Friday, December 18, 2009

Dragon Tribune December Issue

My favorite seasonal story in this issue is about the competitive Gould children competing in their family's own yearly Gingerbread Championship. And I recommend the story ranking Christmas light displays around Southlake and the Metroplex.

Check out what these students see as the important events of the last ten years (since we're just days away from beginning a new decade). Keep in mind, given their current age, these writers were not quite 8 years old when the decade began. How's that for a wake-up call?

There are sports stories about girls and boys varsity basketball and wrestling. And a news story about class rank. A story written about this generation, the Millennials and a story about a young staff writer who sat down to watch 13 continuous hours of Star Wars movies. (I don't begin to know why, but that story has its moments, as do many others.)

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CHS/CSHS Battle of the Boxes Champions


Southlake Carroll Dragons: 2444
Grapevine Mustangs: 1401
GRAND TOTAL: 3845 !!!

Congrats to our Dragons, 2009 champs!

Our special congratulations go out to our wonderful Student Council members and an excellent CHS teacher Brandi Hunt for helping to ask our English Department to truly take on this amazing task.  I believe the last I looked CHS had raised close to 2000 boxes on our own.  Great job Dragons.

4th Annual College and Career Transition Expo

This wonderful event will be hosted by the CISD Special Education department on January 21, 2010 at CSHS from 7 to 9 PM

The program will help high school students with learning differences gain knowledge about: colleges, applications, career opportunities, department of disabilities services and transition needs when pursuing post secondary education. All students and parents are encouraged to attend.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Dragon Drama Amazing

First and foremost I want to congratulate all of our CISD students and staff on an amazing performance of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas."  The number of wonderful performances cannot be pointed out individually, everyone was amazing. There are very few late night plays I can take my daughter to and expect her to leave excited and happy about all that we saw.  Thank you for a great night.

If you haven't purchased tickets yet please do so in the near future at

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Rachel's Challenge and Relay for Life

Relay For Life is Coming to Southlake! In the spirit of Rachel's Challenge, we are proud to announce that this community-wide event will be held May 21, 2010 (times and location to be forthcoming.) Relay For Life is the signature fund-raising activity for the American Cancer Society. At the event, our community will have the opportunity to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and empower individuals to fight back against this disease. Our schools and businesses are encouraged to form "relay" teams to help raise funds that go toward the fight against cancer through research, by raising awareness of cancer treatment and prevention, and by providing support services and resources for cancer patients in our area. Special recognition will go to the schools and businesses with the most teams and donations and to teams with the most creative/original theme. For more information about the event go to Want to form a team for your neighborhood, business, or church group? Contact Kristie Millican, Team Chairperson, at Are you a cancer survivor and want to be an honorary participant in Relay? Contact Paige Buck, Survivorship Celebration Chairperson, at

One of Many Holiday Projects

Carroll High School is continuing its holiday tradition of raising money for Heifer International. Last year Carroll High School raised over $500 for Heifer International. Our goal this year is to DOUBLE last year’s contribution by raising $1000 for needy families in famine-stricken areas of the world!

If you or your school would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to this worthy cause, please send your check made out to Heifer International in care of Kathy Prado at Carroll High School.

Campus Excellence Committee Today

Please remember our Campus Excellence Committee will meet after school today at CHS.  While we are finally getting close on satisfying our membership we're still missing a community business member to serve on the committee.  If you know of someone that will serve please have them contact CHS ASAP.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Congratulations for Lady Dragons

Good luck to the Lady Dragon Cross Country runners for their advancement to the  Nike Nationals this weekend.  The girls advanced after winning the regional competition 2 weeks ago at The Woodlands.  While these ladies are no longer running as Carroll teams they do represent the talents and achievements from their work in the Dragon program.

We hope you achieve miracles in Portland.

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

Another college visit at CHS in room A111, one of the art rooms, on Tuesday, December 8th from 6-8 PM.

An admissions representative will be giving a talk to parents and students about the school (RMCAD) which is in Denver, CO. Afterwards, he will be reviewing portfolios for prospective students and possible scholarship awards for Seniors.

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You might be interested in knowing that vinyl records are making a comeback (according to the students on staff, we actually did something right...all those years ago).

There's a spirited debate on the relative merits of the Twilight series.

A follow-up story about a student dedicating himself to getting all the free stuff he can from the coupons his parents received when they re-roofed their home. There's a feature story on a freshman girl who has released her first album. A delightful and heart warming story about a student's much-loved grandmother. And there's an equally great story of a student who spent a portion of her summer in Manilla to get a better understanding of her family's history.

In addition, if you missed the October issue of The Dragon Tribune, just select Archives in the Navigation Bar.