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GISD eNews | 2-8-24

  1. AVID: “Tried-and-True” Program Brings New Opportunities to High School Students

  2. Join us for a Parent Learning Community Tonight

  3. Join us Feb. 15 for State of the District 2024 - One week away!

  4. Public Presentation of GISD Annual Report Feb. 20

  5. GISD Council of PTAs 2023-24 Scholarships Available

  6. Annual Course Guide Update now available

  7. STAAR December EOC Scores Available in Skyward

  8. From the Georgetown Police Department: Register for Chase the Chief

  9. From Austin PBS: 2024 Writers Showcase

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This week’s features:

AVID: “Tried-and-True” Program Brings New Opportunities to High School Students

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Join us for a Parent Learning Community Tonight

Join us for a Parent Learning Community Event Thursday, February 8 from 6 - 7:30pm at Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning, 507 E. University Ave. Please park in the large parking lot behind the buildings.

There will be refreshments and limited childcare from 5:30 - 6pm and family activities in the cafeteria. 


Sessions will cover various topics, including:

  • Experience Dyslexia

  • Autism Resources & Parent Kits; 

  • Increasing Positive Behavior

  • Internet Safety 

  • and more! 

View the event flyer for more information. 

Join us Feb. 15 for State of the District 2024 - One week away!


Don’t miss the 2024 State of the District on February 15th from 12 - 2pm at the 
Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning

Showcases feature the work of students and staff district-wide in the areas of academics, career and technical education and fine arts, including innovative projects and programs that were funded with grants from the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation. Interact with students from all grade levels, experience what students are learning in Georgetown ISD through visual showcases and performances, presentations and enjoy small bites throughout the event.

Dr. Padavil will share his state of the district address which will highlight advancements in teaching and learning and a map for the future.

Secure your free tickets here.

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. 

STAAR December EOC Scores Available in Skyward

Student score reports for the December EOC Administration of STAAR are available in the Family Portal. Please visit our website for instructions to access your student's TEA Student Report Card through Skyward Family Access. 

If you have additional questions about your student's STAAR scores, please contact your student's Campus Testing Coordinator directly.


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 Austin PBS: 2024 Writers Showcase

The Austin PBS KIDS Writers Showcase promotes children’s literacy and art through hands-on, active learning. Children in the Austin PBS viewing area can write and illustrate original stories and submit them to Austin PBS. All entries are published on the Austin PBS website and the top stories from each grade level will be selected by independent judges. Writers must be in Kindergarten to 5th grade to enter.

The entry deadline is March 31. Winners and all the children who enter the contest will be celebrated on Saturday, May 11. 

View this flyer for more details, including submission instructions. 

 


Important Upcoming Dates

February 15 - State of the District
February 19-20 - Professional Learning/Student Holiday
February 20 - Board meeting


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