Leopard Pride News

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Rigsby finishes 4th in State Debate!

This week, GHS senior Matilin Rigsby participated in the UIL Congressional Debate State Tournament in Austin. Known in rounds as Representative Rigsby, Matilin represented GHS, UIL District 9, and ESC Region 11 with tremendous Leopard Pride. Mati advanced to the second day of session and ended the final session of Super Congress earning 4th place in the State. Approximately 300 students advanced from the District to the State level across all classifications (1A to 6A).

Last year, as a junior, Mati also competed on Day 2 and finished 13th.

LaCreasha Stille, Assistant Superintendent

We are excited to welcome Mrs. LaCreasha Stille, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, back home to Gainesville ISD. Stille was hired at the November Board of Trustees meeting and officially began her role in the district on Monday, January 9. As a GHS Alumni, Stille is excited for the opportunity to come back to her roots.

Mrs. Stille has over 24 years of experience in education, which actually began here at GISD. Throughout the first ten years, she gained classroom experience as a paraprofessional and teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school level. She taught special education, English as a Second Language, ESOL, Eng I, and coached both volleyball and softball. Mrs. Stille also has experience teaching higher education with University of Phoenix.

For the last 13 years, she has been supporting students, families, and educational professionals as the Assistant Principal and Principal in Crowley ISD, Andrews ISD, and most recently Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD.

Welcome back to Gainesville!

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School Board Appreciation Month

January is School Board Recognition Month, and Gainesville ISD will join the Texas Association of School Boards and other districts across the state to honor the countless contributions of these locally elected advocates for Texas schoolchildren and public schools.

Board members serving Gainesville ISD are:
Corey Hardin, President; board member since 2013
Mike Rosenberg, Vice President; board member since 2011
Phil Neelley, Secretary; board member since 2016
Will Presson; board member since 2008
Marvin Royal; board member since 2017
Nathan Dempsey; board member since 2018
Brad Cox; board member since 2018

Elementary & Middle School UIL

The Chalmers, Lee, and GJH UIL students participated in the District Academic UIL meet on Thursday and Friday, January 10-11. This year, GISD was the organizing host of both events, which were held at North Central Texas College.

The elementary meet includes 2nd-5th grade competed against Aubrey-Brocket, Aubrey-Monaco, Sanger-Butterfield, and Sanger-Cleark Creek/Chisolm-Trail.

The middle school meet includes 6th-8th grade and those students competed against Celina, Sanger, Melissa, Anna, and Aubrey. Points for the middle school competition also come from the previous OAP contest.

Early next week once school verifications are complete, all individual results will be announced! GO RED!

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Cooke County Junior Livestock Show

We are excited to see 35 Gainesville students showing animals in the Cooke County Livestock Show this year! Taking care of these animals and preparing for a show is a tremendous responsibility and we are happy to see lots of new faces taking on the challenge. The show continues this weekend and then a full list of results will be distributed.
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2019-2020 District Calendar

Potential calendars were reviewed, narrowed, down, voted on by staff, and the final calendar was approved by the Board on Monday, December 17.

GJH & GHS Schedules & Scores

All GJH schedules and scores can be found with the click of a button. Basketball, powerlifting, and GHS soccer are in full swing. Come out and support our Leopards and Lady Leopards!