Monday, June 7, 2010

End of Year at CHS

The end of the school year is always a time of mixed emotions for everyone at CHS. On one hand, who doesn’t look forward to summer vacation? But on the other hand, summer also means saying goodbye - sometimes temporarily, sometimes permanently—to people you’ve enjoyed spending time with daily at CHS.

This year we will be saying goodbye to several teachers, some are moving and some are retiring. We will miss these excellent teachers tremendously and wish them all the best as they continue to educate our world.

One of the things I admire most about all teachers, especially all the teachers at CHS, is their dedication to their profession. Teaching is a challenging job, and teaching at the high school level in CISD can be especially demanding. To teach day in and day out, year after year, and still be able to say “I will miss it” at the end of the year speaks volumes about the excellence and never-ending commitment to our children by these wonderful people.

For our students moving on from CHS, good luck!  We expect nothing but the best from each and every person we have worked with and look for great things.  For our students that return next year...we'll see you soon.  Yes it is summer but it goes by fast and we are continuing to think about how we can help you have an excellent educational experience soon.

Parents, thank you for being our partners in this experience.  We truly appreciate your help and hope we will continue to partner day in and day out to make CHS the best learning environment ever.  You're wonderful and one of the many reasons I love to work here and like calling CHS a home.

Enjoy your summer.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Odyssey of the Mind, Success

The Odyssey of the Mind team won big in both of the problems they competed in this weekend and also got an Omer Award.
Technical Problem - Return of the Gift of Flight - 2nd Place - they were beat by Poland
Drama Problem - Food Court - 3rd Place
Omer Award - This award is given to a team who exemplifies the philosophy of the Odyssey of the Mind by exhibiting exceptional talent, outstanding sportsmanship, and astounding teamwork. This award was given to them by the Spontaneous problem judges.
Thank you to all of these students and their coach.  You've represented CISD extremely well.

Voice of the Dragon Survey...Update!

CISD has extended the deadline through June 4 so that all students' parents may complete "The Voice of the Dragon Customer" survey . Please take a moment and complete the survey if you have not already done so. We value your feedback.

Over 800 parents have completed the survey as of today, please take part.