Longhorn Weekly

Week of July 29

Dear Faculty and Staff!

Greetings from " Longhorn Country"! I hope this communication finds you in good health and enjoying your summer! On behalf of the administrative team, I would like to officially welcome everyone back to an exciting and new school year. This coming year, we look forward to working closely with you and establishing a partnership that will foster a safe, nurturing culture that will enable us to be the premier school in the southern sector. We will be an "A" campus!!

Helpful Information!!

2019-2020 Professional Development Requirements

  • 4 Hours of Technology
  • 8 Hours of IPD
  • 6 Hours of Campus Leadership

CHISD Exchange Days

● Friday, March 6, 2020 - Must have completed at least 12 hours of the 18

required PD Hours.

● Thursday, May 28, 2020 - Must have completed all 18 hours by May 27, 2020

*Employees who do not earn the required number of hours must report to their home

campus to work for the day.

*For PD hours to count towards the exchange days, they must be earned outside of the

normal school day(work hours)

2019-2020 ComplianceTraining

The 2019-2020 Compliance trainings are now available. Use the Required PD Compliance Form attached below to keep track of the required trainings. If you have any issues with the Region 10 Trainings, please contact Region 10 support. All trainings must be completed by August 31, 2019.

2019-2020 Region 10 Compliance Trainings

2019-2020 Acceptable Use Policy Training

2019-2020 Digital Citizenship Training

District Convocation Information 8/5/19

All Cedar Hill HS staff need to report to the cafeteria at 7:30 AM to pick up your campus T-Shirt.

The district’s Convocation will be held Monday, August 5, at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Cedar Hill High School. Doors open at 7 a.m. for coffee, tea, and pastries in the PAC lobby. The show starts at 8:30 a.m. Attendance at this event is mandatory for all staff.

Our theme is: “For 115 Years and Beyond… We are One!”

Attire: CHHS will wear a campus-specific spirit shirt with black bottoms ( No Jeans)

Refreshments: This year, the district will provide coffee, tea, and pastries for staff before the program begins.

Seating: We’ll be seated by campus in the PAC. Seats at the end of each row will have signage with the campus names. Volunteers will also assist with escorting groups to their seats.

Campus and Department Roll Call: Each campus and department will be announced one by one and groups are to stand when their names are called and give a chant or cheer from their seats. All introductions must be no more than 60 seconds. Departments are not allowed on stage for introductions, but you can utilize the aisles in the PAC for your introductions. The campus principals have decided to do a roll call to the same song, “We are One” by Frankie Beverly.

Emcee: Evan Anderson from NBC 5 will serve as the emcee for this year’s event. He will interview Dr. Hudson on stage, help introduce community partners and keep the program on time. The format for the interview will be similar to the Netflix Series - “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction”, where the host (Evan) interviews the subject (Dr. Hudson) on stage in front of a live audience. Communications will solicit light-hearted questions from staff for Evan to ask Dr. Hudson via a Google form.

Jean Monday's

Would you like to wear jeans every Monday beginning August 19th? All staff that pays $20 by August 16th will be allowed to wear jeans every Monday during the 1st semester. Please make your payment to Mrs. McShan in the main office.


“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”

Are you the Lion or Gazelle?

It is not about talent...It is about effort!

-Eric Thompson


Cedar Hill High School Open House

Tuesday, Sep. 3rd, 6-8pm

1 Longhorn Boulevard

Cedar Hill, TX

All staff are required to attend!