Tag Archives: Houston ISD

HISD hiring 500 students and alumni as elementary tutors to address learning loss

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

Free COVID-19 screening testing for students and campus staff

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

Fall semester’s Associate Teacher, Dedicated Associate Teacher, Elementary and Secondary Nurses of the Month

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

DeAnda ES students receive books from Houston Texans

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.

Hear from Kinder HSPVA student’s 2022 YoungArts honors

Twelve students from Kinder High School for Performing and Visual Arts were named 2022 YoungArts winners and finalists by the National YoungArts Foundation, which identified them as some of the nation’s most promising young artists in visual, literary, design and performing arts.

Continue reading

Barbara Bush Literary Foundation marks major milestone at Scarborough ES

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

Superintendent celebrates November, December Teachers of the Month

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

Every senior member of the Worthing HS band earns $50,000 scholarships to Langston University

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