Fall 2017 Sunday Swim Clinic

Fall 2017 Sunday Swim Clinic
CFBISD NATATORIUM
1334 VALWOOD PKWY
CARROLLTON, TX 75006

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: www.foundationformusiceducation.org.

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Barbara Bush Middle School Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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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.

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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 Amazon.com.

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