Phoenix News

Collegiate Academy at TCC Northeast

May 8, 2022

Phoenix Family,


What a wonderful morning this past Friday celebrating the Class of 2022 and where they will continue learning next fall. CA students will be heading all over the world attending universities and earning certifications for their careers. I look forward to 88 students from the class of 2022 graduating this Saturday from Tarrant County College and then 98 from Collegiate Academy on May 19. And every CA senior has college earned college credit. Seniors we are proud of you!


If your student has not passed TSI math or Reading/Writing we are hosting TSI Prep during the week of May 23 - 26 from 8:35am - 1:30pm. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Check out the CA Intersession article for more information.


Many will start fast, few will finish strong - #PhoenixStrong!


Always grateful,


Ms. Knutz

Assistant Principal

Lauren Jackson

STAAR testing results for the 2021-2022 school year will be available for you to view online in the Texas Student Assessment Portal, which can be found on Texas Assessment website. Using these directions, you will be able to go online using a computer or smart device to access your student’s scores as they are available. The schedule for release of the 2021-2022 STAAR Test Scores is as follows:


2021-22 STAAR Tests Administration


Date of Scores Release to Family Portal by the End of the Day on…

  • 2022 April STAAR EOC (Eng I, Eng II) - MAY 16, 2022

  • 2022 May STAAR EOC (Alg, Bio, US) - MAY 16, 2022
Conselor's Corner

Riley Cavanagh

Summer Class Deadline Approaching


Summer classes need to be signed up for by May 9th. If you haven’t requested to sign up for summer classes you can do so here. You will only be allowed to take summer classes during the June period. We’ve found that when students take classes in July they struggle with no scaffolds whatsoever as CA doesn’t have anyone on contract at that time. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me and I’ll be happy to talk to you about it!


Student Aide Application


Another change we’re making moving into next school year is to have a more organized process to set up Student Aides. If you’d like to be a student aide you’ll need to fill out this application and make sure that you think about which teachers you’d feel comfortable being with and assisting in their daily needs. It’s important to note that you will have your attendance counted for this class and you’ll be given a local elective grade for the class as well (which means it will appear on your transcript), so you should ensure that you intend to be at the class daily and working.

Senior College Financial Aid Award Portal

Attention Senior Parents:


If your senior has not already logged into their college financial aid award portal, please have your student login and review the offers with you. A grant or a scholarship award does not have to be repaid, but loans must be repaid. Have your student accept their grants and scholarships if they are offered. If they have any questions or concerns, please contact the financial aid office, or you can send them to me and we can call the colleges too.

CAMP COLLEGIATE

Jodi McCormack

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TSI INTERSESSION opportunity

Students:

If you are a rising sophomore, junior or senior and have not passed your TSI Reading and Writing test, Mrs. Haney sent an registration form to attend our TSI Intersession May 23-26, 2022. Also, if you are a rising junior or senior and have passed TSI Reading and Writing but not TSI Math, Mrs. Haney sent a registration form for our TSI Math Intersession May 23-26.


During TSI Intersession, our students will have an opportunity to work with our English teachers on their TSI Reading and Writing skills and work with our math teachers on their TSI Math skills. There will also be an opportunity for them to retake their tests. It is important to pass your reading and writing test as soon as possible so you can stay on track for your associate’s degree. If you are a rising junior or senior and have passed TSI Reading/Writing, it is important that you pass your TSI Math test to stay on track as well. Please email Mrs. Haney at kristinia.haney@gcisd.net with any questions.


  • Dates and Times: TSI Intersession at CA will be held on May 23-26 from 8:30-1:30 p.m.
  • What to Bring: Please bring your fully charged laptop, charger and a pencil each day to the intersession.
  • Lunch: We will provide lunch (pizza) and snacks each day, but you are welcome to bring a lunch from home. You may also want to bring a water bottle.
  • Transportation: We will run our regular Friday bus schedule during the intersession.
Teacher Appreciation Week

Collegiate Academy

We are grateful to our Booster Club for the amazing celebration they provided all Teachers and Staff at CA during Teacher Appreciation Week. This happened during STAAR testing and in the middle of other events of the 2022 class, but this did not stop these amazing ladies who found a way to makes us all feel extra especial during a very busy week.


Thank You!

UIL Academy

Sarah Roberts

UIL Academics Fundraiser

Please help support UIL. The auction ends May 9th. If you are interested in joining UIL Academics, please contact Mrs. Roberts in 1242.


https://sites.google.com/view/uilacademicsauction/auction

Tumblers

UIL is also selling 20 ounce engraved tumblers for $20 each. To order, please fill out this google for: google form here.
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Class of 2022

Collegiate Academy

Senior Signing

Last Friday our Seniors celebrated Signing Day with an emotional an important ceremony as they take their next step in their educational life. We are very proud of them and their accomplishments! We wish them all the best in the beginning of the rest of their lives.


Here are some pictures of the event.

King and Queen of the 2022 class

Fun and fellowship were present at the Prom dance last Friday. We are very proud of the Class of 2022!


Brandt Agosto-Medina was named Prom King and Kennedy Fray Queen Prom.

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2022-2023 Student leadership elected

Leadership would like to announce our VPs for next year. These rising juniors have shown their interest and determination in this school in more ways than one. They have shown the skills to be a leader and we are excited to see what they will accomplish!

Please Welcome:

Cassandra Havens as VP of Leadership

Reyna Borges as VP of Ambassadors

Eyan Ghirbn as VP of Governance

Elizebeth Agunbiade as VP of Club Council

Erika Granados as VP of Mentors

Ephrosina Boktour as VP of Communications

Amelia Rollison as VP of Community

Congratulations to all the students who were accepted!

