Gunter ISD Online Newsletter
Homecoming Week - October 11-14
"Saddle Up and Ride for the Tigers"
Click here to enter the HOCO 2022 Website. All the information you need in one convenient location.
Campus PTO Fun!
Taco Tuesdays, Fall breakfasts & luncheons, Book Fair Help...
These parents are amazing! Thank you so much for continuing to pour love into our campuses in so many ways. The teachers and staff at each building truly are touched by your generosity!
Want to become a part of the fun? Join your campus PTO today!
Gunter Elementary School PTO - Join Here
Gunter Middle School: Send a text to 81010 with this message - @gtmspto
Gunter High School PTO - Send a text to 81010 with this message - @ghspto1
Standing Strong with Uvalde
On September 6th, many Texas school districts stood together to let the Uvalde parents, students, and faculty know that we were standing with them as they began this school year. Gunter ISD students and faculty traded their Gunter blue for maroon to show support for the Uvalde students going back to school for the first time since the tragedy during the previous school year.
School Board Briefs
Gunter ISD Police Department Partners with iWatchTexas
Protecting Texas students, faculty, and schools requires everyone’s support. iWatchTexas encourages students, administrators, parents, and concerned individuals to report anything that may trouble you: no concern is too small. By alerting the proper authorities to incidents that concern you, we can take steps toward preventing rather than reacting to school violence.
Depending on the nature of the report, referrals will be made to appropriate authorities which could include school ofﬁcials, district ofﬁcials and local law enforcement.
Using a single, statewide reporting system ensures that tips from different parts of the community are all integrated in order to link critical data. The iWatchTexas initiative is part of the DPS Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division (ICT), which serves as the central clearinghouse for the collection, management, analysis and dissemination of law enforcement and homeland security intelligence in Texas.
For more information, download the brochure by clicking the link.
Please download the App from your App Store!
A few notes from the GISD Cafeteria Manager
"Lettuce" help you learn about our lettuce!
On October 19th there will be a presentation by TrueHarvest Farms , the company who supplies the lettuce we serve in our cafeterias across the district. It is 100% organic, 100% pesticide free! They will be setting up in the high school cafeteria to show the growing process with an informational display for our agriculture/horticulture, biology classes, or any other student who is interested in learning. Watch their video “For the love of taste” https://youtu.be/pSG3Y99a_OA
Get Your Day in Gear with a Healthy School Lunch - National School Lunch Week October 10-14
National School Lunch Week is October 10-14th, please join the Texas Department of Agriculture in encouraging Texas students to Get Your Day in Gear with a Healthy School Lunch. During the week, your school nutrition team will use fun lessons to help your child learn more about good nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Also, during National School Lunch Week many Texas school cafeterias will make eating local products part of their celebrations. Teaching children about Texas agriculture helps them make stronger connections to good nutrition so they can strive for future success.
Encourage your child to celebrate National School Lunch Week, October 10-14th, by eating a healthy lunch at school. Read the full flyer here!
Free/Reduced Applications - Please get these filled out ASAP
Free/Reduced Lunch Application
Free and Reduced qualification will be determined through an application process for the 2022-23 school year. Please fill out the Free/Reduced meal application today! You may download the application and directions on our website at https://www.gunterisd.org/page/food-services
Return all applications to Mrs. Lauren Rogers at the high school campus.
The federal program that allowed our cafeterias to provide free meals for our students last year has not been renewed. Gunter ISD Child Nutrition Department will begin charging for all meals (Breakfast and Lunch) beginning the first day of school, August 17th. Read the full press release here: https://5il.co/1e0b6
Official 2022-23 meal prices are listed on our website at this link: https://www.gunterisd.org/page/menus
Classroom Highlights on the Web!
There are always exciting things going on at our campuses, and now you don't have to wait to read about it in the Tiger Times... simply visit our website often and get all the up to date classroom happenings in a timely manner!
Our website and the GISD App offer the ability to share news stories relating to the campus or district. Please visit our website to view the latest stories inside the classroom and around the campus. Click the campus below to view the home page for each site where the News section appears.
Gunter High School (Chemistry Slime, TAEA Award, and more...)
Gunter Middle School (Lunar Marshmallows, Yearbook awards and more... )
Gunter Elementary School (Shaving cream, apple pies and more...)
