The Guthrie Lady Jags are Bi-District Champions with a win over Northside 40-25. They will now move on to the Area round. They will face Graford at Olney starting at 6:00 pm. See you there!
On Monday, February 11th, our JH will play Aspermont here at Guthrie. Those games will start at 5:00. Following the JH games, our Varsity boys will play Jayton, here at Guthrie, with tip-off at 7:30. That game was originally schedule for Tuesday night.
Congratulations to Kevin Contreras and Quincy McMorries for winning 1st Place in the Area 17 TCEA Robotics Contest. They competed and won in the Advanced Arena division on Saturday, January 26 in at Slaton HS against high school teams from all over West Texas. This marks the third year in a row this duo has earned a spot to the TCEA State Robotics Contest. This year, over 1,000 high school robotics teams from across Texas have competed in 20 area contests in hopes of advancing to the state competition. This year's state contest will be on April 13 at Deer Park HS in Deer Park, Texas.
Also competing in the Area 17 contest were: Dion Vasquez, Jose Sandoval, LT Sharp and JJ Gibson. These young men performed very well, but fell just short of advancing to the state contest this year. Congratulations to all of these outstanding students. You represented Guthrie CSD very well.
Guthrie HS senior, Krista Sweeney, has produced a video about Guthrie school titled "By the Numbers." She highlights a few of the things that make Guthrie a great place to live and go to school. She wil enter this video in a student video contest hosted by the Texas Association of School Boards. Guthrie HS freshman, Seth Briggs, wrote the music soundtrack for the video. Way to go, Krista and Seth!
52 FCCLA, FFA and 4‐H members entered 204 projects in the King County Project Show. These were projects that had been made since last January and the divisions entered were: Art, Crafts, Photography, Handwork, Machine work, Baked Goods and Preserved Goods. Rosette winners were:
GCSD has released an online survey for parents and community members to offer their thoughts on school safety, building security and emergency preparedness. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below. Your input is important to the school district.
January is school board appreciation month in Texas. The Guthrie Common School District (GCSD) is blessed to have seven dedicated and selfless individuals serving as trustees on the local school board. The GCSD Board members for 2012-13 are: Jay Hurt (President), Travis Adams (Vice-president), Terry Daniel (Secretary), Brenda Jones, Justin Johnson, Terri O'Neal, and Toby Oliver. These fine public servants invest their time, their energy, their thinking, and their leadership (and a fair amount of sleeplessness) in the interest of making GCSD an exemplar among school districts and one that ensures a World Class education for ALL its students. GCSD is proud to acknowledge the work and service of these fine folks.
The Guthrie Library will be open abbreviated hours during the school's holiday break. Come see us and check out a good book or DVD to enjoy during your time off. Merry Christmas!
Wednesday, December 19: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday, December 21: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday, December 22: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday, December 27: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Friday, December 28: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday, December 29: 7:30am - 5:30pm
The Guthrie CSD faculty and student body engaged in team learning on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, as has been our practice for the last four years. Faculty gathered in groups to have dialogue on how they have attempted to address the Guthrie Graduate Profile (GGP) dimensions in their classrooms over the last four months. As well, discussions were had by the educators about how we might create learning tasks that address the academic curricula while at the same time aligning with the GGP.
While faculty were learning and thinking together, students were assembled by age groups to engage in learning activities centered on one specific dimension of the GGP: Effective Communications. The students were guided in those activities by communications consultant Stephanie Stanley-Allen of Lubbock, Texas, who did a marvelous job of providing students with sound and practical strategies for effectively communicating.
The GGP consists of five dimensions, which the Guthrie community has deemed powerful components for living, learning, and earning in a 21st century global environment. Those five dimensions are:
The professional educators of Guthrie have made a serious commitment to creating the best possible futures for our students, by focusing our efforts and resources in an intentional way on the whole child, not just the academic curricula. In the process, we recognize that the individual growth of the faculty/staff along those GPP dimensions is an important and critical piece in accomplishing that goal.
