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  • April 19, 2021 Board Briefs

    Posted by GISD Communications and Community Relations on 4/23/2021

    Students Recognized for Citizenship

    The board recognized April Jack Frost Citizens of the Month from East View and Georgetown High Schools. Those students are:

    East View High School
    Makayla Wesley 

    Georgetown High School
    Clint Knudsen
    Alec Barrett


    Students Recognized for 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    Two Georgetown ISD students were honored with Silver Key medals following the 2021 National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The pieces that advanced from the regional level to the national level were reviewed by a panel of judges in New York City. The following students faced tough competition, including more than 1,200 pieces that were submitted from the Austin area alone:

    • Jill Fulton for her photo “Charlie” (GHS)
    • Meelena Spikes for her drawing “Involved” (GHS)

    And GHS art teacher Rachel Rollins and EVHS art teacher Michael Yentzen.


    Students Recognized for Central Texas Art Competition

    We are also excited to congratulate these students in their participation in the Central Texas Art Competition, coordinated by the Temple College of Visual Arts department. Approximately 70 entries were judged at the high school level and of those, three GISD students earned top honors, including:

    • Best in Show - Mary Fluitt (GHS) for her piece “Just Let Me Go”
    • 1st place in Drawing - Victoria Yakesch (GHS) for her piece “Inner Turmoil”
    • 1st place in Photography - Kennedy Dyer (EVHS) for her piece “Dress-up”


    Students Recognized as PTA Reflections Winners

    Susan Hevey of the GISD Council or PTA presented awards to three students who were top finishers in the State of Texas PTA’s visual art competition, Reflections. Those student were:

    • Kayleigh Hardiman, Ford Elementary School
    • Emily McDaniel, Benold Middle School
    • Jill Fulton, Georgetown High School


    Construction Updates

    Executive Director of Construction and Development David Biesheuvel presented an update on various bond savings projects that have been completed and are currently in progress. This spring, various bond saving projects will begin, including purchasing band uniforms for GHS and EVHS students, replacing exterior lights at athletic fields and other exterior locations with LED lights, enclosing the clerestory at Wagner Middle School and more. 

    All bond savings projects are scheduled for completion before the start of the 2021-22 school year.


    Superintendent Report

    Dr. Brent’s monthly report highlighted early voting, March Teachers of the Month, School Library Month, Assistant Principals Week and National Volunteer Week. He also congratulated the five GISD campuses that were selected as Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools, including Cooper, Frost and McCoy Elementary Schools, and Benold and Forbes Middle Schools. Additionally, Dr. Brent shared graduation event dates and times, and announced that new student enrollment and returning student registration is now open.

    Students from across the district are participating and excelling in spring competitions. Dr. Brent shared the successes of several student groups in the #GoodThingsGISD portion of his update, including: 

    Alec Spencer from Georgetown High School placed first in the UTI Top Tech Challenge, earning $12,000 in scholarships and tools.

    The East View High School Culinary team members Claire O’Shoney and Hannah Kilpatrick qualified for nationals.

    East View High School students qualified for state during the FFA Dairy Cattle Career Development Event.

    Georgetown High School Color Guard JV and Varsity teams earned the title of West Champions.

    Georgetown High School wrestling girls and boys qualified for regional competition.

    Next Board Meeting

    Tuesday, May 17
    7 p.m. at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning

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