Chisholm Trail News
May 17th - May 21st
From Mrs. Cockrell
Dear Chisholm Trail Families,
What a great week we have ahead of us as we begin to wrap up an amazingly adventurous school year. It has been a year of many twists and turns and you all have done a great job keeping your learners going. We have all learned so much this year.
First grade will have their Reading Restaurant this week and even though we will not have parents on campus, other staff members are excited to visit the classroom restaurants. Our first graders have worked very hard on their reading skills to serve up some tasty books.
Second grade will have their virtual field trips this week, too.
We hope that you are making plans to enjoy your summer break and also include some opportunities for your learners to use the skills they worked so hard to build this year. Reading and listening to books read aloud, cooking in the kitchen with you, working on basic math skills such as counting, addition, and subtraction, writing stories, and making lists are only a few opportunities you can provide for them to keep their skills sharp. We will also send home a summer reading challenge that all of our grade levels will be able to participate in.
Enjoy your week and, as always, thank you for sharing your children with us!
Sanger ISD Teacher and Paraprofessional for the Year
2021 Teacher of the Year: Mrs. Sury
Karly Sury has been selected by her colleagues at Chisholm Trail to represent the campus as the 2021 Teacher of the Year. She currently serves second grade students, teaching all subjects. Mrs. Sury holds an expectation of excellence within her classroom that empowers all of her learners to achieve at high levels. She is a master at effective classroom management and building a positive and safe culture within the classroom with her learners. Additionally, Mrs. Sury successfully implements strategies such as guided reading and small group instruction which she tailors to meet the needs of her students.
Mrs. Sury is a model of what it means to have a growth mindset. She not only empowers her students, but graciously leads our campus as she models being a learner herself. She is knowledgeable about content and pedagogy, but she also models curiosity and works alongside her colleagues to increase learning outcomes for students. The humility and grace with which Mrs. Sury teaches her students, coaches teachers, and collaborates with all colleagues make her an ideal 2021 Teacher of the Year for Chisholm Trail.
2021 Paraprofessional of the Year: Mrs. Pyron
Wendi Pyron has been selected by her colleagues at Chisholm Trail to represent the campus as the 2021 Paraprofessional of the Year. She currently serves as a special education paraprofessional. Mrs. Pyron always has a smile on her face and is quick to share a funny moment with anyone around her. She is adept at changing her strategies to meet the diverse needs of students. She is quick to adapt to any situation that may arise during the day and addresses any challenge as an opportunity to find a solution.
Mrs. Pyron is dedicated to increasing learning outcomes for all children and is just as dedicated to serving her colleagues. She supports all those around her with as much tenacity as she shows for students. Mrs. Pyron is a team player and her positivity, solution-oriented mindset, and sense of humor make her an ideal 2021 Paraprofessional of the Year for Chisholm Trail.
Thank you for getting your students to school on time! Drop off time begins at 7:35 each morning. Staff will be available to supervise students at 7:35 so please do not allow students to walk up to the building before this time.
Each morning the back gate is closed at 7:45 when school begins. If you arrive to drop off your child and this gate is closed, there is no staff on duty in the back and the doors are locked. Any students arriving after 7:45 need to be dropped off and may enter the front of the school. Thanks for helping us ensure student safety!
Good things are happening at Chisholm Trail and we would love to hear about them. Your words of encouragement are invaluable to our teachers!
As we continue to work hard on campus to keep our children and staff safe, we are asking you to continue to be diligent in reporting to us when your student is either having symptoms, has been exposed, or has received a positive COVID-19 test result. Should you have questions, you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or our nurse, Courtney Lynch at email@example.com.
This link will take you to the district page with details about where to get inclement weather information.
We appreciate that you have your car tags hanging on your mirror at dismissal. In the case of a forgotten tag, we will do an ID check as efficiently as possible, but we may ask you to pull up ahead of the line and wait for a moment.