School briefs

The Santa Fe Independent School District board of trustees will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Cowan Education Center, 4133 Warpath, in Santa Fe. For information, call 409-925-3526.


The Galveston Independent School District and Head Start will have registration for its prekindergarten program from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday and July 11 at the San Jacinto Early Childhood Center, 1110 21st St.

Registration and lunch applications will be completed from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. July 20.

For information, contact or 409-766-5177.

The Hitchcock Independent School District board of trustees will have its regular meeting and budget workshop at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 7801 Neville in Hitchcock. Visit

Adults are invited to “tour the world” with the College of the Mainland 50 Plus Program for its California Rail Discovery trip, July 14-20; and its nine-day Vienna and Christmas market trip Dec. 3-11.

For information, contact Alesha Vardeman, or 409-933-8432.

Any child age 21 and younger who lives in Galveston County is eligible for medical and mental health services at any of the following clinics:

• Ball High School, 4115 Ave. O, in Galveston; call 409-766-5750;

• Crosby Middle School, 6625 FM 2004, in Hitchcock; call 409-316-6556;

• Calvin Vincent Early Childhood Center, 1805 13th Ave. N., in Texas City; 409-960-0720;

• Central Middle School, 3014 Sealy Ave., in Galveston; call 409-761-6216; and

• Austin Magnet School, 1514 Ave. N1/2, in Galveston; call 409-766-3516.

Medical services include needed immunizations (ages 0-18), treatment for minor illness, physicals and other services. Sports physicals are $5. Children 18 and younger must have a consent form signed by a parent before treatment.

To make an appointment for mental health services, call 409-766-5713.

The Youth For Understanding organization is seeking families to assist in the placement of international exchange students while they attend local high schools in our area.

More than 2,000 YFU students come to the U.S. from about 50 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America and the Pacific.

Those interested should call 866-493-8872 or visit

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