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    2009-2010

     

     
    Christmas in August
    Christmas In August
     
    CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST!
    On August 13th, Rick and I delivered all the equipment and supplies that we ordered at the end of the 08-09 school year.



     
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
    HIGH SCHOOL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    AUGUST 18, 2009
     
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    MELODY

     
     
    DONNA REYNOLDS AND MELODY MORRIS
    TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE, TECH PREP COORDINATORS
     
     
    CTECTE

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    CTE INSTRUCTORS FROM GHS, CHHS AND BRIDGES CAME TOGETHER FOR A MORNING OF INSTRUCTIONAL UPDATES.  PRESENTERS INCLUDED DONNA AND MELODY WHO BROUGHT EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON THE TCC TECH PREP PROGRAM AND MARCUS HILL ENLIGHTENED EVERYONE ON "EMBRACING CHANGE" .

     
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    MARCUS HILL, PRESIDENT
    FORT WORTH CASUALTY COMPANY
    MARCUS ENDED THE DAY WITH A FASCINATING PERSPECTIVE ON "EMBRACING CHANGE".
     
     


     
     
    CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
     MIDDLE SCHOOL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    AUGUST 19, 2009
     

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    MELODY

     
       MELODY MORRIS FROM TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE JOINED US 
       AGAIN AND SPOKE ABOUT THE TCC TECH PREP PROGRAM.
     

    PROGRAM UPGRADES
    AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

    AUTO SHOP

    AUTO SHOP
     
    FOUR POST DIGITAL CAMERA, COMPUTERIZED FOUR WHEEL ALIGNMENT SYSTEM
    INSTALLED SEPTEMBER 2009
     

     

    Culinary Arts

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    GAYLORD

     
    CHEF TY AND STUDENTS
    AT THE
    GAYLORD TEXAN RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER ON LAKE GRAPEVINE

    FCCLA COMPETITION
    FEBRUARY 5, 2010
    We placed 7th and 8th in the culinary competition out of over 20 teams,
    and in our LEO's we took 8 golds and 2 silvers.
     
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    From left to right:
    Kensie, Allegra, Devin,
    Candace Ingram - Culinary Instructor,
    Nina, Carolynn, Hannah
     

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    From left to right students names are:
    Devin Lathrop - GHS, Hannah Hall - CHHS, Carolynn Dahlfors - CHHS,
    Kensie Schultheis - GHS, Allegra Lefko - GHS, Nina Tiainen - GHS
     

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    Candace Ingram gives the gcisd culinary team last minute instructions as they review recipes before their competition.

     

     
     
     

    WAY TO GO GRAPEVINE MIDDLE SCHOOL TECH ED ROBOTICS TEAM!!!!

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    I had the opportunity to attend the Dallas Hub of the BEST Robotics competition over the weekend at UTD school of Engineering in Plano. GMS's Bill Berghauser and his team of energetic students (7th and 8th graders) strolled in to face a well polished group of students from various high schools in the area with numerous state titles in their resumes. A group of this caliber would normally strike fear in most first time competitors, however as the day unfolded it became evident that the group from GCISD GMS came to give it their BESTshot!
     
    Rick Bracy
    Director of Career & Technical Education
     
      
     

    AGRICULTURE

    NEW ARRIVALS

     

    PIGCALF
     

    Swine make a return to
    Grapevine-Colleyville FFA
    Orphaned heifer gets
    attention from members

     

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    Lilly

     
    New addition to the Grapevine Community-Lilly
    moved from Fort Stockton, Texas.
     
     
     
     
     

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    One of the many Beefmaster heifers
    at the GCISD Ag complex.
     
     

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    Exhibitors gearing up for Spring Livestock shows.

    FFA Makes Presence Known with Chamber Events

    By Scott Price                                                          B

     

    FFA and chamber members come together for the agriculture barn ribbon cutting ceremony last week at Grapevine High School. Hunter Johnson, president of the FFA cuts the ribbon.

     The Grapevine-Colleyville Future Farmers of America (FFA) had two chamber of commerce ribbon-cutting events on Dec. 17 in an effort to bring more attention to the organization.

    "It’s all about getting involved, and you really are involved," said Tom Kormondy, Grapevine Chamber of Commerce board chairman, as he gestured to cattle and sheep in the GCISD Agricultural Science Barn. "I did not even know this existed. I apologize for that."

