Saturday, February 28, 2009

Game Over Volunteers Needed

Any student who would like to participate in the Game Over program should stop by the Assistant Principal's office no later than April 7 to sign up.

If you have any questions please see Officer Smith.

TAKS Tuesday

Please remember CHS will be administering the English Language Arts TAKS test this Tuesday. We will be on a different bell schedule throughout the day and we will not be running shuttle buses between campuses, with the exception of the last block athletics shuttles. If you have any questions please check the campus web page or contact the school directly.

Dragons Busy in Austin

Congratulations to CSHS Junior Stephen McPeek. Stephen brought home another state title for the Dragons earlier tonight at the UIL state wrestling chapionships.

Earlier in the day the boys and girls swim teams both placed 7th in Austin at the UIL state swim meet.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

PTO Board Nominations

CHS/CSHS PTO General Board Openings for 2009-2010

The CHS/CSHS Nominating Committee has been formed, and we're ready to begin working on next year's PTO Board. Nominating Committee members include: Lisa Mlinac, Grace Dotson, Kathy Smith, Jill Cogen and Beverly Hottois.

The CHS/CSHS PTO Board is a great way to be involved at the high schools. Please review the PTO positions and their descriptions on the CHS Homepage (posted now). Then, fill out the form and send it, by Friday, February 20th, to the name and address listed at the bottom of the form. Or it you'd rather, send the same information via e-mail to Beverly Hottois at Board positions will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis so don't delay...let us know your first choice today!

2009-2010 Course Selection

Online registration is available for all students, current grades 8 - 10.

Students and parents, please remember that online course selection for next year's 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students must be completed no later than Friday, February 22, 2009. You received information about how to select these courses during an earlier meeting with the counseling staff. Please select your courses for the 2009-10 school year now. Thank you.

Congratulations Abound

Congratulations to the Carroll Lady Dragon Basketball team on their hard fought victory over Northwest last night. The Lady Dragons will continue their play-off march this Friday night in Coppell vs. Plano West at 6:30 PM.

Congratulations also go out to Mitch Spradlin on his performance in the Ft. Worth Science Fair last night. Mitch won 1st place in the "Energy and Transportation" 1st division and brought home a 1st place sponsor prize from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

A final note of congratulations goes out to the Lady Dragon Softball team as they began the Coach Stuewe era in a big way by short gaming our neighbors from Colleyville 11-0 in 5 innings. Way to go ladies and congratulations on a successful start to Coach Tim Stuewe.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Staff Inservice/Student Holiday

Students will have Monday, February 16 off. Our staff members will be working on a variety of staff developments based on departmental needs. The sessions will include specific training on the new Promethean interactive instructional boards, questioning strategies, departmental horizontal alignment and vertical alignment with the Senior High teachers.

We hope our students enjoy the day off and we look forward to seeing everyone again on Tuesday.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Facility Planning Survey

In March 2008, the Carroll School Board appointed a Long-Range Facility Planning Committee to assess district facility needs and consider all options available for managing current and future student enrollment. The committee was comprised of 41 local citizens and campus employees representing each of the district's attendance zones. The committee recently submitted its recommendations to the district, and the School Board would now like your input. They would like to hear your thoughts on the projects identified by this committee before taking any formal action. The survey takes just a few minutes to complete. If you are unable to complete the survey in one sitting, revisit the link and you will be taken back to the place where you left off. Each respondent is permitted to complete only one survey. If a hard copy is needed, contact 817-949-7080.

Click here to take the survey

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

College Information Workshop

The Carroll Counseling Department will be sponsoring their annual College Workshop Wednesday, February 11 at CSHS.

The night begins with a Financial Planning session, from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. The actual Collge Workshop begins at 6:30 pm and consists of four 30 minute sessions for the the students to attend covering a wide variety of information.

Cheerleading Parent Meeting

Attention parents of current 8th and 9th grade students interested in trying out for cheerleading. There will be a parent meeting tonight at 7 PM in the CHS cafe. Attendance at a information meeting is a requirement to tryout for the cheerleading squad. Please contact Coach Lyndee Hayes at CHS if you have any questions.

JV Emerald Belles Performance

JV Emerald Belles will hold a competition dress rehearsal tonight at 6pm in the CHS gym. This is a great opportunity for the girls to show off their hard work for their friends and family before their first competition. It will only last about 30 minutes. Hope to see you there!

Friday, February 6, 2009

CHS Recognized

Just for the Kids has selected CHS as a 2008 Just for the Kids Higher Performing School. The organization chose CHS as higher performing based on analyses conducted by the National Center for Educational Achievement, sponsor of the Just for the Kids Campaign. We were recognized as "Higher Performing" in Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Social Studies.

Thank you to the students and staff for this honor.

Channel 11 Visits Rachel's Challenge

During our Wednesday morning Rachel's Challenge presentations CHS was visited by CBS 11. While on campus several students had the opportunity to be interviewed and comment on their experiences thus far with the new impactful program. You can view the story on their website. The link is found below.

Rachel's Challenge on CBS

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Flu Season has ARRIVED at CHS

Parents, Flu season is alive and well at CHS! Please remember that standard CISD policy states that students may not return to school until 24 hours after a fever of 100. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus and is very contagious, especially in the school setting. It is spread by coughing, sneezing, and nasal secretions. Symptoms include fever over 100, muscle aches, cough, chills, fatigue, sore throat, and headache. Students with a fever should not be sent to school with over the counter medications to mask their fever. Their illness will be prolonged and they are directly exposing other students and staff to their illness. Getting plenty of rest, eating lots of fruits and vegetables, plenty of fluids, frequent hand washing, and not sharing food and utensils are all helpful in preventing illness. And it is not too late to get a flu shot!

Rachel's Challenge Off and Running

CHS concluded our student presentations and training yesterday for Rachel's Challenge. A big thank you goes out to our presenter Cody Hodges (former Texas Tech QB). Cody was phenomenal and spoke very passionately to the students about the programs goals and the changes that can be made in a school when students are willing to accept Rachel's Challenge.

Parents don't forget the parent training tonight at Johnson Elementary school at 6:00 PM. Cody will be on hand one last time as he helps to spread the message of Rachel's Challenge.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Cell Phone Ban

Another reminder:
The City of Southlake has recently passed a new ordinance banning the use of handheld devices while driving a car in a school zone. Thus if the light is flashing you need to put your phone down and avoid a $200 ticket.

Rachel's Challenge

A reminder to students and parents:

We will have our Rachel's Challenge student Assembly this Wednesday, February, 4th.

In addtion, there will be a parent information meeting on the evening of the 5th for all High School and Senior High School parents at Johnson Elementary.

PTO Board Nominations

If you're interested in serving in a leadership position for the PTO board for the '09-'10 school year please see a current PTO board member.