Leopard Pride News

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Facility Upgrades Approved at GHS

At the Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, September 16, the Board unanimously approved the scope of work and pricing for construction of 6 tennis courts and the turf installation at the baseball and softball fields at Gainesville High School. Hellas was previously approved as the design build firm at the July 15, 2019 meeting. Since that time, design and price negotiation have taken place to reach the final approval on Monday. Read more...

Students of the Month

The September Students of the Month received the Leopard Pride award at the Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, September 16. The students were nominated by their teachers for their leadership, compassion for others, making good choices, and for setting a good example for their classmates.

Leopard Pride recipients: Samantha Torres (12th) Anthony Larraga (11th), Jace Young (8th), Layden Cuevas (7th), Tony Nava (6th), John Jackson (6th), Olivia Perez (4th), Gerardo Torres (4th), Jacob Mendoza (1st), Sophia Huerta (K).

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GJH Students Qualify for Duke Gifted Program

Nineteen students at Gainesville Junior High School have been invited to join the prestigious 7th Grade Talent Search for gifted students sponsored by Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP). Each year, a select group of students in the United States are identified as academically gifted based on their exceptional standardized test scores in school and are invited to participate in the Duke TIP program. Participants are then invited to take the above-grade level ACT or SAT tests designed for college-bound tenth and eleventh graders so that their academic abilities and potential can be more accurately evaluated. Read more...

Congratulations to the qualifying 7th grade students: Tuleen Alzubi, Avery Crutsinger, Kennedy Dodson, De’Marcus Dunn, Sydney Giles, Isabel Glover, Oscar Hernandez-Flores, Allye Johnson, Reece Kelley, Amira Khan, Jovanni Larraga, Abigail Mote, Landrie Polk, Adamaris Ramirez, Miguel Reyes, Camila Rodriguez-Zapata, Kevin Tran, Jose Vazquez Santos, and Sophie Williams-Richmond.

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Student Advisory Council

The Gainesville High School Student Advisory Council (SAC) gathered together for the first meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 17. Mayor Jim Goldsworthy was invited to this meeting as a special guest. The SAC is an organized group of students who will meet with Dr. Stewart monthly to discuss important topics within Gainesville High School. These students are empowered to be the student voice, giving valuable input and engaging in productive conversation with Dr. Stewart throughout the year. The GHS culinary class, under the direction of Ms. Kristal Young, prepared and served lunch for everyone in attendance at the meeting.

Seniors: Rocco Tejeda, Cooper Goldsworthy, Yolanda Marin, Kathryn Creeks
Juniors: Daniel Buenos Aires, Melody Rutherford, Antonio Ochoa, Pshylah Kemp
Sophomores: Whitney Dosher, Debora Castillo, Desmond Pouncil, Marissa Andujo
Freshman: Leonardo Elias, Kaliahna Phillips, Zyla Alonso
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Alumni Association

The Alumni Association luncheon honoring 8 new Hall of Fame inductees was held on Saturday, September 14. To see more pictures of the individual presentations, click here.

Distinguished Alumni
Mikeal Graham, Laney Royal, Nelson Spires, Tricia West

Distinguished Educators
Bryan Ferrell, Sherian Keeling, Nancy Moore, Kim Otto


GHS FFA members participated in the Four States Fair last week. Kathryn Creeks and Escalade were 2nd place Shorthorn, Jordan Medlock and Cadillac were 5th place Simmental and Natalie Putnam and Bella were 3rd place Polled Hereford!

The first major show is in the books and Gainesville FFA is looking good!

Join the Parent Advisory Committee

The District leadership team strives to continuously improve GISD through a cooperative effort between our schools, parents, and the community. As a means to provide an avenue for this conversation, Dr. Stewart will form a Parent Advisory Committee once again this year. The PAC is open to any parent or community member who is willing to provide feedback and input into what our district is doing well and what can be improved upon.

The PAC will meet four times throughout the year, with the first meeting being held on Monday, September 30, from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Administration building, 800 S. Morris St. Additional meetings will be held on November 21, January 23, and April 23.

If you are interested in being a valuable member of this group, please contact Kay Neu at 940-665-4362 or kneu@gainesvilleisd.org.

Employee Recognition

September Teacher of the Month
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Give a Leopard High Five!

The Leopard High Five program is a way for you to salute any Gainesville ISD employee who goes above and beyond what is expected. Whether you are a parent impressed with that special touch your child's teacher added to a moment, or you are a coworker who thinks the campus PEIMS clerk doesn't hear often enough about the great job she is doing - you can send a Leopard High Five! Nominations can be made by any parent, student, community member, or coworker and any employee within Gainesville ISD is eligible to receive a High Five.

The link is located on our website and is always open for nominations.

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