MUSTANG NATION NIGHT
by Sanika Bhave
The meeting was like any other: a collection of different thoughts commenting upon society, history, and the human condition; a discussion about the language department at GHS became one about the development of a lingua franca throughout history, how language is an integral part of identity, and finally into how identity manifests through culture at GHS today. A heavy topic - especially considering the country’s political climate as well as what this school has gone through these past few years. Given this background, the members of Student Forum at that meeting began to work on bringing the school’s first Multicultural Night to life.
About 150 people attended the one-hour long event which had Indian, Mexican, German, Roman, French, Norwegian, and Irish cultures represented. At the end of the night, we asked every culture to put in a little memento from their booth into what we called “The Great American Melting Pot” to symbolize that no matter where this country or where this school is, we’re all one. We’d like to thank all the faculty that supported this event and of course all of the dedicated members of Student Forum.
SWIM/DIVE COACH RECEIVES HONOR
Daniel Jau, Head Coach Swim/Dive/Water Polo coach for Grapevine HS/Colleyville Heritage HS, is the recipient of the 2017 NFHS Sectional Coach of the Year for Boys swimming and diving. The southwest section includes Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico. There will be a special presentation from the UIL during the state meet on Feb 17th. Congratulations Coach Jau!
Grapevine Wrestling competed against Georgetown and Lake Travis and won both matches.
GHS 41 vs Lake Travis 31
GHS 40 vs Georgetown 33
They also competed at the Russ Pederson tourney in San Antonio which is a 35 team tournament.
Grapevine finished in 2nd place as a team. The following wrestlers were placers
Aiden Connors 2nd Place
Andy Ybarra 2nd Place
Russ Jackson 4th Place
Hayden Schultz 1st Place
Forty-six Grapevine DECA members competed in the District 7 Career Development Conference on Tuesday, January 16. Of those, 34 have earned the opportunity to compete at the state competition. The state qualifiers and their respective events are listed below:
Maxamillian Antinone & Matthew Corbett - Business Law & Ethics Team Decision Making
Brooke Bingham & Elnora Marshall - Business Law & Ethics Team Decision Making
Andrew Bell & Nathan Margetts - Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making
Nathan Gardner & Jake Murdock - Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making
Avery Button - Hospitality & Tourism Operations Research
Zyad Choudry - Marketing Communications Individual Series
Chandler Clark & Austin Davis - Marketing Management Team Decision Making
Bennet Cleff - Entrepreneurship Individual Series
Rachel Connolly & Emily Dempsey - Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan
Preston Cornelius - Food Marketing Individual Series
Juan Franco & Jake Sembritzky - Travel & Tourism Team Decision Making
Tommy Galford & Keegan Wasiunec - Financial Services Team Decision Making
Seattle Hickey, Namita Patel, & Mike Mathisen - Entrepreneurship Promotion Plan
Cassidy Johnson - Sports & Entertainment Marketing Individual Series
Nick Porcheddu - Sports & Entertainment Marketing Individual Series
CJ Knipper - Quick Serve Restaurant Management
Jacob Kobos - Start-Up Business Plan
Carter Maxwell - Business Growth Plan
Javier Luevano & Alek Sirotnak - Sports & Entertainment Promotion Plan
Evan Wade & Evyn Sewing - Sports & Entertainment Team Decision Making
Sofia Valverde - Principles of Marketing
Cole Stevens - Hotel & Lodging Management Individual Series
ALAN BOWMAN SIGNING
Congratulations to Alan Bowman on signing to play football at Texas Tech University!
SPORTS MARKETING CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to Carolyn Province's Sports and Entertainment Marketing students who competed in a national Fantasy Football Competition through the curriculum published by Sports Career Consulting. The students had to research and create a new professional sports franchise and complete various academic projects related to the team they created. Some of the projects included: Team Branding, Fan Engagement/Experience, Public Relations Initiatives, Press Releases, Digital Marketing Strategies, and much more. Her class placed 1st out of 40 schools across the nation. Follow the link to the blog that the director of Sports Career Consulting posts each week. Click Previous to view the positive comments about the work the students have completed.
GIFT CARDS FOR RIVERWOOD MS
A TRIBUTE TO VETERANS
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY - NOVEMBER 8, 2017
Kerstyn Grobe - St. Edwards University - Volleyball
Brett Squires - McClennan Community College - Baseball
Nick Pierce - University of Texas-Arlington - Baseball
Darren Zarillo - Frank Phillips College - Baseball
CONGRATULATIONS CROSS COUNTRY
Congratulations to the GHS Boys (pictured above) and Girls (pictured here) Cross Country teams who are advancing to State on November 3-4 in Round Rock, Texas. The boys are Regional Champions and the girls placed 3rd at Regionals.
COUNSELORS RECEIVE AWARD
The LONE STAR STATE SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION (LSSSCA) State Award is a recognition for school counseling programs that support the American School Counseling Association (ASCA). The goal for this award is to foster excellence in school counseling in the state of Texas and to prepare school counselors to achieve the national Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) award.
