Sunday, December 18, 2011

State Champions 2011

Congratulations to the Dragon Football team, the staff, and kids have completed an amazing 16-0 season. The Dragons capped the season undefeated with a 36-29 win over Fort Bend Hightower and our 8th State Championship. These young men have definitely Protected the Tradition way to play as a TEAM.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dragon Tribune Up for Holiday Edition

Students in grades 9-12 present some enjoyable reading for your holidays.  Choose from stories about a new trampoline park opening in Southlake, a review of our city’s best burgers, a story about one of our non-coffee drinking students becoming a part-time Barista’s Apprentice and a feature story about Glenn Brasher who you’ve no doubt seen on the sidelines of every Dragon football game in recent memory. And, of course, there’s much more.

State Notices

The letter below was posted by Coach Ozee in regard to the State Championship game: not for any reason park in the Wal-Mart parking lot. It seems that last week at the 3A game someone was dressed as a parking attendant and directed traffic into the Wal-Mart lot. Many cars were towed. Even if the parking attendant appears legitimate, don’t fall for it. Please see the parking advisory below from the City of Arlington. Also, please allow yourself plenty of time to park and exit the stadium as we are expecting huge crowds for all three games.

CISD will be on the North side of Cowboys Stadium. This is the Randol Mill Rd. side of the stadium. Aledo is the 12:00pm game and is also on the North side.

As I mentioned at booster club last Monday, the UIL and Cowboys Stadium controls every aspect of the operations for Saturday’s games. The security in and around the stadium will be increased as large crowds are expected.

If you have any questions regarding Saturday, feel free to shoot me an email at and either myself or one of our staff members will try to find an answer for you as soon as possible.

Take care and see you Saturday,


Pep Rally CHANGE

Due to tonight's weather forecast and pending rain, the Community Pep-Rally for the State Football Championship will be moved to the Carroll Senior HS gym. The pep rally will begin at 7:00pm.

Please help spread the word to your distribution lists.

Thank you and GO DRAGONS!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Dragons on to State

We would like to encourage everyone to come support the Dragons at a community Pep Rally 7 PM Wednesday, December 14 at Dragon Stadium. We certainly hope to see thousands of green clad Dragon fans come out to support our students before they play for the state championship.

Holiday Concerts

We look forward to seeing all Dragons come out to listen to our wonderful musical spirit from CHS and CSHS. All concerts will take place in the CSHS auditorium at 7 PM

Choir Concert: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Show Choir Concert: Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Band Concert: Thursday, December 15, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Happenings

We had the wonderful opportunity to meet with a couple of families this morning asking about providing some holiday decorations to the CHS office. Before accepting these decorations we felt it would be appropriate to mention this for our entire school community.

If you have holiday decorations and would like to provide these to CHS during the upcoming or current holiday season we'd love to accept them. Please feel free to bring them to CHS at your convenience. If there are specifics for our using them please let us know as we want to honor each part of our community and all cultural needs.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Chinese Video Posted

Please take a moment to see our Mandarin class video. The video is posted for a competition they won last year. It's amazing to see what our kids can do when given the freedom to try.

Mandarin Video

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cross Country Does it Twice at State

Congratulations to both the Girls and Boys cross country teams on their first place finish in Round Rock. All Dragons are proud of each of you for the energy and effort you've used this year.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

State Championship and Playoff Tickets Available

Good luck to our Carroll Cross Country teams on their upcoming trip to Round Rock. The boys and girls teams are currently ranked first in the state and we are expecting great things to come from this race. Good luck Dragons.

Please also remember Dragon Stadium, Senior High and High School are currently selling tickets for the first round playoff football game. We encourage everyone to see us soon to purchase tickets. Good luck Dragons against Plano East.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dragon Tibune First Edition 2011-2012

In this issue we have a variety of student work for you to enjoy on a wide range of subjects. The updated 2011 Tribune contains a story on the Haunted Circus, a feature on the Homecoming Dance, a story of student support at CHS, and a discussion from a student about their volunteer activities in Tanzania.

