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GISD eNews | 2-15-24

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GISD eNews | 2-15-24

  1. Georgetown ISD Board Calls for May Bond Election

  2. Public Presentation of GISD Annual Report Feb. 20

  3. GISD Council of PTAs 2023-24 Scholarships Available

  4. Annual Course Guide Update now available

  5. From the Georgetown Police Department: Register for Chase the Chief by Feb. 26

  6. From the Georgetown Project: Scholarships for GISD Seniors

  7. From the City of Georgetown: Georgetown residents invited to Water Conservation Expo on Feb. 24

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Thank you to everyone who joined us today at State of the District! You can see photos from the event here.

In this week’s eNews:  

Georgetown ISD Board Calls for May Bond Election

At a special called meeting on Monday night, the GISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved an order calling for a $649,510,000 bond election to be held on May 4. The bond addresses district growth, aging facilities, technology, fine arts and athletics. 

The proposed projects will be presented to voters in four separate propositions on the ballot in compliance with state law:
Proposition A in the amount of $597,470,000 proposes funding for Schools, Safety, & Capital Improvements.

Proposition B in the amount of $20,330,000 includes technology to support innovative learning as well as improve the infrastructure to support connectivity.

Proposition C in the amount of $27,850,000 would include funds to construct a new performing arts facility at East View High School, provide for continued maintenance of the Klett Performing Arts Center at Georgetown High School and replace concert uniforms and attire. 

Proposition D in the amount of $3,860,000 would include funds to renovate the locker and weight room facilities at East View High School to accommodate for program growth and repair the track at Georgetown High School. 

Citizens can learn more about the propositions during community presentations this spring. The district will update its calendar as presentations are scheduled, and more information can be found at www.georgetownisdbond.org.

Read the full announcement on our website

Public Presentation of GISD Annual Report Feb. 20

Georgetown ISD will hold a public hearing of its annual report. The annual report includes the 2022-2023 Texas Academic Performance Report, which compiles a wide range of information on each Texas school, including dropout and attendance rates; college, career and military readiness; and participation in readiness assessments. 

A public presentation of the report will be held on February 20 at 5:15pm in the BoardRoom of the Hammerlun Center for Leadership & Learning at 507 E. University Avenue.

GISD Council of PTAs 2023-24 Scholarships Available

The Georgetown ISD Council of PTAs is pleased to announce that it will offer three $500 scholarships during the 2023-2024 school year. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from each of GISD’s three high schools: East View High School, Georgetown High School, and Richarte High School. 

All scholarship applications and required documents must be submitted online using the Georgetown ISD Council of PTAs scholarship application no later than 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2024. In fairness to all applicants, no late or incomplete applications will be considered.

You can find more information, including scholarship eligibility requirements and required documents, here.

Annual Course Guide Update now available

In an effort to continually provide robust learning experiences for our secondary students, GISD annually reviews its programs and course offerings while making updates that align with our district’s mission and vision. These course offerings are published each year in our GISD Secondary Course Guide. Having just concluded this process, the 2024-2025 GISD Secondary Course Guide has been posted to our Teaching and Learning website

We encourage families who have students in GISD secondary schools to orient themselves to the Course Guide, which not only lists all course offerings for middle and high school students but also provides additional useful information to help students get the fullest secondary school experience and prepare them for their post-high school plans. Some course addition highlights from this edition include Career Technology Education (CTE) Pathway Updates, GISD Future Ready Complex (FRC) course offerings and more. 

Lastly, our annual course guide revision process also includes updates that come to local school districts as a result of new legislation and rulings from the Texas Education Agency. 

More information is available on our website.

From Our Partners: 

From the Georgetown Police Department: Register for Chase the Chief by Feb. 26

The Georgetown Police Department is gearing up for the 12th Annual Chase the Chief! The event raises funds to support GISD PE programs.
This year’s event will take place on March 3 at East View High School.

Vendor Fair: 12-2 PM

Fun Run: Starts at 1:15 PM
5k Run: Starts at 2 PM

For more info and to register by the February 26 deadline, visit the event website.

From the Georgetown Project: Scholarships for GISD Seniors

The Georgetown Project will award seven $1,000 scholarships to GISD seniors. Two students from Georgetown High School, two from East View High School, and three from Richarte High School will be selected to receive either the Barbara Baldwin Pearce, Jim Mitchell, or Chip Richarte Scholarship.

Access the scholarship application online

The deadline to apply is February 29. 

From the City of Georgetown: Georgetown residents invited to Water Conservation Expo on Feb. 24

Save the date & register now for this year’s Water Conservation Expo! Come and go between 9am & 1pm on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Georgetown Public Library.

During this event, community members can discover water-saving tips to make a positive impact toward protecting Georgetown’s precious water resources. Speakers include: Dr. Soe Myint from Texas State University, Kate Hajda from Williamson County Agrilife Extension and Beth Erwin from Native Plant Society.

Connect with experts and collect resources from local vendors and partners in water conservation. Attendees will have a chance to win door prizes, including a rain barrel! 

Admission is free! You can find more information, including a schedule of events and a list of vendors here.

 


Important Upcoming Dates

February 19-20 - Professional Learning/Student Holiday
February 20 - Board meeting

 


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