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HISD Student Support Services gets festive with holiday giving events for Houston families

HISD’s Student Support Services Department is dedicated to connecting students and their families with non-instructional community resources. Students face many obstacles during the school year, and for many families, no time of year is as challenging as the holiday season. The various departments under Student Support services have organized a series of events and worked with community partners to aid students and their families this December.

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HISD Wraparound Services partners with community organizations to give back to Houston families

HISD’s Wraparound Services Department is gearing up to assist more than 100 Houston families for the Thanksgiving holiday.

In partnership with Houston community organizations, the department is hosting turkey giveaways, raffles, food drives, and more at several HISD campuses.

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HISD hosts community outreach breakfast event for faith-based leaders

Faith-based leaders in the Houston area gathered at Hattie Mae White Educational Center to discuss the future of HISD and strategies for community outreach.

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Incentive-based RAK room unveiled at Revere MS

Students at Revere Middle School are returning to an exciting new campus addition in the 2022-2023 school year. In collaboration with Houston Random Acts of Kindness, HISD Wraparound Services unveiled the district’s first RAK Room. 

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Transportation Services is driving support for Souper Bowl of Caring and emergency food pantries

HISD Transportation Services has donated the use of four 20-foot school buses at West University Elementary School to help collect food donations for this year’s Souper Bowl of Caring.

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HISD trustees approve new internship program supporting wraparound specialists

During its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, the HISD Board of Education approved several agenda items including an agreement with the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) to support wraparound specialists.

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Navarro MS coat drive ‘perfect way’ to start Thanksgiving holiday

Cars lined the front of Navarro Middle School on Saturday, as Navarro hosted a “Coat Distribution Day” that also included turkey giveaways, free COVID-19 vaccinations, and voter registration. Navarro had 500 coats available to donate.

More than 120 students had pre-registered, and members of the community came out early in the morning to pick up their coats and turkeys.

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Rockets, military a winning combo at Oates ES Hoops For Troops

For Houston Rockets newcomer Armoni Brooks, planting seeds and giving back to the Houston community is part of his roots. The Waco-born former University of Houston Cougar was joined by teammates Kenyon Martin Jr., Joshua Christopher, Rockets staff, mascot Clutch, and members of the military on Tuesday for the Hoops For Troops event at Oates Elementary School. The event was a beautification project that saw the military and Rockets organization roll up their sleeves and work on the Oates grounds by painting the basketball court, pulling weeds, replacing benches, power-washing the walls, and adding new flower beds.

“Just being able to give back to the community is a big part of what we wanted to do when we chose this profession,” Brooks said. “Being able to do it in the local community means a lot, and I’m sure it really means a lot to the kids and the families and everyone that is involved.”

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