Nolan Correa, associate superintendent of operational support services, gave a report to the Humble ISD board at the February meeting.
“Our team did not get a ‘Snowmageddon 2021’ break.
“While most buildings fared well, of the six high school campuses, four sustained damages, and three had damage to outdoor pipes. At Humble High School alone, there were 12 classrooms that were impacted. In terms of our nine middle schools, five had damage, and four contained exterior pipe issues. Atascocita Middle School had the most significant damage – particularly to the band hall and wood shop. In terms of our 29 elementary campuses, 13 experienced damages on one level or another. All in all, of our 40 schools, nearly 50% took on water damage or were otherwise negatively impacted by the freezing temperatures. Even our non-school and administration buildings felt the pains of the freeze,” he said.
Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Fagan reported, “The Bond 2008 program has been instrumental in allowing the district to build and maximize engagement with learning spaces for students and provide motivation for the learning process. An example can be found in the Inspiring Moments video regarding the new learning ‘pods’ that can be witnessed at Centennial Elementary School.”
During a video introduction, Alison Pierce, science coordinator at Humble ISD added, “At Centennial Elementary School, we have collaboration rooms for students to develop skills for developmental learning. Each hall has a different theme. In some locations around campus, you might find futuristic displays or astronaut quarters, dinosaurs and more. Each hallway is not only themed, but also tied to the curriculum.”
Pierce continued by stating, “Several of the learning building blocks include teachings based on trustworthiness, kindness, and independence.”
Jerri Monbaron, executive director for the Humble ISD Education Foundation, presented the Super Staffer Awards sponsored on behalf of Kingwood Emergency Hospital.
Board member Nancy Morrison recognized the outstanding achievements and milestones that were achieved citywide at the Humble Rodeo and BBQ Cook-Off, which included great volunteers, amazing bands and delectable foods.
Fagan concluded that the COVID-19 numbers are coming down quickly. “Houston has had 30% of the population that has either had COVID-19 or received the vaccine. We are a community that supports our students and models this for other districts as well.”
The next regularly scheduled board meeting is set for March 23, at 7 p.m. at the Humble ISD Administration building.