The LSSSCA State Award is based on ASCA’s four components, which include Foundation, Program Management, Delivery, and Accountability. Supporting these components are the ASCA Themes that serve to support the role of the school counselor. These themes include Leadership, Advocacy, Collaboration, and Systemic Change. Social Emotional Learning is also a vital part of the Lone Star Award System and has been included as a valuable measurement of success for students.
GHS SWIM AND DIVE RESULTS
The GHS divers competed against 40 divers from Colleyville Heritage, Lewisville ISD, and Frisco ISD on Tuesday, October 3rd.
Keelie Shuck placed 4th
Maggie Tabor placed 10th
Meghan Palmer placed 15th
Ella Strickland placed 17th
The GHS varsity swimmers competed in Decatur on Thursday, October 5th.
GHS girls defeated Decatur 119-111
GHS Boys defeated Decatur 150-60
The following swimmers won events at the meet.
200 Medley Relay: David Hallaron, Grant Ghormley, Eric He, Lyon Lee
200 Free: Anna Hetisimer
200 IM: David Hallaron
50 Free: Eric He
100 Fly: Olivia Bradshaw
100 Fly: Eric He
100 Free: Samantha Tatum
500 Free: David Hallaron
200 Free Relay: Gavin Carey, Eric He, Lyon Lee, David Hallaron
100 Back: Samantha Tatum
100 Back: Jackson Schubert
400 Free Relay: Anna Hetisimer, Olivia Bradshaw, Caroline Moon, Samantha Tatum
400 Free Relay: Vivek Tanna, Jackson Schubert, Gavin Carey, Grant Ghormley
2017 HOMECOMING COURT
Freshman Princess and Prince:
Minna Chow and Will Shadle
Sophomore Princess and Prince:
Savannah Kjolhede and Dhiraj Veerappan
Junior Princesses and Prince:
Grace Carbonari and Gretchen Webb
and Ethan Spahr
Paiton Broussard and Alan Bowman
Maura McGregor and Gustavo Centeno
Ashley Lawless and Cort Ewing
Laura Jo Jackson and John Waterworth
Congratulations to the following GHS National Merit Commended students:
ERIN N DEWILLIS
SOPHIA M GRAY
GABRIEL G HOLLY
COLE A KOETTING
LYON Y LEE
LAUREN J LICHTENFELD
THOMAS M PORTER
TRAVIS S SALOMAKI
BRADLEY M SMITH
CASEY M SUTTLES
JOHN T WATERWORTH
NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS
Congratulations to the GHS National Merit Semifinalists, an elite group of students representing fewer than one percent of U.S. high school seniors who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. These academically talented students have the opportunity to continue in the program and compete for scholarships that will be offered next spring.
CONGRATULATIONS COACH HUMPHREYSThe North Texas HS Golf Coaches Association voted Grapevine HS Head Coach Bryan Humphreys the 2017 North Texas Girls Golf Coach of the Year. Coach Humphreys led the girls team to their first state golf championship this past May. The 2017 5A State Champions girls team will be representing the area at The Antigua National HS Golf Invitational September 1-2 in Chandler, AZ.In Coach Humphreys' 17 year tenure, the girls and boys golf teams have won 12 District Championships, 3 Region 1 Championships, have made 6 state championship appearances and a 5A State title. This is the second consecutive year his coaching peers have bestowed this honor on Coach Humphreys. Last season, Humphreys was the 2016 North Texas Boys Golf Coach of the Year.
STAAR results from the Spring 2017 administration have been released. The Texas Education Agency Student Data Online Portal is now open at http://texasassessment.com/
To view the results through the online portal, parents can log into Skyward Family Access to find their Unique Access Code. For instructions on retrieving the Unique Access Code, visit the GCISD assessment information page.
Starting with this Spring’s results, TEA has redesigned the confidential student report. To learn more about the update, please visit TEA’s New STAAR Report Card wesbite. The confidential student reports will be mailed to parents after August 8. Scores are also available directly for parents by accessing texasassessment.com
and clicking LOGIN to STUDENT PORTAL. Parents will need the PEIMS number which is also the Social Security Number.
Thank you for your continued help and support of your child's education!
Principal, Grapevine High School
WORLD SCHOLAR'S CUP
The Grapevine High School World Scholar's Cup team competed on May 20th at the North American round of the competition in Houston, Texas. This team competed among almost 50 other teams in the categories of Team Debate, Collaborative Writing, Scholar's Bowl and the Scholar's Challenge. The competition covers a wide variety of information both historical information, current events, and global connections. These students were incredibly successful and took home an extensive amount of awards and accolades. They placed 2nd as a team, 1st place in Scholar's Bowl, 3rd place in the Challenge, and were awarded 57 individual medals.
Because of their success, two of the three teams qualified at the World Scholar's Cup to go on to the Global competition this summer. The two teams can choose from three locations to compete: Athens, Cape Town, or Hanoi.
