George West ISD
Volume VIII, Issue 1 HOMECOMING WILL BE ON OCTOBER 16TH September 2009
Special points of interest:
Improvements in Progress
• September 7th , Labor Day - No
• October 2nd , End 1st Six Weeks
• October 5th , Staff Development Once again, the GWISD faculty and staff have the privilege
• October 6th , Begin 2nd Six of educating your children. It is an honor and a huge respon-
Weeks sibility that we are charged with, and I can tell you that we
• November 13th, End 2nd Six take that responsibility very seriously. The decisions that we
Weeks make each day are done with your children in mind. We will
• November 16th, Begin 3rd Six always strive to do what is best for our students.
• November 24th, Early Release
1:10 Primary, 1:30 Elementary,
Jr. High, High School
As you have seen over that past few months, the efforts of our bond issue are evi-
dent. Construction is in full swing at the elementary, junior high, and high school
• November 25-30th, Thanksgiving
Break campuses. The primary campus has new air conditioning that was installed this
summer. In addition, the new athletic field house, track and tennis courts have been
Inside this issue: completed. Work on our new agriculture facility at the high school will begin soon.
Flu Precautions Taken 2
All of these projects were implemented for your children.
VSI Information 2
As in most opportunities for growth, there may be inconveniences, and I do ask that
New Faculty 3
you be patient with us as we continue this progress. Traffic may be a concern in the
morning or an entrance may be blocked some afternoon when you were not expect-
Blood Drive 3 ing it to be. I ask you to remind yourselves and others that on the other side of this
construction, we are going to have some great new facilities. Thank you for being
Miscellaneous News 4 so supportive.
Primary News 5
Elementary News 6
Our staff has just completed almost two weeks of training
and preparation so that they were ready with new ideas and
Jr. High News 6&7
skills as your children walked into their classrooms. We
have several new staff members this year, all of which are
Band News 8
quality educators. We are proud that they have chosen to
work with the children of GWISD.
Administrative Staff 9
I am excited about being your superintendent for another year. I believe that George
09-10 School Calendar 10 West is one of the finest districts in the state, and I am grateful for the chance to
High School News 11 serve you.
BPA News 11 Submitted by: Ty Sparks, Superintendent
Sports Section 12-15
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IMPORTANT Information ….FLU PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN
As you may know, flu can be easily spread from person to person. Therefore, we are taking
steps to reduce the spread of flu in George West ISD. We want to keep the school open to
students and functioning in a normal manner during this flu season. But, we need your
help to do this.
We are working closely with the Live Oak County Health Department and the Texas De-
partment of State Health Services to monitor flu conditions and make decisions about the
best steps to take concerning schools. We will keep you updated with new information as it
If the flu becomes more severe, we may take additional steps to prevent the spread such as:
conducting active fever and flu symptom screening of students and staff as they arrive
at school, to read.
making changes to increase the space between people such as moving desks farther apart
postponing class trips,
dismissing individual students from school for at least 7 days if they become sick.
For now we are doing everything we can to keep our school functioning as usual. Here are a few things you can do to help.
Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. You can
set a good example by doing this yourself.
Teach your children not to share personal items like drinks, food or un-washed utensils, and to cover their
coughs and sneezes with tissues. Covering up their coughs or sneezes using the elbow, arm or sleeve instead of
the hand when a tissue is unavailable.
Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms of the flu include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit, 37.8 degrees Celsius or
greater), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Some people may also
vomit or have diarrhea.
Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have fever or do not have signs of fever, without using
fever-reducing drugs. Keeping children with a fever at home will reduce the number of people who may get infected.
Do not send children to school if they are sick. Any children who are determined to be sick while at school will be sent home.
For more information visit www.flu.gov, or call 1-800-CDC-INFO for the most current information about the flu.
We will notify you of any additional changes to our school’s strategy to prevent the spread of flu.
Submitted by: Ty Sparks, Superintendent
Parents: View Your Child’s Grades and Attendance
View your child’s grades and attendance through our online program “View Student Information”, otherwise
known as VSI.
Training for parents on VSI will be held on Tuesday, September 8th at 6:00 p.m. in Room #304 at the high
Your password from last year will still work.
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George West ISD Welcomes New Faculty
George West ISD proudly welcomes our new additions for the 2009-2010 school year. We wish
them all a productive and enjoyable school year.
