February 2019

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We are deeply committed to offering excellent educational experiences for our students and we want to keep you informed of upcoming events, successes and happenings in GPISD.

In Galena Park ISD, our students are extremely important to us and so are you. Please enjoy this edition of a newsletter especially designed for you.

Thank you for staying connected!

Community Pep Rally Honoring the North Shore Mustangs

Join us on Saturday, February 2 at 3 pm as we celebrate the North Shore Mustangs, 6A Division I State Champions!

We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the GPISD stadium!

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North Shore Senior High School Mustangs Football Banquet Information

Ticket sales will be open to the community on February 4 through Friday, February 8.Please check out the flyer for more information.
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Mid-Year GPS

Click the link to read about the State Championship Game and much more!

Updating Your Blackboard ParentLink Information

Are you receiving text messages, emails or calls from GPISD in the wrong language or not receiving any messages/calls?

If you are having any of these issues, the information we have on file for your child(ren) may be out of date!

You will need to provide the following information to update your ParentLink Portal:

  • Your child's name
  • Your child's campus
  • Your child's date of birth
  • Your name
  • The updated phone number and email address

To update your information, you can contact the Communications Department several different ways:

1. Email us at communications@galenaparkisd.com

2. Call 832-386-1505

3. Call 832-386-1253

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow

Problems with absenteeism start surprisingly early: National research shows that one in 10 kindergartens and first-grade students are chronically absent, meaning that they miss 10 percent of the school year, or about 18 days of instruction, because of excused and unexcused absences.

Chronic absence can have consequences throughout a child’s academic career. Children who are chronically absent in kindergarten and first grade are less likely to read proficiently by third grade, and students who don’t read well by that critical juncture are more likely to struggle in school. They are also more likely to be chronically absent in later years, since they never developed good attendance habits.

By middle school, chronic absence becomes one of the leading indicators that a child will drop out of high school. By ninth grade, it’s a better indicator than how well a student did on eighth grade tests.

Think about what you can do within your own family and neighborhood to help get more kids to school, and join us in our effort to make every day count!

Remember, students who Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. Don’t let absences add up.


College Readiness

College Tuition Information

Click the College Bound picture below to see which colleges are offering FREE tuition based on family income.

**note: students MUST be accepted to the college in order to qualify for the free tuition offers

ACT/SAT Tutorial and Test Dates

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Parents of incoming 7th and 8th graders, this information is for you.

If your child is interested in our new Middle School Swim Magnet Program, please attend one of the informational meetings!

  • Woodland Acres Middle: Monday, February 11
  • Galena Park Middle: Tuesday, February 12
  • Cobb 6th Grade: Wednesday, February 13

English meetings will start at 6:30 PM and Spanish meetings will start at 7:30 PM

If you have any questions, contact Paige Sikkema, district swimming coach, at ksikkema@galenaparkisd.com or 832-386-4343

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Support GPISD Athletic Department

Click on the link above to view athletic schedules.

February Mental Health Tip

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February 1-28: Black History Month

February 1-28: Career & Technical Education Month

February 1-28: National Children's Dental Health Month

February 3-7: National School Counseling Week

February 14: St. Valentine's Day

February 16-23: National FFA Week

February 17: National PTA Founders' Day

February 18: Presidents' Day (District Holiday)

February 19: STAR Day (State of Texas Anniversary Remembrance Day)

February 19: Iwo Jima Day in Texas

February 22: Go Texans Day

Community Pep Rally for the North Shore Mustangs

Saturday, Feb. 2nd, 3pm

15025 Wallisville Road

Houston, TX

Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, Feb. 11th, 6pm

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

Community Council PTA

Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 10am

14310 Duncannon Drive

Houston, TX

PTA members, parents, and community members are encouraged to attend.

Location: North Shore Elementary

Have you downloaded our GPISD App yet?

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How To Access Your Child's STAAR Scores

Did you know you can access your student's STAAR scores on the Texas Assessment Management Parent Portal?

Just go to their webpage, https://txparentportal.emetric.net

If you do not know your student's access code click on "Look Up Access Code" in blue beneath the login area. The PEIMS ID code is your student's state ID or Social Security Number without any dashes.

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The Mission of Galena Park ISD

The mission of Galena Park ISD is to prepare students to become productive citizens and life-long learners.