Gifted education focus for creative problem solving workshop
On Tuesday, May 15, SAGE will have a Creative Problem Solving Workshop at the Grapevine Public Library, 5:30-8 p.m. Dr. Rick Westfall, GCISD's Chief Learning Officer, will present "The State of Gifted Education in GCISD." There will be hands on problem solving opportunities with Future Problem Solvers, Destination Imagination, American Robotics Academy, Algebra Institute, Muggins Math, and others. Information will be available from resources such as Duke Tips, Mensa and The Word Station.
Race to Nowhere showing scheduled at HES
The PTAs of Glenhope Elementary, Heritage Elementary and O.C. Taylor Elementary will sponsor a free showing of the film Race to Nowhere
, 8:30-10 a.m., Wednesday, May 9 at the Heritage Elementary School cafeteria. Race to Nowhere
, rated PG-13, is a grassroots film that takes an in-depth look at our educational system and the pressures our children are facing in the 21st century. Free childcare will be available for children ages 3 years who are potty trained. Fifteen childcare slots are available by reservation. All those who plan to attend asked to RSVP. Download flyer for more details and the reservation link.
Buy at Barnes and Noble on May 5 and benefit five GCISD schools
Colleyville Elementary School
James Wand, Secret Agent Spy Magician
, will be at CES on May 15. Brought to your children by the school library and the CES PTA, Wand is coming to CES to talk about the importance of reading.To see more about James Wand, you can visit his website at http://www.jameswand.org/
CES Fun Day
will be Friday, May 18 at Kidsville at Colleyville City Park. If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Sherry Day at email@example.com
. For any other questions regarding Fun Day, please contact: Kristine Kjolhede at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cowboy Cultural Fair - Thursday, May 24, 6-7:30 p.m. will be an evening of fun, food, music and dancing from around the world. The Multi-Cultural Fair at CES is a chance for students and their families to show case their unique diversity and special traditions. Students are invited to create a display board that highlights their own heritage, a place they enjoy visiting or a place they are interested in researching. Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, directing traffic, entertainment, food, passports or clean up. Questions should be directed to Joy Turner at @ 972-832-0490, Jmarie73@me.com or you may call the CES main office.
Cross Timbers Middle School
CTMS Fine Arts department will present Willy Wonka, Jr., a stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, the timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. Show dates are May 10, 11 & 12 at 7:30 p.m., with a special elementary performance on May 12 at 10 a.m. All performances are in the Madeline Hemley Auditorium at Grapevine High School. For tickets or more information, call 817-251-5320.
Colleyville Heritage High
The 2011 yearbook produced by the yearbook staff is showcased in the latest edition of the Gotcha Covered Look Book
. The annual publication is a collage of creative themes, cool covers, dazzling designs, relevant coverage and storytelling copy and action-packed photography selected from outstanding yearbooks printed by Jostens. The Pride
was one of 400 yearbooks selected by a team of journalism experts from more than 3,000 submitted for consideration.
Grapevine High School
The GHS Theatre Department will present the classic Thornton Wilder play Our Town, at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.
Congratulations to Girls Pole Vault Regional Champion and State Qualifier Zoe McKinley with a vault of 12 feet. She will compete at the state track meet on May 11-12 in Austin.
The Fabulous Fillies Dance Team from Grapevine High School was named National Champions at the MA Dance Nationals Competition held in Fort Worth in March. The award was given to the Fillies for their pom routine that was undefeated all contest season and for their military routine. They were named to the National Champion Winner’s Circle and awarded the National Champion Technique Award. In addition, three Fabulous Fillies were honored as National Solo Champions. KayLynn Renfro directs the Fabulous Fillies Dance Team.
The Grapevine High School Fabulous Fillies Booster Club presented four $1,000 scholarships to four graduating seniors at the group's annual banquet held on Friday, April 20, at the Piazza in the Village. Recipients include Lauren Fuller, Katy Jackson, Haley Ovington and Jennifer Phillips. Scholarships are awarded based on each applicants’ grade point average, their combined Fillies service/activity points and a one-page essay scored blindly by non-senior Booster Club executive committee members. The Fillies Booster Club is a non-profit support organization for the Fabulous Fillies and helps raise funds for the Fillies dance team’s expenses not fully covered by the district budget, such as costumes, choreography fees and travel to dance contests. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis depending on availability of funds.