Please enjoy the first Dragon Tribune and remember the login and password is the student id number without the "S"

Monday, October 24, 2011

Homecoming Notice

Parents and students as you know our Homecoming Dance will be next Saturday, October 29th at the Gaylord. This is a special event and is a school sponsored event and as such students are expected to abide by the student code of conduct. We all are looking forward to this special night and want all students to have a great time. Each year we have anywhere from 1800-2200 students that attend the HC Dance. With this in mind we need your help, please reiterate to your student we want them to have an awesome time and to dress and dance appropriately.

As you can imagine dances have changed just a bit since many of us attended these many years ago just as the music and style of dance has changed. We are and will remind kids to have a great time but please don't dance in a way that is inappropriate. The last thing we want to do is to embarrass them by having to ask them to stop or ultimately to leave.

If you would like to see a little bit of comedy form our CSHS students please watch this KCBY video.

Parents we would love to have you come out and chaperone the dance which starts at 7:30 and concludes at midnight. If you interested in chaperoning please contact either principal so we can add you to our list.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Diving Success

The CISD diving program was notified Lauren Crown a sophomore and Bryce Klein a junior have been chosen to attend the Diving Olympic Trials June 17-24 in Seattle, Washington for the 2012 Olympics. Lauren and Bryce are among the youngest to qualify. We are the only school district that has both male and female diver. There are only 35 boys and 35 girls who are chosen in the country. Out of those, 5-7 are in high school, the rest are in college.

This is such an honor for our athletes and CISD is so proud of their hard work and commitment.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Additional STAAR Presentation

CHS will add an additional STAAR presentation Monday, October 17, 2011. We will once again provide this session in the cafeteria at 6 pm. We look forward to seeing more families in attendance.

If you have questions feel free to email Mr. Giamanco at: pj.giamanco@southlakecarrolledu

College Fair

Carroll ISD is proud to host its annual College Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 6–8 p.m. at Carroll Senior High School in the Student Activity Center. Parents and students will have the opportunity to interact with admission representatives from over 100 universities and colleges from Texas and across the country. Please refer to the Carroll Senior High website at the end of October for a current list of attendees.

Friday, October 7, 2011

How to Support Your Adolescent in Stressful Time

Carroll High School will host a parent program with a panel of mental health professionals and community resources that are available to help you support your child during stressful times. We will discuss signs of emotional distress/stress and depression and resources to help.

Tuesday, October 11 – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 13 – 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Carroll High School Library

If you have questions, please contact the Carroll High School Guidance Office at 817.949.5620

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

SAGT Event

SAGT is partnering with the Southlake Public Library and the Bob Jones Nature Center to celebrate the Fall season with a fun family outing called Harvest Hike. We look forward to seeing everyone attend this event.

When: Sunday, October 16th
Time: 4-7 pm
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center
Cost: FREE!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

EOC Meeting Tonight Canceled

Out of sensitivity for those wishing to attend the services tonight, our planned meeting to explain End of Course exams will be rescheduled. Please remember we will also meet this Wednesday in the CHS library at noon and then again next week on October 12 at 6 PM. If a replacement date is added we will send the data to all families immediately.

We are sorry for the late notice but certainly believe it is more important to support our families tonight.

CHS Apology

Please accept our sincere apology for including a statement about the loss of a CISD student among other routine stories listed in the Dragon Diary this past weekend. As Principal, I do not believe this was an appropriate place to include comments about such a sensitive matter. I have put procedures in place to ensure this doesn't happen again, and appreciate your forgiveness and understanding. It was never anyone's intention to be insensitive about such a significant loss for the CHS family, but unfortunately, that's how it came across. Please know that we care deeply about those who are suffering and want only to help ensure effective communication of news affecting CHS students and staff. In the future, you can rest assured that announcements of this nature will be sent separately from weekly school news and approved by campus leaders before being broadcast to CHS families.

