Friday, April 30, 2010

Dragon Tribune Updated

This launch includes a commentary on the ABCs of Prom, an interview with a 2004 graduate who is touring with a band, reviews of the new exhibit at The Fort Worth Zoo: MOLA, a new radio station that features local bands, and colorful restaurant destinations in old town Roanoke.

There's more. A local kickball league is hosting Moms for Toms (shoes) charity event on May 8. The Carroll student who spent a semester in Brazil writes about soccer...Brazilian (obsessive) style, and another student writes about 101 Things to Make Yourself Happy (my particular favorite).

All you have to do is go to

End of TAKS Today

Today CHS will mark the end of our 2010 TAKS testing process.

We'd like to thank our students, faculty, and parents for helping to make this process run so smoothly. We're truly excited to see our results soon and believe our kids have excelled in this round of testing.

If you have any questions or concerns please phone the office and have a great Friday.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Teacher Appreciation

Last night I had the joy of attending an event put on by one of our local churches. The youth chose to have a dinner reception for Teacher Appreciation "On Eagles Wings." It was once again a glorious reason why so many staff truly love working with our students.

Having the opportunity to thank our many teachers is sometimes difficult but these students truly went above and beyond to prepare a meal and serve teachers across CISD for their hard work. Thank you to everyone for this event, it truly gave me another wonderful "Push" to do what is truly right and to work to excel every day for kids.

Half Way Through TAKS

Today we will have all of our students testing on various tests. We first want to thank our kids for working so well on our first day of Math testing on Tuesday. Second we'd like to thank our staff for so efficiently working with our kids to address all of their needs. Finally we'd like to thank our parents for working so well to have all students present and ready to work each day.

We certainly believe the next 2 days will work so well and we truly appreciate everyone.

If you have any questions please feel free to phone the school and we will be happy to discuss everything with you.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Good Luck

Good luck to our Regional UIL academic contestants this week in Lubbock.  We're proud of you and all that you will accomplish in representing the best from CISD.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Regional Champions

Congratulations to our Dragon Golf program on their Regional Championship today in Lubbock.  The Dragons came out and shot a 291 to top the Mansfield Tigers, who had held a 3 shot lead on day 1. In addition, we'd like to congratulate Jeff Litwak for his individual regional championship.  Jeff shot a 72/69 and finished by beating Jordan Spieth in a first hole playoff.

Good Luck in Austin.

Next up...Lady Dragon Golf followed by our Academic team in Lubbock.  The girls will begin their competition tomorrow morning followed by the UIL team on Friday.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Rumor Control at CHS

A lot of rumors are circulating among students and parents about a threat against CHS. The rumors started after several students were talking about "what if" scenarios and then began to name specific students as part of their made up scenario. The administration is aware of this and has been working with local law enforcement and parents on this matter. Since last Tuesday, we have been checking and double checking our information, taking phone calls, monitoring internet sites and interviewing students that have been identified in these rumors. Please understand. . .we have found NO credible information that there was ever a threat against this school. This was a rumor that started and has continued to gain momentum because some have chosen to use Facebook, texting and cell phones to discuss this serious matter.
We have absolutely no facts or information to support the rumors that are going around. Some students are growing alarmed because everyone is talking about it and making the situation worse. We know some students may be genuinely scared but we want everyone to think carefully about the facts and not base your fear on misinformation. As adults and teenagers, we all have a responsibility to help make our school safe. Joking about or making false accusations about threats in school or other students will not be tolerated.

As we announced last week, we welcome students, parents or staff who have concerns to discuss them with the administration. But generally, we are asking everyone to be responsible and show strong character by stopping the rumors and calling a halt to all comments and discussion that could falsely accuse or scare students. School safety is a serious matter and local law enforcement is involved.

Thank you for being responsible and helping us put a stop to these rumors.

Good Luck on Final Day of Regionals

One of our 2 boys varsity golf teams is in 2nd place int the region 1 golf tournament in Lubbock. I had the pleasure of watching our students participate in both golf and tennis today. I'm truly proud of all of our Dragons and their performance in Lubbock.

