Leopard Pride

Gainesville ISD News

February 10, 2017 Edition

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Hosted by GISD at Chalmers Elementary

Session 1:

4:30-5pm Welcome/overview/pizza provided in the cafeteria

5-6:00pm Attend your choice of (4) 15-minute parent sessions

Session 2:

6:30-7pm Welcome/overview/pizza provided in the cafeteria

7-8:00pm Attend your choice of (4) 15-minute parent sessions


Attend 4 mini sessions (listed below) to enter into a prize drawing for more than $600 in gift certificates! Pizza will be provided. Adult supervised childcare will be provided during mini sessions


Come during the first 30 minutes of each session and enjoy the pizza dinner in the cafeteria. Following the meal, hear a welcome from Superintendent Dr. Jeff Brasher and an overview of the mini sessions. Please arrive during this time, because the mini sessions will begin promptly at 5pm & 7pm respectively. The prize drawings will take place in the cafeteria. Must attend 4 mini sessions to be eligible.


*Fun With Family Finance: Budgeting tips from finance professionals
*Extra-Ordinary Kids: How extracurricular activities can benefit your child
*Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds: School nurses show how to keep your
student healthy during all seasons

*Reading for Success: Teachers explain the importance of reading during the different stages of a child’s education
*Adding up to Success: Trouble with math? Math teachers can help!
*Positive Parenting: Parenting tips from the experts
*Happy Couples=Successful Students: Understand how your relationship affects children
*Don’t Stress Out!: Relieving stresses in today’s hectic world
*Planning for a Brighter Future: NCTC course offerings and registration info
*Cyber Safety: Keeping your child safe in a cyber world

Board Members Tour Campuses

On Friday, the Board of Trustees toured all GISD campuses, seeing our wonderful students and teachers in action!

National School Counseling Week

It is National School Counseling Week! This week we celebrate the unique contribution of our GISD school counselors and the tremendous impact they can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Our GISD counselors have a combined 47 years in school counseling and 139 total years in education! Thank you to all of our wonderful counselors for all that you do for our students!

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GHS CX Teams Advance to State

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On Friday, February 3, three GHS debate teams competed in the District UIL competition and GHS took the only two advancing State teams. Senior CX team of Radhika Bhakta & Jenny Liu and the Junior team of Dalton Chancellor & Mark Chavez went into the final round undefeated. Based on a coin flip, first place team went to Chancellor/Chavez with Bhakta/Liu taking second place. The third team of Sophomores Jack Broyles & Dillon Edington did great as well, winning one of their three preliminary rounds with top speaker points, which are steps to a promising future. GHS has already earned 36 points towards the overall District Academic UIL competition.

Choir Medals 23 and Advances 18 to State

Of the 33 students, 23 achieved a 1st division rating (the very best rating) and of those 23 students 18 performed a class 1 solo (the most difficult) and qualified for state. GHS is proud to have doubled the amount of state bound singers from last year and continue to grow our Fine Arts programs.

State Qualifiers are: Brandon Rodriguez, Taevion Gilmore, Sarah Higgins, Thalia Hernandez, Caroline Cleveland, Justin Martinez, Madison Lamb, Jayna Gilbreth, Randi Ibarra, Preston Rojas, Nikolas Fraire, Naomi Dawson, Austin Brown, Andrew Carroll, Cade Smith, Caleb Neal, Aimee Soto

Other Medalists: Lizbeth Mendez, Jamie Castillo, Karli Cottrell, Cheyenne Groner, Emily Cato

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Leopard Invitational Powerlifting

The entire coaching staff and athletic program came together to host the first Leopard Invitational dual powerlifting meet here at Gainesville High School on Saturday. The girls team finished 4th out of 17 schools and the boys were 5th out of 19.


The top finishers for the Leopards are:

Leo Sustaita - 1st in the 148's

Chon Hernandez - 4th in the 181's

Asael Lagos - 2nd in the 242's


Top finishers for the Lady Leopards are:

Jazmine Tejeda 1st place- Set a school record in the Dead Lift at 320 lbs., which is 5 pounds over the state record lift.

Imelda Hernandez - 2nd

Mattie Sherwin - 5th

Olivia Jones - 5th

Tori Scott - 4th

Band Advances 6 to State Solo and Ensemble Contest

Congratulations to Logan Brasher, Jackson Langley, Megan Vaughn, Gage Terrell, Preston Rojas, Jake Rhodes, and Kate Jones
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GJHS Choir Solo Contest

Congratulations to the following GJHS Choir Members: Sara Hernandez, Jesse Fuentes, Cheyenne Ramirez, Pearson Neal, Reese McElreath and Gabriel Martinez. They each earned a 1 in the UIL Solo Contest held Saturday in Sanger. Congratulations to these students and their choir instructor, Mrs. Shafer. We are GJHS Proud.

Three GISD Students Compete in Cooke County Spelling Bee

The 2017 Cooke County Spelling Bee took place on Tuesday, February 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the GISD Administration Building. The Bee went 13 rounds. Jianne Juntado of Sacred Heart Schools (8th grade) placed first by spelling the winning word: gladiatorial. She will once again represent Cooke County at the Dallas Regional Spelling Bee, which will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at WFAA ABC News 8 in Dallas, Texas.

Amira Khan (4th grade) of Chalmers Elementary was the runner-up. Also participating in the Cooke County Bee were Johany Marin (5th grade) of Lee Intermediate, Jonah Chisolm (8th grade) of Gainesville Junior High, and Cassy Acayan (6th grade) of Muenster ISD.

Multi-Purpose Facility Progress Update

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Feb. 11
Fishing Tournament @ Lake Texoma

Monday, Feb. 13

Chalmers Book Fair Week
Softball @ Aubrey

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Happy Valentine's Day!

Chalmers and Edison classroom Valentine parties

Soccer vs. Argyle @ HOME
Tennis @ FW South Hills

Boys Basketball @ Bridgeport

Thursday, Feb. 16

"I Care" Parent Fair
Chalmers Book Fair Family Night

Friday, Feb. 17

End of 4th Six Weeks

Edison PTO Daddy/Daughter Dance

GJHS Valentine's Dance

Saturday, Feb. 18
Powerlifting @ Iowa Park
Baseball vs. Muenster @ HOME

Stay Connected

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