Our School Update / by Mark Sternfels

Travis Elementary

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Hogg Middle School

  • Sixteen National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and Student Council members from Hogg Middle School volunteered to make luminarias last month's Lights in the Heights festivities. They spent an hour-and-a-half filling bags with sand and a candle, enough to fill two trailer loads full. Thank you, Razorbacks, for helping to light up the route.
  • The Hogg Library is undergoing a transformation. In its goal to become a library of the 21st century, they are building a Literacy Library for Language Art teachers and students. Students in middle school read at varying levels and Hogg is differentiating instruction to meet the needs of these students. Students take a test in the Myon program to determine their Lexile level. With this knowledge, students and teachers then select books that expand their vocabulary. Myon tracks students’ reading and growth by providing access to over 4,000 digital books. To compliment this digital library, the HISD Secondary Curriculum and Development Literacy Team helped Hogg process has over 2,000 books for its Literacy Library. Ten volunteers have logged in over 80 hours to label, barcode, cover, sort and shelve these books. A huge thank you to our HISD Secondary Curriculum and Development Literacy Team for showing Hogg spirit by wearing red on our big volunteer day.
  • Hogg art students are busy creating Hollywood/Academy Award themed props for the WHCA Home Tour Preview Event held April 15th. Tickets now on sale.

Reagan High School

  • The Reagan journalism class put together a very informative video about John H. Reagan and the current effort to rename the school because of Reagan's history as a Confederate.