News & Events
News & Information
The following are news releases. Click on any title to view the full details.
For more information about news at Georgetown ISD, contact:
Director of School & Community Relations
Georgetown Independent School District
603 Lakeway Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628
Phone: (512) 943-1890
12/13/2011It’s A Jolly Holiday at EVHS!
If you’re looking for something that will put you in the holiday spirit, the East View High School Glee will be performing a Christmas production called, "A Jolly Holiday!" "A Jolly Holiday" is a Christmas music revue with singing and dancing that will truly inspire the spirit of the Holiday season! Performance dates are Friday, December 16th at 7:00 PM and Saturday, December 17th at 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM, and 7:00 PM.
12/9/2011Mentor Appreciation Week December 12-16
Georgetown ISD campuses will be celebrating “Mentor Appreciation Week” from December 12th through December 16th.
12/7/2011Cold Weather Information for Parents and Staff
Because the safety of our students and staff is our top priority, Georgetown ISD administration continually monitors the progress of any potential weather situation.
12/7/2011It’s a Holiday to Remember!
It’s time once again for the annual “Holiday to Remember”, a musical review presented by Georgetown High School’s show choir – Encore! This year’s presentation will feature a variety of jazz, popular, and traditional holiday songs that everyone will enjoy.
12/5/2011National Handwashing Awareness Week
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash you hands.
12/5/2011Preliminary Attendance Zones Presented for Frost and McCoy
Superintendent Joe Dan Lee presented the Board of Trustees with the preliminary attendance zones for Frost and McCoy Elementary Schools at this evening’s board meeting.
12/5/2011Telephone and Internet Down at Village
Please be aware that telephone service and internet service is down at Village Elementary.
12/1/2011Single-Stream Recycling in Place at Several Campuses
Georgetown ISD has secured specially marked dumpsters at several campuses for collecting recyclable materials.
12/1/2011Willy Wonka Junior Takes the Stage this Weekend
Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life as Forbes Middle School presents Willy Wonka Junior.
12/1/2011Benold Accepts a Caring Place Challenge
Right before Thanksgiving, the Benold Middle School Band directors posted a challenge asking each band student to bring three food items to reach a goal of 500 cans of food.
11/28/2011GISD to participate in bus roll count on November 30th
Georgetown ISD school buses will be participating in a State of Texas mandated roll call on Wednesday, November 30th.
11/22/2011Jack Frost Citizens of the Month for November
Daniel Bell and Whitney Brown from Georgetown High School were chosen as the Jack Frost Citizens of the Month for the month of November.
11/22/2011Steve West Named Interim CFO for District
Superintendent Joe Dan Lee named Steve West as the District’s Interim CFO effective yesterday.
11/21/2011Real World Experience in Nursing
Students from Georgetown High School and East View High School joined neighboring district students recently at the Northern Nursing Academy held in Round Rock.
11/21/2011Benold Jazz Band Receives Prestigious Grant
The Benold Middle School Jazz Band has been selected as a recipient of a Texas Jazz Educators Association (TJEA) annual Jazz Grant.
11/21/2011A Letter from the Superintendent on Student Success
Although financial challenges seem to dominate the conversation in every discussion about public schools, we must never lose focus of our top priority, the academic performance of our students.
11/18/2011Willy Wonka Junior Takes the Stage in Early December
Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life as Forbes Middle School presents Willy Wonka Junior.
11/16/2011HeartChase Weekend is Here
HeartChase™ weekend is here and it’s not too late to participate.
11/16/2011District Earns 37 Gold Performance Acknowledgements
Georgetown ISD and its campuses, received a total of 37 acknowledgements under the Texas Education Agency’s Gold Performance Achievement (GPA) system.
11/14/2011Georgetown ISD Thanksgiving Holidays
Georgetown ISD campuses will be closed from Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holidays.
11/14/2011Eagles’ River Festival
The GHS class of 2012 will be hosting the 2nd Annual Eagles’ River Festival on Saturday, November 19th.
11/14/2011Georgetown ISD Honors All Veterans
Georgetown ISD honored Veterans Day with a number of ceremonies and celebrations throughout the district.
11/10/2011Mentoring Can Make a Difference in a Child’s Life
Mentoring can make a BIG difference in someone’s life.
11/9/2011FEMA to Test Emergency Alert System Today
The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) will be interrupting all television and radio broadcasts across the country today at 1:00 PM CDT for the first time ever.
11/7/2011Georgetown ISD to Honor Veterans with Multiple Celebrations
Georgetown ISD will be honoring veterans on November 11th, with a number of district and campus celebrations.
11/7/2011A Tribute to Our Veterans Concert
The East View High School Choir will be performing “A Tribute to Our Veterans” in concert on Thursday evening, November 10th.
11/7/20115A Region 2 Volleyball Quarterfinal Playoff Information
The date and time is now set for Georgetown High School’s 5A Region 2 Volleyball Quarterfinal playoff game.
