News and Announcements

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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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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Early Release-Friday, November 18th

The GHS Varsity Football Team will be playing Hardin-Jefferson in the second round of the playoffs in Huntsville on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7:30 PM. The band, cheerleaders, and buffalo gals will also be traveling to the game. In order to provide enough buses and drivers to safely transport these students to Huntsville by game time, we will need to release school 2 hours early.

All campuses will dismiss their students 2 hours early on Friday, November 18, 2016. Buses will also run two hours early. As always, the safety of our students is our number one priority.
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Abundant Success:

For the first time in Giddings ISD history, GHS has finished as District Champions in every fall sport.

The Varsity Boys Football team finished the regular season 8-2 overall and 5-0 in district to earn their second consecutive District Championship. They advanced to the second round of the playoffs by beating Waco Connally on November 11th in Georgetown. They will play their second round opponent, Hardin-Jefferson, at 7:30 pm on November 18th at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.

The Varsity Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams finished as champions at the District Cross Country Meet on October 12th. Both teams advanced to the regional championship where Vivian Ratcliff, Hunter Pleasant, and Christian Montelongo earned the opportunity to compete at the UIL State Cross Country Meet on Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Round Rock.

The Lady Buffs Varsity Volleyball Team beat La Grange on October 25th to earn the first District Championship in volleyball since 1988. They were also Bi-District and Area Champions and advanced to the Regional Quarterfinal round of the playoffs.

In addition, the Giddings High School Mighty Buffalo Band competed in the UIL Marching Contest in Buffalo Stadium and advanced to the UIL Area B Marching Contest at UMHB on October 29, 2016.

Congratulations to all of the students, their parents, coaches, and sponsors for great seasons. Please continue to cheer our teams on as they participate in the state playoffs.
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