Thursday, March 29, 2012

Four C-FB Soccer Teams Advance to Play-offs

Four of our C-FB soccer teams are advancing to play-offs. In the boys' division, Creekview won the district championship and Turner finished second. In the girls’ division, Creekview finished in second placed and Turner took fourth place. All of these teams will play in the bi-district round of the UIL state soccer play-offs this Friday or Saturday.

Trojan Jazz Ensembles Finish at Top at UTA Festival

On Mar. 2, the Newman Smith High School Jazz Ensembles I and II participated in the UTA Jazz Festival in Arlington, TX. Jazz Ensemble I finished in first place in the 5A varsity category, and won the sweepstakes award for Best Band at the competition. Jazz Ensemble II finished in second place in the 5A non-varsity category. Jazz Ensemble I was invited to perform for the 2013 Festival Night Concert and perform as an opening act for the University of Texas at Arlington jazz bands.

Creekview High School Wins National Excellence Award

For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, Creekview High School has been awarded a 2012 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC). Only 163 high school councils nationwide received this honor.

CHS Teacher Inducted to State Hall of Fame

On Mar. 3, Creekview High School teacher Robert Shepard became the 21st Speech and Debate coach inducted into the Texas Forensic Association Hall of Fame. Shepard has served students in several capacities, including administrator, teacher and coach. Shepard, immediate past president of the Texas Forensic Association (TFA), began teaching high school debate, speech and theatre in 1992. He has taught at five different high schools and has coached various state champions in various categories, including the 2012 TFA State Championship team.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Creekview Boys' Basketball Players Named to All-District Team

The following Creekview Mustang Boys' basketball players were named to the 9-4A All-District Team:
  • Aaron Brown – Defensive Player of the Year, 1st Team All-District, Academic All-District 
  • Stephen Buckner – 1st Team All-District 
  • Justin Cueto – 1st Team All-District 
  • Chris Weatherd – All-District Defensive Team 
  • Adam Guay – Honorable Mention All-District 
  • Ali Zia – Honorable Mention All-District 
  • Malcolm Thompson Jr. – Academic All-District

Maxim Grand Opening - Future Technology Predictors

Maxim Integrated Products generously donated over $26,000 for science education in our middle schools. Students winning an essay contest on what technology would look like in the future presented their essays at the grand opening of Maxim's new Lone Star building in Farmers Branch. Thank you Maxim!

Creekview Student Named Distinguished Young Woman of Texas

On February 26, Marin Helppie-Schmieder of Creekview was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Texas and awarded $500 in cash scholarships during a statewide scholarship program for high school girls.

2011-2012 Blalack Alumni Scholarship Information

Blalack Alumni Scholarship will be awarded to two C-FB ISD graduating seniors who attended Blalack for a minimum of two years. An award of $500 will be given to each of this year’s deserving recipients. Please note that forms must be returned to the PTA 1st Vice President/Scholarship Selection Committee c/o Blalack Middle School and must be postmarked by Friday, April 20, 2012.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Foundation Teacher Scholarships Available; Applications Due April 5

The C-FB ISD Educational Foundation has three teacher scholarships available. 
  • Kathy Shelton and David Roberts Family Endowed Teacher Scholarship - In 2002, this scholarship was established to honor the memory of the David Roberts Family who was killed in a plane crash in 1992 by Leroy (a retired C-FB ISD teacher) and Erma Roberts, and Kathy Shelton, a C-FB ISD Content Mastery Teacher at Ted Polk Middle School. On December 24, 2002, Kathy Shelton died as a result of complications from surgery. At that time, the Roberts asked that the name be changed to honor their daughter Kathy along with David and his family.

