Students Skype with Olympic Commentator Lewis Johnson
On Wednesday, students at Glenhope Elementary skyped with NBC Olympic commentator Lewis Johnson at the base of the bobsled track for the 2018 Olympics. With a 15-hour time difference, the students said 'good morning' as Johnson was getting ready to say 'good night' from PyeongChang, South Korea. The Skype session with Johnson took place due to a connection with Glenhope Elementary Learning Liaison Jeanette Fink.
"We are always looking for ways to make global connections as it aligns with our district goals of developing Global Citizens," said Fink. "We also had another connection to the Olympics as a former Grapevine High School student is interning with NBC in PyeongChang!"
Second-grade teachers designed lessons that connected growth mindset using Olympic athletes as exemplars. Students focused on setting goals, team work, sportsmanship and perseverance as part of the lesson.
Some of the questions students asked included:
- How long have you been reporting fo the Olympics?
- How many athletes do you talk to in a day?
- Who is the most famous Olympian you have ever met?
- How are they making the Luge, Bobsled and Skeleton racing as safe as possible?
- What is your favorite food in South Korea?
CHOOSE KINDNESS: Join us for our 2018 Rachel's Challenge 5K
Grapevine-Colleyville is hosting the Rachel's Challenge 5K race on April 21, 2018, at Colleyville Heritage High School. The official 5K race is 3.1 miles, with official timing through No Limits Timing. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. for a fee of only $25. GCISD students and staff may participate for free. For more information on the Rachel's Challenge 5K, click here.
DIGITAL FLYER DELIVERY STARTS FEBRUARY 15
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD has adopted an electronic flyer distribution program called Peachjar. With the new system, flyers from community organizations will be distributed through a weekly email and accessible through the school websites. This is part of our ongoing effort to focus resources on education while reducing the environmental impact of our activities.
GCISD parents will receive a welcome email from Peachjar that includes a username and password. This is provided to give parents the opportunity to manage their account and flyer delivery preferences. To view a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click here and select the appropriate tab for PARENTS.
GCISD Personalized Programs Expo
From engineering challenges to advanced academics to language immersion and early childhood education, GCISD offers a world of opportunities for students. Families were invited to learn more about these opportunities at the Personalized Programs Expo.
The expo featured stations showcasing our STEM programs, ASPIRE Academy, Dual Language, tuition-based pre-kindergarten, Collegiate Academy, AVID, IB PYP (Dove Elementary) and Arts Integration at Bransford Elementary.
For more information about the Expo, click here.