Energy and Sustainability Department sets its sights on a waste-free HISD with collaborative Zero-Waste Initiative
HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Blog
by HISD Communications
2d ago
HISD’s Energy and Sustainability Department has a vision for all campuses to be waste-free. With that goal in mind, Analyst Stephanie Walker and her team worked to educate and inspire teachers and administrators with the District’s inaugural Zero-Waste Initiative email series. Over the course of two months, the Energy and Sustainability team shared four in-depth digital newsletters with HISD campuses. The newsletters covered topics like  sustainability in schools, waste production, food waste, and how to become good environmental stewards through circularity, or the life cycle of the prod ..read more
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HISD’s Counseling Department to hold virtual Career Information Sessions
HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Blog
by HISD Communications
5d ago
HISD’s Counseling Department is hosting two virtual Career Information Sessions for those interested in becoming a school counselor in the District. Sessions will take place on the following dates: Tuesday, April 30, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 4 to 5 p.m. Sessions will include information on the recruitment and selection process, eligibility requirements, compensation, and benefits. Eligible candidates must hold a master’s in counseling. To register for next session, click here. To apply for a position with HISD, visit www.HoustonISD.org/careers. The post HISD’s Counseling Department ..read more
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HISD students take their creativity to the streets at 37th Annual Art Car Parade
HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Blog
by HISD Communications
5d ago
On April 13, students from 26 HISD campuses participated in the 37th Annual Art Car Parade. The parade is a treasured community tradition and the culmination of months of hard, creative work each year. Students at participating schools collaborated during their art classes and after-school time to construct their unique Art Cars. The morning of the parade, students gathered to showcase their creations alongside vehicles designed and built by scores of other artists from across the city. Crowds came out to marvel at the fantastic works of art on wheels along a route that followed Allen Parkway ..read more
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HISD to host Campus Hiring Event April 20
HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Blog
by HISD Communications
1w ago
The HISD Teacher Recruitment and Selection Team will host a 2024-2025 Campus Hiring Event on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Delmar Fieldhouse (2020 Mangum Road, 77092). K-12 educators are invited to learn about Team HISD and the life-changing, student-centered work underway. Key compensation highlights: Starting teacher salaries: Non-NES schools: $64,000 NES schools (by school level): Elementary: $75,435 Middle: $80,059 High: $82,816 Special education teacher salaries: Non-NES schools: $80,000 NES schools: $86,000 Bilingual stipend: $5,000 This event is open to the following po ..read more
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HISD students take in solar eclipse with help from NASA
HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Blog
by HISD Communications
1w ago
On April 8, 2024, a solar eclipse was visible across the U.S., with parts of Texas lucky enough to experience a total eclipse of the sun by the moon. Houston landed just outside of the path of totality, giving students the opportunity to witness the moon’s 94% obfuscation of the sun using special kits provided by Space Center Houston and delivered by a real NASA astronaut.  Astronaut and Space Center Houston Chief Science Officer Megan MacArthur surprised students at Anderson and Bonham Elementary Schools, Sugar Grove Academy, and Westbury High School where she and her team delivered “ec ..read more
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HISD students to explore careers at annual When I Grow Up expo
HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Blog
by HISD Communications
1w ago
HISD’s 12th annual When I Grow Up career expo will be held Saturday, April 27, from 10. a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th Street, 77092). More than 100 exhibitors from local companies and organizations and post-secondary institutions will be on hand to help students explore their options in high-demand, high-growth industries. All HISD students in grades K-12 and their families are invited. Participating businesses will provide hands-on displays, stimulating exhibits, and activities to engage and spark the imagination of students and motivate them ..read more
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HISD raises salaries for Special Education teachers across the District
HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Blog
by HISD Communications
2w ago
As part of its reimagined employee compensation plan, Houston Independent School District (HISD) is raising salaries for Special Education teachers across the board. In the upcoming 2024-2025 school year, the minimum salary for a Special Education teacher will be $80,000. At New Education System (NES) campuses, that number will be $86,000. Previously, HISD Special Education teacher salaries fell on the standard pay scale for K-12 teachers plus a $1,000 stipend. “HISD is steadfastly committed to ensuring our students with special needs are identified, supported, and positioned to achieve at hig ..read more
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HISD hosting Hiring Event for non-NES campus positions
HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Blog
by HISD Communications
3w ago
The HISD Teacher Recruitment and Selection Team will host a 2024-2025 Non-NES Campus Hiring Event on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Chávez High School (8501 Howard Drive, 77017). K-12 educators are invited to learn about Team HISD and the life-changing, student-centered work underway. Key compensation highlights: • Starting teacher salary: $64,000 • Starting Special Education teacher salary: $80,000 • Bilingual stipend: $5,000 This event is open to the following position types: teacher, assistant principal, counselor, librarian/media specialist, nurse, office support, teacher assis ..read more
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HISD chefs and nutritionists make healthy cooking fun for elementary students
HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Blog
by HISD Communications
1M ago
Since January, HISD’s Nutrition Services Department has been working closely with Berry Elementary School to bring agriculture literacy into every classroom. HISD’s Chef Brittany Jones and registered dietitians Gabby Villarreal and Nathan Raska are in the process of visiting every class at Berry and providing students a fun and educational cooking demonstration and nutrition lecture. Each classroom takeover includes an hour-long visit from Jones, Villarreal, or Raska where they walk students through the steps of a simple recipe they can try at home, including bok choy noodle crisp salad, pizz ..read more
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HISD invites class of 2024 to explore their options at Military Career Day
HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Blog
by HISD Communications
1M ago
HISD’s offices of College, Career and Military Readiness and Post-Secondary Programming partnered with HISD JROTC to hold their second-ever Military Career Day at Delmar Fieldhouse on Wednesday, March 7. Unlike the first Military Career Day in January, this event was catered to high school seniors who are undecided on their post-secondary plans. Students were welcomed by visiting military service people and a demonstration by the Sam Houston High School Color Guard, then witnessed the presentation of scholarship checks to two students from Bellaire High School, Antonio Hernandez and Catherine ..read more
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