11/7/2011Holiday Bazaar Scheduled for December 10th
The East View High School Softball Booster Club will be holding their first annual “East View Holiday Bazaar” on Saturday, December 10th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
11/3/2011GISD Council of PTAs is pumping up for HeartChase
The Georgetown ISD Council of PTAs is teaming up with the American Heart Association and the Georgetown community, to hold one of the most fun and educational fundraising events of its kind! A community-wide competition to solve challenges and complete activities, while increasing awareness of a healthy lifestyle - HeartChase™ will get everybody’s heart pounding and their competitive juices flowing! According to PTA Council President Stacie Campbell, “This is going to be a fun way to promote healthy living while supporting a great cause.
11/3/20115A Region 2 Area Volleyball Playoff Information
The date and time is set for Georgetown High School’s 5A Region 2 Area Volleyball playoff game.
10/31/2011Red Ribbon Week Celebrated at GISD Schools
Red Ribbon Week was celebrated throughout Georgetown ISD.
10/28/2011Important Information for Pickett Elementary Parents
This afternoon, animal control was called to Pickett Elementary School to collect a bat that was discovered on campus.
10/27/2011Donations for EAGLE LOCKER Accepted Friday Night
EAGLE LOCKER, will be selling merchandise during Friday night’s varsity football game where GHS takes on McNeil High School at the GISD Athletic Complex.
10/26/20115A Region 2 Bi-District Volleyball Playoff
The date and time is set for Georgetown High School’s 5A Region 2 Bi-District Volleyball playoff game.
10/26/2011Georgetown ISD College Credit Options
Georgetown ISD allows students the opportunity to earn college credit while still attending high school.
10/26/2011GHS Construction Update – Temporary Parking and Road Closures
As Georgetown High School undergoes a $28 million remodel and renovation, sometimes parking and access to the school may be impeded on a temporary basis.
10/25/2011GHS Varsity Football vs McNeil - Ticket Presale
The GHS Eagles Varsity Football team will be playing at home this FRIDAY, October 28th against McNeil HS.
10/20/2011There’s No Clowning Around When It Comes to Fire Safety
Schools throughout Georgetown ISD observed Fire Safety Week with valuable lessons and informative visits from first responders.
10/19/2011Drug Enforcement Helicopter Landing for Red Ribbon Kick-Off
A US Army Helicopter will land and capture the attention of students as Red Ribbon Week officially kicks off at Frost Elementary School.
10/19/2011Bond Project Updates Available for Public to See
Georgetown ISD’s Bond 2010 projects are on-time and on or under budget.
10/17/2011GISD Cafeterias Recognized for National Awards at Board Meeting
Ten Georgetown ISD school cafeterias were recognized at the October 17th Board of Trustees meeting.
10/17/2011Jack Frost Citizens of the Month for October
Chris Behling and Andee McEntire from Georgetown High School were chosen as the Jack Frost Citizens of the Month for the month of October.
10/14/2011Home Team Friday Stories from FOX-7
Georgetown High School was the featured school on FOX-7's News Edge today.
10/13/2011Flu Vaccine Clinic on October 27th
The Georgetown ISD Nurses will be sponsoring a flu vaccine clinic on Thursday, October 27th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
10/13/2011GHS to be featured as FOX-7’s Home Team Friday
Georgetown High School will be featured on Friday, October 14th as FOX-7’s “Home Team Friday”.
10/11/2011Festival Hispano at Purl Elementary
Annie Purl Elementary School is hosting their annual Bilingual Family Night on Thursday, October 13th.
10/11/2011GHS Varsity Footbal vs. Pflugerville - Ticket Presale
The GHS Eagles Varsity Football team will be playing at home this Friday,October 14th against Pflugerville High School.
10/6/2011Bus Routes to be delayed on October 12th
Georgetown ISD school buses will be participating in a State of Texas mandated roll call on Wednesday, October 12th.
10/6/2011GISD Cafeterias First to Receive National Awards for Health and Nutrition
Ten Georgetown ISD schools were the first in Central Texas to be awarded for their excellence in nutrition and physical activity from the US Department of Agriculture.
10/6/2011Two GISD Campuses Named to TBEC’s Prestigious Honor Roll
Two of Georgetown ISD’s campuses have received the most prestigious and demanding academic award a Texas Public School can receive.
10/5/2011Student Holidays – October 7th and 10th
October 7th and October 10th are holidays for Georgetown ISD students.
10/4/2011Peace Week Celebrations at Frost Elementary
Elementary School celebrated International Peace Week in September with
grade level activities throughout the school.
10/4/2011Confirmed Cases of Norovirus in Williamson County
According to the Williamson County Health Department, there have been several cases of norovirus illness reported to them.
9/29/2011GISD Halftime Showcase Rescheduled for October 5th
Because of lightning storms earlier this week, Georgetown ISD’s 2011 Halftime Showcase has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 5th at the GISD Athletic Complex.
