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District Spelling Bee
District Spelling Bee
On Thursday, GISD students in 2nd-8th grade participated in the 8th annual GISD District Spelling Bee. All 15 of these students first competed at their individual campus spelling bees, which were part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee contest. The highest performing students from each grade level/campus were invited to compete at the District Bee. Although the District Bee does not determine advancement in the Scripps Bee, it gives GISD an opportunity to recognize the top spellers at each campus and practice for the next level of the Scripps Bee. The Bee Champion, Amira Khan, 6th grade, successfully completed 15 rounds. Second place is Uriel Tellez, 7th grade, and finishing in third place is Avery Crutsinger, 6th grade.
The January Students of the Month were nominated by teachers for their leadership, compassion for others, making good choices, and for setting a good example for their classmates.
Congratulations to the January Leopard Pride students of the month:Steven Zamora Zapata (GJH), Noah Salazar (Lee), Deserae Pouncil (GHS), Yair Saucedo (Chalmers), Nicholas Henry (Lee), Colby Craun (GHS), Berklee Little (Edison), Tear Griffith (Chalmers), Allison Price (Edison), and Jayelynn Graham (GJH)
Annual Top Cat Competition
The 6th annual GHS culinary student Top Cat Chef Competition took place on Tuesday, January 22. The culinary students, under the direction of GHS culinary arts teacher, Kristal Young, competed against one another in a 30-minute cook-off sponsored by Aramark.
The "Nachos with Attitude" team of Veronica Gallegos Gomez, Kendrick Taylor, and Lee Hubbard were first place and will advance to the Regional competition at Baylor later this spring.
Other participating teams were:
Panini People: Tempest Olsen, Yoselin Hernandez, Nathan Rodriguez
DSD: Sabrina Buentello, Daniela Lozano, Devlyn Hall
The February KGAF community service report features our GHS Ag program. Hear from FFA Advisor Traci Broom and GHS Junior FFA students Jordan Medlock and Yolee Marin regarding the growth of the FFA program and the new agriculture facility.
The GHS Floral Club is selling candygrams! Orders are open to any students in the district and will be delivered by Feb. 14!
Lee UIL celebration
The “Heroes Among Us” story series will be released twice monthly, featuring local heroes and organizations that exemplify the Totally Texas, All American spirit that is the fabric of the Gainesville Community.
GHS Course Fair
Thank you Counselors!
National School Counseling Week 2019 (#NSCW19) is Feb. 4–8, 2019. The week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and the tremendous impact they can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Take a moment to thank your school counselor(s)!
To learn more about National School Counseling Week, visit www.schoolcounselor.org/nscw
Potential calendars were reviewed, narrowed, down, voted on by staff, and the final calendar was approved by the Board on Monday, December 17.
All GJH schedules and scores can be found with the click of a button. Basketball, powerlifting, and GHS soccer are in full swing. Come out and support our Leopards and Lady Leopards!