Fast News 2013-2014

  • FastNews-May 30

    Posted by Communication Services at 5/30/2014
     
    REMINDER: Last day of school is June 5
     Here is the June 5 dismissal schedule:
     
    Elementary Schools - Regular Dismissal, 2:45 p.m.
    Middle Schools - Early Dismissal at 12:10 p.m.
    High Schools - Early Dismissal at 12:50 p.m. 
     
    Class of 2014 Graduation Schedule
    On Thursday, June 5, GCISD will graduate nearly 1,000 seniors in the Class of 2014. Both graduations will occur on the University of Texas Arlington campus at the College Park Center. Grapevine High School graduation begins at 3:30 p.m., followed by Colleyville Heritage High School graduation at 7:30 p.m. For important event information, such as parking, tickets and Center regulations, click hereTo read more about the GCISD Class of 2014 and see where they're headed after graduation, click hereCongratulations to the Class of 2014!
     
    GCISD Valedictorians and Salutatorians Recognized
    The GCISD Board of Trustees recognized the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of both Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine High School during their May 19 meeting. Students and their families were showcased for the unique honor their hard work and dedication has led them to achieve. To read more about these students, click here
     
    Donations needed for Back-to-School Fair
    GCISD CONNECT is accepting donations for the third-annual Back-to-School Fair. The event, scheduled for Saturday, August 9, from 9 a.m.-Noon at Grapevine High School, is a collaborative effort from CONNECT, GCISD, GRACE, the Women's Division of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce and the Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation. To see the needed donations, click here.
     
    Free lunch for 18 years and younger this summer
    The summer Food Service Program provides free meals to all children age 18 and younger. These meals provide essential nutrients for active growing children. To participate in the free meal program, children simply need to show up at a serving site. For more information, click here
     
    GCISD transfers at a glance - new window open
    Transfer requests submitted during the first window (by May 2, 2014) are being reviewed and notice will be provided to families beginning May 31, 2014. A second transfer window will be open June 15-21, 2014, for families relocating to GCISD and the Grapevine and Colleyville communities. For transfer information, click here
     
    Kindergarten Registration     
    kindergarten Have an incoming kindergarten student for 2014-2015? Registration is now open! Please visit the Kindergarten Registration page and read the "New to GCISD Student Registration" instructions. To find out what campus your student will attend, visit our School & Bus Route Finder website. 
     
    Summer learning opportunities for students
    Enrollment is now open for summer enrichment and secondary summer school. Click here for more program information and to register for summer classes!
     
     
     
    Why Do You Choose GCISD? Share Your Story!
    So many great stories happen every day in our schools and we want to hear them! Share 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! Share your story today.
     
    Get Connected with GCISD Social Media
    "Like" your campus Facebook page, and see what's trending on our social media sites! 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. Want more? Check out the GCISD Instagram pageTwitter feed and Pinterest page! Here's what's trending now:
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  • FastNews - May 23

    Posted by Communication Services at 5/23/2014
     As a reminder, all campuses and district offices will be closed Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day.
    GCISD would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to all the men and women who have served or are currently serving in our Armed Forces.
     
    Dove ES choir 'rocks out' with Foreigner
    Members of the Dove Elementary choir may have been born in the 2000s, but recently they hit the stage with one of the biggest bands from the '70s and '80s. The Dove choir was selected to perform with Foreigner during their D/FW concert at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie. A parent entered the group into a radio contest sponsored by 92.5 FM and Dove was selected out of all the other area schools and organizations that entered. To read more about the experience, click here
     
    GHS student claims state championship in academic UIL
    For the second year in a row, Grapevine High School Sophomore Tine Valencic was named UIL 5A State Champion for Current Events and Issues at the UIL State Academic Meet at the University of Texas. Out of 50 possible points, Tine won by two full points. To read more, click here!
      
    GCISD Board names new HMS Principal
    The GCISD Board of Trustees named Scott Saettel as the new principal of Heritage Middle School during the May 19 meeting. Saettel comes to GCISD with 16 years of experience, most recently serving at Mansfield ISD as academic associate principal of Mansfield High School. To read more about Saettel, click here
     
    REMINDER: Last day of school is June 5
    GCISD designates two days annually to make up days the district has to close due to weather. For the current school year, April 18 and June 5 were originally designated as makeup days and both are needed to cover two of the four days missed for weather closings. Having to use both days moves the last day of school back one day to Thursday, June 5. Since the last day of school is an early release day for middle and high school, and the days missed were full days of instruction, district leaders agreed it is in the best interest of our students and our district to move the second bad weather makeup day to a day already scheduled as a full day of instruction.
     
