WWII Freedom Flight to Nation's Capital Brings History to Life for North Texas Students

Youth Learn of World War II Through the Memories of Veterans.


Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is a K-12 public school system located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The 54.1-square mile district consists of 17 traditional schools and two alternative campuses serving approximately 13,600 students and 1,650 employees. The mission of GCISD is to be The BEST by Building Excellent Schools Together and we are committed to educational excellence for every child, in every classroom, every day. GCISD has 11 National Blue Ribbon Schools and both high schools have been named to Newsweek magazine's list of top performing high schools in the nation. GCISD students consistently exceed state and national scores on academic performance exams and college readiness assessments. The district has earned the highest rating of "Superior Achievement" under the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas for each year since the program's inception in 2001 and is recognized for best practices in purchasing policies and procedures. Key to continuing success and accomplishing our mission is honoring our district's rich history while planning strategically for the future. This spring, work continues on three large, community-engaged initiatives as the district prepares for an upcoming bond election on May 14, monitors school finance developments at the state level, and implements a new strategic plan to guide future educational decisions.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 50 countries with, on average, more than 3,600 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve approximately 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 145 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

About Fort Worth Airpower Foundation

The Fort Worth Airpower Foundation (a 501(c)(3) Foundation) is an associate entity of the Fort Worth Airpower Council, the nation's oldest military support organization, established in 1958 with Frank Kent as its first Chairman. The Foundation is pledged to support and enhance the Military of the United States of America in all efforts to protect and promote freedom. Specifically, the Foundation is committed to supporting the families of the men and women serving our country, especially those assigned to Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS-JRB) Fort Worth, recognizing and honoring the JRB's importance to our community.

SOURCE Grapevine-Colleyville ISD

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