Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CHS Baseball Advances to Play-offs

Creekview High School who finished the season strong to take third place in District 10-4A play, qualifying them for the state UIL baseball play-offs. Information on Creekview’s bi district series against Frisco Wakeland is below.

Ticket prices for each of the games will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students with passes accepted to include THSCA, TGCA, 10-4A and 9-4A administrator passes. No teacher passes or activity cards or punch cards allowed for these games.

Game 1
7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Frisco Wakeland

Game 2
7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Creekview

Game 3 (if needed)
1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at Denton Ryan HS

NSHS Baseball Advances to Play-off Series

Congratulations to Newman Smith High School baseball who qualified for the state UIL baseball play-offs as the #4 seed from District 10-4A.  Bi-District play-off series information is shown below.  Ticket prices for the games will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students and passes to be accepted include THSCA, TGCA, 9-4A, and 10-4A.  No faculty passes or activity cards will be accepted for these games.

The First Round of the Playoffs is set. The Newman Smith Trojans (Seed #4 in District 10-4A) will be facing the Frisco Centennial Titans (Seed #1 in District 9-4A).

The following is the information for the series:

Game 1
Date: Thursday May 2, 2013
Location: Kelly Field
Time: 7:30 pm

Game 2
Date: Friday May, 3, 2013
Location: Centennial High School
Time: 7:30 pm

Game 3 *If necessary
Date: Saturday May 4, 2013
Location: Kelly Field
Time: 7:30 pm

CHS Softball Advances to Area

Congratulations to Creekview softball on winning their bi-district series over 9-4A champion The Colony High School. Creekview won the first game on Friday night, lost the second at The Colony on Saturday, and came back to win the third game and capture the series later on Saturday at The Colony. Creekview will now take on Dallas Woodrow Wilson in the area round of the state UIL softball play-offs.

RLT Senior Named Gates Millennium Scholar

R. L. Turner High School senior, Rahim Karim, was selected as one of the 1,000 Gates Millennium Scholars for the Class of 2013. Karim was chosen from 54,000 applicants for his strong leadership, community service and academic achievements. This is a significant and prestigious accomplishment.

Furneaux Elementary Students Support Citizens of West

Three students (Katie, Catherine and Brianna) from Furneaux Elementary, set up a neighborhood lemonade stand over the weekend to raise money for the campus campaign "Bucks in a Bucket" to raise money for the citizens of West, Texas. The girls raised $31.37.

R. L. Turner Fine Arts Nominated for Awards

The R.L Turner Fine Arts team participated in the Schmidt and Jones Awards, a High School Musical Theater contest receiving 8 nominations (2 more than last year).   The winners receive scholarships and the winner of Best Actor and Actress receive a trip to New York this summer to participate in the national contest.

The nominations for SUESSICAL are:
  1. Best Actress------------------------------Sarah Yarbrough
  2. Best Actor---------------------------------Gabriel Foster
  3. Best Orchestra
  4. Excellence in chorography--------------Krista Heard
  5. Excellence in chorography--------------Brooke Viegut
  6. Best Actress in a Supporting role-------Kristina Pettyjohn
  7. Best Actress in a Minor role-------------Merryn McNeil
  8. Best Lighting Design----------------------Scott Henson

The Schmidt and Jones Award ceremony will be held on May 23rd.

C-FB Waterpolo Season Results

The C-FB boys All-Star waterpolo team performed very well at the Regional Consolidated Championship in Denton. After a victory against MacArthur in the first round, Team C-FB met the Thunder consolidated club team in the semi-final and held their experienced players to just a 3-goal victory 12-9. Creekview’s Cole Solomon was solid in net, while Axel Dominguez and Travis Mayfield, also from Creekview, each found the net a few times as C-FB finished in third place. C-FB’s second boys team lost a heartbreaker 11-10 to Cedar Hill/Duncanville, with Newman Smith’s Adrien Lewis the top scorer with five goals. That squad later lost to Irving 8-1 to finish 7th. Meanwhile, the girls team played very strong against MacArthur, losing 7-5, then played well against Flower Mound in that 8-4 loss. Newman Smith’s Kaleigh Putter scored five goals and Ranchview’s Maddie Worrell was a strong defensive force at the point position. The girls finished 11th.


