Thursday, December 5, 2013

2014 Samsung Contest Winner

We would like to say congratulations to Alice FitzGerald and our STEM program on being named the 2014 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Texas state winner.

Alice's efforts will bring CHS/CSHS $20,000 in STEM technology and help to continue to build our new program in CISD. We'd also like to wish her good luck in the National Competition this spring!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Unity Project

We look forward to seeing our students begin to give each other a better connection to positively impact CISD.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

AP® District Honor Roll

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today noted that 14 Texas school districts are among 477 in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on its 4th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes districts for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.

The 13 districts and one charter school in Texas that have earned this national distinction are:

§  Carroll Independent School District (Southlake, TX)
§  Coppell Independent School District
§  Eagle Pass Independent School District
§  Frisco Independent School District
§  IDEA Public Schools
§  Irving Independent School District
§  Katy Independent School District
§  Lake Travis Independent School District
§  Mesquite Independent School District
§  Pasadena Independent School District
§  Plano Independent School District
§  Point Isabel Independent School District
§  Sharyland Independent School District (Mission, TX)
§  Southwest Independent School District (San Antonio, TX)

“Students in school districts across Texas are tackling rigorous Advanced Placement courses and succeeding,” said Commissioner Williams. “This opportunity to prepare for post secondary success in high school pays great dividends in our education system today and for our state’s economic future.”

In 2013, more than 3,300 colleges and universities around the world received AP scores for college credit, advanced placement and/or consideration in the admission process, with many colleges and universities in the United States offering credit in one or more subjects for qualifying AP scores.

Data from 2013 show that among African-American, Hispanic and Native American students with a high degree of readiness for AP, only about half of students are participating because their schools do not always offer the AP course for which they have potential. Trevor Packer, the College Board’s senior vice president of AP and Instruction, notes that these 14 Texas districts are committed to expanding the availability of AP courses among prepared and motivated students of all backgrounds.

“We applaud the extraordinary efforts of the devoted teachers and administrators in these districts who are offering more students the opportunity to engage in rigorous college-level course work,” said Packer. “These outcomes are a powerful testament to educators’ belief that a more diverse population of students is ready for the sort of rigor that will prepare them for success in college.”

Inclusion on the 4th Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2011 to 2013, for the following criteria. Districts must:

§  Increase participation/access to AP by at least 4 percent in large districts, at least 6 percent in medium districts, and at least 11 percent in small districts;
§  Increase or maintain the percentage of exams taken by African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native students, and;
§  Improve performance levels when comparing the percentage of students in 2013 scoring a 3 or higher to those in 2011, unless the district has already attained a performance level at which more than 70 percent of its AP students are scoring a 3 or higher.

Overall, Texas ranked 13th in nation in the percentage of 2012 graduates participating in AP. Over the last decade, AP participation and success in Texas have increased steadily.

To view the complete listing of school districts named to the College Board’s 4th Annual AP® District Honor Roll, visit

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Community Hero

We were excited two days ago to be informed one of our young ladies, Destiny Rose, was being recognized on KRLD as a "Community Hero." While our mums may go gigantic at homecoming some of our students certainly recognize this is an opportunity to help others in our community.

Please take a moment to read her story and listen to the recognition from the website.
KRLD Community Hero

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

End of 1st Six Weeks

As we begin our second six weeks we wanted to remind all families report cards will be digital this year. Please login to "Family Access" on Friday to see official 1st six weeks grades. If you need assistance please contact our guidance office at CHS for help from Kari Litwak. While we certainly believe digital is the best method we will remind all families if you want a hard copy the guidance office can also process this request.

Our students did a masterful job this first grading period and we are excited to have such a dedicated group of Dragons at CHS.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

First Day of School

On Monday when our students report to start 2013-2014 school year 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 new colored schedule at CHS and learn that their first block class is officially 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 report to the cafeteria area unless a parent wants to transport them to CSHS.

4. Teachers, will use new colored schedules as official schedules for students on the first and second day of school.

Good luck Dragons as we approach 2013-2014 school year and call if you have questions.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fish Camp and Sophomore Schedule Pick Up

Carroll High School is hosting a Fish Camp on August 16, 2013 from 1 PM to 3 PM to make the transition to Carroll High School successful. Orientation on August 16 takes place at Carroll High School in our gym and cafeteria.

