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  31. <title>HISD to host May Campus Hiring Events for NES and non-NES positions</title>
  32. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/23/hisd-to-host-may-campus-hiring-events-for-nes-and-non-nes-positions/</link>
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  34. <pubDate>Tue, 23 Apr 2024 13:40:10 +0000</pubDate>
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  49. <description><![CDATA[<p>The HISD Teacher Recruitment and Selection Team will host a 2024-2025 Campus Hiring Event on Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at two locations: K-12 educators are invited to learn about Team HISD and the life-changing, student-centered work underway. Key compensation highlights: Starting teacher salaries: Special education teacher salaries: Bilingual stipend: $5,000 This event [&#8230;]</p>
  50. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/23/hisd-to-host-may-campus-hiring-events-for-nes-and-non-nes-positions/">HISD to host May Campus Hiring Events for NES and non-NES positions</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  53. <p>The HISD Teacher Recruitment and Selection Team will host a <strong>2024-2025 Campus Hiring Event </strong>on <strong>Saturday, May 4, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.</strong> at two locations:</p>
  54.  
  55.  
  56.  
  57. <ul>
  58. <li>Non-NES: Delmar Fieldhouse (2020 Mangum Road, 77092)</li>
  59.  
  60.  
  61.  
  62. <li>NES: Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 West 18th Street, 77092)</li>
  63. </ul>
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  70.  
  71. <p>K-12 educators are invited to learn about Team HISD and the life-changing, student-centered work underway. <strong>Key compensation highlights:</strong></p>
  72.  
  73.  
  74.  
  75. <p>Starting teacher salaries:</p>
  76.  
  77.  
  78.  
  79. <ul>
  80. <li>Non-NES schools: $64,000</li>
  81.  
  82.  
  83.  
  84. <li>NES schools (by school level):</li>
  85.  
  86.  
  87.  
  88. <li>Elementary: $75,435</li>
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  90.  
  91.  
  92. <li>Middle: $80,059</li>
  93.  
  94.  
  95.  
  96. <li>High: $82,816</li>
  97. </ul>
  98.  
  99.  
  100.  
  101. <p>Special education teacher salaries:</p>
  102.  
  103.  
  104.  
  105. <ul>
  106. <li>Non-NES schools: $80,000</li>
  107.  
  108.  
  109.  
  110. <li>NES schools: $86,000</li>
  111. </ul>
  112.  
  113.  
  114.  
  115. <p>Bilingual stipend: $5,000</p>
  116.  
  117.  
  118.  
  119. <p>This event is open to the following position types: teacher (including Art of Thinking teacher), assistant principal, counselor, librarian/media specialist, nurse, office support, teacher assistant, teacher apprentice, learning coach.</p>
  120.  
  121.  
  122.  
  123. <p><strong>Register for the May 4 Campus Hiring Events <a href="https://forms.gle/R6WAajwcwvk2JAYd7" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">here</a>.</strong></p>
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  128.  
  129.  
  130. <p><strong>Eligibility requirement disclaimer:</strong></p>
  131.  
  132.  
  133.  
  134. <p>External Applicants:</p>
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  136.  
  137.  
  138. <p>1. If you have not submitted an online application, please do so and complete the SSN number second step prior to arriving (received via e-mail after submission). Failure to do so before arriving will delay or prohibit a school from extending you an offer.&nbsp;<strong>Complete your application online at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.houstonisd.org/careers" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">www.houstonisd.org/careers</a>.</strong></p>
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  140.  
  141.  
  142. <p>2. In the event a campus is ready to extend you an offer letter, please have a digital copy of your resume, and if readily available, a digital copy of your service records ready to share with hiring managers and Human Resources staff. Applicants can also upload all required documents prior to the event via the job application.</p>
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  144.  
  145.  
  146. <p>Internal HISD Applicants:</p>
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  148.  
  149.  
  150. <p>1. The HISD Transfer Period closes on April 26, 2024. Current district employees in Chapter 21 contract positions (e.g., teacher, counselor, librarian, etc.) are not eligible to attend this event.</p>
  151.  
  152.  
  153.  
  154. <p>2. Details are available <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/employeenews/2024/03/22/open-transfer-period-for-the-2024-2025-school-year/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">here via MyHISD</a>.</p>
  155.  
  156.  
  157.  
  158. <p>Once registered, candidates will receive final event details in a separate e-mail for the event after 3 p.m. on Friday, May 3.</p>
  159. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/23/hisd-to-host-may-campus-hiring-events-for-nes-and-non-nes-positions/">HISD to host May Campus Hiring Events for NES and non-NES positions</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  163. <title>Energy and Sustainability Department sets its sights on a waste-free HISD with collaborative Zero-Waste Initiative</title>
  164. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/19/energy-and-sustainability-department-sets-its-sights-on-a-waste-free-hisd-with-collaborative-zero-waste-initiative/</link>
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  166. <pubDate>Fri, 19 Apr 2024 20:36:41 +0000</pubDate>
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  169. <category><![CDATA[Energy and Sustainability]]></category>
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  172. <category><![CDATA[recycling]]></category>
  173. <category><![CDATA[Zero-Waste Initiative]]></category>
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  176. <description><![CDATA[<p>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 [&#8230;]</p>
  177. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/19/energy-and-sustainability-department-sets-its-sights-on-a-waste-free-hisd-with-collaborative-zero-waste-initiative/">Energy and Sustainability Department sets its sights on a waste-free HISD with collaborative Zero-Waste Initiative</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  180. <p>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.</p>
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  187.  
  188. <p>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&nbsp; sustainability in schools, waste production, food waste, and how to become good environmental stewards through circularity, or the life cycle of the products we use. Each communication was packed with relevant information curated by Energy and Sustainability in partnership with the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation and the National Wildlife Foundation, among others.</p>
  189.  
  190.  
  191.  