BOYS A 4-1
BOYS B 3-2

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cadets for a Cause

The R. L. Turner NJROTC had 40 cadets participate in a community service project to help the March of Dimes.  The cadets picked up all the signs and trash along the trail after the race and collected the unused water bottles.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

C-FB ISD Principal Wins National Award for Communications

Barbara Bush Middle School Principal, Matt Warnock, is the recipient of the 2013 Blackboard Catalyst for Communications Strategy Award.

The Blackboard Connect Communications Strategy award honors those who use Blackboard Connect to support safety, security and campus engagement with effective communication strategies. Award recipients will have demonstrated results using their mass notification service and/or text messaging technology to respond to an emergency where they were able to keep the campus safe, improve the state of faculty-student communication, and/or impact student retention.

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD created an ambassador training program to foster well-informed and highly engaged public school "champions" from various segments of the community - parents, local citizens, business leaders, real estate agents and staff. This unique, sustainable program has created a ripple effect of positive communication and a stronger sense of community across the district.

Carrollton Police accepting applications for the Junior Police

The Carrollton Police Department is hosting the Junior Police Academy during the upcoming summer months for those students currently in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade. All applicants must be in good standing at their school, as well as in the community. The Carrollton Police Department is providing this opportunity for a $5 charge per student.

The first Academy begins the week of June 10, with the last Academy session beginning on July 29. The Junior Police Academy is developed to expose middle school aged children to a wide range of police activities. Participants will learn about the Carrollton Police Department’s Motorcycle Unit, Crime Scene Investigations, SWAT Team, Hostage Negotiation Team, Police K9 Unit and many other exciting areas within the department.

Applications may be picked up at the front desk of the Carrollton Police Department (2025 E. Jackson Road) or any Lewisville or Carrollton-Farmers Branch middle school. Applications must be returned to the Carrollton Police Department no later than May 3.

For further information about the Academy, contact Officer Shannon Hartzell at shannon.hartzell@cityofcarrollton.com or 972-466-9122; or visit cityofcarrollton.com/police

CHS Track and Field Athletes Advance to Regionals

The Creekview Track and Field team participated at the area meet in Little Elm qualifying several athletes for the regional track meet held April 26 and 27 at UTA stadium.

Girls Qualifying:
Sami Gonzalez-100H, 300H 4x400 relay
Reala Hudson-400M 4x400 relay
Victoria Jackson-4x400 relay
Shelby Johnson-4x400 relay
Olivia Smith-4x400 relay
Boys Qualifying: 
Ryan Allo-300 hurdles
Riley Pfiester-400M
Matt Wilcocks-pole vault

Blair 5th Graders Skype with Author

Ms. Alexander’s 5th grade students from Blair Elementary recently read the novel, Breadcrumbs, and were privileged to Skype (video chat over the internet) with the author of the book, Anne Ursu. 

There were many questions answered in the 30 minute Skype call. The students learned about her writing and re-writing process. She also taught them about how she developed her characters and created parts of the story.  The students benefited greatly and acquired many new skills to apply to their own writing.

Help Sack Hunger for C-FB Students--We need Your Vote!

Metrocrest Social Services (MSS) provides food for C-FB students during the summer in a program called Sack Summer Hunger. MSS is competing for a $20,000 grant from Walmart to help fund the program. We are partnering with MSS today to help get them votes. Please consider voting today (and every day through April) to help them win the money for our students.

Our goal is to get 800 votes today representing the 800 students that MSS serves in the Sack Summer Hunger program. If we reach our goal then Dr. Burns will run 800 steps in honor of the 800 students.

Link to vote: ow.ly/keCTZ

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

NSHS Choirs Excel at UIL Concert/Sightreading Contest

All four NSHS Choirs performed at UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest on Tuesday, April 16 and received PERFECT scores.

All six judges commented on the musicality and professionalism of the singers, as well as their advanced music-reading skills. The choirs are required to perform three pieces of music selected from a list UIL provides and then sing a newly-composed piece with only 6 minutes of rehearsal time. Congratulations to the students and directors for this outstanding achievement.

