Leopard Pride News

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A true HONOR

It is always a pleasure and an honor to host the prestigious Medal of Honor recipients at GHS. This year, GHS had more students than ever apply to be a MOH ambassador. This shows the respect and understanding our students have for this event and for these individuals who have served for our country. Thank you MOH recipients for teaching our students about your bravery and motivating each and every student that had the pleasure of meeting you and hearing your story!
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GJH students and staff were truly honored and humbled by the Medal of Honor event on Thursday morning. Student ambassadors represented our student body in greeting the MOH recipients upon arrival and serving as their guide throughout campus. Each MOH recipient spoke to a group of students and gave them encouraging words of wisdom to help guide them in life, sharing their background, their stories, and truly inspiring our GJH Leopards!

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Students at W.E. Chalmers Elementary wrote essays about the Medal of Honor recipients that are able to take part in this year’s Medal of Honor events this week in Gainesville. A selection of the best essays are pinned to the trees for the dedication today and those 4th grade students are able to attend and meet the recipients which they chose to write about. We are so thankful for this amazing learning experience for our students!

Lee Intermediate was thrilled to be asked by the Medal of Honor program to represent Gainesville ISD as banner carriers. Several of our 5th and 6th grade students were able to participate! They did a great job in freezing temperatures!!


Teacher of the Year

Each month, GISD celebrates our employees who go above and beyond for our students and our district. At the end of the year, one Elementary and one Secondary teacher are selected as our GISD teachers of the year. Mr. Smith met with the prestigious teachers who have earned this honor, celebrating each of the teachers and sending encouraging words as they begin the application process. A committee will review these applications and the Teachers of the Year will be announced at the end of year employee service awards assembly on June 1.
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OAP wraps up a successful season

The Gainesville High School One Act Play, Maelstrom, made it three rounds deep in the UIL contest season. The play won first place in District, advancing to Bi-District where the cast and crew once again earned first place. The road ended at the Area competition on March 29, where they received first alternate.

Receiving individual awards at the Bi-District level competition were: Deserae Pouncil (Honorable Mention All Star Cast), Hunter Stephens (Best Actor), Dillon Edington (Honorable Mention All Star Cast), Morgan Sims (Director), Landry Dosher (Best Actress), Niaomi Dawson (All Star Cast), Allison Hoberer (Outstanding Crew Member)

Receiving individual awards at the Area level competition were: Trinity Spencer (All-Star Crew), Hunter Stephens (All-Star Cast), Morgan Sims (Director), Landry Dosher (Honorable Mention All-Star Cast)

Congratulations to the cast, crew, and Director Morgan Sims on a tremendous season! Due to the popularity of the show, the troupe will have to public performances at the GISD Auditorium at 1201 S. Lindsay St. Please join us on Friday, April 20 or Saturday, April 21 at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there!

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Top Cats

The “Noodles with Attitude” team of Lee Hubbard, Nathan Rodriguez, and Kendrick Taylor competed at the Aramark Regional cooking competition on Thursday. They earned the spot at the competition after winning our local Top Cat contest in January. Thank you Mrs. Young for helping our culinary students perfect their skills!
17 Gainesville FFA members/floral students were at Birdville High School Saturday morning working on an industry certification in Floral Design!

Our 5th graders are ready to knock it out of the park on the STAAR tests this week!

Tuesday: 5th grade math
Wednesday: 5th grade reading

Last week we had a little fun during our STAAR bootcamp. We had pajama day, cowboy day, and twin day!

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Lee superstar UIL celebration

Lee teachers rolled out the red carpet to honor the UIL student success! UIL participants and their families were treated to a wonderful dinner, red carpet with each student's name on a star, and a fun photo booth. All to celebrate the achievements and to also thank the parents for their continued support!
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Pre-K Mother Goose Parade!

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