  192. <p>“The initiation of the zero-waste program at HISD was inspired by the District’s commitment to environmental stewardship,” Walker said. “We aim to achieve several key goals throughout this initiative, including reducing the amount of waste sent to the landfills, minimizing the District’s environmental footprint, and educating students and staff about the importance of waste reduction. Our goal is to instill that culture of environmental awareness and responsibility while making a positive impact on the local and global environment.”</p>
  193.  
  194.  
  195.  
  196. <p>Through the Zero-Waste Initiative, Energy and Sustainability plans to reduce—and someday eliminate—waste at its source in HISD schools by increasing reusable options for commonly wasted materials and implementing recycling and composting programs on campuses. The bedrock of this initiative is education. As such, beginning with a pilot of 20 campuses, Walker’s team is hosting workshops and training sessions to give teachers the resources to instill in their students a foundation of sustainability awareness and best practices that they can use at school and in their homes.</p>
  197.  
  198.  
  199.  
  200. <p>Tricon Energy, Lyondellbasell, and Exxon Mobil are participating as partners in the initiative. During school visits, representatives share their perspectives with student conservationists and explain the work their companies are doing to help build a more sustainable future world.</p>
  201.  
  202.  
  203.  
  204. <p>Walker is looking to expand the pilot program to all HISD campuses and eventually package it for other school districts nationwide.</p>
  205.  
  206.  
  207.  
  208. <p>“The Zero Waste Initiative is moving into year two and the early success is pleasing,” HISD Energy and Sustainability Director Kirby Williams said. “We have a lot of work ahead of us to accomplish our goals. I feel we’re off to a great start and having the support of the academic staff and leadership has been helpful.”</p>
  209.  
  210.  
  211.  
  212. <p>Walker anticipates 20 to 40 more campuses will participate in the Zero-Waste Initiative in the coming school  year. As the program grows, her team hopes to see a shift in the waste habits of HISD students and staff that will lead the District to recycle most of the waste it currently generates in the forms of food, plastic, e-waste, and paper goods. If successful,  this will help reduce waste-removal costs for the District, allowing those funds to be used for other purposes. To read the Zero-Waste Initiative newsletters and learn more about the pilot program, <a href="https://celf.my.canva.site/hisd-zero-waste-links" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">click here</a>.</p>
  213. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/19/energy-and-sustainability-department-sets-its-sights-on-a-waste-free-hisd-with-collaborative-zero-waste-initiative/">Energy and Sustainability Department sets its sights on a waste-free HISD with collaborative Zero-Waste Initiative</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  217. <title>HISD&#8217;s Counseling Department to hold virtual Career Information Sessions</title>
  218. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/17/hisds-counseling-department-to-hold-virtual-career-information-sessions/</link>
  219. <dc:creator><![CDATA[HISD Communications]]></dc:creator>
  220. <pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 14:50:19 +0000</pubDate>
  221. <category><![CDATA[Counseling & Guidance]]></category>
  222. <category><![CDATA[career fair]]></category>
  223. <category><![CDATA[Career information session]]></category>
  224. <category><![CDATA[careers]]></category>
  225. <category><![CDATA[counseling]]></category>
  226. <category><![CDATA[Counseling and Guidance]]></category>
  227. <category><![CDATA[human resources]]></category>
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  229.  
  230. <description><![CDATA[<p>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: 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 [&#8230;]</p>
  231. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/17/hisds-counseling-department-to-hold-virtual-career-information-sessions/">HISD&#8217;s Counseling Department to hold virtual Career Information Sessions</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  234. <p>HISD’s Counseling Department is hosting two virtual Career Information Sessions for those interested in becoming a school counselor in the District.</p>
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  239.  
  240.  
  241.  
  242. <p><strong>Sessions will take place on the following dates:</strong></p>
  243.  
  244.  
  245.  
  246. <ul>
  247. <li>Tuesday, April 30, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.</li>
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  249.  
  250.  
  251. <li>Tuesday, May 21, 4 to 5 p.m.</li>
  252. </ul>
  253.  
  254.  
  255.  
  256. <p>Sessions will include information on the recruitment and selection process, eligibility requirements, compensation, and benefits.</p>
  257.  
  258.  
  259.  
  260. <p>Eligible candidates must hold a master’s in counseling. To register for next session, <a href="https://forms.gle/cY9j2BkUnTeJLQvx9" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">click here</a>. </p>
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  266.  
  267. <p>To apply for a position with HISD, visit <a href="http://www.HoustonISD.org/careers" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">www.HoustonISD.org/careers</a>.</p>
  268. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/17/hisds-counseling-department-to-hold-virtual-career-information-sessions/">HISD&#8217;s Counseling Department to hold virtual Career Information Sessions</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  272. <title>HISD students take their creativity to the streets at 37th Annual Art Car Parade</title>
  273. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/16/hisd-students-take-their-creativity-to-the-streets-at-37th-annual-art-car-parade/</link>
  274. <dc:creator><![CDATA[HISD Communications]]></dc:creator>
  275. <pubDate>Tue, 16 Apr 2024 17:31:25 +0000</pubDate>
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  277. <category><![CDATA[Fine arts]]></category>
  278. <category><![CDATA[art car]]></category>
  279. <category><![CDATA[art car parade]]></category>
  280. <category><![CDATA[art is everywhere]]></category>
  281. <category><![CDATA[Carnegie Vanguard HS]]></category>
  282. <category><![CDATA[competition]]></category>
  283. <category><![CDATA[fine arts]]></category>
  284. <category><![CDATA[Garden Oaks Montessori]]></category>
  285. <category><![CDATA[orange show]]></category>
  286. <category><![CDATA[Ortiz MS]]></category>
  287. <category><![CDATA[Parker ES]]></category>
  288. <category><![CDATA[Sam Houston MSTC]]></category>
  289. <category><![CDATA[Tanglewood MS]]></category>
  290. <category><![CDATA[Visual Arts]]></category>
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  292.  
