Thursday, September 30, 2010

AP Booster Seminar

The AP Booster Club is sponsoring a seminar "Understanding College Application Process and Writing Essays" presented by Dr. Zuker on Oct.12 at 6:30 pm at SAC at CSHS.

Dr. Zuker is a college consultant and has been to CISD to talk about the same topic; last year we had over 300 attendees.

While our students may be a while from beginning the college process it can be wonderful information for everyone to experience early.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Play it Forward

Don't forget our CHS students will sponsor "Play it Forward" at this week's Varsity Football game Friday night at Dragon Stadium. They will collect used sporting equipment, clean and refurbish it, then pass it along to kids that otherwise would not be able to play sports due to equipment needs or costs. 

This is a wonderful activity sponsored by our kids to benefit others.  As we continue to ask them to work for our society this is truly servant learning.

Green Out Friday

We want to remind everyone that this Friday night will be our Green Out football game.  CHS still has several shirts available to purchase for this event.  All spirit wear items are available each day at lunch in our Dragon Shop.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Carroll ISD is excited to be teaming up with KISD and GCISD for an October 19 forum called The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: a taxpayer's guide to the public school funding crisis. It begins at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium of Carroll Senior High School.

The overall goal is to inform taxpayers and educators about school budgeting and to initiate a call to action at the grassroots level to have taxpayers send lawmakers in Austin a strong message in support of public education.  Following a general 45-minute presentation on school finance, representatives from each of the districts will be available to meet in face-to-face break-out sessions with their respective constituents.

Questions about this free, public event may be directed to the Communications/Public Information Offices in CISD.

Thank you in advance for helping us all Make Education A Priority!

Monday, September 20, 2010

All Region Jazz...WOW!

The Carroll Jazz program had a great day this past weekend! Students from 13 high schools in Region 24 auditioned for a total of 40 spots in the two All-Region jazz bands. After the audition, 18 of the 40 spots will be occupied by Dragons. 

These students have worked very hard all summer to achieve this outstanding accomplishment. Finally, thank you to our outstanding band directors and Mr. Lown for you work with these kids.

Friday, September 17, 2010


The new website launched yesterday, instantly becoming an online partner to parents and kids about the pressures of growing up. S.P.A.R.K. has been holding meetings since 2008 to provide education, information and support for the parents and students of our community. Its mission is to spark ideas, share information, identify needs, educate the community, mobilize resources, promote collaboration and advocate for sound public policy in a new commitment to empower our citizens in the battle against underage drinking, drugs, and internet perils.

S.P.A.R.K. meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Check the City of Southlake’s web calendar or for time and location. It is a recognized board of both CISD and the City of Southlake.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Presidential Speech to Students

Students in grades five through 12 will watch the Presidential speech live if they have history or social studies course on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Noon. The district will record it for other history and social studies teachers to use once they attend class.
Parents can opt their children not watch the speech by submitting a written note, the student would have an alternative assignment to complete. In addition, parents may check their children out of school for one to two hours without penalty if they want to watch the speech live together.

Performing and Visual Arts Information

The PVA College Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 28th from 7-9 pm at SMU in the Owen Fine Arts Center. Over 80+ colleges will be in attendance. See the link below for more information and the attached spreadsheet for the list of attending colleges.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Email Down 9/7/10 and Curriculum Night Wrap Up

Just so everyone is aware our email system and teacher webpages will be knocked off line tonight for service.  If you need to reach a staff member and need additional information please feel free to contact us at school tomorrow.

We'd also like to thank all of our community members for stopping by tonight to visit with our staff members.  Curriculum night is a welcomed experience and we appreciate everyone working with our staff to make this successful.

Nestle Very Best in Youth

Nestle has recently contacted us regarding a parternship to recognize young people who are making a positive difference in lives other than their own.  With the wonderful activities that we see daily at CHS we're hoping several of our students take part in this application process to be named one of the "Very Best in Youth."  The winners will receive several outstanding awards including $1,000 to donate to the charity of their choice, and an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles, CA this summer for the awards ceremony.

Any student may complete their online application at before the November 2, 2010 deadline.

Curriculum Night

We look forward to seeing everyone at CHS tonight from 6 to 7:30 PM for our curriculum night.  Our teachers will be running through a brief schedule with parents to discuss their classes.  Please make sure you get a copy of your child's schedule before you arrive.

In addition, we will have forms ready for parents to complete for our new Family Access/Dragon Access.

Despite the rain we hope to see everyone tonight.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Athletic Success to Start the Year

Congrats to both of the Freshmen Volleyball teams! The A-team played in a JV tournament last weekend and won the whole thing! The B-team played in an A-team tournament and won their Bracket. These girls really are amazing and help spread pride daily from the court.

In addition, we'd like to congratulate our Cross Country program on a wonderful start to their season at the Greenhill relay.  The teams once again showed why they can Protect the Tradition each and every year.