Longhorn Newsletter

4th Six Weeks

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Longhorn Spotlight

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GISD is asking for your input this spring! We are starting to make plans for the 19-20 school year and beyond and would like ideas from our students, parents, and community members to help create our district vision. We value your input and would appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey.

4th Six Weeks Super Star Students

Gordon FFA takes 1st at the San Antonio Stock Show!

The tractor restoration team took first place at the San Antonio Stock Show. Congratulations to Ross Trigg, Clay Berry, Chase Crider, and Blaine Goen and their teacher, Mr. Psencik.


The frankenhammer received a blue ribbon as well. Team members included Austin Simmons, Alexis Johnson, Anna Gilbreath, and Brandon Mahan.


Way to go!!!

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GISD gets 20 new chromebooks for ELA classrooms!

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GISD recently put 20 new personalized chromebooks into our middle and secondary ELA classrooms. Students will now have more access to technology integration in their English classes.

GISD Book Fair and Family Night

The Longhorn Association hosted the scholastic book fair and our annual family night. Students enjoyed shopping at the book fair, a game of HORNS, and several escape rooms! Thanks to all who supported this great cause! We were able to purchase many books to put in our classrooms!
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Congrats to our Elementary and JH UIL Academic participants this year!

Elementary Awards

Art


4th Grade

4th Place - Marley Jackson

2nd Place Team - Marley Jackson, Corvin Seymour, Hudson Campbell, Joe Wilson, Casha Ray

5th Grade

3rd Place Team- Aiden Shank, Naelyn Barcenas, Cooper Lantrip, Kai Moreno, Evan Jackson


Chess Puzzles


2nd Grade

1st Place - Konnar Lerma

1st Place Team - Konnar Lerma, Luis Hernandez, Jasper Clark

3rd Grade

5th Place - Gracie Cook

5th Place - Alisa Ahern

3rd Place Team - Gracie Cook, Noah Kostiha, Alisa Ahern

4th Grade

1st Place - Hudson Campbell

2nd Place - Corvin Seymour

1st Place Team - Hudson Campbell, Joe Wilson, Corvin Seymour

5th Grade

3rd Place - Kamden Thornton,

3rd Place Team - Kamden Thornton, Cooper Lantrip, Jeffrey Hendrickson



Dictionary Skills


5th Grade

3rd Place Team - Noah Kostiha, Marley Jackson, Rene McDonald


Listening Skills


5th Grade

2nd Place - Jeffrey Hendrickson

2nd Place - Stryker Reed

1st Place Team - Jeffrey Hendrickson, Stryker Reed, Rene McDonald


Maps, Graphs, & Charts


5th Grade

1st Place - Stryker Reed

1st Place Team - Stryker Reed, Stormie Ellis, Evan Jackson


Music Memory


3rd Grade

2nd Place - Zachary Colmenero

2nd Place Team - Zachary Colmenero, Allie Beason, Kyndra Henslee, Alisa Ahern, Gracie Cook

4th Grade

2nd Place - Hudson Campbell

2nd Place Team - Hudson Campbell, Casha Ray, Layla Ahern, Marley Jackson, Joe Wilson

5th Grade

1st Place - Noah Kostiha

5th Place - Brayden Walters

6th Place - Kaden Crowe

1st Place Team - Noah Kostiha, Kaden Crowe, Brayden Walters, Katty Moya, Kai Moreno


