Friday, May 31, 2013

Dan F. Long 7th Grader Exemplifies Character Through Volunteerism

Check it out: Dan F. Long 7th grader Justin Hulme Rangel volunteered in the clean up after the tornado in Moore, OK. He rescued a cat trapped in the rubble for six days. He exemplifies the character of C-FB students.

Last Chance to Register for Summer Fun!

Testimonial from Business Partner - True Story Entertainment LLC

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Updated: Early Release and Last Day of School

The last day of the school year is June 6.

There will be early release as follows for students on June 5th and 6th due to exams:

Elementary: 10:40 a.m.
Middle school: 12 noon 
High School: 11:20 a.m. 
Bea Salazar: 10:35 a.m. 

June 5: PK a.m.: 10:40 a.m.and No Pre-K p.m.
June 6: PK p.m.: 10:40 a.m. and No Pre-k a.m.

*Early College High School will not have early release.
*Mary Grimes will not have early release.

Buses will run as per this schedule. 

Celebrate the Centennial on the Carrollton Square

The C-FB ISD community is invited to attend the Celebrate the Centennial event on the Carrollton Square.  This event is hosted by the Downtown Carrollton Association.

His C-FB ISD Education Pays Off

Hussain Lalani graduated Salutatorian from R.L. Turner in the Spring of 2009 and was a member of the Academy of Biomedical Professions. He organized the first blood drive through Carter Blood Care in the Turner gym in the Fall of 2007 and began a tradition which still continues today through student leaders in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America).

Hussain recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University with his Bachelor of Science. He majored in Neuroscience and earned a certificate in Global Health. Hussain will be attending Duke Medical School this fall and is passionate about empowering patients to take control of their health through their daily actions by using first education to increase their health literacy. Hussain is really thankful to the faculty of R.L. Turner and the opportunities he was given as a high school student as they have had a lasting impact in his journey to medicine.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Parent Involvement District Policy Meeting

The C-FB ISD Annual Title I, Part A Parent Involvement District Policy Meeting will be held on Monday June 3, 2013 either from 1:00 – 2:00 am or 5:00 – 6:00 pm in the C-FB ISD ESCD Building B - Irving Room. We will be reviewing the Title I, Part A Parent Involvement Policy and the benefits of a Title I campus.

Trojans Take First Place at Solar-Powered Airplane Competition

On May 25, students from Newman Smith High School built and flew a solar-powered, radio-controlled model airplane at a competition at Texas A&M University. The competition was sponsored by the TAMU Society of Flight Test Engineers. The students’ entry had solar cells inside the wing, making for uninterrupted airflow. This tactic earned the Trojan flight crew First Place for Originality. The team also took Second Place for endurance.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

CHS Offers Theatre Camp for Kids K-8th

The Creekview High School Theatre department will be hosting a camp for kids from grades K-8. Children will be taught plenty of theatre games, and be cast in plays directed by a team of talented student directors!

COST: $35 (Lunch included).  Money and Registration form MUST be mailed to Nathan Autrey at 3201 Old Denton Rd. Carrollton, TX 75007. Postmarked by May 28th.

Performance entry fees are $5 dollars at the door.

CHS Softball Players Receive Honors

The following members of the Mustang Softball Team received District 10-4A post season honors.

Utility Player of the Year – SS, Sr. Madison Moyer
1st Team All – District – C, SS Jr. Kira Edmeads
1st Team All – District – OF, Jr. Jayme Johnson
2nd Team All- District - 2B, Soph. Alyssa Jimenez
2nd Team All-District – P, Jr. Sydney Walker
Honorable Mention – P, Jr. Dana Johnson

Kira Edmeads - Jr.
Cherie Jackson - Jr.
Savannah Flatt - Jr.
Dana Barger - Sr.
Dana Johnson - Jr.
Madison Moyer - Sr.
Kara Bramhall - Fresh.
Kaytlin Mackie - Jr.
Kyla Jobe - Soph.
Alyssa Jimenez - Soph.

