Monday, April 30, 2012

Ranchview Softball District Honors

District 12-3A Softball Awards:
  • Most Valuable Player – Rachel Withers
  • Pitcher of the Year – Tory Dell
  • Catcher of the Year – Sherilee Jacobs
  • Coach of the Year – Barb Bennett 

Ranchview Wolves Track and Field Members Advance to State

On April 27-28, the Carrollton Ranchview Wolves Track & Field team competed in the Region II Class 3A Track & Field Championships at Texas A&M-Commerce in Commerce, TX. The Wolves competed very well and placed 11 out of 28 teams at the Regional Meet. 

Farmers Branch Fire Department Hosts Fired Up for Literature

The Farmers Branch Fire Department sponsored a program, Fired Up for Literature, for 4th grade students in the elementary schools located in Farmers Branch. Fourth grade students recorded the number of minutes they read and after several weeks the reading logs were returned to school. The student reading the most number of minutes was rewarded with a special “fired up” T-shirt, backpack, and a ride to school on a fire truck. Nancy Lopez, the winner at Blair Elementary (961 minutes read), arrived at school in a fire truck along with the firemen from the new station 1. All of the students in fourth grade met her with signs and cheering as the fire truck pulled up.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

New Parent, Student and Staff Testimonials about C-FB ISD

Check out new testimonials from parents, staff and students in C-FB ISD at including:

Parent Praise for Riverchase Teacher: “Ms. Lauren Harris has been an amazing teacher and a friend to our son and has made a great impact on his life. She has been encouraging, loving...The kids love her, and we parents do too!” -Taru Pulkkinen, via Facebook

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Barbara Bush Middle School Dad’s Club Volunteers Paint Murals for Campus

On Apr. 21, dads and students representing the Barbara Bush Middle School Dad’s Club volunteered their time to leave their permanent mark on the school. The volunteers painted a total of three murals in the school’s cafeteria. Two BBMS logos and one International Baccalaureate Emblem now greet students as they enter school each day.

METSA Students Honored at Dinner with the Mayors

Pictured: Gaby Moreno Cruz, Faustino Rocha, Dean Mansoureh Tehrani, Anouseheh Ansari, Editmar Contreras, Joyce Alegeh, Pedro Reyes, Salil Khoja

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Healthy Lifestyle Art Contest Winners

The 8th Annual Healthy Lifestyle Art Contest was held recently.  Artwork for the Healthy Lifestyles Contest is generated through help of the Art teachers in their classes in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD. The students are encouraged to use the quote provided in the rules and the creative incentive through study and understanding of healthy lifestyles. The quote this year was, “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” -Anne Frank 

Newman Smith Debate Wins UIL Regional Tournament for Second Consecutive Year

Congratulations to the Newman Smith Trojan Debate team. The UIL 4A Region 2 tournament was held on April 21 at the University of North Texas and NSHS Debate won the Region Championship for the second straight year. NSHS Debate is sending four students to the UIL state championship tournament to be held at the University of Texas in May.

Carrollton Police Host Junior Police Academy for C-FB ISD Students

The Carrollton Police Department will be hosting the Junior Police Academy during the upcoming summer months. Following the success of last year’s academy, the program is being expanded into seven week-long sessions. The first Academy begins the week of June 11, 2012. The last Academy session will begin on July 30, 2012.

Ranchview Powerlifters Have Successful Season

The Ranchview Powerlifters have had a great season this year.  Ryan Turner and Julius Hall are Regional Qualifiers.  Destiny Thomas placed second place at Regionals and ninth place in the State.  Congratulations.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Looking for a Part-Time Job?

C-FB ISD and Dallas County Schools Transportation Department are looking for part-time bus drivers and monitors. The positions pay $13.30+ per hour and includes benefits and training. Call 972-968-6320 for more information.

Smith Golfer Advances to State Tournament

Newman Smith golfer, Eji Kwon, took second place medalist honors at the Region II-4A competition which concluded today. She shot a 149 (72/77) for the 36 hole competition. Eji will now advance to the UIL 4A State Golf Tournament to be held in Austin on April 30 and May 1. Congratulations to Eji and to her coach Julie Lowrey.

