Leopard Pride News

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FFA Students Compete in Leadership Development Contest

On November 8, 21 GHS students attended the District FFA Leadership Development Event contest. There are 20 schools in our district, and our students performed very well overall and in multiple events. The teams that placed third will recieve a new banner at the district banquet to display on our campus.

Students earned top place finishes in the greenhand quiz, senior quiz, senior creed speaking, greenhand creed speaking, job interview, radio broadcasting, public relations, and greenhand skills. To see individual results, click here.

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Character Commitment Courage

At various times throughout the year, GISD Superintendent Dr. Jeff Brasher will present an Excellence Coin to a deserving GISD employee who has exemplified our GISD core values. Character, Commitment, Courage. The first coin of this year was presented to Bus Driver Joseph Lindenborn, who has received several accolades recently from parents and staff.

Thank you GHS Class of 1967!

During this year's Homecoming weekend, the Class of 1967 celebrated their 50 year reunion. As part of their weekend festivities, the class enjoyed reminiscing at their old high school, which now serves as the Gainesville Junior High. As a token of their appreciation, the Class of 1967 donated money to the GJHS campus, which they are using to purchase shirts as incentives for their "Super G" students who are the top of their class and also the most improved each six weeks. Thank you to our wonderful Alumni who continue to give back to our students at GISD!
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Lee Top Spelling Bee Qualifiers

These students qualified for the Lee spelling bee to be held on December 18. The top three students will represent Lee in the District bee.

Fifth grade: Kennedy Dodson, Christian Rodriguez, Amira Khan, Demarcus Dunn, Jasmyn Jackson, Avery Crutsinger, Landrie Polk, Melanie Reyes, Evelin Cantu, Tristan Ragsdale

Sixth grade: Uriel Tellez, Gabriel Gonzalez, Presea Reed, Johany Marin, Emily Martinez, Cierra Lopez, Elizabeth Neal, Makaila Daniels, Talesha Sitterly

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Congratulations Maivry!

Maivry Montgomery has learned 500 Sight Words this school year! Maivry is a First grade student in Mrs. Rucker’s class. We are so proud of her for working so hard to accomplish her goals. She has earned a special lunch with the principals this week. She is hoping to learn 1000 Sight Words this school year and earn being principal for a day. All first grade students are working hard to achieve their personal Sight Word goals.

Science and Smores!

The Head Start four year old classes built solar ovens this week to make s’mores. The sun cooperated Friday and they were finally able to cook their treats!

Let's Celebrate!

Chalmers' Sharpen the Saw Day at the end of the 2nd Six Weeks meant lots of classroom celebrations of success!

Jazz Band performs at United Way luncheon

The Gainesville High School Jazz Band was invited to entertain the crowd at the United Way campaign celebration today. They performed multiple songs for more than 200 guests at the luncheon. The GHS Jazz Band is under the direction of Assistant Director and Percussion Specialist John Ewart.

GJHS Annual Thanksgiving Family Lunch

More than 100 parents join their GJHS students on Wednesday for the annual Thanksgiving lunch. We appreciate the parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters and family that came to share your time with us. Students and families could enjoy turkey & dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, applesauce and pumpkin pudding or bring lunch from outside.
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Innovative Teaching Grant Application

Applications due November 15!

Basketball Schedules

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Front row: Doug Wade (Secretary), Corey Hardin (President), Will Presson, Marvin Royal

Back row: Mike Schmitz (Vice President), Mike Rosenberg, Phil Neelley, Dr. Jeff Brasher

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