Grapevine Parade of Lights Winners Announced
The 38th annual Grapevine Parade of Lights was held on December 7. This year's theme was "Holiday Memories." Congratulations to the following parade winners:
First Place: Silver Lake Elementary Dad’s Club
Second Place: Dove Elementary Dad’s Club
Third Place: Cannon Elementary Dad’s Club
Fourth Place: O.C. Taylor Elementary Dad’s Club
Best Marching Group: Grapevine High School
Judges Merit: Cub Scout Pack #260
People’s Choice Winner: Dove Elementary Dad’s Club
GHS Students Nationally Recognized in Marketing Competition
Students from Grapevine High School’s Sports and Entertainment Marketing participated in a National Fantasy Football Competition sponsored by Sports Career Consulting. As part of the contest, students had to research and create a new professional sports franchise and use that team to compete in various academic tasks. Students from GHS chose the team the San Antonio Roughriders. Projects included: team branding, fan engagement and experience, public relations initiatives, press releases, digital marketing strategies, and more. The group from GHS placed first out of forty schools across the country. The students that participated in the competition include Edwin Alvarado, Maximilian Antinone, Ian Banks, Gage Brown, Jovanny Cardozo, Matthew Corbett, Andrew Garcia, Blake Ginn, Joshua McCain and Samuel Taylor.
To see the winner’s announcement and previous work by our students, click here! Congratulations GHS Sports and Entertainment Marketing Students!
GCISD Hosts First Spanish Spelling Bee
By: Sonia Saeed, Colleyville Heritage High School
As part of the student voice initiative, GCISD will periodically feature news articles written by high school journalism students.
History was made in GCISD when the first ever Spanish Spelling Bee was held at Silver Lake Elementary School (SLES) on Monday, November 28. Elementary school students around the district had the chance to show off their spelling abilities, improve their pronunciation skills and teach themselves and others about the Spanish language.
Participants of the spelling bee were fourth and fifth graders that were involved in the dual-language programs at elementary schools like Cannon Elementary - A GCISD STEM School (CAN), Timberline Elementary (TES), and Silver Lake Elementary. (SLES) The students first participated in the spell-offs, a campus level spelling bee against other students. The top spellers from each school went to SLES to participate in the district bee. The first place winner was Reese Sporrer from SLES, followed by Madeline Rios from TES, and Hannia Ortiz from CAN in third place. The first place winner, Reese, will go on to compete in the Regional Spanish Spelling Bee in San Antonio on February 3.
It is a proud moment to be able to acknowledge some fantastic students that showcased their skills on Monday. Congratulations to Reese and good luck at the Regional Spanish Spelling Bee!
Trustees approve 2018-2019 Instructional Calendar
On Monday, November 13, GCISD Trustees approved the Student and Staff Instructional Calendars for the 2018-2019 school year. To learn more about how the district develops the instructional calendars, please watch the video below:
A few highlights from the 2018-2019 student instructional calendar:
- Students will begin classes on Monday, August 20.
- Students will have a four-day weekend in October for Columbus Day weekend; staff will have a three-day weekend.
- Students and staff will have a four-day weekend in April (dependent on the need to makeup one or both inclement weather days).
- Students are finished on May 30 with graduation following that afternoon and evening.
To view the 2018-2019 student instructional calendar, click here.
To view the 2018-2019 staff instructional calendar, click here.
To view the 2018-2019 iUniversity Prep instructional calendar, click here.