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  • Meet your National Merit Finalists, Part Two
     
    GCISD Communications recently met with each of the district's 18 National Merit Finalists to learn a little more about them and their future endeavors. Check out our second group of interviews!
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  • GHS team wins honorable mention in math competition


    m3 A team consisting of five Grapevine High School (GHS) earned an honorable mention in the Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge 2015 and will each receive a $250 college scholarship.


    Members of the team include Senior Hasan Ashqeen, Senior Emily deJong, Junior Tine Valencic, Junior Kaab Ashqeen and Junior Miha Valencic.


    According to its website, the Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge is a math modeling contest for high school students where they tackle a real-world problem under time and resource constraints that would be similar to those faced by industrial mathematicians. The title of the problem this year was “STEM Sells: What is higher education really worth?”


    GHS teacher and M3 coach Lori Cleveland said it was a long day of competition but a great learning experience and even a little bit of fun.


    “The students get the problem at 7 a.m. sharp and their solution must be submitted by 9 p.m. that evening,” Cleveland said. “I am so proud of these students and love watching them work. They are truly an inspiration!”


    Only 201 of the 1,128 teams that submitted viable solutions were selected to advance to the second round of judging, and the GHS team was selected as one of 53 teams to receive an honorable mention. Only 5.8 percent of the submitted papers were selected for recognition.

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  •  GCISD Students Advance to State Geography Bee

    geography bee Three GCISD middle school students will represent the district at the State Geography Bee on March 27. The competition will take place at the Pat May Center in Bedford, at 8 a.m. The top 100 students from Texas have been invited to compete. The winner of the State Bee will receive $100, a medal and a spot to compete in the National Geography Bee finals in Washington D.C.

    “The importance of holding geography bees in GCISD is to promote an interest in building knowledge and awareness about the geography of our world,” said Evan Payne, GCISD Instructional Coach. “For students to win their campus bee and then to advance to the state level competition is such a huge accomplishment.  One hundred students from across the state advance to this competition and for GCISD students to make it to this level to represent our district is an achievement worth celebrating.”

    The students representing GCISD are:
     
    Jayaker Kolli, Heritage Middle School
    Fernandeo Fernandez-Knott, Grapevine Middle School
    Jacob Gregg, Colleyville Middle School
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  • Cannon Elementary Choir Visits Kindred Rehab
     
    Cannon Choir The Cannon Elementary first and second grade choir warmed up Kindred Rehab, a transitional care center in Grapevine, with their island themed choir performance.

    This is the first time the choir has performed at Kindred. The performance featured tropical music, with songs from Bob Marley, Disney and a Caribbean hand clapping game.

    Music teacher Patrick Lollis was eager for his students to serve the community, and to see the power that music has. After the performance, the students spent time talking with the seniors in the community.

    “Watching our students interact with the Kindred residents was the highlight of the day,” said Lollis. “There were lots of hugs and handshakes, and I know our students learned about how music can heal and motivate others.”
     
    Cannon principal Tona Blizzard was moved by the choir’s performance.

    “At Cannon, we are always looking for meaningful ways to connect our students to the community, in order to develop service-minded students who understand the importance of giving back,” said Blizzard. “Both the seniors and our students were mutually rewarded through gifts of music, smiles, hugs, and memories made for a lifetime."
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  • Legislative Focus

    Posted by Communication Services at 3/26/2015
    This week, several teachers have asked me: “What’s going on in Austin this year? What is the legislature doing this session?” Luckily, I was able to spend a day at the Capitol this week along with our Chambers of Commerce representatives from Leadership Colleyville and Leadership Grapevine.
     
    There are several bills making their way through the legislature that, if they become law, will certainly affect those of us in public education. From bills about graduation to school ratings to funding mechanisms and vouchers, there are multiple bills that are being heard by our senators and representatives every week. 
     
    I encourage you to stay up to date on these items as many could either help or hurt our cause as public educators. Our legislators are working hard to evaluate these bills and would benefit from hearing from their constituents. Senators Nelson, Hancock and Burton, as well as Representatives Capriglione and Stickland, are doing a good job of representing the people of Northeast Tarrant County. I encourage each of you to learn the issues, stay informed, and let our representatives know how you feel.  
     
    Here’s a few resources you might want to check out to stay informed:
    Texans for Local Schools – www.texansforlocalschools.org
    Texas School Coalition – www.txsc.org
    Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment – www.tamsatx.org
    Texas Association of School Administrators – www.tasanet.org
    Texas Association of School Boards –  www.tasb.org
    Raise Your Hand Texas – www.raiseyourhandtexas.org
     
    BEST,
     
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    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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  • Girls Soccer Bidistrict Playoff Games
    GHS(v) vs. Azle(h) @ Saginaw High-Rough Riders Stadium
    Thursday, 3/26/15, 5:30 p.m.
    Tickets on sale at the gate
    Prices:  $5 Adult - $3 Student
    CHHS(v) vs. South Grand Prairie(h) @ Pennington Field
    Friday, 3/27/15, 6 p.m.
    Tickets on sale at the gate
    Prices:  $5 Adult - $3 Student

     
    Boys Soccer Bidistrict Playoff Games
    GHS(v) vs. Azle(h) @ Saginaw High-Rough Riders Stadium
    Thursday, 3/26/15, 7:30 p.m.
    Tickets on sale at the gate
    Prices:  $5 Adult - $3 Student
    CHHS(v) vs. Duncanville(h) @ Standridge Stadium
    Thursday, 3/26/15, 6 p.m.
    Tickets on sale at the gate
    Prices:  $5 Adult - $3 Student

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  • STEM and Dual Language Lottery
    Lottery results for Elementary Dual Language and Elementary STEM programs are available at:​ www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/38267. All applications received for the GMS STEM program have been accepted.  No lottery is necessary for the GMS STEM program.

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  • Please click here for a central listing of events rescheduled due to recent weather. 

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  • Clinic for Physicals
    GCISD students in need of a physical for athletics next school year are invited to take part in a clinic hosted by Grapevine High School on Thursday, April 9. The Doctors at North Texas Orthopedic will conduct physicals for GCISD students at $20 per student. Proceeds from the clinic will benefit the school's athletic training department and will be used to purchase items for the athletic programs at GHS. 
     

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  • GCISD Finance earns Platinum Leadership Circle Award

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  • Tax Rate Legal Posting 
    Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate. Visit our Tax Rate Information page.

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