METSA Students Place 2nd at Racing Challenge

The R. L. Turner METSA team RC Lions for an amazing performance at this year’s NASCAR Student Racing Challenge as they placed 2nd overall for the day of competitions. The competition was held at Lowe’s Motor Speedway zMAX Dragway in Charlotte, NC. Competitions for the day included:

·        Aerodynamics Design
·        RoboCar RaCeCar
·        Alternative Energy
·        Superspeedway Endurance Race
·        Creative Engineering
·        Team Presentations
·        Graphic Design
·        Elevator Pitch

While most teams reaching the national platform meet on a daily basis to work on projects and submit critical project points, our RC Lions are limited to short once-a-week afternoons and occasional half day Saturday meetings. This component to the competition school year makes winning runner-up just that more rewarding. Our Lions also placed 1st in Creative Engineering and 2nd in Team Presentations. They also collected over $700 in cash winnings and a $200 Red Cat Volcano Exp Pro Car. Their pit crew projects integrated mechanical  & electrical engineering while fabrication of an RC Car body added elements in aerodynamics, design and Solid Works 3D CAD modeling.

Participating students: Seth Bullis, Carlos Lopez, Faustino Rocha, Jessica Le, Margarita Herrera, Zeeshan Parpia, Redish Raguthu, Hermelinda Fernandez, Josh Weese, Cesar Ultrera, and Sam DeLacerda. I would like to personally thank Mrs. Mansoureh Tehrani and Mrs. Georgeanne Warnock for their generous support throughout the year.

The RC Lions team advisor is Jose Guerrero.

RLT Student is Logo Design Winner

Congratulations to RLT student Skai Brown for winning The 2012 TLA Texas Media Logo Creation Award.

Pictured together is Skai Brown and Mr. Johnson holding his award.

RHS Baccalaureate Service

Ranchview High School Graduating Class of 2013 Baccalaureate Service

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church 
8001 Mustand Drive
Irving, Texas, 75063

Ranchview High School invites the community to the 2013 Baccalaureate Service.  This ceremony gives the graduating seniors and their families an opportunity to reflect on their school years and hear the inspiring message.  

Let's Hear it for C-FB ISD!

The Dallas Business Journal rated Carrollton a top place to live for families based on GREAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS! 

Travel to Italy for Spring Break 2014

Now through Oct. 14, C-FB ISD students, teachers and their families can register for an R. L. Turner High School-sponsored trip to Italy for Spring Break 2014.
The trip will include tours of the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel in Rome. Participants will be able to walk up the Spanish Steps, or throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain. After three nights in Rome, participants will visit lovely towns in Tuscany for two nights, and then finish the tour of Italy with two nights in Venice. Teachers and their relatives are welcome on this school sponsored Turner trip. There are a few classes at Turner to prepare participants for travel abroad. Price of $3279 includes airfare, hotels with triple rooms, breakfasts, dinners, private bus, guides, and admission to all planned activities. Sign up with a $495 deposit and application before October 14, 2013. The trip must be paid in full by January 2, 2014.
Any C-FB student 9th grade and below can travel with an accompanying parent. Students in grades 10 and up can travel without a parent, provided they also attend the the classes.
Please email Cathy Burton at Turner for more detailed information.
View flyer here.

NSHS Debater places 3rd at UIL STATE

Congratulations to Sarah Grace Withers on winning 3rd place in Lincoln Douglas Debate at the UIL Speech and Debate State Championship Tournament. After winning District and Regional titles Sarah reached the semifinals of the State Tournament finishing the spring with a 14-1 record in UIL competition. 

This year in UIL competition the students debated the following topic : RESOLVED: In matters of justice, John Rawls' Difference Principle ought to be preferred over Robert Nozick's Entitlement Theory. Students alternate each round which side of the topic they debate.

Additionally, Wither’s also placed 7th in Informative Speaking at the tournament.