  293. <description><![CDATA[<p>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 [&#8230;]</p>
  294. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/16/hisd-students-take-their-creativity-to-the-streets-at-37th-annual-art-car-parade/">HISD students take their creativity to the streets at 37th Annual Art Car Parade</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  297. <p>On April 13, students from 26 HISD campuses participated in the 37<sup>th</sup> 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 through downtown Houston.</p>
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  309.  
  310. <p>A panel of local artists, art patrons, and sponsors of the arts collective and Houston institution<a href="https://orangeshow.org/"> The Orange Show</a> judge the entries and select the winning Art Cars in a variety of categories. The event welcomes participants from all over and attracts an audience of more than 250,000 spectators. HISD students conceptualize and build their Art Cars using donated vehicles and plaster, papier mâché, reclaimed materials, and other creative means. The idea is for students and teachers to let their imaginations run wild, and then craft a car that embodies the group’s collective vision.</p>
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  312.  
  313.  
  314. <p>Parker Elementary School created an Art Car for the parade in 2020, but the event was canceled due to the pandemic. This time around, Parker art teacher Julie Dickinson was considering a car with a floral theme, to represent the school’s on-campus garden. She changed her mind after a conversation with one of her colleagues, Leslie Hokanson, who suggested building a car inspired by Parker alum and NASA astronaut Shannon Walker.</p>
  315.  
  316.  
  317.  
  318. <p>Designing and building the space-themed car was a team effort, with Parker’s fourth and fifth graders painting a galaxy design on the truck, and younger students using plaster sheets to make planets for the solar system. A Parker parent created a model space shuttle out of plywood for the top of the vehicle, and students painted themselves inside its windows. As the finishing touch, a fifth grader drew a picture of astronaut&nbsp; Walker at the very front.</p>
  319.  
  320.  
  321.  
  322. <p>“Projects like Art Car have tremendous value in the lives of all people, but especially our young learners,” Dickinson said. “When students participate in these community events, they develop a greater sense of pride in themselves, their schools, and their immediate community. They learn to concentrate and pay attention to details. Art is a part of everything. It is naturally cross curricular. Students use math, science, social studies, and reading every day in art class. This particular Art Car experience increased student knowledge about our solar system, three dimensional shapes, and states of matter.”</p>
  323.  
  324.  
  325.  
  326. <p>Dickinson tried not to get her hopes up when contacting NASA to see if Shannon Walker would participate in the parade.To the Parker team’s delight, however, Walker agreed to ride in the bed of “The Galactic Walker,” joining her painted miniature on the plywood shuttle and Parker’s lion mascot emblazoned on the sun across the truck’s grille.</p>
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  328.  
  329.  
  330. <p>HISD Secondary Visual Arts Coordinator Chandel Hancock says the Art Car Parade helps students connect to their campus, their community, and themselves through “creativity, collaboration, and problem solving.”</p>
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  332.  
  333.  
  334. <p>“These are traits needed for future success personally and professionally,” she said. “Students experience the highest levels of learning through participating in one of Houston’s most anticipated events.”</p>
  335.  
  336.  
  337.  
  338. <p>Hancock, with HISD Visual Arts Curriculum Designer Rickey Polidore, oversees the Art Car season for the district each year. Polidore, himself an accomplished <a href="https://houstonlanding.org/art-car-artist-hisd-teacher-rickey-polidore-gave-us-an-exclusive-look-at-his-winning-creations/">Cartist</a>, has been participating in the parade for more than a decade.  </p>
  339.  
  340.  
  341.  
  342. <p>HISD honorees at this year’s event include Ortiz Middle School, which received the Rockstar Rookie Award for first-time participants.&nbsp; And Carnegie Vanguard High School got the Hard Luck Award for persevering through an unfortunate mishap on parade day. In addition, HISD schools swept the Youth category with Sam Houston Math, Science and Technology Center taking first place; Tanglewood Middle School placing second; and Garden Oaks Montessori placing third.</p>
  343.  
  344.  
  345.  
  346. <p>To read more about HISD and the Art Car Parade, visit the News Blog archive <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/?s=art+car">here</a>.To learn more about HISD Visual Arts programs, visit the district’s webpage<a href="https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/165703"> here</a>.</p>
  347. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/16/hisd-students-take-their-creativity-to-the-streets-at-37th-annual-art-car-parade/">HISD students take their creativity to the streets at 37th Annual Art Car Parade</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  350. <item>
  351. <title>HISD to host Campus Hiring Event April 20</title>
  352. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/11/hisd-to-host-campus-hiring-event-april-20/</link>
  353. <dc:creator><![CDATA[HISD Communications]]></dc:creator>
  354. <pubDate>Thu, 11 Apr 2024 14:06:04 +0000</pubDate>
  355. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  356. <category><![CDATA[Talent]]></category>
  357. <category><![CDATA[bilingual]]></category>
  358. <category><![CDATA[hiring]]></category>
  359. <category><![CDATA[HISD]]></category>
  360. <category><![CDATA[Houston ISD]]></category>
  361. <category><![CDATA[nurse]]></category>
  362. <category><![CDATA[special education]]></category>
  363. <category><![CDATA[SPED]]></category>
  364. <category><![CDATA[talent]]></category>
  365. <category><![CDATA[teachers]]></category>
  366. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/?p=45407</guid>
  367.  
  368. <description><![CDATA[<p>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: Special education teacher salaries: Bilingual [&#8230;]</p>
  369. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/11/hisd-to-host-campus-hiring-event-april-20/">HISD to host Campus Hiring Event April 20</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
  370. ]]></description>
  371. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  372. <p>The HISD Teacher Recruitment and Selection Team will host a <strong>2024-2025 Campus Hiring Event </strong>on <strong>Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.</strong> at <strong>Delmar Fieldhouse</strong> (2020 Mangum Road, 77092).</p>
  373.  
  374.  
  375.  
  376. <span id="more-45407"></span>
  377.  
