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Gainesville ISD News

Collegiate Academy

Radhika Bhakta, Gabby Brasher, Thalia Hernandez, and Jenny Liu are all graduating from NCTC with their Associate's degree prior to their GHS graduation. The Class of 2017 is the first class to enter the Collegiate Academy as freshman. They were featured on Friday morning KGAF 1580 show with Steve Eberhart. Also joining them was Dr. Brent Wallace, NCTC President. Radhika was unable to make the show due to a college final.
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We are proud to introduce the GHS Class of 2017 Top 10%! These high achieving students soared throughout their high school years, maintaining incredible GPA's and serving as leaders for their classmates. The billboard is now up on California Street so be sure to check it out! Thank you to Jim Goldworthy, State Farm for once again allowing us to use the billboard for this celebration of our students.

The GHS Class of 2017 Top 10% are:
(front row): Jenny Liu, Alfredo Moreno, Gabby Brasher, Trevor Hall, Mary Gerken, Radhika Bhakta, Sarah Higgins, Jake Rhodes, Patrick Waltersheid
(back row): Thalia Hernandez, Elizabeth Green, Braycon Tapia, Lizbeth Mendez, Angie Ferrer, Pricila Rodriguez, Celeste Salinas, Austyn Gilbert

Shining Stars Gala

On May 1, the GISD Education Foundation held the annual Shining Stars Gala. At the gala, the top 10% of the Class of 2017 were honored, along with their distinguished educator. Thank you to the GISD Foundation for all that you do for our students! Since 2003, the Foundation has raised and donated $248,000 back to GISD through innovative teaching grants which enhance the learning experience for all GISD students. Click HERE to see pictures from the night and see all the educators that were recognized by the students.
Shining Stars Gala

GHS Alumni Head to the NFL!

On May 2, the Gainesville community came together to celebrate the tremendous accomplishments on and off the field for these young men. An NFL Draft Celebration was held in honor of 2013 GHS grads David Moore, who leaves East Central to join the Seattle Seahawks, and Denzel Johnson, who leaves TCU and will head to the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent.
NFL Draft Celebration
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Parent Meeting: Dual Language Program

Save the date! If you have turned in an application for the Edison Elementary dual language program (or are still considering the program), please mark your calendars for May 9 to attend the program registration session. Two sessions are available to make it convenient: 9am-10am OR 7pm-8pm

For more information, visit www.gainesvilleisd.org/duallanguage

Who can apply?

1. English speaking students entering Pre-K or Kindergarten

2. Spanish speaking students (eligible as Limited English Proficient) who will be entering Pre-K (limited), Kindergarten, or first grade

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Coming up this week...

Saturday, May 6

Election Day (7am-7pm)

OAP Public Performance @ 7:30pm

Monday, May 8

STAAR Testing: 3rd Math, 4th Math, 6th Math, 7th Math

GHS Shattered Dreams program

GABC Athletics Banquet @ 6pm (Civic Center)

Tuesday, May 9

EOC Testing: English III

STAAR Testing: 3rd Reading, 4th Reading, 6th Reading, 7th Reading

Edison Dual Language Parent Meeting (9am OR 7pm)

GJHS Tennis @ Krum

Wednesday, May 10

EOC Testing: Algebra II

STAAR Testing: 5th Science, 8th Science

Thursday, May 11

STAAR TEsting: 8th Social Studies

Head Start Mother's Day tea @ 2pm

Edison Spring Carnival (5pm-7pm)

FFA Banquet @ 6pm @ GHS Cafe

Friday, May 12

United Way jeans day ($1 students, $5 staff)

Senior Bruch @ FBC @ 10:30am

Senior Class Night @ 7:30pm

Saturday, May 12

GJHS Soccer @ Denton HS

GHS Prom (8pm-12pm)

After Prom @ GHS Cafe (12:30am-3am)

Stay Connected

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