Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Davis Nurse is Finalist in Top Nurses By D Magazine

Congratulations to Davis Elementary Nurse Debbie Wise for being named a finalist in D Magazine's Excellence in Nursing Awards. Check out the article and list of finalists.

Creekview Students Have Art on Display at Dallas Museum of Art; Place at Competition

The Dimension of Cards
The Dallas Museum of Art in conjunction with The O’Donnell Foundation hosted the Young Masters Exhibition.  This year's exhibit had 651 pieces submitted from area high schools. Of those, 53 pieces were chosen and are now on display on the main concourse of the museum through April 8. Four Creekview students have art in this exhibition: Trang Tran, Bethany Williams, Silvia Zapata-Schleicher, and Rebekah Holmes. Silvia Zapata-Schleicher was awarded second place for her sculpture The Dimension of Cards. Trang Tran was awarded third place for her oil painting Escape.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Students Making A Difference – Promoting Safer, Smarter Driving through Project Ignition

Creekview High School was awarded $2,000 for a Student Led Teen Driver Safety Campaign.  Creekview was selected as one of 25 schools across the U.S. and Canada to receive a $2,000 Project Ignition grant for 2012.

Project Ignition, now in its 8th year, is a student-led teen driver safety program funded by State Farm® and coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council. It was developed because car crashes are the No. 1 killer of youth. With a little help from Project Ignition, students at Creekview High School are working to change that devastating reality.

Please join us in congratulating Creekview High School at a check presentation to be held at the school during their Teen Driving Summit on Saturday, March 3 at 10 am. The free three hour summit will include informative and interactive sessions for teens on the consequences of risky driving behavior.

Interested in learning more? Visit to check out Creekview High School’s winning plans and for more information about the program.

CHS Students Compete in Japanese Speech Contest, Qualify for State

On Feb. 11, students taking Japanese at Creekview High School participated the 15th Annual Dallas Japanese Speech Contest sponsored by the Dallas Japanese Association, the Japan-America Society DFW and the Japanese Teachers Association of Texas. They competed against 75 other students in the Dallas area. Five students from CHS placed, and two students, Kennedy Schleicher and Tristan Arizala qualified for State. The Texas State Speech Contest will be held in Houston on Mar. 10.

Individual Results:
Division 1 (Level 1 Poetry Recitation)
2nd Place: Shafer Wilkerson
3rd Place: Kim Phan

Division 2 (Level 2 Poetry Recitation):
1st Place: Kennedy Schleicher

Division 4 (Level 4 Free Speech):
2nd Place: Tristan Arizala
3rd Place: Diana Kern

Mustang Debaters Head to State

On Mar. 1-3, the Creekview High School Speech team will head to the Texas Forensic Association State Tournament with 21 qualifications. In the past 3 years, CHS has had 10 State Finalists. During the 2011-2012 season, the Mustangs have taken 9 tournament championships.

The Mustangs will host a state preview exhibition at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23 in room B100 at Creekview.

Trojan Debater Heading to National Tournament

On Feb. 25, the Individual Speaking event portion of the of the National Qualifying Tournament was held at Creekview High School. Newman Smith Debate student Tanya Rajan qualified for the for the National Championship Tournament by being ranked first in all six rounds of the tournament. This is Tanya’s second year to qualify for Nationals in Extemporaneous Speaking.

This is the 13th time in 15 years that Newman Smith Debate has qualified for the National Championship Tournament. The National Tournament will be in Indianapolis in June.

The team also had three students place as alternates:
  • Diana Pop
  • Michael Schrag
  • Sarah Grace Withers
The Debate and Student Congress portion of the qualifying process will be held in April.

NSHS Debate is coached by Robert Martin and Christopher Michael Agee.

Creekview Boys' Track Places Fourth at Wylie Meet

The Creekview Varsity and JV Boys' both placed fourth at the Wylie Invitational Meet.

Varsity Results:
  • Jamar Taylor- 3rd 100 meters, 3rd 200 meters, 4th long jump
  • Destin Ogueri- 1st high jump
  • Darrius Bonner- 2nd high jump
  • Matt Wilcocks- 2nd pole vault
  • Brent Caughron- 2nd shot put
  • Austin Young- 2nd discus, 4th shot put
  • Marcel Roach- 3rd 400 meters
  • Raquan Dobbs- 6th 200 meters
  • 4 x200 relay -5th

JV results:
  • Ryan Pfiester- 4th 400 meters, 3rd pole vault, 4th long jump, 2nd triple jump
  • Connor Julian- 2nd 800 meters, 3rd triple jump
  • Christian Camargo- 2nd 3200 meters
  • Kenny Echeverry- 3rd 110 hurdles, 1st 300 hurdles, 5th long jump
  • Deandre Abram -4th high jump
  • Zuri Davis- 4th high jump
  • Wade Hanks- 2nd pole vault
  • Orion Bass- 6th triple jump
  • 4x200- 5th
  • 4x400- 5th

Turner Girls' Powerlifter Places at Regional Meet

RLT student Vanessa De La Rosa finished the season in sixth place with a total of 500 pounds at the Girl's Regional Powerlifting Meet. Vanessa ended up having the highest in deadlift in her weight class as well.

Turner Track and Field Places at Frisco Meet

The Turner JV Track and Field team placed at a recent meet in Frisco.  
  • Fernando Orellano finished first in the 3200 and second in the 1600. 
  • Lonnie Boldin was third in the triple jump.  
  • Tristan Davis placed third in the high jump.

C-FB Students Place at State Wrestling Tournament

Three C-FB ISD students placed at the State Wrestling Tournament.

  • Creekview's Elijah Cook placed sixth at State.
  • Turner's Nina Machado placed fifth at State.
  • Creekview's Bobbi Navarrete placed fifth at State.

Creekview Academic Decathlon Team

The Creekview 2011-2012 Academic Decathlon Team competed in the state tournament in San Antonio. Creekview went into the state tournament ranked 17th and finished two spots higher at 15th. 
  • Tiffany Lam finished fourth in Essay
  • Jooeun Kang placed fifth in Math
  • CJ Falk finished fifth in Interview

Creekview Students Qualify for National Speech Tournament

Creekview students Kevin King, Mitchell Ferguson (seniors), Patrick Lyons and Kevin Kehl (sophomores) qualified for the National Forensic League Speech Tournament to held this June in Indianapolis. These young men represent the top 1% of all students that participate in competitive speech across the country. To attend, students must place among the top competitors at one of NFL’s 107 district tournaments. Qualifiers will compete for more than $200,000 in college scholarships in one of eleven events. The events our students qualified in are: 
  • King in Original Oratory
  • Ferguson in Humorous Interpretation
  • Lyons and Kehl in Duo Interpretation

Ranchview Powerlifter Qualifies for State Meet

Ranchview Powerlifter Destiny Thomas finished second at the Girls' Regional Powerlifting Meet. She qualified for the State Meet in Corpus Christi on March 17.

