Thursday, March 28, 2013

Three RLT Lions Sign With Colleges to Play Football

R. L. Turner High School football players Francisco Estrada, David Portillo and Saul Aguirre signed with their respective colleges on Mar. 20, 2013. They received college scholarships for their athletic and academic accomplishments.

Aguirre and Estrada will play football for Kentucky Wesleyan University.

Portillo will be playing for Northwestern College in Iowa.

Turner Theater Shines on Stage and in UIL Academics

The R. L. Turner Theater Department competed in the District UIL Academic contest resulting in all six students advancing to the final round.   A

Results are as follows:

Merryn McNeil- 2nd Place(qualified for the Regional Contest)
Chandler Bates- 5th Place
Michelle Neumann- 6th Place

Claudia Ireheta- 2nd Place(qualified for the Regional Contest)
Brooke Viegut-3rd Place(qualified for the Regional Contest)
Sarah Yarbrough-4th Place(Alternate to the Regional Contest)

CHS Speech Team Advances in Competition

The Creekview High School Speech team captured 8 of the 15 slots to compete at the UIL Regional contest to be held on April 20, 2013.

Placings were:

Maddie Wright-3rd
Ernesto Soriano-2nd
Maria Lozano-1st

Hallie Auerback-3rd
Michael Ferguson-2nd
Kevin Kehl-1st

Informative Speaking
Patrick Lyons-3rd

Persuasive Speaking
Jean Claude Prudhomme-1st

NSHS Debate Students Among the Best in the State

Congratulations to Sam Winstel and Sarah Grace Withers of the Newman Smith Debate Program. At the Texas Forensic Association State Championship Tournament the students placed 3rd in the state out of 128 teams qualified for the tournament. Sam and Sarah were 5-1 in preliminary rounds and advanced to the 4th elimination round to the final four losing on a 2-1 decision.

The state tournament was held at South Grand Prairie High School March 7-9

Turner Academic UIL Competitors Bring Home Honors

The following students successfully competed in the Academic UIL Competition at MacArthur High School on Saturday, March 23.

Current Events
Valerie Fix - 3rd Place and Advances to the Regional Competition

Computer Applications
Sergio Cazares - 1st Place

News Writing
Victoria Malloy – 5th place

Poetry Interpretation
Claudia Ireheta – 2nd Place
Brooke Viegut – 3rd Place
Sarah Yarbrough – 4th Place

Prose Interpretation
Merryn McNeil – 2nd Place

Computer Science
Harrison Foreman – 6th Place

Computer Science Team – 3rd Place

Science Team – 3rd Place

Two C-FB ISD Soccer Teams Victorious

The Newman Smith boys and Creekview girls both won their bi-district advancing them to the area round of the UIL state soccer play-offs.

Creekview girls defeated Sulphur Springs 5-0 last night and they will play McKinney North at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, at The Colony High School’s stadium. Ticket prices will be $5 for adults and $3 for students and passes accepted include 10-4A, 13-4A, THSCA, TGCA, and TASCO. Creekview will be the visiting team for tomorrow night’s game.

Newman Smith boys defeated Princeton 2-0 last night and they will play Frisco Wakeland at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, at Goldsmith Stadium in Lewisville. Their ticket prices will also be $5 for adults and $3 for students and passes accepted include 10-4A, 9-4A, THSCA, and TGCA.

Add the RLT Band Scholarship Dinner and Auction to Your Calendar!

The R. L. Turner Band is hosting its 31st Annual Scholarship Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, April 12th in the RLT cafeteria located at 1600 Josey Lane in Carrollton.

The evening includes dinner, entertainment, and plenty of silent auction items to bid on. Email for more information.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

C-FB Softball and Baseball are in Full Swing!

Want to catch a high school baseball or softball game?  Click here to see a full list of all C-FB high schools sports schedules.

Show Your Support for Lady Lions Soccer

The Lady Lions Soccer Team is heading to the bi-district playoffs finishing up their regular season in grand fashion. The JV won 3-1 and Claudia Rojas scored twice to beat Trinity 2-1 for the varsity.

The varsity ended up with a 15-6-1 record and a goal difference of +37.

2013 Girls Soccer Bi-District Playoffs
Marcus vs. R. L. Turner
Friday, March 29th at 7pm
Marcus Stadium
5707 Morriss Rd, Flower Mound TX
$5 for adults $3 for kids
6-5A passes will be accepted

NSHS Trojans Win Awards at UIL Academic Meet

Students from Newman Smith High School competed at the UIL 4A District 10 Academic Meet, taking several awards.

