Leopard Pride News
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Glancy Named as New GHS Principal
GISD is proud to announce the new Principal of Gainesville High School, Mr. David Glancy. Glancy has been an administrator at GISD for the past 11 years. During his time at GISD, he has served as an Assistant Principal at GHS, Assistant Principal at GMS, Principal at GHS, Director of Secondary Curriculum, and for the past 2 1/2 years has been the campus leader as Principal at GJH. Prior to becoming an administrator at GISD, Glancy was a Spanish teacher at Cedar Hill HS, Keller HS, and Northwest HS.
Brandon Whiten: New Chalmers Principal
GISD is proud to announce Mr. Brandon Whiten as the new Principal at Chalmers Elementary.
Whiten has been in administration as Assistant Principal and Principal for 9 years, including the last year as the Assistant Principal at Lee Intermediate. Whiten is looking forward to moving into the role as Principal at Chalmers, as a majority of his experience has been with those grade levels.
STAAR Scores: Online Access
STAAR scores are now available online in the Texas Assessment Management System.
1. Click on the link below and then click on "Log In To Student Portal."
2. Click on "Lookup Access Code."
3. You will then be asked to type in your child's PEIMS ID, which is your child's Social Security Number. This will give you the access code for your student.
4. Go back to previous screen and enter the access code to retrieve the results of each of your child's STAAR tests.
Each campus will also be sending the scores home via mail.
Choir Competes at TSSEC
We are proud to announce that Niaomi Dawson and Eryka Kitundu both received a Division I rating (Superior), which is the highest honor a student can receive on their individual performance. In addition, Andrew Carroll and Ruby Pingleton both received Division II ratings (Excellence) on their solos.
Grand Champion: Jackson Otts, 5th grade
Best of Show: Owen Perez, 4th grade
Research Champion: Melaina Denison, 8th grade
Band TSSEC Results
GHS band students recently competed in the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest. Just to qualify for this contest is an honor. We had 21 band students qualify in either a solo, an ensemble, music theory, or combinations of the three. One student qualified in all three events.
At TSSEC, two of the soloists, and three ensembles received a rating of 2 (Excellent) and the brass quintet received a rating of a 1 (Superior). In Music Theory, Harmony Rutherford and Desmond Pouncil both received a 1 rating (Superior) and Emmanuel Vargas received a 2 rating (Excellent).
Brass Quintet: Kate Jones, Cesar Barrios, Harmony Rutherford, Mauricio Millan, Melody Rutherford
Sax Quartet: Miguel Covarrubias, Luis Avila, Keller Neu, Mason Lorne
Clarinet Quartet: Michelle Moreno, Vanessa Victoria, Cecilia Corona, Crystal Burns
Flute Trio: Deserae Pouncil, Lori Bailey, Katie Malavar
Soloist: Katelyn Fryberger
Band Leadership Camp
It’s Band Leadership camp week at TAMU-Commerce! Congratulations to our 2019-20 Red Coat Band leaders!
Katie Malavar (Middle School Liaison), Melody Rutherford (Secretary and Asst. Drum Major), Harmony Rutherford (Historian) , Eduardo Diaz (Guard Captain), Cesar Barrios (Rep. At Large), Mason Lorne (President and Head Drum Major), Mauricio Millan (Quartermaster), Angel Avila (Vice-President), Keller Neu (Librarian)
FFA Leadership Camp
The 2019-2020 FFA officers attended the Area Leadership camp this week. Thank you for your dedication to the FFA program!Anna Smith (President), Desiree Stephens (1st Vice President), Maria Arellano (2nd Vice President), Jayden Pickett (Secretary), Austin Sparks (Treasurer) , Marian Motomochi (Reporter), Alex Medina (Sentinel), Kyleigh Chaffer (Student Advisor), Danielle Partridge (Parliamentarian), Daniel Buenos Aires (Historian), Natalie Putnam (Chaplain)
GO BIG RED!
The GHS Varsity cheerleaders have been working hard at cheer camp in Gulf Shores, Alabama this week. The team earned 1st place in the cheer division, and 3rd place in the Rally Routine Division. In additoin, five girls earned ALL AMERICAN cheerleader! The GHS Cheer Coach is Leisa Boswell.
Varsity Cheer: Yolanda Marin, Marina Walterscheid, Autom Sanders, Lilliana Lovato, Cheyenne Hellinger, Alexa Green, Hayley Colwell (All American), Jayelynn Graham, Arsyl Saballero (All American), Janae Manuel (All American), Marissa Andujo(All American), Mackenzie Lamb (All American)