NSHS Track and Field Athletes Advance to Regionals

After competing in the Area 9-10 4A Championships, the following athletes will advance to the Region II-4A Championships at UTA:

Varsity Boys – Regional Qualifiers

D’Antea Allen, Ryan Huntley, Dominic Mayberry, Jeff Moore - Area Champion 4x400m Relay
Jeff Moore – Area Champion 800m and 4th Place 1600m.  Jeff also broke the Newman Smith 800m record. The new school record is 1:54.26 (FAT).
Ramon Lee – 3rd Place Discus
Tre Gardner - 4th Place 200m

Varsity Girls – Regional Qualifiers

Brianna Cotton, Dasia Johnson, Ahmani Green, Chelsea Francis - 2nd Place 4x100m Relay
Brianna Cotton, Dasia Johnson, Ahmani Green, Chelsea Francis - 4th Place 4x200m Relay

Creekview Student Council Hosts Blood Drive for West, Texas

The C-FB ISD Community is invited to support the town of West by donating blood!

The Creekview High School Student Council organzied a blood drive to help the West, Texas victims.

Where: Creekveiw High School
When: Thursday, April 25
Time: 1 - 7pm

Walk-ins welcome

Note- If you donated blood at Creekview at the previous blood drive on February 8, you ARE eligible to donate blood again. 

For more information contact Michael Caballero (214) 727-3746.

CHS Softball Play-off Schedule

Creekview softball has qualified for the UIL State 4-A Softball Play-offs as 4th place representative from District 10-4A. Creekview will host The Colony on Friday, April 26, at 6:00 p.m. and will travel to The Colony on Saturday, April 27, for a 12:00 noon game. The third game of the series, if necessary, will be played at The Colony immediately following Game 2.

Ticket prices will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 per students each day. According to the agreement made between the two coaches, C-FB Activity cards and LISD Faculty Passes will be allowed as will 10-4A Administrator Passes or TGCA passes.

Ranchview Students Learn about the Dangers of DWI in time for Prom

To better prepare Ranchview High School students for their prom on April 20, Liberty Mutual of Irving sponsored the Prom Crash Car Event at the school on Thursday, April 18. A wrecked car with several story boards (teen auto fatalities) was parked out front of Ranchview for English classes to tour during the event.  All students also received a parent letter explaining the event and a parent-teen driving contract during their advisory classes. 

Liberty Mutual representative Lillian Muniz talked with students during lunchtime in the cafeteria and provided additional information about texting and driving, teen passengers and teen auto fatalities.

Monday, April 22, 2013

NSHS Debater Makes History in C-FB ISD

Newman Smith Debate student, Sarah Grace Withers, has won the region championship for the 3rd year in a row. After winning her 3rd consecutive UIL District Lincoln Douglas Debate Title last month, she followed it up by winning her 3rd consecutive UIL Region Lincoln Douglas Debate Title at UTA on April 20. 

She is the first debater in the history of C-FB ISD to win the UIL Region Lincoln Douglas debate title 3 years in a row. Withers is undefeated in the 3 years of District and Region competition with a 33-0 record.

Sarah Grace also won 2nd place in Informative Speaking. She will compete in both events at the UIL State Championship Tournament May 20-22 at the University of Texas.

Additionally, Sam Winstel was a finalist in Persuasive Speaking and is an alternate to the state tournament.
Jeralyn Lopez a 9th grade student tied for 9th at the region tournament in Informative Speaking.

Lady Mustangs Sign to Play College Basketball

On Wednesday, April 24 at 3pm, the following athletes will sign to play college basketball:

Brianna Shavers officially signing with the University of New Orleans
Peyton Hurst officially signing with Hendrix College
Brittany Adams officially signing with Southern Arkansas University

CHS Basketball Player Signs to Play at OWU

Creekview basketball player, Ian Spaight, will officially sign to play college basketball at Oklahoma Wesleyan University on Wednesday at 2:00 in B100.

Spaight and teammate Alex Rincon have been selected to play in the 2013 North Texas Basketball Coaches’ Association All-Star Game on Saturday, May 4th at 2:00 at Hebron High School. This is an outstanding honor for both young men.

ECHS Student Chosen for State PTA Scholarship

Early College High School (ECHS) student, Alexandria Fisher, has been chosen to receive a state PTA scholarhship. Fisher will be graduating from ECHS in May.

