Phoenix News

Collegiate Academy at TCC Northeast

December 4th, 2022

Phoenix Families,


We are fast approaching the end of the fall semester! This week some students will begin their college finals. CA students' last day of the fall semester is December 16. CA students return to class on January 9 and TCC NE college classes begin on January 17, 2023. All CA students should be enrolled in their TCC NE spring classes. If you have questions regarding your schedule, please check with your Pathways teacher or Mrs. Gardner.


Gratitude is the key to a happy life and the best way to demonstrate gratitude is by giving back to others. Please check out the Booster club article and select a CA family to share with this holiday season!



Always grateful,

Ms. Knutz

ASSISTANT Principal

Lauren Jackson

Students,

Your teachers have organized one more Friday school to provide support to you as we approach the end of the Fall 2022 semester.


Friday school has been rescheduled to Friday, December 9th. Friday school is an opportunity for you to work one-on-one with your teachers to get caught up or for additional support in specific content. If your teacher communicates to you that you need to stay for Friday School, remember that it is mandatory. Friday School Tutorials will be from 1:45 – 4:25 with two short breaks between sessions.


There will be a late bus that will pick up students at 4:30 from Collegiate Academy and drop them off at Mustang-Panther Stadium. Parents/students may provide their own transportation, but students must be picked up by 4:25 p.m.

Counselor Corner

Daina Gardner

TCC Therapy Dogs

TCC Student Activities will have Therapy Dogs during Finals week on Dec 7th from 12:30pm-3pm.


The attached waiver form is for students under 18 years of age. Parents need to sign this waiver so students can participate in this event.

Rotary Club Scholarship Opportunity

As part of our service to the community and to fulfill our responsibility to support education, each year we award scholarships to graduating seniors from Grapevine High School, Colleyville Heritage High School and Faith Christian School. This program will award $1,500 one-time scholarships to those candidates chosen by our club’s Scholarship Committee.

eecu Community Foundation Scholarship

Start your application today!
2023 EECU Community Foundation Scholarship


Could you use help with your college or trade school tuition? Apply today for the EECU Community Foundation Scholarship and earn up to $5,000 for four-year bachelor’s degree programs and up to $2,500 for two-year community college or vocational/technical school programs. Learn more about the scholarship.


HOW TO APPLY:

Submitting your application online is easy! You’ll need to provide your contact information, high school transcripts, a 550-word essay addressing your personal goals and aspirations, how the scholarship will make a difference in your life, and how you plan to give back to the community.

Start your online application.

CA Theater

Jennie Culpepper

Showcase

Please join us Monday, December 5 at 6:00pm in the commons for our acting showcase.
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NHS and Leadership

Sarah Roberts and Aaron Ruiz

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Celebrating Student Writing

Mica Barton - Practical Writing

Article - Phoenix Final Exams

Interviews were conducted and written by the following students:


Max Timoszyk
Daniel Jones

Karly Blaisure

Article - Open house at CA

Interviews were conducted and written by the following students:


Dayra Hernandez

Morgan Goodman

Joshua Agaton

Article - Holiday Happenings

Interviews were conducted and written by the following students:


Brenda Ticante

Simon Calvillo

Alejandro Perez

Avery Smith

Booster Club

Booster Club

Booster Club News

Angle Tree Donations


The Virtual Angel Tree is a way for parents, students, teachers, staff, student organizations, community members and businesses to offer their assistance anonymously to qualified Collegiate Academy students and their families who need extra help with clothing and gifts during the holiday season. Donors are encouraged to adopt a family or an angel from the Virtual Angel Tree that can be found here (please note that the link has been updated and now shows the full family list):

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4BACAB2BA02-angel1


All donations need to be delivered to the CA Front Office by December 14th. We ask that you include the Family Number & Child Gender/Age on each item (ex. Family 22000, Girl Age 15). We will wrap your items and deliver them to the families by December 16th. Thank you so much for your generosity & support! Contact Tonya Golden

(President.CABooster@gmail.com) or Yvonne Aguirre (Yvonne.Aguirre@GCISD.net) with questions. All Angel Tree Donations are tax deductible! Contact Monica at Treasurer.CABooster@gmail.com with the items and dollar amount for a tax receipt.


Holiday Staff Appreciation Gift Cards & White Elephant Gifts


Do you have a White Elephant Gift that you are just itching to give? Last year, the Booster Club sponsored a Holiday Lunch followed by an exciting game. The game was a blend of gift card roulette and white elephant trading. It was such a hit, we are doing it again this year. Use the link below to sign up for either a donated gift card or white elephant gift or both!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4BACAB2BA02-staff4


Student Volunteer Opportunities


Did you know that CA Students have a target of 100 VOLUNTEER HOURS at Graduation? There is information and links to several opportunities including Trinity Habitat for Humanity, GRACE and Collegiate Academy Tutors at the CA Booster Volunteer web site at https://sites.google.com/view/cab-volunteering/home?pli=1


Membership


If you would like to know how you can help the students and staff, or if you would just like to receive Booster Club email updates and information, please join us here. https://forms.gle/iGwDy5YXG8f6HEBd9 . Memberships range from Free to the suggested donation of $35.00, and all donations are tax deductible.


