Tag Archives: HISD

Eastwood Early College teacher wins $25,000 grant with 2023 Kinder Excellence Teaching Award

Teacher Sarah Honore began her day like any other morning, not knowing what was waiting for her at Eastwood Early College High School. Happening inside the cafeteria was a surprise celebration, complete with a generous $25,000 check.

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Hispanic heritage and history lives on in HISD campus namesakes – Week One

Hispanic Heritage Month runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

District wide, Hispanic descendants are honored by having schools carry their namesake allowing their rich history to live on.

HISD has 22 schools that recognize the contributions of Hispanic civic and community leaders who range from educators and civil servants to local restaurateurs, newscasters, Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, and even Nobel Prize-winners.

We invite you to visit our blog each week throughout Hispanic Heritage Month as we will feature more schools who carry on these important legacies.

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Eastwood Academy teacher and students dedicate thousands of volunteer hours to Houston community

Since joining HISD in 2022, Ronald Castro has dedicated his spare time to leading high school students while working with local nonprofits and elected officials to ignite positive change through humanitarian and volunteer efforts.

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HISD opens first Sunrise Center for wholescale student support

HISD opened its first of seven Sunrise Centers in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the West Orem YMCA on Wednesday, Sept. 6. Together with community partners, these centers will help support students outside the classroom and connect families with local services and resources.

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HISD hosting Police Officer Interview Day Saturday, Sept. 16

Houston Independent School District is hiring police officers for the 2023-2024 school year. Those interested are invited to Police Officer Interview Day on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th Street, 77092).

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HISD hosting bus driver hiring event Wednesday, Sept. 6

Houston Independent School District is hiring bus drivers for the 2023-2024 school year. In collaboration with Human Resources, the Transportation Services Department will host a Bus Driver Hiring Event on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Northwest Motor Pool complex (6351 Pinemont Drive, 77092).

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HISD Athletics hosts second-annual Media Day for student-athletes

Hundreds of HISD student-athletes filled Delmar Fieldhouse Wednesday, Aug. 23, for Athletics Media Day, an initiative created by Athletics Director Andre’ Walker in 2022 to provide high school athletes exposure to professional media training at no cost.

“I think it’s very important for our kids to have some form of training and understanding in how they ought to respond to certain questions they’re being asked in interviews,” said Walker. “If they have an opportunity to receive some proper training, it makes interviewing easier and makes them feel more comfortable.”

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