The Early College High School, located on the Brookhaven College campus, is an educational choice for incoming ninth grade students who are accepted into the program through an application process during the fall of their eighth year. The program blends high school and college in a rigorous, yet supportive program, compressing the time it takes to complete a high school diploma and the first two years of college. ECHS is currently joined by a memorandum of understanding with Brookhaven College which has committed time and resources to helping our students become academically successful, earn college credit tuition free, and successfully transition to an institution of high education.

Benefits to Students:
Opportunity to earn 60+ college credits on 100% scholarship for books and tuition
Experience a small school setting within a college campus
Safe and supportive environment
Rigorous academic program for all students

C-FB Boys Water Polo Remain Undefeated and Heading to Regionals

The C-FB boys waterpolo team grabbed two more victories hosting Irving ISD, improving to 6-0 on the season. Creekview’s Travis Mayfield scored four goals and Ranchview’s Sinjin Venegas scored three as the boys beat Irving 11-6 and 10-0. Cole Solomon and Alex Garcia from Creekview teamed up for the shutout in the second game.

The girls played strong, taking a 4-1 lead at the half, but struggled in the second half, losing 10-6. Maddy Worrell (Ranchview) and Kaleigh Putter (Newman Smith) each scored a pair of goals.

C-FB’s next games will be at the Regional Championship in Denton Saturday, April 27th .

CHS student advances to State in Poetry

Creekview High School junior, Kevin Kehl, took the Region 2 4A championship in Poetry. He will compete at the UIL State meet in late May.

Central Elementary Surprised with New Music Carpet

Central Elementary students were surprised when they arrived in music class to see a brand new music carpet.  The hand tufted carpet was a surprise addition to the room, even to the new music teacher, Mrs. Diedrich.  Now they have more room and can sit in a circle, using the carpet as a resource and a learning tool.   There is a staff with the treble and bass clefs, a keyboard, solfege syllables, and different note values on each square where the students sit.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Metropolitan Opera Singer Skypes With Blanton 3rd Graders

On Apr. 19, 3rd graders from Blanton Elementary engaged in a Skype call with operatic singer, Emily Pulley. Pulley has performed opera professionally for over 20 years, including over ten seasons with the Metropolitan Opera. Pulley treated students to a short piece by Puccini during the call. Students took turns asking the singer questions and Pulley answered, explaining how learning piano, guitar and flute in elementary school and middle school helped get her to where she is today.

C-FB Retired School Personnel Association Prepares Books for Elementary Schools

Volunteers with the C-FB Retired School Personnel Association (CFBRSPA) sorted and cleaned books to be given away to some C-FB elementary schools. Over the course of a year, the organization collects children’s books through donation and buys books at the C-FB Educational Foundation’s Gently Used Book Sale to give to students to read over the summer and to keep. The CFBRSPA work in concert with their parent organization, the Texas Retired Teachers Association in the Children’s Book Project. The Children’s Book Project began in 1998, and since its inception, more than 500,000 books have been placed in the hands of children to call their own. The CFBRSPA has collected over 2000 books this year to distribute to campuses this year.

Perot Planetarium Visits Furneaux

The “Portable Universe” inflatable planetarium from Perot Science Museum came to Furneaux Elementary April 15 - 19.  Students enjoyed viewing and learning about stars, planets, the moon and more compliments of the Furneaux PTA.

CHS Golfer Advances to State

Creekview’s Paige Nelson placed third at the Region II-4A golf tournament and will represent C-FB at the UIL State 4A golf tournament in Austin on April 29-30.

We NEED Your Vote Today!!

C-FB ISD is partnering with Metrocrest Social Services (MSS)
to help MSS win a grant for $20,000 to fund their Sack Summer Hunger program. MSS provides food for over 800 C-FB students this summer. The meals include breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the summer. 

On Monday, April 22, Dr. Burns will run 800 steps at Standridge Stadium in honor of the 800 students that MSS is serving if 800 people vote for MSS on Monday.

Let's SACK SUMMER HUNGER together.  Vote now! You can vote for MSS here

Thursday, April 18, 2013

RHS Student Receives National Scholarship

Hannah Pierce was one of 20 students in the nation to receive a $20,000 scholarship from Foot Locker. Nearly 26,000 students applied and Hannah was selected for her athletic, academic and community service accomplishments.

