Beginning this week there will be several recognition events held for Houston Independent School District students, faculty, and staff honoring exceptional academic achievements and contributions during the 2011-2012 school year.
- Tuesday, May 22nd: 2012 Scholars Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. at the Westin Oaks Galleria (5011 Westheimer). The event will honor the Class of 2012 valedictorians and salutatorians. Gary Tuma, President and CEO of Smart Financial Credit Union, will be the keynote speaker. Since its inception 78 years ago, Smart Financial Credit Union has been a valued community partner of HISD offering scholarships for graduating seniors.
- Thursday, May 24th: Team HISD Celebration of Excellence will be held at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Americas Hotel (1600 Lamar Street). At the event the 2012 Teachers of the Year will be named. The Principals of the Year and each Employee of the Month will also be recognized. This is the first time all of the honorees will be recognized during one celebration.
- Wednesday, May 30th: Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) Recognition Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. at Kingdom Builders’ Center (6011 West Orem). This celebration will recognize parents, students, and community partners that volunteer their time at HISD schools.
HISD Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier will also be making remarks at all of the events.