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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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  • Meaningful Assessment

    Posted by Communication Services at 1/16/2015
    What do you think about high stakes standardized tests? Current high school students must take and pass five End-of-Course (EOC) exams in order to graduate. Five high-stakes tests – in addition to the other requirements for graduation. It is a daunting task, but could you imagine having to take 15 EOCs? Fifteen! That was the law just a couple of years ago. I believe it would still be the law had it not been for the grassroots work of a group called Texans for Meaningful Student Achievement, or TAMSA.
    In the last legislative session, TAMSA members successfully voiced opposition to the excessive testing system in Texas. The numbers of high school tests were reduced; but in grades prior to high school, the same amount of testing remained. Now please don’t misunderstand, I am not against having accountability in our education system. But I believe we need to consider the whole picture for the benefit of each student. High stakes standardized tests should not be the only measure by which we evaluate a student’s ability or the quality of their teacher, school or district.
    As a response to the legislative session beginning this week, I spoke with a group of teachers about TAMSA. If you believe that Texas is over-testing our students, you might want to check out their website. It can be found at: http://www.tamsatx.org/.

    TAMSA - Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment
    Our mission is to improve public education in Texas through the use of meaningful and effective student assessments that allow for more productive classroom instruction and more efficient use of public
    Education will be a big focus in the upcoming legislative session and I encourage you to stay informed. Great work is happening all across the state in Texas public schools and our legislators need to take note!
    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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