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  31. <title>HISD Fine Arts partners with LBJ Hospital for special gallery showcase</title>
  32. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/22/hisd-fine-arts-partners-with-lbj-hospital-for-special-gallery-showcase/</link>
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  50. <description><![CDATA[<p>Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital celebrated National Hospital Week (May 12-18) with the unveiling of their inaugural&#160; Community Visual Art Exhibition Gallery collection. Entitled “LBJ Exposed,” the artwork is a collection of photographs taken by HISD student artists that depict the zeitgeist of the community surrounding LBJ and the city of Houston. The 27 [&#8230;]</p>
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  54. <p>Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital celebrated National Hospital Week (May 12-18) with the unveiling of their inaugural&nbsp; Community Visual Art Exhibition Gallery collection. Entitled “LBJ Exposed,” the artwork is a collection of photographs taken by HISD student artists that depict the zeitgeist of the community surrounding LBJ and the city of Houston.</p>
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  68. <p>The 27 photographs were selected by LBJ from the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s <em>Eye on Houston</em> contest. The exhibited photographs were taken by students from Bellaire High School, Carnegie Vanguard High School, DeBakey High School for Health Professionals, Eastwood Academy High School, Furr High School, and Yates High School.</p>
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  72. <p>HISD was approached by LBJ Internal Communications Manager, Ian Todd, to collaborate on a plan for an evergreen display in the hospital’s new atrium. LBJ will host work by HISD students permanently, with new pieces rotating in twice a year, in an attempt to connect with the community they serve by incorporating local artwork into their recent renovation.</p>
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  76. <p>“Having my work exhibited at the LBJ Hospital for people to see and admire is an incredible and rewarding experience as an artist,” said Jorge Fuentes, a senior at DeBakey. “It validates one&#8217;s artistic vision and creativity.”</p>
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  80. <p>HISD is passionate about championing its young artists, and events like “LBJ Exposed” are beneficial for helping students develop connections and associations within their community. Future exhibitions will feature artwork from campuses within the surrounding Kashmere Gardens community and other campuses across the District.</p>
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  84. <p>“Several of my students’ photographs were hand-selected to capture the essence of the LBJ Hospital community,” said Neda Khan, art teacher at DeBakey. “I’m incredibly grateful for this experience with my students showcasing their art in the hospital gallery, highlighting how art and science come together to build a well-rounded society.”</p>
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  88. <p>“LBJ Exposed” can be viewed in the new Community Visual Art Exhibition Gallery at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital located at 5656 Kelley Street. Student works will be on display indefinitely.</p>
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  92. <p>For more information on HISD Fine Arts, visit their webpage<a href="https://www.houstonisd.org/FINEARTS" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> here</a>. </p>
  93. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/22/hisd-fine-arts-partners-with-lbj-hospital-for-special-gallery-showcase/">HISD Fine Arts partners with LBJ Hospital for special gallery showcase</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  97. <title>HISD celebrates seniors with career and military commitments</title>
  98. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/21/hisd-celebrates-seniors-with-career-and-military-commitments/</link>
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  100. <pubDate>Tue, 21 May 2024 17:50:04 +0000</pubDate>
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  113. <description><![CDATA[<p>HISD held its sixth annual Career and Military Signing Day on May 16 inside Delmar Fieldhouse. The signature event celebrates seniors graduating from the District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and who have decided to serve in the military. “We want these students to know that their accomplishment means something that matters, and we see [&#8230;]</p>
  114. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/21/hisd-celebrates-seniors-with-career-and-military-commitments/">HISD celebrates seniors with career and military commitments</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  117. <p>HISD held its sixth annual Career and Military Signing Day on May 16 inside Delmar Fieldhouse. The signature event celebrates seniors graduating from the District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and who have decided to serve in the military.</p>
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  130. <p>“We want these students to know that their accomplishment means something that matters, and we see them,” said Dr. Dana Carmouche, HISD&nbsp;Business Partnerships Manager. “This is a testament to the programs that we offer in Career and Technical Education—that we do have a clear pathway for success.”</p>
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  134. <p>The event kicked off with the Presentation of Colors from the Heights High School Color Guard and military acknowledgements from Dr. Cornell McGhee, retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and HISD’s JROTC Program Director. Attendees were then treated to a lunch catered by Northside High School culinary students.</p>
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  138. <p>Special guests included leaders from all branches of the U.S.&nbsp;military&nbsp;as well as industry partners in a wide range of high-wage, high-demand career fields.</p>
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  142. <p>Chavez High School senior Emily Martinez is one of 20 HISD students who have been hired by Walgreens.</p>
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  146. <p>“Chavez offers a lot of programs,” said Martinez, who will also be attending the University of Houston in the fall. “In the pathway that I’m in, which is health science, there are a lot of branches. Pharm Tech is a big branch that opens a lot of opportunities for the future. This is the start of something new in my life.”</p>
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  150. <p>In total, 46 HISD seniors accepted career opportunities in energy, health science, cosmetology, transportation, public safety, hospitality, business, marketing, and finance.</p>
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  154. <p>“The positions that these students are securing, adults can’t even apply for them because they are secured and set aside specifically for our HISD students,” said Dr. Carmouche.</p>
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  158. <p>In addition, 72 HISD seniors have chosen to serve in the armed forces after graduation.</p>
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  162. <p>Guest speaker and U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Raissa Sanchez offered some words of encouragement to the soon-to-be-graduates.</p>
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  166. <p>“We need future leaders in our communities and in uniform as stewards of our future to continue having a united states that stands for freedom and opportunities,” she said. “Whichever path you chose, or ultimately end up on, be the absolute best you can be in it.”</p>
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  170. <p>To learn more about HISD’s CTE programs, <a href="https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/182220" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">click here</a>.</p>
