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  • GMS students awarded new trumpets
     
    Anthony Hearst and Mateo Vesce, two Grapevine Middle School band students, received new trumpets from Trumpets4Kids, a local organization that awards new trumpets to local musicians every year. 
     
    Band director Jason Williams recommended that the students apply to the program. 
     
    “Both of these boys started playing trumpet in sixth grade, and, from the beginning, they have shown a great work ethic and musical promise,” Williams said. “They are the perfect example of model students and leaders, not only in band, but in the school.”
     
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  •  Timberline Art Night
     

    TES Art Night  

    Timberline Elementary School hosted their second Art Showcase on Thursday, January 15.
     
    “This event provides a unique opportunity to showcase the many visual and performance talents of our Tigers,” said TES Art Teacher Camille Hernandez.

     

    The event featured artwork from students in kindergarten-fifth grade, as well as art from Hernandez. The evening kicked off with student-led bilingual tours of the artwork. There were also interactive activities for families and live music provided by TES Music Teacher Robert Beale and TES fourth grader Navi Malloux.

     

    Families even created their own sculptures and unique pieces of art to take home with them. They also brought home local art museum information to continue their art-learning experience.

     

    “The evening was a great success,” said Hernandez. “Students and their families enjoyed spending time together and learning more about the world of Art.” 
     
    To see more pictures, click here.
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  • CHHS Senior Receives Recognition for Research
     
    souvik Colleyville Heritage High School senior Souvik Banerjee has been selected as one of 300 semi-finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search.

     

    Banerjee’s research project “Design of a Novel in situ Raman Spectroscopy Cell for Lithium Ion Batteries” set him apart from the other 1,800 entrants. He completed this research while attending the Welch Summer Scholar Program at the University of Texas Austin in June 2014.

     

    Welch Scholars engage in hands-on, college-level research projects using state-of-the-art equipment and modern technology not typically provided in the average high school classroom.  They choose a research project that graduate students and professors are currently working on, and then assist them with their research throughout the summer.

     

    Banerjee’s research involves finding methods to test lithium ion batteries and observing how the batteries fail through overheating, bursting into flames and losing capacity over time.

     

    As a semi-finalist, Banerjee wins $1,000. Another $1,000 is awarded to CHHS to benefit STEM education on campus.
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  • GCISD Purchasing Department earns Elite Status
     
    tasbologo GCISD earned the Elite Status award level for the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) Award of Merit for Purchasing and Operations. GCISD is the only large enrollment school district to earn this status level. 
     
    “Being selected to receive the Award of Merit for Purchasing Operations by TASBO validates what we are doing at GCISD in the area of procurement, and affirms much of our efforts in providing the efficient and effective acquisition of goods and services for our district," said Gary Kerbow, director of purchasing. "Having been selected to receive the Elite status is overwhelming, but further validates our processes and practices as being on the cutting edge of public procurement. We are extremely honored to have been selected for this award.” 
     
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  • Dedicated Educators

    Posted by Communication Services at 1/23/2015
    It is no secret that GCISD is blessed with hundreds of excellent teachers. All across our district and in every school, we have educators dedicated to their students and our community. Our community believes in their greatness, too. Just this week, the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual awards ceremony and one of our own was honored. I am pleased to share that during the “2015 Sterling Awards,” superstar teacher Stacy Kuhlmann was named the GCISD Employee of the Year for the Chamber! Stacy is the fourth-grade Team Leader at Colleyville Elementary and she makes a difference every single day. One parent spoke with me after the ceremony and said: “Mrs. Kuhlmann is amazing. She pushed my child to find out how to overcome her dyslexia. She’s a different child because of Stacy. My child is successful because of her hard work and compassion.”
     
    This week, we also were notified that CTMS History teacher Pat Brolan has been named the VFW Post 10454’s Teacher of the Year. This award recognizes outstanding commitment to teaching Americanism and patriotism to students. Pat’s learner-centered approach to teaching eighth-grade History is legendary at CTMS. As a tenured teacher, she also understands the value of continuous improvement and she always seeks opportunities to evolve and grow each year. She embodies the district’s Convocation theme of “Always Driving Forward.”
     
    The awards for Stacy and Pat are well-deserved. They both represent the caring expertise found in classrooms all across GCISD in every grade level. Stacy and Pat, we are proud of you! You are two reasons we are advancing our mission of Building Excellent Schools Together!
     
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    (Soon we will hear about the Colleyville Chamber Youth of the Year! Stay tuned….)​
    Dr. Robin Ryan
    GCISD Superintendent of Schools
     
    The B.E.S.T. Report is a weekly communication from our superintendent about our schools and community.
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