District Update

5.25.21

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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 May, 2021 E3 Employee of the Month. Tell us why your nominee deserves this honor and find out who the winner is in the June 1 edition of the District Update. https://forms.gle/YuYvmcEy9vnhqHho7

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Teacher and Employee of the Year Awards

We were excited to present our All-Star Lineup at Tor Baseball Field! Teachers and Employees of the Year were welcomed to the field with a walk-up song and a recording from Astros PA Announcer Bob Ford and all attendees received baseball cards featuring each of the nominees.


Congratulations to the Teacher and Employee of the Year winners!

Elementary Teacher of the Year - Michelle Lujan

Secondary Teacher of the Year - Lewis Parker

Professional of the Year - Jessica Maxwell

Paraprofessional of the Year - Sallie Salinas

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Galveston ISD Receives New Buses

Galveston ISD Receives New Buses

Watch Mike Praker walk us through special features in our new buses!

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Ball High Robotics

Four Ball High Robotics teams competed in the VEX World Championship Division Finals last week. Teams 400B, 400F, 400Y, and 400Z were ranked within the top 16 teams in the world!

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Crenshaw Ribbon Cutting

Crenshaw hosted a ribbon cutting to unveil their new murals in collaboration with Artist Boat! These incredible murals were hand drawn by artist Karissa Laffey and completed by the students.

By involving students in the design and painting of these murals, they have created a visual that will continue to peak their interest and curiosity in all things environmental science: ecology, oceanology, biology, zoology, geology, mineral science and solar energy.

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Austin Trip to NASA

Last week, 29 students from Austin Middle School in grades 5th-8th participated in a hands-on classroom experience where they learned about the physics of rocket flight through the Rocketry Physics Experience at NASA. Students created test rockets from household materials and tested them to see which launch angle would produce the furthest flight results. Students were split into two groups. When one group was in the classroom, the other group explored and interacted with the main floor exhibits. Of particular interest was the Independence – this was a great true-to-life tie-in for our classroom experience.

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Registration & Enrollment for 2021-2022

Make sure your student is all set for the 2021-2022 school year! Registration and enrollment are NOW OPEN to all students K-12: https://www.gisd.org/Page/17

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Athletic Camps 2021

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Houston Children's Chorus Auditions

Houston’s premiere auditioned chorus for children will hold auditions this summer for new members. Students entering grades 2 through 8 are encouraged to sign up for a chance to join this unique group of talented youth. There is no audition for children in grades 2 and 3 for participation in the Preparatory Choir. The Concert Choir involves boys & girls in grades 4 through 8 and requires an audition. Interested families should visit the Chorus’ website: www.houstonchildren.org for audition information. Virtual and in-person auditions are available.

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Bryan Museum Summer Camp

The Bryan Museum is offering a limited number of full and partial scholarships to its fun-filled history camp this summer! Learn more about the camp: https://thebryanmuseum.org/summer-camp/

Campers Eligible for Scholarships:

• Are students in Galveston schools

• Have completed grades 3-5

• Have a demonstrated need through enrollment in the Free or Reduced Lunch Program, CHIP, SNAP, OR are facing short-term financial issues or extenuating circumstances

Scholarship applications are due to The Bryan Museum by June 11. Apply online at https://thebryanmuseum.org/summer-camp/, mail your completed form, or complete in person at The Bryan Museum.

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Southeast Texas Poison Center TikTok Contest

Record a 15 to 30 second video with a subject content of Poison Prevention/Poison Awareness (nothing dangerous)

  • Email the video along with the required media release form to eaalvare@utmb.edu filled out in its entirety.
  • For individuals under 18 years old you must get your parent’s permission, have their supervision, and have them complete the media release form for you.
  • I will post the videos on our TikTok@SoutheastTexasPoisonCtr
  • Accepting submissions now but the contest will be between June 15th to July 15th 2021.
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Cómo cambiar la configuración de idioma en Facebook y las actualizaciones del distrito. How to Change Language Settings on Facebook and District Updates - Spanish Language

How to Change Language Settings on Facebook and District Updates - Spanish Language