2013 Council PTA Life Member Ceremony and Reception

2013 Council PTA Life Member Ceremony and Reception - School Board Member Lynn Chaffin was honored as a PTA Life Member

NSHS Debater Qualifies for National Tournament

Trojan debater, Sarah Grace Withers, has won her second National Qualification for the debate competition to be held in Alabama in June. Withers previously qualified as a freshman. This is the 16th time in 18 years that NSHS Debate has been represented at the National Championship Tournament.

McWhorter 5th Graders Participate in Mystery Skype Call

On Apr. 12, 5th grade students from McWhorter Elementary participated in a "Mystery Skype Call" in which they spoke with another 5th grade class in a mystery location. Students from each school took turns asking yes/no questions such as, "are you west of the Mississippi?" to determine the location of the other school. Some students were assigned as greeters, others as the questioning team, others as a 'think tank.' Students would look up Google Maps on their iPads and consult printed resources to help formulate questions to see which class would be the first to determine the location of the other school.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

AMAT Students Debut on YouTube

Check out this video created by AMAT (Academy for Media Arts and Technology) interns at Geek Beat TV.  Pablo Pelliard helped write the script and product review, and Matt Mozingo is the show host.


RLT Girls' Soccer Share a Story

The R. L. Turner Girls’ Soccer team took time to read to 5th graders at Central Elementary and share the importance of being involved in school and extracurricular activities. Many of the athletes attended Central Elementary as youngsters and enjoyed returning to the campus as role models.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

RHS Girls Golf District 10-3A Golf Champions

Congratulations to the Ranchview Girls Golf team for being the 2013 District 10-3A Golf Champions.  

CHS Theatre Nominated for Best Ensemble

CHS Theatre was nominated for best ensemble in their production of Hello Dolly at a contest held by Casa Manana Theatre in Fort Worth called the Betty Buckley Awards. They are one out of hundreds of high school musicals in the Dallas Fort-Worth area to be nominated. The award will be given at the award ceremony on May 23, 2013.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

NSHS Troyann’s Spring Show

Put the Troyann Spring Show on your calendar!

April 19 and 20 at 7pm
Pauline Keeton Smith Performing Arts Center 2335 N. Josey Lane
Carrollton, Texas 75006

Tickets will be sold at the door or you can stop by the theatre Monday April 15 through Thursday April 18th from 6:00-8:00 pm to purchase advance tickets.

Reserved tickets are $10 and include a program. General Admission tickets are $5 and a program is $3.

Box office will open at 6pm on Friday and Saturday night of the show!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

C-FB Teaches Life-Saving Techniques to Staff

C-FB ISD regularly holds free classes for teachers and staff, teaching first aid and life-saving techniques such as CPR and how to use AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillator).

April School Board Honorees

The following people were recognized as VIP's for their efforts in high achievement for all students in C-FB ISD at the school board meeting on April 4, 2013:

Mr. Billy Hammon - R. L. Turner High School
Mr. Chad Hunter - Ranchview High School

The VIP (Very Important Profession of Teaching) program is the district’s way of saying “Thank You!” to our professional staff for being innovative leaders in learning, who diligently work to meet the needs of all our students. Honorees are recognized at School Board Meetings for their efforts in making our schools a great place for quality learning to occur. VIPs have been honored through the program for over 25 years. Principals at each campus choose VIP honorees or ask the staff at their campus to choose an honoree.

Also recognized at the meeting were National Merit Scholarship Award Recipients from Turner and Ranchview High Schools.

We offer school board meeting videos on-demand on our Vimeo site and on our public access cable channel.  Check it out!

C-FB ISD Announces Principal and Associate Superintendent Appointments

Sherie Skruch
The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (C-FB ISD) Board of Trustees approved two administrative recommendations at its regular meeting on April 4, 2013. The appointments will be for the 2013-2014 school year.

Ranchview High School Principal

The recommendation for High School Principal at Ranchview is Sherie Skruch. Mrs. Skruch has served as interim Ranchview principal for this school year.

“Serving as the interim principal at Ranchview High School has been the highlight of my career. I look forward to being a part of the continued success at Ranchview,” said Skruch.

Mrs. Skruch has been with C-FB for 14 years. Previously, she served as assistant principal of Newman Smith High School for six years. She also taught English and was an Instructional Facilitator at Creekview High School.

Associate Superintendent of Educational Services
Georgeanne Warnock

The School Board Meeting, the School Board approved the recommendation of Georgeanne Warnock as the Associate Superintendent for Educational Services.