Smith Divers Place at State Championship

Congratulations to the three divers at the 2012 State High School Diving Championships! 

It was quite the season finale for Connor Shackelford at the State Diving Championship in Austin over the weekend, as the junior diver cracked the top-8 in the field of 16. Shackelford performed strong in his first eight dives in the preliminaries, earning an 8th place standing heading into the three-dive final. Connor, with a back one and a half twist, inward double and a reverse double, jumped past three other divers to finish in fifth place overall with a score of 363. This is the highest finish from any Newman Smith swimmer or diver in the past six years. Connor’s score also qualifies him for “All-American” status for the third straight meet, and he also makes the “All-State 1st Team”.

Diving Results at State Championship:
  • 5th place is Conner Shackelford of Newman Smith, Top 6 qualified for All-American! 
  • 9th place is Sarrie Zinszer of Creekview and named to "All-State 2nd Team"
  • 14th place is Brandon Alexander of Creekview and named to "All-State 2nd Team"

Creekview Girls' Track Team Places at Meet

Creekview Girls' Track and Field Varsity Team placed first at the Wylie Invitational.  The JV Girls' placed third.
Varsity Results:
  • Melissa Gonzalez -1st 100 hurdles, 1st 300 hurdles, 1st triple jump 
  • Keosha Whitted -1st 200 meters, 3rd 100 meters 
  • Jennifer Pfiester -4th 1600 meters, 6th 3200 meters 
  • Sami Gonzalez -4th 100 hurdles, 3rd 300 hurdles 
  • Elizabeth Ene -2nd 200 meters, 5th 100 meters 
  • Kasie Trigg -1st high jump, 3rd 200 meters, 4th triple jump 
  • Ngozi Nweke -1st shot put, 1st discus, 1st shot put 
  • Kaleen Washington -2nd high jump 
  • 1st - 4X400 relay (Melissa Gonzalez, Sami Gonzalez, Kasie Trigg, Sarah Ayala)
  • 5th - 4X200 relay (Keosha Whitted, Sarah Ayala, Elizabeth Ene, Kasie Trigg)
JV results:
  • Taylar Flemons -3rd 100m 
  • Shelby Johnson -2nd 400m 
  • Telleyana White -6th 100m 
  • Darrian Smothers -3rd 800m, 3rd 300 hurdles 
  • Macey Everett -5th 800m, 4th 1600m 
  • Miranda Meloni -2nd pole vault 
  • Jasmine Sanders -5th long jump 
  • Brooke Washum -4th discus 
  • Kiana Freeman -4th 200m 
  • 4th- 4X400 (Darrian Smothers, Shelby Johnson, Macey Everett, Miranda Meloni)
  • 5th- 4X200 (Taylar Flemons, Jasmine Sanders, Kiana Freeman, Shanelle Lance)
  • 4th- 4X 100 (Taylar Flemons, Shelby Johnson, Telleyana White, Shanelle Lance)

Creekview Powerlifters Place at Regionals

Creekview Girls' Powerlifting Team competed at Regionals:

  • Courtney Duncan placed third and posted personal records on all three lifts (Squat – 320 lbs, Bench – 110 lbs, Deadlift – 310 lbs)
  • Brittany Reed placed ninth

Boys' Powerlifting:
Also, Creekview Boys' Powerlifter Chris Alacantar placed fourth at The Colony Invitational and qualified for Regionals. Robert Parra placed third at The Colony Invitational and is an alternate for Regionals.

Ranchview Girls' Track and Field Team Places at Hebron Relays

Last Saturday, Feb. 25, the Lady Wolves track and field team competed in their second meet at the Hebron Relays at Standridge Stadium. The Varsity girls placed third overall and JV girls placed fourth overall.

Varsity Results:
Michaela Williams – 1st Triple Jump, 2nd Long Jump
Shyandrea Jackson – 2nd Triple Jump
Antonisha Stewart – 1st High Jump
4 x 100 Relay (Shyandrea Jackson, Antonisha Stewart, Janay Grant, T’Ara Howard) – 1st Place
4 x 200 Relay (Shyandrea Jackson, Jasmine Frazier, Janay Grant, T’Ara Howard) – 1st Place
Sprint Medley Relay (Shyandrea Jackson, Antonisha Stewart, Dejionne Strait, Kendall Cox) – 2nd Place
Shuttle Hurdle Relay – 1st Place

Junior Varsity Results:
4 x 100 Relay (Kanessia Johnson, Priscilla Howard, C’Ara Howard, Alex McIntosh) – 1st Place
4 x 200 Relay (Kanessia Johnson, Priscilla Howard, C’Ara Howard, Alex McIntosh) – 3rd Place

Turner Student Trainer Wins Academic All-State Award

Congratulations to RLT senior Rhyann Perry on receiving the Texas State Athletic Trainers Association Academic All-State Award. This award is given to students who spend many hours helping with the medical care of athletes while also maintaining high academic standards in the classroom.

Teen Author Speaking at R. L. Turner

Simone Elkeles , author of the Perfect Chemistry series, is coming to R. L.Turner on Friday, March 9 to speak to students. She will be presenting in the library at 9:20 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

C-FB Hosts College Athletic Recruiting Seminar

Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD is offering our student-athletes and parents the opportunity to learn information about playing college athletics. If your son or daughter truly has aspirations to play at the next level, this is a “can’t miss” event.

“The Realities of College Athletic Recruiting” Presented by Jack Renkens, RL Turner High School Auditorium, Wednesday, March 7 at 7 pm

Former college coach and recruiting expert, Jack Renkens has helped thousands of families around the country head down the right path of finding scholarships. Often it is down a path they didn’t know existed. More info at

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ranchview Boys' Basketball Advance Deeper into Play-Offs

The Ranchview Wolves defeated Princeton 75-59 on Tuesday night to advance to the Area Round of the UIL state play-offs. The Wolves were led by Niem Stevenson with 24, Dominique Jefferson with 23, and Deron Sanders with 18 points. RHS will now take on Bonham on Friday night at McKinney Boyd High School,  600 North Lake Forest Drive, McKinney 75071 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets prices will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Check out the Gently Used Book Sale Video Created by AMAT Interns

More information about the Gently Used Book Sale at

Mills Pointe Shopping Center
2810 E. Trinity Mills Road, Suite 117
Carrollton, TX 75006 map
(SE Corner of Marsh Ln & Trinity Mills Rd)

February 23, 10am-9pm: $2.00 Hardback, $1.00 Paperback
February 24, 10am-9pm: $2.00 Hardback, $1.00 Paperback
February 25, 10am-7pm: $1.00 Hardback, $0.50 Paperback
February 26, Noon-6pm: $1.00 Hardback, $0.50 Paperback and $12 Box of Books

C-FB Council PTA Offers Grants and Scholarships to C-FB Staff, Students and Local PTAs

C-FB Council PTA offers five different grants to local PTAs, C-FB ISD teachers and staff, and C-FB ISD seniors.