High School Elementary
Joey Hart History Teacher/Coach Kayla Stewart Physical Ed Teacher/Coach
Gerry Morgan Health Teacher/Coach Kimberly Morgan 4th Grade Teacher
Steve Stone Science Teacher/Coach Avis Powell 5th Grade Teacher
Candace Angell Assistant Principal Pennie Blevens 6th Grade Teacher
Ward Niemeier Ag Teacher Denise Gannon Classroom Instructional Aide
Leslie Cox English Teacher Loretta Feist Classroom Instructional Aide
Gary Cunningham Social Studies Teacher/Coach
Tammy Long English Teacher/Coach Primary
Mike Hamilton Math Teacher/Coach Erica Hart Classroom Instructional Aide
Michelle Baker Classroom Instructional Aide Lisa Lopez 1st Grade Teacher
Kim Holderfield Classroom Instructional Aide
Jr. High Julie Blackwell Special Ed Teacher
Sondra McClendon ELA Teacher
Jeremy Pelz History Teacher/Coach Cafeteria
Shay Davis Classroom Instructional Aide Karen Lee Food Service Worker
Michael Peck Bus Driver Juan Hernandez Custodian/Primary Campus
Transportation Efforts to Better Serve Students
All students will be receiving paperwork in regards to your child’s transportation needs for
the 2009-2010 school year at the beginning of this school year. It is imperative you complete
and return the paperwork, regardless if your child is in need of bus transportation. This infor-
mation proved to be extremely useful when we were faced with the crisis of the fire at La-
garto this past school year. We hope to be well prepared in the event we encounter any other emergency situa-
tions. We strive to serve our students with their transportation needs in the most efficient and safe manner.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding transportation issues, please contact Robert Rutledge at 449-
1914, ext. 1077 or Nanette Snider at 449-1914, ext. 1061.
Submitted by: Nanette Snider, Operations Coordinator
Blood Drive to be Held at High School
Last year, the Coastal Bend blood drives proved to be very successful. A total of 259 pints
were collected. Our goal is to top that amount this school year. Keep in mind, one unit
can go a long way, saving as many as three lives. Our next blood drive will be held at the
High School on Monday, September 21st from 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.
The Coastal Bend Blood Center is hosting a 5K FUN RUN (or 2 mile walk) at Cole Park in
Corpus Christi on Saturday, September 12th. Contact Glenda Locke or any NHS member
if you are interested in participating in this worthwhile fund raiser.
Submitted by: Glenda Locke, NHS Advisor
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High School to Host Class Suppers
We would like to remind everyone that a supper will be hosted by a different grade level or organization at
various football games. This is their major fundraiser for the school year. Parents of these classes or organiza-
tions are encouraged to assist with class suppers. The class suppers will be held as follows:
September 11th Freshmen Bishop
September 25th Seniors Freer
October 16th Juniors Jourdanton (Homecoming)
October 30th Sophomores Cotulla (Parents’ Night)
For information regarding ticket sales, prices, and/or serving times, please feel free to contact Mrs. Barbara
Bednorz at the high school office, 449-1914, ext. 1023.
Parents/Guardians of Seniors are encouraged to visit our website throughout the school year for scholarship
announcements at www.gwisd.esc2.net. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Kelly James, high school counselor,
449-1914, ext. 1022 with any questions you may have.
Picture Day Schedule
Individual fall pictures will be taken as follows by Barbie Lee Photography.
Monday, September 21st: Senior Girls’ Picture Make-up Day
Tuesday, September 22nd: Senior Boys’ Picture Make-up Day
Tuesday, October 6th: Primary
Thursday, October 8th: High School
Tuesday, October 20th: Elementary
Thursday, October 22nd: Junior High
Just a reminder that the seniors of 2009 may pick up their complimentary graduation pictures from Mrs. Bar-
bara Bednorz at the high school.
Thank you, Valero!
In order to keep up to date with activities/events at the high school
campus, simply drive by and check out the new marquee in the front
lawn of the school which was graciously donated by our friends at
Your generosity and continued support are greatly appreciated!
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News on the Primary Front
The Primary School recently received the 2008-2009 accountability results and for the 9th
consecutive year will be rated an ‘Exemplary’ campus. Students continued to score at an
extremely high level as 100% of the students passed the TAKS Reading and 73% scored at
the commended performance level. In Math 100% of the students passed, while 62%
scored at the commended performance level. We were extremely excited about the scores,
as we have never had such a high number of students achieve the commended performance
level. Congratulations to the Primary staff, students, and parents on another job well done.
In other news, the Primary recently concluded the Summer Jump Start Program which began in July and ran
through the first week of August. Jump Start is an Accelerated Reading Instruction Program and has been pro-
vided for students the last nine years. The purpose of the program has been to provide students with extra help
with reading skills so there is no regression over the summer. We would like to thank parents, teachers, and
students for working to make this program a success.
George West Primary School Parent Orientation, Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Kindergarten 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
First Grade 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Second Grade 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Third Grade 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Reminder: School releases at 2:45 every Wednesday.