  378.  
  379.  
  380. <p>K-12 educators are invited to learn about Team HISD and the life-changing, student-centered work underway. <strong>Key compensation highlights:</strong></p>
  381.  
  382.  
  383.  
  384. <p>Starting teacher salaries:</p>
  385.  
  386.  
  387.  
  388. <ul>
  389. <li>Non-NES schools: $64,000</li>
  390.  
  391.  
  392.  
  393. <li>NES schools (by school level):</li>
  394.  
  395.  
  396.  
  397. <li>Elementary: $75,435</li>
  398.  
  399.  
  400.  
  401. <li>Middle: $80,059</li>
  402.  
  403.  
  404.  
  405. <li>High: $82,816</li>
  406. </ul>
  407.  
  408.  
  409.  
  410. <p>Special education teacher salaries:</p>
  411.  
  412.  
  413.  
  414. <ul>
  415. <li>Non-NES schools: $80,000</li>
  416.  
  417.  
  418.  
  419. <li>NES schools: $86,000</li>
  420. </ul>
  421.  
  422.  
  423.  
  424. <p>Bilingual stipend: $5,000</p>
  425.  
  426.  
  427.  
  428. <p>This event is open to the following position types: teacher, assistant principal, counselor, librarian/media specialist, nurse, office support, teacher assistant, teacher apprentice, learning coach.</p>
  429.  
  430.  
  431.  
  432. <p><strong>Register for the April 20 Campus Hiring Event <a href="https://forms.gle/vSazPGjGSJTCv41J6" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">here</a>.</strong></p>
  433.  
  434.  
  435. <div class="wp-block-image">
  436. <figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" width="676" height="353" src="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/04/2024_Apr_20_CampusHiringEvent_GENREAL_ORGANIC_LinkedIn-676x353.png" alt="" class="wp-image-45408" srcset="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/04/2024_Apr_20_CampusHiringEvent_GENREAL_ORGANIC_LinkedIn-676x353.png 676w, https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/04/2024_Apr_20_CampusHiringEvent_GENREAL_ORGANIC_LinkedIn-300x157.png 300w, https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/04/2024_Apr_20_CampusHiringEvent_GENREAL_ORGANIC_LinkedIn-768x401.png 768w, https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/04/2024_Apr_20_CampusHiringEvent_GENREAL_ORGANIC_LinkedIn-624x326.png 624w, https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/04/2024_Apr_20_CampusHiringEvent_GENREAL_ORGANIC_LinkedIn.png 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 676px) 100vw, 676px" /></figure></div>
  437.  
  438.  
  439. <p><strong>Eligibility requirement disclaimer:</strong></p>
  440.  
  441.  
  442.  
  443. <p>External Applicants:</p>
  444.  
  445.  
  446.  
  447. <p>1. If you have not submitted an online application, please do so and complete the SSN number second step prior to arriving (received via e-mail after submission). Failure to do so before arriving will delay or prohibit a school from extending you an offer. <strong>Complete your application online at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.houstonisd.org/careers" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">www.houstonisd.org/careers</a>.</strong></p>
  448.  
  449.  
  450.  
  451. <p>2. In the event a campus is ready to extend you an offer letter, please have a digital copy of your resume, and if readily available, a digital copy of your service records ready to share with hiring managers and Human Resources staff. Applicants can also upload all required documents prior to the event via the job application.</p>
  452.  
  453.  
  454.  
  455. <p>Internal HISD Applicants:</p>
  456.  
  457.  
  458.  
  459. <p>1. Current district employees in Chapter 21 contract positions (e.g., teacher, counselor, librarian/media specialist, etc.) are welcome to attend and network about potential HISD campus opportunities for the 2024-2025 school year during the HISD transfer period. Additionally, Chapter 21 transfer eligible district employees do NOT need to apply in the HISD application system this year.</p>
  460.  
  461.  
  462.  
  463. <p>2. Transfer Portal details are available&nbsp;<a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/employeenews/2024/03/22/open-transfer-period-for-the-2024-2025-school-year/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">here via MyHISD</a>.</p>
  464.  
  465.  
  466.  
  467. <p>Once registered, candidates will receive final event details in a separate e-mail for the event after 3 p.m. on Friday, April 19.<br /></p>
  468. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/11/hisd-to-host-campus-hiring-event-april-20/">HISD to host Campus Hiring Event April 20</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  471. <item>
  472. <title>HISD students take in solar eclipse with help from NASA</title>
  473. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/09/hisd-students-take-in-solar-eclipse-with-help-from-nasa/</link>
  474. <dc:creator><![CDATA[HISD Communications]]></dc:creator>
  475. <pubDate>Tue, 09 Apr 2024 17:50:31 +0000</pubDate>
  476. <category><![CDATA[Community Partnerships]]></category>
  477. <category><![CDATA[Science]]></category>
  478. <category><![CDATA[STEM]]></category>
  479. <category><![CDATA[Anderson Elementary]]></category>
  480. <category><![CDATA[Bonham Elementary]]></category>
  481. <category><![CDATA[Eclipse]]></category>
  482. <category><![CDATA[NASA]]></category>
  483. <category><![CDATA[space center houston]]></category>
  484. <category><![CDATA[Sugar Grove Academy]]></category>
  485. <category><![CDATA[Westbury High School]]></category>
  486. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/?p=45404</guid>
  487.  
  488. <description><![CDATA[<p>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 [&#8230;]</p>
  489. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/09/hisd-students-take-in-solar-eclipse-with-help-from-nasa/">HISD students take in solar eclipse with help from NASA</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
  490. ]]></description>
  491. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  492. <p>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.&nbsp;</p>
  493.  
  494.  
  495.  
