GPISD Bilingual/ESL Department

GPISD Bilingual/ESL Department We seek to serve our students, staff, and stakeholders by promoting student achievement alongside second (or third!) language acquisition. We are GPISD!

Operating as usual

04/14/2021
Class of 2022 Graduation Requirements

Attention Class of 2022. Texas Education Agency has updated the requirements for high school graduation beginning with the Class of 2022. As part of House Bill 3, all 2022 graduates must complete the FAFSA, TASFA, or the Opt-Out form in order to be eligible to graduate. In order to complete the FAFSA, you will need your family's 2020 Tax Return information. For more information visit www.gpisd.org/FinancialAid or see your counselor or college advisor. #WeAreGPISD

04/07/2021
GPISD Pre-K Pre-Registration is NOW OPEN

The Future Begins Today.
GPISD Pre-K creates curious, confident, and engaged learners.
Offering an academically rigorous curriculum addressing academic and social needs, including dual language at a majority of our campuses, your child will be emersed in a safe classroom designed to stimulate the development of the whole child. Nurturing teachers intentionally develop strong relationships with students, their families, and our community.

Reserve your child's spot for 2021-2022 school year today. Pre-Registration is now open at www.gpisd.org/PreK. #WeAreGPISD

¿Sabías que puedes elegir 3 productos #GRATIS en la cafetería incluso si traes un almuerzo de casa? Empaca un sándwich y...
10/29/2020

¿Sabías que puedes elegir 3 productos #GRATIS en la cafetería incluso si traes un almuerzo de casa? Empaca un sándwich y recoge tu leche, fruta y verdura en la cafetería. ¡Sin cargo! ¡Las comidas son gratis para todos los niños hasta los 18 años en #GrandPrairie! Los estudiantes de clases en persona tienen acceso a las comidas en su campus. Los estudiantes en clases virtuales y los niños que no están inscritos en #GPISD pueden recoger sus comidas al estilo drive-thru en uno de los cinco campus siguientes:

Moseley Elementary
South Grand Prairie High School
Young Women's Leadership Academy
Crosswinds High School
Fannin Middle School

#ComidasGratisParaNiños #TodosLosNiñosComenGratis #Elije3GPISD #WeAreGPISD

Seguin Elementary School1st grade #DualLanguage students from Mrs. Clark's class were featured on Telemundo 39 for their...
10/27/2020
Grand Prairie: Niños celebran tradiciones hispanas con creatividad

Seguin Elementary School

1st grade #DualLanguage students from Mrs. Clark's class were featured on Telemundo 39 for their Hispanic Heritage class projects!

Keep up the good work!#gpisd

Un grupo de estudiantes de una escuela primaria en Grand Prairie realizó un proyecto celebrando las tradiciones hispanas de diversos países. Ellos lo hicieron de una forma diferente debido a la pandemia. Mira aquí los detalles.

This #HispanicHeritageMonth, we recognize and honor the rich history & contributions of our Hispanic communities.Visit t...
09/22/2020
Latino Cultures in the US - Google Arts & Culture

This #HispanicHeritageMonth, we recognize and honor the rich history & contributions of our Hispanic communities.

Visit the Google Arts & Culture page to explore the powerful voices, resilient communities, and deep historical roots of #Latino culture through different topics.
https://artsandculture.google.com/project/uslatinocultures

Google Arts & Culture features content from over 2000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world's treasures online.

09/21/2020

Welcome Back!
We are so happy to see our students on campus!
#GPISDReturn2inPerson

Testing Superheroes!
09/21/2020

Testing Superheroes!

