Feb. 5-9 marked National School Counseling Week, a time for school communities to come together in appreciation and recognition of the important contributions of our tireless school counselors. This year’s National School Counseling Week theme is “School Counseling: Standards-Based, Student-Focused.” From class schedules to emotional regulation, all the way to choosing and applying to college, school counselors are a vital resource on a student’s educational journey.Continue reading
Even though they’re called “plays,” Yates and Carnegie Vanguard High Schools were definitely not playing around in this year’s UIL regional competition. The two high schools advanced to the regional round after first surpassing district, bi-district and area competitions, a feat that only 24 of the 253 high schools in their conference achieved.
Photographs of Carnegie Vanguard’s One-Act cast and crew by Maren WernerContinue reading
HISD is celebrating Black History Month by exploring the many schools named for distinguished African Americans in the community. The district has more than 30 schools that recognize the contributions of African American leaders, ranging from renowned educators to legislators and community leaders.
This week, learn more about HISD’s namesake high schools, alternative schools, and the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center. Check back this month to learn more about HISD’s namesake early childhood centers, elementary schools, and middle and combination schools.Continue reading
For a second consecutive year, Academy Sports + Outdoors is honoring seven college-bound high school seniors from Yates High School with scholarships and a donation to the school totaling $50,000.Continue reading
HISD Superintendent Millard House II presented high school seniors with the 2021-2022 HISD Superintendent Scholars Award on Wednesday, May 11, and Tuesday, May 17.Continue reading
During Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting, HISD’s Board of Education unanimously approved renaming Jack Yates Field to George Perry Floyd Jr. Athletic Community Field.Continue reading
Ten Houston Independent School District football teams were recognized for their on-field sportsmanship as the Touchdown Club of Houston held its 16th annual Sportsmanship Luncheon on Wednesday, April 7.
Ten of the 40 Houston-area high school teams nominated were from HISD: Furr, Milby, Northside, Scarborough, Sterling, Waltrip, Washington, Westside, Wisdom, and Yates.Continue reading
Alabama Street runs for about eleven miles through the heart of Houston, starting in the Third Ward and ending just past the Galleria. At the eastern edge of Alabama—where it begins as a two-lane road—sits Jack Yates High School.
It’s on that stretch where three words now cover the street: Black Lives Matter.
The massive letters are part of a new mural in front of Yates, honoring its own George Floyd. The project, a partnership between Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis and the Houston Society for Change and approved through the City of Houston, has been in the planning stages since last summer.Continue reading
It has been nearly 50 years since Booker T. Washington High School had a swim team. But as the high school’s new practice pool nears completion, that will soon change.
Washington’s new pool and natatorium are among several 2012 Bond realignment projects — new, board-approved projects funded by surplus bond savings but not part of the original scope of work.Continue reading
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series on how six HISD students are adjusting to the shift to virtual instruction throughout the district amid COVID-19 precautions. Read Part 2 here.
Earlier this week, the district launched HISD @ H.O.M.E. (Home-based Online Mobile Education), a distance learning plan, and students at all levels of education are transitioning from physical to virtual classrooms.
We checked in with three students to see how their first week of distance learning went, the steps they’ve taken to succeed and the things they miss the most about school.Continue reading