High school artists encouraged to sign up for prestigious competition

Calling all Fort Worth high school students: the fifth annual Betsy Price Art Competition is now accepting entries.

Selected students will be showcased in a group exhibition May 1-18 at Fort Works Art. The grand prize entry will hang outside the mayor’s office at City Hall for a year.

Every year, close to 600 North Texas high school students apply for the exhibition, with a juror selecting 40 exemplary works to be included in the show. Last year’s exhibition was juried by Andrew J. Walker, executive director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Apply by March 31.

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Carroll Senior High Choral Department Presents Annual Pop Show

Carroll Senior High School Choral Department is proud to present their annual Pop Show on Wednesday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at CSHS. There is no admission to this event. The Choir’s Pop Show is an amazing spectacle of sight and sound! This high energy show, filled with show lighting and special effects – there is something for everyone!

Artists highlighted this year include:

  • Enya
  • Daft Punk
  • Selena
  • Emily Browning
  • Eurythmics
  • Josh Groban
  • ELO
  • Madonna
  • Taylor Swift
  • Beyonce’
  • Alison Mosshart
  • P!nk
  • Alice Cooper
  • Katy Perry
  • NSYNC / Christopher Cross

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Carroll Senior High Earns 21 National Merit Semifinalist

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names this week of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.

Carroll ISD is proud to announce that 21 of our students have been recognized by the NMSC. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a National Merit Scholarship, Semifinalists must advance to Finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards and all other requirements explained in the information provided to each semifinalist.

2018 National Merit Semifinalist

Ammermann, Jacob
Chandupatla, Pranav
Chang, Josette
Das, Aaryan
Doherty, Paul
Hafeez, Areeba
Hurrell, Ryan
Iyer, Gautam
James, Brendan
Keller, Paul
Kushwaha, Kara
Lowe, Samantha
Mikolasik, Nolan
Ortiz, Vanessa
Seltzer, Ryan
Shankar, Sandhya
Singh, Sahaj
Ubis, Tamson
Verity, Lydia
Xu, Hannah
Yeager, Margaret

National Merit Scholarship winners of 2019 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join some 338,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.

Carroll Senior High will receive the names of the National Hispanic Scholars and National Commended Students over the next few weeks.

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Back to School 2018 – High School Parking Permits

As Carroll ISD prepares to welcome back students to their campuses on August 20, CISD would like to remind all parents that high school drivers are required to have a valid parking permit in order to park on campus. They are currently on sale and can be purchased online.

Once you purchase you will need to go to your home campus to pick up your parking permit sticker to place on your front windshield of your car.
You MUST present your current driver license, current insurance and proof of purchase to receive your parking permit sticker.

Click on “CSHS Parking Map” to view the parking lots you will be able to park; GREEN OPEN parking lots.

Dates and Times to pick-up parking permit stickers at CHS or CSHS:
August 6 – 17 9:00 – 11:30 / 1:30 – 4:00

CSHS still has some reserved parking spots available for the Class of 2019 Seniors. If you would like a reserved parking spot, contact melinda.schott@southlakecarroll.edu. These permits will purchase through a different link.

Click here to purchase your 2018-2019 parking permit.

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New Assistant Principals Headed to Carroll Senior High and Johnson Elementary

There will be some new faces in the building for the start of the 2018-2019 school year for both Carroll Senior High School and Johnson Elementary School in the form of two new Assistant Principals. Paul Pinson will be joining the Carroll Senior High staff, while Nicole Williams will be the newest addition the the Johnson Elementary administration. Both Pinson and Williams were recognized and welcomed at the July 16 Board Meeting.

Pinson has 34 years of experience in education with the last 17 in Carroll ISD.  He has been an AP social studies teacher, social studies department lead, and coach.  For the past three years he has been the Curriculum Coordinator for secondary English Language Arts, Social Studies and Physical Education. Most recently, he has served Carroll ISD as the interim Athletic Director.

He earned his B.S. in education at Abilene Christian University and his Masters in Educational Administration at the University of North Texas. He is a member of  the Texas Association of Secondary School Principal, the Texas Social Studies Supervisors Association, the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Art, the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance and the Coalition of Reading and English Supervisors of Texas.

Williams will be joining the Johnson Elementary Staff from her current position as a sixth grade Language Arts teacher at Eubanks Intermediate School. Before becoming a Dragon, Williams taught fourth grade at Richard J. Lee Elementary School in Coppell ISD. She earned her B.S. from the University of Oklahoma in Elementary Education and her M.S. in Educational Leadership at the University of North Texas.

Her dedication as a Dragon is evidenced by her service and leadership on numerous district committees, including District Advisory, Grade Level Configuration, District of Innovation, and Device Selection. She is an advocate for innovation in education and is a Digital Dragon, certified Apple Teacher and Google Educator. She strives to authentically integrate technology in both teaching and leadership opportunities. Because of her passion to serve fellow educators, she is a mentor teacher and is motivated by the development and success of others.







