CHS Cowboy Express (Bi-Weekly)

September 4, 2015

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Staff Meetings

Do you have a resource to help your colleagues?

Do you want to practice speaking in front of others?

Click here to sign up for more information: OR email Kayla @

iDesign CHS- Sign Up TODAY!

The purpose of iDesign is to design professional learning for our campus. We formatively assess the campus needs and design on-going learning experiences to meet those needs. Click here to sign up or email OR

DFW International Cultural Calendar!

Click here to access a great resource for you, your family and your learners!

Education Foundation: Angie Arthur

The Coppell Education Foundation awards grant money to CISD teachers each year in the fall. We love surprising teachers with a large check and capturing that look on their face when we arrive. If you have submitted an application in the past, but have not been awarded grant money, we want to help you. Join us for a Professional Development all about GRANT WRITING.

The first training date is September 8 from 4:00-5:30 at Austin Elementary

The second training date is September 10 from 4:15-5:45 at CMS West Library.

The grant submission window opens on September 14 and closes on October 14 at 5:30 PM.

Mike's Mind

A huge thank you to all CHS staff for an outstanding start to our school year. It seems like a whirlwind of activity since the first day of classes! Remember that Monday is a school holiday, Labor Day. With a three day weekend ahead, my hope is that you have plans to do something fun that fuels your personal passions. It remains very important for all staff to lead a balanced lifestyle in order to be able to sustain the incredible effort it takes to lead our very talented students.

The initial adrenaline we all typically start the year with will soon wane, but it remains our charge to live up to our campus theme, One School, One Family! That requires each of us to do our part to strengthen our climate (how we feel about our school) and culture (how we do our business) in which everyONE is valued and can find a place in our large school. Some activities we each can do:

  • We Are One Wednesdays- greet students by name at your classroom door

  • Be proactive in supporting students experiencing difficulties in your class- offer tutorial help, contact their parent, more frequent checks during class

  • Stay off our devices in the hallways and common areas in order to interact with students and other staff members (the art of speaking to each other)

Next week is Homecoming week! It will be an exciting time on campus. Student Council has announced theme days and staff is encouraged to participate. Thank you for all you do. CHS: One School, One Family!


If you do NOT have an Evacuation Map or Yellow Folder, email Ryan Lam

Vehicle Registration

ALL staff must complete BY September 15th (CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE)

Counselor's Corral

Level Down Forms

Will be available in Student Services beginning Monday, September 28th.

Save the Date- College Night!

Thursday, Sep. 17th, 6-8pm

185 West Parkway Boulevard

Coppell, TX

This is a great opportunity for learners to visit with College Representatives from over 200 colleges and universities.

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Family Snapshots!

If you have a family photo to share with your CHS family, please email the photo and some info to Kayla. #CHSWeAreONe
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