9/29/2011HOSA Blood Drive Tomorrow, September 30th
The Georgetown High School HOSA organization is sponsoring their twice a year blood drive on Friday, September 30th.
9/29/2011Last Weekend to See “GREASE” Live at EVHS
This is the last weekend to see East View High School’s first musical production, “GREASE.
9/27/2011Students Can Help Bring a Bookmobile to Georgetown
During the week of October 3-7, Georgetown ISD campuses will be participating in a fundraising project to help bring a bookmobile to the Georgetown community.
9/27/2011A+ Federal Credit Union Grant Winners
Eleven Georgetown ISD staff members were recognized at the September Board Meeting for being awarded classroom grants from the A+ Education Foundation.
9/26/2011GHS Varsity Football vs. Round Rock - Ticket Presale
The GHS Eagles Varsity Football team will be playing at home this Friday, September 30th against Round Rock High School. 9/22/2011Presidential Address to StudentsGeorgetown ISD prides itself on providing educational excellence for all our students. 9/22/2011GISD Halftime Showcase – September 26thGeorgetown ISD’s 2011 Halftime Showcase will be held Monday, September 26 at the GISD Athletic Complex. 9/22/2011Wildfire Action Plan ChecklistThe recent widespread wildfires in Central Texas have required many residents to be on high alert. 9/20/2011Jack Frost Citizens of the Month for September
Kelli Templeton and Quinn Breslin from Georgetown High School were named Jack Frost Citizens of the Month for September 2011. 9/19/2011Tippit Awarded $500 from TargetTippit Middle School was selected as a recipient for a Books for Schools Award. 9/19/2011District Transportation InformationThe Georgetown ISD Transportation Department is committed to ensuring the safety and well being of all students. 9/15/2011Conspirare Concert to Benefit GISD Students
The Grammy Award Winning choral ensemble Conspirare, will be performing at the Klett Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, September 22nd. 9/15/2011Important Safety Information for Georgetown ISD ParentsAs part of Georgetown ISD’s mission to provide a quality education for all children in a protected environment, our schools implement ongoing safety programs for our students. 9/15/2011Grease is the Word at East View High School
East View High School is proud to present their first musical production, GREASE. 9/8/2011Junior Georgette Camp The Georgettes of Georgetown High School will be hosting their annual Junior Georgette Camp on Saturday, September 24th. 9/7/2011Reaching Out to Help Others
Several Georgetown ISD student groups and school organizations are collected food, clothing, and other needed items to assist people whose lives were touched by the central Texas wildfires over the Labor Day weekend. 9/6/2011PTA Round-Up – September 8thThe Georgetown ISD Council of PTA is holding their annual PTA Round-Up on September 8th beginning at 6:00 PM. 9/1/2011After School Action ProgramThe After School Action Program (ASAP) provides middle school youth with safe after school alternatives that promote responsibility and healthy decisions. 9/1/2011School Zone Safety InformationNow that school is back in full swing, the District wants to encourage everyone to drive safely in school zones. 8/30/2011Labor Day Holiday September 5thGeorgetown ISD schools will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of the Labor Day holiday. 8/30/2011GHS Varsity Ticket Presale
The GHS Eagles Varsity Football team will be playing away against the Temple Wildcats this Friday, September 2nd, 7:30 PM at Wildcat Stadium. 8/25/2011Share Your First Day of School PicturesThe first day of school is an exciting time for students and their parents. 8/18/2011Free and Reduced Lunch On-Line ApplicationThe Free and Reduced Lunch Program provides students from eligible families with a free or reduced lunch at school. 8/16/2011Board Adopts Tax Rate for 2011-2012The Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees adopted a total tax rate of $1. 8/10/2011Eagle Camp Set for August 18th Incoming Freshman and Sophomores at Georgetown High School are invited to learn to be blue at Eagle Camp on August 18th. 8/10/2011District Prepares for Possible Textbook ShortageGeorgetown ISD is preparing for a possible textbook shortage for the start of the new school year. 8/10/2011Changes to Posting of Elementary Class ListsGeorgetown ISD elementary campuses will not be posting class lists for public view this year. 8/10/2011Community Showcase Information
Registration for Georgetown ISD's annual "Community Showcase" is closed. 8/10/2011Student Shots Must Be Up To Date on August 22nd Georgetown ISD is enforcing the State of Texas policy which means students who are not up-to-date on their immunizations will be unable to attend classes when the 2011-12 school year begins on August 22nd. 8/8/2011Georgetown ISD Free and Reduced Meal Guidelines
Georgetown ISD today announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for students served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program. 8/1/2011Nurses to Participate in Mass Casualty ExerciseAt one o'clock today, the Georgetown ISD Nursing Staff will be participating in a mass casualty exercise in the Georgetown East View High School Cafetorium. 7/26/2011Opening Convocation for GISD Staff August 15
You are invited to the official opening of school for 2011-12. 7/26/2011GHS Football Season Ticket Sales
