November 18, 2019
GISD Students of the month and Teacher of the Month!
Adriana was nominated by Coach Vanlandingham and Ms. Sims: "Adriana has a good attitude about everything, is a hard worker, and is extremely respectful. She makes an effort to get to know new students and is kind to everyone. During volleyball season Adriana would practice for 2 hours after school, then go to Matilda practice afterwards, which shows how dedicated she is to the activities she is involved in."
Tucker was nominated by Ms. Wells, Mr. Whitson and Mr. Bevers: "Tucker is driven by his love of learning. He is inquisitive and passionate about anything he does. Amazing scholar."
Ms. Wells was chosen for her dedication to GHS students and support in their extracurricular endeavours. She is the Academic UIL Coordinator and teaches dual credit Biology and Forensics. Just like Adriana and Tucker, she was in Matilda!
Pouncil Advances to Area
Craft to state!
Talent Search Update!
Students who are currently in pre-calculus were allowed to sign up for the SAT in November. They each completed test prep, and we should be getting PSAT and SAT scores back before Christmas break. A big thanks to Mr. Theriot, who taught the math portion of our after school test prep session and has volunteered to work with students on their math skills.
Gainesville FFA spent last Monday afternoon braving the brutal weather, and competing in the District V Leadership Development Events hosted by Krum High School. District V includes 15 schools throughout Cooke and Denton counties.
We are so proud to announce the following placings:
Marian Motomochi placed 1st in the Spanish Creed Speaking Contest
Senior Skills Team placed 3rd - Anna Smith, Taylor Skaggs, and Marian Motomochi
Public Relations Team placed 5th - Maria Arrellano and Natalie Putnam
Greenhand Quiz Team placed 7th - Mason Bean, Bryce Martin, RaeAnn Wolf, and Katelyn Murphy
Leopards to playoffs!
All vehicles parked in the student parking lot will be required to have a parking pass. To obtain a parking pass, the student must bring $5, driver's license, proof of insurance, and picture of their license plate to the front desk. Students must also have a drug testing consent form on file.
Beginning Tuesday, August 27, all vehicles in student parking that do not have the required permit will be formally warned with an orange warning sticker.
Beginning Monday, September 16, all vehicles in student parking without the required permit will be towed.
Thank you for helping us keep our campuses safe and secure!
DROP OFF/PICK UP: The parent drop off/pick up is on the west (gym side) of the building. Please use the parking lot to enter and exit. The loop on the south side is for buses only.
We appreciate your support as students get accustomed to the new cell phone policy. It takes an adjustment period but we will continue to keep the instructional focus in our classrooms and hallways.
Just as a reminder:
Cell phone use is prohibited in classrooms, hallways and restrooms. They must be stored or put away during the instructional day.
Cell phones are allowed to be used before 8:15 in the cafeteria AND during a student's assigned lunch period in the cafeteria.
● On the first offense and second offense, the telecommunications device shall be confiscated and then returned to the parent with a warning for the student/parent. The parent and student will sign the written warning.
● On the third offense (and incremental offenses thereafter), a $15 fine shall be required before the telecommunications device is returned. ○ A parent may elect to forgo the fine in place of an alternative deterrent.
■ If the fine is not paid, the student will be required to report to the front office to turn in their electronic device(s) each day for a period of five consecutive school days. The device(s) will be available for student retrieval at the conclusion of each school day for this situation only. All other confiscations must be retrieved by a parent and/or guardian.
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