08/26/2020

Happy Wednesday, #GPISD!
We see you showing up (virtually!) with joy, enthusiasm, and commitment. We’re here for you! If you need anything, please reach out. Together, we'll make the 20-21 school year great!
💚💛 #weloveourstudents #weloveourteachers

A huge THANK YOU to all of our #GPISD teachers, coaches, support staff, & administrators for working to prepare and faci...
08/24/2020

A huge THANK YOU to all of our #GPISD teachers, coaches, support staff, & administrators for working to prepare and facilitate instruction for our students! #GPISDBeTheLight

06/23/2020
GPISD Racial Equity Resolution

At the June 22 called meeting of the GPISD Board of Trustees, the Board made a bold statement to address issues of racial equity in our community. By a unanimous vote, the Board adopted a sweeping resolution that commits the Trustees and the Superintendent of Schools to taking action. The resolution calls for equity and cultural bias training as well as the formation of a Racial Equity Committee comprised of Board-appointed community members and at least two Board members.

The resolution states the Board stands in solidarity with its students and community to declare that the lives of black students and black people matter. It goes on to clarify that this declaration “does not
negate the commitment to serve all students but rather reaffirms the Board’s commitment to addressing the disparities and inequity of different student groups.”

The full text of the resolution may be found at gpisd.org/EquityResolution
#WeAreGPISD #GPISDstillLeading

04/23/2020
Grand Prairie ISD

Grand Prairie ISD

Help GPISD celebrate Educator Appreciation Week May 4-8. There are several ways to show your appreciation to the dedicated educators who have expanded their skill set to continue serving our students even when they cannot see them in person. Make your plan to be ready on May 4.

Opportunities for Appreciation
1. Nominate your teacher for a state-wide recognition at teacherscan.org.
2. Decorate your At-Home Academy workspace, chalk your thank yous on the sidewalk or fence, make signs to thank GPISD educators.
3. Video your “Thank You” in a 4-5 second clip and email to [email protected]. Put THANK YOU in the subject line. The videos will be put to music so you don’t have to speak, just share your signs, sidewalk chalk, or creative silent Thank You. Dancing is encouraged.
4. Send an email or social media shout out to educators who have made a difference in your life. Use the #GPISDeducatorAppreciation #WeAreGPISD

04/23/2020
Plan for Educator Appreciation Week

Help GPISD celebrate Educator Appreciation Week May 4-8. There are several ways to show your appreciation to the dedicated educators who have expanded their skill set to continue serving our students even when they cannot see them in person. Make your plan now to be ready for May 4.

Opportunities for Appreciation
1. Nominate your teacher for a state-wide recognition at teacherscan.org.
2. Decorate your At-Home Academy work space, chalk your thank yous on the sidewalk or fence, make signs to thank GPISD educators.
3. Video your “Thank You” in a 4-5 second clip and email to [email protected]. the videos will be put to music so you don’t have to speak, just share your signs, sidewalk chalk, or creative silent Thank You. Dancing is encouraged.
4. Send an email or social media shout out to educators who have made a difference in your life. Use the #GPISDeducatorAppreciation #WeAreGPISD

04/17/2020
Grand Prairie ISD

Grand Prairie ISD

Grand Prairie ISD Interim Superintendent Linda Ellis thanks all of the staff who have worked diligently for the success of students and families during this time of At-Home Learning. With our buildings closed, GPISD staff and families are adopting new ways to provide instruction and services. GPISD misses our students and cannot wait to see them again in person when safety allows. #WeAreGPISD #GPISDstillLearning

04/13/2020
Grab & Go Meal Update

GPISD Meal Distribution CHANGES beginning next week starting April 13:

Grand Prairie ISD will hand out meals on
MONDAY & WEDNESDAY only from 12 pm – 2 pm
at the same 10 campuses listed below.

We will be closed Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, so please make plans to pick up your meals for Tuesday on Monday from 12 pm – 2 pm. Make plans to pick up your meals for Thursday and Friday on Wednesday from 12 pm – 2 pm.