The C-FB Council PTA has added the following three new Grants and Scholarships to be awarded this spring: 
  • Grants for C-FB ISD Teachers
  • Scholarships for C-FB ISD Staff
  • Scholarships for Senior Students 
The C-FB Council PTA will continue to offer Program and Summer Leadership Seminar Training grants to local PTAs. All applicants must be members of a local PTA. Please see the individual applications for deadlines. 

Ranchview Girls' Track Places at Trojan Relays

Last Saturday, Feb. 18th, the Lady Wolves Track and Field team competed in their first meet at the Trojan Relays at Standridge Stadium. 
  • Junior Antonisha Stewart placed 2nd in the 100 Meter hurdles for the Varsity Girls' team.
  • Kendall Cox placed 1st in the 100 Meter hurdles for the Junior Varsity Girls' team. 

Creekview Tennis Medals at Newman Smith Tournament

Creekview Varsity Tennis team medaled in the Newman Smith Tournament last Friday. Athletes that medaled are:
  • Catherine Duong – 1st place Girls A Singles 
  • Jin Lee/Kristin Wright – 1st place Girls B Doubles
  • Jesse Echeverry/Jessica Um – 3rd place A Mixed Doubles 
  • Lanier Sulak/Hiralys Alvarez – Conciliation Champion B Mixed Doubles 
  • Kevin Kehl – 3rd place Boys B Singles 
  • Chris Thomson/Peter Jarboe – 3rd place Boys B Doubles

Creekview Track and Field Compete in Trojan Relays Meet

Creekview Track and Field competed in the Trojan Relays Meet.  Here are the results:
Boys' Results:
  • Jamar Taylor- 3rd place, Varsity 100 M
  • Connor Julian- 2nd place, JV 800 M
  • Kenny Echeverry- 5th place, JV 100 hurdles 
  • Matt Wilcocks- 1st place, JV pole vault 
  • Riley Pfiester- 4th place, JV pole vault 
  • Jeffery Lim- 5th place,  JV pole vault
Girls' Results:
  • Melissa Gonzalez- 1st place, Varsity 100 hurdles
  • Ngozi Nweke- 4th place, Varsity shot put
  • Sami Gonzalez, 5th place, Varsity 100 hurdles
  • Keosha Whitted- 5th place, Varsity 100 M
  • Whitted, Ene, Trigg, and Ayala- 2nd place, Varsity 4 x200 M Relay
  • Shelby Johnson- 1st place, JV 400 M
  • Miranda Meloni, 4th place tie, JV Pole Vault

Turner Female Powerlifter Advances to Regionals

Turner student Vanessa De La Rosa has qualified to compete in the Division 1 Regional Girl’s Powerlifting Meet on Saturday at Wylie High School. She will compete in the 114 weight class.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Carrollton Elementary Students Make Fitness Fun

On Feb. 15, students at Carrollton Elementary had fun getting fit by jumping rope in the gymnasium.
Photos by AMAT Intern Brittany Gipson

Creekview Tennis Team Wins Several Awards

Creekview Tennis played in the Newman Smith Tournament and came home with several medals. Athletes that medaled are below:

Catherine Duong – 1st place, Girls A Singles
Jin Lee/Kristin Wright – 1st place, Girls B Doubles
Jesse Echeverry/Jessica Um – 3rd place, A Mixed Doubles
Lanier Sulak/Hiralys Alvarez – Conciliation Champion, B Mixed Doubles
Kevin Kehl – 3rd place, Boys B Singles
Chris Thomson/Peter Jarboe – 3rd place, Boys B Doubles

Thursday, February 16, 2012

METSA Student is ExxonMobil Honorary Mavericks Co-Captain

R. L. Turner METSA sophomore, Zeeshan Parpia, was recognized as an Honorary Co-Captain at a Mavericks’ game for Excellence in Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM).

C-FB Council PTA Seeking Businesses for Student Job and Volunteer Fair

The C-FB PTA Council is hosting a Student Job and Volunteer Fair. The Council is seeking representatives from local businesses who would be available to promote job and/or volunteer opportunities to our district students. For more information, please contact by Feb. 24.

Three C-FB ISD Boys' Basketball Teams Make Play-Offs

C-FB ISD is very pleased to announce that three of high school boys’ basketball teams have made the play-offs this year. All will compete in the bi-district round of the UIL state play-offs beginning next week.

Creekview will be the 2nd place representative from District 9-4A. They will take on the 3rd place representative from District 10-4A, McKinney North, at Plano East Senior High School, 3000 Los Rios, Plano, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21. Creekview will be the home team for this game.

Newman Smith won an exciting game last night to clinch the 4th place slot from District 9-4A. They will play Highland Park, the District Champion from 10-4A, at Prosper High School, 301 Eagle Drive, Prosper, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21.

Ranchview finished 12-3A play in third place. Their play-off opponent has not yet been decided as Princeton, Lovejoy, and Frisco Lone Star finished 11-3A play in a three way tie for first place. They will have a seeding tournament on Thursday and Friday nights this week, and Ranchview’s play-off information will not be available until their opponent is known. But they will play either February 20 or February 21, and we will provide you with all of their information once it has been determined.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Joe's Pizza Supports Kacie's Run

Go to Joe's Pizza (Beltline & Josey) on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 and part of your purchase will be used to support Kacie's Run.

Photos by AMAT Intern Ben Hawley

Photos by AMAT Intern Eddie Lopez

Career and Technology Education Robotics Program at Ranchview High School 2012

The Robotics program at Ranchview High School, taught by Leon Friedrich, is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STME) cluster and a program of Career and Technical Education (CTE).

The Robotics class was newly added in the 2011-2012 school year to expose Junior and Senior students to the practical application of math and science.

Students use the LEGO Mindstorms NXT Education Software to program the robots, controlling the movement forward, reverse and turning movements, as well as onboard cameras, tactile perimeter detection and photo receptors. Individual students and student teams test their programming skills by setting the robots on tracks to gauge how they perform. The real time problem solving allows students to tweak their programming when a robot does not respond or perform as expected.

Currently, there are approximately 8.6 million industrial and service robots being world-wide and the industry grows at a rate of 30% per year.

Winter 2012 Sunday Swim and Dive Clinic

Where: C-FB ISD Natatorium, 1334 Valwood Parkway, Carrollton

Swim Clinic:
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 4, 18, 25, Apr. 1, 15, 22
Classes begin at 2:00 p.m. each Sunday. If needed, there will be an additional class at 2:45 p.m. Placement is based on ability and age. Minimum age is six. All swimmers must be able to swim 25 yds without stopping. The cost is $85. Payment is made at registration. Swimmers will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (972) 968-5667 for more information.

