District Update

11.29.21

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Galveston ISD's E3 Employee of the Month

Galveston ISD is proud to announce November's E3 Employee of the Month, Texas ACE Family Engagement Specialist Johanna Murton. Below is a full list of all nominees:

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Hall of Honor

Public schools have existed on Galveston Island since 1884. Many notable individuals have walked the halls in those 138 years, and soon, those who have distinguished themselves as role models within their profession or in their communities at large will be memorialized in the Galveston Public Schools Hall of Honor. The inaugural class of around 20 inductees will be announced in the spring of 2022 and a handful of carefully selected candidates will be inducted every year thereafter.

Learn more about the Galveston Public Schools Hall of Honor and submit your nominations today at https://www.gisd.org/community/hallofhonor.

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Share Your Holidays Food Drive

This year marks the 41st annual ABC13’s Share Your Holidays Food Drive. The Galveston County Food Bank and ABC13 Houston will again come together to help make the holiday season a little brighter for area families in need. During this time of year many families struggle to put food on the table and children who rely on school meals lose access to a regular source of nutrition.


This holiday season, you can help those in need by generously donating to ABC13’s Share Your Holidays Food Drive. Last year, your donations provided more than 160,000 nutritious meals for children, adults and seniors in need of food assistance.


Community Donation Drop Off Events

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

8am to 12pm


Ball High School

4115 Avenue O

Galveston


Galveston County Food Bank

Administrative Services Building

213 6th Street North

Texas City

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Morgan Field Trip to Seeding Galveston Urban Farm

Morgan Elementary kindergarteners visited the Seeding Galveston Urban Farm to learn about Thanksgiving harvest. They interacted with live turkeys, chickens, and goats and learned about planting vegetables, what they need to grow, and even got to taste test some of the fresh produce.

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Thanksgiving Meal at Burnet Elementary

Fourth-grader Arianna Martinez at Burnet Elementary STEAM Magnet enjoys her Thanksgiving-style lunch provided by the Galveston ISD Child Nutrition Department. All GISD schools served the holiday meal complete with turkey, cranberry sauce, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, a dinner roll, and dessert.

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BHS Volleyball

Congratulations to Ball High Varsity Volleyball Coach Michelle Norfolk for winning her 100th career game! The signature win came on the last game of the season on October 26 against Goose Creek Memorial. She and her team were recognized at the November 17 board meeting.

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AIM Thanksgiving Gift Bags

Thank you to the GISD FACE Coordinator, Texas Ace program and Little Red Books program for providing the AIM newcomers with Thanksgiving gift bags!

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Fall Into Reading at Austin

Austin Middle School recently hosted Fall into Reading. This year’s theme was "Poetry Café.” The evening program featured dozens of students reciting poetry but also included a book fair, book signings by celebrated authors, a poetry painting experience for the little ones, plus prizes and giveaways. The was the first time for the school to host this event which is to become an annual tradition.

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Morgan Elementary Food Drive

The Morgan Elementary School fourth-grade student council sorted items and packed boxes of Thanksgiving meals for families in need. Students at every grade level donated food during the month of November. The families receiving these holiday meals are all Morgan families and will also get a Kroger gift card to purchase a turkey to be able to enjoy a complete Thanksgiving dinner.

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Burnet's 2nd Annual Turkey Trot

The week before Thanksgiving the students at Burnet participated in their 2nd Annual Turkey Trot!! A big thank you to the teachers, administrators of GISD and community members that donated a turkey. We were able to give away 28 turkeys to our Burnet families!

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Galveston ISD All-District Football Selections

Congratulations to the Ball High School all-district football selections!

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SMART Family Literacy Party at The Spot!

Join us outside on the patio Tuesday, November 30 at 5:30 p.m. for educational hands-on FAMILY FUN! Healthy snacks courtesy of the Spot! Free children's books from SMART Family Literacy! Wear your comfy painting clothes! Dramatic play and read aloud. Fun and Games. Door prizes. Spinning Tops. Bubbles! Families with children from babies through age 10 are welcome! For more information, email SMARTFamilyLiteracy@gmail.com.

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Kelley's Angels

The Discovery Club in the Galveston ISD is program that operates under TEHCY (Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth). We provide services to the children and families of GISD that have the most need. We assist our students and parents with different resources that are available throughout the school year.

We are preparing for our annual “Kelley’s Angels” Adopt-A-Child for Christmas Project. We have selected students for the Adopt-A-Child Christmas Project from each campus with the assistance of campus staff. We have chosen students who are present in school in spite of the barriers they face daily. Each year, The Discovery Club hosts a Christmas celebration for the students and they will receive Christmas gifts from individuals or businesses who have adopted them.

Our community has been a great asset to the students of Galveston ISD. We greatly appreciate your continued support of our students.

We need your help. Students have provided a small list of their Needs and Wants. They often ask for items such as a bicycle, a basketball, art supplies, dolls, food, clothes and other items. We would like to respectfully request that individuals or your business/agency assist us by selecting a student(s) or donating a bicycle. If you would just like to adopt a student or donate a bicycle, you may do so. Your generosity and partnership with the Galveston Independent School District will be greatly appreciated.

If you’d like to assist in this celebration, contact me at MaryPatrick@gisd.org to be a part of a great holiday expression of support for our students.

Mary Patrick is Executive Director of Special Programs, Early Childhood, Homeless and Foster Care Liaison for the Galveston Independent School District.

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Galveston ISD Athletics

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GEF Grant

In honor of GEF’s 20th Anniversary, we are awarding one GISD teacher/campus $25,000!

The application is now open. Deadline to apply is November 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Please review our guidelines and apply here: https://galvestonedfoundation.org/what-we-do/gef-anniverary-grant.html

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