School HistoryIn January 1967, 10 acres of land was donated by brothers J. L. and C.A. Ginnings as the future site of our elementary school. The Ginnings brothers were residential builders and were developing the area called Royal Acres; the school was to serve this area.Once the land was given, construction started immediately. In the fall of 1968, Ginnings Elementary, which was named for J.L. Ginnings, opened and was dedicated. The first principal was Mr. Joe Brooks. The school served grades 1-6, with two teachers per grade level, a part-time librarian, part-time speech therapist, and full-time P.E. and music teachers. There were approximately 300 students that first year.In 1972, a primary wing was added as a result of increased growth. By 1974, the enrollment exceeded 800 students. In 1975-76, deaf education, remedial reading, and language learning disabilities programs were added. In 1984, the students of Ginnings first saw computers, then in 1985, the school added a new gym and library.Mr. Brooks retired in 1986 and art was added as a special area to the curriculum. In the fall of 1986, Mrs. Amanda Bean became the new principal. While she was principal, the following programs were added: EXPO, reading recovery, DFG, student council, and Accelerated Reader.In 1996, Ginnings was a Recognized School by the state of Texas for their scores on the TAAS. In 1997, Mrs. Bean retired and Mrs. Mary Helen Martin became the new principal. In 1997-1998, sixth grade was moved to the middle schools and kindergarten became a full-day program.Renovation was started on Ginnings in 2000-01. This included a new offices, a gym, a primary playground, and cafeteria. This allowed new spaces for Kindergarten, EXPO, music, art, ALS, and Dyslexia classes. The school also added a bus lane, staff parking, a math and science resource room, a literacy library, a new staff lounge, and a card access system. A re-dedication ceremony was held Nov. 6, 2001.