The Houston Symphony is launching its annual series of free summer community family concerts throughout the Houston area, and HISD’s Booker T. Washington High School is on the list of venues.
Symphony musicians will play a program of family-friendly music celebrating composers of diverse backgrounds, ranging from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony to Ravel’s Suite from Mother Goose, conducted by Robert Franz.
The inaugural class of students inducted into the Kashmere High School Futures Academy on May 30, 2013.
One couldn’t fault observers for thinking a group of students at Kashmere High School were graduating. Students’ names were called and cherished items were bestowed upon them while the crowd cheered and cried. Except these students have to accomplish a lot more than good grades to get the diploma.
More than 50 students received a red hard hat and blue safety glasses – the school colors – in Kashmere High School’s inaugural induction ceremony on Thursday, May 30, into its’ newly-christened Futures Academy with a focus on chemical process technology.
Dr. Grier announced plans for the HILZ program at Washington High School.
The new program will offer students manufactory, engineering, and technology training and certifications
HISD Superintendent Terry Grier announced plans to create a new manufacturing, engineering, and technology program at Booker T. Washington High School during an Acres Home Chamber for Business and Economic Development luncheon Thursday, Feb. 2.
The new program is part of a proposal to establish the Houston Innovative Learning Zone (HILZ) schools, which would offer students at six Houston ISD campuses the chance to earn associate’s degrees and receive career training in high-demand technical fields.
The proposed schools would be:
- The School of Manufacturing Engineering Technology at Washington
- The School of Electronic Engineering at Furr
- The School for Process Technology at Kashmere
- The School for Pharmacy Technology at Long
- The School for Network and Computer Administration at Scarborough
- The School of Logistics and Global Supply at Sterling