Learning Leaders- March 2016

Ranger Faculty Family

March Events

1 JV Tennis Tourney vs Boswell HS

9th, JV & V Girls Soccer vs Azle HS - Home

JV & V Boys @ Azle HS

JV Softball @ Saginaw HS

3 UIL Middle School Band

9th Baseball @ Polytechnic HS vs Fort Worth Southwest and Polytechnic

V Baseball @ Polytechnic HS vs Leander and Grapevine

JV Baseball @ Birdville HS vs Birdville and Grand Prairie

CTHS Spring League

Indoor Drumline Rehearsal

4 Coyote Jazz Festival @ Weatherford College

Gymnastics @ Rudder Invitational

9th, JV & V Girls Soccer @ Saginaw HS

JV & V Boys Soccer vs Saginaw HS

9th Baseball vs Alvarado @ Polytechnic HS

V Baseball vs St. Andrews & Leander @ Birdville HS

JV Baseball vs LD Bell @ Birdville HS

Winterguard Contest @ CTHS

5 JV & V Colorguard Competition @ Saginaw HS

One Act Play Clinic

SAT Test

V Baseball vs Salado & Vandergrift @ Polytechnic HS

9th Baseball vs Burleson @ Polytechnic HS

7 TELPAS Writing Samples Due

JV & V Boys Soccer vs Wichita Falls & Azle @ Home

JV & V Girls Soccer @ Wichita Falls Memorial Stadium

STUCO Meeting

8 TELPAS Writing Samples Due

Winterguard Practice

JV & V Softball @ Denton HS

9 TELPAS Writing Samples Due

JV Tennis Tourney @ Home

10 V Baseball vs Laredo Martin and Killeen Ellison @ Home

JV Baseball vs Keller Fossil Ridge & Crowley @ Boswell HS

CTHS Spring League

Gymnastics Rail Road Rumble @ Boswell HS

UIL One Act Play Rehearsal


Indoor Drumline Practice

11 V Tennis Tourney @ Home

V Baseball vs Midland Christian & Iowa Park @ Home

JV Baseball vs Denton Guyer @ Boswell HS

V Softball vs Brewer @ Home

Colorguard Competition @ CTHS

12 Choir Hawaii Trip – all week

V Colorguard WGI Southwest Regional @ UNT

SNAG!16 Yard Sale

V Baseball vs Round Rock Cedar Ridge & Cleburne@ Home

JV Baseball vs Saginaw HS & Keller Central HS @ Keller Central HS

13 V Colorguard WGI Southwest Regional @ UNT

14 9th, JV & V G Soccer @ Boswell HS

JV & V Boys Soccer vs Boswell @ Home

UIL One Act Play Rehearsal

15 JV & V Baseball @ Wichita Falls Rider

9th Baseball vs Wichita Falls Rider @ Home

JV & V Softball @ Wichita Rider

16 UIL One Act Play Rehearsal

9th & JV Baseball @ Azle

JV & V Softball vs Azle

17 UIL One Act Play Rehearsal

V Baseball vs Azle

CTHS Spring League

JV G Soccer @ Boswell HS

Indoor Drumline Rehearsal

18 TCU Jazz Fest

UIL One Act Play Rehearsal

19 TCU Jazz Fest

G Basketball Tourney

JV Colorguard Championship @ Flowermound Marcus

20 UIL One Act Play Rehearsal

STUCO Meeting

22 Zone 1 One Act Play Contest

JV Tennis Tourney @ Southhills HS

JV & V Softball @ Saginaw HS

9th Baseball vs Saginaw

V Baseball @ Saginaw HS

23 English I Senior EOC Academy

Zone 2 One Act Play Contest

24 District One Act Play Rehearsal

English II Senior EOC Academy

V Tennis Tourney @ Mansfield Legacy HS

CTHS Spring League

Indoor Drumline Rehearsal

25 District One Act Play

JV & V Baseball vs Wichita Falls

JV & V Softball vs Wichita Falls

26 Score A Goal Reading Festival

SNAG!16 Duck Race

28 UIL One Act Play Rehearsal

29 English I EOC

STAAR English I

JV & V Baseball @ Boswell HS

9th Baseball vs Boswell HS

JV & V Softball @ Boswell HS

PreUIL Band Concert

30 Balfour – Class Rings during Lunch

31 English II EOC

STAAR English II

UIL One Act Play Rehearsal


We are now getting into testing season. All testing dates require our attendance. On March 29 and March 31, we will give the STAAR ELA I and II tests. Thank you for being present and ready to step in at the last minute to assist our students and teachers.

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.

Counseling Information

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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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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.