South Grand Prairie High School – 301 W. Warrior Trail
Grand Prairie High School – 1010 Gopher Blvd.
Young Women’s Leadership Academy – 1204 E. Marshall Dr.
Florence Hill Elementary School – 4213 Robinson Road
Sallye Moore College & Career Prep – 3150 Waterwood Dr.
Mike Moseley Elementary School – 1851 Camp Wisdom Road
Juan Seguin Elementary School – 1450 SE 4th Street
Lee Elementary School – 401 E. Grand Prairie Road
David Daniels Academy of Science & Math – 801 S.W. 19th St
Garcia Elementary School – 2444 Graham Street

In an effort to protect you and our staff as you drive through to pick up your meals, we are asking you to wear a mask or scarf while rolling down your window to receive meals.

You can find a map of these schools at gpisd.org/schools.

04/10/2020
Virtual Job Fair Now Open

GPISD Virtual Job Fair Now Open

Due to extenuating circumstances this year, we are moving our in-person job fair to an online module. The information you submit will be made readily available to those specific campus principals. Should you have questions about this "Virtual Job Fair," please email Dr. Loraine Morazzano at [email protected].

gpisd.org/virtualjobfair

04/09/2020
GPISD Virtual Job Fair

Due to extenuating circumstances this year, we are moving our in-person job fair to an online module. The information you submit will be made readily available to those specific campus principals. Should you have questions about this "Virtual Job Fair," please email Dr. Loraine Morazzano at [email protected].

The Virtual Job Fair opens Friday, April 10.
gpisd.org/virtualjobfair

The Native American Conversation took place last Saturday, February 8 at the Reed Center in GPISD. A historical gatherin...
02/12/2020

The Native American Conversation took place last Saturday, February 8 at the Reed Center in GPISD. A historical gathering of Nations and Tribes collaborated to provide knowledge on what young people should learn about Native American history, geography, life, contributions, and other strands in the innovative Native American Studies course, the first of its kind in the State of Texas. This course is to be implemented by the Social Studies Department in our district. GPISD leading the charge!

In the future there will be further collaboration among a variety of groups. The goal is to a submit the course standards to TEA by January of 2021.


The following Nations/Tribes were represented in this unique event: Alabama-Coushatta, Caddo, Cherokee,
Chickasaw, Choctaw, Comanche, Euchee, Ft. Peck Sioux, Kiowa, Lipan Apache, Creek, Oglala Lakota, Muskoke Creek, Ojibwa, Otoe, Pawnee, Ponca, Potawatomi,
Seminole, Taos Pueblo, and Ysleta del Sur Pueblo.

American Indian Coordinators from Dallas ISD, Fort Worth ISD, and teachers from those districts attended, as did GPISD officials Dr. Robert Steeber, Dr. Missy Steger, Angela Herron, Kerry Chapman, Susana Ramirez, Pat Lewis, Gloria Carrillo, Dr. Vern Alexander, Linda Ellis, Elna Davis, and Judy Stone-Nunneley. Lanette Aguero (Social Studies Facilitator) and Monica Smith (American Indian Education Program Coordinator) partnered to host the event.

This event was made possible through the alliance formed by the GPISD Social Studies Department, the GPISD American Indian Education Program, the American Indian Heritage Day Organization, and TCU.

It was an inspiring day for all participants! Here are some photos to enjoy.

Enjoy some more pics from Saturday's celebration of American Indian heritage. What a great event!
11/14/2019

Enjoy some more pics from Saturday's celebration of American Indian heritage. What a great event!

Honoring American Indian Heritage: This past Saturday, November 9, GPISD's American Indian Education Program sponsored a...
11/12/2019

Honoring American Indian Heritage: This past Saturday, November 9, GPISD's American Indian Education Program sponsored a beautiful event in which all who participated enjoyed themselves and learned from each other. It was a great honor to welcome elders who originally came from New Mexico, and everybody enjoyed breakfast while moving around the three different learning stations. We thank each guest and presenter who attended the event! Here are some photos to enjoy.

