On February 7, the Georgetown Education Foundation will host the 5th Annual State of the District, the annual GISD showcase for student work across the district. This event is open to the public and is an excellent opportunity to visit with district leadership as well as the true experts on GISD; the students.
The event returns to the Hammerlun Center for Leadership & Learning; a renovated collaborative space that once served as Georgetown High School. Proceeds help fund teaching and learning grants in GISD, and featured showcases and performances include those funded by previous grants from the Foundation.
The event has received great reviews year after year thanks to outstanding student demonstrations in robotics, media and broadcasting, culinary skills, and healthcare, among many others.
New for 2020 is a chat zone, in which students of all ages and grade levels will be available to chat with guests, one-on-one, about superlative programs and projects. Look for those wearing buttons or t-shirts that say “Ask me about…”
Formal presentations will enable participants to experience what students are learning in Georgetown ISD, listen to TED-talk like presentations from students and staff, and enjoy refreshments throughout the tour.
The event culminates with a state-of-the-district presentation from Superintendent Fred Brent, to highlight advancements in teaching and learning, accountability, and bond project updates.
This event features culinary delights from Southwest Foodservice Excellence, the district’s partner for nutrition services, and the high school culinary arts programs; music from student musicians; and STEM demonstrations from student groups and teachers.
The Foundation goal is to have those most impacted by the school district enjoy an inside view of how Georgetown’s youngest citizens are being nurtured and inspired by our vibrant ISD, and all residents are encouraged to attend. Residents, business owners, partners, and even potential employers will be impressed, and understand, the stewardship and trust earned by our GISD leadership every day we drop our children at their doors.
Tickets for the event are $25, with proceeds funding teaching and learning grants in Georgetown ISD schools. The Hammerlun Center is at 507 E. University Ave.