    The scholarship is for a teacher who is working toward a master’s degree or a doctorate in special education and/or working toward a special education certification through a university teacher certification program. For more details and the application. Application

  • Suzy Hagar Endowed Fund for Gifted Education Teacher Scholarship - The scholarship was established in honor of Ms. Suzy Hagar, who retired from Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD after serving as the district's Executive Director of Advanced Academic Services.  The fund  provides a teacher scholarship to support teachers’ continuing professional education which furthers their understanding about the social, emotional and academic needs of gifted children.   Suzy Hagar Scholarship Application

  • Patricia A. James Memorial “Love of Teaching” Recognition Grant - Pat James was an exemplary teacher in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD for 15 years teaching fifth grade and sixth grade LEAP classes. She retired from teaching in 2001 and succumbed to cancer later that year. Her family and more than 200 friends, parents, and students have established this endowed memorial grant in her name. 

    This grant is awarded to a K-6 grade teacher who has taught for five years or less. This individual must exhibit outstanding dedication to children, creativity and innovation in teaching technique, classroom environment, and curriculum interpretation in the spirit of Pat James. The teacher may be nominated by a principal, a colleague or may be self-nominated.  For more information, click here: Pat James Grant Application Process

The application deadline is Thurs., April 5 at 4:30 p.m.  The applications must be turned in to the Foundation Office, which is located in the Community Learning Complex (CLC), 1820 Pearl Street, Carrollton, TX 75006.

Questions for all scholarships should directed to Terra Raine, or 972-968-6539.

ECHS Students Give Back

On Fri., March 23, 15 ECHS students gave back to the Brookhaven Community College campus by beautifying the flower beds outside the P building. The project was funded using the Meadow's Foundation grant.

Creekview Academic UIL Winners

The following Creekview students placed in the UIL Academic District Competition and those with * are advancing to the Regional Competition April 21:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kacie's Run is Saturday

Kacie’s Run Information:  5K Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Run Benefiting the All Stars Special Olympics Team of C-FB ISD.

Saturday, March 24, 8:30 a.m.
Tommy Standridge Stadium
1330 W. Valwood Parkway
Carrollton, Texas 75006

Registration on Race Day (March 24) at Standridge Stadium at 7:00 a.m. ($25.00 Race Day Fee).

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Creekview Boys' Team Soccer Wins District; C-FB Soccer Teams Advance into Play-Offs

With one game still remaining in district play, the Creekview boys’ soccer team has already clinched the district championship. They will advance into play-offs. The Creekview girls' team has clinched second place and advances into play-offs.

The Turner boys are currently sitting in second place and have clinched a play-off spot but will not know until after Friday’s game whether that will be 2nd, 3rd, or 4th place, and the Turner girls, currently sitting in 4th place, can still make the play-offs.

We will announce play-off information once it is available.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Creekview Girls' Basketball Players Receive Honors

Creekview students received honors for the 2011-2012 Girl’s Basketball season in District 9-4A.
Honorable Mention:
  • Jr. Peyton Hurst 
  • Jr. Brianna Shavers 
  • Jr. Brianna Shavers 
  • Jr. Isabel Meijering 
  • Jr. Peyton Hurst

Davis Second Graders Use iPads to Learn Science

Davis Elementary second grade students reinforced their learning about the life cycle of birds through a qr code scavenger hunt using iPads.

Creekview Takes Sweepstakes at UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest

The Creekview Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Mr. Jones) received straight 1’s (all Superior ratings) in Sightreading. And the Symphonic (conducted by Ms. Blackstock) and Full Orchestra (conducted by Ms. Blackstock and Mr. Hazzard) received straight 1’s (all Superior ratings) in both Concert and Sightreading. Receiving Super ratings in both the Concert and Sightreading areas equates a Sweepstakes award. Watch the Creekview Orchestra performances.

Smith Student Wins Third Place in Goss-Michael Foundation Student Art Contest

Claudia Ramos, Newman Smith High School student, took third place in the fifth annual Goss-Michael Foundation Student Art Contest for her photograph entitled, It’s a Wonderful Life. She won a $500 scholarship for her work.

More information is available here.

Furneaux Elementary Fifth Graders Travel to the Cameron Park Zoo and Inner Space Cavern with Education in Action’s “Water Rocks” Program

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD fifth grade teachers at Furneaux Elementary took their classrooms on the road with Education in Action’s “Water Rocks” experiential learning day program. The students visited Waco’s Cameron Park Zoo and Inner Space Cavern in Georgetown to experience what they are learning in fifth grade science.

