The Mustang Minute
This week was very exciting at GHS and throughout the district. GCISD Decision Week celebrates our students as they move into the next stage of their life and is also an opportunity for our staff to share what college they attended. This week we had two very special signing days: National Merit and AVID signing days. It was very exciting to share in our student's successes and joys of this special day. Check out the various post using #GCISDDecisionWk
SENIORS: Senior Graduation is less then 2 weeks away. Please take a few minutes to read the information below to ensure you have everything on your calendar. As you finish up these last couple of weeks at GHS, take a few minutes to thank someone who made a difference for you during your high school experience.
Important Information for the Class of 2016
*MANDATORY graduation practice is Wednesday, May 25th at 8:45 am in Gym 1.
*Senior Cookout is May 25th after graduation practice at McPherson.
*Senior Awards Ceremony is 6:00 pm Thursday, May 26th in Gym 1.
*Senior Final Exams are on May 26th, 31st and June 1st.
*Top 20 Banquet is on May 31st 6:30 pm at Marriott Courtyard Towne Place Suites in Grapevine.
*Graduation is June 2nd at 3:30 pm at UTA College Park Center. Senior arrive 2:15. No personal items (including cell phones, purses).
*Project Graduation is June 2nd at Main Event, Grapevine at 11:00 pm.
Final Transcripts: Requests are done electronically through Parchment. Access to Parchment is through the "transcript request information" tab on the GHS Counseling webpage. Current students are able to request final transcripts at no cost until August 1st.
Final Exam Schedule
SENIOR AWARDS CEREMONY: The annual Senior Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 26th, at 6:00 p.m. at GHS in Gym 1 to recognize all seniors being offered scholarships or awards. All students being recognized will be mailed an invitation prior to the ceremony.
Transcripts: In an effort to streamline the process for requesting official transcripts, Grapevine HS has partnered with Parchment to send high school transcripts electronically, securely and confidentially, to colleges and universities. During the electronic request, students will indicate that they want the transcript sent after finalization of grades. This is done by selecting "hold for grades."
Current students are able to request transcripts for free until August 1 of the year in which they graduate from high school. The cost for Grapevine-Colleyville ISD alumni is $5 per copy.
The transcript request through Parchment is accessible through the "Transcript Request Information" tab on the GHS Counseling webpage.
ONLINE ARENA SCHEDULING: All online arena scheduling windows are closed. Counselors are in the process of reviewing conflict forms and all student schedules for the 2016-17 school year. Check Skyward for schedule updates. Thank you for your patience in this busy season as we prepare for graduation and ensure complete and accurate schedules for the next academic year. Adjustment Windows are as follows:
· Adjustment Window #1: 6/6 - 6/9 (1 online submission per student) Students with schedule errors or concerns may submit one change request form online through the GHS Counseling page.
· Adjustment Window #2: 8/1-8/4 (1 online submission per student) Students with schedule errors or concerns may submit one change request form online through the GHS Counseling page.
NO SCHEDULE CHANGES will be accepted after 8/4 to solidify class size and staffing for new student enrollment.
UPDATE: Quartile cutoffs will be published for Seniors and Juniors. This information can be found on the counseling webpage along with the top 10% G.P.A. cutoffs. http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Domain/365
SUMMER SCHOOL: Information is available on the GCISD website under summer programs. Students can access the course catalog and counselor form on the site.
2016-2017 DUAL STUDENTS: TSI testing is now complete. In the following weeks you will receive information regarding payment timelines and a date for a fall mandatory meeting.
Textbook Turn In:
Senior: Cafeteria Information
Transition Department project needs your help!
Extended Day Tutoring:
Will you be getting your Driver's License or Learners Permit this summer?
You can request a VOE form before the school year ends for students who have summer birthdays. VOE forms issued the last week of school are good for three months. Stop by the front office to request your VOE form.
Updated Ambassador Program! Please join us as we impact the CommUNITY!
The Ambassador Committee has made some BIG changes to the program. These changes will take effect June 3rd, the first day of summer. Your committee representative will be sending out emails, but you can also read our new Guidelines, FAQ page, find the updated Service Form, and locate the parent volunteer emails on our website, on or after June 3rd. We are on the GHS webpage, under the “Activities” link or http://www.gcisd-k12.org/ Domain/379. Please welcome Kristy Margiotta as the new 2020 parent class representative!
Domain/379. Please welcome Kristy Margiotta as the new 2020 parent class representative!
Monday, May 23 (B Day)
Extended Day 7-8:00 am Library
UIL Academic Team & One Act Play at State competition in Austin (through Wed.)
GCISD Art Show (through May 25) at Grapevine Convention & Visitor Bureau
School Board meeting 7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 24 (A Day)
Extended Day 4:00 pm Library
Wednesday, May 25 (B Day)
Mandatory Graduation practice for Seniors 8:30 am Gym 1
Senior Picnic at McPhearson Park
Extended Day 4:00 pm Library
Thursday, May 26 (A Day)
Final exams for Seniors
Final Extended Day 4:00 pm Library
Spring football game 5:00 pm MPS
Senior Awards and Honors ceremony 6:00 pm Gym 1
Friday, May 27
Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 31
Top 20 Banquet 6:30 pm Courtyard Marriott Towne Place Suites, Grapevine
Wednesday, June 1-Early Dismissal 12:50 pm
Thursday, June 2-Early Dismissal 12:50 pm
Graduation 3:30 pm College Park Center at UTA