Godley ISD

Spring Newsletter 2019

Spring has Sprung

Happy Spring! Our mild but gloomy winter is coming to an end and hopefully we will have lots of sunshine just around the corner. The last three months of the school year are always super busy and this year will be no different. All of us here at Godley ISD are looking forward to this busy time and having a strong finish to what's been a great school year. Enjoy reading past, present and future events going on in our district. We wish everyone a restful spring break.

Daylight saving time 2019 in Texas will begin at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 10. Don't forget to spring forward with the time!


Intermediate UIL Results

Congratulations to all the Intermediate students who were chosen to compete in the recent UIL competition. We are so proud of the students' successes and the way they represented the district.

2nd - 5th UIL Results

3rd Grade Godley Elite Beat

Please check out our “Godley Elite Beat” news publication! The kids put a lot into it and learned so much about the planning, writing, and teamwork it takes to publish on a slightly larger scale than they were used to. They also learned a lot about using Google Docs and Google Classroom (taught me a thing or two actually!) - I’m very proud of them. We hope you enjoy it! ~Mr. Ben Causey

Link to Newspaper

HS Powderpuff Fun

A great time was had by all who participated in the 2019 GHS Powderpuff game. Exchangettes hosted and played in the 2019 Powderpuff Game. Proceeds will benefit the Godley community.

Giving Back

Hinley Owen, a Godley Intermediate 3rd grader, came up with an idea to raise money for Cook Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald house. She used her passion for making slime as an avenue to raise money for these facilities. Her goal was to raise $500.00 and she reached this goal in December. She is still making and selling slime and will continue to donate all funds to Cook Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. Click on the link below to watch a short video on Hinley's project.

Hinley's Story

GHS March Madness Spanish Style

All students in Mr. Gross' Spanish classes are currently participating in a Worldwide March Madness bracket - but not for basketball, for Spanish language songs! Music and videos are a very compelling way to teach about culture and help us learn language. We've heard accents from around the world, seen Quito, Ecuador and it's beautiful cathedral, and learned about the recent devastation of Puerto Rico and efforts to rebuild. And that's just the beginning. 40,000 students from around the world are participating. If you would like to watch the videos and vote, go to: http://www.senorashby.com/2019-locura-de-marzo.html

GHS FCCLA & TAFE Competitions

Godley HS FCCLA had 3 students advance to the state level in competition. The top 5 places at Regional advance to the State Competition.

Rachel Gorman: Fashion Design - 1st place

BethAnne Woodyard: Fashion Construction - 3rd Place

Ariana Cabrera: Serving Up Success- 3rd place and a $1500 scholarship.

Godley HS TAFE had 4 students advance to the State Competition on Feb 28-Mar 2.

Vanessa Oviedo & Kennedy Kavanaugh: Children’s Literature PK Competition

Kennedy Kavanaugh: Exploring Support Service Career Competition

Lily Thompson & Brooke Wright: Inside Our Schools Competition

Congratulations students!

GIS: Let's Get Cooking

Godley Intermediate has started a cooking club for fourth graders. This is an after school club that meets once a month. Students who join the cooking club must be in fourth grade, have a ride after school and maintain good conduct. The cooking club meets the last Tuesday of each month. If you would like more information, contact Connie Mooney at cmooney@godleyisd.net
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A Trip to Antarctica with Mrs. Bradshaw's 3rd Grade

My class “went” to Antarctica back in October. Well, by way of my son in-law, Captain Stephen Pike. He is a pilot on C17s and in the US Air Force and was part of a mission that takes supplies to a science research center on Antarctica. I made a card with our class photo and the Texas flag and sent it to my daughter in Washington state where they are stationed. She laminated the flag/picture and Stephen carried it with him to New Zealand where they were based. He was kind enough to buy postcards for my students in New Zealand and take them on a mission where they were postmarked “Antarctica”. We sent Questions to him via email and he replied to each question. He also made a video of landing in Antarctica as he piloted the plane to landing. It was exciting! The kids eventually wrote thank you notes and drew pictures for Captain Pike. In the picture to the left, Stephen is reading the thank you notes from the students with my granddaughter.