Next she will compete at the National Championship Tournament in Legislative Debate in Alabama June 16-June 22.

McWhorter Elementary Represented on Mt. Everest

Explorer Mark Wood skyped with McWhorter students on his journey up Mount Everest. He took the McWhorter Elementary School logo with him on his journey. He is pictured here on Mt. Everest showing off the school logos of campuses from across the globe, including McWhorter, that skyped with him along the way.

Middle School Soccer Champs!

Congratulations to the Vivian Field Middle School Soccer team for winning the title of District Champions!

RLT Student Chosen as FFA Ambassador

R. L. Turner FFA student, Alex Barbosa, has been accepted as an FFA Ambassador. Through this program she will represent the FFA students of Texas and C-FB ISD and interact with many state officials.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Severe Weather Safety Plan Online

In light of today’s possible severe weather, We want to remind you of C-FB ISD’s safety plans ( We will continue to keep you informed through our Blackboard Connect phone and email system. You may also check our safety page on the district website at for an overview of our safety plans and cancelled activities.

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook ( and Twitter (@cfbisd) for updated information.

McCoy Evening Events Rescheduled

McCoy has cancelled the 6pm Kindergarten Round-up and 6:30pm Kindergarten Performance, PTA Meeting, and Raffle drawing. 

They have been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 28, at the same times.

Bad Weather Cancellations

All athletic and fine arts activities have been cancelled for tonight.  The Coaching Reception has been cancelled.  Most campus activities have been cancelled.  We have not cancelled After the Bell. We have not cancelled the Special Called Board Meeting. If you have a question about a specific activity on your campus, please check with your campus administration. 

We are posting updates to the situation and cancelled activities on our website at

Friday, May 17, 2013

RLT was ranked as one of the best high schools in Texas and the nation by US News and World Report

R. L. Turner High School is ranked 67th within Texas. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams. The AP participation rate at Turner High School is 79 percent.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ms. Texas Visits Polk Middle School

Polk Middle School honor students were visited by Ms. Texas 2012, DeNae Couch, at the honors breakfast last week.  The breakfast honors students who have received A's all year, as well, as 7th and 8th graders who have received all A's for two or three years in a row.

RHS Track and Field Athlete Finishes Strong at State

Ranchview High School athlete, Armstrong Nworka competed in the Triple Jump, and placed 6th in the State of Texas at the UIL State Track & Field Championship with a jump of 44-05.25(2.5).

Keep the Kiddos Busy this Summer!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

CHS Seniors Awarded National Merit Scholarships

Congratulations to Creekview High School seniors Jeremy R. Dowell and Samantha Guu for being awarded a $2500 scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

The $2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.

CHS Mock Trial Team Represented Texas at National Competition

The CHS Mock Trial Team represented Texas in Indianapolis at the National High School Mock Trial Competition.  They were ultimately defeated by New Mexico, the national winner of the National High School Mock Trial Competition, by 1 ballot to 2.

The CHS Mock Trial Team Members are:

Michael Caballero 
Sydney Franklin
Anastasia Frolova 
Carson Pope
Destinie Smith 
Daniel Shrader
Ali Aldabaja 
Tyler Hoffman
Megan Hahn
The following two students received special recognition for performance in the entire competition:
Anastasia Frolova - Best Attorney
Destinie Smith - Best Witness

C-FB is the Home of a New National Champion

Junior Michael Ferguson placed 1st becoming the 2013 Humorous Interpretation Champion at the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC).  He also placed 6th in Dramatic Interpretation. 

The Creekview Speech team competed as a team and placed 5th overall out of the 98 schools from 27 states.  They qualified 14 entries to the NIETOC, advancing 10 to the quarter final round and 3 to the semi-final round.

Lady Wolves Track and Field Break Four School Records at State Meet

On May 11, 2013, Lady Wolves Track & Field Team competed in Austin, Texas at the University of Texas and placed 4th overall out 49 teams with a team total of 33 points.

