Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

February 22, 2008
CONTACT: Craig Eichhorn
(832) 386-1231

Student Advisory Board offers students direct contact
with Superintendent

            Galena Park ISD students have a unique opportunity for face-to-face dialogue with Dr. Mark Henry, Superintendent of Schools, through the district’s Student Advisory Board.
            The Student Advisory Board is comprised of 16 students, two from each grade level from each of the district’s three high schools: Galena Park High School, North Shore High School and North Shore Senior High School.  The advisory board, created 12 years ago, allows students an opportunity to voice concerns about any and all issues occurring on campus.
            “The Student Advisory Board is a very important communication tool in our district. This advisory board provides an excellent opportunity for me to have face-to-face, meaningful dialogue with students regarding their high school education,” said Dr. Mark Henry.
            Each student on the board is selected by their principal and is considered to be a leader among their peers. The discussion with Dr. Henry covers a variety of topics including dress code, security, curriculum, career choices and scheduling.
           The student advisory board will meet with Dr. Henry four times throughout the school year. In between meetings, students will be taking notes and listening to their classmates for ideas and suggestions that could improve their schools.
Student Advisory Board           
Dr. Mark Henry (back middle) greets members of the Student Advisory Board during the most recent meeting. Shown (front, l-r) are: Sandra Guillen, North Shore High School; Clarita Hernandez, North Shore High School; Nicole Taylor, Galena Park High School; Brittany Smith, North Shore Senior High; Rohmee Gonzalez, Galena Park High School; Taylor Thierry, Galena Park High School; and Lauren Flores, North Shore Senior High School. Shown (back, l-r) are: Colton Young, Galena Park High School; Arnaldo Villarreal, Galena Park High School; Ricardo Quiroz, Galena Park High school; Dr. Henry; Trey Hopkins, North Shore High School; Darian Johnbaptiste, North Shore High School; and Alex Bazaldua, North Shore Senior High. Brittany Pannell, Galena Park High School and Thaddeus Randle II, North Shore Senior High, are not pictured.