  171. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/21/hisd-celebrates-seniors-with-career-and-military-commitments/">HISD celebrates seniors with career and military commitments</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  175. <title>HISD seniors honored with scholarships at Superintendent Scholars Luncheon</title>
  176. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/17/hisd-seniors-honored-with-scholarships-at-superintendent-scholars-luncheon/</link>
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  195. <description><![CDATA[<p>As another school year draws to a close, HISD seniors are not only preparing for exams, prom and graduation, but for the vast and unknowable world that awaits them after high school. In acknowledgement of the bright and exciting futures that await them, HISD granted the Superintendent Scholars Award to an outstanding senior from each [&#8230;]</p>
  196. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/17/hisd-seniors-honored-with-scholarships-at-superintendent-scholars-luncheon/">HISD seniors honored with scholarships at Superintendent Scholars Luncheon</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  199. <p>As another school year draws to a close, HISD seniors are not only preparing for exams, prom and graduation, but for the vast and unknowable world that awaits them after high school. In acknowledgement of the bright and exciting futures that await them, HISD granted the Superintendent Scholars Award to an outstanding senior from each high school, and bestowed an additional honor to the Superintendent’s hand-picked top 10.</p>
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  212. <p>The seventh annual Superintendent Scholars Awards kicked off with a luncheon for the students and their nominators, either their principals or a designee from their campus. Students were nominated for exhibiting great strength and character in the face of personal adversity.</p>
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  216. <p>“Not every student is perfect or has a perfect journey,” said Lynnetra Johnson, Coordinator 2 with HISD’s College, Career and Military Readiness Advising Department. “I believe that we have to acknowledge those that have actually struggled, and still persevered throughout their high school years. This is one way that we can push them forward and show them that we are very proud of the accomplishments that they have made.”</p>
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  220. <p>Each senior nominated received a $1,000 scholarship to jumpstart their post-secondary ambitions, and the top 10 were awarded $1,500 and a new laptop.</p>
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  224. <p>“This award is important because it shows how much kids have been through and how they’re still here, striving, working, putting school first,” said senior Alberto “Beto” Ramirez. Ramirez, a reportedly well-loved fixture and top-notch student at Waltrip High School, credits his drive and resilience to enduring the recent loss of his father. “It really motivated me to keep going,” he said.</p>
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  228. <p>The Top 10 Superintendent Scholars Award winners are:</p>
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  232. <p class="has-text-align-center">Linh Le<br /><em>Westbury High School</em></p>
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  236. <p class="has-text-align-center">Munachi Muoghalu<br /><em>Sharpstown International High School</em></p>
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  240. <p class="has-text-align-center">Yunior Robles Mesa<br /><em>Liberty High School</em></p>
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  244. <p class="has-text-align-center">Abigail Matthews<br /><em>Heights High School</em></p>
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  248. <p class="has-text-align-center">Kavien Bertrand<br /><em>High School for Law and Justice</em></p>
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  252. <p class="has-text-align-center">Jonathan Vasquez<br /><em>Carnegie Vanguard High School</em></p>
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  256. <p class="has-text-align-center">Alberto Ramirez<br /><em>Waltrip High School</em></p>
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  260. <p class="has-text-align-center">Brielle Grant<br /><em>North Forest High School</em></p>
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  264. <p class="has-text-align-center">Christian Rogers<br /><em>Sterling High School</em></p>
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  268. <p class="has-text-align-center">Taylor Spiller<br /><em>Energy Institute High School</em></p>
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  272. <p>The remaining Superintendent Scholar Award winners are:</p>
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  276. <p class="has-text-align-center">Ja’Kya Wilson, Julissa Reyes, Kaylin Truong, Emily Ponce, Lyric McCoy, Lydia Elias, Heliodoro Martinez, A’Treiel Berry, Isaiah Deleon, Megan Aguas, Edwin Lara Bonilla, Za’nya Simpson, Dulce Dominguez Guzman, Adriana Garcia, Camerson McCullogh, Meg Routh, Athitiya Singhapan, Jarius Mattox, Thandi Jackson, Charles Wooten, Kiara Warfield, Isabella Hartman, Adrian Camacho, Bryan Artuega, Destiny Goodall, Natayla Tovar, Caely Jackson, Karissa Avila, Ni’Sheya Davis, Ry’Anna Stewart, Katherine Rebollar, Ravyn Bright, Hoang Thach, Jeremiah Provost</p>
  277. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/17/hisd-seniors-honored-with-scholarships-at-superintendent-scholars-luncheon/">HISD seniors honored with scholarships at Superintendent Scholars Luncheon</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  281. <title>Local celebrities, organizations come together to encourage student voting at HISD Civic Youth Summit</title>
  282. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/15/local-celebrities-organizations-come-together-to-encourage-student-voting-at-hisd-civic-youth-summit/</link>
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  284. <pubDate>Wed, 15 May 2024 20:13:32 +0000</pubDate>
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  294. <description><![CDATA[<p>HISD’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Department invited a number of HISD juniors and seniors to the My Ballot My Future Civic Youth Summit at Delmar Fieldhouse on May 14. Students were welcomed by bouncing bass and staff excitedly waving pompoms – not exactly what might be expected from an event focused on “boring” adult [&#8230;]</p>
  295. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/15/local-celebrities-organizations-come-together-to-encourage-student-voting-at-hisd-civic-youth-summit/">Local celebrities, organizations come together to encourage student voting at HISD Civic Youth Summit</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  298. <p>HISD’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Department invited a number of HISD juniors and seniors to the My Ballot My Future Civic Youth Summit at Delmar Fieldhouse on May 14. Students were welcomed by bouncing bass and staff excitedly waving pompoms – not exactly what might be expected from an event focused on “boring” adult concepts like civic responsibility and voting.</p>
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  312. <p>FACE knew that connecting with high school students about their civil rights wouldn’t be easy, so they set out to meet the students where they are and make the event exciting and fun, something they could keep at the forefront of their minds as some of them ready to vote in their very first presidential election this November.</p>
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  316. <p>“I think it is important to expose students to opportunities to learn more about how they can participate in their democracy,” said John Meade, Director of Community Partnerships with HISD. “The decisions that we make today as adults affect everyone’s present and everyone’s future. This provides an opportunity for students to engage with community partners as well as other individuals to learn about civil education, learn about voting, and see how they can take action on their own to make a difference.”</p>
