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Gainesville ISD News

March 27-31, 2017

Introducing the G-STEAM Academy

Leadership from throughout the district came together to finalize the application for T-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) designation through TEA. GISD will enhance the program even further by adding Fine Arts creating a STEAM Academy. The opportunities that a STEAM designation offers to our GISD students is endless, and our students deserve the very best. The program is designed to incorporate STEAM instruction in grades K-5, preparing all students for the G-STEAM Academy in grades 6-10, which will expand to grades 11-12 in subsequent years. STEM program development is one of the three Board of Trustees goals which were established in the Fall. Once designation is approved, more detailed information will be shared. It's a GREAT day to be a Leopard!

Medal of Honor Week

Medal of Honor Week is here! Gainesville,Texas is home to the nation’s only Medal of Honor Host City Program. The motorcade will be coming into town on Wednesday and stop at Gainesville High School. You won't want to miss this! On Saturday, come out and enjoy the parade througth downtown Gainesville at 10am. Follow the Medal of Honor Host City facebook page or view the Medal of Honor Host City website for more information.

OAP Advances to AREA!

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Dual Language Enrichment Academy

Be a part of something great! Do you want your child to be fluent in two languages? GISD is implementing a Dual Language Two-Way program beginning the 2017-2018 school year, beginning with Pre-K,Kinder and 1st grade students. The two-way program gives our students the opportunity to learn two languages and become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural.

The first of two information sessions was offered on March 28 and parents showed tremendous interest in the program. An additonal informational meeting will be held on Monday, April 10 at 6:30pm at Edison Elementary to learn more about the program, the benefits of learning in a dual language environment, and hear from GISD administrators on their experiences leading a two-way dual language program. For more information, visit www.gainesvilleisd.org/bilingual.

Boys State Powerlifting

The Gainesville boys powerlifting team had three members compete at the THSPA State Championship in Abilene Texas on March 24th. These young men competed hard and gained valuable experience for next season. Pictured left to right: Miguel, Leo (alternate), Asael, Chon


Chon Hernandez finished 10th in the 181's

Asael Lagos finished 7th in the 242's

Miguel Rodriguez finished 12th in the Super Heavy Weights

Edison PTO Hosts Mother/Son Dance

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Bass Fishing Team Places 4th!

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March Employee of the month-Donna Patterson
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Edison PTO Hosts Mother/Son Dance

March Teacher of the Month-Christina Phillips
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Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 1
GJHS Soccer @ NCTC Corinth

Special Olympics @ Krum

Area OAP contest @ Denison HS @ 12pm

Monday, April 3
Golf Tournament @ Gainesville Municipal Course

GJHS Spirit Squad Clinic (4-5:30pm)

Softball @ HOME @ 5:30pm

Tuesday, April 4

GJHS Track Meet @ Bridgeport
GJHS Spirit Squad Clinic (4-5:30pm)

Baseball @ HOME (JV @ 5pm; V @ 7:30pm)

Thursday,April 6
GHS District Tennis @ Argyle

Culinary Arts competiton @ Baylor

GJHS Spirit Squad Clinic (4-5:30pm)

Friday, April 7
College Shirts/Jeans Day
GHS District Tennis @ Argyle

Saturday, April 8

Special Olympics @ Leopard Stadium (9:30am-12pm)

Medal of Honor Parade @ 10am
GJHS Boys Soccer @ Highland Village

Softball vs Krum @ HOME @ 11am

Stay Connected

GISD is now on Instagram (gisdleopards)! You can now follow us on facebook, twitter, instagram , and Youtube. Have you downloaded our mobile app from the itunes or google play store? The GISD mobile app is an easy way to quickly get information from all of our online sources.