HISD students will tackle final exams for the fall semester in the days leading up to Winter Break, which begins Thursday, Dec. 22.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
The National Merit Scholarship Program has selected 51 Houston Independent School District seniors as semifinalists for the 2022-2023 scholarship competition year.
The scholarship program gives seniors the opportunity to compete for about 7,250 monetary scholarships to help jumpstart their college careers.Continue reading
Lamar High School twins Alex and Lauren Koong are graduating with grade point averages separated by only a thousandth of a point.
Alex is the class of 2022 valedictorian and Lauren is the salutatorian.Continue reading
Superintendent Millard House II joined Lamar High School staff, cheerleaders, and educators from other campuses to surprise Rita Graves with the Secondary Principal of the Year award on Monday.Continue reading
The National Merit Scholarship Program has named 47 HISD seniors from seven schools as 2021 semifinalists.
The seniors have an opportunity to compete for approximately 7,600 scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring. Nationwide there are approximately 16,000 semiﬁnalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.Continue reading
As the school year wrapped up in June, rising Lamar High School senior Ariana Valdez pondered her future.
The 17-year-old had been tapped in the spring for a financial internship sponsored by the Smart Financial Credit Union branch on the Lamar campus. As she embraced the program, her perspective shifted.Continue reading
Amongst the blooming plants and swarming insects that lay claim to a sprawling green space in Southwest Houston, stood the youngest of instructors who was developing a buzz all her own.
In her final weeks as a senior at Lamar High School, Lisa Rollinson was tapped to lead educational workshops for nearly two dozen students at the Food and Agriculture Literacy Center at Mykawa Farm.
As one of just five experts selected for the job, Rollinson received the honor after being designated by the Texas Department of Agriculture as one of 12 Health Ambassadors for a Ready Texas. The designation recognizes teens who advocate for healthy lifestyles.Continue reading
A record nine Houston Independent School District students from six campuses won prestigious national gold medals in the 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.
This is the first time HISD has had nine national gold medal winners in a single year. The winners competed against more than 80,000 students who submitted nearly 230,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards. Only 2,000 entries received national medals.Continue reading
The newly built Lamar High School was named the winner of the Houston Business Journal 2021 Landmark Awards for Education.
The annual awards program recognizes outstanding real estate projects that make a significant impact on the Houston landscape and help sculpt the look, feel, and image of the city.
At Lamar, judges scored the project on innovative interiors, best use of land, visual plan, and being environmentally friendly.Continue reading