AGENTS for change: Humble ISD educator creates after-school program to inspire students to give back
We’re celebrating our local educators with an inspiring after-school program out of Humble ISD. Dr. Andrea Barela started the after-school program Student Council AGENTS to give students the tools they need to improve and give back to their communities.
Humble ISD students build tiny homes for veterans experiencing homelessness
HUMBLE, Texas – Humble Independent School District students are hammering out better futures for area veterans. Some students at Kingwood Park High School and Summer Creek High School are building tiny homes for homeless heroes and it’s not just an act of kindness, it’s also being used as a teaching tool. Tuesday morning, U.S. Air Force Veteran Jeffrey Jacobs toured his future home that’s currently under construction at Kingwood Park High school. “Service is the heart of our school and this project just symbolizes all of that,” said Principal of Kingwood Park High School, Lisa Drabing. The home was designed by Kingwood Park High School student, Parker Ryan.
LIST: Houston-area school districts, universities announce plans for week following winter weather closures
Conroe ISDConroe Independent School District will resume classes Monday. Deer Park ISDDeer Park ISD students will return to school Monday, Feb. 22. Humble ISDHumble ISD plans to resume school on Monday, Feb. 22, for all students, both on-campus and virtual students. District staff is in the process of reaching out to families to connect them with supports and information available through the Act. Royal ISDRoyal ISD students will resume school Tuesday.
Teachers from these Houston-area school districts made most complaints to union of COVID-19 protocol violations, discrepancies
HOUSTON – The Texas State Teachers Association announced Monday that its members had reported hundreds of COVID-19 protocol discrepancies or violations in the first couple weeks of the school year. In the Houston area, the most complaints of violations were submitted by teachers in the Cy-Fair Independent School District with 210 reports of violations since the school district began the academic year last week. We hope we haven’t prolonged the day when we can think about being normal again.”See the Houston-area districts where the most teachers reported COVID-19 violations during the first couple weeks of the school year. Across the state, TSTA claims it has received hundreds of reports of COVID-19 protocol violations from members in 135 school districts. What the school districts are sayingKPRC 2 reached out to the Houston-area school districts with a high number of reported violations.
Humble ISD staff preparing for in-person learning in 2 weeks
HUMBLE, Texas – Humble ISD students started virtually on Tuesday and schools were preparing for in-person learning in two weeks. Even with empty classrooms and hallways for now, there’s an excitement at Summer Creek High School. “I’ve just decided, I’m going to enjoy my school year, no matter what’s going on,” said Nathan Wooley. Classes will begin with middle and high school students on a split schedule. Principal McDonald had a message for Humble ISD families.
Humble ISD experiences cyber attack during first day of virtual learning
HUMBLE, Texas – The Humble Independent School District is back online after experiencing a cyber attack during the first day of virtual learning Tuesday. Humble ISD Superintendent Liz Celania-Fagan took to Twitter to inform everyone of the virtual attack while urging other students already online to stay on. “Students who haven’t already logged on to their student gmail accounts cannot log in to student email accounts until it is resolved.”The My Humble server is experiencing a cyber attack. The My Humble server is currently experiencing a cyber attack called denial of service. Hampson said while common, tracking the source of a denial of service attack is tough.
Humble ISD students begin 2020 school year Tuesday
HUMBLE, Texas – Students at Humble Independent School District started virtually on Tuesday. On a normal year, the drill team at Summer Creek High School would’ve started weeks earlier, but this year, practices were delayed and they made major changes. “Seeing them dance, seeing this magic, this passion that they have, the passion that I share with them, so that’s what exactly what I’m looking forward to.”But this year is different in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “A little difficult at the beginning but it ended up working out, I have my team of 60,” said Aranda. The district is allowing students who are learning virtually to take part in extracurricular activities.
