News and Announcements

GIS News: Week of May 6, 2018

This week's activities:

All week - Staff Appreciation Week; Yearbooks on Sale for $20

Monday - Weather Make-Up for PBIS Simmang Park Trip

Friday - STAAR Wars Pep Rally @ 2:45pm; Deadline for AR points to go on AR field trip

Upcoming Events: Mark your calendars!

May 14 - 4th Math STAAR Test; 5th Math STAAR Retest (breakfast and a snack will be provided for students who are testing)

May 15 - 4th Reading STAAR Test; 5th Reading STAAR Retest (breakfast and a snack will be provided for students who are testing)

May 16 - 5th Science STAAR Test (breakfast and a snack will be provided for students who are testing)

May 18 - Field Day/PBIS Water Fight

May 22 - Talent Show Auditions

May 23 - AR Field Trip

May 24 - Multicultural Fair; Yearbook Signing Party

May 28 - Holiday

May 29 - Talent Show @ 7:45am; Slime Day @ 2:45pm

May 30 - All As All Year Field Trip

May 31 - Early Release; Awards Assemblies

Have a great week!
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GIS News: Week of April 29, 2018

We have had a great week! We enjoyed getting to celebrate our students who made honor roll with you. We also had a lot of fun on our Science Day. Thank you to our awesome Science teachers for all their hard work to make this day special! 5th grade students first round of STAAR testing scores came in today. We shared information with students and sent home letters with students who will need to take one or both of their STAAR tests again in May. More information will be sent home on Monday with all 5th grade students about their first round of STAAR testing results. Parents of students who did not pass one or both of their STAAR tests in April will receive a phone call at the beginning of the week as well to provide more information. Our students have been working hard to finish out this school year strong, and we appreciate all your support in helping them accomplish this. We hope to see you at some of our last six-weeks activities.

This week's activities:

Tuesday - Yearbooks go on sale!

Friday - May the 4th be with you! Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character or with your favorite Star Wars shirt. No play weapons or masks allowed. PBIS Simmang Park Trip

Upcoming Events: Mark your calendars!

May 1 - 23 - Yearbooks are on sale! Forms will go home for students.

May 10 - Nurse's Day

May 11 - Last day for AR points for the field trip; STAAR Wars Pep Rally @ 2:45pm

May 14 - 4th Math STAAR Test; 5th Math STAAR Retest

May 15 - 4th Reading STAAR Test; 5th Reading STAAR Retest

May 16 - 5th Science STAAR Test

May 18 - Field Day/PBIS Water Fight

May 22 - Talent Show Auditions

May 23 - AR Field Trip

May 24 - Multicultural Fair; Yearbook Signing Party

May 28 - Holiday

May 29 - Talent Show @ 7:45am; Slime Day @ 2:45pm

May 30 - All As All Year Field Trip

May 31 - Early Release; Awards Assemblies

Have a great week!
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GIS News: Week of April 22, 2018

This week's activities:

Monday - Science Day - Students will participate in a variety of Science activities. Students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Science concept.

Thursday - 4th Honor Roll Breakfast; Secretary's Day

Friday - 5th Honor Roll Breakfast; A Honor Roll Lunch @ Simmang Park(weather permitting) from 11:15 - 1:00pm.

Upcoming Events: Mark your calendars!

May 1 - 23 - Yearbooks are on sale! Forms will go home for students.

May 10 - Nurse's Day

May 11 - Last day for AR points for the field trip; STAAR Wars Pep Rally @ 2:45pm

May 14 - 4th Math STAAR Test; 5th Math STAAR Retest

May 15 - 4th Reading STAAR Test; 5th Reading STAAR Retest

May 16 - 5th Science STAAR Test

May 18 - Field Day

May 22 - AR Field Trip

May 23 - Multicultural Fair

May 24 - Talent Show Auditions; Yearbook Signing Party

May 28 - Holiday

May 29 - Talent Show @ 7:45am; Slime Day @ 2:45pm

May 30 - All A All Year Field Trip

May 31 - Early Release; Awards Assemblies

Have a great week!
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GIS News: April 15, 2018

We survived our first round of STAAR testing this week. Our students did an amazing job taking their time and working hard! We are very proud of their effort. Our second round of testing will be May 14 - 16, so our students still have some work to do to prepare for the next round. Scores for first administration of 5th grade Math and Reading STAAR will be here in approximately two weeks. When scores comes in, we will meet with each student individually and notify parents of the results as soon as possible. 5th grade students who did not pass one or both of these STAAR tests will be given intensive intervention to help prepare them for the second administration in May.

