Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thanksgiving Holiday Dates

Nov. 25-26 Staff Development/Student Holidays
Nov. 27-29 District Holidays

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break.

Friday, October 25, 2013

RLT Debater places at Richardson tournament

Congratulations to Michelle Park for placing in the top 5 in International Extemporaneous Speaking at the Richardson Debate tournament on October 19th and also placing in the top 10 in Lincoln Douglas Debate. Michelle earned points towards a qualification for the State Championship tournament by placing at the tournament.  She attends R. L. Turner High School but travels with the Newman Smith Debate Team.

Creekview Orchestra Members Accepted into All-Region Orchestras

On October 19, several Creekview Orchestra students participated in the Region 24 High School All-Region Orchestra Auditions. Students from C-FB, Lewisville, and Frisco compete for the honor of performing with this group.

We are proud to announce that twelve members of the Creekview Orchestra were selected. The clinic and concert will take place at Liberty High School in Frisco, December 13 - 14.

Symphony Orchestra (9 – 12 grades)
Emily Hay, 10th
Joshua Choe, 13th

Lizzie Jouett, 11th

Philharmonic Orchestra (9 – 10 grades)
Angela Kvitek, 3rd
Cecilia Zaldivar, 4th
Katherine Fink, 38th
Jalen Amerine, 44th

Sarah Merino, 2nd
Guinn Gruber, 4th
Cherese Bishop, 9th

Rachel Merino, 15th
Shelly Gonzalez, 16th

Creekview Fine Arts Presents Shrek The Musical

Student show November 20 at 1pm

General Shows November 22 at 7pm. and November 23 at 2pm and 7pm.

In the Creekview High School Auditorium.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

NSHS Choral Students Selected to Perform

Congratulations to the following NSHS Choral students selected to perform with the TMEA Region 24 All-Region Choir:

Victoria Contreras, Junior 6th Chair, All-Region Treble Choir, Soprano II
Laura Evans, Junior 12th Chair, All-Region Treble Choir, Soprano II
Kimberly Rivera, Junior 2nd Chair, All-Region Treble Choir, Alto I
Victoria Valdez, Senior 2nd Chair, All-Region Treble Choir, Alto II

Advancing to the third round of competition and members of the All-Region Mixed Choir:

Emma McClure, Junior 11th Chair, All-Region Mixed Choir, Soprano II
Reilly Hensley, Junior 10th Chair, All-Region Mixed Choir, Alto I
Preston Falconer, Sophomore 15th Chair, All-Region Mixed Choir, Tenor I
Ernest Hernandez, Sophomore 2nd Chair, All-Region Mixed Choir, Tenor II
Matt Duell, Junior 9th Chair, All-Region Mixed Choir, Tenor II
Socheath Chheung, Senior 7th Chair, All-Region Mixed Choir, Bass I
Victor Parlette, Junior 5th Chair, All-Region Mixed Choir, Bass II

Each year, over 15,000 students begin the All-State Choir audition process. They participate in 4 progressive auditions, learning new music for each round and also singing at sight a musical example they have never rehearsed. It’s a grueling process, but if they are selected for All-State (500 students from across the state) they are virtually guaranteed university scholarships to study music.

The Mixed Choir students will audition again on November 14th.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Creekview Chevals Showcase Event

Creekview Chevals Showcase Event
Sat, November 2, 5pm – 8pm

Creekview High School Cafeteria, 3201 Old Denton CHS Cafeteria Carrollton, TX 75007 United States

Mustang Showcase - The Chevals Drill Team is having our yearly Creekview Mustang Auction and Game Night.
Cost: $5.00 advance & $7.00 at the door.  Everyone is invited

click here to download the event flyer

Monday, October 21, 2013

Additions to National Merit Semifinalist List

The following R. L Turner students were inadvertently left off the list of National Merit Semifinalist on our website:

  • Christy Purnadi
  • Valerie Fix
  • Krista Strom

We sincerely apologize to these stellar C-FB students and congratulate them on their outstanding achievement.

Creekview Needs Your VOTE to Win!

In an effort to get students to commit to safe driving, Creekview High School has entered a contest on to win $100,000 for the school. Students can go online and vote for their school by committing to safe driving. Creekview needs everyone’s help to win. Anyone can go online at and vote for Creekview High School.