Ticket sales for 2011-2012 GHS Varsity Football season tickets will be held at the Georgetown ISD Athletic office, located at 2295 North Austin Avenue, Georgetown,TX 78626 (the Georgetown High School Annex building). 7/25/2011Community Showcase Planned for August 15th
Georgetown ISD’s “Community Showcase” is planned for Monday, August 15th. 7/25/2011Trustees Elect New OfficersThe Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees elected new officers for the 2011-2012 academic year during their regular monthly meeting. 7/20/2011StayAlert School Safety ProgramGeorgetown Independent School District participates in the StayAlert School safety program. 7/20/2011Sales Tax Holiday August 19-21Georgetown ISD would like to remind our parents and community members about Texas’ annual sales tax holiday. 7/20/2011Make Sure Student Immunizations Are Up To Date!Georgetown ISD is enforcing the State of Texas policy which means students who are not up-to-date on their immunizations will be unable to attend classes when the 2011-12 school year begins on August 22nd. 7/19/20112011-2012 Back-to-School Information
The first day of school for Georgetown ISD is August 22nd. 7/13/2011Updated Bus Routes and Schedules Available by August 1st
The Georgetown ISD Transportation Department is in the process of updating bus routes and schedules for the 2011-2012 school year. 7/6/2011July Board Meeting Moved from the 18th to the 25thThe Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees Regular monthly meeting for July has been moved from July 18th to July 25th. 7/6/2011July TAKS Exit Level Retest Starts on MondayThere has been a change this year, and Georgetown ISD is beginning testing on Monday rather than Tuesday. 6/22/2011New Principal Named for Pickett ElementaryCheryl Hester has been named the new principal for Dell Pickett Elementary School in Georgetown. 6/21/2011GroupWise Web Access Technical Issue and Fix
Faculty and staff who access Web Mail with Internet Explorer have been reporting the following technical problem since a GroupWise Web Mail upgrade was performed on Saturday June 25th. 6/21/2011Students and Teachers Hard Work Earn GISD a “Recognized” RatingIn the last full year of TAKS testing, Georgetown ISD students and staff worked together to earn the District the second highest State rating available. 6/16/2011NJROTC Prepares for GHS and EVHS Cross EnrollmentAs Georgetown ISD grows into a two high school district, its Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (NJROTC) will proceed in unity for the 2011-2012 school year. 6/6/2011Leadership Change at Pickett ElementaryEffective today, Ms. 6/6/2011Georgetown ISD Locations Implement Summer Office HoursBeginning on June 6th and continuing through August 5th, Georgetown ISD campuses and Central Office will be open from 7:30 AM until 4:30 PM on Monday through Thursday of each week. 6/1/20112011 -2012 Open House Dates
Please see the schedule below for Open House and Meet the Teacher Night for the start of the 2011-2012 school year. 5/26/2011Georgetown High School Graduation Broadcast Live Online
Georgetown ISD is pleased to announce that commencement ceremonies for the Georgetown High School Class of 2011 will be broadcast live online beginning at 6:00 PM Central Daylight Time on Friday, May 27, 2011. 5/25/2011Notice of Entitlements Meetings for Non-Profit & Private Schools in GISD BoundariesGISD will be holding a required meeting for licensed, non-profit private schools within GISD boundaries to determine eligible services with federal grants and entitlements for the 2011-2012 school year. 5/18/2011Georgetown ISD Becomes First Central Texas Area to Earn No Place for Hate® Status District-WideGeorgetown ISD was recognized by the Anti-Defamation League for becoming the first district in Central Texas to earn a No Place for Hate® designation for the entire school district. 5/18/2011Summer School Instructional Programs and Nutrition Services
Georgetown ISD has announced their plans for Instructional Programs and Nutrition Services for Summer 2011. 5/17/2011Project Graduation Still Needs Your HelpProject Graduation needs your help. 5/17/2011Three More Opportunities to See Winnie-The-PoohIf you’ve ever wondered what is what like when Kanga and Roo came to the Hundred Acer Woods for the first time, you’ll be able to find out this weekend. 5/13/2011Summer Feeding Program Dates and Location
Georgetown Independent School District announces the sponsorship of the 2011 “Seamless Summer” Foodservice Program. 5/13/2011Three Georgetown ISD Schools Earn Distinguished TitleThe Texas Education Agency has announced that three Georgetown ISD schools have earned the title of “Distinguished” as Title I, Part A schools for 2010-2011. 5/12/2011Examination for Acceleration Dates SetGeorgetown ISD is offering opportunities this summer for secondary students to earn credit in academic subjects and for elementary students to accelerate a grade level by passing the appropriate examinations for acceleration. 5/2/2011Board Meeting Date Changed for MayThe Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees have changed the date of their regular monthly Board meeting for the month of May. 4/27/2011Patriot Pride Kick-Off - A Community Wide Celebration
Patriot Pride will be in full force on May 4th, as Georgetown ISD celebrates in style with a community kick-off event planned to officially transition Georgetown’s Ninth Grade Campus to Georgetown East View High School. 4/26/2011NJROTC Achieves Distinguished Unit StatusGeorgetown High School NJROTC has achieved Distinguished Unit status with "Academic Honors". 4/26/2011Kid Cooks Compete in KitchenGeorgetown ISD elementary students will be donning their chef hats and aprons to enter the kitchen arena , when GISD’s 4th Annual Kid’s Culinary Competition takes place. 4/20/2011PIE Night at Dell Diamond Recognition
