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Goals

  • Support and Further the mission and vision of the Houston Heights Association
  • Actively Engage with Heights Public Schools, PTA/PTO groups, and other education based organizations to jointly establish goals and priorities for each school that promote measurable educational success
  • Launch a community awareness/information campaign to increase acceptance of Heights public schools as a safe, competitive option for education

Right: At an interactive school musical event at Field Elementary, themed "Drumming Up Character," Pre-K, K, first and second grade students chanted "Fairness is the Way to Go," "Caring is for you and me," and "Re-spon-si-bil-ity." This inspiring event that allowed all students to play musical instruments was funded by the Houston Heights Association.

Members
Anne Sloan, Chair
Emily Cole, retired HISD Principal
Maureen Weyel, retired AT&T Executive
Eileen Reed, retired Executive
Laura Scavone, Heights resident
Neal Cannon, Attorney and Heights Resident
Betsy Denson, writer for The Leader newspaper
Ben Weaver, parent of Harvard Elementary student and owner of August Antiques
Monica Richart, parent and founder of Heights Area Parents Network

Links to Local Schools and PTO/PTAs
Helms Elementary
Helms PTA Facebook Page
Love Elementary
Love PTO Facebook Page
Field Elementary
Friends of Field Facebook Page
Harvard Elementary
Harvard PTA
Travis Elementary
Travis PTA
Hogg Middle School
Hogg PTO
Hamilton Middle School
Hamilton PTO
Reagan High School
Reagan PTO

HISD Volunteer Program
In the past year the Houston Heights Association, Education Committee, Chaired by Anne Sloan, has undertaken a project to interview principals of our local Heights schools to ask one important question, "how can we help?" During the conversations, one need became consistently clear - community volunteers. Readers, mentors, after school homework helpers, field trip chaperons, gardeners and much more are needed on an ongoing basis.

One of the wonderful things about living in the Heights is the diversity of our neighbors. Many of us work at exciting jobs in art, architecture, law, or engineering; many of us stay at home with children; and many of us are retired and remember fondly our former careers. All of these experiences and skills would make any Heights resident an excellent addition to the HISD volunteer roster.

Can you share some time with our local schools?

If interested in becoming part of our HISD Volunteer Team, please fill out the form below. HISD requires that all volunteers pass a background check before volunteering. In the next few weeks, you will receive information about the HISD background check process and as the school year continues, we will inform you of volunteer opportunities. Hope you can join us for this exciting project!


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