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Announcement Archive

 
District Announcements
February 5, 2014
Makeup Days
March 27, 2014
June 5th and 6th will be bad weather makeup days. There will be no early dismissal scheduled for the makeup days. The last day of school will be Friday, June 6th.

The Texas Education Agency has approved a waiver submitted by CISD to not make up the three additional days missed due to bad weather.

2013-14 School Calendar

 
STAAR Testing
March 27, 2014
Students in 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th grades will be taking the STAAR test on April 1st and 2nd. Students in English I or English II will be taking STAAR EOC assessments on March 31st and April 1st. 

Please make sure your student is fully rested and comes to school prepared for testing.  

No visitors will be allowed on campuses during testing days, including parent visits with students during lunchtime. 

Testing schedule
Delayed Start for Seniors
March 19, 2014
Current 12th grade students will have a delayed start on Tuesday, April 1 at 11:30 a.m. due to state testing for lower grade levels. Seniors will report to school at 11:30 a.m. and will be provided lunch at their campus. Bus transportation will not be available that morning for seniors on a delayed start.
 
Summer Programs
April 15, 2014
Crowley ISD is hosting a variety of summer programs for students of all ages with offerings in academics, fine arts and athletics.

Summer Program Information


March 2, 2014
Crowley ISD will be CLOSED Monday, March 3 due to freezing temperatures and unsafe conditions on roads, sidewalks and parking lots. Classes and after-school activities at all campuses are canceled, and all district offices will be closed.
 

March 7, 2014
CISD schools and offices will be CLOSED
March 10-14 for Spring Break.


February 13, 2014

Dual Credit Parent & Student Meetings

February 26, March 3 or March 20
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center

Each meeting will include a short orientation for parents and students, computers available for students to fill out the Active Apply application, and students will attend the Texas Success Initiative Pre-Assessment Activity.

We will also be offering Texas Success Initiative testing opportunities on April 2, 10, and 14 from 4:30-8:00 p.m. at the BRJ CTE Center.  To be eligible to test, a student must first complete the Pre-Assessment Activity offered during orientation at the Dual Credit Parent & Student Meetings listed above.

Questions? email Mike Mundt (CHS) or Angie Wilkinson (NCHS)


Revised TAKS Schedule
March 3, 2014
Due to the winter weather and Monday's school closings, the schedule for Exit Level TAKS retests has been revised:
  • Tuesday, March 4: English Language Arts
  • Wednesday, March 5: Math
  • Thursday, March 6: Science
  • Friday, March 7: Social Studies
If you have any questions, please contact the campus your child attends.

AP Exams Deadline
March 17, 2014
AP Exam registration and payment is due by Friday, March 21 for CHS and NCHS students. Crowley ISD offers a discounted exam rate of $60 for all students. The cost is $30 for students who receive free/reduced lunch.

If you have any questions, please contact:

CHS Advanced Academic Coordinator
Mike Mundt
mundt@crowley.k12.tx.us 
(817) 297-5810 (ext. 1036)

NCHS Advanced Academic Coordinator
Angie Wilkinson
angie.wilkinson@crowley.k12.tx.us 
(817 263-1250 (ext. 1036)



 
February 11, 2014
Crowley ISD will be CLOSED Tuesday, February 11 due to winter weather and unsafe road conditions. Classes and after-school activities at all campuses are canceled, and all district offices will be closed.

Inclement Weather Plan
February 10, 2014
Crowley ISD is closely monitoring the weather forecast and the road conditions to ensure the safety of our students, parents and employees. Our goal is to announce any closings or delays by approximately 5:00 a.m. each day.

Learn more about our Inclement Weather Plan





 
January 13, 2014
January is School Board Recognition Month. Crowley ISD thanks these local leaders for devoting time to support public education and serve our local schools.

Learn about the CISD School Board  





January 17, 2014
 Crowley ISD schools and offices
will be CLOSED
Monday, January 20
for a Student/Staff Holiday.

Substitute Teacher Job Fair
January 10, 2014
Crowley ISD will be hosting a Substitute Teacher Job Fair on January 16, 2014 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the CISD Administration Building located at 512 Peach Street in Crowley. 

You must first submit an online application to be considered. Applicants who meet the qualifications will be contacted with an appointment time.

Learn more




Textbook Public Review
January 15, 2014
Crowley ISD is selecting instructional textbooks and resources as a part of Proclamation 2014. The following subjects are being reviewed:
  • Mathematics, grades K-8 and grades K-5 (Spanish)
  • Science, grades K-12 and grades K-5 (Spanish)
  • Technology Applications, grades K-12
Sample books and materials will be available for public review and comment during the week of January 27-31, 2014 at the CISD Administration Building located at 512 Peach Street in Crowley. Any question regarding the materials should be addressed to Hailey Veron at 817-297-5800.


