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HISD recently named new principals at some area schools, including Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet, M.C. Williams Middle School, Highland Heights Elementary, Wainwright Elementary and High School Ahead Academy.

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Oak Forest resident and Heights High School graduate Brianna Correa will become a cadet at one of America’s most prestigious military institutions, the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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While Houston ISD recently recognized 12 finalists as candidates to be named its 2020-21 elementary and secondary teachers of the year, local schools also named their teachers of the year this spring.

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Enya Krathaus recently learned she was one of a record nine Houston ISD students from six campuses who won a national gold medal in the 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

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Heights High School senior Skye Williams received a $2,500 scholarship last week from HISD superintendent Grenita Lathan, who awards students who have overcome hardships. Williams and her family had to spend a few months sheltering at the George R. Brown Convention Center in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and she also has battled depression. She is still set to graduate in the top 20 percent of her class and attend college.

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While Houston ISD recently recognized 12 finalists as candidates to be named its 2020-21 elementary and secondary teachers of the year, local schools also named their Teachers of the Year this spring.

Barbara Smith of Sinclair Elementary was among the 12 finalists recently announced as candidates to be named HISD’s 2020-2021 Elementary and Secondary teachers of the year, and another teacher was recognized as one of the district’s brightest newcomers.

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HISD has announced an initiative to improve the district’s school choice process. The district also is putting a hold on its plans to change the magnet program and will be receiving millions in federal pandemic relief funding through an allocation by the state.

All Saints Catholic Church is expanding its learning program and will be welcoming 2-4 year olds for four days a week at its Early Childhood Center in September. 

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Last September, the HISD Board of Education approved the formation of a District of Innovation (DOI) committee to develop a plan for HISD to obtain the DOI designation. In March, HISD’s District Advisory Committee voted it down by a margin of 21-10.

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The Waltrip High School debate team received some special recognition from State Rep. Penny Morales Shaw and the Texas Legislature after their standout performance earlier this year in a Houston Urban Debate League tournament.

A report from Houston Public Media last April cited data from the National Center for Education Statistics that said one out of every four households in Texas does not have access to broadband internet, and about 8 million homes don't have a computer or smartphone.

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As Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet (GOMM) principal Lindsey Pollock noted in a recent letter to her school community announcing her retirement from Houston ISD, when she arrived at the school in the summer of 2008, it was a traditional campus with a small Montessori program. There were 405 stu…

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Teaching elementary students is not an easy gig for Adam Blair, who said he sometimes wonders whether he can keep doing it. The last year has been especially difficult as schools and families cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and teachers toggle between in-person and virtual lessons while worr…

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American Legion Post 560 in Garden Oaks is hosting an informational session from 2-3 p.m. Saturday for high school juniors who are interested in participating in prestigious statewide programs that teach students about American citizenship and government.

The Children's Museum Houston recently honored 12 Houston ISD teachers with its annual Marian and Speros Martel Early Childhood Educator Award. Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet (GOMM) teacher Faith Davis was the sole area teacher to be recognized.

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Heights resident Margot Kramer is a sixth-grade student learning virtually this year at Hogg Middle School. She is also a big reader, so she really appreciates the "Book Hogg Bike," a library on wheels funded by a PTA grant and staffed by school librarian Mary Chance.

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St. Thomas Catholic High School will host its annual “Round Up” fundraising effort with a drive-through event this Sunday, March 7 from 12-4 p.m. in the school’s parking lot at 4500 Memorial Dr. in support of its Tuition Assistance Program.

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When a class showed up on Miranda Noonan’s schedule last year that the Oak Forest resident did not recognize, it was the start of a fantastic experience for the Waltrip High School student. Noonan, then a sophomore, was enrolled in the Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone project at Waltrip, one…

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A virtual town hall meeting Monday to update the Timbergrove community on amendments to a plan that originally called for adding two temporary buildings to Houston ISD's Sinclair Elementary - while removing 23 mature pine trees from the campus - was attended by more than 80 people, including…