February 17, 2020
The headline this week stays the same but the name changes. Jasper Conner's animated film has made it past the 3 preliminary rounds and has advanced to the State UIL Film Finals! Only six short films spanning 4A through 6A made the finals. His film will be presented along with the other State Finalists in Austin at the Paramount Theater on February 25th! Thanks to Coach Wilkerson, this is the 1st year we have entered films into the UIL Film contest and it is proving to be a success!
Gainesville Rotary Club- Students of the Month
On Wednesday, our counselor Ms. Rich, took six students to the Gainesville Civic Center to be honored by the Rotary Club as their students of the month for December through February!The students- Sofia Collantes, Andrea Barcenas, Harmony Rutherford, Jesus Alvarez, Daniel Buenos Aires and Matthew Tan- were selected based on class rank, community service and school involvement.
PSAT Parent Neeting Monday, Feb. 24 Freshman- 6:00; Juniors 7:00
Leopard Soccer vs. Anna
The Lady Leopards tied Anna 0-0 in its opening district match on Friday night. The girls were able to dominate the possession throughout the game but struggled to have any clear opportunities to score. Daniela Marin and the defense with another shutout. The Lady Leopards face 2019 state finalist Melissa on Monday at 5:30 in Melissa. Big Thanks to Ms. Boswell for the pictures!
Leopards compete at NSDA (National Speech and Debate Assoc)
Congratulations to Eduardo Diaz and Harmony Rutherford who finished as 1st alternates for the Nationals Duo Competition in Albuquerque, NM. It was these students first year competing in this event. Big Thanks to Ms. Waldo for sponsoring/ coaching them!
Pitmasters compete at SMU
No classes on Monday, Friday 17.
Junior Class ring orders
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.
Monday, February 17
Girls/ Boys BB @ Melissa
Tuesday, February 18
Boys BB vs. Anna
Softball vs. Callisburg
JV Soccer vs. Northwest
GISD Board Meeting
Thursday, February 20
Softball @ Whitesboro Tourney
Powerlifting @ Prosper
Friday, February 21
Tennis @ Lake Dallas
Softball @ Whitesboro Tourney
Girls/ Boys Soccer vs. Bonham
Baseball @ Bonham
Saturday, February 22
GISD Job Fair 9:00 - 3:00