Individual Scores came from:
Antonisha Stewart – 1st place 100 meter hurdles, 2nd place 200 meter (24.34 new school record!)
Kendall Cox – 3rd place 300 meter hurdles (44.53 new school record!)
Paulena Lynch – 6th place 800 m (2:21.70 new school record!)
4 x 100 meter relay (Antonisha Stewart, ShyAndrea Jackson, T’Ara Howard, Jasmine Frazier), with alternates C’ara Howard and Christian Lofton – 4th place, 47.06 new school record!)

McCoy Teacher Named Teacher of the Month

Lisa Runyon, teacher at McCoy Elementary, was nominated and has been selected as Teacher of the Month. She will be featured on WFAA Good-morning Texas on Friday, May 31.

METSA's Rockets to DC to Compete

The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC team) went to Washington DC to participate at a national competition with their rocket.  While their success at the national level didn't match their success to qualify, the TARC team had an amazing trip.

They were able to attend a breakfast hosted by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen.  At the event they met distinguished guests and other competitors and discussed their rocket and future aspirations.  Their rocket was definitely the most talked about because they hand made about 90% of it.

They were able to tour the Air & Space museum that houses the Space Shuttle Discovery as well as a great deal of other spacecraft and aircraft history.

Finally they competed with the other 99 teams and were witness to about 150 rocket launches throughout the event.

They were awarded the “Best Dressed” team at the competition.  The team members are Dustin Call, Mark Cordova, Jawaad Gadhia and Tripp Illingworth.

CHS One Act Play Performs "The Mai"

Creekview OAP "The Mai"

Friday, May 17,

Creekview Auditiorium 
3201 Old Denton Road
Carrollton, TX 75007

Creekview Theater will be performing a public viewing of this years award winning UIL One Act Play "The Mai". This is a very unique show that is drama, laughter, and tragedy all rolled into one. Tickets are $5 at the door. ( Proceeds to help pay for Scholarships for the students). 

Everyone is invited.

Newman Smith Baccalaureate Service Date

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Northside Baptist Church 
2000 Denton Drive
Carrollton, Texas 75006

This special time of inter-denominational inspiration, music and encouragement will be led by seniors. It includes a Faculty Challenge from Mr. Blaine Chamberlain and features Keynote Speaker, Jarrett Stephens, from IAmSecond and Teaching Pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church.  Reception immediately following.

And the WINNER is...?

Rhonda Walker, Cafeteria Manager from Long Middle School, won the big prize at the Event (C-FB ISD's annual employee/volunteer appreciation event) on Friday, May 10. Rhonda won a vacation voucher and will get to chose from one of the following destinations:

• Central American Excursion (airfare for 2, 4 nights in hotel, $300 visa card, and more)
• Caribbean Excursion (airfare for 2, 4 nights in hotel, $300 visa card, and more)
• Experience Disney Trip (airfare for 2 and 2 children, 3 nights in hotel, 4 tickets to Disney for 2 adults and 2 kids)
• Napa Valley Excursion (airfare for 2, 4 nights in hotel and more)
• Norwegian Cruise Line Domestic US Cruise (airfare for 2, 7 night cruise for 2 adults and more)

With over 650 employee and volunteers in attendance, The Event was a huge success and a lot of fun.  

CHS Theater Performs "The Tempest"

The Creekview Theater Department will be doing a two day performace of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" on May 21 and May 22 at 7pm in the Blackbox Theater.

Proceeds from the show will fund scholarships and student activities for the Theater department.

Tickets are $5.00 at the door, and a consession stand will be available as well.

Everyone is welcome.

REVISED - RLT Baccalaureate Ceremony Time

The ceremony will be held at 3:15 pm on May 19 at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, with a reception following. Seniors are asked to dress professionally or in Sunday best. Families and friends of seniors are encouraged to attend for this meaningful ceremony.

