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Yates High School community celebrates ceremonial groundbreaking for new school   

Yates High School Principal Ken Davis made an impassioned promise Thursday as he spoke to the crowd of students, alumni and school supporters who gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking for their new $59.4 million school.

“I pledge to you, just as I have the community and the children I serve, I’m going to do my very best to make their dreams come true,” Davis said, applause erupting throughout the auditorium as he spoke. “I may not get to the mountain top with you, but I’m going to make sure the road is paved for you to get there.”

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Yates communications students show off their green thumbs

IMG_0394Yates High School students in the School of Communications conducted their annual spring gardening event recently in order to bring attention to food deserts such as Houston’s Third Ward. Many areas of Houston have relatively few grocery stores, making the choices for nutritious food in short supply. Continue reading

Yates design concepts capture school history, enhance collaboration

The Project Advisory Team for Yates High School discussed how the current building is used and how to create a new facility that embraces the school’s history and enhances its academics and special programs in a 21st century learning environment.

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“Voting Early Style” – HISD students, teachers, principals go Gangnam Style to get out the vote

Forget what you thought you knew about “Gangnam Style,” the year’s biggest hit song and music video. Some may say it’s a parody of fashion and lifestyles in an upscale Korean neighborhood, but they’re mistaken. We sent the lyrics around the district and our students, faculty and staff have come to the conclusion that rapper PSY was actually encouraging Harris County voters to not only vote this election, but to vote early and finish the entire ballot.

We want anybody who’s eligible to vote in the November 6 election to take control of their future and go to the polls. We encourage you to register to vote (do it soon as the deadline is fast approaching) and to vote early beginning October 22.

We’re also asking for your help in getting out the vote. Make sure your friends see this video by tweeting it (we’re using the #VoteEarly hashtag and you can tag us with @HoustonISD), posting it to Facebook or Tumblr and liking it on YouTube.

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