    In March, the GCISD Board of Trustees approved a recommendation to designate May 23 as the second bad weather makeup day. Since both May 23 and June 5 are designated as instructional days, switching these days will not impact schedules, instruction or number of school days. This is a logistical calendar adjustment to ensure the makeup day provides students with the full day of instruction that was missed due to weather. This also allows June 5, the last day of school for students, to remain an early release day for middle and high school as originally planned. 
     
    To make up our remaining two missed days, GCISD received a waiver from the state. Here is the June 5 dismissal schedule:
     
    Elementary Schools - Regular Dismissal, 2:45 p.m.
    Middle Schools - Early Dismissal at 12:10 p.m.
    High Schools - Early Dismissal at 12:50 p.m. 
     
    Head choir director named for Colleyville Heritage High School
    GCISD Trustees approved Thomas Rinn as the new head choir director for Colleyville Heritage High School during the May 19 Board of Trustees meeting. Rinn joins GCISD from Arlington Independent School District, where he has served as the choral director and department leader at Juan Seguin High School since 2005. For more information on Rinn, click here
     
    GHS theatre earns honors in Buckley Awards
    Grapevine High School's "Hello Dolly" production earned the Best Orchestra title at the 2014 Betty Lynn Buckley Awards, honoring excellence in high school musical theatre. In addition, GHS was nominated for best set design, best lighting design and best costume design. Click here to read more.
     
    GCISD transfers at a glance - new window open
    Transfer requests submitted during the first window (by May 2, 2014) are being reviewed and notice will be provided to families beginning May 31, 2014. A second transfer window will be open June 15-21, 2014, for families relocating to GCISD and the Grapevine and Colleyville communities. For transfer  information, click here
     
    Kindergarten Registration   
    kindergarten Have an incoming kindergarten student for 2014-2015? Registration is now open! Please visit the Kindergarten Registration page and read the "New to GCISD Student Registration" instructions. To find out what campus your student will attend, visit our School & Bus Route Finder website. 
     
    Summer learning opportunities for students
    Enrollment is now open for summer enrichment and secondary summer school. Click here for more program information and to register for summer classes!
     
     
     
    Why Do You Choose GCISD? Share Your Story!
    So many great stories happen every day in our schools and we want to hear them! Share 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! Share your story today.
     
    Get Connected with GCISD Social Media
    "Like" your campus Facebook page, and see what's trending on our social media sites! 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. Want more? Check out the GCISD Instagram pageTwitter feed and Pinterest page! Here's what's trending now:
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  • FastNews-May 16

    Posted by Communication Services at 5/16/2014
     
    CMS student advances to national YEA! competition
    Colleyville Middle School eighth-grader Drew DeHaven is headed for Washington, D.C., after he was selected as one of two regional winners in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) competition. Drew was selected as the GCISD YEA! representative earlier this semester after he won over a panel of investors, which included local business owners in the community as well as GCISD Superintendent Dr. Robin Ryan. At the regional competition, 22 students competed for the chance to become one of two students selected to compete at nationals. Click here to learn more about Drew's company, CGE Energy. 
     
    REMINDER: Last day of school is June 5
    GCISD designates two days annually to make up days the district has to close due to weather. For the current school year, April 18 and June 5 were originally designated as makeup days and both are needed to cover two of the four days missed for weather closings. Having to use both days moves the last day of school back one day to Thursday, June 5. Since the last day of school is an early release day for middle and high school, and the days missed were full days of instruction, district leaders agreed it is in the best interest of our students and our district to move the second bad weather makeup day to a day already scheduled as a full day of instruction.
     
    In March, the GCISD Board of Trustees approved a recommendation to designate May 23 as the second bad weather makeup day. Since both May 23 and June 5 are designated as instructional days, switching these days will not impact schedules, instruction or number of school days. This is a logistical calendar adjustment to ensure the makeup day provides students with the full day of instruction that was missed due to weather. This also allows June 5, the last day of school for students, to remain an early release day for middle and high school as originally planned. 
     
