Welcome to North Shore Senior
North Shore Senior High School is committed to provide all the necessary resources and strategies so that students reach a high level of academic achievement through rigorous and relevant content to ensure all students exceed state and national standards.
Congratulations to OUR Principal!
Dr. Joe Coleman has been named as a 2014 Finalist for H-E-B's Excellence in Education Award. Dr. Coleman attributes this accolade to the hard work of his students and staff. "You know, this came as a surprise to me. I definitely could not have been in consideration for this award if it were not for my teachers and the wonderful things they do for our kids. I am truly honored!" Although he is very modest, it should be noted that Dr. Coleman has received recognition from H-E-B in his previous tenures as principal (2007: San Angelo Central High School, 2010: Fort Bend Willowridge High School).
Drumline World Champions
The North Shore Drumline won their 4th consecutive state championship this year and 4th in the country at the WGI World Percussion Championships. The group had an incredible run in finals, and they received fantastic reactions from the audience and the judges.
WGI is broken into 3 classifications: A Class, Open Class, and World Class. The classifications are based on demand of skill sets. A Class is basic skills, Open Class is intermediate skills, and World Class is advanced skills. They competed in World Class, which is a huge honor by itself. Very few groups in the country make it into World Class, placing 4th out of all of these incredible groups is a HUGE accomplishment by our students.
Award Winning Choir Program
On April 14th and 15th, the North Shore Senior HS Choir Program took eight choirs to UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest held at Summer Creek HS. I am proud to announce that we have returned home with FIVE sweepstakes trophies and TWO first division plaques. The groups earning those awards are:
Varsity Mixed Choir (director Enrique Collazo) - SWEEPSTAKES (6th consecutive year)
Varsity Men's Choir (director Enrique Collazo) - SWEEPSTAKES (6th consecutive year)
Varsity Women's Choir (director Adam Bendorf) - SWEEPSTAKES
Junior Varsity Women's Choir (director Adam Bendorf) - SWEEPSTAKES (6th consecutive year)
Junior Varsity Men's Choir (director Enrique Collazo) - SWEEPSTAKES (3rd consecutive year)
Sub-Junior Varsity Women's Choir (director Coty Raven Morris) - 1st Division Plaque - Sight-Reading
Sub-Junior Varsity Men's Choir (director Coty Raven Morris) - 1st Division Plaque - Sight-Reading
We are incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication our students have to making incredible music and upholding the tradition of choral excellence for North Shore Senior HS and GPISD.
The North Shore Mustangs, District Champions, defeated Converse Judson 57-45 in the 5A Boys' Basketball State Final Playoff on Saturday, March 8, 2014. The North Shore Mustangs are now the 2014 5A Boys' Basketball State Champions! Join us in celebrating North Shore's first ever Boys' Basketball State Championship victory... pure excitement! Read more
Bad Weather Make-up Days
• The Friday, January 24th bad weather day will be made up on Monday, February 17, 2014.
• The Tuesday, January 28th bad weather day will be made up on Friday, June 6, 2014.
SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING
Galena Park ISD has set up an anonymous tipline for any student, parent, or employee who may have information that might affect the safety of our students or staff.
Taco Bell Graduate for Mas Program
North Shore has been entered in the Taco Bell Graduate for Mas program which kicks off October 23rd. This programs big push is to have 100% of our students commit to graduating. All students with email addresses should sign up online at graduateformas.com. All others can complete pledge cards during counselors corner beginning October 29th. If we win, our school will receive a 5,000 cash prize, taco bell truck full of free tacos, but above all bragging rights.
