The Mustang Minute


Principal's Message

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

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Counselors' Corner

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.

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.

AP Summer Assignment Page

Please use the following link for information about AP Summer Assignments:


Textbook Turn In:

The Book Room will be open before school at 8:00 am daily for textbook and calculator turn in. Students may also check out texts for AP summer reading. Please direct all questions to Mr. Willmann.

Senior: Cafeteria Information

Attention Graduating Seniors, if you have a positive balance on your cafeteria account, you need to stop by the cafeteria to see Mrs. Huber and receive a refund before the last day of school. Anything over $100 will be handled through the Nutrition Services office. Please contact your cafeteria manager or Nutrition Services office 817-251-5617 or email

Transition Department project needs your help!

The Transition Department at GHS is collecting new and used Tshirts that aren't needed anymore to re-purpose into dog toys. Our students make the toys and donate them to area animal shelters. We will gladly pick up Tshirts in classrooms or from your front porches! I(f you are making Tshirt quilts, we can use the bottom part that is being discarded.)

Extended Day Tutoring:

Extended Day is available to all GHS students every Monday morning from 7:00 to 8:00 am and every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00-5:00 pm in the library, unless otherwise announced. It's an opportunity for students to get tutoring (math every session and science on Tuesdays and Thursday), complete assignments, retake tests and complete missed work. The final day for Extended Day will be May 25th. If you have any questions, please contact

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.

NHS Information:

NHS fall applications are open for the Class of 2017. Applications are due by noon on Thursday, September 8, 2016 to Mrs. Bakintas or Ms.Turpin.

Ambassador Program

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

Domain/379. Please welcome Kristy Margiotta as the new 2020 parent class representative!

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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

Final Exams

Top 20 Banquet 6:30 pm Courtyard Marriott Towne Place Suites, Grapevine

Wednesday, June 1-Early Dismissal 12:50 pm

Final Exams

Thursday, June 2-Early Dismissal 12:50 pm

Final Exams

Graduation 3:30 pm College Park Center at UTA

Grapevine Manestream

Student on-line publication

Grapevine High School PTSA

Official website of the GHS PTSA