Georgetown Partners In Education would like to invite everyone to this year’s PIE Night at Dell Diamond Recognition on Saturday, May 7th. 4/20/2011NFL Star to Address Students at GHS AssemblyMason Crosby, kicker for the Super Bowl XLV Champion Green Bay Packers, will be the special guest at a celebratory event jointly hosted by the Georgetown Independent School District and the City of Georgetown on April 22nd. 4/20/2011A New Look Coming to the Georgetown ISD Web SiteWithin the next week, the Georgetown ISD Web Site will have a new, fresher, easier to navigate look. 4/15/2011Kids to Compete in Kitchen Culinary CompetitionOnce again, Georgetown ISD students will be donning their chef hats and aprons to enter the kitchen arena , when GISD’s 4th Annual Kid’s Culinary Competition takes place. 4/14/2011Back to School Vaccine Clinic for 2011-2012
The Georgetown ISD Nurses and the Williamson County Cities and Health District will be sponsoring a back to school shot clinic on May 4th at Forbes Middle School from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. 4/14/2011Kindergarten and Pre-K Roundup and Registration
Georgetown ISD will be holding registration for children entering Kindergarten and Pre-K during the 2011-2012 school year. 4/13/2011GISD Elementary Art ShowThe annual Georgetown ISD elementary art show will be held May 3rd through May 6 at Southwestern University in Mood-Bridwell Hall. 4/12/2011GHS Georgettes Spring ShowThe award-winning Georgetown High School Georgettes Dance Team will hold their 2011 Spring Show, I Gotta Feeling, at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 6th and Saturday May 7th. 4/12/2011Mitchell Elementary Helping Georgetown Stay GreenThe Mitchell Elementary School students and staff are continuing to do a great job with their new recycling and composting program. 4/7/2011April 22nd Make-Up DayA reminder that April 22nd, originally planned to be a student holiday, will now be used as a regular school instruction day for students and teachers. 4/5/2011Athletic Physicals Scheduled for May 21
In preparation for the 2011-2012 school year, Scott & White will hold their mass physicals on Saturday, May 21st at their Round Rock location. 4/5/2011Tippit Evacuated, Then Receives an All ClearAt approximately 4:00 PM today, Tippit Middle School was evacuated several minutes before the end of the day’s dismissal. 4/1/2011Elementary Administrative Changes at GISDEffective April 4th, current Frost Elementary School Principal Monica Martinez will be the new Assistant Principal at Annie Purl Elementary School. 3/30/2011Helping Hands Food Drive
Georgetown ISD and Sodexo will embark on a mission to help feed hungry people in Georgetown. 3/29/2011Trustees Adopt High School Boundary Plan
The Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees approved the boundaries for the district’s two high schools, Georgetown High School and Georgetown East View High School, at a Special Meeting held on March 28th. 3/28/2011Soccer Bi-District PlayoffsThe Georgetown High School Soccer Playoff information has been announced. 3/22/2011Three New Boundary Plans Presented to Trustees
Three new high school boundary plans were presented to the Trustees last night by the District’s demographic firm DeskMap Systems, Inc. 3/9/2011Lockdown Drill at Georgetown High SchoolAt 11:00 AM today, Georgetown High School participated in a lockdown drill in cooperation with the Georgetown Police Department. 3/9/2011Bond Funds vs. Budget ShortfallsWith Georgetown ISD beginning construction and renovation on projects authorized by the passage of November’s bond election, questions have arisen whether bond monies can be used to assist the district with the recently announced budget shortfall for 2011-2013. 3/7/2011Get GT Fit Run Information
The Georgetown Council of PTA’s, sponsored by Georgetown Healthcare Foundation, is excited to host the 3rd Annual Get GT Fit Run. 3/7/2011Georgetown ISD Spring Break DatesGeorgetown ISD campuses will be closed for Spring Break from March 14th through March 18th. 3/7/2011Frequestly Asked Questions About School Finance and Budget
Here is a list of frequently asked questions that have been submitted about school finance and the budget crisis. 3/6/2011Village Elementary Cleared for OccupancyVillage Elementary School in Georgetown will be open and on a regular schedule on Monday, March 7th. 3/3/2011Staff Reductions Announced at Georgetown ISDGeorgetown ISD has begun the unpleasant process of notifying employees that their current assignment is being eliminated due to budgetary restraints for the 2011-2012 school year. 3/2/2011Bus Rider Roll Count
The Georgetown ISD transportation department will be conducting their annual roll count on Thursday, March 10th during the afternoon bus routes. 3/2/2011NCEA Names Three GISD Schools as Top Performers
The National Center for Educational Achievement recognized three Georgetown ISD campuses for being included on the 2010 NCEA Higher Performing Schools List. 3/1/2011Order Your Tickets for PIE Night at the Dell Diamond
