Thursday, May 28, 2009

Parent Survey Open

Carroll ISD is receiving "Stimulus Funds" under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to be used to enhance services and programs for students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Specifically, the funds must be used to provide additional support for students who have an ARD Committee and an IEP/Accommodation Plan. This could include students who receive speech-only services and/or are in content mastery, resource, and life skills programs, among others. Students with 504 Plans are not included in this particular group, under ARRA and Texas guidelines.

If you have a child (or children) who meet the above criterion, we would like your input in the development of a Needs List. CISD staff members are also being asked to respond to the survey. Dr. Friar, the Executive Director for Special Programs, has convened an advisory committee which will review and prioritize all of the input provided and submit the list to the administration for consideration.

In order to access the survey, please click on the link below. The deadline for you to access the survey is June 7, 2009. We ask that you only submit one survey per family.

Stimulous Fund Survey

Thank you so much

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Summer Assignments Now Posted

As of noon today the summer assignments for the 2009-2010 school year have been posted on the CHS website. I would like to encourage all of our future freshmen and sophomores to check the website, link provided below, early to identify the tasks they will be expected to accomplish prior to the start of the new school year.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Summer Assignments

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Game Over

The Southlake Department of Public Safety, in conjunction with the city and Carroll ISD, are hosting Game Over May 21-22 at Carroll High School. This drug and alcohol awareness initiative, geared toward teens approaching driving age, is sponsored by Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine. Game Over is a true-to-life voyage that begins with a mock, horrific car accident as the result of teen alcohol and drug use. CHS students and community leaders will partner for the accident reenactment from 10 to 11 a.m. May 21 at CHS. A special assembly for freshman and sophomore students will take place at 10 a.m. May 22 in the campus gymnasium.

Thank you to all of our volunteers for helping to make this a successful experience for our students.

Digging for Dragons - Final Push

The Digging for Dragons 2008-2009 "Final Push" check writing campaign is now underway. Please help our students continue to receive a world class education with the best programs and teacher support available through your tax deductible donations!

For more information please visit their website:

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Congratulations Abound for CHS Staff

Special congratulations go out today to two of our wonderful staff members who received special awards yesterday afternoon during the CISD Staff Recognition Ceremony.

Keeley Lowery- District Secondary Teacher of the Year


Karen Terry- Special Paraprofessional Award

We're so very proud of these wonderful individuals and all that they do for CHS Students.

Dyslexia, Discover The Answers

The following information was passed on to me by a community member and I felt that it might provide our parents and staff a wonderful opportunity to expand their knowledge regarding Dyslexia.

The International best selling author, Ron Davis who wrote the books, The Gift Of Dyslexia and the Gift Of Learning is on a lecture tour and will be coming to the Dallas area as well as Southlake. He will be speaking in Southlake on Saturday, June 13, 2009 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Johnson Elementary School. Please come and learn more about dyslexia, the talents that these individuals share, and the challenges they face everyday. Learn more about how these challenges can be overcome and corrected.

For more information please contact Dorothy Owen, Accelerated Comprehension Center, at

Monday, May 18, 2009

Student Recognitions TONIGHT!

Attention Parents

Please remember tonight beginning at 6 PM we will be inducting our newest National Honor Society members at a ceremony in the CHS cafeteria.

Following the National Honor Society ceremony at 7 PM we will hold our annual CHS student Awards Ceremony to recognize students for their academic accomplishments this year.

Invitations for both events were sent out previously. If you have any questions please contact the Counseling office for NHS questions and the Assistant Principal's office for awards questions.

We look forward to celebrating many outstanding students tonight and hope you will be joining us in our celebration.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Another State Championship

Congratulations to the Lady Dragon Golf team on their successful defense of the UIL 5A State Golf Championship. These remarkable young ladies finished the tournament 3 strokes ahead of their nearest competitors. The team members included:

Brynn Donovan, Elizabeth Stone, Kailey Glenn, Lindsey Alexander, and Alexa Park

Again congratulations to these student athletes and their coaches, we're extremely proud of you.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

CHS Volunteer of the Year

While CHS is blessed with a large number of parent volunteers each and every day, we are charged to select a Volunteer of the Year each year for special recognition. Our winner along with those selected at other campuses will be recongized at the May 18, 2009 Board of Trustees meeting.

Please help me in Congratulating our CHS Volunteer of the Year....Barbara Mundlin! Barbara has volunteered each Friday for the past 3 years in our Counsleing office where she always knows exactly what needs to be done. In addition, Barbara has been seen volunteering in our Spirit Shop and with the PTO Hospitality Committee.

Again thank you to all of our volunteers. We could not keep things running daily without your help.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Bond Proposals Pass

According to election results released this evening, the 3 CISD Bond Proposals on the ballot received voter approval.

On behalf of the students and staff at CHS we would like to thank all voters, both those voting for and against the proposals, for turning out in droves to vote in the election. It is a pleasure to work in a district where the community takes such an active interest in our schools.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Week Concludes

Now that our teacher appreciation week activities have concluded at CHS I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for recognizing our wonderful staff for all that they do to help our students.

Most importantly though I would like to once again thank our TEACHERS. The work you do on a daily basis is amazing. Your passion is wonderful and very much appreciated.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Whopping Cough Identified

We were contacted recently by a staff member regarding a diagnosed case of pertussis, also called “whooping cough” (in our school). Pertussis is caused by bacteria infecting the mouth, nose and throat. It is spread through the air by coughing and sneezing. Pertussis is usually mild in older children and adults, but often causes serious problems in infants.

The Tarrant County Health Department recommends that CISD notify parents of Carroll High School students; we are notifying all CHS parents and staff as a precautionary measure. Health officials have indicated those with prolonged contact with an affected student might be at risk of infection. CHS has one confirmed case of a staff member. Due to privacy laws, CISD cannot elaborate on the specific name of the staff member diagnosed.

We do not believe this is in any way related to the recent North American Influenza (H1N1 Flu) outbreak and at this time we still do not have any confirmed H1N1 cases.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school at your convenience.