Friday, June 12, 2009

Schedule Request Deadline Extended 1 Day

Due to our need to close CHS for a period of time on Thursday to attend a funeral we have extended the deadline for final schedule request changes to be submitted to Monday, June 15 at 5:00 PM..

If you need assistance with this task please contact the school so we may be able to assist you

Star-Telegram Article

The star-telegram published a wonderful article outlining Kelly's amazing fight against Colon cancer. Please click on the link below to view the on-line version.

Kelly Williams in Star-Telegram

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Funeral Arrangements

According to the information published in today's Star-Telegram newspaper the arrangements for Kelly Williams' services are as follows:

Visitation- 6 to 8 PM Wednesday night at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home 8011 Frankford Rd. in Dallas

Funeral- 11 AM Thursday at Messiah Lutheran Church 1801 W. Plano Pkwy. in Plano

For all individuals interested in carpooling to Plano on Thursday morning we will have a group leaving the school at 9:45 AM.

Carroll High School will be closed from approximately 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM on Thursday for our office staff to attend the funeral.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Heavy Hearts at CHS

It is with a heavy heart that I type this post.

CHS social studies teacher Kelly Williams passed away tonight following her courageous battle with cancer.

On behalf of many I would like to thank the entire community for supporting Kelly in a variety of ways throughout her battle.

CHS will be open tomorrow with staff available for anyone needing assistance.

As we receive details regarding services we will promptly distribute them.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Faculty Concern

As many of you have come to realize the faculty and staff at Carroll High School has remained very close throughout the school's existence. While we have seen teachers come and go one thing has always remained steady, a love and appreciation for each other.

By now it is my sincere hope that the community and family around CHS is well aware of the battle one of our teachers has been facing. Kelly Williams, one of our most beloved and appreciated members of the faculty has been battling cancer for some time now. While the cancer continues to attack her she has never lost hope and continues to fight tooth and nail for her survival.

Recently her fight has gotten harder and she has had to return to the hospital for medical care. While she may not be able to take visitors right now she can use your thoughts and prayers.

Although she is not able to update it regularly, her blog does occasionally provide updated information. You may visit it from the link below.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Program: "Texting, Drug Use and Alcohol Issues in our Schools"

Carroll ISD, The City of Southlake, and S.P.A.R.K. have joined forces to present their final parent education program of the year at 6:30 on June 4th in the CSHS auditorium.

Our school resource officers will present a program aimed at providing parents information relating to: current drug trends, texting issues/acronyms, and teen alcohol use.

Hear what is really going on and prepare your teens for a safe summer.

*All middle school and high school students are encouraged to attend with their parents.

Contact City Council Member Laura Hill for additional information at 817-980-5011 or

*Community service hours will be offered for students in attendance.

Email Problems @ CHS

We have been made aware there are some technical issues impacting our email service at CHS. This particular issue has led to a variety of emails not being received by CHS staff.

While we are continually working with the district and outside agencies to solve the problem we also want to alert our students, parents, and community members to this issue. If you have not received a response to an email you may have sent recently please try to resend the email or feel free to phone the school to speak directly with someone.

Again we are very apologetic that this has happened and hope to have the problem solved quickly.

Final Exams

First let me thank everyone for a wonderful year at CHS. I couldn't dream of being in a better place than I am now.

Obviously at this point we're well into our first day of final exams. Today our students will take their 1st, 2nd, and 4th Block exams. Tomorrow they will be working on 5th, 6th, and 8th Block exams. Our year will conclude on Friday with our 3rd and 7th Block exams.

Let me remind everyone we will not be offering any early exams to protect the integrity of each and every test we give. If a student is unable to make an exam time they will need to contact their counselor regarding the make up date and time. In addition, unless it is an emergency we will not be calling students out of class for any reason. Students are expected to remain in their classroom for the entirety of the exam period.

Thank you again and please let us know if we may help you in any way.