GCISD FastNews - Feb. 16, 2012

Posted by Public Information at 2/16/2012 2:00:00 PM

GCISD FastNews
Two-day break for students next week
Students will be out of school on Monday, Feb. 20, for the Presidents Day Holiday, and Tuesday, Feb. 21, for a professional learning day for staff. School will resume with a regular schedule on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
No early release on March 7
GCISD’s 2011-2012 Early Release Calendar shows March 7, 2012, as a day when high school students are dismissed early after completion of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). Students in grades 10 and 11 will still take the English/Language Arts TAKS on March 7; that day, however, is no longer an early release day and a modified schedule will be in place for all students, including those in grades 9 and 12. Students in grades 10 and 11 should arrive on their campus by 8:35 a.m. on March 7 to begin the TAKS. Those in grades 9 and 12 should arrive by 11:50 a.m. to be counted as present in compliance with state attendance laws. The state requires that students are in attendance a minimum of four hours.  Please check your high school website for specific information about  lunch, transportation and the  modified class schedule.
GCISD planning 50th anniversary celebration
In 1962 the Grapevine and Colleyville school districts consolidated to form Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District.  A 50th anniversary celebration is set for April 12 to celebrate this event and all past and present students, employees, superintendents, board members and community members are invited to attend. The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the GCISD Administration building. At 5:30, the celebration will move inside the Administration building for a reception sponsored by the Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation, displays of memorabilia, student exhibits and mini performances. Please spread the word of this event and if you have photos from the past that you'd like us to share on our 50th Anniversary website and on Facebook, please email them to publicinformation@gcisd.net. If there are people in the the photos, please provide the names and any other information you know about the location, event, etc.
Elementary enrichment art contest winners selected
Manasa Sripati, 4th grader at Heritage Elementary School, submitted the artwork that will be used on the front cover of the Elementary Summer Enrichment guide, and artwork by Annemarie Martin, 5th grader at Cannon Elementary School, was selected for use on the inside cover of the printed guide. The theme is “Enriching Students One Class at a Time.”  The two students will be recognized in the printed course guide and also at an upcoming meeting of the GCISD Board of Trustees. Check out the winning artwork on GCSD@Our Best.
Employee, students and education foundation honored at Chamber banquet
GCISD had five winners at the Colleyville Area Chamber Awards on January 28. Congratulations to Youth of Year - Alyshah Aziz, GHS, Nathan Weller, GHS; Employee of Year - Terie Wied, CTMS; Organization of Year - Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation. The Colleyville Chamber Awards, in it's 36th year, pay tribute to invididuals, organizations and businesses who have "gone above and beyond" expectations for the Chamber and the community.
High school enrichment planned for summer
This summer, high school students have an opportunity to experience art, cooking and visits to colleges to help them make informed educational decisions about their future. Opportunities include art-related excursions to in DFW and Chicago, visits to colleges and other points of interest in Colorado and Texas, and a culinary arts tour. Registration begins in March. For more information and QR code links to the specifics of each course, please download this flyer.
March 5 last day to file for May Board election
Those interested in having their names on the ballot for the May 12 GCISD Board of Trustees election have through March 5 to file the elections paperwork. GCISD voters will have an opportunity to vote for Board members to serve in Places 1 and 2 during early voting April 30-May 8 and on Election Day, May 12. Three GCISD patrons have filed -  Becky St. John, incumbent, has filed for Place 2; Kimberley Barber Davis and Julia Guzman-Henderson have filed for Place 1. For more information, please call 817-251-5501.
School finance website helps inform Texans
CRCSTX.org is a grassroots website designed to inform and mobilize Texans about the state school finance system which is affecting the classroom and YOUR students. You may visit the website to learn more about how the current school finance system affects students, check out myths and facts about the system, find out how much  to monitor news headlines and to sign up to receive emails about how Revenue Contributing Schools are working to benefit all Texas students.
For more student news and photos, check out GCISD@Our Best
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