The best resource for activities taking place in our district is the District Calendar.
Click here to download the 2022-23 Academic Calendar.
Keep scrolling in this newsletter to find announcements, sports updates, reminders, highlights, and much more!
Read Naturally STAR Student!
The Read Naturally Star Student of the Month program is designed to celebrate students who work hard to improve their reading skills using Read Naturally's intervention programs. Each month, a student is selected to be featured in the Read Naturally newsletter. The selected student wins a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card, and the school or teacher who nominated the student receives a $200 gift certificate for Read Naturally materials.
We are so excited to announce that one of our own GES STARS has been featured! Click on this link to read more: Congratulations, Aaron!
Gunter Elementary Readers are Champions!
Coach Fieszel and some of his GHS Football players took time out of their day to visit with the "Readers are Champions" students at the elementary. The players and Coach Fieszel talked about their favorite books and how important it is to read for fun.
Thank you to #64 Jack St. Clair, #61 Mason Peacock, #8 Ethan Sloan, #32 Ashton Bennett, and #11 Adam Reed for being an inspiration to the "littles" in sports and academics!
* Thank you to North Side Pie for donating prizes for the top readers! Each student was a given a personal pan pizza.
Gunter Middle School Earns Jostens 2022 NYPE Award!
The Gunter Middle Yearbook Staff under the leadership of Norma Clement has earned the National Yearbook Program of Excellence award! and achieved SILVER level recognition.
The National Yearbook Program of Excellence is awarded to yearbook programs based on the extraordinary efforts that go into creating a meaningful book for all students, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook creation process. Congratulations to Mrs. Clement and her students on this success!
Don't forget that the 2022-23 GMS Yearbook is on sale now. Purchase yours now at https://tinyurl.com/GMSYearbook2022-23
Congratulations to our Middle School Students of the Month
5th Grade - Mason Clowers
Mason plays football and baseball. His favorite subject is math. He loves hanging out with his grandparents. His favorite musician is God's Country. In the future, Mason would like to become a veterinarian.
6th Grade - Korbyn Kelley
Korbyn plays volleyball. Her favorite subject is World Cultures. She loves to paint and draw. Her favorite musician is the Rolling Stones. In the future, Korbyn would like to become a veterinarian.
7th Grade - Brayden Walden
Brayden plays football. His favorite subject is history. He loves hunting and fishing. His favorite musician is Parker McCollum. In the future, Brayden would like to play college football.
8th Grade - Harlee Keel
Harlee plays volleyball, basketball, runs track and is a cheerleader. Her favorite subject is history. She loves hanging out with her friends and playing sports. Her favorite musician is Zach Bryan. In the future, Harlee would like to become an airline pilot.
✏️ A note from the GHS Counselor's office...
National Merit Scholar
Nick Bullard has been named a Commended Student in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program! About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students out of over 2 million who entered the 2023 competition by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). “Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key roll their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”
Nick was also recognized as a National Rural and Small Town Scholar by the College Board for his performance on the PSAT/NMSQT test last Fall. Students are eligible for this recognition if they manage to score in the top 10% of test takers and are from a small town. Please congratulate Nick when you see him around town. Well done!!
National Honor Society - Building Relationships Through Volunteering
by Alexis Marks
The National Honor Society (NHS) is a student-led organization where students get the opportunity to help their community through volunteer work and leadership. NHS has been busy helping others this year. So far, we have decorated Gunter High School’s bulletin boards, assisted in the firework show at the Fourth of July celebration, tutoring middle school students as needed, making the morning announcements for Gunter High School, and working in the Gunter Library and Museum. Some upcoming events NHS will be assisting include the Touch a Truck event and the library’s Octoberfest. As a group, we have built relationships through team bonding and accountability groups, coordinated by NHS officers. As a whole, NHS advocates for leadership and hopes to leave a positive footprint on Gunter and its legacy.
🎨 Gunter ISD Awarded District of Distinction Award 🎨
We are excited to announce that Gunter ISD was among 59 other districts in the state to receive the Texas Art Education Association 2022 District of Distinction Award!
The districts received the honor for providing a well-rounded education that advocates and integrates visual arts curriculum to inspire creativity and build social emotional learning that connect learners to their community and beyond.
