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GISD eNews ● 11-14-19


In this week’s eNews:

  • GHS and EVHS Bi-District Games Tomorrow Night
  • Teacher of the Month
  • EVHS Theater to present i and you
  • Uniendo Familias Meeting on November 20
  • Early Release on November 22; Thanksgiving Break Nov. 25-29
  • ELAR New Resource Adoption for High School - Event Nov. 22
  • Survey: Academic Calendar feedback form closes Dec. 1
  • 2019-20 Elementary Gifted/Talented Student Referral Window closes Dec. 6
  • From The GISD PTA Council: Hey Dude, Nice Shoes Event - Dec. 2
  • Blue Santa and Brown Santa Information
  • From The City: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Day
  • In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!

GHS and EVHS Bi-District Football Games Tomorrow Night

East View HS Football
Bi-District vs Kerrville HS @ Antler Stadium in Kerrville (EVHS is Visitor)
11/15/19 @ 7:00 PM
Presale: Adult $7.00 / Student $3
At the game: all tickets are $8.00
District UIL card accepted

Georgetown HS Football
Bi-District vs LBJ @ Nelson Field (GHS is Visitor)
11/15/19 @ 7:30 PM
Presale: Adult $7.00 / Student $4.00
At the game: Adult $8.00 / Student $5.00
District UIL card and district faculty badges will be accepted
Clear Bag Policy for Nelson Field

Teacher of the Month

We're proud to recognize a Teacher of the Month from campuses within the district. The teachers who are recognized are commended for their teaching excellence and commitment to Georgetown ISD's vision, mission, and beliefs.

Each month, campuses select a teacher to recognize for their hard work and dedication to our students. You can see more information and pictures of our teachers of the month on our website.

EVHS Theater to present i and you

East View HS Theater program will present i and you on November 14 and 15 at the EV Theater, nightly at 7 pm. Purchase tickets online in advance at or at the door.

$10 Adults
$5 Students and Teachers

Uniendo Familias Meeting

Join us at our monthly meeting for Spanish speaking families at Carver Elementary school November 20 from 4:15 - 5:15 pm.
Los invitamos a nuestra reunión mensual para familias de habla español el miércoles, 20 de noviembre de 4:15 - 5:15 pm en la primaria Carver.

November 22 is an Early Release Day for Students Ahead of the Thanksgiving Break

Students will be released from school early on Friday, November 22 leading into a week-long break from November 25-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. You can review early release times for campuses on our website:

ELAR New Resource Adoption for High School

What you need to know Instructional resources and materials adoption happens every 8-10 years and your input is vital to shape the learning experience of our students for the future. We invite you to participate in the high school English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) materials adoption process for 2020, visit with vendors and share feedback on the materials you would like to see in our classrooms.

On November 22, from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m., vendors will be on-site at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning to visit with teachers, staff, parents and community members about the proposed materials and options available.

You’ll have a chance to review these materials, ask questions and provide feedback.

This is a come-and-go event. If you’re unable to attend, you can still provide feedback. View digital samples, see the TEKS alignment report and access the feedback form on our website by December 13.

If you have questions about the High School ELAR adoption, Let’s Talk. Simply click on the button for “High School Materials Adoption” and a member of our team will get back to you.

Survey: Academic Calendar

Your feedback on the academic calendar is important and we are asking for your input by completing this brief survey. More information and parameters for consideration are available on our website.
Ver y completar la encuesta (Espanol)

2019-20 Elementary Gifted/Talented Student Referral Window

The 2019-20 window for referring elementary students for Gifted/Talented assessment is Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:00 am through Friday, December 6, 2019 at 3:00 pm. Information about the referral process will be available on our website.

From The GISD PTA Council: Hey Dude, Nice Shoes Event

"Hey Dude, Nice Shoes" is an anti-bullying/pro-kindness workshop presented to more than 20,000 students each year. This workshop helps navigate through the delicate and sensitive topics that one encounters growing up. It is an inspiring presentation that empowers students, parents, and educators to change the community around them for the better by choosing kindness every day. The workshop will be held at the GISD board room on December 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. For more information or to RSVP to this workshop please visit: Hey Dude, Nice Shoes Punchbowl Invitation.

Blue Santa and Brown Santa Information

Blue Santa – for families living inside Georgetown city limits:
Families living inside the Georgetown city limits who need help providing Holiday/Christmas toys, books, games and other items for their children (age 0-17) may apply for assistance from Georgetown Police Department’s Blue Santa Program. Applicants qualify through current participation in the following programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or participation in the free or reduced meal program.

Want to sign-up for Blue Santa?

Operations and Training Center, Georgetown Police Headquarters located at 3500 DB Wood Road. For more information about Blue Santa visit their website, call 512-930-2747, or email

Brown Santa - for families living outside the Georgetown city limits:
Families can apply to the Williamson County Brown Santa program at

Please do not turn in any applications to your child’s school.

From The City: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Day

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will make a stop in Georgetown on Nov. 17 on its way to Washington, D.C., from Carson National Forest in New Mexico. The tree will be parked on Main Street between Seventh and Eighth streets from 4-5 p.m.

To celebrate, the City is hosting U.S. Capitol Tree Day in Georgetown on the Square from 2-5 p.m. During the event, visitors will be able to meet Santa Claus and his two reindeer with his antique sleigh, participate in children’s crafts, and purchase U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree merchandise and Georgetown collectible ornaments.

The 60-foot tree will be making stops for community celebrations throughout its journey from New Mexico to the U.S. Capitol from Nov. 11-25. The journey will culminate with the official tree lighting on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building in early December.

For more information about the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, visit

In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!

View Photos from Veterans Day Events
GISD Liberty Battalion Completed Annual Military Inspection November 6

Have questions? Let’s Talk

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