February 2020

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We are deeply committed to offering excellent educational experiences for our students and we want to keep you informed of upcoming events, successes and happenings in GPISD.

Our students are extremely important to us and so are you. Please enjoy this edition of a newsletter designed for you!

Thank you for staying connected!

GPISD Announces Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten - English

Pre-Kindergarten Full-Day Information Meetings

Galena Park I.S.D. is proud to announce the district-wide implementation of full-day pre-kindergarten fall 2020. Pre-kindergarten students benefit from higher levels of school readiness, with higher cognitive and literacy skills, as well as social-emotional development. If you would like to learn more about this wonderful program, please click the flyer below for more information.

Early College High School Recruitment Meetings

Is your eighth-grader interested in attending Galena Park I.S.D.'s Career and Technical (CTE) Early College High School (ECHS)? Our ECHS will be hosting recruitment meetings for parents and students at Cunningham Middle School, North Shore Middle School, Galena Park Middle School and Woodland Acres Middle School.

All parent meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Click the link below to find out what day ECHS staff will visit your child's campus.

North Shore Senior High School Mustangs Football Banquet Information

Ticket sales will be open to the community on Monday, February 3 through Friday, February 7. Please check out the flyer for more information.
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Mid-Year Galena Park Schools (GPS) Magazine

Click the link to read about the Fall 2019 semester!

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ATAT 2019 PSA #8

Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow

Problems with absenteeism start surprisingly early: National research shows that one in 10 kindergartens and first-grade students are chronically absent, meaning that they miss 10 percent of the school year, or about 18 days of instruction, because of excused and unexcused absences.

Chronic absence can have consequences throughout a child’s academic career. Children who are chronically absent in kindergarten and first grade are less likely to read proficiently by third grade, and students who don’t read well by that critical juncture are more likely to struggle in school. They are also more likely to be chronically absent in later years, since they never developed good attendance habits.

By middle school, chronic absence becomes one of the leading indicators that a child will drop out of high school. By ninth grade, it’s a better indicator than how well a student did on eighth grade tests.

Think about what you can do within your own family and neighborhood to help get more kids to school, and join us in our effort to make every day count!

Remember, students who Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. Don’t let absences add up.

ATAT 2019 PSA #6

College Readiness Information

Scholarships are for EVERYONE!

For current and future college students, the time is always right to apply for scholarships! Scholarship opportunities are available on a rotating basis--apply today!

Below are a few websites to research for scholarships:







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

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January Board Meeting Recognitions

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

  • Community Bank of Texas for their generous support and collaborative working relationship with Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department;
  • Maria Delano for being an exceptional parent volunteer at MacArthur Elementary; and
  • North Shore Mustang Football Team for earning the title of the 2019 6A Division I Football State Champions.

Audience Guest: School Board Appreciation Video Participants

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DS 2019 Episode #17 Normandy Crossing Elementary Boys Club

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.
DS 2019 Episode #13 NSMS Literacy Night
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Friday, February 14: Student Holiday/ Staff Development

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Monday, February 17: District Holiday

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Community Pep Rally for the North Shore Mustangs

Saturday, Feb. 1st, 3pm

Galena Park I.S.D. Stadium

Galena Park I.S.D Spelling Bee

Friday, Feb. 7th, 9am

Galena Park I.S.D. Administration Building- Boardroom

Middle School Academic Meet

Saturday, Feb. 8th, 8am

North Shore Senior High School

Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, Feb. 10th, 6pm

Galena Park I.S.D. Administration Building- Boardroom

Community Council PTA

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 10am

Zotz Education Center

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

Location: Zotz Education Center

Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 5:30pm

Galena Park High School Auditorium

All meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. in English and 6:30 p.m. in Spanish

Galena Park High School address: 1000 Keene St.

Spanish Spelling Bee

Thursday, Feb. 20th, 9:30am

Galena Park I.S.D. Administration Building- Boardroom

French Spelling Bee

Friday, Feb. 21st, 9am

Galena Park I.S.D. Administration Building- Boardroom

Prose and Poetry

Tuesday, Feb. 25th, 6pm

North Shore Senior High School Auditorium

North Shore Senior High School address: 353 Castlegory Dr.

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 lifelong 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.