Lincoln Douglas Debate
1st Sarah Withers
2nd Samuel Winstel

Withers and Winstel will advance to the Regional Meet Apr. 19-20 at UT-Arlington.

Informative Speaking
1st Sarah Withers
2nd Anisha Bhatia
5th Teresa Kennedy

Withers and Bhatia will advance to the Regional Meet.

Persuasive Speaking
2nd Samuel Winstel
3rd Jeralyn Lopez

Winstel and Lopez will advance to the Regional Meet.

Friday, March 22, 2013

FREE Public Event - Live the Dream EXPO

The community is invited to join us on Saturday, April 27th from 12-4pm at Ranchview High school for the Live a Dream Expo.  This is a resource fair for parents, professionals and providers and will offer opportunities and solutions for children, youth and adults with disabilities. Keynote sessions will be held on guardianship, life planning and keeping your special needs child safe.

EXPO is sponsored by The Arc, Region 10, C-FB ISD, Coppell ISD, Irving ISD and Prosper ISD.

For more information contact The Arc at 214-634-9810 or

Saturday, April 27, 2013
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ranchview High School
8401 Valley Ranch Parkway East
Irving, TX 75063


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Register for Kacie's Run

Register for Kacie’s Run at Standridge Stadium from 3-7 p.m. on Tue., Mar. 19 and Wed., Mar. 20. Race day is Sat., Mar. 23! Kacie’s Run benefits C-FB ISD Special Olympics Athletes.

McWhorter Elementary Two-Way Dual Language Meeting

There will be a Two-Way dual Language meeting for parents of students entering Kindergarten at McWhorter Elementary next year.  Dr. Hinojosa will provide parents information regarding the program, the benefits, qualifications, etc.  The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 6pm in the McWhorter Elementary Library.

Creekview Mock Trial Team Earn State Championship Title

The Creekview High School Mock Trial team are 2012-2013 State Championship title holders after winning the State Mock Trial Competition this month. The team will represent C-FB ISD and Creekview High School at the national competition in May.

RLT Student Takes 1st Place at Regional Science and Engineering Fair

R. L. Turner High School student, Michelle Park took First Prize and Grand Prize Runner-Up at the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair with her project, “Little Needles! The Fabrication of Gold Biocompatible Microneedles with Dissolvable Nano-scale Tips for the Treatment and Diagnosis of Malignant Cells.” Park also won Best Engineering Project from the Society of American Military Engineers and Outstanding Project with Air Force Applicability from the United States Air Force. Park will now compete at the State and International Science Fair competitions.

Additionally, Newman Smith High School students Anna Halepaska, Santiago Mazuera, Taelor Opplinger and Lauren Smith all received Honorable Mention for their science fair projects at the event. Halepaska, Mazuera and Smith worked as a team on a project titled SPAAM – Simple Plastic Autonomous Aerial Machine.” Opplinger had an individual project titled “Over-Expression of Pkd1 in Renal Epithelial Cells Disrupts Tubulogenessis.”

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

RLT One Act Play Places at Contest

The R. L. Turner High School Theater Department recently competed in the UIL One Act Play Contest receiving 3rd place for their performance. 

 The following students were individually recognized:

All Star Cast: Itati Martinez, Daniel Cobb, and Michelle Neumann
Honorable mention All star cast: Merryn McNeil and Kenton Scott
Tech Awards: Hannah Tolle and Valerie Cogbill

Experience the Culture in C-FB

Ranchview High School Culture Night - FREE FAMILY EVENT

Thursday, April 4, 2013
6 - 8:30pm

Ranchview High School
8401 Valley Ranch Pkwy. East
Irving, Tx 75063

All members of the C-FB community are invited to share in Culture Night at Ranchview High School! There will be music, fun and games to learn about different cultures in our community. Join us in the cafeteria anytime after 6pm.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Female Powerlifter Finishes Strong at State Meet

Creekview powerlifter, Courtney Duncan, placed 6th place at the Powerlifting State tournament in Corpus Christi.  Her totals were as follows: bench 120, squat 340, dead lift 355.  Her total was a season best 815.  

