What's Up Weekly!


Important Dates:

Monday February 3rd- Counselor's Day

Wednesday February 5th- Read Aloud day!

February 14- PICTURE DAY


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4th 6 weeks reward!! February 13th

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Some of our 100th day dress up participants!


Our students at GIS have been busy with extracurricular events this spring semester.

We have some very talented students and want to recognize and celebrate their successes!!

Congratulations to the following winners of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Contest:

Finalists: Masaraza Henry, Vera Robles, Gabi Way, First Place: Diego Rubalcava, Nayeli Flores, Dominique Montoya, Cayleigh Gonzales, Grace Becvar, Riley Gaitan. Second Place: Sadie Locke, Aleydis Marroguin, Bradley Leyva, Geneveive Hendrix, Ava Zuniga, Marlene Rodriguez, Damien Powell, Ben Lopez, Verenisse Lara, Eunice Chavez, Bella Cortez, Chloe Gonzales, Daisy Medina, Samantha Villegas. Third Place: Sophia Murrilo, karen Villela, Jenna Jewel, Nathan Snyder, Jaci Garcia, Naomy Laris. Gold Medal: Beya Zuniga.

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UIL Winners!

Congratulations to our students- Great Job!!

We are proud of your accomplishments!

ADD all winners heree!!!!!

Listening Skills Grade: 5

4th place- Paizly Wise

Music Memory Grade: 5

2nd place- Emily Alveres

3rd place- Gabrielle Way

4th place- Jordyn Figueroa

Around Campus....


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Please plan to join us for our 1st STEAM night!!

February 10: 4-6 pm

  • Free Family Fun!
  • Science projects will be displayed- Top Ten Winners Awarded
  • Photo Booth fun
  • Stations and activities to enjoy
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Learn with IXL at home!

Please have your child practice problems under the Diagnostic tab for a minimum of 10 minutes a week.

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What we are learning about in 4th Grade....

What we are learning about in 5th Grade....

The 4th and 5th Grade Gifted and Talented students toured the RELLIS campus of the Texas A&M University System as a part of the unit on Crime Scene Investigation They toured the Criminal Justice Department with students from Tarleton State University to learn about career options. Students got hands on experience with fingerprints, blood spatter and mathematical equations. Thanks to Mrs. Kuck for facilitating wonderful experiences for our students!

?! Riddle of the Week ?!

Stressed Brains don't learn the same way.

  • Your body's defense system- the release of adrenaline and cortisol- is built for an immediate response to a serious but passing danger, such as a saber-toothed tiger. Chronic stress, such as hostility at home, dangerously deregulates a system built only to deal with short term responses.

  • Under chronic stress, adrenaline creates scars in your blood vessels that can cause a heart attack or stroke, and cortisol damages the cells of the hippo-campus, crippling your ability to learn and remember.

  • Individually, the worst kind of stress is the feeling that you have no control over the problem- you are helpless.

  • Emotional stress has huge impacts across society, on children's ability to learn in school and on employees' productivity at work.

Brain Rules by John Medina

Let's see who is reading the newsletter....

Reply to the riddle of the week with the correct answer to receive a prize from Mrs. Floyd.

Please send an email response to the riddle of the week- the first 4 responses will win.

Riddle of the week...

In what way(s) can we combat stress in our lives?

A Mindfulness Practice to Relax After a Hectic Day

On autopilot, we might not notice all the stress we carry around — Explore this brief mindfulness practice to unwind your body and mind. You have control over your thoughts and stress on your body. You will be glad you did!

Campus Wide Expectations- Buff a Laws

Please click the link (button) above to see the explanation of our campus expectations. We use tickets to reward positive behavior of students. Students may use their tickets to purchase items and attend a reward activity every 6 weeks.

Character Counts!! #BuffPride

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Braveheart of the Week #Superhero #ThePowerofOne

Happy Counselor's Day- Monday February 3, 2020

Ms. Berger amazes me daily with her empathy.
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Braveheart Award for this week goes to..... Ms. Berger our counselor!

Thank you Ms.Berger for everything that you do! Ms. Berger is our counselor at GIS. Being a counselor, she wears many hats. Her most treasured and important part of her job is taking care of and assisting students to have positive social, and emotional learning environment while at school. She greets students at the "front porch" every morning and can tell by looking if a student needs an extra word or encouragement or some talk time. She is in tune with student's feelings and takes the time for teachable moments to help them learn how to work through problems and feel confident as they make progress this year.

Ms. Berger is also our 504 coordinator and the district testing coordinator. She organizes planning meetings for students throughout the school year to ensure our students are receiving the supports that are needed. She also plans, schedules, organizes and distributes all of our benchmark , STAAR, and TELPAS assessments. This is a LOT of work to plan and implement and we appreciate her hard work and dedication to organizing and managing all of these things.

I appreciate Ms. Berger for being a superhero to many. Thank you for your positive impact you have on students and staff at GIS.

Bravely leading students to see their WONDER.

Thank you Ms. Berger - we appreciate you! (Counselor)

#ThePowerofOne #KnowyourWHY

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