Here is what you do:
Go to
Put in email & birthdate
Search-Texas & then Carrollton
Creekview will come up
It will ask two driving questions (It doesn’t matter is if you get them right or wrong)
Click make a commitment and you are done.

They need everyone to vote every day from now until midnight on October 26.

What's on the Agenda

There is a C-FB ISD board meeting on:

October 24, 2013
at 6:30pm

Board meetings are open to the public and are held at the administration building on 1445 North Perry Road in Carrollton. 

See the meeting agenda here.

If you can't make it to the meeting, you can watch it on-demand or onCFB-TV.

Strong Fathers Support Central Elementary and C-FB ISD

Central Elementary had a tremendous show of support for the Strong Fathers meeting held on October 2. This is an initiative to increase male role models into the lives of students at Central Elementary and all C-FB ISD schools.

Click here to see photos from the event.

Find out more about this program at

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Central Elementary had a tremendous turnout for their first Strong Fathers meeting. This is a parent led initiative to increase male role models into the lives of students.

NSHS Marching Band Advances to Area Competition

The Newman Smith Marching Band competed at the UIL regional Band Competition Saturday, October 19. NSHS Band earning 1st Division Ratings from all judges. The band qualified for AREA competition and will compete at Pennington Field in HEB on October 26.

CHS Key Club Demonstrates Character and Heart

The Creekview Key Club had 25 members volunteer at the Zebra PHriends 5 mile/Phun Walk on Oct 12, 2013 at Andy Brown Park in Coppell. Volunteers started their day at 6am helping to setup and cheer on runners and walkers at this annual event to raise money for Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). PH is a debilitating and fatal disease which affects the heart and lungs.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Plan a Date Night...WITH the Kids!

Mark your calendar for District Literacy Night at R. L. Turner High School on November 11 from 6pm to 8pm.

Event details to come!

Cruisin for Cadets Fundraiser

Please join us in supporting the Navy Junior ROTC

October 26, 2013 at
R. L. Turner High School
1600 S.. Josey lane
Carrollton, TX 75006

Please join us for our 1st benefit ride and poker run for the C-FB ISD NJROTC Cadets. The ride starts at R. L. Turner High School and heads to Moto Liberty in Farmers Branch, Freedom Powersports in Lewisville, American Eagle Harley in Corinth, Harley Davidson of North Texas in Carrollton and
returns to Turner or the give away of several great prizes and a silent auction.

Dealers will provide drinks, snacks and 10-20% off parts, accessories and clothing with the showing of your ride wristband.

Registration begins at 9am, first bikes out at 10am and back by 1:30pm for more food, JROTC performance and prizes.

$20 for each rider and $10 for passengers. Open to all bikes. The benefit is also open to non-riders with food and entertainment included for $5. All riders will also receive a ride patch.

All riders must be 21 and over.

To register or for more information please call or email:  Master Chief Martin Wesley—972 968-6492,

Sponsors Needed for Math Competition

For the past 26 years, the Math Competition has allowed students in grades 3, 4 and 5 to test their mathematical knowledge and compete for medals, ribbons, and trophies. With your support, we will be able to continue a tradition of promoting mathematics in Carrollton-Farmers Branch. Sponsorship in this event will provide an opportunity to show your support of mathematics, show community/school involvement and take part in a standing tradition!

Each year our T-Shirt Design Contest, which pro-motes the C-FB ISD Math Competition, kicks off the competition. The T-Shirt Design Contest is open to all students from kindergarten through grade 5 in our district. The winning t-shirt design is printed on the t-shirts given to approximately 850 students/teachers/volunteers representing each of our 24 elementary campuses.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to have:
1) your Company/Sponsor Name and information printed on the back of the t-shirts and
2) be acknowledged at the Awards Ceremony held the day of the Event!

Sponsorship ranges from $250 to $1,000. Click here for sponsorship form.

Please call 972-968-6146 or email for more information on how you can sponsor this year’s Math Competition!

Principal Chow Name 2013 CATCH Champion

University of Texas CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) Team recently selected Kim Chow (Principal at Blair Elementary School) as a CATCH Champion of 2013. Ms. Chow is one of seven being recognized for her untiring dedication to create healthy environments for the children in Texas.

