2020-2021 GCCISD News Events
Summer Reading Programs at the Sterling Municipal Library

Summer Reading 2021 is back in action at the Baytown library! Register, read, and earn badges for a chance to win prizes! Visit the Sterling Municipal Library for details on summer programs for all ages!




Summer Reading Calendar

National History Day Performance from Texas Selected for Virtual Performance Showcase

Broussard poses with project


The National History Day project, “Communication Amidst Chaos,” by Madeleine Broussard from IMPACT Early College High School was selected to be featured in a virtual performance showcase hosted by the National Women’s History Museum. Madeleine was under the direction of teacher Ilija Milovanovic. Please see the link below for more information. Please click here to access a copy of a press release with more information about the performance showcase, which premiers on Monday, June 14, at 9 a.m. ET at https://www.womenshistory.org/nhd-virtual-performance-showcase-2021. Please note that the link will not be live until the program is launched on Monday. The virtual showcase will run from June 14-28, 2021. I hope you will consider publicizing news about this selection and reaching out to offer your congratulations.


Another National History Day project, a documentary by Brandon Rupp from Goose Creek Memorial High School and Adam Kinder from IMPACT Early College High School, is being showcased at the African American Museum of History.

Summer Meals for Kids Program opens June 14

Goose Creek CISD Nutrition Services has once again teamed up with local organizations to provide free lunches for children 1-18 at six Baytown Parks and one area library this summer.  Lunch service will operate Monday through Friday, from June 14 through July 30. The program will be closed the week of July 5-9. 


The Summer Meals schedule will also include Cheeseburger Cook-Outs at a different location every Tuesday and Thursday beginning June 15th. 


FREE Summer Meals for children 1-18 will also be offered at six GCCISD schools, but only while summer school is in session. Breakfast and lunch will be served at the schools, and all meals are open to the public. Yard signs listing dates and times will be posted at all summer school locations.


Printable schedules are available at these links: The Summer Meals program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and is designed to ensure that children who rely on meals during the school year have access to adequate nutrition throughout the summer. Meals will be provided to ALL children without charge. There are no income requirements; children do not have to be enrolled in summer school to participate, and there are no identification, application or registration requirements.  Any child under age 18 may come to eat. Adult meals are $2.75 for breakfast and $4.50 for lunch.

These are the locations participating in the Summer Meals program, along with the serving times and Hot Dog


2021 Summer Meal Schedule at Parks


Monday-Friday • June 14-July 30 (Closed July 5-9)

Bergeron Park
1520 Louisiana Street  
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cookout Day: June 15

Central Heights Park
503 Atlantic Street
12:40 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.
Cookout Day: June 17

McElroy Park
4403 Craigmont Blvd.
11:15 am. to 11:45 a.m.
Cookout Day: June 24

Jenkins Park
4334 Crosby Cedar Bayou
12:15 p.m. to 12:45  p.m.
Cookout Day: June 29

Pelly Park
901 South Main Street
11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Cookout Day: June 22

Sterling Library 
1 Mary Wilbanks Avenue
11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Cookout Day: July 1

2021 Summer School Meal Schedule


Bowie Elementary
2200 Clayton Dr., Baytown
June 24 — July 29 (Mon-Fri)
Breakfast:  7:30—8:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Goose Creek Memorial High School
6001 E. Wallisville Rd., Baytown
June 15 — July 1 (Mon-Thu)
Breakfast: 7:00—8:00 a.m.
Lunch: 10:25 a.m.—12:45 p.m.

Lee High School
1809 Market St., Baytown
June 15 — July 1 (Mon-Thu)
Breakfast: 7:00—8:00 a.m.
Lunch: 10:25 a.m.—12:45 p.m.

Gentry Jr. High
1919 E. Archer Rd., Baytown
June 15 — July 1 (Mon-Thu)
Breakfast: 7:00—8:00 a.m.
Lunch: 10:25 a.m.—12:45 p.m.

Peter Hyland
1906 Decker Dr. Baytown
June 15 — July 1 (Mon-Thu)
Breakfast: 7:00—8:00 a.m.
Lunch: 10:25 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Stuart Career Tech
300 YMCA Dr., Baytown
June 15 — July 1 (Mon-Thu)
Breakfast: 7:00—8:00 a.m.
Lunch: 10:25 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Student Early Release Schedule for June 11, 2021

Listed below is the release schedule for the District early release day on Friday, June 11, 2021.

