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GISD eNews ● 2-13-20

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In this week’s eNews:

  • In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
  • Student Holiday Feb 14-18; Board Meeting Feb 18
  • EVHS Girls Basketball vs Pflugerville High School - Feb 18
  • Join us for a Discussion on True Accountability
  • AP Art Exhibit at City Hall
  • Uniendo Familias Meeting - Feb 27
  • Financial Transparency Online
  • Local non-profit invites middle school students to enter storytelling contest - deadline March 6
  • From the GISD Council of PTAs: Parent Information Night - Feb 25
  • From Chase the Chief: Chase the Chief 5K and Hammerlun Family Fun Run - March 8

 

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

5th Annual State of the District Showcases Student Learning, Experiences

 

2020-2021 UIL District Realignments

 

Student Holiday Feb 14-18; Board Meeting Feb 18

February 14-18 are student holidays in GISD. All campuses will be closed. GISD staff will be in professional development February 17-18. Enjoy the short break! Please note, the next School Board meeting is on Tuesday, February 18.

EVHS Girls Basketball vs Pflugerville High School - Feb 18

The EVHS Girls Basketball Bi-District Playoff game vs Pflugerville High School will be held at Rouse High School (1222 Raider Way Leander, TX 7864) on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $4 for adults and $2, students

Passes Accepted: Team Passes, Teacher Badges, UIL District Passes, PFISD Passes, THSACA, TGCA & THSCA

Join us for a Discussion on True Accountability

Several years ago, we embarked on an exciting journey with the Texas Public Accountability Consortium (TPAC) to reimagine what accountability looks like for public schools. Now, we are ready to take the next steps toward True Accountability and invite you to participate in this process.

Join us for a community summit to review our work, which has been driven by our strategic plan, and discuss the pursuit of a deeper level of accountability. One that walks beside the State accountability system and takes a deeper look into the work we are doing. One that takes into account the hopes and dreams we have for our students.

The summits are being offered on two dates:

  • Thursday, Feb. 27
  • Monday, March 2

At 6 pm at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership & Learning

Visit our website for details and to RSVP. Light snacks will be provided at these events. We hope you’ll join us as we take the next step in empowering every learner to Lead, Grow and Serve.

AP Art Exhibit at City Hall

If you haven't had a chance to check out the new art exhibition at the Georgetown City Hall Gallery, we encourage you to visit. The artwork on display is by Georgetown Independent School District AP Art students. The artwork will be exhibited through March.

Uniendo Familias Meeting - Feb 27

Spanish speaking families are invited to a dinner and informational meeting Thursday, February 27, from 6:00-7:30 at the Hammerlun Center Building 2. Familias de habla español están invitados a una comida y reunión informativa el jueves, 27 de febrero de 6:00 a 7:30 en el centro Hammerlun.

Local non-profit invites middle school students to enter storytelling contest - deadline March 6

Middle school students are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual San Gabriel Writers' League competition. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three contestants. All writers must turn in a completed registration form and submit an original story in a Word or Google document.

Important documents and more information are linked below:

Poster Submissions must be emailed by 5:00 PM on March 6, 2020, to kearneyj@georgetownisd.org. Jen Kearney will send all entries to the San Gabriel Writers' League. Students are encouraged to work with their ELAR teacher to submit a fully edited, polished piece of writing.

Students can use their writer's notebook and/or portfolio to determine which piece of writing they would like to use for the competition. Last year's competition awarded three students from GISD for their work. https://sangabrielwriters.com/writing-contest-winners/.

Financial Transparency Online

Georgetown ISD provides budget and financial information online as part of the Texas Comptroller's financial transparency initiative. Annual financial reports are posted along with budget summaries and information on the tax rate. Please note that check registers were removed from our site in December 2019, following a recommendation from the Texas Association of School Business Officials after several financial scams were discovered targeting area school districts. This move is an effort to prevent fraud or criminal access to information. From Our Community Partners:

From the GISD Council of PTAs: Parent Information Night - Feb 25

The GISD Council of PTAs Presents a Parent Information Night: From Teen to Adult...Now What? How Laws Impact Your Student after his/her 18th Birthday. The event will be held on February 25th from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Georgetown High School Lecture Hall.

From Chase the Chief: Chase the Chief 5K and Hammerlun Family Fun Run - March 8

Registration is open for the 8th 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.


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