January 2020

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KEEPING YOU CONNECTED...

Happy New Year! We hope you all enjoyed Winter Break and are ready for the spring semester! 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!

A Message From Our Superintendent, Dr. Angi Williams..

Each January is designated Board Appreciation Month in Galena Park I.S.D. This month-long celebration of Board service cannot begin to adequately spotlight the excellent efforts of our School Board on behalf of all District stakeholders.


Public service is essential to provide needed advocacy and representation of citizens throughout our state and nation. In Galena Park I.S.D., we are blessed with a dedicated Board of Trustees who serve the interests of students, educators, employers and taxpayers in the communities that make up our school district. The Board tirelessly serves in numerous ways, including monthly meetings, ceremonial duties, approval of policies and evaluation of the Superintendent of Schools.


Please join me in saying, “Thank You,” to these dedicated public servants, not just in this month designated to acknowledge their efforts, but throughout the months and years they give to support Excellence in Galena Park I.S.D.

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School Board Appreciation Month

Each January is designated as School Board Appreciation Month in Galena Park I.S.D. This month-long celebration honors our Board of Trustees, spotlighting their service to our schools, students and community.


GPISD is fortunate to have a group of individuals who donate countless hours each month to serve the interests of students, staff and taxpayers of Galena Park I.S.D.



Ramon Garza, President

Jeff Miller, Vice President

Adrian Stephens, Secretary

Wilfred J. Broussard, Jr., Trustee

Wanda Heath Johnson, Trustee

Noe Esparza, Trustee

Norma Hernandez, Trustee

Congratulations to the North Shore Mustangs for being named the 6A Division I State Champions

The legacy of the North Shore Senior High School Mustang football program continues to grow. On December 21, the Mustangs secured the 6A Division I State Championship for the second year in a row in a highly anticipated rematch against the Duncanville Panthers, witnessed by a crowd of 47,818 spectators at AT&T Stadium. The Mustangs prevailed as Back-to-Back State Champions with a score of 31-17 against the Panthers.

Community Pep Rally for the North Shore Mustangs

Galena Park I.S.D. will honor the excellent achievement of our players, coaches and support staff by hosting a community pep rally on Saturday, February 1 at 3:00 p.m. at the Galena Park I.S.D. Stadium. The celebration will include our Mustang band, Scarlets and cheerleaders. Please join us as we recognize our Back-to-Back State Champions!
Galena Park Schools Mid-Year Publication

Click the link to read about the Fall 2019 semester!

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow Campaign

ATAT 2019 PSA #5
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Scholarships are for EVERYONE!

For current and future college students, the time is always right to apply for scholarships! Scholarship opportunities are available on a rotating basis--apply today!


Below are a few websites to research for scholarships:

Fastweb.com

Raise.me

Unigo.com

Goingmerry.com

Scholarships.com

https://jlvcollegecounseling.com


There are scholarships for everyone. It’s never too early to start applying for scholarships!

DS 2019 Episode #10 Farmer's Market at 10th Grade Center

December Board Meeting Recognitions

Dr. Angi Williams, Superintendent of Schools, recognized the following:


  • East Harris County Empowerment Council for donating 100 turkeys to our Hope for the Holidays service project;
  • Fellowship of Purpose Church for donating 50 Thanksgiving baskets to GPISD families;
  • Lynn Wright for being an exceptional parent volunteer at North Shore Senior High School;
  • Viviana Killion for being named the Director for Governmental Relations and Elections;
  • Business Services Department has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada;
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars who earned the honor of receiving AP Scholar Recognition from the College Board;
  • Three North Shore Senior High School students who earned the distinction of being named National Hispanic Recognition Scholars.


Audience Guest: Northeast Harris County Retired Educators Association Officers

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.
DS 2019 Episode #11 Fire Safety at Havard
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January 20: Martin Luther King Day (District Holiday)

Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, Jan. 13th, 6pm

Galena Park I.S.D. Administration Building- Boardroom

14705 Woodforest Boulevard, Houston, TX, United States

Community Council PTA

Tuesday, Jan. 14th, 10am

13501 Hollypark Drive

Houston, TX

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

GPISD Annual Rodeo Art Show

Tuesday, Jan. 14th, 5-7pm

353 Castlegory Dr

Houston, TX

North Shore Senior High School Auditorium

Admission is FREE

Secondary Spanish Spelling Bee

Wednesday, Jan. 15th, 9am

Galena Park I.S.D Administration Building- Boardroom

Elementary Spanish Spelling Bee

Friday, Jan. 24th, 9am

Galena Park I.S.D Administration Building-Boardroom

Community Pep Rally

Saturday, Feb. 1st, 3pm

Galena Park I.S.D Stadium

2019 GPISD School Calendar

Click on the 2019 GPISD SCHOOL CALENDAR link to view the 2019-2020 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.