In response to the unique challenges presented by COVID-19, HISD has partnered with iEducate to hire 500 HISD students and alumni for spring semester tutoring positions at elementary schools throughout HISD. HISD students ages 15 and up and alumni currently in college are invited for this paid opportunity – no experience required and all majors welcome.Continue reading
Starting January 2022, HISD will provide free COVID-19 testing to all consenting HISD students and staff on participating campuses. This testing program is offered in partnership with the Houston Health Department and Fulgent Genetics. It will be available to any HISD student and campus staff with a digital consent form on file.
Testing is completely voluntary and requires the student’s parent/guardian to first provide a one-time consent by completing a digital consent form available here. HISD students and campus staff 18 years or older may give consent by completing the form through the provided link.Continue reading
HISD Wraparound Services, which provides students with non-academic supports, will host a Winter Wonderland community event for families from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday Dec.18 at Askew Elementary.Continue reading
HISD’s Office of Talent and HISD’s Health and Medical Services named its School Nurse of the Month, and a Secondary School Nurse of the Month, and Associate Teacher, and Dedicated Associate Teacher awards. Here are the winners :Continue reading
Students from DeAnda Elementary School received books donated by the Houston Texans and nonprofit Books Between Kids. Each student was able to select six books to increase their home library at no cost.
Books Between Kids recently received a $25,000 Inspire Change Grant from the Texans, ConocoPhillips, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages and Miller Lite.
All HISD schools and district offices will be closed Monday, Dec.20 through Friday, Dec. 31 for the winter break.
Normal school and business operations will resume on Monday, Jan.3.
Scarborough Elementary School made history when it received the Barbara Bush Literary Foundation’s 100,000th My Home Library. During a celebration on campus, all 620 students received a My Home Library package, which featured six new books for students to start their own collection at home.Continue reading
Just in time for the holiday season, Superintendent Millard House in collaboration with HISD community partner Group 1 Automotive awarded Kassandra Rios from Marshall Elementary School as November’s Teacher of the Month, and Tinsley Elementary School’s Melinda Realina as December’s winner.Continue reading
All nine senior members of the Worthing High School Marching Pride of Sunnyside Band earned scholarships to play for Langston University during a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Oklahoma for band tryouts.
On Friday Nov. 12, all 60 members of the band, including its dancers, traveled to Langston University, which is a historically black college 40 miles north of Oklahoma City. It was an event that was by invitation only.Continue reading