Phoenix News

Collegiate Academy at TCC Northeast

NOVEMBER 28, 2021

Phoenix Family,

I hope everyone had a wonderful week of Thanksgiving! I had a great time with my two sons and their families. There is nothing better than looking at life through the lense of a child. Every day is a day of trying new things, laughing about silly things, and giving kisses and hugs to everyone! They are living life with hope and gratitude. We can learn how to enjoy life more, if we live through the eyes of a child.

Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given.

Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present. In addition, behavioral and psychological research has shown the surprising life improvements that can stem from the practice of gratitude. Giving thanks makes people happier and more resilient, it strengthens relationships, it improves health, and it reduces stress.

From an article by Marelisa Fabrega

Be grateful, it will change your life!

Ms. Knutz

Assistant Principal

Lauren Jackson

Textbook Returns

Students, please begin to gather your college textbooks. We will have a textbook return the week of December 13th in your Pathways classes. More information is coming soon!

Final Exams

There are no final exam exemptions at Collegiate Academy. Every student is expected to attend school during the week of finals. If you have a 3rd period class, your final exam or project is due during 3rd period on December 15th. Please see the attached Collegiate Academy Fall 2021 Semester Exam Schedule.

*NOTE: There are no exam exemptions at Collegiate Academy.

counselor's corner

Riley Cavanagh

Attention Seniors on OFSDP

Seniors that are on OFSDP listen up

Seniors that are on OFSDP listen up! We’ve reached our November 19th deadline for FAFSA and for Edgenuity. If you haven’t completed either, then when we return from Thanksgiving break you should plan on being at CA from 8:35-4:25 on Monday-Thursday and from 8:35-1:30 on Friday until we get out again for Winter Break. If you accumulate absences in your content labs during that time you will not be eligible for OFSDP in the spring.

Don’t Change Your College Classes!

Please do not change your college schedule moving forward without first talking to Mr. Cavanagh. If you change your schedule without talking to Mr. Cavanagh you will be dropped from the classes that you add so that your skyward schedule will match your TCC schedule.

uta dual enrollment

Juniors & Seniors: UTA dual enrollment window is open. If you are interested in learning more/applying for dual enrollment please email me at or stop by the counseling office.

visit to Cosmetology School

We are trying to put together a visit to a cosmetology school to learn about certifications and tour a facility. The tour will be Friday December 3 at 11:00am. Please stop by and see Ms. Jones in the counseling office or send her an email at Thank you so much.

Each week we celebrate students who follow the Phoenix Strategies for Success!

  • Find your Vision
  • Work Hard
  • No Excuses
  • Learn from Failure
  • Be Grateful

zeyad Tawfik

Mrs. Flores would like to give a shoutout to junior Zeyad Tawfik for LEARNING FROM FAILURE. Zeyad has passed his TISA Math test after several attempts and is now helping tutor students in math during Content Lab and in another one of my TSIA support classes. Zeyad has always worked hard to better his math skills, and isn't afraid of failure, but persists through it. We are so proud of him!

Kimberly Desiderio and Dayanara Salce

Mrs. Jones would like to give a shoutout to senior Kimberly Desiderio and junior Dayanara Salce for their HARDWORK. They go out of their way to help me out and do it with such a positive attitude.

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We are The Podcast Club aka The Collegiate Cast!

We record and upload on YouTube and Spotify, and feature our uploads in our official website! If you want to know more, check us out here

The Leadership team is teaming up with the Booster Club!

Our contribution will be putting together baskets of food to send with the angel trees to help our community. If you can help in any way, it will be very much appreciated.

If you would like to participate adopting an Angel from our 2021 CA Tree

Here is the link Sign up/ Donations for CA Angel Tree

If you have any questions please reach out to our booster club president Tonya Golden at or Yvonne Aguirre at

Donations are being accepted till December 10th.

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Mica Barton

Please follow these links to order and for more information.

Order Yearbooks Here

Order Senior Ad Page

HEB Scholarship Program

Due: January 28

Boston University has two scholarships that are available until December 1st. To learn more about the requirements of these scholarships and other merit awards offered by BU, please visit our website.

  • Trustee Scholarship: Students must submit one additional essay with their application for admission.