We will welcome our students in a pep rally at 1 PM in the gym and share a variety of student videos with the students while introducing several staff members who can be of assistance. After our assembly we will allow our students to get their schedules and tour the campus. In addition, several of our student clubs will be out to share information about joining.

Finally we will provide schedules to our returning sophomore students from 9 AM to 10:30 AM also on August 16.

These events are for students only and we look forward to seeing all of our Dragon students at CHS.

Monday, August 5, 2013

New JV Emerald Belle Director

Carroll High School is excited to announce our new JV Emerald Belle director, Jessica Aillon. Ms. Aillon comes to us from Pearland, Texas. She is a former Texas State Strutter and an assistant to the director at TSU. In addition, she has worked for Showmakers of America and been the direct choreographer for numerous competition routines across Texas.

We are excited to welcome Ms. Aillon to Carroll ISD and look forward to her work with all of our girls.

Dragon Football Tickets 2013

Allen pre-game tickets will be sold at Dragon Stadium, Carroll Senior High School, Carroll High School, and online at:

Dragon Stadium Athletic Office:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, August 27, 28, 29, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday, August 30, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • CSHS and CHS will utilize and electronic kiosk to sell tickets all week for home games in the security entrance while the school is open
  • The campuses will also sell tickets in the schools' front office from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM  on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • For the two Thursday, varsity, away games, tickets at CSHS and CHS will be sold on Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the game only
  • The secretaries will be able to accept cash and checks for tickets
  • All credit cards will need to run through the ticke kiosk for home game

Online general admission sales begin on Sunday, August 25, at 8:00 AM

*Pre-game General Admission, Adult- $6.00
*Pre-game General Admission, Student- $4.00
*Pre-game Bench Reserved- $8.00* ONLY SOLD AT Dragon Stadium, online, or at one of the ticket kiosks at CHS/CSHS
*All Game-night General Admission- $8.00.
*All Game-night Reserved- $10.00
On game night, the Dragon Stadium ticket booths will open at 6:00pm

Monday, July 15, 2013

Community Service...?

Ok with the recent couple days of rain and the sun to come up soon we are going to need some major assistance at CHS in the next 2 weeks.

We would certainly welcome any student who would like to earn some community service hours on campus to come work on our front green space. Our weeds will sprout after this rain and we will need some help. Give us two hours and we'll offer water and fill out a volunteer card for you. Make this campus shine like our kids do every day.

If you're interested you may come to CHS anytime between 7 AM and 4 PM to start Monday through Thursday. For other times email Mr. Giamanco and he'll certainly find a way to meet you up here too. We can provide a bag, point you in the right direction and would appreciate your help.

Upcoming Dates for CHS students

Below please check out some important dates that may impact your CHS student or another CISD student.

Elementary School Supply Sale Hosted- August 10
Sophomore Schedule pick-up- August 16, 9-10:30 AM
Fish Camp- August 16-, 1-3 PM
First Day Back to School- August 26 (We Love This Day)
Curriculum Night- September 9, 6-7:30 PM

Please also remember our Dragon Shop will be open Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

Monday, July 1, 2013

CHS Open All Summer

We have had several calls and wanted to relay to everyone CHS will be open all summer, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 to 5:00 PM, we look forward to assisting each member of our community as they may need.

CHS will be closed on July 4 for a holiday and we will close early on July 9 and July 11 for meetings at 3:00 PM.

Please stop by and we will be excited to help.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Dr. John Woodall SPARK Presentation

Happy summer, if you are in town please join us this Thursday to meet and hear Dr. John Woodall. Dr. Woodall is from Newtown, Connecticut and will lend his perspective to what happened in his own community as well as his world-wide work on trying to get children engaged and connected to prevent future tragedies that seem to have become to much a part of our world. This is an incredible opportunity for our Southlake Community!

We hope to see you this Thursday night, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, on the third floor of Southlake Town Hall.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Game Over Canceled

Carroll High Parents & Staff,

By now you may have heard about the shooting that occurred at Town Square this evening. While we don't have a lot of details, we know that at least one male adult from Southlake died as a result of the tragic events that unfolded. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this terrible time, as well as to our local law enforcement officers who are handling the investigation.