Out of almost 50 teams, Grapevine High School came in 2nd overall. In the history of this competition, this is the largest North American round to take place. This team is comprised of Sanika Bhave, Jacqueline Padron, Hayat Yasin, Emily Branson, Lauren Lichtenfeld, Andye Tosh, Neve Enloe, and Aneesha Diggikar. Congratulations GHS World Scholars!!! You have made us all proud!!!
TRACK SUCCESSCongratulations to the UIL Track and Field STATE Qualifiers:Lauren Edwards--3200 meter runLauren Chasczewski--High JumpPeyton Weissmann --Pole VaultThey will compete next week May 11-12 at the State Track Meet.
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AWARDSThursday, April 13th, Captain Molly Corbin Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution honored many local individuals. This year our Awards Banquet was held at Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine.Congratulations to these deserving individuals!
NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT
Congratulations to the following students on signing their college letters of intent:Evan Kimbell - Southwestern University: BasketballNick Tsigas - Fairfield University: SwimmingBrian Andrews- North Eastern Oklahoma: WrestlingJessie Prater- Pratt Community College: BasketballLauren Edwards- University of Texas: Cross CountryKali Hamilton - Colorado State University Pueblo: TennisRaillane Kamdem - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville: TennisCalum Robe- Austin College: TennisSamantha Wong - University of Arkansas Fort Smith: Tennis
ACADEMIC UIL ADVANCES TO STATE
Congratulations to the following students who will be advancing to the State UIL competition at the University of Texas at Austin on April 21-22:
Grant Kluber: Computer ScienceMardhi Santosa: Indvidual Number SenseMardhi Santosa, Tari Santosa, Prithvi Senthilkumr and Vivek Tanna: Number Sense team
GRAPEVINE BAND WINS UIL SWEEPSTAKESCongratulations Mustang Band!
WALKWAY BETWEEN GHS AND CTMS
REGIONAL GYMNASTICS RESULTS
Following are the results from the Regional meet held 4/4-5 at Richland High School:
GHS Girls team (Emersyn Coody, Mackenzie Megellas, Demi Pursley, Emily Stoller) took Fourth Place in the Region (13 schools represented)
Demi Pursley – 2nd All Around; 1st-Vault; 3rd-Bars; 3rd-Beam; 2nd-Floor (advanced to state in All Around)
Emersyn Coody* – 11th All Around; 10th-Bars (advanced to state in Bars)
Emily Stoller – 12th All Around
GHS WRESTLERS ADVANCE TO STATE
GHS MUSTANGS - DIVISION 5A
FIRST PLACE out of 18 schools !!!
This is our Varsity Team that contributed to us being NUMBER ONE!!!
GHS MUSTANGS - REGION 2
FOURTH PLACE out of 52 schools !!!
These are our State Qualifiers
Aiden Connors 6th Place
Kendra Maurer 6th Place (Girls)
Karestin Andrews 5th Place (Girls)
Abel Smith 4th Place
Brayden Gordy 4th Place
Andy Ybarra 3rd Place
Brian Andrews 1st Place
STATE FINALS WILL BE NEXT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY (FEB 24 & 25)
BERRY CENTER, CYPRESS (HOUSTON AREA) TEXAS
FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW AND RODEO RESULTS
Students competed at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo recently and earned top spots in the following categories:
Jr. Beef Heifers
Jr. Longhorn Exhibitors
Jr. Ag Mechanic’s Exhibitors
Jr. Swine Exhibitors
Jr. Market Wether Goat Exhibitors
Jr. Market Wether Lamb Exhibitors
Click for full results and photos. Congratulations to all of these students!