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  320. <p>The students were first invited to explore the second floor where different organizations were available to talk about civic engagement. Organizations like the<a href="https://www.haul.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> Houston Area Urban League</a>, the<a href="https://www.aclutx.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> ACLU of Texas</a>, and<a href="https://www.closeup.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> Closeup.org</a> provided resources and educational materials, and students of age were even able to register to vote on the spot.</p>
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  324. <p>The Harris County Clerk’s Office brought real voting machines that students could try. For most of them, it was their first time seeing a voting machine. Scarborough High School student Elias Chanzy had an upper hand practicing, as he has previously worked at polling locations. Students can apply to work at polling locations for $17 per hour, an opportunity that Chanzy said helped him to understand the process.</p>
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  328. <p>“I think voting is really important, because when you vote, it’s to change what <em>you</em> want to happen,” Chanzy said. It’s what you want for your future and the generations that come after that.”</p>
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  332. <p>The summit’s main event was emceed by popular 93.7 the Beat DJ Kiotti Brown, and after some fun competitions with prizes, attendees were treated to a concert by local rapper and<a href="https://www.readingwitharapper.com/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> literacy advocate</a> BuddieRoe.</p>
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  336. <p>The Civic Youth Summit brought together a panel of professionals from organizations including <a href="https://nextgenamerica.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Next Gen America</a>, <a href="https://www.purejustice.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Pure Justice</a>, and the <a href="https://www.cclerk.hctx.net/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Harris County Clerk’s Office</a> to answer questions in a fishbowl dialogue with select students where participants took turns answering questions submitted by attendees. The panel spoke about the importance of voting and how each election can affect taxes, schools, and city maintenance and serve as a reflection of the voter’s core values.</p>
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  340. <p>For more information on HISD Family and Community Engagement, visit the FACE webpage<a href="https://www.houstonisd.org/FACE" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> here</a>.</p>
  341. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/15/local-celebrities-organizations-come-together-to-encourage-student-voting-at-hisd-civic-youth-summit/">Local celebrities, organizations come together to encourage student voting at HISD Civic Youth Summit</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  344. <item>
  345. <title>HISD student artists win second annual Truck Art Contest, artwork displayed on city trucks</title>
  346. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/08/hisd-student-artists-win-second-annual-truck-art-contest-artwork-displayed-on-city-trucks/</link>
  347. <dc:creator><![CDATA[HISD Communications]]></dc:creator>
  348. <pubDate>Wed, 08 May 2024 21:19:45 +0000</pubDate>
  349. <category><![CDATA[Achievement/Recognition]]></category>
  350. <category><![CDATA[Art]]></category>
  351. <category><![CDATA[Fine arts]]></category>
  352. <category><![CDATA[city of houston]]></category>
  353. <category><![CDATA[DeBakey HS]]></category>
  354. <category><![CDATA[Energy and Sustainability]]></category>
  355. <category><![CDATA[fine arts]]></category>
  356. <category><![CDATA[Mandarin Immersion Magnet School]]></category>
  357. <category><![CDATA[Pin Oak MS]]></category>
  358. <category><![CDATA[TH Rogers]]></category>
  359. <category><![CDATA[Truck Art Contest]]></category>
  360. <category><![CDATA[Visual Arts]]></category>
  361. <category><![CDATA[Waste Management]]></category>
  362. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/?p=45465</guid>
  363.  
  364. <description><![CDATA[<p>On May 7, the City of Houston unveiled four Solid Waste Management vehicles adorned with the artwork of four talented HISD students. The artists are the winners of the second annual Truck Art Contest, a competition devised and executed by HISD’s Energy and Sustainability Department in partnership with the City of Houston’s Solid Waste Management [&#8230;]</p>
  365. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/08/hisd-student-artists-win-second-annual-truck-art-contest-artwork-displayed-on-city-trucks/">HISD student artists win second annual Truck Art Contest, artwork displayed on city trucks</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
  366. ]]></description>
  367. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  368. <p>On May 7, the City of Houston unveiled four Solid Waste Management vehicles adorned with the artwork of four talented HISD students. The artists are the winners of the second annual Truck Art Contest, a competition devised and executed by HISD’s Energy and Sustainability Department in partnership with the City of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department to increase awareness of recycling and waste diversion in the city’s youth.</p>
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  379.  
  380.  
  381.  
  382. <p>The trucks were unveiled at City Hall following an announcement of the winners during a Houston City Council meeting where the young artists met Mayor John Whitmire and were presented with framed prints of their artwork. One winner was named in the categories of elementary, middle, and high school, and Special Education.</p>
  383.  
  384.  
  385.  
  386. <p>“If students don’t know the importance of recycling, then future generations are doomed,” said DeBakey High School Junior and winning artist Cynthia Zhou. “If you want to improve the future of the environment, then you have to educate the generation that comes before.”</p>
  387.  
  388.  
  389.  
  390. <p>Zhou’s piece “Hands of Glory” is a unique take on the well-known recycling logo designed in 1970 by Gary Anderson, which is made up of three arrows representing the closed loop of the recycling process. Zhou replaced the arrows with arms and hands to highlight the importance of individual human involvement in recycling and conservation.</p>
  391.  
  392.  
  393.  
  394. <p>In its second year, the Truck Art Contest garnered more submissions as well as more interest from sponsors who were able to help provide $100 gift cards for each winner.</p>
  395.  
  396.  
  397.  
  398. <p>“The youth are the future, and for us, outreach is a key component to a successful waste diversion program,” said Solid Waste Management Director Mark Wilfalk. “What better way to enhance our outreach while educating others about the importance of waste reduction and recycling? We have so many students throughout the city, and we really want to take advantage of that synergy and build that partnership.”</p>
  399.  
  400.  
  401.  
  402. <p>In the future, Wilfalk hopes that the program will grow with more sponsors and supporters, and that future contests may include a writing component.</p>
  403.  
  404.  
  405.  
  406. <p>2024 Truck Art Contest winners:</p>
  407.  
  408.  
  409.  
  410. <p class="has-text-align-center"><strong>Special Education Winner</strong><br />Jose Najera, 6<sup>th</sup> grade<br />Pin Oak Middle School<br />“Save Our Only Home”</p>
  411.  
  412.  
  413.  
  414. <p class="has-text-align-center"><strong>Elementary School Winner</strong><br />Baraka Farooq, 3<sup>rd</sup> grade<br />“Little Steps Make Big Step:<br />T.H. Rogers School</p>
  415.  
  416.  
  417.  
  418. <p class="has-text-align-center"><strong>Middle School Winner</strong><br />Yin Ho Jalen Wan, 8<sup>th</sup> grade<br />“Doing Our Part for Planet Earth:<br />Mandarin Immersion Magnet School</p>
  419.  