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to partner with staff, parents, students and the community to help C-FB ISD reach the goal of high achievement for all students,” said Warnock.

Mrs. Warnock has been with C-FB ISD for 14 years. She has been the principal at R. L. Turner High School since 2009. She has also served as associate principal at R. L. Turner High School, assistant principal at Creekview High School, and a Social Studies and English teacher at Creekview High School.

Creekview and Smith Swing to Survive

The Creekview and Smith's softball programs teamed up for Swing to Survive and raised $1200.00 for the American Cancer Society.

NSHS Nominated for Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards

Newman Smith students are among students from 49 schools in 10 North Texas counties nominated in the second annual Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards. There are 15 categories, and nominees in 12 categories.
Newman Smith was nominated in the following categories for the Musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying:
  • Best Supporting Actor (Adam Wedesky)
  • Choreography
  • Orchestra

McCoy Elementary Student Finishes Second in National Geograpic Bee

Pranay Varada, 4th grader at McCoy Elementary placed second in the state competition of the National Geographic Bee (GeoBee), the youngest student to compete. Students from across Texas competed in the state championship for the Geography Bee in Bedford on Friday, April 5, 2013.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/04/05/4753741/fifth-grader-from-austin-wins.html#storylink=cpy
The GeoBee contest had 100 students from across the state of Texas. The students were split into 5 groups with 20 students in each. Each group then had 8 preliminary rounds in which Pranay and 27 other students had perfect score. 

Freeman Elementary Experiences Science in Action

C-FB ISD fifth grade teachers at Freeman Elementary took their classrooms on the road with Education in Action’s “Water Rocks” Travel, Explore, and Learn Field Trip. The students visited Waco’s Cameron Park Zoo and Inner Space Cavern in Georgetown to experience what they are learning in fifth grade science.

Trojan Football Players Volunteer Their Service

Members of the Newman Smith High School football team volunteered at the North Texas State Trampoline and Tumbling meet held at The Palaestra. Exercising the district’s character value goals of service and responsibility. The volunteers loaded tables, trampolines, rod floors, mats and other equipment into an 18-wheeler for transport.

RHS Artist Takes Medal at State Level of VASE Contest

Ranchview High School student, Alex Kim, participated in the state level of the Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) in Bryan, TX. Kim’s painting scored a 4 – the highest rating given, earning him a VASE medal.

CHS UIL Journalism Team Qualifies for Regionals

On Mar. 21, the Creekview High School UIL Journalism Team were named the 1st place Journalism Team at regional qualifying competition, beating Highland Park, North Forney, Poteet and West Mesquite High Schools. The following students are headed to Regionals:
Markus Smith – 3rd in News Writing
Jessica Zavala – 1st in Feature Writing & 2nd in Editorial Writing
Victor Ramirez – 2nd in Feature Writing
Kayla Davis – 2nd in Headline Writing
Seena Thomas – 4th in News Writing
Ellie Ebanks – 5th in News Writing

CHS Art Students Take Top Prizes in Art Competition

Art students at Creekview High School participated the Young American Talent Regional High School Art Competition. There were over 500 entries from several schools, with 100 entries making it to the finals at El Centro College. Entries included jewelry, ceramics, painting and sculpture. Mustang artists Richard Kim, Maritza Delcid and Angelina Joy had their work selected for finals, with Delcid taking 2nd place and Joy taking 1st place, both in the Jewelry division. Delcid also had a second entry that was also selected among the top 100 pieces.

C-FB Speech Competitors Advance to District

On Apr. 4, Creekview High School student, Kevin Kehl, and Ranchview High School students, Mary LaCroix, participated in the Carrollton Chapter Rotary 4-Way Speech Contest. Both students took 1st place, and will move on to district competition on April 27.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

McCoy Elementary Gets Motivated to Conquer the STAAR Test

McCoy Elementary Principal, Dawn Rink encourages her students to do their best on the STAAR test.  On Monday, April 1, McCoy Elementary had a special visit from “Captain STAAR” (McCoy Principal Dawn Rink). Captain STAAR offered encouragemnt, support and led a motivational obstacle course for students taking the STAAR test this week. Every student received a high five as they finished the course.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Reserve a Spot for your Child for the C-FB Summer Programs


Registration for the C-FB ISD Exploration Academy and SAGE program starts May 1 at a special Parent Preview/Registration Event from 4:30 - 6:30pm at the Technology Learning Center in room 120.