In light of this unprecedented event in our community, Carroll ISD and city officials have made the decision to cancel the Game Over mock car crash event scheduled at Carroll High School tomorrow. CISD and Southlake DPS mutually agree it is not in the best interest of our students to move forward with this emotionally impactful drug and alcohol program at this time. We also do not want to pull city resources away from the handling of this tragic event in our community.

The Game Over program has a powerful message and we hope to perhaps reschedule in the fall. We appreciate the time and effort that has gone in to the organization and planning of Game Over, but we just believe that our students would be better served with a normal routine tomorrow. It's been a difficult year on many fronts and we do not want to add to the anxiousness of students who might have heard about tonight's shooting in Southlake. As always, our amazing school counselors will be available at all CISD campuses should any students need them tomorrow.

Thanks for your understanding as we work to serve the teen students of CISD.

CISD Leadership Team

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hall of Honor

The online CISD Athletics Hall of Honor nomination form for the 2013-14 school year is now live.  The deadline for nominations to be considered for the 2013-14 school year is August 1, 2013.  Here is the link to the online nomination form: 

On June 5 at 10:00am during the CISD Athletics Awards Day we will honor this year's 5 inductees at CSHS.  We will also honor many of our current student-athletes and teams on June 5 for academic and sportsmanship awards. 

During the 2013 Dragon Football season, all of the Hall of Honor Inductees will be invited back for recognition at at home game.

This year's inductees include Chauncey Willingham, Ken Cook, Dane Johnson, Kris Brown, and Gene Stanford.  You can read more about this year's inductees here:

Thursday, May 2, 2013

STEM Video for Introduction

We'd like to thank our CSHS students for creating a wonderful video for our STEM program. Please take a look at the following video our kids have made:

STEM Video for CISD

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Athletic Physicals on Horizon

All student athletes must complete a new packet of information for next year online before they will be allowed to participate next year.  This can be done online by clicking on the link below. Once completed it is on file with us.

Athletes will also need a new Pre-Particpation Physical Exam. They can print a new form by clicking on the link below. It must be dated AFTER MAY 1st in order to be considered current for NEXT school year.

We are holding physicals on Wednesday, May 15th 5pm-7:30pm and  Saturday, May 18th   9am- 12:30pm at All Star Orthopaedics. Tickets must be purchased in advance from CISD Athletics Website (letter attached).

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Student Survey on Horizon

On May 20th at CSHS and May 28th at CMS, DMS and CHS, students in Carroll ISD will take The Texas School Survey of Drug and Alcohol Use. Participation in The Texas School Survey is completely voluntary.  Research design and protocols ensure that participation in The Texas School Survey is completely anonymous. This means no names or other personal identifiers will be collected.  The survey results will provide valuable information to help evaluate the programs and curriculum we currently have in place related to drug and alcohol use by students. 

 Please take a minute to provide your electronic signature by clicking on the link below.  Electronic Signatures will be accepted until May 3, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Odyssey of the Mind Success

We would love to congratulate our "Odyssey of the Mind" students on their victory at the state competition. Good luck at the World Competition in May at Michigan State University.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Engineering Program to Begin

CHS/CSHS is in the process of preparing a change to our academic program for 2013-2014. CISD has authorized the start of an Engineering program. Our students can begin the program next year by taking Conceptual Engineering and Technology at CHS. The class will be open to 9th-11th grade students.

If you're interested please see your counselor to change your requests for next year. One simple add/drop will provide you the opportunity to take part in this Project Based Learning Engineering program.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Soccer Regional Change!

The 2013 UIL Region I Soccer Tournament has been officially moved to the Birdville ISD Fine Arts and Athletics Complex.

All game times posted on the online UIL brackets will remain the same. Lady Dragon Soccer will play Hebron at 12:00pm on Friday. Dragon Soccer will play Marcus at 4:00pm on Friday.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Soccer Clothing Drive

The SOUTHLAKE CARROLL DRAGON SOCCER TEAM and the LADY DRAGON SOCCER TEAM have had a BLESSED year!  They go into their 4th round of PLAYOFFS Tuesday vying for the Regional Quarter Finals.  The Dragons will play on the road in Midland and the Lady Dragons will play at Dragon Stadium at 7pm (let's pack the house)!  BOTH teams took the 2013 DISTRICT 4-5A CHAMPIONSHIP Title, the BI-DISTRICT Title and the AREA Title!!!  The Dragons are 20-4-4 overall and the Lady Dragons are 26-2-0 overall.  

