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HISD Writing Samples
Three weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, an early morning fire swept through the home of an HISD family, causing them to lose everything.
As a line of cars stretched down the block of Houston's Woodland Heights neighborhood, Travis Elementary second-grader Kai Teste eagerly waved his hands from the car window at his teachers' smiling faces. For the past six years, the HISD school has participated in the One Book, One School event in which the entire campus community reads one book together at the same time.
Editor's Note: This is the second in a two-part series on how six HISD students are adjusting to the shift to virtual instruction throughout the district amid COVID-19 precautions. Read Part 1 here. It has been two weeks since the district launched HISD @ H.O.M.E.
Editor's Note: This is the first in a two-part series on how six HISD students are adjusting to the shift to virtual instruction throughout the district amid COVID-19 precautions. Read Part 2 here. Earlier this week, the district launched HISD @ H.O.M.E.
Over six years ago, HISD faced an enormous challenge when it agreed to take over North Forest ISD, which had been plagued by years of low academic performance, a laundry list of state sanctions, and financial mismanagement - which eventually led to the order from the Texas Education Agency to close the district.
At most schools, running in the halls is not permitted, but in Dolphinville - a student-run community within the walls of HISD's Port Houston Elementary School - running is like speeding, and it can have costly consequences. "If a student is caught running by one of our Crimestoppers, then they are issued a speeding ticket," said Port Houston Assistant Principal Shelby Smith.
Art has been a driver of social change throughout history, and Edison Middle School visual arts teacher Gerard Caliste is using his experience as a student artist to transform the way his students view their craft and the world around them. "My kids are learning to paint on anything," Caliste said.
Dressed in a red floral brocade dress and her blonde hair illuminated in lights, Cambry Gerardi, an eighth-grader from the Mandarin Immersion Magnet School (MIMS), stood alone on a stage in Zhengzhou, China and shared her story of learning Chinese.
They've been dubbed the "seven-nation family" - 11 starters, seven countries, four languages, and one dream: to become state champions. The Sharpstown Apollos varsity soccer team earned a regional title over the weekend with a win over Kingwood Park to advance to their first state tournament in school history.
The rain held off just long enough this past Saturday for one Gallegos Elementary School parent to complete her mission of promoting her beloved neighborhood school. "I have loved this school ever since my oldest started here in pre-K. It feels like home," said Amy Ortega, who has four children enrolled at Gallegos.
HISD Social Media Campaigns
A consistent and focused attention to engagement across all social media platforms, including the addition of Instagram, resulted in triple- and even quadruple-digit percentage increases in followers and post impressions.
Planned Promotional Posts for HISD's 2019 Summer Guide
Planned Posts for HISD's Teacher Appreciation Week Celebration
Planned tweets for live social-media coverage of HISD's 2020 Public Education Matters Luncehon
Spring Break 2019 Planned Twitter Posts
Oil and Gas Writing Samples
NGL prices remain fairly stable this week as the shoulder season continues to trudge ahead, placing a bit of downward pressure on NGL prices.
As much of the energy sector’s seasoned workforce becomes retirement eligible, an impending demographic crisis could impede the industry’s growth, leaving many executives in search of strategic and innovative ways to bridge the subsequent experience gap.
Like much of the industry, the compression business has been significantly affected by the North American shale boom. To put it plainly, the more production there is, the more need there is for compression.
With the increasing prevalence of North American shale plays, processing and treating natural gas is a big and growing business.
As crude storage begins to quickly dwindle, where does the project stand today?
As the NGL markets continues to heat up, the fractionation buildup is on a roll.
In 2013, with the growing presence of North American crude and its subsequent distribution demand, Magellan Midstream Partners shifts focus to crude-oil based growth opportunities.
After years of successful and reliable use in American vehicle fleets and farm equipment, propane is making a charge for a prominent seat at the alternative-fuels table.
The North American shale revolution has triggered an uptick in environmental rules and regulations, bringing to light an unprecedented number of regulatory issues.
For years, St. James, Louisiana, has been a vital link for imported crude, and now recent changes have seen an increase in flow from domestic output, which shows no signs of stopping.
Big news flooded the midstream construction market at year end with many projects targeting take-away solutions throughout the U.S. and beyond.
As a result of robust midstream activity, pigging has become a crucial component in the midstream sector, and many say it’s a great time to be in the business.
‘Consistency is key, and an inconsistent message only confuses the public more.’
The company began drilling for data in the shale play in early 2011.
Fall kicked off with a slew of midstream infrastructure-expansion projects concentrated in the areas to the north.
There is a new system on the market aimed at simplifying the midstream industry's sometimes-complex puzzles.
Moving into the new year, the midstream consensus is that continued strong drilling in North American shale plays will keep gathering, processing, transmission and storage demands strong in 2013 and beyond
This month, midstream infrastructure projects are in bloom.
It has been known for some time that many of the prolific plays throughout the U.S. are in need of immediate infrastructure attention, especially in the bountiful Bakken, where a surge in production has caused more than its fair share of challenges.
After sitting stagnant for months, Conway’s consistently negative frac spread margin jumped theoretical leaps and bounds this week as ethane prices continued to rally after cracking capacity came back online.
Women own about 10% of United States pipeline companies, according to a federal audit released by a Government Accountability Office.
With the increased demand for energy worldwide, capital energy investments are on the rise, along with mounting delivery challenges that many companies are facing.
Robledo is key to Cougars’ revival, return to national prominence
Located in Montrose, the Morty Rich Hostel is Houston’s latest lodging option for out-of-town guests.
Alzheimer’s Association® Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter Invites Everyone to Go Purple to Raise Awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Risk
Houston Scientist Receives Alzheimer’s Association New Investigator Research Grant
Thousands of Houston Residents are Raising Critically Needed Awareness and Funds for Alzheimer’s
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION HOUSTON & SOUTHEAST TEXAS CHAPTER FINDS PERMANET NEW HOME
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, HOUSTON ZOO LAUNCH FALL 2013 MYTH-BUSTING SEASON OF WILD TOGETHER PROGRAM
"Veterinary Clinic" Allows Kids to be a Vet
UH to increase number of graduate students