Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kacie's Run 2011

Kacie's Run 2011 was a great success. Thank you to all who came out and participated in this great event. We also want to thank all the volunteers and sponsors who helped to make the event a success. Kacie's Run benefits the C-FB ISD All Stars Special Olympics Team. Check out the great photos from the event...

Monday, March 28, 2011

Kindergarten Registration for 2011-2012

Have a child starting Kindergarten next year? Kindergarten registration is for children 5 years old on or before September 1, 2011. Find out more info at www.cfbisd.edu/kinder.

Students are eligible to attend school in the district in which they or their parents reside. A student who is at least five years of age and under 21 years of age on the first day of September of any school year and who lives within the district's boundaries may enroll. Children who are four years old on or before September 1 may enroll in the pre-kindergarten program provided they meet eligibility requirements. The district requires proof of residency.

Appropriate identification documents must be provided at the time of enrollment, including immunization records and a document such as a birth certificate that shows the student's identity, legal name and age. A copy of the student's records from the school the student most recently attended, if the student was previously enrolled in another Texas school or in another state, is required.

Before a student can be officially admitted to the district, appropriate registration forms must be completed and signed by the student's parent, court-appointed managing conservator or legal guardian. Students who are emancipated, married, or at least 18 years of age and living alone may complete the forms themselves.

To register, you will need:
  • Birth Certificate (original)
  • Social Security Card (if available)
  • Immunization Record
  • Two proofs of residency (current lease or mortgage, current utility bill like gas, water, electric, driver's license, voter registration, bank statement, insurance statement

Thursday, March 24, 2011

C-FB ISD Hosts Special Olympics Athletes!

On Mar. 23, athletes from C-FB, Coppell, Dennison and other districts compete at the 2011 C-FB Special Olympics Event at Standridge Stadium. Way to go All Stars! Check out the photos of the day's activities.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Way To Go! High School Students Make College Honor Society

Nine of our Early College High School students will be inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa College Honor Society at Brookhaven College.

Heather Luna

Ruben Navarro

Katherine Resa

Janice Altamirano

Raul Amaya

Melissa Barron

Diego Pantoja

Susan Rodriguez

Valeria Rodriguez

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for students in two-year colleges. The society honors and encourages academic excellence and high character among community college students.

The good news about being eligible for membership, these high school students have finished at least 12 hours of college coursework and have earned at least a 3.5 grade average.

The Early College High School (ECHS) is a C-FB ISD high school located on Brookhaven College. The students earn a high school diploma while having the ability to earn a two-year associate degree.


Two Soccer District Champion Teams; Three Play-off Teams

We have two soccer teams that are 2011 district champions -- one in boys’ soccer and one in girls’ soccer for District 20-AAAA soccer. We have three soccer teams in the first of the UIL state play-offs. Games are Thurs., March 25 and Fri., March 25.

R. L. Turner Lions are the boys’ district champions. The Lions will play Paris North Lamar from District 19-4A in the bi-district round of the UIL state soccer play-offs on Thurs., March 24, at 7:00 p.m. at Standridge Stadium. R. L. Turner will be the home team. Ticket prices will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. Passes accepted include the District 9-4A pass and the District 15-3A pass along with THSCA/TGCA passes. Faculty passes/employee activity cards will not be accepted for admission.

Creekview Lady Mustangs are the district girls’ champions. Creekview will play Sulphur Springs from District 19-4A in the bi-district round of the UIL state soccer play-offs on Fri., March 25, at 6:00 p.m. at Princeton High School.

The Creekview boys' soccer team also made the play-offs, finishing third in district play. The Mustangs will take on Paris at 8:00 p.m. on Fri., March 25, at Princeton High School, following the Lady Mustangs game. Ticket prices will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. Passes accepted include the District 9-4A pass, the District 15-3A pass, and the District 13-4A pass, along with THSCA/TGCA passes. Faculty passes/employee activity cards will not be accepted for admission. Creekview will be the home team for both games.

