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  • CHHS participates in A Voice 4 Peace

     

    CHHS Choir The Colleyville Heritage High School choirs participated in A Voice 4 Peace project to celebrate World Peace Day on September 21. Choirs from all around the world joined in a live event where together they joined in singing the song Ukuthula. The idea was created by the Nairobi Chamber Chorus and the Festival Singers of Florida as a moment to pause and share the common bond of music that the two cultures share.

     

    “As a music educator, music is simply the tool I use to educate,” said Thomas Rinn, Colleyville Heritage choir director. “This brief moment of song with singers from around the world allowed our students to celebrate what we share rather than what divides us. The students saw a universal desire for peace, a mutual respect for all cultures, and felt the power of the mass unifying for a common cause. I believe activities such as this are essential to the GCISD LEAD 2021 strategic plan in our quest for all students to ‘be positive participants in their local communities and our global society’."

     

    To view the choir’s A Voice 4 Peace performance, visit our Facebook page.

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  • Girl Scout impacts local community at Glenhope

     

    Aurora Tong Parents and students at Glenhope Elementary School were called together for a special presentation on recommendations for gifted and talented students from a girl scout from Cross Timbers Middle School. Aurora Tong, a seventh-grade student, used her Girl Scout project, combined with her experience in the ASPIRE Academy, as an opportunity to impact the community at Glenhope.

     

    Aurora researched and donated books to students in the ASPIRE Academy that she felt would be beneficial to their attitudes about learning, as well as give them a positive outlook of themselves. Genres of books included were self-help books, books with gifted children as the main character, and books about being different and that being okay.

     

    “I noticed some gifted kids think and act differently,” said Aurora, “and because of these differences, they often feel left out and alone. So I wanted to help by letting them know that it is okay to be different.”

     

    Aurora’s project emphasizes the goals of LEAD 2021, the district’s strategic plan, to better prepare students for the current and future world they will live in. More specifically, Aurora’s project highlights the key strategic objective that all students will be positive participants in their local communities and our global society.

     

    “Even if this project only helps one child feel better about him or herself, then this project is a success,” Tong said.

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  • Parents, students participate in third annual Literacy Symposium 

     

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    On September 19, GCISD partnered with Reaching, Educating, Advocating for Dyslexics (READ) to host its third annual Literacy Symposium. At the event, parents attended break-out classes, where they learned about a variety of tools and tips to help their students. These resources are designed to help students be more successful in their everyday learning, as well as their management of dyslexia, at school and at home.

     

    “While students receive instruction by teachers from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily, they receive support and instruction from their parents from 3 p.m. until bedtime,” said Dr. Suzanne Newell, GCISD director of humanities. “It was our hope that the Symposium could help equip parents with the tools to feel more successful at helping their students at home.”

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  • Where are they now? - Lauren Przybyl

     

    Did you know that one of the personalities of your local TV morning news show is also a GCISD alumna? Good Day FOX 4 anchorprzybyl 1 Lauren Przybyl graduated from Grapevine High School in 1996.

     
    After high school, Przybyl went on to attend Baylor University with the dream of being a marine biologist. Her plans quickly changed after a professor introduced her to the news industry and she changed her major to journalism, while keeping a minor in biology. After graduating from Baylor, Przybyl worked for news stations in Abilene, Albuquerque, and Boston before returning back to Dallas, where she co-anchors the KDFW-TV morning news. During her career, she has also appeared on the Today Show, MSNBC, CNN, FOX News and the Weather Channel.
     
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  • We Have a Special Place in GCISD

    Posted by Communication Services at 9/30/2016

    When a new employee arrives in GCISD, the first paycheck they receive is always an "old school" paper check, then the checks convert to direct deposit. A few years ago, members of the GCISD Leadership Team began delivering these checks to new employees as a way of welcoming folks to GCISD, and also symbolically demonstrating that central office staff are here to support employees on our campuses and in our departments. On this day, people are actually excited to have the superintendent show up in their classroom!

     

    This week, as I was on my journey to several campuses to deliver a few checks, I was struck by some of the comments from our newest GCISD team members. Things like:

    "I love it here!"
    "Everyone has been so friendly."
    "I have worked in three districts, and it really feels different here."
    "My team has taken care of everything that I have needed."
    "We actually spend our time working on our instruction."

     

    Over and over, the positive comments let me know that we have a special place in GCISD. Clearly, those who have been here have been very welcoming to our new members of the GCISD family. Thank you for making the culture of GCISD an open and positive one. This is another way we are the BEST!

     

    BEST,
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    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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