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GISD eNews | 3-5-20

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In this week’s eNews:

  • In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
  • East View High School hosted first Inside GISD event Feb. 28
  • Local non-profit invites middle school students to enter storytelling contest - deadline TOMORROW
  • Georgetown ISD Annual TAPR Report - March 10
  • Reminder: Spring Break 2020
  • Dual Language Parent Information Nights
  • Fred's 4
  • Coronavirus
  • From the City/Parks and Recreation: Pop into Spring Teen Party at Georgetown Rec Center - March 13
  • From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census Coming Soon
  • From Chase the Chief: Chase the Chief 5K and Hammerlun Family Fun Run - March 8
  • From The Rotary Club: District Grant Vocational Scholarships - Deadline Extended

 

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

East View and Georgetown High School Students Compete in State Swimming and Diving Meet

 State of the District in Under 8 Minutes

 

East View High School hosted first Inside GISD event Feb. 28

We are excited to launch an exciting new program at Georgetown ISD, called Inside GISD. The first Inside GISD event took place at East View High School last Friday, Feb. 28. Principal LaToya Easter and EVHS students provided tours of the school’s cosmetology lab, automotive shop, classrooms and more. Attendees were treated to lunch by EVHS’s culinary students and performances by the Glee ensemble, orchestra and cheerleading team. To view photos of the event and get more information about the next Inside GISD event at Tippit Middle School, visit georgetownisd.org/insidegisd.

Local non-profit invites middle school students to enter storytelling contest - 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/.

Last year's competition awarded three students from GISD for their work. https://sangabrielwriters.com/writing-contest-winners/

Georgetown ISD Annual TAPR Report - March 10

Parents and community members are invited to attend a GISD public hearing for the Annual District Report, which will include information related to the TAPR report. The public hearing is scheduled for March 10th from 5:30 to 6:30 at The Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning located at 507 East University Ave., Georgetown, TX 78626.

Reminder: Spring Break 2020

GISD will be on spring break March 16-20. Schools and offices will be closed. Friday, March 13 is an early release day for students.

Early Release Times:
PK/PPCD: 10:55 AM
Elementary: 11:55 AM
Middle Schools: 12:40 PM
High Schools: 12:45 PM
GAP: 12:45 PM

Dual Language Parent Information Nights

GISD will be hosting three parent information nights for parents of incoming Kindergarten students who are interested in applying for the Dual Language program. Join us as we discuss our DL program, Gomez & Gomez framework, program 50/50 model (English & Spanish), program expectations and applicant selection process. This is for parents of incoming Kinder students for 2020-21. The sessions will be April 9 and 23, and May 14 from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning Building 2.

Fred’s 4

Each month, Superintendent Fred Brent shares four things that focus on inspiration, curiosity, his work and what inspires him.

Look for these each month in eNews and online.

Coronavirus

Last week, the district sent a message to all staff and families regarding the Coronavirus. While there have been no reports of Coronavirus in Williamson County, we continue to monitor this situation in coordination with local, state and national healthcare agencies. We are being proactive in preventing the spread of infections by following the same protocols for cleaning and disinfecting schools as we take to prevent the spread of everyday illnesses like the common cold or the flu. Updates, as necessary, will be posted on our website at www.georgetownisd.org/coronavirus.

 

From Our Community Partners:

From the City/Parks and Recreation: Pop into Spring Teen Party at Georgetown Rec Center - March 13

Georgetown Parks and Recreation hosts its Pop into Spring Teen Party for teenagers ages 12-15 on March 13 at the Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave. The party is from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and will include pizza, drinks, snacks, games, music, and door prizes. The event is free for recreation center members or $5 for nonmembers.

Visit parks.georgetown.org for more information.

From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census Coming Soon

Look for a mailing from the U.S. Census Bureau in March and respond to the survey online, by phone, or by mail. The 2020 Census marks the first time you will have the option to respond online. Everyone living in the U.S. is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.

You will be asked a few simple questions, like age, gender, and the number of people who live in your home, including children. Your personal information is confidential and cannot be shared with anyone, including any government agencies or law enforcement. The Census will never ask you for your social security number, money or donations, or credit card numbers.

Census data are used to adjust electoral districts and shape how federal money is spent for roads, school lunch programs, health clinics, student loans, housing, and fire departments.

Learn more at 2020census.gov.

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. The registration cost is $5 for students and $10 for adults. Participants may still register at packet pickup or on race day.

From The Rotary Club: Rotary Scholarships - Deadline extended

The Rotary Club has various scholarship opportunities available for students. The Higginbotham Scholarship provides $10,000/year and the Georgetown Rotary Scholarship provides $1,000/year to qualified students. Applications show the deadline was March 2. However, the Rotary Club has extended the deadline to March 15. Interested students should act fast to take advantage of these opportunities. The Vocational Scholarship has a later deadline.

Important documents and more information are linked below:

Rotary scholarship handout
Rotary Application
Rotary Vocational Scholarship Information

To apply for this scholarship, use the Rotary application above and make sure to include the name of the junior college or trade school in the "Colleges I am applying to" section.

List of Possible Vocational Careers


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