  420.  
  421.  
  422. <p class="has-text-align-center"><strong>High School Winner</strong><br />Cynthia Zhou, 11<sup>th</sup> grade<br />“Hands of Glory” <br />Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professionals</p>
  423. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/08/hisd-student-artists-win-second-annual-truck-art-contest-artwork-displayed-on-city-trucks/">HISD student artists win second annual Truck Art Contest, artwork displayed on city trucks</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  426. <item>
  427. <title>HISD to host Non-NES Campus Hiring Event May 18</title>
  428. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/08/hisd-to-host-non-nes-campus-hiring-event-may-18/</link>
  429. <dc:creator><![CDATA[HISD Communications]]></dc:creator>
  430. <pubDate>Wed, 08 May 2024 18:37:54 +0000</pubDate>
  431. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  432. <category><![CDATA[Talent]]></category>
  433. <category><![CDATA[bilingual]]></category>
  434. <category><![CDATA[hiring]]></category>
  435. <category><![CDATA[HISD]]></category>
  436. <category><![CDATA[Houston ISD]]></category>
  437. <category><![CDATA[special education]]></category>
  438. <category><![CDATA[SPED]]></category>
  439. <category><![CDATA[talent]]></category>
  440. <category><![CDATA[teachers]]></category>
  441. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/?p=45460</guid>
  442.  
  443. <description><![CDATA[<p>Due to storm damage across Houston, this event is postponed until Saturday, June 1, 2024. The HISD Teacher Recruitment and Selection Team will host a 2024-2025 Non-NES Campus Hiring Event on Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at Delmar Fieldhouse (2020 Mangum Road, 77092). K-12 educators are invited to learn about Team HISD and [&#8230;]</p>
  444. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/08/hisd-to-host-non-nes-campus-hiring-event-may-18/">HISD to host Non-NES Campus Hiring Event May 18</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
  445. ]]></description>
  446. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  447. <p><em><strong>Due to storm damage across Houston, this event is postponed until Saturday, June 1, 2024</strong>.</em></p>
  448.  
  449.  
  450.  
  451. <p>The HISD Teacher Recruitment and Selection Team will host a <strong>2024-2025 Non-NES Campus Hiring Event</strong> on <strong>Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.</strong> at <strong>Delmar Fieldhouse</strong> (2020 Mangum Road, 77092).</p>
  452.  
  453.  
  454.  
  455. <p>K-12 educators are invited to learn about Team HISD and the life-changing, student-centered work underway.</p>
  456.  
  457.  
  458.  
  459. <span id="more-45460"></span>
  460.  
  461.  
  462.  
  463. <p><strong>Key compensation highlights:</strong></p>
  464.  
  465.  
  466.  
  467. <ul>
  468. <li>Non-NES starting teacher salary: $64,000</li>
  469.  
  470.  
  471.  
  472. <li>Special Education, Non-NES starting teacher salary: $80,000</li>
  473.  
  474.  
  475.  
  476. <li>Bilingual Teacher stipend: $5,000</li>
  477. </ul>
  478.  
  479.  
  480.  
  481. <p><strong>By the 2025-2026 school year, HISD plans for the average teacher salary to be $75,000.</strong></p>
  482.  
  483.  
  484.  
  485. <p>This event is open to the following position types: teacher, assistant principal, counselor, librarian/media specialist, nurse, office support, teacher assistant.</p>
  486.  
  487.  
  488.  
  489. <p><strong>Register for the May 18 Campus Hiring Event <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLU6JwiTLbwWwZF5hpfUvPeHYHpNROumHeiCRC6LqkpMZT_Q/viewform" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">here</a>.</strong></p>
  490.  
  491.  
  492. <div class="wp-block-image">
  493. <figure class="aligncenter size-large"><img decoding="async" width="676" height="353" src="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/05/REV-2024_MAY_18_Campus-Hiring-Event_ORGANIC_GENERAL_LinkedIn-676x353.png" alt="" class="wp-image-45468" srcset="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/05/REV-2024_MAY_18_Campus-Hiring-Event_ORGANIC_GENERAL_LinkedIn-676x353.png 676w, https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/05/REV-2024_MAY_18_Campus-Hiring-Event_ORGANIC_GENERAL_LinkedIn-300x157.png 300w, https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/05/REV-2024_MAY_18_Campus-Hiring-Event_ORGANIC_GENERAL_LinkedIn-768x401.png 768w, https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/05/REV-2024_MAY_18_Campus-Hiring-Event_ORGANIC_GENERAL_LinkedIn-624x326.png 624w, https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2024/05/REV-2024_MAY_18_Campus-Hiring-Event_ORGANIC_GENERAL_LinkedIn.png 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 676px) 100vw, 676px" /></figure></div>
  494.  
  495.  
  496. <p><strong>Eligibility requirement disclaimer:</strong></p>
  497.  
  498.  
  499.  
  500. <p>External Applicants:</p>
  501.  
  502.  
  503.  
  504. <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>
  505.  
  506.  
  507.  
  508. <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>
  509.  
  510.  
  511.  
  512. <p>Internal HISD Applicants:</p>
  513.  
  514.  
  515.  
  516. <p>1. The HISD Transfer Period closed 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>
  517.  
  518.  
  519.  
  520. <p>2. 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>
  521.  
  522.  
  523.  
  524. <p><strong>Once registered, candidates will receive TWO e-mail communications the day before the event after 3 p.m. to the e-mail used in registration:</strong></p>
  525.  
  526.  
  527.  
  528. <p>1. QR code needed for admittance to the event<br />2. Final event logistics, including check-in times, registered campuses, and current vacancies</p>
  529. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/08/hisd-to-host-non-nes-campus-hiring-event-may-18/">HISD to host Non-NES Campus Hiring Event May 18</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  532. <item>
  533. <title>HISD sophomore combats food insecurity with nonprofit food delivery service</title>
  534. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/07/hisd-sophomore-combats-food-insecurity-with-nonprofit-food-delivery-service/</link>
  535. <dc:creator><![CDATA[HISD Communications]]></dc:creator>
  536. <pubDate>Tue, 07 May 2024 16:07:02 +0000</pubDate>
  537. <category><![CDATA[High Schools]]></category>
  538. <category><![CDATA[Student Spotlight]]></category>
  539. <category><![CDATA[Community Cuisine]]></category>
  540. <category><![CDATA[community service]]></category>
  541. <category><![CDATA[food insecurity]]></category>
  542. <category><![CDATA[making a difference]]></category>
  543. <category><![CDATA[nonprofit]]></category>
  544. <category><![CDATA[Pangea Network]]></category>
  545. <category><![CDATA[Young Women&#039;s Leadership Challenge]]></category>
  546. <category><![CDATA[Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy]]></category>
  547. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/?p=45458</guid>
  548.  