SWIM AND DIVE TEAM RESULTSThe Grapevine Girls and Boys swim and dive teams competed at the UIL Region 3-5A Championships this weekend. The GHS Boys were the Region 3-5A Runner Up and GHS Girls placed 5th overall.The top 2 finishers in each swim event and top 3 divers diving from region championships automatically qualify for the UIL State Meet in Austin on February 17-18. The next 8 fastest times throughout the state will be called up.UIL State Qualifiers (unofficial until UIL posts online)Boys 200 medley relay (auto) Nick Tsigas, David Hallaron, Parker Schultz,Christian Hambrock (champion)
Boys 200 free (call up) - Daniel Rutledge
Boys 200 IM (auto) - David Hallaron (champion) (new school record - broke record set in 1997)
Boys 50 free (auto) - Parker Schultz
Boys 50 free (call up) - Christian Hambrock
Girls diving (auto) - Erin Palmer - Region 3-5A Diver of the Year (champion)
Boys 100 fly (auto) - Parker Schultz - Region 3-5A and Frisco Nat Pool Record (champion)
Boys 500 free (call up) - Daniel Rutledge (new school record - broke record set in 2016)
Boys 200 free relay (auto) Parker Schultz, Eric He, Daniel Rutledge, Christian Hambrock
Boys 100 back (auto) -David Hallaron (champion) (new school record - broke record set in 2016)
Boys 400 free relay (auto) Daniel Rutledge, Nick Tsigas, Christian Hambrock, David Hallaron
Congratulations to the following students:
- Heather Haggard, Softball Paris Junior College
- Emery Hailey, Soccer, Southwest Oklahoma State University
- Haylee Hulse, Soccer, University of Central Arkansas
- Cale Dow, Lacrosse, Rhodes College for lacrosse
- Blake Stiles, Football, Hendrix College
- Zack Rice, Football, Hendrix College
- Brennan Davis, Football, Blinn College
BPA, Business Professionals of America, competed in the Regional Leadership Conference at Keller High School on January 28th. Students competed in a variety of individual and team events. The State Qualifiers will compete at the State Leadership Conference in Dallas on March 1-4. Congratulations to all of these students on an outstanding job in representing GHS! Following are the results:
DECA STUDENTS ADVANCE TO STATE
Fifteen Grapevine DECA students participated in the District VII DECA Career Development Conference on Saturday, January 14 amongst over 1,000 other conference competitors. Each student competed in either an individual or a team role play interview scenario and was judged based on presentation skills and content knowledge in their respective events. In addition to their role play, they completed an exam that was averaged with the presentation score in hopes of earning a spot to move forward to the DECA State Career Development Conference in San Antonio in February. Of Grapevine's 15 students, ALL 15 were state qualifiers and placed in the top 15 of their events.The students and their event are listed below:Julia Aguirre and Bailey Allen - Marketing Management Team Decision MakingJacob Kobos and Cassidy Johnson - Marketing Management Team Decision MakingNamita Patel and Nathan Margetts - Hospitality Services Team Decision MakingTommy Galford and Keegan Wasiunec - Financial Services Team Decision MakingAvery Button - Principles of Business Management and AdministrationBennett Cleff- Principles of Business Management and AdministrationBaylee Stuart - Principles of Hospitality and TourismNathan Gardner - Principles of FinanceJavier Luevano - Accounting ApplicationsNick Porcheddu - Sports and Entertainment MarketingMark Patterson - Retail Merchandising
GRAPEVINE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SELECTED AS ALL-STATE MUSICIANS
Christopher Chwa and Dawson Grimes, members of the Grapevine High School Band will perform with the Texas All-State Band in San Antonio, Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2017 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. These students were chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region, and Area levels. Christopher is a student of Joseph Prescott, Dawson a student of Jeanene Johnson and they both perform at school under the direction of Shannon Gill who is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, a 12,000+ member organization headquartered in Austin. This is Christopher and Dawson’s first time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization.
High school students selected to perform in the All-State concerts have competed through several levels of auditions beginning in the fall of 2016 to qualify at the state level. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. 1,780 students are selected through a process that begins with over 68,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). Texas Music Educators Association sponsors the Texas All-State competition. This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 33 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other areas in seven TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. Only the top 2.6% of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians.
These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally-recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances for thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close. For the All-State concert schedule and conductor information, go to the Performances section of www.tmea.org/convention.
The Texas Music Educators Association is an association of over 12,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. Go to www.tmea.org/convention for more information.
LONE STAR STATE SCHOOL COUNSELING CONFERENCE (LSSSCA) AWARD
The LSSSCA Lonestar Committee would like to congratulate GHS for being a recipient of the 2016 BRONZE AWARD! The counseling team and administrator(s) will be recognized for this distinguished award at the Lone Star State School Counseling Conference (LSSSCA) Award Ceremony in January. Click here to learn more about this outstanding award!
Congratulations to Kyle Bowman and Meredith St. John! They both received the Overall Award of Excellence from the local PTA council and will now advance to the State level for further judging of their Reflections 2016-2017 entries. State level results should be announced in March 2017. Thank you to all the students who participated in the Reflections contest this year.
ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMThrough encouragement from his teacher Kristy Hansen, GHS student Kyle Bowman applied for the Crow Collection of Asian Art Artist Residency Program taking place over the winter break.Students completed a four-step application process for the program: a typed application, a letter of recommendation from myself in a sealed envelope, typed short answer questions, and an 8 1/2 x 11" artwork submittal.Kyle is 1 out of only 12 students in the DFW Metroplex to receive an invitation to participate in the Artist Residency Program from December 19, 2016 through December 21, 2016. Working alongside artist Kankan Huang and Crow Collection Educators, Kyle will create work(s) of art through sculptural mold and casting processes with inspiration from Huang and community members' personal stories of Chinese New Year traditions. These work(s) will be on view at the Crow Collection during the museum's Chinese New Year Celebration on January 28th.Very excited for Kyle with the accomplishment only a select few have the opportunity to experience. Excited teacher!!