Submitted by: Pat James, Principal
George West ISD seeks the active participation of all students’ parents in improving their
children’s academic achievement. Parents are encouraged to communicate regularly with the
teachers to discuss the progress of their child. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in the
classroom to assist children as they sharpen their reading and math skills.
Parents are encouraged to help and assist in a variety of ways:
*Participation in parent/teacher conferences scheduled throughout the school year
*Letters and notes to and from home—including emails
*Telephone conversations between parents and teachers
*Planned activities for family time such as a trip to the zoo or a family picnic
Experts agree that reading is the basis for school success. Parents play a key role in that suc-
cess, especially in building necessary reading skills. Parents provide the strong foundation
through encouragement, listening to their child read, and by providing quiet place in which
a student can do homework. Each of these elements is vital in student success.
Thank you in advance for all of your help and assistance in working together with your child to help
him/her succeed in school. It’s going to be a great year!
Submitted by: Robin Sellman, Director of Educational Services
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Students, teachers, and staff members have started the year with renewed energy and great enthusi-
asm. Our campus goal is to regain our ‘Exemplary status’. The theme for the year is “We Are A Team, You
make a Difference.” Ours students, parents, and staff members are the key components to a successful mis-
sion to regain our ‘Exemplary’ rating.
We will continue our weekly behavioral objectives which are an extension of our campus theme.
During our first six weeks, our objective is to “Show kindness and consideration to others.” Teachers will
discuss social contracts in their classrooms and practice a policy of no “Put-downs.”
We would like to welcome our new staff members to our campus. The new sixth grade Science teacher
is Mrs. Pennie Blevens, our fifth grade Reading teacher is Mrs. Avis Powell, and our new fourth grade
teacher is Mrs. Kimberly Morgan. Other staff members employed this year are Mrs. Loretta Feist, Ms.
Denise Gannon, and our new P.E. teacher/coach Ms. Kayla Stewart.
Construction has presented the campus with some additional tasks of getting to
and from school each day. New doors have been installed in the back of the fifth grade
rooms for student access. The elementary administrative office only has one door. For
better public access, the secretaries and I have switched offices. Visitors are welcomed
and urged to enter the campus through the sixth grade breezeway next to the front gym.
Please check in with the office before visiting a classroom. Noise levels are being kept to
a minimum with the help of our contractors. The projected completion date of the recon-
struction of our campus is next April, weather permitting. If anyone has questions in re-
gards to the construction, we would be thrilled to answer them. Please take a minute and
view the sign near the front gym which reflects our new and improved look.
The Elementary campus will host a fundraiser this year. The beginning date will be Sept. 22nd and ending Octo-
ber 7th. Other events will include our awards ceremonies each Friday after report cards are sent home, and “Fabulous
Fridays.” These will take place on the same day. The times will be similar to last year. In addition, a “Book Fair” will be
held from November 9th - 13th . A note will be sent home with the students regarding these activities.
Our lunch times have changed slightly. Fourth grade begins lunch at 10:40 a.m., while fifth grade will eat
at 11:00 a.m., and the six graders will begin their lunch at 10:50 a.m. As we did last year, we will con-
tinue to allow students to be released from the cafeteria to spend time on the playground once they have
finished eating their lunch, weather permitting.
I would like to thank the parents who attended Parent Orientation which was held on Monday, August 31st. As
usual, it was a great success. I look forward to an exciting year in our quest to return to ‘Exemplary’ status. Each student,
parent, teacher and school employee makes a difference in the outcome of this team’s success.
Submitted by: Tommy Williams, Principal
Jr. High Happenings
The 2009-2010 school year promises to bring many exciting changes for our stu-
dents, parents and staff. As you have probably noticed, the district is undergoing
major renovations to modernize and enhance the facilities on the Elementary, Junior
High and High School campuses. Over the next several months, you may experi-
ence occasional inconveniences such as traffic congestion and detours; however, I am sure the completed ef-
forts will be well worth the wait and hassle! Our state of the art computer lab, classrooms and library are
scheduled for completion Spring 2010. Continued on Page 7
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Jr. High Happenings
Jr. High Happenings
Please help us welcome the new faces that can be seen on our campus. They are as follows:
Sondra McClendon 8th Grade English
Jeremy Pelz – 7th Grade Texas History/ 7th & 8th Grade Boys Athletics
Gerry Morgan 8th Grade Health
Shay Davis RTI Teacher’s Aide
Tammy Long 7th Grade Girls Athletics
Tamara Bednorz 8th Grade Girls Athletics
Steve Stone 7th Grade Boys Athletics
Many fellow Yearlings spent their summer representing our campus at events throughout the State. Those
*GWJH Band advanced to state finals in San Antonio at the TBA Convention. The band placed
7th on our march and 6th on our concert selection. We were the only band from our region (or
anywhere else in South Texas) to advance that far in ANY category. We are so proud of you!
