In honor of Veterans Day, some 450 students, teachers, and parents from Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School (MCLIMS) performed at the “Celebrating Diversity & World Peace” at Minute Maid Park on Nov. 7, 2015. They were invited to sing at the event, which also included a host of other performers.
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HISD librarians are participating in a new twist on the usual computer codefest this Saturday, from 12-7 p.m. when they take part in a “literacy hackathon” at the Houston Public Library.
At least six librarians, representing Lovett ES, Colter ES, Bonner ES, Scroggins ES, Johnston Middle School and the Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion School, have signed up to participate in Literacy Hack – a free, collaborative event where designers, writers, educators, software developers and other citizens work together on projects to help the literacy community. The event is sponsored by the Houston Center for Literacy.
HISD released a new video that highlights the planning and design of the new Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School as a transparent three-story facility enhanced with Chinese culture and environmental concepts.
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The school, which will be designed by PBK Architects, Inc., is one of 40 schools HISD will rebuild and renovate into a 21st century learning environment with funds from the district’s 2012 bond program. Construction on the new facility at West Alabama Street and McCulloch Circle is scheduled to begin later this year.
Dr. Terry Grier
Dr. Terry Grier, superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, will represent Texas in the American Association of School Administrators’ (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year Program.
Under Grier’s leadership, Houston ISD was awarded the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education, an award that recognizes gains in student achievement and comes with $550,000 in college scholarships for its high school seniors. Houston is the only district in the country to receive the award twice, winning the inaugural Broad Prize in 2002. The district was one of four national finalists in 2012.