History of Galveston
Students studying history at Ball High School will now be studying Ball High School in history, among other things. It’s all part of a new course created and taught by William Schuster. The History of Galveston is now an official course selection that will spend an entire semester focusing on the island and its amazing past. Read more about the course and the teacher who created it: https://bit.ly/2RYkWfY
Board Secretary Monica Wagner Attends Her Last Meeting
Texas School District Police Chiefs’ Association Conference
Oppe Third Graders Participate in the Beautify the Bucket Competition
Congratulations to Mrs. Neumann’s third grade class from Oppe Elementary School! Their bucket won third place in the Artist Boat Beautify the Bucket Competition as part of the World Ocean Day Festival on June 12. One of her students was attending the World Ocean Day Festival at Stewart Beach and accepted the certificate for the class.
Artist Boat brought the international celebration to Galveston with the World Ocean Day Festival at Stewart Beach. This family-friendly event focused on education, outreach, and artistry dedicated toward protecting our blue planet.
2021 Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship Contest
Three Ball High Alumni Become DocTORS at UTMB Graduation
Galveston ISD Approves $1,500 Raises for Teachers
The Galveston ISD Board of Trustees voted to approve salary increases for teachers and all district employees. Teachers, which include librarians and nurses, will see a pay increase of $1,500 for the 2021-2022 school year, bringing the starting teacher salary to $55,000. All other district employees will receive a 2% pay increase based on the midpoint of each pay grade.
The salary increases will be effective for the 2021-2022 school year and the total cost to the district will amount to $1,272,401. “This board is dedicated to providing annual pay increases for our employees and once again they are stepping up to make sure that appreciation is shown,” remarks Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations Connie Morgenroth. “This is a substantial dollar amount that especially highlights the importance of classroom teachers and their direct impact on our children.”
The new salary schedule was approved by the Galveston ISD Board of Trustees at its regular board meeting on Wednesday, June 16. The pay increases will go into effect beginning July 1, 2021.
P-EBT Food Benefits for Families
Apply for for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to receive help with food costs for your family. All Galveston ISD students are eligible. Applications open at yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT (application link is case-sensitive) on June 2, 2021.
P-EBT provides food benefits to families with enrolled students (up to 21 years of age) who temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020–2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All Galveston ISD students are eligible because GISD is a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) district that offers free meals to all students. The deadline to apply is August 13, 2021
Athletic Camps 2021
Sign up for the Summer 2021 Athletic Camps by filling out the form here: