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Kappa Alpha Psi Visits Austin

 On January 8th the brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi were present to greet our teachers on their first day back by providing them with a hot breakfast and drinks. On January 9th

the brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Men's Fraternity were on hand again at Austin Middle School to welcome the scholars back to school for the second semester. They stated that they are men of action and want to support their community to help motivate and inspire scholars to do their best. One of the members spoke and encouraged the scholars to work hard, remember the three C's (Choice, Chance & Consequence), He also shared an acronym with the scholars, the word ROLL (Respect, Observe, Listen and Learn).  The scholars were excited to see them and thanked them for their support. This semester at Austin we are focusing on more positive behavior, student academic success and finishing the year off strong.  Thank you Kappa Alpha Psi for choosing Austin as a point of focus and pouring into our teachers and scholars.

Kappa Alpha Psi Visits Austin

Welcome to Austin Middle School

School hours:

7:50 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(All scholars should be picked up by 3:45 p.m.)


Students are welcome in the building by 7:15 a.m. Personnel will be available to supervise students after this time. Therefore, for safety reasons, we appreciate your assistance in refraining from dropping our scholars off before this time.
Instruction will begin promptly at 7:50 a.m.
If scholars arrive after 7:50 a.m., they will be counted as tardy.

Breakfast is served every morning starting at 7:15 to 7:45 a.m. 
ALL students are eligible for free breakfast.

Lunch Times:
Lunch A: 11:17 to 11:47 a.m. 
Lunch B: 11:52 a.m. to 12:22 p.m. 
Lunch C: 12:27 to 12:57 p.m. 

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District News

Speech Optomist Winners

Congratulations to Karina Pedroza and Taylor Albert for winning First Place and Second Place respectively at the Club level of the Optimist International Essay Scholarship Competition.

Karina and Taylor both won a monetary Scholarship and were awarded Olympic Style Medallions and Certificates for their participation.

Magnet Conference

Nearly 1,700 magnet school teachers, principals, and administrators from all corners of the country participated in the Magnet Schools of America (MSA) annual national conference in New York City. GISD was well-represented.

Optimist Speech Comp

Saturday March 23rd the Galveston Noon Optimist Club held its annual Oratorical Contest in the Ocean & Coastal Science Bldg. Texas A&M-Pelican Island Campus.

A TOR-RIF-FIC congratulations to Caroline Livanec and Karen Cuc who competed in their first HS Speech competition.

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GISD had teams from Oppe, Parker, and Ball High competing, sending a total of 4 teams. 

Ball High’s 400C team did the best that they have done in about seven years, scoring the 2nd highest skills score in their division.

They Say Book Cover

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Kate And Chloe

Ball High School Tor volleyball seniors Kate Lindamood and Chloe Stein were named to the AVCA Best and Brightest 1st Team for having a 4.3 weighted GPA or higher. They were 2 of only 700 athletes nationwide to receive this honor.

Michael Merritte

Thanks to Ball High School’s veteran speech teacher, Michael Merritte, Galveston ISD and Ball High were recently on display for the entire state at the 2023 Texas Speech Communication Association Convention.

Bay Area Houston

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.

Ball High School Parking Plan

A message to Ball High School families regarding current parking plans for the start of the 2023-2024 school year.

GISD Teachers From Spain

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.

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