Cardinal Chronicles

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May 16, 2022

From the Principal

Dear Cardinal Family,


Please read through this edition of the Cardinal Chronicles closely, as it important end of year information. Make sure to click the PDF link for a printable version of the spring semester exam bell schedule. Please be sure to follow our calendars, website, and this newsletter to stay informed about end-of-year events, testing, graduation, and more!


It is so hard to believe we are this close to the end of the school year. There are a lot of activities happening between now and the end of the school year, please pay close attention to the save the dates.


LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: Students’ last day of school is May 26th. Students will be dismissed at 1:20 p.m.

Academic focus: As we are getting closer to the end of the school year, focusing on the final grades for student courses is essential; please check the parent portal of Ascender for grade updates. We will be reaching out to students and parents if we have concerns about the successful completion of coursework for the year due to grades, attendance or STAAR EOC scores.

Summer School: If your child is required to attend summer school due to grades, attendance or STAAR EOC scores, CHS will reach out to parents via telephone and email.


Every single day I'm proud to come to work and I'm proud to call myself a cardinal! As always, we are committed to creating an environment where students and teachers alike can: LEARN WITH PASSION, ACT WITH COURAGE, AND CHANGE THE WORLD! #EverUpwardCardinals



Your Partner In Education,

Mich Etzel


Twitter: @ColumbusHS1894

Instagram: @columbushs1894

Facebook: @columbushscardinals

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Upcoming Events / Reminders

5/16: Big Show set up and practice

5/17: AP Makeup testing

5/17: Big Show set up and practice

5/18: Invites emailed to students and parents for EOY Awards Ceremony award winners

5/18: Senior Graduation Meeting during PIE

5/18: Big Show set up and practice

5/19: Grades 9-11 turn in chromebooks/chargers/cases during math

5/19: Big Show @ CISD Auditorium 7pm

5/19: Junior Class Presentation during PIE: "Everything I Wish I Knew Before Going to College"

5/20: Seniors return all technology during economics and fines must be paid

5/20: 9-11th EOY Awards Ceremony 2:15pm in the auditorium (invites for award winners will be emailed on 5/18)

5/23: Seniors Walk at CES (report to cafeteria by 8am)

5/23: Senior Awards Night 6pm @CISD Auditorium

5/24: Senior trip to Splashway (report to 1st period and will be called to board the bus)

5/25: Senior breakfast and senior walk at CJHS (arrive at CHS by 8am

5/26: Graduation practice (seniors arrive at football fieldhouse by 7:50am)

5/26: Last day of the six weeks & GRADUATION 8:30pm (seniors arrive to fieldhouse by 7:30pm)

5/27: Teacher In-service day and Convocation

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Bell Schedules & School Calendar

Cardinal Kudos to Students Who Received A Positive Behavior Referral

Congrats to the CHS BBQ Team for Competing at STATE!!!

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Cardinal Athletics

Updates from the Nest!


Cardinal Baseball

  • Defeated Jourdanton and are Bi-District Champs!
  • lost to Marion 1-2 in a three game series
  • WHAT A GREAT SEASON!

Cardinal Softball

  • Defeated Lytle, Blanco, & Yoakum and are the Regional Quarterfinals champs

Information for Seniors

This was previously emailed out to seniors and their parents on 5/3/22 or 5/4/22, and copies will be handed out to Seniors during the Senior Meeting on 5/18/22.
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Cardinal Band Information

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Snapshots from the CHS FFA Banquet

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Cool Cardinal Happenings

Check Out the 2022-2023 CISD School Calendar

teacher appreciation

Next Cardinal Chronicles......

  • It will be published on 6/1/22 so be on the lookout!