North Shore Senior High


North Shore Senior High School is committed to provide all the necessary resources and strategies so that students reach a high level of academic achievement through rigorous and relevant content to ensure all students exceed state and national standards.




Galena Park ISD has set up an anonymous tipline for any student, parent, or employee who may have information that might affect the safety of our students or staff.

(832) 386-1550

The North Shore Senior High School Aquatics Team participated in the District 21-6A Swimming and Diving Championships at Deer Park High School on January 30-31.


Friday was devoted to diving, and Kirk Phelps took that day as his own. Phelps claimed the district diving championship, shattering his own record in the process by over 38 points (321.70)! He was also named Dive Athlete of the Meet. Phelps will compete in the regional meet on Thursday, February 12 at Pearland ISD Natatorium.

Saturday was focused on swimming and North Shore was represented by a talented group of swimmers. The team placed second overall in the meet, and three more athletes claimed district championships in their events: Monica Flores (200 IM); Claire Marks (200 Free); and Anthony Vargas (200 IM).


In addition to the district winners, the following swimmers will also be competing in the regional meet: Brenda Arguello (100 Free and 100 Breast); Alyssa Boudreau (200 Free); Samantha Cantu (200 IM and 500 Free); Nancy Calles (100 Back); Ashley Flores (200 Free and 50 Free); Jonathan Gaona (100 Breast); Alyssa Junco (100 Free); Trevor Morris (50 and 100 Free); Trevor Morris (50 and 100 Free); Makenna Pouland (500 Free); Omar Pintor (500 Free and 100 Back); Genesis Rios-Garza (200 Free and 100 Fly); Andrew Solis (200 IM and 100 Fly); Anthony Vargas-(200 IM and 100 Back); and Tyler Woosley (200 and 500 Free).


Collegiate Athletic Signings


Donte Allen (Harding University)
Dorance Armstrong (University of Kansas)
Lester Charles (Bethel College)
Chris Colquitt (Tabor College)
Chukeumeke Egbule (University of Houston)
Tristian Houston (University of Texas)
Myron James (Harding University)
Tyler Moore (already in attendance at University of Minnesota)
Darius Mouton (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)


Boys Basketball

Kerwin Roach Jr. (University of Texas)

Jarrey Foster (Southern Methodist University)


Girls Basketball

Kayla Mack (Loyola-NO)

Adrii Jackson (Dillard)



Logan Carger (Austin Peay)


Girls Soccer

North Shore Choir Member

Selected to All-State Choir


Taryn Surratt, a member of the North Shore Senior High School Choir, has been selected to perform with the Texas All-State Mixed Choir in San Antonio, Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2015 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. This is the second year in a row she has earned this prestigious honor. She was selected through a series of competitions held throughout the state at district, region, pre-area, and area levels.

Sponsored by the Texas Music Educators Association, the competition starts with over 60,000 students from around the state vying for only 1,600 positions to perform in one of the 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or vocal part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their region to compete against musicians from other areas in seven TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. Only the top 3% of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians. For Taryn Surratt, a junior, this is her second consecutive year to be selected as an All-State musician.

These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention. To close this extraordinary event, these students perform their perfected pieces to the thousands of attendees. For the All-State concert schedule and conductor information, go to www.tmea.org/convention.

NSSH Student Council
Raises Over $4000 for Toys
to Give to the Less Fortunate Students in GPISD

Galena Park ISD
Internet Safety Poster Contest

The theme for the 2014-2015 Contest is "Privacy or Private". One of the theme words must be included in a slogan on the poster. Students must come up with an original slogan that includes one of the theme word choices, Privacy or Private. Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted.

Due Date: March 6, 2015

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Free/Reduced Meal Application



Pre-Pay Meal Accounts PAMS




Congratulations to OUR Principal!


Dr. Joe Coleman has been named as a 2014 Finalist for H-E-B's Excellence in Education Award. Dr. Coleman attributes this accolade to the hard work of his students and staff. "You know, this came as a surprise to me. I definitely could not have been in consideration for this award if it were not for my teachers and the wonderful things they do for our kids. I am truly honored!" Although he is very modest, it should be noted that Dr. Coleman has received recognition from H-E-B in his previous tenures as principal (2007: San Angelo Central High School, 2010: Fort Bend Willowridge High School).




