In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., HISD’s Nutrition Services Department hosted 86 students at the Food and Agriculture Literacy Center at Mykawa Farm for a day of volunteering, learning, and strategizing to combat food insecurity in the HISD community on Saturday, Jan. 13. Attendees included students from Stevenson Middle School, Kashmere, Wheatley, and Worthing High School students in the Miles Ahead Scholars program, as well as the Texas A&M 4-H Global Leadership Beyond Education (G.L.O.B.E.) program.Continue reading
In 2022, Nutrition Services was the recipient of a generous grant from Houston Methodist to further fund their efforts to expand agricultural programs at six HISD high schools and integrate nutrition and culinary education into their classwork.Continue reading
In honor of Black History Month, Hogg Middle School hosted their inaugural Black History Program Wednesday, Feb. 22, with a Tribute to Bands showcase featuring performances from several HISD fine arts programs.Continue reading
The Office of School Choice hosted its second districtwide School Choice Fair on Saturday, Dec. 10, where seven new HISD magnet programs were revealed.Continue reading
The Worthing High School community celebrated the launch of My Brother’s Keeper TeamUp’s Houston chapter with a pep rally on Nov. 17.
The celebration featured special guest appearances from the Houston Rockets, Houston Dynamo, Houston Outlaws, Houston Health Foundation, and local radio station 93.7 The Beat.Continue reading
The 60 students from Kashmere, Wheatley, and Worthing High Schools that make up the G-Unity Business Lab competed in the inaugural Hustle Tank event on Tuesday, May 25, at University of Houston’s Cullen Performance Hall.
The competition is set up much like the TV show Shark Tank. Throughout the school year, the students created business plans for their companies, collaborated with coaches and mentors, and prepared pitches for the Hustle Tank judges, including rapper and G-Unity Founder, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.Continue reading
Out of dozens of organizations across the country, Worthing Early College High School was selected for a unique educational event put on by NASA.
On Wednesday, with the help of Mission Control, astronauts on board the International Space Station took questions from students live. The students prerecorded their questions via video.Continue reading
All nine senior members of the Worthing High School Marching Pride of Sunnyside Band earned scholarships to play for Langston University during a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Oklahoma for band tryouts.
On Friday Nov. 12, all 60 members of the band, including its dancers, traveled to Langston University, which is a historically black college 40 miles north of Oklahoma City. It was an event that was by invitation only.Continue reading
As schools across Houston Independent School District prepare for the 2021-2022 school year, several campuses are using billboards to spread the message about their unique programs.
With taglines like “helping students succeed beyond academics” and “Game Changers,” the billboards tout each school’s individual characteristics and encourage surrounding communities to enroll their students in the schools.Continue reading
As students begin to think about the future, Nutrition Services Culinary Educator Brittany Jones is working to ensure they’re equipped with a key ingredient for success — the basics of cooking.
Chef Jones is one of two educators who teach “Get Growing Houston” classes at Attucks Middle School and Worthing Early College High School. The 10-week classes were piloted at the schools to help students learn the importance of good nutrition and the fundamentals of cooking.Continue reading