Gunter ISD has been blessed with art teachers who challenge our students' creativity at every level. Mrs. Harden and Mrs. Ferguson have carried on the tradition of excellence. Both, Gunter High School and Gunter Middle School have a Facebook following. You may view the work of our students throughout the year, and we are sure you will be amazed at their creativity and talents. @GHSTigerArt and @TigerLaneStudio
This month in the Art Studio...
Tiger artists at the high school have been working through the Artistic Thinking Process: gathering inspiration, developing ideas, and problem solving to create original works of Art. They are showing persistence, seeking solutions, and taking their skills to the next level. Be on the lookout for finished work to be displayed in the high school commons soon!
Musical Theatre's Annual Character Dinner and Show
What an incredible Character Dinner put on by our Musical Theatre program! Thank you students and Mrs. McGaughey for planning and creating such a fun event for the community. Also, a huge thank you goes out to Dr. Rebecca Rue for her magical stage props and help in the production.
GHS Band Competition
North Texas Fair and Texas State Fair
North Texas Fair
Abby Marks Placed 3rd
Jorja Myers Placed 1st
Tatum Myers Placed 5th
Micah Fisher Placed 3rd
Emma Marks Placed 1st
Avery Dyers Placed 2nd
State Fair of Texas
Abby Marks - Reserve Champion Senior Showman and placed 5th with a Breeding Ewe
Emma Marks - 9th Place with a Wether Doe
What's happening in our AG classrooms?
- Mrs. Osburn's class was busy learning how to create mums for Homecoming. The students were given the choice to keep their mum or donate it to someone else.
- Harlee Keel and Maci Verden will receive an FFA Jacket for being the first to recite the whole FFA Creed.
- 8th Graders in Mrs. Osburns class attended Greenhand Camp.
- They are presently fundraising. Contact an FFA member to purchase meats and treats!
Follow Gunter FFA on Facebook to keep up with all of their happenings!
Fall Sport Schedules
Coaches will place their 2022-23 Schedule on their sports page of our website.
Cross Country - Cross Country | Gunter ISD
Football - Football | Gunter ISD
Volleyball - Volleyball | Gunter ISD
** Schedules are subject to change. All events are placed on the District Calendar located on our GISD website. This is the best place to look for schedule changes during the year.
🏈🏈 September Football Scoreboard 🏈🏈
67-6 WIN | September 2 vs TCA - Cedar Hill
41-0 WIN | September 9 vs TCA Addison (Youth Night)
21-16 WIN | September 16 vs Brock
59-7 WIN | September 23 vs Gladewater
BYE Week | September 30
Junior Varsity - Blue
49-0 WIN | September 1 vs Hebron
48-0 WIN | September 8 vs TCA Addison
37-6 WIN | September 15 vs Brock
57-6 WIN | September 22 vs GladewaterBYE Week | September 29
Junior Varsity - White
20-6 WIN | September 1 vs Allen 9th B
58-0 WIN | September 8 vs TBD
48-14 WIN | September 15 vs Brock
BYE Week | September 22
20-0 WIN | September 29 vs Cooper
48-12 WIN | September 8 vs TCA Addison
13-34 | LOSS September 15 vs Brock
36-16 WIN | September 22 vs Gladewater
BYE Week | September 29
35-0 WIN | September 8 vs TCA Addison
14-8 WIN |September 15 vs Brock
48-22 WIN | September 22 vs Gladewater
BYE Week | September 29
14-0 WIN | September 15 vs Brock
7-0 WIN | September 22 vs Gladewater
0-8 LOSS | September 29 vs Collinsville
🏐🏐 September Volleyball Scoreboard 🏐🏐
9-6 vs Prestonwood Christian Academy -19-25, 16-25, 21-25 | LOSS
9-9 vs Howe - 25-4, 25-5 25-9 | WIN
9-13 vs Bonham - 25-17, 25-10, 25-11| WIN
9-16 vs Celina - 25-19, 25-22, 25-19 | WIN
9-20 vs Leonard - (3 sets) WIN
9-23 vs Pottsboro - (3 sets) WIN
9-27 vs Blue Ridge - 25-13, 25-16, 25-10 | WIN