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
Congratulations to the following students:
- Ryan Drake - GHS Baseball - Arkansas
- London Green - GHS Baseball - Weatherford College
- Joseph Leal - GHS Baseball - Midland College
- Boone Montgomery - GHS Baseball - UT Arlington
- Connor Neuman - GHS Baseball - Louisiana Tech
- Tatum Tellin - GHS Basketball - University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
- Daniel Rutledge - GHS Swim - Oklahoma Christian University
- Peyton Weissmann - GHS Track and Field (pole vault) - Ole Miss
- Madison Lawler - GHS Volleyball - Southern Miss
- Jordan McCalla - GHS Volleyball - St John's University
MUSTANG GOLFERS OFF TO ANOTHER STRONG START
According to the Star-Telegram, the Grapevine golf program is looking to pick up right where it left off last season, and coach Bryan Humphreys said he believes he could have the teams to make another run to the state tournament with a little work.
The Mustangs boys and girls teams were both close last year, each qualifying for state and holding their own in the state tournament.
“We have high hopes for our men’s and women’s golf programs,” Humphreys said. “The last few years have been mixed with a lot of hard work and fun. The women have made it to three straight state tournaments and the men have reached it the last two years. Overall, we lost three seniors to college golf scholarships, so we are looking for quality people to replace them.” Read more . . .
PARAPROFESSIONALS OF THE YEAR
These Paraprofessionals of the Year were honored at the Homecoming Alumni Reception.
GHS PRESENTS THE 2016 HOMECOMING COURT:
9th grade princess and prince: MacKenzie Waters and Jayson Young
10th grade princess and prince: Molly Nelson and Nathan Miller
11th grade princess and prince: Allyson Roach, Laura Jo Jackson and Cort Ewing
12th grade princesses and princes: Keely Brooks, Shannon Goad, Emmy Mueller, Zariah White, ; John Morin, Jacob Protono, Trey Waters and Cade Linker
GHS NATIONAL MERIT COMMENDED SCHOLARS
Congratulations to the commended scholars listed below! They have been recognized by the National Merit program based off of their performance on the PSAT. Commended scholars represent the top 3% of students Nationwide that took the PSAT.
Alexandria K Arca
Justin T Farbisz
Cassidy S Parshall
Rohin K Patel
Amy A Read
Matthew R Wilding
ORAL INTERP RESULTS
Following are the results from the Plano Clark Tournament held on 10/1/2016:
1st Erica Lendl
2nd Jackson Schubert
3rd Drake Leach
4th Camille Krumwiede
5th KJ Marino
1st Camille Krumwiede/Jackson Miller
2nd Drake Leach/Andrea Herrera
3rd Greyson Slicker/Jacob DeJacimo
4th Lauren Jones/KJ Marino
1st Jackson Miller/Greyson Slicker
2nd Andrea Herrera/Jacob DeJacimo
3rd Erica Lendl/Peyton Williams
5th Drake Leach/Jackson Schubert
1st Greyson Slicker
2nd Andrea Herrera
3rd Jackson Miller
4th Jack Goad
6th Sloan Teeuwen
7 students named 2017 National Merit Semifinalists
Seven Grapevine High School seniors have been named 2017 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Selection is based on the students' scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). GCISD's National Merit Semifinalists are part of an elite a group of students representing fewer than one percent of U.S. high school seniors who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. These academically talented students have the opportunity to continue in the program and compete for scholarships that will be offered next spring. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists nationwide are expected to attain Finalist standing, according to the National Merit Scholarship Program, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship.
Grapevine High School SEMIFINALISTSMatthew BitnerLauren EdwardsShannon GoadAndrew LastingerCarson TaylorAnastasia WaltonCassandra Wouters
The GHS Homecoming Parade will be on October 6th at 6:00 pm. Those interested in a parade entry need to contact email@example.com.
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.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATIONIn order to volunteer in GCISD a volunteer must:1. Read the Volunteer Handbook, (click for the Spanish Volunteer Handbook) watch the appropriate video included in the handbook and electronically sign the volunteer verification form. You have access to the Google form for your campus.2. Complete the volunteer background check. A link is included in the handbook.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN STATE MEET RESULTSThe company of Death of a Salesman performed for 3,000 people and 3 judges at the State meet. Our students were truly a class act and gave the best show thus far. Following are the Individual Awards:Honorable Mention Cast: Drake Leach in the role of Biff LomanAll Star Cast: James Myers in the role of Willy Loman7th place
Grapevine High School Twins Earn Top Two Spots in Graduating Class
Grapevine High School seniors and twin brothers have earned places one and two in the graduating class of 2016. Tine (right) and Miha (left) Valencic earned the titles of valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, as a result of their dedication to education and their success in school. Earlier this school year, Tine and Miha were also named National Merit Finalists in the scholarship program.
Tine and Miha are both headed to the California Institute of Technology. Tine plans to study physics while Miha plans on majoring in chemical engineering. In addition to their studies, you will also be able to find the brothers on the court playing tennis for the Caltech Beavers, continuing their tennis career. Tine and Miha are part of the award-winning GHS Mustang Tennis Team.