Creekview Students Traveled to Learn

Over Spring Break, five Creekview student representatives and teacher Suzanne Reese traveled to the National Service Learning Convention in Denver, Colorado, where they were recognized along with nine other schools in the United States, as a National Leader School. 

The students participating in this opportunity are from the Creekview Project Ignition Team; Michael Caballero, Jeremy Dowell, Edwin Aguilar, Gabby Frost and Sabrina Martinez.  

Calling All Scrapbookers!

The R. L. Turner Orchestra is inviting the community to a scrapbook party!

Register NOW to get the early registration discount!

Scrapbooking Fundraiser:
April 6, 2013
RL Turner High School Cafeteria
1600 S. Josey Lane

· All-Day Cropping
· Games & Prizes
· Raffles
· Vendors
· Goodie Bags
· Make-n-Takes
· Beginning Scrapbooking Class

Register at
For more information, contact: Cindy Murray at, 972-965-2606

This event is open to everyone. Invite your friends and family.

After the Bell Summer Enrollment Now Open

The C-FB ISD After The Bell  Summer Enrollment Forms are available NOW in campus offices.

General Program Information:
  • 5-year-olds through completing 5th grade students enrolled in C-FB ISD 
  • Educational enrichment, field trips, swimming and recreational activities 
  • Monday, June 10th through Friday, August 16th from 7:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. Monday-Friday (CLOSED Thursday July 4, 2013)

Another State Championship Title for a C-FB Student

Michael Ferguson, a junior at Creekview High School, became the 2012-2013 Texas Forensic Association Humorous Interpretation State Champion by competing against the 134 students in this event at the state meet on March 9th.

Creekview placed 5th out of the 209 schools qualifying and competing at this year’s state tournament.

The Creekview Forensic Team is directed by Robert Shepard.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Texas Rangers Baseball Club and C-FB ISD Partner to Support the C-FB ISD Educational Foundation

The Texas Rangers Baseball Club and Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD are excited to offer all employees, families, and friends discounts off the regular gate price for select games during the 2013 season. A portion of the money from every ticket sold will go back to the C-FB ISD Educational Foundation! To access the discount click here and enter the password: CFB13.

McWhorter Elementary Chosen as Only U.S. School to Participate inLandmark Skype Call to Mount Everest

On Mar. 28, McWhorter Elementary will participate in a Skype call to Mount Everest. In a promotion by Skype in the Classroom, explorer Mark Wood will be leading an expedition through the Nepalese side of the Himalayas in an attempt to summit Mount Everest. Wood selected one school from ten countries, from over 650 that applied for the opportunity. McWhorter is the only school from the United States that was selected to take part in this call, along with students from schools in Japan, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Thailand, Australia, Switzerland and Finland.

C-FB ISD 3rd-5th Graders Turn Art into Greeting Cards

Thanks to a generous $3,000 Pathcare Medical sponsorship by President Jeff Vitt, the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Educational Foundation and 3rd-5th grade students are creating and marketing a full line of all-occasion greeting cards called “C-FB Kids Cards.”
Showcasing highly imaginative and decorative artwork these highly creative and deluxe size (5 1/2”x7 1/2”) greeting cards are available for consumer and business orders
The goal of C-FB Kids Cards is to showcase the artistic talents of C-FB ISD elementary-age students, while generating sustainable and scalable revenues from year-round all-occasion greeting card sales to fund student scholarships, teacher grants and more.
Students whose cover art was used to create Kids Cards were honored at the district’s Art Festival at Baylor Hospital-Carrollton on March 7.
Students that were honored included:
Maanasa Lanka, Freeman Elementary
Mary Knapton, Las Colinas Elementary
Evelyn Magro-Melo, Blair Elementary
Alondra Rivera, Stark Elementary
Soumya Somani, Stacy Benjamin, Michele Sandoval, Ashley Kim – La Villita Elementary
Swati Bhamidipati, Valencia Lugo, Melissa Mondragon – La Villita Elementary

Trojan Golfer Wins Regional Preview Tournament

Newman Smith High School Trojan golfer Eji Kwon participated in the regional preview golf tournament hosted by Frisco Centennial at Texas Star in Euless. Kwon won the tournament, shooting a round of 76.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Four C-FB Schools’ Videos Featured on TASB Website

Several C-FB ISD schools participated in the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) video contest entitled “Texas Public Schools Rock!” Videos from Furneaux Elementary, Rainwater Elementary, Polk Middle School, and R. L. Turner High School are featured on TASB’s website.