Girls' Basketball Holiday Success


The girls basketball team won the prestigious McDonalds Texas Invitational before the holidays.


They defeated Klein Collin, San Antonio Brennan, and Mansfield Summit to advance to the gold bracket.


There they defeated Desoto 50-48 on a last second shot by Tiffany Arceneaux. Chasity Patterson had 12 points.


They defeated Cy Woods in the Championship game 57-54. Chasity Patterson had 18 pts, Adrii Jackson had 15, Alyssa Okoene had 10.


Kayla Mack was great defensively all weekend.

Chasity Patterson was named all tournament and Adriiana Jackson was named the tournament MVP.


On Monday, they returned to action by beating Atascocita 65-56. Tre Norris and Adrii Jackson had 11 points, Tiffany Areceneaux added 10.



NSSH Aquatics
Long Standing Records Broken

Here's some great news about the GPISD Aquatics Program! Some of these records broken date back to the 80's.


The following North Shore Mustang school records were broken:


Claire Marks-10th
200 IM (2:15.84)
100 Back (1:02.51)
100 Free (55.29)


200 Medley Relay (2:00.44)
Back-Claire Marks, Breast-Brenda Arguello, Fly-Genesis Rio-Garza, Free-Ashley Flores


200 Freestyle Relay (1:50.19)
Ashley Flores, Brenda Arguello, Monica Flores, and Samantha Cantu


400 Freestyle Relay (3:52.58)
Claire Marks, Ashley Flores., Brenda Arguello, and Samantha Cantu

Kirk Phelps broke his own school record from last year at the Deer Park Invite on October 24th scoring 283.65 improving score by 27 points.

Cross Country Update

This Saturday the boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Atascocita HS to compete in the Region III Cross Country Championships.


The Varsity boys came up short with a 13th place team finish. Eduardo Garcia NARROWLY missed an opportunity to qualify for the state meet this weekend by 3 individual spots!! Other scorers include: Jonathan Lara (64th), Mario Rodriguez (72th), Stephen Barker (99th) and Ray Guerrero (146th).


On the girls side, Claudia Santos finished 7th overall and will now race against the best in the state next weekend November 8th in Austin, TX. As a team the girls finished 18th and had help from: Ariana Cortez, Bianca Martinez, Kristian Diaz, Karen Rayas and Scarlet Zul.


We want to thank ALL the seniors for a GREAT season and hopefully have a good returning group ready for Spring Track and Field!!

State Champions


The North Shore Mustangs, District Champions, defeated Converse Judson 57-45 in the 5A Boys' Basketball State Final Playoff on Saturday, March 8, 2014. The North Shore Mustangs are now the 2014 5A Boys' Basketball State Champions! Join us in celebrating North Shore's first ever Boys' Basketball State Championship victory... pure excitement!


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       Dr. Coleman's Safety Letter

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                  LAST CHANCE!
    Free SAT and ACT Crams Online!

Kaplan Test Prep is providing free cram sessions for the SAT and ACT. Students who attend will learn their 10 Top Score-Raising Strategies and review tips for time management during the test.  For complete dates and times and to register, go to 

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Seniors, you can purchase yearbooks and seniors ads during all lunches in the cafeteria. Order your yearbook now before they run out!


Will be visiting
North Shore Senior High
to discuss several grants and programs available to help fund your educational goals. There are many programs out there to help you pay down your student loans and even help you continue your education.

DATE: March 4, 2015
TIME: 3:00 PM

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All students interested in Dual Credit may sign up here now through March 27th. Please click the link below to complete your application. If you should have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to see your school counselor.