CONGRATULATIONS LACROSSE-STATE CHAMPS!
The Colleyville Lacrosse team won state beating McKinney 7-5. The Grapevine players are:
GHS is home to the 5A State Pole Vault Champion!
Grapevine High School Athletes Peyton Weissmann and Hayden Murphy represented their school and GCISD at the 5A State UIL Track & Field tournmanent last week. Weissmann took home the 5A State Champion Pole Vault title and Murphy placed ninth in state in the 3200 meter run.
Congratulations to both athletes on a job well done!
FFAFFA Presents the 2016-2017 GCFFA Officer Team:President: Cort EwingVice President: Kinsey GastonSecretary: Brenna CasellaTreasurer: Hannah GallegosReporter: Kamry PearsonSentinel: Ciera Magee CisnerosStudent Advisor: Madison KleinCongratulations to Cort Ewing on being elected the District 2 FFA president.
CONGRATULATIONS BASS FISHING TEAM!The GHS Bass Fishing Team successfully qualified 6 teams for Regionals this year. The Bass Fishing Team is currently ranked 8th in their region and 6 teams will be participating at Regional's on May 7 at Richland Chambers Lake. It would be great to get a picture of the 6 teams added to the yearbook.Regional Qualifying Teams include (they are placed in the order of regional ranking):
1. Carson Kirkhuff/Bryce Cain2. Jarrett Gable/Wyatt Hollingsworth3. Jake Soto/Hunter Bayerl4. Zach Wolf/Nick Jordan5. Jackson Badgett/Rachel Roach6. Christian Johnson/Luke McIntire
SHREK THE MUSICAL AWARD NOMINATIONS
We are thrilled and excited to be in the Award Nominations categorieswith such talented folks from the BY INVITATION ONLYSchmidt & Jones Musical Competition for High Schools.(Sponsored by Lyric Theatre in Irving Texas)The nominations that students received are listed below andwe will make our reservations to attend the Awards Gala on May 20th.Best Actor in Supporting RoleDrake Leach as Lord Farquaad in SHREK THE MUSICAL-Grapevine High SchoolBest OrchestraSHREK THE MUSICAL-Grapevine High SchoolExcellence in ChoreographyMolly Reed and Josie Moyer for SHREK THE MUSICAL-Grapevine High SchoolExcellence in Costume DesignAutumn Pope & Abbey Eaves for SHREK THE MUSICAL-Grapevine High SchoolExcellence in Lighting DesignJosh Mills and Sam Parker for SHREK THE MUSICAL-Grapevine High SchoolExcellence in Scenic DesignJohnathan Renteria and Parker Rawlings for SHREK THE MUSICAL-Grapevine High School
CONGRATULATIONS TENNIS7 students are advancing to the STATE tournament in College Station, TX on May 16-17th. We will be sending a girls singles player, a girls doubles team, a boys doubles team, and a mixed doubles team. Listed below are the players advancing to the State Tournament.....Sam Wong- Girls Singles- 1st placeRaillane Kamdem- Bella Bergman- Girls Doubles- 1st placeMiha Valencic- Tine Valencic- Boys Doubles- 1st placeCalum Robe- Kali Hamilton- Mixed Doubles- 2nd place
CONGRATULATIONS WINTERGUARD!Congratulations to the GHS Winterguard and their Instructors Mr. Michael Henson and Mr. Andrew Seebaran, for their success this past weekend at the 2016 Marching Auxiliaries National Championships. After two days of competition and over 1,100 performances by more than 130 groups, the Winterguard was awarded 3rd place in the Colorguard division for their program "Stellar Remnants."2015-2016 Winterguard Season Awards:
- 2016 Marching Auxiliaries North Texas Regional Championships
- Regional Champions (1st Place)
- Best Choreography
- Best in Class
- Superior Rating (Division I)
- Winner's Circle
- 2016 North Texas Colorguard Association Contest at Alvarado High School
- 3rd Place
- Superior Rating (Division I)
- 2016 North Texas Colorguard Association Championships
- 6th Place
- Superior Rating (Division I)
- 2016 Marching Auxiliaries National Championship
- 3rd Place
The Grapevine girls golf team won the Region 1 Championship in dominating fashion by 45 shots.
Elly Baze won the individual title with a birdie on the final hole to shoot 71-75.
The girls team will be returning to the state championship for the 3rd consecutive year.
Former GHS Mustang returns to alma mater to coach volleyball
Former Grapevine High School volleyball player and alumni, Whitney Woody, has been named as the new Lady Mustang volleyball coach. Trustees approved the recommendation during its regular meeting on Monday, March 28.
Coach Woody will rejoin the Mustangs from Centennial High School in Burleson where she has served as head coach since 2012. Before coaching at Centennial High School, Woody was the head volleyball coach at Arlington Heights High School and Stripling Middle School.