  496. <style>[data-ps-embed-type=slideshow] > iframe {position: absolute;top: 0;left: 0;}</style><div style="position:relative;height:0 !important;padding-bottom: 75% !important;width:100% !important;" data-ps-embed-type="slideshow" data-ps-embed-gid="G0000IQq_2AUdw_g"></div><script src="https://houstonisdphotos.photoshelter.com/js/psEmbed.js"></script>
  497. <script>_psEmbed("https://houstonisdphotos.photoshelter.com");</script>
  498.  
  499.  
  500.  
  501. <span id="more-45404"></span>
  502.  
  503.  
  504.  
  505. <p>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 “eclipse in a box” kits. The kits, designed by MacArthur, included glasses for safe eclipse viewing, an educational guide to help students learn about this rare occurrence, and shadow cards to make crescent-shaped shadows that only occur during a solar eclipse.</p>
  506.  
  507.  
  508.  
  509. <p>“The kids were able to ask a lot of questions and prepare themselves for what an eclipse really is, and they were excited about it,” said Anderson Elementary Principal Erica Tran. “I think [things like this] open up their interests to astronomy and gets them excited about science and space. Astronaut MacArthur coming out was eye-opening for the girls in particular, seeing that there was a lady astronaut, that she’s real. It opens their minds more than seeing the same thing every day.”</p>
  510.  
  511.  
  512.  
  513. <p>The purpose of Space Center Houston’s visits was to inspire students and deepen their interest in space science through practical exposure.</p>
  514.  
  515.  
  516.  
  517. <p>“This is a unique opportunity to really understand something that happens on such a large scale that it can be hard to picture,” said MacArthur. “This is a way to help them realize their place in the solar system and the universe.”</p>
  518.  
  519.  
  520.  
  521. <p>The cloudy weather mercifully let up long enough for HISD students to be able to go outside to watch the eclipse during the school day. Using their eclipse glasses, Anderson Elementary students gathered on the blacktop of their campus Spark Park and watched the moon pass across the sun, dropping the temperature and plunging the city into shadow.</p>
  522.  
  523.  
  524.  
  525. <p>“This eclipse is special because it’s going to be a total eclipse,” said Anderson Elementary fourth grader Isayah Figuroa, who spent much of his time outside lying on the blacktop and watching the moon’s journey across the sun in real time. “The next one isn’t going to happen for 20 years!”</p>
  526.  
  527.  
  528.  
  529. <p>HISD partners with NASA several times a year on many different projects and initiatives to fuel students’ passion for STEM and space science. To read about HISD students’ previous forays into aerospace, <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/tag/nasa/">click here</a>.</p>
  530. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/09/hisd-students-take-in-solar-eclipse-with-help-from-nasa/">HISD students take in solar eclipse with help from NASA</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  533. <item>
  534. <title>HISD students to explore careers at annual When I Grow Up expo</title>
  535. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/09/hisd-students-to-explore-careers-at-annual-when-i-grow-up-expo/</link>
  536. <dc:creator><![CDATA[HISD Communications]]></dc:creator>
  537. <pubDate>Tue, 09 Apr 2024 13:39:52 +0000</pubDate>
  538. <category><![CDATA[Career Readiness]]></category>
  539. <category><![CDATA[College Readiness]]></category>
  540. <category><![CDATA[career readiness]]></category>
  541. <category><![CDATA[careers]]></category>
  542. <category><![CDATA[CCMR]]></category>
  543. <category><![CDATA[HISD]]></category>
  544. <category><![CDATA[Houston ISD]]></category>
  545. <category><![CDATA[When I Grow Up]]></category>
  546. <category><![CDATA[WIGU]]></category>
  547. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/?p=45399</guid>
  548.  
  549. <description><![CDATA[<p>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 [&#8230;]</p>
  550. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/09/hisd-students-to-explore-careers-at-annual-when-i-grow-up-expo/">HISD students to explore careers at annual When I Grow Up expo</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
  551. ]]></description>
  552. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  553. <p>HISD’s 12th annual <strong>When I Grow Up</strong> career expo will be held <strong>Saturday, April 27, from 10. a.m. to 2 p.m.</strong> at the <strong>Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center</strong> (4400 W. 18th Street, 77092).</p>
  554.  
  555.  
  556.  
  557. <p>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. <strong>All HISD students in grades K-12 and their families are invited.</strong></p>
  558.  
  559.  
  560.  
  561. <span id="more-45399"></span>
  562.  
  563.  
  564.  
  565. <p>Participating businesses will provide hands-on displays, stimulating exhibits, and activities to engage and spark the imagination of students and motivate them to continue their education towards career and educational opportunities. Food trucks will also be on site.</p>
  566.  
  567.  
  568.  
  569. <p>More information on the expo can be found <a href="https://www.houstonisd.org/domain/52099" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">here</a>.</p>
  570.  
  571.  
  572. <div class="wp-block-image">
  573. <figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" width="676" height="875" src="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/04/WIGU2024-676x875.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-45400" srcset="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/04/WIGU2024-676x875.jpg 676w, https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/04/WIGU2024-232x300.jpg 232w, https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/04/WIGU2024-624x808.jpg 624w, https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/04/WIGU2024.jpg 729w" sizes="(max-width: 676px) 100vw, 676px" /></figure></div><p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/09/hisd-students-to-explore-careers-at-annual-when-i-grow-up-expo/">HISD students to explore careers at annual When I Grow Up expo</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  575. </item>
  576. <item>
  577. <title>HISD raises salaries for Special Education teachers across the District</title>
  578. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/02/hisd-raises-salaries-for-special-education-teachers-across-the-district/</link>
  579. <dc:creator><![CDATA[HISD Communications]]></dc:creator>
  580. <pubDate>Tue, 02 Apr 2024 13:21:53 +0000</pubDate>
  581. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  582. <category><![CDATA[Special Education]]></category>
  583. <category><![CDATA[Talent]]></category>
  584. <category><![CDATA[hiring]]></category>
  585. <category><![CDATA[HISD]]></category>
  586. <category><![CDATA[Houston ISD]]></category>
  587. <category><![CDATA[special education]]></category>
  588. <category><![CDATA[talent]]></category>
  589. <category><![CDATA[teachers]]></category>
  590. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/?p=45390</guid>
  591.  