Number Sense


4th Grade

1st Place - Hudson Campbell

2nd Place - Corvin Seymour

1st Place Team - Hudson Campbell, Marley Jackson, Corvin Seymour

5th Grade

2nd Place - Noah Kostiha

6th Place - Styker Reed

6th Place - Cooper Lantrip

2nd Place Team - Noah Kostiha, Styker Reed, Cooper Lantrip


Oral Reading


2nd Grade

1st Place - Jasper Clark

3rd Grade

3rd Place - Griffin Ray, Harper Kostiha


Ready Writing


3rd Grade

6th Place - Harper Kostiha


Social Studies


5th Grade

1st Place - Stryker Reed

3rd Place - Noah Kostiha

5th Place - Aiden Shank

1st Place Team - Stryker Reed, Noah Kostiha, Aiden Shank


Spelling


3rd Grade

1st Place - Zachary Colmenero

2nd Place Team - Zachary Colmenero, Harper Kostiha, Gracie Cook

4th Grade

3rd Place- Hudson Campbell

6th Place - Corvin Seymour

2nd Place Team - Hudson Campbell, Corvin Seymour, Marley Jackson



Story Telling


2nd Grade

6th Place - Karly Rich

3rd Grade

1st Place - Zachary Colmenero

3rd Place - Harper Kostiha

6th Place - Alisa Ahern

Middle School

Art

6th Grade

6th Place Naelyn Barcenas

3rd Place Team Naelyn Barcenas, Christopher Beason, Naelyn Barcenas

7th Grade

5th Place Cara Crider

2nd Place Team Cara Crider, Shayla Crowe, Ryland Trigg

8th Grade

3rd Place Reagyn Hattox-Hoag


Calculator Applications

6th Grade

1st Place Christopher Beason

2nd Place Shelby Neccessary

6th Place Cutter Simmons

1st Place Team Christopher Beason, Shelby Neccessary, Cutter Simmons

7th Grade

2nd Place Payden Rust

6th Place Wyatt Ray

3rd Place Team Payden Rust, Cara Crider, Wyatt Ray

8th Grade

2nd Place Jamey Curry

3rd Place Heidi Rouse

6th Place Owen Curry

2nd Place Team Owen Curry, Jamey Curry, Heidi Rouse


Chess Puzzles

6th Grade

4th Place Braeland Thornton

2nd Place Team Braeland Thornton, Maddox Stewart, Christopher Beason

7th Grade

2nd Place - Shayla Crowe

2nd Place Team Shayla Crowe, Robert Freeman, Whit Fuller


Dictionary Skills

8th Grade

4th Place - Bowen Williams

6th Place Yareni Cabrera Davila

2nd Place Team - Bowen Williams, Yareni Cabrera Davila, Sidney Kostiha


Editorial Writing

8th Grade

2nd Place Heidi Rouse

5th Place Sidney Kostiha


Impromptu Speaking

6th Grade

4th Place Shelby Necessary


Maps, Graphs, & Charts

8th Grade

5th Place Abigail Maldonado

6th Place Heidi Rouse

Mathematics

6th Grade

2nd Place Landon McDonald

7th Grade

4th Place Zephyr Tice

3rd Place Team Zephyr Tice, Payden Rust, Wyatt Ray

8th Grade

1st Place - Sidney Kostiha

2nd Place Team - Sidney Kostiha, Yareni Cabrera Davila, Abigail Maldonado


Number Sense

6th Grade

5th Place Christopher Beason

6th Place Shelby Necessary

2nd Place Team Karson Wyatt, Shelby Necessary, Christopher Beason

7th Grade

2nd Place Joshua Wyatt

3rd Place Zephyr Tice

2nd Place Team Joshua Wyatt, Zephyr Tice, Payden Rust


8th Grade


5th Place Sidney Kostiha

6th Place Yareni Cabrera Davila

3rd Place Team Sidney Kostiha, Yareni Cabrera Davila, Abigail Maldonado


Oral Reading

7th Grade

5th Place McCain Gibbs


Ready Writing

6th Grade

6th Place Shelby Necessary


7th Grade


2nd Place McCain Gibbs

4th Place Zephyr Tice

6th Place Payton Reed


8th Grade


5th Place Sidney Kostiha

6th Place Reagyn Hattox-Hoag

Science

7th Grade

5th Place Payden Rust

5th Place Zephyr Tice

3rd Place Team Zephyr Tice, Payden Rust, Joshua Wyatt

8th Grade

4th Place Collin Culver

6th Place Bowen Williams

2nd Place Team Collin Culver, Bowen Williams, Yareni Cabrera Davila


Social Studies

6th Grade

4th Place Christopher Beason

6th Place Shelby Necessary

2nd Place Team Christopher Beason, Shelby Necessary, Braeland Thornton

7th Grade

3rd Place McCain Gibbs

5th Place Zephyr Tice

2nd Place Team Zephyr Tice, McCain Gibbs, Ryland Trigg


8th Grade

2nd Place Sidney Kostiha

3rd Place Team Sidney Kostiha, Yareni Cabrera Davila, Bowen Williams



Spelling

8th Grade

1st Place Reagyn Hattox-Hoag

6th Place Sidney Kostiha

2nd Place Team Reagyn Hattox-Hoag, Sidney Kostiha, Heidi Rouse

Shelby Necessary Runs Towards Greatness