Creekview Softball Team Advances to Play-Offs

With one game remaining in the regular season, Creekview softball has clinched second place in District 9-4A play and their first round play-off series has been set. Creekview will take on McKinney High School, the third place representative from District 10-4A, in a best of three series to be played at Plano West Senior High, 5601 W. Parker Road, Plano 75093, beginning with Game 1 at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27. Creekview will be the visiting team for Game 1. Game 2 is set for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, with Creekview as home team. Game 3, if necessary, will follow Game 2 at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, and the teams will flip for home. Ticket prices will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students for each day.

Ranchview Student Selected for Prestigious Honor

Mary Ann Lacroix was selected to participate in the 2012 HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership) Texas North Youth Leadership Seminar on the TCU Campus in Fort Worth May 17–May 20as a “HOBY Ambassador”. Over 220 high school sophomores from across north Texas will be coming together for this four day event to enjoy a unique learning experience. The participants will be presented with multiple viewpoints on important issues and encourage them to think critically about leadership and also begin to identify their own particular leadership strengths.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ranchview Track and Field Athletes Qualify for Regionals

The Lady Wolves Track & Field competed in Commerce, TX at Texas A&M – Commerce Meet on April 27– 28, 2012

Newman Smith Speech/Debate Team Wins Regional 2-4A Speech Team Award

Congratulations to the Newman Smith Speech/Debate Team for winning the Regional 2-4A Speech Team Award and qualifying five students for the state competition later this spring.

Ranchview Band Wins Texas Sweepstakes Award

The Ranchview Band traveled to Frisco Centennial High School on Friday, April 20 to compete in the UIL Region 24 Concert and Sight-Reading competition.

Turner Boys' Soccer Team Members Receive All-District Honors

The  R. L. Turner boys' soccer team is well represented on the 20 4-A All-District team.
The awards received were:
  • Efrain Retana, Outstanding Midfielder Superlative 

C-FB Wins First Regional Water Polo Championship

Students from Turner, Smith, Ranchview and Creekview including Adrien Lewis, JJ Echaniz, Sinjin Venegas, Romario Vazquez, Bryan “Cheezboi” Amaya and Kazuomi Motoike were part of history made in Denton over the weekend as the consolidated C-FB boys’ water polo team won the Regional title in the first-ever water polo tournament the district has participated in. The squad beat Richardson 18-4 and Irving 7-5 to advance to the semifinal match. C-FB beat MacArthur 15-2 to move into the final against the veteran team from Flower Mound. In an “epic” game, C-FB came back to win in the final two minutes 12-10.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Creekview Golfers Make All-District and All-Region Teams

The following Creekview golfers were selected to represent CHS and C-FB ISD on All-District and All-Region teams.
  • Mica Eastin -  All-District Golf Team
  • Paige Nelson - All-District Golf Team
  • Paige Nelson - All-Region Golf Team

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Riverchase Student Council Keeps Coppell Beautiful

The Riverchase Elementary Student Council helped to keep Coppell clean by picking up trash on the school grounds, in the field along Star Leaf and up to MacArthur. The Student Council collected three bags of trash (including 19 golf balls). Great job, Riverchase! 

RHS Academic UIL Team Heads to Regional Meet

On Mar. 24, the Ranchview High School Academic UIL Team won its 6th straight District championship at the District 12-3A UIL Spring meet. The students won a combined total of 53 medals, including 20 first place individual medals and 11 first place team medals. The academic contests include multiple competitions in mathematics, science, journalism, literature, speech, social studies and spelling. The team is preparing for the Regional meet at Texas A&M Commerce on Apr. 21.

Three RHS Track and Field Teams Head to Regionals

On Apr. 11, the Ranchview High School Track & Field team took first place in the Class 3A District 12 Track & Field Championships. This is the third year in a row that the Lady Wolves have taken first in the District competition, with a total of 241 points 11 district champions and 14 regional qualifiers. The junior varsity Lady Wolves placed second overall as a team.

Polk Debaters Win 1st and 2nd Place at Tournament

On Mar. 31, Polk Middle School students Kalah Holmes and Jeralyn Lopez competed at the Garland High School Junior Classic Debate Tournament. They took 1st and 2nd place respectively. It was the first tournament for both debaters. Holmes and Lopez were coached by members of the Newman Smith Debate team, Sarah Grace Withers, Sam Winstel and Tanya Rajan.

C-FB High School Art Students Win Scholarships for Their Campuses at Competition

On Mar. 30, area high school art students submitted their work for the Farmers Branch Carrollton Art Association’s 2012 art competition at the Manske Library.

