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GISD eNews ● 1-16-20

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In this week’s eNews:

  • In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
  • Staff Spotlight: George Henderson
  • School Board Appreciation Month
  • Tippit Middle School Orchestra Instrument Tryout for Incoming 6th Graders - Jan 17
  • Martin Luther King Day - January 20
  • East View FFA Alumni Pet Vaccination Clinic - Jan 20
  • Uniendo Familias Meeting - Jan 22
  • EVHS Theater to present Bonnie & Clyde The Musical - Jan 30-Feb 1
  • GHS Theater to present James and the Giant Peach - Jan 30-Feb 1
  • Secondary G/T Assessment Referral Window - Deadline Jan 31
  • From the City: State of the City event - Jan 29
  • From our Partners: PWOW Scholarship Opportunities - deadline Feb 1
  • From the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation: State of the District - Feb 7

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

Wagner Middle School Holds Conference for Change

The Georgetown ISD learner is equipped to lead, grow, and serve their communities, today and for a lifetime. Learn more about GISD.

Staff Spotlight: George Henderson

We’re excited to share our next Staff Spotlight video: IT Superhero, George Henderson.

Our Staff Spotlight video series focuses on our staff and the important jobs they do at the district to support student learning. This is an opportunity to #Get2KnowGISD and get a behind the scenes look at the work done by teachers, support staff, administrators.

We hope you enjoy our latest video! Check out more staff spotlights at www.georgetownisd.org/staffspotlights.

School Board Appreciation Month

January is School Board Appreciation Month, and we invite you to help us thank the trustees who volunteer their time, energy and talents to help guide the vision of Georgetown ISD. #schoolboardmonth

Tippit Middle School Orchestra Instrument Tryout for Incoming 6th Graders - Jan 17

Beginner Orchestra Students: If you want to be in Tippit MS Orchestra next year, please plan to attend the mandatory instrument tryouts on Friday, January 17 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend tryouts, please contact Justin Farrow, Orchestra Director, at farrowj@georgetownisd.org to schedule a tryout time.

Martin Luther King Day - January 20

Please note that Georgetown ISD will be closed in honor of MLK Day on January 20. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 21.

East View FFA Alumni Pet Vaccination Clinic - Jan 20

East View HS FFA Alumni will be hosting a pet vaccination clinic at EVHS on January 20 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Proceeds from the clinic will benefit the EVHS FFA. Vaccines range in price from $5 to $20. For more information please contact Lana Tarlton (512)238-1093.

Uniendo Familias Meeting - Jan 22

We will have our next meeting for Spanish speaking families on Wednesday, January 22, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hammerlun Center. For more information please view the attached flyer. La próxima reunión para familias de habla español será el miércoles, 22 de enero, de 6-7:30 p.m. en el Centro Hammerlun. Para más información favor de ver este informe.

EVHS Theater to present Bonnie & Clyde The Musical January 30 - February 1

East View HS Theater program will present Bonnie & Clyde, The Musical, January 30 through February 1 at the EV Theater, nightly at 7 pm. Purchase tickets online in advance on the EV Theater Website or at the door. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and teachers.

GHS Theater to present James and the Giant Peach - Jan 30-Feb 1

Georgetown HS Theater program will present James and the Giant Peach January 30 through February 1 at the Klett Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available online or at the door. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students.

Secondary G/T Assessment Referral Window - Deadline Jan 31

The window for students in grades 6-11 to be referred for Gifted and Talented testing is now open and will close on January 31 at 3:00 pm. This is for students who are not currently identified as Gifted and Talented. To learn more, visit the Advanced Academics section on our website.

From Our Partners:

From the City: State of the City event - Jan. 29

The inaugural State of the City event is from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at City Hall, 808 Martin Luther King Jr. St. The event will highlight major projects and programs completed in 2019, allow attendees to connect with City officials, and preview what’s to come in 2020. During the event, attendees will be able to tour City Hall, as well as visit informational tables from various City departments.

The evening will conclude in the Council and Court building, 510 W. Ninth St., with a presentation from Mayor Dale Ross. Childcare and refreshments will be provided.

If you plan to attend, please register at georgetown-stateofthecity-2020.eventbrite.com.

PWOW Scholarship Opportunities - deadline Feb. 1

The Professional Women of Williamson County is offering teachers, counselors, administrators, and staff scholarship opportunities. Visit the Professional Women of Williamson County website to learn about three different scholarship opportunities. The deadline to receive all applications is February 1, 2020.

From the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation: State of the District - Feb. 7

The GISD Education Foundation is proud to sponsor the 5th annual State of the District event on Friday, February 7 at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning from 11 am - 1 pm.

This annual event showcases student work throughout the district, including innovative projects and programs that were funded with grants from the Education Foundation. Interact with students from all grade levels, experience what students are learning in Georgetown ISD through visual showcases and performances, listen to TED-Talk style presentations and enjoy small bites throughout the event.

Dr. Brent will share his state of the district address which will highlight advancements in teaching and learning and a map for the future.

Tickets can be purchased at www.gisdedfound.org. Proceeds benefit the Education Foundation’s efforts to support innovative programming in the district.

 

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