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Drunk and Distracted Driving Program Comes to Carroll High School

Carroll High will host “Game Over,” a program aimed at raising awareness of both drunk and distracted driving among teens on May 23 and May 24.

Wednesday, May 23, will feature a mock car accident and realistic response from City of Southlake Fire and EMS, Careflight, and Southlake Police. Students will be on site to witness the first responders work through the crash site. Student volunteers will serve as actors in this mock crash presentation. This will take place at Carroll High School at 800 N. White Chapel and should begin at 9:30 and conclude at approximately 10:45.

Also, throughout the day, additional volunteer students will be pulled from class every 15 minutes to represent the frequency that a teen is killed by a drunk or distracted driver. Each time, a Police Chaplain, Police Officer, and the Grim Reaper will enter a classroom and read an obituary prepared by the parents, then remove the student from class. These students will have makeup applied to represent their ‘death’ and they will return to class, where they will not speak for the remainder of the day. This is to reinforce that student is no longer there.

The following day, May 24, CHS will be hosting a student assembly featuring a guest speaker who has been affected by drunk driving. Students will hear her story and how these actions have affected her family.

This program is a very powerful reminder of the effects both drunk driving and distracted driving have on teenagers. Officers hope that this experience will help students make the right decision when it comes to drinking and driving, as well as texting and driving.

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UNT, TCC summer camp lets high school students co-pilot a small plane and explore jobs in aviation

High school students will get the chance to explore aviation and aerospace careers through an innovative summer camp offered by the University of North Texas College of Business and Tarrant County College.

The 2018 ACE (Aviation Career Education Academy) Camp will let attendees practice with flight simulators, learn about the mechanics of flight and aviation history, take field trips to nearby aviation companies and airports and even co-pilot a small air plane with an FAA-certified flight instructor. The camp is for juniors, seniors and recent high school graduates.

“Aviation jobs pay

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Art in the Square Seeking High School Artists for Student Art Competition

Calling all high school artists! Art in the Square is seeking high school students to apply for the student art competition portion of the annual Art in the Square festival, happening April 27-29 in Southlake Town Square. Art in the Square showcases artwork of worldwide renowned artists, emerging artists and high school artists.

Youth Art offers high school students in Northeast Tarrant County the opportunity to enter their artwork in competition for the Lone Star Artist Award. The winner of the award will have their work on display in the rotunda of the Capitol of Texas. The winner and family will receive two nights of hotel accommodations in Austin courtesy of Kids Matter International and a VIP Tour of the Texas Capitol courtesy of State Representative Giovannni Capriglione.

Any student of high school age in Northeast Tarrant County including those in private schools and home schooled can submit artwork to be juried. In addition to the Lone Star Artist Award, the jury committee selects winners in various categories. Winners receive awards provided by Roxann Taylor with Engel & Volkers Real Estate.

The deadline for artwork is March 30, 2018. Artwork can be submitted at www.artinthesquare.com.

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Carroll Senior High Choral Department Presents Spring Pop Show

The Carroll Senior High School Choral Department proudly presents their Spring Pop Show entitled “You’ve Got a Friend!” Come and enjoy a light-hearted pop show that promises to bring joy and light to all. This one night only event will take place on Wednesday, January 31, at 7:00 p.m. in the Carroll Senior High School Auditorium, and there is no cost for admission.

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High water use bill adjustment requirements posted online

In order to be transparent with customers on how adjustments related to high bill complaints are managed, Fort Worth is now posting the formalized requirements on its website. The Water Department has been working with District 3 Councilmember Brian Byrd to formalize the process and information communicated.

“The Water Department has been working with customers on these unexplained high bill occurrences for many years. I encouraged them to be transparent with the process. Transparency helps build trust. Transparency will make our ratepayers aware of the process for having the instance reported and investigated,” Byrd said.

For decades, the Water Department has worked with customers on high bill complaints and provided courtesy adjustments for having leaks repaired or when a single bill increases and is inconsistent with historical usage data for the account.

The water leak repair adjustment rewards customers for fixing leaks and is limited to one in a rolling 12-month period. The undefined high water use adjustment addresses a single bill that is more than twice as high as a customer’s previous usage for similar billing periods when there is no leak to fix. It is limited to one in a rolling 24-month period.

“Occasionally, we have residential customers who experience a one-month bill that significantly exceeds the normal usage for that account. We work with the customer to investigate the issue and at times are unable to determine why it occurred,” said Kara Shuror, assistant director of the Water Department.

To be eligible to submit an application for an undefined high water use bill adjustment, it must be a single-family residential account holder. The application must be submitted within 60 days of the end of the service period for the bill in question. There must be at least 13 consecutive months of water use for the accountholder at that address, and water use must be greater than two times the average use for similar billing periods in the previous three years. In addition, the customer cannot have received an undefined high bill adjustment during the previous 24 months.

Read information on the requirements for receiving either adjustment.

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