Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee visited Booker T. Washington High School on May 6 to announce a grant toward “The Vision” Community Statue Project. The $ 1 million in federal funding grant comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Fund and will pave the way for the student-developed project’s completion.Continue reading
As part of HISD’s effort to inform the community about important financial decisions being made ahead of the Board of Education’s budget vote in June, the spotlight has been put on librarians and their significant impact on students.
Dr. Julie Baker Finck, President and CEO of Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, has shared an editorial providing insight into the benefits of improving library access in HISD under the proposed budget.Continue reading
Yabidia Guerra was worried that she was in trouble when Principal Jose Santos and Instructional Specialist Roberto Leyva told her they needed to speak with her in the cafeteria on Friday, May 6. But, when she walked in, the food service attendant at Middle College High School at Felix Fraga was received by a room full of her cheering colleagues as she was presented with the May 2022 Customer Service Impact Award.Continue reading
HISD seniors will participate in the Senior Fest All-Star Basketball Game Sunday, May 15, at 4 p.m. at The Pavilion Arena, 7525 Tidwell Road, 77016.Continue reading
Waltrip High School wrapped up Teacher Appreciation Week on Friday, May 6, with the presentation of a proclamation from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner recognizing School Lunch Hero Day. It’s a day of celebration in honor of HISD’s dedicated Nutrition Services staff and the lasting impact their work has on the students they feed every day.Continue reading
This week is National Nurses Week, and May 11 is National School Nurse Day. Every year, HISD acknowledges the impact the district’s school nurses have on the health and wellness of our students. School nurses have long been at the heart of HISD campuses, but over the past two years, their importance has become even more apparent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been working with local, state, and federal health officials to develop and establish important health protocols.Continue reading
The Baylor College of Medicine Biotech Academy at Rusk (BCMBAR) HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) chapter recently competed at the 2022 Texas HOSA- Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference in Galveston, Texas. After two years of virtual conferences, students represented their school in person and competed in events related to healthcare, such as medical art, medical math, and presentations on careers and innovation in medicine.Continue reading