We bragged on our Basketball Boys, and now we need to brag on our Basketball Girls! 2nd Team All-District - Makayla Woodfin and Aubrey Kennedy Honorable Mention - Halyn Tullos and Abigail Johnson Academic All-District - Aubrey Kennedy, Makayla Woodfin, Abigail Johnson, Kyla McDonald, Cheyenne Woodfin, Sophie Hughes, Ava Maloy, Emma Newman, and Mechelle McCumber! We are proud of the work and effort our girls did this season, and can't wait to see what they do next!
There will be a change in Friday's scheduled baseball game on Friday 3/10/23. The Bobcat baseball team will travel to Harleton for a varsity game beginning at 6:00. We will not play at LaPoynor as stated on the schedule. The JV game has been canceled for that day.
Next week, to celebrate the book fair event, the Elementary encourages students to participate in our dress up days! Check out the image for more details! Can't wait to see everyone in the pajamas starting on Monday!
Basketball season may be over but we are still celebrating our athletes! Gary Boys Basketball District 23-2A Honors: 1st Team All-District - Mason Powell 2nd Team All-District - Thomas Flowers Honorable Mention All-District - Corbin Arwine, Austin Deas, Mason Smith, and David Stephens Academic All-District: Corbin Arwine, Koby Bell, Evan Chamness, Austin Deas, Thomas Flowers, Mason Powell, Mason Smith, and David Stephens. Way to go boys, we are proud of all your work and effort!
We have more photos than we can possibly post from the event, but here's a special message from Mrs. Shadix about the Panola County Jr. Livestock Show; After two years spent with some of these projects, down to four weeks with others, Gary students having projects in EVERY division at the show and over 86 Gary projects being shown , the RESULTS ARE IN!! Gary FFA and Gary 4-H would like to thank EVERYONE who helped us make last week possible! From the buyers at the sale, students who came to help set up, tear down, hang signs, help the photographer, work "swine security" and more! Thank you to the parents that were up at the barn with us at 5am and who didn't leave until we did at 9pm some nights! We could not have been as successful without your support! A livestock, ag mechanic or project fair entry is a way to teach students hard work, dedication and responsibility and MAN! GARY STUDENTS WERE SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE OF THESE EFFORTS IN EVERY DIVISION AT THE SHOW!! Heifer Division Highlights: Caitlynn Ayers- Grand Champion Overall Heifer Caitlynn Ayers- Grand Champion County Bred Heifer Lane Cartwright- Grand Champion Senior Showman Cash Stutes- Grand Champion Mini Hereford Steer Division Highlights: Jackson Whitby- Reserve Grand Champion Overall Steer Swine Division Highlights : Tristan Rook- Grand Champion Overall Swine NUMEROUS blue ribbons! NUMEROUS showmanship finalists Lamb Division Highlights (our only lamb entry!!): Connally Cranford- Reserve Overall Grand Champion Connally Cranford- Grand Champion Junior Showmanship Goat Division Highlights: Monse Chavez- Grand Champion Overall Goat Monse Chavez- Grand Champion Junior Showman Broiler Division Highlights: Brannan Stevens- Reserve Grand Champion Overall Gracie Hicks- 3rd Overall Brodey Seals- 4th Overall Rabbit Division (out of 45) Highlights: 5th Overall- Eli Porter 7th Overall- Eliza Porter
Kody Hall, one of our 7th graders, won 2nd place in Woodworking for his awesome Ag project, but that isn't even the sweetest part of this story! Kody, with the help of others, created this bench and dedicated it to Kelly Wallace's mother. While at the silent auction, she tried to make a bid for the bench, but was outbid by another gentleman. Normally, that would be the end. Another placed a higher bid, and they got the item, but this man, after realizing it was dedicated to Kelly's family, gifted it to them! We are proud of. Kody, and all of our students for participating in the Panola County Jr. Livestock Show, but we are especially proud of our community and the actions they provide to each other!
Gary ISD was well represented at the Panola County Jr. Livestock Show! We are proud of all of our students and staff who participated at this event!
Happy Maintenance Appreciation Day! Thank you Mr. John, Mr. JD, and Mr. Steve for all of your hard work to make our campus wonderful!