  549. <description><![CDATA[<p>Layla Lee, a sophomore at Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy, is only fifteen years old, but she is already on a mission to change the world around her for the better. Lee founded and runs a nonprofit organization called Community Cuisine, a project devised to combat food insecurity in her community. Inspired by a school [&#8230;]</p>
  550. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/07/hisd-sophomore-combats-food-insecurity-with-nonprofit-food-delivery-service/">HISD sophomore combats food insecurity with nonprofit food delivery service</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
  551. ]]></description>
  552. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  553. <p>Layla Lee, a sophomore at Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy, is only fifteen years old, but she is already on a mission to change the world around her for the better.</p>
  554.  
  555.  
  556.  
  557. <p>Lee founded and runs a nonprofit organization called Community Cuisine, a project devised to combat food insecurity in her community. Inspired by a school visit from the <a href="https://thepangeanetwork.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Pangea Network</a>, an organization devoted to empowering women and youth, Lee applied for their <a href="https://empowered2lead.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Young Women’s Leadership Challenge</a> (YWLC), a program that encourages young people to start their own community service projects.</p>
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  567.  
  568.  
  569.  
  570. <p>Participating in YWLC as a freshman gave Lee the opportunity to work alongside older students, largely juniors and seniors, and derive motivation from their goals and their drive. &nbsp;</p>
  571.  
  572.  
  573.  
  574. <p>“You have to be motivated and intentional with your project, because it’s really easy to give up and let school or work get in the way,” Lee said. “Asking for help [is important]. All of my family ended up doing something with the project.”</p>
  575.  
  576.  
  577.  
  578. <p>Lee became aware of the opportunity to help families in need through conversations with her father, Clifford Lee, who teaches Art of Thinking at Hartsfield Elementary School. Mr. Lee shared with his daughter his experiences with families facing food insecurity in Houston and told her about children he and his colleagues knew of being raised by grandparents or single parents who could benefit from some extra help. The entrepreneurial Lee immediately saw a niche that she could fill.</p>
  579.  
  580.  
  581.  
  582. <p>Lee, who has a passion for cooking in her free time, earned her food handler’s license and, utilizing the resources and knowledge she gained from the YWLC, set to work creating menus with her mother and enlisting her father to help her deliver hot, home-cooked meals to families in need. Lee bought supplies using about $700 from grassroots fundraising and prepared dozens of portions of spaghetti and meatballs, ramen with chicken and vegetables, meatloaf, tacos, chocolate chip cookies and more.</p>
  583.  
  584.  
  585.  
  586. <p>“The most valuable thing is to be disciplined enough to do it and you’ll see results at some point, even if it takes a long time,” said Lee. “We found a single dad who has three daughters, and he was particularly thankful, thanking us over and over again, and that was such a rewarding experience for me, knowing that something I was doing was helping someone out.”</p>
  587.  
  588.  
  589.  
  590. <p>Community Cuisine was active from October of 2023 to March of this year, and Lee hopes to continue and expand the program by reaching out to other schools and delivering much-needed meals to even more HISD families.</p>
  591.  
  592.  
  593.  
  594. <p>Lee has plenty of time to decide what she wants to do after graduation, but at this point, she is considering incorporating what she’s learned with Community Cuisine into her future career.</p>
  595.  
  596.  
  597.  
  598. <p>To watch Community Cuisine grow, follow them on Instagram at <a href="https://www.instagram.com/communitycuisinehtx/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@communitycuisinehtx</a>.</p>
  599. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/07/hisd-sophomore-combats-food-insecurity-with-nonprofit-food-delivery-service/">HISD sophomore combats food insecurity with nonprofit food delivery service</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  603. <title>HISD expands partnership with Hazel Health to offer no-cost care at every campus</title>
  604. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/06/hisd-expands-partnership-with-hazel-health-to-offer-no-cost-care-at-every-campus/</link>
  605. <dc:creator><![CDATA[HISD Communications]]></dc:creator>
  606. <pubDate>Mon, 06 May 2024 17:47:45 +0000</pubDate>
  607. <category><![CDATA[Health/Wellness]]></category>
  608. <category><![CDATA[News]]></category>
  609. <category><![CDATA[Continuum of Care]]></category>
  610. <category><![CDATA[Hazel Health]]></category>
  611. <category><![CDATA[Health and Medical Services]]></category>
  612. <category><![CDATA[HISD]]></category>
  613. <category><![CDATA[Houston ISD]]></category>
  614. <category><![CDATA[telehealth]]></category>
  615. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/?p=45454</guid>
  616.  
  617. <description><![CDATA[<p>As part of its new Continuum of Care model for student wraparound supports, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) is expanding its partnership with Hazel Health to every campus and Sunrise Center in the District. Currently offered at 88 campuses, Hazel Health services will be available Districtwide beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year, giving all HISD students access to [&#8230;]</p>
  618. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/06/hisd-expands-partnership-with-hazel-health-to-offer-no-cost-care-at-every-campus/">HISD expands partnership with Hazel Health to offer no-cost care at every campus</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  620. <content:encoded><![CDATA[
  621. <p>As part of its new <a href="https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.houstonisd.org%2Fcms%2Flib2%2FTX01001591%2FCentricity%2FDomain%2F55725%2FHISD%2520Student%2520Continuum%2520of%2520Care.pdf&amp;data=05%7C02%7CLana.Hill%40houstonisd.org%7C5c9723fa48244433346708dc6df0f13e%7Cf5eb996693364b3388959982425b13ed%7C1%7C0%7C638506128812613938%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=mA0FdBSH7Eg%2B%2Bivp9ht3%2FxBt5KaC2VHozxzai42Iidc%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Continuum of Care</a> model for student wraparound supports, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) is expanding its partnership with <a href="https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hazel.co%2F&amp;data=05%7C02%7CLana.Hill%40houstonisd.org%7C5c9723fa48244433346708dc6df0f13e%7Cf5eb996693364b3388959982425b13ed%7C1%7C0%7C638506128812626776%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=oWJb59%2BJ9cNaOJQ2jWsPgwTUaq5c6EINqgpvs4sbB3U%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Hazel Health</a> to every campus and Sunrise Center in the District. Currently offered at 88 campuses, <strong>Hazel Health services will be available Districtwide beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year, giving all HISD students access to no-cost telehealth care</strong> conveniently coordinated through their school.</p>
  622.  
