October 18, 2016

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The Tigers beat Nacogdoches in overtime last Friday!  
The win gives the Tigers a 2-0 district record.   
New Middle School Update

The new Corsicana Middle School campus is beginning to take shape.  The first floor of classrooms is being reinforced with steel.  The roofing is half finished on the competition gym.  Plumbers, HVAC and electricians are working on the locker room and gyms.  The mason is finishing blocks in the band area.  This is week 23 of the 60 week project.  

So exciting!!!

The CHS Marching Band participated in a Pre-UIL marching contest.  The band took 7th place in prelims and jumped to 3rd place in the finals against all classes including 6A.
"They did a great job and scored ahead of some honor bands and state competitors,"
said Bre Osbourn, CHS Band Director.  

Fannin Leadership Team 
Thank you so much to Aaron Lee Johnson for doing such an amazing job of teaching the Fannin Leadership Team flag etiquette and how to raise the flags. 
They did a great job on their first day solo!
CHS Spanish Teacher Sandy Guzman Leads the Way!

Sandy Guzman, CHS Spanish teacher, developed two innovative courses that were approved by the Board of Trustees for inclusion in the 2016-2017 courses  offerings. Spanish for Health Care and Education Professionals and Spanish for Law Enforcement and Business Industry Professionals are the first courses of this type developed in the state of Texas. The Texas Education Agency invited Ms. Guzman  to sit on the TEA Innovative Course Committee in order to share her ideas and assist the state in developing more courses such as this. We are very proud of her, and we welcome the opportunity to share the knowledge and expertise of CISD teachers statewide!

Corsicana Education Foundation Raises Over $105,000!
The Corsicana Education Foundation (CEF) hosted their 5th Annual C & B Seen Gala on October 1 at the IOOF Event Center raising over $105,000.  The event serves as a fundraiser to assist CEF's endeavors to generate funds to support the students and staff of Corsicana ISD.   Click here for the full press release.

Fall Fun at FANNIN
Lady Tiger Volleyball is UNDEFEATED! 

Lady Tiger Volleyball is 
7 -0 after defeating Nacogdoches.

New Additions to CISD Police Department
Three new officers have recently joined the Corsicana ISD Police Department, Officer Denson, Officer Williams and Officer Kruse. The addition of these three will put a full-time police officer on every one of the CISD campuses. The safety and security of CISD students and staff continues to be a priority for the CISD Board of Trustees and the District. Once these three new officers are trained, they will be assigned a campus.

"The Board of Trustees continues to allocate resources for additional safety 
and security measures.  We are proud to have these experienced officers joining our CISD team," said Superintendent Dr. Diane Frost. 
Officer Lavon Denson comes to CISD from the Navarro College Department of Public Safety where she has spent the last eight years as a Campus Police Officer.
Officer Jakim Williams is from Sherman High School where he taught Criminal Justice Classes and the Dallas Police Department where he spent four years as a Patrol Officer  in the South Central Division. Officer Williams holds a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice.
Officer Jessica Kruse is from the University of Texas Police System where she has  spent the last year as a Campus Police Officer. Officer Kruse is also triple certified as a TCOLE, Fire Fighter, and Emergency Medical Technician.
"We will continue to make safety a priority throughout the district and serve the students and staff of Corsicana ISD," said CISD Police Chief Randy Ratliff.

Fannin 3rd Grade Class Thanks 2016 Graduate
Mrs. Garrett's 3rd grade class took time to write special thank you notes to our very own  Corsicana 2016 graduate Nich Cabano who is currently in Marine Bootcamp in San Diego. A great lesson was incorporated into this project about appreciating those who are serving and have served our Great Country.
Open Houses Around the District
Tiger Tennis Secures District Runner-Up
Huge 10-8 win over Lindale to secure District Runner-Up! 
Highlights from Homecoming 2016
Students at CHS get ARTISTIC


Project Graduation's fundraiser 
was a big success!


Drane Field Trip to the Perot Meseum
Recently, over 400 Drane Intermediate students visited the Perot Museum in Dallas. The Corsicana Education Foundation is proud to sponsor  the Biltz Perot Museum Grant for the 4th year in a row. The CEF hopes to continue this grant indefinitely for all of our current and future 6th grade students.

College Day


More than 60 college and career schools came to visit with sophomores, juniors and seniors about programs and offerings after high school.  We are fortunate to have such a large turnout of recruiters seeking CHS students in their programs. 


High Five Friday at Sam Houston
On Fridays, students from CHS greet the students at Sam Houston Elementary with high fives to help kickoff a great day.  The kids absolutely love it! 
Tiger Golf Dominates 

CHS golf team took first place at their tournament on Oct. 3rd. They received top team score and Brody Phillips took top individual! 
Way to go!!

Dyslexia Information Night

A Parent Information Night Presented by the CISD Dyslexia Department

WHEN:  Thursday, October 20th 
WHERE: CISD Board Room -  2200 W. 4th Ave.
TIME: 6:00 PM   

Please join us as we go over the Dyslexia Therapy Program and answer any questions that you may have about Dyslexia and your child.  
We will also be screening the award-winning documentary, Dyslexia-The Big Picture. 
Snacks will be served!

Upcoming Events
The Clothing Center is seeking new or gently used coats and jackets for CISD students in need.  We recommend jackets in standardized dress colors: gray, light blue, royal blue, navy blue, gold, white or black; although any color is appreciated. The deadline to turn in coats and jackets to the any schools' front office by Nov. 4. If you have questions, contact Rob Ludwig at (903) 467-8252.  Thank you for your support of students at CISD.  


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

upcoming events at CISD!

2016 Holiday Card Contest

CISD is seeking a student artist's design for the official 2016 Holiday Card for the District.  The selected artist will be recognized as the "designer" on the card in addition to other forms of publicity.  

The finished, printed card front is 8.5" x 5.5" for art display and can be formatted either as a portrait or landscape design.  Submitted artwork should be no smaller than 8.5" x 5.5" and no larger than 18" x 20".

All art mediums - paint, digital, photography, crayon, pencil, collage, etc. - are encouraged.  Submissions can be made to your school's art teacher, or Gloria McLuckie, at CHS.  All submissions are due to the Communication's Office on November 2, 2016.  

The District is excited to see what talent our students bring this year!
Thought for the Day...

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