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The GISD Communications Team Brings Home 18 Awards from the Annual TSPRA Conference

TSPRA Awards Photo


GALVESTON, TX (February 26, 2019) – Galveston Independent School District’s communications team traveled to Bastrop, Texas to attend the 2019 annual conference of the Texas School Public Relations Association.

The Galveston ISD communications team competes in the TSPRA “Star Awards Celebration” and attends multiple conference sessions to learn new skills and to enhance their public relations outreach. This year, the communications team came home with eighteen awards.

The association is a professional organization whose members are dedicated to improving public education in Texas by:

  • Promoting effective public relations practices;
  • Providing professional development for its members; and
  • Improving communication between Texans and their public schools.


Association members represent approximately 550 school districts throughout the state of Texas with a total number of 900 active members.

The highlight of the conference is always the “Star Awards Celebration” held during the last evening of the conference. Galveston ISD took home the awards listed below:

Category Less than 10,000 students — GISD earned one of the coveted Texas Star Medals for Excellence in Communications Best in Category Award:


  • GISD First Grade Literacy Night Flyer


Category of less than 10,000 students — GISD earned ten Gold Star Awards:

  • GISD First Grade Literacy Night Flyer
  • GISD Causeway Galveston Brochure
  • Galveston ISD Bond Tri-Fold Brochure
  • Ball High School Auto Shop Photo
  • Ball High School Football Fan Photo
  • Galveston ISD Registration Invitation
  • Ball High School IncubaTOR Video
  • Galveston ISD Bond Website
  • Galveston ISD Bond Presentation
  • Galveston ISD 2017-2018 Calendar/Planner

Category of less than 10,000 students — GISD earned seven Silver Star Awards:

  • Galveston ISD Board of Trustees Appreciation Poster
  • Galveston ISD Teacher Recruitment Flyer
  • Galveston ISD Teacher and Employee of the Year Program
  • Galveston ISD Schools of Choice Invitation
  • Ball High School Welding Class Photo
  • Good Morning Ball High 4.17.18
  • Galveston Daily News Print GISD AD


Category of Less than 10,000 students — GISD earned one Bronze Star Awards:

  • Oppe Elementary Brochure


The Galveston ISD communications team led by the Communications Director Dyann Polzin, includes Communications Liaison Callie Walker, Communications Assistant Kyle Bolen and video production support from Ball High School’s Media Arts Coach, Michael Dudas and his talented students. Together this award-winning team supports the district’s communications and community relations efforts.