Please contact Club President Tonya Golden if you have any questions at president.cabooster@gmail.com

Soccer News

Joseph Indelicato

UPDATE on Soccer!

Continue to use the CA Soccer website to access all team information


https://sites.google.com/gcisd.net/casoccer/schedules



Also, 12/16 Boys Varsity Scrimmage at Grapevine Middle School at 5:30 pm.

class of 2023

Tori Fuller / Amberly Smith

FUNDRAISER

ATTENTION STUDENTS SPICY LOVERS


Wednesday Dec 7th till Friday Dec 9th


Senior class will be hosting a

BUILD YOUR OWN HOT CHIPS BAR

with chip varieties & hot sauce varieties. Cost will be $5 and will be sold by the back door outside the Counseling Suit during A Lunch and B Lunch.


All money is being raised for Senior Prom :)

CA - Calendar of Events


Nov. 28th - Dec. 13th: Food Donation Drive (see flyer above)


Dec. 6th: STAAR Retest - English I and US History

Dec. 7th: STAAR Retest - English II

Dec. 7th: TCC Student Activities - Therapy dogs visit - Permission form required

Dec. 8th: STAAR Retest - Algebra I and Biology

Dec. 9th: Friday School

Dec. 14th: Finals - 4th & 5th Period - MW schedule

Dec. 15th: Finals - 1st, 2nd & 6th Period - MWTH schedule

Dec. 16th: Finals - 2nd, 4ath & 5th Period - TTH Schedule

Dec. 15th & 16th: Early Release

Dec. 16th: Varsity Soccer Scrimmage - GMS - 5:30 - 6:30


Dec. 19th - Jan 6th: Christmas break - Students return Jan. 9th

Join the BEST Team!

JOIN OUR TEAM:

  • Cafeteria Food Service workers (Nutrition Specialist) -tired of working nights and weekends but love food service? $13.50/hr to start.

  • Grounds Worker - Field Maintenance - help maintain GCISD fields and grounds!

  • Early Childhood Caregivers (Childcare Teacher Assistant) - looking for someone with infant care experience.

  • Custodians - Full time or part time - no weekends!

  • Bus Driver Trainees - Earn your CDL - paid training program to drive our buses! $21/hr to start.

  • Bus Monitors - Assist bus driver in transporting students w/ disabilities to & from home.

  • Special Education Assistants


GREAT BENEFITS!

  • Part time or Full time hours! Weekends Off!

  • Competitive salary!

  • Health & Retirement benefits!

  • Fun team environment!


To apply, visit www.gcisd.net


PSAT/NMSQT INFORMATION


Our students took the PSAT/NMSQT® at school on October 12, 2022. This test provides information to assist them in college planning and preparation. The list below highlights some of the next steps and resources available through The College Board’s website:


Log in to or create a College Board account online. PSAT/NMSQT scores will be released online on December 6, 2022. Students should log in to their College Board account to see scores and test performance details.


Get free, personalized SAT practice. The PSAT/NMSQT is great preparation for the SAT®. Your student’s score unlocks a free, personalized practice through Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®. Students link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts for a plan based on their test results.


Review AP course recommendations. Student score reports identify AP® courses that are the best match for them. Advanced Placement can give your student an edge in the admission process and earn them college credit while in high school, which saves time and money in college.

Use Career Finder™: our career exploration tool. It helps students make informed academic and career decisions based on what truly drives them.


The College Board National Recognition Programs. These are academic honors that can be included in college applications. They are not scholarships, but colleges use them to identify academically exceptional students.


Scholarship Partners: The PSAT/NMSQT can help your student pay for college—including access to more than $350M in scholarships.


College Planning Support for Sophomores & Juniors: Students can kick start their college planning by searching for colleges and scholarships on BigFuture. They can build and save a college list and also opt-in to let the colleges on their list know that they’d like to learn more about their programs.


Register for the SAT. Take the next step toward college by registering.

Use of the SAT for university admissions and scholarship award decisions varies by institution and may change before your student graduates from high school.

Preparing for and taking a college entrance exam enables your student to make an informed decision during score-optional admissions processes. Please encourage your student to research testing requirements for schools of interest.

CALENDARs

Collegiate Academy

Collegiate Academy's CALENDAR - 2022-23 school year

COllegiate Academy's Bell Schedule 2022-23 School Year