PJ Giamanco
CHS Principal

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Carroll ISD To Host STAAR, EOC Meetings

Parents of current freshmen students enrolled at Carroll High School are invited to attend one of four public meetings designed to help parents learn more about the state end of course tests and how these tests will impact their children.

The meetings are scheduled for tonight at 6 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria; 6 p.m. October 3 in the CHS cafeteria; noon on October 5th in the CHS library; and 6 p.m. on October 12 in the CHS cafeteria.

Members of the district’s Teaching & Learning Services Department have prepared informational presentations on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness or STAAR. Local officials say they are still waiting on some answers from the state about how the STAAR and EOC exams will be implemented, but parents need to be informed about how the new testing systems will affect their child now through graduation.

Parents are encouraged to attend just one of the four, repeat presentations. Information will be sent via letter and posted to the CISD website afterward for those parents unable to attend.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Congratulations to the Homecoming Court

We would like to congratulate each of our CHS/CSHS student on winning the recent competition for the Homecoming Court:

Freshman prince: Sam Avers
Freshman princess: Emily Bond
Sophomore prince: Steven Bergmark
Sophomore Princess Sydney Fugett
Junior Prince: Ryan Nolan
Junior Princess: Emily Zapinski

Homecoming King: Carson Henderson
Homecoming Queen: Beth Venesky

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Homecoming Game Tickets

As expected, we are expecting homecoming game tickets for the home side are to be sold out sometime today. We currently have a small number of home side tickets, 150, still available at CHS for adults. Please remember these could be sold out today.

Once home side tickets are completed fans can still purchase visitor side tickets online or at the Dragon Stadium. As of this morning, we have approximately 2500 visitor tickets. However, all visitor side tickets purchased online or at the stadium must sit on the visitor side. There is no cross-over and security will monitor this very close. The tickets are marked for visitor side and anyone leaving the stadium will have a color coded stamp to indicate home or visitor side.
Thank you and see you on Friday night at Dragons Stadium.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Homecoming Nominations

We would like to congratulate each of our Homecoming nominees from CHS and encourage everyone to cheer them on at the Homecoming Pep Rally next Wednesday at Dragon Stadium.

Sophomore Princess Nominees:

Sydney Fugett
Lacey Muñoz
Sophomore Prince Nominees:
Steven Bergmark
Zachary Truesdale

Freshmen Princess Nominees:
Emily Bond
Carley Browning

Freshmen Prince Nominees:
Sam Avers
Chase Punko

We would also like to encourage all students to go online and vote for the 2011 Homecoming Court. Voting runs through midnight this Friday.

The website location is:

Friday, September 9, 2011

Registration Opened Back Up

Registration in Family Access has been re-opened until Monday September 12, 2011. If you have not already registered your child, please do so during this time period. If you do not know your login and password please contact Kari Litwak at CHS guidance.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Curriculum Night Tonight

We hope to see all parents at CHS tonight for Curriculum Night. We will begin the classroom activities at 6:00 PM. If you need a schedule those will be available through our counselors. In addition, several students will be located throughout the building to provide directions.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing all of our parents tonight.

Attention All Freshmen Families

With the start of the 2011-2012 school year we will be implementing our new Texas EOC testing for all freshmen students. Later in the semester we will provide a parent information session to distribute more information and data regarding the district policy for this test.

Below is a link you may view for EOC information for parents to review.
EOC Document

Please feel free to contact CHS if you have any questions.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Curriculum Night on Horizon

Curriculum nights are scheduled at CHS each year during the first few weeks of school. This activity is designed for parents only (no students please). The meeting provides teachers with an important opportunity to visit with parents about grade-level and course curriculum, as well as classroom expectations. While we'd certainly love to sit and talk one on one with each parent we are limited in time. Please schedule those conferences individually with each teacher. We look forward to visiting with our wonderful parents on September 6, 2011 from 6:00 to 7:32 PM.

Please remember we tend to see about 1000 people arrive on a campus with limited parking. If you're concerned with finding a parking spot please arrive early. In addition, some people certainly will try to use DIS for parking, provided they do not have an event being planned.

