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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 email@example.com.
FREE GED and ESL classes for adults
You’ve Invested in Their Future; Now What About Yours?
An information session on FREE English language and GED® classes will be held on Tuesday, October 1 at the Gainesville Jr. High Auditorium at 5:30 pm. Spanish translation will be provided.
A child’s academic performance is positively impacted by their parents’ or caregiver’s involvement in their education, and communicating effectively with teachers and administrators boosts that engagement in your child’s education.
Gainesville ISD is working with the adult education provider in Cooke County, Grayson College, to offer more options for English language and GED® classes. In addition, to the existing morning class, there will be three additional classes, one in the morning and two in the evening.
Attendees to Tuesday evening’s session will be able to sign up for classes that will begin the following week. To learn more about English language and GED® classes call 903-463-8784
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.
United Sound Program Returns to GHS
We are happy to bring the United Sound band program back to GHS for the third year. United Sound is a unique opportunity which began at GHS three years ago, but has been at other schools nationwide for many years. The program is a working partnership between the GHS Jazz band and Mr. Firth's life skills students. Throughout the year, the band students mentor the life skills students all the way from listening to the different sounds each instrument makes, to picking out their instrument of choice, all the way to learning how to play a song with their fellow United Sound band members.
This year, three musicians returned to the program and two new students entered the program. These five will practice with their mentors every Wednesday after school, working together to help these students learn and grow in their musical abilities. At the end of the year, the United Sound students will join the full jazz band for a concert performance.