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  • GHS and CHHS moving to modified block schedule

     

    At the January 23 Board of Trustees meeting, GCISD Trustees approved adjusting the high school bell schedule from a traditional block schedule to a modified block.

     

    In 2014-2015, Trustees reinstated the alternating block schedule, which increased the number of courses a student could take from seven to eight; however, there were still students who were only able to enroll in seven courses because one was double blocked.

     

    “Our campus administrators are always looking for ways to improve the educational experience for all students,” said Conrad Streeter, Executive Director of Instructional Leadership. “This new modified block schedule will allow our students to enroll in one additional course, while also helping campus administrators reduce class size and have flexibility when developing the master schedule.”

     

    Administrators for both high schools spent the past several months examining the current bell schedule to determine what improvements could be made. After a proposal was developed, administrators met with parent groups, staff members and student representatives from both campuses. Additionally each campus hosted a feedback session in January to hear directly from parents and students. Once gathering feedback, the item was presented to the Board for the next step in the approval process.

     

    To read more and to see the new schedule for 2017-2018, click here

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  • Around the World at Bear Creek ES celebrates diversity

     

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    Around the World at Bear Creek Elementary School celebrated its ninth year on Thursday, January 19. This annual event allows students to learn about several cultures from families and students at Bear Creek ES. This year, 18 countries were represented with booths and speakers that highlighted native languages, music, clothing, photos and artifacts.

     

    "Around the World at Bear Creek is an experience that celebrates the diversity in our school and allows students to see a glimpse of the world right in their own neighborhood,” said Jodi Lucas, physical education and health teacher at Bear Creek ES. “It is one way that we can help students learn that we all have similarities and differences and can all live and work together in peace."

     

    To see more pictures from the event, check out the Bear Creek ES Facebook page!

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  • GCISD continues healthy eating campaign with Superfoodie Thursdays

     

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    Superfoodie Thursdays continue throughout GCISD with January’s food, the carrot. Nutrition services team members like GCISD Dietician Laura Brookover-Ybarra aim to educate GCISD families and staff members about the superfoods and their health benefits.

     

    “Through Superfoodie Thursdays, we hope to increase the fruit and vegetable consumption among our students while here with us and at home with family,” said Brookover-Ybarra.

     

    Superfoods for the remainder of the semester include avocados (February 16), eggs (March 23), quinoa (April 20) and blackberries (May 11). Check out GCISD’s Nutrition Services Facebook page for more information and pictures from each Superfoodie Thursday!

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  • Special Programs Expo - February 13

     

    Special Programs Expo From engineering challenges to advanced academics to language immersion and early childhood education, GCISD offers a world of opportunities for students. Families are invited to learn more about these opportunities at the Special Programs Expo on Monday, February 13 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at Cross Timbers Middle School. The expo will feature stations showcasing our STEM programs, ASPIRE Academy, Dual Language, tuition-based pre-kindergarten, Collegiate Academy and AVID programs. In addition to program stations, presentations focusing on the instructional components and benefits of STEM, Dual Language, ASPIRE Academy and tuition-based pre-kindergarten, STEM, Dual Language, ASPIRE Academy and tuition-based pre-kindergarten will be delivered in the lecture hall, the AVID classroom (A3) and library.

     

    Learn more!

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  • Warrior Spirit

    Posted by Communication Services at 1/20/2017

     

    Jaydan Thompson, Colleyville Heritage senior, embodied courage, joy, strength, gentleness and positivity. Jaydan courageously battled bone cancer until January 15, 2017. He was the son of GCISD teachers Chad and Sheri and the grandson of Grapevine's mayor William D. Tate and retired GCISD teacher Betty Tate.

     

    Jaydan's gentle, positive spirit would light up a room. I've seen Jaydan light up an entire gymnasium. Just his presence could light up a football stadium! When Jaydan arrived, his friends and fellow Panthers would immediately surround him with love. He had the same effect on little ones when he would don the mascot costume of Buster the Panther (or the mouse at Chuck E. Cheese). He was a natural!

     

    The Psalmist wrote: "I have bestowed strength on a warrior; I have raised up a young man from among the people." Jaydan embraced the warrior spirit in his fight against disease, and so many in our community signaled support by wearing a WARRIOR t-shirt or hat. He gained strength from us, and we gained strength from him.

     

    He had a smile as big as Texas, and through his adversity his positive attitude never wavered. We are drawn to people with a big smile and a positive attitude, and we have been drawn to Jaydan. And speaking of strength, as a father and a new grandfather myself, I cannot imagine the strength it took for his father and grandfather to speak at his service.

     

    Yesterday, as I walked alone down a long hallway at Grapevine High, a student approached me. He sadly said: "I feel really bad about the student from Colleyville." I replied: " Yes, it is terrible. Did you know him?" "No", the young man replied, "I never met him in person, but I am really upset anyway." Jaydan touched so many lives, and his humble nature impacted many all across our district.

     

    I have been so proud of our GCISD family. You have pulled together to help the Thompson family, to help our students and to help each other. Many of you have gone the extra mile to cover a class or help a colleague in some way this week. We are so blessed to live and work in a district and community that takes care of each other in good times and in bad. That's what being the BEST is all about.

     

    BEST.

    Dr. Robin Ryan
    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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