Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Choir competitors rank high at UIL

Galveston Early College High School choir students competed at a UIL Solo region competition at Angleton High School Saturday, February 19, and all came back with high accolades. Pictured above are the 14 students who competed. Twelve soloists scored a ranking of 1 and two soloists scored a ranking of 2. The choir students were recognized at assembly Monday morning and received UIL medals for their achievements. Congratulations!

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GECHS teachers receive GISD Foundation grant

The Galveston ISD Educational Foundation recently awarded Galveston Early College High School Librarian Anna Allebach and Art teacher Theresa Pacheco a $1000.00 grant for their project, “Dare To Compare Artists.” The project will support the purchase of art and art history books for the new library at the school.

The grant is one of sixteen awarded to GISD teachers as part of the Foundation's Teachers/School Site Grant program to further classroom instruction. For a list of all of this year's grant recipients, visit the GISD web site.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

We're looking for a few good posts!

Hey, GECHS/EC parents!!

We're looking for positive, enthusiastic, well-written stories and articles to post to The Eagle Eye. And your student's talents would be greatly received!

Need something for them to do on Galveston's "Snow Day?" Have them write about their favorite class or teacher. Or what the GECHS Core Values mean to them. Or what it's like to be a middle-schooler at an Early College High School. Submissions should be at least three paragraphs long and succinct enough to keep the readers' interest. Photos are great, too. Stories must be submitted in electronic form and can be emailed to GECPTO @ gmail.com.

Encourage your student to submit a story or two. What a great way for them to share their GECHS experience in their own words!

Thanks, and get blogging, Eagles!!

All submissions are subject to return for editing. Participation is voluntary and does not affect or apply to your child's academic standing. Refusal rights apply.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

College Prep Student wins city-wide Spelling Bee

Congratulations to College Prep student, Majesty Otems, who won first place in the Galveston Fifth Grade Spelling Bee sponsored by the Rotary Club of Galveston on Tuesday. We are so proud of you!! A story and photos were featured on the front page of the County section of the Galveston County Daily News on February 2. Here are some photos:

Majesty Otems, a student at 5th Grade College Prep, reacts as she wins the 53rd annual city of Galveston Fifth Grade Spelling Bee. She won with the word “crisply.”
Spelling bee winners, from left, Libbie Lee Ansell, Trinity Episcopal School, second; Majesty Otems, College Prep, FIRST PLACE; and Kerrthika Muniasamy, Austin Middle School, third; hold up their medals.
Photos by Jennifer Reynolds of the Galveston County Daily News

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