December 2018

GPISD Parent Newsletter

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

2018 is quickly coming to an end and another exciting year is just around the corner! We hope your family has a wonderful winter break and are looking forward to seeing all of our students in January!

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

Thank you for taking the time to stay connected!

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

Are you planning a family trip for the holidays? As you think about your arrangements, we want to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day possible. Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holiday as families squeeze in a few more vacation days. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. Put simply, too many absences at any age can affect a student’s chances for academic success and eventually for graduation.

This year’s winter break will begin on Friday, December 21st, and school will resume as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, January 8th. We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away, and the cost of plane tickets often influences when you want to travel. But keep in mind the cost of your children’s education if they miss too much school and the message you will be sending about the importance of attendance. This holiday season, give your children the gift of an education and the habit of good attendance!

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow! Don't let absences add up!

Community Holiday Open House

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Pre- Kindergarten Family Literacy Camp

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Whataburger Super Team

Whataburger and Dave Campbell are joining forces again for the Whataburger Super Team!

Five North Shore Senior High students were selected to be apart of the Super Team and they will need your help to win their category:

Dematrius Davis- Quarterback
Zach Evans- Running Back
James Taylor- Offensive Line
Jordan Revels and Tony Bradford, Jr.- Defensive Line

Click the link to vote:

Voting will end Monday, December 31!

2018-2019 TASB Student Video Contest (LAST OPPORTUNITY)

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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Digital Story

On Season 2, Episode 11 of Digital Story, we are highlight Meteorologist Travis Herzog from ABC 13 visit to Green Valley Elementary! Herzog spoke to second through fifth grade students about weather safety and what to do in different types of weather emergencies.

Do you ever wonder how we prepare for school closures?

As we approach the winter months, we want you to know how we prepare for school closures and school delays!

Watch the video below for details!

Please make sure your contact information is up-to-date in Skyward and Blackboard Parentlink.

Galena Park ISD Host Veterans Day Luncheon

Galena Park ISD hosted its annual Veterans Day Luncheon on Friday, November 9. More than 150 veterans and their family members attended the event and were honored by the North Shore Senior High School’s Perfect Harmony, who performed the theme song from each military branch and finished with the Star Spangled Banner. There were also letters written to the veterans on the tables by elementary students with special readings from the Veterans Day essay contest winners, Maileen Guzman from Pyburn Elementary School and Marcelo Cardenas from North Shore Elementary School.

Maileen wrote, “Veterans are bold and courageous. They are warriors. They are remarkable because they help us and protect us.”

Linda Jamail and Maria Delgado from Representative Ana Hernandez’ office; Constable Clint Brown from Constable Christopher Diaz’ office; Wanda Heath Johnson, Galena Park ISD Board President; and Wilfred J. Broussard, Jr., Galena Park ISD Board Vice President stopped by to express their appreciation to our veterans.

GPISD would like to thank all of the veterans and family members who attended the Veterans Day Luncheon.

2018 Holiday Performance Calendar

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Testing dates

December 1: SAT

December 3: English I EOC

December 4: Algebra I and US History EOC

December 5: English II EOC

December 6: Biology EOC

December 7: EOC Make-up

December 8: ACT

WINTER BREAK: December 21- January 4


Community Holiday Open House

Friday, Dec. 7th, 9-11am

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

Come meet Santa Claus and hear the sounds of Christmas from our elementary choirs at the Galena Park ISD Community Holiday Open House!

Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, Dec. 10th, 6pm

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX


Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 10am

12947 Myrtle Lane

Houston, TX

Mental Health Tip

For more about psychosis, please visit:
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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.

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.
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 the Boys Scouts and other designated youth groups.