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  •  Canon Elementary Students Create Storybook Pumpkins
     
    Frozen Pumpkins The Cannon Elementary School library is looking festive this week with elaborately decorated pumpkins sitting on top of the bookshelves, ready to be admired, as part of the school’s Storybook Character Pumpkin contest.
     
    The contest is a recent fall staple at Cannon, challenging students and their families were to recreate their favorite storybook character in pumpkin form. Characters like Harry Potter, Arthur the Aardvark and Rapunzel are created using paint, yarn, construction paper and many other crafty items.
     
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  • GCISD Volleyball Teams Win District Titles

     
    The Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine high school varsity volleyball teams have both earned district champion titles in their respective districts.
     
    Colleyville Heritage is the champion for district 7-6A. They are undefeated in district play, and 33-9 overall. The bi-district playoff match will take place against Cedar Hill at Mansfield Summit High School on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.
     
    Grapevine is the district 6-5A champion, and are also undefeated in district and 30-13 overall. Their bi-district playoff match will take place against Azle at Haltom High School on Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m.
     
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    Colleyville Heritage (on left) and Grapevine (on right) celebrate after claiming district champion titles.
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  • GCISD High School Marching Bands Win Highest Achievement at UIL Contest
     
    On October 18, the GCISD Marching Bands competed in the Region 24 UIL Marching Competition. Both the Grapevine High School and Colleyville Heritage High School Bands received the highest rating of I (superior) for their performances. Bands are judged on both the music and visual quality of their performance.
     
    “This success is reflective of a community of buy-in and support across the board.,” said Pat Antinone, GCISD’s director of fine arts. “From the hours of volunteer time that the parents invest, to the dedication of the students, to the flexibility of our coaches and administrators in facilitating schedules for students and the use of our athletic fields for shared practice, our community comes together to provide the bands with the tools necessary for success.”
     
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    Grapevine Band Colleyille Band  
     
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  •  Red Ribbon Week in GCISD

    Red Ribbon Red Ribbon Week, an annual campaign designed to promote health and a drug-free life, kicks off Monday, Oct. 27 in GCISD.
     
    Students and staff will participate in daily dress up themes. Campuses will also have other Red Ribbon events during the week, including guest speakers, canned food drives, poster contests, campus decorating contests, a PSA contest and special assemblies.

    Check out the list here to see what’s happening around the district!

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  • Positive Thinking

    Posted by Communication Services at 10/24/2014
    October is a long month. Not only is it 31 days long, but it is sandwiched in the middle of a very long stretch without a break in our school calendar. We have Labor Day on one end and Thanksgiving on the other. In between is October ... a very long month. In addition, people all across our district have faced adversity. From losing loved ones to regional concerns about the Ebola virus, challenges have arisen that have tested us. During these times, I look for a positive thought to help me through the day.
     
    I recently read The Carpenter by John Gordon. Gordon is the author of several books about staying positive through adversity. In The Carpenter, he says: “I have to learn to talk to myself instead of listening to myself.” Hmmm ... what an interesting thought about how to stay positive. Gordon also includes this writing in his book:
     
    I vow to stay positive in the face of negativity.
    When I am surrounded by pessimism, I will choose optimism.
    When I feel fear, I will choose faith.
    When I want to hate, I will choose love.
    When I want to be bitter, I will choose to get better.
    When I experience a challenge, I will look for an opportunity to learn and grow.
    When faced with adversity, I will find strength.
    When I experience a setback, I will be resilient.
    When I meet failure, I will fail forward, toward future success.
    With vision, hope, and faith, I will never give up and will always move forward toward my destiny.
    I believe my best days are ahead of me, not behind me.
    I believe I’m here for a reason and my purpose is greater than my challenges.
    I believe that being positive not only makes me better, it makes everyone around me better.
    So today and every day I will be positive and strive to make a positive impact on the world.
     
    Inspiring words to help us all get through this long stretch! I know it may sound a little strange, but I challenge each of us to talk positive and not listen to our own negative or discouraging thoughts. I have seen how hard everyone in our district is working and how many hours you are devoting, and I know that combination can sometimes take its toll. I encourage you to be the positive voice to ourselves and to others. And take heart; Thanksgiving is just around the corner!
     
    BEST,
    RR​​
    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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