Leopard Pride News

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Franklin Signs National Letter of Intent

On Wednesday, February 6, Draylon Franklin signed a letter of intent to play football at East Central University. Franklin played wide receiver as a sophomore before transitioning to quarterback his junior year. As a quarterback, he was all-district both his junior and senior years, but ultimately earned a scholarship for his role as linebacker the second half of his senior season. He has dreamed of playing college football and also has dreams to play in the NFL, followiing his cousin David Moore's footsteps, who also played at ECU and currently has a spot on the Seahawks roster. Congratulations Draylon and family!
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It's not too late to join...

At GISD we strive to continuously improve our district through a cooperative effort between our schools, parents, and the community. As a means to provide an avenue for this conversation, Dr. Stewart is currently forming the 2018-19 Parent Advisory Committee The PAC is open to any parent or community member who is willing to provide feedback and input in to what our district is doing well and what can be improved upon. The PAC will meet four times throughout the year, with the second meeting being held on Tuesday, February 12 at 5:30pm at the Administration building. If you are interested in being a valuable member of this group, please contact Kay Neu at 940-665-4362 or kneu@gainesvilleisd.org.

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UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest

The following students performed at the UIL Region 2 Solo and Ensemble Contest on February 2nd, and qualified for the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest (TSSEC).

Ensembles were required to perform a piece off of the UIL Class 1 list (the most difficult category) and receive a First Division rating. Soloists were required to perform a solo off of the UIL Class 1 list by memory and receive a First Division rating. Most of these solos are at least 3 pages long.


Clarinet Quartet: Michelle Moreno, Crystal Burns, Cecilia Corona, Vanessa Victoria

Flute Trio: Lori Bailey, Katie Malavar, Deserae Pouncil

Sax Quartet: Keller Neu, Mason Lorne, Miguel Covarrubias, Luis Avila

Brass Quintet: Cesar, Barrios, Kate Jones, Harmony Rutherford, Melody Rutherford, Mauricio Millan


All Class 1: Harmony Rutherford, Katelyn Fryberger, Melody Rutherford, Keller Neu, Miguel Covarrubias, Luis Avila, Cesar Barrios, Mauricio Millan

TSSEC Solo Qualifiers: Harmony Rutherford, Katelyn Fryberger, Melody Rutherford, Cesar Barrios, Keller Neu

Class 2 Solos: Moses Marin, Katie Malavar, Cecilia Corona, Ramiro Huerta, Emanuel Vargas, Eduardo Huerta

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Choir Earns Top Ratings at District Contest

On February 2, members of the Leopard Chorale competed in the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at Sanger. Ruby Pingleton, Eryka Kitundu, Andrew Carroll, and Niaomi Dawson received a Division I on their class one solo and have qualified for the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Austin later this semester. Corben Larock, Kendrick Manon, Dorysmar Blas, Sara Hernandez, and Hunter Stephens all received a Division 2 and Litzi Moreno, Layla Tennison, and Emily Cato competed with great enthusiasm as they proudly represented Gainesville ISD. We have great things happening with GHS Chorale!
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Celebrating 100 days of school!

GHS Hosts Mini Cheer Clinic!

The K-6 Cheer Clinic participants practiced for two days before performing cheers and chants at the varsity basketball game. Click to hear one of the chants...

Heroes Among Us: GISD Education Foundation

The “Heroes Among Us” story series will be released twice monthly, featuring local heroes and organizations that exemplify the Totally Texas, All American spirit that is the fabric of the Gainesville Community.

Thank you Counselors!

National School Counseling Week 2019 (#NSCW19) is Feb. 4–8, 2019. The week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and the tremendous impact they can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Take a moment to thank your school counselor(s)!

To learn more about National School Counseling Week, visit www.schoolcounselor.org/nscw

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GJH & GHS Schedules & Scores

All GJH schedules and scores can be found with the click of a button. Basketball, powerlifting, and GHS soccer are in full swing. Come out and support our Leopards and Lady Leopards!