December 9, 2013
Crowley ISD is scheduled to be OPEN with a regular schedule Wednesday, December 11.

Please allow extra time for travel and be prepared for the possibility of minor bus delays due to small amounts of ice remaining on some side streets.



December 9, 2013
 Crowley ISD will be CLOSED Tuesday, December 10 due to unsafe road conditions. Classes and after-school activities at all campuses are canceled, and all district offices will be closed. 


School Report Cards
February 17, 2014
The State of Texas 2012-13 School Report Cards for Crowley ISD campuses are now available. These reports are required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency and must be available to the parent or guardian of every child enrolled in a Texas public school.

The School Report Cards provide information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.

View CISD School Report Cards


December 20, 2013
Crowley ISD schools and offices
will be CLOSED
December 23 - January 3
for Winter Break

Offices will reopen Monday, January 6.
Students return Tuesday, January 7.

College Fair
October 31, 2013
The annual Crowley ISD College Fair is Tuesday, November 5 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center. More than 60 colleges and universities will be there with important resources for prospective students. Parents and students of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Planning for Academic Success: Fall Seminar for Parents & Students
October 14, 2013
CISD is continuing a series of academic seminars for parents and students. These seminars are designed to help 7th-12th grade students plan for academic success.

Fall Topic: Success in High School Prepares for
Success in
 College & Career
(Spanish version)

Monday, October 21
or
Wednesday, October 23

Each meeting will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center
1033 McCart Avenue in Crowley

For more information, please contact your child's campus.

Early Dismissal Schedule
November 11, 2013
Crowley ISD will have early dismissals for all students at the end of each semester this school year.

2013-14 Early Dismissal Dates:
  • Thursday, December 19, 2013 (9th-12th grade only)
  • Friday, December 20, 2013 (Pre-Kindergarten - 12th grade)
  • Tuesday, June 3, 2014 (9th-12th grade only)
  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014 (Pre-Kindergarten - 12th grade)
Click here for the complete early dismissal schedule and frequently asked questions
Upcoming Performances
January 10, 2014
             
Two-Way Dual Language Program
March 21, 2014
Crowley ISD is accepting applications for the Two-Way Dual Language Enrichment Program of English and Spanish for the following students for the 2014-15 school year:
  • English speaking students entering Kindergarten or First Grade
  • Spanish speaking students (eligible as Limited English Proficient) who will be entering Kindergarten or First Grade
Learn more




June 26, 2013
 Summer Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 
Closed Friday (June 14 - August 16)


National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
October 1, 2013
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Throughout the month, many of our campuses are holding activities/events to help bring awareness to bullying prevention and support CISD's goal for Safe, Secure and Nurturing Schools.             (District Improvement Plan-Goal 2)

Read Superintendent Dan Powell's message about bullying prevention.

Visit our anti-bullying page with information and resources for students, parents, faculty and staff.




June 14, 2013

High School Summer School Update

If you will be completing your Summer School Coursework Online at Home
please follow these instructions.
You WILL NOT need to show up or be present at the campus in order to complete assignments.





May 21, 2013
Crowley ISD is closely monitoring the weather and has plans in place for weather emergencies. Our teachers and students have participated in weather drills throughout the year and are prepared to shelter in safe areas of our buildings if necessary.

No early dismissals are scheduled at this time. Parents are allowed to pick up their children early from school if they desire.

All evening activities for Tuesday are cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date due to this evening’s weather forecast.

Watch for updates on the CISD website and on our Facebook and Twitter page
s.


School Board Election
February 1, 2013
An election was held Saturday, May 11, 2013 for the purpose of electing School Board Trustees.

Tarrant County results (unofficial)
Johnson County results (unofficial)

Election Information 


Survey Still Available
April 8, 2013

Crowley ISD's Satisfaction Survey for parents has been extended until April 28.


Please click below to learn more about this online survey:


Survey results will be collected and compiled by the National Center for School Leadership. Responses will be kept strictly confidential.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to provide your input. We greatly appreciate our stakeholders' feedback.

Building a Better Future for our Students, Employees and Community


Back to School Briefs
June 25, 2013

School starts Monday, August 26.

Online registration for returning CISD students - now available.

Find more information about the 2013-2014 school calendar, registration dates, school supplies, standardized dress code, Meet the Teacher Nights and much more...
on the Back to School page.