Gary HS OAP advanced in competition yesterday with picket fences! They received a 1 from every judge and got first place, with Brady Balfanz and Jesse Dodge earning top performer awards, Katie Thomas earning all-star cast, and Beka Smith earning an honor crew award! We are proud of the hard work this group of students, and their director Mr. Powell (and Mrs. Tate), are doing at Gary ISD! Can't wait to see their next contest performance at Panola on March 21st.
🥳 Just a reminder, tomorrow is an early release day with students getting out at 12PM, and there will be no school Friday! 🥳
Yesterday, our Tennis team participated at the Van ISD Tennis Tournament! Corbin Arwine won consolation in boys singles. Mason Powell and Makayla Woodfin were champions in mixed doubles. Brett Flowers and Katherine Philley won consolation in mixed doubles. We are proud of our athletes and can't wait to see what they do next!
If you wanted to purchase pictures from the Daddy/Daughter Dance that are high resolution and free of watermarks please go to the following link; https://asaphotographer.pixieset.com/garyisddaddy-daughterdance/
Thursday, March 2nd is Read Across America Day, and Elementary students are welcome to dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character that day to celebrate!
f your child attended the daddy daughter dance please fill this form out; https://tinyurl.com/GISDDance2023 . It will automatically send you an email when the photos are uploaded and ready for viewing! We would also like to say a HUGE thank you to Abigail Stockman for taking such great photos at the dance!
Last week, the Elementary Student Lighthouse Team gave gifts of appreciation to our bus drivers!
To conclude National FFA Week, Gary FFA would like to invite all parents, community members and supporters to the Panola County Livestock Show, Ag Mechanics Show and Project Fair during the week of 2/27-3/3. The full schedule of events and locations is in the attached document. Also listed are students participating in each area at the livestock show. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE? A county show is open to all students (3rd through 12th grades) who have joined FFA & 4-H in their county (there are hundreds of exhibitors in our county!!). The student decides on a "project" to raise or create and they prepare that project to the best of their ability, based on industry standards, rules and expectations. They care for, prepare and train animals for "showing" against the other animals in their divisions. This takes time daily to be successful. Projects are "purchased" or "funded" by the students and they in return keep all profits made from the sale of these animals and projects. This is a great way to start a savings account for a future vehicle, college fund or any financial goal a student may have! Gary ISD has 86 projects being exhibited at the show in all ten different areas offered! Some of these projects take two years to complete and some take as little as four weeks. Very few FFA & 4-H activities are "spectator" events, but a county show is open to spectators and our students would LOVE to have you there to show your support each day! Exhibiting livestock, creating ag mechanics projects and participating in project fairs teach students the importance of sportsmanship, responsibility and hardwork. They learn at an early age how to win and lose gracefully. Aside from competing against others, participating in these events teaches youth how to be internal competitors with themselves and how to maintain a positive attitude in the face of competition. We are extremely proud of these students and wish them good luck at the show and sale! If you have any questions about becoming involved in these events for next year, please reach out to: Jessica Shadix; firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Harvey; email@example.com Or visit our Gary FFA Website: https://garyffa.ffanow.org/default.aspx?ID=55172
Our final blood drive for this school year is coming up soon, on Wednesday March 8th! If you are interested in signing up, be sure to check out the flyer for more details!
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming, and our Librarians need help! If any parents would like to volunteer for the upcoming book fair, check out the link; https://tinyurl.com/GESBF2023
Yesterday the Elementary had their Kindergarten Mardi Gras Parade followed by a King Cake Feast! Thank you to Mrs. Robyn Tinkle and Mrs. Amanda Hailey for sharing the celebration with the entire Elementary campus!
The FFA isn’t all “farming and ranching,” anymore!! Although we DO still need production agriculture, the largest youth organization in the world now includes so much more! The traditions of FFA and why it began still ring true, as each year our freshmen learn the FFA Creed (by memory) and learn about “Official Dress,” which is the FFA’s “uniform” that is used at many contests and conventions to show unity and pride for the past. The blue corduroy jacket and FFA Emblem are recognizable anywhere it is seen! To find out more about Gary FFA, please visit our website: https://garyffa.ffanow.org/default.aspx?ID=55172