CTE 2010-2011The Mock DECA Competition was held at Northwood University on November 19, 2010. Students took a fifty question Marketing Test and participated in two role-plays. The following teams placed in the top ten in at least one of the two role- plays:Hayden Nielisen and Seth Gillitzer-3rd Place5th-10th PlaceMiranda Porto and Jordan HicksAndrew Benedict and Theo BrookJohn Miles and Marcus IngramThe District DECA Competition will be held in Frisco on January 22.
STRAWBERRY CREATION BY ROSA YARBROUGH!
SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT MARKETINGGRAPEVINE HIGH SCHOOLCOLLEYVILLE HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOLOn October 26, The Sports and Entertainment Marketing classes from GHS and CHHS took a trip to the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. The students were given information about promotion which is the unit that we are studying in class. The students had a wonderful time and could see how what they were studying in class could be applied to the work world.The CHHS Sports and Entertainment classes toured Cowboy Stadium on October 26. 47 students were given the opportunity as part of the class curriculum to learn about all the different types of promotion done at the stadium. This included branding, sponsorship and advertising. This is the first year for the semester course taught by Vicki Wise and the students have had an interesting year learning about the sports and entertainment industry through marketing. The tour included learning about the architecture and engineering of the stadium as well as a tour of the broadcast and print media booths and the luxury boxes. The students were allowed into the team locker room and the cheerleader locker room. The highlight was being allowed to play on the stadium floor and visit the Cowboy store. It was fascinating for students to learn about the 7,000 jobs with various career fields that are connected with the Dallas Cowboys. Many colleges now offer degrees in Sports and Entertainment Marketing and the metroplex provides unlimited opportunities for careers in this field.
DALLAS BEST ROBOTICS COMPETITIONOCTOBER 23, 2010100+ students representing Grapevine-Colleyville ISD participated in the Dallas-BEST Robotics competition.In early September schools from across the region started working on assembling a robot from materials consisting of plywood, lexan, pvc pipe, steel rods, aluminum sheeting and various screws and connectors. Each robot had to perform a skill sorting different items and packaging the items in a shipping process. The teams score points based on the efficiency of the process. While not every team can advance each of our five teams representing GHS, HMS, CMS, CTMS, and GMS showed stamina and climbed through the preliminary rounds ranging from 1st to 22nd. In the end, we had teams finish up at 22nd, 15th, 14th, 9th, and 3rd overall. While everyone showed skill and grace in this very complicated competition. Our very own Heritage Middle school students finished 3rd and will be representing GCISD at the Texas BEST Multi State Competition November 19-20, 2010 at UNT. Only the top 5 teams from the 16 regional hub competitions advance. What an amazing experience for this young group of students interested in career fields of engineering!CONGRATULATIONS! to Alice Fitzgerald and her students from Heritage Middle School for their performance in the Robot Game contest and for qualifying to attend the Texas Best at UNT competition on November 20th.
CHILD DEVELOPMENTBerenice Rodriguez, Jessica Foley & Simone Lowemodel the empathy belly in Child Development.
READY, SET, TEACH STUDENTS RESEARCHING EDUCATION THROUGH THE CENTURIES ON THE IPADS.ABIGAIL MOORE, TRENT DENNINGTON & MARISSA MOLINADr. Robin Ryan visited Cyndy Aschenbrenner's Ready, Set, Teach class on Monday, September 20th.He delivered a motivating talk to some our teacher interns.
The District 7 DECA Competition was held at Lone Star High School in Frisco onSaturday, January 22. The students had to take a 100 question Marketing exam aswell as role-play with a judge about a marketing scenario. The following studentswere district winners and qualified for The State DECA Competition:
Food Marketing- Cody Anderson
Sports & Entertainment- Seth Gillitzer
Business Services Marketing- Steve George, Marcus Ingram, and Hayden NielsenThe Texas State DECA CompetitionFort Worth Convention CenterFebruary 24-26
The State DECA Competition was held in Ft. Worth, Texas on February 24-26. Marcus Ingram from Grapevine High School was a State winner in Business Services Marketing. He qualified for the International DECA competition in Orlando, Florida which will be held April 30-May 3. There were over 3000 students from across the State of Texas that competed in the various events. The Business services event consisted of a 100 question Marketing Test and two role-plays about two different business situations.
Colleyville's Life Event teams did not place at Region 2, but we learned a lot and the girls did really well. All 9 of our girls medaled in their Leadership Enhancement Opportunitiies tests: we received 3 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals. Here are a few pictures.Also we greeted the troops at the airport last Saturday as a community service activity.GHS junior life event team automatically qualified for state, we knew that before they went. also they received 8 gold and 1 silver, the culinary mystery basket teams did not place.
KISS THE PIG!THE HILTON DFW LAKESAPRIL 19TH
Two students in Digital & Interactive Multimedia won 1st and 2nd place in a poster contest.
Mitchell Kerbow (GHS 9th grader) won first place in a poster contest sponsored by the GCISD School Health Services and the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC). His prize was a $50 gift certificate to Best Buy.Jake Moore (GHS 10th grader) won second place and was awarded a $25 Best Buy gift certificate. Each student who entered the contest was given a free Sonic Route 44 drink coupon.
The winning poster was printed and distributed to all the campuses to advertise the 2nd Annual GCISD Family Fun Walk and Health Fair on Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to noon at GHS. The purpose of the event is to encourage families to participate in physical activity and to increase awareness of the benefits of good health practices through education and prevention. The district partners with area businesses and health organizations to provide basic health screenings, immunizations, and a variety of informational booths designed to help our community become aware of the many health-related programs, services, and providers located in our surrounding community.
The results of last week's BPA National Leadership Conference contests have just been posted.Please join me in congratulating James Bowman.He ranked #4 in the JAVA contest, out of 45 students in that competition.Sandy WardCHHS Club SponsorBusiness Professionals of America