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  • Where are they now? - Lauren Przybyl

     

    Did you know that one of the personalities of your local TV morning news show is also a GCISD alumna? Good Day FOX 4 anchorprzybyl 1 Lauren Przybyl graduated from Grapevine High School in 1996.

     
    After high school, Przybyl went on to attend Baylor University with the dream of being a marine biologist. Her plans quickly changed after a professor introduced her to the news industry and she changed her major to journalism, while keeping a minor in biology. After graduating from Baylor, Przybyl worked for news stations in Abilene, Albuquerque, and Boston before returning back to Dallas, where she co-anchors the KDFW-TV morning news. During her career, she has also appeared on the Today Show, MSNBC, CNN, FOX News and the Weather Channel.
     
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  • Telling the Financial Story of GCISD

     

    What if you were offered an investment opportunity that would yield almost $50 for every $1 invested? That’s exactly how M. Ray Perryman, noted economist of The Perryman Group sees the value of public education in Texas, citing that the long-term return per dollar of incremental state investment in education is $49.69 in additional spending throughout the economy. In his article, Perryman also notes that the future prosperity, both for individuals and for society, depends on education.

    Grapevine-Colleyville ISD also sees the value of public education through investing in current and future students. In fact, in May 2016, community members made an investment in the future by passing a bond election that will impact every student and every teacher in this district. Voters approved a 12.81 increase in the Interest & Sinking (I&S) tax rate. As a result of a secured lower interest rate and an increase in property values, the actual I&S tax increase for these bonds will be 7.66 cents, which is 5.15 cents less than approved. By securing a 2.8 percent interest rate, projections show that over the 25-year repayment period, GCISD taxpayers will pay $84.9 million less in interest costs than what was originally projected for the 2016 bond program.

     

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  • GHS drumline places in HEB competition

     

    HEB competition

     

    The Grapevine High School drumline participated in the HEB ISD Drumline Competition on Saturday, September 17. With 35 different drumlines competing and 11 in the same classification, GHS placed seventh overall.

     

    I am extremely proud of all the hard work these kids have put in,” said Stephen Segura, assistant director of bands. “I have been doing this activity for over 12 years and I have not met a more motivated group of students. I'm looking forward to all the accomplishments these students will have and look forward to many positive years with the group.”

     

    The GHS band will participate in the Preview of Champions Marching Contest on September 24 and the Mesquite Marching Festival on October 1. These local competitions give bands the opportunity to receive feedback on their show and track their overall progress over the course of the season, all while preparing them for future competitions.

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  • GCISD celebrates Superfoodie Thursday

     

    superfoodie Elementary and Middle schools kicked off Superfoodie Thursdays on September 15. On these days, students are encouraged to try the featured superfood provided by the school’s cafeteria team each month. This month’s superfood is the blueberry, and has been offered through special menu items, such as blueberry parfaits, blueberry crisp and blueberry with whipped topping.

     

    “Students will have the opportunity to taste a variety of superfoods throughout the year that they may not try otherwise,” said Laura E. Brookover-Ybarra, dietitian for nutrition services. “Our aim is to teach the students of GCISD about the impact that making healthy choices can have on their health and wellness for a lifetime.”

     

    For photos from our first Superfoodie Thursday, check out Facebook! Visit the GCISD Nutrition Services page to learn more about Superfoodie Thursdays.

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  • Learning Opportunities

    Posted by Communication Services at 9/16/2016

    Famed storyteller Garrison Keillor begins some of his tales with: "It's been a quiet week in Lake Wobegone..."

     

    This week in GCISD has not exactly been a quiet one. We began the week with many in the area in quite an uproar.

     

    In our schools, our kids learn so much. Some of what they learn is considered content in the classroom, and some is learned through experiences outside the classroom. This week many of our students and staff are learning by actually being the "current event".

     

    When we do things that affect others, we must acknowledge their feelings, apologize and have a plan to move forward. The staff and students at CHHS have done just that. As I write this, student leaders from CHHS are meeting with student leaders from Trinity to continue the healing process. It doesn't make things "all better", but it is another important step.

     

    In life, things are not always wonderful like they are in Lake Wobegon. Learning how to deal with mistakes, problems and adversity is a very important life lesson. Our district is on the road to healing, and we will be better for it.

     

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    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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    Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate. Visit our Tax Rate Information page.


     

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