Humble ISD, Katy ISD set to restart Strength & Conditioning Camps Wednesday
"I got word late this afternoon that we had the green light to start tomorrow if we'd like," Humble ISD Athletic Director Troy Kite said about restarting Strength & Conditioning Camps. As of 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Katy ISD and Humble ISD had announced their intentions to restart Strength & Conditioning Camps starting Wednesday, July 29. The very next tweet on their timeline, quoting Humble ISD Athletics Tuesday announcement - "WE'RE BACK!!!!! For Humble ISD, the district had been hosting Strength & Conditioning Camps since June 8, when the University Interscholastic League made it where those could resume. Humble ISD has been very active in getting input from the parents of their students through surveys that have been conducted throughout the summer.
Humble Independent School District: What you need to know so far about the district’s 2020-2021 school year
Humble ISD is continuing to figure out how to start the school year with safety in mind. The school district is offering parents three options, including learning at school, learning at home and another allowing children to get involved. In-person classes resume on A/B schedule for middle and high school students whose parents chose on campus. Social distancing: Middle and high school students will have a different experience in between classes and during lunch. Extracurricular ActivitiesMiddle and high school students will be allowed the option of taking all classes online and take extracurricular classes on-campus.
FEATURE: Winn's name called by St. Louis Cardinals with 54th overall pick in 2020 MLB Draft
"With the 54th pick the St. Louis Cardinals Masyn Winn." Winn stood up and hugged his longtime friend and high school teammate Nick Luckett and then one after another hugs were exchanged. One of the big questions around Winn heading into the draft is what would a team select him as. MLB Draft analysts considered him to be "one of the best two-way players in the draft". According to the MLB Draft Tracker, Winn's slot value - 54th overall - is valued at $1.34 million.
Kingwood soccer coach Pres Holcombe recovering from surgery, team showing support
KINGWOOD, Texas – It's the world we live in right now, even when an illness is not COVID-19 -- it's still, somehow impacted by this pandemic. That is the case for a Kingwood High School soccer coach. Coach Pres Holcomb is battling stage 4 colon cancer, and just had major surgery but because of COVID-19 restrictions at the hospital, he had to recover -- aloneCLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO STORY FROM OUR PARTNERS AT KPRC CHANNEL 2
Kingwood teacher embraces TikTok videos to engage with students
KINGWOOD – TikTok videos are the latest Intenet craze. A sixth-grade teacher, Tricia Zinnecker, is using the social media platform to connect with her students at Creekwood Middle School in Kingwood. "In my mind, I kept hearing stay in your lane, stay in your lane, but then I made my first TikTok. She said the TikTok videos provide a chance to do more than send assignments and conduct lectures on Zoom. Here are some of Zinnecker’s popular TikTok videos:
Kingwood HS gets $25M FEMA grant to rebuild 2 years after being gutted in Hurricane Harvey
Humble Independent School District will receive the $25,401,611.75 grant to rebuild the structure that was originally built in 1978. Kingwood High School was closed for seven months following the hurricane with Kingwood’s 2,782 students commuting 30 minutes away to Summer Creek during that time. Kingwood High School was reopened in March 2018. Damage at Kingwood High SchoolThe building remained flooded for 11 days during and after Harvey, FEMA officials wrote in the grant summary. Floodwaters were 5.5 feet deep in the front of the building and 1.5 feet deep in the back.