The following Senior portfolios were awarded scholarships:
First place, Alejandro Esquivel-Oliveros, Creekview received $700.
Second place, Trang Tran, Creekview received $500.
Third place Elaine Landi, Creeview received $300.

Smith Debaters Sweep UIL District Tournament

On Mar. 24, the Newman Smith High School Debate team competed at the UIL District 9-4A Speech and Debate tournament at Liberty High School in Frisco. The Trojans swept the District Championship, winning in every event.

Nine students advance to the region tournament. NSHS Debate took 5 of the 9 spots leaving only 4 open spots for the other 7 schools in the district. The region will be held in April at the University of North Texas.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Thompson Elementary's First Annual Cougar Dash

On Apr. 13, Thompson Elementary held their first annual Cougar Dash in combination with their annual Family Fund Day.

Turner METSA Student Races RC Car with NASCAR Driver

The R. L. Turner/METSA RC Lions participated in the Student Racing Challenge, formally known as FastTrack RC, competition on Thursday, April 12 at Texas Motor Speedway. The event, which included 10-15 Dallas ISD high schools, was sponsored by the US Army. The event featured guest NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Newman who took a breather from his racing to enjoy some carefree RC driving with our own team's driver Seth Bullis.

April 2012 School Board Meeting; Congrats VIPs, Honored Students and Business Partner

Congratulations to the VIPs from Turner, Smith and Early College as well as the students honored from Smith and Turner.  Thank you to our Partners in Education Reverend Willie and Juanita Rainwater for your commitment to the students in C-FB ISD.

Ranchview Baseball Player Leads Nation in RBIs

Ranchview baseball player John Eagleton is the Dallas Morning News Player of the Week. And as of today, he is leading the nation in RBIs with 51.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Celebrate National Scrapbook Day and Support RLT Orchestra

Community Scrapbook Party - Crop ‘til you drop fundraiser!
R. L. Turner High School Cafeteria, May 5, 10am-10pm sponsored by R.L. Turner Orchestra Boosters. All-day cropping, make-n-takes, raffles, vendors, games, prizes and much, much more!
Registration is $30 and benefits Turner Orchestra program. The deadline to register is April 25.
For more information, email or call Cindy Murray at (972) 965-2606.

Monday, April 16, 2012

RLT Senior Signs to Play Volleyball in College

On Apr. 13, R. L. Turner Senior Maggie Vickers signed on with Oklahoma City University to play Volleyball.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Newman Smith Boy's Track and Field Named District Champions

The NSHS Boys Track & Field team was named the 2012 District 9-4A District Champions.  This is the first Varsity District Team Championship for boys track & field in Newman Smith history.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Creekview High School's Production of "The Wizard of Oz" Received Four Nominations from Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards

Creekview High School's production of "The Wizard of Oz" received four nominations from Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards (DSM HSMTA).

Newman Smith Golfers Win District Golf Titles

Newman Smith's Nick Hampton won the 9-4A District Golf Title. Junior Newman Smith golfer Eji Kwon placed first at the 9-4A District Golf Tournament as well. Congratulations!

Two C-FB Soccer Teams Advance to Regional Play-Offs

Both the Turner boys and the Creekview girls won their quarterfinal soccer play-off games and will advance to the Region II-4A Soccer Tournament to be played at Standridge Stadium this weekend.

Creekview defeated Rockwall 2-1 and will be the visitor in the 2:30 p.m. semi-final game against Red Oak. If Creekview wins on Friday night they will play in the championship game at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday with the winner advancing to the state tournament.

Turner defeated West Mesquite also by a score of 2-1 and will be the visitor in the 7:30 p.m. semi-final game against Mount Pleasant. If Turner wins on Friday night they will play in the championship game at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday with the winner advancing to the state tournament.

Tickets for the Region II-4A Soccer Tournament are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students per session. No passes are accepted at the Region II-4A Soccer Tournament.

