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The Galveston County Daily News: Island Education

January 20, 2017

Island Education

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Galveston ISD town hall meetings kick off 2017 school year

Excitement is in the air all around the Galveston Independent School District. This week, you will notice students moving busily about, extra traffic and a large number of cars parked around our school buildings and campuses. Teachers returned to the district today from holiday break and our students will return Tuesday.

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Sunday 12/25/2016
'Share Your Holidays' food drive was a success because of you
Posted: December 25, 2016

With our Ball High School students and faculty working together, we accomplished our goal of making this year’s 36th annual “Share Your Holidays” food drive the most successful ever! In fact, the Galveston County Food Bank had to exchange their box truck for an eighteen-wheeler because they ran out of room in the smaller truck!

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Sunday 10/30/2016
Let's talk about that tax bill
Posted: October 30, 2016

Members of the island community, you recently received your property tax bill from the Galveston County Tax Office. Unless you are a taxpayer age 65 or older or disabled for whom school property taxes are frozen, you noticed that your taxes are probably higher than last year because of property value increases. This is true for most taxpayers, even though the Galveston Independent School District tax rate remained the same as last year and at $1.155/100 valuation and continues to be the lowest tax burden of any school district in the county.

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Sunday 08/21/2016
Accelerated instruction model offers students a unique pathway toward graduation
Posted: August 21, 2016

Continuing with our series of focusing on the “Schools of Choice” options in the Galveston Independent School District, this week we spotlight the Accelerated Instruction Model College and Career Preparatory. Through a vision of providing meaningful learning for meaningful lives, AIM’s mission prepares graduates to become active and successful leaders in their colleges, careers and communities.

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Sunday 08/14/2016
Galveston ISD convocation kicks off 2016-17 school year with a bang
Posted: August 14, 2016

Along with receiving campus specific training, it's an annual ritual for the entire district to gather for the Back to School Conference and Convocation. This year’s event is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at the Galveston Island Convention Center.

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Sunday 08/07/2016
BHS Tor Nation Productions partners with district's nutrition department
Posted: August 07, 2016

An innovative partnership that has emerged is the collaborative efforts of our Child Nutrition Department and those media savvy students at Ball High School Tor Nation Productions.

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Sunday 07/31/2016
Ball High School Career and Technology programs offer many options
Posted: July 31, 2016

Strong Career and Technology Education programs are designed to meet the country’s education and skill needs. These programs create an educational environment that combines core academics with real-world applications.

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Sunday 07/24/2016
Student council partners with Randalls to kick off this year's 36th annual 'Share Your Holidays' food drive
Posted: July 24, 2016

Ball High School student council and Randalls have joined forces again this year for a special in-store food drive through Friday, which will kick off the 36th annual ABC 13 and Ball High School "Share Your Holidays" Food Drive in Galveston.

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Sunday 07/17/2016
Galveston ISD welcomes aboard Dr. Kelli Moulton
Posted: July 17, 2016

Galveston Independent School District officially welcomes our new Superintendent, Dr. Kelli Moulton, to the island. She officially takes over the helm July 25.

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Sunday 07/10/2016
Meet our Galveston ISD community: Ball High innovation and entrepreneurship
Posted: July 10, 2016

The IE Community focuses on developing business creation and production planning skills for students headed for the world of business and industry.

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