LaJuana Armstrong-Jean has been selected as the new principal of Isaacs Elementary School. Armstrong-Jean joined Team HISD in 1996 as an associate teacher and later began teaching full time at Garden Villas Elementary School. Armstrong-Jean went on to serve as an instructional coordinator and assistant principal, most recently at Key Middle School. Armstrong-Jean received a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from Southwest Texas State University and a master’s in Educational Administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Last year, HISD’s Nutrition Services department launched a pilot program at a handful of campuses to increase the selection of fresh fruits and vegetables available to students in the cafeteria at lunch.
That program was so successful that the district has expanded it this year, and a total of 26 HISD schools now regularly offer a fresh fruit and vegetable bar. Continue reading
Twenty students at Sherman Elementary School received their certificates and sticker badges Monday as they were recognized during a special lunch for being a “Kid with Character.”
Fourth-grader Alicia Sierra was recognized for her outstanding behavior. “I feel good and want to encourage my other friends so they can sit on stage with me,” she said. Continue reading
M. C. Williams Middle School is partnering with Harris County Precinct One Constable Alan Rosen to distribute bags of groceries to some 100 families in the Acres Homes community. At 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 26 various tow trucks and wrecker services will arrive on campus with traditional Thanksgiving favorites. M. C. Williams students will sort them into grocery bags, which will be distributed starting at 3 p.m. The groceries will be given to needy families previously identified by area churches and the middle school.
September is Attendance Awareness Month, and HISD schools have worked hard to make sure students are in class. Some schools have used incentives, such as parties, to increase attendance.
Students at Shadowbriar ES donned their favorite pajamas on Fri., Sept. 27 – everything from Hello Kitty and Sonic the Hedgehog to the Buc-ee’s beaver – for a party to celebrate achieving a 98-percent attendance rate. Principal Stephanie Davis said the 74 percent of students who had perfect attendance will get another treat – a popsicle party where they can win prizes.