  592. <description><![CDATA[<p>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 [&#8230;]</p>
  593. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/02/hisd-raises-salaries-for-special-education-teachers-across-the-district/">HISD raises salaries for Special Education teachers across the District</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
  594. ]]></description>
  595. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  596. <p>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.</p>
  597.  
  598.  
  599.  
  600. <span id="more-45390"></span>
  601.  
  602.  
  603.  
  604. <p>Previously, HISD Special Education teacher salaries fell on the standard pay scale for K-12 teachers plus a $1,000 stipend.</p>
  605.  
  606.  
  607.  
  608. <p>“HISD is steadfastly committed to ensuring our students with special needs are identified, supported, and positioned to achieve at high levels,” said Billy Solomon, Executive Director of Talent Acquisition. “That is our responsibility. Meeting that responsibility starts with attracting and retaining highly qualified educators—and paying them like the valued professionals they are.”</p>
  609.  
  610.  
  611.  
  612. <figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img decoding="async" loading="lazy" width="676" height="353" src="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/04/2024-2025_SPED_ORGANIC_LinkedIn-676x353.png" alt="" class="wp-image-45391" srcset="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/04/2024-2025_SPED_ORGANIC_LinkedIn-676x353.png 676w, https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/04/2024-2025_SPED_ORGANIC_LinkedIn-300x157.png 300w, https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/04/2024-2025_SPED_ORGANIC_LinkedIn-768x401.png 768w, https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/04/2024-2025_SPED_ORGANIC_LinkedIn-624x326.png 624w, https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/04/2024-2025_SPED_ORGANIC_LinkedIn.png 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 676px) 100vw, 676px" /></figure>
  613.  
  614.  
  615.  
  616. <p>Special Education teacher requirements include:</p>
  617.  
  618.  
  619.  
  620. <ul>
  621. <li>Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university</li>
  622.  
  623.  
  624.  
  625. <li>TExES Special Education EC-12 certification</li>
  626.  
  627.  
  628.  
  629. <li>Core Content or Generalist certification</li>
  630. </ul>
  631.  
  632.  
  633.  
  634. <p>“Districts across the country are facing a shortage of Special Education teachers,” Solomon said. “In HISD, we are working to address this challenge by giving our Special Education teachers some of the most competitive compensation in the region, along with the other supports they need to help their students. We are grateful to our teachers—and to our families for entrusting us with their children.”</p>
  635.  
  636.  
  637.  
  638. <p>In March, HISD released its <a href="https://www.houstonisd.org/compplan" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Compensation Plan</a> for next school year. The document outlines how the District is allocating its resources to its highest priorities.</p>
  639.  
  640.  
  641.  
  642. <p>To explore career opportunities with HISD, or to apply online, visit <a href="https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhoustonisd.org%2FCareers&amp;data=05%7C02%7CLana.Hill%40houstonisd.org%7C99cc16a3ef734e0d559d08dc3d750a73%7Cf5eb996693364b3388959982425b13ed%7C1%7C0%7C638452820132449934%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=mfyka7GcauTD1J%2FZIAzZi9GmupI762542bntzFUgbTw%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">HoustonISD.org/Careers</a>.</p>
  643.  
  644.  
  645.  
  646. <p>To learn more about Special Education services in HISD, visit <a href="http://houstonisd.org/SpecialEducation" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Houstonisd.org/SpecialEducation</a>.</p>
  647. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/02/hisd-raises-salaries-for-special-education-teachers-across-the-district/">HISD raises salaries for Special Education teachers across the District</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  651. <title>HISD hosting Hiring Event for non-NES campus positions</title>
  652. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/03/28/hisd-hosting-hiring-event-for-non-nes-campus-positions/</link>
  653. <dc:creator><![CDATA[HISD Communications]]></dc:creator>
  654. <pubDate>Thu, 28 Mar 2024 14:32:04 +0000</pubDate>
  655. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  656. <category><![CDATA[Talent]]></category>
  657. <category><![CDATA[bilingual]]></category>
  658. <category><![CDATA[hiring]]></category>
  659. <category><![CDATA[HISD]]></category>
  660. <category><![CDATA[Houston ISD]]></category>
  661. <category><![CDATA[non-NES]]></category>
  662. <category><![CDATA[special education]]></category>
  663. <category><![CDATA[SPED]]></category>
  664. <category><![CDATA[talent]]></category>
  665. <category><![CDATA[teachers]]></category>
  666. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/?p=45386</guid>
  667.  
  668. <description><![CDATA[<p>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 [&#8230;]</p>
  669. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/03/28/hisd-hosting-hiring-event-for-non-nes-campus-positions/">HISD hosting Hiring Event for non-NES campus positions</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
  670. ]]></description>
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  672. <p>The HISD Teacher Recruitment and Selection Team will host a <strong>2024-2025 Non-NES Campus Hiring Event</strong> on <strong>Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.</strong> at <strong>Chávez High School</strong> (8501 Howard Drive, 77017).</p>
  673.  
  674.  
  675.  
  676. <p>K-12 educators are invited to learn about Team HISD and the life-changing, student-centered work underway.</p>
  677.  
  678.  
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  681.  
  682.  
  683.  
  684. <p>Key compensation highlights:<br /><br />• Starting teacher salary: $64,000<br />• Starting Special Education teacher salary: $80,000<br />• Bilingual stipend: $5,000</p>
  685.  
  686.  
  687.  
  688. <p>This event is open to the following position types: teacher, assistant principal, counselor, librarian/media specialist, nurse, office support, teacher assistant.</p>
  689.  
  690.  
  691.  
