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GISD eNews ● 8-22-19

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We hope you like the new version of eNews, now translated in Spanish, with more details available online. This new format is designed to help you quickly find the information most relevant to you.  

In this week’s eNews

  • Important Back to School Resources 
  • GHS Homecoming Time Change
  • Changes are coming to Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
  • The GISD Guidance and Wellness Department is hosting a private screening of Screenagers
  • All high school students and parents are invited to attend the GISD Future Ready Fair on Sept. 24
  • Texas Education Agency Ratings
  • Volunteers and Mentors
  • 2019-2020 UIL Eligibility Calendar 
  • From the City: Water Conservation
  • In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!

Important Back to School Resources 

Recursos Importantes de Regreso a la Escuela 

GHS Homecoming Time Change

The GHS vs Stephenville Homecoming game on Friday, September 27th will now start at 7:30 pm.

All District Games will start at 7:00 pm.

Changes are coming to Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

The College Board is changing how Advanced Placement (AP) courses and AP exams will be offered for the 2019-20 school year. These changes impact when
Georgetown ISD students will register and pay for AP exams. Students will now register for AP Exams in the fall. Other changes include new online resources
for students and teachers and updated exam costs. Visit the website for more information on
GISD Advanced Placement program. Still have questions? Submit
Let’s Talk dialogue. Click on Advanced Placement and someone will reach out to help answer your questions. 

The GISD Guidance and Wellness Department is hosting a private screening of Screenagers on Sept. 10 - Registration required

The GISD Guidance and Wellness Department will host a private screening of the award-winning documentary "Screenagers - Growing Up in the Digital Age". 
Both students (ages 10+) and parents are welcome to attend.  Following the screening, breakout information sessions will be held by representatives from Trend
Micro (10-14), the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center (15+), and the Texas Office of the Attorney General (parents).

Seats are limited for this event so RSVP now!
Date:  September 10th, 2019
Time:  5:00 - 7:30 pm
Location:  Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning Board Room (507 E. University Ave)

All high school students and parents are invited to attend the GISD Future Ready Fair on Sept. 24

The first GISD Future Readiness Fair is scheduled to take place on September 24th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at East View High School.  All GISD high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend to learn more about college, career, and military options. The fair will feature a multitude of college, career,
and military representatives, and there will be mini-seminar sessions available for students and their parents to learn more about career paths, college admissions, and military service from guest presenters. Contact your high school College, Career, and Military Readiness Specialist for more information.

Texas Education Agency Ratings

The Texas Education Agency released accountability ratings for districts and schools in Texas today. More information is posted on our website:  

How to become a volunteer and mentor in our schools

GISD is always in need of volunteers and mentors! The volunteer program is a great way to get involved with a variety of programs within GISD. The mentor program provides an opportunity for community members to meet one-on-one with a student once a week during the lunch hour. If you are a current volunteer or mentor, GISD is now running background checks automatically, which means you will not need to reapply this year. When you are approved or if more information is needed, you will receive an email notifying you of your background check status. If you are interested in becoming a new volunteer or mentor, please fill out an application today. 

2019-2020 UIL Eligibility Calendar 

Please be aware that the 2019-2020 UIL Eligibility Calendar and requirements can be found on our website. For more information, please contact our athletics department

From the City: Water Conservation

The dog days of summer are here and the city is asking water customers to reduce their irrigation use by ten percent, adhere to the two-day watering schedule,
and not water on Mondays or between noon and 7 p.m. To view a calendar of assigned watering days and to learn more about water conservation, visit the
city’s website.

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

GHS Students' Sculptures Featured 

En Caso Que Se Lo Perdió: Buenas Noticias en Escuelas de GISD!

Esculturas de Estudiantes de GHS Presentadas

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The GISD eNews is intended to inform subscribers and provide a snapshot of district events and student achievements. It is not intended to be inclusive
of every campus or program in GISD. For more information on Georgetown ISD
visit our website, find us on Twitter, and Instagram

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No tiene la intención de incluir todas las escuelas o programas en GISD. Para obtener más información sobre Georgetown ISD,
visite nuestro sitio web, encuéntrenos
Twitter e Instagram.

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