McCoy Student Wins AGT Dream Link Contest and Explores Six Flags

McCoy principal Dawn Rink had the pleasure of joining McCoy student Conall Hawkins and his family for an amazing day at Six Flags which he won through the AGT Dream Link. One of Conall's dream careers is to be the owner of an amusement park. Thanks to Alex Sagcal and AGT, Six Flags offered a private, behind the scenes tour for Conall and his family as well as McCoy principal Dawn Rink  and her family on March 4. The group toured the park with Jeremy Bushek, Operations Supervisor, and learned about the Fast Pass, staff training, food services, maintenance, security, and purchasing. They also tons of rides and did not have to wait in line for anything.

Photo from left to right: Kane Rink, Aaron Rink, Aidan Hawkins, Meg Hawkins, Conall Hawkins, and the screaming Dawn Rink.

RLT FFA Students Catch Calves for Cash

Congratulations to Jackie Harvey-Campos and Michael Lawler for catching and haltering a calf at the 2012 RodeoHouston  Calf Scramble. These RLT FFA students will receive a $1,250 certificate to be used for the purchase of a registered breeding beef heifer, breeding dairy heifer or market steer.

Check Out District's Online Annual Report

C-FB ISD has published its second comprehensive online annual report. This report is available for our community to see how well Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD is doing.  The online report covers data from the 2010-2011 school year as well as links back to current information on the district's website.

The district is also providing its online report for 2009-2010.   Dr. Bobby Burns, superintendent of schools, said, "We believe that by having two years of data, you will gain a better understanding why this district is truly committed to its one goal of high achievement for all students. Both reports will also show the district's fiscal and operational effectiveness."

Creekview Dancers Win Scholarships at National Dance Festival

Moving Ground Dance Company had an amazing experience at the 11th National High School Dance Festival in Philadelphia, PA March 7-11. The Creekview dancers took over 120 dance classes in areas such as Yoga, Musical Theatre, Liturgical Dance, Ballet, Floor Barre, Kung Fu Modern, Modern, Dance Medicine & Injury Avoidance, Improvisation, Contact Improvisation, Interplay Improvisation, Horton Modern, Israeli Folk Dance, Contemporary Modern, Jazz, African Dance, Old School Hip Hop, Modern Partnering, Bollywood, and Shen Wei Modern & Repertory.

Two C-FB Students Advance to National PTA Reflections Competition

Two C-FB ISD students will have their Reflections PTA entries advance onto the National Competition.
  • McCoy Elementary - Sarah Johnson's True Colors Dance/Choreography piece
  • Perry Middle School - Caroline Lee's Faces of Diversity Visual Arts piece
Also, 14 other C-FB ISD students placed at the state PTA Reflections competition.

Turner Girls' Golf Team Set Records

The Turner Girls' Golf Team scored their personal best at Mansfield National Tournament.
  • Laura Gerenscer - broke 90 for first time with an 89 
  • Keira Garcia - scored her best of 104 
  • Sandra Munoz - scored her best of 116 
  • Marcela Castillo - scored her best of 121 

Creekview Staff Member Receives Special Honor

The Texas Library Association is pleased to announce that Creekview librarian, Abby Harrison, has been accepted for the highly-competitive Texas Accelerated Library Leaders Institute, more popularly known as the TALL Texans Leadership Institute, to be held on June 10-13, 2012.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Creekview High School Receives National Student Council Award for the Fifth Year in a Row

For its exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, Creekview High School has been awarded a 2012 National Gold Council of Excellence Award by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC). There were only 163 high school councils nationwide selected to receive this highly-esteemed honor.

Smith Senior Named Gates Millennium Finalist

Congratulations to Newman Smith senior JJ Echaniz for being selected a Gates Millennium Scholars Program Finalists for 2012. For the 4th consecutive year, a Newman Smith senior has been selected as a finalists and winner in this prestigious scholarship awards program.