April 18, 2013
 No School April 19

Friday, April 19 is a Student Holiday/Staff Development Day.

School Start/End Times for 2013-14
March 7, 2013

CISD School Schedules Crowley ISD is increasing the instruction time students receive for the 2013-14 school year. By lengthening the school day for all grade levels across the district, students will gain valuable time in the classroom with teachers who are committed to providing the highest-quality education.

Learn more about the new schedules for this school year.

TCC Open House
March 27, 2013
TCC & Me Flyer

TCC Dual Credit Enrollment
April 23, 2013
 Students who are interested in dual credit and have passed their Reading/Writing ACCUPLACER exams and/or are exempt based on their SAT/ACT scores must finish their dual credit paperwork for summer OR fall enrollment to their Advanced Academic Coordinator:

Mike Mundt, CHS
Angie Wilkinson, NCHS  

All paperwork is due no later than Monday, May 6.
 





February 15, 2013

No School Monday, February 18

Monday, February 18 is a Student Holiday/Staff Development Day.


School Safety Surveys
February 18, 2013
Crowley ISD is conducting school safety surveys for parents, students, teachers and staff as part of the district's commitment to providing safe, secure and nurturing schools.

The following safety surveys will be available online from February 18 - March 1: Please click the appropriate link(s) above to complete the safety survey by March 1.

Questions? Please email safety@crowley.k12.tx.us  

 


Online Course Requests
February 4, 2013

Attention all Secondary Students and Parents: Crowley ISD is pleased to offer Online Course Requests through Skyward for the 2013-2014 school year.

Please follow this link to the Online Course Request webpage for more information.

Current 8th through 11th Graders:
Online Course Requests will be open from Monday morning, February 4th until Monday morning, February 18th at 8:00 am.

Current 6th and 7th Graders:
Online Course Requests will be open from Monday morning, February 4th until Monday morning, February 25th at 8:00 am.


Digital Learning Day
February 5, 2013
February 6 is Digital Learning Day. This national campaign celebrates teachers and shines a spotlight on effective use of technology in the classroom. Crowley ISD is filled with educators who are using digital tools to help engage students and create a learning environment individualized for every child. 

Check out some examples of digital learning happening everyday in Crowley ISD in the slideshow below.






CISD Highlights
January 18, 2013
Great things are happening in Crowley ISD. Click below for some of the recent highlights from Superintendent Dan Powell.

CISD Highlights


 
STAAR End-of-Course Test Results
June 7, 2013
The "Parent Reports" for students that took one or more STAAR End-of-Course (EOC) tests during the 2013 spring semester will be available starting Monday, June 10 for parents to pick up at their child's school. If parents have not picked up the results by Thursday, June 13, the results will be mailed to the address for the child that the district has on file.

Parents will also be receiving a letter in the mail stating the EOC testing schedule for July. The EOC July tests will be conducted at North Crowley High School, 9100 South Hulen Street in Fort Worth.

If you have any questions, please contact your child's school.


SCHOOLS OPEN ON TIME
January 14, 2013
Crowley ISD schools are opening ON TIME Tuesday morning. Our crews are monitoring the roads and weather reports. Any updates will be posted here and on the CISD Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Substitute Teacher Recruiting Drive
February 19, 2013
A Substitute Teacher Recruiting Drive will be held Friday, March 1 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm at the CISD Administration Building.

You must submit an online application by February 26. Applicants who meet the qualifications we will be contacted directly to schedule an appointment time.
 
Click here for more information on becoming a CISD substitute teacher.

You're Invited
December 20, 2012
Grand Opening
Tarrant County College Crowley South Campus Center
at Crowley ISD's Bill R. Johnson CTE Center

Monday, January 7
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Program begins at 3:00 p.m.
Reception and tours to follow

View invitation
RSVP

AP Exams
April 23, 2013
CISD will be giving all 2013 AP exams at the Bill R. Johnson Career and Technology Education Center. This includes any student from Crowley High School, Crowley 9th Grade, North Crowley High School and North Crowley 9th Grade. Transportation will be provided from the home campuses.

Please see the 2013 AP Exam schedule HERE for dates and times of all AP exams. 

Questions? Contact your Advanced Academic Coordinator:
Mike Mundt, CHS 
Angie Wilkinson, NCHS  


August 1, 2013
 

global prep academy logo


Global Prep Academy Open House/Information Night
Tuesday, May 13 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Bill R. Johnson CTE Center
1033 McCart Avenue in Crowley

Global Prep Academya Crowley ISD Digital Learning Community, provides a virtual school boasting a challenging, flexible, and personalized learning program. This unique blended learning environment features online classes with a brick and mortar presence for students in grades 7-12. 