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***Class of 2015 Graduation***


The 2014-2015 Commencement will take place


Sunday, June 7th, 2015


@ NRG Stadium



                           2014- 2015
                   Late Arrival Dates


             Letter from Dr. Coleman

      There will be no late arrival on Feb 4th


***Parents ALL students should arrive to school no later than 8:45 am.***  


1st Semester                       2nd Semester


August – None                      January – 14, 21, 28

September – 17, 24             February – 11, 18        

October – 1, 8, 29               March – 11  

November – 5, 12, 19         April – 8, 22, 29

December – None              May – None         

                                                June - None


Career & College Day

Over 200 North Shore Senior High students attended the College and Career day at George R. Brown Convention Center, Saturday, February 14th. Students were able to discuss employment, college and certification opportunities at this annual event. Rice, Texas A&M, Sam Houston State, Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern were a few of the many colleges that were in attendance. Our students also learned of the employment opportunities with companies such as BP, Exxon Mobil, Harris County Sheriff's Office and more.

Would you like to earn three certifications in one day for free?

Saturday, February 28, 2015

NSSH Cafeteria

8:00 am- 11:30 am

To gain access to 3 certifications

Anybody can join.


North Shore Senior High
Project grad: gpisd employees Showcase of talents show

Friday, February 27, 2015
NSSH Auditorium
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
3:00 -7:00 p.m.

Registration: Entry Fee - $10.00 per Act

The NSSH Mustang Village Volunteers is proud to once again host it's annual

"Community Vendors"
- Valentine's Day Gift Sales.

All items are affordable. Our Commmunity Vendors will be on the Auditorium steps today thru Friday !

Please stop by and support our Community Vendors : a portion of their proceeds will benefit our Project Grad Event. Thanks

Scholarship Bulletin #5


Looking for cash to pay for college?


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Get your 2015 Yearbook


It's only $65.00.

The price will increase in the New Year!

Purchase yours now!


Parent Involvement Calendar


Do yo want to become active in your student's education at NSSH? Check out this year's Parent Involvement Calendar!


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ACT and Tutorials Test Dates




Cell Phone Policy


Cell phones must remain turned off, out of sight, and not used during the instructional day and while riding on school transportation, unless permitted by the teacher for instrucional purposes. Cell Phones will not be visible during the passing periods.


Consequences for improper electronic device usage will be:


  1. First infraction - The device will be confiscated; parents will be notified and must come to the school to retrieve the device.
  2. Second infraction - The device will be confiscated, parents will be notified, and a parent conference will be scheduled to review the Telecommunication Devices Policy.
  3. Third infraction - The device will be confiscated, parents will be notified, and the device will be held for a minimum of TWO WEEKS. A ten dollar fee will be assessed on the third infraction prior to the return of the device.

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New Tutorial Schedule


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College & Career Prep Lab Open


Do you to work on or need help with Career Decisions, College Applications, College Cost Questions, Financial Aid Assistance, Scholarships, or Signing up for the ACT; SAT; or TSIA. ***Come to Lab 191**


For More Assistance Contact Mr. Cosby, Academic Advisor, in Suite B or Mr.Simpson, College/Career Registrar in Room 128.




2014 - 2015

General School Supply List



Colored Pencils


Folders/Binders (for organization)



Mesh Backpack (must be see-through)

-NO permanent markers-


*Some classes may have a specific suppy list*




Counselor's Corner


North Shore Senior's Counseling Team has been working diligently this year to re-structure our Counselor’s Corner. We have been so thrilled about the activities and participation of our students. We would like to reach more of our students, but the lack of technology to support them has been a major setback. We want to make sure our students have the materials they need to succeed, so we just created a request for Counselor’s Corner and poetry and prose at DonorsChoose.org


COUNSELOR'S CORNER TECHWORK is the name of the project. Every dollar counts.



Free ACT/SAT and ASVAB Tutorials


Please select the Quick Link "March2Success" to utilize the free tutorial website for ACT, SAT,  and/or ASVAB. This website was created by the U.S. Department of Defense to prepare high school students for post-secondary opportunities.


ACT/SAT Tutorial Information


ACT/SAT Registration Information



EOC Online Tutorials


Here is a link to the online EOC tutorials. Please have your students who will retest practice these tutorials. Choose the link titled, "Texas-specific Testing Tools (ePAT)".


STAAR Information


STAAR Testing Starts Spring 2014.

The resources on this website provide information and sample test questions to familiarize Texas educators and parents with the design and format of the STAAR assessments. The information is intended to help educators and parents understand how the new STAAR program measures the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum standards. These resources are intended to support, not narrow or replace, the teaching of the TEKS curriculum.