We hope to see everyone soon.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Thank You CHS Dragons

Can you say amazing! We have said it a hundred times at CHS today. Our kids were amazing, our staff was amazing, and our parents were amazing. Today quite possibly might have been the best first day we've ever seen at CHS. You can't ask for a better place to spend every single day.

This DRAGON campus can't stop smiling.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

First Day Procedures

On Monday students please follow these procedures to start your day:
1.       If a student KNOWS that he/she is in a 1st block class that meets at CSHS (i.e., a sophomore in basketball) the student should go to that class even though the class is not at CHS. This will include athletes and drill team students, etc.
2.       Coaches/directors, etc., will allow 1st block students to leave early enough after 1st block so that they can get to CHS in time to get their official schedule (on pink paper) from the gym at CHS. 
3.       For students who receive their official pink schedule at CHS and learn that their first block class is at the other school (i.e., freshman who are taking French I 1st block at CSHS), the student will remain at CHS for 1st block - students will go to the cafeteria area.
4.       Teachers, will use pink schedules as official schedules for students on the first and second day of school. 

Good luck Dragons as we approach 2011-2012 school year and call if you have questions.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Welcome Teachers

CHS was so happy to experience all of our teachers today. We started the day off with convocation at CSHS and finished with a staff development at CHS. We are so lucky to have such a respected bunch of teachers and cherish them daily.

If you want a good laugh, and yes we know it is blurry, check out the flash mob at convocation this morning.

Flash Mob

Welcome to 2011 and 2012.

Friday, August 12, 2011

First Day is Amazing

While I'm watching our new Freshmen tour CHS and visit with each other I'm amazed again at how wonderful CHS is and the kids we have every single day. I have seen our Sophomores visit in the morning, our new students eat lunch at noon, and our Freshmen work through our Fish camp and pep rally all with smiles amazing to every person that passes. Thank you Dragons.

I'd also like to thank all of our parents for visiting CHS today to help with schedules, clothing and general assistance. A principal can't ask for more than our parents provide, you're our greatest assistance every day.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

On-line Registration Open

Parents we would encourage you soon to login to your family access location and begin the on-line registration experience. As of our first day, CHS had 66 registrants and we would love to see that number double or triple today. Please do this soon so you can begin the process for your child and avoid many of the hand written forms later.

If you have questions feel free to phone CHS and we'll do all we can to assist.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Online Registration on Horizon

We hope your summer is off to a wonderful start! Thank you for an amazing school year at CHS. We have reviewed the Voice of the Dragon Survey and appreciate all of the positive comments. We are proud of the continuing improvement at CHS. We strive to be better each year and believe the comments of our families certainly assist in this process. As always, we will share the results with our teachers and staff in August.

We want to update you on the online registration that CISD will be conducting for 2011-2012 for all returning students. If you have a returning student, email Tracy Witt at for CHS with the name of each student, grade, parent name and email address by June 30th. Then, later in the summer you will receive a CISD email with a user name and password that will give you access to the registration process. We expect returning students to begin registration on August 1st.

If you have questions about this process or anything else regarding the next school year, we are available during the summer P.J. Giamanco's email is

We look forward to seeing all Dragons in August at CHS!

Enjoy your break!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Relay for Life

We are still looking forward to our event tonight and certainly hoping the rain will hold off. The Rachels Ralley and event will begin at 7:00 PM in the gymnasium.

We look forward to seeing everyone at CHS.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Dragons at State

We would like to congratulate Kelley Anderson on her second place finish at the State UIL Tennis Championships. To see a freshmen finish this high at the state event is amazing. Way to go Kelley!

In addition, we would wish our Dragon Golfers good luck at the state golf tournament begininning Thursday morning in Austin. The Dragons are prepared for a first place finish at this tournament and we are hoping for another state championship.

Game Over Presentation

Parents, please be aware CHS will be using Thursday and Friday, May 12 and May 13, to present our Game Over presentation to our students. This event will include a mock drunk driving car accident on May 12 and an assembly on May 13. The assembly will include a video presentation of the accident and an individual speaking on the consequences of drunk driving on her family.

