School District

Emilio Vargas III

Carole Estes
Director of 

Liz Harris
Director of 
Curriculum, Instruction,
& Special Programs

De Ana Helmer
Director of Assessment 
& Instructional Technology

David Hill
Director of Maintenance
& Operations

John Mares
Athletic Director

Damon McGee
Director of 
Food Service

Richard Miller
Tax Assessor Collector
& Chief Appraiser

Anna White
Director of 


Administration Bldg
161 N. Welch St.
PO Box 830
Goliad, TX  77963
Phone: 361-645-3259
Fax: 361-645-3614

____________News & Information_____________

Tigerette HS Fast Break Camp for incoming Goliad Girls Basketball Players Grades 9-12
Featuring Glen Hays 5 Time Boys State Tournament Coach - Goliad High School Gym
July 17th 6-8pm & July 18th 9-11am  /  Cost $20 (make check to Glen Hays)

Gaming Camp Grades 8-12 
HS Comp Lab July 12-16th 12 noon -5pm
(UHV student will come teach how to build a simple computer game)

Have you left your mark?
Support the Goliad Education Foundation with the Brick Paver Campaign

 2015-2016 New Student Registration Information:
Early Kindergarten Registration: Please call 361-645-3206 x8185 to Enroll your child in Kinder.
Applications for HeadStart & Pre-Kinder may be picked up at:  Head Start office - 412 N. Market Street 
OR Elementary School - Main Campus Office - 102 W. High Street
New Student Registration for Grades 1-12: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 / 9am - 1pm / GMS Cafeteria

Out of County Residence

Attention Parents & Students who do not live in Goliad County: As per the Texas Education Agency laws, students must apply for transfer to attend school outside of the school district where they live. Transfers are approved for one school year at a time and students must reapply each school year. The "2015-2016 Student Transfer" application and information can be downloaded at www.goliadisd.org/new-student or by contacting the Superintendent's office at 361-645-3259 x5105. Thank you. 

GISD Summer Office Hours:

Admin, GHS Campus, Athletic Offices: June 8th - July 31st
Monday-Thursday / 7:30am-4:30pm  -- CLOSED FRIDAYS

GISD Tax & County Appraisal Office: June 8th - July 31st
Monday-Thursday / 7:30am-5:30pm  -- CLOSED FRIDAYS

Elementary & Middle School Offices Closed: June 24th thru July 31st
High School & Superintendent Offices Closed: June 29th - July 3rd

Congratulations to the GHS Class of 2015!

GISD End of Year Staff Awards

Goliad Advance Guard - Media Honor Roll

The Goliad ISD Staff Brags....

Goliad ISD is very proud to brag on our many accomplishments of the 2014-2015 students and staff.  Our community, family, friends and alumni can be proud of the schools in Goliad and their accomplishments

Elementary School sponsored their first “Reading Tailgate Party”. High School students participated in this exciting event to read to students and convey the message that reading is important, over 1000 books were given to students during this event.

NJHS students went to the Elementary campus every other week to work with students during TIER time.

Elementary held a “Community Readers in School Week” during December. Twenty-five community members came and read to the students and encouraged them to read.

The Elementary Library Summer Reading Program once again gave away over 776 books to students to encourage summer reading.

With the help of the PTO the Elementary raised over $18,000 for literacy. This will enable each reading teacher, KG-6, to build a library in their own classrooms.

The Elementary Scholastic “Reading Counts Program” began this year. Our students earned 10,089 points and read 30,476,692 words throughout the year.

Sixth Graders read 17,422.951 words during their 4 month reading contest.

Middle School Students earned 22,568 points in their Accelerated Reader Program. 80 students qualified for the trip to Schlitterbahn, and one student alone had 1,000 points.

Character CAFÉ at elementary school recognized 548 students throughout the year for positive behavior and 350 attended the character café. The counselor held character classes at the beginning of each month and resources were provided to students and parents on the website.

High School Seniors earned approximately $1.6 Million in Scholarships!!

Goliad High School graduated 98 Seniors in May!

The GISD SPARK program graduated two students in May!

Middle School had 19 eighth grade students earn credit in Algebra I.  All 19 students passed the EOC at the advanced level.

High School Biology Students scored 95% on their EOC Test! Science Teachers were “Tiger Proud” of these students!

Elementary School held their annual Spelling Bee.

Middle School Students placed 23 students at the UIL District Academic Meet

High School UIL Academics Social Studies Team – District Champions & Current Events Team- District Champions!

High School UIL Academics took 17 students to Regional (5 teams and a first that we know of for a Spelling team to advance)

High School UIL Academics took 6 to STATE!!  Brought home a 5th place in Calculator and a 3rd place in Feature Writing!!

High School Robotics students placed first through fourth in the TCEA Area Robotics Contest. One Team participated int he TCEA Robotics Contest in Dallas.

The Computer Maintenance class has refurbished and given away 9 computers to residents of Goliad County as part of the Microsoft Refurbisher Program.

Elementary Students raised $718.14 in a penny drive during Citizenship month to send to UNICEF for victims of the Nepal Earthquake.

NJHS students organized the Middle School Red Ribbon Week activities and decorated the campus.

NJHS students raised over $945 for Relay for Life.

NJHS inducted 16 7th grade students in May.