    Dr. Doug Smith, GCISD agricultural science teacher and FFA sponsor, said he is trying to change that by getting more students involved and letting the community know about the program that is open to GCISD students from elementary school through high school. The program, which was once a staple of public school education in the area when it had an agricultural economy, continues to thrive, though it has changed.

    He said about 60 percent of FFA members are girls, a number of whom are interested in veterinary medicine.

    "We think it may be the best-kept secret in the Grapevine-Colleyville area," he said.

    The Grapevine-Colleyville FFA chapter was charted in 1935. Smith said there are about 150 students from Grapevine High School and Colleyville Heritage High School who are enrolled in agricultural science classes at GHS. He said the FFA chapter currently has 28 high school members and eight junior members.

    Susan Williams, the outgoing chairwoman of the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce Board, said it was unusual for the chamber of commerce to have an event in a barn.

    "This is my last ribbon-cutting for the year, and this is the most exciting one I have had all year," she said, laughing.

    The FFA students and the booster club also hosted an "open barn" on the evening of Dec. 17 to allow students to tell people about their animals in preparation for upcoming livestock shows. The Fort Worth Stock Show will take place Jan. 15 to Feb. 7. The Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show will take place Feb. 18 to 20 in Fort Worth, and the students will be seeking buyers for many of their animals that will be sold at these shows.

    Local FFA President Hunter Johnson, a Colleyville resident and senior at GHS, is raising a pig and two heifers named June and Crystal.

    Johnson said most of the FFA members will probably not study agriculture in college or work in an agriculture-related field, but being an FFA member teaches many skills. He said caring for an animal teaches responsibility and dedication, and they also learn leadership skills and public speaking skills by going to FFA events.

    Johnson said it was difficult balancing sports and FFA, but he was able to do it.

    "During football practice, I had to come right before and right after," he said, describing how he provided care for the animals.

    FFA Reporter Madison Boules, a Grapevine resident and GHS senior, is raising two heifers – Midge and Thumper. She said students can make money by raising sheep or pigs, but because a heifer is shown for two years, FFA members do not usually make money selling them. But Boules said the main reason for raising an animal is the experience.

    Boules said an FFA member does not have to raise an animal. She said less expensive projects can be growing plants or making baked goods. An FFA project must be agriculture- or food-related.

    FFA Treasurer Trent Young, a Grapevine resident and CHHS junior, is raising a heifer and a pig. He said it takes a lot of work to raise an animal but it is good experience.

     
     
    FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW
    FEBRUARY 5, 2010
     
    1ST PLACE
     
    DYLAN JOHNSON WON FIRST PLACE IN THE LIGHT WEIGHT
    CROSS BRED HOG CLASS.
     
    Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show
    February 19-20, 2010

    Swine

    7th place Light Weight-Hunter Johnson

    9th place Light Weight- Shelby Norris

    14th place Light Weight- Josh Schaefer

    16th place Heavy Weight- Dylan Johnson

    3rd place Heavy Weight- Hannah Gallegos

    1st place Heavy Weight- Laura Renfro

    Lambs

    Reserve Champion Medium Wool and Lamb Overall- Madison Boules

    Reserve Champion Medium Wool Breeding Ewe- Clay Schaefer

    3rd place Light Heavy Weight- Andrew Howlett

    7th place Light Heavy Weight- Alexis Wilkins

    4th place Heavy Weight- Kelly Cano

    Broilers

    5th place- Jesse Cantrell

    6th place- Alexis Wilkins

    Rabbits-

    Cyrus Melendez

    Cattle

    Grand Champion American Heifer and Reserve Champion Heifer, Champion Intermediate Heifer Showman- Rebecca Small

    Reserve Champion American Heifer and Champion Senior Showman- Chance Bufe

    Brooke Young- 1st, and a 2nd place American Heifer

    Trent Young- 3rd place American Heifer

    Kamry Pearson- 2nd place American Heifer

    Michaela Gonzales- 4th place American Heifer

    Jeff Wallace- 1st place American Heifer

    Kara Pearson- 1st place American Heifer

    Madison Boules- 1st place American Heifer

    Hunter Johnson-1st and 2nd place American Heifer

    Jacob Boules- 1st place American Heifer

     
     
     

     

    DECA

     
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    15 Students from CHHS attended the Mock Deca Competition at Northwood University on Thursday, November 19. Each student took a marketing test and participated in a role play. Mallory Isenberg and Spencer Drew-Pessel received a 2nd place medal and Lauren Wimbish and Abby Nolan received a 3rd place medal in their role plays. This event helps prepare students for the district DECA competition which will be held in Dallas, February 5-6, 2010.

