5:00 PM GHS: Baseball @ HOME
5:30 PM GHS: Boys Soccer @ Argyle
5:30 PM GHS: Girls Soccer@ Argyle
6:30 PM GHS: V Softball @ Callisburg
The 2018 Cooke County Spelling Bee took place on Monday, February 12, at 2 p.m. at the GISD Administration Building. The Bee went 25 rounds, with the top two battling it out for the last 18 rounds. Amira Khan, Lee Intermediate 5th grade student, placed first by spelling the winning word: cupolas. Max Ganzon, Sacred Heart 8th grade student, was the runner-up.
GISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION: MAY 5, 2018 GISD will have two places up for election. Each place is a three-year term. Place 4 – Mike Schmitz Place 5 – Doug Wade First Day to File– January 17, 2018 Deadline to File – February 16, 2018 5:00PM Packets will be available for pick up beginning Monday, January 8 at the Administration building located at 800 S. Morris St.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has made available an online survey to solicit feedback on its draft corrective action plan for special education. The online survey, which is available on the TEA website (https://tea.texas.gov/TexasSPED), is open to anyone wishing to provide input on the draft plan.
On January 31, GISD students in 1st-8th grade participated in the 7th annual GISD District Spelling Bee. All 17 of these students first competed at their individual campus spelling bees, which were part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee contest. The highest performing students from each grade level/campus were invited to compete at the District Bee. The Bee Champion Avery Crutsinger, 5th grade, successfully completed 15 rounds. Second place is Amira Khan, 5th grade, and finishing in third place is Uriel Tellez, 6th grade.
The GISD January Teacher of the Month is Beth Neal, GJH Math Teacher. The Employee of the Month is Melissa Henderson, Pre-K Instructional Aide at Edison Elementary. These are two exceptional examples of the teachers and staff that ensure success of every student every day.
GISD received a rating of “A” (Superior) on the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) on the 2016-17 ratings based on school year 2015-16 data. Superior Achievement is the state’s highest rating, and within that scale GISD received a perfect score of 100, demonstrating the quality of GISD’s financial management and reporting system.
This year, an incredible 19 grants were awarded for a combined total of $22,921, which is the most the Education Foundation has granted in one year. Since 2003, the Education Foundation has awarded more than $280,000 to GISD classrooms to expand the educational opportunities of students.
GISD Superintendent Dr. Jeff Brasher has initiated the formation of a Student Advisory Council. Students from Lee Intermediate, GJHS, and GHS were selected by their Principals to serve on the committee based on their leadership within organizations on their respective campuses. Read more...