This week's activities:

April 17 - Report cards go home.

April 18 - Make an Impact Day - No homework, wear the GISD Make an Impact shirt

Upcoming Events: Mark your calendars!

April 23 - Science Day - wear something that represents a Science concept, for example Freezing Point, Kinetic Energy, Phases of the Moon, etc.

April 26 - Campus Advisory Team Meeting

May 14 - 4th Math STAAR Test; 5th Math STAAR Retest

May 15 - 4th Reading STAAR Test; 5th Reading STAAR Retest

May 16 - 5th Science STAAR Test

May 18 - Field Day/ PBIS Water Fight

Have a great week!
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GIS News: Week of April 8, 2018

We've had a great week at GIS! We've been finishing up our reviews in anticipation of testing next week. Just a few reminders...during STAAR testing, the school will provide a free breakfast for students on days that they are testing. We will also provide water and a healthy snack during the test. Please help us by making sure your child has a good night's sleep and has a positive start to his or her day. Students are only allowed to read or sleep when they finish testing. Please make sure your child has a book to read for when they are done. We know they are going to do great!

This week's activities:

Tuesday - 4th Writing STAAR Test; 5th Math STAAR Test

Wednesday - 5th Reading STAAR Test

Friday - End of the 5th Six-Weeks; PBIS Relay Games Reward

Upcoming Events:

April 17 - Report cards go home.

April 23 - Science Day

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GIS News: Week of April 1, 2018

We hope everyone stayed safe during the thunderstorms that came through yesterday. We are working hard to prepare and review for the upcoming STAAR test. The theme this year is STAAR Wars and the staff have worked hard to decorate our building and provide fun review activities to motivate our students to do their best. During STAAR testing, the school will provide a free breakfast for students on days that they are testing. We will also provide water and a healthy snack for during the test. Please help us by making sure your child has a good night's sleep and has a positive start to his or her day. We know they are going to do great! We do not have school tomorrow, and we hope everyone enjoys their long weekend. Thank you for your continued support!

Upcoming Events: Mark your calendars!

April 10 - 4th Writing STAAR Test; 5th Math STAAR Test

April 11 - 5th Reading STAAR Test

April 13 - End of the 5th Six-Weeks; PBIS Reward

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GIS News: Week of March 25, 2018

We have had a great week back from Spring Break! The weather has been so nice, and we are starting to get back in our routines. We hope everyone had a great Spring Break and is looking forward to a great rest of the year. Several classes are beginning to finish up final units and prepare for starting our review time for the STAAR test. This year, we are doing a STAAR Wars theme! The building is beginning to show signs of our students working towards becoming jedi masters, and we hope everyone will get motivated and enjoy this time on campus. Our Jr. BETA Club has been working on a project to have two water bottle filling stations installed in the crosshall. To help support this project, Jr. BETA is selling Giddings Buffalo water bottles for $6. They are selling these bottles in the mornings prior to announcements each day. We appreciate your support!
This week's activities:
Thursday - Campus Advisory Team Meeting @ 11:30am
Friday - Student and Staff Holiday
Upcoming Events: Mark your calendars!
April 10 - 4th Writing STAAR; 5th Math STAAR
April 11 - 5th Reading STAAR
April 13 - End of the 5th Six-Weeks
Have a great week!
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GIS News: March 5, 2018

This week's activities:

Wednesday - College Shirt Day

Friday - Read Across America - Dress as your favorite book character!

Upcoming events: Mark your calendars!

March 12 - 16 - Spring Break

March 20 - Progress reports go home.

March 24 - GISD Special Olympics

March 29 - Campus Advisory Team Meeting

March 30 - Holiday

Have a great week!
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