GISD eNews ● 2-27-20
In this week’s eNews:
- In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
- Join us for a Discussion on True Accountability - Feb 27 or March 2
- Uniendo Familias Meeting - Feb 27
- Inside GISD: a Community Tour Event - Feb 28
- GHS Boys Basketball Area Playoff Game - Feb 28
- Local non-profit invites middle school students to enter storytelling contest - deadline March 6
- Georgetown ISD Annual TAPR Report - March 10
- From The Rotary Club: District Grant Vocational Scholarships
- From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census Coming Soon
- From Chase the Chief: Chase the Chief 5K and Hammerlun Family Fun Run - March 8
In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
Join us for a Discussion on True Accountability - Feb 27
Several years ago, we embarked on an exciting journey with the Texas Public Accountability Consortium (TPAC) to reimagine what accountability looks like for public schools. Now, we are ready to take the next steps toward True Accountability and invite you to participate in this process.
Join us for a community summit to review our work, which has been driven by our strategic plan, and discuss the pursuit of a deeper level of accountability. One that walks beside the State accountability system and takes a deeper look into the work we are doing. One that takes into account the hopes and dreams we have for our students.
The summits are being offered on two dates:
Thursday, Feb. 27
Monday, March 2
At 6 pm at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership & Learning
Uniendo Familias Meeting - Feb 27
Spanish-speaking families are invited to a dinner and informational meeting Thursday, February 27, from 6:00-7:30 at the Hammerlun Center Building 2. Familias de habla español están invitados a una comida y reunión informativa el jueves, 27 de febrero de 6:00 a 7:30 en el centro Hammerlun.
Inside GISD: a Community Tour Event - Feb 28
At GISD, we’re proud of the unique cultures, programs and student experiences at each of our campuses. As educators, we are fortunate to see those things first hand every day and now we’d like to invite you to see “inside” our schools, too.
Our first Inside GISD event will take place at East View High School next Friday, Feb. 28. Join us from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for a complimentary lunch, a tour of EVHS, student showcases, and more.
Please RSVP at this link. Please note that we do have a limited capacity, and we’ll be accepting RSVPs on a first-come, first-serve basis. Opportunities to visit other campuses will be available in the future. We’ll post more information as it becomes available at www.georgetownisd.org/insideGISD.
GHS Boys Basketball Area Playoff Game - Feb 28
Georgetown Boys Basketball vs. Huntsville
Friday, February 28th @ 6:00 PM
at A & M Consolidated High School
1801 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South, College Station, TX 77840
Local non-profit invites middle school students to enter storytelling contest - March 6
Middle school students are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual San Gabriel Writers' League competition. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three contestants. All writers must turn in a completed registration form and submit an original story in a Word or Google document.
Important documents and more information are linked below:
Poster Submissions must be emailed by 5:00 PM on March 6, 2020, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Jen Kearney will send all entries to the San Gabriel Writers' League. Students are encouraged to work with their ELAR teacher to submit a fully edited, polished piece of writing.
Students can use their writer's notebook and/or portfolio to determine which piece of writing they would like to use for the competition. Last year's competition awarded three students from GISD for their work. https://sangabrielwriters.com/writing-contest-winners/.
Georgetown ISD Annual TAPR Report - March 10
Parents and community members are invited to attend a GISD public hearing for the Annual District Report, which will include information related to the TAPR report. The public hearing is scheduled for March 10th from 5:30 to 6:30 at The Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning located at 507 East University Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626.
From Our Community Partners:
From The Rotary Club: Rotary Scholarships
UPDATE: The scholarship application deadline has been extended to March 15. Click here for more information.
The Rotary Club has various scholarship opportunities available for students. The Higgenbotham scholarship is for 4 years at $10K per year. This scholarship is available to children of veterans. The deadline for this scholarship is next week. The Rotary application can be used for both the Higgenbotham and the $1000 scholarships. For the Higgenbotham put "Higgenbotham" at the top of the application. For the vocational program use the same Rotary application but put the name of the junior college or trade school in the "Colleges I am applying to:" section.
Students will be selected from this for Rotary guidance with the completion of a district application by April 30th. This scholarship will be approved by the Rotary district.
From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census Coming Soon
Look for a mailing from the U.S. Census Bureau in March and respond to the survey online, by phone, or by mail. The 2020 Census marks the first time you will have the option to respond online. Everyone living in the U.S. is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.
You will be asked a few simple questions, like age, gender, and the number of people who live in your home, including children. Your personal information is confidential and cannot be shared with anyone, including any government agencies or law enforcement. The Census will never ask you for your social security number, money or donations, or credit card numbers.
Census data are used to adjust electoral districts and shape how federal money is spent for roads, schools, health clinics, student loans, housing, and fire departments.
Learn more at 2020census.gov.
From Chase the Chief: Chase the Chief 5K and Hammerlun Family Fun Run - March 8
Registration is open for the 8th annual Chase the Chief 5K and Hammerlun Family Fun Run on March 8 at East View High School, 4490 E. University Ave. Participants will get the chance to chase Georgetown Police Chief Wayne Nero in a 5K run or a 1-mile fun run. Other activities at the event include a Police Department obstacle course and fitness fair open from noon to 5 p.m. There is an award ceremony following the race. To register for the Chase the Chief 5K and Hammerlun Family Fun Run, go to chasethechief.georgetown.org. The registration cost is $5 for students and $10 for adults.
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