Because these teams are COUNTING THEIR BLESSINGS, they would like to HELP OTHERS count theirs too!  They will be collecting items until the end of April for the NOEL ORPHANAGE, which is the oldest and largest orphanage in Rwanda.  Gently used soccer related items, such as old uniform pieces (any sizes), are a big hit with the kids!  The orphanage can also use ANY other clothing in general, including baby clothes.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT of the DRAGON SOCCER PROGRAM!  

You may drop your items at the game on Tuesday.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

EOC Begins at CHS

Our EOC testing starts tomorrow. We have greatest belief our DRAGONS will do wonderful. Great work all year = Great Results Now!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

EOC on Horizon

Please remember April 1, 2013 through April 4, 2013 are our spring days for EOC testing for English Language Arts 2012-2013. This is a graduate level test for all students as we have discussed throughout the year and we expect our students, with effort, will be successful.
We have a unique situation on this campus because each day half of our students will be reporting to CHS at a delayed time. Freshmen will test on Monday and Tuesday and Sophomores will test on Wednesday and Thursday. If a student arrives at their usual reporting time and they're not testing, he/she will have the opportunity to study or read in the gymnasium. Buses will run on their regular schedule and four and a half hours later for the late arrival.
CHS will maintain a schedule after testing with all four classes meeting during the last 2 hours with the exception of no shuttle buses running to CSHS. We will not release a student during testing for appointments and encourage all students to be here the entire day for all classes and funding purpose.
If you have questions please feel free to contact CHS.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Dragon Tribune #5 Posted

In this most recent launch I recommend you spend a moment tuning into the mind of a senior turning to Ben & Jerry’s for comfort on Valentine’s Day, a story about learning to budget written by a senior providing guidance to next year’s freshmen, an editorial about cursive being eliminated from the curriculum at some elementary schools, or the story about National Charity League.

The Dragon Tribune is amazing and something to read regularly.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Dragon Hockey in the Playoffs

The Varsity Hockey team needs it's noise-making, green-wearing, poster-waving fans Monday night at the first playoff game in their run for the state title.

With a third place finish in the West Division, the Dragon Varsity hockey team will compete in the Gold Playoffs, beginning Monday night at 8:30 at the Dr Pepper Stars Center in Euless ...(1400 S. Pipeline.) The first game pits the Dragons against the Highland Park Scots. At their last meeting, on January 23, the Dragons beat the Scots 5-1.

Should the Dragons win Monday night, they will face West Division leader, Jesuit on Tuesday at 9:00 in McKinney (6993 Stars Way.) The winner of that game will play for the championship on Thursday night (3/7) at 8:15 in Farmer's Branch (12700 N. Stemmons.) Admission to all games is free and we'd love to see our DRAGONS out in full force.

Jazz Cafe this Week

The students of the CHS/CSH Show Choirs will perform in our first annual Jazz Cafe this Thursday! These kids have done some incredible work in preparation for this show. The show includes coffee and dessert and will feature both show choir ensembles accompanied by professional, live musicians. Please come out and support these fine young musicians!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013 Testing

CSHS will be testing the Junior students in English Language Arts for TAKS testing on Monday, March 4, 2013. As a result of this process our CHS students will not be on a shuttle bus first through third periods of the day.

All students will be reporting to the lecture hall for this day unless alternative circumstances are discussed with the teacher. We will take attendance and this will be used as a study hall for all students reporting to the lecture hall.

Busy Weekend Just Past

First and foremost we would like to congratulate our repeat State Champion swimmers and divers. The boys have just completed their 3rd championship in a row while our girls finished off number 2. Both teams provided a dominating performance and left no doubt the Dragons are #1.

In addition, I would like to congratulate our Emerald Belles on their outstanding showing across the state. The Varsity Belles swept their routines in San Marcos and brought home several division and solo awards. The JV Belles performed well in Frisco and won Best in Class awards as well.

Our Wrestlers finished 4th and 5th at the UIL State Wrestling Championships. We are extremely proud of these young men as the performed admirably in Austin.

In addition, we had numerous students competing in competitions across the nation from Debate to Softball and we are proud of their efforts to represent the Dragon name.

Finally we do remind everyone last Friday was the end of the 6 week grading period. With the many absences we do need to encourage everyone to meet with their teachers to get their assignments completed quickly.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Updated Information

Several individuals have asked us about the most recent information for the fugitive and escapee Alberto Morales. While we'd certainly like to always provided this if possible we do want to direct you to the Southlake DPS Facebook or Twitter page. These two sites are continually updated and to keep our citizens informed. Please continue to use these sites for the most up to date data.

Talent Show

Attention CISD and Southlake Families!  The 29th Annual Variety Show: A Blast from the Past is this Friday and Saturday (2/22 & 2/23) in the CSHS Auditorium at 7pm.  Tickets will be on sale during rehearsals (2/19 & 2/20) in the CSHS auditorium lobby from 6-8pm.  Tickets can also be purchased on the nights of the shows.  Come out and support the Carroll Choir Boosters and the CHS/CSHS Choir Program while enjoying performances from the talented members of our community family.  Performances include an opera singer who has performed in Carnegie Hall, a spectacular ventriloquist act you won't want to miss, a CISD principal with an incredible voice and a fan favorite, the Carroll Green Men.  The Show Choir will kick-off both shows, but each night is a different showcase of Southlake talent!  You don't want to miss this!!!  For more information go to 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Capital Hill Invitation

Senior, Megan Schippmann has been invited to Capital Hill to participate in Congressional Debate, on March 1. The top 8 in the nation have been invited to debate legislation in the House of Representatives and will be judged by legislators and other governmental officials. This is the first time that anyone from Carroll has been invited to participate.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Meetings this Week!

We want to personally invite you to join Carroll ISD for two very important events this week. 

S.P.A.R.K. Town Hall
You are invited to a powerful town hall meeting Monday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Carroll Senior High School's auditorium. Parents and Students (Grades 7-12) are urged to attend.

S.P.A.R.K. wants to start a conversation in every home. Our children are growing up in a very difficult world where Anxiety and Depression are far too prevalent. 

Learn about TeensTogether: A program where teens have a safe place to come together. 

Questions to be addressed at the meeting include:
  • How do parents and children talk to each other about painful subjects?
  • How does a parent know when their child is struggling?
  • What can your child do if they see a friend in crisis?
Th‑e Grant Halliburton Foundation will present this "Must-See” program. Please go to for more information.

 Our Schools, Our Voice Celebration Rally
Also, this Thursday evening, February 7 at Grapevine High School, we'd like our Dragons to come out for a community Celebration Rally for Public Schools. The program will feature student performances as well as brief comments from business, educator and parent representatives. Our district is co-hosting this event with the Grapevine-Colleyville and Keller school districts. Purchase a $10 t-shirt at any CISD school and wear it to the rally. You may want to carpool to help with on-site parking. Come see and hear the great things happening in our public schools and get resources for how you can stay informed, stay involved and be an advocate for our kids and our future! The program is from 7-8:30 p.m. in the main gym at Grapevine HS. 

 See you there!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Lucky to be a DRAGON!

As I sit here and watch our Dragon swimmers it amazes me the kids we have. I'm pretty sure I just watched Dragon swimmers take the top 6 spots in one race. These kids could swim varsity on 99% of the teams in the state. It truly makes me realize how lucky I am to work with our kids.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dragon Tribune Updated

Earlier today I got the opportunity to read the most up to date Dragon Tribune. I am so excited to see the work by our students each and every month. In this issue, a student writes about experiences at an Eagles concert, another writes about the variety of activities they're exposed to in school, and our students begin the discussion on creating a proper schedule to lead them toward college.

We hope you love the newspaper, please go to:

Your Favorite Teacher

Currently Barnes & Noble is hosting the “My Favorite Teacher” contest. We'd love to see our students participate.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


We would like to congratulate our entire swimming and diving programs for a dominate performance at the District 4-5A championships. The Dragons advanced regional qualifiers in 60 out of 64 possibly opportunities. Way to go!

