Leopard Pride News

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First Graders set their SIGHTS high!

At the beginning of the year, Mr. De Santiago, Mr. Wells, and the first grade teachers challenged each of the first grade students to learn 1,000 sight words. Sight words are critical to reading not only because they are used so frequently, but also because many of them cannot easily be sounded out or illustrated. More than 50 students achieved this goal, and were able to be Principal for a day as their reward.


Nine of these students received a special treat and came to visit Mr. Smith and go to lunch with Mr. De Santiago. We are happy to celebrate these students who know 1,000 sight words in English AND 1,000 sight words in Spanish!

Congratulations to Genesis Reyes Montoya, Genesis Manriquez, Vanessa Morquecho, Itzel martinez, Fernanda Garcia, Maivry Montgomery, Angel Sierra, Alejandro Moreno, and Rafael Saenz!


The entire first grade was challenged to meet 100,000 sight words, which they blew out of the water reaching 140,000 and earning a splash day!

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GHS Seniors Graduate from NCTC!

Three seniors graduated from North Central Texas College with their Associate of Science Degrees, weeks before their own GHS graduation ceremony!

Congratulations Jazmin Tejeda, Ruth Salmeron, and Tyler Goldsworthy! Pictured here are the graduates with NCTC Chancellor Dr. Brent Wallace, shortly before the commencement ceremony.


In addition to the Collegiate Academy Associate's degree graduates, we are also celebrating those that graduated from NCTC with a Workforce Certificate! These Seniors will be graduating from GHS in just a few weeks and are workforce ready!


Congratulations Ruby Perez (Welding), Humberto Ramos (Welding), Antonio Cabral (HVAC), and Emmanuel Huerta (Welding), and Maria Paola Mendez (Cosmetology) on this tremendous accomplishment!

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Congratulations Tyler Goldsworthy! Earlier this year, Tyler was recognized as the A+ athlete of the week by KXII-TV. Out of all of the athletes, Tyler was selected as the overall A+ boys athlete, winning $3,000 in scholarships!

Tyler is the 2018 Gainesville High School Valedictorian and also recently graduated from the North Central Texas College Collegiate Academy with an Associate's degree. Tyler was able to maintain excellence in the high school and college classrooms, all while being actively involved in Gainesville ISD Athletics.

Dawson and Hunter State Fishing Results

Hunter Nichols and Dawson Cassidy competed in the state fishing tournament this past weekend and finished in 110th place out of 221 teams. They had a day one weigh in of 11 lbs. and a day two weigh in of 11.64. GHS had two great days on the lake with a total of 21.70 pounds. Congratulations on a great season!
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Online registration opens for the 2018-19 school year!

Say goodbye to completing multiple registration forms for multiple students across the district. GISD parents will be able to complete registration papers for the 2018-2019 school year ONLINE through parent portal!

Your email address must match the email given when registering your child for the current year. If you do not have one on file, then contact your child's campus to update your email.

Click HERE to get started!

GISD appreciates our police officers!

It’s officer appreciation week! Today Mr. Smith delivered a bag of goodies to our GISD police officers. Thank you Officer Kenny Cantrell, Chief Lawanna Wisian, and Officer David Wisian for protecting our students and staff and being actively invested in the current and future lives of our students! These three individuals are tremendous positive role models in our hallways!

Mystery Reader is.....Mr. Smith!

On Thursday, the first graders enjoyed mystery readers throughout the morning. Parents and community members were invited to come and read a book to any of the first grade classes. Mrs. Fredrick’s class was surprised with a special visit from Mr. Smith, our Interim Superintendent. Mr. Smith did the BEST reading of Spooky Old Tree! It’s always a great day to be a Leopard!
Principals for a Day

Click to see the full album of first graders who have met their 1,000 sight word goal!

Effort In

Staff Sergeant Timothy Hucal of the United State Marine Corps visited the students at the Margaret Galubinski Achievement Center. SS Hucal has served 14 and a half years with the Marines. SS Hucal was raised from humble beginnings. He described himself as the minimum achiever in high school who was no stranger to bad decisions, just lucky to not get caught. His fortunes changed when he joined the Marines. Because of his years of service, he was able to earn a bachelor’s degree and will finish his master’s in a couple of years.


He challenged the students in several ways.

1. Find success through effort.

2. The difference between people who succeed and fail is successful people don't settle for the minimum effort. They learn from their mistakes.

3. Impact others. A quote from one of his mentor states “If you impact one person today, you will influence a hundred tomorrow.”

4. Find something and strive for it. Set a goal.


Read more about how he showed the students at MGAC that pouring effort into whatever you do will pay dividends...

Concert in the Park

The symphonic band and concert band did an excellence job at the Friday afternoon concert in the park! Thank you to Mr. Ewart and Mr. Hodges for taking this opportunity to showcase our young talent!

Life Skills take off to the airport

On Friday, the GJH and GHS Life Skills classes went to the Gainesville Municipal airport for a tour, where they had the opportunity to view the inside of a jet and see several smaller planes including a spray plane. Each student received a wooden glider and pencil to take home.

Nearly 200 Lee students danced the night away at the end-of-year PTO dance!

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