Get to know the Park Lakes neighborhood in Humble
The community of Park Lakes in Humble is part of a 1,500-acre, master-planned community. Park Lakes is within Humble ISD boundaries, and one schoolPark Lakes Elementaryis located in the community. The community also features the 43-acre Park Lakes Landing commercial development. 10: 0.10Harris County ESD No. 1: 0.10Harris County Flood Control District: 0.03Harris County Hospital District : 0.17Humble ISD: 1.52Harris County MUD No.communityimpact.com
GALLERY: Designs revealed for Humble ISDs rebuild of Lakeland Elementary School
This is the main entry of Lakeland Elementary School. Rendering courtesy Humble ISDThe main entry of Lakeland Elementary will feature a "tree of knowledge" concept to support the school's play-based learning design. Rendering courtesy Humble ISDDesigns for Humble ISDs rebuild of Lakeland Elementary School show a play-based learning concept for the campus, which will open in August 2021. PBK Architects, the architecture firm chosen to design the rebuild of Lakeland Elementary School, presented the preliminary designs to trustees on Oct. 15. The design for Lakeland Elementary also includes a play-based learning concept, which Tiscareno said was encouraged by district administrators.communityimpact.com
Humble ISD approves architects for Kingwood High Schools $30M floodgate project
Kingwood High School is one step closer to getting some flood relief as the Humble ISD board of trustees Oct. 15 approved PBK Architects as the architectural firm for a major flood mitigation project. The project would create protective floodgates at Kingwood High School that would float up to cover entrances and windows during heavy rainfall events, according to a district news release published to the Kingwood High School website. The floodgate project is nearing final approval from FEMA, and once construction begins the project will take roughly 2 1/2 years to complete. The project is estimated to cost $30 million, with FEMA set to pay 90% of the cost, while HISD will be responsible for 10%, or roughly $3 million. District officials said more information on the project will be presented at the Nov. 12 board of trustees meeting.communityimpact.com
Kingwood and Atascocita teams shine in gold for good cause
HUMBLE, Texas -- When people walk into a high school football stadium, it is easy to see who is cheering for which team.When fans walked through the gates into Humble ISD's Turner Stadium on Sept. 13, that appeared to be a difficult task, considering most people were given gold waving towels, signs, and pom-poms.Usually, when Atascocita and Kingwood clash, the colors strewn throughout the stands are red, blue and white. Red for the Atascocita Eagles and blue for the Mustangs of Kingwood.But not this night.In what has become a rivalry game between the Humble ISD programs, fans traded in their traditional school-color-coded shirts for golden #GoldFightWin t-shirts. "It's a great opportunity to show how we can come together to support something that's bigger than football," Kingwood's Parker Hemphill said. "It's a great way to raise awareness for a cause like this. "The #GoldFightWin initiative is a combined effort between Humble ISD and local non-profit organizations Addi's Faith Foundation, L3 Foundation and Mother's Against Cancer to raise awareness about pediatric cancer.abc13.com
Designs revealed for Atascocita, Summer Creek high schools; land purchased for Lakeland Elementary
Digital rendering courtesy PBK ArchitectsPBK Architects provided renderings of the changes coming to Atascocita High School. Digital rendering courtesy PBK ArchitectsPBK Architects provided renderings of the changes coming to Summer Creek High School. During the meeting, PBK Architects addressed the board about the upcoming expansions to Atascocita and Summer Creek high schools. The design for Summer Creek High School includes adding a third gym and expansions to the weight and locker rooms. Humble ISD received... >The new Lakeland Elementary School actually will get to open one year earlier than originally planned, Mount said.communityimpact.com
See how each Humble ISD school was rated in the 2018-19 A-F accountability system
The Texas Education Agency released its 2018-19 accountability ratings for school districts across the state Aug. 15. Humble ISD received a B, or an 88 out of 100, for a student enrollment of 43,441. For the first year, both districts and individual campuses were given an A-F score by their performance in three key domains: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps, according to the TEA website. School Progress: BThis rating is based on how students perform over time, comparing their progress to similar schools. New Caney ISD... >High schoolsAtascocita85 (B)Humble79 (C)Kingwood93 (A)Kingwood Park89 (B)Quest Early College96 (A)Summer Creek84 (B)communityimpact.com
Atascocita students speak out after classmate accused of threatening to bomb plane
