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State Swim and Dive

The state swimming and diving competitions were held in Austin, Saturday, February 24th . Ball High was represented in each competition. Tor Senior Kai Jankowiak advanced in swimming while Sophomore Sianna Acosta competed in diving, a great accomplishment for a tenth grader.

Chor Solo and Ens

Of the 27 Ball High choir students who participated in UIL Solo and Ensemble contest, 19 received Superior ratings and will advance to State.

When combined with 15 students advancing from the Band, this will be the largest number of Ball High Musicians headed to State UIL Solo and Ensemble in decades.

2024 GISD Science Fair

GISD hosted its 3rd District Science Fair at Austin Campus Thursday, January 18. 

For the first time, Elementary students participated and presented outstanding projects that embodied the theme: “Finding Solutions for Local and Global Issues.” 

They Say Book Cover

A partnership between Galveston ISD and Iconoclasts Artists, out of Houston, has had an amazing impact on GISD students’ lives as well as their test scores. Students at AIM College and Career Prep Academy meet weekly with Bill Moran from Iconoclast to explore themselves and their thoughts through poetry. 

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.

Families Invited to Back to School Event Aug. 4

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.

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    GISD In The News

    Posted in the Galveston county daily news February 26:Guest commentary: Committee seeks names of notable Galveston grads


    Hall of Honor

    Nominations are being accepted through April 1 for the 2024 class of the Galveston Public Schools Hall of Honor.

    The committee, comprised of local leaders, school personnel and members of our community, was formed to help recognize notable and outstanding individuals who’ve graduated from either Central High School, which was Texas’ first high school for Blacks, and Ball High School, which was the state’s second high school, founded in 1884.

    The 2023 inaugural class honored Charles Brooks; Albert Choate; Ray Dohn Dillon; Ed Mitchell Sr.; Mike Evans; Jesse McGuire Dent; Dr. Ralph Horace Scull; Clyde Owen Jackson; Sterling Patrick Sr.; Dudley W. Woodard; Dr. Donny Cleary; Norman “Bubba” Miller; Dr. James Courtney; Emmitt Frances McCoy; Col. Rudolph Kobarg; Sgt. William A. Hernandez; Lt. Justin Green Mills; and William N. Fitzhugh.

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