GMS Student Council furnished the materials and the NJHS prepared 450 candy-filled eggs for the County Easter Egg Hunt.

GMS Student Council participated in the annual Adopt A Beach Clean-Up at Port A

GMS Student Council collected over 1,500 items for the Goliad County Outreach.

GES Cub Band performed for Christmas Concert, Retired Teachers, Spring Concert, 5th Grade Students and at Cobra Fest.

GES Cub Band won Sweepstakes for the 5th time in 6 years… 4 consecutive

GES Cub Band brought home 109 medals for Solos, duets, trios, and large ensembles.

GMS Band advanced 20 members to Regional Band.

GMS Band had 20 members medal with a 1st Division in UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest.

GMS Band had 15 members receive a 2nd Division in UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest.

GMS Band advanced 11 members to Regional Jazz Band.

GMS Band UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest: 7th Grade non-varsity band earned a 2nd division on stage and a 1st division plaque in sight reading.

GMS Band UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest: 8th Grade non-varsity band earned a 1st division on stage and a 1st division in sight reading for a Sweepstakes Trophy!!

 The 8th Grade Band earned a Sweepstakes trophy at the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest (first time in years!)

Middle School Cheerleaders earned a Superior Rating at UCA Cheer Camp.

Three Middle School Cheerleaders were selected to be on the All-American Cheer Squad.

Middle School Athletics-Cross Country: Girls won 1st and boys 4th at District

Middle School Athletics-Volleyball: 7th Grade Girls were 2nd in District; 8th Grade Girls were District Champs

Middle School Athletics-Football:  Both 7th & 8th Grade Teams were undefeated in District play.

Middle School 8th Grade Boys Athletics finished their middle school years undefeated in both football and basketball with a combines record of 43-0.

Middle School Athletics-Basketball: In the District Tournament, 8th grade boys won 1st, 7th grade boys came in 2nd, both 7th & 8th grade girls teams finished 3rd.

High School Athletics-Boys Basketball: Tigers placed 2nd in District; Bi-District Champs & Area Finalist!!

High School Athletics-Powerlifting Advanced 6 lifters to Regionals and 1 Girl to STATE!!

High School Athletics-Tigerettes Softball team made the playoffs; 16 out of 21 members made the All-District Academic Team.

High School Athletics-JV Tigerettes Softball team won the Woodsboro JV Tournament.

High School Athletics-Varsity Tigerettes Softball team placed 2nd in the Woodsboro Varsity Tournament

High School Athletics-Varsity Baseball Team won District Championship for the first time since 1987. Swept the Bi-District round of playoffs without surrendering a single run. Two seniors have signed scholarships to play college baseball!

High School Athletics-Girls Golf team District Champs, 2nd in Region IV, and placed 11th at STATE!!

Middle School Athletics-Track: 7th grade girls, 8th grade girls & 8 grade boys were district champs; 7th grade boys came in 2nd.

High School Athletics-Track: Girls were District Champions, Area Champions, Regional Runner Up and 5th at STATE!!

High School Athletics-Track: 4x1 and 4x2 Relay girls – 3rd at STATE!!

High School Athletics-Track: 4x4 Relay girls – 5th at STATE!!

High School Athletics-Track: 400m girls – 7th at STATE!!

High School Athletics-Track: JV Girls were District Champions 8 years in a row!!

High School Athletics-Track: 400m dash boys – 3rd at STATE!!

Middle School Athletics-Tennis: District results were 7th grade boys singles 1st, 7th grade girls doubles-2nd, 8th grade girls doubles-1st, 8th grade boys doubles-3rd, and 8th grade girls singles-3rd.

High School Athletics-Tennis: Girls District Champions & Boys Co-District Champions

High School Athletics-Tennis: Eight Regional Qualifiers; 1-Girls Singles STATE Qualifier & 1-Girls Doubles team STATE alternates.

High School Coaches offer several athletic mini-camps during the summer for GISD students.

GISD is offering a Theatre Camp and Gaming Camp this summer for GISD Students.

GISD Staff Participated in the Healthy Choices program during 2014-2015 school year.  GISD Staff logged over 16,699.94 miles walked, jogged and ran!!

Middle School Staff recorded 8,223 miles!

Administrator & Tax/Appraisal Office Staff recorded 5,668.25 miles!

The PTO sponsored Scholastic Book Fair was held in the fall and brought in sales of over $10,000.

Seniors received over $34,000 in prizes at Project Graduation!

The Goliad Ed Foundation Awarded over $38,000 in grants to teachers to fund special projects for students in 2015-16.

Goliad ISD has so much to BRAG about!  Show your TIGER PRIDE!!  

This list of accomplishments was submitted for bragging by GISD Staff members.  

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School Safety System

Student safety is a priority at GISD. Beginning this school year anyone entering one of our campus buildings must enter through the main office. If you plan to go into the building to a classroom, nurse, cafeteria, etc. you MUST have your driver's license. Your driver's license will be scanned through our new safety measure device called Raptor. Upon approval from the Raptor system, you will be issued a name tag and can proceed to take care of your school business in the building. When exiting the building, you will place your signature on our sign out form.  While we understand that this will take some time to get accustomed to, we are very excited to have the Raptor system as an additional form of safety to provide to our students. If you have concerns or questions, please call your child's campus. Thank you