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GISD eNews ● 2-6-20

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In this week’s eNews:

  • In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
  • From the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation: State of the District - Feb 7
  • From the City: Draft 2030 Comprehensive Plan update open house Feb. 12
  • From the GISD Council of PTAs: Parent Information Night - Feb 25


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

2020-2021 UIL District Realignments

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

Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning Wins Highest Honor


Uniendo Familias Meeting - Feb 27

Spanish speaking families are invited to a dinner and informational meeting Thursday, February 27, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. 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:

Submissions must be emailed by 5:00 PM on March 6, 2020, to 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.

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 Georgetown ISD Education Foundation: State of the District - TOMORROW

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 Proceeds benefit the Education Foundation’s efforts to support innovative programming in the district.

From the City: Draft 2030 Comprehensive Plan update open house Feb. 12

The City of Georgetown Planning Department will host an open house from 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St, about the draft 2030 Comprehensive Plan update. The meeting is come-and-go, and presentations will be made on the hour.

During the meeting, residents and property owners will be able to learn more about what’s included in the plan and provide feedback to staff.

City staff also are holding office hours and can come present at community meetings. To request this, or provide additional feedback, please email

City staff presented the draft plan to City Council at its Jan. 28 meeting. The plan is expected to be adopted by the council this spring.

Learn more at

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 The registration cost is $5 for students and $10 for adults.

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