The Mustang Minute


Principal's Message

As June and Graduation quickly approach, it is fun to hear about and celebrate all the amazing things our Seniors have done or plan to do in the future. One topic tends to stand out during these celebrations and that is student SERVICE. So many of our students take the time to serve others in the community through volunteering. As educators, we understand the importance of the education that happens within the classroom, however we also understand the importance of what is learned outside the classroom. Thank you to all of our students who take time to give back to this wonderful commUNITY.

On Saturday, May 7 the GCISD community voted and passed the Bond, here is a thank you to everyone for their support:

Tune in on Sunday night on Fox 4 at 9 for information about Project Graduation presented by our own Cole Heath.

GHS Celebrations:

Congratulations to Peyton Weissmann for winning the 5A Pole Vault State Championship at the State Track meet in Austin. His winning vault was 16' 6".

Congratulations to the Rotary Scholarship recipients for 2016:

Niklas Bacon

Samantha Barringhaus

Mindi Bracy

Sydney Hagen

Abigail Sandy

Jason Shumaker

Halle Tielkemeier

Bass Fishing Team:

Jake Soto and Hunter Bayer placed 4th and earned $2000 in scholarships in the Regional Tournament. Wyatt Hollingsworth and Jarrett Gable placed 7th and earned $1,000 in scholarships.

PTSA Scholarship recipients for 2016:

Samantha Barringhaus

Raelene Burke

Vivek Pandit

Dylan Cauwels

David Coffin

Katlyn Hutson

Grayson Jackson

Abby Sandy

Namita Saraf

Skyler Simon


Congratulations to our GHS students who have competed for Lacrosse at the State Tournament:


Trevor Brown

Zach Maserang

Hayden Parker

Jack Carbonari

Eric Norr

Cale Dow

Brennan Davis

Will Parker

Madux Middaugh

Tanner Wallace

Malcolm Shimkus

Cameron Hamway

Clay Mills

Wyatt Morgan


Colleen Hamway

Maura McGregor

Lexi Robinson

Aly Rishel

Madelyn Miller

Reagan Hudson

Nicole Melcher

Morgan Glass

Sarah Iven

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.

FINAL TRANSCRIPT FOR SENIORS: Counselors will be in the Lecture Hall Monday, May 16th, during all lunches to assist seniors with requests for final transcripts to colleges and universities.

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.

Important Information for the Class of 2016

*Ticket distribution for Graduation will be on May 16, 17, 18 from 12-2:00 pm in the Auditorium Foyer and from 3:30-4:00 on May 18. Students will need to show ID.

*May 16th-20th: GCISD Decision Week

~May 16th during lunches: Seniors meet with counselors to request final transcripts through Parchment and complete senior surveys

~May 18th: Go Center Photo Booth and Prize Wheel. College Tshirt Day.

~May 19th: National Merit Academic Signing Day in Library at 2:30 pm

~May 20th: AVID Signing Day 12:30 pm in Library and District-wide College Spirit Day

*Baccalaureate is Sunday, May 22nd at 2:00 pm in the GHS Auditorium.

*Senior Awards Ceremony is 6:00 pm Thursday, May 26th in Gym 1

*Mandatory graduation practice is Wednesday, May 25th at 8:45 am in Gym 1.

*Senior Cookout is May 25th after graduation practice at McPherson Park.

*Senior Final Exams are on May 26th, 31st and June 1st.

*Top 20 Banquet is on May 31st 6:30 pm at Marriott Courtyeard Towne Place Suites

*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.

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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

ANNOUNCING 2016 GHS Advanced Academic Booster Club Student Academic Awards!

The GHS Advanced Academic Booster Club (GHSAABC) is excited to announce the names of the students who are being given awards at the GHS Academic Awards Banquet this year.

If your child's name is on the list that can be found at the bottom of the event invitation

or on our Facebook site

Congratulations! Your child has been chosen to receive an academic award.

We will present these awards to students at:

The GHS Academic Awards Banquet


The Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Dr, Colleyville Texas.

Hosted by the GHS Advanced Academic Booster Club (GHS AABC)

Tickets are $30 for students and for parents.

Anyone is welcome to attend.

Final Exam Schedule

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GHS: Spring Exam Exemption

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Spirit Rustler Tryouts:

Students who are interested in trying out for the 2016-2017 Spirit Rustlers may pick up an application in the front office. Applications must be turned in no later than May 18th by 4:00 pm. No exceptions. Tryouts will take place after school on Friday, May 20th at 4:00 pm in Gym 3. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Koontz.

Nutrition Information

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Band Fundraiser

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Textbook Turn In:

The Book Room will be open before school at 8:00 am daily beginning Monday, May 16 for textbook and calculator turn in. Students may also check out texts for AP summer reading. Please direct all questions to Mr. Willmann.

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.)

Lost and Found:

We have a tremendous amount of items in Lost and Found, including car keys! Please encourage your student to stop by the front office to claim lost clothes, etc. Any unclaimed items at the end of this week will be donated to charity.

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.

Volunteer Opportunity:

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School Health Advisory Council

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Monday, May 16 (A Day)

Extended Day 7-8:00 am Library

Tennis State Tournament at College Station

Graduation ticket pick up during lunches. Students need to show ID.

PTSA General Meeting 6:00 pm Library

Band Spring Concert 6:30 pm Auditorium

Tuesday, May 17 (B Day)

Field Day

Graduation ticket pick up during lunches. Students need to show ID.

Extended Day 4:00 pm Lecture Hall

GCISD Art Show (through May 25) at Grapevine Convention & Visitor Bureau

Wednesday, May 18 (A Day)

AP Make Up Test Day

College T Shirt Day

Graduation ticket pick up during lunches and after school until 4:00 pm.

Spirit Rustler applications due by 4:00 pm

Extended Day 4:00 pm Library

Advanced Academics Booster banquet 6:00 pm at Colleyville Community Center

One Act Play "Death of a Salesman" 7:00 pm Auditorium

Thursday, May 19 (B Day)

AP Make Up Test Day

National Merit College Signing Day 2:30 pm Library

Extended Day 4:00 pm Library

Spirit Rustler Tryouts 4:00 pm Gym 3

Band Fundraiser at Chipotle 5-8:00 pm

Choir Spring Concert 7:00 pm Auditorium

3rd Round Baseball Playoffs vs. Wichita Falls Rider @ Bowie HS 7:30pm

Friday, May 20 (A Day)

Pep Rally

District College T Shirt Day

FFA Awards Banquet

Theater Banquet

3rd Round Baseball Playoffs vs. Wichita Falls Rider @ Bowie HS 7:30pm

Saturday, May 21

3rd Round Baseball Playoffs vs. Wichita Falls Rider @ Bowie HS 7:30pm (if necessary)

Sunday, May 22

Baccalaureate 2:00 pm Auditorium

Grapevine Manestream

Student on-line publication

Grapevine High School PTSA

Official website of the GHS PTSA