Wednesday, July 31, 2013

School Supply Donation Drive

The Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce is hosting a school supply drive benefiting the students of C-FB ISD.  A $25.00 donation provides one backpack filled with supplies for one student. You may donate online until August 12.

Click here to donate online.

17 Money-Saving Back To School Shopping Tips

Without a plan, back-to-school shopping can become an expensive hassle. Here is a checklist that will help keep your family on time, on task, and on budget: 

  • Stick to the teacher's list of supplies 
  • Shop at home first; you may already own most items 
  • Wait until tax-free holidays 
  • Buy plain lunch-boxes and let kids decorate 
  • Put names on everything 
  • Clip coupons from Sunday circulars 
  • Shop discount stores first 
  • Don't forget about grocery store sales 
  • Follow stores' social media accounts for sale alerts 
  • Buy in bulk and split among multiple families 

Click here for school supply lists by campus.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sponsors Needed for Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

The Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon to welcome approximately 200 new educators to C-FB ISD on Wednesday, August 14th at 11:30 am at the  DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas Near The Galleria (4099 Valley View Ln., Dallas, TX 75244)

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please click here to see a flyer regarding this event and sponsorship details.

You can register online on the Metrocrest Chamber website.

Contact Information:
Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce
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Immunizations Up to Date?

It's also a good idea to take your child in for a physical and eye exam before school starts.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

C-FB Teacher Goes the Extra Mile to Improve Math Skills

McCoy Elementary teacher, Maral Aznavour, doesn't let budget constraints keep her from helping her students that need a little extra time. The district's financial decision to not have summer school for 3rd grade students this year meant a handful of her kids were not going to get what she felt they really needed to prepare them for the next year. Fearing they would fall behind, she approached her principal, Dawn Rink, with a proposal she hoped would make a difference. She offered to hold a McCoy 3rd Grade Math Camp for 18 selected students on her own time. Mrs. Aznavour generously volunteered to hold "camp" two hours a day for two weeks. She also invited four former McCoy students, now in middle school, to help mentor these students as camp counselors.

Mrs. Aznavour is a shining example of C-FB ISD's stellar staff and commitment to our district goal of high achievement for all students.

"Mrs. Aznavour moved here from Lebanon with a teaching degree from American University of Beirut. After arriving in the US, she then had to take on the task of becoming certified in this country, and in another state. She is a citizen of this country by choice, and she will tell you that it is an honor and a privilege to be an American Citizen.  Mrs. Aznavour has a passion for teaching that doesn’t end. For Maral, teaching happens everywhere. At lunch, students are given math problems involving their food. Sometimes students are tutored during what should be Maral’s lunch! Field trip bus rides are opportunities for teaching more math and language arts. Students know that she expects their very best effort. She is first to volunteer to teach double tutorials, Saturday school, summer school and Armenian school. Maral possesses enough energy for two people. It could be because of her passion for Armenian folk dancing! She is a tremendous asset to McCoy!" - Dawn Rink, McCoy Principal

Monday, July 22, 2013

Open Invitation to Attend

On August 14 from 2-3:30 pm in the R. L. Turner Auditorium, we will host an Ambassador Celebration.  If you are an Ambassador or you want to be one - please join us for a very special event.

Jamie Vollmer, who wrote Schools Cannot Do It Alone, will speak with Ambassadors about our important job. Jamie says, “Public education is a miracle. And this is its most hopeful time.”

Everyone is welcome to come and be inspired by a public education advocate. The Celebration is on August 14 from 2-3:30 in the R. L. Turner Auditorium. We hope to see you there.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Minor Change to 2013-2014 School Calendar

The C-FB ISD 2013-2014 School Calendar has had a minor change.

The following high school graduation times have been modified:

Saturday, June 7, 2014
University of North Texas Coliseum

9:00 am R. L. Turner
1:00 pm Creekview
4:00 pm Newman Smith
7:00 pm Ranchview

The calendar currently on our website has been updated and is accurate.

C-FB Has Another National Merit Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Creekview High School graduate, Sunena N. Dahlvani, for being awarded a National Merit Scholarship to the University of Chicago.  Sunena will focus her studies on Entrepreneurship.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

DeWitt Perry Has Highest Ranked Middle School Botball Team in the World

The DeWitt Perry Robotics Club traveled to Norman, Oklahoma July 6-10 to attend the Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER) and Global Botball Competition. Perry sent two teams and 20 students.