Kayla Cantu, Mandy Whitaker and Sarah Crawford attended summer band camps at Texas A&M
Kingsville and West Texas A&M University. Kayla Cantu earned a spot in the Honor Band at
West Texas A&M. She placed 23rd out of over 200 clarinet players. Congratulations Lady Year-
*Our GWJH cheerleaders attended National Cheerleading Association (NCA) Camp at Our Lady of the Lake
in San Antonio. The squad was awarded several accolades including Overall Spirit Stick, 2009 NCA Most
Improved Squad and 2009 Game Day Top Team. Individual honors were awarded as follows:
2009-2010 All American Cheerleader Nominees:
Caroline Bellows Emily Feist
Shelby Morton Blake Mosley
2009-2010 All American Cheerleaders:
Caroline Bellows Blake Mosley
*Students of GWJH will be exposed to new and exciting curriculum! GWJHS will team up with Texas Instru-
ments and Southern Methodist School of Engineering to provide our students with an innovative program to
spark career interests in the field of engineering. The hands-on curriculum directly links math and science
concepts to technologies we use every day. More information will follow in upcoming newsletters.
We are looking forward to another great year at the Jr. High.
To help your child remain on task, please visit our website at www.gwisd.esc2.net to view our
Submitted by Heather Lee, Principal
Shay Davis, RTI Aide
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Band News on a Positive Note
The junior high band advanced to the state finals of the ATSSB Outstanding Performance Series, a competition to de-
termine the best performance of the 2008-2009 school year. In order to reach the state finals they won regional compe-
tition and advanced to area where they again took top honors. The state finals were held at the Texas Bandmasters
Convention on July 26th. The band’s march, March of the Irish Guard placed 7th and their concert selection, The Band
in the Square on the Fourth of July placed 6th. This is a great honor for these fine musicians. Reaching the finals and
placing so high is something reserved for the top 1% of the bands in Texas.
After winning their second consecutive “Best In Class” award, the junior high band was invited to compete nationally in the Mark of
Excellence National Wind Band Competition. This year 114 bands from 29 states were invited to enter. Results should be released
by September 15th.
Mr. Cordani has been nominated to serve as clinician/conductor of the 2009 Region 14 Junior High All Region Symphonic band.
The group will perform in Richardson Auditorium at Del Mar College on December 12th. Last year our junior high placed 23 musi-
cians in this prestigious group.
The High School band has been invited and has accepted an invitation to perform and compete in New York
City. The band was invited because of its superior ratings last year and will compete against other bands
that have received superior ratings. The band is busy fund raising and looking for sponsors. The New York
trip will be the 22nd through the 25th of April in 2010.
Submitted by: Jim Williamson, Band Director and Jim Cordani, Assistant Band Director
A huge thank you is extended to Kathy Likens, Mysti Taylor, Mable Humphrey,
Barbie Lee Mosley, and the businesses and/or individuals who contributed
“Welcome Back” gifts for the GWISD employees. Your kindness and generosity
is greatly appreciated by all.
A Tribute to Kris Weber
“Do not go where the path may lead you, go instead where there is not path and leave a trail.”
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the summer of 2005, George West ISD was blessed when they gained Kris Weber as a
high school English teacher. Not only did she have a passion for teaching, but she took
great pride in her job. Mrs. Weber was very dedicated and always went the extra mile to ensure her students
knew how much she cared about them and their education. She definitely left a trail in the hearts and minds of
Rarely did you see Mrs. Weber without a smile on her face. She embraced life. She loved her job, her family,
and her countless number of friends. Mrs. Weber was always ready to lend a helping hand when needed and
she ensured an act of kindness did not go unnoticed.
The world was a nicer place to be if you shared her friendship. She will be greatly missed by all.
Our condolences are extended to her family and close friends.
