Giddings ISD will be hosting the 4th Annual Buffalo Special Olympics Meet in Saturday, March 24th at Buffalo Stadium. The Meet will begin at 9:00 a.m. with athletes from the surrounding areas competing in numerous track and field events. Please join us and show your support for these incredible athletes.
The Giddings Middle School Boys and Girls Track teams will be traveling to Lexington to compete in the Lexington Track Meet. The track meet will take place on Friday, March 23rd. Athletes and coaches will leave school prior to the end of the school day.
Giddings Middle School is working on the yearbook for the 2017-2018 school year. Students may purchase a yearbook at the pre-sale price of $20 until April 1, 2018. After April 1, 2018, the price will go up to $25. Reserve your copy today. Bring your payment to Mrs. Higgings in the GMS office. Quantities are limited! Order yours today!
Congratulations to the GMS Boys' Cross Country team for taking First Place at the District Meet in Caldwell. Congratulations to the GMS Girls' Cross Country team for taking Third Place at the District Meet.
Individual medal winners included Jonathan Angel Llamas 3rd, Kayden Bloodworth 4th, Andreu Rodriguez 6th, Kyle Weichering 7th, and Elizar Martinez 9th. Other team members were David Alvarez, Reyce Drews, Kaden Wolridge, Pedro Juarez, Brookland Namken, Cesar Carrillo, Conner Kirby and Rex Raz.
Winning an individual medal for the girls was Maryssa Wolridge 9th. Other team members included Kallie Wilson, Mackenzie Moore, Destiny Tamboer, Monica Regmi, Brianna Maldonado, Raegan Urtado, Sariah Donovan, Keagan Campbell, Celine Orsak and Kaydien Potter.
The GMS Cross Country Teams wish to thank Coach Troy Wiederhold and Coach Isabel Bahena for their hard work and dedication to the teams. Thanks to all the parents and fans who traveled to the meets to support GMS Cross Country. Congratulations to all coaches and runners on a great season.
In Giddings ISD, the theme for the 2017-2018 school year is "Make an Impact," and it will begin with the goal of encouraging families to foster, re-establish, or even strengthen relationships in the household. Therefore, with this mission in mind, the school will set aside one night per month in which all students in every grade level will not be assigned homework.
It is the hope that this small change in Giddings' homework procedures will at least bring families back together during the busy week so parents can feel as though they have more time to positively impact their children. Parents, after all, provide the greatest education to their children in nearly all of the important areas of life. Providing some quality time for parents to do just that, is a top priority of Giddings ISD. Therefore, the 3rd Wednesday of each month, beginning in October, will be "Family Impact Nights" for our school district. The district will have suggestions for families posted on the website and district Facebook page.
Roger Dees, Superintendent
Giddings Buffalo Football is in full swing! If you cannot make it to the game, don't fret. You can listen to the game as it is being broadcast on the radio. Listen to KGID 96.3 FM to hear the play by play action. The KGID Buffalo Broadcasters are GMS Teachers, Mike Buck and John Conley and GMS Assistant Principal Greg Shelton. Tune in to KGID 96.3 FM on Friday night and support the Giddings Buffaloes!!!
Mr. Mike Buck, 8th Grade Social Studies teacher at Giddings Middle School was recognized as the Giddings Independent School District Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year. Mr. Buck is a dedicated teacher who consistently establishes a positive rapport with his students while setting high expectations for student achievement and success.
Mr. Buck graduated from Giddings High School, attended and graduated from Texas A & M University. Mr. Buck has a passion for history and it is clearly evident in his teaching. He has a way of making history come alive for his students and has a way of relating historical events to current happenings.
Congratulations to Mr. Mike Buck, GISD Teacher of the Year! He is a true asset to his students, Giddings Middle School, GISD and to the community of Giddings.