KEEPING YOU CONNECTED...
The GPISD Family is exactly that – Family.
In response to the devastating impact Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey has had on our staff, students and community, thank you for your support and prayers during this difficult time.
As we work to recover from the impact of Harvey and return to a sense of normalcy, it would be easy to overlook the outstanding students, community members, and employees in Galena Park ISD. We appreciate the community coming together to help and are blessed to live in such a great community!
The Galena Park Independent School District values our students and parents. You are an essential piece to our puzzle and we look forward to serving you.
As a District, we will share reminders, updates and successes monthly to keep you connected.
Thank you for taking the time to stay connected!
WE LOVE OUR GPISD COMMUNITY - THANK YOU
GPISD Fathers Take Your Children To School Day
Please click the link below to sign up for GPISD Fathers Take Your Children to School Day!
Click on the 2017 GPISD SCHOOL CALENDAR link to view the 2017-2018 district calendar
BACK 2 SCHOOL
TIPS, TRICKS & GENTLE SCHOLARLY ADVICE
- Post a central calendar to keep track of family events.
- Lay out clothes, pack lunches, and organize backpacks each night before a school day.
- Encourage children to use both shoulder straps on a backpack, or consider a rolling backpack.
- Designate a quiet place for studying and rules for what time homework needs to start.
- Go through backpacks together as soon as your child gets home.
- Delegate chores ahead of time to keep the house running smoothly.
Harris County Clerks Step Up to Serve
The Harris County Clerk Office is needing bilingual English and Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese speakers to volunteer for the election!
Students 16+ years of age can volunteer!
For more information, visit their webpage at http://www.harrisvotes.com/PollWorkers/JobDescription.aspx
We love our Volunteers
On Friday, September 15, Mrs. Carol Ann Youens, North Shore Elementary volunteer, was recognized by the State Board of Education in Austin as a 2017 Hero for Children!
Mrs. Youens was one of 15 honorees selected from the entire state of Texas to be honored with this prestigious volunteer award. She received a plaque recognizing her service to North Shore Elementary. Her name is also engraved on a plaque that is permanently displayed at the Texas Education Agency.
Mrs. Youens is the second member of her family to earn the Heroes for Children award, as her late husband, Alfred, received the award last year.
Congratulations, Mrs. Youens!
October 11: Pre ACT for all 10th graders
October 11: PSAT for 10th & 11th graders in the top 5% of their class
October 21: ACT Tutorials - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Joyce Zotz Education Center
October 23-27: Red Ribbon Week
North Shore 9th Grade Center Open House
Monday, Oct. 2nd, 5:30pm
13501 Holly Park Drive, Houston, TX, United States
Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, Oct. 2nd, 6pm
14705 Woodforest Boulevard
Summer Graduation Ceremony
Monday, Oct. 2nd, 7pm
353 North Castlegory
Community Council PTA
Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 10am
14705 Woodforest Boulevard
1st Annual Robotics (ECOBOT) Kick-Off 2017
Saturday, Oct. 28th, 8am-12pm
120 Castlegory Road
Saturday, October 28, 2017
North Shore Middle School
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ecobot campus teams, parents, principals, and community members are invited to attend.
Galena Park I.S.D. is devoted to providing robotics and STEM career readiness activities to prepare our students for jobs here in Houston area industries. Our hope is for our students to have an opportunity to experience robotics and brain stimulating activities. We strive to give them the start on a path of pursuing higher learning and careers in these fields.
Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship
Since 1994, the Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Scholarship has been recognizing and rewarding senior athletes who excel in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. This year, they are awarding $150,000 in college scholarships. Give your most well-rounded seniors a shot at winning.
100 Scholarship Winners. 2 From Every State.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes 2 winners—one male athlete and one female athlete—from each state. 90 State Winners receive a $1,000 scholarship
10 State Winners move on as National Finalists with a chance to attend the Wendy’s High School Heisman weekend in New York City
8 National Finalists receive a $5,000 scholarship
2 National Winners receive a $10,000 scholarship along with national honor and recognition during ESPN’s telecast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation
Plus, the first 1,000 applicants get a $10 Wendy’s gift card!
Winning the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship requires a GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community.
Click the link to apply, www.wendysheisman.com
Hispanic Heritage Foundation Scholarship
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is accepting applications for the 2017 Youth Awards educational grants program.
The 19th Annual Youth Awards program will award students, graduating Class of 2018, with educational grants to pursue their higher education or to fund a community-based project. Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community, and for their excellence in various educational categories.
Students and parents will be celebrated at 10 regional ceremonies: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, Northern California and Washington, DC.
To APPLY and find out more information about the program, please visit www.hispanicheritage.org
The DEADLINE to apply is Monday, October 2, 2017.