Dive Clinic:
Dates: Feb. 19, 26, March 4, 18, 25, Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29
The dive clinic will be for one hour. Classes will start at 1:00 pm each Sunday. Minimum age six. All divers must be able swim in deep water. The cost is $70. Payment is made at registration. Maximum allowed for a class is 8-10 divers. Divers  will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Email Eric Ognibene with questions at

NJROTC Teams Place at Drill Competition

The R. L. Turner NJROTC competed in the Wylie High School Drill Competition last weekend and represented the C-FB ISD with great pride. The Physical Training (PT) Team led by Bryan Amaya and including Hector Lopez and Mark Garza from RLT as well as Luis Aguilar from Creekview took the second place trophy for male PT out of 19 schools. The Armed Drill Team led by David Saenz and including Christopher Johnson, Luis Castillo, Daniel Salazar, and Patrick Brown from RLT as well as Luis Aguilar and Jacob Ybarra from Creekview and Jonathan King from Newman Smith took the third place trophy out of 17 Army, Air Force and Navy JROTC units.

Ranchview Powerlifters Medal at Competition

The following Ranchview students placed at a recent powerlifting competition:
Destiny Thomas, 1st
Armahn Mathis, 2nd
Leanne Guzman, 3rd
Julius Hall, 4th
Dequan Washington, 4th
Ryan Turner, 4th
Malik Johnson, 4th 


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Thank You to the Texas Scholars Volunteers

The Texas Scholars program in C-FB ISD allows the business community to interact through presentations with eighth grade students.  The presentations help the middle school students see the importance of making right choices and taking rigorous courses in order to prepare for college.  Students also are able to learn about different professions from the business community. This year, 32 volunteers with varying careers made 71 presentations at six C-FB ISD middle schools.  We are grateful to the 32 volunteers from the business community for their support of C-FB ISD and for their investment into the lives of our eighth graders.

Creekview Student's Artwork to be Featured in Dallas Morning News

Be on the look-out: Silvia Zapata-Schleicher will be featured in The Dallas Morning News on Feb 24 in the Kid Beat section. Silvia's work from the Young Master’s Invitational at the Dallas Museum of Art was chosen for the feature in the paper.

Young Masters Invitational Exhibit at DMA

Creekview Art Students Advance to State Competition

This last weekend nine Creekview students attended the regional Texas Art Education Association’s Visual Art Scholastic Event-VASE.

The students were Lynsay Brisco, Claudya Cardenas, Whitney Couch, Adea Dounley, Yasly Flores, Samantha Hyvarinen, Brigid Ludwig, Trang Tran, and Jessica Zumaya. The students all scored 4’s - the highest grade awarded. 

Trang Tran and Yasly Flores both had pieces that will now continue to the state level.

Ranchview Girls' Advance to Area Round of Basketball Play-Offs

Ranchview Girls’ basketball won their bi-district game defeating Lovejoy 47-44. The team now advances to the Area round of play-offs.

Area round game information:
  • Ranchview (home) vs Sanger (visitor) at Flower Mound High School, 3411 Peters Colony, Flower Mound 75022 
  • 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 16 
  • Tickets: $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students

Barbara Bush Students Get Blue Ribbons at Theatre Arts Contest

Barbara Bush Middle School was well represented on the evening of Feb. 2, at the C-FB ISD annual WinterFest Contest. The event is the Theatre Arts’ equivalent to Music’s Solo and Ensemble Festival, held at R. L. Turner High School. All 16 performers came away with 18 Superiors / Blue Ribbons. This Fine Arts competition follows a format where participants are not competing against each other, they are competing against a list of criteria for which they can receive a “1” / Superior / blue ribbon, a “2” / Excellent / Red ribbon or a "3” / Good / White Ribbon. Each participant received a blue ribbon for superior work.

8th Grade
Parimala Gangaraj, monologue and duet scene
Daniel Shrader, monologue
John Clarke, duet scene
Tristan Bennet, duet scene
Jalen Peggees, duet scene
Alexis Cappallo, duet scene
Fatima Kouadio, monologue and duet scene
Gabrielle Tiscareno, duet scene
Tiffany Dobry, duet scene

7th Grade
Pilar Celorio, costume design
Jacob Laxson, costume design
Eva Lynch, costume design
Margaux Lynch, duet scene
Lindsey Poucher, duet scene
Niyati Modha, duet scene

Seven C-FB Wrestlers Qualify for State

On Feb. 11, C-FB ISD wrestlers competed against both 4A and 5A schools at the regional wrestling competition. Wrestling is a sport that does not currently divide competition by school size. The State competition will be held at the Delco Center in Austin, TX on Feb. 24-25. In addition to the state qualifications, Creekview wrestler, Elijah Cook, was named Most Outstanding Boys’ Wrestler of the Regional Tournament.

Representing C-FB at State Competition
Nina Machado – Turner – Regional champion in girls’ 119 lb. division
Heiley Garcia – Turner – Regional runner up in girls’ 138 lb. division
Enya Hernandez – Newman Smith – Regional third place in girls’ 102 lb. division
Bobbi Navarrete – Creekview – Regional champion in girls’ 110 lb. division
Leah Olquin – Creekview – Regional runner up in girls’ 119 lb. division
Elijah Cook – Creekview – Regional champion in boys’ 145 lb. division
Isaac Salinas – Creekview – Regional third place in boys’ 132 lb. division

Friday, February 10, 2012

Zero the Hero Visits Furneaux

On Feb. 2, Zero the Hero visited Furneaux Elementary to mark the 100th day of School.

Blalack Students Learn About Aviation and Black History 2012

On Feb. 2, a speaker from the Cavanaugh Flight Museum gave a presentation to students about avaiation in World War II and the role of black aviators during the war. This concluded 6th graders' unit on World War II and kicks off the celebration of Black History Month.

Zero the Hero Visits McKamy for 100th Day of School

Zero the Hero visited students at McKamy Elementary to help them celebrate the 100th day of school.

Creekview Student Named Finalist in International Photography Contest

Creekview student Relyn Bayot's  photograph is one of the finalists in the International Nikon photo contest. Congratulations.

Riverchase Hosts Second Annual Reading Night

Riverchase Elementary recently held their second annual Reading Night. The theme was pajamarama and students were encouraged to wear pajamas to school. Parents and students met with their grade level teachers to learn reading games and ways to encourage reading at home. A book swap was held in the cafeteria along with free pizza for everyone. Any student attending was eligible for a random drawing of a Nook. Vimudha Gagoda in Mrs. Conlin’s first grade class was the winner. This has become a popular event at the school.

Smith Students Selected to the 2011-12 Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State Team

Congratulations to the folllowing student-athletes for being selected to the 2011-12 Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State Team. Students are selected to the team for maintaining a superior academic record and grade point average during the academic year.

