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GISD eNews | 5-2-24

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GISD eNews | 5-2-24

  1. Mark your Calendars! 2024 Graduation Dates

  2. Pre-K Registration Support Night May 6

  3. Dual Language Info Sessions for Incoming Kinder Students

  4. Upcoming Ballet Folklorico Performances Tonight & Sunday

  5. District Seeks Feedback from Parents and Staff via Annual Survey through May 8 

  6. Mass Physicals on May 8: Open to EVHS, Tippit and Wagner Students

  7. GISD offers Credit by Exam

  8. GISD Library Summer Maker Camp June 17-20 - Enroll now

  9. Taking an AP Exam? Check out these AP Exam Practice Videos

  10. From the Georgetown Project: Smart Beginnings Family Fair this Saturday

  11. From Williamson County Justice of the Peace, Pct 3: Mental Health & Wellness Expo May 6

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May 6-11 is Teacher Appreciation Week! Follow us on social media as we share ways to celebrate next week. Join the conversation and use #GTownLovesTeachers in your posts. 

Want to send a personal message to a GISD educator? Visit our website to submit a Way to Go Gram: www.georgetownisd.org/waytogo 

In this week’s eNews:  

Mark your Calendars! 2024 Graduation Dates

See below for 2024 graduation information. More details will be coming soon at https://www.georgetownisd.org/graduation.

Bridges 18+

Thursday, May 16, 2024
5:30 PM @ Hammerlun

Richarte HS

Thursday, May 23, 2024  

7:00 PM @ The Performing Arts Center

 

Georgetown HS

Friday, May 24, 2024 

8:00 PM @ The Athletic Complex

 

East View HS  

Saturday, May 25, 2024 

8:00 PM @ The Athletic Complex

Upcoming Ballet Folklorico Performances Tonight & Sunday


GISD Ballet Folklorico has several upcoming performances planned. Mark your calendars and don’t miss the chance to see these wonderful dancers from GISD elementary schools! 

  • Purl Elementary: Tonight at 5:30pm

  • Ford Elementary: May 5 at 1:45pm

See the event flyer on our website.


Dual Language Info Sessions for Incoming Kinder Students

Parents of English speaking students from any campus who are interested in applying for the Kindergarten Dual Language program are asked to attend an info night to learn about the program structure, goals, and the application process. 

Current Dual Language families that would like to apply for an incoming sibling are also asked to attend. These sessions are offered in person and virtually. 

Upcoming sessions include: 

May 7, 9 - 10 am (Virtual)

May 8, 6 - 7pm at the Hammerlun Cafeteria 

Learn more and access virtual links on our website.

District Seeks Feedback from Parents and Staff via Annual Survey through May 8 

Annual climate survey information, including links to participate, were emailed to parents and staff on Wednesday, April 24. We encourage every parent and staff member in GISD to respond and share your experience in GISD during the last school year. Information is collected anonymously and used to inform our work including campus improvement plans and the district’s strategic direction.
Surveys will remain open through May 8, 2024. 


Mass Physicals on May 8: Open to EVHS, Tippit and Wagner Students


An annual physical dated after May 1, 2024 is required to participate in extracurricular activities in the 24-25 school year. East View will host mass physicals on May 8 from 3-7pm. The $20 physicals are offered to all incoming EVHS, TMS and WMS students participating in activities. 
The deadline to register is May 6. 

You can find more information and the link to register here.

GISD offers Credit by Exam

Credit by Exam is offered by Georgetown ISD for enrolled students in grades Kindergarten-12. GISD offers exams free of charge to students. 

The purpose of CBE testing is for acceleration (students wishing to test out of a grade or course without having prior instruction), verification (verifying credit from homeschool or non-accredited private/public school), or recovery of credit for a course in which the student has had prior instruction. 

For more information, please visit our website or speak with your student’s counselor.

GISD Library Summer Maker Camp June 17-20 - Enroll now

GISD Librarians and Digital Learning Coaches will host a maker camp June 17-20 for students who will be in 3-5 grade for the 2024-25 school year. Camp will run from 9-11:30 am every day at Wolf Ranch Elementary. The cost of the camp is $150 and all proceeds will benefit libraries across GISD. 

Find more information on this flyer.

Taking an AP Exam? Check out these AP Exam Practice Videos

The 2024 AP Daily: Practice Sessions video series launched this week, in AP Classroom and on YouTube. These videos can be a great way for students to prepare for upcoming AP exams in May. 

Find the videos here.

From Our Partners: 

From the Georgetown Project: Smart Beginnings Family Fair this Saturday

Join the Georgetown Project Smart Beginnings Alliance for the Smart Beginnings Family Fair -- a day of family fun, food, activities, and resources for families with kids aged 0-5! FREE! 

When: Saturday, May 4, 10am-1pm 

Where: Annie Purl Elementary, 1953 Maple Street

Learn more at https://georgetownproject.org/smart-beginnings-family-fair-may-4/.  

Learn more at https://georgetownproject.org/smart-beginnings-family-fair-may-4/.  

From Congregation Havurah Shalom of Sun City: Join us for an event - Rescued Evidence & Pieces of the Past

In partnership with The Georgetown Public Library, Congregation Havurah Shalom invites you to a FREE event to commemorate Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) on Sunday, May 5 from 2 – 4pm.

The event, "Rescued Evidence & Pieces of the Past" explores Antisemitism, the Holocaust and WWII through Artifacts and Memorabilia.

Find more information on the event flyer.

From Williamson County Justice of the Peace, Pct 3: Mental Health & Wellness Expo May 6

Join Judge Evelyn McLean for a Mental Health and Wellness Expo on May 6, 6-8pm. This is a free event with over 50 vendors, treats AND door prizes.

Learn more about the event here.




Important Upcoming Dates

May 4 – Election Day
May 6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6 - Board Workshop
May 8 – Bike and Roll to School Day


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