On Friday, December 21st, there will not be a JV boys game. The Varsity girls will start at 5:30.
The Jags and Lady Jags will play in the Jayton Basketball Tournament over the Christmas Holidays. Click the brackets to view them full size or click on the link below to print.
Everyone is invited to the Guthrie CSD Technology Project Show and iPad Christmas Concert. This event will feature the work of 30 Guthrie students, who've been learning about Robotics, Digital Illustration, Video Technology, Computer Maintenance, Photography and Music. Students will be displaying their work and providing informal demonstrations for family, friends and community members. We invite everyone to come see what our students have been up to this semester and celebrate their academic achievements. You won’t want to miss it!
It will be help at the Guthrie CSD Activity Center on Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 7:00-8:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
Tonights JV boys game against Patton Springs has been cancelled due to plumbing issues.
The 2012 Guthrie Basketball Tournament is Thursday, Friday and Saturday; December 6th, 7th and 8th. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students.
CLICK HERE to print the brackets.
Football All-District Honors
The Jags and Lady Jags will be playing in the Aspermont Tournament November 29th through December 1st. Click on the brackets below to see the date/time details for our teams. Let's go Jags and Lady Jags!
By Nelson Coulter
The BUSINESS of school is LEARNING! Schools are built and exist for that very purpose. Unfortunately, it often seems that many interests and agendas other than learning drive what goes on at school. Thus, it takes a very focused and deliberate team of professionals to keep their eyes, their energy, and their effort centered on LEARNING!
The community and educational professionals of Guthrie CSD have made a purposeful commitment with regard to what that learning should look like for students by creating the Guthrie Graduate Profile. This is the last of a five part series of articles intended to clarify the Profile. Below are the five pillars (dimensions) of the Guthrie Graduate Profile:
The focus of this article is on the Profile dimension aimed at causing our students to be
Compassionate and Responsible Citizens which are:
• Socially responsible
• Knowledgeable participants in the democratic process
• Courteous and respectful toward others/differences
• Contributors of their energy/time/talent in service to others and their community
Certainly, having the skills and knowledge to provide for one’s self and loved ones is an extremely important concept. However, the Guthrie Graduate Profile addresses student learning beyond motives that are purely self-serving. The Compassionate and Responsible Citizens dimension moves us, generally, to the concept of service. Guthrie CSD stakeholders are convinced that some of the richest blessings in life are those realized when we invest our time, resources, and energy to the service of others. Consequently, we have concluded that a disposition for service to others is a concept important enough to teach to our children.
Encompassed in that concept is the idea that our children learn about and engage in the democratic process with integrity and fidelity. Certainly, being knowledgeable voters is part of that process, but being participants willing to contribute in even more meaningful ways is a powerful life enhancement. Those additional kinds of service might include volunteering at the church or community level, running for public office, serving on the local school board, helping organize disaster relief efforts, serving as a volunteer fire fighter, mowing the yard of an elderly neighbor, etc. In essence, it means taking the time and effort to SERVE others, with no expectation of reward or recognition.
Highly aligned to these service components is an underlying mindset of thankfulness for the many blessings that most of us experience on a daily basis. A disposition of respectfulness toward others is preeminent. The Guthrie school community has concluded that the lives of our children will be enriched if they learn to treat all others respectfully and courteously. Underlying that way of thinking is the innate understanding that there are many perspectives, faiths, philosophies of life that may differ from our own. Our differing perspectives on life and living need not (and should not) prompt the discourteous or disrespectful treatment of others.
Our intention at Guthrie CSD is to graduate students fully prepared to prosper in the world of work and school and life. Moreover, we have made the conscious decision to teach our children ways of wholesome living with respect to their view and treatment of others. Through teaching our children the ways of compassion and responsibility, we believe that not only will their lives be enriched, but the world will be a better place. One could argue that there might not be a more important learning component in the education of our students.