May 4, 2018                                                                                                                                             No. 84
2018 GCISD Employees of the Year Announced
GCISD administrators led a "surprise" patrol to various campuses and departments to announce this year's honored staff members. Joe Parthemore, fifth grade teacher from Cannon Elementary School: A GCISD STEM School, was named the GCISD Elementary Teacher of the Year. Cross Timbers Middle School sixth grade teacher Brooke Teeter-Stocz was named GCISD Secondary Teacher of the Year. Stephanie Rumbelow, instructional assistant from Cross Timbers Middle School, was named GCISD Paraprofessional of the Year.

In addition to the district-level Elementary Teacher, Secondary Teacher and Paraprofessional of the Year, district leaders also celebrated departmental employees of the year on their surprise tour. This year's recipients are pictured below. Campus teachers and campus/department paraprofessionals of the year have also been honored during special celebrations with their colleagues at their schools or departments.

GCISD employees represent excellence in teaching and work abilities, innovative practices, positive relationships, communication and leadership. Congratulations to all these outstanding GCISD winners!

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32 GCISD Students Named 2018 National Merit Finalists
Thirty- two GCISD seniors have been named 2018 National Merit Scholarship Finalists 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 National Merit Finalists are part of 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. 

Colleyville Heritage HS
  • Jackson Anderson
  • Melanie De La Cruz
  • Megan Hoffman
  • Alicia Hurtado
  • Shreya Kabra
  • Megan Lakey
  • Ethan Matthews
  • Ava Moore
  • Evanns Gabriel Morales-Cuadrado
  • Alexander Nguyen
  • Nasir Panjwani
  • Hyeonjeong Park
  • Zafir Patel
  • Shalini Ramachandran
  • Colby Schmidt
  • Raena Shah
  • Justine Travis
  • Jack Wang
  • Helen Ye
Grapevine HS 
  • Sanika Bhave
  • John Bradshaw
  • Aidan Comiskey
  • Cortland Ewing
  • Aiden Gonzalez
  • Evangelos Maragoudakis
  • David Miller
  • Ian Miller
  • Vivek Tanna
  • Luka Valencic
  • Ann Wadsworth
  • Claire Welton 

iUniversity Prep
  •  Isabelle Galko
Texas State Science Fair Winners
Thirteen students from Colleyville Heritage High School competed at the Texas State Science Fair competition in San Antonio on March 23-24, 2018. Taking first place in Engineering Mechanics was Justin Yu. Grace Lee and Nick Lee won second place and in third place in Biomedical Engineering was Jack Wang and Zafir Patel.

Grace Lee, Nick Lee, and Alex Popke have also qualified for the International Science and Engineering Fair in Philadelphia in May.  
CMS Band Receives Invitation
The Colleyville Middle School (CMS) Honors Band has been invited to perform at the 72 annual Midwest International Orchestra and Band Clinic and Conference, held from December 19-22, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois.

"To be selected to perform at the Midwest Clinic is an honor because it places the CMS band program among the elite in the nation," David Zahrndt, GCISD Director of Fine Arts, said.  "Our students and directors work every day in the pursuit of excellence, and an invitation to perform for the prestigious Midwest Clinic is a clear result of their day to day commitment."

The Midwest Clinic is the largest instrumental music education conference in the world. They have showcased the finest performances by ensembles from around the globe, presentations by the foremost experts in music education and the latest music industry trends for all age and experience levels.

The CTMS Band is the only other GCISD ensemble that has previously been invited to perform at the Midwest Clinic.

The CMS Honors Band is under the direction of Lauren Jones, with assistance from Joseph Prescott.  
Mustang Panther Stadium, The New Experience Coming in 2018

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Students and staff celebrated our high school seniors and their decisions to continue their education after graduation. To see pictures from the events, follow the hashtag #GCISDDecisionWeek
GCISD Special Olympics

GCISD hosted its Special Olympics Track Meet this year at Cross Timbers Middle School. To see all of the pictures from this year's meet, click here. 


GCSD has launched a new social media campaign called #GC60 showing our students and staff in quick, 60-second videos. To check out #GC60 on Twitter. Videos are also available on Instagram and Facebook.
Upcoming Events!
May 24 - Bridges Graduation 3-5 p.m. at the Grapevine Convention Center

May 24 - Collegiate Academy Graduation 7-9 p.m. at the Grapevine Convention Center

May 25 - Inclement Weather Make-Up Day 

May 28 - Memorial Day Holiday

May 30 - Secondary Early Release Middle School release at 12:10 p.m., High School release at 12:50 p.m.

May 31 - Elementary Early Release Elementary release at 11:45 a.m. 

May 31 - Secondary Early Release  Middle School release at 12:10 p.m., High School release at 12:50 p.m.

May 31 - Grapevine High School Graduation 3:30 p.m. at the UTA College Park Center

May 31 - Colleyville Heritage High School Graduation 7:30 p.m. at the UTA College Park Center

June 5 - GCISD Rangers Night 

June 9 - iUniversity Prep Graduation 6 p.m. at Arlington Music Hall

Click here to check out more upcoming events. 
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