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  • GCISD Accepts Rachel’s Challenge to Rally Against Bullying

     

    Students, staff and families from across the district are invited to join together Saturday, April 29 for GCISD’s 2017 Rachel’s Challenge Rally, Run and Community Expo at Mustang-Panther Stadium. The schedule of events can be found below:

     

    rachel's challenge 5k

    • 7:00-7:45 a.m.- Walk-up registration
    • 8:00 a.m.- 5K begins
    • 9:00-11:00 a.m.- Community Expo

     

    The Rachel’s Challenge 5K run is open to all registered runners and walkers. The registration fee is $20 for community members and parents, but GCISD students and employees, who do not wish to receive a t-shirt, do not have to pay. If students and staff wish to receive a shirt, the $20 registration is required. In an effort to promote campus involvement, the school with the most representatives will receive a trophy to honor their participation.

     

    The Community Expo will take place after the 5K from 9-11 a.m. and will celebrate kindness, healthy choices and diversity. Activities will include community vendors, healthy demonstrations, student performances, door prizes, and much more.

     

    Campuses will also be participating in on-campus events including a service project and and a school supplies drive for the back-to-school fair. Donations will be accepted now through the day of the rally.

     

    If you have any additional questions, or need more information, please speak with your student’s school counselor.

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  • GCISD names Chief Technology Officer


    GCISD CTO Trustees have approved Kyle Berger to serve as GCISD’s Chief Technology Officer. Berger currently holds the same position in Duncanville Independent School District.


    “I look forward to joining the team and the great work already underway in GCISD,” Berger said. “Technology plays a key role in GCISD and empowering our teachers, students and community with technology so that together we can continue to grow our districts great legacy is one of my top priorities.”  


    With more than 17 years of experience, Berger began his career in Keller Independent School District in 2000 as a project manager where he was responsible for supporting more than 27,000 end users. In 2003 he was named the Executive Director of Technology Services for Alvarado Independent School District. During this time he oversaw district-wide technology use while also developing long-range technology plans. Berger was named the Executive Director of Technology in Cedar Hill ISD in 2012 where he served for two years prior to being named the Chief Technology Officer in Duncanville ISD in 2014.


    During his time with Duncanville, Berger was responsible for overseeing technology aspects of the 2014 bond program. As of February 2017, this amounted to $80 million in projects completed under Berger’s supervision.


    “As part of LEAD 2021, the district has been very intentional about how we have integrated technology into our classrooms,” said GCISD Superintendent Dr. Robin Ryan. “With the passage of the 2016 bond, we need a proven leader to continue the seamless rollout of technology in our district and I am confident that Mr. Berger has the skills and expertise to continue this implementation.”


    Berger has a bachelors of science in information systems from University of Texas at Arlington. His will begin with the district on Tuesday, March 21.

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  • Familiar Face Named Grapevine High School Varsity Football Coach

     

    Mike Alexander At a March 9 special Board of Trustees meeting, Grapevine High School interim varsity football coach Mike Alexander was named the boys’ athletic coordinator and head varsity football coach.

     

    “Over the past two seasons, I have had the opportunity to coach many incredible student athletes at Grapevine High School,” Alexander said. “It is an honor to be able to continue serving these students, their parents and the wonderful GHS community as the head football coach and athletic coordinator. I am excited to continue building strong relationships and adding to the winning tradition at Grapevine High School.”

     

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  • Summer Enrichment brochure art contest winners announced

     

    Bransford Elementary School fifth-grader Kendall Brown, Cross Timbers Middle School seventh-grader Veronica Girgis, and Colleyville Elementary School fourth-grader Keeley Hogan created artwork that was selected to be featured in the 2017 Summer Enrichment brochure.

     

    The announcement came as a surprise to the students as school and district staff visited the students at school to share the good news. Check out our Facebook page for photos of the surprise announcement!

     

    Rockin Through The Summer Rockin through the summer Rockin Through the Summer

    Left - Back Cover (Veronica Girgis), Center - Brochure Cover (Kendall Brown), Right - Inside Cover (Keeley Hogan)

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  • Team Effort & Positive Relationships

    Posted by Communication Services at 3/10/2017

    These past two weeks have been wonderful for me as Superintendent of GCISD. I have had the privilege of observing some of our eleventh-grade students interact with WWII veterans for three days as part of the Gary Sinise Foundation Program: Soaring Valor. It was a beautiful example of the youngest generation learning from the Greatest Generation. I also have witnessed championship athletic performances at a middle school track meet, and I have been in classrooms with teachers who are clearly experts and pour their hearts out for our students and their families.

     

    So when I received this email, it seemed to sum up nicely what I feel about GCISD and about public education. I changed the name, but it is the sentiment that is important.

     

    I am a teacher in GCISD, but tonight I am writing as a parent.

     

    My son is in second grade. Last year we had a technologist who worked at our school for about a year. The teachers all loved her but I didn't realize the difference she made in the lives of the students until tonight.

     

    My son was on the phone with his grandma helping her with an iPad question. At the end, my mom told my son, "you're always so nice to help me with my technology." To which my 8 year old replied, "yes, I'm the family's Ms. Ramirez."

     

    Taken aback, I asked my son about it. He told me that Ms. Ramirez was the best and that he misses her. He told me that she remembered his name and always told him “Hi”. He told me that she was always helpful and always smiled at everyone.

     

    I believe that GCISD is known for its excellence in building relationships with students. Tonight it proved true. Even staff considered to be "behind the scenes" inspire students.  Ms. Ramirez's kind heart is still making a difference. As a parent, I am proud that my son attends school at such a wonderful place.

     

    I just wanted to relay a story about an exemplary employee.

     

    After reading this email, I remember thinking: “Yes - this sums up our work and what I get to witness all across our district every day.” This work is impressive and sometimes exhausting, and I know that Spring Break comes at just the right time in the semester.


    I hope you travel safely, get some rest and return recharged for the remainder of the school year.


    I am so proud to work with each employee of GCISD. It’s the team effort and positive relationships that make GCISD the BEST!

     

    BEST,
    RR

    Dr. Robin Ryan
    Dr. Robin Ryan
    GCISD Superintendent of Schools
     
    The B.E.S.T. Report is a weekly communication from our superintendent about our schools and community.
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