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GISD eNews | 11-30-23

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GISD eNews | 11-30-23

  1. GTK GISD: Amber Sladecek

  2. GISD Students Receive Awards at Central Texas Art Competition

  3. We need your input on the 2024-25 calendar!

  4. Rezoning process underway; Share feedback via online survey and/or Learn more during public meetings

  5. GHS Show Choir Presents A Holiday to Remember starting Tonight

  6. East View Choir presents A Jolly Holiday Dec. 7-9

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

  8. Celebrate the 100th Birthday of the Hammerlun Center on Dec. 9 during the Preservation Georgetown Home Tour

  9. From the Downtown Georgetown Association: Christmas Stroll this Weekend

  10. From the Williamson County Sun: Letters to Santa

  11. From A+Federal Credit Union: Scholarships Available

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This week’s features:

GTK GISD: Amber Sladecek

GISD Students Receive Awards at Central Texas Art Competition

In this week’s eNews:  

We need your input to select a 2024-24 calendar!

We know that our GISD school calendar impacts nearly every person in our community.  For that reason, we have engaged our District Performance Committee, made up of campus and district delegates as well as representatives from the community at large, the business community and parents. 

Please visit our website for more information on calendar options and leave your feedback. 

Rezoning process underway; Share feedback via online survey and/or Learn more during public meetings

A process to create new attendance zones for San Gabriel Elementary School and the new Benold Middle School is now underway, and you are invited to provide feedback. 

You can share feedback on the proposed zones:

  • Via an online form

  • In person at a public meeting. Upcoming opportunities are listed below. While this schedule was designed to accommodate each campus impacted by proposed changes, parents are invited to attend any public meeting that fits their schedule. 

PUBLIC MEETINGS:

Nov. 30 at 6 pm

Cooper Elementary School, library

Dec. 5 at 6 pm

Williams Elementary School, cafeteria

Dec. 6 at 6 pm

Benold Middle School, cafeteria

Dec. 7 at 6 pm

Carver Elementary School, cafeteria

You can also visit our website to view information about current and proposed attendance zones.  

GHS Show Choir Presents A Holiday to Remember starting Tonight

Georgetown High School’s show choir presents A Holiday to Remember! The show will kick off tonight and run through December 2. Showtime is at 7pm every night at the Klett Performing Arts Center. 

You can purchase your tickets here. 

East View Choir presents A Jolly Holiday Dec. 7-9

East View Choir presents their annual holiday concert, A Jolly Holiday

Showtimes:
December 7 - 7pm, East View High School
December 8 - 7pm, East View High School
December 9 - 3pm & 7pm, East View High School

You can purchase your tickets here.

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: https://www.georgetownisd.org/Page/19906.

You can use this checklist for characteristics of Gifted and Talented: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pphfSILtz8-jGgda3YibFp3xjjxqjbyr8dGq98quht8/edit?usp=sharing.

Celebrate Hammerlun's 100th Birthday on Dec. 9 during the Preservation Georgetown Home Tour

The original Georgetown High School, now Building 1 at the Hammerlun Center, was opened in December 1923. Since then, it has served thousands of students of all ages. In 1975, a new Georgetown High School opened on Austin Avenue, and today, the Hammerlun Center serves as an administrative office and professional learning space for GISD.

We are excited to celebrate the 100th Birthday of this building during the Preservation Georgetown Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 9, and everyone's invited!

The event runs from 11 am until 5 pm with tours and special student performances throughout the day.

Birthday cake will be served at 1 pm in the lobby.

While the event is happening as part of the Preservation Georgetown Home Tour, guests do not need a ticket to attend the Hammerlun event.

We hope you'll join us on Dec. 9. In the meantime, please spread the word through our campus and department channels and let us know you're coming through this Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/75Lb8VEWh

 

Parent Learning Community Event December 12 

GISD parents are invited to attend the 2023 December Parent Learning Community on Dec. 12 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

The Bridges Boutique will be onsite for all of your holiday shopping and children can get their photos taken with sensory-friendly Santa. 

Parent resources will be available, including: Dyslexia resources, course selection support, bilingual ESL resources, scholarship info, On Ramps / AP course info and more! 

See the event flyer for more information. 

From Our Partners: 

From the Downtown Georgetown Association: Christmas Stroll this Weekend

Kick off your holiday season with some jolly, family-friendly fun at the 42nd annual Christmas Stroll held in historic downtown Georgetown, Texas. Enjoy a variety of live entertainment, shopping, dining, and activities. 

There will be live musical performances by GISD musical groups! Visit https://www.thegeorgetownsquare.com/Christmas-Stroll---Guests.html for more information.

From the Williamson County Sun: Letters to Santa

Students can submit their letters and holiday pictures for print in the December 24 edition of the Williamson County Sun. Submissions should include the student's name and grade (preferably hand-written), as well as one of the following prompts:

  • Write a letter to Santa that says why you have been good this year and what you want for Christmas. 

  • Write a letter wishing people happy holidays if you don't celebrate Christmas.

  • Draw a picture of Santa and his Elves/Reindeer or a Christmas Tree. 

  • Draw a picture of you and Santa Claus.

You can send your submissions to abbey@wilcosun.com by December 4.

From A+Federal Credit Union: Scholarships Available


A+FCU is awarding sixty $2,000 scholarships to students who are or become A+FCU members or are the child of a current member. Eligible applicants must also attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university and be: Graduating high school seniors OR College students pursuing an education degree who have been admitted to the College of Education and have a minimum of 60 collegiate hours OR Teachers pursuing a graduate degree.

The 2024 A+FCU Scholarship Application is open through 11:59 pm on February 2, 2024

Learn more and apply here

 


Important Upcoming Dates

December 4 - Board Workshop
December 18 - Board Meeting


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