With the first day of school fast approaching it is nice to know what a great small-town school system we have. Gatesville Independent School District is by far one of the best school systems around with an attitude driven by the want and need to do what is best for the students. The mission of GISD is: “Gatesville ISD is devoutly committed to all children in our increasingly diverse community and will demonstrate this commitment by insuring that all our children receive a quality education in a positive, successful environment with an emphasis on the latest technology: by building a healthy self-esteem in all our children; by establishing a caring, trusting, and cooperative relationship with our parents and our community; and by hiring and retaining top-quality educators who eagerly accept the responsibility for producing high academic achievement.”
Mr. Penrod is in his 3rd year as superintendent of GISD and has proven to be a great leader and have the best interest of students and employees alike at heart. Mr. Penrod says, “On behalf of the Gatesville ISD’s Board of Trustees and the outstanding staff of the Gatesville Independent School District, I welcome you. This district has a long tradition of academic excellence, coupled with a strong commitment to the success of every student. Our mission is to provide all students with programs of excellence that instill a passion for life-long learning, while preparing them for the challenges of tomorrow. We are committed to preparing our students for their future by providing high-quality, well-rounded educational programs both in and out of the classroom. While we cannot predict the future, it is essential that we support our students in developing the knowledge and skills that will guide them on their journey as lifelong learners.”
On behalf of the Gatesville Chamber of Commerce we would like to thank Gatesville Independent School District for all they do for us; support, use of facilities and communication. Thank you also to all the wonderful employees at GISD and for playing such a huge role in shaping the youth of Gatesville into fine outstanding adults. The Gatesville Chamber of Commerce wishes you nothing but the best for the approaching 2017-2018 school year! Go Hornets!!