Dragon Diary

February 8, 2019

Traffic Update

The intersection of E Highland Street and N White Chapel will be closed starting February 11th (after rush hour).

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Voluntary Random Drug Testing Program

Beginning after Spring Break 2019, Carroll ISD will implement a Voluntary Random Drug Testing Program for students in grades 7-12. The program is designed to provide support and resources to parents/guardians of participating students, therefore, a positive drug test for a participating student does not result in discipline consequences.

The program will be strictly voluntary and free of cost to students and families, while serving as a deterrent to illegal drug use and assisting the district in enforcing a drug-free educational environment. The policy approved by the CISD School Board in the fall of 2018 is modeled after a program in Keller ISD, and will serve as a two-year pilot program in Carroll.

Informational meetings are being held in February and March so that any parent of a student in grades 7-12 can attend and learn more information about the dangers of drugs/alcohol, the new policy and the testing program. Parents need only attend one of the two informational meetings. Attendance is not mandatory for participation in the random drug testing program.

In order for your child to participate in this program, please fill out the Parent Permission Form & Registration and return to your campus principal.

Click here for a summary of the program:

Arena Scheduling Discussion

Attention parents of current 10th and 11th graders: Join us February 13 at 6pm at CSHS in the library for a brief discussion regarding arena scheduling for the 2019-2020 school year. Want more information? Check out: https://www.southlakecarroll.edu/site/Default.aspx?PageID=1635.

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Join AP Booster Club Today!

By supporting the AP Booster club you help support AP, Pre-AP, Honors, GT programs at EIS, DIS, DMS, CHS and CSHS. Last year we gave teacher grants totaling $10,000 to these campuses and awarded $5,000 in college scholarships to seniors. We hope to have your support so we can fund even more teacher grant requests! We also have informative meetings throughout the year that are free to members! Please take a minute to join today! www.dragonap.org

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CISD Booster for Special Programs

The CISD Booster for Special Programs is a district wide organization that supports Special Programs, such as Dyslexia, Preschool, ESL and Special Education within the Carroll Independent School District for all eleven campuses.

Their mission is to continue to support the Students, Parents, and Faculty involved in special programs by providing additional resources, continuing educational opportunities for faculty and parents, speakers, and support groups for families and to collaborate with the District in continuing to provide excellence to all students in all programs at CISD.

Your membership dues make their mission possible and the CISD Booster for Special Programs needs your help. Please click the link below and become a CISD Booster for Special Programs today!

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CHS Parking Violation

Carroll High School will begin placing wheel locks on vehicles that are parked in unauthorized areas or vehicles that do not have a current CHS/CSHS parking permit. If a student is illegally parked for one or more of the following reasons they are subject to be booted, towed or both. Cost for removal of the booting device is $30.00.

Violations include:


· Parked in a HANDICAPPED space

· Parked in a FIRE LANE

· Blocking entrance to a building or driveway (fire department regulation)

· Parking in an unauthorized parking area (i.e. staff or visitor parking)

· Blocking access to a trash receptacle or dumpster

· Improperly parked

· Additional violations as warranted

If a student is booted they will find a neon orange sticker (sample above) affixed on the driver’s side window. Failure to pay will result in disciplinary action.

Please ensure that students parking on campus have a permit on their vehicle. The link to purchase is https://www.southlakecarroll.edu/Page/1882

Remember that ONLY sophomores, juniors and seniors are allowed to drive/park at CHS and should be parking in the north band lot where ample space is provided.

Please feel free to contact the Assistant Principal’s office at 817-949-5626 with any questions.

Thank you!

Join us for the next PTO General Meeting

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

CSHS Library

10:00 am

Guest Speaker will be Coach Eric McDade - Cultural Competency and Diversity. Coach McDade will discuss the campus-wide “Diversity Dialogues” as well as walk members through a number of activities to create greater diversity awareness

Please join us – all members are welcome!


A heartfelt thank you to the CSHS and CHS PTO Luncheon Committees for the amazing Italian themed Teacher/Staff Luncheons in January. The Teachers/Staff at both schools enjoyed chicken saltimbocca, baked ziti, homemade lasagna, Italian cream cake, tiramisu and much more!

The High School Luncheon was held on Thursday, January 24 – special thanks to Zoe Sexhus for donating baked ziti from Scratch Kitchen and Jimmy’s Food Store of Dallas, Texas for the “Italia” t-shirts and décor.

The 2019 Interfaith Baccalaureate Service

Seniors - if you signed up to participate in the 2019 Baccalaureate Service, please plan to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, February 21st at lunchtime (1:05 PM) in the CSHS Lecture Hall.

If you cannot attend this initial meeting, please email CarrollPTOBaccalaureate@gmail.com.