Ranchview Track and Field Wins District Championship

Ranchview Boys' and Girls' Varsity Track Teams won the 12-3A District Track and Field Championship! Congratulations!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

R. L. Turner Centennial Celebration: Honoring 100th Graduating Class

R. L. Turner High School is having a Centennial Celebration: Honoring Our 100th Graduating Class on Saturday, April 14, 2-5 p.m. at R.L. Turner High School, 1600 S. Josey Lane, Carrollton.  The day will include  with Ceremony in theater - 2:00-2:45 p.m., Campus Tours and Activities 2:45-5:00 p.m., Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony, Opening of 25 year Time Capsule Sealed in 1987, Dedication of Time Capsule to be opened in 2037, Future Lions Kid Zone, "Taste of CFB" with local food vendors, and “Trip Down Memory Lane” collection of annuals and newspapers dating back to 1939.

For more information: Visit or contact Asheley Brown at 972-968-5423.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Turner Wrestlers Place at Recent Tournament

Noah Villemarette, David Hernandez, and Mark Cordova placed third in the respective weight classes in both freestyle and Greco.

Creekview Wrestler Places at National Championship

Congratulations to Bobbi Navarrete for placing fourth in the USA wrestling girls folkstyle national championships held last weekend in Oklahoma city. Bobbi’s fourth place finish earns her “All American” status – for the second year in a row.

Three C-FB Soccer Teams Advance Deeper into Play-Offs

Congratulations to the Turner boys and girls and to the Creekview girls, all winners of the area round of the state soccer play-offs. Turner boys defeated Frisco Wakeland 1-0. Turner boys will play Paris High School at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at Ron Poe Stadium in McKinney. To get to the stadium, take the White Street exit off 75. The stadium will be about two blocks east of 75. Ticket prices for the game are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. Turner will be the visiting team for this game.

The Turner girls defeated Frisco Centennial 1-0. The Creekview girls defeated McKinney 1-0. The Turner girls and Creekview girls will battle at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at Standridge Stadium. Turner will be the home team and should enter on the home (west) side of the stadium. Creekview will be the visiting team and should enter on the visitor (east) side of the stadium. Prices will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.

Ranchview Boys' and Girls' Golf Teams Win District Championship

Congratulations to the Ranchview boys’ and girls’ golf teams who both finished as 12-3A champions in competition that ended yesterday. In addition, Ranchview had the girls’ district medalist, Hannah Pierce, and runner-up, Rachael Withers, and the boys’ district medalist, Scott Lee, and co-runners up, Zach Ahrens and Cody Wienholz. The Ranchview golf teams will advance to the Region II-3A tournament at the Tanglewood Resort course in Pottsboro, TX, on April 16-17, 2012.

Smith Golfer Wins District Championship and Advances to Regional Tournament

Congratulations to Newman Smith's Nick Hampton won the 9-4A district golf tournament and is now advancing to the Region II-AAAA golf tournament at The Links at Waterchase in Ft. Worth on April 16-17.

Ranchview Hosts First Annual IB Art Show

Ranchview High School will host the first annual IB Art Show featuring works from students in the IB Art class. Everyone is invited to attend.  

Where: Ranchview High School Library Annex

When: April 17th

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Graduate of Newman Smith Shares His Story

Smith Graduate: “I would like to congratulate Dr. Rob Parks, Percussion Director at Newman Smith High School, for his most recent accomplishment. Watching his work hard over my time in the Newman Smith Band has instilled a very strong work ethic within me. I might not have been the most talented or gifted, but the NSHS Band showed me what I can achieve with hard work. With this being said, I thought it would make him proud to hear that I am in my last semester of my undergrad career and now plan to pursue a degree in law. I cannot express in words how thankful I am for Dr. Parks. Everyday that I look towards the future, I take a second to remember the past, knowing that I would not have become the man I am today without you and the NSHS staff. Keep up the great work!”

Monday, April 2, 2012

All Four C-FB Soccer Teams Win and Advance in Play-Offs

All four of the C-FB soccer teams that made play-offs won their bi-district games on Friday night and are advancing to the area round of the play-offs on Tuesday, April 3.

  • At Little Elm ISD Stadium, R.L. Turner girls will be playing Frisco Centennial at 5:30 p.m. 
  • At Little Elm ISD Stadium, Creekview boys will be playing Frisco Liberty boys at 7:30 p.m. 
  • At Plano’s Clark Stadium, Creekview girls will be playing McKinney High at 7:30 p.m. 
  • At The Colony Stadium, R. L. Turner boys will be playing Frisco Wakeland at 7:15 p.m. 

Tickets for all area round soccer games involving C-FB teams will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for visitors.