Colt Courier

Week of April 11, 2016

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Principal Points

What an amazing week! Amazing weather to finish out track earlier in the week! Very proud of all the tracks teams and congratulations on a great season.


Our 7th Grade Texas History students had an amazing opportunity this past Wednesday to hear a guest speaker read his Great Great Grandfather's diary about his experience in the Civil War. What an amazing experience to hear and discuss what all soldiers experienced during this time period.


The finish line is within sight, so help to remind students to stay focused ensuring a strong finish!


Colt PRIDE,


Ryan Martin

CMS Principal

8th Grade Field Trip to Main Event

It is nearing the end of our 8th grade year and we are preparing for our annual 8th grade field trip to Main Event in Grapevine. The field trip will be Friday, May 20, 2016 following our awards ceremony. This is not to be confused with the 8th Grade Celebration the PTA sponsors.


Parent Letter

Premission Form

GCISD To Host Bond Election Information Meetings

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is hosting four bond election meetings starting March 10 to provide voters and community members with information on the proposed package. On February 18, GCISD Trustees voted to call a $248.975 million bond election for Saturday, May 7, 2016.


“We are holding informational meetings at each of our middle schools to give members of the community the opportunity to choose the most convenient time or location to learn more about the bond proposition,” said Dr. Robin Ryan, GCISD Superintendent.


Quadrant meetings will be held:

  • April 5 at Cross Timbers MIddle School, 2301 Pool Rd, Grapevine


The one hour meetings begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the campus cafeteria. During the meeting, district leaders will give an overview of the proposed projects, explain the community-led selection process, where and how to find specific information about each campus and facility, discuss the tax rate, and answer questions from community members.


Early voting is April 25 - May 3. GCISD residents age 18 and up can register to vote through April 7. Detailed information on the bond proposal can be found at GCISDBond2016.com.

April 11th - GHS Belles Audition Registration Deadline

ATTENTION ALL 8th GRADE GIRLS. DID YOU MISS THE GHS BELLES JV DANCE TEAM MEETING BUT WOULD STILL LIKE TO TRYOUT? NO PROBLEM...YOU HAVE UNTIL MONDAY APRIL 11TH TO TURN IN THE FORMS. ALL FORMS CAN BE FOUND ONLINE ON THE GHS BELLES WEBPAGE. NO DANCE TRAINING REQUIRED TO AUDITION...MRS. HANSEN WILL TEACH YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW.

Rachel's Challenge 5K and Community Fair

GCISD is gearing up for the annual Rachel's Challenge 5K and Community Fair on April 16th. We will have two guest speakers and several student performances throughout the morning. If you would like to run in the 5K, showcase your business in our community fair, or volunteer your time please click here for more information. http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/32352

Upcoming Events

April 11th

  • Tennis @ CHHS

April 14th

  • 6th grade Athletics Parent Meeting - 6:30

Nominations for April Teacher of the Month

Please click the link below if you would like to nominate a teacher for Teacher of the Month. Voting will close Thursday April 28th.


Cast your vote here

Telescoping Information

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Counseling Update April 11 – April 15, 2016


SUMMER SCHOOL COURSES

Before a student can register for summer school, the student must meet with a counselor. There is a form that the student will need to turn into the counseling office. All forms are due by Thursday, May 26th. Students will then be able to register online the next day.

High School Credits that Middle School Students Can Take in Summer School - The only course offered in summer school for students going 6th to 7th and 7th to 8th is Touch Systems Data Entry. There is a fee to take a summer school course. Please keep in mind that summer school has a money commitment and a time commitment. You must make plans to attend class everyday. Students going from 8th to 9th have more summer school courses available.

Please look at the website for further detail. http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/32272

SIXTH and SEVENTH GRADE

A reminder to 7th graders going to 8th – Latin I, German I, French I, and Chinese I are taught on the high school campuses during zero hour. Your parent will have to take you to the high school by 7:30-7:40 every morning. A bus will bring you back to the campus in time for 2nd period at CMS. Please make sure that your parents are willing to take on this commitment before signing up for one of these courses.

EIGHTH GRADE

Arena Scheduling is coming up on Monday, April 25th. Skyward opens at 7:30 am and will close on Wednesday, April 27th at midnight. We worked with Alexander’s classes on Thursday, March 31st to create 3 options for a schedule on Arena Scheduling. We will work with Clary’s classes on Wednesday, April 6th. Please view link for information https://www.tes.com/lessons/gp_Qz-XNqxZjSw/copy-of-how-to-prepare-for-arena-scheduling.

COURSE VERIFICATION LETTERS

Course verification letters were sent home Friday, April 1 through 6th period classes. This is not a schedule. This is a letter verifying the courses selected. Students do not need to return the letter unless there needs to be a change. Please follow instructions and verify the change. These are due back by April 15th, if there is a change.

Krystal McCure – Counselor A-K – 817-305-4916

Stefanie Chapman – Counselor L-Z – 817-305-4917

Shari Vanderwork – Registrar – 817-305-4955

Nurse Martin Tips

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Spring Testing

Please note the following 2016 dates for Spring STAAR Testing:


March 29, Writing, Grade 7

March 29, Math, Grade 8

March 30, Reading, Grade 8

May 2-6, Algebra I, Grade 8

May 9, Math, Grades 6,7

May 10, Reading, Grades 6,7

May 11, Science, Grade 8

May 12, Social Studies, Grade 8