The one-hour Baccalaureate service will be held at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 26 at 4:00 pm. Family and friends are encouraged to attend.

Baccalaureate is an interfaith inspirational service to honor all CSHS Seniors and their families. Attendance is optional. All seniors wishing to attend the service are honored, sitting as a group, wearing caps and gowns for the first time.

For more information, please visit www.southlakecarrollpto.com

CHS Lost and Found

We have an overabundance of lost and found! If you think your student may have misplaced something have them stop by the Lost and Found outside of Nurse Cooley's clinic.

Flu Update

We have seen a slight increase in flu recently. As always, washing your hands for 20 seconds and often is the best way to decrease the spread of germs.

The Department of Health suggests:

  • If you haven’t done it already, consider protecting yourself with a flu vaccination
  • Cover your cough with a tissue or cough into your sleeve
  • Wash your hands and keep your hands away from your face
  • Avoid close contact with people who are coughing or appear ill
  • Stay home if you are sick or keep family members home if they are sick

If you’re student is ill, please remember to follow school guidelines for exclusion. As a reminder, guidelines for exclusion from school include: Temperature of 100 degrees or above •Vomiting and/or diarrhea •Persistent cough •Rash •Open, itchy or draining lesions •Red, itchy, draining eyes •Presence of live lice or nits in the hair •Suffering from a reportable disease, as defined by the Texas Board of Health •Undiagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp

Please keep your student home as long as the doctor note has asked for the student to be home.

Your child must be 24 hours free of fever without Tylenol or Advil before they return to school. When you call in, attendance may be asking if your student is out with flu and if so, which strain, because Tarrant County Health Department is tracking flu numbers.

Thanks for your help in keeping our students healthy!

Thank You!

Melody Cooley, RN

Carroll High School Nurse

817-949-5610 phone

817-949-5656 fax

Remember to practice effective hand hygiene and cough etiquette.

Sadie Hawkins Dance February 9th

The Sadie Hawkins dance is Saturday, February 9th from 8pm to 11pm at the CHS gym and the theme is Space Jam! To purchase tickets click here https://ticketracker.com/store/item?catalogItemId=15241

A student requesting to bring a guest who is not a CISD student must complete an Out of District Guest Form from either the CHS or CSHS AP office. This form requires the signature of a principal/administrator of the guest's school and of a CISD administrator prior to purchasing tickets.

Completed forms MUST BE RETURNED to the AP office for approval no later than February 1, 2019.

The minimum grade level for guests is 9th grade and the maximum age is 19. Each guests MUST PRESENT A CURRENT FORM OF IDENTIFICATION before entering the event.

For any other questions, please contact Sarah Millhorn at sarah.millhorn@southlakecarroll.edu

AP Exam Registration Information

Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Carroll High/Senior High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.

Regular Registration: January 8 - February 17, 2019 - Cost per exam $98

Register by 11:59 pm on February 17, 2019 to avoid late fees.

February 18 - February 24, 2019 – register online with a $15 per exam late fee

(Cost per exam $113)

LATE Registration: February 25 – March 3, 2019 ending at 11:59 pm – register online with a $65 per exam late fee (Cost per exam $163)


Register for exams: AP Exam Registration https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/442963

If you are unable to order an exam using a credit card or debit card, you may print your completed order form and follow the directions on it to mail in registration via check or money order.

Refunds -Students who cancel an exam through Total Registration by Wednesday, March 6, 2019 are entitled to a refund of the exam fee minus a cancellation fee of $20 (per exam cancelled). Late fees are nonrefundable.

After Wednesday, March 6, 2019 there are NO refunds.

Download and read the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents 2018-2019 specifically read the Test Security & Administration and Getting Ready for Exam Day sections pages 3-6.

Kiwanis Club 2019 Scholarship- Sophomore of the Year

Southlake Kiwanis are sponsoring a $500 scholarship for one CHS sophomore student. This student will then go on to compete on the Kiwanis District level for an additional $600 scholarship. Kiwanis is an international service organization focused on children and improving communities one child at a time.

The Scholarship is not based on academics, but on leadership qualities. One goal of the Scholarship is to seek out, recognize and develop leadership potential commencing with high school sophomores, and to encourage and prepare the next generation of civic and corporate leadership for America's future. A second goal is to help sophomores gain experience and confidence in following written instructions when applying for scholarships. A third goal is to educate people in the schools and communities about the Kiwanis organization.

Southlake Kiwanis sponsors the Carroll Key Club which encourages students to serve their school and local communities and highlights the benefits of serving others. Sophomores applying for these scholarships do not need to be a part of Key Club, but if you are interested in learning more about it contact kim.lufkin@southlakecarroll.edu

The completed application and sections I and II must be returned to the CHS Counseling office by February 22. The winner of the local scholarship will be announced in mid-March and district winners will be announced at the Texas-Oklahoma District Convention on August 2, 2019. A representative of your local Kiwanis Club will notify the winners thereafter.

