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Gary W. Campbell High School 









Gary W. Campbell High School is the alternative school for Kaufman School District. Our accelerated curriculum allows students to complete graduation requirements at their own pace and provides an opportunity for them to graduate within four years of starting high school. Using a combination of online and teacher based instruction, GCHS provides students with a comprehensive, standards-based curriculum designed to meet each individual student’s needs. A low teacher to student ratio and individualized instruction helps to insure student achievement. All students wishing to attend GCHS must submit an application through the counselor on their home campus.


School News

Posted 09/08/2015 02:34PM

Congratulations to Delisa Dean, the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year at Gary Campbell High School. We want to thank her for her dedication and commitment to our staff and students. She is loved by all!

Posted 08/20/2015 12:03PM

School Messenger - New District Wide Notification System


Kaufman Independent School District is pleased to announce that the district is implementing a new district-wide notification system called School Messenger. Our current system, Flash Alert, ended their services to area school districts on July 1, 2015. The School Messenger notification service is trusted to deliver large volumes of messages through several channels.


How can I subscribe to receive text messages?

  • Text the word, subscribe, to 68453.Please note that while we are excited to offer a text messaging option, the district does not pay for any text message fees you may be charged by your cellular provider.
  • For this feature to work, your child's school must have your cell phone number on file. You can use the newly added Skylert tab in the Family Access Portal of Skyward to view your child's contact information.


Click here to read more details about School Messenger.

Posted 07/20/2015 04:54PM
Exciting changes are coming to our cafeterias!

SFE became the new food service management team at Kaufman Independent School District on July 1st, 2015.  As a result of this partnership, we are excited to announce the following changes:

  • Fresh fruit and vegetable salad bars are available daily at lunch. This option is free for students who purchase a meal; however there is an a la carte option available.

  • The nutritional breakdown will be provided for all menu items on the KISD website.

  • The Roving Chef program is available. This is a culinary program that teaches students proper food safety, cooking techniques, gives instruction on how to build a healthy meal, and provides nutrition education to the selected students.

  • Nutritious meals are offered daily.

  • A variety of entrées is offered from the following concepts:

    • Taco Street- Southwestern foods with option to build one’s own tacos and burritos 

    • Luigi’s Eatery- Italian style foods including pizza

    • Gourmet Greens- Fresh salads with a variety of chicken, tuna, and beef

    • Traditional Cuisine- Home cooking traditional choices such as rotisserie chicken

    • Delicatessen- Sandwiches and wraps that can be made with fresh baked breads

    • Red Dragon-Asian cuisine such as orange chicken

  • Students are encouraged to try something new and eat in the cafeteria with their peers.

  • A selection of 3 or 4 entrées is offered daily for Elementary aged students to choose from consisting of the menu items listed above. Both Junior High Schools and High Schools will have 5-10 options daily.

    • Students with an outstanding balance will be allowed to use cash to purchase a la carte items. Unless otherwise noted from parents, money on students’ accounts will be applied to meals.

Click here to read SFE's official welcome back letter, and to find out how SFE is putting child nutrition first!


Laura Hawes
Director of Nutrition Services

Posted 04/02/2015 09:39AM
Special Note: KISD will have school tomorrow, April 3rd. This day is listed as a "bad weather" day on the KISD School Calendar and is being made up tomorrow due to the cancelled school days in February.
Posted 03/31/2015 11:45AM
by Dr. Lori Blaylock

What makes a school district great?

Visit Dr. Lori Blaylock's blog, "In the Loop," to find out.

Posted 03/17/2015 09:09AM
HS Parking Lot on Friday, March 20, 2015

Kaufman ISD PD and many other agencies will be conducting a DWI drill this Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Kaufman HS parking lot.  It will begin around 8:20-8:30 a.m. and last about an hour outside.  It will be very realistic, with Careflight, Kaufman FD and several law enforcement agencies conducting arrests, rescues and treating "injuries" of Kaufman Criminal Justice and JPA students.  Immediately following, there will be a program in the New Gym of the "funeral" of those lost to the DWI.  There will be media there video-taping the event.

I want everyone to know that this is a drill, in case you hear of this major accident involving a school bus and several other vehicles, on the student parking lot.  This is to bring awareness of the effects of drinking and driving and timed in conjunction with the Kaufman HS Prom.

For more details, go to http://www.blackandgoldlions.com/6241/showcase/lights-camera-action-chief-nixon-plans-schoolwide-dwi-re-enactment/.

Thank you!

Chief Nixon

Posted 08/25/2014 11:00AM


It may surprise you to know that the Kaufman ISD does not pay for student breakfast or lunches! KISD contracts with a company named Chartwells to provide meals for students. Chartwells receives its funding through meal reimbursements from the National School Breakfast and Lunch program. Although Chartwell staff work in our cafeterias, they are not employees of the district.

It may also surprise you to know that school menus and snacks in schools are governed by the federal Department of Agriculture. This department recently issued new “Smart Snacks in School” standards which took effect in July. Under these standards most foods sold in schools will have limited fat, calories, sugar, and sodium and must have less than 200 calories. Most students feel that these regulations are too restrictive but nationwide, many parents feel that they are not restrictive enough!

Finally, you will really be surprised to learn that all KISD students in grades PK-6 will be provided FREE breakfasts and FREE lunches for the next school year! Again, no local tax dollars will be used to fund this program. These free meals are being provided by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, through the U.S. Department of Education’s Community Eligibility Provision. Students from low-income homes and students from wealthy homes will both be able to eat breakfast and lunch for free without filing income statements to qualify. Since this is the first year that school districts in Texas are eligible to apply, Kaufman ISD will be among the first districts in the state to take advantage of this program. Less paperwork and more meals for free? Now THAT’s a surprise!!

Posted 08/21/2014 09:41AM

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Starting with the 2014-2015 school year ALL over-the-counter medication MUST have a doctors order to be given to a student DURING school hours. This medication will be given for 10 consecutive days only.

Medication taken for 10 consecutive days or less,

will be discarded if not picked up at the end of the 10 days.

This will apply to ANY over-the-counter medication brought to school during the school year. Medication should be given before or after school hours.

Forms can be picked up at your child’s campus or on-line on the district Health Services webpage at http://www.kaufmanisd.net/admin.cfm?tab=1.

If you have any questions please contact your campus Nurse.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


The Kaufman ISD Nursing Staff


Posted 08/19/2014 03:26PM
Stay “In the Loop” by reading the Superintendent’s Blog. The August Edition has been posted.
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