Each year, student artists throughout HISD participate in a one-of-a-kind competition that showcases their creativity and ingratiates them in Houston’s vibrant and historical art scene. The Orange Show Art Car Festival and Parade is an annual event wherein artists work to create the most visionary and inventive decorated cars.Continue reading
The HISD Departments of College and Career Readiness employ many tactics to prepare students for life after high school graduation, including one-on-one advising, PSAT/SAT prep, college application assistance, and more. CCR is always on the lookout for opportunities for graduation-bound students that will give them a leg-up in the professional world.
One of these opportunities is the SAP Internship Program, launched in 2017 and developed to give participating students on-the-job experience working with SAP programs in different arenas, cycling interns through weeks in various HISD departments that utilize the program in different ways.Continue reading
In an ongoing effort to promote school safety, HISD Police, Houston Police, and Houston Ministers Against Crime are once again partnering for Project Safe Start.Continue reading
Every spring, the Houston Art Car Parade takes over a section of Allen Parkway and brings together Houstonians of all ages in a celebration of creativity and community. This year, 21 HISD schools worked to create one-of-a-kind rolling pieces of art for the 36th annual event, with four student-made creations earning prizes in the Art Car and Youth Group categories. The art cars were judged by notable local artists, art patrons, and sponsors of the long-standing Houston arts collective, The Orange Show, where the Houston Art Car Parade originated.Continue reading
Dr. Diego Linares has been selected as the new principal of Sam Houston Math, Science, and Technology Center High School.Continue reading
In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year, the Houston Independent School District Student Enrollment Department will be hosting a Student Enrollment Application and Resources Drive. Families are invited to attend this event from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Sam Houston Math, Science, and Technology Center (MSTC) High School.Continue reading
HISD Superintendent Millard House II presented high school seniors with the 2021-2022 HISD Superintendent Scholars Award on Wednesday, May 11, and Tuesday, May 17.Continue reading
Superintendent Millard House visited Sam Houston Math Science and Technology Center on the first day of testing on HISD campuses as part of an ongoing effort to promote COVID-19 onsite testing for students and staff.
Sam Houston MSTC is one of many HISD campuses offering on-campus testing. Information regarding onsite testing can be found here. The testing program is completely voluntary and requires a student’s parent/guardian to first provide a one-time consent by completing a digital consent form available at HoustonISD.org/HealthAlerts.Continue reading
As heavy storms—the kind typical of Houston summers, dark clouds heavy with rain—moved through the area on Tuesday night, spirits in teachers’ homes across the area could not be dampened.
And as the skies cleared, a rainbow appeared over Rosa Oviedo’s house, just in time for her to be surprised as the Elementary Teacher of the Year.
“It feels really good as an educator,” Oviedo said. “We don’t do this job to be recognized, but for HISD to put this together for us despite the pandemic is truly appreciated.”Continue reading
Twelve educators have been named as HISD’s 2020-2021 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year finalists, and two teachers have been named the Beginning Teachers of the Year.
The two Teacher of the Year winners will go on to represent the district in Region IV. The 12 finalists were selected from all 280 schools based on performance data and other criteria.
At the elementary level, the six Teacher of the Year finalists are:Continue reading