A second Parent Preview/Registration Event will be held May 7 from 4:30 - 6:30pm at Blalack Middle School.

The programs are open to C-FB ISD students who have finished Kindergarten through 7th grade.

Both programs will run June 11 – June 28, 8:40 am. – 12:40 pm. at Blalack Middle School. The registration fee is $175, or $100 for those on Free/Reduced lunch plans. For questions, please contact Ms.Robyn Callahan at callahanr@cfbisd.edu or call 972-968-6100.

Click here to see a video about the program.

Congressional Invitation to C-FB Students and Parents

U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant has invited high school and middle school students and parents to join him for the North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum on Apr. 20, 2013. This free event will take place at Coppell High School at 8 a.m. – 12 noon. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Representatives and cadets from the service academies will be available to share their experiences serving our country while receiving a top-flight education. Congressman Marchant has more information on his webpage.

Creekview Celebrates Their First Female All-American Wrestlers

Creekview High School wrestlers, Bobbi Navarrette and Leah Olguin, earned the title of All-Americans by placing at the USA Wrestling Girls Nationals in Oklahoma City. Navarrette finished sixth while Olguin finished eighth in their respective weight classes. Also competing for the Mustangs and only one match away from being an All-American was Chloe Salomon.

Bobbi at Nationals.
Bobbi Navarette, Sixth Place All-American
Leah at Nationals
Leah Olguin, Eight Place All-American

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Brain?

Find this and other interesting information on our Future C-FB: Parenting Young Children Blog:  Is it possible that children with good oral hygiene are smarter than kids without? According to the American Journal of Public Health,...

METSA TARC Team’s Rocket Launch Qualifies for National Competition

C-FB ISD students in the Math Engineering Technology Science Academy (METSA) competed in Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). TARC is an annual aerospace STEM competition. The extra-curricular, hands-on project-based learning program is modeled around the aerospace industry’s design, fabrication and testing processes. This year’s competition required participating teams to launch an egg, laying horizontally, in a rocket weighing under 650 grams to exactly 750 feet. The egg then had to return safely to earth between 48 and 50 seconds. Each foot off altitude and each second off return time resulted in a point being added to the final team score, with the lowest score winning. The METSA team qualified with a launch of 764 feet with the egg landing in 48 seconds with a score of 14. The qualification cutoff for the national competition is 16.12. The following students earned a trip to the national level of the TARC competition where they will compete with 100 other teams from around the nation for a chance at a $60,000 scholarship:
Dustin Call
Mark Cordova
Jawaad Gadhia
Tripp Illingworth

RLT Student’s Essay Wins Award Through University of Houston Program

R. L. Turner junior Christy Purnadi was named as a winner in the G├╝len Institute Student Platform essay competition, sponsored by the University of Houston. Over 500 essays from 40 countries were submitted to the competition. Purnadi is in the BioMed and AMAT academies at RLT. She will be traveling to Washington, D.C. on Apr. 8-12 to receive her award and to meet  U.S. Congressmen and visit historic sites in the area.

NSHS Debater Qualifies for Nationals

The Newman Smith High School speech and debate team participated in the national qualifying debate competition. Trojan debater Sarah Grace Withers placed 2nd in Legislative Debate, earning her 2nd national qualification. Withers previously qualified as a freshman. The national competition will be held in Birmingham, Alabama on Jun. 16-22. This is the 16th time in 18 years that NSHS Debate has been represented at the National Championship Tournament.

Troyanns Shine at Competition

The Newman Smith High School Troyanns recently competed at the ShowTime International’s Dallas Grande Finale at Lewisville High School. They performed “Shine On,” with both officers and the team receiving sweepstakes and the Judges’ Award for scoring a 90 or above from all judges on all three routines. The officers were named Best in Category for their lyrical and pom routines. The Troyanns were also named best in category for their pom, lyrical and jazz performances.  The team and officers were also awarded the Champions’ Circle award. A few of the Troyanns also entered the Kick Master Competition, with Abby Franks winning the title Senior Kickmaster Champion. Franks competed against 20 other high school competitors.