• By DYANN POLZIN
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Keeping in step with all other school districts in the state of Texas, January is the time of year we recognize our school board. The Galveston Independent School District has shown our appreciation for its “All-Star” board of trustees during January’s School Board Recognition Month. Present…

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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…

  • By MICHAEL DUDAS
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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 …

  • By DR. KELLI MOULTON
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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.

  • By DYANN POLZIN
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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 missi…

  • By DYANN POLZIN
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Join us at 5 p.m. tonight at the Ball High School Lecture Hall, 4115 Ave. O, in Galveston, to discuss maintaining a safe and secure learning environment for our students through smart social media guidelines.

  • By DYANN POLZIN
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There’s no doubt that high school seniors have a lot on their plates. School, extracurricular activities, community service and athletics fill their days leading up to graduation, not to mention making enormous decisions about their next steps toward college and careers. The Galveston Youth …

  • By DYANN POLZIN
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The winners are named at the annual Teacher and Employee of the Year Awards, which will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Scott Collegiate Academy, 4116 Ave. N 1/2, in Galveston, with a meet and greet from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • By DYANN POLZIN
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Graduation isn’t the only thing Ball High School seniors are looking forward to — the 29th annual Project Graduation event is coming up, and the community needs your help.

  • By DYANN POLZIN
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Ball High School students went head-to-head against the seven other schools in University Interscholastic League District 23-5A, which includes Bush, Elkins, Marshall, Ridge Point, Santa Fe, Texas City and Willowridge high schools. The Tors secured a third-place finish in the total academic …

  • By DYANN POLZIN
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As industry surrounding Galveston continues to grow, Ball High is keeping pace with employment needs and trends. Beginning this fall, Galveston Career Connect will offer two new pathways in welding and electronics to meet these high demand career opportunities on the Gulf Coast.

  • By DYANN POLZIN
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Students from the Ball High Media Arts and Digital Technology Community headed for the bright lights of Hollywood this past spring break. Led by Media Arts Coach Mike Dudas and Education First Tours, students spent six days exploring Los Angeles and learning more about the movie industry, ac…

  • By DYANN POLZIN
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Two Galveston Independent School District schools recently received top honors for their magnet programs. Scott Collegiate Academy and Weis Media Arts and Technology Preparatory Academy have both been named “National Magnet Schools of Distinction” by Magnet Schools of America, the national a…

  • By DYANN POLZIN
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Since 1957, the first week of March has been designated as a special week to celebrate Texas children and their educators. Many are unaware that this tradition originates from a long relationship with the Texas Freemasons, who initiated the week to encourage all citizens of Texas and especia…

  • By ERIN JENSEN
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In October, Austin STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Magnet Middle School was offered the opportunity to create centerpieces for the NASA Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop — Frontiers in Human Space Exploration Research — scheduled for February.

  • By ERIN JENSEN
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Last Wednesday and Thursday, the Ball High School cafeteria was brimming with excitement and interest as parents and incoming freshman for the 2016-17 school year gathered at the school’s Communities and Careers Fair.

  • By ERIN JENSEN
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The time to apply for Galveston ISD Schools of Choice is nearing. At GISD, a student’s educational experience is not bound to the confines of school zones. Instead, students can apply to campuses with specialized themes and focuses that meet their needs and interests.

  • By ERIN JENSEN
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On Dec. 1 and 2, teachers led instruction in their classrooms while keeping one ear cocked for the ringing of the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation bell. The signature sound fills campus hallways twice a year, and for those within earshot, the ringing signals that some good fortune is on …

  • By ERIN JENSEN
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Justin Stapleton, the Weekend Meteorologist for KPRC 2, took a break from his duties at the weather desk on Oct. 16 to visit Oppe Elementary School of Coastal Studies in Galveston. The campus’ theme was established during the Magnet School Assistance Project in 2010 and helps educate Oppe Do…