I hope everyone had a fun, relaxing spring break! We’re on the downhill slope now, so I hope you’re using your energy, talents and skills to push through the school year, helping our students succeed in their classes, in testing, in their extracurricular activities as well as in their home lives.
As always, we have Giant things going on in Goose Creek CISD. We are so grateful to ExxonMobil Baytown for the generous $50,000 donation to the Goose Creek CISD Robotics program to provide resources and outreach. Goose Creek CISD hosted a recognition presentation March 8 at the Robotics Center, which opened in October 2022. Thanks to ExxonMobil for supporting the program.
Stuart Career Tech High School is now a Distinguished High School Program, partnering with Stephen F. Austin State University. The program provides benefits, such as guaranteed admission, unique scholarships and enhanced services to eligible students. Benefits to students
include an application fee waiver, guaranteed admissions to the top 30%, scholarship opportunities, SFA campus visits and more. Principal Kelley Start recently was presented with a banner, which will hang in the College and Career Office, by SFA representatives.
Goose Creek CISD Future Farmers of America (FFA) received a proclamation from the City of Baytown honoring the program. Brandon Capetillo, Baytown mayor, and Jason Reynolds, Baytown city manager, presented the proclamation. Congratulations to our successful district FFA program.
The girls powerlifting team at Robert E. Lee High School competed at the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association State Meet, achieving several personal bests. We are proud of these young ladies and Coach Lindsey Antonini.
GCCISD elementaries celebrated literacy during Read Across America Week March 2-6, beginning on Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Book character parades were held and guest readers, including Goose Creek CISD administrators, read to students across the district. It is always enjoyable to interact with our students and to see their love for reading and books grow.
After 21 rounds, Ethan Wheeler, a sixth grader at Gentry Junior School, correctly spelled the word “permission” to win first place in the annual district Spelling Bee. Brenda Herrera, a sixth grader at Horace Mann Junior School placed second, and Anirudh Sunil, a fifth grader at Victoria Walker, placed third. Ethan advanced to the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee at Houston Community College.
As always, spring is a busy season for our school district. I hope you get out to some of our campuses to see some athletic events, fine arts concerts or other activities. Our students and staff work extremely hard to help our students show off their skills, and they always appreciate having an audience.
Dr. Randal O'Brien, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools