News From GT

April 23rd

Feliç Diada de Sant Jordi!

Today is la Diada de Sant Jordi (St. George's Day) in Catalunya, which was Ms. Hanna's favorite holiday when she lived there. The Catalans celebrate by dressing in white and exchanging books and roses, as well as reenacting George's battle with the dragon and performing traditional Catalan dances.

Books are exchanged because William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes both died on April 23, 1616. This is also why UNESCO has recognized April 23rd as International Book Day. The roses are exchanged because, in the legend, a rose bush grew in the exact spot where the dragon's blood spilled.

Congratulations Stock Market Game Winners

Congratulations to the team of 6th graders Brooks Jeffers, Alex Jessup, Duke Elliott, and Ethan Nguyen. They are the winners of the Spring Semester Stock Market Game for the Austin/West Texas Region, placing 1st out of 52 teams of 4th-8th graders.

The team will receive a plaque for our trophy case, and each member will receive a certificate and a check for $50 from the Texas Council on Economic Education.

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Exhibition Information

Project Setup

Project setup will be available from 4:00 - 5:00 on Thursday, April 30th. The exhibition will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 PM Thursday night in the small gym. Cake will be served in the cafeteria.

School Day Exhibition

The Passion Project Exhibition will continue on Friday, May 1st, from 8:30 - 10:45. At this time, teachers will bring their classes to view the projects.

Students will miss 1st - 3rd periods on Friday. As always, they are responsible for any work they will miss and expected to discuss this with their teachers ahead of time. Unfortunately, 6th graders will be unable to participate in the school day exhibition due to the Fiesta, Texas trip.