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GISD eNews ● 10-10-19


In this week’s eNews:

  • Fall Break Reminder
  • Chamber Breakfast Links
  • GISD Financial Aid Workshop for Seniors & Parents
  • EVHS Theater to present Peter and the Starcatcher
  • From The GISD Education Foundation: 50 Fellas
  • From The Caring Place
  • Uniendo Familias Parent Involvement Meeting
  • In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!

Break Reminder

All GISD campuses and offices will be closed from Friday, October 11 through October 14 for Fall Break. October 10 is an early release day for students.

Fall Break: October 11-14

Early Release: October 10

Early Release times are as follows:

Pre-K/PPCD 10:55 a.m.
Elementary Schools 11:55 a.m.
Middle Schools 12:40 p.m.
High Schools/GAP 12:45 p.m.

Chamber Breakfast Links

Dr. Fred Brent, Superintendent of GISD, will be the guest speaker at the October 15 Breakfast Links event at the Chamber, featuring updates on accountability, House Bill 3 and the 2018 Bond. Details and registration information are available on the Chamber website:

GISD Financial Aid Workshop for Seniors & Parents

(Translation will be available at this workshop. Traduccion sera disponible en este taller.)

GISD seniors and their parents are invited to attend our FREE Financial Aid Workshop on October 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at East View High School in Room 501. Financial aid specialists from ACC and Southwestern University will be available to guide parents and students through the requirements of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required for any student applying for grants (not required to be paid back), loans, or scholarships for colleges or technical schools. The FAFSA application opened on October 1, so don't miss your chance for guidance and assistance. The workshop is structured as a come and go event (you need not stay the entire duration), and parents should bring all required documents if you would like assistance in filling out the application. For more information about what is needed, visit the Federal Student Aid website.

EVHS Theater to present Peter and the Starcatcher

East View HS Theater program will present Peter and the Starcatcher on October 24-26 at the East View Theater, nightly at 7 p.m. The play provides a backstory for the characters of Peter Pan, Mrs Darling, Tinker Bell and Hook, and serves as a prequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy. Purchase tickets online in advance at or at the door.

$10 Adults

$5 Students and Teachers

From The GISD Education Foundation

Tickets are still available to 50 Fellas Foodfest, the premiere fundraiser of the GISD Education Foundation. This year's event will be held on October 26 at Reunion Ranch.

The event will showcase cook teams from our community serving their best dishes. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite item in appetizer, entrée, dessert, and fan favorite categories. Live music, silent auction items, and great food will highlight the event.

Purchase tickets at

From The Caring Place: Jackets 4 Georgetown

Families may visit The Caring Place Program & Services Department at 2001 Railroad Avenue from October 14 - October 25 to qualify for the program and to select jackets for children 18 and under. Families must be income eligible. Programs & Services is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. On Thursdays, the office stays open from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for employed individuals. If you have questions about eligibility, please call The Caring Place at 512-943-0700.

Uniendo Familias Parent Involvement Meeting

Spanish speaking parents are invited for an informational meeting about district Bilingual/ESL programs and services available to them. The meeting will be at Village Elementary on Tuesday, October 29, from 4:00-5:15 p.m. in the library.

Padres de familia de habla hispana están invitados a una reunión informativa sobre programas Bilingües y de Inglés como segundo idioma y otros servicios que el distrito escolar ofrece. La reunión tomará lugar en la biblioteca de la primaria Village el martes, 29 de octubre, de 4:00 a 5:15 p.m.

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

Georgetown HS Wind Symphony Receives National Honor


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