District Update

10.25.21

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National Principals' Month

Galveston ISD principals were recognized at the October 19 board meeting and each given a gift from trustees for National Principals' Month 2021.

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Nominate Galveston ISD's E3 Employee of the Month

Do you know a team member who epitomizes the GISD mission to Educate, Engage, and Empower EACH student for a life of Excellence? If so, please click on the link below and fill out the form to nominate our October, 2021 E3 Employee of the Month. Tell us why your nominee deserves this honor and find out who the winner is in the November 1 edition of the District Update. https://forms.gle/YuYvmcEy9vnhqHho7

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Bottle Cap Mural at Oppe Elementary

Oppe Elementary and Artist Boat hosted a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the new educational outdoor mural made from recycled bottle caps collected by students. The mural, which was designed and built by Artist Boat’s Eco-Art Residency Program, is titled “Keep Our Seas Plastic Free” and fits into Oppe’s theme of coastal studies.

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Dia de los Muertos Table at Scott

A Dia de los Muertos ofrenda (Day of the Dead display) at the Scott Building remembers GISD employees, family, and friends who have passed on. The memorial is set up at 4116 Avenue N1/2 and anyone who wants to contribute is welcome to add photos or items to the table during the week. The table was set up and decorated by GISD F.A.C.E. and Texas ACE.

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Oppe Field Trip

Oppe Elementary kindergarteners took a field trip to Fire Station #4 last week! They got an up close look at the station, fire truck, and all of the equipment the firefighters use.

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BHS Senior Fundraiser

Help raise money for the Ball High senior class! Shop cookie dough now through November 12: https://abc.launchfundraising.com/orderinfo/FF4EP4

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SEL Specialists Create "Chill Zones"

The Causeway Galveston team wants to shout out SEL Specialists for creating campus CHILL ZONES for students to BREATHE, DECREASE STRESS and feel SAFE! Having space to connect with our feelings and emotions is one of the leading strategies to success in both academics and life. We must be intentional around supporting the whole child!

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Firefighters Visit Rosenberg

Galveston firefighters visited with our Tiger Sharks last week. We learned a lot and know that you will keep us safe!

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Morgan Elementary Visits the Pumpkin Patch

These Morgan Elementary kindergarteners had some fall fun at the Moody Methodist pumpkin patch last week! They went on a tour of the pumpkin patch, learned about many types of pumpkins, and had story time with SMART Family Literacy.

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SMART Family Literacy at Parker Elementary

SMART Family Literacy recently spent an afternoon with Tor Kids at Parker Elementary School. In addition to an outdoor reading of the children’s book “Grow It” the volunteers are helping the kids paint a mural and tend to a vegetable garden as part of the outdoor classroom they’re working on piece by piece.

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Sasser Foundation Family Donations

The Sasser Foundation made a generous to Galveston ISD’s Family and Community Engagement program. F.A.C.E. Coordinator Dr. Vivian Hernandez delivered some of the donations to Rosenberg Elementary School where Principal Cathy Van Ness, PLI Coordinator Zarah Ektefaei, and Counselor Shondra Jackson will ensure that children in need receive household necessities and clothes including school uniforms.

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Greater Coastal Community Action Council Donation

Greater Coastal Community Action Council donated eight boxes of gently used books to GISD for the Book Bus! Thank you for your generosity and supporting literacy in Galveston!


Facilitating the coordination of this book donation were Priscilla Brown-Merritte, Project Manager for GCCAC, and Elizabeth Bennett, District Coordinator of Academic Programs and Student Outcomes for GISD.

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Galveston ISD Athletics

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Trunk or Treat at the Scott Building

In the event of weather, Trunk or Treat will be held inside the Scott Building.
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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month!

“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”


International Dyslexia Association


For more information, visit https://dyslexiaida.org

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DAR Announces ‘Patriots of the Revolution’ High School Essay Contest


In preparation for the 250th anniversary of the nation’s founding, the George Washington Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has launched the "Patriots of the American Revolution“ DAR High School Essay Contest. This contest focuses on the men and women who figured in the events of the American Revolution (1773 – 1783), and it is hoped that students will find Patriots to write about who will interest and inspire them.


This contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12. Essays from students from all grades will be judged, with one winning essay chosen at each grade level. Winning entries will be submitted to the state competition.


Essays should be 800 to 1,200 words in length. The deadline to enter is Nov. 15.


Each student participant receives a certificate of participation from the chapter, and the chapter winners receive a bronze medal and certificate set. Winners will be recognized at the George Washington Chapter tea in February.


For an information packet, please email chapter American History Chair Carol Langston at clangston@gc.edu.

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Rosenberg Library Children's Fall 2021 Events

All events are free of charge. All programs subject to change. Rosenberg Library welcomes children of all abilities. Please let us know how we can better meet your needs.


Click the link below to view a list of all upcoming events.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cr6R9t6I_XK-EYXFNwLGohVXMn74CP7Y/view?usp=sharing

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