October 2019

GPISD Parent Newsletter

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KEEPING YOU CONNECTED...

Dear Parent/Guardian,


The Galena Park Independent School District values our students and parents. You are an essential piece to our puzzle and we are looking forward to serving you.


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


Thank you for taking the time to stay connected!

Superintendent's Message

A famous person once said, “Elections have consequences.” The point being made was officials who are elected to represent us and the passage of laws we are asked to follow are determined by a majority of citizens who choose to participate in the voting process.


Galena Park I.S.D. encourages our community and employees to exercise their rights to participate in the civic process. Registering to vote provides you with an opportunity to voice your opinion. Unfortunately, many registered voters choose to remain silent by not taking the next step and actually casting their ballot on Election Day.


While it is quite common to complain about less than stellar elected officials or unjust laws, we all have an opportunity to elect qualified representation and/or rebuke injustice, but only if we vote. Exercise your rights, speak loudly as a citizen. Remember, “Your vote is your voice!”


Respectfully,

Angi M. Williams, Ed.D.

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Exercise Your Right to Vote

For more information about voting, click the link above!

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.
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Do you ever wonder how we prepare for school closures?

In the video below, you will learn about the steps we take in preparation for school closure.
https://youtu.be/VtWsb4vPn4c

Congratulations to our Summer Graduates!

We are very proud of the 21 students who walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas on Monday, September 9!

Congratulations!


To view the photos, click the link below:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1qWUbPoXDnheb9GCpRfrLFPpPMl5tFmi0?usp=sharing

Principals Month

In honor of Principals Month, Galena Park I.S.D. would like to recognize our 26 principals for their hard work and dedication!


Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared October 2019 to be Principals Month and acknowledged all elementary, middle and high school principals for setting the academic tone for their schools and working collaboratively with teachers to set high curriculum standards for students.


“As school leaders, principals are entrusted with our most valuable resource--the children of this great state,” said Governor Abbott.


GPISD would like to thank our principals for everything they do!

Retired Educators

On Thursday, September 26, Galena Park I.S.D. hosted the Retired Educators’ Luncheon to share all of the excellent things going on at GPISD schools this year.


Once a year, GPISD hosts the Retired Educators’ Luncheon to thank retired educators for their instrumental work in our community and schools. Through their years and decades of dedication, these retirees have helped shape the district into what it is today and continue to make a huge impact on the community. During the luncheon, they learned about exciting things planned for the 2019-2020 school year.


We are very thankful to have the retired educators as members of our family and are extremely grateful for their years of service to the children and families of GPISD.

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Ministers Luncheon

On Friday, September 27, Galena Park I.S.D. (GPISD) welcomed local ministers and ministry leaders to the GPISD Administration Building to attend the Annual Ministers Luncheon.


Galena Park I.S.D. hosts this annual luncheon to thank the ministry leaders for their support they show our District and the guidance they provide for the community. During the luncheon, they learned about all of the exciting things that will happen during the school year and the District’s Character Education program.


Through the Character Education program, every student is provided a first-rate educational foundation. The goal is to teach appropriate skills for a successful future and to produce productive citizens and lifelong learners. Each church leader left with a poster to hang at their church to share with their congregations about the monthly character education themes.


Galena Park I.S.D. would like to thank all of the ministers and ministry leaders who attended the Annual Ministers Luncheon.

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September Board Meeting Recognitions

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


  • Mrs. Wanda Heath Johnson for her service as Board President for the 2018-2019 school year;
  • Chevron Corporation for their generous support and collaborative working relationship with the Galena Park I.S.D. Education Foundation;
  • North Channel Emergency Medical Service (EMS), Cloverleaf Fire Department, Galena Park Fire Department and the Jacinto City Fire Department for providing crucial safety training to all of our campuses. The North Channel EMS also donated 382 'Stop the Bleed Kits' to the District;
  • Ana Lilia for being an outstanding parent volunteer at Galena Park Elementary;
  • Purple Sage Elementary for earning the 2019-2020 National PTA School of Excellence distinction;
  • Jonatan Guerrero, Cobb 6th Grade Campus student, and Casey Wenner, North Shore Middle School student, for participating in the 2019 Lone Star Leadership Academy;
  • GPISD/Deputy Constables from Precinct 2 and Precinct 3.
DS 2019 Episode #2 NSMS Hallway Pep Rally
Galena Park Schools - News Publication

Back to school news you can use... click on the link to read our GPS Back to School Edition. Here you will find bus routes, dress code and much more!

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, Oct. 7th, 6pm

Galena Park I.S.D. Administration Building- Board Room

Galena Park Community Council of PTAs Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 10am

353 N. Castlegory Road, Houston, TX, USA

Friday, October 11- Staff Development (Student Holiday)

Monday, October 14 - Columbus Day (Student Holiday)

Galena Park I.S.D. Marching Band Festival Schedule

GPISD March Band Festival

Saturday, October 5

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


UIL Region 33 Marching Contest

Saturday, October 19

9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.


UIL Area I Marching Contest

Saturday, October 26

Beginning at 8:30 a.m.


All events will be held at the Galena Park I.S.D. Athletic Stadium and admission is $5 (cash only). Parking is free.

2019 GPISD School Calendar

Click on the 2019 GPISD SCHOOL CALENDAR link to view the 2018-2019 district calendar

The Mission of Galena Park I.S.D.

The mission of Galena Park I.S.D. 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.