Monday, July 30, 2012

OUCH...That Hurts!

Are your shots records up to date?  Click here for immunization information.  

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Future C-FB: Parenting Young Children: Easing the First Day Jitters

Here are a few excellent books to read to your children to ease their worries about starting school. The Night Before Kindergarten by Nat...

Putting the Spotlight on Success at R. L. Turner High School

The success of any educational endeavor begins with exceptional leadership.  C-FB ISD is proud to announce that Mansoureh Tehrani, Director of Math, Engineering, Technical and Science Academy (METSA) located at R. L. Turner High School, is the recipient of the prestigious Susan Schilling Legacy Award.  She was honored with this award at the New Tech Network Annual Conference (NTAC) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

METSA’s mission is to inspire a community of lifelong learners who meet or exceed Texas educational requirements and graduate prepared to pursue their postsecondary ambitions in math, science, technology or engineering. In 2010-11 METSA had 100 percent one year graduation rate with 100 percent of its student accepted to college. 

The program is for students interested in the field of Engineering. The program offers a developmental four year sequence of courses which, when combined with college preparatory mathematics and science courses, introduces students to the discipline of engineering and engineering technology, with the appropriate scope and rigor prior to entering college.

visit the METSA website for more information

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

New Fine Arts Director Named

Under the direction of a new leader, Fine Arts in C-FB ISD will carry on strong tradition of excellence.

The C-FB ISD administration has named Brett Farr as the Director of Fine Arts leading this prestigious department which has been named one of the top programs in the nation. As the new director, Mr. Farr will oversee the talented staff members that help make the Fine Arts program in C-FB ISD exceptional including all levels of art, band, orchestra, choir, theater, speech, debate, and drill team.

Mr. Farr has 23 years of experience as a choral director in Texas and 4 years as an administrator in the Lubbock ISD. He comes to C-FB ISD from Coronado High School in Lubbock where he was the Director of Choral Activities.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Prepping the Small Fish for the Big Pond


Kids entering middle school and high school are sure to have a lot of anxiety about starting a new school.  Here are some ideas about how to prepare them for the big change. 
  1. Attend Orientation. Give kids the chance to see their new home away from home. Visit our website for new student registration and schedule pick up dates. 
  2. Get Set with Supplies. Visit the district website for campus school supply lists.
  3. Get Organized. Encourage your child to write daily assignments, test dates, project due dates, and school activities in a planner or calendar, then check at the end of each day to see which books need to be taken home.
  4. Ask Questions. Help your child make a list of questions he or she has about middle or high school. Then, work together to find the answers.
  5. Teach Time Management. Middle and high school not only offer a lot more opportunities to be involved than elementary school, they also offer a lot more homework and tests.
  6. Discuss Responsibility. Kids need to recognize that their actions have consequences, and must learn to accept responsibility for their actions.
  7. Plan for Increased Independence. Whether we like it or not, middle and high school kids have a lot more independence than they did in elementary school. Discuss the safety issues, expectations, and responsibilities that come with this newfound freedom.

Toyota of Dallas awards Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD employees with their Highest Honor

As a respected educator, Toyota of Dallas would like to honor you with Employee Pricing. During Toyotathon, just schedule a test-drive and you can purchase a new Toyota for what Toyota of Dallas employees pay. Call or email Brett Zakarian at for your VIP appointment.

Helping you Plan Ahead

Ready to plan your spring break vacation? Need to know when your kid is out for the holidays? The C-FB ISD 2012-2013 school year calendar is available online.

Special thanks to Baylor Medical at Carrollton for sponsoring our calendar this year.  

Watch (or TiVo) BizKid$, a place where kids teach kids about money and business, every Saturday at 5:00 a.m. on KERA, Channel 13. Each episode includes a classroom lesson plan, activities, and educational resources. BizKid$ is underwritten by your area credit unions who support financial education in the classroom through this and many other educational programs on financial instruction.
Johnny's Pizza House is now open in Addison!  Come see us at 4145 Beltline Road to try our famous Sweep the Kitchen Pizza with 11 toppings! With our perfected pizzas, muffalettas, wings, and salad bar, we have something for everyone.  You can dine in at our family-friendly location or carry out to enjoy at home. We even deliver and offer online ordering!  Find us on facebook for coupons, giveaways, and upcoming events!"

Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Leader of the Wolf Pack

C-FB ISD administration has named Sherie Skruch the Interim Principal at Ranchview High School for the 2012-2013 school year.

Just recently named the associate principal at Ranchview High School because of her strong instructional leadership talent and skills, Ms. Skruch is the perfect fit to step in the role as interim principal.

Ms. Skruch comes to Ranchview from Newman Smith High School where she was an assistant principal for six years.  Ms. Skruch has worked in education for 18 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Doane College in Nebraska, and her Master of Education degree from Dallas Baptist University.  She has also previously taught English, Speech, and Theatre in South Texas ISD, Dallas ISD, and in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

R. L. Turner Student Selected as Finalist

R. L. Turner High School student, Christy Purnadi, was selected as one of ten finalists for the Mayborn Conference Biography Contest. As a finalist, she will attend a one-day revising-and-editing workshop with the published author, James McGrath Morris, and her essay will be published in the Dallas Morning News. She will also get to attend the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference in Grapevine.

Future C-FB: Parenting Young Children: Hone Your Kid's Fine Motor Skills: 7 Hands-On Tips...

Source: 1. Use Crafts to Improve Your Child's Pencil Grip Let your child roll and mold play dough, tear up newspapers...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Texas Rangers Baseball Club and C-FB ISD Partner to Support Kacie's Run

The Texas Rangers Baseball club and Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD are excited to offer all employees, families, and friends discounts up to 44% off the regular gate price for select games during the 2012 season… $2 from every ticket sold will go back to C-FB ISD, Kacie's Run and our All-Stars Special Olympics team! To access the discount click here and enter the password: CFB12.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The New Good Elementary Emerges

As the old campus of Good Elementary is razed, the new campus is visible in the background. The new campus, which was paid for by the 2003 Bond Referendum, will open for the 2012-2013 school year.  View pictures of the construction process here

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Did You Know?

C-FB ISD students consumed a convoy of food last school year:
  • 180,095 pounds of Chicken - equivalent to 5 truckloads
  • 131,931 pounds of Beef  - equivalent to 3 truckloads
  • 41,172 pounds of Mozzarella Cheese - equivalent to 1 truckload
  • 36,834 pounds of Cheddar Cheese - equivalent to 1 truckload
  • 32471 pounds of eggs - equivalent to 3/4 of a truckload
  • 24,630 pounds of tomato sauce and ketchup - equivalent to 2/3 of a truckload