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FEBRUARY 26, 2017

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Georgetown ISD

On your 100

th

Anniversary

ZION

Lutheran

135 Years of Excellence in Christian Education

www.zionwalburg.org

Parents, tell us why you love Georgetown ISD

Shawna Watkins,

parent of Tippit Middle School

sixth grader and East View

High School sophomore

Cody Banks,

parent of Mitchell

Elementary first and

third graders

Corrie Buckey,

parent of Tippit

Middle School

eighth grader

Joanna Bartholomew,

parent of two Georgetown High School freshmen

Heather Rogers,

parent of George-

town High School

freshman and

BenoldMiddle

School seventh

grader

Wendy Andana,

parent of Mitchell Ele-

mentary fourth grader

Lisa Carr,

parent of Georgetown

High School freshman

and junior

Michelle Jones,

parent of Georgetown

High School sophomore

“We like that it’s more of

a hometown feel. My hus-

band got a job in Taylor, and

we were looking around at

school districts. We talked

to different people, and they

said Georgetown was better

than Round Rock or Taylor.

They do a lot of hands-on

learning.”

“We moved to

Georgetown to be a

little outside of Austin,

and we wound up in a

place where they have

a great school. The flex-

ible curriculum allows

kids to be excited about

things they may not be

so excited about.”

“I love the way

the education in

Georgetown is

set up. They do

things to explore

the fun of learn-

ing and finding

answers.”

“There seems to be a genuine concern for all the students.

We lived in Austin, and I knew it wasn’t a district I wanted

to raise my kids in. I heard great things about Georgetown’s

school district. I like their extracurricular and academic op-

portunities.”

“I love that

we haven’t let

fine arts go by

the wayside. We

have a thriving

fine arts pro-

gram. My kids

are in the band

programs at Ben-

old and GHS.”

“My husband was

stationed at Fort Hood,

and considering the

crime rate, I decided to

look into surrounding

cities. The crime rate

in Georgetown is low,

so I knew that my kids

would be taken care of.

The Gifted and Talent-

ed program and hands-

on projects they do are

amazing.”

“For such a large dis-

trict, we have great sup-

port from the commu-

nity. Georgetown has a

good school system. I

think GISD is trying to

move forward with in-

novative thinking and

engaged learning.”

“Even though the

district is so big, it

still has a small-town

feel. The AP and dual

credit classes give

them so many oppor-

tunities. My son, who

graduated from GHS,

took an aviation class

in high school, and it

determined what he

wanted to be.”

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Photos by Sharlot Shepherd