4:30 PM - 8:00 PM GISD Parent Fair
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.
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.
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.