Friday, March 27, 2009

Thank You Future CHS Parents...2

I want to take the opportunity to thank the CMS PTO for inviting Dr. Rollins and myself to answer questions this morning at their regular meeting. For those parents that were unable to attend the meeting please feel free to contact us via email if there are any specific questions we might be able to answer for you.

In addition, I will remind everyone of the final registration Q and A session that is scheduled for April 2nd from 3 to 6 at CHS. We would love to have the opportunity to answer any questions you may have regarding your child's registration for the 2009-2010 school year.

Thank You

On behalf of my wonderful secretary, Tracy Herzik, her family, and the entire CHS family. I would like to thank everyone for their support at The Feedstore last night. It is awesome to be able to witness the way the community supports one of their own when they need assistance. While this is a long process for Tracy and really only just beginning I know she is very grateful for your support and encouragement along the way. If you were unable to attend the fundraiser and would still like to make a donation please consult the CHS homepage where information is posted. Thank you again and I can't express more how proud I am to be a Dragon.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

CHS Teacher of the Year

Carroll High School is proud to announce our 2008-2009 Teacher of the Year

The CHS staffed concluded the nomination process prior to Spring Break and identified the following teachers as candidates for this honor:
Keeley Lowery, Science Teacher and Department Chair
Donna Lucas, Math Teacher and Department Chair
Kathy Prado, Social Studies teacher and Department Chair
James Stueart, Science Teacher

The staff had the opportunity to vote for the teacher of their choice earlier this week and identified, in the closest of votes possible, Mrs. Keeley Lowery. We would like to congratulate Mrs. Lowery on this honor and thank her for her dedication to the community and most importantly to our students.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Summer School Information Posted

While we still have some time left in this fast moving school year, I wanted to make sure everyone was aware the secondary summer school information is now posted. You may follow the link below to investigate our summer offerings. As more information is released we will pass on the information.

Summer School Information

Congratulations Dragon Soccer

We would like to congratulate both the boys and girls soccer teams on their hard fought bi-district play-off victories last night. The boys won their match following an 8 round shoot-out with Keller Central. The girls battled to a 1-0 victory over Colleyville Heritage.

I would like to encourage you to get out this weekend to support either the boys or girls teams as they take on Jesuit and McKinney Boyd respectively. Go Dragons!!!!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

CHS Biology: To Hatch or Not To Hatch

Over the next few months, CHS Biology students will be studying organisms in the animal kingdom. As part of this unit our Biology teachers are considering the possibility of incubating eggs for hatching. In the past various ducks, chickens, and other birds have been hatched from the eggs.

Prior to finalizing their decision to incubate, the teachers must confirm there are permanent homes for all of the animals. If there are not enough homes for the animals, the activity will be postponed until another year. If you're interested in serving as an adoptive home for one or more of these animals, please click on the link below.

Adoption Form

Friday, March 13, 2009

Feed Store Benefit Planned for Tracy Herzik

The Feed Store Barbecue has agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds on Thursday, March 26th to benefit the National Transplant Assistance Fund and more specifically my secretary, Tracy Herzik. The benefit will run from 4:30-8:00 at the restaurant. In addition to donating a portion of the proceeds that evening there will be tip jars around for those who would like to make donations towards her medical expenses. While Tracy has every intention of being there that night we do hope that she is already on her road to recovery from the transplant and resting back home. I look forward to seeing the community turn out and help an amazing woman through this battle.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Belles Steal the Show in San Marcos

Congratulations to the Emerald Belles on the conclusion to their successful competition season in San Marcos over the weekend. These wonderful ladies brought home numerous awards including team, officers, and individual. We're extremely proud of all of your hard work and dedication throughout the year. Congratulations again and good luck as we head toward tryouts for next year's team.

Tarrant County Health Dept. Immunization Clinic

The Tarrant County Health Department Immunization Clinic will be at CSHS on Friday, April 3, at 9 am, and at CHS on Tuesday, April 7, at 9 am.

Please check with your campus nurse if you have questions:

CHS Nurse Teresa Riggs at or 817-949-5610
CSHS Nurse Karen Flexer at or 817-949-5810.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Dragons Successful at TFA State

Congratulations to all our Carroll students that competed at the TFA state competition this past weekend in Houston. Special congratulations go out to the 13 students that achieved "All-State" recognition. Your hard work, dedication and many hours of preparation show.

Congratulations Dragon Hockey

Congratulations to the Dragon hockey program on their 2 NTXHL Division Championships this weekend. Both the Varsity and JV programs secured their wins over the weekend in fine fashion.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Thank You Future CHS Parents

I want to take the opportunity to thank the DMS PTO for inviting me to answer questions on Wednesday afternoon at their regular meeting. For those parents that were unable to attend the meeting please feel free to contact me via email if there are any specific questions I might be able to answer for you.

For our wonderful future parents at CMS don't despair, I have been asked by the PTO to speak at your meeting later this month (March 27, 10:00 AM). Until then the offer mentioned above stands for you as well. I'll be happy to answer your questions before our meeting if you feel it is necessary.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

CHS Rocks on TAKS day #1

Thank you to all students, staff, and parents for making our first TAKS day of the school year run flawlessly. Our staff did a phenonmenal job of keeping tabs on everything that needed to be done. Our students seemed to work hard throughout the test and adjusted to the change in schedule quickly. Parents we'd love to thank you for getting your students here early and ready to perform. While we will not recieve our actual numbers until late May, based on what I saw today I believe we will get good news.

Odyssey of the Mind Students Qualify for State

Congratulations to our Odyssey of the Mind team as they have qualified for the state finals in Houston on Friday March 27, 2009. These students finished in 1st place this past weekend at their regional competition. If you see these students please congratulate them on a job well done.

Emilie Featherston - 9th
Katie Dachniwsky - 10th
Annie Newman - 9th
Lindsey Weiss - 9th
Tsengal Myagmarjav - 10th
Spencer Rainbolt - 10th

Monday, March 2, 2009

Jazz Bands Wow UTA

Carroll's Jazz Bands I and II joined 30 other bands in competition at the UTA Jazz Festival on Friday. Jazz Band I won 1st place in the 5A division and Jazz Band II placed 3rd in the 5A-II division. As this year's sweepstakes winner, Jazz Band I will receive the honor of performing as a featured guest at the festival's evening concert next year. Way to go Jazz Bands.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

TAKS Incentives Finalized

CHS students will have the opportunity to earn the following incentives via their performance on the upcoming TAKS test. Incentives will be based on entire grade level's performance on the tests. If the overall percentage of students passing each test increases 1% over the previous year then the students will recieve a 5% bonus on the 2nd semester final exam in that area. If the percentage of commended students increases 5% over the previous year then the students will recieve an additional 5% bonus on their final exam in that area. An example is listed below.

The 2008 10th Grade had a 90% passing rate on the math test. If the 2009 10th Grade has 91% or higher passing rate on their math test then the 10th graders will recieve a 5% bonus on their final exam in the math class they're currently enrolled in. The commended rate was 43% thus the 2009 rate will need to increase to 48% for the 10th graders to get an additional 5%.

Again this will be a group effort as we may not provide TAKS incentives for individual performance on TAKS alone. Good Luck CHS students and I truly hope you achieve your goals.

HEB Parent University

The HEB school district Special Education Department will be sponsoring a "Health and Wellness" parent university on Tuesday, March 10 at 8 AM. All CHS parents are welcome to attend.

The event will take place at the Pat May Center 1849 B Central Drive, Bedford.

For more information please feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to send you the flyer with specific information.