’t a task that can be done alone, however, this is where the collaboration of community partners is vital.

HISD’s Community Partnerships Department, with the help of local businesses, is working to secure resources for its annual Back-to-School Bonanza, an effort to support multiple back-to-school supply drives throughout the district. 

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HISD PD increases salaries, offers bonuses for new police officers

The HISD Police Department is in search of applicants to join their team of dedicated police officers.

The ideal candidate is committed to safety and crime awareness and prevention and will work proactively to ensure the safety of all HISD students and build positive relationships with members of the Houston community.

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Waltrip HS boys golf team wins district championship

The Waltrip High School boys golf team are District 9-5A champions after wrapping up a successful 2022-2023 season.  

With only one team member last season, this year’s team has seen some major improvements with the addition of sophomore Houston Perry playing alongside sophomore Anthony Aguilar.

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Washington HS engineering students visit Zimbabwe for infrastructure project  

For the first time in school history, a group of engineering students from Booker T. Washington High School’s Leadership Academy traveled to Zimbabwe for a global leadership exchange program to help improve the country’s infrastructure.  

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HISD EMERGE students spend summer visiting nation’s top colleges

College campus visits are an essential part of choosing the right school for higher learning. For HISD students in the EMERGE program, that means a summer vacation full of stops to some of the best universities across the nation for free.

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