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  • Weather Update for Friday, February 27
    The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Tarrant County. NWS is forecasting another storm system that is expected to bring snow to North Texas on Friday, February 27, with temperatures remaining in the upper 20s through the afternoon. GCISD personnel have already begun monitoring weather conditions and making necessary plans. Based on reports from local emergency agencies, morning commutes are not expected to be affected by this storm. Afternoon commutes, as well as after school and weekend activities, may be impacted by the weather. Please watch the district website and social media for updates. Thank you, and please drive safely. (Posted 2/26/15)

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  • Middle School Parent Night for 5th Grade Families Rescheduled
     
    Due to inclement weather and icy road conditions, Middle School Parent Night has been canceled for Tuesday night and rescheduled to Thursday evening, 6:30-8 p.m. This information night is for parents of current fifth-grade students who will be transitioning to middle school next school year. All four middle schools -- Colleyville Middle, Cross Timbers Middle, Grapevine Middle and Heritage Middle -- will be hosting their information nights at the same time on Thursday, just as was planned previously. Thank you to all our parents for your flexibility during this winter weather event, and we look forward to introducing our fifth-graders and their families to middle school on Thursday!
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  • Friday Focus: Collegiate Academy’s Leadership Team
     
    Leadership Team The Collegiate Academy at Tarrant County College Northeast, GCISD’s newest high school, opened this school year as an early college high school opportunity for our students. As the school year began and progressed, students and staff decided they needed to form a group to coordinate social and service activities for the school; and thus, the Collegiate Academy Leadership Team was born.
     
    "It is important to have a leadership committee at school to help voice the students’ concerns to the faculty,” said Lily Derr, Collegiate Academy student.
     
    According to the Team’s sponsor Omar Melendez, the school is very excited to have an opportunity, such as the Leadership Team, in the first year of school. 
     
    “The primary goals of the team are to build a community within our school that promotes advocacy within the student body, and to better serve the community as well,” Melendez said. “I hope our students can and will develop a sense of pride, ownership and input in our school, as well as develop characteristics that are valued in the work place, such as initiative, responsibility and leadership.”
     
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  • GCISD sends 28 teams to Destination ImagiNation tournament
     
    Once again, GCISD will have a great showing at the 2015 Mid-Cities Regional Tournament for Destination ImagiNation, to be held at Richland High School Saturday, February 21. Twenty-eight teams, representing seven elementary schools, two middle schools, Grapevine and Colleyville Heritage high schools and the new GCISD Collegiate Academy, will present their solutions to appraisers in the hopes that their creativity and teamwork take them to the State Tournament level, and hopefully even to the Global Tournament level.
     
    Our region consists of nine school districts and private or home-schooled groups. GCISD is the second largest participant, with Irving ISD being largest. This tournament will include 205 total teams.
     
    Teams have been working hard to assemble their most creative solution to one of six types of challenges offered. They choose from Scientific, Technical, Structural, Fine Arts, Improvisation or Service Learning and begin in the Fall to culminate their efforts in a performance at the Regional Tournament in February. Even kindergarten - second graders have a non-competitive role and their own custom challenge to tackle, teaching them research/script creation/teamwork skills. Team scores also include a round of Instant Challenge that presents a mystery problem the team has to creatively solve in 5 minutes, usually with a story to go with it.
     
    "I am so proud of the teams that have committed to this program this year and the volunteer Team Managers--some parents, some teachers--giving so much time and teaching energy to them," said Lisa Massey, GCISD Council of PTAs CHHS liaison.
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  • The GCISD community comes together to support Special Olympians 
    POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER CLOSING; RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 2, 6:30 P.M. @ GHS
     
    Triple Come join the GCISD Special Olympics team as they host their second Triple Threat Shootout. The event, which is a fund-raiser for the Special Olympics team, features a basketball game between the Special Olympics team and police officers from the cities of Grapevine and Colleyville.
     
    The Shootout is planned and organized by parents and volunteers, including the National Charity League and the Grapevine and Colleyville police departments. Members of the Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine high school marching bands will perform before and during the game to help cheer on the student athletes. The Dove Elementary Dynamic Drummers will provide the halftime entertainment. 
     
    Event coordinator Tracey Clements is looking forward to a great turnout from the community to support Special Olympics.
     
    “These athletes are very enthusiastic supporters of their peers in the school districts sports,” Clements said. “I’m hoping we can get some of that enthusiasm back from their peers for their special night.”
     
    The Shootout begins at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, at Grapevine High School in Gym 1. The community is invited and encouraged to attend. 
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  • Open House

    Posted by Communication Services at 2/20/2015
    This week has been like an "open house" week in GCISD. We have opened our doors to numerous parents and community visitors in an effort to showcase the great things happening in every school in our district.
     
    First, the district hosted two groups of business leaders from our local Chambers of Commerce. Leadership Colleyville and Leadership Grapevine joined us for a day of learning about all things GCISD. Business leaders toured elementary, middle and high schools, learning about the numerous programs we offer our students. At the end of the day, they had a clear understanding that in GCISD, we are truly "Redefining education because your future matters today."
     
    Then, later in the week, our elementary schools hosted parents for student-led conferences. Students actually were tasked with explaining their progress, goals and aspirations to their parents. I have heard from parents, teachers and administrators about the powerful impact of these conferences. Our students rose to the occasion to present their goals in a very professional manner.
     
    It is important that parents and business leaders know what is happening in our schools. All across Texas, education is evolving to meet the increased demands of our world and it is clear that LEAD 2021 is having a positive impact in every classroom and every school. I am so proud of the continued progress in each of our schools, and this week's "open house" provided numerous opportunities for our community to see it first-hand. This week was a great example of Building Excellent Schools Together.
     
    Keep up the great work!
     
    RR
    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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