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  • Prep Work for Construction to Begin at Cannon Elementary

     

    Last May, GCISD was very fortunate to have voters approve the 2016 Bond package, which included a new building for Cannon Elementary: A GCISD STEM School. Contractor activity is beginning as early as June 22 with the new building expected to open in August 2018. Artist rendering of Cannon Elementary School.

     

    Ahead of construction work, we wanted to give an update on what community members can expect to see at Cannon this summer. Initial site work will focus on site fencing, which will be placed along the north side of the Cannon property. As construction continues, additional fencing may be added to ensure the safety of students, staff, and Cannon visitors. Additionally, three portable classrooms will be placed in the east parking lot in preparation for the 2017-2018 school year. Finally, the demolition of the fifth-grade wing on the northwest side of the school is anticipated to begin in July 2017.

     

    Per city ordinance, work hours at Cannon will be Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m-5 p.m. There will be no work performed on Sundays.

     

    We are so excited about the commencement of work on Cannon and cannot wait for students, staff and families to experience the new building. Click here to see renderings of Cannon Elementary: A GCISD STEM School.

     

    To learn more about all projects approved through the May 2016 Bond, please visit the GCISD 2016 bond website. Questions for the district? Click the Cannon Elementary link at Let’s Talk! Have a question or comment regarding the construction site? Contact Lee Lewis Construction by clicking here.

     

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    GCISD announces new Director of Humanities

     

    Jacqui On Monday, June 19, GCISD Trustees approved Jacqueline Van Horn as the new Director of Humanities. Van Horn had been a Reading Language Arts supervisor in Dallas ISD since 2015.

     

    “I am thrilled to have the opportunity for community advocacy, to build upon the great partnerships with teaching professionals, students and the community to create an educational experience that is engaging, rigorous and relevant," Van Horn said.

     

    The search for a new Director of Humanities began in May when it was announced that Dr. Suzanne Newell would assume the role of Executive Director of Learning.

     

    Van Horn began her career in 2004 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho as a bilingual and general education teacher where she designed her own curriculum to teach Spanish as a second language. She was also nominated for Rookie Teacher of the Year and was recognized for her extensive parent outreach and collaboration. In 2012 she became an elementary instructional literacy coach where she designed and delivered professional development to 10 elementary campuses.

     

    “I can’t wait to see the insights Jacqui will bring to the work of GCISD Humanities,” said GCISD Director of Learning Dr. Suzanne Newell. “Her background seems perfectly suited to engage teachers and students in thoughtful and engaging ways.”

     

    Van Horn graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and then received a master’s degree in education from University of Idaho.

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  • Trustees Approve New Deputy Superintendent

     

    Dr. Schnautz On Monday, June 19, GCISD Trustees approved Dr. Brad Schnautz as the new Deputy Superintendent. Dr. Schnautz currently serves as the superintendent in Lexington ISD.

     

    “In GCISD, everything we do is guided by our strategic plan, LEAD 2021,” said Dr. Robin Ryan GCISD Superintendent. “While we are all responsible for implementing the mission and vision of LEAD, the Deputy Superintendent position leads the oversight of many of the action items related to technology, curriculum and instruction, accountability and assessment, career and technical education and counseling. We are so excited to have Dr. Schnautz join our staff as our Deputy Superintendent to continue leading the implementation of LEAD 2021, which is redefining education for the students and staff of GCISD.”

     

    The search for the next deputy superintendent began in May when Dr. Rick Westfall was named the superintendent in Keller ISD.

     

    Dr. Schnautz has served as Lexington ISD Superintendent of Schools since 2015, where he was responsible for the instructional, financial and operational leadership of approximately 1,000 students and 150 faculty. While serving as superintendent, he led an extensive strategic design process, which consisted of collaborating and partnering with community stakeholders to create the district’s call to action, beliefs, goals, learner profile and specific results for the next five years. Dr. Schnautz improved the digital learning environment across the district by improving the technology infrastructure and adding devices across all campuses, which includes a 1:1 initiative in eighth through twelfth-grade. He also established a professional learning collaborative with two neighboring districts to provide opportunities for teachers and staff to collaborate with their peers in improving instructional practices.

