Gainesville ISD News
Students as Young as 5th Grade Earn High School Spanish Credit
On Thursday, May 25, GISD students ranging in grades 5-8 were given the opportunity to earn high school credit in Spanish. The test was scheduled by the GISD curriculum and instruction department, who saw the benefit these students would receive by earning high school credit prior to entering the 9th grade.
A total of 153 students were tested, and an incredible 64 of these students earned high school Spanish credit through the credit-by-examination testing process. Student testing resulted in 21 students earning Spanish 1 credit, 16 students earning Spanish 1 & 2 credit, and 27 students earning Spanish 1, 2, and 3 credit. In the 27 students receiving credit for all three levels of Spanish, four were in 5th grade, seven were in 6th grade, seven in 7th grade, and nine were in 8th grade
Congratulations to all of the high achieving students on this huge accomplishment!
2017 Retirement Celebration
Alfredo Moreno is the GHS 2017 Salutatorian. He received a full scholarship to Tufts University throught the Quest Bridge program.
Jenny Liu is the 2017 Valedictorian. She will be attending Harvard in the Fall.
The Class of 2017 started a new graduation tradition. The graduates were given the opportunity to decorate their graduation cap.
Ayala Completes Math Teacher Mentor Program
"We were trained on how to incorporate different types of technology in the classroom, and how to let our children explore math and come up connections on how to solve problems," Ayala said. "By doing this, they are able to understand the "WHY" behind math instead of just following steps that are given by the teacher."
In addition to the two week program last summer, Ayala attended three Numeracy trainings in November and December. To complete the 100 hours of training, the group did several book studies throughout the year and shared lessons that each did with their students based on what they had learned at Region 11.
2017 Valedictorian Jenny Liu
Vaughn Earns State Gold Medal
GHS Choir and Band students competed at the State Solo & Ensemble Contest last weekend. Choir competed in 16 individual events, which is double from previous year, earning medals in 7 of the events.
Receiving a Solo Event Division 2 Rating of Excellence, Silver Medal were:
Taevion Gilmore, Sarah Higgins, Randy Ibarra, Naomi Dawson, Carli Cleveland, Preston Rojas, Aimee Soto
The Percussion band received a 2 (excellent) rating and Megan Vaughn received a 1 (superior) rating for her solo, earning her a GOLD medal at state!
Edison Principal for a Day Challenge
Multi-Purpose Facility Update
Summer Food Program
Anyone from the ages of 1-18 is eligible to eat. No lunches will be allowed off site. Meals will be served at the sites listed below are Monday-Friday.
Gainesville Junior High
June 5-June 23
1201 S. Lindsay St.
June 5-June 30
#1 Edison Drive