Students selected to the team are:
  • Meekha Varghese (Honorable Mention) 
  • Dennis Van (Honorable Mention) 
  • Adrian Jurardo (Honorable Mention) 
  • Nikunj Patel (2nd Team) 
  • Neheniah David (2nd Team)

Board Approves 2012-2013 Academic Calendar

The C-FB ISD Board approved the district calendar for the 2012-2013 school year.
Link to 2012-2013 Official Academic Calendar

2012-2013 C-FB Official Academic Calendar

NOTE: Although, the state testing dates are listed for planning purposes, they are tentative. Please check the TEA website for updates:

Lionettes Have Healthy Hearts

Lionettes Have Healthy Hearts

Creekview Student Wins National Speech Award

Over the weekend the Creekview Speech Team competed at the "Hub City Classic" Speech and Debate Tournament in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Creekview placed second overall out of the 37 schools in attendance, only placing lower than James Logan High School, the top ranking school in the entire nation. Kevin King received the Michael Marks Award for scoring the most sweepstakes points by an individual student.

Finalists were:
Patrick Lyons- Humorous Interp, 5th
Natalie Walker- Declamation, 4th
Kevin Kehl- Humorous Interp, 3rd
Kevin King & Michael Ferguson- Duo Interp, 2nd
Michael Ferguson- Storytelling, 1st
Kevin King- Dramatic Interp, 1st
Kevin King- Original Oratory, 1st

Ranchview Student Featured in Channel 11's Texans with Character

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Visits Thompson Elementary 2012

On Feb. 3, the Dallas Black Dance Theatre joined Thompson Elementary in celebrating black history. Students were shown the use of math in dance and timing and shown various dance moves from ballet, modern and jazz styles.

Creekview Boys' Wrestling Named District Team Champions

The Creekview Boys' District Tournament Results:
Creekview - Boys' District Team Champions
Elijah Cook - Boys' Tournament Most Outstanding Wrestler
Elijah Cook - Boys' District Wrestler of the Year
Coach Wright - Coach of the Year

Individual Results:
Issac Salinas - District Champion/Regional Qualifier
Elijah Cook -  District Champion/Regional Qualifier
Isaac Bolivar -  District Champion/Regional Qualifier 
Jorge Santos - District runner up/ Regional Qualifier
Max Gove - District Runner Up/ Regional Alternate/Second Team Academic All-State
Brandon White - District Runner Up/Regional Alternate
Blake Courts - Third Team All District/Regional Alternate
Jonathan Lemus - Third Team All District/Regional Alternate
Chris Richardson - Honorable Mention All District
Bryce Dickson - Honorable Mention All District
Bryan Bunt - Honorable Mention All District

Girls' Results:
Bobbi Navarrete - District Champion/Regional Qualifier
Leah Olquin - District Runner Up/Regional Qualifier
Melissa Hernandez - Honorable Mention All District
Chloe Salomon - Honorable Mention All District
Rachel Jung - Honorable Mention All District

Creekview Students’ Artwork on Display at Dallas Museum of Art Young Master’s Invitational

Silvia Zapata-Schleicher, Creekview High School, The Dimensions of Cards, 2011, playing cards
Artwork from Creekview students Rebekah Holmes, Kennedy Zapata-Schleicher, Trang Tran and Bethany Williams was selected to be a part of the Young Master’s Invitational. Their artwork will be on display at the Dallas Museum of Art from February 5 - April 8, 2012 in the Concourse Gallery. A reception held in their honor will be held at the Dallas Museum of art on February 28 from 5-8 p.m

Twenty-eight AP Studio Art teachers from area schools were invited to submit up to one work of art per AP Studio Art student for the DMA Young Masters Invitational Exhibition. A panel of judges selected 36 works of art to be exhibited from over 375 submissions. The DMA Young Masters Exhibition began in l995 with the O’Donnell Foundation Studio Art Incentive Program, a program that provided financial incentives to both students and teachers.

The art created by these students is extraordinary in part because their outstanding teachers provide a college level curriculum at the high school level. Last year, scholarships worth several million dollars were awarded to participating AP Studio Art students. Many AP Studio Art students receive college credit resulting from the portfolios that they submit for evaluation by the College Board each May.

Dallas Museum of Art

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Turner Drama Department Helps Re-Enact Farmers Branch History

Tours of Keenan Cemetery, complete with costumed reenactors bringing Farmers Branch history to life, return March 23-24 & 30-31 at the historic cemetery on Valley View, near City Hall in Farmers Branch.

Guided tours begin at 6:30 p.m. each evening and run in 15 minute intervals through 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person with children under six admitted free. Tickets can be purchased beginning March 1 at the Farmers Branch Historical Park or by calling 972.406.0184.

The annual event is presented by the Farmers Branch Parks and Recreation Department in association with the Drama Department at R.L. Turner High School and as a added bonus the Olde Tyme Carriage Company will provide a static exhibit of their 19th century horse-drawn hearse on Saturdays, March 24 and 31.

The Farmers Branch Keenan Cemetery is located at 2570 Valley View Lane, bordered by Gussie Field Watterworth Park and the National EarthKind Rose Trial Garden.

Creekview Wins International Grant for Teen Driving Summit

Carrollton Mayor Marchant came to visit the Creekview Leadership class to hear a presentation about the Project Ignition Grant. The Creekview Leaders applied for and received a $2,000 grant provided by the National Youth Leadership Council and State Farm Insurance to help promote teen driving safety. There were 25 school selected from the United States and Canada for this grant. Creekview was the only high school in Texas that was chosen. 

The Creekview Project Ignition team is currently planning a Teen Driving Summit to be held at Creekview on Sat., Mar. 3. The Creekview Project Ignition Team will be inviting in representatives from every high school in Carrollton, both public and private, as well as Ranchview High School to attend the Summit. The free three-hour Summit will include informative and interactive sessions on the consequences of not wearing seatbelts, driving under the influence, the dangers of night driving, speeding and the cause of the latest significant surge in teen accidents-distractions. Each school team will be asked to come up with an action plan of how they can help spread the message of the importance of teen driving safety to their schools. The day will end with pizza, music and time to share ideas with kids from other schools. 

The team asked Mayor Marchant to proclaim March as Teen Driving Safety Month in Carrollton.  The proclamation will be read at the Feb. 21 City Council Meeting. Creekview is very appreciative to the City of Carrollton, the National Youth Leadership Council and State Farm Insurance for providing the means to help achieve the objective of reaching out to all of the teenagers in Carrollton in order to save lives.

Turner Tennis Team Members Win at First Tournament

The Turner Varsity Tennis Team competed in their first tournament this season at Byron Nelson High School. The tennis team competed against schools including Irving MacArthur, Irving High, Krum, Abilene Wylie, Hebron, Denton Guyer, Aledo, and Northwest.
  • Fernanda Delgado & Tanya Yanez won Girl’s A Doubles.  
  • Troy Bonneau & Lauren Kuhn won Consolation Championship for Mixed A Doubles.  
  • Cristina Barron won Girl’s B Singles.