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George West ISD Administrative Staff
449-1914, ext. 1002
Superintendent Ty Sparks
Director of Educational Services Robin Sellman
Administrative Assistant Emily Trbula
Secretary/PEIMS Coordinator Norleen Newberry
Accounting Specialist Nita Peck
Payroll Specialist Margaret Yarbrough
Accounts Payable Specialist Sylvia Gonzales
High School Jr. High
449-1914, ext. 1023 449-1914, ext. 1036
Principal Jay Newberry Principal Heather Lee
Asst. Principal Candace Angell Counselor Scott Taylor
Counselor Kelly James Secretary Elisa Arciba
Testing Coordinator Kristy Keach Attendance Clerk Katrina Poor
Secretary Barbara Bednorz
Attendance Clerk Jill Colvin
Registrar/Office Clerk Barbara Davis
Boy’s Athletic Director Tim Holt 449-1914, ext. 1012
Girl’s Athletic Director Cathy Taylor 449-1914, ext. 1013
449-1914, ext. 1043 449-1914, ext. 1050
Principal Tommy Williams Principal Pat James
Counselor Jean Smith Counselor Trudy Bird
Secretary Pat Clifton Speech Therapist Elena Bernal
Attendance Clerk Mary Esquivel Secretary Janis Lansford
Nurse Travis Emerson Nurse Debbie Riddle
Secretary Angie Proctor
Transportation 449-1914, ext. 1010 Special Education
449-1914, ext. 1061 Director Mark Montgomery
449-1914, ext. 1009
Director Robert Rutledge Diagnostician Rosemary Liska
Coordinator Nanette Snider Technology Secretary Mary Lane
449-1914, ext. 1011
Technician Brenda Black
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Visit our website at
www.gwisd.esc2.net to access the
09-10 George West ISD School
GWISD Receives Federal Funds
George West ISD participates in Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and receives
federal funding to provide supplemental instruction for students who need additional educational help. Using
these federal dollars for programs, the Title I Program focuses on reading, math and/or language arts
intervention and is designed to supplement services to students using a variety of models including limited
pullout programs, extra assistance within the regular classroom, and/or after school tutorials. In addition to
student services, Title I funds provide for high quality teaching personnel and paraprofessional support.
Submitted by: Robin Sellman, Director of Educational Services
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High School Receives “Recognized” Status by TEA
The administration, faculty and students of George West High School are proud to announce that we are a Texas Education
Agency “Recognized” Campus! The last time GWHS earned “Recognized” status was the 2001-2002 school year. For the past two
years, the campus administration and faculty have worked hand-in-hand to strengthen the curriculum and help students master the
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) that are represented on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS).
In order to reach TEA’s “Recognized” status, a campus must have a passing rate of at least 75% on each test or
meet the Required Improvement over last year’s scores in all sub groups (All students overall, White, Hispanic, and Eco-
Tremendous gains were made in the areas of math, science, and social studies in all grade levels last year. George West
High School exceeded or met the State average in all tested areas.
At the ninth grade level, GWHS students scored 91% in Reading compared to the State’s average of 87%. In Math our
freshmen scored 87%. This is an outstanding gain from last year (60%) and over the State’s average of 67%.
At the tenth grade level, GWHS students scored 94% in English/Language Arts (ELA), which is up from last year’s 89%
and still above the State average of 88%. In math, the sophomores scored 73%. Although it was not quite 75% as needed for Rec-
ognized status, the State’s Required Improvement was met since last year’s score was 56%. Again, the sophomores exceeded the
State average of 65% in Math. In Science, GWHS 10th graders scored 84%, clearly soaring past last year’s score of 58% and the
State’s average of 66%. Social Studies was also tested at the tenth grade level and our students scored 92%, up from 81% the previ-
ous year and still above this year’s State average of 90%.
Last year’s junior class has set the bar high for all other classes after them. One hundred percent of the 11th graders passed
the Social Studies TAKS test as compared to 88% the previous year and the State’s average of 97%. In ELA, our 11th graders met
the State’s average of 92%. The scores in Science were 86%, which surpassed last year’s score of 76% and the State’s average of
85%. In math, our juniors scored 85%, beating the State average of 81% and last year’s score of 77%.
The challenge has been issued to all students and staff at George West High School to “maintain or gain” our TAKS scores this year.
We will be working hard throughout the year to maintain our “Recognized” status and ultimately reach the “Exemplary” status set by
Submitted by: Kristy Keach, Instructional Facilitator
BPA Students Recognized
Two students from George West High School attended the Business Professionals of
America National Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas June 16-20 and proved themselves
to be among the best in the nation. Students from 22 states as far away as Alaska attended the
Sara Roach placed 1st in Fundamental Word Processing Skills. In her event, she had
to format and key five different documents, which were all scored separately. Every error
made on a document results in drastic reductions in the score. If a student makes over two
errors on a document, they receive no points at all on that particular document, so accuracy in
both formatting and keying is essential. The reason for this is that BPA stresses “mailability”
standards, meaning that a document should never be sent out with errors.
Frank Alvarez placed 2nd in Presentation Management-Individual. In his event, he had to prepare a PowerPoint presentation
after researching a site for the 2015 National BPA Conference. He chose Washington, D.C. and had to come up with costs, , dining
options, transportation, a special event, and facilities that would accommodate the number of students estimated to attend. He made
a PowerPoint presentation from his findings and then gave a 7-10 minute oral presentation as he showed his PowerPoint to a panel of
BPA gives students a chance to use the workplace skills they learn in their business classes at George West High School in
various competitions. BPA meetings are held the first Monday of each month in Room 306 during lunch. New members are wel-
come to join. Submitted by: Flo Moore, Chapter Advisor
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We’ll see you
at the game!
