Thursday, September 27, 2012

CHS Speech & Debate Program Recognized as Top 10% of Nation

The National Forensic League (NFL) has recognized the Creekview High School Speech and Debate program for earning more than 100 degrees last year, placing the program in the top 10% of NFL chapters nationwide. The recognition earns membership in the NFL’s prestigious 100 Club. NFL Executive Director, J. Scott Wunn, stated that, “Such a milestone is remarkable because it demonstrates outstanding commitment to teacher students essential life skills – including communication, research, listening, writing and organization.”

FREE - Financial Fitness in Raising Children Seminar

Hand depositing coin into piggy bank stock photographyFinancial Fitness in Raising Children - FREE Seminar
Saturday, September 29, 1pm – 4pm

R. L. Turner High School, Library, 1600 S. Josey Ln., Carrollton, TX 75006 (map)
Free seminars sponsored by The Financial Planning Association of DFW. 

Sessions are FREE. No registration is necessary. Parents can attend one, two or all 3 sessions. 1-2 p.m. - Starting Young - Raising Financially Fit Children 2-3 p.m. - Helping your Teen Build Good Money Habits 3-4 p.m. - Planning for the Costs of Higher Education 

NSHS Students Selected For National Merit Recognition

Four students from Newman Smith High School; Amber Marco, Travis McDonald, Taelor Oppliger and Thinh Vuong, have been selected as National Merit Commended Scholars for 2013.

Additionally, the following students have been named National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars for 2013.
  • Adriana DeLaRue
  • Bianca Hill
  • Eduardo Rocha
  • Grecia Reyna
  • Karen Paniagua
  • Kendall Munoz

Save the Date!

Shakespeare’s most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet, will be brought to the R. L Turner Black Box Theater with a new ‘punk’ rock take on the classic play.

Romeo and Juliet productions are Oct. 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 at  7 p.m. and matinee performances on Oct. 13 and 21 @ 1 p.m. Performances take place in the BLACKBOX THEATER located in R. L. Turner High School. For more information, call 972-968-5400 or 214-755-8452.

Seating is limited to 100 per night. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Further information can be received by e-mailing Michael Hollomon at

Creekview Art Department Selling Ceramics and Jewelry

This Saturday, September 29, students working in the jewelry and ceramics department at Creekview High School will be selling their wares at Lewisville’s Western Days Festival in Lewisville, TX. Tickets are free, and can be obtained from the festival’s website at

RLT Principal's Work Published


R. L. Turner Principal, Georgeanne Warnock, has had her work published in a recently released book, Exemplary Science for Building in STEM Careers. The Mathematics Engineering Technology Science Academy (METSA) at RLT is a known as a model for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) related education programs. Warnock worked on the chapter entitled Why STEM? Why Now? The Challenge for U.S. Education to Promote STEM Careers, based on her graduate research in METSA and its success.

CHS Football - Army Strong Team of the Week

The Creekview High School football team has been named the Division 4A Army Strong Team of the Week by the United States Army. The U.S. Army has given the Mustangs this honor for demonstrating qualities including leadership, commitment to excellence and a desire to make a difference as part of a team. CHS will receive a plaque from the Army to signify the achievement.

C-FB Teacher Honored as Texas History Teacher of the Year


On Sep. 20, 2012, R. L. Turner history teacher, Robyn Elliott was recognized as the top history teacher in the state of Texas. The 2012 Texas History Teacher of the Year award is sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY®, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation on behalf of its Preserve America Program. 

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

C-FB ISD Students Out-Perform State on College Entrance Exams

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD (C-FB ISD) seniors taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT) in 2012 out-performed students taking the exam throughout the state.  Dr. Bobby Burns, superintendent of schools, said, “Our district is focused on high achievement for all students including college readiness. We will continue to prepare and equip our students with college readiness skills.”
The district combined score for 2012 on the SAT is 1476 compared to 1434 for the state. The overall composite score of 22.1 for C-FB ISD seniors taking the ACT in 2012 was higher than both the state (20.8) and the national (21.1) scores.

Creekview Asks Supporters to “Celebrate My Drive”

Creekview High School is participating in the “Celebrate My Drive” campaign sponsored by State Farm Mutual Insurance Company. Anyone ages 15-18 who supports the Mustangs can enter their name, e-mail address and birthdate on the website to help CHS win a $100,000 grant while also winning their first car. The chance to vote for CHS ends on Sep. 15, 1 second before midnight.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

C-FB Student Artwork Featured on TEA Website

Artwork by McCoy Elementary student, Peter Choi, has been featured on the Texas Education Agency website at The artwork, seen below, will be on the TEA website for a limited time.

See You at Creekview THIS Saturday!

The 2012 Creekview High School Band "Cow Patty Plop" tickets are now on sale.  Tickets are $2.00 each and can be purchased from any CHS band member. 