Get ready for an exciting night at the ballpark with Georgetown Partners In Education and the Round Rock Express. 3/1/2011Lady Eagles State-Semi-Final Playoff InformationThe Georgetown High School Lady Eagles will compete against Alief Elsik in the State Semi-final Playoff on March 4th at the University of Texas Frank Irwin Center. 2/24/2011Lady Eagles Regional Playoff Series
The Georgetown High School Lady Eagles will compete in the Regional Playoffs beginning February 25th at the Ferrell Center at Baylor University (1900 S. 2/21/2011 Board Approves High School TransitionThe Board approved Plan 1 as the transition plan for Georgetown High School and Georgetown East View High School. 2/17/2011Dawson Named Principal at Tippit Middle SchoolBrian Dawson has been named principal at Tippit Middle School effective February 21st. 2/16/2011An Update on School Finance and Georgetown ISDGeorgetown ISD, like many other school districts, is being forced to consider significant cuts in their budget since the Texas Legislature is grappling with a $27 billion deficit over the next biennium. 2/15/2011Frequently Asked Questions Regarding High School Transition
Here is a list of frequently asked questions that have been submitted to the School and Community Relations office. 2/15/2011Notice of AEIS and AYP Public HearingAll parents and community members are invited to attend a public hearing of the Georgetown Independent School District for the annual Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) Report and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Report. 2/14/2011Love Your Libraries WeekFebruary 14th through the 18th is Love Your Libraries Week, a joint initiative between the Georgetown ISD libraries and the Georgetown Public Library. 2/14/2011No Child Left Behind Parent Notification LetterUnder the accountability provisions in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), all districts, campuses, and the state are evaluated for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). 2/11/2011February 22nd Community ForumGISD’s Community Forums offer training and support to families and educators on a regular basis throughout the school year. 2/9/2011Schedule/Event Changes for February 9th
As of 12:01 PM, all Georgetown ISD schools are in session and are operating on a normal schedule. 2/8/2011HOSA Sponsors Blood DriveThe Georgetown High School Health Occupational Students of America (HOSA) will be hosting their Bi-Annual Blood Drive on February 10th. 2/8/2011Partners In Education Seeking Nominations for Recognition
Georgetown Partners in Education is seeking nominations for recognition to be presented at the Annual PIE Night at Dell Diamond Recognition Celebration. 2/4/2011Weather Related Changes
Georgetown ISD schools are closed Friday, February 4th due to the weather conditions. 2/3/2011Georgetown ISD School Zone Boundary InformationListed below are time-lines and information regarding future Georgetown ISD school zone boundaries. 2/2/2011Cold Weather Information for Parents and Staff
Please note that unless you see or hear an announcement, Georgetown ISD schools are operating on a normal schedule. 1/31/2011Georgetown ISD Superintendent Talks About School FinanceI am sure you that you have read in various newspapers or other media outlets about area school districts’ budget concerns and their plans to address revenue shortfalls with staff reductions, and, in some cases, closing campuses. 1/28/2011Transition Team Focuses Efforts on Two Plans
As Georgetown ISD continues the process to make the move to multiple high schools, the Transition Team is focusing on two plans which provide greater student participation opportunities and addresses the much needed capacity issues facing the District. 1/26/2011High School Transition Team InformationGeorgetown ISD is in the process of examining plans to make the transition from a one high school community to a two high school community. 1/24/2011Food Show and Taste Testing a Big SuccessParents, students, and staff from Georgetown ISD had a great time enjoying a wide array of entrees and desserts at the 8th Annual Food Show and Taste Testing. 1/18/2011Administration Proposes Three Calendars for 2011-2012
Three calendars have been developed for the Georgetown ISD 2011-2012 school year. 1/12/2011“Feast of Books” Preps Students for “Read-It-Forward”Students at Georgetown ISD’s Ninth Grade Campus were served a smorgasbord of reading to entice their literary taste buds during a “Feast On Books” last week. 1/11/2011Food Show and Taste Testing Scheduled for January 20th Georgetown ISD parents are invited to attend the 8th Annual Food Show and Tastes Testing on January 20th. 1/11/2011Klett Center Comes Alive to “The Sound of Music”Georgetown High School and the Georgetown Performing Arts Alliance will be presenting Rogers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music at the Klett Center for the Performing Arts. 1/11/2011Georgetown ISD Observes MLK Day HolidayGeorgetown ISD campuses will be closed on Monday, January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. 1/6/2011February 14th Make-Up Day
A reminder that February 14th, originally planned to be a Bad Weather Day and Teacher In-service Day, will now be a regular school instruction day for teachers and students. 1/6/2011College Financial Scam Alert InformationStudents in the Austin area are receiving a letter from College Financial Advisory requesting a $59 fee to assist them in processing their 2011-2012 financial aid application. 1/5/2011Georgetown Football Alumni To Play Against Westlake
