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4th Grade is going to Austin!

When: December 1st

Cost: $69

Parent information night: November 29th

Payment schedule:

  • Aug. 31- $23
  • Sept. 15- $23
  • Oct. 6- $23

*You can certainly send in full payment prior to the Oct. 17 due date.

Upcoming Events

  • July 24: Begin online registration & submitting Proof of Residency
  • July 27: Late Registration day, 4:30- 6:30
  • July 27: Pick up STAAR Report Cards, 9:00- 2:00, 4:30- 6:30 (All previous 3rd & 4th graders)
  • August 8: Schedule Pick Up (must submit POR prior), 9:00- 4:00
  • August 10: Meet the Teacher Social, 5:30- 7:30
  • August 12: MISD Back to School Bash, 8:00 am- 1:00 pm
  • August 16: First Day of School
  • August 21: Math Facts Test
  • August 22: Spirit Night at Trios Pizza, 4- 9 pm
  • August 28: Big Kahuna Kick Off (packets will go home)
  • September 1: Natl. College Colors Day, Wear your favorite college shirt to school

Advanced Academics Fall Symposium

Tuesday, Aug. 29th, 5:30-7:30pm

1110 West Debbie Lane

Mansfield, TX

An Advanced Academics Fall Symposium is being held on Tuesday, August 29 at The Center from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for all K-12 students enrolled in advanced courses.

Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet with campus specialists and attend breakout sessions specifically tailored for their grade level.

For more details, view the flyer or contact Teresa Francis

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Transportation Information

Please keep in mind that buses could possibly run a little behind the first two weeks of school, with all of the back to school traffic. Also, remember that Pre K busses do not run during the first two weeks of school, as the district is working feverishly to get an accurate count of students. You can contact the bus barn directly should you have any questions about transportation, (817)299-6060. Your patience is appreciated.

Click on the following link to find out the 2017-2018 bus pick up times:

For Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten & 1st grade students an adult must be present at the bus stop for drop off. They will not leave the student if you are in side of your home.

For more information, call transportation at (817) 299-6060. All Gideon Gators qualify for free bus transportation. Keep in mind that putting your child on the bus is typically quicker than sitting in the car pick up line.

PreK & Kindergarten Team


  • Ms. Prock- PreK
  • Mrs. Jackson- PreK Aide
  • Mrs. Coffman
  • Mrs. Lorensen
  • Mrs. Smith


1st Grade Team


  • Mrs. Vega
  • Mrs. Brittain
  • Mrs. Milam
  • Mrs. Nelson


2nd Grade Team


  • Mrs. Swan
  • Mrs. James
  • Ms. Meeks
  • Mrs. Wallick


Third Grade Team


  • Mrs. Vela
  • Mrs. Grimaldo- English Language Arts & Science
  • Mr. Sheehy- Math & Social Studies
  • Mrs. Salazar- Math & Science
  • Mrs. Dunn- English Language Arts & Social Studies


4th Grade Team


  • Mrs. Todtenhoefer- Math & Science
  • Ms. Owens- English Language Arts & Social Studies
  • Ms. Jones- Math & Science
  • Ms. Sledge- English Language Arts & Social Studies
  • Mrs. Scott


Gideon PTA Website:

August 21: District-wide Math Test

All students will be taking a test on their math facts upon their return. The expectation is that all students know their math facts prior to the the start of the year. See below for more info:

2nd grade: Addition/ subtraction facts

3rd grade & 4th grades: Multiplication facts

For support, log into Education Galaxy:

(Returning students know their logins)

Office Hours

Monday- Friday 7:30- 3:30

Your child must be picked up by 3:45, as my staff members are off after that time and need to pic up their personal kids. Thank you!

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You're Invited!

What: First day of school breakfast for all first timers

Who: Pre- K & Kindergarten Parents, or any new parent to Gideon

When: August 16, 7:15- 8:00

Where: Gideon Library

This event is hosted by the Gideon PTA. Feel free to contact them for more information or volunteer & donation opportunities.

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Want to know your child's teacher?

Two things must be done first:

  1. Complete online registration:
  2. Submit your current proof of residency

Once you have completed these two tasks, you can call us on Monday to have your child's teacher revealed! However, if your child needs shots, they must first be cleared by the nurse. Kindergartners needs updated shots.

All students must register online!!!

New student registration link:

Returning students registration link:

All students must submit a proof of residency (POR). You can begin delivering the copies to your campus January 24th. The POR must be current, so it must a have July date or sooner. Be sure to write your child's or children's names at the top.

You can fax them to: (817) 472-3292.

Examples of POR include: gas bill, water bill, electric bill

Proof of Residency Affidavit is needed for anyone that does not have a proof of residency in their name, or are living with a friend/ family member. This affidavit must be notarized and the home owner must be present when you submit paperwork. You can download the paperwork or come to the school for a copy. Updated copies are need each year.

Printable POR Affidavit:

New Students to MISD...

To enroll your child, you will need the following documents:
  1. Parent/Legal Guardian’s Government Issued Photo Identification
  2. Proof of Residency in the form of a current (within last 30 days) electric, gas, water bill or lease agreement. (No other documents will be accepted).
    Proof of Residence Letter (Español)
  3. Student’s Social Security Card
  4. Student’s Shot Record (must show child's name)
  5. Student’s Certified Birth Certificate (Order a certified birth certificate at [Español ])
  6. If applicable, Withdrawal Papers and Records from last school attended.

STAAR Report Card Pick Up

ATTN Parents: If your child was in 3rd or 4th grade during the 2016-2017 school year, their report cards are in! You can pick them up from Gideon front office Thursday, July 27 from 9:00- 6:30, or any day after that.

*Any report cards (for 4th graders) that have not been picked up by August 3rd, will be sent to Icenhower.

Have you been reading???

Log into Reading A-Z. The students know their logins. The expectation is that all students read for at least 20 minutes per day. Mrs. West will check reading minutes before school starts. You never know, they may get a prize for their logged minutes.

Get ahead:

kindergarten: recognize all letters, spell and write your name (not knickname), kindergatern sight words:

1st grade: sight words:

summer reading:

2nd grade: Write complete paragraph, Summer reading list:

3rd grade: Write a solid paragraph with three supporting details, summer reading:

4th grade: Write an on topic essay, summer reading list:

Summer Staff Birthdays!

  • June 3: Ms. Collins, FLS
  • June 9: Ms. Carol, Principal Secretary
  • June 15: Mrs. Sombrio, Art
  • June 18: Mrs. Barrett, Technology
  • June 12: Mrs. Swan, 2nd
  • June 25: Ms. Prock, Pre-K
  • June 27: Mrs. Moore, Pre-K
  • July 7: Mrs. Wachsmann
  • July 9: Mrs. Hankson, 3rd
  • July 23: Mr. Lauding, Pre- K
  • July 24: Mrs. Vega, 1st
  • August 5: Mrs. Boykin
  • August 6: Mrs. Todtenhoefer, 4th
  • August 15: Ms. Meeks, K

A Message from Your Principals

Hello Gators!

We hope you are having an amazing summer break and doing tons of fun things like reading, practicing Math facts, doing Science experiments, and enjoying the outdoors. While you're home having all of that fun, we are at school getting ready for the new year. We have surely missed you, and cannot wait to see you at Meet the Teacher Night. Have a great rest of your summer break!


Mrs. Charles & Mrs. Wachsmann

MISD 2017-2018 School Calendar

Plan your year accordingly. To view, click here:

Stay in the Loop!

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