Sunday, August 18, 2013

Beginning of School Information

Well, we are almost ready for school to start on Monday, August 26.  The class lists are pretty much complete.  The teachers are busy getting ready for your children to return, and we are excited about the 2013 school year.

GES Receives 2 of 3 Distinctions on STAAR Test

Before, I tell you the reminders about the start of school, I would like to brag on our campus.  Gilmer Elementary School just received it's accountability rating from the Texas Education Agency.  Our campus received a rating of "Met Standard" which means that our campus did a great job on the STAAR test last year.  This also means that the campus has been removed from the list of Unacceptable Schools in the state.  This is a great accomplishment, and I would like to congratulate our teachers, students and parents for a job well done.

To add to our success, Gilmer Elementary School received 2 of 3 Distinctions in Mathematics Achievement and Student Progress.  Very few schools in the state received 2 distinctions, and Gilmer Elementary is one of those schools.  We are extremely proud of this achievement as it means that Gilmer Elementary is a school that is improving at a rapid pace.

Campus Tour

If you are new to our school, please take a tour of the school by watching this video.  It will give you and your child a better idea of how our campus is set up.

Parent Pick-Up Procedures

This year, all parents must pick up a new car tag.  Last year's car tags are no longer valid.  To learn our parent pick up procedures, please take a minute and watch this video.

Meet the Teacher

We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday, August 22 from 5:30 to 7:00 for Meet the Teacher.  This will be a great night, and we look forward to seeing you.  Please bring your school supplies to class and make sure that your child's transportation plans and emergency contacts are communicated to your child's teacher.  This will help make our first day of school go very smoothly.

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Be a Facebook friend by following GES Buckeyes and make us your close friend so our announcements will come up in your notifications.  Also, if you like Twitter, you can follow @gilmerelem for the same daily announcements.  Stay in the loop by following GES.

Tabs at the Top

Check out our tabs at the top of this page to familiarize yourself with all of the links of interest for parents.  If there is something that you would like to know more about, leave a comment on our page and we will try to get that information for you.

See you all on Thursday!!!
Mr. Wink

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