Representatives from Children at Risk, Save the Children, BakerRipley, and HISD gathered at Peck Elementary School on Thursday to emphasize the importance of being prepared when the next hurricane threatens Houston.
HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan shared the hurricane’s impact on HISD schools and how the HISD Foundation provided $13 million in relief, as well as $300,000 in direct-to-teacher grants. The district’s Social and Emotional Learning Department trained hundreds of teachers and staff on how to recognize and deal with trauma in children. Continue reading →
A KHOU-TV Channel 11 news report that aired late last month on Peck Elementary School has resulted in a big surprise for the campus and its principal—and some very public recognition on a popular TV show.
Ellen DeGeneres, the host of the daytime talk show of the same name, heard about the district’s Homeless Outreach Center there through that broadcast, and her staff reached out to Principal Carlotta Brown to see if they could feature the school on the show.
That episode aired on Thursday, May 14, and during the segment, Brown was surprised with a $100,000 check to support campus programs and a $10,000 check for herself. (Watch the segment here.) Continue reading →
Tune in at 3 p.m. on KHOU-TV Channel 11 to find out what it is
A KHOU-TV Channel 11 news report that aired late last month on Peck Elementary School has resulted in a big surprise for the campus and its principal—and some public recognition on a popular TV show.
Ellen DeGeneres, the host of the daytime talk show of the same name, heard about the district’s Homeless Outreach Center housed there through that broadcast, and she reached out to Principal Carlotta Brown to see if she could feature the school on the show.
Tune in to Channel 11 (KHOU-TV) to The Ellen DeGeneres Show at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, to see what happened next—including the big surprise that will help Brown serve her students even better.
Last year, HISD’s Nutrition Services department launched a pilot program at a handful of campuses to increase the selection of fresh fruits and vegetables available to students in the cafeteria at lunch.
That program was so successful that the district has expanded it this year, and a total of 26 HISD schools now regularly offer a fresh fruit and vegetable bar. Continue reading →
The Houston Independent School District Transportation Department has won bronze in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for its educational safety video titled “School Bus Shuffle.”
In honor of National School Bus Safety week in October 2013, the HISD Transportation Department created a music video that covered such topics as proper boarding procedures, how to sit on a bus and the importance of reporting bullying. Students from Peck Elementary School, Yates High School and the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts were included in the video, along with district bus drivers and attendants. The district’s multimedia team filmed the video. The video has received more than 38,000 views on YouTube.