UpComing NSSH Events
Tuesday, April 15th
NS Baseball vs. Sterling @ NSSH Fields (JV) 7:00pm
Thursday, April 17th
• Life Skills Dance – Small Gym 10:00am
• AFJROTC Awards Presentation – Auditorium 7:15pm
• AFJROTC Military Ball – Gym 8:30pm
• NS Baseball vs. Westbrook @ NSSH Fields (V) 7:00pm
Friday, April 18th
• NS Softball vs. Deer Park @ NSHS (V)6:45 (JV)5:00
Congratulations to Teacher of the Year (selected by staff at NSSH) and Rookie of the Year (selected by NSSH administrators).
From the English Department, Congratulations to
Mr. Bartholomew Graves, 2013-14 NSSH-Teacher of the Year
From the Math Department, Congratulations to
Ms. Rachel Simon, 2013-14 NSSH-Rookie of the Year
Galena Park ISD Foundations department is conducting surveys to determine student and staff perceptions of safety on campus and to assess the effectiveness of the Foundations programs throughout the district.
Customer Satisfation Survey
Below is the link for the Customer Satisfaction Survey. It will be open through the end of the year. The purpose of this survey is to get your feedback on the quality of the customer service you receive from campuses. Please give us your honest feedback. Your answers are confidential. If you have children at more than one campus, please complete this survey for each campus. Thank you for your participation.
Counselor’s Corner Technology
North Shore Senior's Counseling Team has been working diligently this year to re-structure our Counselor’s Corner. We have been so thrilled about the activities and participation of our students. We would like to reach more of our students, but the lack of technology to support them has been a major setback. We want to make sure our students have the materials they need to succeed, so we just created a request for Counselor’s Corner and poetry and prose at DonorsChoose.org
COUNSELOR'S CORNER TECHWORK is the name of the project. Give to this project by April 21 and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you'll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100). Even if you give a dollar, it will maximize to two. Every dollar counts.
Seniors can pick up their ASVAB scores from school personnel during all lunches on Monday(4/14), Tuesday(4/15), and Wednesday(4/16). After Wednesday(4/16), scores will be available for pickup in Suite A.
2013 – 2014 Scholarship Information
For information about current scholarship information please check here and please pay attention to the dates.
Saturday Tutorials start Feb. 22nd
February 22nd – 10th and 11th Reading
March 1st – TAKS Math (retesters)
March 22nd – ELA (10th/11th) Writing
May 3rd – U.S. History and Math/Science (10th)
Free ACT/SAT and ASVAB tutorials
Please select the Quick Link "March2Success" to utilize the free tutorial website for ACT, SAT, and/or ASVAB. This website was created by the U.S. Department of Defense to prepare high school students for post-secondary opportunities.
May 3 is National PSAT Day
A free Practice PSAT Test that will be held at the Pasadena Public Library (1210 Jeff Ginn Memorial Dr., Pasadena, TX 77506) on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Testing will be from 10:30 AM- 1:00 PM and is FREE to all students.
This is a great opportunity for students to see how they may score on the actual test! Students will receive their scores with plenty of time to adequately prepare for the October 15 PSAT.
To register for this free practice test, students can visit www.kaptest.com and search using event code PKXD14019.
EOC Online Tutorials
Here is a link to the online EOC tutorials. Please have your students who will retest practice these tutorials. Choose the link titled, "Texas-specific Testing Tools (ePAT)".
STAAR Testing Starts Spring 2014.
The resources on this website provide information and sample test questions to familiarize Texas educators and parents with the design and format of the STAAR assessments. The information is intended to help educators and parents understand how the new STAAR program measures the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum standards. These resources are intended to support, not narrow or replace, the teaching of the TEKS curriculum.
The next late arrival day is Wednesday, April 16, 2013. School will start at 9:05am. The following day will be a block schedule of the classes not attended on the late arrival day.
GPISD High School
Spring Semester Exam Exemption Policy 2014
High School Seniors may exempt their final exams if:
- On track to graduate with TAKS and credits
- 75 or higher in the course for second semester
- 4 or less absences in a regular class or 2 or less absences in a block class 2nd semester in both exempted class and 3rd period
Every time a student is not in class is considered an absence unless that absence is school business.