Smith Places Second at French Contest

On Saturday, March 3, 35 Smith students were among over 700 who participated in the North Texas Fête Française. It was the largest and most competitive contest in the history of the event. Newman Smith took second place sweepstakes for the second year in a row.

JJ Echaniz and Mariel Flores placed first and second individually overall. Zach Burnley placed second in North Texas level 3. JJ is a repeat champion who defended his first place overall rank from last year whihc is another first in contest history.

Ranchview Female Power Lifter Places at State

Congratulations to Destiny Thomas who finished ninth in her weight class at the THSWPA State Meet in Corpus Christi this past Saturday. She was the first Ranchview female power lifter to make it to State.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Creekview Teacher Named Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Creekview teacher Liz Lancaster who was honored and recognized by the K.C. Edington Memorial VFW Post 8923 as the teacher of the year.  Ms. Lancaster was recognized for promoting citizenship education in the classroom and school. Ms. Lancaster's award reads, "For her valuable combination of formal education, real-life and professional experiences in the Carrollton Farmers Branch Independent School District and for being a model of integrity, focus and dedication to her students and future leaders."

METSA Students Partner with IBM to Teach Elementary Students for Engineers Week

Photos by AMAT TIP Intern Jay Sheth:

Photos by AMAT TIP Intern Vladimir Shelley:

Are You Registered to Vote?

The Office of the Secretary of the State has created a website with voter registration information and applications. Visit The deadline to register to vote in the May elections is April 12.

You will find voter registration applications in your county election offices. Post offices and libraries also have the voter registration applications. However, the application can be found on the state's voter information website. State Voter Registration Website

Find more information about the C-FB ISD May election at

A C-FB Bright Spot: Creekview Grad Named 2011 Capital One Academic All-American of the Year for NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer

Creekview alum and Oklahoma State forward Krista Lopez has been named the 2011 Capital One Academic All-American of the Year for NCAA Division I women’s soccer according to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Creekview Wins McKinney Softball Tournament

Creekview Softball went undefeated in bracket play winning the silver bracket. Congratulations.

C-FB ISD is a Bright Spot in Public Education

Did you know? For the second year, C-FB ISD earned a Recognized rating under the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Accountability Rating System; 12 campuses received Exemplary ratings; 19 campuses, Recognized ratings.

You can find out more bright spots about C-FB ISD by visiting

Smith Senior Wins DAR Scholarship

On Feb. 24, Newman Smith High School senior, Anna Lewis, received the DAR Prudence Alexander Good Citizens Scholarship. The scholarship of $800 was given at a ceremony in Dallas.

Bright Spot in C-FB: Alum Receives Prestigious Position

Congratulations to Murugappan (Murray) Ramanathan, M.D., for recently being appointed Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Sinus Center). The Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Center is ranked as the #1 medical facility in the world by U.S. News & World Report.

Murray graduated from Newman Smith in 1995. He was ranked 28 out of a class of 607 students.  At Newman Smith Murray enrolled in advanced sciences and was involved in science fair competitions sponsored by Karl Jones.

Murray received his undergraduate training at Yale, Medical School at UT Medical Branch Galveston and completed his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Additionally, Murray completed a fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Rhinology & Sinus Surgery. Dr. Ramanathan has a Board Certifications from the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Ranchview IB Students Help Las Colinas IB Students

Senior Ranchview IB students were invited to visit with Las Colinas parents and a 5th grade class. The students discussed their research for the IB Extended Essays, which are required for an IB Diploma.

The Las Colinas 5th graders are currently working on their IB PYP exhibition. For this exhibition, they research a subject of interest to them. Ranchview students shared with the Las Colinas students research strategies, places to find information, and how to write papers.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Lionettes Garner Several Awards at Dance Contest

On Feb. 25, the R. L. Turner Lionettes competed in the Showtime International Contest, “Dallas Dance Spectacular,” at Poteet High School in Mesquite, TX. The Lionettes officers walked away with Sweepstakes, Judges’ Award, Best in Class Jazz and Best in Class Lyrical awards. The Lionettes team won the Sweepstakes, Best in Class Novelty and Best in Class Pom awards.