“We are so excited to have Coach Woody rejoin the Mustang Nation after serving as team captain and a three year varsity letterman during her time at GHS,” GHS Principal David Denning said. “The experiences she has had not only as a former Mustang, but also as a highly successful high school volleyball coach, will help continue to lead our student athletes not only on the court but also in the classroom.”
The search for a new head volleyball coach began in January when Kori Cooper accepted the head coach position at Cedar Park High School in Leander ISD.
Woody played collegiate volleyball at Midwestern State University and Wesleyan University and received her bachelor of science from the University of Texas at Arlington.
“Grapevine High School and the Lady Mustang volleyball program have been part of my life for many years in many different ways and I am fulfilling a dream to coach and teach at my alma mater,” Woody said. “I look forward to continuing the successes of the Lady Mustang volleyball teams and am excited to meet the athletes and parents who work so hard to make this program strong.”
CONGRATULATIONS UIL ONE ACT PLAY
Congrats to the Cast and Crew of Death of a Salesman!!!GHS OAP came home District Winners!Individual Awards are as follows:Outstanding Technician - Autumn PopeHonorable Mention Cast - Ashley MunsonAll Star Cast - Drake LeachBest Actor - James MyersBest CrewAdvancing to Bi-District - Friday, April 1.
National Finalists for Double-Goal Coach Award
Coach Jeremy Mills has been selected a finalist for the Double-Goal Coach Award awarded by the Positive Coaching Alliance.
PCA's Double-Goal Coach Award is given to youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach, striving to win, while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.
Here is the link with the announcement. Congratulations Coach!
FILLIES CONTEST RESULTS
Grapevine Fillies -- M.A. Dance DFW Regional at Plano East SHS Results (February 20, 2016)Team:Winner's CircleChoreography Award for Military, Pom, Lyrical, ContemporaryTechnique Award for MilitaryHigh Point Category Awards for Military, Pom, Lyrical, ContemporaryOfficer:Winner's CircleChoreography Award for Contemporary, LyricalTechnique Award for Contemporary, PropSolo:
Abigail Steinle 2nd Runner-up in Sr.17-18 Solo Category
GHS Boys Swim team places 4th in state
The Grapevine High School swimmers and divers competed at the UIL 5A Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Texas at Austin on February 19 and 20. The GHS boys placed 4th overall. This is the highest place at State meet since 1998.
- Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay: Nick Tsigas, David Hallaron, Parker Schultz, Christian Hambrock - 6th place
- Boys 200 Yard Freestyle: Parker Schultz - 6th place and GHS School Record
- Boys 200 Yard Freestyle: Daniel Rutledge - 12th place
- Girls 200 Yard IM: Madison Chao - 12th place
- Boys 200 Yard IM: David Hallaron - 2nd place
- Girls 1 Meter Diving: Erin Palmer - 9th place
- Girls 1 Meter Diving: Katie Gary - 11th place
- Boys 100 Yard Fly: Parker Schultz - 3rd place
- Boys 500 Yard Freestyle: Ben Kalmbach - 4th place
- Boys 500 Yard Freestyle: Daniel Rutledge - 9th place
- Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay: Parker Schultz, Daniel Rutledge, David Hallaron, Christian Hambrock - 9th place
- Girls 100 Yard Backstroke: Madison Chao - 7th place
- Boys 100 Yard Backstroke: David Hallaron - 3rd Place
- Boys 400 Yard Freestyle Relay:Daniel Rutledge, Christian Hambrock, Eric He, Ben Kalmbach, Nick Tsigas - 10th place
GHS home to 2016 Wrestling State UIL 5A Champion
The Grapevine High School wrestling team competed in the UIL 5A State tournament in Houston where GHS Junior Brian Andrews was named State 5A Champion--this is a back-to-back state championship title win for Andrews. GHS Senior Samuel Hodges placed 4th in state and the GHS team placed 9th overall in state.
CONGRATULATIONS BELLES JV DANCE TEAMThe Belles did wonderful this past Saturday at the MA Grapevine Dance Contest on 2.13.16 receiving the following awards:
- 8th place overall (includes High School Varsity,JV & Middle School, as well as all studio teams at the contest)
- 2nd Place Overall JV Division (7 JV teams in attendance this year with Birdville JV winning 1st place.)
- 1st Place Team Kick
- 1st Place Team Lyrical
- 2nd Place Team Pom
- 2nd Place Team Contemporary
- Officer Small Ensemble Champions
- Soloist Robin O'Hanlon 5th Place Junior Division (out of 40+ soloists)
CONGRATULATIONS JENNY FOSTER
Grapevine High School Senior Jenny Foster received the Youth of the Year award while Bransford Elementary School Principal Jamie Halliburton received the Employee of the Year award from the Colleyville Chamber of Commerce. Winners were announced at the Chamber's 40th Annual Awards Luncheon on Thursday, January 21.
