Leopard Pride News

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Band Advances to Finals at Area competition

The 2018-19 band totals 50 students, with a majority being freshmen. A band comprised of 60% freshman puts the band at a disadvantage in 4A competition as compared with other (much larger) bands that are made up of marchers with much more experience.

On Saturday, October 20th the Gainesville High School Redcoat Band took the field in UIL Region Marching competition. The Redcoats earned a unanimous first division rating, a perfect score, a goal the band has been striving to reach for the past ten years.

The Area competition was held on Saturday, October 27. The band executed their first performance and advanced to the Final round held later that evening. Althought they did not advance to State, making it to the Final round is a huge accomplishment in a very talented Area.

Congratulations to our Redcoates on an outstanding competition season!

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Cooper Goldsworthy Advances to State!

Cooper placed 2nd overall at the Regional Cross Country meet. He will be running in the State meet on Saturday, November 3rd in Round Rock, Texas.

Manufacturing Day

100 Gainesville High School students toured local manufacturing companies on Thursday for the second annual Gainesville Economic Development Corporation Manufacturing Day.

The goal of Manufacturing Day is to:

  • Create personal relationships between students and manufacturers.
  • Expose students to the career opportunities in manufacturing.
  • Educate students about the advanced technologies, state of the art facilities, fast-paced work environments and dispel the image of what manufacturing used to be.
  • Provide student’s concise information about careers in manufacturing that they can share with their parents.

This year, 100 students from area schools also joined them on the tours. Following the tours, they came back to the civic center where they heard from various business owners regarding their potential futures in the manufacturing world. Thank you GEDC and our local manufacturing companies for creating this wonderful experience for our students!

More information on Manufacturing Day can be found at:

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GHS UIL Academics, Speech, and Debate bring home medals

On Saturday, October 20, the GHS UIL Academics, Speech, and Debate students competed at the Juan Seguin Invitational. The Speech and Debate teams competed for the 3rd time this year and this was the first Academics meet of the season. Congratulations on a job well done!

Speech and Debate:
Congress: Mati Rigsby (1st)
CX: Dillon Edington* and Faith Williams (3rd)
*Dillon Edington also received a Best Speaker Award
Prose: Jake Conner (1st) and Lily Tate (3rd)
Poetry: Niaomi Dawson (1st), Andrew Carroll (2nd), Katherine (3rd)

Copy Editing: Lily Kemp (4th), Elijah Chisholm (6th)
Editorial writing: Lily Kemp (1st), Joshua Torres (3rd), Elijah Chisholm (6th)
Feature Writing: Lily Kemp (5th), Joshua Torres (6th)
Headline Writing: Lily Kemp (4th), Elijah Chisholm (5th)
News Writing: Lily Kemp (6th)
Spelling and Vocab: Hayli Stephens (5th), Lauren Fleniken (6th)

Leeper Lake

Robert E. Lee Intermediate 5th grade students were able to experience a day camp at Leeper Lake, which extended student learning beyond the classroom. This unique opportunity allowed the students to experience first-hand the Life Science learning objectives covered in the classroom. “Camp Leeper” is just one of many grants that the GISD Education Foundation funds. The Foundation receives funding by way of donations from individuals, businesses and the ongoing sale of memorial brick, which can be placed at either the current Junior High School or GHS. The bricks are a terrific way to honor our past and present alumni. For more information, please visit www.gainesvilleisd.org/foundation.
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United Sound Band returns to GHS

The United Sound band returns to GHS for the second year! Last year, four budding musicians entered the program, ending the year with a concert performance with the jazz band. This year, those four students are returning for year two and two additional students will be joining the program for their first year.

Read more about how the program works....https://tinyurl.com/ycoc9otd

6th grade sings in their first choir concert

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GISD students show support for one of our own

On Friday, October 12, Gainesville ISD came together to raise money to help GHS Senior Caren Carranza and her family with medical expenses following a recent devastating car accident. GISD students, staff, and community donors generously poured their hearts into this donation opportunity and as a result were able to collectively donate $3,113 to the Carranza family.

Caren, a senior on the Lady Leopards volleyball team, was presented with the donation on Tuesday at senior night.

Volleyball Senior Night

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Chalmers Fall Festival

PTO Fall Festival 2018 was a success. We enjoyed games, face painting, cake walk, and more fun. Thank you to our PTO for putting this together. Thank you to the teachers for working the event. Also, one more shout out to the NHS students that helped with the event.

One last THANK YOU to the parents for bringing your child to the event. Lots of laughter, prizes and candy!

Head Start Fall Festival

Thank you to all of our parents, friends, and families for coming to our Fall Festival today! All of the kids and teachers had so much fun. Thank you to Ms. Sims and the GHS drama students for bringing your FUN personalities and playing the games with our little ones. We appreciate you!
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Red Ribbon Week: Life is a journey, travel drug free!

Red Ribbon Week, the last full week in October each year, raises awareness of drug use and the problems related to drugs facing our community, and encourages parents, educators, business owners, and other community organizations to promote drug-free lifestyles. Red Ribbon Week gives us the opportunity to be vocal and visible in our efforts to achieve a drug-free community. Throughout the week, students and teachers at every campus promoted the RRW theme of "Life is a journey, travel drug free" by coming together with campus-wide dress themes, such as wearing pajamas to "wake up drug free" and wearing jerseys to "team up against drugs". It was a fun week!
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Pink Out shirt proceeds donated to Relay For Life

Our Booster Club does so much for our program and the community! All the proceeds from the Pink Out shirts once were donated to Relay For Life! Tonight they presented a check for $1500 to the Relay Chair. Thank you GABC!

Pink Out Pep Rally

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District Events

Coming up this Week: Edison Hispanic Heritage Night on Thursday, GJH District CC Meet on Wednesday, GHS District CC Meet on Thursday

GHS Alumni Association

The Alumni Association now accepts online donations!


See what's happening in GJHS and GHS Athletics! See schedules, game results, sign up for team alerts, and more!

Community Events

The Chamber of Commerce weekly community corkboard shares a variet of events going on throughout the Chamber businesses.

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