Trojan Debaters Win Numerous Honors at State Tournament

On Mar. 3, the NSHS Debate Team competed at the Texas Forensics Association State Speech and Debate Tournament. On the heels of their qualification for the NFL National Tournament the previous weekend, Smith Debate travelled to Amarillo, sending six students into the elimination rounds of Public Forum Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Impromptu. Smith Debate is coached by Chris Agee and Robert Martin.

Individual Results:
  • Diana Pop–5th place speaker award in Pubic Forum Debate, T-17 in International Extemp, 5th place Public Forum Debate
  • Tanya Rajan–T-9 in International Extemp, 5th place Public Forum Debate
  • Jennifer Pham and Sam Winstel–Undefeated 4th seed in Public Forum Debate, T-17 Public Forum Debate
  • Michael Schrag–Presiding Officer gavel in Congressional Debate, T-17 in U.S. Extemp
  • Sarah Withers–Quarterfinalist in Impromptu
  • Madison King–9th in prelims of Congressional Debate

Strickland Intermediate Fourth Graders Re-enact Texas History

Fourth grade students from Strickland Intermediate researched historical events and people in Texas that led up to the Battle of the Alamo and Texas’ Independence, wrote their own scripts, coordinated with parents to make costumes and props, and filmed their very own reenactment of these historical events. 

Smith Track and Field Set Records at McKinney Relays

At the McKinney ISD Relays, the following students placed:
  • Courtney Okolo won 400m & 200m, setting the school record in the 200m by almost 1.5 seconds. 
  • Boys 4x4 placed 2nd with Eric Williams breaking 50 seconds for the first time. 
  • Boys Distance Medley Relay – first time to run a Distance Medley and placed 2nd. Time should qualify for Texas Relays. 
  • Shawn Holmes jumped 21’ 1.5” in his first attempt in Long Jump of the season. 
  • Jaquis Jones placed 2nd in discus and 6th in shotput. Both were personal records. 
  • Paul Ogunfunwa won JV shotput, throw was a personal record. 
  • Jeff Moore placed 2nd in 800m 
  • Derrick Johnson placed 5th in 100m with 10.95.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

RLT Launching Alumni Hall of Fame; Nominate Someone Today

Do you know major league baseball players, a United States Congressman, pro-football players, former mayors, teachers, professors, school board members, successful business people that graduated from Carrollton High/RLT?

RLT is launching an Alumni Hall of Fame at the April 14 100th Graduating Class Celebration to recognize those Carrollton High graduates and Turner Lions who have made a difference in their communities or careers. We are taking nominations at:

The Alumni Hall of Fame will inspire our current and future Lions with inspirational stories of those who have passed through our halls.

R. L. Turner Theater Presents a Special One Time Performance of WIT

The R. L Turner Theater Arts Department will be presenting a ONE TIME ONLY public performance of the UIL One Act Play, WIT, on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. The production will be a tribute to our current faculty member, Shannon Underwood, as she currently battles cancer. This is a donation only performance. All proceeds will go towards Shannon Underwood’s medical bills.

Exquisitely written, affecting, and often humorous, WIT follows a brilliant and exacting poetry professor as she undergoes experimental treatment for cancer. A scholar who devoted her life to academia, she must now face the irony and injustice of becoming the subject of research.

For more information, please contact Theater Director Michael Hollomon at or (972)968-5400.

Lady Wolves Track and Field Place at Cowboy Relays

Last Saturday, March 3, the Lady Wolves Track and Field team competed in their third meet at the Cowboy Relays at Cowboys Stadium in Coppell.
Varsity Results:
  • Michaela Williams – 2nd Triple Jump 
  • Shyandrea Jackson – 4th 200m 
  • 4 x 200 Relay (Shyandrea Jackson, Jasmine Frazier, Janay Grant, T’Ara Howard) – 6th Place 
  • Sprint Medley Relay (Shyandrea Jackson, Jasmine Frazier, Dejionne Strait, Kendall Cox) – 5th Place 
  • Jasmine Frazier – 2nd 100m Hurdles, 6th 300 meter hurdles 
  • Kendall Cox – 4th 300 meter hurdles

Creekview Students Art Work on Display in Young American Talent Art Contest

In the Young American Talent art contest held this week end at El Centro College, thousands of students across the entire Metroplex submitted their work and only 72 pieces were selected. Seven of those came from Creekview High School. Those students who placed are Katherine (Madison) Stewart, Jessica Risner, Inbum Yu, Phoung Tran and Kelsey Baker. Kelsey Baker had three pieces accepted. A reception will be held in their honor on April 1 at 3 p.m. at El Centro College in Dallas.