  623.  
  624.  
  625. <span id="more-45454"></span>
  626.  
  627.  
  628.  
  629. <p>“HISD is reimagining what it means to meet students’ needs in and out of the classroom,”&nbsp;said Najah Callendar, senior executive director of external engagement for HISD. “Hazel Health’s telemedicine services are one of the most exciting components of our Continuum of Care approach, and we’re thrilled to make these supports available to every student in the district.”</p>
  630.  
  631.  
  632.  
  633. <p>HISD is investing $1.8 million to expand its work with Hazel Health. Through the partnership, Hazel Health will provide:&nbsp;</p>
  634.  
  635.  
  636.  
  637. <ul>
  638. <li>Telehealth services for every HISD student at no cost to the student or their family</li>
  639.  
  640.  
  641.  
  642. <li>Resources to support school nurses in caring for students more efficiently and effectively during the school day</li>
  643.  
  644.  
  645.  
  646. <li>Convenient virtual appointments, where the average wait time to see a doctor is four minutes, ensuring most students can be treated promptly and return to class</li>
  647.  
  648.  
  649.  
  650. <li>Behavioral and mental health counseling with therapists who deliver specialized support across a wide range of student needs</li>
  651.  
  652.  
  653.  
  654. <li>Access to a clinical support team to help families navigate long-term treatment plans</li>
  655.  
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  657.  
  658. <li>Immediate access to common over-the-counter medicines as well as quick and convenient prescription refills</li>
  659. </ul>
  660.  
  661.  
  662.  
  663. <p>The District laid the foundation for the expanded partnership by creating seven <a href="https://www.houstonisd.org/domain/56662#calendar390271/20240506/month">Sunrise Centers</a> in the fall of 2023. Strategically located in high-need areas throughout the District, the Sunrise Centers serve as community hubs where students and their families can access essential services from a variety of partners and providers. Services include medical care, help with basic needs like food and clothing, case management, language classes, employment support, and more.</p>
  664.  
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  666.  
  667. <p>&#8220;Expanding Hazel’s virtual services will promote health equity in the community by ensuring all students can access the care they need,”&nbsp;said Hazel Health Chief Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles.&nbsp;“Now, when any HISD student needs care, they can get it at their school or a nearby Sunrise Center with no out-of-pocket costs to their family. Students will receive high-quality care regardless of their immigration status, ability to pay, or whether they have health insurance. Our partnership with HISD is removing barriers so students can come to class healthy and ready to learn and thrive.”</p>
  668.  
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  670.  
  671. <p>As the nation’s largest and most trusted provider of school-based telehealth, Hazel Health works with districts and health plans across the country to provide students with essential pediatric health care they can easily access through their school. Hazel’s licensed providers deliver teletherapy and virtual care—in school or at home—to more than four million K-12 students regardless of their ability to pay.</p>
  672.  
  673.  
  674.  
  675. <p>In the coming weeks, HISD and Hazel Health will hold community events to demonstrate how telehealth visits work and to support campuses and families in accessing the available services.</p>
  676. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/06/hisd-expands-partnership-with-hazel-health-to-offer-no-cost-care-at-every-campus/">HISD expands partnership with Hazel Health to offer no-cost care at every campus</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  680. <title>Boy Scouts and HISD Dyad partnership honored at Houston Sports Breakfast</title>
  681. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/03/boy-scouts-and-hisd-dyad-partnership-honored-at-houston-sports-breakfast/</link>
  682. <dc:creator><![CDATA[HISD Communications]]></dc:creator>
  683. <pubDate>Fri, 03 May 2024 19:43:46 +0000</pubDate>
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  685. <category><![CDATA[Elementary Schools]]></category>
  686. <category><![CDATA[Middle Schools]]></category>
  687. <category><![CDATA[Boy Scouts of America]]></category>
  688. <category><![CDATA[Dyad]]></category>
  689. <category><![CDATA[elementary schools]]></category>
  690. <category><![CDATA[Houston Sports Breakfast]]></category>
  691. <category><![CDATA[Key MS]]></category>
  692. <category><![CDATA[middle schools]]></category>
  693. <category><![CDATA[NES]]></category>
  694. <category><![CDATA[Shadydale ES]]></category>
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  696.  
  697. <description><![CDATA[<p>HISD’s Dyad classes are an innovative educational tool designed to expose students to unique skills taught by members of the community. The beauty of Dyad is its versatility and the one-of-a-kind opportunities it allows students to experience. The Boy Scouts of America have stepped in to partner with HISD and bring Scouting to Shadydale Elementary [&#8230;]</p>
  698. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/03/boy-scouts-and-hisd-dyad-partnership-honored-at-houston-sports-breakfast/">Boy Scouts and HISD Dyad partnership honored at Houston Sports Breakfast</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  701. <p>HISD’s Dyad classes are an innovative educational tool designed to expose students to unique skills taught by members of the community. The beauty of Dyad is its versatility and the one-of-a-kind opportunities it allows students to experience.</p>
  702.  
  703.  
  704.  
  705. <p>The Boy Scouts of America have stepped in to partner with HISD and bring Scouting to Shadydale Elementary School and Key Middle School in a special Dyad course called ScoutReach. These students and this partnership were lauded at the Houston Sports Breakfast on May 1 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.</p>
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  718.  
  719. <p>The Houston Sports Breakfast takes place annually and is a huge event for the Houston Scouting community. It is an opportunity for the Boy Scouts of America to recognize major donors and solicit further support for the organization and is regularly attended by celebrities such as boxing legend George Foreman, present this year. The breakfast was attended by more than 600 business leaders and sports enthusiasts, and HISD’s Dyad Scouts performed the ceremonial presentation of the U.S. and Texas flags.</p>
  720.  
