September 2018

GPISD Parent Newsletter

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

We hope your child(ren) had a great first week of school and are looking forward to the school year!

The Galena Park Independent School District values our students and parents. You are an essential piece to our puzzle and we are looking forward to serving you.

As a District, we will share reminders, updates, and successes monthly in an effort to keep you connected.

Thank you for taking the time to stay connected!

A Message from the Superintendent....

What a great opening to another exciting school year in the Galena Park Independent School District! We know this only happens with a lot of effort and planning by our employees and support from our parents and community. For that, we thank you immensely.

It was exciting to see all the smiling faces in the four new campus buildings on the first day of school. Walking the halls of Woodland Acres Elementary, North Shore Elementary, Galena Park Elementary and our new North Shore 10th Grade Center was truly a remarkable experience. These projects were all made possible through your support of our Bond 2016 program. We are now looking forward to completing the next phase of the bond proposal which includes the rebuilding of Cloverleaf Elementary, Pyburn Elementary, Jacinto City Elementary and major renovations for Galena Park High School.

As we begin this new year together, please know our goal remains the same – to provide the best education possible, in the safest environments possible, to all students in our district. We seek nothing but the best. We are dedicated to giving 100% each and every day of the school year preparing our students to be productive citizens and lifelong learners in whatever path they may take going forward.


Angi M. Williams, Ed.D.

GPISD Fathers Take Your Children to School Day

Galena Park Independent School District invites fathers and father figures to participate in GPISD's Fathers Take Your Children to School Day on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Fathers and men across the community are invited to take an active role in their child’s education on this special day.

We appreciate you being actively involved in your child's education and making a commitment to participating.

Sign up today to participate in Fathers Take Your Children to School! We hope you enjoy this special day.

Link to sign up:

Bond 2016 Update

We are so excited to showcase our four new facilities and all of their amenities! New traditions are beginning for North Shore Elementary, North Shore 10th Grade Center, Galena Park Elementary and Woodland Acres Elementary.

We would like to thank YOU for your continued support of the Bond 2016 project!

2018-2019 TASB Student Video Contest

Rural, urban, big, small—no two Texas public schools are the same but each one is excellent in its own way, and we want to celebrate that!

Collaborate with your classmates to come up with a creative video telling the world:

  • What you love about your school
  • What makes your school a special place
  • Why Texas public schools are awesome

Important dates

  • Video submissions begin: December 3, 2018
  • Online application available: December 3, 2018

Check out some of the 2017 winning videos for some ideas:

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Election Day Poll Workers

In an effort to recruit Election Day poll workers, including bilingual English and Spanish, Vietnamese, and Chinese speakers, for the upcoming November 6, 2018 General and Special Elections, the Harris County Clerk’s Elections division is once again launching the Step up to Serve campaign!

Click the link below for more information:

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Exercise Your Right to Vote

For more information about voting, click the link above!

First Day of School Pictures!

Galena Park Schools - News Publication

Back to school news you can use... click on the link to read our GPS Back to School Edition. Here you will find bus routes, dress code and much more!

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September 3 - Student Holiday, Labor Day

September 17 - Open House, NS 9th Grade Center

September 17 - Open House, Early College High School (CTE ECHS)

September 17 - Open House, Zotz Education Center

September 18 - Open House, Elementary

September 20 - Open House, Elementary

September 24 - Open House for all middle schools

September 25 - Open House, Cobb 6th Grade

September 27 - Open House, GPHS, NS 10th Grade Center and NSSH

Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, Sep. 10th, 6pm

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

Summer Graduation

Monday, Sep. 10th, 7pm

353 Castlegory Road

Houston, TX

GPISD Fathers Take Your Children To School Day

Wednesday, Sep. 19th, 7am

At your child's campus

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Click on link for updates

2018 GPISD School Calendar

Click on the 2018 GPISD SCHOOL CALENDAR link to view the 2018-2019 district calendar

The Mission of Galena Park ISD

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