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GISD eNews ● 1-23-20

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In this week’s eNews:

  • In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
  • Congratulations to our December Teachers of the Month!
  • Middle School Band and Orchestra Instrument Tryouts
  • EVHS Theater to present Bonnie & Clyde The Musical - Jan 30-Feb 1
  • GHS Theater to present James and the Giant Peach - Jan 30-Feb 1
  • Secondary G/T Assessment Referral Window - Deadline Jan 31
  • From Chase the Chief: Chase the Chief 5K and Hammerlun Family Fun Run
  • From GPD: 6th annual Junior Police Academy (JPA)
  • From the City: State of the City event - Jan 29
  • From our Partners: PWOW Scholarship Opportunities - deadline Feb 1
  • From the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation: State of the District - Feb 7

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

Watch our latest staff spotlight: IT Superhero, George Henderson

Wagner Middle School Holds Conference for Change 

Jeanna Sniffin Named Principal for New Williams Elementary School

 

Congratulations to our December Teachers of the Month!

We're proud to recognize our December Teachers 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.

Middle School Band and Orchestra Instrument Tryouts

Middle School Band and Orchestra Tryouts are coming up for Benold, Forbes, and Wagner Middle Schools. Please see below for dates, times, and locations.

Middle School Band Instrument Tryouts
Benold & Forbes | Feb 1, 9am-2pm | GHS Band Hall
Wagner | Jan 23, 5-7pm | Wagner Band Hall

Middle School Orchestra Instrument Tryouts
Benold & Forbes | Jan 25, 9am-12:30pm | Benold Orchestra Room
Wagner | Jan 23, 5-7pm | Wagner Orchestra Room

EVHS Theater to present Bonnie & Clyde The Musical - Jan 30-Feb 1

East View HS Theater program will present Bonnie & Clyde, The Musical, January 30 through February 1 at the EV Theater, nightly at 7 pm. Purchase tickets online in advance on the EV Theater Website or at the door. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and teachers.

GHS Theater to present James and the Giant Peach - Jan 30-Feb 1

Georgetown HS Theater program will present James and the Giant Peach January 30 through February 1 at the Klett Performing Arts Center. Tickets available online or at the door. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students.

Secondary G/T Assessment Referral Window - Deadline Jan 31

The window for students in grades 6-11 to be referred for Gifted and Talented testing is now open and will close on January 31 at 3:00 pm. This is for students who are not currently identified as Gifted and Talented. To learn more, visit Advanced Academics on our website.

 

From Our Partners:

From Chase the Chief: Chase the Chief 5K and Hammerlun Family Fun Run

Registration is open for the eighth 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. January 31st is the last day to register to guarantee your race day shirt!

From GPD: 6th annual Junior Police Academy (JPA)

This summer, the Georgetown Police Department will be hosting the 6th annual Junior Police Academy (JPA). The JPA is a camp designed to strengthen the connection between law enforcement and local youth, giving them a chance to see what it’s like to become a cadet police officer over their summer vacation. This FREE camp is modeled after the police academies that adults attend to become sworn peace officers. Our academy is geared to accommodate Georgetown students, ages 8 to 12 years old. Junior Cadets will be introduced to physical training such as: competing in an obstacle course, self-defense tactics, hand-cuffing, marching, and rappelling. Cadets also get a first-hand look inside equipment such as Patrol and SWAT vehicles, a fire truck, and possibly a police helicopter. At the end of the academy, students will participate in a graduation ceremony that acknowledges their endurance and hard work.

Camp Dates:

June 8-11 (ages 8-10)
June 15-18 (ages 10-12)
June 29-July 2 (ages 8-10)
July 13-16 (ages 10-12)
July 20-23 (ages 10-12)
July 27-30 (ages 8-10)

The camp is conducted from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Georgetown Public Safety Operations & Training Center, located at 3500 DB Wood Rd., Georgetown, Texas 78628. Please complete the Application, Medical Information sheet, Parental Code of Conduct, Acknowledgement & Media Release, and the Liability Waiver for each child attending. Forms must be filled out in their entirety. A link has been created on the Georgetown Police website where you can access the application packet on February 3rd.

We are holding a 1-DAY registration scheduled for this Saturday, March 28rd at the Georgetown Police Department from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There are only 35 slots available for each camp. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please have the applications completed and ready when you arrive.

From the City: State of the City event - Jan. 29

The inaugural State of the City event is from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at City Hall, 808 Martin Luther King Jr. St. The event will highlight major projects and programs completed in 2019, allow attendees to connect with City officials, and preview what’s to come in 2020. During the event, attendees will be able to tour City Hall, as well as visit informational tables from various City departments. The evening will conclude in the Council and Court building, 510 W. Ninth St., with a presentation from Mayor Dale Ross. Childcare and refreshments will be provided. If you plan to attend, please register at georgetown-stateofthecity-2020.eventbrite.com.

PWOW Scholarship Opportunities - deadline Feb. 1

The Professional Women of Williamson County is offering teachers, counselors, administrators, and staff scholarship opportunities. Visit the Professional Women of Williamson County website to learn about three different scholarship opportunities. The deadline to receive all applications is February 1, 2020.

From the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation: State of the District - Feb 7

The GISD Education Foundation is proud to sponsor the 5th annual State of the District event on Friday, February 7 at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning from 11 am - 1 pm. This annual event showcases student work throughout the district, including innovative projects and programs that were funded with grants from the Education Foundation. Interact with students from all grade levels, experience what students are learning in Georgetown ISD through visual showcases and performances, listen to TED-Talk style presentations and enjoy small bites throughout the event.

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

Tickets can be purchased at www.gisdedfound.org. Proceeds benefit the Education Foundation’s efforts to support innovative programming in the district.

 

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