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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!

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2017 Retirement Celebration

On June 1, GISD celebrated the retirement of 11 educators, who dedicated an incredible 305 years of combined experience to education. An even more astounding fact is that 260 of these years have been to Gainesville ISD. To top it all, EIGHT of the 11 retirees have spent their ENTIRE career in education at GISD. Wow! They are sure to be missed! Congratulations to Shauna Smith, Crystal Harvick, Jean Hines, Joanie Jones, Jeff Gerken, Teri Neale, Sissie Gilbreath, Karen Bartlett, Pat Hunter, Tammy Murray, and Dora Barkley (not pictured)

Ayala Completes Math Teacher Mentor Program

Lee Intermediate 5th grade math teacher, Claudia Ayala, has completed the 2016-17 Math and Science Teacher Mentor program through ESC Region 11! The Texas Regional Collaborative grant provides funding for math and science classroom teachers to receive 100 hours of research-based professional development, and Ms. Ayala has completed the yearlong program, improving her mathematics content knowledge in order to increase student achievement across the district!


"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

Jenny Liu was recenlty intereviewed by KXII-Channel 12 in regards to her education at GISD and her future plans to attend Harvard in the Fall. See her interview by clicking HERE.

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

"Thinking Maps" Training

GISD, secondary and elementary teachers came together today for "Thinking Maps" training. Thank you to district coordinator, Dana Dudenhoeffer, for coordinating the event to promote student achievement.

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.

Breakfast: 7:45am-8:15am

Lunch: 11:15am-12:15am


Edison Elementary

June 5-June 30

#1 Edison Drive

Breakfast: 7:30am-8:00am

Lunch: 11am-12:15pm

GJHS & GHS Spring Band Concert

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GJHS Student Wins Texoma Youth Guide Art Contest

Gainesville Junior High 8th grade artist, Eduardo Diaz, discusses his newest accomplishment with GJHS Principal, Mr. David Glancy. Eduardo's artwork is on the cover of the 2017 Texoma Youth Guide. We are GJHS Proud! Watch the video below to hear Eduardo explain his amazing art!
GJHS Artist WIns 2017 Youth Guide Art Contest
https://youtu.be/z7lrrIciDV8
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