October 2017

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KEEPING YOU CONNECTED...

Dear Parent/Guardian,


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!

FREE LUNCH PROGRAM EXTENDED

All students will continue to receive FREE lunch through October 31, 2017.

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WE LOVE OUR GPISD COMMUNITY - THANK YOU

GPISD Fathers Take Your Children To School Day

On Wednesday, January 17, GPISD fathers and father figures are invited to participate in our Fathers Take Your Children to School Day! On this morning, fathers and father figures will come together to take an active role in their child's education.


Please click the link below to sign up for GPISD Fathers Take Your Children to School Day!


https://goo.gl/forms/15Oni5Q9Pq2XrLXS2

2017 GPISD School Calendar

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

On November 7, the 2017 General and Special Elections will be taking place in Harris County and we need YOU to serve as an Election Day poll worker!

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

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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!

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Support GPISD Athletics Programs

Click on the link above to view schedules

Support GPISD Fine Arts Programs

Click on the link above to view fine arts program schedules.

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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

Houston, TX

Summer Graduation Ceremony

Monday, Oct. 2nd, 7pm

353 North Castlegory

Houston, TX

Please join us at North Shore Senior High at 7 pm to honor our summer graduates from Galena Park High School and North Shore Senior High School

Community Council PTA

Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 10am

14705 Woodforest Boulevard

Houston, TX

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

1st Annual Robotics (ECOBOT) Kick-Off 2017

Saturday, Oct. 28th, 8am-12pm

120 Castlegory Road

Houston, TX

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.


https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B27WrGCR6-alUlh1Vkt2aXNzaTg

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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.

BOND CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Click on link for updates

The Mission of Galena Park ISD

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