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  • Superintendent named Big Brother of the Year for Tarrant County

     

    GCISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robin Ryan was named Big Brother of the Year by the Tarrant County Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) program. In accepting the award, Dr. Ryan implored others to become BBBS mentors.

     

    “If you want to do something that really touches your heart as you move forward and watch somebody grow, then be a Big Brother, be a Big Sister, and make a difference in someone else’s life,” said Dr. Ryan.

     

    Melanie Hanna, BBBS Market President for Greater Tarrant County, identifies their mission as simple—to take volunteers and “put them together with amazing students for a one-on-one mentoring experience that changes lives.”

     

    “This creates a better community within our own neighborhood,” Hanna said.

     

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    Photo: Dr. Robin Ryan (second from left) with representatives from the Greater Tarrant BBBS program after presenting the Big Brother of the Year award at the April Board of Trustees meeting.

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  • Heritage ES students get ‘Wild About Science’Wild About Science

     

    Heritage Elementary School students took part in Wild About Science Day. This educational, fun-filled day encouraged students to think critically about science while participating in engaging hands-on science activities. Heritage ES teachers and staff brought together lessons about Earth Day in the planned activities. Instructional coaches from the district also joined in the campus activities to support students’ learning.

     

    “Wild about Science Day provides the opportunity for students to engage in fun and educational activities to enhance their understanding of science concepts, such as force and motion, matter, and the solar system,” said Stacey Voigt, Heritage ES principal. “Held in conjunction with Earth Day, this day also develops a passion for science in our students not just today but every day!”

     

    Wild About Science Day was just one way the students celebrated Earth Day. All Heritage ES students and staff were encouraged to walk, ride bikes, or carpool to school, bring waste-free lunches, and wear green to celebrate Earth Day. They also took part in Soles4Souls where students and staff donated 866 pairs of shoes to help those in need. Check out more pictures from Wild About Science day on the Heritage ES Facebook page

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  • Colleyville Heritage Soccer Program Announces New Head Coach


    Cottle Warren Cottle, current boys head soccer coach at Midland High School, has been named the head coach for the boys soccer program at Colleyville Heritage High School.


    Coach Cottle has served at Midland High School as the boys head soccer coach since 2006 with a record of 118-71-41, seven playoff appearances and three district championships. He was also named the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches Organization Region I Senior Showcase Coach in 2008 and was District Coach of the Year in 2010, 2015 and 2016. In addition to coaching at Midland High School, Coach Cottle was the head coach for the West Texas Shockers, a semi-professional soccer team and was responsible for coaching Texas athletes in the Olympic development program.


    During the course of his professional career, Coach Cottle has served as the vice president, president and past president of the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches Organization - a group dedicated to representing the growth and development of high school soccer and coaches for the State of Texas.

     

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  • GHS BPA students headed to nationals

     

    BPA students at board meeting recognition GCISD students took part in the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference where four students from Grapevine High School earned top marks and are headed to the national competition. About 3,900 students from 17 regions across the state took part in this competition.

     

    Students Advancing to Nationals:

    • Rebekah Bryan, a junior, earned 1st Place in Fundamental Desktop Publishing
    • Grant Kluber, a junior, earned 2nd Place in SQL Database Fundamentals
    • Hayden Juroska, a sophomore, earned 2nd Place in Medical Office Procedures
    • Alisha Prasla, a junior, earned 3rd Place in Intermediate Word Processing

     

    According to Rosemary Hemsell, Business/CTE Teacher, "the benefits of this achievement are in the improved skills development, knowledge and training through practicing their event, as well as leadership training that is offered through the organization at the conferences."

     

    The National Leadership Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida in May.

     

    In Photo, from L to R: Rosemary Hemsell, GCISD Board Member Jorge Rodriquez, Alisha Prasla, Rebekah Bryan, Hayden Juroska, and Grant Kluber pose for a photo at the April 24, 2017 Board Meeting.

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  • Students First

    Posted by Communication Services at 4/28/2017

    A few days ago I was walking the hallways of a school and was told about a group of students gathered in the library. They were working through the last details of a business they had created: making bracelets out of rubber bands. This is a skill I do not possess. I told the students that I wear a bracelet every day to honor my wife and her battle with cancer, and I quickly placed my order for a pink and black one. (Cindy is five years cancer free and doing well.) They charged me $2 and I was on my way.

     

    I traveled a few more steps down the hallway and came upon a first grade PLC, so naturally I invited myself in to observe...I am sure they were thrilled. What I found was impressive. Teachers were meeting with an instructional coach and assistant principal going over student data for the year and planning next year’s adjustments to their teaching. Remarkable! That’s planning ahead!

     

    While this was impressive, I know these types of activities happen in every school in GCISD. Students learn from real-world examples about their business, customer service, goal setting, monitoring results, quality control and working together as a team...just like our teachers do in PLCs.

     

    I am so proud to work with professional educators who always put students first! That is how we Build Excellent Schools Together.

     

    BEST,
    RR

     

    P.S. What about my bracelet? Three days later, it was delivered and I am wearing it today!

    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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  • Record destruction schedule set by state regulations

    Consistent with the notification requirements set forth in federal and state regulations regarding the destruction of confidential records, Special Education records for students withdrawn, dismissed or graduated on or before June 2012 will be destroyed June 2, 2017 (34 CFR 300.624). If you have any questions about this process or about student specific records, you may contact personnel at GCISD’s Special Education Department at (817) 251-5533.


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    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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