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GCISD Launches Communications Survey - Deadline Tuesday!
What are your thoughts about how Grapevine-Colleyville ISD communicates? What do you like about the district website? What do you wish were different? Tell us in the GCISD Communications Survey!
This survey asks community members to share their thoughts on the district's communication methods, the strengths and weaknesses of the district website, and how informed they feel about district matters. Participants can also share their preferences for how - and how often -they want to be reached.
The survey launches on Wednesday, Sept. 27, and runs through Tuesday, Oct. 10.
You can take the survey at  http://tiny.cc/GCISDCommunicationsSurvey  or by clicking the link on our district website,  www.gcisd-k12.org . The online survey is available in English and Spanish, and you can take it on any computer, tablet, or smartphone. All responses are confidential.
Once we receive the survey results from our independent research and communications partner, we'll make a plan to improve our communication efforts.
We want to make sure we're keeping our community in the loop about what's happening in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD - and we're reaching you where you are. That process begins by listening to you.
GCISD announces 40 National Merit Commended students 
In late September, about two-thirds of the 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT received Letters of Commendation to recognize their academic success. With this achievement, students will become eligible for Special Scholarships given by corporations and business. Grapevine-Colleyville ISD had a total of forty National Merit Commended students for the 2017-2018 school year. Congratulations to our 2017-2018 GCISD National Merit Commended students:

Todd Ahaus
Colleen Casey
Nafeezur Chowdhury
Lauren Fantz
Colin Hill
Christopher Hotchkiss
Isabella Hurtado
Philip Kang
Jessica Mitchell
Christopher Mudd
Jamil Okada
Alexandra Popke
Jackson Radandt
Gavin Schafer
David Sharp
Aysha Sulthar
Ria Upreti
William Watson
Brooke Wilson
Weston Wright
Rhea Yalamamchil

Collegiate Academy
Charles Laison

Christopher Chwa
Bennett Cleff
Drew DeHaven
Erin Dewillis
Sophia Gray
Jonathan Hearn
Gabriel Holly
Grant Kluber
Cole Koetting
Lyon Lee
Lauren Lichtenfeld
Cassidy O'Quinn
Thomas Porter
Travis Salomaki
Bradley Smith
Casey Suttles
John Waterworth

iUniversity Prep
Isabelle Galko

GCISD Teacher Receives Statewide Award 
Humanities Texas is pleased to announce that Wes Watters of Colleyville Heritage High School is one ofthirteen recipients of the 2017 Humanities Texas Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Aw ard.

State Representative Giovanni Capriglione presented Watters with his award during a ceremony on the Colleyville Heritage High School football field before the school's Homecoming game Thursday evening.

Humanities Texas gives annual statewide awards to encourage excellence in teaching and recognize Texas classroom teachers who have made exemplary contributions in teaching, curriculum development and extracurricular programming. The organization received nearly 700 nominations for the 2017 awards.  To read the entire story about Watters' award, click here.
GCISD Launches Mobile App

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Upcoming Events
October 6: Grapevine Middle School Work Day: Join Keep Grapevine Beautiful on Saturday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. to help rehabilitate the outdoor classroom at Grapevine Middle School. Fore more details, click here.  

October 10-17: Global Math Week

October 16-20: School Bus Safety Week

October 24:   College Career, & Financial Night:  Come join more than 120 colleges and universities at Colleyville Heritage High School from 6-8 p.m. For more information, click here

Click here to check out more upcoming events. 
Let's Talk! with GCISD
Use  Let's Talk! to engage the district in conversation. Share your questions, comments, concerns and feedback through the Let's Talk! system to start a dialogue with district staff.
Let's Talk! may be found on the GCISD homepage, or by visiting  www.gcisd-k12.org/talk.

We'd love your feedback, comments or story suggestions. Please share them with us at communication.services@gcisd.net.