C-FB Diver Wins Regionals and Advances to State

C-FB students competed at the Regional diving meet. The district will have three divers representing us at the state meet in Austin on February 24 and 25.
  • Conner Shackelford, Newman Smith, Regional Champion
  • Brandon Alexander, Creekview, 3rd place 
  • Sarrie Zinszer, Creekview, 2nd place 
In addition, Eric Ognibene was named Boys’ Regional Dive Coach of the Year.

Smith Debaters Prepare for State Competition

The Newman Smith Debate team continued its preparation for the State Championship Tournament with a competition at Flower Mound on Jan 28. Several students placed at the tournament. Newman Smith Debate is coached by Mr. Chris Agee and Mr. Robert Martin.

Individual results:
  • Tanya Rajan- 2nd place, Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Diana Pop- 3rd place, Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Tanya and Diana were also in the elimination rounds of Public Forum Debate.
  • Sarah Grace Withers: 5th place, Lincoln Douglas Debate
  • Cody Yao, Sam Winstel, and Sarah Grace Withers were all in the semifinals of Extemporaneous Speaking

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February is Career and Technical Education Month

Did you know? Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructors in C-FB teach a variety of middle and high school courses like Cosmetology, Animation, Career Portals and Forensic Psychology. The high school courses often provide students with the opportunity for college credit, nationally recognized certification and internships. Eighteen of the CTE courses offered in C-FB ISD are available for dual credit through Dallas County Community College District. All of these courses prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce.

The CTE classes also offer students an opportunity to gain a certification in a specific area. The nationally recognized certifications offered in C-FB include Emergency Medical Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Certified Nurse Assistant, Microsoft Office Specialist, Veterinary Medical Assistant, ServSafe, CPR, and the Texas Cosmetology license. During the 2010-11 school year, over 150 students received these certifications.

Watch this video to find out more about Career and Technical Education in C-FB ISD.

Troyanns Host Fuzzy's Taco Night

Support the Newman Smith Troyanns at Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 2661 Midway Road, on Feb. 10 anytime from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Remember to mention the Troyanns when you check out. There will be a special Newman Smith Alumni gathering from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Hope to see you there.

Be Safe in Cyberspace

2012 Internet Safety Flyer

Kacie’s Run Benefiting the All Stars Special Olympics Team of C-FB ISD

1 Mile Family Fun Run and 5K Run
March 24, 2012
Standridge Stadium
Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:00 a.m.

Register online at

2012 Kacie's Run Information

C-FB ISD National Merit Finalists Announced

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is proud to announce the Finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship program.
Newman Smith
R. L. Turner
Diana Pop
Ted Tak
Shifa Mirza
Tanya Rajan

Angelica Webb
Rebecca Reeves

Michael Schrag

Dr. Bobby Burns, Superintendent of Schools, said, "I am proud of these students and their accomplishments. They have achieved this honor through hard work and excellence in the classroom.”

The students are among 16,000 high school seniors who will continue in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation's competition for 8,300 merit scholarship awards worth $34 million that will be offered in the spring, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation press release.

Students are selected based on performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. National Merit Scholarship Corporation reports that the pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of the top high school seniors in the nation.

Approximately 15,000 semifinalists become finalists. From the group of finalists, Merit Scholarship winners are determined according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. “Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies,” according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation press release.

More information about the National Merit Scholarship Program is available on the National Merit Scholarship Corporation website

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ranchview Girls' Basketball Makes Play-offs

Congratulations to the Ranchview Girls’ basketball team who took second place in District 12-3A and are play-off bound. Their bi-district opponent will be Lovejoy High School. The game will be played at The Colony High School, 4301 Blair Oaks Parkway, The Colony, at 7:30 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 13. Ranchview will be the home team for the game. Ticket prices will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.

Ranchview Athletes Raise Money Through Pennies for Pasta

The Ranchview Girls' Softball and Boys' Baseball teams raised money through Pennies for Pasta for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. The athletes presented a check for $3,100 to the charity.


RLT FFA Students Place at the Fort Worth Stock Show

R. L. Turner students showed their animals including sheep, rabbits and a pig at the Fort Worth Stock Show. Jackie Harvey-Campos took “Best at Show” for her rabbit. Marina Shelley placed second in her class for her rabbit.

Gently Used Book Sale Is Coming

The 2012 Gently Used Book Sale is in a new location: Mills Pointe Shopping Center, 2810 Trinity Mills, Carrollton 75006 (southeast corner of Trinity Mills and Marsh Lane: map).

The sale is February 23-26. To stay informed about their efforts:

Creekview Girls' Golf Team Places First

The Creekview Girls' Golf Team placed first at The Golf Club of Dallas Tournament. Congratulations.

Congratulations to the Smith DECA Winners

Newman Smith DECA competed on Saturday at Lone Star High School in Frisco in district competition against more than 1,000 other competitors. The team had 68 students compete with 55 winners and three alternates. Our students will now advance to state competition in Corpus Christi on March 1-3 for a chance to compete in Salt Lake City, Utah for National DECA competition.

Please congratulate the following students:
Business Law & Ethics Team Decision Making
  • Ariette Agnew & Stephanie Camacho 
  • Mario Aguiliar & Lanna Bachga 
  • Michaela Douglas & Rachel Shuford 
  • Hasnain Mithani & Emmanuel Nava 
Financial Services Team Decision Making
  • Michael Chi & J.J. Echaniz 
Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan
  • Abraham Arias, Jennifer Ventura & Paulina Vantha 
Hotel Lodging Management
  • Farhan Hasham 
  • Darshan Patel 
  • Shivam Patel 
  • Marcos Garcia-Vega 
  • Hunter McNally 
Human Resource Management
  • Devon Spencer 
Hospitality Team Decision Making
  • Gadhi Cruz & Sayuri Martinez 
  • Jaida George & Radhika Shah 
  • Cynthia Herrera & Saidy Servin 
  • Tina Tip & Deja Mason 
  • Phoebe Mizano & Sierra Sailer (Alternates) 
International Business Plan
  • Monica Borrego 
  • Andrew Chara 
  • Erin Christman 
Marketing Communications Team Decision Making
  • Becka Chang & Michelle Tran 
  • Joe Heath & Luv Patel 
  • Ben Rice & John Shuford 
  • Joy Seo & Sophie Tawerbhoy 
Principles of Business and Management
  • Isra Merchant 
  • Mickey Babick (Alternate) 
Principles of Marketing
  • Miles Calloway 
Public Relations Project
  • Oscar Roel 
  • Amber Marco 
Professional Selling
  • Kenneth Messer 
  • Karim Varini 
Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making
  • Marueen Genov & Erica Lara 
  • Paulina Herran & Blaire McClure 
  • Breanna Huynh & Karen Pedraza 
  • Christine Karanev & Kelsey Morrison 
DECA Advisors are Kathy Holdge, Linda Hicks, Kathi Long and Lola Walker.

Creekview Speech Team Wins Tournament and Advances to State

The Creekview Speech Team competed at the Jasper Speech and Debate Tournament. Creekview placed 1st overall out of 34 schools in attendance and also received the Overall Team Squad Efficiency award.  Sophomore Patrick Lyons was the top overall competitor.

