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Fall 2017 Sunday Swim Clinic

Fall 2017 Sunday Swim Clinic

Sept. –24
Oct. – 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Nov. – 5, 12

We are pleased to offer our stroke/technique clinic on Sundays for those searching for a lifelong activity.  Class will start at 2:00pm each Sunday. Placement is based on ability and age. Minimum age 6. All swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards non-stop. The cost is $95 for eight sessions. (Payment to CFBISD Athletics check or cash). Payment is made at registration. A limited number will be accepted on a first come basis. Any questions call (972) 968-5667.

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Pride of the Lions – A Contagious School Spirit

R.L. Turner in CFBISD Has Awesome School Spirit

R.L. Turner in CFBISD has awesome school spirit. Each student, teacher, administrator and staff truly has the “Heart of a Lion”. At every event including fine arts and athletics, the Turner student is cheering for their peers.

This video follows students as they prepare for their homecoming game at Standridge Stadium. Turner is known for its awesome school spirit and pride. Many teachers, administrators, staff, and students help to make this day a success.

School spirit is different at R.L. Turner High School. It is contagious, and it shows at every athletic event they participate in.

Watch as students and teachers explain what makes R.L. Turner in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch School District so different.

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CHS Wind Symphony Wins National Recognition

CHS Wind Symphony is National Winner

CHS Wind SymphonyThe CHS Wind Symphony  is the national winner in the 2017 Mark of Excellence / National Wind Band Honors Project. The “Mark of Excellence” music competition is entered with recordings that honor music programs and their ensembles for high standards in performance.

The Foundation for Music Education sponsors this project. Ensembles are judged by nationally respected adjudicators, with the top quarter being named as National Winners and the second quarter receiving Commended Honors. This year, 278 of the finest musical ensembles in the nation entered the competition. The project received entries from 38 states.

The participating groups received written comments and suggestions from the adjudicators and a compilation CD of the winning performances.

Creekview Director of Bands, Arturo Denis, said, “the performance of the Creekview Wind Symphony represents the very highest level of music teaching, learning and performing. Congratulations to the Senior Class of 2017 and current members of the Wind Symphony for this accomplishment! Special recognition and appreciation to; Associate Directors, Mr. Maxwell Atkinson and Mr. Matt Neal; Mr. LaPuma, CHS Principal; and Mr. Brett Farr, CFBISD Fine Arts Director, for their ongoing support and contributions!”

For more information about the national “Mark of Excellence” awards, visit this website:

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Barbara Bush Middle School Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month


Barbara Bush Middle School kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month with an open mic event.  Sra. G. Flores, our Teacher of the Month, is an amazing addition to our campus this year, She and her very artistic and talented husband created all of the beautiful props for our photo booth, and they also personally donated all of the delicious food, beautiful tablecloth, music and more!  The children were invited to read from a text found in our Mavon Wall Texas History Collection:  the history of the life of Miguel Hildago and the Mexican War of Independence (marking the beginning of Hispanic American Heritage Month)! It really was a smash!

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Blanton Students Donate to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Blanton Students Donate to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

As news of the devastation in the Houston area reached north Texas, the CFB community took action to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Blanton Bulldogs came out in force to donate hygiene, household, and food items for Metrocrest Services. As refugees from Houston have come to our area, the pantry was emptied at the local non-profit. Metrocrest Services serves the CFB Community by providing classes, clothing, food, pet supplies and more to families in need.

Click here to learn more about how you can help Metrocrest Services help the victims of Hurricane Harvey

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Blanton Students Donate to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

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CFB Diagnostician and Special Education Expert Celebrates Book Publication

CFB Diagnostician and Special Education Expert Celebrates Book Publication

Special Education ExpertJennifer Cantu, CFB Diagnostician and Special Education Expert, is a collaborating editor in a new book published by UNT University Libraries. Special Education: A Beginner’s Guide to Serving All Students, was authored and edited by Teach North Texas undergraduates as an artifact of their learning in Project Based Instruction. On Sep. 9, a book signing and celebration were held at the Willis Library at the University of North Texas in Denton. Proceeds from the book will be contributed to Talon Teach, the student organization of Teach North Texas.

Cantu began working in the field of special education in the fall of 1989. She came to CFB in 1995 and has been working for the district for 22 years.

Cantu’s book is available on

Click here to see more photos from the publication celebration in Denton.

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Parent Education – Today’s Drug Trends – Staying One Step Ahead of Your Children

Parent Education: Today’s Drug Trends – Staying One Step Ahead of Your Children

For: Elementary, Middle & High School Parents.  This presentation is NOT for students.  

Tuesday, September 26 6:30-7:30PM

Presented in English & Spanish

Presenter: Jill Darling

Presented in English and Spanish

Childcare for children 3 years and older

Contact Information: Bridget Basel (

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CFBISD Destination Imagination Information Meeting

Let your Imagination be the Destination!

Mark your calendar for the CFB DI Information Meeting:
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Rainwater Elementary Cafeteria
1408 Frankford Road, East

6:45 PM – 8:00PM

  • Learn all about this extra-curricular CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING PROGRAM.
  • Get important details about Destination Imagination and how it works in CFB.
  • Hands on activities for students. Talk to CFB team members and managers.
  • See how you and your student can get in on the fun!

Destination Imagination is a 21st century extra-curricular learning program that takes the ideas of creativity, problem-solving and teamwork and packages them in a fun and meaningful
team “sport.” Understanding that there is more than one way to solve a problem, DI encourages kids from Kindergarten to High School to build on their strengths and to discover skills they never knew they possessed – technical, theatrical, analytical, comic linguistic, musical – the list goes on and on!

For Further Information Contact:

Carol Steele, CFB DI Coordinator at or 872-245-2060

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Newman Smith Students Commemorate First Responders

Every year, since the 9/11 attacks, the Newman Smith High School Leadership students have recognized the contributions of our first responders.   The students delivered cards, cookies, and other treats to the Carrollton Police Department and Carrollton Fire Department. The students represent the Newman Smith Student Council and Student Government.

Thank you to our first responders for your service!

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Farmers Branch Star Party

What: Star Party

When: Tuesday, September 12th from dusk (7:45pm) to around 10:00pm

Where: Farmers Branch Historical Park (2540 Farmers Branch Lane Farmers Branch, TX 75234)

Who: All CFB students, families, and residents

Please join the Texas Astronomical Society on Tuesday, September 12th at the Farmers Branch Historical Park for an evening under the stars.  We will have 5-6 large telescopes pointed at various objects in the night sky such as the moon, planets, and various star clusters. You do not need to stay the whole time, come at any time and enjoy the sights.  Personnel will be on hand running each telescope and will tell you a little about the objects you are viewing.

In case of cloudy weather the event will be moved to Thursday the 14th.

Contact David Culp ( with questions.

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