Gregory-Portland ISD CATCast
By Crystal Matern
Gregory-Portland ISD CATCastMay 23, 2023
Celebrating our Seniors: G-P CLASS OF 2023
It's time to CELEBRATE, G-P, as we hear from two of our graduating seniors -- Abigail Becka & Chance Hardwick -- as they weigh in on their upcoming graduation, their plans for the future, how the G-P community has prepared them, their experiences with our teachers, and much more! This episode features our proud Superintendent in the host chair as Dr. Michelle Cavazos makes connections and takes us on a journey with these incredible representatives of the G-P CLASS OF 2023! Don't miss this CATCast -- tune in, and share with one person today. #GPpride #GPtogether
SHOW NOTES:We're honoring our SENIORS via Social Media: Tune in @ www.g-pisd.org/facebook as we count down "10 Days of G-P Seniors" with graphic recognition for the entire Class of 2023! Wondering about senior events and schedules? Curious about what families and community are asking leading up to graduation? Check out our web page JUST for seniors and their honored guests to find the details and a running list of FAQs @ www.g-pisd.org/seniors
Building G-PISD: Making Decisions about Schools & Facilities
Join Board Vice President Carrie Gregory and G-PHS Alumnus Celeste Uribe (Class of '22) as they talk about how the School Board weighs decisions when it comes to schools and facilities, and how community voice plays a big role in the planning and decision-making process. Special thanks to Guest Host Ariel Castellanos for leading the conversation in this episode of the CATCast!
SHOW NOTES:2022-23 Demographic Study "The Future of G-PISD" Presentation recording via Facebook Live Construction / Bond Progress Reports (2020)
Growing G-PISD: Economic Changes & Rising Student Enrollment
The landscape is changing across the Gregory-Portland area, and with it comes new opportunities and new students attending G-PISD. This school year alone we've seen student enrollment increase from 4,660 students on the first day of school in 2022 to more than 4,900 students as of January 2023 -- and climbing!
In this episode, Guest Host and G-PHS Senior Skyla Martini interviews Superintendent Dr. Michelle Cavazos and School Board President Tim Flinn as they weigh in on the realized and anticipated growth in our district; the way we are partnering to educate, inspire, and empower through change; and the outcome of a recent Demographic Study performed to determine how much we are expected to grow as a community and district during the next 8-10 years.
Stay informed, and enjoy this informative and inspirational CATCast!
Future Focused for College & Career
Step into College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) at G-P High School and learn what's happening right now and what's soon to come as we continue to develop visionary plans for the lifelong success and benefit of our G-P Wildcats! Principal Dr. Michael Norris and Dean of Instruction Shelly Elizalde have some incredible insight through their work to develop our programs as part of G-PISD's CCMR team, and they've got big news for you. Don't miss this one -- listen now!
LEARN MORE / CONTACT US:P-TECH @ G-P High School (w/ video content featuring some of programs!)- www.g-pisd.org/PTECH College & Career Web Page Dual-Credit Information Graduation Plans & 4-Year Endorsements SAVE THE DATE: Academic & CTE Showcase @ G-P High School - Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2023 - 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ready to partner with us? Email us @ email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Overcoming Adversity as a G-P Wildcat
This holiday, give yourself the GIFT of hearing two of our outstanding Wildcats -- Brandon Redden and Kendall Ramos -- share what it's been like for them to overcome adversity through incredible personal struggles this past year, as provided by Guest Host Elijah Thamaravelil (also a G-P Wildcat)! Hear them now, and be sure to like / subscribe / follow for more of the G-P CATCast!
The "High Wealth" District
It's quite possible you've heard that Gregory-Portland ISD is considered a "high wealth district" in the State of Texas ... yet, what does that REALLY mean, and how might the reality of our district's situation be quite different from the way that phrase initially appears at first glance? We've asked our Superintendent, Dr. Michelle Cavazos, and our Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance, Dr. Ismael Gonzalez III, to define it in simple terms and share what you as taxpayers, students, families, and staff can expect to see in the years ahead. It makes for great listening at home, in your car, or out and about -- so join us, and then subscribe to the CATCast for more to come!
SHOW NOTES / INFO:Understanding Recapture under Robin Hood Law @ RecaptureTexas.org Texas Robin Hood Law through the years, from 1993 to Current Day (Texas School Coalition Video) Texas School Coalition News covers Robin Hood, Rising Costs & Local Dollars for School Districts G-PISD explains Chapter 313 Agreements and why they are considered in our district "Amid Growing Robin Hood Payments, Property Rich Texas Schools want State Relief" - The Dallas Morning News (April 2021)
Kicking Off the CATCast w/ Superintendent Dr. Michelle Cavazos
She's the leader of our school district, and a bright light in our G-P community -- tune in for the Season 1, Episode 1 of the CATCast and learn a few things about how she grew up, what inspired her to become an educator, what she values, and where she's leading us with our School Board and Administration. You're sure to learn something you didn't know before, so don't miss the first interview now available from Gregory-Portland ISD! #GPeducate_inspire_empower / www.GPcatcast.com
Show Links:Learner-Centered Culture Convocation Video: "One Teacher's Alter Ego" by Steve Hartman | CBS "On the Road" Academic Transparency - State of the District Presentation Slides Academic Transparency - Priority 1 "Exceptional Student Performance" Report | Sept. 2022 State of the District Presentation Materials
Gregory-Portland ISD is connecting with our incredible community by sharing the voices, stories, questions, and answers from our Wildcats -- students, families, teachers, staff, and community! Every other week, we're releasing something special just for you. Check out our show trailer here, and subscribe to stay informed with the G-P CATCast! #goGPwildcats #GPtogether