January 9, 2012
Dear Gonzales ISD School and Community Family,
It is a brand new year and we are looking forward to great things happening for 2012! I hope that you had a wonderful break. Our first week back in GISD made for a great start as we are about to begin the second semester of the school year. January marks not only the beginning of the year; but, also the beginning of many goals and resolutions. Our primary goal at the district is to do what is best for students. Our GISD vision reads "Excellence For All". We work daily toward continuously offering our students more: more and earlier interventions for struggling students, more challenge for excelling students, higher expectations, more opportunities and more programs for all students. We are committed to our goals. Whatever your goals are we wish you much success and the best of health and happiness for the coming year!
January is School Board Recognition Month. During this month we take the opportunity to recognize and thank the seven very special people who lead our district for the work that they do for Texas school children.
The GISD board members work together leading and supporting successful academic and extracurricular programs for all students. Their valuable contributions make it possible for us to function as a district that is focused on children. It is truly an honor to celebrate the work of these individuals who govern the educational process. Hats off to Board President, Glenn Menking; Vice- President, Gloria Torres; Secretary, Josie Smith-Wright, and Board Members; Sue Gottwald, Ross Hendershot, III, Tom Lester Jr. and Justin Schwausch. Please take the time this month to thank our school board for their efforts in our world of education.
There are many activities taking place on campuses. Please check with your child’s campus concerning activities and dates. We appreciate your attendance, support and volunteerism. If you would like to be more involved, please contact a campus principal and find out how you can contribute. If you are interested in serving on a district committee; please contact our central office and speak with Lucy. The next Coffee Chat is scheduled for February 21st at 5:30 at the Junior High Library. We look forward to seeing you!
Thank you for taking an active role in your child’s education. Please don’t hesitate to call with questions or concerns. We can do anything together! Let’s continue to work in a united effort to support GISD school children in achieving "Excellence for All".
Kimberly Strozier, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools