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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee announces $1 million grant for Booker T. Washington HS community science venture

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.

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Funding the Future: A message from the President and CEO of Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

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.

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Food service attendant honored with May Customer Service Impact Award on School Lunch Hero Day

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.

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Waltrip HS honors school lunch heroes

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.

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Funding the Future: A message from Houston Public Library on the importance of librarians in schools

The latest edition of HISD’s Funding the Future newsletter aims to highlight the significant impact librarians have on school communities and why these key positions should be adequately funded through the proposed budget.

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May 11 is National School Nurse Day

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.

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Baylor College of Medicine Biotech Academy at Rusk Health Occupations Students of America chapter wins 45 awards

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.

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