  721.  
  722.  
  723. <p>“The Boys Scouts of American Sam Houston Council partnership has impacted our students by helping to build their vocabulary, enhance their critical thinking skills, and preparing them for Destination 2035,” said Aiesha Odutayo, Director of NES Dyad.</p>
  724.  
  725.  
  726.  
  727. <p>ScoutReach classes are taught by Scout Leaders from Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council, which serves 16 counties throughout Southeast Texas, and assisted by Dyad consultants. The Boy Scouts partnership provides the more than 50 student Scouts (boys and girls) with opportunities and experiences to learn basic survival skills, healthy eating habits, and about the environment around them.</p>
  728.  
  729.  
  730.  
  731. <p>&#8220;This partnership with HISD’s DYAD program allows these kids to create their very own Scouting adventure,&#8221; said ScoutReach Director Sidney Castillo. &#8220;Thanks to the leadership of HISD for recognizing what Scouting can bring to these youth that may otherwise not have that chance to grow and experience what lifelong values, a life of giving service and what positive achievement can mean to them.&#8221;</p>
  732.  
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  734.  
  735. <p>To learn more about HISD’s Dyad specialty classes and see the variety of unique subjects students can choose from, visit the <a href="https://www.houstonisd.org/domain/56382" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Dyad webpage</a>.</p>
  736. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/03/boy-scouts-and-hisd-dyad-partnership-honored-at-houston-sports-breakfast/">Boy Scouts and HISD Dyad partnership honored at Houston Sports Breakfast</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  740. <title>HISD Valedictorians and Salutatorians honored at Scholars Recognition Ceremony</title>
  741. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/02/hisd-valedictorians-and-salutatorians-honored-at-scholars-recognition-ceremony/</link>
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  743. <pubDate>Thu, 02 May 2024 15:21:47 +0000</pubDate>
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  746. <category><![CDATA[Vals and Sals]]></category>
  747. <category><![CDATA[high schools]]></category>
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  749. <category><![CDATA[scholars recognition ceremony]]></category>
  750. <category><![CDATA[valedictorian]]></category>
  751. <category><![CDATA[vals and sals]]></category>
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  753.  
  754. <description><![CDATA[<p>HISD’s highest achieving high school seniors gathered at Delmar Fieldhouse on April 30 to celebrate the 2023-2024 valedictorians and salutatorians at this year’s Scholars Recognition Ceremony. These students have worked hard to reach the highest echelon of high school academics and were recognized in front of friends, family, and educators in a touching sendoff to [&#8230;]</p>
  755. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/02/hisd-valedictorians-and-salutatorians-honored-at-scholars-recognition-ceremony/">HISD Valedictorians and Salutatorians honored at Scholars Recognition Ceremony</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  758. <p>HISD’s highest achieving high school seniors gathered at Delmar Fieldhouse on April 30 to celebrate the 2023-2024 valedictorians and salutatorians at this year’s Scholars Recognition Ceremony. These students have worked hard to reach the highest echelon of high school academics and were recognized in front of friends, family, and educators in a touching sendoff to their high school careers.</p>
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  770.  
  771. <p>The Bellaire High School JROTC kicked off the event with the presentation of colors and the pledge of allegiance. HISD’s Director of Counseling, Karen Young-Jones, welcomed students and their families to the ceremony. Superintendent Mike Miles shared anecdotes about his children and drew parallels between the graduating HISD seniors and his own son, a recent college graduate.</p>
  772.  
  773.  
  774.  
  775. <p>“You have a lot to help the world with,” said Miles. “For some of you, I say this: fight the fights that need fighting. For others of you, I say: be the change you want to see in the world. For others still, maybe your path is the following: be nice, and love your family.”</p>
  776.  
  777.  
  778.  
  779. <p>Honorees were given a special medal upon entry, and parents and guardians were asked to place them around their scholar’s necks, symbolic of growing up and leaving home for their next great adventure. These medallions will be worn with caps and gowns during graduation to showcase the past four years of hard work and dedication.</p>
  780.  
  781.  
  782.  
  783. <p>Principals (or a proxy) from each HISD high school presented their valedictorians and salutatorians and announced where each student would be continuing their education.</p>
  784.  
  785.  
  786.  
  787. <p>Acxel Campuzano was named valedictorian of his graduating class at Jones Futures Academy and took the stage along with his sister, Maria Campuzano, who is salutatorian. The Campuzanos are not only graduating at the top of their class, but are graduating high school with completed associate degrees, which will give them a coveted head-start as they transfer to the University of Houston.</p>
  788.  
  789.  
  790.  
  791. <p>“[This honor] means a lot to me because it shows that all of the work that I put in means something and that I earned my place as valedictorian of my school,” said Acxel. When asked what the most difficult part of the journey was, he smiled and answered, “Physics.”</p>
  792.  
  793.  
  794.  
  795. <p>For information on HISD’s June graduation ceremonies, visit the <a href="https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/201449" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Class of 2024 webpage</a>.</p>
  796. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/05/02/hisd-valedictorians-and-salutatorians-honored-at-scholars-recognition-ceremony/">HISD Valedictorians and Salutatorians honored at Scholars Recognition Ceremony</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  800. <title>Earth Day brings volunteers to HISD’s Mykawa Farm for day of service</title>
  801. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/30/earth-day-brings-volunteers-to-hisds-mykawa-farm-for-day-of-service/</link>
  802. <dc:creator><![CDATA[HISD Communications]]></dc:creator>
  803. <pubDate>Tue, 30 Apr 2024 14:56:29 +0000</pubDate>
  804. <category><![CDATA[Community Partnerships]]></category>
  805. <category><![CDATA[Nutrition Services]]></category>
  806. <category><![CDATA[Volunteers and partnerships]]></category>
  807. <category><![CDATA[FALC]]></category>
  808. <category><![CDATA[food and agriculture literacy]]></category>
  809. <category><![CDATA[Food and Agriculture Literacy Center at Mykawa Farm]]></category>
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  811. <category><![CDATA[nutrition services]]></category>
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  815. <description><![CDATA[<p>Since its inception, Mykawa Farm has been the beating heart of the mission of HISD’s Nutrition Services Department. The headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Literacy Center (FALC), Mykawa Farm is a working educational farm where students gain not only foundational knowledge about agriculture and the environment, but have an opportunity to volunteer or work [&#8230;]</p>
  816. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/30/earth-day-brings-volunteers-to-hisds-mykawa-farm-for-day-of-service/">Earth Day brings volunteers to HISD’s Mykawa Farm for day of service</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  819. <p>Since its inception, Mykawa Farm has been the beating heart of the mission of HISD’s Nutrition Services Department. The headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Literacy Center (FALC), Mykawa Farm is a working educational farm where students gain not only foundational knowledge about agriculture and the environment, but have an opportunity to volunteer or work for pay, developing skills they will take with them into adulthood.</p>
  820.  
