Longhorn News

January 2018

Longhorn Spotlight

GISD Community Retreat was a Success

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, the GISD School Administration and Board of Trustees held it's first ever community retreat. A total of 80 community members, parents, teachers, and administrators were present.

All came together to discuss future plans for Gordon ISD in the areas of facilities and instructional programs. Below are areas that the group identified areas of needs or goals for the district. The number in parenthesis is how many votes were given to each topic.


General Maintenance (if a new facility is not approved) (50)

More electric outlets

Regulated heating and cooling systems

Updated lighting

Lockable storage

ADA compliant

Repair ceiling/wall damages/painting

Infrastructure to support more technology

New desks

New theater lights and sound system

Hot water in the bathroom

Athletic Facilities (46)

Paved and striped parking lots

Visitors dressing rooms

Visitors restrooms

Improved weight room (larger)

Girls dressing room

Ticket booth

Commercial Washer and Dryer

Intercom System

New School (42)

Improvement of Safety and Security

Entry into the building (keyless and badges)

Intercom system in the buildings

Safety officer

Band / Music / Art Hall (37)

Multi-use facility at the soft ball field (36)

Concession stand


Additional fields

Adult Bleachers

Field Lights

Maintenance of Grass

Improve Ag Science building and Ag farm (28)

New Fence and entrance

Water at farm

Seating at farm for stock shows

Update playground (27)

Complete Fence

ADA compliance

Add and Improve Science Labs (26)


Improvements to the Cafeteria (22)

Larger Kitchen


Library (20)

Full time Librarian

Updated books for all ages

Digital media access

Update exterior of buildings (16)

Move administrative offices to front

New turf on the football (14)

New buses (14)

Central Heat and AC in Old Gym (8)

Livestock pens closer to school (6)

Community Garden (6)

Restructure Old Gym (possible 2nd weight room, fines arts) (6)

Tiles on floors

Tiles on ceiling

Olympic Swimming Pool (5)

Access to New Gym storage (upstairs) (4)

Eight Lane Track (3)


Career Technology Programs (54)

Culinary Arts



Floral Design




Certified Nurse’s Aide


Computer Science

Law Enforcement


Graphic Design


Outdoor Education

District of Innovation (37)

Fine Arts Program (22)



Foreign Language Program for Elementary (20)

Competitive Salary (20)

More coaching staff (19)

After school enrichment / Adult education opportunities (18)




Technology for elementary (14)

Computer Driven Dyslexia (14)

School Based Day Care (9)

Higher Level Math and Science courses (8)

More incentive programs (AR, Fitness finders) (5)

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School Board Appreciation Month

We would like to recognize and thank our GISD school board for their commitment and service to the students of Gordon ISD. Thanks for all you do!

School Board Members

Michael Rouse: Board President

Brett Trigg: Board Vice President

Justin Scrivner: Board Secretary

Ed DeMichele (not pictured)

Randy Mills

Richard Holder

Stacey Wyatt

November Students of the Month

The Gordon PTO is proud to sponsor our Student of the Month program. Students are nominated each month for their outstanding accomplishments in the classroom, extracurricular activities, and demonstrating a positive attitude.

Longhorn Spirit Wear & Fundraiser

Southern Stitching is a one-stop shop for all your Gordon ISD Spirit wear needs. For every purchase made through the school attire site, Southern Stitching will give 10% back to the school.

Check Out Our Campus Calendar On Our Website For Updates

Wednesday, January 17 Report cards mailed home

Friday, January 19 HS BBall vs Gorman @ Home

Saturday, January 20 JH BBall tournament at Perrin Witt

Monday, January 22 JH BBall vs Huckabay @ Home

Tuesday, January 23 HS BBall vs Strawn @ Strawn

Thursday, January 25 JH Tournament @ Walnut Springs

Friday, January 26 HS Bball vs Moran @ Home (Boys only)

Saturday, January 27 JH Tournament @ Walnut Springs

Tuesday, January 30 HS BBall vs Huckabay @ Huckabay