Finalists were:
Hallie Auerback- Dramatic Interp, 8th
Christian Vincent- Humorous Interp, 6th
Kevin King & Hallie Auerback- Duet Acting, 6th
Patrick Lyons- Poetry, 5th
Ernesto Soriano- Dramatic Interp, 5th
Brigid Ludwig- Humorous Interp, 4th 
Kevin Kehl & Patrick Lyons- Duo Interp, 4th 
Maddie Wright- Dramatic Interp, 3rd
Mitchell Ferguson & Maddie Wright- Duet Acting, 3rd
Mitchell Ferguson- Humorous Interp, 3rd
Kevin Kehl & Andrew McVay- Duet Acting, 2nd 
Kevin King- Prose, 2nd
Michael Ferguson- Poetry, 2nd
Andrew McVay- Humorous Interp, 1st
Mitchell Ferguson- Poetry, 1st
Patrick Lyons & Natalie Walker- Duet Acting, 1st
Patrick Lyons- Original Oratory, 1st 

With the success at the Jasper Tournament, Creekview will be competing at the State tournament with 20 qualifications.

C-FB Divers Place at District Meet and Advance to Regionals

C-FB divers competed at the district meet. The top six places at the District Competition advance to the Regional Meet on Feb 9 at the Mansfield Natatorium.

2. Sarrie Zinszer Creekview 328.40
3. Madeline Lowry Turner 288.10
5. Brittany Naon Newman Smith 179.70
6. Dana Johnson Creekview 124.40

1. Conner Shackelford Newman Smith 379.50
2. Brandon Alexander Creekview 301.40
3. Jonathan Cotton Turner 239.50
4. Seth Kirby Turner 236.85
5. Wes Alexander Creekview 236.85
6. Ilya LeBoulch Ranchview 232.85
7. Michael Bennett Creekview 222.25
8. Jesse Bales Creekview 214.40

Dive coach Eric Ognibene was Boys District Coach of the Year.

C-FB Swimmers and Divers Advance to Regionals

At the District 14-4A Swim and Dive Championships, C-FB garnered several superlative awards as well as district champions.

Superlatives included:
Connor Shackelford, Newman Smith, Male Diver of the Year
Eric Ognibene, C-FB Dive Coach, Male Dive Coach of the Year
Jon Cleveland, Newman Smith/Ranchview Swim Coach, Female Swim Coach of the Year
Bunker Hill, Creekview Swim Coach, Male Swim Coach of the Year

Individual District champions are:
Connor Shackelford, Newman Smith, Boys’ 1 Meter Diving
Matt Sullivan, Creekview, Boys’ 100 yard Butterfly
Adrien Lewis, Newman Smith, Boys’ 100 year Breaststroke

Listed below are all regional qualifiers:

Girls’ 200 yard Medley Relay
2nd Creekview (Hannah Revelle, Katie Thomson, Jacobi Geier, Sarrie Zinszer)
3rd Newman Smith (Gerri Bergman, Naomi Mizuno, Bryn Smernoff, Jacki Brewer)
5th Ranchview (Madison Worrell, Lauren Naylor, Cinthya Ponce, Sarah Rovi)
6th Turner (Sarah Bhai, Evelyn Hernandez, Madeline Lowry, Danielle Valle)

Boys’ 200 yard Medley Relay
2nd Creekview (Connor Kehl, Travis Mayfield, Matt Sullivan, Mark Mathews)
3rd Newman Smith (Eric Drake, Adrien Lewis, JJ Echaniz, Zac Carver)
5th Turner (Romario Vazques, Jonathan Cotton, Donovan McDaniel, Pablo Sarquis-Peillard)
6th Ranchview (Kazuomi Motoike, Tyler Rozelle, Sinjin Venegas, Cameron Leet)

Girls’ 200 yard Freestyle
5th Sarah Rovi, Ranchview
6th Jacobi Geier, Creekview

Boys’ 200 yard Freestyle
3rd Sinjin Venegas, Ranchview
5th Axel Dominguez, Creekview

Girls’ 200 yard IM
5th Naomi Mizuno, Newman Smith
6th Hannah Revelle, Creekview

Boys’ 200 yard IM
3rd Adrien Lewis, Newman Smith
5th JJ Echaniz, Newman Smith

Girls’ 50 yard Freestyle
5th Sarrie Zinszer, Creekview
6th Jacobi Geier, Creekview

Boys’ 50 yard Freestyle
2nd Matt Sullivan, Creekview
4th Travis Mayfield, Creekview

Girls’ 1 meter Diving
2nd Sarrie Zinszer, Creekview
3rd Madeline Lowry, Turner
5th Brittany Naon, Newman Smith
6th Dana Johnson, Creekview

Boys’ 1 meter Diving
1st Connor Shackelford, Newman Smith
2nd Brandon Alexander, Creekview
3rd Jonathan Cotton, Turner
4th Seth Kirby, Turner
5th Wes Alexander, Creekview
6th Ilya LeBoulch, Ranchview

Girls’ 100 yard Butterfly
3rd Gerry Bergman, Newman Smith
6th Laura Blowey, Creekview

Boys’ 100 yard Butterfly
1st Matt Sullivan, Creekview
5th Romario Vazquez, Turner
6th Axel Dominguez, Creekview

Girls’ 100 yard Freestyle
5th Bryn Smernoff, Newman Smith

Boys’ 100 yard Freestyle
4th Travis Mayfield, Creekview
5th Connor Kehl, Creekview
6th Donovan McDaniel, Turner

Girls’ 500 yard Freestyle
5th Sarah Rovi, Ranchview

Boys’ 500 yard Freestyle
2nd JJ Echaniz, Newman Smith
4th Sinjin Venegas, Ranchview
5th Kyle Vick, Creekview
6th Chad Culpepper, Creekview

Girls’ 200 yard Freestyle Relay
2nd Creekview (Jacobi Geier, Hannah Revelle, Jeanne Yoo, Sarrie Zinszer)
3rd Ranchview (Sarah Rovi, Lauren Naylor, Cinthya Ponce, Maidson Worrell)
5th Newman Smith (Katie Swanson, Laura Kanter, Brittany Kauffman, Kaleigh Putter)
6th Turner (Sarah Bhai, Evelyn Hernandez, Madeline Lowry, Danielle Valle)

Boys’ 200 yard Freestyle Relay
2nd Creekview (Connor Kehl, Travis Mayfield, Mark Mathews, Matt Sullivan)
3rd Newman Smith (Zac Carver, Geoff Bergman, Kevin Debes, Eric Drake)
5th Ranchview (Ilya LeBoulch, Matthew Dawes, Tyler Rozelle, Cameron Leet)

Girls’ 100 yard Backstroke
3rd Gerri Bergman, Newman Smith
6th Hannah Revelle, Creekview