Foster was recognized for her academic achievements and invovlement in school and community programs. She has been an advocate for human rights and a community ambassador. In 2015 she founded the Grapevine High School Young Feminist Club, where she modeled and advocated community service to the club members. She created a program for GRACE in which items collected at school are given to women entering the transitional housing program. She also volunteers at Gatehouse and collects non-perishable food items for the food pantry. She has partnered with local restaurants and businesses and to raise more than $1,000 for women’s shelters, anti-human trafficking organizations and a charity that provides financial assistance to women going through breast cancer treatments.
GHS freshman volleyball player Symone Wesley was recently featured in
Sports Illustrated! Check it out!
GCISD senior athletes take next step toward college
Wednesday, February 3 was National Signing Day and Grapevine High School had 9 senior athletes take part, signing letters of intent with colleges across the U.S.
Grapevine High School Athletes
Student College of Intent Sport Head Coach John Seber Trinity Valley Community College Football Randy Jackson RaulphLauren McCauley Trinity Valley Community College Football Randy Jackson Jacobi White Southwestern College Football Randy Jackson Garret Hammer University of Dallas Soccer Heath Bullard Bethany Cryer McMurry University Soccer Steve McBride Katy Hudson Washington University in St. Louis Soccer Steve McBride Michelle Kotlik Texas A&M Commerce Soccer Steve McBride Jordan Slim University of Central Arkansas Soccer Steve McBride Mackenzie Taylor West Texas A&M University Soccer Steve McBride
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STATE VASE 2016
Congratulations to Phillip Neal, Camille Krumwiede, and Mariana Prieto for advancing to the State Visual Art Scholastic Event in San Antonio April 22 - 23. Phillip Neal And Mariana Prieto both medaled, receiving the highest possible score on their artwork.
CONGRATULATIONS COACH MILLER!
The Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas would like to congratulate Rick Miller on being selected as our 5A Girls Coach of the Year for the 2015 cross country season. "Your hard work and dedication to your team and our sport is greatly appreciated as well as the accolades that you and your kids have brought to your school district."
The counseling services teams at Colleyville Middle School, Cross Timbers Middle School, Grapevine Middle School, Heritage Middle School, Colleyville Heritage High School and Grapevine High School have all been awarded the Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas (CREST) award. Sponsored by the Texas School Counselor Association, schools receiving CREST awards have demonstrated a commitment using the school guidance and counseling program to improve the lives and achievement of students in academic, career, and personal social domains.
This is the second consecutive year the team from Cross Timbers has been awarded the CREST.
“This is a tremendous honor for these six campuses,” said Emberly Hill, Director of Counseling. “Over the past several years we have worked together as a department to continue to improve the services we offer our students, staff and parents. By receiving not only one, but six CREST Awards, it truly speaks to the dedication of the campus counselors and the commitment GCISD has demonstrated in providing these services across the district.”
The counselors will receive their awards February 1, at the School Counselor Conference CREST luncheon. Congratulations counselors!
The first regional and state golf rankings were released. The Grapevine girls team is ranked 3rd in state and 1st in Region 1.
The boys team is ranked 9th in state and 2nd in Region 1.
The individual girls state rankings are #6 Anna Takahashi, #14 Baylee Oehlert and #16 Elly Baze, #21 Alexia Saenz and #24 Kelsie Siporin. These 5 girls occupy 5 of the top 6 players in Region 1.
The boys team is led by the 17th state ranked player Will Hocker. Will is ranked 4th in Region 1 along with #17 Mitchell Vetter, #19 Austin Kelley, #28 Nic Bowles and #32 Matthew Bibby.
Congrats to Elly Baze on signing a golf scholarship with Oklahoma Baptist University.
District FFA Leadership Development Contest ResultsMindi Bracy- Job Interview- 2nd Place (Moving on to Area contest on November 21st)Tarryn Fabian, Cort Ewing, and Caroline Girard- Radio Broadcasting- 7th PlaceJoanna Lambert, Ashton Bisballe, and Kamry Pearson- Senior FFA Quiz Team- 9th PlaceCort Ewing, Hayden Parker, and Charlie Hickman- Senior Skills Team- 7th Place
The following students placed in the top ten at the MOCK DECA Competition on Friday at the University of Texas at Dallas:Written Marketing Test - Tara HarrellPrinciples of Business Roleplay - Tara Harrell and Alexis ConnerlyPrinciples of Marketing Roleplay - Peyton Link/Jennifer Schaefer, Tara Harrell and Alexis Connerly, and Michelle Verbano/Nicole Richard.Congratulations to these students!
CROSS COUNTRY SUCCESSThe Varsity Girls Cross Country Team finished 2nd overall at the 5A Region 1 meet, only three points behind the first place team. We finished our top 5 runners in the top 20 of the race, including Lauren Edwards finishing third overall! The girls ran great, and they will be ready to bring a state title back to Grapevine on November 7th, 2015!The Varsity Boys Cross Country Team are the 5A Region 1 CHAMPIONS!! With a score of 66, the GHS boys have not won the region since 2001. Please congratulate Hayden Murphy because he is the Region Champion, finishing first overall with an amazing race.
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