  692. <p><strong>Register for the April 6 Campus Hiring Event <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScpPbLbZR06apHg18HMxIbihhtRmHEYUApUiY0lF1WcI6T0Eg/viewform?pli=1" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">here</a>.</strong></p>
  693.  
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  697.  
  698.  
  699. <p><strong>Eligibility requirement disclaimer:</strong></p>
  700.  
  701.  
  702.  
  703. <p>External Applicants:</p>
  704.  
  705.  
  706.  
  707. <p>1. If you have not submitted an online application, please do so and complete the SSN number second step prior to arriving (received via e-mail after submission). Failure to do so before arriving will delay or prohibit a school from extending you an offer. <strong>Complete your application online at <a href="http://www.houstonisd.org/careers" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">www.houstonisd.org/careers</a>.</strong></p>
  708.  
  709.  
  710.  
  711. <p>2. In the event a campus is ready to extend you an offer letter, please have a digital copy of your resume, and if readily available, a digital copy of your service records ready to share with hiring managers and Human Resources staff. Applicants can also upload all required documents prior to the event via the job application.</p>
  712.  
  713.  
  714.  
  715. <p>Internal HISD Applicants:</p>
  716.  
  717.  
  718.  
  719. <p>1. Current district employees in Chapter 21 contract positions (e.g., teacher, counselor, librarian/media specialist, etc.) are welcome to attend and network about potential non-NES HISD campus opportunities for the 2024-2025 school year prior to the transfer portal opening Monday, April 8. Additionally, Chapter 21 transfer eligible district employees do NOT need to apply in the HISD application system this year.<br /><br />2. Transfer Portal details are available <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/employeenews/2024/03/22/open-transfer-period-for-the-2024-2025-school-year/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">here via MyHISD</a>.</p>
  720.  
  721.  
  722.  
  723. <p><strong>Once registered, candidates will receive final event details in a separate e-mail for the event after 3 p.m. on Friday, April 5.</strong></p>
  724. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/03/28/hisd-hosting-hiring-event-for-non-nes-campus-positions/">HISD hosting Hiring Event for non-NES campus positions</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  728. <title>HISD chefs and nutritionists make healthy cooking fun for elementary students</title>
  729. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/03/21/hisd-chefs-and-nutritionists-make-healthy-cooking-fun-for-elementary-students/</link>
  730. <dc:creator><![CDATA[HISD Communications]]></dc:creator>
  731. <pubDate>Thu, 21 Mar 2024 20:30:01 +0000</pubDate>
  732. <category><![CDATA[Elementary Schools]]></category>
  733. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  734. <category><![CDATA[Nutrition Services]]></category>
  735. <category><![CDATA[Berry ES]]></category>
  736. <category><![CDATA[food and agriculture literacy]]></category>
  737. <category><![CDATA[healthy eating]]></category>
  738. <category><![CDATA[nutrition]]></category>
  739. <category><![CDATA[nutrition services]]></category>
  740. <category><![CDATA[nutritionists]]></category>
  741. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/?p=45382</guid>
  742.  
  743. <description><![CDATA[<p>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. [&#8230;]</p>
  744. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/03/21/hisd-chefs-and-nutritionists-make-healthy-cooking-fun-for-elementary-students/">HISD chefs and nutritionists make healthy cooking fun for elementary students</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
  745. ]]></description>
  746. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  747. <p>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.</p>
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  759.  
  760. <p>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, pizza-flavored popcorn, and chocolate brownies made from beets.</p>
  761.  
  762.  
  763.  
  764. <p>“Meeting the kids where they’re at is both fun for us and easier for the schools, for the teachers, because they don’t have to do anything,” said Raska, who walked second graders through a recipe for pizza popcorn using only cooked popcorn, parmesan cheese, oregano, and sundried tomato oil. “We come in and take over, and it’s such an enriching opportunity for the kids. It gives them a break from the day-to-day rigor of the classroom, and they get to have a little fun and a little bit of passive learning in the process.”</p>
  765.  
  766.  
  767.  
  768. <p>Raska’s lesson included introducing students to each component of the snack they would be making while practicing food etiquette and experiencing their food using all five senses. Students were asked to smell the popcorn, feel the texture of the added spices, and listen to its crunch as they chewed. Some of the more adventurous snackers even volunteered to kick up the heat and sampled some crushed red pepper flakes on their pizza popcorn snack.</p>
  769.  
  770.  
  771.  
  772. <p>Following the cooking demonstration, Raska led students in a game of bingo, and students won by sorting different foods into the correct food groups.</p>
  773.  
  774.  
  775.  
  776. <p>“It’s a lot of fun,” said Raska. “The overall goal is to help our kids learn a little bit more about food, build an appreciation, and really foster a positive relationship with their food.”</p>
  777.  
  778.  
  779.  
  780. <p>To learn more about the different ways Nutrition Services and the HISD Food and Agriculture Literacy Center work to educate students and give back to the community, visit their <a href="https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/171536" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">website</a>.</p>
  781. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/03/21/hisd-chefs-and-nutritionists-make-healthy-cooking-fun-for-elementary-students/">HISD chefs and nutritionists make healthy cooking fun for elementary students</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  785. <title>HISD hosting bus driver hiring event March 27</title>
  786. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/03/21/hisd-hosting-bus-driver-hiring-event-march-27/</link>
  787. <dc:creator><![CDATA[HISD Communications]]></dc:creator>
  788. <pubDate>Thu, 21 Mar 2024 16:08:13 +0000</pubDate>
  789. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  790. <category><![CDATA[Transportation]]></category>
  791. <category><![CDATA[bus drivers]]></category>
  792. <category><![CDATA[hiring]]></category>
  793. <category><![CDATA[HISD]]></category>
  794. <category><![CDATA[Houston ISD]]></category>
  795. <category><![CDATA[Job Fair]]></category>
  796. <category><![CDATA[Transportation Services]]></category>
  797. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/?p=45378</guid>
  798.  