Good luck tomorrow and we hope to see you in Austin.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Odyssey of the Minds...Way to Go

The Dragons had an impressive showing at the Odyssey of the Mind state finals over the weekend in Houston. Two high school teams finished in 1st place to advance to the Odyssey of the Mind 2010 World Finals at Michigan State University, May 26-29. The teams were: CHS Drama and  CHS Technical.

Good luck in at the Finals.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Carroll Robotics Headed for World Competition

Good luck to our CISD robotics team as they prepare for the Championships in Atlanta, Georgia. The finals will take place April 15-17 at the Georgia Dome. The team will receive their parts and their challenge once they arrive but with no instructions.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

CHS Teacher of the Year 2009-2010

The CHS staff nominated individuals to be considered for this honor by writing a brief discription of why each teacher is so deserving of this honor.  Based off of these nominations the following teachers were considered:

Connie Ball, Special Education Teacher
DeAnn Barta, English Teacher and Department Chair
Kari Opie, Math Teacher
Donna Rafferty, Social Studies Teacher
Rhea Voelkle, Special Education Teacher

The staff had the opportunity to vote for the teacher of their choice earlier this week and identified Ms. Connie Ball to represent CHS this year. We would like to congratulate Ms. Ball on this honor and thank her for her dedication to the community and most importantly to all of our students. Every student is a joy for her to work with and it truly shows each and every day.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Drivers Education Almost Full

The CISD drivers education program has a few spots still open for students to register. The program will begin on April 12, 2010 with the classes at CHS. In order to register all students must turn 15 before June 7, 2010.

If you're interested you may collect a registration packet from the CHS front office or contact Niki Gilley at 817-949-5859.

Parent/Staff Seminar

Our district is hosting an amazing seminar for parents and staff members about current youth culture trends and how to help all of our students. Dr. David Fraze is a nationally renowned author and speaker and truly knows what is coming and how to help our students. His topics include cyberbullying, internet issues, social internet sites and their issues, media influence upon our students, etc. Dr. Fraze has a true heart for young people; this will be a terrific opportunity to educate ourselves.

The session will take place on Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 at CSHS.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Becky Rollins.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Relay for Life Q & A

Carroll ISD will host a public Question & Answer session about the May 21 Relay For Life all-night fundraiser that will be hosted at CHS.

Officials from Carroll ISD, the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the event volunteer planning committee will be present at the public meeting, scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, April 12 in the library of Carroll Middle School. Relay For Life is the official fundraiser for ACS. Already 122 teams and nearly 1,000 participants have signed up to participate in the Southlake event.

Dragon Tribune Updated

The most recent update has been posted for everyone to read. Our students have posted information on their Spring Break trip to Spain with their Art History teacher; join the search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie; compare student life in suburban Sao Paulo, Brazil, to Southlake; examine what it's like to be considered vertically challenged by your friends; tips on taking care of a pet hedgehog, or read about a student who chose to bungee jomp over Spring Break.

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Nobel Educator Award

Teacher Kathy Prado was selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). A role model to everyone at CHS, Prado was nominated by student Victoria Orr for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the classroom. Each year, student members of NSHSS have the opportunity to nominate the educator who had made the most significant contribution to their academic careers. The Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award recognizes teacher role models who have made a lasting difference in their classroom by encouraging students to strive for excellence.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Fair

Keller ISD will be sponoring this event on Tuesday, May 11 from 6 to 8:30 PM. The event will take place at the KISD Education Center, 350 Keller Parkway. We would like to continue to encourage our students, parents, and faculty members to attend this event to continue to be more educated on an issue that impacts all of our students.

Amazing Soccer Season Closes

Congratulations to our boys soccer team on a wonderful season. The Dragons completed our season on Friday night in Midland against El Paso Bel Aire. In one of the most interesting games of the season we came up just short in an OT game 5-6. Despite the loss everyone in Midland was once again proud to be a Dragon and proud of our athletes.

Thank you to everyone that made the trip on a holiday weekend.