November 2019

Galena Park I.S.D. Employee Newsletter

A MESSAGE FROM OUR SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, DR. ANGI WILLIAMS

Dear Galena Park I.S.D. Employees,


Happy November! What a joy to end our long stretch of hot, hot weather and be able to go outside and feel a fresh, cool breeze! Our annual transition from summer weather to fall weather has seemed to take forever, but all is well in Galena Park I.S.D., and for that, I am truly thankful.


Each November 11, our great nation celebrates Veterans Day, a time set aside to honor those who have served in every war since its birth. In Veterans Day remarks on November 11, 1961, John F. Kennedy remarked, “In a world tormented by tension and the possibilities of conflict, we meet in a quiet commemoration of an historic day of peace. In an age that threatens the survival of freedom, we join together to honor those who made our freedom possible.” Fifty-eight years later, these words still resonate with me, and I hope they touch you, as well.


The other noteworthy holiday November brings is Thanksgiving, a time for us to pause and reflect on our most cherished blessings. Whatever you are thankful for this holiday season, I wish you rest, peace, and all the blessings your hearts can hold. I thank you for dedicating yourselves to working every day to serve our students and their families in a way that provides “Excellence in all, for all, and by all!”


Many Blessings to You and Your Loved Ones,


Dr. Angi Williams

Superintendent of Schools

LifeChanger of the Year Award

We all know at least one teacher or school district employee who inspires us and goes above and beyond for their students.


The LifeChanger of the Year is an annual national recognition program honoring K-12 educators and school employees across the country.


Nominate an outstanding colleague today! The deadline to submit nominations for this prestigious award is December 31, 2019.


For more information, visit www.LifeChangeroftheYear.com.

REMINDER: THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS NOVEMBER 25-29

Please return to work well-rested on Monday, December 2, 2019!

LEARNING 360º: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER

Here is the Learning 360º for November, Galena Park I.S.D.'s Professional Development Newsletter. Thank you, Ms. Lucia Palazzi, for sharing this useful information!
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CHARACTER EDUCATION THEME FOR OCTOBER: FAIRNESS

INCLUDING JUSTICE AND FREEDOM FROM PREJUDICE

Soundzabound Music!

GPISD has added 2 new volumes, v10 & Epic Moments, to the music library through Soundzabound.


Perfect for podcasts, classroom music/sounds, PowerPoint™, videos, news, shows, video yearbooks, digital storytelling, presentations, TV broadcasts, web design and more! Our students & staff members needing music should pull from these volumes to protect our system against copyright infringements. Soundzabound is included in ClassLink and the generic login information for everyone is:


  • username = galenapark
  • pw = galenamusic


Please help spread the word and share this information with all students & faculty members. A good time to share is when you are discussing copyright, research, digital citizenship topics, etc.

Are You a Published Book Author?

Educators, if you are the author of a published book, please let Sandy Mathews know via email at smathews@galenaparkisd.com. We would like to recognize you. Thank you!

TECHNOLOGY TIP!

Turn a picture of text into an editable Google Doc. Try this trick to edit almost any document, whether it is a PDF, a picture of a document, or even a picture of a hand-written note.


https://youtu.be/9KhEsLvg47I

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LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES

Galena Park I.S.D. is excited to announce the return of the Leadership Workshop Series (LWS) for the 2019-2020 school year. This series is a leadership development program for employees, from classroom teachers to current administrators, who want to lead more effectively. It is designed to sharpen relationship skills, a part of leadership that is often ignored in training programs while having fun and building valuable connections with other campus/district leaders. Please click on the link below for more information.


LWS Brochure 19-20

WE ARE MORE THAN ONE SCORE

Galena Park I.S.D. earned an 88 (B) in the Texas Education Agency's letter-grade Accountability System. Please click to read Galena Park I.S.D.'s More Than One Score publication.

2019-2020 Calendar

Click on the calendar below for a printable version.
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Board of Trustees Meeting: November 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Galena Park I.S.D. Administration Building

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, Texas 77015

November Birthdays!

