4th grade top 3: 1st place: Davis Pouncil 2nd place: Jackson Otts 3rd place: Hayden Nichols;Other participants in the 4th grade Spelling Bee were: Jeremiah Valedares, Melany Torres, Chris Gardner, Brandon Macias, Natalie Grooms, Aarush Kumar, and Xander Stradley
3rd grade top 3: 1st place: Jeremiah Gonzalez 2nd place: Kimberly Anderson 3rd place: William Drew;Other participants in the 3rd grade Spelling Bee were: Kaden Duncan, Luis Giron, Analeight Huerta, Cyrus Moster, Jennifer Rodriguez, Alaisa Casteneda, and Wesley Byork
The GISD December Teacher of the Month is Jamie Blumberg. Jamie has been a teacher at Edison Elementary for 10 years. She has taught both kindergarten and first grade throughout this time. Currently, Jamie is a kindergarten teacher in the dual language program. She not only positively impacts her students each and every day, but serves as a mentor and role model for her fellow teachers.The GISD December Employee of the Month is Traci Skinner. Traci is the nurse at Lee Intermediate and has been with the district for 18 years. Traci offers so much more to Lee and to GISD than nursing. She helps the staff and students at Lee physically, emotionally, and socially with her various roles on campus.
Gainesville ISD earned six individual campus academic distinctions in the 2017 Accountability ratings. School districts and their campuses are evaluated on four criteria: student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary reading level.