R. L. Turner Baccalaureate Ceremony
May 19, 3:15
Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
2800 Valwood Parkway
Farmers Branch, TX 75234

This ceremony gives our graduating seniors and their families an opportunity to reflect on their school years and hear the advice of a nationally recognized speaker, Dr. John Tolson of High Impact Life. We will enjoy music from our Turner Orchestra and Choir group, Symbany.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

RLT Baccalaureate - Day of Recognition

R. L. Turner Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 19, 2013
2:15 - 3:15pm

Mary Immaculate Catholic Church 
2800 Valwood Parkway
Farmers Branch, TX 75234

This ceremony gives the graduating seniors and their families an opportunity to reflect on their school years and hear the inspiring message of national recognized speaker, Dr. John Tolson Of High Impact Life Ministries.

A reception sponsored by Turner PTSA and parents will follow in Parrish Hall.

Vivian Field Middle School to Present an Original Musical

Please join Vivian Field Middle School for an original musical; Revolution Evolution: A Middle School Musical.

May 16 and 17, 2013
Vivian Field Middle School Cafetorium
Tickets: $8 Adults/$5 Child

Vivian Field Theater students showcase their playwriting talents in their original, student written work: Revolution Evolution: A Middle School Musical. The Field Theater students created an original script about middle school life using songs by The Beatles to support the action of the play.

Under the direction of Theater Director Jenae Glanton, students learned playwriting techniques. “The students experienced and learned what it is like to be a playwright. We started with overall story ideas, plot structure and characters. Laura Garcia, guest artist/director and screenwriter, helped us along the way. She really provided the students with some great ideas on pacing and scene structure. There were days where we all experienced ‘writer’s block.’ On those days, we asked the student’s to get up on their feet and improvise dialogue. The students really enjoyed coming up with school scenarios and connecting them with Beatles songs.”

The musical includes a student chorus made up of 25 Vivian Field Choir students under the Music Direction of Karen Lloyd and Sarah Baez. The show consists of a cast, crew, and chorus made up of 50 students from the Vivian Field Choir and Theater Departments.

Revolution Evolution: A Middle School Musical will be performed on Thursday, May 16th, and Friday, May 17th at 7p.m.

The musical will take place in the Vivian Field Cafetorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. Tickets are on sale at the door or by calling 972-968-3900.

Contact: Sarah Baez

C-FB Students Needs Your Facebook "Likes"

Aden Black, 6th grader at Perry is one of three finalists to sing "God Bless America" at Farmers Branch Liberty Fest.  The winner will be decided by number of "likes" on the Farmers Branch Liberty Fest Facebook page.  

Let's support our C-FB family and give Aden our "likes."

click here to visit the Farmers Branch Liberty Fest Facebook page

Theatre Camp Registration Open

Creekview Theatre Presents a one day Theatre camp for all students K-8th grade.  

WHEN: June 1st from 10am to 3:30pm (performances will be at 4pm)

WHAT: The Creekview High School Theatre department will be hosting a camp for kids from grades K-8. Children will be taught plenty of theatre games, and be cast in plays directed by a team of talented student directors.

COST: $35 (Lunch included)

**Money and Registration form MUST be mailed to Nathan Autrey at 3201 Old Denton Rd. Carrollton, TX 75007. Postmarked by May 17.  Performance entry fees are $5 dollars at the door.**

Creekview Softball Advances to Quarterfinal Round

Having won both their bi-district and area round play-off games, Creekview softball now advances to the UIL state quarterfinal round.  They will play a series against Frisco Centennial with all games to be played at Plano East Senior High School.

Friday, May 10, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 3:00 p.m. (if needed)

Ticket prices each day will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students and they will accept TGCA/THSCA/9-4A and 10-4A passes.

Creekview will be the home team for Game 1 on Friday and visitor for Game 2 on Saturday.  Should a third game be required they will flip for home.

