March 9, 2012
Dear Gonzales ISD School and Community Family,
A big hello to everyone! We have so much to do and so little time! Don’t we all feel that way sometimes? We are truly looking at the last weeks of school rapidly approaching. We will blink, and May will be here with all the wonderful banquets and end of the year activities. The first year of our strategic plan as written into our district improvement plan is nearly complete. Among many strategies outlined in our plan, we have embraced new resources as we work to increase achievement for all students. We have incorporated new technology to support student achievement. We have added instructional resources for reading and math with a focus on early intervention. Additional test preparation materials have been integrated with instructional processes to assist in meeting state requirements. We are fortunate to have an additional intervention specialist supporting literacy, librarian expertise and bright new staff members in all content areas who have joined faculty and staff to promote increased performance academically. We are anxious to complete the first year of the new STAAR and EOC testing requirements to have a current benchmark that can be used as we continue our focus on excellence in all areas.
Additionally, you may have noticed the construction work on the East Avenue Campus. The current work will provide a new bus lane to further assist with traffic patterns and promote an easier access for all to our campus. In the coming months you will be excited to see Phase Three of our construction projects take shape. If you recall this is the phase that has been on hold for several months. At this time we are in the early stages of the Phase Three with the expansion of the East Avenue cafeteria, adding a new canopy at Gonzales Elementary for student car riders to wait beneath and a future refurbishing of the gym at North Avenue. It is an exciting time for facility projects! There are certainly busy months ahead.
I always like to take the opportunity to thank the GISD Board of Trustees for the work that they do in the best interest of district students. Thank you GISD School Board! Come this May, we will have an election for the District 7 Trustee position, currently held by Tom Lester, Jr. Our District 7 election will be based on the new maps as approved in the Gonzales ISD Pre-Clearance Redistricting 2011 Plan for Single Member Districts by the Department of Justice. Please watch for the maps to be published in the coming weeks in the local newspapers. You are also welcome to come by the office and view the new maps. The District 4 trustee election will need to be cancelled by the GISD School Board due to unopposed status. Thank you ahead of time registered voters!
Thank you for your continued participation in your child’s education. We are honored to partner with you as we ensure an education that embraces Excellence for All!
Kimberly A. Strozier, Ed. D.
Gonzales ISD Superintendent of Schools
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 21:37