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National Teacher Appreciation Week: May 1st - 7th, 2016
National Music Week: May 1st - 8th, 2016
Student Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week: May 2nd - 6th, 2016
Children's Book Week: May 2nd - 8th, 2016
National Day of Prayer: Thursday, May 5, 2016
14th Annual Job Fair: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Generation TX Day: Friday, May 6, 2016
Bi-District Baseball Playoffs: Friday, May 6 and Saturday May 7, 2016
Fluor Craft Training Center Tour: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
National School Nurse Day: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Peace Officers Memorial Day: Sunday, May 15, 2016
GPCCPTA Meeting: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Educational Bosses' Day: Friday, May 20, 2016
May Character Education Theme: Trustworthiness
Internet Safety Month: May
Better Hearing and Speech Month: May
Auxiliary Job Fair: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Attendance Matters in GPISD
GPISD Daily Attendance Goal is 97%
Williamson Joins "Texas Reads One Book" State-wide Event

2016-2017 Academic Calendar and New School Times

The Galena Park ISD Board of Trustees has approved the academic calendar for the 2016-2017 school year.

Please note: Because of a change in state law, the Texas Education Code no longer defines 180 days of instruction as an acceptable school year. Instead, the requirement has been changed to at least 75,600 minutes of instruction.

"The rationale was to give districts more flexibility for making up missed instructional days," said DeEtta Culbertson, a spokeswoman for the Texas Education Agency. This is a way for the district to not have to add additional days unless they want to." For more details, please click on the Texas Education Agency link at View calendar View times

Summer School Opportunities

Galena Park ISD strives to provide every student many opportunities for success. Summer School will be taking place at various campuses in the district. We have provided a flyer to inform you of the numerous summer school opportunities for the children of Galena Park ISD. Read more

GPISD Summer Camps

Galena Park ISD is proud to offer enriching camps and activities for your child this summer. The summer camps will be held in various locations across the district and throughout the summer. Please use the following link to view the variety of camps being offered as well as the process for registration. Read more

Superintendent Recognizes Students for Charitable Contributions

Please join Dr. Williams in congratulating three outstanding North Shore Senior High students, Jocelyn Garza, Thao Nguyen and Metzlie Vasquez, for their charitable work and contributions to the American Diabetes Association.  Read more

Meet Our Latest Alumna Spotlight Lisa Sampson

GPISD is pleased to recognize Lisa Sampson, 2012 North Shore Senior High graduate. Lisa is a long term product of GPISD, having attended Havard Elementary, Cobb Sixth Grade Campus, North Shore Middle School, North Shore 9th Grade Campus, and North Shore Senior High. Read more

Launch of the Texas SUCCESS Website

The Texas SUCCESS website is now available. This site provides educators, parents, and students with information, resources, and access to the Texas SUCCESS provider websites. These online reading and math resources are available at no cost for all Texas students in grades for which accelerated instruction is required. Visit site

It Takes All of Us...

John King, Jr. was recently confirmed as the 10th U.S. Secretary of Education by the U.S. Senate. He needs your help to ensure that every child in America has the opportunity to succeed regardless of zip code, that teachers have the resources and support they need, and that a college degree is accessible and affordable for anyone seeking higher education. When we achieve, we achieve together. Read more

Innovative Teaching Grants

The Galena Park ISD Education Foundation is accepting applications for the 2016 Innovative Teaching Grant. Do not miss a great opportunity to enhance instruction for your department, program, or classroom. Read more

Nominate a GPISD Excellent Educator Today!

We are always accepting nominations for EXCELLENT EDUCATORS, so if you know someone who works in our district and goes above and beyond the call of duty to provide a first class learning environment to our students we want to know! We are happy to accept nominations on ANYONE who works in GPISD in a department or position such as grounds, student nutrition, custodial services, campuses personnel, administrators and more. Nominate now

Blackboard Connect - Notification System - TCPA

Galena Park ISD regularly provides mass notifications to parents, guardians, students, and faculty regarding weather closures, threat situations, event scheduling, or to provide other important education-related information. These messages not only drive positive educational outcomes, they can also save lives.

Galena Park ISD is in compliance with The Telephone Consumer Protection Act, therefore, you have the option of receiving or not receiving automated messages on your cell phone. Read more

2015-2016 Expectations for Spectator Behavior

Galena Park ISD is committed to providing our students with the opportunity to participate in outstanding athletic programs. Please see our 2015-16 spectator behavior expectations letter on guidelines for providing the best sportsmanlike environment for our student athletes this year. Read more