Welcome to Galena Park Middle
The mission of Galena Park Middle School is to make students successful lifelong learners. Successful students are self-directed learners who have high self-esteem, possess process skills and have
a concern for others.
Galena Park Middle School offers tutorials every Monday through Thursday from 3:40 pm - 5:00 pm. We would love to see your child attend.
Mondays - Social Studies
Tuesdays - English Language Arts
Wednesdays - Science
Thursdays - Math
If your child is struggling in school, after school tutoring may be an option to improve his/her understanding of academic concepts and increase his/her self esteem.
According to a survey of the research literature by Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, tutoring:
- increases mastery of academic skills,
- improves self-esteem and self-confidence,
- improves students' attitudes toward school,
- reduces dropout rates, truancies, and tardies,
- breaks down social barriers and creates new friendships, and
- provides emotional support and positive role models
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Dress Code for 2013 -2014
Navy, Khaki, or Black Pants, Jeans, Shorts or Skirts
Solid Black Jackets with no logos
Navy, Khaki, or Black Pants, Jeans, Shorts, or Skirts
Solid Red or Black Jackets with no logos
Navy, Khaki, or Black Pants, Jeans, Shorts, or Skirts
Solid Blue or Black Jackets with no logos
Spirit Day – Principal to designate days
Spirit shirt, college shirt, or standardized dress tops may be worn.
(1) clear or mesh backpack
|pencil sharpener with cover|
|(1) zippered 3-hole bag||(1) metric ruler with 3 holes|
|(2) 2 inch 3-ring binder||(1) set of map pencils|
|(1) wide-ruled loose leaf paper||(2) boxes of facial tissue *|
|8 dividers||(1) bottle of glue or (3) glue sticks*|
|Pens (black or blue only)||Red grading pens/pencils|
|#2 pencils||1 spiral tablet of at least 25 pages|
1 small set of earphones/ear buds
(for computer use)
|2 Folders with pockets and brads||
2GB flash drive
(for data storage for projects)
* Items are to be given to the teacher for storage
These supplies need to be maintained all year!
Additional supplies may be required by your child's team.
Free & Reduced Price Meals
Applications for free and reduced price meals are available now at each school and at the Student Nutrition Office at 14705 Woodforest Blvd. You may also apply on-line here. You will need to complete only one application per household. Please include all students in your household who will be enrolled in any Galena Park ISD school during the 2013-2014 school year. Remember that new meal applications must be completed each school year.
Skyward Family Access
Family Access is a web-based service that allows parents/guardians to view information on their students. Information available includes:
• Attendance records
• Student schedules
• Student grades
• General student information
Please contact Emma Calvillo at
for your login id and password
New Student Portal of the Texas Assessment Management System—TAMS
What is the Student Portal?
The Student Portal provides parents and students with online access to scores from the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), including TAKS-Modified (but not including TAKS-Alt), and the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) assessments.
Access to the Student Portal
Access to the Student Portal can be located at https://student.tx.pearsonaccess.com/texas-studentportal/home.html
How Do I Login to the Student Portal:
The assessment data in the Student Portal is reached through a Unique Access Code and the student’s birth date as provided on the student’s most recent Confidential Student Report. Students who have lost their Confidential Student Report are instructed to contact their school to retrieve their Unique Access Code.
Once students and parents have logged in, they will be able to examine test scores in detail, as well as link to the User’s Guide for the Student Portal and explanations of the test scores. The birth date, as provided on the student’s most recent Confidential Student Report must be used.
To access the parent flyer in English or Spanish:
For more information about how to login to the Student Portal, see the Student Portal User’s Guide at http://www.TexasAssessment.com.
Customer Satisfaction Survey
How are we doing? We want to know. Please click the link below to take the survey.
Beginning Monday, August 26th students will be required to scan a bus card when getting on and off the bus. It will be mandatory that the student have their card in order to ride each day. This will help ensure the student's safety on the bus and help in case of an emergency.
CHILDREN AT RISK has released the 8th annual School Rankings across the state of Texas. "These school rankings strive to serve as an accessible guide for parents, educators, and community members on the performance of local schools and to spark important community dialogue on the quality of public education in Texas."