Ms. Chow will be recognized on December 5th, 2013 at 6pm at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

Polk Choirs Draw Huge Crowds at Fall Concert

On October 16  all 7 Ted Polk Middle School choirs participated in the annual Fall Concert. The concert took place in the gym at Polk and hundreds of parents, family members and friends attended.

Ms. Melody Keim and Mrs. Allison Murray led the choirs through their spectacular performances.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Volunteers Needed for Special Olympics Event

C-FB ISD Special Olympics - 14th Annual Track & Field Meet

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate the track & field events as well as to assist with the set-up and break down of the equipment before and after the event.  If You Are Interested:  Please contact Leslie Halencak ( or Nada Boerner ( at 972-968-5800 or email for more information.

C-FB Invitational Track & Field Meet

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD – Standridge Stadium
1330 W. Valwood Parkway
Carrollton, TX75006
Time: 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Special Olympics Area 10 Bowling Tournament

The C-FB ISD Special Olymipians will participate in the Area 10 Bowling Tournament on November 6, 2013.  The opening ceremonies for the tournament begins at 9:45am with the bowling beginning at 10am.

This event will take place at USA Bowl located at 10920 Composite Dr., Dallas, TX 75220.  The C-FB community is invited to attend and show their support for the 230 participants from our elementary, middle and high schools.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Thompson Elementary Celebrates Fire Prevention Week

On Oct. 11, students at Thompson Elementary received a visit from the Carrollton Fire Department. The firefighters gave the students a tour of the fire engine, showed their protective wear that is worn while fighting fires, and went over the basics on what to do when dealing with a fire.

IB World Schools Lend a Hand

On October 2nd, IB World Schools Barbara Bush Middle School and Ranchview High School took part in a Staff Development Service Day. Service is an integral part of the International Baccalaureate programme and our objective was to experience service first hand, and then reflect on how we can integrate it more into our schools.

Students, teachers and administrators from Bush Middle School and Ranchview High School took advantage of an early release day. They divided into two groups and headed out to two different service sites: the North Texas Food Bank and the community garden at Bear Creek Community Church in Irving.

Fifty teachers went to the community garden. The church welcomed us with signs and appreciation and Brother Gerald Taylor, a master gardener at the church, ran through the activities we would be taking part in. Teachers spent the time gardening, constructing planter boxes, and painting the children’s garden and existing planter boxes.

Sixty teachers and administration went to the North Texas Food Bank where they helped in the distribution center to sort food. Teachers sorted 8,000 pounds of food which provides 6,667 meals to hungry North Texans in need.

The groups returned from the two sites, collaborated and discussed ideas on how to promote and integrate community service in classrooms.

Find out more about the IB World School Programme.

Dress for Success Off to a GREAT Start

October 10 was “Dress for Success Day”, on which all Creekview students were encouraged to dress nicely to promote awareness of the project. Students donated 147 pieces of professional attire and donations are still coming in.

Creekview student, Patrick Lyons, in partnership with Metrocrest Social Services has began a non-profit initiative through Creekview High School called Project Dress for Success. The mission of this project is to gather as many interview-quality dress clothing donations as possible. After donations have been collected, they will be distributed to needy families throughout the DFW metroplex area through the Metrocrest Social Services (MSS).

These donations can help individuals secure jobs and move toward self-sufficiency, the mission of both the MSS and Project Dress for Succes. The donation drive runs from October 8-18, but donations will certainly still be accepted after these dates.

For any individuals who do not attend Creekview but would still like to make a donation, just contact Patrick Lyons on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

RLT Marching Band Finishes Top Three

The Lion Marching Band competed in the Golden Triangle Classic in Denton, TX, on Saturday, October 5. The band placed 3rd in their division.

AVID Students Experience Life at TCU

Creekview Homecoming Court

Princesses and Princes on the 2013 Creekview High School Homecoming Court was crowned at Standridge Stadium on Oct. 4th at the homecoming game between Creekview Mustangs vs Newman Smith Trojans.

School Board Meeting Oct. 3, 2013

Congratulations to the October VIPs.

C-FB ISD Service Awards Dinner 2013

Check out the photos from the 2013 Service Awards Dinner. C-FB ISD has the best employees around!

C-FB ISD Service Awards Dinner 2013

Teacher Danny Trout celebrated 35 years of serivce at the Service Awards Dinner.