  • Presidential Scholarship: This four-year, $25,000 scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements.


Students who succeed despite the many challenges they face inspire us all and have tremendous potential to create change in the world. Dream Big Fort Worth is designed to help these students go to college and realize their big dreams.

November 8, 2021 and January 24, 2022 at 9 PM

Please visit the website, or email for more information.

Grapevine Rotary Club Scholarship Application 2022

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.

Deadline: Applications must be completed and returned to your school counselor by February 4, 2022.

travel to europe

Ready to travel the world? You’re invited to join Mr. Ruiz and a student group on an adventure to Berlin, Prague, Munich and Lucerne during the summer of 2023! To learn more scan the QR code below or contact Mr. Ruiz @

School of Health Professions at University of TX md anderson Cancer center

The 62nd Annual Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation High School Summer Program in Biomedical Sciences June 6 – Aug. 12, 2022. Applications available Nov. 1, 2021 – Jan. 20, 2022. Students graduating during the first week of the program are eligible to apply and if selected will join beginning June 13 for 9 weeks.

Attached is the informational flyer for potential applicants to the program (current seniors in a Texas public, private, charter or home schools graduating prior to the start of the program): (

No new applications will be taken after Jan. 20, 2022. They will select students and offer invitations on Feb. 14, 2022.


Toni Bourgeois


Anyone needing their Meningitis booster can go to the health department. Please take a copy of your current immunization record with you. Once you receive your Meningitis vaccine please forward it to me so I can update Skyward and send it to TCC. TCC requires the Meningitis vaccine if it has been 5 years since the last one. You may not be able to enroll in a TCC class if the vaccine is due or is due during that semester.

Appointments are available by calling 817-248-6066. Immunization fees for children 0-18 years old are $8 per vaccine. Medicaid and CHIP are accepted. Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Aetna insurance now accepted.


6601 Watauga Rd, 76148


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536 W. Randol Mill Rd, 76011


Monday - Friday

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If you have any questions:


Need Glasses?

Please see the nurse if your glasses are lost or broken or if you are having trouble seeing.

GCISD CLINIC (Covid testing)

GCISD COVID-19 testing clinic

Covid -19 resources

Please visit for lots of resources from the District pertaining to Covid-19. There you can find all of the following information, plus more:


GCISD is making significant changes to procedures at the GCISD COVID-19 Testing Center: 3051 Ira E. Woods Ave, Grapevine, TX 76051.

From 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.

The center is only open for staff members. During this time frame, staff members will not be required to have an appointment.

From 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Students and staff can visit the center, and they must schedule an appointment to do so. Appointments can be made here:

CA - Calendar of Events

Dec. 3: Cosmetology School visit at 11:00am - Megan Jones

Dec. 16-17: CA early release

Dec. 20-Jan 9: Winter Break

Jan 10: First day of Spring Semester

Collegiate Academic Calendar for 2021-2022 School year

GCISD Partners with Dell to Bring You Discounts

We are excited to announce our participation in Dell’s Member Purchase Program (MPP)!

MPP is a discount program that allows all employees, family, and friends to receive member-only pricing on all personal purchases from Dell. Dell has created a dedicated website ( that we can shop 24/7. Login credentials are not required to access savings.

Member Benefits Include:

• Cost-free employee discount program extended to friends and family

• Exclusive monthly offers & best price guarantee on consumer PCs from Dell

• Free enrollment in Dell Rewards: 3% back + free expedited shipping

• Executive Sales Team available to assist with all consumer-grade + personal purchases

• Electronics and Accessories 10% coupon available on home page of member website

Does your child like gaming? GCISD is expanding its Championship Esports program!

Did you know GCISD has one of the top-rated Esports programs for our students? With several state titles, GCISD has developed a program that takes students beyond just the game. This 1 Billion dollar industry has more significant viewership than any other professional sport. With over 250 colleges offering scholarships!

If you have upgraded your gaming system or want to clean out some gaming systems and controllers, why not donate them to the GCISD esports program. We could use Playstations, Xbox, and Nintendo switches to offer more students the opportunity to be a part of an esports team. So dig through the closets or pass on that old system you just upgraded.

Email Kyle Berger to donate items.