A Positive Start to Our 100th Anniversary

The start of the 2018-2019 school year is drawing near. We already see teachers working in their classrooms, administrators planning for the year, new teachers attending training academies and football coaches running two-a-day practices in anticipation of the upcoming school year. Some of you are probably even trying to fit in some shopping trips for back-to-school clothes and supplies for you and your children. We all know that successful educators spend a great deal of time before school starts, after hours and on weekends preparing to help our students excel, and I appreciate all of you for your dedication to your chosen career. Thank you for choosing Goose Creek CISD!


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I also want to thank my Goose Creek CISD family and the community for the support and encouragement I have received not only during the past few weeks, but also during my entire tenure as superintendent. I am proud to serve this school district, and I know that together we will move forward, continuing to Engage, Inspire and Empower our students.


This is an exciting time in the history of Goose Creek CISD – the 100th anniversary! With help from a committee of school district and community members, we are making plans to commemorate this milestone. We’ll keep you posted as to how you can participate as we honor the rich history of this district and the traditions that have continued through the years.


We soon will have the opportunity to honor a Baytown legend as the press box at Stallworth Stadium is officially named the Jim Finley Press Box – Stallworth Stadium. Finley is a former managing editor of The Baytown Sun, and he covered the first game ever played at Stallworth Stadium Friday, September 11, 1970, when Robert E. Lee High School defeated Spring Branch 27-3. A regular in the press box, he worked 22 games in 2016 and still assists with statistics for The Baytown Sun and Houston Chronicle. The dedication will take place before a football game at Stallworth Stadium this fall.


We have invested boundless energy into building a positive culture at all campuses and throughout Goose Creek CISD. One way we have accomplished this is by pursuing excellence in all that we do. Another way is through focusing to improve on everything we do each and every day. Finally, beyond any socioeconomic constraints a family may have, most often the greatest limitation is the lack of understanding of how a quality education may positively impact a student’s life as an adult. We believe that our teachers serve as the vessels of opportunity that will transport students to their future success. Our obligation as a service to this community is to educate all students in partnership with parents, family and our business community.


We hope you have had some rest and are energized for the school year ahead. We’ve turned a page in Goose Creek CISD, and you’ll be writing the first chapter of the next 100 years.