  821.  
  822.  
  823. <p>Nutrition Services welcomed more than 70 volunteers from local organizations <a href="https://www.missioncontinues.org/" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">The Mission Continues</a> and CarMax to the farm on Saturday, April 27 (a make-up date after unexpected rains upended the original planned date, Earth Day). The volunteers set to work building arbors and trellises in the Mykawa Sensory Garden, a new fence to protect crops from scavenging animals, and new ADA-compliant picnic tables.</p>
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  836. <p>The FALC received a Texas USDA Conservation Innovation Grant which allowed the program to build an accessible pathway that runs throughout the farm. The completion of this pathway, along with other ADA-compliant amenities like the picnic tables, will ensure that the farm can accommodate more students and community members regardless of their individual needs.</p>
  837.  
  838.  
  839.  
  840. <p>“It’s cool for the volunteers who’ve come out before to look and see the work they did last time. It makes them want to help out more,” said Nutrition Services CTM Marcus Glenn. “We’re looking forward to bringing kids out this fall and showing them the work that volunteers with The Mission Continues and CarMax did today for our Earth Day celebration.”</p>
  841.  
  842.  
  843.  
  844. <p>To round out the day of hard work, more volunteers and community members hosted a pop-up farmer’s market at Mykawa. The HISD student workers that the farm regularly employs grow and harvest produce for sale at farmer’s markets throughout the school year, and their contributions plus that of regular community volunteers and organized volunteer events keep the farm ready to welcome visitors and offer first-hand experience with food and agriculture education.</p>
  845.  
  846.  
  847.  
  848. <p>The FALC is largely funded by grants doggedly applied-for by Glenn and his devoted Nutrition Services team. To read more about FALC and the progress made at Mykawa Farm over the years, visit the <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/?s=food+and+agriculture+literacy" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">FALC tag</a> on the HISD news blog.</p>
  849.  
  850.  
  851.  
  852. <p>For more information about FALC and Nutrition Services, visit the FALC <a href="https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/187580" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">webpage</a>.</p>
  853. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/30/earth-day-brings-volunteers-to-hisds-mykawa-farm-for-day-of-service/">Earth Day brings volunteers to HISD’s Mykawa Farm for day of service</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  857. <title>Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program wraps up successful year of nutrition education in HISD</title>
  858. <link>https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/29/fresh-fruit-and-vegetable-program-wraps-up-successful-year-of-nutrition-education-in-hisd/</link>
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  860. <pubDate>Mon, 29 Apr 2024 19:16:34 +0000</pubDate>
  861. <category><![CDATA[Nutrition Services]]></category>
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  865. <category><![CDATA[Sherman ES]]></category>
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  867.  
  868. <description><![CDATA[<p>The USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, more commonly known as FFVP, provides fresh fruit and vegetable snacks and nutrition education to elementary school students. Schools can request accompanying educational programs taught by chefs and registered dieticians with HISD Nutrition Services aim to teach students where their food comes from, what a balanced diet looks [&#8230;]</p>
  869. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/29/fresh-fruit-and-vegetable-program-wraps-up-successful-year-of-nutrition-education-in-hisd/">Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program wraps up successful year of nutrition education in HISD</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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  872. <p>The USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, more commonly known as FFVP, provides fresh fruit and vegetable snacks and nutrition education to elementary school students. Schools can request accompanying educational programs taught by chefs and registered dieticians with HISD Nutrition Services aim to teach students where their food comes from, what a balanced diet looks like, and how they can incorporate more fruits and vegetables into common recipes at home.</p>
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  884.  
  885. <p>On the last day of the twice-weekly program, Sherman Elementary students enjoyed juicy watermelon chunks. The program typically ends officially in May for the academic year and will return in the fall with even more exciting learning opportunities and healthy produce to sample.&nbsp;</p>
  886.  
  887.  
  888.  
  889. <p>&#8220;I love eating watermelon because it&#8217;s so sweet and yummy,&#8221; said Emily, a Sherman kindergartener, as she posed with her watermelon chunk.</p>
  890.  
  891.  
  892.  
  893. <p>Exposing children to a variety of fresh produce at a young age will shape the way they interact with food as they grow. Introducing them to wholesome options lays the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating habits as they develop their tastes and preferences. At Sherman Elementary, the FFVP has been instrumental in fostering a love for nutritious foods among its students.&nbsp;</p>
  894.  
  895.  
  896.  
  897. <p>&#8220;The students get so excited every Thursday,&#8221; says Ms. Rodriguez, a second-grade teacher at Sherman Elementary. &#8220;It&#8217;s not just about providing them with a snack; it&#8217;s about teaching them the value of making healthy choices and enjoying fresh, seasonal produce.&#8221;&nbsp;</p>
  898.  
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  900.  
  901. <p>HISD, the eighth-largest school district in the country, boasts the largest FFVP nationally and regularly introduces 40,000 students at 88 HISD schools to delicious fresh fruits and vegetables. The program is expanding to include 93 schools in the 2024-2025 school year, funded by grants totaling more than $2 million.&nbsp;</p>
  902.  
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  905. <p>To read more about HISD’s FFVP, visit the Nutrition Services <a href="https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/171536" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">webpage</a>, or check out the <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/?s=fresh+fruit+and+vegetable+program" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">FFVP tag</a> on the HISD news blog. You may also contact <a href="mailto:FFVP@HoustonISD.org" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">FFVP@HoustonISD.org</a> for more information.</p>
  906. <p>The post <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2024/04/29/fresh-fruit-and-vegetable-program-wraps-up-successful-year-of-nutrition-education-in-hisd/">Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program wraps up successful year of nutrition education in HISD</a> appeared first on <a href="https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news">News Blog</a>.</p>
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