Press "Enter" to skip to content

Cloverleaf Elementary breaks ground for new building

L – R: John Moore and Sonya George, (GPISD), Linda Jamail, (Community Liaison State Representative Ana Hernandez office), State Senator Sylvia Garcia, Yuroba Harris, (Community Liaison Congressman Gene Green office), Cloverleaf Principal Lee Brown, Dr. Wanna Giacona, (GPISD), Ken Wallace, Realtor Frank Nadolney, and Wilfred Broussard, Jr. (GPISD).

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX. — May 22, 2018 — Galena Park School District’s Cloverleaf Elementary held their ground breaking ceremony with community members and both former and current staff members present.

“We look back with nostalgia and forward with excitement as Cloverleaf Elementary students and staff celebrated the ground breaking. It is difficult for us to let go of such a historic part of the Galena Park ISD community, but we know the new building will continue the legacy of serving the families of the Cloverleaf neighborhood,” says Lee Brown, principal of Cloverleaf.

“Cloverleaf is so much more than a building. There is something truly special about the community, teachers and administration at Cloverleaf,” says Ofelia Garza, former Cloverleaf Principal. “It is about family… I know the legacy will remain for future generations, and they will maintain the family atmosphere which has existed since the original campus opened.”

Known as the Cloverleaf Bears, with the motto of “The Cloverleaf Way,” students strive to Work Hard, Do Right, Help Others and Achieve Goals.

Students with report card grades 80 and above can participate in the DigiTech Kids Club program, which introduces students to a variety of digital tools such as photography, video, graphic design, and basic computer science.

Cloverleaf Elementary celebrated 75 years of educating students this school year and it’s been the center of its community since 1943. Cloverleaf is the second oldest elementary school and the fourth oldest school in the District that’s increased from six classrooms to 57 classrooms.