  799. <description><![CDATA[<p>The Houston Independent School District (HISD) is hiring bus drivers and micro bus drivers for the 2023-2024 school year. In collaboration with Human Resources, the Transportation Services Department will host a Transportation Job Fair on Wednesday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Northwest Motor Pool complex (6351 Pinemont Drive, 77092). HISD [&#8230;]</p>
  800. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/03/21/hisd-hosting-bus-driver-hiring-event-march-27/">HISD hosting bus driver hiring event March 27</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
  801. ]]></description>
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  803. <p>The Houston Independent School District (HISD) is hiring bus drivers and micro bus drivers for the 2023-2024 school year. In collaboration with Human Resources, the Transportation Services Department will host a <strong>Transportation Job Fair</strong> on <strong>Wednesday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.</strong> at the <strong>Northwest Motor Pool </strong>complex (6351 Pinemont Drive, 77092).</p>
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  811. <p>HISD bus drivers earn a starting hourly wage of $18 (with a guaranteed minimum of six hours per day) and can earn $500 extra per month for perfect attendance through May. Employees will receive free CDL training as applicable. Other competitive benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, Teacher Retirement System participation, a 403(b) retirement plan, and special trip pay options.</p>
  812.  
  813.  
  814.  
  815. <p class="has-text-align-center"><strong>Register for the job fair by </strong><a href="https://houstonisd.eightfold.ai/events/candidate/landing?plannedEventId=qLvgDZNE" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>clicking here</strong></a><strong> or via the QR code below:</strong></p>
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  820.  
  821.  
  822. <p><strong>For immediate consideration, interested candidates can apply online at </strong><a href="http://www.houstonisd.org/Careers" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>www.HoustonISD.org/Careers</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p>
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  829. <p>Applicants must be at least 18 years old with a valid Texas driver’s license and a motor vehicle report with less than six points. Candidates must bring their Social Security card and employment authorization card, if applicable. They must also be able to pass a background investigation, drug and alcohol screening, and a Department of Transportation physical. Applicants must also be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. </p>
  830. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/03/21/hisd-hosting-bus-driver-hiring-event-march-27/">HISD hosting bus driver hiring event March 27</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  834. <title>HISD invites class of 2024 to explore their options at Military Career Day</title>
  835. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/03/08/hisd-invites-class-of-2024-to-explore-their-options-at-military-career-day/</link>
  836. <dc:creator><![CDATA[HISD Communications]]></dc:creator>
  837. <pubDate>Fri, 08 Mar 2024 17:40:44 +0000</pubDate>
  838. <category><![CDATA[Career Readiness]]></category>
  839. <category><![CDATA[Career/technical education (CTE)]]></category>
  840. <category><![CDATA[College Readiness]]></category>
  841. <category><![CDATA[CCMR]]></category>
  842. <category><![CDATA[College Career and Military Readiness]]></category>
  843. <category><![CDATA[high school]]></category>
  844. <category><![CDATA[Houston SORD]]></category>
  845. <category><![CDATA[JROTC]]></category>
  846. <category><![CDATA[scholarship]]></category>
  847. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/?p=45374</guid>
  848.  
  849. <description><![CDATA[<p>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 [&#8230;]</p>
  850. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/03/08/hisd-invites-class-of-2024-to-explore-their-options-at-military-career-day/">HISD invites class of 2024 to explore their options at Military Career Day</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  853. <p>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.</p>
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  865.  
  866. <p>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 Medina.</p>
  867.  
  868.  
  869.  
  870. <p>“The scholarship means a lot to me. It means being able to become a soldier in the U.S. Army, which I believe is one of the strongest in the world, and also to become an officer,” said Hernandez. “That will allow me to lead people and have a direct impact on their lives and futures.”</p>
  871.  
  872.  
  873.  
  874. <p>Hernandez applied to college with help from advisors from<a href="https://armyrotc.army.mil/sord-houston/"> </a><a href="https://armyrotc.army.mil/sord-houston/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Houston SORD</a> – the ROTC scholarship program whose recipients, including Hernandez, receive full-ride college scholarships for exhibiting exceptional leadership potential and other sought-after qualities.</p>
  875.  
  876.  
  877.  
  878. <p>Different branches of the military as well as several colleges and universities were represented at the career day, and students had the better part of two hours to peruse their options as well as participate in fun games and win prizes. Students had the opportunity to try out Army flight and parachuting VR simulators, sit in a real U.S. Coast Guard boat, and even see a real military helicopter land in the Delmar parking lot.</p>
  879.  
  880.  
  881.  
  882. <p>“This event is geared toward seniors. It’s March, you haven’t made a decision, are you going to college, you’re not quite ready yet, so here are the opportunities for you,” said Sevy Meloni, Director of Post-Secondary Programming with HISD. “You can enlist, you can apply for college, go to the Army, all of these career options, not necessarily just enlisting.”</p>
  883.  
  884.  
  885.  
  886. <p>The inaugural <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/01/12/hisd-holds-inaugural-military-career-day-to-ready-juniors-for-post-grad-opportunities/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Military Career Day</a>, specifically for high school juniors, was held in January, and HISD took suggestions surveyed from attending students to streamline this career day to make it more accessible, informative, and entertaining for seniors.</p>
  887.  
  888.  
  889.  
  890. <p>To learn about HISD’s JROTC programs and ROTC scholarships, visit the <a href="https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/32083" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">HISD JROTC website</a>.</p>
  891.  
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  893.  
  894. <p>To learn more about HISD’s postsecondary programs, visit the <a href="https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/169829" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Postsecondary Programming website</a>.</p>
  895.  
  896.  
  897.  
  898. <p>For more information on military readiness after high school, visit the <a href="https://www.houstonisd.org/ccmr" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Office of College, Career and Military Readiness website</a>.</p>
  899. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/03/08/hisd-invites-class-of-2024-to-explore-their-options-at-military-career-day/">HISD invites class of 2024 to explore their options at Military Career Day</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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