The mission of Oppe Elementary School, Magnet Campus of Coastal Studies is to develop the potential of a diverse group of students and inspire enthusiasm for learning while facilitating the growth of the whole child.
Our vision is to educate students, one child at a time to become accepting, valuable members of an ever changing society.
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Congratulations to Kristin Hardeman, robotics instructor at Central Middle School, for being selected as GISD's E3 Employee of the month for January 2023!
Kristin, originally from Arlington, Texas, has been with GISD for 2 years. When asked about the favorite part of her job, Kristin responded, "I love being a mentor and supporter to my students, and watching them learn and grow. I love interacting with them, I love learning from them, and I love helping them understand the content. I especially love watching my robotics teams brainstorm and problem solve and getting excited about what they accomplished."
To say that 19-year-old Ball High School alumna Kaylhan Garcia is impressive is an understatement.
A 2021 Ball High School graduate and Galveston native, Garcia is currently a sophomore attending American University in Washington D.C. while pursuing a degree in data science for justice law and criminology with a minor in Spanish.
Students at GISD’s Crenshaw Environmental Science Magnet School recently enjoyed storytime with a special group of visiting new friends – cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Galveston.
Kindergarten through 4th-grade students excitedly rotated through the school’s library where small groups sat with cadets in uniform and enjoyed hearing them read aloud.
Members of Ball High School’s Debate Team are working to rebuild the winning legacy of their predecessors under the leadership of Mr. Michael Merritte who has returned from retirement to continue leading the team.
The gymnasium in Galveston ISD’s Austin Middle School was brimming with young scholars and approximately 300 science projects on display recently during the district’s STEM Science Fair.
The fair is only the second of its kind to be hosted by the district, with the first occurring before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Galveston ISD is proud to announce Delton Kelly as the district’s new Director of Maintenance and Operations.
While Delton is new to the role, he is not new to the island, or GISD for that matter. He is a proud “BOI” (born on island) who has attended GISD from kindergarten through graduation from Ball High School in 1983, and he’s worked for the district full-time for 15 years.
The highest priority of Galveston ISD’s leadership surrounds one thing and one thing only: student safety.
To increase security measures at Ball High School, GISD will install a weapons detection system at the school’s entrance in the near future.
It may not be a well-known fact that dyslexia can affect up to 20 percent of a student population. It can, and that presents a significant number of students who struggle with dyslexia-related challenges, such as learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, to name a few.
While the season is soon coming to an end for Ball High School’s Tor band, the influence of one band member - senior drum captain Colin Thomas – is sure to echo forward even after the marching stops.
During a time when Galveston ISD is looking ahead to exciting new developments such as an upgraded football stadium, an innovative new high school...
The photography offerings available to students at Galveston ISD’s Ball High School have expanded rapidly recently, growing from one course offered to now four in just a two-year span.
The classes, part of the school’s Media Arts and Digital Technology Community, provide students in grades 9 through 12 with opportunities to gain first-hand digital photography experience in a variety of ways, including photographing district and community events.
A first-of-its-kind unmanned aerial and marine piloting program is gaining momentum for students in Galveston Independent School District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program at Ball High School this fall.
Originally taking flight this summer as a prototype internship through a partnership with the National Science Foundation and Texas A&M University...