Galena Park Middle has received a report card grade of "B" and ranks 50th out of 283 schools in the Houston area and 290th out of 1,840 schools in the state of Texas.
8th Grade Technology
All 8th grade students will be required to take a Technology Assessment May 1st. Below are two links to practice assessments. We highly encourage the students to review the material presented.
- Moodle Review Course - Students will login with the username and password. The enrollment key is gpms.
- Practice Assessment
Internet Safety Tips
for Teens and Parents
- 8 Essential Facebook Rules for Teens
- Parent's Guide to Kids and Cell Phones
- Texting While Parenting...Can it Wait?
- Stand up to Cyberbullying
- Boys, Girls and Media Messages
- 11 Sites and Apps Kids are Heading to after Facebook
- Helping Parents Raise Smart Digital Citizens
For more information visit www.commonsensemedia.org
February 11, 2014
Dear Galena Park ISD Parents,
As part of a larger commitment to excellence in education, Galena Park ISD is committed to excellence in all of our athletic programs. Participation in athletics encourages the development of positive character traits, which contributes to students’ personal growth and success in life. These traits include the drive to take one’s talents to the highest level of performance, embracing the discipline needed to reach high standards, learning to work with others as a team in pursuit of a common goal and adherence to codes of fairness and respect.
We are committed to the physical and emotional well-being of student athletes and to the social development of the whole child. We recognize that great demands are placed on students who participate in athletics. However, Galena Park ISD athletes are expected to adhere to a level of conduct that brings credit to themselves, their school, and the community.
Galena Park ISD is a member in good standing with the University Interscholastic League (U.I.L.). As such, there are rules and regulations to which our athletic programs are required to adhere. These rules also include our spectators.
Athletics plays an important role in creating a sense of community, but unfortunately, this year we have had some less than desirable situations take place during athletic events, which do not reflect well on our fans or our district. There have been incidents of negative/derogatory/threatening remarks made toward officials, coaches, students, players and opponents. There have also been instances involving the use of profanity and vulgarity.
Please do not be the person in the stands that detracts from the teachings of fairness and respect for our athletes. From this point forward, we are expecting to fill our stands only with fans that support our students and coaches and contribute to the positive environment they deserve. Please be aware that anyone who violates the UIL sportsmanship regulations will be immediately removed from the event and may be banned from future attendance for up to one year.
We appreciate your support of our student athletes and coaching staff. Please know it is up to each of us to model high expectations for our youth, especially as we prepare them to one day be the leaders of our community.
If you have any questions, feel free to call me at 832-386-4330. Again, thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
Director of Athletics
Think Through Math After School Program
Galena Park Middle School hosts the Think Through Math After School Program Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school till 4:30 pm. Students participating in the program are awarded weekly by varying criteria.
Think Through Math is an adaptive online learning program that deepens students’ understanding of critical math concepts and problem-solving skills.
The instructional design of Think Through Math provides motivation + computer-adaptive instruction + LIVE state-certified teachers + actionable data. When students use the program consistently and complete 3 lessons a week, significant gains are made in math achievement.
- High quality instruction and interventions that match individual students’ learning needs
- Curriculum is marked by effective, logical progressions from less sophisticated topics to more sophisticated ones
- The system collects data based on individual responses and adjusts instruction to meet a student’s needs
- LIVE Instructional Support – students receive immediate feedback as well as access to LIVE, state-certified math teachers
- Curriculum emphasizes the concepts and skills that are directly related to later success with algebra
- Spanish Support - visual, auditory, simple language, Spanish translations and lessons structured in consistent ways
For more information about this program, click the link below.
Character Education - Respect
What is Character Education?
Character education is teaching kids about good traits and core values that help them cooperate and get along well in society. It is based upon values that everyone can agree on — values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased.
As part of our character education program, Galena Park Middle School will focus on respect during November. Activities will take place highlighting self-respect, respect for authority and respect for other people and cultures.
Please discuss this important character trait with your child as they continue to develop the skills necessary to become productive citizens and lifelong learners.
NCLB Report Cards
Galena Park Independent School District is sharing this information about the district and your child's campus with you as part of Galena Park Independent School District obligations under the federal No Child Left behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).
STAAR Assessment Info