SPORTS SECTION 2009
Your Fellow Coaches Are... Football
Boys’ Athletics Tickets
Activity Passes for Athletic Director: Tim Holt
Football tickets for
Senior Citizens Lonnie Taylor
Rod Blount the 2009
George West ISD is Gerry Morgan season are available for sale at
once again giving Ac- Joey Hart the Central Office. Admission
tivity Passes to Senior Steve Stone for adults will be $5.00 and stu-
Citizens. This pass Gary Cunningham
will admit a Senior Citizen to all Athletic
dents will be $2.00. Contact
events free of charge for the 2009-2010 Mike Hamilton Margaret Yarbrough at the Cen-
school year. Girls’ Athletics tral Office, 449-1914, ext. 1007,
Athletic Director: Cathy Taylor for further information.
Senior Citizens, 62 and older, may stop
by the Administration Office with their Letha Thompson
drivers’ license and pick up their free Charles Pawelek Listen to Longhorn football on
activity pass. Michelle Blount Beeville radio station,
Kayla Stewart KRBX 107.1 FM.
Athletic Booster Club News
The race has begun and the Athletic Booster Club is off to another outstanding and action
We are stocked with plenty of merchandise for the year. T-shirts are in and can be purchased at our
booth at the football games, Handi Stop #3, or from Gwen Holt at the high school.
The Athletic Booster Club Officers for the 2009-2010 school year are as follows: Cathy White - President, Alice
Whitley - Vice President/Membership, Dorothy Taylor - Treasurer/Merchandising, Marcy Marlar—Secretary/Publicity.
Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to join the George West Athletic Booster Club. Meetings are held on the 1st and
3rd Wednesday of each month @ the George West Cafetorium at 6:00 p.m. If you have a daughter or son involved in any
sport in athletics, please join us as we continue our efforts to support the overall athletic program at George West High.
Cross Country Schedule Athletic Booster Club President
By Cathy White,
Cross Country Schedule
September 12th Beeville 7:00 a.m.
September 26th Port Aransas 7:00 a.m.
October 3th Skidmore 7:00 a.m.
October 10th Bloomington 7:00 a.m.
October 17th Poth 7:00 a.m.
The District meet will be held on October 28th in Dilley. High school will begin at 10:00 a.m. and Jr.
high will begin at 4:00 p.m.
Head Coach: Charles Pawelek
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2009 Lady Horn Volleyball
DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME TEAM
Aug. 7 Fri. Medina Valley (Scrim.) Medina Valley TBA F/JV/V
Aug. 8 Sat. Sinton (Scrim.) Sinton 10:00 F/JV/V
Aug. 11 Tues. Devine/Pleasanton Pleasanton 5:00 F/JV/V
Aug. 13&15 Thur./Sat. Stockdale (V) Tourney Stockdale TBA V
Aug. 13&15 Thur./Sat. Port Lavaca Freshman Tournament Port Lavaca TBA F
Aug. 14&15 Fri./Sat. Port Lavaca JV Tournament Port Lavaca TBA JV
Aug. 18 Tues. Rockport George West 5:00 F/JV/V
Aug. 20&22 Thur./Sat Floresville Varsity Tournament Floresville TBA V
Aug. 21&22 Fri./Sat. CCISD Subvarsity Tournament CCISD TBA F/JV
Aug. 25 Tues. Goliad George West 5:00 F/JV/V
Aug. 28 Fri. OPEN
Sept. 1 Tues. Three Rivers George West 5:00 F/JV/V
Sept. 5 Sat. La Vernia/Bandera LaVernia 10:00 V
Sept. 8 Tues. Natalia George West 5 :00 F/JV/V
Sept. 10&12 Thur./Sat. Sinton Freshman Tournament Sinton TBA F
Sept. 11&12 Fri./Sat. Sinton JV Tournament Sinton TBA JV
Sept. 15 Tues. Cotulla Cotulla 5:00 F/JV/V
Sept. 22 Tues. Jourdanton Jourdanton 5:00 F/JV/V
Sept. 25 Fri. Freer George West 5:00 V
Sept. 29 Tues. Dilley George West 5:00 F/JV/V
Oct. 2 Fri.. *IWA George West 5:00 F/JV/V
Oct. 6 Tues. Three Rivers Three Rivers 5:00 F/JV/V
Oct. 9 Fri. Natalia Natalia 5:00 V
Oct. 13 Tues. Cotulla George West 5:00 F/JV/V
Oct. 16 Fri. Jourdanton George West 5:00 V
Oct. 20 Tues. Freer Freer 5:00 F/JV/V
Oct. 23 Fri. Dilley Dilley 5:00 V
Oct. 27 Tues. Kingsville Academy George West 5:00 F/JV/V
Oct. 31 District Certification
2009 Freshman Longhorn
Nov. 2-3 Bi-District
Nov. 5-7 Area
Nov. 9-10 Regional Quarterfinals
Nov. 13-14 Regional Tournament 8/27 Poth Home 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 19-21 State Tournament 9/3 Goliad Home 5:30 p.m.
