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Team HISD Gets Busy Once North Forest Annexation Becomes Official

HISD staff works to get North Forest HS ready for students

When the clock struck midnight on July 1, seven schools in the North Forest community formally became members of the HISD family.

Once the keys were turned over to HISD officials, district representatives from a host of departments sprang into action, working feverishly to coordinate repairs, assess students’ records, and complete maintenance projects just one week before the start of summer school.

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Summer School is Underway at Former North Forest ISD’s Hilliard Elementary

Hilliard ES principal Mike Walker on the first day of school.

Hilliard ES principal Mike Walker on the first day of school.

Looking sharp in a light grey suit, white shirt, and red tie, Hilliard Elementary Principal Mike Walker is working the room. Even though summer school officially began at 8 a.m., parents are still arriving with their children at 8:30. Despite some minor confusion, North Forest’s Summer School Program is officially underway.

Classes also are being held at Shadydale Elementary, Forest Brook Middle School, and North Forest High School Monday through Thursday until August 1. Buses are picking up students at their home campus at 7:10 a.m. and transporting them to one of the schools where summer classes are being offered.

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Former North Forest employees can have questions answered

Former employees of the North Forest Independent School District can get information regarding employee service records, retirement options and more throughout the month of July.

For more information, please call (713) 633-1600 or visit the North Forest administration building at 6010 Little York Road. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

North Forest Families Encouraged to Register for Summer School

Classes to be offered at four campuses in the North Forest community

The Houston Independent School District will offer summer school instruction for students in the North Forest community from July 8 through August 1 at the following schools: Shadydale and Hilliard elementary schools, Forest Brook Middle School, and North Forest High School.

HISD is sending notification letters this week to the households of students who should attend summer school.  The summer school session is intended for students who need to retake portions of the STAAR exam, students who have not met grade-level promotion standards, high school students who need to retake STAAR end-of-course exams, high school students in need of course credit recovery, certain English language learners, and certain students receiving special education services.

Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Transportation will be provided at eight different locations within the North Forest community.  For more information on bus pickup sites, call 713-613-3040.

Deadline to register for summer school is July 11.  Parents can visit their neighborhood schools to register for summer school or register online at www.houstonisd.org/nfsummer.

HISD’s Free Summer Meals Program Available for North Forest Students

Click the image to read about the program in both English and Spanish.

Children in the North Forest community will be able to participate in the Houston Independent School District’s free summer meal program from July 8 to August 1.

Free breakfast and lunch will be available for children ages 1 to 18 at any of the participating campuses.

  • Forest Brook MS, 7525 Tidwell
  • Hilliard ES, 8115 E. Houston
  • North Forest HS, 10725 Mesa
  • Shadydale ES, 5905 Tidwell

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The Transition from North Forest ISD to HISD

Hilliard ES principal Mike Walker, left, works to prepare his new school for students, July 1, 2013.

Hilliard ES principal Mike Walker, left, works to prepare his new school for students, July 1, 2013.

Yellow HISD work vans fill the parking lot, and the smell of paint permeates the air inside Fonwood Elementary School, a former North Forest ISD campus. Dr. Kimberly Agnew-Borders, the new principal, is in the front office overseeing the school’s transition to Fonwood Early Childhood Center.

“We are getting ready to welcome a new class of four-year-olds to our campus,” said Dr. Agnew-Borders, who previously served as the principal of Wesley Elementary School. She is interviewing teachers, meeting parents who show up to enroll their children, picking Formica, and generally directing the re-purposing of the school.

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All Positions Filled For North Forest Summer School Teachers

Houston ISD has filled all positions for summer school teachers in the North Forest community.

HISD began accepting applications for certified internal educators on July 1, and all positions were filled by July 2.
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Parents Learn More About Proposed Changes to Attendance Zones for North Forest Transition

HISD Board of Education Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones and various administrators addressed dozens of parents at a public meeting at Kashmere High School Tuesday on the proposed changes to school attendance zones to prepare for the North Forest transition. The school zone changes would impact Kashmere High School as well as Key Middle School and Cook, Kashmere Gardens, McGowen and Paige elementary schools.

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