Ranger Review- May 2016

Ranger Family

May Events

2 STAAR – US History

AP Test – Chemistry, Environmental Science and Psychology

STUCO Meeting

3 STAAR – Biology

AP Test – Spanish Language, Computer Science A and Physics 1

4 STAAR – Algebra

AP Test – English Lit and Physics 2

5 STAAR – Make-ups

AP Test – Calculus AB and BC

AP Human Exam Review

Band 101

6 STAAR – Make-ups

AP Test – US History and European History

7 SAT Test

Band Registration

World History Review

9 AP Test – Biology, Music Theory, Physics C: Mechanics and E&M

Willkie Band Concert

Band Auditions

10 AP Test – US Government and Spanish Literature

11 AP Test – English Language and Macroeconomics


Band Auditions

12 AP Test – World History and Statistics

Band Spring Concert

NHS/GS Meeting

13 AP Test – Human Geography and Microeconomics

V Tennis Banquet

Greenfield Fieldday

14 Boys Basketball Tournament

Prom - TMS

15 Band Banquet

16 EWMS Soccer


Senior Awards Ceremony

17 AVID Pre ACT Test

Willkie Band Concert

18 AP Late Testing

19 AP Late Testing

Bass Hall Spring Showcase

20 AP Late Testing

Choir Banquet

21 Senior 5k Run

Choir Spring Voice Recital

23 Choir Ranger Revue Rehearsals

Top 10% Luncheon

9, 10, & 11th grade Awards Night

24 Choir Ranger Revue Rehearsals

Am. Red Cross Blood Drive

EWMS Soccer

25 Choir Ranger Revue Rehearsals

Balfour – Class Rings

26 Choir Ranger Revue Rehearsals

27 Choir Ranger Revue

28 Choir Ranger Revue

Academic Excellence Gala - HCTC

29 Choir UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest – UT Austin

Band UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest – Austin

30 Choir UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest – UT Austin

Band UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest – Austin

31 Senior Picture


1 Senior Picture delivery

2 Graduation Practice


3 Watson Graduation

4 SAT Test

5 Saginaw High School Graduation

Boswell High School Graduation

Chisholm Trail High School Graduation

End of Year Requirmeents

1. Many students owe attendance hours. Thank you for understanding that the student will not receive credit if make up hours are owed. The house principals assist with all questions concerning attendance and make up hours.

2. There are only 4 weeks left in the school year. If a student does not receive a 70 or above in the class, they will not receive credit. This can affect graduation, movement to the next grade level, and participation in extra curricular events.

3. If students have missed days above what is explained in the exemption policy, they will be required to complete a semester exam. Concerning semester exams, all excused and unexcused absences are considered an absence, no matter the reason. Only documented medical is not counted as an absence.

4. Semester exams are given on the day assigned and may not be taken early.

Academic Excellence

Spring Semester Final Exam Exemptions

Semester exams account for 1/7 of the semester grade for a course.

A student may be exempted from taking a SPRING SEMESTER final examination in a course if s/he meets all the following criteria. The student has:

1. not been suspended (ISS, OSS, or DAEP) during the spring semester

2. a 90% or higher average in the course and no more than three absences

3. an 80% or higher average in the course and no more than two absences

A student is not counted absent when participating in extra-curricular activities or during a documented health care appointment.

Junior and Senior students are allowed two college visit days per school year. College visit days will not count against juniors or seniors for the purpose of qualifying for exam exemptions.

A student who takes an Advanced Placement Exam for a course they are enrolled in during the Spring Semester is exempt from the semester exam in that course, providing the student has an average of 75 or higher, has no more than 3 absences during the 2nd semester and has met #1 above.

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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 $54.13 (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


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 2nd 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 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.


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.


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


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

Senior Activities for Chisholm Trail High School

April 23, 2016 AVID Awards Banquet 7 pm @ HCTC

April 25, 2016 NHS/GS Induction 7 pm in PAC

May 14, 2016 Prom 7 pm @ TMS

May 16, 2016 Senior Awards 7 pm in PAC

May 19, 2016 Bass Hall Spring Showcase 6 pm Dance and 8:15 pm Band

May 23, 2016 Top 10% Luncheon 12 pm @ HCTC conference room

May 28, 2016 Academic Excellence Gala 6:30 pm @ HCTC

May 27, 31, and 1 Senior Exams

May 31, 2016 Senior Group Pictures 11 am in Main Gym

June 2, 2016 Graduation Practice 9 am–1 pm in Main Gym

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