Riverchase Students Participate in Postcard Project

Fourth and Fifth grade students at Riverchase partnered with three different elementary schools in Salinas, CA for the National Postcard Project. Each student designed a postcard and wrote to a specific fourth grade class. Over 100 postcards were received in return including one from Egypt and one from the Philippines.

Rainwater Elementary 4th Graders Visit the Capitol

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD fourth grade teachers at Rainwater Elementary School took their classrooms on the road to Austin with Education in Action’s “Proud to be Texan” Travel, Explore, and Learn Field Trip, 5/3/2013. Students visited the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Texas State Capitol and experienced what they are learning in fourth grade Texas History.

NSHS Awarded Best Choreography

NSHS Theatre won Best Choreography in a Musical at the Dallas Summer Musical's High School Awards Show.  

Photos from May 7, 2013 School Board Meeting

Click here to watch the meeting online. 

Three Carrollton students receive scholarships from LINC North Texas

Three Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD students received scholarships at the LINC North Texas spring gala on April 12.

Kathy Felix is a senior at Newman Smith High School, Marcela Castillo and Alicia Solis are seniors at R.L. Turner High School.  Each of the three ladies was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the first year of college.

“We were very impressed with all the applicants, and these three ladies show character and leadership in their everyday lives,” said Oscar Benavides, executive director of LINC North Texas.

At the gala, all three students shared their goals for the future and thanked the people who helped get them to this point including their teachers and parents.

“This is a very exciting moment for me,” said Kathy Felix as she thanked those who made the scholarship possible.

Marcela Castillo will be the first in her family of seven to graduate high school and attend college.  She hopes to make a long-term impact in both her own community and communities abroad.  Kathy Felix gives back to the community by mentoring students at Polk Middle School.  Alicia Solis is the senior class president and will also be the first from her family to attend college.

Applicants were all part of the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program in schools that partner with LINC North Texas.

LINC North Texas partners with schools throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The organization provides supplemental character and leadership curriculum and support in the classroom, as well as education for parents at Family Nights.

LINC North Texas is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit. Find out more at

Newman Smith Senior Awarded Scholarship

Newman Smith High School Senior,  Ariel Roman-Hicks, has been awarded a $1000 scholarship from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

On Sunday, May 5, 2013, at the Emerging Artist Showcase, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority recognized Ariel for her outstanding  academic achievements, well roundness, demonstrated through her extracurricular activities, and her essay describing how her high school and community involvement has improved her life and affected the lives of others.


NSHS Student Selected for Aerospace Scholar Program

Congratulations to NSHS Junior, Jeffrey Hong,  for being selected to the NASA High School Aerospace Scholars program.

The Texas High School Aerospace Scholars Program was developed by NASA to inspire future engineers, scientists, researchers and innovators of tomorrow.  The program is designed to allow students to jump start their future and explore the possibilities of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related majors or careers.  Participants must commit to a one year relationship and a summer internship with the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

At Night at the Theatre with CHS

The Creekview High School Theatre Department is holding a public performance of their One Act Play The Mai on Friday, May 17 at 7pm.  Admission  is $5 at the door.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Vote: Saturday Is Local Election Day

C-FB ISD School Board Election
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Polls open: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For Polling Place Information, visit: 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

NSHS Athlete Throws His Way to State

NSHS athlete, Ramon Lee, had a tremendous performance in the discus at the regional track meet. He threw a personal best of 155' 10", finishing in second place and qualifying for the 4A State Championships in Austin on May 10-11.

Memorial Service for Lynette Blough at Rosemeade Elementary

Lynette Blough served as the Content Mastery teacher at Rosemeade Elementary from 1984 to 2012.  We know that Lynette touched the lives of numerous students and teachers over the years, and that her gentle spirit is remembered in so many special ways. 

The Rosemeade Elementary staff and PTA will be hosting a memorial reception to celebrate Lynette Blough’s contributions and dedication to the children of Rosemeade Elementary.    Please join us on Thursday, May 23rd from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Rosemeade Kiva to dedicate a plaque in her name.     

