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GISD eNews ● 11-21-19


In this week’s eNews:

  • In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
  • Early Release on November 22; Thanksgiving Break Nov. 25-29
  • Georgetown High School Football Area Playoff Game Nov. 23
  • ELAR New Resource Adoption for High School - Event Nov. 22
  • District to Host Rezoning Meetings in December
  • Middle School Future Readiness Fairs in December
  • 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

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

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:

Georgetown High School Football Area Playoff Game

The Georgetown (home) vs Richmond Foster(visitor) playoff game will be on Saturday, November 23 at 2:30 pm at the Merrill Green Stadium 3450 Campus Drive Bryan, TX 77802.

Presale tickets are available at Georgetown High School.
Presale ticket prices are $6 for adults and $4 for students.
Tickets will be $8 at the gate.

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.

District to Host Rezoning Meetings in December

Growth in Georgetown requires thoughtful planning, and your feedback is needed to determine future attendance zones for the new Williams and Wolf Ranch elementary schools, which are under construction now and planned for a late summer 2020 opening. Additionally, zones will be adjusted to relieve capacity issues at Carver Elementary, Mitchell Elementary and Wagner Middle Schools as well as maximize capacity at all GISD campuses. Four public meetings will be held in December. You can also send share your feedback via Let's Talk.

Middle School Future Readiness Fairs

GISD’s Middle School Future Readiness Fairs are taking place this December.

Students from Forbes and Benold and their parents are invited to Georgetown High School on December 3rd from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the cafeteria.

Students from Tippit and Wagner and their parents are invited to East View High School on December 10th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the cafeteria.

Both events will feature parent sessions on graduation requirements; parent sessions on advanced academics options in high school; a high school student panel providing guidance to middle school students; facility tours; and an array of demonstrations and informational booths for career paths, high school courses, and student clubs and organizations. Eighth grade students and their parents don’t want to miss this one opportunity to learn more about high school options, to see classrooms and laboratories, and to visit with high school students and teachers.

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 is 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 Invitation

Blue Santa and Brown Santa Information

Blue Santa (Deadline Dec. 14) – 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?:

Brown Santa (Deadline Dec. 4) – 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.

Have questions? Let’s Talk

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