April 5, 2017


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Official Start Date for 2017-2018 School Year

School Starts August 21, 2017

Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 20 - Nov. 24

Winter Break - Dec. 25 - Jan. 5
Spring Break  - March 12 - March 16 
End of School - May 25
Howell Announced as New Principal at Collins Intermediate School
The Corsicana ISD Board approved Stephanie Howell as the new principal of Collins Intermediate School. Howell has spent the last 11 years at CISD, most recently she was principal at Carroll Elementary School. Click here for full news release.
Contractors Hard at Work
Drane Learning Center
This summer, Drane Intermediate will transform into the Drane Learning Center for Early Childhood programs and the district's elementary Gifted and Talented program. This blended early education setting will serve several programs that are currently offered at various locations across the district.
To read the full news release, please click here.
Mark your calendars! 
Pre-Kinder Information & Pre-Registration (age 4 by Sept.1)
for FALL 2017
Monday, April 10th - 5:30pm-6:30pm
Drane Auditorium
For more information, please click here. 
Lemonade War
Corsicana ISD 3rd and 4th grade students and teachers recently participated in a state-wide initiative called Texas Reads One Book. This initiative encourage students to read and share their reading experiences at home with their families. All 3rd and 4th grade students received their very own copy of the book, Lemonade Wars by Jacqueline Davies, and read the first chapter with Dallas Cowboys coach, Jason Garrett.

Thank you to the Corsicana Education Foundation for making
it possible for the 3rd and 4th grade students across
the district to participate! 

Drane Math Showcase
Passport to Collins

One Act Play Advances to REGIONALS!
 Congratulations to our CHS One Act Play!
Congratulations to the Corsicana High School Golf teams!
The boys are advancing to regionals as the district champs, and the girls placed 3rd in district with freshman Reese Blackard advancing to regionals as an individual competitor!

Go Tigers!
Come out and support the Tigers at
their next home games!
Lady Tiger Softball - Friday, April 7th - 7pm
Tiger Baseball - Thursday, April 13th - 7pm 
  Pictured above, with the Varsity Baseball team and coach, are First Pitch Kids Elaine Meyers and Clayton Dyer from Bowie Elementary and Keagen Moultrie and Dontay Thomas from Fannin Elementary along with their principals
Mrs. Gibbs and Mrs. Acock.  
CISD Wins BIG at Houston Stock Show & Rodeo
In classes as much as 40 projects deep, CHS FFA members
Russell Helms WON 1st in class and Juan Lopez WON 2nd in class with their trailers at the State Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Agricultural Mechanics Project Contest.   
Larry Acock and the Collins Middle School Agricultural Show Team WON 1st in class  and RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION SHOWMANSHIP over the entire show!  Pictured left to right: Grant Harrison, Kendall Gooden, Kadyn Collins, Brody Hodge, Rudy Beck, Anthony Lara, and Larry Acock. Below are the students pictured with the belt buckles they won at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
Sponsors for the CMS Agricultural Show Team: 
Citizens National Bank 
Sodd's Family Law Service 
Navarro County Coop Electric 
Lee Paulk - Cargo Craft Trailers 
Bill and Brandy Harrison
First Track Meet at Tiger Stadium

A Corsicana High School class of students, inspired by the Take Care of Corsicana (TCC) motto, decided to create care packages for the Corsicana Police Department.  The students, led by teacher Misty Fletes, organized lists of items that police officers would use at work.  Items such as candy, hand sanitizers, lunch certificates, snacks, etc were collected by students and organized in gift bags. Click here to read the full news release.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Students and staff had a great time celebrating Dr. Seuss's Birthday on Read Across America Day!
Until Next Year...

Two GREAT teams, two GREAT seasons. 
And the Award Goes to...
  The Corsicana ISD Communications Department and Corsicana Education Foundation received several Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) awards at their annual conference in February.  CISD received 3 gold stars in sports photography, and 1 gold and 2 silvers in other photography.  One baseball photo went on to win Best of Category. CEF received gold stars for their 2016 Distinguished Scholars Banquet, C&B Seen Brazilian Carnival invitation, and C&B Seen Brazilian Carnival G ala. The gala went on to win Best of Category for Events and a Crystal Award for Events.  Pictured is TSPRA President Melissa Tortorici and CEF Executive Director Kristin Zastoupil accepting the crystal award on CEF's behalf. Kristin will also serve as the TSPRA President-Elect for 2017.
Little Visit From a  Little Lamb
Corsicana ISD Police Officer Adam Richter brought his family's baby lamb to share with special education students at Drane.
UIL Academics

Congratulations to the UIL Accounting Team!
1st Place Team:
John Beck--also took 1st place individual,
Mitch Melendez--also took 2nd place individual,
Matthew Guo--also took 4th place individual,
and Enrique Ramirez
Future Collegiate Athlete

CHS senior Tyler Swanson signed with 

Central Christian College in Kansas to play golf. 

 Way to go, Tyler!  

Lady Tiger Basketball Banquet
  Pictured above is the 
  Lady Tiger Basketball Team 
  at their end of year banquet.

State Powerlifting Meet

At the State Powerlifting meet, Vanessa
finished with a 360 Deadlift PR to clinch
7th place out of 16. Great end to the season!
Upcoming Events

Parent Information Sessions - 6:00pm-7:00pm:
Thursday, April 6th,
Thursday, April 13th, and 
Thursday, April 20th (Sam Houston Parents/Students)


Pre-Registration for FALL 2017
Thursday, April 20th - 4:30pm-6:00pm
@ each campus
Bowie, Carroll, Fannin, and Navarro
For more information, please click here.



 Visit cisd.org to view the district calendar and all the

upcoming events at CISD!

Thought for the Day...

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