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  • GCISD celebrates National College Colors Day

     

    College map Students and staff across the district will take part in National College Colors day on Friday, September 2, 2016, by wearing their favorite college’s colors or apparel. This annual event is celebrated across the United States on the first Friday of each college school year so students, parents, family, fans and alumni can promote their school’s traditions and spirit. At any school in GCISD visitors can see a focus in the district on college and career readiness for all students. Taking part in College Colors Day is a way to help build spirit and enthusiasm for each students’ future plans and goals.

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  • Golf coach of the year GHS home to North Texas Golf Coach of the Year

     

    Grapevine High School Golf Coach Bryan Humphreys was named the 2015-2016 North Texas High School Golf Coaches Association (NTHSGA) Coach of the Year.

     

    “The Grapevine golf program is extremely proud of this award,” Humphreys said. “It’s about our program being recognized for our hard work and dedication over the years. Grapevine High School parents, teachers, the Grapevine golf course staff and community give us great support every season. We know we're extremely fortunate to have kids who want to grow to be better on and off the course. We look forward to continuing mentoring them for years to come.”

     

    Under his leadership, both the GHS Boys and Girls Golf teams advanced to the state tournament last season. NTHSGA honored Humphrey’s for his dedication to his athletes and to the sport. As a coach, he has helped many students find individual and team success for their school and GCISD.

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  • ACT Success for GCISD


    ACT logo Students across the district found success by earning top scores on the recent ACT. Both Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine high school’s average composite scores were higher than the state and national composite score average. Check out the results below:

     

    • CHHS tested 312 students, average Composite Score: 24.9
    • GHS tested 288 students, average Composite Score: 25.4
    • GCISD tested 611 students, average Composite Score: 25.1
    • State tested 142,877 students, average Composite Score: 20.6
    • Nation tested 2,090,342 students, average Composite Score: 20.8

     

    “It’s exciting that as we increase the number of test takers, our composite score has continued to increase,” said Shannon Tovar, GCISD director of accountability and continuous improvement. “High college-readiness scores reflect the strength of our school district. I want to congratulate all of the students, teachers, and parents for their outstanding performance in 2016. We look forward to seeing what the class of 2017 will achieve.”

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  • GCISD bond sale secures 2.8% interest rate

     

    Grapevine-Colleyville ISD has issued a portion of the $248.97 million bond package approved by voters in May. The district issued $188.65 million in bonds for the 2016 bond program at an interest rate of 2.8 percent. Prior to the public’s vote on the bonds, the district communicated to voters a projected maximum Interest and Sinking (I&S) tax rate increase of 12.81 cents. As a result of a secured lower interest rate, the actual I&S tax increase for these bonds will be 7.66 cents. The interest rate for the remaining unsold bonds could vary.

     

    “We remain grateful for the community support we received during the 2016 bond election, and we are excited to have sold bonds at a lower interest rate than initially projected,” said Dr. Robin Ryan, superintendent of schools. “As we continue redefining education in GCISD, these bonds will further enhance the learning experience for all students. The new facilities and technology, upgrades and renovations to existing structures and the purchase of new equipment will help propel our students and staff as we continue to strive for success each and every day.”

     

    By securing the 2.8 percent interest rate, projections show that over the 25-year repayment period, GCISD taxpayers will pay $84.9 million less in interest costs than what was originally projected for the 2016 bond program.

     

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  • GCISD Then and Now

    Posted by Communication Services at 8/26/2016

    On Monday evening, after the first day of school, I was honored to speak to the Grapevine Historical Society. This group is comprised of local citizens, most of whom have been in this area for a few years...to say the least. My topic was GCISD: Then and Now.

     

    In preparation for this event, I gathered about 50 pictures from days gone by; from one of the first teachers in the 1870s to the first permanent school building, to old football and band pictures from the 20s and 30s. My plan was to show the audience the old pictures, then proceed to share pictures and stories of current classroom activities.

     

    My lesson plan didn't work. My biggest mistake was distributing hard copies of these pictures throughout the audience, planning to refer to each of them throughout the presentation.

     

    They immediately began comparing pictures, showing others their picture, trading pictures with their friends, and a fight almost broke out over one particularly popular photo. I finally was able to begin my presentation after a helper picked up all of the pictures from this energetic crowd with a promise to give them back after the program.

     

    Amazingly, when I showed pictures of a former teacher, or principal, or even the former superintendent Mr. Cannon, the crowd cheered! When a couple of photos of former teachers came up on the screen, the crowd made the sound of a suppressed boo! This reaction came from a crowd of folks whose age was probably between 55-95! Even 50-70 years after graduation, some of the most upstanding citizens of this community still had "teacher love" and "teacher hate". I was astonished.

     

    As I proceeded through the presentation, the crowd was impressed with the things happening in our classrooms. But my takeaway that night was more about the permanent impression that we leave on our students.

     

    Fifty or sixty years from now, during a presentation, some of our pictures might be shown. How will the audience react? My guess is they will cheer!!

     

    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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