New Parrot Disco Drone

In the picture below, Landon is preparing to throw a Parrot Disco. The Parrot Disco is a fixed-wing drone that has many purposes. Fixed-wing drones are used for emergency things like search and rescue and disaster relief. For instance, if there was a tornado that ripped through a town, you could send up a fixed-wing drone to assess the damage and even look for other people. They are also used for surveying land,like farms and other large areas, and for patrolling borders, like the Mexican-American border.

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Mrs. Bradshaw's 3rd Graders Celebrating the 100th Day of School

Mrs. Bradshaw's Class celebrating the 100th day of school.

MS Cheer Competition

Tesslynn Scoggins and Symphany Grier (pictured below) Won NCA Nationals for their team Spirit of Texas. They will be going to Disney!!! Congratulations girls! MS cheer is sponsored by Mrs. Leslie Young.
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Fun on Wheels

Several Godley High School students competed in a charity wheelchair basketball game to raise money and awareness for people with disabilities who participate in sports on Tuesday.

As part of an elective course seniors could take for the first time this year, GHS senior Meritt McKittrick said she wanted to create the event to not only get the community involved but also help those who have physical disabilities and want to compete in sports. Click below to read the complete article reported by Cleburne Times Review. Fun on Wheels

*Photos and article courtesy of Cleburne Times Review

Ft. Worth Stock Show 2019

Congratulations to five Godley FFA members that caught calves at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Calf Scramble this year. This opportunity will provide these members with a $500 certificate to put toward a beef or dairy heifer project for the next years Fort Worth Stock Show as well as many scholarship opportunities. Members that caught a calf were Kade Zink, Lane Trevino, Will Heiner, Madison Landers, and Brandon Landers.
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Scholarship Award

In January Cason Lutrick was named the Farm Bureau Ambassador of the Johnson County Junior Livestock Show and received a $5,000 scholarship sponsored by Farm Bureau as well. Congratulations Cason!
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GHS Diamond Dolls

GHS Diamond Dolls is a group of students that make up a spirit team for varsity baseball. They are in charge of fundraising for the team and cheering at the game from the stands. This group is holding a raffle ticket fundraiser. Raffle tickets are on sale for $5.00 for a chance to win a Kendra Scott pendant and earrings. Contact Mrs. Bax at sbax@godleyisd.net or one of the Diamond Dolls if you are interested in purchasing a raffle ticket.

The 2019 Diamond Dolls are...

Mikaela Hardy

Hannah McGehee

Merritt McKittrick

Kaylee Williams

Claire Hampton

Haley Junior

Hannah Hornbeck

Kenzie Ward

Carlie Thigpen

Laila Salmons

Cassie Stembridge

Cassidy Batchelor

Kirsten Reyes

Emily Abbott

Spanish Honors

The Spanish National Honor Society is an academic honor society focused on recognizing high school students and their achievement in Spanish. It was created to recognize GHS students that demonstrate academic excellence in Spanish and to promote interest in the Spanish language, culture and friendship in our campus and in our community. On Wednesday, February 20th GHS Spanish National Honor Society welcomed 36 new members in with the official Induction Ceremony. The ceremony was led by the Spanish Teacher and chapter Advisor, Chiara Renaud, Spanish NHS President Siaosi Kaufusi, Vice President Clayton Fender and Secretary Haeleigh Day.

The Spanish NHS inductees were:


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Middle School Student Council sold butter braids to earn money to adopt angels at Christmas. Tess Scogins, Kinley Wilson, Emma Crossland, Payton DeFoor, Kaelyn Godfrey, and Andrea Aguilar sold the most butter braids and earned a trip to shop for the angels.
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Godley High School Student Council sponsored a Spring Blood drive on March 5th and had a great turn out. Fifty units of blood were donated and each unit can save up to three lives! Thank you to our amazing students for stepping up!


We had many 8th grade FFA members participate in the Johnson County Junior Livestock Show and Youth Fair with animal projects, ag mechanics projects, baking and more! A few FFA members have traveled to Major stock shows such as Fort Worth, San Angelo, and San Antonio. We also have many 8th grade FFA members competing in Career Development Events such as Horse Judging, Poultry, Dairy Cattle, Wildlife, Nursery/Landscape, and Vet Tech. Through these contests, students are able to explore career pathways, travel to different college campuses, and make connections with professionals in the agriculture industry.