Creekview Student Earns Highest Rank In Forensic League

Mitchell Ferguson earned the National Forensic League’s degree of Premier Distinction, the highest student degree in the honor society. A degree of Premier Distinction reflects sustained excellence in classroom activities, competition rounds and service projects. Students may earn points in six separate categories: speech, debate, congress, service, district, and national. Only about four hundred students out of NFL’s 112,000 student members receive the degree of Premier Distinction each year – about 1/3 of 1 percent.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Career and Technical Education in C-FB ISD

Career and Technical Education (CTE) in C-FB ISD is based on the premise that a rigorous academic foundation contributes to success in school and in life, that all students should be provided equal opportunities to succeed, and that career and technical education should complement and enhance academic preparation by enabling students to apply academic principles and technology skills to a variety of community and career situations. CTE classes provide an important link to opportunities outside the classroom which help engage students in learning.

Click here for more information about Career and Technical Education in C-FB ISD.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Don’t Forget to Sign-up for Kacie’s Run

You still have time to register for Kacie’s Run which is Sat., March 26 at the C-FB ISD Standridge Stadium, 1330 W. Valwood Parkway, Carrollton.

We need runners, walkers and lots of supporters who just believe in a good cause! Remember this event benefits our Special Olympics Team – the All Stars.

Events include a 1 Mile Family Run/Walk and 5K Run. The 5K Run includes Champion Chip Timing conducted by RunOn! (http://www.runontexas.com/). Early registration fees are $20 for the 5K Run and $15 for the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. C-FB ISD students can register for the run or walk for $10. We encourage online registration.

You can find details about Kacie’s Run by visiting the district’s website at http://www.cfbisd.edu/kacie.

All Stars Day: Mon., March 21
You can also support our All Stars by stopping in at the Carrollton Chick-fil-A, 2652 Old Denton Road, on Mon., March 21 for breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you go through the drive-through, please tell the Chick-fil-A staff at the drive-through window that you are supporting Kacie’s Run. If you are dining in, there will be a box for you to drop in your receipt. A percentage of your sale will benefit our All Stars. Event Flyer

Persons who have registered online, can pick up their event t-shirts and bibs from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carrollton Chick-fil-A.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Turner Hosts 1st Annual Prom Fashion Show

Better Off Apparel furnished 13 dresses and The Men’s Wearhouse furnished 13 tuxedos for students to model on stage in the fashion show. Better Off Apparel is giving away one free dress valued at $500 to one girl who attended, while The Men’s Warehouse is giving away a tux rental. Toni and Guy provided hair and makeup for all models.

Kite Day at Central Elementary

Students, parents and staff participate in this annual tradition of Kite Day at Central Elementary.

Central Elementary Learns History and Geography with Drum Program

Students at Central Elementary learned about how Djembe drums from West Africa are constructed and played. The geography of West Africa was discussed, as well as how tribes use the drums for communication over long distances.

Friday, March 4, 2011

March 3 School Board Meeting

March 3 School Board Meeting Agenda

Spring Break is ‘round the corner

March 14-18 -- C-FB ISD is on Spring Break!
All C-FB ISD schools and offices will be closed March 14-18 for Spring Break. We wish all C-FB ISD students, faculty, staff and families a wonderful and safe week. We will see everyone back on Mon., March 21.

Bad weather days are now school/work days

March 11 and April 22 -- C-FB ISD is in school!
With all the icy and snowy weather in North Texas during the month of February – the two bad weather days that Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD built in the school calendar are now school days for students and work days for our staff. The two days are March 11 and April 22. Mark your calendars – we will see all C-FB ISD students and staff in school and at work.

CHS Celebrates Black History Month with Original Play

On Mar. 1, the Bridging the Gap Mentoring Program (BTGMP) from Creekview High School performed an original play, "Stories From the Drum." Proceeds from our play went to the students’ scholarship fund which helps to pay for college applications, SAT and ACT testing.