Monday, May 6, 2013

RLT Theater Teacher Named Project Discovery Teacher of the Year

Dallas Theater Center has announced that R. L. Turner Director of Theater, Michael Hollomon, has been named the 2012-2013 Project Discovery Distinguished Educator of the Year. Hollomon, in his five-year involvement with Project Discovery, has brought 1,100 students to 29 productions at Dallas Theater Center. He is the ninth educator to receive this award.
>>click here to see the press release

NSHS Student Leadership Program Recognized

The Texas Association of Student Councils has recognized the NSHS Student Leadership Program for outstanding achievement in 2012-13.

The TASC, sponsored by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, recently announced that NSHS has won the following awards:

· Outstanding Student Council Award for 2012-13
· The DASH (Drugs, Alcohol, Safety and Health) Award
· Energy and Environment Award
· Pride and Patriotism Award
· Community Service
· Sweepstakes Award

The TASC outstanding school recognition program is designed to set a standard of excellence for Texas student councils as outlined in criteria published in state report forms. The report forms are reviewed annually by the TASC Board of Directors in order to ensure that the recognition program is rigorous and relevant.

This is an outstanding accomplishment for Newman Smith students. Fewer than 20 percent of TASC member schools are recognized in one or more areas.

The Newman Smith Student Leadership curriculum is taught by Sabrina Pace.

Regsiter NOW for the C-FB After the Bell Summer Program!

After the Bell Registration Forms are now available at your local campus.
Click here for more information.

Furneaux Elementary Awarded $1,000 Grant for Books

Furneaux Elementary School was awarded a $1,000 MetroTex Charitable Trust Public Education Grant.  The grant will allow the school to purchase 200 grade level appropriate, high interest, gender preferred books for their students.

Sheffield Principal Becomes a Princess to Inspire Reading

Sheffield Principal Amy Miller sported a tiara to read to first graders during their fairy tale unit of study.

Friday, May 3, 2013

RLT Principal Recognized for Her Dedication to Career and Technical Education

R. L. Turner Principal, Georgeanne Warnock, was awarded the "Outstanding Service to Career and Technical Education" award at the Career and Technical Association of North Texas (CTENT) luncheon,  for her work promoting Career and Technical Education (CTE) at R. L. Turner High School.  She will be the CTENT nomination from area 2 for this award and will be entered in the state competition.  The state winner will be announced at the Career and Technical Association of Texas summer conference in Houston this July.

C-FB ISD Announces Principal Appointment for R. L. Turner High School

The Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (C-FB ISD) Board of Trustees approved an administrative recommendation at its regular meeting on May 2, 2013. The appointment will be for the 2013-2014 school year.

R. L. Turner High School 

The recommendation for High School Principal at R. L. Turner High School is Brooke Puricelli. Ms. Puricelli is currently the Principal at DeWitt Perry Middle School.

“For much of my career, I have served students who attended R. L. Turner High School. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve the families at R. L. Turner High School,” said Puricelli.

Ms. Puricelli has spent her entire career in C-FB ISD. She has 18 years of total experience with 12 years as a campus administrator. Previously, she served as assistant principal of Vivian Field Middle School, Blalack Middle School and R. L. Turner High School. She also taught Language Arts at Vivian Field Middle School.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Thompson Elementary Kindergarten Roundup and Dual Language Parent Meeting

On Thursday, May 9 Thompson will host Kinder Roundup and Dual Language parent information meeting.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Kinder Roundup
Time: 2 to 6pm
Location: Cafeteria

Dual Two-Way Kinder Parent Information Night
Time: 6 to 7pm
Location: Library

Lady Mustangs Softball Advance to Regionals

The Creekview softball team defeated Dallas Woodrow Wilson in the Area round of the play-offs. Creekview now advances to the Region II-4A quarterfinal round. Information on that game or series will be available early next week.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

RHS Athlete Triple Jumps His Way to State

The Wolves Track & Field team has competed in the Region II-3A Championships April 27-28, and completed a successful season. The boy’s competed very well earning personal records in nearly every event they competed in. 

