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Wheatley HS hosts community fair for MLK Day of Service

MLK Day is not just a national holiday celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It’s a call to action and the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service. The Wheatley High School community answered that call with a resource fair, food distribution, and garden clean up.

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Community partnership aims to teach middle schoolers period preparedness and keep them in the classroom

Dozens of HISD middle school students were given the opportunity to participate in a crash-course on menstruation literacy as part of Impact100 Houston’s “Girls Should Be in School…Period!” initiative.

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Nutrition Services hosts elementary and middle schoolers for Food and Agriculture Literacy Harvest Festival

The Food and Agriculture Literacy Center at Mykawa Farm is a labor of love made possible by HISD’s dedicated Nutrition Services Department. Mykawa caretakers welcomed two classes from Young Elementary School and Attucks Middle School for a Fall Harvest Festival to celebrate a successful planting season.

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HISD Nutrition Services celebrates National School Lunch Week

HISD takes pride in ensuring its students are served a well-balanced lunch to help fuel their learning. To recognize those efforts, Nutrition Services has partnered with the School Nutrition Association to celebrate National School Lunch Week, which runs Oct. 10-14.

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HISD Nutrition Services earns top 10 spot in international challenge

HISD’s Nutrition Services Department is committed to mitigating inequity in childhood nutrition in the Houston area. Since the inception of Mykawa Farm, home to the department’s Food and Agriculture Literacy Center, Nutrition Services has prioritized practical and tangible uses for the education they provide through the Get Growing Houston program.

Nutrition Services recently took their ideas to a global stage, reaching top 10 in the Healthy Childhood Challenge (HCC). The international competition launched by Novo Nordisk in collaboration with UNICEF calls for ideas designed to improve the nutritional, physical, and emotional well-being of children in their home environments.

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HISD asking parents to complete socioeconomic form for the 2022-2023 school year

The Houston Independent School District will provide free breakfast and lunch to students in the Community Eligibility Provision Program (CEP) for the 2022-2023 school year, but all parents/caregivers will still need to fill out a new socioeconomic form (SIF).

It can be completed online via the HISD Parent Portal or submitted in a paper form to their campus.

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HISD to continue offering free and reduced-price meals to students

Houston Independent School District will continue its policy to operate the Community Eligibility Provision Program (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2022-2023 school year.

Schools qualifying to operate CEP serve breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals. This approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.

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Burbank MS cafeteria manager celebrated with June Customer Service Impact Award

When Burbank Middle School Cafeteria Manager Rosalyn Parks was led into a meeting room with her eyes covered, she had no idea what was waiting for her. The room was decorated with garlands of balloons, some spelling out “CONGRATS.”

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