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  • NBE Teacher featured on CW39 for creative flexible seating

    Posted by Public Communications at 8/10/2017


    North Belt Elementary teacher Jotina Buck transformed her second grade room into a flexible seating zone, ditching traditional chairs and desks for a variety of seating choices. There's everything from yoga balls to swivel chairs, all to create an enhanced learning environment.

    "I know that all children can learn, but it's our responsibility to ensure that we have a classroom climate and an environment that yields to each learning style," Buck said.

    Buck calls the room makeover a community effort, and she says Humble ISD administrators have been supportive. See the CW39 video.

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  • Kids are Moving in the Mornings at Maplebrook

    Posted by Public Communications at 2/1/2017

    MBE-97772145.jpg Maplebrook PE Teacher Darla Tinelli has kids up and Moving in the Morning before school. Students can go to the track as soon as they check in with their grade level teacher and get a Moving in the Morning card. They get to the track by 7:40 wearing tennis shoes and their Moving in the Morning card. First and second graders run on Tuesday mornings, and third-fifth graders run on Thursday mornings. They start the day off with a little exercise to get their bodies moving and their minds thinking!

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  • Requiring students to register for college

    Posted by Robin McAdams at 2/1/2017

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    Kudos to Summer Creek High School teachers Leland Dunomes (Math), Michael Hicky (Math) and Stacy Kee (AVID) for making their students to register with Lone Star Mobile Go and creating their Lone Star accounts.

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  • Thanks to Lowe's, Valspar, AMS PTA for the AMS Library facelift!

    Posted by Public Communications at 11/7/2016

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    Thanks to Lowe's of Atascocita, Valspar Paints, and the Atascocita Middle School PTA, the AMS Library (aka Westerfeld Learning Center) has a fresh new look.

    David Guajardo, manager of Lowe's, and Kathy Smith, Paint Department Manager, with a crew of 10 employees helped AMS Librarian Brooke King and PTA volunteers paint the entire library. Gregg Parks from Valspar Paints donated 10 gallons and the AMS PTA funded the rest of the project.

    Painting the library is one phase of the updates occurring in the library. "We want a modern learning center where the students want to read, work collaboratively on projects, or just relax," said King.

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  • TASB Forum: business/community discuss effective partnering for kids

    Posted by Public Communications at 10/28/2016

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    School board members, Humble ISD staff and local business partners attended the TASB Business/Education Forum Monday, October 24th. The forum provided an opportunity for businesses and community leaders to join with education leaders to discuss the most effective approaches to partnering for student success.

    Picture above are Charles Cunningham, Humble ISD School Board Trustee, Gilbert Hopkins with McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy, Shawn Faciane, Humble ISD Internal Audit Director, Christy Tarkington, Humble ISD Assistant Director Community Development, Jerri Monbaron, Humble ISD Director Community Development, Erica Johnston, Chick-fil-A Fall Creek, Martina Dixon, Humble ISD Foundation Director, Britney Samperi and Macie Shubert with Community Resource Credit Union. Not pictured but in attendance at the forum is Robert Sitton, Humble ISD School Board Trustee.

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  • Win a scholarship or cash from Space Center Houston

    Posted by Public Communications at 10/20/2016


    Teachers, you can win scholarships and cash prizes by entering the #InspiringCuriosity contest conducted by Space Center Houston and KHOU 11 News! Teachers are invited to develop new STEM projects to challenge the next generation of innovators. Learn more: spacecenter.org/stem-contest


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  • Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators

    Posted by Public Communications at 10/19/2016


    On Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Sherman Elementary School (1909 McKee St.) HAABSE will gather for a free mini-conference where participants (including campus-based administrators, teacher leaders, and central office staff) will be able to take charge in facilitating their professional growth. Get more information here.

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  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston offers teacher workshops

    Posted by Public Communications at 10/19/2016

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston offers a multitude of learning opportunities throughout the year to help K–12 educators integrate the arts into their classrooms for successful learning. Most workshops are approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. Check the MFA website.

    For more information, contact 713.639.7843 or teachers@mfah.org.

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  • WCE gets a Weather Station

    Posted by Public Communications at 10/10/2016

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    Willow Creek Elementary recently became part of the Earth Network's WeatherBug® Network – the largest professional grade weather network – with the installation of a gifted weather station atop the school. Funded by TriEagle Energy®, a leading energy retailer based in the Woodlands, the equipment measures temperatures, wind speed and direction, rainfall, atmospheric pressure and humidity in real-time, offering Willow Creek students and educators a wealth of science-based, interactive learning opportunities. For parents and the broader Kingwood community, the addition of the WeatherBug weather station means access to up-to-the-minute, hyper-local weather information as well as advance notice of critical weather events such as ice storms, lightning strikes, wind gusts and dangerous heat indices all available within the free WeatherBug mobile and desktop apps.

    Get the story here.

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  • TMS Parent and Community Academy

    Posted by Public Communications at 10/10/2016

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    Timberwood Middle School held their first Parent and Community Academy. The monthly academy will provide parents of Timberwood Middle School students and community members an opportunity to play an active role in their student’s lives. Get the story here.

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