Creekview Speech Coach Named to Hall of Fame

Creekview Mustang speech coach Robert Shepard was named to Texas Forensics Association (TFA) Hall of Fame. Congratulations.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Barbara Bush Broncos Take First Place in Edible Car Contest

On Friday, March 2, students from Barbara Bush Middle School participated in the Edible Car Contest at Texas Woman’s University in Denton. Two Bronco teams came away with a victory. Rachel Parker, Sarah Parker, Kelsey Nguyen, and Alina Paik placed third while Ava Castillo, Maximilian Matsushita, Jung Choi, and Hannah Han took the prestigious first place title. In this competition, students work in groups to create cars that are 100% edible. Watch their appearance on Fox 4.

Creekview Girls' Track Places First at McKinney Relays

Varsity Girls' named First place team with the following students placing:
Melissa Gonzalez: 1st Triple Jump; 1st 100H; 1st 300H; 2nd Long Jump
Kasie Trigg: 1st High Jump; 2nd Triple Jump
Ngozi Nweke: 2nd Shot Put; 2nd Discus
Sami Gonzalez: 2nd 300H; 6th  Triple Jump
Keosha Whitted: 4th 100M
Elizabeth Ene: 6th 100M; 6th  Long Jump
Olivia Smith: 5th 800M
Jennifer Pfiester: 4th 1600
Kaleen Washington: 3rd  High Jump 
Brittany Adams: 5th  Shot Put
1st in 4x400: Trigg, Ayala, Gonzalez, S., Gonzalez, M.
2nd in 4x200: Trigg, Ayala, Whitted, Ene

JV Girls' placed second overall with students placing:
Shelby Johnson: 1st 400
MaKayla Bonner: 1st  Shot Put
Brooke Washum: 1st Discus
Taylar Flemons: 1st 100M
Jennifer Ene: 2nd Triple Jump
Shanelle Lance: 4th 100M
Telleyana White: 1st 100M; 6th Long Jump
Darrian Smothers: 4th 800M; 6th 400M
Khadejah Bryant: 5th Long Jump
Macey Everett: 6th 1600
3rd in 4x1: Flemons, Johnson, White, Lance
4th in 4x2: Flemons, Sanders, Freeman, Lance
1st in 4x4: Freeman, Everette, Freeman, Johnson

Creekview Mock Trial Takes Second in State

Creekview Mock Trial took second out of 24 teams competing in the Texas High School Mock Trial competition and over 100 teams in the state.
  • The students beat Extraordinary Home School 3-0, with Doreen Appiah taking Best Witness on all ballots. 
  • Creekview then beat Sklyline 3-0, with Michael Caballero taking Best Witness and Angie Garcia taking Best Attorney. 
  • Creekview then beat Edinburg 3-0 with Greg Cline taking Best Witness on all ballots. 
  • Creekview then beat Waco 3-0 with Kristi Tamberelli taking Best Attorney. 
  • Angie Garcia also took runner up Best Attorney for the whole competition. 
  • In the Semifinals, Creekview won against Decatur 2-1. 
  • In the Finals, Prestonwood Christian Academy beat Creekview 5 to 4.

Bush Step Team Takes 2nd Place at Disney Competition

On Feb. 18, the TOP NOTCH Step Team from Barbara Bush Middle School, competed at Disney Step Classic at Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando, Florida. TOP NOTCH is a performance group that draws its inspiration from Historically African American Greek Letter organizations, the rhythmic beats of the African heritage merged with many other dance forms.

The team took 2nd place and a Superior Performance Award.