    To make up our remaining two missed days, GCISD received a waiver from the state. Here is the June 5 dismissal schedule:
     
    Elementary Schools - Regular Dismissal, 2:45 p.m.
    Middle Schools - Early Dismissal at 12:10 p.m.
    High Schools - Early Dismissal at 12:50 p.m. 
     
    Parent meetings offered to clarify high school strategic plan
    Parents are invited to attend meetings across the district to discuss the recently approved high school strategic planWhile these opportunities will have benefits for all high school students, the classes that are most affected are current freshman and current eighth-graders. These parent meetings are meant to clarify how the change in GPA scale and class rank calculation will impact students currently in grade 9 who already have completed one year of coursework under the current system, as well as how this will impact incoming freshmen. To view the schedule of remaining parent meetings, click here
     
    Dual Language and STEM applications accepted through Monday, May 19, at 3:30 p.m.
    Enrollment for two programs, STEM and Two-Way Dual Language, has begun for the 2014-2015 school year. Enrollment applications for both programs will be accepted between May 1 and May 19. For more information about each program, click here
     
     
    Kindergarten Registration   
    kindergarten Have an incoming kindergarten student for 2014-2015? Registration is now open! Please visit the Kindergarten Registration page and read the "New to GCISD Student Registration" instructions. To find out what campus your student will attend, visit our School & Bus Route Finder website. 
     
    Summer learning opportunities for students
    Enrollment is now open for summer enrichment and secondary summer school. Click here for more program information and to register for summer classes!
     
     
     
    Why Do You Choose GCISD? Share Your Story!
    So many great stories happen every day in our schools and we want to hear them! Share 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! Share your story today.
     
    Get Connected with GCISD Social Media
    "Like" your campus Facebook page, and see what's trending on our social media sites! 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. Want more? Check out the GCISD Instagram pageTwitter feed and Pinterest page! Here's what's trending now:
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  • FastNews-May 9

    Posted by Communication Services at 5/9/2014
     
    Teacher and Employees of the Year announced
     GCISD administrators led a "surprize" patrol to various campuses and departments this week, to visit and announce this year's honored staff members. Third-Grade Dove Elementary School Teacher Cindy Pearson was named the GCISD Elementary Teacher of the Year. iUniversity Prep Virtual School Teacher Heath Hamrick was named GCISD's Secondary Teacher of the Year. Grapevine Elementary School's P.E. Assistant Julie Greene was named GCISD Paraprofessional of the Year. For a complete list of Teachers and Employees of the Year, click here
     
    GCISD’s newest school named: Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Collegiate Academy
    In Board action in April, GCISD’s early college high school was officially named the Grapevine-ColleyvilleISD Collegiate Academy at Tarrant County College-Northeast. Called the “Collegiate Academy” for short reference, the district’s newest high school has already accepted 120 students into the program. Classes will begin in August 2014 on theTCC-Northeast campus. To read more, click here
     
    GCISD Chic Dress Boutique open through May 12
    boutique The GCISD Chic Dress Boutique is a parent-led initiative that provides dresses for prom and banquets at no cost to GCISD middle school and high school students on a budget. The boutique offers a wide selection of dresses in many sizes and colors from which to choose as well as shoes and other accessories. The boutique opened April 12. Click here to read more about the boutique.
     
    Dual Language and STEM applications now accepted
    Enrollment for two programs, STEM and Two-Way Dual Language, has begun for the 2014-2015 school year. Enrollment applications for both programs will be accepted between May 1 and May 19. GCISD will host one final parent information night on May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the GCISD Administration Building to share more information about Dual  Language/STEM.  At this meeting, district and program leaders will discuss the application process as well as changes for enrollment. For more information about each program, click here
     
    Summer learning opportunities for students
    Enrollment is now open for summer enrichment and secondary summer school. Click here for more program information and to register for summer classes!
     
     
     
    Why Do You Choose GCISD? Share Your Story!
    So many great stories happen every day in our schools and we want to hear them! Share 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! Share your story today.
     
    Get Connected with GCISD Social Media
    "Like" your campus Facebook page, and see what's trending on our social media sites! 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. Want more? Check out the GCISD Instagram pageTwitter feed and Pinterest page! Here's what's trending now:
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  • FastNews - May 2

    Posted by Communication Services at 5/2/2014

    Inaugural GCISD Rachel's Challenge 5K and Rally TOMORROW! 
    GCISD will host a district-wide Rachel's Challenge Rally and 5k fun run tomorrow, Saturday, May 3. The event is being coordinated by students at Cross Timbers Middle School in cooperation with GCISD Counseling Services. Fun run registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the rally is scheduled to begin at 9:15 a.m. For more information on the 5K and the Rally, click here!
     
