News and Announcements

GISD Academic Calendar 2017-2018

The Giddings ISD School Board voted to approve the academic calendar for the 2017-2018 school year on March 23, 2017. To download the calendar, please click the About Us drop-down menu above and click the appropriate link.
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House Resolution - 207

On February 22nd, the GISD Superintendent's Advisory Council, a group of student leaders from each campus in the district, visited the State Capitol to learn more about the government and legislative process.

The group sat in the gallery of the House of Representatives to witness the legislative process. During the session, Rep. John Cyrier recognized the group and House Resolution 207 was approved which honors the students and district. (click the title to review the Resolution)
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Weather Related Messages

Weather conditions occur during the winter months that could result in a school closure or delayed start. If inclement weather occurs, the District will make the official decision concerning closing or delaying the start of school based on road conditions. School will either be delayed or canceled if students and staff cannot safely travel on the roadways.

When it becomes necessary to open late, to release students early, or to cancel school, district officials will attempt to notify parents and staff by posting a message on the district website, the GISD Facebook page, and the following radio and television stations:

Television:
KVUE-Austin
KEYE-Austin
KXAN-Austin
Radio:
KBUK-La Grange
KTEX-Brenham
KLBJ-Austin

We will also make an automated call through our online emergency notification system, School Messenger. In order to ensure that you receive all automated messages, please update your contact information with the campus attendance office.
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Thank a School Board Member

January is School Board Recognition Month and Giddings ISD will join other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools. As elected officials, they serve as the voice of our community, serving first and foremost in the best interest of the children in Giddings ISD.

Even though we are making a special effort in January to show appreciation to our board members, we realize their many contributions reflect a year-round commitment. They generously give of themselves to ensure that decisions directly affecting our local schools are made by representatives of this community, people who are close to our schools and know our teachers, parents, and students.

Board members shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices. Their ultimate goal is always focused on the future success of the children in our district. It’s more important than ever before that the public supports our schools so that today’s students are prepared to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow. Our board members provide vision and leadership in their roles as advocates, and they will continue to stand up for public education and guard against anything that takes away from our children.
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State Football Playoffs-Quarterfinal Round

The Giddings Buffaloes football team will play the West Orange Stark Mustangs in the Quarterfinal Round of the playoffs on Friday, December 2nd at 7:30 PM at Texan Drive Stadium which is located at 21360 Valley Ranch Pkwy, Porter, TX 77365. Giddings will be the visiting team.

Tickets will be $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for students if bought in advance. All tickets will be $8.00 at the gate.

The game will be broadcast on KNRG 92.3 FM (Columbus) and KBUK 104.9 FM (La Grange). You can also watch the game live on TexanLive.com which is a pay per view service. Below is the link to the site (you must copy the link and paste it in your browser).

http://www.texanlive.com/2016/11/west-orange-stark-vs-giddings-regional-finals-live-video-from-texan-drive-stadium-12-2-2016-730pm-cst/
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We were closed for the holidays from December 17th-January 1st. Our staff returned on Monday, January 2nd for a Staff Development Day and students are scheduled to return on Tuesday, January 3rd.
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School District Visit by Representative Cyrier

Public education is once again an important topic that the Legislature will consider during the upcoming legislative session, and on November 16th, State Representative John Cyrier took time out of his schedule to visit Giddings ISD.

Representative Cyrier met with district administrators and campus principals to discuss different initiatives within the district and asked about issues that impact our operations. He visited several classrooms on each campus and was able to see the outstanding work being done by our students, teachers, and administrators. It was an excellent visit, and our community should be very proud of the schools in Giddings ISD.
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