Welcome to Austin Middle School
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.
WE ENCOURAGE, AND URGE, OUR STUDENTS TO ARRIVE BY 7:45 A.M. EACH DAY.
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 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.
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.
Thanks to GISD’s new middle school realignment that began this year, Central Middle School has been able to start a soccer program. There are now enough players in both grades at the campus, seventh and eighth, to compete in soccer against other teams in the surrounding area.
Galveston ISD will host its second and last free in-person registration fair for the 2023-2024 school year from 7:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, June 12, in the district’s Annex Building located at 3906 Ave. T for any families or individuals who would like in-person assistance with the district’s online enrollment or re-enrollment process for grades pre-K through 12.
Multiple bilingual staff members will be available to assist both English and Spanish-speaking families.
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Julia Ramirez, Rosenberg Elementary Principal, for being selected as GISD's E3 Employee of the month!
"My favorite part of my job is the opportunity to collaborate with staff, students, parents and the community to provide educational opportunities for students in the best environment possible," Dr. Ramirez said.
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.
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.
Congratulations are due for Central Middle School’s 7th and 8th-grade tennis teams for their strong showing in the recent junior high district tournament.. A special shout-out goes to Griffin Rees and Brian Alvarado for winning the 8th-grade boys’ doubles championship.
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.
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.
Why should your family consider Galveston Independent School District? Find out March 1!
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.
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 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...