9/10 Ben Bolt Home 6:00 p.m.
Head Coach: Cathy Taylor
Assistant Coaches: Letha Thompson & Kayla Stewart
9/17 Runge Away 6:00 p.m.
9/24 Ben Bolt Away 6:00 p.m.
Athletic Director: Tim Holt, Assistant Coaches: Lonnie Tay-
lor, Rod Blount, Joey Hart, Gerry Morgan, Steve Stone
Gary Cunningham, Mike Hamilton, and Jeremy Pelz.
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2009 Longhorn Football Schedules
VARSITY JUNIOR VARSITY
8/28 Poth Home 7:30 p.m.
9/4 Goliad Away 7:30 p.m. 8/27 Pettus Home 6:00 p.m.
9/11 Bishop Home 7:30 p.m. 9/3 Goliad Home 7:00 p.m.
9/18 Odem Away 7:30 p.m. 9/10 Bishop Away 7:00 p.m.
9/17 Odem Home 7:00 p.m.
9/25 *Freer Home 7:30 p.m.
9/24 Freer Away 7:00 p.m.
10/2 BYE 10/2 Bye
10/9 *Natalia Away 7:30 p.m. 10/8 *Natalia Home 7:00 p.m.
10/16 *Jourdanton Home 7:30 p.m. 10/15 *Jourdanton Away 7:00 p.m.
10/23 *Dilley Away 7:30 p.m. 10/22 *Dilley Home 7:00 p.m..
10/30 *Cotulla Home 7:30 p.m. ARE 10/29 *Cotulla Away 7:00 p.m.
11/6 *Three Rivers Away 7:30 p.m. YOU 11/5 *Three Rivers Home 7:00 p.m.
10/16 - Homecoming 10/30 - Parents’ Night READY
Athletic Director: Tim Holt Athletic Director: Tim Holt
Assistant Coaches: Lonnie Taylor, Rod Blount, Joey Assistant Coaches: Lonnie Taylor, Rod Blount, Joey Hart,
Hart, Gerry Morgan, Gary Cunningham, Mike Hamilton, Gerry Morgan, Gary Cunningham, Mike Hamilton, Steve
Steve Stone and Jeremy Pelz Stone and Jeremy Pelz
Boy’s Basketball Girl’s Basketball
11/27 Kenedy Away 5:00, 6:30 p.m. 11/20 Ben Bolt Away 5:00 p.m. F,JV,V
12/3-5 Karnes City Tourney TBA 11/23 Pettus Away 5:00 p.m. F,JV,V
12/8 Open 12/1 Refugio Home 5:00 p.m. F,JV,V
12/10-12 McMullen County Tourney TBA 12/3-5 Karnes City Tourney TBA V
12/17-19story can fit 100-150 words.
Goliad Tourney TBA ternally, you might comment upon Tourney
12/4-5 Goliad vendors. TBA JV
12/22 *Natalia Away new procedures or improvements to
5:00, 8:00 p.m. 12/8 Odem Home 5:00 p.m. F,JV,V
The subject matter thatHome 5:00, 8:00 p.m. business. Sales figures or earn-
12/10-12 McMullen County Tourney TBA V
newsletters is virtually Away 5:00, 8:00 p.m.
1/8 *Dilley 12/10-12 Beeville Tourney
ings will show how your business is
TBA F, JV
1/12 include stories that Home on
can focus 5:00 , 8:00 p.m. 12/15 Freer Home 5:00 p.m. F,JV,V
“To catch the reader's attention, place an interesting sentence or quote from the story here.”
1/15 *Three Rivers Away 5:00, 8:00 p.m. 12/29 McMullen County Home 2:00 p.m. V
current technologies or innovations
1/19 *Freer Away 5:00, 8:00 p.m. 1/2 *Natalia Away 10:00 a.m. F,JV,V
1/22 your field.
Open Some newsletters include a column
1/5 *Jourdanton Home 5:00 p.m. F,JV,V
1/26 *Natalia Home that is updated every issue, for in-
5:00, 8:00 p.m. 1/8 *Dilley Away 5:00 p.m. F,JV,V
You may also want to note business stance, an advice column, a book
1/29 *Jourdanton Away 5:00, 8:00 p.m. 1/12 *Cotulla Home 5:00 p.m. F,JV,V
2/2 economic trends, or make predic-8:00 p.m.