At the end of the competition Perry was the highest ranked Middle School in the World as well as the only
Middle School in the Top Ten overall in the world.  In addition the students received an award for their performance as a group on the robotics achievement test, which is a difficult test on robotics and physics knowledge. 

View photos here.

The Perry students have been working extremely hard for the last 2 1/2 months to design, build, program, test and document two autonomous robots per team to compete in the competition. When most students were enjoying their summer vacation from school these students came in 4-5 days a week during the summer to build robots! The competition is NOT broken in to middle school and high school divisions and our Perry teams had to compete against many high schools, charter and technical school.
GCER is a complete conference on robotics and students got to hear professionals and college professors from the field of robotics speak to them about their current research and future opportunities in robotics. In addition the students wrote and presented papers of their own and presented them to their peers. In addition the conference played host to the global Botball competition. They also got to go on a field trip to the Omniplex Science Museum in Oklahoma City. There were 60+ teams from around the world, including teams from Austria, China, and the Middle East.

Earlier in the year the students took second place overall at the Oklahoma regional, first place in documentation and received several judges' choice awards.

The team would like to thank Gerry Charlebois and Advanced Academic Service for their help and support.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Student Nutrition is Online and Paper-Free!

Remember to apply for free or reduced school meals online!

No more paper applications to complete and return to the school office!
TO APPLY: Log into:

Meal pre-payments can also be completed online through our NEW website!
TO REGISTER: Log into:
The online application and meal pre-payment system will be available August 2013!

If you have any questions, please call Emma in Student Nutrition at 972.968.6390.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

2012-2013 Town North Bank Scholarship Recipients

The following students received a $4,000 scholarship from Town North Bank. Town North Bank generously gave $32,000 in scholarships to C-FB ISD students.  Thank you Town North Bank!

R. L. Turner:
Daling Bolanos
Sweety Samuel

Newman Smith:
Blake Gorman
Guadalupe Zamorano

Samantha Preza
Alex Ayala

Karim Bryant
Victor Koremura

See more photos here. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Dr. Burns Named 2013 Region 10 Superintendent of the Year

Nominees Announced for 2013 Superintendent of the Year Award

Regional winners of the annual Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) award have been announced. Sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the SOTY program has recognized exemplary superintendents for excellence and achievement in educational leadership since 1984.

Dr. Bobby Burns was selected as the Region 10 Superintendent of the Year.

Candidates are chosen for their strong leadership skills, dedication to improving educational quality, ability to build effective employee relations, student performance, and commitment to public involvement in education. Superintendents from any of Texas’ 1,031 local school districts are eligible for nomination by their school boards. Local nominees are submitted to a regional selection committee, which chooses one nominee to send to the state selection committee.

The state committee will interview regional winners in Austin on August 23-24 and select five state finalists. The Superintendent of the Year will be announced September 28 at the TASA/TASB Convention in Dallas.

C-FB ISD’s District Report Card – Made Plain and Simple

C-FB ISD uses an outside, independent firm called Education Resource Group (ERG) to assess our achievement. ERG ranks every school district in Texas using three key measures. They are:

  • Academic achievement is measured by the Academic Performance Index or API
  • Financial efficiency is measured by the Financial Performance Index or FPI
  • Together the API and FPI are used to measure overall performance of a district measuring both achievement and financial efficiency with the Education Productivity Index or EPI
So how does C-FB rank?

Our API (academic performance) is 7. Out of the 200 largest school districts in Texas*, we have the 7th best academic performance.

Our FPI (financial efficiency) is 41. Out of the 200 largest school districts in Texas, we outperform 139 others in the area of using our money effectively and efficiently.

Our EPI (academic and financial rankings together) is 6. But how did we get to six? Well, of the 6 other districts ahead of us in academic performance, some of them spend more than us and are less efficient with their resources. Therefore, when you put the academic (API) and financial (FPI) piece together, we move up to six.


There it is – the school district’s report card made plain and simple.

*The 200 largest districts in Texas educate over 80% of the children in Texas.