Longhorn Newsletter

1st Nine Weeks

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Welcome Back!

Dear GISD Families,

The 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start at Gordon ISD. We are looking forward to working together as a team to provide your child the very best educational experience. Our newsletter is one way in which we maintain communication between school and home. It contains a variety of academic updates, important dates, and items of interest. Thank you for taking the time to read it.

Longhorn Spotlight

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Gordon Football leaving the competition behind!

All levels of Gordon football have been leaving their competition in the dust of the Longhorn stampede. Our varsity season has been an exciting one, as they are currently 5-1. The Gordon Shorthorns are undefeated as well and putting up some impressive scores on the scoreboard!

The GYA teams have held an impressive season as well! If you have not made it out to a game, what are you waiting for!

Out athletes and coaches have put in a lot of work and it is paying off! Join us for our next home game this Friday against Morgan.

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Student Council

The Gordon Student Council is kicking off a community service project next week!

They will be kicking off a "Stock the Shelves" campain for our local food pantry. They are asking for donations for the following items:

· Canned sweet potatoes, peas, corn, green beans

· Cranberry sauce

· Canned fruit

· Pinto or black beans, canned or dry

· Peanut butter

· Cereal

Donations will be accepted at the school. We will also offer free admission to anyone who attends the Gustine varsity home football game on Nov. 1st and brings one of these items!

StuCo will also be kicking off their first fundraiser and selling chocolate! Stay tuned!

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Film Crew is visiting Gordon ISD

Gordon ISD is already planning their second marketing video! If you haven't seen our first one, check it out here. Our film crew will be attending the Gustine varsity football game on Friday, Nov. 1st. We are asking that all Longhorn fans attend and pack the stands! Bring your item for the food pantry and get free admission to the game. Check out our wonderful concession stand and bring your shakers! Who knows...maybe you will be the next talent showcased in our video!
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AG Shop Talk

Students of the Ag Mechanic program and FFA are busy with projects! Check out all their hard work they have been doing on the GISD FFA freight-liner, the Woods and Copeland tractor, a John Deer tractor, and a Chevy tailgate bench and smoker! Follow the Gordon FFA facebook page for updates.

1st Nine Weeks Super Star Students

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The Longhorn Association

The Longhorn Association is an organization on campus that we want every parent to join! This is comprised of a group of parents, grandparents, teachers, and community members that share a common goal to support the great kids of Gordon ISD. Their mission is to support both academic and athletic organizations on campus and help the district in any way possible. They are currently seeking additional memberships of elementary parents (and all parents for that matter) that are willing to volunteer in fundraising efforts, working concession stands, and other volunteer work! We want everyone to be ALL IN! Please contact Mindy Scrivner if you have any questions or email them at thelonghornassociation@gmail.com. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the GISD library.
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Gordon ISD is proud to partner with Weatherford and Ranger College to provide our students dual credit opportunities. Students can take classes that will go towards anything from a certificate program to an associate's degree. Spring 2020 enrollment will be happening soon and wrap up by the end of November. We are proud to offer both financial aid and scholarship opportunities to students to help with the cost of dual credit. Stay tuned for updates regarding spring enrollment which will be sent out via parent square. Spring enrollment will be available for all 9th-12th graders.
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You can purchase your Student Tribute Page for that special senior! The yearbook class is running a special deal for our seniors!

1/2 page student tribute page and a yearbook is $150.00.

1 page student tribute page and a yearbook is $215.00.

Tributes are an excellent way to recognize a loved ones hard work and dedication to their educational career. Take advantage of these offers as they won't last long!

Yearbooks are on sale for $35.00 until January. ($7.00 discount)

Yearbooks can be ordered at Gordon ISD in the front office, or email lcormack@gordonhorns.net.


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Join us for SHAC

The SHAC committee (Student Health Advisory Committee) will be meeting four times this year to discuss the health and wellness of our school. Please visit our website for meeting dates, meeting minutes, our health and wellness policy and our current district scorecard. If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a member, please contact Holly Campbell. You can reach information throughout the year at http://www.gordonisd.net/health-advisory-council-4c010010


Calendar of Upcoming Events

October 9th: Report cards mailed home

Oct. 10th: JH @ Gorman 6:00 PM

Oct 11th: Varsity @ Home vs Morgan 7:30 PM

Oct 16th: PSAT/SAT at Gordon ISD/ District Cross Country Meet @ Eula

Oct 18th: BYE Week

Oct. 19th: A&M LDE Invitational

Oct 20th: FFA Competition at Texas State University

Oct 21st: Board Meeting @ 6:15 p.m.

Oct. 22nd: LDE Invitational @ Snyder

Oct. 23rd: Picture Day

Oct. 24th: Seniors, Football, Cheerleading Picture Day

Oct 25th: Varsity @ Bluffale 7:30 p.m.

Oct 26th: Fall Fesitval 4:00-7:00 p.m. @ Longhorn Stadium

Oct 29th: 2nd Nine Weeks Progress Reports Check 1

Oct 31st: JH @ Gustine 6:00

Nov. 1st: Teacher/Staff Work Day, FB @ Home vs Gustine 7:30 p.m.

Nov 2nd: Varsity vs Gustine @ Home 7:30 PM

Nov. 7th: LDE Invitational @ Tarleton, JH @ Strawn 6:00 p.m.

Nov. 8th: Varsity vs. Strawn @ Home 7:30 p.m.

Nov 11th: District LDE Competition in Stephenville

Nov 13th: Picture Retakes

Nov 18th: 2nd 9 Weeks Progress Report Check 2

Nov 25th-28th: Thanksgiving Break

Nov 25th: Regional LDE Competition at Mineral Wells

Dec 5th: Elementary UIL @ Strawn

Dec 12th: Junior High UIL @ Ranger

Dec. 18th: 1st, 2nd, 3rd to Bass Hall

Dec. 19th: End of the 2nd 9 Weeks, Grades finalized

Each year, Gordon ISD students have the privilege of attending various musical and theatrical performances at Bass Hall in Fort Worth. This is a wonderful cultural experience for our students, and it is one that is not soon forgotten. The look of wonder on our student's faces when they enter the grand foyer in Bass Hall is truly a sight to see. Below is a list of dates and upcoming performances that students will be attending.
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4th, 5th, and 6th Grades: ELLIS ISLAND

Wednesday, Sep. 18th, 10:30am-12:30pm

East 5th Street

Fort Worth, TX

1st, 2nd, 3rd Grades: Nutcracker

Wednesday, Dec. 18th, 10:30am-12:30pm

East 5th Street

Fort Worth, TX