GCISD Announces 40 National Merit Commended Students
In late September, about two-thirds of the 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT received Letters of Commendation to recognize their academic success. With this achievement, students will become eligible for Special Scholarships given by corporations and business. Grapevine-Colleyville ISD had a total of 40 National Merit Commended students for the 2017-2018 school year. To view the complete list of GCISD students who received Letters of Commendation, click here.
GCISD Teacher Receives Statewide Award
Humanities Texas is pleased to announce that Wes Watters of Colleyville Heritage High School is one of thirteen recipients of the 2017 Humanities Texas Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award.
State Representative Giovanni Capriglione presented Watters with his award during a ceremony on the Colleyville Heritage High School football field before the school’s Homecoming game Thursday evening.
Humanities Texas gives annual statewide awards to encourage excellence in teaching and recognize Texas classroom teachers who have made exemplary contributions in teaching, curriculum development and extracurricular programming. The organization received nearly 700 nominations for the 2017 awards. To read the entire story about Watters' award, click here.
GCISD Welcomes Community Champions
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD has welcomed a group of more than three dozen district residents participating in the first GCISD Community Champions program. The year-long series of classes kicked off on Thursday, September 21 at Colleyville Heritage High School. Attendees visited with district administrators and each other during the 90-minute session focusing on Redefining Campus Leadership.
Upcoming sessions will touch on assessment, finance, bond-related construction and more. Participants will hear from district leadership, students and staff from around the district as well as getting to visit a number of schools throughout GCISD. To view the list of the Community Champions, click here.
Trustees Tour School Improvements Funded by the 2016 Bond
Members of the GCISD Board of Trustees on Friday took a tour of several campuses to view progress on projects resulting from the May 2016 bond election. Trustees, administrators, project architect and construction management representatives made stops at Cannon Elementary: A GCISD STEM School, Grapevine Middle School, Colleyville Heritage High School’s new Multipurpose Activity Center, Heritage Middle School, Timberline Elementary, Grapevine High School and Mustang-Panther Stadium.
At Cannon Elementary, Trustees got a look at the foundation area where the new school will be located. Trustees also were shown the new secure entryways installed on a number of campuses and viewed the transformed libraries, now known as the learning commons.
Board President Lisa Pardo expressed thanks to the taxpayers of GCISD for voting to approve these new facilities. “These new learning commons areas, classroom additions and other improvements are only possible because of the support of our citizens.”