If your child could have concerns with either of these presentations please contact the school at your earliest convenience. This presentation is certainly impactful on our kids, unfortunately drunk driving could have impacted one of our students previously and we do not want them to be impacted additionally with this presentation.

Monday, April 25, 2011

TAKS Testing 2011

Please remember tomorrow is our first day of 10th grade TAKS testing for Math. We have a unique situation on this campus because 9th graders do not test tomorrow. If you have a 9th grader, they can arrive as late as 11:55 AM on Tuesday. If a 9th grader arrives at their usual reporting time, your child will have the opportunity to study or read in the cafeteria if he/she needs to arrive prior to the 11:55 reporting time. Busses will run on their regular schedule and four hours later for the late arrival.

Good luck to all of our Sophomores on this math TAKS test.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dragon Soccer...State Champions

Congratulations to our most recent state champion, Dragon soccer. The boys completed the tournament Saturday night in Georgetown defeating Round Rock McNeil 2-0. The boys were amazing and maintained confidence all night. Once again another great reason to be a DRAGON!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

2010-2011 Teacher of the Year

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:

Joe Barton, Social Studies Teacher and Coach
Lyndee Hayes, French Teacher and Department Chair
Karen Otto, English Teacher and Department Chair
Kathy Prado, Social Studies Teacher and Department Chair
Donna Rafferty, Social Studies Teacher

The staff had the opportunity to vote for the teacher of their choice earlier this week and identified Mrs. Kathy Prado to represent CHS this year. We would like to congratulate Mrs. Prado on this honor and thank her for her dedication to the community and most importantly to all of our students. She pushes for excellence every day and this is our opportunity to provide her acknowledgement for her excellence.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Soccer to State

Congratulations to the Dragon soccer program on the two victories in Midland. I just received notice the Dragons beat Plano 1-0 in overtime. We hope to see everyone at the state tournament next weekend.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Parent Program

CISD Transition Services presentation will help special needs families learn how to develop and communicate the Life Plan. The Seminar has become an invaluable tool to help you provide the best and latest information to your family and teachers on what Families of Special Needs must do to provide themselves and their family member with a secure future.

• The program will provide information for ALL ages of students with special needs
• All families are welcome to attend.

Date: April 7, 2011
Place: Carroll Senior High School
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Please reserve your spot for this educational workshop by calling:
Debbie Rath, Transition Specialist for Carroll ISD. 817-949-8400 work number
Email: to confirm

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dragon Soccer Success

Congratulations to our Dragon Soccer and Lady Dragon Soccer programs on their bi-district playoff victories last night. Both programs faced talented squads and found a way to come out victoriously. The next round playoff games will occur Friday night. The boys will play Mansfield at 6:00 PM at Birdville ISD Stadium. The girls will play later at 8:00 PM at Dragon Stadium against Colleyville Heritage.

Come out and watch our amazing Dragons continue on with their success. All tickets will be $5.00 at the gate.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Talk About It

Please be aware that our campus should have our new updated Talk About It program running for our students this week. This program provides Dragons the opportunity to provide a statement to our Administration, our Counselors, or Officer Smith. Students can access this off our campus website and or use the phone number (662-801-0242) to call at their convenience. This is a wonderful anonymous resource for CHS and we believe this will provide a better link for our students.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hockey...National Title Runner-Up

Please take a moment to congratulate any of our varsity hockey players on their most recent trip to the US Hockey National Championship.

In the end they played a great tournament and ultimately lost 3 - 0 to New Trier High School from Illinois in the championship game Sunday morning.  These athletes represented the school and the city well. The Southlake Carroll Boys' Varsity Ice Hockey Team is the 2010 - 2011 USA Hockey High School National Championship Runner-Up, finishing the year as the Number 2 Boys' High School Ice Hockey Team in the United States for the season.

