December 2019

GPISD Parent Newsletter

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

2019 is quickly coming to an end and another exciting year is just around the corner!

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

Thank you for taking the time to stay connected!

A message from the Superintendent

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Anti-Vaping PSA

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow!

Are you planning a family trip for the holidays? As you think about your arrangements, we want to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day possible. Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holiday as families squeeze in a few more vacation days. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. Put simply, too many absences at any age can affect a student’s chances for academic success and eventually for graduation.

This year’s winter break will begin on Monday, December 23rd, and school will resume as regularly scheduled on Tuesday, January 7th. We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away, and the cost of plane tickets often influences when you want to travel. But keep in mind the cost of your children’s education if they miss too much school and the message you will be sending about the importance of attendance. This holiday season, give your children the gift of an education and the habit of good attendance!

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow! Don't let absences add up!

ATAT 2019 PSA #4

Community Holiday Open House

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Watch the video below for exciting news about our Pre-K program!

GPISD Announces Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten - English

Scholarships are for EVERYONE!

November was National Scholarship Month, a time to raise awareness of scholarship opportunities for current and future college students. This time of year is the perfect time to begin the scholarship application process!

Below are a few websites to research for scholarships:

There are scholarships for everyone. It’s never too early to start applying for scholarships!

DS 2019 Episode #7 Association of Space Explorers Community Day
Rudolph is the Anti-Bullying Lesson Worth Unwrapping!

Click the link above to learn more about social and emotional learning.

November Board Meeting Recognitions

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

  • LyondellBasell for dedicating their company-wide day of service to create three Tranquility Rooms at North Shore Senior High School;
  • Elisa Gonzalez for being an exceptional parent volunteer at Cunningham Middle School;
  • Rosa Franco for being an exceptional parent volunteer at Galena Park Middle School;
  • Superintendent's Student Advisory Board for their leadership, commitment and dedication to their community and school;
  • Galena Park High School Principal's Advisory Board for creating QR codes to safely report anonymous tips/concerns to District officials;
  • Campus licensed specialists in school psychology in recognition of School Psychology Awareness Week

Galena Park I.S.D. Host Veterans Day Luncheon

Galena Park I.S.D. (GPISD) hosted its annual Veterans Day Luncheon on November 8. More than 175 veterans and their family members attended the event.

North Shore Senior High School’s Perfect Harmony Choir performed the theme song from each military branch and finished with the Star Spangled Banner. There were letters written to the veterans on the tables by elementary students with a special reading from the GPISD Veterans Day essay contest winner, Tyree Sparks, from Tice Elementary.

Tyree wrote, “You are a warrior with a great heart. Your sacrifice to our country has not been forgotten or overlooked.”

Wanda Heath Johnson, GPISD Board Trustee; Noe Esparza, GPISD Board Trustee; and Norma Hernandez, GPISD Board Trustee; Lolita Guerrero from Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia’s office; Betty McGuiness from Senator Carol Alvarado’s office; Maria Delgado from Representative Ana Hernandez’ office; Constable Christopher Diaz; Constable Sherman Eagleton; attended the luncheon to express their appreciation to our veterans.

GPISD would like to thank all of the veterans and family members who attended the Veterans Day Luncheon.

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.

2019 Holiday Performance Calendar

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DS 2019 Episode #8 Willamson's 3rd Annual Male Summit

Testing dates

December 10: English I EOC

December 11: Algebra I and US History EOC

December 12: Biology and English II EOC

December 13: EOC Make-up

WINTER BREAK: December 23- January 3



Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 10am

12947 Myrtle Lane

Houston, TX

Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the Galena Park Community Council of PTAs' monthly meeting.

Community Holiday Open House

Thursday, Dec. 5th, 9-11am

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

Visit with Santa Claus and several children's choir at the Galena Park I.S.D. Community Holiday Open House!

Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, Dec. 9th, 6pm

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

2019 GPISD School Calendar

Click on the 2019 GPISD SCHOOL CALENDAR link to view the 2019-2020 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.