Fourth graders from Humble ISD’s Timbers Elementary traveled to Austin on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip February 9, 2017 to experience what they are learning in fourth grade Texas History. Students visited the Texas State Capitol and the Bullock Texas State History Museum.
“Education in Action’s Discover Texas Field Trips are based on the understanding that the most effective way for students to learn is through experience,” stated Lacey Phillips, Discover Texas Field Trips Director. “Student activities during the Discover Texas Field Trip to Austin reinforce and supplement fourth grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) learning objectives with a focus on why Texans are so proud of their unique heritage.”
These field trips make it easy for teachers to take their 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classrooms on organized, fun, and educational site-based learning experiences. Discover Texas Field Trip staff members handle all details, including round-trip charter bus transportation, reservations, and TEKS-based program curriculum, so participating teachers can focus on their students and making connections between the experience and what students are learning in the classroom.
Fourth graders from Humble ISD’s Lakeshore Elementary traveled to Austin on an Education in Action Discover Texas Field Trip February 2, 2017 to experience what they are learning in fourth grade Texas History. Students visited the Texas State Capitol and the Bullock Texas State History Museum.
During the charter bus ride to Austin, students discussed why Texans are so proud of their unique heritage and participated in activities and games in preparation for their visit. In Austin the students visited the Texas State Capitol where their legislators office. Students saw where Texas laws are made as they toured the State Capitol including the Senate and House of Representatives chambers. At the Bullock Texas State History Museum students explored exhibits about Texas’s earliest inhabitants, the Texas Revolution, and events that created our Lone Star identity. The students’ visit to the museum concluded at the multi-sensory Texas Spirit Theater with the Star of Destiny where they saw the history of Texas, including an East Texas oil "gusher" and the takeoff of Saturn V as seen from Mission Control at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Humble High School's Wildcat Salute to Veterans was covered briefly by Channel 2 on the 6 p.m. newscast on Nov. 11. Also, the Houston Chronicle printed a story with photos on the Wildcat Salute. Get the Chronicle Story here.
Kingwood High School Fillies, under the direction of Andi Lewis, will be featured on an upcoming Inside High School Sports! The show is created by KHOU and airs on Channel 11 each Saturday.
Kevin Quinn of Channel 13 News featured Woodcreek Middle School 8th grader Meagan Hayes when she got a special reward from her parents for good academic performance. Meagan's parents adopted one of 10 puppies that were abandoned along a roadside in Fort Bend County. As Quinn had featured several stories on the abandoned puppies and their adoption from an animal shelter, he was at the campus when Megan's bus returned from a field trip to record her surprise gift! Get the video HERE.
Whispering Pines Elementary is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! Friday, Oct. 28 the campus invited former students, staff and principals to attend their anniversary celebration. Guest speakers included current principal, Pat Gnatzig, 5th-grader Gracie Sharp, Charlotte Coffelt WPE’s first principal, Karen Thurman, WPE’s 3rd principal and WPE PTA Members Joy Weatherspoon and Jessica Bevel. The celebration included a cake reception, school tours and ended with watching The Lego Movie under the stars. The WPE theme this year is taken from the recently released Lego Movie. One of the main principles of the movie is "Everything is awesome when you're part of a team!" The school decided this was a perfect theme for their 25th year. "Building on 25 years of Excellence!" Whispering Pines opened in 1991 under the direction of Charlotte Coffelt. It was Humble ISD’s 15th elementary school to open. The school colors are green, black and white and the mascot is a panda. Currently WPE serves 697 students K-5th grade.
October 24-28 Humble ISD celebrated Red Ribbon Week! Red Ribbon Week is an annual campaign to recognize the importance of drug prevention for students' futures. Throughout the week students around the district made a commitment to live drug-free lives. Check out a few of our schools unique ways of celebrating Red Ribbon Week HERE.
On October 31, Administration Building employees brought decorated pumpkins to brighten up the hallways and to participate in a bit of fun competition.
Winners included Accounts Payable-Overall Winner AND Most Traditional, Superintendent's Office-Best Design, and Human Resources-Most Original.
KHS Floral Design/FFA Advisor Valerie Hirsch and KHS students presented our new, out-of-state Superintendent, Dr. Fagen, with her first Homecoming mum. It was created in the shape of Texas with ribbons from all five high schools in Humble ISD.