The band is holding is annual Cow Patty Plop, dinner and auction on September 22, 2012.  Everyone is invited to participate in this fun Creekview tradition. 

CHS Speech Team Dedicates Tournament Win to Kiet Nguyen

On Sep. 15, the Creekview High School Speech Team competed at the Grapevine High School Speech tournament. This tournament was comprised of more than a speech competition –  a team of individuals shared stories dedicated to and in loving memory of CHS student, Kiet Nguyen. Creekview won 1st place sweeps by 120 points, out of the 77 schools from 10 states in attendance. Out of over 300 students, Kevin Kehl won overall top performer, and Michael Ferguson won 2nd overall top speaker.

Early Release Day Coming Soon

Early Release for Staff Development
Wednesday, Oct 3, 2012
The early release schedule for staff development days is as follows: 
  • Elementary Schools release at 10:40 a.m. 
  • High Schools release at 11:20 a.m. 
  • Middle Schools release at 12 noon 
  • Mary Grimes will release at 12:45 p.m. 
  • Bea Salazar will release at 10:35 a.m. 
  • Early College High School will not release students early on these days. 
  • Pre-K - A.M. only 10:40 dismissal

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall 2012 Sunday Swim Clinic

C-FB ISD is offering swimming clinics on the following dates:

Sept. – 23, 30
Oct. – 7, 14, 21, 28
Nov. – 4, 11

Class will start at 2pm each Sunday. Placement is based on ability and age. Minimum age 6. All swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards non-stop. The cost is $85 for eight sessions. Payment is made at registration. A limited number will be accepted on a first come basis. Any questions call (972) 968-5667.

C-FB ISD Natatorium
1334 Valwood Pkwy.
Carrollton, TX 75006

Red Ribbon Breakfast

The Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 23rd annual Red Ribbon Breakfast on Oct. 19 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas, near The Galleria.
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Guest speaker will be Neal Jeffrey, former collegiate and professional quarterback and Associate Pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church.

C-FB ISD will celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 22-26.

Find out what Red Ribbon Week is all about.

For more details, contact Tracy Eubanks at 469-587-0420.
For additional information, view the donor letter and sponsorship form.

Get a Jump on the Holidays - Purchase Cards Now

Suli, Age 10

*New Holiday Card Line
*Deluxe 5 1/2” x 7 1/2” Cards
*Add photos, logos and printed messages
*Packs of 10– cards begin at $15.00

Thursday, September 13, 2012

C-FB ISD National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is proud to announce the semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship program.

Creekview High School
Ranchview High School
R. L. Turner High School
Daniel Chin
Rupal Sanghavi
Monica Kidson
Sunena Dahlvani
Apurv Sethi

Jeremy Dowell
Marlee Vandergrift

Samantha Guu
Rachel Wallace

Thang Nguyen

Melanie Purdy

Dr. Bobby Burns, Superintendent of Schools, said, "Wow! These students represent the saying – ‘effort produces achievement’. Their hard work paired with the hard work of our staff has reaped great rewards for these students. To the students I say, ‘Your community is proud of you.’”

Sep. 6, 2012 School Board Meeting

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Celebrating our VIPs, PTA and more! Check out our pics...

Interested in Early Literacy? Love C-FB Teachers?

Check out the September 6, 2012 Board Meeting which includes:

  • Celebrating our exemplary staff members for their commitment to our students and families
  • Honoring the PTA Council for their generous $20,000 donation to C-FB ISD
  • Thanking the Board for the "new" Good Elementary building
  • Analyzing the district's Early Literacy Efforts
  • And much more...

Click here for more information.

R. L. Turner NJROTC Student Named Top Cadet *salute*

This year R L Turner’s NJROTC program submitted Cadet Luis Castillo as the Top Cadet. Cadet Luis Castillo was selected as one of the ten cadets in the DFW area. He attended both, the Youth Leadership Conference in Killeen, TX and The North Texas Leadership Academy in Fort Worth, TX. He is also a member of the Math, Engineering, Technology, and Science, Academy (M.E.T.S.A.) at R. L. Turner. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

PTA Awards C-FB ISD $20,000 Grant

C-FB ISD Council PTA awarded a grant of $20,000 to Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD for classroom book sets used in student reading and class discussions at the C-FB ISD School Board meeting on September 6. In addition to this grant, Council previously awarded $10,000 in grants to local students, $9,000 in grants to educators and over $14,000 to local PTA units. These funds were earned during the Council’s annual fundraiser, the Gently Used Book Sale.

Civic League Tour of Homes

  Mark your Calendar for November 9th and 10th for the Civic League Holiday Tour of Homes 2012

Tour includes five Homes, Bake Sale, Sealed Bid and Drawing for Prizes.

Since its formation in 1963, the Civic League has raised more than $2.3M used to fund scholarships for C-FB students and grants to non-profit organizations that serve our community.