Established in 2006, BTGMP, is a peer-mentoring program in which students help students to develop and use better study/time management skills, utilize school resources and to make productive/positive academic choices. BTGMP's focus is to help prepare students for TAKS, college, and a student's next steps after high school. All of BTGMP graduating seniors have gone to a college or university in the past two years.

BTGMP also utilizes community professionals, such as lawyers, doctors, celebrities, athletes, etc. to lead students in activities such as long term and short term academic goal planning.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Kacie’s Run: Benefiting Special Athletes

Get, ready, set, go! We have a great place for you to be Saturday morning March 26 – the C-FB ISD Standridge Stadium. Everyone come out for Kacie’s Run.

We need lots of runners, walkers and even supporters who just believe in a good cause! This event touches many, many lives in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch School District.

Kacie’s Run benefits our Special Olympics Team – the All Stars and involves a wonderful C-FB ISD family – the Brekhus family.

The Brekhus Family has been truly touched that the run honors their daughter Kacie, a 2003 R. L. Turner High School graduate. The family serves as the run’s title and presenting sponsor.

Candi Brekhus has said, “Mel and I wholeheartedly support this event that honors and recognizes Kacie’s involvement in this worthwhile endeavor." Candi says people don’t have to walk or run to support this event. She and Mel just come out on the day of the run and visit with the runners and walkers because it’s a wonderful cause.

Let's Register Online
The 2011 Kacie’s Run is Sat., March 26 at Tommy Standridge Stadium on Valwood Parkway in Carrollton. Events include a 1 Mile Family Run/Walk and 5K Run. The 5K Run includes Champion Chip Timing conducted by RunOn! (http://www.runontexas.com/).

Early registration fees by March 24 are $20 for the 5K Run and $15 for the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. C-FB ISD students can register for the run or walk for $10. We encourage online registration.

You can find details about Kacie’s Run by visiting the district’s website at www.cfbisd.edu/kacie and looking for the Kacie’s Run page. Please register for the run online.

For Our All Stars
Special Olympics is such a wonderful program. It was in 1999, that C-FB ISD first formed its team. That year, we had 16 athletes. Today, we have over 160 students on our All Stars Team. And, like so many other C-FB ISD programs, our Special Olympics team has become a model for other districts.

Kacie's Run promotes our district’s character values of service, cooperation, responsibility, respect, pride, integrity and citizenship. At Kacie's Run, you will see our students helping students. Students from all campuses come together to plan this event. Kacie's Run is coordinated by the C-FB ISD family - teachers, students, staff, parents, community members -- anyone who believes in our All-Stars and volunteering.

We want to net at least $20,000. Our profits benefit our district’s Special Olympics athletes, the All Stars. These funds will allow all eligible students to participate at no cost. We estimate the annual cost for an individual athlete to participate in the track and field and bowling events to be about $150.

How Kacie's Run Began

Kacie’s Run, first began as the R. L. Turner Torch Run in 1999. And, in the beginning the run benefited Texas Special Olympics. As a R. L. Turner freshman, Kacie Brekhus became involved in the Torch Run. She was a member of the 2000, 2001, 2002 Torch Run Committee. As a RLT 2003 senior, Kacie was the Torch Run Coordinator.

While a freshman at The University of Texas at Austin, Kacie died in a traffic accident in October 2003. The 2004 event was renamed to honor her memory. That year, proceeds benefited a teacher grant in Kacie’s name through the C-FB ISD Educational Foundation. In 2006, the run began supporting the C-FB ISD Special Olympics Team.

Our district is known as an innovative leader in learning because C-FB ISD goes beyond the standard academics. Not only do we want our students to graduate college-ready or work-force ready, but we also want them to understand “what counts” as they prepare for a world unlike one we have ever known.

Remember … come out to Standridge Stadium on Sat., March 26 and support Kacie’s Run. You don’t have to walk or run – just come and say “Hi!” to Mel and Candi Brekhus and to our C-FB ISD students who are making a difference for our All Stars.