     

    Prior to serving as superintendent, Dr. Schnautz was principal of Magnolia West High School from 2012-2015 and was named the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Region 6 High School Principal of the Year in 2013. Under his leadership, the campus increased the number of students participating in the AP program by 105 percent and increased the number of AP tests taken by 137 percent over a two year period. The campus also implemented opportunities for student and teacher recognition through citizenship awards, instructional awards and ongoing celebrations of student success.

     

    From 2010-2012, Dr. Schnautz was principal at Magnolia Junior High School, during which time the campus increased student attendance, implemented a campus-wide character building program as well as a school-based mentoring program for at-risk students. Prior to being named principal, Dr. Schnautz served several roles at Magnolia West High School including assistant principal, math teacher and head baseball coach.

     

    To read morea bout Dr. Schnautz, click here

     

     

     

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  • New Softball Coach Named for Grapevine High School

     

    Coach Curtis Grapevine High School softball has a new head coach as Trustees approved Angelina Curtis at the regular meeting on Monday, June 19. Curtis is currently an assistant softball coach at Coppell High School.

     

    "I am beyond excited and proud to become a Lady Mustang!” Curtis said. “I am looking forward to building on the existing culture of softball not only at GHS but within the community. I can not wait to dive right in and get to work. I think I'm more excited for the first day of school than the students will ever be!"

     

    Before beginning her teaching career, Curtis was a semi-professional softball player for the Grizzlies in Freising, Germany. During this time she played shortstop and outfielder while tutoring elementary students on the English language.

     

    When Curtis returned to the states, she began as a volunteer softball coach with the City of Colleyville while working at Advantage Academy in Grand Prairie as a junior high volleyball, basketball and high school softball coach. In 2013 she became the head varsity softball coach at Westlake Academy where the team finished second in State for the first time in school history.

     

    “Anytime we have the opportunity to bring in a coach that has some level of professional experience as a player, it is an added benefit for our student athletes,” GCISD Executive Director of Athletics Bryan Gerlich said. “We are excited to welcome Coach Curtis into her new role and we look forward to seeing her carry forward the softball program at Grapevine High School.”

     

    Curtis graduated from education Sterling College in Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

     

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  • 2017 Employees of the Year

    Posted by Communication Services at 5/12/2017

    They were humble. They were surprised. They were a little embarrassed by the attention.

     

    This week, we recognized the GCISD Employees of the Year in many categories. Each time, a small group accompanied me to the employee’s campus and interrupted their day to make a brief presentation and tell them how much we appreciate the work they do on behalf of students and families in GCISD.

     

    After a brief pause and a few pictures, each Employee of the Year just wanted to get back to their job serving others. In addition to the support and applause from the students, what also struck me was the level of support from their peers. People cheered loudly, gave hugs, clapped and even shed a few tears of joy for our honorees.

     

    Our newest Employees of the Year will have their portrait on the Wall of Honor at the PDEC so that all visitors may take a moment to learn a little bit about these recognized individuals. Additionally, our two Teachers of the Year, Will Boykin from Glenhope Elementary and Jon McCormick from Colleyville Heritage, will now advance to the Region 11 competition. The entire list is below. If you see one of these amazing GCISD employees, it might embarrass them a bit, but please thank them for a job well done. We all know that it is the people that make GCISD the BEST!

     

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    2016-2017 Employees of the Year

     

    Secondary Teacher of the Year: Jon McCormick
    Colleyville Heritage High School

     

    Elementary Teacher of the Year: William Boykin
    Glenhope Elementary School

     

    Paraprofessional of the Year: Heather Hedges
    Colleyville Heritage High School

     

    Nurse of the Year: Kendra Consilio
    Cannon Elementary School: A GCISD STEM School

     

    Extended Care Service Employee of the Year: Jill Dashner
    Early Childhood Development Center

     

    Facilities Services Employee of the Year: Hilberto Urtiz
    Administration Building

     

    Nutrition Services Employee of the Year: Cathy Clayton
    Heritage Elementary School

     

    Transportation Services Employee of the Year: Cliff Kosec

    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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