Additionally we'd like to congratulate Justin Leonard on being name the NFHS Texas Cross Country
Coach of the Year. Way to represent Dragon Tradition.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Diving Champions

We'd like to congratulate all of our divers on their work at the district meet. The girls swept all 3 medals and the boys finished 1 & 2. Each of our students qualified for the regional meet.

Great job Dragons and good luck swimmers tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Drop-Off Locations

This morning it was brought to our attention some parents have started to wait in the drop-off lanes for an extended period of time. Please remember these are drop and go locations. We certainly want to honor every individuals time and provide them an opportunity to exit quickly. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at CHS.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Are You Riding the Bus?

Please remember on Tuesday, January 22nd anyone who has not paid their 2nd semester bus fees will not be allowed to ride the bus home for that day.

While some students have started to drive we did not want any student not prepared to be transported on January 22, 2013. If you have questions please feel free to contact the CISD transportation at 817-949-8333.

CHS Yearbook Deadline Approaching

Time is quickly running out to order your CHS Yearbook! There are three ways to do this. To order by mail, pick up an order form in the front office. To order by phone, call the Smart Pay Call Center at 1-800-853-1337. But, the easiest and quickest way to order is to go to the Smart Pay website – (make sure to smart “dash” pay “dot” com – the dash is very important). Select Texas, Southlake, and Carroll High School to order your yearbook! A confirmation receipt is sent directly to your email address.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity – there are NO guarantees that extra books will be available after this week, so order NOW! We don’t want any student to be disappointed this spring at distribution. Thank you for your support of the Carroll High School Yearbook Staff. If you need to check to see if you ordered a yearbook, you can call the number above.

Contact Karen Otto if you have any questions.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Free Tutoring

Do you have a student that can benefit from free-of-charge, good quality tutoring service that won’t take up your time?  Announcing the launch of the Southlake Carroll Tutors Club (SCTutors).  This is a club of CSHS students offering free-of-charge tutoring services to other students at CHS and CSHS in exchange for community service hours.  Each inquiry student is matched up with a student tutor excellent in the subject the inquiry student needs help.   The schedule is flexible and can be on as-needed basis.   Tutoring is offered in all subject areas, including Mandarin! 

If you know of any student that might benefit from the service or qualify to be a tutor, please spread the word.  For more information, please contact or visit website.  

Friday, January 11, 2013

Transition Services College and Career Expo

Our CISD Special Education Department will be hosting this event on January 22, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in the CSHS Student Activity Center.

This program will help high school students with learning differences gain knowledge about: colleges, application process, career opportunities, department of disabilities services, and transition needs when pursuing post secondary education. All students and parents are encouraged to attend.

We will have a guest speaker, Ron Venable, from the University of North Texas Office of Disability Accommodation. Mr. Venable will be discussing "Tips for Student Success" and "Navigating the World of Higher Education."

Teens Together On Horizon

S.P.A.R.K. & Carroll High School students are proud to announce the formation of TEENS TOGETHER . Over the next few months we will be asking teens in our community to commit to watching out for each other by promising to Care, Understand and Commit to each other’s well being. TEENS TOGETHER is also co-sponsoring the February 4th town-hall meeting.
Any questions please contact Laura Hill, 817-797-0782 or

Monday, January 7, 2013

SPARK Townhall February 4, 2013

Teens & Parents are invited to a powerful town hall meeting on February 4, 2013 7:30pm - 9:00pm at CSHS. Parents and Students (Grades 7-12) are urged to attend.

S.P.A.R.K. wants to start a conversation in every home. Our children are growing up in a very di cult world where Anxiety and Depression are far too prevalent.

• How do parents and teens talk to each other about painful subjects
• How does a parent know when their child is struggling
• What can your child do if they see a friend in crisis

The Grant Halliburton Foundation will present this “Must-See” program. Please go to for more information.

Any questions please contact Laura Hill

Bus Passes and Parking For Spring

The CISD Administration Office has moved into a new building and things are very busy as they get settled.

As a result we will not be enforcing the lack of parking and bus passes until January 22, 2013.
Students and parents can to come to the new CISD Administration Building beginning on January 14 to purchase the new passes, we are sorry for the inconvenience.  The new address is 2400 North Carroll Ave, Southlake, TX 76092