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

KATRINA FLORES, 11/10

DANIEL FLOWERS, 11/10

PAULA BRIDGES, 11/11

ERICK LOPEZ, 11/11

JACQUELINE MORENO, 11/11

KRYSTLE ARGIEARD, 11/12

KATHY BROWNLEE, 11/12

RONDY LONG, 11/13

CHARLES SNOWDEN, 11/13

CHARI BURNETT, 11/14

CAMELIA CARRILLO, 11/16

VICKY LEAGO, 11/16

JOHANNA PEREZ EMMANUELLI, 11/16

ANNA SALINAS, 11/16

ESTHER CERNA, 11/17

IMELDA QUINTERO, 11/19

CATHERINE AYALA, 11/20

JUDY HOLBROOK, 11/20

ARMIN SALGE, 11/20

ZACHARY FADE, 11/22

SARAH GEORGE, 11/23

MICHELLE SMITH, 11/23

GERMAINE JEROME, 11/24

ROXANNA MACAL, 11/24

THOMAS ATCHLEY, 11/25

MICHELLE FLORES, 11/25

DINA EDGAR, 11/26

CAROLYN PINNEY, 11/26

JOCELYN JACKSON, 11/27

ANAY ORTIZ, 11/27

BLAIR OVERMAN, 11/27

ANNA GONZALEZ, 11/28

ROSE MARTINEZ, 11/29

BLANCA DIAZ, 11/30

ERIK GARDEA, 11/30


EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

JARA CHAVEZ FLORES, 11/4

LEOROSE GODFREY, 11/4

RUTHELLA JONES, 11/10

GEISA ALZAGA AGUIRRE, 11/17

BARBARA BETTIS-BRORSEN, 11/20


CIMARRON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

SUSAN BEDOLLA, 11/5

MARIA MARTINEZ, 11/5

CYNTHIA GALAVIZ SUAREZ, 11/6

JIMMY GIACONA, 11/10

MARTHA BOTELLO, 11/11

VERONICA GARZA, 11/13

ELIZABETH TERAN-NAVAR, 11/21

YOCELIN CERVANTES, 11/22

PERLA ALANIS, 11/23

KEVONA BRANCH, 11/23

DENISE ALANIS, 11/24


CLOVERLEAF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MARIA GOMEZ, 11/5

AMALIA TORRES, 11/6

RICHARD MELENDEZ, 11/7

SYLVIA HERNANDEZ, 11/11

RAUL GUTIERREZ, 11/21

RYAN RAY, 11/28

CHERI IBARRA, 11/29

TAVIA MCDONALD, 11/29


COBB 6TH GRADE CAMPUS

LYDIA MARTINEZ, 11/7

AZIONNE VORRICE, 11/8

TRACY BEAN, 11/24

BONNIE PAYNE, 11/24


CUNNINGHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL

JULIANA SANCHEZ, 11/9

CLAUDINA ANDERSON, 11/14

SHONDA DUDLEY, 11/15

HOLLY WOTRING, 11/16

NANCY DELOSA, 11/19

JULIE HERMAN, 11/20

MARTHA CEPEDA, 11/22

KASSIE HAYDEN, 11/23

PERLA CAMACHO, 11/24

KATRINA JOHNSON, 11/24

LACY VERDUN, 11/24

ODET PEREZ, 11/25

GRACIA HIDALGO, 11/26

JOANNA CASTILLO, 11/27

KIMBERLY LANE, 11/27

JACKLYN NANCE, 11/28


CUSTODIAL SERVICES

RODOLFO MARQUEZ CRUCES, 11/21


EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

ALENY GUAJARDO, 11/4

KANIKA HUNTER, 11/26


GALENA PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

LIZBETH SALINAS, 11/7

LAURIE CROCKETT, 11/11

DYNELL HALL, 11/14


GALENA PARK HIGH SCHOOL

JASON ESCAMILLA, 11/1

AMY MURPHY, 11/2

LISA ROBINETTE, 11/2

ELVA VALENZUELA, 11/4

ROBERT DERR, 11/5

SAM HOUSTON, 11/8

EDWARD ZAREMBA, 11/8

ELIZABETH ARVIZU, 11/9

OLGA CAZARES, 11/10

MARCOS RODRIGUEZ, 11/10

YOURI YENGA, 11/11

RITA ARREDONDO, 11/14

ARMANDO DENIZ, 11/14

RICHARD URBANO, 11/14

MARIA LARA, 11/23

ROBIN MURRAY, 11/23

GWENDOLYN RICHARDSON, 11/28

LANDIS GARCIA RAMIREZ, 11/29

DANIELLE HARNEY, 11/30


