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GISD eNews ● 1-30-20

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In this week’s eNews:

  • In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
  • 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 - Register by Jan 31 to guarantee race day shirt!
  • From GPD: 6th annual Junior Police Academy (JPA)
  • From Williamson County: PWOW Scholarship Opportunities - deadline Feb 1
  • From the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation: State of the District - Feb 7
  • From the GISD Council of PTAs: Parent Information Night - Feb 25

 

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

GISD Students Win Regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Advance to National Competition

 Jeanna Sniffin Named Principal for New Williams Elementary School

 

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 are 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 - Register by Jan 31 to guarantee race day shirt!

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. January 31 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 3.

We are holding a 1-DAY registration scheduled for this Saturday, March 28 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-served basis. Please have the applications completed and ready when you arrive.

From Williamson County: 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.

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.

 

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