Ranger Review- January 2016

For Our Parent Partners

January Events

2 Boys Basketball @ Wichita Falls Rider

4 Girls Soccer vs Richland HS @ Birdville Stadium

STUCO Meeting – LLH

5 Girls Basketball vs Azle @ Home

Boys Basketball vs Azle @ Home

7 Girls Soccer vs Keller Central and FW Poly Tech @ Richland HS

FINAL SENIOR PORTRAIT DAY ON CAMPUS

8 Girls Basketball @ SHS

Boys Basketball @ SHS

JV Wrestling – Trojan Classic @ Euless Trinity HS

Girls Wrestling @ Arlington Lamar HS

9 TMEA Area Band Auditions – Abilene

Choir Area Audition – Abilene Cooper HS

Swim Meet – Wilkerson Greines

Boys Basketball @ SHS

11 Financial Aid Parent Night – Café

STUCO Meeting

12 Girls Basketball vs Wichita Falls @ Home

Boys Basketball vs Wichita Falls @ Home

13 HOSA Meeting

14 NHS/GS Meeting

15 Boys Basketball vs Byron Nelson @ Home

Girls Basketball @ Denton High School

All Region Band Clinic and Concert – Denton HS

16 UIL TCC NW Campus

All Region Band Clinic and Concert – Denton HS

19 V Girls Wrestling @ CTHS

Girls Basketball vs Denton @ Home

Boys Basketball vs Wichita Falls @ Home

Girls Soccer vs Bridgeport @ Home

21 Girls Soccer vs Decatur @ Home

Gymnastics @ Brandenburg Middle School

22 STUCO Leadership Workshop – Lakeview TX

Boys Basketball @ Brewer HS

Girls Basketball vs Brewer HS @ Home

23 STUCO Leadership Workshop – Lakeview TX

Wrestling Ranger Round Up Invitational

Girls Soccer vs Diamond Hill @ Home

Boys Basketball @ Brewer HS

24 STUCO Leadership Workshop – Lakeview TX

25 Dual Credit Parent Meeting - Cafe

26 Girls Basketball vs WF Rider @ Home

Boys Basketball vs WF Rider @ Home

Girls Soccer vs Denton HS @ Home

27 Balfour – Class Rings – Café during all lunches

28 Musical - PAC

Wrestling Dual Meet Senior Night

Gymnastics @ Home

29 Girls Basketball @ Azle

Boys Basketball @ Azle

Girls Soccer vs Brewer HS @ Brewer HS

Gymnastics @ Permian HS

Swim Meet – Wilkerson Greines

Musical - PAC

30 Boys Basketball vs Azle and Birdville @ Home

UIL Virtual Tournament

Swim Meet – Wilkerson Greines

Musical - PAC

31 Swim Meet – Wilkerson Greines

Musical - PAC

Ranger Drive

Thank you so much for all of your help for our Rangers helping rangers campaign!!! All organizations and classrooms collected 1003 items. This is a tremendous help for Community Link and for so many families.

Academic Excellence

End of the Semester

Students need to continue to attend tutorials and attend class each day. It is imperative that students pass each class and not owe any make-up hours. When students accomplish this, it makes their spring semester much more successful. Thank you for helping us help your child be successful.

Counseling Information

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Senior Information

This is the latest information concerning seniors.

Senior Class of 2016:

Attached are some reminders and new information about graduation this year.

Senior Picture- must be taken for our yearbook. You do not have to purchase a senior picture to be in the yearbook. Please see Rhonda Dickens our yearbook sponsor for more information. January 7 will be the last day to take your picture on campus. Please see Mrs. Dickens for reservation information

Cap and Gown-must be ordered (Even if no announcements are ordered). Our Chisholm Trail purple is distinct and must be ordered through Herff Jones. If you wait to order, the cost will go up. These will be delivered prior to practice time, sometime in May.

If you are ordering cap, gown and gold stole only, the cost is now $49. 95 plus tax for a total of $60.00 (Remember, the longer you wait to order, the more the cost). The cost of your cap and gown will increase again after spring break. It will increase again in April and May.

Please make sure you have an order form for your cap and gown order.

Graduation will be held on June 5th 2016, 8:00 PM at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

You can contact Herff Jones at 817-244-4645 or visit the website and make an online order at www.hjtexan.com

Graduation-

Class Picture and Mandatory Practice

1. We will take our senior class picture on May 31. All seniors must have their cap, gown and stole to be in the picture.

2. Graduation practice will be held at Chisholm Trail High School on June 1st at 9:05 AM. [Dress rehearsal. ALL STUDENTS NEED TO HAVE CAP AND GOWNS ON!!!]. This is a mandatory practice.

Please be aware that the dress code for graduation will be strictly enforced.

Young ladies are required to wear a dress (no strapless or backless) or black dress pants and black shoes under CTHS purple robes.

Young men are required to wear black or very dark slacks with black shoes under CTHS robes. Long sleeve dress shirts with ties are traditionally worn.

All shoes worn must be black – no flip flops or sneakers.

There is a check –in process at graduation for dress code to assure that these guidelines are followed. This is a very important day for you and your family.

Mortar Board (top of cap) - It is best to not decorate your cap but if you want to decorate here are the rules-

…The decoration must be flat and in the center of the cap, no lights, nothing on the rim, no feathers, no boas, must use appropriate language, must be flat…You can put your future college on it…We must be able to see purple- all approvals go through Mrs. Dye.

PROM-

Prom is May 14 at the Texas Motor Speedway. The price is now $85.00. Please go to the House principal office by the cafeteria for more information.

SAT and ACT

Here are the dates for the SAT and ACT tests. You must go online and register for these tests. Please see your Counselor or visit the College and Career Center during your lunch to get assistance on how to register.

There is also a fee. SAT costs $54.50 and ACT costs $56.50. There are fee waivers. Go to collegeboard.org to learn about the SAT and ACT.

Here are most of the SAT and ACT dates:

Ø October 24 ACT

Ø November 7 SAT

Ø December 12 ACT

Ø January 23 SAT

Ø February 6 ACT

Ø March 5 SAT

Ø April 9 ACT

Ø May 7 SAT

Collegeboard.org and actstudent.org has all of the exact dates for these tests.

SCHOLARSHIPS-

There are many scholarships available. Please visit the counselor’s website on the CTHS website

Attendance-

Attendance is more important than ever. Please be very aware of your attendance. In case the 90% attendance rule is broken and exceeded, you will need to turn in a waiver request and meet with the attendance committee to determine eligibility and completion of hours. Seniors who remain out of attendance compliance, will not receive class credit and therefore will not graduate and walk the stage. This is a TEA state ruling. Senior must be in attendance for the full semester/year.

Senior Night After Graduation- SNAG is a parent sponsored event that takes place the night of graduation.

They are looking for many parents to participate in this worthwhile endeavor to keep our seniors safe on graduation night. It is paid for through parent fundraising

If you have questions regarding graduation please contact Susan Dye 817-232-7112 ext. 7023

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Chisholm Trail High School

The mission of Chisholm Trail High School is to foster a culture of excellence that instills a passion for a lifetime of continuous achievement in every student.