Chisholm Trail News

April 19th-April 23th, 2021

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Important Dates:


  • April 20th Pre-k and Kindergarten Registration 10am to 7pm @ First Baptist Church
  • April 23rd- School Holiday (Bad Weather Make-up)


  • May 11th-PTO virtual meetings 4/6 pm
  • May 21st-Second Grade Virtual Field Trip
  • May 24th-Senior Walk
  • May 25th-Field Day
  • May 27th- Last Day of School-EARLY RELEASE @ 1:00

A Note from Mrs. Cockrell

Dear Chisholm Trail Families,

We hope you are enjoying the spring time as much as we are at school. First grade and kindergarten took their first ever virtual field trips this month. We also recognized our 2021 Teacher and Paraprofessional of the year this week. Congratulations to Karly Sury and Wendi Pyron!

Sanger ISD is hosting Pre-K and Kinder registration at First Baptist Church THIS Tuesday, April 20th, from 10:00am-7:00pm. If you have a student who will be attending Pre-K or Kindergarten in the fall, please make plans to attend and register your student on this date. If you know anyone who has students who will attend Pre-K and/or Kindergarten in the fall, but do not already have students in SISD, please let them know, too. You will receive information at a later date about our online registration for returning students.

Thank you for sharing your children with us!

Cari Cockrell

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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.

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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.

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April Staff Member of the Month

Chisholm Trail's staff member for the month is Mrs. Grant!

"Katie loves her students and is a wonderful teacher. As a coworker and parent to one of her students, I have seen first hand how hard she works to help her students succeed."

~Katie Richardson

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Lost and Found

We have a large collection of jackets and coats that have not been claimed by students. Please take a moment to watch the video below and see if anything belongs to your child. Unclaimed items will be donated. Thanks for your help!

Video: Lost Coats and Jackets

Dress Code Highlight: Clothing

As summer nears, it is time to revisit the Sanger ISD dress code. In the upcoming weeks, each section of the dress code will be highlighted to ensure that students are complying with the standards established by the district.


  • Male students must wear clean clothing (shirt, slacks, shorts, trousers) that is not torn or damaged. Female students must wear clean clothing (dress, blouse, shirt, skirt, slacks, shorts) that is not torn or damaged. Jeans may have holes located below the fingertips when hands are placed at the side. If jeans are shredded above the fingertip length, undergarments or skin must not be showing.
  • Pants must be worn with the waist at waist level, and shirts or blouses must be buttoned. All students must wear shoes and appropriate undergarments.
  • Sweatshirts/jackets with hoods may be worn; however, the hoods may not be worn on the head in the school building.
  • Leggings and yoga pants must be worn with a shirt, blouse or tunic that covers the backside, and front, must be below fingertip level. Mesh panels in yoga or athletic pants must be below fingertip level (when fingertips are placed at the side).
  • Track shorts may be worn during physical education/athletic classes ONLY (6-12 grades).


  • The following clothing and accessories are inappropriate attire for any student at school or school-related or sanctioned activity:
  • Shorts, including skirts, or dresses shorter than the length of all fingertips when standing with arms at the side.
  • Track shorts are prohibited (6-12 grades).
  • Spandex shorts are prohibited.
  • Pants worn below the natural waistline or sagging, bagging or extremely loose pants.
  • Shirts or blouses that reveal undergarments or cleavage, midriff length tops that leave exposed skin, or halter tops.
  • Exposed undergarments, including bra straps and boxer/briefs, or undergarments visible under clothing.
  • Shirts that reveal skin around the waist when the student is sitting, bending or reaching.
  • Bedtime attire, pajamas with or without pockets, undershirts, or undergarments worn as outerwear, e.g., boxer shorts.
  • Clothing made of any see-through material, fish net, or very loosely woven fabric, unless other acceptable clothing is worn underneath.
  • Sleeveless shirts are not acceptable, .e.g., tank tops.
  • Shirts or blouses that reveal undergarments or cleavage, midriff length tops that leave exposed skin, halter tops, strapless (off the shoulder), spaghetti straps or racerback shirts are not permitted.
  • Slippers or house shoes.
  • Hair grooming products such as combs, picks or rollers worn in the hair are not acceptable.


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!

The 2021-2022 calendar has been approved!

The link will take you to the calendar.

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Chisholm Cheers

Good things are happening at Chisholm Trail and we would love to hear about them. Your words of encouragement are invaluable to our teachers!

Health Reminder

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 or our nurse, Courtney Lynch at

District Web Site

This link will take you to the district web site.

Emergency Communications

This link will take you to the district page with details about where to get inclement weather information.


Thank you for your continued support for our procedures this year. Children are arriving no earlier than 7:35 and entering the building safely, wearing masks.

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.

Helpful Reminders

Parents, please remember to LABEL your children's belongings. (Water bottles, jackets, masks, lunch boxes, back packs, etc.) We want all items to stay with their rightful owners. When things are left behind, it is very tricky to return them if they are not labeled. Thank you for your help with this.
Box Tops New App: Scan for your School
How to Scan with the Box Tops Mobile App

Digital Receipts?

If you have a digital receipt, the process has a few additional steps, but if you go to this link and type in "digital receipt" it will give you the information you need to submit your electronic receipt.

English Learner Parent Support

Take a moment to read Region 11's English Learner Newsletter. This edition provide some good information about state testing. You can download the newsletters by clicking the links.