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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Galveston community members are invited to receive a behind-the-scenes look at the newly renovated Kermit Courville Stadium during an open house event hosted by Galveston ISD beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27.
Galveston ISD Athletic Director Jerald Temple is proud to announce that the district will host the first home football game at the newly-renovated Courville Stadium against the Houston Sterling Raiders at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15.
GISD has become a member of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership.
Brian Freedman, BAHEP president, welcomed GISD saying, “Education, in its many forms, is fundamental to the advancement of our community. We strongly support GISD’s CTE initiatives and welcome them to BAHEP.”
Galveston’s Own Farmers Market’, with the support of a 2023 USDA Farm to school grant award, will further integrate YGP operations into the school day, expand “Eat Fresh” days to approximately 1,000 students at Morgan and Weis campuses, create curriculum with a focus on food sovereignty, and debut a community & district-wide art project.
A message to Ball High School families regarding current parking plans for the start of the 2023-2024 school year.
Amazing news for all GISD students and families from our child nutrition program: All meals (breakfast and lunch) will be free to every student throughout the entire 2023-2024 school year!
Kris Hennon, special education teacher at Galveston ISD's Crenshaw Environmental Science Magnet, was one of only six finalists in the region nominated for Region 4’s District Elementary Teacher of the Year award.
Galveston ISD is welcoming a group of teachers from Spain. As part of the Texas Spain Visiting International Teachers program, these instructors are making a commitment of at least three years teaching as part of GISD’s Dual Language Program.
GISD's Family Community Engagement (F.A.C.E.) Department and St. Vincent's House are excited to announce the Back to School Blast, a community event that will occur from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at the Wright Cuney Recreation Center in Galveston.
Two GISD educators, Stephanie Mendoza and Larrian Menifee, have been selected for The Galveston County Daily News’ 40 Under 40.
Super Bowl champion Mike Evans is a proud Ball High School graduate who gives back to GISD students in many ways through the Mike Evans Family Foundation, including during his annual youth football camp.
Jerald Temple has been named Galveston ISD’s new director of athletics as announced during last night’s regular meeting of the GISD Board of Trustees.
Recent Ball High School graduate Ronaldo Salazar is heading to the University of Texas at Austin in the fall where he received a full-ride scholarship through The Terry Foundation.
Dr. Matthew Neighbors has been named the Lone Finalist for Galveston ISD’s Superintendent of Schools position – a decision made by the district’s Board of Trustees during a special board meeting held May 24.
Larrian Menifee, Ball High School graduate and second-year director of the school’s choir program, has been selected as a quarterfinalist for the 2024 Grammy Music Educator Award.
In November 2021, after months of meetings, Galveston community members recommended to GISD’s Board of Trustees a new middle school alignment in an effort to unify students within their grade levels and designate specific campuses to grade-level specific initiatives.
The Board approved, and in 2022 the three middle schools - then Collegiate, Central, and Austin - were reorganized into a 5th-grade campus that now exists at Weis, a 6th-grade campus at Austin, and a combined 7th and 8th-grade campus at Central.
A groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the construction of Galveston ISD’s new Ball High School facility is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the lot between the current Ball High School’s tennis courts and the Scott Building.
Sable Clift, a sixth grader at Austin Middle School, made Galveston ISD history when she recently brought home first place in the Texas Science and Engineering Fair at Texas A&M University in College Station and in the earth and environmental sciences category.
Submissions for 2023-2024 Hall of Honor nominees are now being accepted.
To learn more about GISD's Hall of Honor, nomination requirements, or to access the online nomination form, click here.
Galveston ISD will host a free registration fair from 7:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 10, in the district’s Annex Building located at 3906 Ave. T for any families or individuals who would like in-person bilingual assistance with the district’s online enrollment and re-enrollment process for grades pre-K through 12.
GISD is hosting this event on April 10 because it is a student holiday, which will allow the district to have multiple bilingual staff members available.
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GISD will host its annual Schools of Choice Fair from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in the Ball High School cafeteria in an effort to display all the reasons why GISD is a fantastic educational choice to current student families and Galveston residents who may be considering the district for their child’s education.
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.