Other Awards that have been won this school year include:
1st Place at the Junior Stomp Wars
1st Place at the H.Y.P.E. Show
1st Place at Sam Houston High School

Bush Karate Students Advance to City Tournament

On Feb. 18, the Kick Start Karate students at Barbara Bush Middle School competed in a tournament at Perry Middle School that consisted of three events; Kata, Sparring, and Team Kata. Bush had 36 competitors win twenty-six 1st place medals, seven 2nd place medals and thirteen 3rd place medals.  These students now qualify to compete in the City Tournament in March.

Bush Student Takes Top 10 at County Spelling Bee

On Feb. 9, Bush Middle School student Malry Lee Tardd competed in the Dallas County Spelling Bee. Taard made it through five rounds, finishing in the top 10.

Trojan Debater Places at Local Tournament

On Feb. 11, Newman Smith debate student Anja Kecalovic competed in the Jesuit College Prep High School Debate Tournament. Kecalovic took 3rd place in Lincoln Douglas Debate at the event.

This is the 2nd time this semester that Kecalovic has placed in Lincoln Douglas at a tournament. She won the Coppell tournament in January.

Kecalovic is from Montenegro and is spending the year studying at Newman Smith High School.

Three C-FB Destination Imagination Teams Advance to Affiliate Tournament

On Feb. 25, 21 Destination Imagination teams from C-FB compeated in the TVNC Regional Destination Imagination Touranment held at R. L. Turner High School. Approximatly 150 teams from across Noth Texas flexed their creativity at the tournament. The following teams and team members will represent C-FB ISD in Corpus Christi, TX on April 13-14 at the TX Affiliate Tournament:

  • Creekview HS – Extreme Challenge: Hannah Revelle, Rachel Steele, Thomas Steele, Keely Pike and Trace Tschida.
  • Kent Elementary – The World Canvas: Riley Carlin, Allison Nors, Madison O’Malley, Bianka Perez, Shaista Tejani and Hannah Wallace.
  • La Villita – Hold It!: Mihir Asnani, Neha Dhanekula, Richa Nag, Sakshi Sanjeev, Sophia Mansava and Swathi Bammidipati.

Ranchview Softball Wins First Place

The Ranchview Lady Wolves Softball Team finished first in the Silver Bracket of the Denton High School Tournament this past weekend.

Creekview Speech Named State Champions

The Creekview Mustang Speech Team was named State Champion and Winner of Sweepstakes at Texas Forensics Association (TFA) State Tournament. Of the 205 schools in competition at the meet, Creekview placed first overall in sweepstakes. Creekview had 16 quarterfinalists, 13 semifinalists, and nine placing state finalists. Placing finalists were as follows:
  • Jean-Claude Prudhomme- Congress 12th 
  • Patrick Lyons- Original Oratory 6th 
  • Mitchell Ferguson & Maddie Wright- Duet Acting 5th 
  • Hanna Walker- Poetry 4th 
  • Mitchell Ferguson- Humorous Interp 4th 
  • Michael Ferguson- Dramatic Interp 3rd 
  • Michael Ferguson- Humorous Interp 2nd 
  • Kevin King & Michael Ferguson- Duo Interp 2nd 
  • Kevin King- Original Oratory 2nd

Newman Smith DECA Students Advance to International Competition

Congratulations to the Newman Smith DECA Program for earning 13 First Place Winners and 12 Alternates at State competition this past weekend. The First Place Winners will advance to International Competition in Salt Lake City later this spring.

Friday, March 2, 2012

March 1 School Board Meeting; Congrats VIPs!

Congratulations VIPs!
Video of School Board Meeting
Photos of VIPs

Troyanns Win Grand Champion Title

The Newman Smith Troyanns attended the Showtime International Competition at Poteet High School on Sat., Feb. 28. The Officers received a Sweepstakes Award. The Team received a Sweepstakes/Judges Award for 90 or above from every judge on all three performances. The Troyanns were Best in Small Category Pom, Military and Prop. Based on their total scores, they were names Grand Champions for the Small Team Division.