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Shelby Necessary was selected to travel to Houston/Gavleston last summer to participate in the Lone Star Leadership Academy camp. She was selected based on her outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership ability, and her involvement in school and community activities. We are excited to announce that Shelby has been accepted again this year for the 2019 Academy. Way to go Shelby!!!

Thirty Weatherford College Upward Bound students participated in the recent BNSF Railways Technology Day where Elaina Puente won third place prizes in a STEAM essay contest focused on the importance of including the arts in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields of study.


In addition to the essay contest, Upward Bound students partook in workshops ranging from financial literacy to piloting drones. GISD students Tori Kelleher and Logan Lantrip participated.


“BNSF is proud to host Technology Awareness Day to encourage area high-school aged students to explore career opportunities available through technology,” said Lena Kent, BNSF’s director of public affairs. “Through a wide range of presentations and hands-on activities, we hope to encourage interest in science, technology, engineering and math.”


The WC Upward Bound program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education and supports Springtown, Mineral Wells, Millsap and Gordon high schools and welcomes participation by interested individuals regardless of race, national origin, gender or disability.

“All those involved in today’s activities are tomorrow leaders and innovators,” said Jeff Kahlden, WC Upward Bound director. “Weatherford College Upward Bound is grateful for the educational opportunities provided by BNSF Railway. Today’s students drive the world toward known and unknown possibilities, exploring opportunities and jobs that don’t currently exist.

Congrats to OAP for advancing to the bi-district competion on March 23rd at Cisco Junior College.

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College & Career Connections

12 years of hard work is coming to an end for our seniors here at Gordon ISD, but their journey towards education and training is far from over. We are proud of our Seniors for all their hard work and congratulate all who have been accepted into college or career prep programs! Way to go Longhorns!!

Powerlifting

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2019 Track Schedule

March 7th - Thursday-Gordon JH/HS Developmental Run and Gun Ribbon Meet

March 11-15th Spring Break

March 21th - Thursday-Gordon JH/HS Developmental Run and Gun Ribbon Meet

March 25th Monday-Gordon JH Developmental Run and Gun Ribbon Meet

March 28th Thursday-Santo HS

April 1st Junior High District

April 3rd Gordon High School Meet

April 12th High School District Meet-Dublin

April 17th High School Area Meet-Dublin

April 26-27th Regional Meet Whitney High School

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Gordon Youth Association Basketball Season Wraps Up!

Our youth Basketball teams had a great season! Thank you to all coaches, parents, and volunteers who dedicated their time to helping our youth players improve and have fun in the process!

Team results:
K-2 Lerma - 3rd place!
K-2 Donnice - 5th place!
3-4 girls - League Champs!
3-4 boys - 2nd place!
5-6 boys - League Champs!

Now on to baseball season and track! ⚾️

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4th SIX WEEKS IN SNAPSHOTS

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Each year, Gordon ISD students have the privilege of attending various musical and theatrical performances at Bass Hall in Fort Worth. This is a wonderful cultural experience for our students, and it is one that is not soon forgotten. The look of wonder on our students' faces when they enter the grand foyer in Bass Hall is truly a sight to see. Below is a list of dates and upcoming performances that students will be attending.

1st Grade: Once Upon A Tale

Tuesday, March 6th 2018 at 10:30-11:30am

East 5th Street

Fort Worth, TX

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Each year the Amon Carter Museum provides a series of books for students in grades 1st-8th. After reading the books, students take a field trip to the museum and participate in a museum tour that shares the theme of the book. Field trip days are as follows this year:


1st-3rd Grades: March 4th

Happy St. Patrick's Day