Longhorn News

December 2017

Longhorn Spotlight

GISD Hosts First Community Retreat

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, the GISD School Administration and Board of Trustees will host it's first ever community retreat. The retreat will be held at the Gordon ISD school cafeteria from 1:00-5:00 PM. All parents, teachers, students, and community members are invited to join us for the purpose of setting facility and program priorities for the district.

The following is a tentative schedule:

1:00-1:30 Catered lunch

1:30-2:00 Introduction and State of the District by Michael Steck

2:00-2:45 Small group activities facilitated by Board of Trustees

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-3:30 Programs group work

3:30-5:00 Evaluation and Review

For additional information please contact Michael Steck, Superintendent. Please call Jessica Hendrickson at (254) 693-5342 and let her know if you will or will not be attending. We hope to see you there!

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Elementary UIL Results

On December 7th, Gordon Elementary competed at the District UIL competition at Strawn. As a team, Gordon ISD finished 5th out of out 8 schools with a total of 203.3 points. We had some great successes and are very proud of our students!

2nd Grade Results

Chess Puzzles

3rd Place Team: Alex Bernon, Harper Kositha, Alisa Ahern

Creative Writing

4th Place: Alex Bernon

3rd Grade Results

Chess Puzzles

1st Place: Hudson Campbell

3rd Place: Corvin Seymour

2nd Place Team: Hudson Campbell, Corvin Seymour, Joe Wilson

Story Telling

1st Place: Harley DeMichele

Music Memory

3rd Place: Harley DeMichele

5th Place: Layla Ahern

Oral Reading

6th Place: Joe Wilson


4th Place: Hudson Campbell

6th Place: Corvin Seymour

2nd Place Team: Hudson Campbell, Covin Seymour, Harley DeMichele

Ready Writing

1st Place: Hudson Campbell

4th Grade Results

Number Sense

1st Place: Noah Kostiha

3rd Place: Cooper Lantrip

1st Place Team: Noah Kostiha, Cooper Lantrip, Jeffrey Hendrickson

Chess Puzzles

3rd Place: Cooper Lantrip

6th Place: Kamden Thornton

1st Place Team: Cooper Lantrip, Jeffrey Hendrickson, Kamden Thornton

Music Memory

3rd Place: Noah Kostiha

4th Place: Brayden Dixon

5th Place: Kaden Crowe

2nd Place Team: Noah Kostiha, Brayden Dixon, Kaden Crowe, Stormi Ellis, Christian Barker

5th Grade Results

Chess Puzzles

5th Place: Christopher Beason

Oral Reading

5th Place: Shelby Necessary

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JH UIL Results

On December 14th Gordon Junior High competed at the district meet, which was hosted by Gordon ISD. Overall our students placed 4th out of 9 schools with a total of 379. We are super proud of our students!

6th Grade

Maps, Graphs, and Charts

1st Place: Zephyr Tice

2nd Place: Ryland DeMichele

1st Place Team, Zephyr Tice, Joshua Wyatt, Ryland DeMichele

Calculator Applications:

1st Place: Wyatt Ray

5th Place: Payden Rust

1st Place Team: Zephyr Tice, Payden Rust, Wyatt Ray

Chess Puzzles

4th Place: Zephyr Tice


1st Place: Zephyr Tice

3rd Place: Wyatt Ray

1st Place Team: Payden Rust, Wyatt Ray, Zephyr Tice

7th Grade

Maps, Graphs, and Charts

4th Place Sidney Kostiha

Calculator Applications

2nd Place: Owen Curry

4th Place: Jamey Curry

1st Place Team: Owen Curry, Orin Curry, Jamey Curry


6th Place: Sidney Kostiha

Number Sense

5th Place: Sidney Kostiha

3rd Place Team: Sidney Kostiha, Owen Curry, Ryland Fesser

Impromptu Speaking

3rd Place: Ryland Fesser

Oral Reading

1st Place: Heidi Rouse

2nd Place: Ryland Fesser

8th Grade

Music Memory

5th Place: Hope Mason

2nd Place Team: Hope Mason, Elaina Puente, Victoria Switzer

8th Social Studies

2nd Place: Logan Lantrip

5th Place: Hoss Rouse

1st Place Team: Elaina Puente, Logan Lantrip, Hoss Rouse

Impromptu Speaking

4th Place: Kylie Hite

6th Place: Hope Mason


1st Place: Phoenix George

4th Place: Logan Lantrip

1st Place Team: Phoenix George, Logan Lantrip, Elaina Puente


3rd Place Team: Kolby Jump, Hope Mason, Logan Lantrip


6th Place: Mikayla DeMichele

Oral Reading

6th Place: Morgan Mahan

Ready Writing

2nd Place: Elaina Puente


1st Place Phoenix George

4th Place: Hoss Rouse

1st Place Team: Phoenix George, Hoss Rouse, Mikayla DeMichele

Editorial Writing

1st Place: Hope Mason

2nd Place: Phoenix George

Calculator Applications

2nd Place: Phoenix George

5th Place: Lybratie Choate

1st Place Team: Phoenix George, Lybratie Choate, Logan Lantrip

Maps, Graphs, and Charts

5th Place: Tori Kelleher

7th Grade STEAM Project

Our 7th grade class put their STEAM skills to the test, along with their creativity. Students created their own cardboard arcade games and invited other students to come play their games. It was a huge success and students were able to showcase their math and science skills in a new way!

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. In addition, there is a special fundraiser taking place for November & December, where 25% of the proceeds from the holiday gift shop site comes back to the school. Check out this video to see how to order your school attire and the special holiday gifts.

Check Out Our Campus Calendar On Our Website For Updates

Monday, December 11 JH Bball vs Strawn @ Home

Tuesday, December 12 VG vs Lingleville, VB vs Walnut Springs @ Home

Wednesday, December 13 3rd Grade to Bass Hall

Thursday, December 14 Early Release, JH UIL @ Gordon, Varsity Boy Tourn. @ Hico

Friday, December 15 VG @ Gorman, VB @ Hico Tournamnet

Saturday, December 16 VB @ Hico Tournament

Sunday, December 17 GISD Community Retreat 1:00-5:00

Monday, December 18 JH Bball @ Bluffdale

Tuesday, December 19 Semester Finals (7th & 8th Periods) VG/VB vs Strawn @ Home

Wednesday, December 20 Semester Finals (1st, 3rd, 5th Periods), Early Release

Thursday, December 21 Semester Finals (2nd, 4th, 6th Periods), Early Release VB vs Slidell @ Home 2:00 PM