    GCISD and Education Foundation honor 2014 retirees
    On May 1, GCISD and the Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation honored 33 retirees representing more than 561 collective years of service to GCISD and more than 800 collective years of service in education across the state of Texas. To read what GCISD Superintendent Dr. Robin Ryan said about the retirees and to see photos from the banquet, click here
     
    High school strategic plan approved
    For more than a year, a committee consisting of more than 30 students, parents, teachers, campus leaders and community members from both high schools have worked to design a long-term vision and plan for both Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine high schools. The three action plans developed create a system that encourages students to take more rigorous courses without sacrificing GPA or class rank, while also providing opportunities for students to continue exploring their interests through extra-curricular involvement or career and technical education courses. To read more about the recently approved high school strategic plan, click here
     
    GCISD Board names CHHS Head Football Coach
    The GCISD Board of Trustees approved Darren Allman as the new head football coach and boys' athletic coordinator at Colleyville Heritage High School. Allman most recently served as head football coach at Eanes ISD's Westlake High School in Austin and the district's athletic director. He has 20 years of coaching experience in both public schools and at the college level, with nine of those years as a head football coach at Class 5A high schools in Texas. To read more about Coach Allman, click here
     
    Cross Timbers Middle School and FEMA demonstrate emergency preparedness 
    GCISD, along with the help of the City of Grapevine and FEMA Region 6 in Denton, conducted simultaneous tornado drills as part of a “National Day of Action” for an emergency preparedness awareness campaign called America’s PrepareAthon! The campaign encourages people to work collectively to be prepared personally and professionally for any disaster by staying informed, creating a plan, building a kit and getting involved. To learn more about the partnership event with FEMA, click here. To view photos of the rally and drill, click here
     
    GCISD Chic Dress Boutique now open
    boutique The GCISD Chic Dress Boutique is a parent-led initiative that provides dresses for prom and banquets at no cost to GCISD middle school and high school students on a budget. The boutique offers a wide selection of dresses in many sizes and colors from which to choose as well as shoes and other accessories. The boutique opened April 12. Click here to read more about the boutique.
     
    Dual Language and STEM applications now accepted
    Enrollment for two programs, STEM and Two-Way Dual Language, has begun for the 2014-2015 school year. Enrollment applications for both programs will be accepted between May 1 and May 19. GCISD will host a parent information night on May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Cannon Elementary to share more information about STEM.  At this meeting, district and program leaders will discuss the application process as well as changes for enrollment. For more information about each program, click here
     
    Summer learning opportunities for students
    Enrollment is now open for summer enrichment and secondary summer school. Click here for more program information and to register for summer classes!
     
     
     
    Why Do You Choose GCISD? Share Your Story!
    So many great stories happen every day in our schools and we want to hear them! Share 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! Share your story today.
     
    Get Connected with GCISD Social Media
    "Like" your campus Facebook page, and see what's trending on our social media sites! 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. Want more? Check out the GCISD Instagram pageTwitter feed and Pinterest page! Here's what's trending now:
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  • FastNews - April 25

    Posted by Communication Services at 4/25/2014

     GCISD celebrates Earth Day
    Campuses across the district took time over the past few weeks to celebrate Earth Day 2014 (April 22) by conducting special activities and projects. Click here to see activities from Bear Creek Elementary, Cannon Elementary, Colleyville Elementary, Dove Elementary, Glenhope Elementary, Grapevine Elementary, Heritage Elementary, O.C. Taylor Elementary and a special tree dedication from Grapevine High School.
     
    Colleyville Heritage High School earns Gold ranking
    Colleyville Heritage High School has once again earned a Gold ranking spot in the national U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools. U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 19,000 public high schools across the nation to compile the 2014 rankings, which are based on state proficiency standards and how well the school prepares students for college. Colleyville Heritage High School is listed at #333 nationally -- rankings that earned the school a Gold Level Recognition in the report. In state rankings, CHHS ranked #38 overall, and #11 among traditional public schools. Advanced Placement coursework is one of the measures evaluated for the ranking system and CHHS has a strong participation in this program.
     