  • Elementary Schools on the A schedule times will be 7:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. (Alamo, Ashbel Smith, Bowie, Carver, Clark, Highlands, Hopper, Lamar, San Jacinto and Victoria Walker)
  • Elementary Schools on the B schedule times will be 8:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. (Austin, Bañuelos, Crockett, DeZavala, Harlem, and Travis)
  • Junior School times will be 9:10 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. High School times (GCM, REL, RSS, POINT) will be 7:10 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
  • Peter E. Hyland Center times will be 7:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • IMPACT ECHS times will be 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • SCTHS times will be 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Lunch will be served for students prior to dismissal.




Horario De Salida Temprana Del Estudiante Para El 11 De Junio Del 2021

A continuación, se enumera el calendario para el día de salida temprana del Distrito 
el viernes 11 de junio del 2021.

  • Las escuelas primarias en el horario A será de 7:50 a.m. a 11:50 a.m. (Alamo, Ashbel Smith, Bowie, Carver, Clark, Highlands, Hopper, Lamar, San Jacinto y Victoria Walker) 

  • Las escuelas primarias en el horario B será de 8:20 a.m. a 12:20 p.m. (Austin, Bañuelos, Crockett, DeZavala, Harlem y Travis)

  • El horario de las escuelas secundarias será de 9:10 a.m. a 1:10 p.m.
  • El horario de las escuelas preparatorias (GCM, REL, RSS, POINT) será de 7:10 a.m. a 11:10 a.m.
  • El horario del Centro Peter E. Hyland será de 7:45 a.m. a 11:45 a.m. 
  • El horario de IMPACT ECHS será de 8:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.
  • El horario de SCTHS será de 7:30 a.m. a 11:30 a.m.

Se servirá almuerzo a los estudiantes antes de la salida.

June 4, 2021 - Safe Return to School Plan Updates
Safe Return to School Plan Updates

Akers Selected as the Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction

Ellen Akers


Welcome, Dr. Ellen Akers, to Goose Creek CISD as the Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Akers has a doctorate from William Howard Taft University in Educational Leadership. She comes to Goose Creek from Pearland ISD, where she was the Director of Testing, Accountability, and Program Evaluation. She has served in Clear Creek ISD as the Dean of Curriculum and Instruction and, before that, as a middle and high school science teacher.


Dr. Akers is originally from North Carolina but currently lives in League City with her husband, Bruce. They have been married for 23 years and share a daughter, Alexa, a junior at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, studying psychology.


“I am honored and humbled to join the GCCISD community. I look forward to working with the faculty, staff, and administration in our commitment to our students to provide an engaging and exemplary experience.”

Welcome District 5 Board Member Helen Berott-Tims

Helen Berrott-Tims

Helen Berott-Tims joined the GCCISD Board of Trustees in May 2021.


Born in Baytown, she is a product of Goose Creek CISD, having attended Harlem Elementary, Highlands Jr. and Ross S. Sterling High School. She later attended Lee College and proudly graduated from Prairie View A&M University.


Berott-Tims retired from Harris County Precinct Two after dedicating more than 30 years to a career in public service, working in leadership, communities and families. She has extensive experience working with schools, students and school staff as the founder and previous executive director of East Harris County Youth Program, a community based after school and summer camps program for underserved students grades K-12, for over 25 years. Now semi-retired, she works with Justice of the Peace Judge Joe Stephens as community liaison.


Dedicated to community and civic engagement, Berott-Tims worked and volunteered with many organizations devoted to helping children, and she served on the boards of Baytown Opportunity Center, Bay Area Rehabilitation Center, Juvenile Probation and Children Assessment Center Advisory Council, and Girl and Boy Scouts, to name a few.


She is married to Richard Tims and is the mother of Courtney, Bianca, Brandon, Terrance, and Heaven. Her greatest joy is being Nana to her grands–Amir, Addison, Brayden, Leo, Elijah, Tini, Terrance Jr, Carson, and Haliyah–affectionately calling them her “Grand-Hearts.”


Her current term expires in 2025.


Learn about all of our board members at https://www.gccisd.net/page/BOARD.home

2021 High School Summer Reading: Honors & AP English

“Have you ever heard of a group of musicians who rehearsed every day from September through June, but then took a three-month summer vacation without practicing at all? Or of professional athletes who never exercised during the off-season?”

- Boulay and Fairchild, 2002, p. 3.



Summer Reading Goals:

  • Increase exposure to culturally diverse and award-winning literature
  • Develop reading skills that foster comprehension and critical thinking
  • Promote independent reading, inquiry, and life-long reading habits
  • Establish a foundation for Honors and AP discussions