GCISD FastNews-April 5
Posted by Kristin Biery - GCISD Communications Coordinator at 4/5/2013
GHS girls soccer playoffs
Come cheer on the GHS Lady Mustang soccer team as they continue their run in the playoffs. They will take on Midlothian on Friday, April 5, at 6 p.m. at Southlake Carroll. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Good luck Lady Mustangs!
Traffic pattern change this weekendThe DFW Connector informed GCISD of a major traffic switch occurring this weekend and we wanted to pass it along to all parents, staff, students and community members. The upcoming traffic switch will begin this Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m. Click here for the specific information from DFW Connector.
Legislators plan upcoming town hall meetings to discuss education
Sen. Wendy Davis announced two town hall meetings this weekend to discuss public and higher education in Texas, as well as current proposals in the Legislature. The first town hall is Saturday, April 6, at 9:30 a.m. in Arlington at the Mac Bernd Professional Development Center (Arlington ISD), 1111 W. Arbrook Blvd. Arlington, TX 76015. The second is later that afternoon at 2 p.m. in Fort Worth at Nicholas Martin Hall on the campus of Texas Wesleyan University, 1309 Wesleyan St., Ft. Worth, TX 76105. Additionally, Rep. Giovanni Capriglione will host a town hall meeting, Friday, April 12 from 6-7 p.m. at Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main Street, Southlake, TX 76092. The public is invited and encouraged to attend one of these meetings to discuss education funding, accountability, curriculum issues and other education-related topics.
Summer Enrichment 2013
Registration forms are now available for Summer Enrichment 2013. Classes will be offered for students in grades K-8 in all areas including academic, physical fitness and fine arts. Classes are one week for three hours per day, either in the morning or afternoon. This year's theme is "Summer Enrichment Express...Get On Board!" For registration forms, as well as to see the enrichment art contest winners, click here
School lunch prices increasing for 2013-2014
Student lunch prices will increase beginning with the 2013-2014 school year to meet USDA regulations. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires school districts to annually assess meal prices with the end goal of all paid lunch prices at least equaling the free reimbursement rate minus the paid reimbursement rate. The US Department of Agriculture currently reimburses Grapevine-Colleyville ISD $2.88 for free lunches. The new lunch prices for the 2013-2014 will be $2.25 for K-6 students and $2.45 for 9-12 students and $3.05 for adults. Breakfast prices will also increase to $1.10 for all students.
GCISD's newest school named: iUniversity Prep
During the March meeting, the GCISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the naming of GCISD’s newest school: iUniversity Prep, a Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Virtual Academy. The district's virtual school is scheduled to open for enrollment this spring with classes starting with the fall 2013 semester. Dr. Kaye Rogers, a former Colleyville Heritage High School administrator who has been leading a virtual school for the past six years, also has been named director of GCISD's virtual academy. To learn more about Rogers, click here. To read more about GCISD's Virtual Academy, as well as read some FAQ's, click here
Tuition-Based Pre-K Survey
GCISD is studying the possibility of establishing a tuition-based pre-kindergarten program to serve our community. To effectively evaluate the feasability of such a program, we need to hear from parents of young families. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to assist in the decision-making process. Additionally, if you know of anyone who will have a pre-K student in the next few years, please encourage them to take the survey.
Education Foundation scholarship applications availableScholarship applications for this year are now available here
. Last year, the GCISD Education Foundation awarded more than $25,000 in scholarships to students at CHHS and GHS. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 19.
Don't forget to "Like" your campus Facebook page
If you have not already "liked" your campus Facebook page, please check it out. It is a great way to get updates on what is happening on your campus, as well as receive up-to-date on district communications regarding inclement weather and other important information. Click here to find your campus' Facebook page!
Share Your Story
Please share your Grapevine-Colleyville ISD story with us! There are so many great stories happening every day at our schools. We want to hear about an experience you've had with a campus, faculty or staff member, or simply what you love most about GCISD! Whether you are a parent, student, community member, employee or prospective parent, we look forward to hearing from you!