    GCISD Chic Dress Boutique now open
    boutique The GCISD Chic Dress Boutique is a parent-led initiative that provides dresses for prom and banquets at no cost to GCISD middle school and high school students on a budget. The boutique offers a wide selection of dresses in many sizes and colors from which to choose as well as shoes and other accessories. The boutique opened April 12. Click here to read more about the boutique.
     
    Accept the Challenge...Register for the Inaugural GCISD Rachel's Challenge 5K and Rally! 
    GCISD will host a district-wide Rachel's Challenge Rally and 5k fun run on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 7:30 a.m. The event is being coordinated by students at Cross Timbers Middle School in cooperation with GCISD Counseling Services. For more information on the 5K and the Rally, click here!
     
    Parent information nights for Dual Language and STEM
    Enrollment for two programs, STEM and Two-Way Dual Language, will begin soon for the 2014-2015 school year. Enrollment applications for both programs will be accepted between May 1 and May 19. GCISD will host two parent information nights to share more information about each program. At 6:30 p.m. on May 1, the district will host a meeting at Cross Timbers Middle School for parents interested in learning more about Two-Way Dual Language programs at Cannon ES, Silver Lake ES or Timberline ES. On May 6, parents interested in STEM are invited to attend a meeting at Cannon Elementary at 6:30. At these meetings, district and program leaders will discuss the application process as well as changes for enrollment. For more information about each program, click here
     
    Summer learning opportunities for students
    Enrollment is now open for summer enrichment and secondary summer school. Click here for more program information and to register for summer classes!
     
     
     
    Why Do You Choose GCISD? Share Your Story!
    So many great stories happen every day in our schools and we want to hear them! Share 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! Share your story today.
     
    Get Connected with GCISD Social Media
    "Like" your campus Facebook page, and see what's trending on our social media sites! 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. Want more? Check out the GCISD Instagram pageTwitter feed and Pinterest page! Here's what's trending now:
     
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  • FastNews-April 18

    Posted by Communication Services at 4/18/2014

     
    GCISD students shine at Special Olympics
    Click here to view photos from the GCISD Special Olympics.  
     
     
     
    GCISD Future Problem Solving State Bowl winners
    Twenty-one GCISD students won top honors at the Texas Future Problem Solving State Competition this week end in Austin. Five of these students will be representing Texas at the International Future Problem Solving Competition June 12-15, held this year at Iowa State University. Jasmine Rodriguez, scenario author the from Cross Timbers Middle School, won second place in the Middle Division of Scenario Writing Competition, grades 7-9, and will be advancing to the International FPS Competition to compete against other student writers from around the world. Winning first place and advancing to the International Competition in Global Issues Problem Solving is the team of Kayla Mock, Sierra Scott, Abby Tisdale, and Andrew Wroble from Grapevine High School. Click here for a full recap from the State Bowl competition.
     
    GCISD celebrates Earth Day
    Campuses across the district will take time this month to celebrate Earth Day 2014 (Wednesday, April 22) by conducting special activities and projects. Click here for a complete list of campus activities.
      
    GCISD to begin search for new instructional leader
    Dr. Jerry Hollingsworth, who has served in GCISD for nearly nine years as a high school principal and district administrator, has been named the new associate superintendent of educational operations in Burleson ISD. He will finish out the school year in GCISD and will take on his new role beginning June 10, 2014. Click here to read Dr. Hollingsworth's letter to the community.
     
    GCISD Chic Dress Boutique now open
    boutique The GCISD Chic Dress Boutique is a parent-led initiative that provides dresses for prom and banquets at no cost to GCISD middle school and high school students on a budget. The boutique offers a wide selection of dresses in many sizes and colors from which to choose as well as shoes and other accessories. The boutique opened April 12. Click here to read more about the boutique.
     
    Accept the Challenge...Register for the Inaugural GCISD Rachel's Challenge 5K and Rally! 
    GCISD will host a district-wide Rachel's Challenge Rally and 5k fun run on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 7:30 a.m. The event is being coordinated by students at Cross Timbers Middle School in cooperation with GCISD Counseling Services. For more information on the 5K and the Rally, click here!
     
