Leopard Pride News

It's a great day to be a Leopard!

Greetings Leopard Nation!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the start of the 2018 – 2019 school year and officially introduce myself to the Gainesville community. My name is Dr. DesMontes Stewart and it is my distinct honor to serve as your Superintendent of Schools. Words cannot express my level of excitement as we kick off the new school year campaign.

I am beyond proud to be your Superintendent of Schools and will work tirelessly to ensure that our wonderful District continues to excel. Let’s make 2018-2019 a year to remember. GO LEOPARDS!!!!!!



Heroes Among Us: Featuring GISD Teachers of the Year

Teaching is an art which is ever-changing in the world of education we live in today. A successful teacher will look different in every classroom. Each year, new students raise new challenges and each year new strategies are introduced to help reach every student every day. There is one common denominator in successful teachers: the love of children. Read the full article...

The "Heroes Among Us" story series is released twice monthly,featuring local heroes and organizations that exemplify the Totally Texas, All American spirit that is the fabric of the Gainesvile community. Stories are contributed by the City of Gainesville, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Gainesvillle Economic Development Corporation, GISD, and NCTC.

GISD approves budget and lowers tax rate

At the Board of Trustees meeting Monday night, the Board voted to lower the district's tax rate by one penny. Read more about the newly approved budgets for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

Convocaton 2018

On Friday morning, all of our teachers and staff joined together for Convocation. After enjoying a wonderful breakfast catered by Karen Wade and sponsored by First State Bank, the staff were treated to a performance by the Leopard faculty band and cheers from the Varsity cheerleaders. On his 5th day here at GISD, Dr. Stewart welcome all the staff and shared his energy and passion to kick off the new school year. Mr. Larry Smith was honored for his service as Interim Superintendent from April-August of this year, prior to Dr. Stewart's arrival. The keynote speaker was Dr. Michael Moody, Co-Founder of the Insight Education Group. As part of a 3 year grant, Insight is providing intense professional development for all of our teachers and staff. We are excited to kick this year off on Monday and welcome all of our returning students and new to GISD students as well. It's a great day to be a LEOPARD!!

GJH Leopard Leaders!

New this year, GJH 8th grade students have the opportunity to take a class for Leopard Leaders. These students travel to Edison every day, serving as classroom mentors for these young learners, developing future Leopard leaders.
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Meet the Leopards!

On Saturday evening, GHS fall athletes were individually recognized for their participation in football, volleyball, cross country, band, and cheer. Real Life Church served hot dogs, burgers, and water, and the new run through tunnel was displayed for the first time. The new tunnel was donated by the 2017-18 GABC. Thank you for your continued support!

United Way fundraising

Our students and staff came through on August 24, donating $1,200 for the Cooke County United Way fundraiser. We have one more day, August 31, to raise funds for the 2019 campaign. As a pacesetter, GISD has taken the responsibility, along with 11 other organizations, to set the pace for the 2019 campaign. Help show your support by donating $1 on Friday. All students and staff making a donation get to wear JEANS and a SPIRIT SHIRT! Too hot for jeans? Donate $1 and wear a spirit shirt with regular uniform bottoms.
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See what's happening in GJHS and GHS Athletics! See schedules, game results, sign up for team alerts, and more!

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