Another fantastic finish by our Dragons.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pre Spring Break 2011 at CHS

Please check out our Carroll High School Facebook page for the most recent photos of our staff this week. Some people take their dressing up to a new level and others couldn't believe another teacher isn't a Disney fan (so they shower her room with Disney galore).

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dragon Band Success

This past Saturday Dragon Band members received 120 1st division solo medals and 116 ensemble medals.  One Hundred and Thirty Six Dragon Band members qualified for the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest by receiving the highest ratings at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at RL Turner High School in Carrollton.  Twenty seven ensembles advanced to state as well as seventy two solos which had to be on the very difficult non memorized list or had to be performed by memory and received a 1st Division.  These students will be traveling to Austin on May 27th and 28th for the state contest.

Way to go DRAGONS!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

CISD Technology to be Down

While additional information will be released soon, we would like to remind all students, teachers, and parents CISD technology will be suspended during Spring Break 2011. The purpose for this will be the relocation of services to the stadium data center.

Beginning at 4:00 PM this Friday, the network will be turned off. We will lose our Internet, email, and phone system for this period of time. There will not email storage during this time or notifications of the lost emails. Once the system is turned back on we will let everyone know.

Please understand ths is necessary to lead us to proper usage of our technology needs. If you have any questions please phone Mr. Giamanco at CHS before Friday.

Jazz Band Success

Carroll's Jazz Bands I and II competed at the UTA Jazz Festival on Friday, which was held at the Hereford University Center on the UTA campus. Jazz Band II won first place in the 5A/2nd Band category, and Jazz Band I won first place in the 5A category. Jazz Band I was also awarded the Sweepstakes Trophy for its selection as the outstanding band of the Festival in all divisions.

Monday, February 28, 2011

English Language Arts TAKS

Please remember Tuesday will be our first day of TAKS 2011. All students will be taking their English TAKS test. Our sophomores will be testing in English and our freshmen will be testing in reading. Everyone needs to arrive and be ready to test by 8 AM. Please be sure to plan for extra time getting to school as traffic will be congested. CHS will begin testing once all of our students are on campus and in their testing rooms.

Good luck Dragons!

Monday, February 21, 2011

College Workshop

The CSHS guidance staff will present a session with admission representatives from colleges and universities. They will present valuable information to help students and parents prepare for the college application and admission process.

A Financial Aid seminar will begin the evening, followed by four workshop sessions. Please check the website for more information and to view the universities.

February 24, 2011
5:30-8:30 P.M.
Carroll Sr. High School

Monday, February 14, 2011

CHS Guidance Update

Please mark your calendars for the following events:

Coffee with the Counselors and
Q&A 2011-2012 Course Selection/Registration
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - CHS at 9:00 A.M.


Q&A Session for 2011-2012 Course Selection/Registration
current 8th and current 9th grade parents and/or students
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - CHS at 4:00 P.M.

Way to Go Dragons

Congratulations to our student-athletes on their amazing recent accomplishments. We are truly proud to call ourselves DRAGONS and this is why:
  • Girls Basketball District Champions and Playoffs 2/14/11
  • Boys Basketball Playoffs
  • Wrestling District Champions and 3 Wrestlers advanced to State UIL
  • Swimming District Champions, Regional Champions, numerous students off to State UIL
We are so proud of all of our kids and wish them luck in the playoffs and on their path to State Championships

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ice Break 2011

With our fourth day out of CHS we hope everyone has enjoyed your extra winter break. We will see everyone on Monday. Please be safe and enjoy the break.

If you can get out on Friday afternoon don't forget the ESPN special taking place at CSHS. We believe they will start to allow entrance after 3:00 PM.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Once Again...Schools Out Thursday

Judging by the ice I've seen at CHS we are hoping for some warmth on Thursday to allow us to return on Friday. We will post the A/B schedule tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

School Canceled

With the ice coming in overnight CHS and all activities were canceled for Tuesday and now Wednesday.

Please remember Thursday will be a B Day at CHS. We will add the two days into our calendar where they are currently listed on the calendar.

