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Gainesville ISD News

February 28-March 3, 2017

Meet Assistant Superintendent, Veronica Trujillo Kunschik

GISD welcomes Ms. Veronica Trujillo Kunschik as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. Kunschik was recommended to the board by Superintendent Jeff Brasher and approved on December 19. Kunschik first day in the district was January 23, 2017. Kunschik came to GISD from Grand Prairie ISD, where she served as a Principal.

Kunschik brings a total of 23 years of professional experience in education with her to GISD. In her early profession, she served for 7 years in higher education administration as Athletic Academic Counselor at University of Oklahoma and Senior Woman Administrator at Oral Roberts University. In this professional track, Kunschik worked closely with the NCAA, Big 8 and Mid Continent Conference in compliance of Title XI and Gender Equity and in recruitment and eligibility of student-athletes in higher education. Kunschik then began her secondary and elementary administrative profession in 2007. She served as an elementary administrator for 6 years, middle school administrator for 4 years and a high school administrator for 3 years. She also served as Director of Bilingual/ESL Instruction for Grand Prairie ISD. Kunschik and her husband Daniel have been married for 25 years and have 6 children; Haleigh Kunschik (30) and son-in-law Carlos Kenney, Whitnee Kunschik (28), Danica Faith Kunschik (15), Viviana Joy Kunschik (14), Daniel Van Kunschik II (9) and Victoria Hope Kunschik (6) and one grandchild, Carver Kenney (1).

Ms. Kunschik's positive energy is contagious! ~ Dr. Brasher

Dave Glancy Named GJHS Principal

Dave Glancy was named GJHS Principal on Wednesday, after serving as Interim since November. Glancy has a total of 21 years experience in education, which includes most recently one year as Director of Secondary Curriculum, four years as GHS Principal, and two years as Assistant Principal.
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Black History Month

GJHS hosted the annual black history month program on Thursday, February 28. Students and staff from GJHS along with and community members and staff from across the district attended this wonderful recognition assembly. Special guest speakers were GHS graduates Jerry Henderson and Mike Rosenburg, who recalled their experience as friends at GHS during the time of integration. The GHS dance team, jazz band, and the GJHS choir performed for the program. At the conclusion, Pastor Searcy was recognized with an award for his community involvement. His award was accepted by his grandson, GHS alumni, and GJHS teacher/coach L.J. Searcy.

Redcoat Band Receives a New Look

The Redcoat marching band will be outfitted in these sharp new uniforms next year! The new uniforms will serve multiple purposes, complete with reversible breast plate, which will meet the needs of contests, Friday night games, and various parades. The military look was designed specifically for the Medal of Honor parade. Thank you to our Board of Trustees for approving the much-needed purchase and to Mr. Rutherford, Director of Fine Arts, for seeing the need and helping create the versatile design.

Writing Camp Fun at GJHS

Saturday, February 25, 2017 was a day of fun and learning for 7th grade students at GJHS. Teacher Consultants from National Writing Project and GJHS 7th grade teachers all participated together to bring a “Day at Camp” for students to build their understanding and application of writing fluency, thinking and reading. Students were heard saying that this camp made writing easier because they realized they could write about what they know about and add in more detail. One teacher thanked a student because the student had made her think about her own writing. At the end of the day, students enjoyed pizza and sharing reflective thoughts about what they want to do next time they write.

Dr. Seuss Week!

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The Chalmers cafeteria ladies pulled out all the stops for Dr. Seuss's birthday once again. The walls and food lines were decorated and they were all in costume to serve the green eggs and ham. United Way volunteers read Dr. Seuss books to our students at Head Start and Edison, Edison held Dr. Seuss night in addition to the daily themes, and Lee and Junior High also participated in Read Across America on Thursday. It was a fun week celebrating a wonderful children's author and focusing on literacy!

Rex Wagoner Memorial Golf Tournament

GHS is hosting the first annual Rex Wagoner Memorial invitational golf tournament on Monday, March 6 at the Gainesville Municipal course. The tournament will draw high school golf teams from throughout the region. Currently, 130 golfers from 12 area schools have entered into the tournament. Coach Crutsinger wanted to name the tournament after someone who had a positive impact on the Gainesville golf program. In 1960, the GHS golf program was born and Wagoner was named the first golf coach at Gainesville High School. Rex Wagoner taught math and was a counselor during his time at GHS from 1953 through 1975 when he retired.

February Teacher of the Month

Lee Band hall-one step closer!

February Employee of the Month
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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 6
GHS Golf Tournament @ Gainesville
Lee Family Science Night
GHS Softball @ HOME

Tuesday, March 7
GJHS Track Meet @ Bridgeport

Tennis @ Arlington
Baseball @ Denton Braswell

Thursday,March 9
GHS Track Meet@ HOME

Friday, March 10
GHS Softball @ HOME

Saturday, March 11
GHS Baseball @ HOME

March 13-17
Spring Break!

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