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GISD eNews | 5-6-21

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In this week’s eNews:

  • GHS Show Choir Presents: The Show Must Go On, Starting Tonight
  • Uniendo Familias - Feria de Información y Diversión
  • New ParentU Resource: Which Math Pathway Should My Student Take?
  • STAAR Test Information
  • From the Georgetown Project and City: Virtual Georgetown Youth Town Hall Today
  • From Williamson County: Winter Ice Storm FEMA Assistance
  • From the Library: 2022 Library Art Exhibit Proposals
  • From the City: Georgetown Parks & Rec Summer Camp Registration Now Open
  • Important Upcoming Dates*(correction - May 28 is not an early release day)

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GHS Show Choir Presents: The Show Must Go On, Starting Tonight

Join the GHS Encore! Choir for a Broadway Review featuring favorite hits from The Great White Way! at the Klett Performing Arts Center. The choir will perform for two nights starting today, Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m. and tomorrow, Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Uniendo Familias - Feria de Información y Diversión

Están invitados a una feria de información y diversión el sábado, 15 de mayo de 9 a 11 am en el edificio Hammerlun. Tendremos comida, actividades interactivas para los niños, información de programas del distrito, y premios. Para mas informacion, favor de visitar nuestra pagina de "Uniendo Familias" al https://www.georgetownisd.org/Page/15277 ¡Esperamos verlos ahi!

New ParentU Resource: Which Math Pathway Should My Student Take?

A new resource launched in ParentU this week, especially for parents of 4th and 5th grade students. Learn more about Pathway Math, an accelerated math pathway, at www.georgetownisd.org/ParentU.

STAAR Test Information

State STAAR assessments continue this month. As a reminder, your student's campus will communicate test dates, location and report times. Students who are remote learners and need transportation to their campus for testing can board the bus at the stop closest to their home in the morning. Those students will be returned following the early release schedule for their campus unless they need extra time to complete testing, in which case they will ride the regular release bus. Students can also be picked up by a parent or guardian. Parents should expect a survey from their campus where they can express a need for their students to ride the bus on specific testing days.


We shared more information about STAAR, TELPAS and end-of-course exams on our website here. You can also view the state assessment calendar on our website here.

From our Community Partners:

From the YMCA: Healthy Kids Day and Global Youth Service Day This Saturday

Join the YMCA for a family-friendly morning learning about the programs offered to children and teens in the Georgetown community. We will celebrate Youth National Day of Service and will have service projects, crafts, fun music, bouncy houses, a fire truck, Georgetown Police Department and so much more. 

When: Saturday, May 8

Where: Wolf Ranch Towne Center

Times: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

From the Georgetown Project and City of Georgetown: Virtual Georgetown Youth Town Hall TODAY at 5 p.m.

Calling all family members with loved ones in Grades 8-12 in Georgetown!

Youth and community leaders with The Georgetown Project and City of Georgetown are having a virtual town hall just to hear from the young minds in town, and your help is needed to spread the word!

Youth panelists will lead an interactive discussion with their peers about topics they said are important to them: COVID-19, equity and other challenges they’re facing, and how to have a voice and serve in our community. The town hall will be TODAY, Thursday, May 6, from 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom.

A survey will launch during the town hall to collect more feedback. Feedback will be used to develop steps to make sure younger residents get the information, support, and opportunities they want, so their voice and perspectives can help shape Georgetown into a community we’re all proud to call home.


You can learn more here: https://georgetownproject.org/youth-town-hall/

From Williamson County: Winter Ice Storm FEMA Assistance

Was your home and/or belongings damaged as a result of the February winter ice storm? FEMA may be able to provide assistance. Follow the steps on this flyer (Spanish flyer) to start the process. The deadline for FEMA registration is May 20, 2021.

From the Library: 2022 Library Art Exhibit Proposals

Proposals for library art exhibits in 2022 will be accepted through May 15, 2021, and applicants will be notified by June 1, 2021.

If you would like to consider submitting a proposal for an exhibit in 2022, please visit library.georgetown.org/art and scroll to the bottom of the page to find more information about the process, or call Dana Hendrix, Adult Services Librarian, at 512-930-3624.

From the City: Georgetown Parks & Rec Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Georgetown Parks and Recreation will offer a variety of summer camps for area students beginning the week of June 1.

Age requirements, pricing and schedules vary for each program. Summer camps are not licensed child care programs. All fees listed are charged per week.


To see the full list of camps offered, visit parks.georgetown.org/camp.

Important Upcoming Dates

  • May 12 - GISD Employee Recognition Ceremony - 6 p.m.
  • May 17 - Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting - 7 p.m.
  • May 22 - Senior Parade - 9 a.m.
  • May 27 - Richarte High School Graduation - 8 p.m.
  • May 28 - Georgetown High School Graduation - 8 p.m.
  • May 29 - East View High School Graduation - 8 p.m.
    More graduation information is available at www.georgetownisd.org/graduation2021
  • May 28 - Last Day of School, Early Release Day
    • CORRECTION: May 28 is not an early release day

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