GMS Fellowship of Christian Athletes

FCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, was brought to Godley Middle School this year all because of the students. Seventh grader Kaelyn Godfrey approached Mrs. Kristin Armstrong and said, “I hear that you love Jesus and you aren’t afraid to talk about it.” That was all it took! After the approval from the school and the FCA Organization, the Middle School Huddle was formed. At the beginning in November they averaged about 20 to 30 7th and 8th graders meeting every Wednesday during their homeroom and lunch in Mrs. Armstrong’s science classroom. It was 100% student led; devotional lessons, prayers, and plans for the future. Every week the word was getting about about the amazing things that were happening with our youth and every week the members were increasing. The huddle grew so quickly that when they returned from Christmas Break, the meetings were moved into the gym and averaging between 65-85 students each week. The meetings are still student led but they have begun inviting not only local churches and their youth ministers to speak but also some influences outside of their community who are strong in their faith. They also have a members only GroupMe page so they can all stay in contact and a daily morning devotional is posted. (The students wanted it posted at 6AM so the boys in athletics would be able to see it before their practices began.) So what’s next for Godley Middle School FCA? They are creating a school prayer wall that will be used by the students and staff, fundraising to purchase necessities for the less fortunate, and partnering with a local church for a middle school lock-in. More importantly though, they are continuing to grow in their own faith and get out of their comfort zone to encourage others to get closer to God. There is no limit for these students and the plans that God has for each one of them.

Guiding Verse

Mark 12:30

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength

GMS National Junior Honor Society

The Godley Middle School NJHS has been busy this year with several projects that have contributed to our community is a positive way. We started the first semester off with a Teddy Bear Drive. Members collected teddy bears and other stuffed animal to give to the Godley Police Department. During the holidays the group organized a toy drive to help those in need. We were able to donate 3 very large bags of new and unwrapped toys to the First Baptist Church of Godley. For Valentine's Day, we helped spread a little love with a carnation/candy sale. It was a fun way for students to show appreciation to their peers. We are heading into the Spring months looking forward to our service project. We plan to head to the Open Door Food Bank to help sort and distribute food to those in need. This group of students has really come together and is working to make our community a great place!

GMS Lego League

GMS competed in the First Lego League competition on December 15. The team was responsible for a research project, core values poster and a robot game. The students worked after school on Wednesdays and during their homerooms to prepare for the competition. This was the first year to attend the competition.The students had a great time and learned a lot. Mrs. Linda Armstrong is the sponsor for the robotics team.

GISD Band News

The middle school bands have been working hard all year! In the fall, seven students made the all-region band and participated in a clinic/concert band comprised of the top players from surrounding schools.

So far this semester, we attended a solo festival in which 23 students earned superior ratings! The Honor Band will go to UIL contest on March 28th.

The GHS Wind Ensemble just got back from UIL this week and earned straight ones and a sweepstakes award!

GMS Shark Tank

8th grade students in Tech Apps 2 completed Shark Tank projects the past few weeks. They invented or improved on current ideas, created websites and commercials to advertise the product, and even presented to "sharks". Here is a commercial for the Soapy Shower Head. Dylan Dunn invented this product that can help you get a promotion because you'll never be late for work again!

Soapy Shower Head Commercial

Attention Godley ISD Teachers

It's that time of year!! Spring Benefit Enrollment

Everyone needs to make time to visit with Ryan at one

of the campuses at the times below.

HS – Monday April 1st

Ele – Tuesday April 2nd

2-4 – Wednesday April 3rd

MS –Thursday April 4th

5/6 – Friday April 5th

GHS Tennis

The GHS Tennis Team is hard at work this season with many competitions. Check out the photos below to see some of the results.

Intermediate Poster Contest

The Student Learning Action Team at Godley Intermediate is having a Leader in Me poster contest. Students will vote on their three favorite posters, and the students who created the winning posters will be honored. Below are photos of a few of the submissions. Good luck students!

Wellness Wednesday Winner

Congratulations to Kelly Hanna. She answered the Wellness Wednesday question correctly and was chosen as the FitBit winner for February. A special thanks to Keri Owen for organizing the Wellness Challenges for our district.
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