NEWS RELEASE
Galena
Park Independent School District
14705 Woodforest Blvd. w Houston, Texas 77015 w (832) 386-1231
Craig Eichhorn w Director of Communications
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com
 



November 2, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GALENA PARK ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ENJOY PEP RALLY WITH GALENA PARK HIGH YELLOWJACKETS

            Dement Field came alive under a beautiful blue sky on  Friday, Oct. 27 when the Galena Park High Band of Gold, along with the Yellowjacket football team, cheerleaders and Jacketeers dance team celebrated with 228 excited students from Galena Park Elementary for a pep rally in grand fashion.
            Elementary students attending the pep rally were being rewarded for their outstanding performance in the school’s Project READ program. Students attending the pep rally met their first nine weeks goal with an average of 85 percent correct in the program.
             Project READ is an accountable reading practice in place at several GPISD campuses that provides daily reading time for students. Points are accumulated for each book that is read and there are competitions between classes and even grade levels. Following the pep rally, members of the Yellowjacket football team and cheerleaders visited every classroom in Galena Park Elementary and even found time to sign autographs and pose for pictures in addition to stressing the importance of reading and staying in school.

GPE Enjoys Pep Rally
Galena Park Elementary students cheer on the Galena Park High Yellowjackets during the pep rally for both schools at Dement Field.

Galena Park Yellowjacket with Elementary Students
Galena Park High School student Victor Polio (center) is shown with Galena Park Elementary students Brittany Cisneros (left) and Clarissa Gonzales (right) as members of the football team visited Galena Park Elementary on Oct. 27 following a joint pep rally. Polio is a former Galena Park Elementary student.