Company’s IMPACT Day to benefit nearly 4,000 students
On Friday about 300 Deloitte employees will be volunteering their day to help beautify three HISD campuses as part of the company’s annual community service project. Nearly 4,000 students from Wharton Elementary, Hamilton Middle and Reagan High School will benefit from this project.
At each campus the volunteers will be helping to improve the look and functionality of the school grounds. Beautification projects include placing gravel on sidewalks, painting benches and bike racks on campus, repairing basketball courts, gardening, office organization and much more.
Reagan Senior also placed first in individual state competition
A mathematics team from HISD’s Reagan High School was declared the UIL State Mathematics Champion at the recent UIL State Meet. Reagan team member Dante Vela also placed first in the individual state competition.
The mathematics competition is one of the most competitive contests at the UIL State Academic Meet, drawing students from across Texas.
The Reagan team, composed of five seniors, qualified for the state championship after advancing from UIL district and regional meets. The team members have all been competing in UIL Academics for a combined total of 12 years.
Reagan High School senior Diana Velasquez is excited about her upcoming prom and thanks to the generosity of several local organizations she’ll be going to the event dressed to the nines. “It’s going to be a big day for me and I am very lucky to have my dress, jewelry and even my shoes paid for,” said Velasquez.
Velasquez and 27 other Reagan senior girls, who might ordinarily miss out on the magic of prom, were recently treated to a shopping day from the Houston Heights Woman’s Club. Continue reading
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In this week’s I am HISD, which features HISD graduates and HISD employees, former HISD Athletic Director and Reagan High School alumnus Joe Tusa talks about his 37 years with the district. On November 3, HISD officially renamed the district’s Northside sports complex the Delmar-Tusa Athletic Complex in honor of Tusa, who is HISD’s longest serving athletic director. Continue reading
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/31161260]Approximately 280 teachers from across the district have been collaborating with HISD’s Curriculum Department for the past several months to develop a high-powered, standards-based curriculum for all students in the Houston Independent School District.
They meet after school and on weekends, and educators involved in the Curriculum Writing Initiative report that their work has given them fresh insight into the necessity of focusing on standards.
“The curriculum-writing experience has opened my eyes to the importance of aligning our curriculum to the TEKS,” said Kolter Elementary School teacher Sharon Grimm. “This process will make me a better teacher and will ensure that all my students’ needs are met.”