February 24, 2017                                                                                                                                     No. 65
GCISD shows success at State Swim and Dive Meet
Swimmers and divers from Colleyville Heritage High School and Grapevine High School competed in the UIL Swimming and Diving State Meet. Together the schools sent 13 swimmers and divers to compete in 11 different events. Grapevine HS boys finished second overall and several students placed in their team and individual events as well:
  • Boys 200 Medley Relay - 4th place - David Hallaron, Nick Tsigas, Parker Schultz, Christian Hambrock (GHS)
  • 200 Free - 12th place - Daniel Rutledge (GHS)
  • 200 IM - 4th place - David Hallaron (GHS) *new school record
  • 50 Free - 7th place - Parker Schultz (GHS)
  • 50 Free - 15th place - Christian Hambrock (GHS)
  • Girls 1 Meter Diving - 7th place - Erin Palmer (GHS) 
  • Boys 1 Meter Diving - 13th place - Kevin Doody (CHHS)
  • 100 Butterfly - 2nd place - Parker Schultz (GHS)
  • 100 Butterfly - 9th place - Ryan McManus (CHHS) *new school record
  • 500 Free - 7th place - Daniel Rutledge (GHS)
  • Boys 200 Free Relay - 13th place - Daniel Rutledge, Lyon Lee, Eric He, Christian Hambrock (GHS)
  • Boys 200 Free Relay - 23rd place - John Eric Rios, Ben Adams, Justin Yan, Ryan McManus (CHHS)
  • 100 Backstroke - 2nd place - David Hallaron (GHS) *new school record, All-American consideration time
  • Boys 400 Free Relay - 1st place - Daniel Rutledge, Parker Schultz, Christian Hambrock, David Hallaron (GHS) *new school record, All-American consideration time
Congratulations to our GCISD swimmers and divers!
In This Issue
Quick Links
GCISD Website
GCISD Education Foundation
Soaring Valor Send-Off

Where Are They Now? - Katie Copeland
Katie Copeland, CHHS Class of 2003
"GCISD set a standard of excellence that I still expect of myself years after graduation. I knew I was capable of doing great things and that I had a responsibility to give my best to improve our community and our world." 
-Katie Copeland

Meet Katie Copeland, a 2003 Colleyville Heritage High School graduate, lawyer, wife and mother of two. GCISD's Where Are They Now recently got the chance to interview Katie, to learn more about her life after GCISD. 
To read her full story, check out our website!
Above Left: 2002 CHHS Theatre banquet with, now husband, Chris Copeland
Above Right: Katie Copeland, Cheerleader
Cannon Construction Update
Representatives from the school district, construction contractor and architect will be present at the meeting. In addition to project details, attendees will learn how the construction process will proceed and the adjustments that will be needed from students, parents, staff and those living in and traveling through the Cannon neighborhood. 
Dove ES students explore new cultures
Dove Elementary School celebrated its sixth annual World Friendship Day with 13 countries and the state of Alaska being represented. While most countries were being represented by an adult, student ambassadors put their communication skills to work by delivering presentations to their peers. Effective communication and global citizenship are two skills all students in GCISD develop through the district's Portrait of a Graduate.
"Our students at Dove Elementary strive to become global citizens through their daily instruction, as well as through clubs and events," said Joyce Mery, Multicultural Language and Art Expressions teacher. "World Friendship Day gives my students the opportunity to explore other cultures and learn about traditions that their school friends embrace at home. I believe knowledge promotes tolerance and empathy, and being a global citizen begins here, in the heart of our schools and community."
GCISD students participate and advance in VASE competition
GCISD had 110 students participate in this year's Visual Art Scholastic Event, or VASE, regional competition. Colleyville Heritage High School received the highest ranking for 41 out of their 64 pieces of artwork entered in the competition, with Alexandra Popke advancing to the State VASE competition. Grapevine High School had 46 out of their 66 entries receive the highest rating and are advancing three students - Cade Shuck, Emily Dempsey, and Camille Krumweide - to the State VASE competition.
"VASE is an excellent experience for all students, not just for those who wish to continue in the art field after high school," said Sarah Roye, Colleyville Heritage HS art teacher.
VASE is sponsored by art educators and the Texas Art Education Association with a mission to recognize student achievement in the Visual Arts by giving them a standard of excellence to achieve. Popke, Shuck, Dempsey and Krumweide will compete in the state competition April 28 - 29 in San Antonio.
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Students at Cannon Elementary: A GCISD STEM School welcome local engineers for Engineers Week.

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Colleyville Middle School students explore the phases of the moon.

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Cross Timbers Middle School students learn about a variety of career options through the school's first Career Day.

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  CORRECTION From our February 9 issue:

O.C. Taylor ES entered into the Texas Association of School Boards video contest.

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Upcoming Events
February 27 - March 3:  Texas Public Schools Week  Celebrate your school!

February 28 : Soaring Valor Send-Off Event at 7 p.m. at Grapevine High School. 

Month of March: Celebrate Texas Public Schools #PowerOfPublic

Click here to check out more upcoming events. 
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