GCISD is Outstanding!

Here is a running list of the most recent awards and recognitions for Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District.

Fact: GCISD is highly rated by the Texas Education Agency. (Check out what I found out!)

National & International

GCISD announces record number of AP Scholars.

Cannon Elementary: A GCISD STEM School has been named a 2020-2021 ITEEA STEM School of Excellence. Cannon is one of just 10 schools in the nation to earn the distinction, and the only in Texas.

GCISD has again been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation.

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) awarded 1 of only 6 national awards to a Colleyville Middle student; seven other GCISD students were a finalist or honorable mention for the award.

GCISD Announces National Merit Commended Students and 15 National Merit Semifinalists.

14 members of the Class of 2021 have been identified as College Board National Recognition Program Scholars.

Grapevine High School has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award.

Cheer Teams Excel at the National Cheerleading Association (NCA) High School Nationals at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

GHS counseling earns top national honor from the American School Counselor Association. Colleyville Heritage High School has earned the prestigious Lone Star State School Counselor Association Silver Award. 

A Cannon Elementary student has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize, commonly referred to as the junior version of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD has won a 2021 ClassLink Award of Excellence for Outstanding Daily Engagement.

The Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Financial Services department has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Association of School Business Officials International — for the 30th time.


GCISD’s High Schools are ranked #2 and #7 (as of 3/18/21)in the 5A Lone Star Cup of the Texas University Interscholastic League, which honors the best overall athletic and academic programs in Texas.

GCISD runners had an incredible showing across the board at the UIL State Cross Country Championships; GHS boys won the Class 5A state title for the first time in program history.

Our Colleyville Heritage High School senior capped off an undefeated season by winning the UIL 5A 152-pound Texas State Championship in Wrestling.

CHHS Diver is Back-to-Back State Champ.

A total of 39 GCISD students were honored at the conference as either State Champions or State Finalists at the virtual conference for Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA).

GCISD Future Farmers of America (FFA) students recently enjoyed success at the Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show in Fort Worth.

Ten GCISD students have been named Texas All-State musicians by the Texas Music Educators Association. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive.

GCISD’s Executive Director of Human Resources has been named the “Personnel Administrator of the Year” by the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators.

Metro Area

GCISD Earns Third Straight Top 100 Workplace Award from The Dallas Morning News.

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and the Walk of Honor Committee are proud to announce the third class of the GCISD Walk of Honor.

And many more! Find all the details about these awards on the GCISD News Release page (offsite link).

I would appreciate your vote so I can continue serving the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District! Thank you! — Becky

CHHS O.U.R. Rescue Color Run

Thank you to CHHS Student Leadership for their invitation to the Color Run this morning, benefiting O.U.R. Rescue!

These students have been taking a stand against human trafficking for 7 years, raising almost $45,000 in that time. I appreciate the students’ advocacy on this extremely important issue impacting children, teens, and adults.

If you’d like to help, they are still accepting donations at this link.

A Day in the Life of a Trustee

A day in the life of a trustee! Today’s “did you know” comes from the SAGE forum this evening. While about 20% of GCISD students are identified as GT, more than half of all students take some form of advanced academics, staring as early as 8th grade with Algebra I. Advanced academics are for everyone!

Also spent the afternoon talking to Dove Elementary First Graders about their egg science project. Got to bring a special guest and get a look at the much-needed renovation to the library under the 2016 bond. I wish we’d had that big screen when I was reading to my PreK 3s!

Squeezed in a Sonic Happy Hour stop–where the manager asked about our school calendar, to help plan for rushes. Being a trustee isn’t only about attending meetings! (Sonic is a great supporter of our schools, by the way, and a favorite of classroom teachers district-wide.)

And speaking of meetings, we had one of those, too! Special meeting to approve change orders to contracts to get the weather damage repairs going for Heritage Middle and the Early Childhood Development Center(a great benefit for our teachers!).

Although it was my day off from work, there’s never really a day off from servant leadership.

Getting it done for GCISD!

I will always fight for the reputation of our teachers and the excellent academics they deliver in GCISD.

I asked the Texas Education Association (TEA) for verification on false information attributed to them.

Here is their response, and the real information on GCISD’s rating.

I have been involved in our schools since my kids entered Kindergarten. I will always fight for the reputation of our teachers and the excellent academics they deliver in GCISD.

Click to visit txschools.gov or Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR)

STAAR Outage April 6

Not only are our kids more than a test score, they don’t deserve this! We’ve had our doors open since Day 1 of this school year and our kids have been working harder than ever before managing online platforms and navigating a pandemic.

Contact info for TEA Student Assessment Division: (512)-463-9536 studenta@tea.texas.gov.

Softball Opening Day & Wall of Honor Ceremony

Spent the morning as GCISD/GPARD liaison attending the Softball Opening Day and Wall of Honor Ceremony, and recognizing yet again volunteers who commit time and effort to ensure kids have opportunities to compete, learn life lessons, and make friends.

Excited to see that two GCISD students received very generous scholarships from Friends of GBS! In addition to playing softball, one of these ladies has obtained her EMT certification through GCISD’s CTE program and the other participates in the GCISD FFA program, and they are ready for college!

Congratulations to everyone honored today! If you’d like to help support the scholarships for kids involved in Grapevine Baseball and Softball, you can purchase raffle tickets to some great prizes at the link below:https://friendsofgbs.com/

Vietnam War Veterans Day

This week marked Vietnam War Veterans Day and we would be remiss not to pause and remember. From performing of the national anthem at events, to recognizing seniors at graduation choosing to enter the military, to the annual Veterans Day ceremonies on GCISD campuses in November, GCISD students appreciate those who have served our country, including those who were not thanked when they came home so many years ago, and especially the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Welcome Back, Volunteers!

Welcome back volunteers! At the March 29 GCISD board meeting, a majority of trustees voted to open the campus doors to parents and volunteers! Our campuses thrive on people donating their time and talent to the classroom.

I’m so excited to be helping with the Dove Elementary egg project again this year. I love assisting with this long-time First Grade science project by donating eggs and setting up the incubators. It is good to be back! And now, the countdown begins…