The elementary dual language team rocked it at the PACT meeting at Crockett! The session was designed to help reinforce ...
11/06/2019

The elementary dual language team rocked it at the PACT meeting at Crockett! The session was designed to help reinforce reading at home through the use of kits purchased by Bilingual/ESL Programs. The kit provided, "Danny el perro va a casa," focuses on vocabulary development and includes activities such as talking, drawing, and writing about the text. Parents and children enjoyed working closely with one another as they participated in these early literacy activities. Mrs. Minotti, parent liaison, collaborated with the elementary team to make this event a success for parents and students.

This past Thursday night was our American Indian Art Night. Families who attended had the opportunity to create their ow...
10/25/2019

This past Thursday night was our American Indian Art Night. Families who attended had the opportunity to create their own pieces of art as an homage to tribes from the state of Texas. As they worked, participants shared information about the tribes whom they were honoring and to whom they are personally connected. Ms. Judy Stone-Nunneley was our speaker, and she shared different pictures and information about tribal rock art. The session took place at the GP Family Service Center from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
If you would like additional information, check out our website.

https://sites.google.com/gpisd.org/gpisdbilingualeslprograms/home?authuser=1&pli=1

Enjoy some pics from the night!

09/27/2019

Happy American Indian Heritage Day in Texas!

House Bill 174 has been observed in the State of Texas since 2013. Signed by Gov. Perry, on May 10, 2013, HB 174 proclaims the last Friday of September as American Indian Heritage Day in Texas.

With the passage of this bill, we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to celebrate the rich traditional and contemporary American Indian culture in our state.

Happening right now at the Vern Alexander Building--42 district teachers and administrators, along with teachers from ni...
09/27/2019

Happening right now at the Vern Alexander Building--42 district teachers and administrators, along with teachers from nine other districts, are attending Gomez and Gomez training in dual language principles. Kudos to all !

Saturday May 18 was a memorable day--and not just because of the torrential rain! The American Indian Education Program,...
05/20/2019

Saturday May 18 was a memorable day--and not just because of the torrential rain! The American Indian Education Program, which is led by Monica Smith, marked its fourth annual end-of-year celebration with a lovely meal, informative speakers, and recognition of our wonderful students! We appreciate their families' support and we wish them all the best as they head into 2019-2020! Way to go!

Enjoy a photo gallery of the event.

On May 6th the dedicated dual language and ESL teachers from our elementary schools closed out the year with a very prod...
05/16/2019

On May 6th the dedicated dual language and ESL teachers from our elementary schools closed out the year with a very productive meeting. They collaborated and participated in enjoyable activities that will enhance their ability to support their colleagues at their campuses.
The ELL elementary team wants to thank these teachers for their leadership and hard work during the 2018-19 school year. Kudos!

News from our American Indian Education Program
05/01/2019

News from our American Indian Education Program

The story continues...Thursday evening, April 25th, marked another celebration of the Top Hispanic Senior Awards in GPIS...
04/26/2019

The story continues...Thursday evening, April 25th, marked another celebration of the Top Hispanic Senior Awards in GPISD. Bilingual/ESL Programs is honored to host this beautiful event. Congratulations to our amazing students and their families! We wish you all the best in the future, and we are extremely proud of you!

Adorable AVID attendees at Super Saturday. Way to go, students! We appreciate you!
03/01/2019

Adorable AVID attendees at Super Saturday. Way to go, students! We appreciate you!

More pics from Super Saturday--if you missed it, we hope to see you next year!
02/28/2019

More pics from Super Saturday--if you missed it, we hope to see you next year!

We are still getting great feedback on Super Saturday! Thanks to each of you who attended!
02/27/2019

We are still getting great feedback on Super Saturday! Thanks to each of you who attended!

Super Saturday was...well, SUPER! Enjoy some pics from our annual event.
02/26/2019

Super Saturday was...well, SUPER! Enjoy some pics from our annual event.

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