Boys’ 100 yard Backstroke
2nd Kazuomi Motoike, Ranchview
3rd Connor Kehl, Creekview
4th Mark Mathews, Creekview
5th Eric Drake, Newman Smith
6th Chad Culpepper, Creekview

Girls’ 100 yard Breaststroke
5th Naomi Mizuno, Newman Smith

Boys’ 100 yard Breaststroke
1st Adrien Lewis, Newman Smith
4th Michael Powers, Creekview
5th Dustin Lumpkin, Creekview
6th Kyle Vick, Creekview

Girls’ 400 yard Freestyle Relay
2nd Newman Smith (Bryn Smernoff, Jacki Brewer, Naomi Mizuno, Gerri Bergman)
4th Creekview (Jaqueline Moad, Tiffany Leong, Katie Thomson, Jeanne Yoo)
5th Ranchview (Cinthya Ponce, Damaris Villalobos, Ivy Alshemary, Lauren Naylor)

Boys’ 400 yard Freestyle Relay
3rd Newman Smith (JJ Echaniz, Devin Debes, Zac Carver, Adrien Lewis)
4th Creekview (Chad Culpepper, Dustin Lumpkin, Axel Dominguez, Kyle Vick)
5th Ranchview (Sinjin Venegas, Ilya LeBoulch, Tyler Rozelle, Kazuomi Motoike)

In team standings, Creekview finished second in both girls’ and boys’ events and Newman Smith finished third in both girls’ and boys’ events.

Monday, February 6, 2012

February 2, 2012 School Board Meeting

Feb. 2 School Board Meeting Agenda

C-FB Well-Represented at District 16 Wrestling Championships

C-FB was well represented at the District 16 Wrestling Championships last Friday.

As a team, the Creekview won the boys’ district championship.

Individually, Elijah Cook from Creekview was named the tournament’s outstanding male wrestler and Nina Machado from Turner was named the tournament’s outstanding female wrestler.

Creekview coach, Terry Wright, was named coach of the year.

In addition, C-FB had ten regional qualifiers who will be participating in the regional tournament in Arlington this coming weekend:

From Turner:
Nina Machado, District Champion, Girls’ 119 lb division
Heiley Garcia, District Champion, Girls’ 138 lb division

From Newman Smith:
Enya Hernandez, District Champion, Girls’ 102 lb division
JD Kennedy, District Champion, Boys’ 138 lb division

From Creekview:
Isaac Salinas, District Champion, Boys’ 132 lb division
Elijah Cook, District Champion, Boys’ 145 lb division
Isaac Bolivar, District Champion, Boys’170 lb division
Jorge Santos, District Runner Up, Boys’ 106 lb division
Bobbi Navarrete, District Champion, Girls’ 110 lb division
Leah Olquin, District Runner Up, Girls’ 119 lb division

Also, C-FB had some 2nd and 3rd place winners who are 1st alternates for regionals:

From Turner:
Santini Tomayo, 3rd place, Boys’ 138 lb division

From Creekview:
Blake Courts, 3rd place, Boys’ 113 division
Jonathan Lemus, 3rd place, Boys’ 126 lb division
Max Gove, 2nd place, Boys’ 152 lb division
Brandon White, 2nd place, Boys’ 195 lb division

Turner Female Wrestlers Named District Champions

Nina Machado was named MVP at the District Wrestling Tournament
R. L. Turner Women's Wrestling team competed at the District Wrestling Tournament. Senior Nina Machado was District Champion and received the MVP award for the women. Junior Heiley Garcia was also District Champion in her weight class.

Creekview DECA Students Qualify for State Competition

The following students competed Sat., Feb. 4 in the District 7 DECA Career Development Conference and have qualified to compete at the state conference in Corpus Christi March 1-3.

  • Ethan Aisenberg & Patrick Shin ; Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making Event 
  • Nick Albino; Human Resources Management Series 
  • Armeen Ali; Restaurant and Food Service Management Series 
  • Maggie Chen & Soo Kim; Hospitality Services Team Decision Making Event 
  • Hanna Jemaneh; Human Resources Management Series 
  • Toby John; Principles of Business Management & Administration 
  • Richard Kim & TJ Siems: Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making Event 
  • Yeon Kim; Principles of Business Management & Administration 
  • Arsalan Lakhani; Sports & Entertainment Series Event 
  • Joaquin Luna; Hotel and Lodging Management Series 
  • Daniel Mendoza; Apparel & Accessories Series Event 
  • Michael Park; Principles of Business Management & Administration 
  • Rachel Rawlins; Principles of Marketing 
  • Jeary Shin & Joseph Vu; Business Law and Ethics Team Decision Making Event 
  • Kameesh Valliani; Principles of Business Management & Administration

Turner Band Students Excel at UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest

R. L. Turner Band students had a great day at UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday.  Overall, 56 1st division ensemble medals (gold) and 35 1st division solo medals (gold) were earned. The campus also had 63 musicians qualify for the Texas State Solo and Ensemble contest in May. Congratulations.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ranchview's Tory Dell Signs with Vernon College 2012

On Feb. 1, RHS Senior, Tory Dell, signed with Vernon College to play softball.


Creekview Student Earns National Award

Creekview student Kevin King, under the guidance of coach Robert T. Shepard, has earned the degree of Premier Distinction-the National Forensic League's highest degree of student membership. 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. A total of 171 high school students earned the degree of Premier Distinction between September 1, 2011, and January l5, 2012, placing them among the top half of one percent of NFL student members.

Creekview High School Athletes Sign With Colleges 2012

On Feb. 1, eleven athletes from CHS signed on with their colleges. Students signing were:

· Miquan Robinson, Football, Kansas Wesleyan University

· Blake Simpson, Football, Southern Arkansas University

· Tony Truong, Football, University of Central Arkansas

· Melissa Gonzalez, Track, University of Texas-Austin

· Jasmine Greer, Softball, South Carolina State University

· Kristin Henry, Softball, Paris Junior College

· Hayden Howard, Baseball, Seward County Community College

· Hunter Malcolm, Soccer, East Central University

· Taylor Raybon, Soccer, Northeastern State University

· Taylor Douglas, Soccer, Louisiana Tech University

· Brittany Beddow, Soccer, Louisiana Tech University


McCoy Elementary Makes Valentines for Veterans

On Jan. 31, McCoy Elementary students presented valentines to Balfour Beatty Construction, who will in turn, present the valentines to veterans at the Dallas VA Hospital.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Turner Wrestlers Place First at Keller Invitational

Congratulations to R. L. Turner wrestlers Christina Machado and Heiley Garcia who both placed first in the Keller Invitational.

Turner Girls' Soccer Team Takes Second at Hallsville Tournament

The Lady Lions soccer team had a great weekend at the Hallsville Ladycat Tournament winning a second place trophy. The girls' won three games in a row, outscoring their opponents 8-2.  This advanced the team to the final against Greenville. The girls' lost in double overtime to a very good Greenville team 3-2.