**Dilley Home 5:00, review, a letter from the president, Rivers
1/15 *Three Away 5:00 p.m. F,JV,V
tions for your customers or clients. 8:00 p.m. an editorial. You can also profile
2/5 *Cotulla Away 5:00, or 1/19 *Freer Away 5:00 p.m. F,JV,V
2/9 *Three Rivers Home customers or
new employees or top 1/22
5:00, 8:00 p.m. BYE
2/12 the newsletter is distributed 5:00, 8:00 p.m.
*Freer Home 1/26 *Natalia Home 5:00p.m. F,JV,V
2/16 Open 1/29 *Jourdanton Away 5:00 p.m. F,JV,V
Inside S tory Headlin e
2/2 ** Dilley Home 5:00 p.m. F,JV,V
2/5 *Cotulla Away 5:00 p.m. F,JV,V
* Denotes District Games
2/9 *Three Rivers Home 5:00 p.m. F,JV,V
** Denotes Parents’ Night
* Denotes District Games
This story can fit 75-125 words.
Head Basketball Coach: Gary Cunningham ** Denotes Parents’ near the image.
Microsoft Publisher includes thou- Night
Assistant Coach: Mike Hamilton sands of clip art images from which
Selecting pictures or graphics is an Head into your
you can choose and import Basketball Coach: Letha Thompson
important part of adding content to newsletter. There are also several
your newsletter. tools you can use to draw shapes
Think about your article and ask and symbols.
yourself if the picture supports or Once you have chosen an image,
enhances the message you’re trying describing picture close to the article. Be sure
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that appear to be out of context.
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2009 Jr. High Sporting Event Schedules
9/3 Three Rivers Home 5:00 7&8 A&B
9/3 Goliad Home 5:00 p.m. 9/10 Natalia Away 5:00 7&8 A&B
9/14 Cotulla Home 5:00 7&8 A&B
9/10 Bishop Away 5:00 p.m.
9/ 21 Jourdanton Away 5:00 7&8 A&B
9/17 Odem Home 5:00 p.m. 9/ 24-26 Calallen Tourney TBA 7&8 A
9/26 LaVernia Tourney TBA 8A
9/24 Freer Away 5:00 p.m. 9/ 28 Freer Away 5:00 7&8 A&B
10/2 Bye 10/ 3 Poth Tourney TBA 7A
10/5 Dilley Home 5:00 7&8 A&B
10/8 *Natalia Home 5:00 p.m. 10/12 OPEN
10/15 *Jourdanton Away 5:00 p.m. 10/ 17 “B” Tourney TBA 7&8 B
10/19 Three Rivers Away 5:00 7&8 A&B
10/22 *Dilley Home 5:00 p.m. 10/26 Freer Home 5:00 7&8 A&B
10/29 *Cotulla Away 5:00 p.m.
11/7 *Three Rivers Home 5:00 p.m. 7th Grade Coach: Tammy Long
8th Grade Coach: Tamara Bednorz
7th Grade Coach: Steve Stone
8th Grade Coach: Jeremy Pelz
11/19 Freer Away 5:00, 6:30 p.m. 11/19 Freer Home 5:00 p.m.
12/3 Open 12/4 Open
12/10 Natalia Home 5:00, 6:30 p.m. 12/4-5 Four Bluff Tourney TBA (7th &8th B)
12/10 Natalia Away 5:00 p.m.
12/17 Jourdanton Away 5:00, 6:30 p.m.
12/11-12 Karnes City Tourney TBA (7th &8th A)
1/7 Dilley Home 5:00, 6:30 p.m.
12/17 Jourdanton Home 5:00 p.m.
1/9 Refugio Tourney TBA
1/7 Dilley Away 5:00 p.m.
1/14 Cotulla Away 5:00, 6:30 p.m. 1/14 Cotulla Home 5:00 p.m.
1/16 Three Rivers Tourney TBA 1/21 Three Rivers Away 5:00 p.m.
1/21 Three Rivers Home 5:00, 6:30 p.m. 1/23 Three Rivers Tourney TBA (7th &8th A)
1/28 Freer Home 5:00, 6:30 p.m. 1/28 Freer Away 5:00 p.m.
2/4 Three Rivers Away 5:00, 6:30 p.m. 2/4 Three Rivers Home 5:00 p.m.
7th Grade Coach: Steve Stone 7th Grade Coach: Tammy Long
8th Grade Coach: Jeremy Pelz 8th Grade Coach: Tamara Bednorz
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