MUSTANG ROUND UP INFORMATION
All residency verification, fee payment, and personal information can now be done online from the comfort of your own home at any hour of the day, but we know that you still want the opportunity to see your friends, pick up your textbooks, join PTSA, and buy your Mustang gear, so get ready for Mustang Round Up. At Roundup, you can also buy your parking permit, see the nurse, and get info on all of our student organizations and clubs. Yearbook pictures for grades 9-11 will be taken so wear your best – and don’t worry if you are out of town, we will offer days in the fall for make ups. We will still have computers available for you if you have not had the opportunity to register online. So join us for Mustang Round Up on:
August 9th 8:30 - 11:30 10th grade
1:30 - 4:30 12th grade
August 10th 8:30 - 11:30 9th grade
1:30 - 4:30 11th grade
M-Thurs 8-11:00 am and 1-4:00 pm; closed on Fridays
New Student Registration
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First Day of School for Students
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/
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
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!!!
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AWARDS
NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT
Congratulations to the following students on signing their college letters of intent:
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 Science
GRAPEVINE BAND WINS UIL SWEEPSTAKES
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 RESULTS
Congratulations to the following students:
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.
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 PROGRAM
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
Congratulations to the following students:
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.
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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.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN STATE MEET RESULTS
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!
CONGRATULATIONS BASS FISHING TEAM!
SHREK THE MUSICAL AWARD NOMINATIONS
We are thrilled and excited to be in the Award Nominations categories
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 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!!!
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)
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.
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 TEAM
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.
The following students placed in the top ten at the MOCK DECA Competition on Friday at the University of Texas at Dallas:
CROSS COUNTRY SUCCESS