Alumni from Georgetown High School will take on alumni from Westlake High School on Sunday, January 9th at 1:00 PM. 1/4/2011Volleyball Team Receive 100% HonorsThe Georgetown High School Volleyball Team received 100% honors from the University Interscholastic League. 12/17/2010Forbes Band Program Wins Prestigious National HonorThe Charles Forbes Middle School Band program received one of the most recognizable music awards in the country, The John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Cup. 12/15/2010Electrical Work to Affect District Data CenterThe City of Georgetown will be performing electrical work that will affect Georgetown ISD's Data Center. 12/15/2010January Board Meeting Date Change
The Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees will meet for their Regular Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, January 18th instead of January 17th which is a scheduled district holiday for students and teachers. 12/15/2010Georgetown ISD Winter Break
Georgetown ISD campuses will be closed for the holidays from December 20-24 and December 27-31. 12/15/2010Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey - UPDATE
The Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey is a national research project that allows students, teachers, school leaders, and parents to have a voice in technology decisions at the state and national level and to tell the education community about their views on technology. 12/14/2010Georgetown ISD Board Briefings – December 13, 2010The Georgetown Independent School District Board of Trustees met on December 13th. 12/7/2010December Board Meeting Date ChangeDue to the district winter holidays beginning on December 20th, the Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees will meet for their regular monthly meeting on December 13th. 12/6/2010Report on Transition and Boundary Planning for Georgetown East View High SchoolWith the passage of Proposition I and II in the recent bond election, the Georgetown Independent School District administration and Board of Trustees are working on the process to transition to a second high school. 12/2/2010Important Information for Georgetown ISD ParentsAs part of Georgetown ISD’s mission to provide a quality education for all children in a protected environment, our schools implement ongoing safety programs for our students. 12/1/2010Holiday Concerts
The talented students of Georgetown ISD have been busy getting ready for the holidays and want to share the spirit with you. 11/22/2010Trustees Appoint Joe Dan Lee SuperintendentAt a special Board Meeting held today, the Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees named Joe Dan Lee Superintendent/CEO for the District. 11/16/2010Partners in Education Announces 2010 Call for Grants
Georgetown Partners in Education has released its 2010 application for their annual Teacher Grant Program. 11/16/2010Georgetown ISD Thanksgiving HolidaysGeorgetown ISD campuses will be closed from Wednesday, November 24th through Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holidays. 11/16/2010Follow Georgetown ISD on Twitter
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. 11/16/2010Georgetown ISD Board Briefings – November 15, 2010
The Georgetown Independent School District Board of Trustees met on November 15th. 11/15/2010November 30th Community Forum
GISD’s Community Forums offer training and support to families and educators on a regular basis throughout the school year. 11/15/2010District Submits 100% NCLB Compliance ReportThe Georgetown ISD Human Resources Department recently submitted the Highly Qualified report for the district. 11/12/2010District Receives 36 Gold Performance Acknowledgments
Georgetown ISD and its campuses, received a total of 36 acknowledgments under the Texas Education Agency’s Gold Performance Achievement (GPA) System. 11/5/2010Veterans Day Celebrations at Georgetown ISDGeorgetown ISD will be honoring veterans with a variety of celebrations on November 11th. 11/5/2010Football Region 2 Bi-District Playoff InfoThe Georgetown High School Eagles will be playing Austin Bowie High School in the 5A Region 2 Bi-District Football Playoff. 11/3/2010A “Thank You” from Superintendent Joe Dan LeeLet me take this opportunity to thank you for your support of the Georgetown ISD bond propositions. 11/3/2010Volleyball Region 2 Area Playoff
The Georgetown High School Volleyball team defeated Austin High School in the 5A Region 2 Bi-District playoff. 11/3/2010DPC Nominations Being Accepted
The Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees is accepting nominations for service on the 2010-2011 District Performance Committee (DPC). 11/3/2010Voters Say Yes to $137.3 Million Bond ProposalGeorgetown ISD voters approved a $137. 11/2/2010Georgetown ISD Board Briefings – November 1, 2010
The Georgetown Independent School District Board of Trustees met on November 1, 2010. 11/2/2010District Considers Move from Tyler to PrologicThe Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees voted to give Tyler Technologies thirty days notice to correct any deficiencies as it relates to the student information system currently being used by the district. 11/1/2010Record Number of Richarte Students Sign Up for Dual CreditA record setting number of students from Richarte High School are signing up for dual credit classes through Austin Community College. 10/27/2010Volleyball Bi-District Playoff InformationThe Georgetown High School volleyball team will be playing Austin High School in the Region 2
