On Sunday, June 19, our nation commemorates Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day. Union Major-General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston on June 19, 1865 and informed the enslaved Black people in Texas of their freedom more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued.
In observance of the federal holiday, all HISD schools and offices will be closed Monday, June 20.
Lists to be released just in time for holiday shopping
What: For the fourth consecutive year, fifth-grade students at Longfellow Elementary School will host a press conference to release their top toys for children this holiday season based on the results of their surveys. For more than a month, the students worked in teams to survey classmates in the playgrounds, hallways, and cafeteria and then tallied up the results. Based on their own research, they have determined the most popular toys among young boys and girls that are also cost-effective for parents. In addition to the findings, the students will showcase samples of the top 10 toys for boys and girls, provided by Target.
“This is one of my favorite events of the year as we have the opportunity to recognize the amazing talent of our students,” HISD Chief of Business and Community Relations Dr. Michele Pola said. “We are very grateful for all the art teachers who support their students in their creativity.”