You may be aware that millions of our local tax dollars are recaptured annually by the State of Texas as part of Chapter 41 of the Texas Education Code, often referred to as “Robin Hood.” While Galveston Independent School District works hard to aptly use resources, the funding we receive fa…
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…
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…
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 …
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
The IE Community focuses on developing business creation and production planning skills for students headed for the world of business and industry.
This week we invite you to learn more about the science, technology, engineering and mathematics community and the biomedical engineering and medical professions community.
Galveston ISD schools boast outstanding students, passionate teachers and award-winning programs and curriculum.
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.
While everyone else is enjoying a summer break, Galveston ISD’s Child Nutrition Department is hard at work, feeding kids and planning for the school year ahead.
The Ball High School Speech and Debate team recently competed at the National Speech and Debate Association Gulf Coast District national qualifying tournament at Harlingen South High School in bringing home several national awards.
Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere, even in Galveston Independent School District.
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 …
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.