The Bayou City’s second autism-friendly Broadway show came to the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 6, and dozens of HISD students and their families took advantage of the opportunity to enjoy a rare night out together in a supportive environment. Continue reading
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Schools get creative in getting out the vote
Schools across the district are getting into the voting spirit with campus-based campaigns to raise awareness about Election Day and the opportunity to vote early, from Oct. 22 through Nov. 2.
Voters will not only be choosing a new president this election but will decide whether to approve HISD’s $1.89 billion bond proposition that would focus on rebuilding and modernizing the city’s high schools, as well as provide safety and technology upgrades across the district.
At Hobby Elementary School, parents and students decorated the campus in red, white and blue colors to promote voting. Principal Stephen Gittens says the goal was to build awareness about the importance of casting a ballot.
“We’ve sent home fliers, we’ve done call-outs, we’ve shared information with our PTOs,” said Gittens, whose school enrolls 834 elementary students in southwest Houston.