Welcome to Havard Elementary

Havard Elementary believes that every student can and will learn. All students will obtain the necessary skills so that they can become productive citizens and lifelong learners.






Click on images below for a full copy of the flyer. 






James B. Havard School Supply List 2017-2018




7th Annual Mayor's Back to School Fest


Visit the School Fest website for more details on free immunizations, dental screening, and other resources at www.houstontx.gov/btsf.



English Flyer


Spanish Flyer





Police Week

Houston Police Academy


Second Grade would like to thank the Houston Police Department and Sergeant Jeanette Perales for letting us participate in Police Week.  The second grade students of Havard Elementary learned about the role of police officers. They got to observe and experience many of the things that police officers do to help keep our community safe. The second grade classes showed their appreciation by presenting the officers with a banner. It was a wonderful experience and we hope to visit again. 








Fast of Facts District Competition










Teacher Appreciation Week




Teachers and staff were treated to lunches, gifts and treats throughout the week.  We would like to extend a special "Thank You " to the NSSH Victory Cafe students and their teacher for providing and serving our staff a wonderful brunch.  We would also like to thank Mrs. Gouard, Dr. Keil and GPISD for makings our staff feel special.




Muffins For Mom




Each year Havard Elementary pays tribute to our Moms by hosting a Muffins For Moms breakfast before school. We had a wonderful turn out with many happy faces. 

Thank you Moms for helping our students succeed. 






Happy Librarian Day


 Mrs. Anderson



Academic Meet


Congratulations to our students and coaches who put in many hours of studying and practicing to be successful in this district event.  Our fourth graders finished 1st overall and our fifth graders finished 3rd overall. 

Great job by all.



Art students take 1st and 2nd place in both fourth and fifth grade



On March 4, 2017, five of our 4th and 5th graders competed in the UIL Academic Meet.  The contest was focused on memorizing 40 works of Art and the Artist that created them.  The students were also responsible for knowing the history and background of each artist as well as the Art Time Periods.  Congratulations to our teams for earning 1st and 2nd place in both 4th and 5th grade divisions. Way to Go Havard! Mrs. Lloyd is so proud of you!






Multimedia Festival 2017

Havard Winners







District Prose & Poetry Contest

1st Place



















Express Children's Theatre


Freedom Train

In Celebration of Black History Month






Havard Elementary hosted a evening of learning and fun for the whole family.  Parents and students joined our staff for various experiences that let parent be kids for an evening and allowed student to show off all that they know. We had a great turn out and appreciate all those who attended. 





Here are the winners of the Prose & Poetry Contest at Havard.


K - 2 Winner:
Nyla Hulett- Kindergarten- Mrs. Nering's Classroom
Poem Title:
I'm Going to Texas by Mary Doson Wade


3 - 5 Winner:
Madison Washington- 3rd Grade -Mrs. Vaughn's Classroom
Prose Passage:
The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel











Our 5th grade students conducted science investigations in small groups at school over a 4 week period. The purpose of this project was for our students to enhance their knowledge of the scientific method—the plan or process that a scientist follows when conducting an investigation. Understanding and applying the steps of the scientific method is an objective that is tested on the 5th Grade Science STAAR Test. Throughout the school year all 5th grade students have been taught the scientific method and have applied this knowledge in their science class and in the science lab. This project was a great opportunity for our students to work independently and creatively within a small group on understanding and applying the scientific method as they conduct an experiment.





" 2017 People's Choice Award"


Congratulations Aaliyah Velasquez for receiving the "The People's Choice" award at GPISD's District Rodeo Art Show! All those that were in attendance at the Rodeo Art Exhibition were given an opportunity to vote for their favorite work of art, and Aalilyah Velasquez's beautiful art "Happy Feet" was chosen. We are very proud of Aaliyah and her beautiful artwork. She will be honored at the March PTA meeting, along with the other 17 Havard artists that advanced to the District Competition. Way to Go Aaliyah!





Congratulations to Mrs. Anderson on this special award. Thank you to the ATPE organization for this honor and the money to purchase books for our library. 



Rodeo Art Contest Results







Congratulations Havard Art students for a job well done. 18 works of art were submitted from Havard to compete in the District Rodeo Art Contest, held on January 9th. Havard students walked away with some outstanding results! We had 6 finalist ribbons, 9 first place, and 3 second place ribbons earned. The overall Best of Show for the entire district, went to our very own Havard student, Jaelyn Sanchez in 1st grade!! Mrs. Lloyd would like to thank all of her students for working very hard to create such beautiful art work. Every year it is so amazing to see such talent and dedication in the area of the Arts. Congratulations to all our Havard winners! Jaelyn's artwork will now advance and compete for Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at the HLSR. Her art will also be displayed at the Hayloft Gallery at the HLSR.

Good Luck Jaelyn!






We would like to thank all of our wonderful visitors who joined our Havard family for this special morning event on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  All the smiling faces were a joy to see at our celebration of the National Fathers Take Your Children To School Day breakfast.






2016-2017  Student Registration Information





New Enrollment


New Students Only


Registration Times - Monday-Friday

8:30-10:30 or 1:00- 2:30



Complete the Pre-registration form online at GPISD registration website.

To enroll your child, you must personally go to the campus your child will attend with the required documents listed below.


Proof of residency – all required supporting documents

Valid Texas Driver’s License or Identification Card – with current Galena Park ISD address

Child’s Birth Certificate or equivalent

Social Security card

Immunization Records – designating that child is current on all required immunizations

Proof of income (Pre-Kindergarten only)

Report Card (last received)

Testing documents

Transcript (if applicable)

Withdrawal Form (if applicable)



Dress Code 2016-2017

Dress Code Requirements


Lunch Application

Free Lunch Guidelines and Application

Please send money or a lunch with your child, until your lunch application is processed.


Immunization Requirements

Immunization Guidelines - English

Immunization Guidelines - Spanish



To Complete the Pre-registration form online visit our

GPISD registration website.












Havard Reading Program

Anytime is a great time to read for fun and enjoyment. 


Click on your grade level to view a list of suggested books for you to read and enjoy.










Library Homepage






Peter Piper Pizza Donates Dictionaries



Thank you Peter Piper Pizza for generously contributing to our 3rd graders learning experience.







"Tips for a Safe Walk to School"


Parents should identify the safest route, practice it with their children, and teach children to not vary from that route.


Students should walk in groups and not alone. If anything unusual occurs, be sure to immediately report it to a parent or school staff member.


Never accept rides that were not arranged in advance by your parents.

Look left, right, left, behind you and in front of you before you begin crossing the street.


Obey traffic signs and signals.


When you are near the street the street, do not push, shove or chase.

Wear bright colors so drivers can see you more easily.






Student Handbook

You can access the 2016-2017 GPISD Student Handbook by following the following links.

English Version

Spanish Version









Texas Academic Performance Report

Click below to see Havard's  Scores.

 A printed copy of this information is available in the front office upon request.







How 'Bout Those Cowboys!!


Havard Elementary is proud to be a

TEA Recognized Campus



TEA Exemplary Campus