     

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    On November 19th, fifteen students from Grapevine High School competed in the Northwood University Mock DECA competition. The following students placed in the top ten in their category:
     
    Michael Lavery- Marketing Management Test
    Amberlie Goldman and Jessica Wiethoff- Roleplay
    Bailey Sanders and Erika Cortazar- Roleplay

     
     
    9 Students participated in the District DECA Competition, Feb. 5-6 in Dallas.
    8 qualified for the State Deca Competition in Ft. Worth, Feb. 19-21. Each of the students completed a 100 question marketing test and a role play in various areas. The following students will represent CHHS at State:
     
    Anam Zindani, Spenser Drew-Pessel and Lauren Wimbish in Business Services
    Abby Nolan and Tiffany Tilliacos in Food Marketing
    Sumayya Mir in Marketing Management
    Matt Zollman in Restrauant and Food Service
    Sheila Kim in Quick Serve
     
    The students listed below will represent GHS at State:
    Megan Whitten
    Erika Cortazar
    Jessica Wiethoff
    Adam Tridico
    Bailey Sanders
     

    STATE DECA COMPETITION
    FORT WORTH, TEXAS
    FEBRUARY 19-21, 2010
     
    ANAM
     

    8 CHHS Students competed in the State DECA Competition in Ft. Worth over the weekend. Anam Zindani placed first in business services and qualifies for the National DECA Competition in Louisville, Kentucky.

     
    STATE GROUP
     
    3 Students were chosen as alternates;
    Students from left to right.
     
    Sumayya Mir in Marketing Management
     
    Spenser Drew-Pessell in Business Services
     
    Anam Zindani in Business Services
     
    Abby Nolan in Food Marketing

     


     

    BUSINESS

     
    JANUARY 30, 2010                                   
     
    Last weekend students participated in the Regional Business Professionals of America (BPA) Workplace Skills Assessment Program at Birdville High School. The results follow:
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    Alyssa Hamilton

     

    Payroll Accounting

     

    State Qualifier

    Frances Casey

    Desktop Publishing

    State Alternate

    Bryce German

    PC Troubleshooting and Repair

    State Alternate

    Kacie Kerlee

    Medical Office Procedures

    State Alternate

    Shane Poole, Kacie Kerlee, Mark Molden

    Administrative Support
    Team

    State Alternate

    The state competition is in Fort Worth at the beginning of March. This was their first competition and they all did a terrific job! - Rosemary Hemsell/Regina Rockwood 
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    FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES

    Region II competition in Granbury, February 5th.

     

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    The CHHS fccla team relaxes at lunch after their LEO: "Leadersip Enhancement Opportinities" tests. The CHHS team brought home 8 golds and 1 silver.

     
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    The nine students from CHHS took 8 Golds and 1 Silver medals on the Leadership Enhancement Opportunity test. The six students on the culinary team placed 8 of 25 teams, we are very proud of them for their first showing.
    Sponsors: Mrs. Aschenbrenner & Mrs. Diamond

     


    Rick Bracy hosted the Regional CTE Directors Advisory Meeting on April 1st, in the Alamo Conference Room in our newly remodeled Administration Building.

     

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    Dr. Jim Chadwell welcomed everyone to G.C.I.S.D.

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    STATE FCCLA COMPETITION

    DALLAS SHERATON

    APRIL 8-10, 2010

     

    FCCLA #1

    Kelssey Chippeaux, Aris Young, Alisa Tajdin, Lauren Dykes, Jessica Richardson

     
    GRADING

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                     ADVISORS GRADING!

                  JESSICA, ARIS AND MRS. ASCHENBRENNER

    GETTING READY

    BEST FRIENDS

     Lauren, Kelsey and Jessica getting ready!
                           BEST FRIENDS!
                           Jessica and Aris

    TOGETHER

    CHHS students enjoying some down time.

    CHHS students took 4 gold medals and 2 silver medals on the
    Leadership Enhancement Opportunity Tests (LEO's).
    GHS students took 3 gold and 1 silver.
     

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