Ranger Review- October 2016

For Our Learning Partners

October Events


1st Band – Golden Triangle Contest @ Collins Stadium Denton

3rd District marching Band Exhibition @Ranger Stadium

SAT Test

7th- Homecoming!!! Pep Rally @ 3:45; Volleyball/Football

8th Band – Springtown Marching Showcase @ Springtown HS

10th Student Holiday/Staff Development

12th Ranger Award of Excellence Breakfast

15th UIL Region 30 Marching Contest – Burleson ISD

18th Josten’s Class rings


22nd ACT Test

24th Josten’s Class rings & Senior cap & gowns

25th Josten’s Class rings & Senior cap & gowns

Picture Make-up

26th Trunk or Treat

29th SNAG17 5k/10k

CANVAS/Office 360

Your student has access to CANVAS which is an online support for many of our classes. Teachers may use this to display class lessons, supplemental material, videos, etc that will assist your child with the learning target. You may access your students site using the student's user ID and password. Please request this information from your child.

Your student also has an Office 360 account which provides them access to their school email and One Drive. This allows for communication with their teachers and to be able to work on projects online while collaborating with other classmates. This is a great information and communication tool with teachers and peers that runs through our server and is monitored. If you have any questions at all, please contact your child's teacher or house principal.

Electronic Access to Grades, Attendance, Report Cards and Progress Reports

At our high schools, all information concerning your child is under your Family Access account. You can update your information, see your student's grades, print report cards if needed, and see up to the minute information about your child's progress in each class. If you do not have a Family Access account, please contact Theresa Vondra, CTHS Registrar, to assist. If you are ever in need of a printed copy of a report card, please contact Mrs. Vondra and she will gladly assist.

Curriculum Letters

If you would like information about what your student is learning in their core classes, please look at our website


Parking Stickers

Parking stickers will be distributed on September 6 during lunches. The price of the first sticker is free with proof of insurance and drivers license. Please contact Mr. Goodner, House Principal, with any questions.

PTO Members Discounts

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PTO Membership

Have you joined our PTO? Is your son or daughter a senior who wants to be eligible for local scholarships? Then for $10 per parent and $5 per student you can help give back to our schools. Plus, many scholarships come through our PTO where members are eligible to apply. This is a great opportunity to help our students!!


Counseling Information

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Senior Information

Senior Class of 2017:

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 Mary Beth Lee our yearbook sponsor for more information.

Cap and Gown-must be ordered (Even if no announcements are ordered). Our Chisholm Trail purple is distinct and must be ordered through Jostens. 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 $39.99 plus tax for a total of $54.11.

(Remember, the longer you wait to order, the more the cost) Deadline to order at this price is December 9.

Options to pay:

1. Online at www.jostens.com

2. Bring payment to school on Sept 6 or 7 during all student lunches.

3. Call 1-800-567-8367

Graduation will be held on June 4th 2017, 4:30 PM at the Fort Worth Convention Center.


Class Picture and Mandatory Practice

1. We will take our senior class picture at school in May. 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. [Dress rehearsal. ALL STUDENTS NEED TO HAVE CAP GOWN AND STOLE 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.

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. Parent contact info is snagcths@gmail.com

If you have questions regarding graduation, please contact Susan Dye sdye@ems-isd.net


Prom is May 13 at the Texas Motor Speedway. The price is $75.00 PER TICKET before Thanksgiving and $85.00 PER TICKET after Thanksgiving. Please go to the House Principal office by the cafeteria for more information. The last day to purchase your prom ticket April 21.


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 is $57.00 with Essay; $45 without Essay and ACT is $58.50 with Essay; $42.50 without Essay There are fee waivers. Go to collegeboard.org to learn about the SAT and ACT or visit our website http://www.emsisd.com/Page/31933

Here are most of the SAT and ACT dates:

Ø September 10 ACT

Ø September 30 ASVAB

Ø October 1 SAT

Ø October 22 ACT

Ø November 5 SAT

Ø December 3 SAT

Ø December 10 ACT

Ø January 21 SAT

Ø February 6 ACT

Ø March 11 SAT

Ø April 8 ACT

Ø May 6 SAT

Ø June 3 SAT

Ø June 10 ACT


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.

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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.