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Summer a busy time of preparation for upcoming school year

2015 June 24
by HISD Communications

Another academic year has come and gone in HISD, but that doesn’t mean our work takes a vacation.

Summer school has been in session since early June, and that means thousands of students are still in class learning every day, and hundreds of educators, campus employees, and the other support staff who teach those children and keep their schools clean and comfortable have been on the job as well.

Many of our teachers are also back in the classroom as students, expanding their knowledge base by completing professional development courses on districtwide initiatives such as the PowerUp HUB or Literacy By 3. Others are taking trips to faraway lands through programs like Fund For Teachers, such as Bellaire High School English teacher Matthew Olsen, who is exploring Vietnam to enrich his lessons on a war memoir set in that country.

Construction projects are also moving forward all across the district, and even our police force took time out this month to develop its officers’ skill sets, by offering a Law Enforcement Summit at one of our high schools. Many members of Team HISD take time off during the summer months, and I wish them safe and happy holidays. But I am also excited to see the many preparations under way, and I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in the coming school year.

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