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Weekend Meals offered at Timberline, Silverlake and Cannon Elementary beginning December 4, 2020

Nutrition Services is pleased to provide a free weekend meal bag for all in-person students at Timberline, Silverlake and Cannon Elementary. The weekend meal bag includes 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches. The menu and heating instructions will be sent home in the first bag, so please save the menu for future reference. The weekend meals menu may also be viewed below. For more information, please email Meals will be distributed directly to each student at the end of the day each Friday.

Curbside Meals Service

During the 2020-2021 school year, with the aid of a nationwide USDA waiver, children 18-years-old and under are able to receive free weekly meal bundles. GCISD will offer curbside (drive-thru) service at Cross Timbers Middle, Grapevine Elementary and Grapevine Middle on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Things to Remember

  • This service is available to all children 18-years-old and under
  • Students do not have to be enrolled at the specific site where meal bundle is picked up
  • Proof of enrollment is no longer required and students do not need to be present in the vehicle
  • Parents will drive to the curb and, without getting out of the vehicle, tell staff how many students they need to receive bundles for
  • If you have questions, please contact Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Nutrition Services by emailing or by calling 817-251-5615.

About the Meals

Students will be given bags that will include 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 1 gallon of White or Chocolate Milk. There will be a mix of items to refrigerate, to freeze and that are shelf stable. Information sheets will be provided with storage and preparation instructions. Parents must read all information and follow storing, cooking and discarding recommendations.

Curbside Pickup at Campus Locations

  • All family members must remain in vehicle. Meals served  4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
  • Cross Timbers Middle SchoolGrapevine Elementary SchoolGrapevine Middle School2301 Pool Road
    Grapevine, Texas 76051
  • Meals served from bus loop at rear of building. 1801 Hall-Johnson Road
    Grapevine, Texas 76051
  • Meals served from main entrance off Hall-Johnson Road301 Pony Parkway
    Grapevine, Texas 76051
  • Meals served at rear of building. Cars asked to proceed to front of GMS and will be directed from there. View Map

For more information and answers to FAQs, click HERE.

Update on GCISD news: School closures extended through at least May 4

GCISDLogo_GreenNew_050813bTuesday afternoon, during a press conference, Governor Greg Abbott announced an extension of statewide school closures through at least May 4. Governor Abbott was joined by Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner John Hellerstedt, MD, Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd, and Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath. The Executive Order for Texas mirrors an announcement recently by President Donald Trump.

During this time, GCISD will still continue to provide meals and emergency curbside technology support. The district has closed its playgrounds and encourages families to stay home, avoid contact within six feet of other people and follow social-distancing directives for essential activities only as outlined by county and state officials. For more information about GCISD’s response to the pandemic, visit our COVID-19 website at

Classes resume at Grapevine schools after 3 campuses receive bomb threats

By Sara Coello, Breaking News Reporter

Updated at 11:10 a.m.: Revised to reflect that classes have resumed.

1519099860-NM_26GRAPEVINEPOLICESTOCKRB01_57543428Three Grapevine campuses were evacuated Monday morning after officials received bomb threats through the front office.

Grapevine police responded to Grapevine Middle School and Cross Timbers Middle School and students were removed from the buildings, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD announced around 9:30 a.m. 

Cross Timbers students were moved to the Mustang Activity Center and Grapevine Middle School students were placed on buses while police dogs swept the campuses, which were determined to be safe.

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GCISD trustees approve changes to Mustang Panther Stadium stairwell


Editor’s note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the status of the fireproofing. The fireproofing has already been completed, and the article has been updated throughout.

mpsnewArchitects for Grapevine-Colleyville ISD’s Mustang Panther Stadium have suggested additional work to ensure the completed stadium meets the district’s standards.

At the Jan. 25 GCISD board of trustees meeting, trustees approved $78,000 for additional work and provided these funds from a contingency budget for the stair towers of the stadium’s press box.

Huckabee architect Lowell Taylor explained to trustees due to the structural changes to the stadium, the press box was raised. The added height requires the press box to meet the building code, which requires it to be fireproofed.

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Grapevine-Colleyville ISD stadium project experiences delays due to wet weather



(Photo By Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Renovations at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD’s Mustang Panther Stadium will continue through October as progress has been delayed by excessive rainfall, according to an announcement from GCISD Superintendent Robin Ryan. Home games have been moved to allow construction crews more work time.

“It is our hope that by providing additional uninterrupted work time, we will be still able to play football this season in Mustang Panther Stadium,” Ryan said in a statement.

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Grapevine-Colleyville ISD school board manages debt, adopts 2018 tax rate



Photo: Sherelle Black/Community Impact Newspaper

The Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees approved an order to prepay $10.5 million in outstanding debt during Monday’s meeting.

By paying $10.5 million ahead of its debt payment schedule, GCISD will be able to save over $5.2 million in interest costs while increasing the district’s capacity to issue bonds with little to no effect on its interest and sinking tax rate, according to meeting documents.

The school district has effectively managed its debt portfolio by taking an active approach, such as paying debt ahead of schedule when it has the capacity and refinancing bonds at lower interest rates, said Joshua McLaughlin, GCISD’s hired financial advisor of BOK Financial Securities.

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Grapevine-Colleyville ISD revises football schedule; teams will not play home games in the redesigned stadium



A rendering of Mustang-Panther Stadium was released by Grapevine-Colleyville ISD last fall. (Rendering courtesy GCISD)

Grapevine-Colleyville ISD has reversed its earlier decision to host its home games at the redesigned Mustang-Panther Stadium, according to a news release sent out Tuesday.

Previously, it was announced the Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine football teams were scheduled to play their first official home games of the season on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, respectively, at Mustang-Panther Stadium as renovations continued; however, excessive rainfall in recent weeks—coupled with the possibility of more in the forecast—has caused additional delays.

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GCISD board selected as finalist for Outstanding School Board



(Miranda Wilcox/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees has been named as one of five school boards across Texas as a finalist for Outstanding School Board in the 2018 Texas Association of School Administrators School Board Awards.

The program recognizes outstanding Texas school boards for commitment and service that have made a positive impact on Texas public schools, according to a news release. The GCISD board was named an Honor School Board along with four other boards: Brenham, Community, Lamar and Medina Valley ISDs. These boards will be interviewed at the TASA convention in Austin, and the winner of the Outstanding School Board will be named during the convention on Sept. 29.

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GCISD trustees hear report on mandatory drug testing at meeting July 23



(Photo: Miranda Wilcox/Community Impact Newspaper)

At the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD board of trustees meeting July 23, Deputy Superintendent Brad Schnautz provided a report of the district’s drug-testing program to the board of trustees. The program is mandatory for GCISD students in competitive extracurricular activities.

In the 2017-18 school year, nine tests returned positive for marijuana substances, one test returned positive for cocaine and one student refused to test, which automatically qualified as a failed drug test. This brought the total positive illegal substance count for the school year to 11, which is the same amount of total positives as the previous school year.

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