    Parent information nights for Dual Language and STEM
    Enrollment for two programs, STEM and Two-Way Dual Language, will begin soon for the 2014-2015 school year. Enrollment applications for both programs will be accepted between May 1 and May 19. GCISD will host two parent information nights to share more information about each program. At 6:30 p.m. on May 1, the district will host a meeting at Cross Timbers Middle School for parents interested in learning more about Two-Way Dual Language programs at Cannon ES, Silver Lake ES or Timberline ES. On May 6, parents interested in STEM are invited to attend a meeting at Cannon Elementary at 6:30. At these meetings, district and program leaders will discuss the application process as well as changes for enrollment. For more information about each program, click here
     
    Summer learning opportunities for students
    Enrollment is now open for summer enrichment and secondary summer school. Click here for more program information and to register for summer classes!
     
    Why Do You Choose GCISD? Share Your Story!
    So many great stories happen every day in our schools and we want to hear them! Share 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! Share your story today.
     
    Get Connected with GCISD Social Media
    "Like" your campus Facebook page, and see what's trending on our social media sites! 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. Want more? Check out the GCISD Instagram pageTwitter feed and Pinterest page! Here's what's trending now:
     
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  • GCISD FastNews-April 11

    Posted by Communication Services at 4/11/2014
     
     
     As a reminder, Friday April 18 is a bad weather makeup day. School will proceed on a normal schedule.
     
    GCISD Board names new GHS Head Football Coach
    The GCISD Board of Trustees named Randy A. Jackson as the head football coach of Grapevine High School during an April 7 special meeting. Jackson comes to GCISD with 24 years of education experience; 14 of those years he has served as a head coach, most recently at Plano East High School in Plano ISD. Click here to read more about Coach Jackson and what he hopes to bring to GHS football. 
     
    GCISD Future Problem Solving students compete at state & international competition 
    Future Problem Solving teams from several GCISD campuses put their problem solving skills to the test and came out victorious, as a total of 89 students earned the honor of attending the 34th Annual Future Problem Solving State Bowl in Austin on April 11-13.  Students from Cross Timbers Middle School, Grapevine Middle School and Grapevine High School will be representing GCISD in several different team categories. In addition to advancing to state, CTMS student Jasmine Rodriguez will represent Texas at the International Problem Solving Conference and Competition in Ames, Iowa. Congratulations to these students and good luck in Austin and Ames! Click here to see a list of students who are competing in the State Bowl.
     
    GCISD schools rank in top quarter of nation
    GCISD schools have once earned ranking spots among The Washington Post's Most Challenging High Schools national program. Each year, The Post evaluates schools on the number of Advanced Placement tests taken compared to the number of graduating seniors at each school. Out of more than 2,000 high schools across the U.S., Colleyville Heritage HS earned a ranking of 357 and Grapevine HS ranked at 417. In Texas alone, 162 schools were ranked with Colleyville Heritage HS coming in 48th and Grapevine HS ranking 56th. Click here to read what Dr. Ryan said about the honor. 
     
    GCISD Chic Dress Boutique opening soon
    boutique The GCISD Chic Dress Boutique is a parent-led initiative that provides dresses for prom and banquets at no cost to GCISD middle school and high school students on a budget. The boutique offers a wide selection of dresses in many sizes and colors from which to choose as well as shoes and other accessories. The boutique opens April 12. Click here to read more about the boutique.
     
    Accept the Challenge...Register for the Inaugural GCISD Rachel's Challenge 5K and Rally! 
    GCISD will host a district-wide Rachel's Challenge Rally and 5k fun run on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 7:30 a.m. The event is being coordinated by students at Cross Timbers Middle School in cooperation with GCISD Counseling Services. For more information on the 5K and the Rally, click here!
     
    Parent information nights for Dual Language and STEM
    Enrollment for two programs, STEM and Two-Way Dual Language, will begin soon for the 2014-2015 school year. Enrollment applications for both programs will be accepted between May 1 and May 19. GCISD will host two parent information nights to share more information about each program. At 6:30 p.m. on May 1, the district will host a meeting at Cross Timbers Middle School for parents interested in learning more about Two-Way Dual Language programs at Cannon ES, Silver Lake ES or Timberline ES. On May 6, parents interested in STEM are invited to attend a meeting at Cannon Elementary at 6:30. At these meetings, district and program leaders will discuss the application process as well as changes for enrollment. For more information about each program, click here
     
    Summer learning opportunities for students
    Enrollment is now open for summer enrichment and secondary summer school. Click here for more program information and to register for summer classes!
     