Visit for donation and ticket information.

Help Creekview High School Win $100,000

As part of Celebrate My Drive, State Farm is giving away 14 $100,000 grants to high schools across the U.S. and Canada. Helping Creekview win is easy. Log onto each day starting TODAY through September 15. Anyone over the age of 14 can vote once a day. You will be asked to put your date of birth, and email address, select USA, Texas, Carrollton, and then cast your vote for Creekview. Additionally, students between the ages of 14 -18, can come to the Celebrate My Drive Event at Stone Briar Mall on September 15 and get an additional vote. During the event at Stone Briar Mall, CHS Leadership students will be doing a presentation at 4 pm that will include a Flash Mob Dance. At the event, there will be prizes and tons of fun interactive activities. In addition to the $100,000 grant given to the school that receives the most votes, one lucky student, between the ages of 15-18 will be awarded a brand new car. In order to be in the drawing for the car, you must go to Stone Briar to register.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Turner Theatre Seeks Sponsors

 R. L. Turner High School has over 200 students actively involved in the Theatre program, performing plays and award-winning musicals throughout the year.

Due to budget constraints, the Theatre program is working with a significantly smaller budget than in prior years and is reaching out to the community for individual and corporate sponsors.

Up to 1,000 patrons are present per show, providing a large audience for sponsors who wish to advertise. Sponsors also receive 2 for 1 deals on tickets to shows with their tax-deductible sponsorship.

For those interested in becoming an individual or corporate sponsor, please contact RLT Theatre Director, Michael Hollomon at 972-968-5450 or 214-755-8452.

For additional information, click here to view the sponsorship forms.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New Food - New Guidelines

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C-FB ISD Alumni Traded to Orioles

Creekview High School gradute, Taylor Hill Teagarden is a Major League Baseball catcher for the Baltimore Orioles. Teagarden debuted and played for the Texas Rangers from 2008 to 2011 when he was traded to the Orioles.

Read more about Taylor here.

Five RLT Seniors Named National Hispanic Recognition Scholars

R. L. Turner High School seniors Brenda Cecena, Jorge Chacon, Kevin Garcia, Joseph Peña, and Victor Ron have been named National Hispanic Recognition Scholars for 2012. The National hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) was founded in 1983 by the College Board’s National Merit Scholarship Corporation. NHRP Scholars must meet the minimum PSAT/NMSQT cutoff score for the state and achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) requirement. The NHRP honors approximately 5,000 of the highest scoring students from the approximately 235,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT.

Spanish Classes Available to All

C-FB Offers Fall Spanish Classes for Employees, Parents and Community Members

For the fall of 2012, Spanish I and Spanish II Advanced classes will be held at the ESDC (formerly known as the CLC), on Wednesdays (Spanish I) and Thursdays (Spanish II Advanced) 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Spanish I 
Come and learn to communicate at a basic level in Spanish! You’ll learn vocabulary, basic grammatical concepts and conversation. There will be homework.
30 hours – 10 weeks
Wednesdays Sep. 12 – Nov. 28, 2012 6-9 p.m.
No classes on Oct. 24 and Nov. 21
SRN for ERO enrollment: 1223032801

Spanish II
Advanced Follow-up to Spanish II. Intense practice of conversation in present and past tenses, some new grammar. Expect homework.
Thursdays 30 hours – 10 weeks
Sep. 13 – Nov. 29, 2012
No classes on Oct. 25 and Nov. 22
SRN for ERO enrollment: 1223032502

Fee: $50.00 (C-FB employees) $100.00 (all others)

Educational Services Division Complex 
(Formerly Community Learning Complex)
1820 Pearl Street, Building B
Carrollton, TX 75006

C-FB employees: register electronically
All others: 972-968-6513 or

Monday, September 3, 2012

Ensuring Success in Elementary Math


Want to help your child in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 Mathematics?

Be sure to read the Family Math letters that come home at the beginning of each Unit of Study to learn more about the concepts and skills being taught in mathematics. If you need additional help with homework, please email your child’s teacher and ask for the ‘class access code’ and information on how to register with Pearson SuccessNet. This will allow you to have an online copy of the Student Handbook, which is an excellent resource to help guide you through examples of math problems very similar to the homework assignments.

Farmers Branch Community - Health Expo

Saturday, September 15, 9am – 12pm
Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center, 14050 Heartside Place, Farmers Branch, TX (map)
Free biometric screenings - limited availability, appointment required: Cholesterol, glucose, BMI, blood pressure, waist circumfrence 
Also featuring: Flu vaccines 
Bone density screenings 
Fitness Retailers 
Pet Micro-chipping 
Pet Adoptions 
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive 
Children's Activities Kids: Bring your Teddy Bear for the Teddy Bear Clinic 
And much more! 
Hosted by the City of Farmers Branch and Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton