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CMS coaching staff working with kids outside of school
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Members of the CMS coaching staff have spent their summer helping their students be active and work on their skills. They are taking time to engage their students and care for their students outside of school. 

Coach Patrick Luecke, along with Courtney and Wynn Posey, have spent the summer coaching C.H.E. Track Club. Their 14 CISD students range in age from grades 5-12.

Competing in Region 18 of Texas AAU Track & Field --  which spans from DFW to the northern panhandle area -- each student has competed in at least 15 events across three meets this summer. Seven are set to compete at next month’s Junior Olympics near Houston, where they will face competitors from all over the country. 

Dr. Terry Eason, along with Ken Butler and CHS student, Brandon Callahan, coached a summer basketball team for eighth grade boys to develop skills and fundamentals. They practiced twice weekly and recently concluded their season in a North Texas regional tournament.

“I know that in order for the players to develop, I need to be able to create fun, positive, and informative practices. That is my commitment. Players also need to be interested in developing,” said Dr. Eason.

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CHS principal, Jared Miller, recognized for leadership

On Saturday, June 19th, Culture Cre8ion will celebrate and recognize school leaders who courageously led during the pandemic. This full-day event will feature talks from community leaders consisting of superintendents, teachers, principals, and other voices that will uplift and inspire leaders to move into the new school year with strength and optimism. Among those being honored is Crandall High School principal, Jared Miller.

Miller, a first-year principal, joined Crandall ISD in June of last year. Jared served courageously, taking the lead among our district principals during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

During his first few weeks on the job, CISD was returning to face-to-face instruction during summer school, after almost two months of closure. He planned class schedules for no more than 10 students per teacher. Hallway flows, water fountains, cafeteria routines, handwashing, and cleaning hard surfaces were also part of COVID protocols he put together for our principals.

Dr. Holly Keown, CISD Chief of Staff, spoke very highly of Miller, saying he “had lofty shoes to fill, replacing a principal who served the district for 28 years. He built connections with students and staff quickly to provide a culture of loyalty, approachability and engagement.”

Congratulations, Mr. Miller!

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Free event on Friday, July 23rd 10:00 AM-1:00 PM (CST).

Learn more about the following topics: understanding Bilingual Education programming, the social and emotional wellness of your child, high quality instructional materials, and how to engage with your child's school.

https://www.txel.org/symposium-parents

Free event on Friday, July 23rd 10:00 AM-1:00 PM (CST).

Learn more about the following topics: understanding Bilingual Education programming, the social and emotional wellness of your child, high quality instructional materials, and how to engage with your child's school.

https://www.txel.org/symposium-parents

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Crandall HS junior finishes second in nation at FCCLA
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Crandall HS junior Kaitlyn Roberts placed second in the nation and earned up to $40,000 in scholarships at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. She competed in the Early Childhood Education Division, where she advanced through three levels before making it to nationals. Congratulations! 

Roberts is the first CISD student to qualify for nationals in the Early Childhood Education division and her second-place finish is the district’s top individual performance, ever—which earned her up to $40,000 in college scholarships.

“It was an honor to be selected among the top three in the nation, and then to earn second place was incredible,” Roberts said. “I look forward to competing in a different category next year and expanding my knowledge and leadership skills.” 

Roberts competed in the Level 3-Early Childhood Education Division, where she advanced through three levels before making it to nationals. Her winning submission was a portfolio that demonstrated the knowledge and skills gained through her enrollment in an occupational early childhood program. She also delivered an oral presentation and activity related to lesson planning.

“As the child of an educator, I see the hard work and dedication it takes to truly make a difference in the lives of students,” Roberts said. “My teacher, Mrs. Harrell, and my mom have been incredibly supportive and helpful throughout this learning experience.” 

FCCLA provides competitive events at district, regional, state and national levels. Contests are designed for students to demonstrate proficiency in leadership skills, career preparation and advocacy for positive change.

Members choose from more than 50 competitions that apply skills and knowledge gained through Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) education. Leslie Harrell teaches FCS classes at Crandall HS and accompanied Roberts to nationals.

“We have the opportunity to prepare our students for career success through the pathways and courses taught within our FCS curriculum,” Harrell said. “It is amazing that, as high schoolers, our Pirates can explore things that interest them now, and gain legitimate experience working in a field they may want to pursue after graduation. Kaitlyn has done an amazing job competing—and winning—at the regional, state and national levels.”

CISD has sent four previous student teams to the national conference, producing three gold-medal finishes and one silver.

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