     
     
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    • GCISD gymnasts advance to state meet
     
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  • FastNews - April 4

    Posted by Communication Services at 4/4/2014
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    Community screening of 'The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia'
    Community members, students, parents and staff are invited to attend a screening of "The Big Picture: Redefining Dyslexia" at Colleyville Heritage High School on Tuesday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. This screening is offered in partnership with READ (Reaching, Educating and Advocating for Dyslexia), a parent-based advocacy group committed to supporting GCISD students with dyslexia and related disorders. The movie is about 60 minutes. Following the movie, GCISD Director of Humanities Dr. Suzanne Newell will give a brief presentation about the district's efforts to identify and serve dyslexic students. Click here for details.
     
    Accept the Challenge...Register for Inaugural GCISD Rachel's Challenge 5K and Rally!  
    Join us for the inaugural GCISD Rachel’s Challenge 5K fun run. We will start the morning with a 5K and then will host a Rachel's Challenge Rally at Mustang Panther Stadium. The Rally is free; cost to participate in the 5K is $15 for adults and $10 for students. For more information, or to register for the 5K, click here
     
    Colleyville Heritage production of Seussical nominated for regional awards
    The Colleyville Heritage production of Seussical has received a nomination for Best Musical from the Dallas Summer Musical High School Musical Theatre Awards! The production also earned four additional nominations including:
     
        • Best Actor - Wes Davis
        • Best Supporting Actress - Andrea Pajarillo
        • Best Director
        • Best Lighting Design  
     
    The cast of Seussical, as well as Best Actor nominee Wes Davis, will perform at a red-carpet awards gala, modeled after the Tony Awards, on April 30 at Music Hall at Fair Park. Winners of the Best Actor and Best Actress Awards win an all expense paid trip to New York City to compete in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards on June 30. Grapevine High School participates in the Betty Lynn Buckley Award program. Those nominations will be announced April 17.  
     
    GCISD@OurBEST - GCISD's Good News Blog
    • GHS Academic UIL Team wins fourth District Championship
    • Bear Creek Technology Club builds canoes
    • GCISD Goes Blue for Autism
    • CHHS One Act Play advances again!
    • GCISD Transportation Department announces winner of poster contest
    • CTMS students visit Glenhope Elementary
    • Bridges teacher awarded National Humanities Grant
     
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  • FastNews-March 28

    Posted by Communication Services at 3/28/2014
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     Good luck to all of our students taking the STAAR test next week! As a reminder, campuses do not allow visitors on testing dates. This includes lunch and volunteering. High school students are testing Monday, March 31, and students at all campuses will be testing Tuesday, April 1, and Wednesday, April 2. Thank you for your cooperation!
     
    Community screening of 'The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia'
    Community members, students, parents and staff are invited to attend a screening of "The Big Picture: Redefining Dyslexia" at Colleyville Heritage High School on Tuesday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. This screening is offered in partnership with READ (Reaching, Educating and Advocating for Dyslexia), a parent-based advocacy group committed to supporting GCISD students with dyslexia and related disorders. The movie is about 60 minutes. Following the movie, GCISD Director of Humanities Dr. Suzanne Newell will give a brief presentation about the district's efforts to identify and serve dyslexic students. Click here for details.
     
    GCISD recognized nationally for music education efforts
    For the second consecutive year, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD has been recognized for outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education designation. The recognition is awarded by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. GCISD joins a handful of districts in North Texas and 376 districts across the nation to receive the prestigious distinction in 2014. GCISD also was named a Best Community in 2013. Click here for more. 
     
    GCISD transfers at a glance
    For 2014-2015, GCISD is excited to implement a new online transfer request system. This will provide a more convenient and faster way for families to request transfers and will allow for easier processing of requests by staff. The online forms will be available on this website beginning Monday, March 31. Transfer requests will be accepted through 4 p.m. Friday, May 2.
     
    GCISD@OurBEST - GCISD's Good News Blog
    • Colleyville Elementary raises more than $17,500 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    • CHHS percussion prepares for championship
    • Girls gymnastics teams dominate district championships
    • Middle School bands experience UIL success!
    • CHHS Theatre One Act Play wins awards
     
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    "Like" your campus Facebook page, and see what's trending on our social media sites! 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. Want more? Check out the GCISD Instagram pageTwitter feed and Pinterest page! Here's what's trending now:
     
     
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