Bi-District playoff. 10/21/2010Mentor George Wagner Recognized as a HeroGeorgetown Partners in Education (PIE) is pleased to announce George Wagner, PIE Board member and longtime PIE Mentor and Tutor volunteer serving the students of GISD, recognized by TEA as "Heroes for Children" award recipient. 10/19/2010Georgetown ISD Board Briefings – October 18, 2010
The Georgetown Independent School District Board of Trustees met on October 18, 2010. 10/19/2010Next Community Forum Scheduled for October 26th GISD’s Community Forums offer training and support to families and educators on a regular basis throughout the school year. 10/18/2010Voting Information for November 2nd Election
Early voting begins October 18th for the upcoming November 2nd election. 10/15/2010GISD Announces Essay Contests for Secondary Students
Georgetown ISD would like to announce a several essay contests that are available for secondary students to participate in. 10/14/2010Flu Vaccine Clinic
The Georgetown ISD Nurses and the Williamson County Cities and Health District will be sponsoring a flu vaccine clinic on October 23rd from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. 10/12/2010Four Georgetown Schools Vying For $50,000 GrantFour Georgetown ISD schools are in the running for a $50,000 grant from the Clorox “Power a Bright Future” program. 10/8/2010Georgetown ISD Free and Reduced Meals Information
Georgetown Independent School District is announcing its policy for providing free and reduced price meals for students served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. 10/6/2010Parent Grading Program Update
Georgetown ISD implemented a new student information system, Tyler SIS, at the beginning of this school year. 9/28/2010To Mitchell Elementary School ParentsYesterday, a student from Mitchell Elementary chose to carry an airsoft pellet gun in their backpack (an airsoft gun fires lightweight plastic projectiles), and the district wanted you to have accurate information regarding the incident. 9/21/2010GISD Community Forum Begins on September 28th GISD Community Forums offer training and support to families and educators on a regular basis throughout the school year. 9/21/2010Bond Information Sessions Planned for October 7th
Georgetown ISD will be hosting two bond information sessions on October 7th. 9/16/2010Pinwheels for Peace on September 21st On September 21st, Frost Elementary School students plan to take part in an International art and literacy project called Pinwheels for Peace. 9/13/2010Three Georgetown ISD Schools Named to TBEC Honor RollThree Georgetown ISD schools have been named to the Texas Business and Coalition (TBEC) 2010 Honor Roll. 9/8/2010GISD Schools Closed due to Inclement Weather - 9/8/10
Georgetown ISD campuses will be closed on Wednesday, September 8 due to flooding and poor road conditions in areas of Williamson County. 9/7/2010Georgetown ISD Finances Earn Superior RatingGeorgetown Independent School District officials announced that the district received a rating of Superior Achievement under the Texas Schools FIRST financial accountability rating system. 9/3/2010Information Regarding the Presidential Address to StudentsGeorgetown ISD prides itself on providing educational excellence for all our students. 9/3/2010Out of School TAKS Testing RegistrationBeginning with the October 2010 administration of the TAKS exit level tests, all registration for out-of-school examinees will be online only. 8/30/2010Time to Recycle the MusicThe Georgetown ISD Middle School Band and Orchestra Programs are experiencing remarkable enrollment growth. 8/23/2010Immunization Information from Health ServicesImmunizations are an important part of public health. 8/20/2010Meeting the Needs of Homeless Children and Youth in GeorgetownDuring recent years, the Georgetown community has become more aware of the fact that an increasing number of GISD students meet McKinney-Vento federal law criteria for being considered "homeless". 8/20/2010Back To School Vaccine ClinicThe Georgetown ISD Nurses and the Williamson County Cities and Health District will be sponsoring a back to school shot clinic on August 28th at Forbes Middle School from 9:00 AM to Noon. 8/17/2010Employee Training Focuses on Bullying and Harassment in SchoolsGeorgetown ISD employees received comprehensive training on bullying and harassment during three powerful in-service sessions today at the Klett Performing Arts Center. 8/17/2010Trustees Call for Bond Election on November 2nd
The Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees officially called a November school bond referendum last night after months of discussion and examination of district needs. 8/13/2010Free and Reduced Application Open HouseGeorgetown ISD Nutrition Services will be hosting a “Free and Reduced Application Open House” on August 20th and 21st. 8/9/2010Georgetown ISD Free and Reduced Price Meals InformationGeorgetown Independent School District today announced its policy for providing free and reduced price meals for students served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. 8/5/2010Georgetown ISD Schools Get the AYP OKGeorgetown ISD has met the “Adequate Yearly Progress” or AYP standards established by the federal government under the No Child Left Behind Act. 8/1/2010Community Showcase - Information for ExhibitorsThe Georgetown ISD Community Showcase is an annual event which invites business and non-profit organizations to showcase what they do before an audience of teachers and staff.