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All HISD schools and offices to close in observance of Juneteenth

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.

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HISD holiday schedule for Thanksgiving

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!

HISD’s Longfellow Elementary Students to Announce this Year’s Top 10 Toys for Boys and Girls

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.

Who:               Longfellow fifth-grade students

When:             Tuesday, November 26 at 10 a.m.

Where:           Longfellow Elementary School, 3617 Norris

Three Students’ Artwork Selected for HISD’s 2013 Holiday Greeting Card

DeBakey HS art teacher Neda Khan poses with student Tam Ngo and her winning design.

This year the Houston Independent School District honored the artistic talent of its students by selecting three finalists’ artwork for the 2013 HISD Holiday Greeting Card.  The winners were Adrian Pizarro from Park Place Elementary School, Amy Vaughan from Johnston Middle School and Tam Ngo from DeBakey High School for Health Professions.

“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.”

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