Armstrong Nworka triple jumped 44’8”1/2 and received second, earning him a qualifying position for the State Track and Field Championships on May 10-11. 

The UIL State meet will be held in Austin, TX.

NSHS Teacher Honored as a Simmons Scholar

Congratulations to Newman Smith English/Language Arts Teacher, Shelley Allen, for being selected as the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development Scholar for 2013.

The prestigious award is given to one Master of Education and one undergraduate student at Southern Methodist University annually. The Simmons Scholars program is awarded to an outstanding Masters candidate who exemplifies academics, service, ethics and leadership. Allen will soon complete post graduate studies at SMU via its Master of Education Program.

Winners of the award must show promise as a future leader in the field of education and seek to advance to the highest level of scholarship by practicing the framework of the Simmons School. The award is based on GPA and votes from the SMU faculty.

The award is named after Annette Caldwell Simmons, a former teacher and benefactor to the School of Education and Human Development at SMU.

NSHS Student Wins the 2013 Congressional Arts Competition

A Newman Smith High school student has won the 2013 Congressional Arts Competition sponsored by U.S. Representative Kenny Marchant. Phuoung Nguyen, a junior at Smith, won the competition recently by presenting an original works of art (landscape) to a panel of judges.

Art students from throughout North Texas competed for the opportunity to display their talent at the U.S. Capital Building. Phuoung Nguyen has been invited to visit Washington, D.C. by Congressman Marchant. Her winning landscape will be on display at the U.S. Capital for a year. Additionally, Nguyen will receive a scholarship from Savannah College of Art and Design, one of the top art schools in the United States.

Nguyen’s art teacher at Newman Smith is Mary Kay Cavin.

Lady Mustang Needs Your Vote!

Lady Mustangs softball player, Madison Moyer, is a candidate for Greater Dallas Muscle Milk Player of the Week!

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NSHS Track and Field Athlete Advances to State in Discus

Newman Smith athlete, Ramon Lee has qualified for the Boys UIL 4A State Track and Field Championships in the discus.

Lee qualified by recording a personal best performance of 155’ 10” for a second place finish in regional competition recently.

The state meet will be held in Austin on May 10-11.  

Elementary Registration for New Students in C-FB

Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 8:30-11 am and 1-3 pm is the official Elementary Registration Day for new students. Campuses may provide additional days for registration.

Ready or Not!...It's Kindergarten Registration Time!

Click here to see a list of additional scheduled Kindergarten registration dates.

CHS Golfer Has Impressive Showing at UIL State Tournament

After a first day round of 77 and starting the second day tied for 10th place, Paige Nelson of Creekview High School shot a 71 (the second low round for the day) to end out in 7th at the UIL State 4A Girls’ Golf Tournament. Of the girls representing their regions as individual medalists (not part of a qualifying team), Paige had the 4th best two day score.

Paige is coached at Creekview by Harris Graham.

Folklórico Club at Central Elementary

Central Elementary teachers, Mrs. Mayberry and Mrs. Lozano created a Folklórico Club for fourth and fifth grade boys and girls. The mission of the Folklórico Club is to give students a sense of pride and self-confidence through dance; while serving and creating a partnership with our community. Teachers and students have worked diligently from the beginning of this school year. Teachers have held fundraisers at school functions to raise money to purchase performance outfits and club t-shirts. Carrollton businesses (Fiesta Mart, Chili’s Restaurant and Tipico’s Mexican Restaurant) have generously supported this club by donating items for all fundraisers. Students have continued to show dedication and enthusiasm by attending weekly rehearsals after school. The Folklórico group has several Cinco De Mayo performances scheduled at Central Elementary, Blair Elementary, McLaughlin Elementary and Strickland Intermediate on May 3, as well as an upcoming performance at Fiesta Super Market on May 4.