GALENA PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL

MIRTHALA CISNEROS, 11/1

RENA BILNOSKI, 11/10

RAMON CINCO, 11/10

PETRA DIAZ, 11/11

JULIO VALADEZ, 11/19

MARY CRAVEN, 11/22

CARLA GOLDSMITH, 11/25

LAURA BENDORF, 11/26

IRIS TURNER, 11/26

ELISA LAPAGLIA, 11/30

SHANNON TOLBERT, 11/30


GPISD CHILDCARE CENTER

PERLA ENCISO, 11/11

ANA FONSECA, 11/14

ELVA JUAREZ, 11/26


GREEN VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ADA OCHOA, 11/8

VICTORIA DUCOTE, 11/9

TANYA HAYES, 11/9

FELICIA JUSTICE, 11/9

MICHELLE LILLIE, 11/10

NAKITA NEWSOME, 11/22

YAZMIN ZAVALA ROMO, 11/24

SUSAN ROBERTS, 11/25

MEAGAN FIFER, 11/26

KIMBERLY THOMPKINS, 11/27


GROUNDS

RICARDO GROSVENOR, 11/8

ARTHUR CRUZ, 11/9

JUAN ALEMAN, 11/15

JOSE GARCIA, 11/22

CRISTIAN BANUELOS, 11/27


HAVARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

LAURA SARRAZOLA, 11/1

MARIA JIMENEZ, 11/10

ALYSSA HERRERA, 11/13

DYLANA NERING, 11/24

CYNTHIA HERNANDEZ, 11/26

ALICIA AARON, 11/28


JACINTO CITY ELEMENTARY

LISSET GARCIA TINOCO, 11/10

GRACIELA CORTES, 11/16

DEMETRIUS LAWRENCE, 11/17


MACARTHUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

GUTEMBER URTIZ, 11/5

JANET WOHLGEMUTH, 11/10

MOLLIE JUNEAU, 11/11

RODOLFO HERNANDEZ, 11/15

JUDY FLYNN, 11/19


MAINTENANCE

SCOTT WALDING, 11/25

ALSENIO GARRETT, 11/28

CHRISTOPHER SMITH, 11/28


NORMANDY CROSSING ELEMENTARY

TERRY JONES, 11/3

ANGELINA HERRING, 11/6

DIWANA PINALE, 11/14

SHAMONDA CADOREE, 11/16

ADRIAN GUILLORY, 11/19

DIANA MARTINEZ, 11/21

CYNTHIA BOWIE, 11/30

STEPHANIE FLORES, 11/30

EDDY MARTINEZ, 11/30

SHARON WEIR, 11/30


NORTH SHORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

HILDA AYALA, 11/8

SERGIO ZAVALA, 11/8

GABRIELA AGUILAR, 11/14

ROSA DELEON, 11/17

GABRIELA FLORES, 11/18

ESMERALDA PEREZ, 11/18

MARY DELOSSANTOS-GUERRERO, 11/19

CARMELA GARCIA, 11/20

CECIA OSORIO PERALTA, 11/20

VERONICA VITELA, 11/23


NORTH SHORE MIDDLE SCHOOL

ERIN HUSTON, 11/5

DANA DAVIS, 11/10

RANDLE REVILLA, 11/12

YERI VILLALOBOS, 11/14

DONNA COOK, 11/15

DESIRAE BAKER, 11/16

CANDICE BRANTLEY, 11/17

MIRNA PENADO, 11/18

HANNA DE FARIA, 11/20

GLENTON BEADLE, 11/22

VERONICA BAKER, 11/27

MARIA PENA, 11/28


NORTH SHORE 9TH GRADE CENTER

PATRICK ROBERTSON, 11/1

DAYNE ROBINS, 11/4

BRITTIANY AUSTIN, 11/6

GEORGE ALLEN, 11/15

ROBERT HARMON, 11/15

JENNIFER TRAMMELL, 11/16

KATIE CUNNINGHAM, 11/17

DEBRA KEGLER, 11/18

HERMINIA GARCIA, 11/22

JUSTIN ISADORE, 11/23

FELICITAS NINO, 11/23

YADIRA SALAZAR, 11/29


NORTH SHORE 10TH GRADE CENTER

SHEILA NAVA, 11/2

CALVIN WILSON, 11/3

ASHLEY DENNIS, 11/6

ERIK ESPARZA, 11/20

ZUANIA SERRANO RIVERA, 11/21

MANUEL VARGAS, 11/21

LUISA OVIEDO, 11/23

SHARDE WILLIAMS, 11/27

JAREMY SANDERS, 11/28

AYDE MEJIAS, 11/29

VIANEY LUNA, 11/30


NORTH SHORE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

LADREKIA BROUSSARD, 11/2