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Threats were allegedly posted to social media back on Aug. 3 when Hector Fernando Fonseca was at Bush Intercontinental Airport waiting to get on a flight.Fonseca is now facing serious charges over Snapchat posts.Humble ISD has confirmed the teenager is a junior at Atascocita High School, and he went before a judge who set a bond of $15,000.Documents state he was with his father, both getting on a United flight from Houston to Guatemala.While sitting in the airport, the teen allegedly posted a photo on Snapchat of himself with the caption "blow this (expletive) up," and then another photo taken on the airplane.A representative from SnapChat emailed the posts to the FBI on Aug. 4 and then HPD got involved, arresting the teen when he returned on Aug. "People don't think before they post things, and they should start doing that a lot more," a student said.RELATED:abc13.com
17-year-old accused of threat to blow up United jet attends Atascocita HS: district
HUMBLE, Texas (KTRK) -- A 17-year-old charged with making a terroristic threat targeting a United Airlines flight from Houston is currently enrolled as a junior at Atascocita High School, school district officials confirmed.Humble ISD told ABC13 that Hector Fonseca has not been in attendance since the beginning of the current school year.The district is working with law enforcement and also consulting with its student handbook regarding the situation.Fonseca was taken into custody on Aug. 10, accused of posting the threats to Snapchat.According to court documents, Fonseca was at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Aug. 3 when he snapped an image of his shoes and shorts inside a terminal, along with the words "blown this sh*t up." The snap also included a smiley face and bomb emoji.A second snap was posted before Fonseca boarded the United flight with his father, this time showing the teen holding his passport along with the message "time to blow up the plane," court documents state.On Aug. 4, an e-tip to the FBI National Threat Operations Center was made by a Snapchat representative, who reported the alleged messages, but Fonseca had already left the country.FBI and customs agents investigating the messages followed a digital trail from Fonseca's Snapchat account to the home of a neighbor, who was able to identify the teen and where he lived. "Immediately upon questioning...he stated that he knew why law enforcement was speaking to him and that it was regarding the Snap Chat post made by Hector Fonseca," court documents state.Screenshots of the snaps were sent to Houston police, who made plans to arrest Fonseca upon returning home.Fonseca faces up to 10 years in prison, if convicted.ABC13 reached out to Fonseca's family. A person who identified himself as the teen's father said they had nothing to say about the case.If police had been notified of the threat before the plane departed, it would have forced Bush Intercontinental Airport to ground all inbound and outbound planes, airport operations would have been shut down, and all non-emergency personnel would have been evacuated.abc13.com
5 things Humble ISD parents should know about the upcoming school year
HOUSTON - Humble ISD is gearing up to head back to school on Monday. With the upcoming school year coming up fast, here are five things for Humble parents and students to know:1. More pay for teachersHumble ISD School Board approved a $4,000 compensation plan that is giving pay increases for teachers and staff members districtwide. An easier process for signing documentsThis summer, parents were provided an electronic process of reviewing, updating and signing school documentation and papers in one simple online spot. Parents and guardians were sent an email during the week of July 22 containing a unique SnapCode for each child currently enrolled in Humble ISD.
College-style schedule yields positive results at Summer Creek
College-style schedule yields positive results at Summer CreekSummer Creek High School students have a bell schedule that allows them to get out of school one hour earlier than the five other Humble ISD high schools. less Summer Creek High School students have a bell schedule that allows them to get out of school one hour earlier than the five other Humble ISD high schools. Students use that time to get tutorials, participate in ... more Photo: Kaila Contreras / Kaila Contreras Photo: Kaila Contreras / Kaila Contreras Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close College-style schedule yields positive results at Summer Creek 1 / 5 Back to GalleryHumble ISD and Summer Creek administrators had no idea what to expect when Hurricane Harvey forced the high school into a shortened, college-style bell schedule. After a four year period at Summer Creek in a new schedule, did we achieve more for the four-year process? he said. So when a kid came into Summer Creek and left, compared to their previous cohorts.chron.com
10 highest paid school superintendents in the Houston area
Spring Branch ISD - Jennifer Blaine - $298,000*Humble ISD - Elizabeth Celania Fagan - $310,040Clear Creek ISD - Gregory Smith - $310,171New Caney ISD - Kenn Franklin - $315,602Klein ISD - Bret Champion - $332,766Houston ISD - Grenita Lathan (interim) - $345,060Alief ISD - HD Chambers - $345,580Fort Bend ISD - Charles Dupre - $350,391Katy ISD - Lance Hindt - $394,587Cypress-Fairbanks ISD - Mark Henry - $418,917As of Oct. 2018, these were the highest paid superintendents in the Houston area.Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery and Galveston County were represented in the top 10. *Based on data collected on June 25, 2019.abc13.com