Saturday, January 30, 2016

Gopher Showcase

Yesterday, Grand Prairie High School had its first Gopher Showcase for our current students and incoming 8th graders. We started at 5:30 p.m. with a parent meeting with Mr. Arendse, our principal. From 6 - 7:30 p.m., we allowed parents and students to walk around our showcase to ask questions and collect information from the various pathways, programs, clubs, and endorsements. Student performances were outstanding. Administrators were present to answer questions and direct our guests. Academic & CTE counselors were present to answer questions and pass out information regarding the different pathways and endorsements offered at GPHS, as well as discuss their graduation plan and this new idea of HB5. What is that really about? Great time was had by all. #GopherPride


De Zavala No Name Calling Week

De Zavala students and staff supported No Name Calling Week by wearing various colors throughout the week. The theme for Thursday was “Don’t give someone the blues by calling them names.” Today, “We are united against name calling” and wearing white.


Monday, January 25, 2016

Career Days in GPISD!

Great turn out at Career Day at Ellen Ochoa STEM Academy



SGP9 Career Day

SGP9 hosted two Career Friday speakers this past week. For our performing arts students, we had professional dancer and choreographer, Tina Menchaca. For our sports marketing and business students, we had Texas Rangers Baseball executive, Donnie Pordash. Students were able to meet in a smaller setting to receive information regarding the careers they are most interested in. We will continue our Career Friday series in April with graphic design, health care, law, finance, and more.


Careers on Wheels at Lee

Last week, Lee Elementary hosted “Careers on Wheels.” Professionals from various helping professions came out to speak with our students about their career and the importance of doing well in school.



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

SGP9 Warrior SPEARit Raises $2,700

The week before the Holiday break SGP9 Student Council and Friends of Rachel Club organized the Warrior Holiday SPEARit Week with all funds raised, a total of $2,700, going to Kidd’s Kids Kidd Kraddick Foundation.  Students and staff participated in a week long of giving ending with a student versus staff basketball game that included staff members being pied in the face by students all in the name of giving.  A special thank you to Jackson Middle School for inspiring one of our current freshmen for the wonderful idea to continue from their eighth grade year.  We are proud of our Warriors for accepting the Challenge to give! 

No Name Calling Week at De Zavala

Here at De Zavala, we are celebrating No Name Calling Week. Some of our KC Club members wrote their own daily announcements to be read each morning. Today is “Orange You Glad You Don’t Use Harmful Words.” Everyone was challenged to say two kind things to their teacher or friend.