Click for here for additional information and the student application.

Scholarship Opportunity

Tri-County Electric Cooperative has an opportunity available for seniors. Currently they are taking applications for the Tri-County EC Scholarship Program.

Tri-County EC Scholarship Program – We will award eight $4,000 scholarships and eight $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors this year! Additional details and eligibility requirements are in the link below. The application DEADLINE is Friday, March 1, 2019.

Application Link: https://tcectexas.com/assets/files/Scholarship-Application.pdf

Additional Information can be found here on the Tri-County Electric Cooperative website.

E-cigarette Tip Sheet for Parents

Talk with your teen about E-cigarettes and their risks. Before the talk know the facts, be patient and ready to listen by avoiding criticism and encouraging an open dialogue. Remember that your goal is to have a conversation not deliver a lecture so it is OK for your dialogue to take place over time in bits and pieces. Finally set a positive example by being tobacco-free, for help visit smokefree.gov or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Keep the conversation going and for more information and tips go to https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/SGR_ECig_ParentTipSheet_508.pdf

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Change in Vaping Discipline Process

Students in possession of any vape component or caught vaping will be now be referred to the campus SRO for prosecution in addition to school discipline.

Vaping and its components are a violation of the Minor in Possession of Tobacco Statute, Texas Health and Safety Code - - HEALTH & SAFETY § 161.252. Possession, Purchase, Consumption, or Receipt of Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, or Tobacco Products by Minors Prohibited

Spring Bus Passes

Parents who purchased fall semester bus passes for their children are encouraged to register and purchase spring semester bus passes now to provide uninterrupted bus service. Students new to CISD and continuing students who need to use bus service will also need to purchase spring bus passes. Spring Semester Pass $148 per student or $296 per family. Click here to purchase your Spring Bus Pass. To read more about the Bus Pass Program, click here.

All bus riders must have a current Bus Rider Contract form signed by a parent or guardian and turned in with the Bus Rider Registration indicating they will abide by the Bus Safety Handbook.


We offer AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY PASSES (at no charge) for students who, after their last class of the day, need to be transported to the other high school for a school sponsored sport or activity.

This pass may be obtained by picking-up an application from the CSHS or CHS office. Once completed, it must be signed by the coach or sponsor of the activity or sport and returned to the office. All students must then sign the bus rider contract. Passes will be available for students to pick-up at the office within three (3) school days. Students must present their pass to the bus driver each time they need to ride or will not be allowed to ride.

This pass is not necessary if the student has a valid annual or semester bus pass.

Please note that misuse of the pass will require immediate forfeiture of the pass and it must be used for transportation to school activities only.

Parking Permits

High school students parking on campus must have a valid parking permit which is properly affixed to the vehicle.

Parking permits are purchased online and permit stickers are available for pickup at CHS and CSHS with proof of payment, license, and insurance. **Please note: 10th graders are the only CHS students allowed to drive to school and park on campus.

Cars without parking stickers may be towed at the owner's expense or subject to a booting device which will require a $30.00 removal fee.

To purchase click here https://ticketracker.com/store/category?schoolId=1701&catalogCategoryId=1959


Verification of Enrollment is required for students getting a permit or license. There is a sign-up sheet in the front office. If you sign in before noon, forms can be picked up by 3:21 pm, after noon forms can be picked up the next school day. Forms are good for 30 days.

SASO Girls and SASO Boys Annual Membership Drive

SASO is an inclusive teen service organization where high school students can earn their community service hours along side their mothers. We partner with charities and other non-profits and service organizations to hold events that better our community.

Open to all girls and their moms and all boys and their moms in grades 9-12. Girls and boys may join in the spring of their 8th grade year. Our membership year begins in April each year. Even though SASO Girls and SASO Boys are separate organizations we share the same charter.

There is a mandatory membership drive meeting

February 13, 2019

7 pm

The Marq Southlake

285 Shady Oaks Dr.

For more information visit our website http://www.sasonow.org. Click on the pink SASO Girls tab for girls information and the blue SASO boys tab for boys information.

2018/2019 CHS Yearbook

Order your 2018/2019 Carroll High School Yearbook now for May delivery.

Now you can order three ways: online at www.balfour.com, select Carroll High School and follow the instructions for ordering. Order by phone at 1-800-944-5930, or download the order form

below, complete the bottom portion, and mail payment to Balfour P.O. Box 150069 Austin, TX 78715-0069. The cost is $70.00 for just a yearbook, but additional packages are available. Delivery is in May, but don’t delay.