TWANISHA ROBERTS, 11/11

MONTANA HARDIN, 11/13

JOSEPHINE RUIZ, 11/16

VERONICA STELL, 11/16

CESAR ARAYA HIDALGO, 11/20

AMIE BUTLER, 11/21

ARZELL DRAINE, 11/22

MARLO CARMON, 11/23

RIGOBERTO GARZA, 11/24

ANN SEMLER, 11/24

JACOB RHAME, 11/25

DEONDRE JOHNSON, 11/26

RACHEL KOHNHORST, 11/26


PEP CENTER

STEPHANIE RAMIREZ MENDEZ, 11/1

LEKESHA GARRETT, 11/11

ERIN STURGILL, 11/24


PURPLE SAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MELISSA VAUGHN, 11/1

DEMETRIA SMITH, 11/9

CANDICE CLOUD, 11/11

JENNIFER MORAN, 11/11

NORMA GUAJARDO, 11/24

NANCY RIOS, 11/28


PYBURN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MAYRA RAMOS, 11/6

ABRAHAM REYES GONZALEZ, 11/6

CONRAD RIVERA, 11/11

NATALIE RIOS, 11/16

LILIBETH GASPAR, 11/17

DORA RIVERA, 11/18

MARLENE CHAVEZ, 11/19

CRYSTAL CASTILLO, 11/27


SAM HOUSTON ELEMENTARY

MANUELA RODRIGUEZ, 11/6

JASMINE HALL, 11/10

KRISTI JOSEPH, 11/12

GABRIELA HIJAR MUNOZ, 11/13

SHANTE RANDLE, 11/19

KARA TROSTMANN, 11/22

STEVEN LUNA, 11/27


TICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

CECILIA MONTA, 11/7

JAMIE HOARD, 11/11

HEATHER ORTOGERO, 11/11

PAMELA WILLIAMS, 11/13

MARIA GONZALEZ DE SOTO, 11/15

SKIL'R BARRIERE, 11/23

TOSHIA GOUARD, 11/26

KORINA SCOTT, 11/30


TRANSPORTATION

JUDITH JOHNSON, 11/1

SHIRLONDA MOUTON, 11/1

MARTHA GARZA, 11/4

THERESA SOLIZ, 11/5

MARVIN EVANS, 11/11

MANUEL MEDINA, 11/12

CHRISTINE BRINKLEY, 11/14

MICHAEL GILLILAND, 11/14

RENEE MARTINEZ, 11/15

SYLVIA GARCIA, 11/18

LETICIA MIDDLETON, 11/19

JAZMIN DE LA CRUZ, 11/20

THELMA GARDINER, 11/20

LATRISHA HAMPTON, 11/21

VEOLA HARDY, 11/21

DARRELL HARMON, 11/23

DAISEY WEBB, 11/25

PEGGY MEDINA, 11/27

ALMIRA TORRES, 11/28


WILLIAMSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

DORSEY CAZENAVE, 11/4

KIMBERLY HARMON WELCH, 11/4

DORA SAMPAYO, 11/4

ALEXIS VAZQUEZ, 11/4

KIMBERLEY FRANKLIN, 11/5

FLOR MARTINEZ, 11/9

BARBARA TERRY, 11/11

KENYA COFFEY, 11/20


WOODLAND ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

APOLONIA FREEMAN, 11/3

PERLA MARTINEZ, 11/4

SURARAI HERNANDEZ, 11/10

MA BAUTISTA MORA, 11/13

MARIA GARCIA ROMERO, 11/24

CHARLENE POSADAS, 11/28


WOODLAND ACRES MIDDLE SCHOOL

ZACHARY TUBBS, 11/3

ALICIA GALLEGOS, 11/5

WENDY APARICIO DIAZ, 11/7

BIANCA WARE, 11/9

HAZEL ZAVALA, 11/11

MARY ALEJANDRO, 11/13

MARIA MARTINEZ DE GONZALEZ, 11/14

YLDA HURTADO, 11/16

GRETA WELCH, 11/17

MIAH SIMS, 11/18

RACHEL WALTON, 11/23

KAYLA PINGSTERHAUS, 11/27


ZOTZ EDUCATION CENTER

DONALD THOMAS, 11/3

LATASHA ANTHONY, 11/18

TANIA NUNEZ, 11/21

GIGI RAIBON, 11/23

RAY BISHOP, 11/26

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The mission of the Galena Park Independent School District is to prepare students to be productive citizens and lifelong learners.


The Galena Park Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to designated youth groups.