The videos can be viewed here:

CHS Senior Awarded Presitgious AP Arts and Music Theory Scholarship

Creekview High School senior, Samantha Guu, has been selected as a 2013 recipient of the prestigious Excellence in AP Arts and Music Theory Award Scholarship of Communities Foundation of Texas. This $20,000 scholarship is highly competitive and is only available to senior AP Art or Music Theory students from the top-performing schools in the state in regard to academic and fine arts achievement. Samantha’s accomplishment is a great representation of high achievement at Creekview High School and C-FB ISD.

International Baccalaureate Art Show

The International Baccalaureate students at Ranchview High School invite the community to their art show on March 28, 2013 at 6pm in the Ranchview High School Library.  There will be sculptures, drawings and paintings on exhibit as well as an opportunity to meet the artists.  

This is a free event open to the public. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Five RLT Girls’ Basketball Players Receive as All-District Honors

On Feb. 21, five R. L. Turner girls’ basketball team members received all-District honors for their athletic and academic accomplishments:

Academic All-District
Nicole Ellis
Laura Gerencser
Alexis Bynum
Palma Rodriguez

2nd Team All-District

Palma Rodriguez

NSHS French Students Place Well at Regional Competition

Five Newman Smith High School French students scored wins at the Regional Fete competition recently in Plano.

NSHS winners were: 
Liliana Alarcon - 1st Overall, Level 4
David Oostenbrug - 1st Overall, Level 3
Vicki Contreras - 3rd Place, Level 2
Tannah Oppliger and Benjamin Peillard were tied for 2nd place, Level 1.

Schools from the North Texas region participated in the annual French Language competition,

The NSHS team is coached by French teachers David Hardy and Nathalie Sporcic.

Newman Smith DECA Wins Big at State

Newman Smith DECA took 50 students to the state competition in Corpus Christi.  The following students will advance to international competition in Anaheim, California in April:

Shivam Patel - Accounting Applications
John Rahlfs - Business Finance
Ben Rice - Business Services Marketing
Phoebe Mizuno - Entrepreneurship Written Project
Sierra Sailer - Entrepreneurship Written Project
Anthony Obiedo - Financial Services
Pablo Ortiz - Financial Services
Cynthia Herrera - Hospitality Services
Saidy Servin - Hospitality Services
Maureen Genov - Travel and Tourism
Erica Lara - Travel and Tourism
Paulina Herran - Travel and Tourism
Blaire McClure - Travel and Tourism

Jaida George
Radhika Shah
Mikey Babick
Alex MacElvanie
Kat Benecke
Heip Nguyen
Breanna Huynh
Karen Pedraza

Newman Smith DECA advisors are Jackie Hopkins, Lola Walker, Linda Hicks and Kathi Long and Kathy Holdge

Freshmen DI Team Advances to State

A C-FB ISD Destination Imagination team made up of 7 freshmen from each C-FB High School recently competed and took 1st place at the DI eXtreme competition.  This group of talented students, competing together since second grade, have earned the opportunity to compete at the state tournament in April.

John Clarke  - R. L. Turner – BioMed
Robby Pierce – Ranchview
Taylor Allen – Newman Smith - International Business Academy
Joey Piriano – R. L. Turner – METSA
Jeena Piriano – Creekview – Law
Alex Stack – John Paul II (private school)

Creekview Boys Basketball All-District Honors

The following members of the Creekview Boys’ Basketball team received All-District honors for district 10-4A.

2nd Team

Alex Rincon

2nd Team All-District

Ian Spaight

Sophomore of the Year

Larry Hughes

Academic All-District

Desmond Funches
Larry Hughes
Johnny Jones
Will Romaine

Lady Mustang Basketball: All-District

The following athletes have received All-District honors:

1st Team
Brianna Shavers

2nd Team
Brittany Adams
Peyton Hurst

Izzy Meijering
MaKayla Bonner
LaLa Burnett
Ariel Page

Acadmic All-Disrict
Izzy Meijering
Peyton Hurst
Brianna Shavers
Sadie Howard
Maddie Meijering
Hansen Breen
Amarissa Raley
K.K. Kowald

C-FB ISD Featured on CBS DFW

Check out this video about Mr. Baker's AP Physics class at Creekview High School.
Real Science: 'Flipping' The Classroom At Carrollton's Creekview High « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth