January 2019

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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 ISD. 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 ISD, 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 ISD.

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

The North Shore Mustangs defeated the Duncanville Panthers, 41-36, in a nail-biting game. To read about the game winning play, click the link below!
Mid-Year GPS

Click the link to read about the State Championship Game and much more!

Updating Your Blackboard ParentLink Information

Are you receiving text messages, emails or calls from GPISD in the wrong language or not receiving any messages/calls?

If you are having any of these issues, the information we have on file for your child(ren) may be out of date!

You will need to provide the following information to update your ParentLink Portal:

  • Your child's name
  • Your child's campus
  • Your child's date of birth
  • Your name
  • The updated phone number and email address

To update your information, you can contact the Communications Department several different ways:

1. Email us at communications@galenaparkisd.com

2. Call 832-386-1505

3. Call 832-386-1253

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow

Every winter, bad weather such as snow, slush, freezing temperatures or heavy rains can present challenges to getting children to school. So do the colds, fevers and earaches that often come with the winter months. These absences, even if they are excused, can add up to academic trouble. If it is a snowy or rainy day but school is still open, students miss out on learning if they aren’t in class.

There’s not much we can do about the weather, but there are steps every family can take to help avoid absences this year. Develop back up plans for getting your children to school. That could mean checking with other families who have a vehicle that can manage the weather conditions. You can also help keep your children healthy by dressing them warmly for the cold weather and encouraging them to wash their hands regularly. If your children do get sick, talk to a doctor or the school nurse about whether they should come to school and when it is okay for them to return.

Above all, let us know how we can help. We want your children and all our students to succeed and that means attending school every day possible.

Remember, students who Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. Don’t let absences add up.


School Board Appreciation Month

During January, we would like to honor our seven board trustees for their hard work and dedication!

Wanda Heath Johnson, President

Wilfred J. Broussard, Jr, Vice President

Ramon Garza, Secretary

Jeff Miller, Trustee

Dawn Fisher, Trustee

Minnie Rivera, Trustee

Adrian Stephens, Trustee

Thank you for helping GPISD plant the seeds of success!

Galena Park High School Football Players To Play In All-Star Game

Galena Park Independent School District would like to congratulate the following Galena Park High School football players, Pedro Saldano and John Juneau, for being selected to play in the 2019 Texas High School All- Star Game.

Showcase Athletics will host the game on Saturday, January 12 at 3:00 pm at the South San Stadium in San Antonio. Pedro and John will proudly represent themselves and the school district at the All-Star Game.

Good luck, Pedro and John! We are rooting for both of you!

ACT/SAT Tutorial and Test Dates

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Digital Story/ Perfect Match

Support GPISD Athletic Department

Click on the link above to view athletic schedules.

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January 21: Martin Luther King Day (District Holiday)

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, Jan. 14th, 6pm

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

Community Council PTA

Tuesday, Jan. 15th, 10am

401 North Main Street

Houston, TX

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

Have you downloaded our GPISD App yet?

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How To Access Your Child's STAAR Scores

Did you know you can access your student's STAAR scores on the Texas Assessment Management Parent Portal?

Just go to their webpage, https://txparentportal.emetric.net

If you do not know your student's access code click on "Look Up Access Code" in blue beneath the login area. The PEIMS ID code is your student's state ID or Social Security Number without any dashes.

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The Mission of Galena Park ISD

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