Special needs children face challenges during pandemic
HOUSTON – The disruption in routine made it especially difficult for special education children during the COVID-19 pandemic, experts said. Samantha was diagnosed with special needs in Kindergarten. “She was really impacted at the start of the pandemic because she just didn’t understand what was happening,” said Benitez. “I know she was probably just in her own world, with her imagination and not really fully engaged.”Like many other school districts, Galena Park ISD noticed their special education children needed more support. “For a lot of our students that was a very difficult transition.”Epps has been in education for 25 years and said the special education students returned weeks before others.
Galena Park ISD employees surprised with $1,000 stipend during pandemic
GALENA PARK, Texas – The emotional strain from the coronavirus pandemic on educators has been overwhelming. Instead of telling the faculty and staff in Galena Park Independent School District what a great job they’ve done, the school board of trustees and superintendent decided to show them. As a token of their appreciation for their dedication and commitment during the pandemic, trustees approved the administration’s recommendation at Monday’s board meeting. Ad“It’s a great way to show folks that you love how much you care,” said Dr. John Moore, Galena Park ISD superintendent. We’ve had people say they are going to be able to have a great Valentine’s weekend.
Galena Park ISD; Dancy unveils new stadium turf
We've seen the state championship rings. Now, Galena Park ISD AD Vivian Dancy is happy to unveil North Shore and Galena Park's new-and-improved field turf. VYPE dropped by the #Eastside school as the district stadium was given a face-lift, which will drastically lower the heat coming off the playing surface and have more "give" upon contact. Kudos to Dancy and the GPISD Board for being concerned about their students' safety.
Two Houston-area school districts hand out devices to ensure students can learn from home
SPRING, Texas Parents and students lined up at several schools in two Houston-area school districts to receive devices that will make learning from home easier in the new school year. Schools administrators from the Galena Park Independent School District and the Spring Independent School District passed out Chromebooks and chargers ahead of the 2020-21 school year. The district said it could be until late August event September before elementary and student middle school students can pick up their equipment. On Monday, the district passed out hundreds of Chromebooks, chargers and school supplies to middle school students at several drive-thru locations throughout the district. The district said elementary school students will be able to pick-up their equipment on Aug. 13 and 14.
Galena Park ISD: What you need to know about the district’s 2020-2021 school plans
Galena Park ISD will offer face-to-face and virtual instruction for the upcoming school year. Instruction methods offeredGalena Park ISD plans to offer face-to-face as well as virtual instruction. Virtual100% Remote Learning (Virtual Instruction) using a device (Chromebook) provided by GPISD. Recent updatesMeet the new Galena Park ISD superintendent, Dr. John C. Moore. Do you have questions about Galena Park ISD’s plan?
KPRC Senior Scholarships: A look back at 2019’s winners
HOUSTON – Since 2015, KPRC Channel 2 has been awarding twenty scholarships to deserving high school seniors. The winning students and schools have been featured weekly in KPRC’s newscasts. Here are a few winners from 2019′s Senior Scholarships. Angela Chan - Westfield High School, Spring ISDNaya Edwards - North Shore Senior Highschool, Galena Park ISDWill Ashworth - Klein Forest Highschool, Klein ISDAndy Nguyen - Westside High School, Houston ISDMarcela Molina - Sharpstown International School, Houston ISDSavannah Lawerence - La Porte High School, La Porte ISDJared Hallmark - Dulles High School, Fort Bend ISDNishat Nabi - Cypress Ranch High School, Cy-Fair ISDIsaiah Osazuwa - Alief Taylor High Shcool, Alief ISD
Teen crashes into Galena Park ISD school bus at end of Houston police chase
Teen crashes into Galena Park ISD school bus at end of Houston police chaseHouston police officers investigate a crash involving a school bus along the East Freeway frontage road at Mercury on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Houston police officers investigate a crash involving a school bus along the East Freeway frontage road at Mercury on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Photo: Jay R. Jordan / Houston Chronicle Photo: Jay R. Jordan / Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Teen crashes into Galena Park ISD school bus at end of Houston police chase 1 / 8 Back to GalleryA Galena Park ISD school bus was involved in a violent crash along the East Freeway service road Tuesday at the end of a police pursuit. No students were onboard the bus at the time of the crash, according to Galena Park ISD. The district issued this statement to Chron.com:Galena Park ISD can confirm a GPISD bus was struck by a red pickup truck at the intersection of Mercury and I-10.chron.com