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.