In recognition of her outstanding contributions to her school and the HISD community, Lamar High School principal Rita Graves has been named one of four finalists for Texas Secondary School Principal of the Year.
Graves began her more than 20-year-long career with HISD as a first-grade teacher and reading specialist at Poe Elementary School. Her dedication to her students led her to become magnet coordinator and dean of magnet students at Pin Oak Middle School, where she championed the implementation of a Chinese language program. Graves served as principal of Pin Oak and Roberts Elementary School before taking up the mantle of principal of Lamar High School in 2018.
Students from Horn Academy pose as pirates for part of their Odyssey of the Mind competition.
Fourteen schools participated in the state Odyssey of the Mind competition on Saturday, April 13, 2013 and students from nine of those schools will advance to the World Finals in May.
Odyssey of the Mind has become the largest international creative problem-solving competition worldwide, and HISD teams have been working hard to on their projects and presentations since October. Continue reading →
HISD’s eighth annual Parent Conference and Resource Fair will take place on Saturday, March 2, at Pin Oak Middle School (4601 Glenmont, 77401), from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. The event is hosted by the HISD Special Education Department and Family to Family Network.
Conference highlights include multiple breakout sessions on a wide variety of topics (such as Sibling Support, Apps for Disabilities, and Inappropriate Behavior) and separate sessions for high school students/young adults with disabilities.