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Superintentent's Message 4/7/2014

April 7, 2014

Dear Gonzales ISD School and Community Family,

     What an exciting and active time of year! The students are busy with end of year activities and academics. This is the time of assessment for all districts in Texas. Our students have begun taking State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams and End of Course (EOC) is underway in all content areas. These exams are a part of the accountability system of the State of Texas for public schools. Schools use results for examining performance and acceleration in academics. Additionally the performance on the state exams is important in sequential preparation to meet mandated graduation requirements. The last months of school are also full of spirited competitions. Our high school theatre arts department excelled at One Act Play competition this week. Their performance, Quiet in the Land, was outstanding and not only told a complex story but also centered on the Amish culture and so was a study in social studies and other ways of life. At the same time, we have two athletes who recently competed at state in power lifting competition. For the girls Erica Hernandez earned a 6th place medal at state power lifting and Jaime Tellez scored 7th for the boys' team. Our tennis team has moved forward with Lucero Luna and Zachary Hernandez winning third place mixed doubles and Alex Finch winning first place singles. They are regional qualifiers at district in Corpus Christi. Great job!


2014-2015 School Calendar

The GISD Board of Trustees has approved the 2014-2015 school calendar. The calendar is listed under Parent Resources on the top of the website or can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

School Calendar

(Revised 4/17/2014).


Applicatons For Transfer

Dr. Kimberly Strozier, Superintendent, Gonzales Independent School District, respectfully reminds parents who live in a district other than the Gonzales Independent School District and want their children to attend schools in the District for the 2014-2015 school year, that Applications for Transfer should be made as soon as possible. Applications for Transfer for the 2014-2015 school year should be made in the Superintendent's office at 926 St. Lawrence before the May 2, 2014 deadline.

Applications not received before May 2, 2014 faces the possibility of not being approved. Therefore, parents who live outside the Gonzales Independent School District and want their child to attend the Gonzales Schools are urged to apply immediately in the Superintendent's office at 926 St Lawrence.

In accordance with the Modified Court Order, Civil Action No. 5281, Federal District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, the Gonzales Independent School District will screen all transfer applications and grant approval only within the limits established by the Court Order.


Gonzales ISD Celebrates Our Volunteers


Thank-you so much for all you do to support our children and our schools!


Superintendent's Podcast



Substitute Teachers Needed

GISD is in need of GREAT substitute teachers! If you want to make a difference in a child's life and earn extra money while doing it, click on the link below:



Bond Work and Sale Update

Bond Work is progressing. The GISD School Board approved the underwriters for the bond sale and an offering document has been prepared. The bond sale will take place on March 3rd, 2014. Residents interested in buying the District's bonds should contact or have their investment broker contact Marc Greer at (713) 651-3343 or on or prior to March 3rd, 2014. District residents will have first priority on the bonds.

Bond Links:

Brochure     Presentation     FAQ'S     Bond Process     Bond Calendar


Thank you Gonzales Education Foundation!!!

The Gonzales ISD Education Foundation awarded $26,619.97 to local teachers at a banquet held in their honor.


Attention Bus Drivers

Texas has adopted new requirements for CDL licenses. Click on the link below to review the requirements:



GISD Calendar

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Upcoming Events

Thu May 08 @ 6:00 -
6th Grade Spring Band Concert at Jr. High
Tue May 20 @ 8:00 - 03:30
5th Grade Field Trip
Fri May 23 @ 8:00 - 03:30
North Avenue Field Day


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