Board Action Newsletter

Recap of the December 13 CHISD Board of Trustees Meeting

Board Recognizes Cedar Hill ISD scholar Fall Semester Successes

The Cedar Hill ISD Board of Trustee recognized 10 Cedar Hill Independent School District Scholars – five at Cedar Hill High School and five at Cedar Collegiate High School – earned Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards recently.

The awards are presented to high school scholars who demonstrate achievement on multiple AP Exams by receiving a score of 3 or higher on three more AP exams.

The AP Scholars at Cedar Hill High School were seniors Carah Allen, Brennan Casey and Ethan Jausions and juniors Diana Herrera and Ford Blunt IV.

Allen earned the AP Capstone Diploma, based on two year-long AP Courses: AP Seminar and AP Research. She also earned “AP Scholar With Distinction” which is granted to a scholar with at least 3.5 on all AP Exams and scores of 3 or higher on five or more AP Exams.

Both Casey and Herrera earned AP Seminar and Research Certificates.

Collegiate junior Giselle Ramirez earned “AP Scholar With Honor” – granted to scholars who receive an average of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Four Collegiate juniors – Lewis Liu, Josh Porter, An Rahlan and Victor Uche also earned AP Scholar honors.

The Board also took a moment to recognize the CHHS Varsity football team for their 2021 playoff successes and Head Coach Carlos Lynn being nominated as the Tom Landry Coach of the Year.

The CHISD Fine Arts Department was also recognized for it's successes this year which include:

State Thespian Awards

All Star Troupe Award

Best Ensemble for Marathon Play Performance

Best Supporting Actress - Kele Nwanju

National Qualifiers:

Derrick Handy, Maria Luiza Viana, Quinlyn Hunt, Johnathan Tarver, & Shalom Oyawe

Red Army Band Local, State and National Wins

Grand Champion Band - DFW Grambling Alumni Battle of the Bands

1st Place Drum Major

1st Place Drumline

Division 1 Rating at the UIL Region 5 Marching Evaluation

US Bands Competition - Prairie View University

Band – Division 1 Rating

1st place Band – Red Division

Best Drumline

Best Dance & Auxiliary Units

Best Winds

Best Overall Music

Overall Grand Champions

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Collegiate Academy Campus Spotlight

As part of CHISD's Cadence of Accountability Initiative, campuses regularly report to the Board of Trustees the latest information on scholar academic progress, teacher training and school culture. Collegiate Academy Middle School Principal John Edmun shared information on how the campus is cultivating continuous improvement and scholar focus. For more information on the Campus Spotlight, click here:

High Pointe Elementary Targeted Improvement Plan

High Pointe Elementary School presented its 2021-2022 Targeted Improvement Plan.

Here is the full report:

CHISD Board Election Set for May 7, 2022

The Cedar Hill ISD Board of Trustees Election is set for May 7, 2022. Place 1 and Place 2 will have elections in 2022.

Congratulations, Patrick Nash!

Patrick Nash served as a kind and caring educator for 32 years, including 18 in Cedar Hill ISD. He was part of the high school campus administration before becoming the leader of STRIVE Academy. We will miss his smile and positive demeanor in the district, and we wish him the best of luck in retirement.

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