Leadership is happy to have you!

Yearbook for Freshman - Juniors

Yearbook distribution and signing will be May 9th, during 1st Period in the Common Area. We have a few extra yearbooks available on a first come first serve basis for $40, check and cash only. If you forgot to order and want to purchase a yearbook, see Ms. Barton.

Senior yearbooks


Seniors will be picking up their yearbook on May 13th

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

Summer camp opportunity

Counseling Office

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nurse

Toni Bourgeois

Meningitis

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.


If you have any questions: toni.bourgeois@gcisd.net

CA - Calendar of Events


May 9th: UIL Silent Auction ends - Mrs. Roberts Room #1242

May 13th: Senior Check Out - Mrs. Lane

May 13th: Cap & Gown, Stoles/cords pick up - Mrs. Lane

May 13th: Senior Sunset - CA parking lot

May 14th: TCC Commencement - Ft Worth Convention Center Arena

May 18th: Senior Breakfast /Awards - Students only for breakfast, Parents welcome at 9:15am

May 18th: Graduation Practice - MANDATORY - 10:15am

May 19th: CA Graduation at Hurst Convention Center 7:00pm

May 19th and 20th: Early Release

May 20th: last day of spring semester

May 23rd - 26th: TSI Intersession

May 31st: Final Transcript Request due to Parchment - Change your student email to your personal email


May 31st - June 3rd: Camp Collegiate

Collegiate Academy's CALENDAR - 2022-2023 school year


The COLLEGIATE ACADEMY's new school year calendar for the year 2022-2023, is available now. Please see link below.

bring your own device update

Personal laptops on GCISD Campuses



As GCISD continues preparations for next school year, the Technology Services department has an important update to share regarding the use of personal devices on GCISD campuses. Beginning in August 2022, personal PC or MacBook laptops will no longer be able to connect to the internet while on a GCISD campus. This means that students will need to use a district-issued device while on campus.


District-issued devices are already required during standardized state testing, but will now be required at all times when using the internet on a GCISD campus. This change is being implemented to further enhance the District’s cybersecurity efforts. Additionally, GCISD will be able to better provide technical support if all students are utilizing district-issued technology.


Prior to the start of the 2022-2023 school year, all GCISD students who do not already have a district-issued device will be given one at a designated time on their campus. Pre-K through 2nd-grade students will receive an iPad, 3rd-grade through 8th-grade students will receive a Chromebook, and 9th-grade through 12th-grade students will receive a Windows PC.


Although personal laptops and tablets will no longer be able to connect, personal cell phones will still be able to connect to the “GCISD BYOD Guest Wireless” Wi-Fi network. Any questions or concerns regarding this change can be directed to technology@gcisd.net.

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year

Beginning Monday, registration for both new and returning families will be open in Skyward. As a reminder, the primary guardian will need to complete the registration in Skyward Family Access. If you have forgotten your login and/or password, please click on Forgot login or password on the login screen and that information will be sent to your email.


Please note that bus rider registration will not be included in Skyward registration this year. If students need to register as a bus rider, they can do so by visiting www.GCISD.net/transportation after completing registration in Skyward.


If you need additional assistance or have specific questions or concerns, please contact your campus directly. If you have trouble registering for the 2022-2023 school year, please contact your campus registrar or onlinereg@gcisd.net.

Standard Response Protocols

In GCISD, the safety and security of our students and staff are our top priority. We have partnered with the I Love You Guys Foundation to implement Standard Response Protocols, or as we called them, SRPs, that are used in emergency situations.

Emergency personnel in Colleyville, Euless and Grapevine work in partnership with GCISD to ensure we keep all students and staff safe. In this video, members of these emergency services and GCISD staff help explain each SRP and its function in keeping students and staff safe. Learn more about GCISD's Security and Emergency Management by clicking here.

Survey Regarding HSI

GCISD is reviewing human sexuality instruction in light of changes made by the Texas Legislature and the adoption of a new health textbook. As GCISD considers next steps in light of these changes, we are seeking parental input and feedback.


The District has already emailed to parents a letter via Skyward that further explains legislative changes and reviews the District's current practices. We encourage parents who want to become more familiar with the District's current human sexuality instruction, and to learn about potential new instructional materials, to learn more by visiting the GCISD website, then complete the survey.


Video instructions on accessing the survey can be watched here. If you plan to not opt your child into this portion of the health education curriculum, we are asking that you still complete the survey.


We look forward to, and appreciate parents' feedback. If you have questions, please contact gcisd.survey@gcisd.net.

2022 Summer Food Service Program Information

For a meal near you call 211 or Text FOOD to 304-304


The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to all children age 18 and younger. These meals provide essential nutrients for active growing kids. Children need good nutrition year-round so they can learn, grow and succeed in life. With nearly 2 million food insecure children living in Texas, these healthy meals are vital to nourishing young Texans during the summer vacation.


Summer food program meal sites help children succeed by providing the nourishment they need to return to school in the fall ready to thrive. To participate in the free meal program, all kids have to do is show up at a serving site.


Locations of summer sites for daily meal service: (a traditional breakfast and lunch will be served daily)


  • Timberline Elementary - 3220 Timberline Dr.-June 1 - July 1-7:30 - 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Cross Timbers Middle -2301 Pool Rd.- June 6 - August 4 - 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Breakfast and lunch will be offer vs. serve. Students will need to select a minimum three components for breakfast and lunch. At lunch the meal must include a fruit or vegetable in order to have a complete meal.


The entire meal must be consumed at the serving site absolutely no “to go” breakfasts or lunches are available.


For additional information please call the GCISD Nutrition Services Department at 817-251-5618 or email child.nutrition@gcisd.net. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit SummerFood.org.

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