Former GCISD Superintendent O.C. Taylor with Riley Davis, a student at O.C. Taylor Elementary.
Former GCISD Superintendent Bob Fail and family, including current Grapevine Elementary kindergarten teacher Terri Eubank, left, who is his grand-daughter-in-law. GCISD traditions carried through the generations!
The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the consolidation of Grapevine and Colleyville schools was attended by more than 350 people, including former superintendents and board members, current city and community leaders, employees, students and parents. History was made as the Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine high school bands joined together to perform the National Anthem, and seven GCISD superintendents were present for the big event.
City of Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate and City of Colleyville Mayor David Kelly participated in the program, each presenting proclamations recognizing GCISD's history and contributions to the growth of the area. U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant presented Superintendent Robin Ryan with a flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol and a copy of a proclamation about GCISD that he will enter into the Congressional Record. State Representative Vicki Truitt was present to honor GCISD, as was Carolyn Sims on behalf of Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes.
Students were a big part of the program. Winners of the 50th Anniversary Literary Contests read portions of their winning entries. Libbie Zimmerman, CHHS, was the high school winner; Shannon Goad, CTMS, was the middle school winner; and Abby Swaim, BES, was the elementary school winner. Nick Arnold, president of the CHHS Student Council, introduced the CHHS Marching Band as it played the CHHS Alma Mater, and Matthew Cox, president of the GHS Student Council introduced the GHS Marching Band as it played the GHS Alma Mater.
Following the outside portion of the event, guests attended a reception and toured the building to see student artwork, demonstrations of learning projects, musical performances.