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's
2012-2013 School Motto
Galena Park Middle News
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 understanding of academic concepts and increase his 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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GPISD Volleyball Tournament
Galena Park Middle School hosted GPISD's first volleyball tournament for the Fall 2012 season. Galena Park Middle School placed FIRST for both 7th and 8th grade teams!! Way to go yellow jackets!!
8th grade team winners!
7th grade team winners!
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).
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
STAAR Assessment Info
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 2012-2013 school year. Remember that new meal applications must be completed each school year.
The 2012 Galena Park Yellow Jacket Football team has capped off a undefeated football season. They began the season off with a 24-0 win over Horace Mann and finished the year off with a 32-0 win over Woodland Acres. Their signature win of the season was their 14-8 win on the road over North Shore.
The Yellow Jackets were led by their offensive weapons Ivan Campillo, Efren Castillo, & Paul Sanchez and their defensive weapons Isaac Torres, Frankie Garcia, and Oscar Rodriguez. Other major contributors are Cameron Wiltz, Pedro Gonzales, Edwin Reyes, Jose Sanchez, Francisco Flores, and Giovanni Ruiz.
The Yellow Jackets pulled out close wins on the road at Anthony Aguirre and at Alice Johnson Middle.
They improved on a 1-7 record from a year ago to winning the district championship in 2012. They are coached by Coach Derek Boles, Coach Cory Laxen, and Coach Shaun Irchirl.
GPMS Rookie Teacher and
Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mr. Marcus Session, Rookie Teacher of the Year and Mrs. Hazel Ladera, Teacher of the Year! Both were chosen by their peers as
outstanding educators whose efforts and example have inspired their students, their colleagues and the communities they serve along with demonstrating outstanding leadership and excellence in teaching.
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Young Student Authors
Our new GPMS Young Student Authors' section is now open in the library. Mrs. Darlene Reed, 8th grade ELA teacher, had each of her students write, illustrate and publish their own book. The books are class projects developed as an extension from the ELA curriculum "Call of the Wild" and information over Internet Safety. All writings were displayed to boost the students' self-esteem and also, as a motivational strategy to get them to want to write more.
This endeavor would not have been successful if it had not been for a special group of people.
8th grade ELA Teacher - Mrs. Darlene Reed
Technology Specialist - Mrs. Cheryl Slaid
Librarian - Mrs. Regina Patrick-Sims.
Library Assistant - Mrs. Norma Salinas
The student published books have been a huge success in the library. Other students are drawn to the books and immediately pick them up and begin reading them. Our students think they are "cool" and well, we do too! When visiting our school, please come by the library and take a look at the hard work and the amazing talents our students possess.
Summer is a time when children are out of school, more active in play and activities - and at increased risk for injuries.
To help parents keep kids safe during the summer, the Houston Police Department spoke with doctors and children's health safety experts to glean how parents can prevent injury, what to do when injury occurs and when to seek medical help.
For more information on the following topics, click the link below.
Finding a Babysitter
Guide for Teenagers Babysitting
Be SAFE! Personal Safety for Kids
Internet Safety for Kids
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.
STAAR testing is here and as a parent you may ask "what can I do to help my child better prepare for the test?" You can start by reading the "Test Preparation Tips" below.
- Make sure your child attends school regularly. Remember that tests reflect the overall achievement of your child. The more often the child is in a learning situation, the more likely he or she will do well on tests.
- Give your child encouragement. Praise him for the things done well throughout the year. A child who is afraid of failing is more likely to make a mistake.
- See that your child has a well-rounded diet. A healthy body leads to a healthy, active mind.
- See that your child completes homework assignments. Homework supports classroom instruction and can help your child increase his comprehension of the classroom work.
- Meet with your child’s teacher(s) as often as possible to discuss your child’s progress. Parents and teachers should work together to benefit the child.
- Ask the teacher(s) to suggest activities for you to do at home with your child. Such activities can help your child improve his understanding of schoolwork.
- Make sure your child is well-rested on school days. Children who are tired are less likely to pay attention in class or to handle the demands of class work and tests.
- Try not to be overly anxious about test scores. Too much emphasis on test scores can be upsetting to children.
On the day of the test
Student Test Taking Tips
The Care Van will be at GPMS on Wednesday, May 8th
to give free immunizations from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. This special event is not open to the public and is for Galena Park Middle School students only. For more information you can contact Nurse Diaz at
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Diseases are becoming rare due to vaccinations.
It's true, some diseases (like polio and diphtheria) are becoming very rare in the U.S. Of course, they are becoming rare largely because we have been vaccinating against them. But it is still reasonable to ask whether it's really worthwhile to keep vaccinating.
It's much like bailing out a boat with a slow leak. When we started bailing, the boat was filled with water. But we have been bailing fast and hard, and now it is almost dry. We could say, "Good. The boat is dry now, so we can throw away the bucket and relax." But the leak hasn't stopped. Before long we'd notice a little water seeping in, and soon it might be back up to the same level as when we started.
Keep immunizing until disease is eliminated.
Unless we can "stop the leak" (eliminate the disease), it is important to keep immunizing. Even if there are only a few cases of disease today, if we take away the protection given by vaccination, more and more people will be infected and will spread disease to others. Soon we will undo the progress we have made over the years.