|WOODLAND HEIGHTS CIVIC ASSOCIATION
HOME GARDEN TOUR:
The inclusion of Travis' Garden in this popular annual tour brings people from throughout
city to the school and serves as a good public relations tool for not only Travis, but
HISD. Travis students and parents work hard to prepare the garden to put forth its
best face each spring. Travis was the beneficiary of half of the profits from the 1998
LIGHTS IN THE HEIGHTS
When the neighborhood line the streets with luminaries for the Annual Lights in the
festival, parents, students, teachers and staff deck out our dinosaur playscape. Travis
its Sparks Park get a wonderful chance to shine in this renown celebration of lights,
dance. Travis's participation in such neighborhood activities serves as an example of the
strong relationship that has developed between the school and its community.
Each year Chase Bank has generously funded
various garden projects - from funding the drip irrigation system to most recently purchasing
all new lumber to rebuild each bed. Volunteers are shown from this year's Chase Global Work
Day installing new landscape timbers for each of the 30 garden beds.
OTHER COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
Exxon Chemical Americas
HEB Pantry Foods
Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, Inc.
Junior League of Houston, Inc.
McDonalds on North Main
South Texas College of Law
Travis is one of thirty schools benefiting from this HISD program aimed at
"reconnecting" communities with their neighborhood schools. A program
coordinator works with the school's VIPS (Volunteers In Public Schools) coordinator to
involve parents, churches, seniors groups and the community at large in roles of mentors,
tutors and, most importantly, advocates of school concerns.