Order between January 1st and April 8th and pay $75.00.

Personalization and icons are extra!

CHS 2017/2018 Yearbooks

We have a limited number of CHS 2017/2018 yearbooks still available for purchase. If you are interested just come to the CHS front office. Books are $80.00 and we accept cash or checks made out to CHS.

If you ordered a CHS yearbook last year and have not picked it up yet please go to the CHS front office to get it.

Nurses Note


As the year goes by, if you are cleaning out your closets, and you have t-shirts, athletic shorts, or sweatpants you are getting rid of, please consider donating them to the CHS clothes closet for students’ use.


As a reminder, students are not allowed to carry medications (over-the-counter or prescription). You may keep medications in the nurse's office for daily or as needed administration with a signed MAR form. Please be sure medicine is in original container and not expired. Prescriptions also require a doctor signature. I am unable to dispense medicine, even Advil or Tylenol, unless it is the student's own medicine brought in specifically for them.

Thank you for your help!

Melody Cooley, RN

CHS Nurse

817-949-5610 phone 817-949-5656 fax



The teacher fund initiative, a year-round campaign sponsored by the Carroll Education Foundation, is off to a great start! View this video to learn more about why your teachers need your support at each campus: https://youtu.be/q0oK4aQZwgA

For more information on giving as a family or through your business and company matching, visit www.carrolleducationfoundation.org/donate-now.

Teen Life

Teen Life is a support group designed to help teenagers succeed at handling issues related to family, school, stress, and the ups & downs of life. If you think your child would benefit from this group, please send his/her name to Becca Piriano in CHS Guidance and she will reach out to them. Visit their website for more information at https://www.teenlife.ngo/.

Student ID Badges

CISD Student ID’s are issued only once during your 4 years at Carroll/Carroll Senior High. DO NOT discard your current ID, if you do and you need a new one, the cost to replace your ID will be $10.00. Please see the Guidance Office for replacement if you are at the CHS campus. Students at CSHS should see Mrs. Cranford in the Library. All students must have their ID’s with you daily for entrance to the buildings as this is your key, the outside doors will be locked and not open for entrance without your ID.

CHS Student Access to Exterior Doors

All exterior doors will be locked on campus. To enter the building you must have your ID in your possession. Your ID will access doors before school, after school, and during passing periods. If you need a replacement ID you must go to the counseling office for a replacement at $10. Please do not open a door for a student without an ID as you’re threatening the safety of all students. In addition, do not hold doors open as all students should have ID’s on them at all times. If you do not have an ID outside of the building you’re welcome to come around to the front office where they will identify you for entrance into the building. Please be cognizant of your safety and all student safety going forward.

Operation #SAFEdragon

The goals of the #SAFEdragon program are to improve safety and security within Carroll ISD and promote emergency preparedness among students and staff. Remember when visiting our campuses to always enter through the main offices so we can properly sign you in and print you a badge. Students should never open the doors for anyone, not even friends. Be a #SAFEdragon!

Dragon Mobile App

The Dragon Mobile App is for parents, students, and staff. Mobile Dragon keeps you connected with the latest district news and other helpful information at the touch of a button. Click the link below for more details about the App. The app is available for iOS and Android smartphones in the App Store and Google Play. Search “Carroll ISD” to find and download the app today!

Closed Campus

CSHS and CHS are closed campuses and students may not leave campus during lunch.



9th & 10th Grade students must enter classrooms by 8:00 am when classes start. All students must sign in at the attendance office if they arrive at 8:01 am or after. Late students must have a doctor's note, parent call or parent note letting attendance know that they are aware that their student was tardy.


9th Grade students. Parent/guardians of 9th graders must physically sign their student out at the attendance office for early dismissal. If someone other than a parent/guardian is picking up a student, that person must be listed on the family's emergency contact list located in Family Access. Parents/guardians must contact the attendance office if a person - not on their emergency contact list - is picking up their child. The office is required to make a copy of that person's driver's license in order for the student to be released and that person needs to sign the student out.

10th Grade. As we know, many of our 10th graders drive, therefore they are permitted to sign-out with the attendance office for an early dismissal provided parents/guardians have notified the attendance office in writing. The note from parents requesting an early dismissal must be dated/signed and dropped off at the attendance office first thing in the morning. We will then provide the student with a pass to return to the attendance office at the early dismissal time to sign-out and exit the campus. If your 10th grader is returning that day, please ensure they sign in at the attendance office upon return so their attendance record will be noted properly.

FYI, For our students’ safety, it is important that they sign in when arriving late or sign out when leaving early. Students who do not comply with this safety measure will be referred to the Assistant Principal’s office per the CHS Handbook.