News and Announcements

Educator of the Year Nominations

Giddings ISD would like to encourage you to nominate a teacher and another employee for the 2016-2017 Educator of the Year Award. (Click the title to find the link to the nomination form)

Please nominate your favorite teacher or any deserving GISD employee for the award. A copy of the nomination form will be given to all employees who are nominated regardless of whether they receive the overall district award.

Two district employees will be recognized:
-Teacher of the Year
-Employee of the Year (any employee that is not a teacher)

Nominations must be submitted to a campus or department office by May 5, 2017 to allow copies of the forms to be given to employees during staff appreciation week.
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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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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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