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Posts published in “Day: November 7, 2019

Galena Park ISD Bus Accident injures three

A view of the accident scene shows the Galena Park ISD school bus disabled and crushed, sitting in the frontage road of I-10 East. It was struck by the red pick-up truck at right, which allegedly ran the red light at Mercury Drive while being pursued by HPD police as a stolen vehicle. MORE PHOTOS on page 8. (Photos by Allan Jamail)

No students were on the bus

By Allan Jamail

JACINTO CITY – A stolen pick-up truck, being pursued by police, exited I-10 at the Mercury ramp and ran a red light, hitting a Galena Park ISD school bus headed south on Mercury Drive last Tuesday at about 11:00 am.

A HPD police officer said they were in hot pursuit of the stolen red pickup on the 10 East Freeway going eastbound, and the suspect was dangerously weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed.

He reportedly stole the truck, which had the engine running, from a home mover on Spaulding Street. He drove around the neighborhood for several hours before police started the chase.

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Galena Park ISD holds annual battle of the Pink Breast Cancer games

2019 Galena Park I.S.D Battle of the Pink contestants and cheerleaders. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

On Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Galena Park I.S.D Administration Building approximately 200 of the district’s employees and officials gathered for their 3rd Annual Battle of the Pink Team Building Activity. The event hosted by Communications Services Department is to fundraise for the American Cancer Society and bring awareness to breast cancer.

Superintendent Dr. Angi Williams and school officials stayed neutral in the contest but cheered and applauded each of the six teams as they competed in the six different games for the highest team score. Dr. Williams said, “These teams take these contests serious and get highly emotional and competitive for the highest score. I’m thrilled we have such a good spirited bunch participating in such as worthy life-saving cause as this.”

The Annual Battle of the Pink festivities began with a week-long fundraiser, giving Administration Building employees the opportunity to empty their change jars and pockets of loose change—and it added up! Almost $1500 was raised to donate to the American Cancer Society. (more…)

Galena Park students enjoy Robotic Build-It Day

Science Lab teacher Kaneice Washington (5th from left front) and the Robotics team at Galena Park Elementary are having fun building robots at the GPISD Robotics Build It Day. The students at Galena Park Elementary program use autonomous robots to solve real world problems such as underwater drilling, harvesting crops and repairing bridges. Through the robotics program the students in grades 3 through 5 build critical thinking and problem solving skills while exploring STEM careers. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the Galena Park North Shore Senior High 10th Grade Center, the elementary schools in the district came out for the STEM/robotics program.

STEM is an educational program developed to prepare primary and secondary students for college and graduate study in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In addition to subject-specific learning, STEM aims to foster inquiring minds, logical reasoning, and collaboration skills.

Jacqueline Moreno, Director of Math & Science, explained the program and days activities:

The purpose of GPISD’s Elementary STEM/robotics program is to enrich students’ lives by exposing them to the world of robotics, problem solving and critical thinking through math and science. Robotics provides students with opportunities to explore complex problems. Students work with their campus teams to research ways robotics can improve a system in the world. They then build robots and create scenarios and complete specific tasks designed to solve the real-world problems they researched. Fifteen of our elementary campuses participate in a STEM/Robotics after-school club.

Today we had a total of 170 students and 60 teachers gather to celebrate our yearly robotics kick off with a great day of learning. Students attended with their campus team and spent time building their robots, researching ideas, networking with other students from different campuses across the district and exploring new possibilities.

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