9-30 vs Bells - 25-18, 25-12, 25-13 | WIN
** 1000 Kills Club: Rayanna Mauldin
** 1000 Career Digs: Briley Singleton
9-6 vs Prestonwood Christian Academy | JV Blue: LOSS | JV White: WIN
9-9 vs Howe | JV Blue: WIN | JV White: WIN
9-10 Aubrey JV Tournament
JV Blue: 3-0 JV Division 1st Place
JV White: 3-0 JV2 Division 1st Place
9-13 vs Bonham | JV Blue: WIN | JV White: WIN
9-16 vs Celina | JV Blue: WIN | JV White: WIN
9-15 SWAC Cup Tournament of Champions | JV Blue: 3-2
9-20 vs Leonard | JV Blue: WIN | JV White: WIN
9-23 vs Pottsboro | JV Blue: WIN | JV White: WIN
9-27 vs Blue Ridge | JV Blue: WIN | JV White: WIN
9-30 vs Bells | JV Blue: WIN | JV White: WIN
September 8 vs Bonham | 7A: WIN | 8A: LOSS | 7B: WIN |8B: LOSS
September 12 vs Howe | 7A: WIN | 8A: WIN | 7B: WIN | 8B: WIN
September 19 vs Blue Ridge | 7A: WIN | 8A: WIN | 7B: WIN | 8B: WIN
September 26 vs Pottsboro | 7A: WIN | 8A: LOSS | 7B: WIN | 8B: LOSS
🏃🏃♀️ Cross Country Results
September 10th - S&S Ram Run
- Middle School:
Gina Aiken - 14th Place
- Varsity Girls - 1ST Place
Liv Thomas - 6th Place
Micah Fisher - 8th Place
- Varsity Boys
Brody McDonald - 13th Place
September 17th - Valley View
It was a great morning in Valley View. Shout out to Gina Aiken in the MS girls division, who received a medal with a brand new PR.
September 24th - Denton
Gina Aiken - 4th Place
September 30th at Celina
Aiden Stephens - 5th Place
🦈Bass Fishing Team
Texoma Tournament - 1st Place Team wins are determined by combining the weight of the fish in the top 3 boats for each team. The top 3 teams from Gunter caught 8 fish totaling 23.02 pounds! 43 Schools with a total of 239 boats entered the competition. 7 Gunter boats came in with a catch:
Texoma Tournament - 1st Place
Team wins are determined by combining the weight of the fish in the top 3 boats for each team. The top 3 teams from Gunter caught 8 fish totaling 23.02 pounds!
43 Schools with a total of 239 boats entered the competition. 7 Gunter boats came in with a catch:
- Brodee Parker and Reid Brackeen 5th Place (3 fish / 9.67 lbs)
- Trevor Wright and Nathan Nelson 13th Place (3 fish / 7.74 lbs)
- Hayden Rodges 22nd place 2 fish / 5.61 lbs)
- Caseyn Ploch and Brooks Gage 58th Place 1 fish / 2.46 lbs)
- Joe Rathbone and Caleb Hicks 64th Place (1 fish / 2.18 lbs)
- Logan Hill and Laker Lee 66th Place (1 fish / 2.16 lbs)
- Nathan Kriechbaum and Colson Wood 91st Place (1 fish / 1.7 lbs)
Gearing up for Basketball...Be here for Hoops Madness!
October 12th - School Picture Day at the Middle School
Watch for the packet ordering information to come home soon!
Gift Round Up
Join us for an evening of music, dinner, drinks* and fundraising for the GIFT education foundation November 5, 2022 at 7pm. The evening will feature live music, as well as live and silent auctions supporting the students and teachers of Gunter. Dress is casual, boots are a plus. *must be at least 21 years old to attend.
Purchase Tickets Here: Ticket Link
November 5, 2022
520 JC MAPLES RD, Gunter, TX
Veterans Day Celebration 11/11/22
We would love to honor the Veterans in our town. We will be hosting our Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 11th.
9:00 AM - Veterans Day Program in the GHS Event Center
9:45 AM - Veteran Brunch (Veteran and one guest) *RSVP included in the form link
Please submit your service information in the form below. We are requesting that everyone fill out the form so that we can update our information for those planning to attend.
Thank you for your service!
Scott Martindale, Superintendent - Email
Shaye Murphy, Chief Administrative Officer - Email
Melissa Kelly, Chief Academic Officer - Email
Caleb Bell, Chief Operations Officer - Email
Brittany Floyd, Chief Financial Officer - Email