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GISD eNews | 11-2-23

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GISD eNews | 11-2-23

  1. GTK GISD: Melba Medina

  2. Experience Dyslexia: An Impactful Simulation for Teachers

  3. Georgetown ISD Earns State’s Highest Fiscal Accountability Rating

  4. Listening Tour with Dr. Padavil - Next Stop TONIGHT at Village ES 

  5. East View Theater presents Rumors: Opening Tonight

  6. East View Ag Barn Open House Nov. 6

  7. GISD Celebrates Veterans Day Friday, November 10

  8. Gifted and Talented Referral Window open through Dec. 7

  9. Students Can Now Register for Credit by Exam

  10. Reminder to Register for AP Exams

  11. From the Rotary Club of Georgetown: Field of Honor Opens This Weekend

  12. From the City of Georgetown: City of Georgetown 2023 bond propositions 

  13. From Williamson County: Upcoming Bond Election


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In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!

GTK GISD: Jennifer Guidry
East View Teacher Wendy Sierra Receives Outstanding Teaching Award
October Team Members of the Month

Visit our eNews hub for more stories of GISD in the news. 

This week’s features:

GTK GISD: Melba Medina

Experience Dyslexia: An Impactful Simulation for Teachers 

Georgetown ISD Earns State’s Highest Fiscal Accountability Rating 

In this week’s eNews:  

Listening Tour with Dr. Padavil - Next stop tonight at Village ES

GISD parents and community members are invited to attend a Listening Tour this fall with Dr. Padavil, superintendent. Meeting dates are opportunities to share strengths and areas for improvement in the district. The last two events will take place on:


November 2 - Village ES Cafeteria, 6 pm

November 6 - East View HS cafeteria, 6 pm

Information is also available on the district’s online calendar.


East View Theater presents Rumors: Opening Tonight


East View Theater brings you their production of Rumors!


Thursday, November 2: 7:00pm

Saturday, November 4: 7:00pm

Monday, November 6: 7:00pm


All performances will be held at the East View Theater. Purchase your tickets at


East View Ag Barn Open House Nov. 6 


The community is invited to an open house event at the new East View Ag Barn on November 6 from 5-7pm. 


Come enjoy a tour of the new ag barn, a project funded by the 2021 GISD bond, and enjoy some small bites by GISD students! 


GISD Celebrates Veterans Day Friday, November 10


Georgetown ISD is excited to continue its tradition of celebrating Veterans Day. This year, Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, and campuses will celebrate the Friday before. Campuses across the district have made plans to fill this special day with parades, performances, watch parties, and more. 


Please refer to our website where you will find a full list of campus events that are open to the public. 


Gifted and Talented Referral Window open through Dec. 7


The Gifted and Talented referral window is open through December 7th. If you would like more information please visit this site:


You can use this checklist for characteristics of Gifted and Talented:


Credit by Exam


Credit by Exam is offered by Georgetown ISD for enrolled students in grades K-12. GISD offers exams free of charge to students. The purpose of CBE testing is for acceleration (students wishing to test out of a grade or course without having prior instruction), verification (verifying credit from homeschool or non-accredited private/public school), or recovery of credit for a course in which the student has had prior instruction. 


For more information, please visit our website at or speak with your student’s counselor.


Reminder to Register for AP Exams


If your child is enrolled in an AP course, don't forget to have them register for their exams.  Their teachers will be sending reminder emails with deadlines and instructions on how to sign up.  


Need help with fees?  Have your student reach out to their teacher and/or the counseling office.


From Our Partners:

From the Georgetown Rotary Club: Field of Honor Opens this Weekend


The Rotary Club of Georgetown, in cooperation with the City of Georgetown and Georgetown ISD, is hosting its seventh annual Field of Honor® from Nov. 4-12 in the field behind the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning, 507 E. University Ave. This location is for this year only, and the event will return to San Gabriel Park in 2024. 


The event features a field of up to 1,400 American flags that will be displayed Nov. 4-12, each purchased to honor a past or present veteran, active or reserve-duty military, or first responder, including K-9 and equestrian heroes. An opening ceremony is set for 1:30pm on Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Hammerlun Center featuring keynote speakers. 


A Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at 11am on Nov. 10, featuring keynote speaker retired General Jim Huggins. Flag sales and repost tent will be open from 9am to 6pm Nov. 4-10, 9am to 5pm Nov. 11 and 9am - 3pm Nov. 12.


Proceeds from flag sales benefit veteran and first-responder organizations. Flags that have been purchased can be picked up from Noon to 5 pm Nov. 11 and 9am to 3pm Nov. 12.


More information, including a schedule of events, can be found at


From the City of Georgetown: City of Georgetown 2023 bond propositions 


The Georgetown City Council called a Nov. 7 election 🗳️ for a $130M bond package that would fund new and expanded facilities with no expected change to the tax rate. 


The four propositions include: 

🏢 Proposition A would fund the construction of an 80,000-square foot Customer Service Center that would consolidate City services in one central location. 

🏊‍♂️ Proposition B would fund the renovation and expansion of the current Georgetown Recreation Center on Austin Avenue. 

🐶 Proposition C would fund an expansion to the City of Georgetown’s animal sheltering capacity. 

🏃 Proposition D would fund a partnership with the YMCA of Central Texas to build a jointly-owned recreation center. 


Important election dates: 

Oct. 23 to Nov. 3: Early voting 

Oct. 27: Last day to apply for Ballot by Mail

Nov. 7: Election Day 


Visit for more information about the bond. Polling places, dates, and times are available at


From Williamson County: Upcoming Bond Election


The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved calling an election for two propositions on the November 7, 2023, General Election ballot. 


The first is for voters to decide on whether or not to authorize the issuance of bonds not to exceed $825 million for roads.This proposition names 38 road projects located in all four county precincts that vary from right-of-way acquisitions to design to full construction. 

The second is for issuing bonds not to exceed $59 million for parks and recreational improvements including trails. The park bond measure includes a mixture of proposed projects related to future parkland acquisition, facility development projects associated with Berry Springs Park and Preserve, Williamson County Expo Center and Twin Lakes Park, as well as several shared use path projects. 


The public is invited to learn about the proposed projects included in the upcoming road and park bond election at four open house events. Information on the open houses and bond election is available at .  


Important Upcoming Dates

November 6 - Board Workshop

November 7 - Election Day

November 13 - Board Meeting

November 20-24 - Thanksgiving Break/District Closed

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