District Update

5.10.21

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Crenshaw Garden Market

Our Crenshaw Garden Market was a success! All the produce given out was harvested from Galveston ISD schools across the district. Thank you to GOFM's Young Gardeners Program, all the volunteers who helped make the event possible, and all the customers who stopped by!

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Ball High Scholarships

Last week 38 Ball High School seniors were awarded scholarships provided by the Moody Foundation. Each scholarship is worth $16,000 toward tuition at any college or university in the state of Texas. To quality, the students had to rank in the top 25 percent, answer questions, and submit an essay.


Congratulations to:

Ernesto Aguilar, Kelsey Barillas, Lily Benavidez, Summer Bentinck,

Charles Blacketer, Genevieve Brown, Jane Charpentier, Isabella Corrales, Jose Cuenca, Ellie Gao, Kaylhan Garcia, Daniel Golan, Curtis Gundrum, Heidi Haglund, Blaine Heffernan, Evelyn Hernandez, Ashley Hinojosa, Noah Jansen, Shashank Kota, Gabriella Lopez, Alexis Makris, Marshal Marks, Maybelline Medrano, Zoe Overton, Krishna Patel, Abigayle Pruns, Oneil Purcell, Rosa Ramirez, Sophia Ramirez, Dario Ramirez-Pico, Maggie Rushing, Grace Smith, Abigail Teague, Derby Thompson, Thomas Ton, Jayden Turner, Jordan Vernon, Gianna Viggiano

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Morgan Garden Interview

Lots of fun going on at the Morgan Elementary garden! USDA filmed the garden and interviewed students about their experience. Students also harvested all the vegetables that were ready.

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Ball High Valedictorian & Salutatorians

Ball High School is proud to announce its valedictorian and salutatorians for the 2020-2021 school year! Shashank Kota, son of Divya Nagpal and Venkat Kota, is this year’s top ranked student. There was an exact tie for number two spot between Emeline Howrey, daughter of Kristen Peek and Bret Howrey, and Ellie Gao, daughter of Yan Gao and Zucheng Gao. Read more about each of them here: https://bit.ly/3f2oJQI

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SMART Family Literacy at the Burnet Garden

Students observed live earthworms in the garden courtyard at Burnet Elementary school with SMART Family Literacy. Pictured here is a tray of compost ingredients that make great earthworm habitat! The students learned how earthworms provide important support for our garden beds. Making observations about the world around us is an important part of learning that can be easy to overlook.

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Ball High JROTC

Ball High School’s JROTC’s Army Unit has been a long-standing point of pride for the Tors, and now the program might have the opportunity to truly take advantage of its proximity to the gulf and establish a Coast Guard Unit. To read more, click HERE.

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Support for GISD Technology Devices has Moved

Technology support for student and staff Chromebooks, laptops, and other district devices has moved the former Alamo Elementary School at 5200 N ½ Street. Please enter through Door 2A on 51st Street. Normal hours will be Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Alternate Hours during STAAR Testing (through May 21) will be 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Fridays. We will be closed beginning June 1. An appointment for technology support can be made by calling 409-761-3933.

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Ball High Athletic Awards Night

All Ball High teams, players, and coaches will be recognized this Tuesday, May 11 at Athletic Awards Night! *Weather Permitting*
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Registration & Enrollment for 2021-2022

Make sure your student is all set for the 2021-2022 school year! Registration and enrollment are NOW OPEN to all students K-12: https://www.gisd.org/Page/17

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Surf's Up!

Click here to complete an application for each student attending by May 17, 2021. Please contact Bernadette Fortune with any questions at bernadettefortune@gisd.org

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Bryan Museum Summer Camp

The Bryan Museum is offering a limited number of full and partial scholarships to its fun-filled history camp this summer! Learn more about the camp: https://thebryanmuseum.org/summer-camp/

Campers Eligible for Scholarships:

• Are students in Galveston schools

• Have completed grades 3-5

• Have a demonstrated need through enrollment in the Free or Reduced Lunch Program, CHIP, SNAP, OR are facing short-term financial issues or extenuating circumstances

Scholarship applications are due to The Bryan Museum by June 11. Apply online at https://thebryanmuseum.org/summer-camp/, mail your completed form, or complete in person at The Bryan Museum.

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Texas ACE X-Stream Explorers

Texas ACE 2021 Summer Program: X-STREAM Explorers!

Scott Building June 1-July 2, 7:30am-5:30pm (virtual option also) Summer Program will also run at Crenshaw 7:30am-3pm, and at Ball High. Please check our Facebook Page for more information: ‘Galveston ISD Texas ACE’


Registration forms for the program at Scott (K-8) and at Crenshaw:

English registration form: https://forms.gle/NmBij95dw5JaAzWf8

Spanish registration form: https://forms.gle/eZ6Cxd1SZXpePtHSA

Ball High program registration form: https://forms.gle/jkxsbxPZVyLSqM8A6

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How to Change Language Settings on Facebook and District Updates - Spanish Language

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