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HISD celebrates diverse student body this holiday season

Amid the festivities and excitement of the holiday season, the Multilingual Education Department is celebrating the diversity of our HISD community. In one of the nation’s most diverse cities, with no ethnic majority, HISD serves students from 142 countries who speak more than 100 languages.

Students at Las Americas Newcomer School celebrate with holiday gift bags

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HISD and partners bring necessities and holiday cheer to Mission Milby Winter Fest

There was a line around the corner on the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 20, for the Mission Milby Sunrise Center’s Family Winter Fest. Doors opened to a hall of holiday fun and resources for community members in need.

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Upcoming HISD and community holiday distribution events

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.

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HISD schools and offices closed Monday in observance of Juneteenth

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.

Korean American Chamber of Commerce surprises Young ES students for the holidays

Young Elementary School students were surprised on Monday, Dec. 19, with a festive visit from some very special members of their community.

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HISD Student Support Services gets festive with holiday giving events for Houston families

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.

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HISD honors student winners of 2022 holiday greeting card competition

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.

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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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