Be safe and we'll see everyone on Thursday.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

2010 NCEA Higher Performing School

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Carroll High School is a 2010 NCEA Higher Performing School! We would like to offer our Congratulations to our students for their performance and a big thank you to our teachers for their commitment to excellence in education!

CHS was identified as Higher Performing based on the students' achievement on the spring 2010 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test.

Dragon Tribune Posted

In this issue we have a variety of student work for you to enjoy on a wide range of subjects. Our students have focused on: post holiday blues, local homes with holiday spirit, a Harry Potter extravaganza, college roomates, Charm School thoughts, rock climbing attempts in a short period of time, local gyms that fit your needs, and curing country phobia.

Cozy up with your laptop on a cold dreary day (we have those in abundance this month and next) and read work from the imaginations of students you have helped to grow and learn.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

CMA Informational Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for current 8th grade parents/students at 6:00 p.m., Monday, February 7th in the CSHS library.   Mrs. Sherry Martin will attend along with several current CMA students (grades 9-12).  They will present information and answer questions about the CMA program.   Copies of the 2011 applications will also be available at the meeting.  The new application is also available online at several locations.  Students may access the application from the district, CHS and CSHS web pages.

Friday, January 14, 2011

First Semester Almost Over

As we complete our final exams today we will finish our first semester.  It has been absolutely amazing to see everyone at CHS work so well.

Our kids have had an amazing first semester and accomplished a variety of tasks.  Our students performed an amazing musical, they have debated all over the nation, they have accomplished a variety on the athletic fields and on the courts, finally they're the best students we could dream on having. I'm certain to believe the second semester will continue to produce more amazing triumphs. We are proud to believe they have and will Protect the Tradition.

Our faculty continues to take giant leaps every day.  As we move toward a new testing requirement. our faculty is continuing to redefine our curriculum and update our methods for assessment.  Please know this will always be a continuing process and our teachers will continue to work to provide an amazing education for our kids.  If anyone has questions we truly believe you need to speak with the teacher first and foremost.  We have the greatest teachers and believe they're the first cog to Excellence in Education.

Have a wonderful long weekend and look forward to an excellent second semester.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Make Education a Priority

Carroll ISD has joined various districts across Texas to encourage Texas Legislators to Make Education A Priority!

The district hopes to collect a letter and/or postcard for each student enrolled in Carroll ISD - 7,676 - to hand deliver to Austin during the 82 Legislative session. Please remember, all family members can sign the cards and/or write their own personal notes. We would also like to encourage everyone to send personal email to your friends & neighbors to encourage them to write. Every member of our community can do a postcard, an actual letter, or an email to: Every Child Counts.  CHS has a dropoff box in the office and others are located around the community. 

If you would like more specific information please click on: Make Education a Priority.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Final Exams

Please remember our final exams will be this Wednesday through Friday. The schedule is posted on the school website. Good luck to all students.

Each day we will not be offering lunch at CHS.

In addition, our students will have off next Monday and Tuesday.

New schedules will be handed out, before school, once we return. These should be posted electronically on Tuesday evening. Due to some movement in programs our master schedule has had to change recently. We are certainly sorry for these late changes but believe it will help our students have smaller class sizes.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Keeping Your Teens Safe on the Road

What young drivers must know?
How to deal with aggressive drivers?
Cell phones, texting, and the risks?

All parents and teens are invited to this event January 25, 2011 from 7 to 8:30 PM, Southlake Town Hall 3rd Floor.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Welcome Back

First, we are so excited to see everyone return to CHS happy and healthy. I hope your break was as successful as mine...I can honestly say I will not be moving to Chicago anytime soon, it was great to see my family in one location but the cold was too much for this principal.

As we return let me remind everyone FINAL EXAMS are coming up next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  Please check the schedule on our campus homepage.  We will not offer lunch any of the 3 days and certainly hope our students come prepared to complete the first semester.

Also please remember in order to average pass a class for the year the student must pass the second semester.  This is a change from previous policy but we believe our students will be just as successful this way too.