HISD and charitable organizations throughout Houston are gearing up for distribution days, drives, and other special events to kick off the holiday season. See below for a list of scheduled events. More will be added to this list as dates are announced.Continue reading
Originating in Galveston and recognized nationwide as a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth commemorates the 1865 liberation of the last community of enslaved Black people in Texas.
Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, is widely considered the longest-running African-American holiday and America’s second Independence Day. It is often celebrated with community festivals and the sharing of familial traditions.
Some descendants of enslaved people even participate in pilgrimage to Galveston, where Union Major General Gordon Granger at last informed their ancestors of their emancipation two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued.
In observance of Juneteenth, HISD schools and offices will be closed on Monday, June 19. The district will reopen on Tuesday, June 20.
Young Elementary School students were surprised on Monday, Dec. 19, with a festive visit from some very special members of their community.Continue reading
Winter Break begins on Thursday, Dec. 22. Teachers and staff will return Thursday, Jan. 5, and students will be back in class on Monday, Jan. 9.Continue reading
HISD’s Student Support Services Department is dedicated to connecting students and their families with non-instructional community resources. Students face many obstacles during the school year, and for many families, no time of year is as challenging as the holiday season. The various departments under Student Support services have organized a series of events and worked with community partners to aid students and their families this December.Continue reading
Longfellow Elementary School has brought back a decade-long favorite holiday tradition. For the first time since before the pandemic, the school hosted media for the 11th Annual HISD Toy Survey.Continue reading
The holiday season kicked off in earnest as student artists and district leaders gathered at HISD’s Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center on Monday, Nov. 14, to celebrate the 2022 HISD holiday greeting card competition winners.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
All HISD schools and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022, in observance of Memorial Day.
HISD offices and schools will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.
The Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center and all HISD schools and district offices are open on Monday, Nov. 21, and Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.
All HISD offices and campuses will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Nov. 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Normal school and business operations will resume on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016.
Please have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!