School Lockdown Update
December 19, 2012
Wednesday at three of our CISD campuses, lockdowns were put in place as a precaution at the request of the Crowley Police Department. Police were investigating a potential security threat after suspicious notes were found in Crowley High School. The campuses put on lockdown at approximately 12:52 p.m. were Crowley High School, Crowley 9th Grade and the BRJ CTE Center. The administrators and teachers at each campus followed proper lockdown procedures and worked with police to ensure students were never in any danger.
(read more)
Career and Technical Education Month
February 8, 2013
Students and faculty at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center are joining others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. This year's theme is Career and Technical Education Works! CTE Month provides CTE programs, like those offered in Crowley ISD, an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE educates students to be college and career-ready and prepares them for high-wage, high-demand career fields. 

Learn more about the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center





CISD Curriculum & Instruction Department
October 26, 2012

Planning for Academic Success Seminars: Pathways for the Future
When/Where: November 5, 2012 from 6:30-8:00 PM at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center

Target Audience: Parents with students in grades 9-12; students are welcome to attend.

There will be a short presentation about the importance of advanced academics in preparation for future choices, and then there will be a choice of attending one of two breakout sessions: College Preparation or End of Course Testing.

In January, the second part of the series will be on Planning for College and Careers (course planning) and in April the final seminar will cover how students can boost their resume for college admissions and scholarships.

CISD Curriculum & Instruction Department
October 26, 2012

Planning for Academic Success Seminars: Pathways for the Future
When/Where: November 7, 2012 from 6:30-8:00 PM at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center

Target Audience: Parents with students in grades 6-8; students are welcome to attend.

There will be a short presentation covering our advanced academic program and End of Course exams, then there will be a computer lab session: Getting Ready for College: It is not too Early!

In January, the second part of the series will be on Planning for College and Careers (course planning) and in April the final meeting will cover how students can boost their resume and readiness during the summertime.
TCC Community and High School Showcase
January 29, 2014
Tarrant County College campuses are opening for the community and potential students to see the various paths to opportunity that each of the five main campuses offers at the "Success Within Reach Community and High School Showcase" from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. Whether you are a student seeking academic success, an employee seeking new skills or a business or industry leader searching for greater expertise in your work force, TCC has something for you.

Learn more




Kim Sutton LIVE!!!
October 29, 2012
 

Kim Sutton will be coming to Crowley ISD on Saturday, December 8th

Building Strong Number Sense with Place Value Power
Making Place Value Easy and Fun for Your Students

Registration now available in Eduphoria for the Kim Sutton workshop to be held at David Walker Intermediate.
Who should attend: All K-5 Classroom Teachers, Resource Specialists, Curriculum Coordinators and Administrators.


December 5, 2012
The North Crowley 9th Grade and Summer Creek Middle School cheerleaders are hosting a Toys for Tots drop-off station Saturday, December 15 from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the North Crowley 9th Grade Campus.

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to support the mission of the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Foundation.

More details
Tax Ratification Election Results
September 12, 2012
On September 12, 2012, CISD held a Tax Ratification Election (TRE) with the proposition of:
"Approving the ad valorem tax rate of $1.67 per $100 valuation in Crowley ISD for the current year that is $ .13 higher per $100 valuation than the school district rollback rate."

Tarrant County Johnson County TOTAL
FOR 819       67.35% 4          13.79% 823      66.10%
AGAINST 397       32.65% 25         86.21% 422      33.90%
                                                    Precincts reporting:100%
Notice of Special Election
Frequently Asked Questions
"TRE 101"


ACT Test Prep
September 28, 2012
UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to low enrollment.

Crowley ISD is partnering with Test Prep Seminars to sponsor an ACT Prep Boot Camp on Saturday, October 13 to better prepare our high school students for college entrance exams. This course is being offered at a reduced rate. All CISD sophomores, juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend.

Learn more

Tax Ratification Election
July 26, 2012
Notice is hereby given of a Special Election for the purpose of approving or rejecting the ad valorem tax rate of $1.67 per $100 valuation in Crowley ISD for the current year that is $ .13 higher than the school district rollback rate.
Click below for a list of polling and precinct locations for the Crowley ISD Tax Ratification Election (TRE) for the September 12 Election Day and August 27-September 7 Early Voting.

Princeton Review SAT/PSAT Summer Preparation Courses
April 10, 2013
Princeton Review instructors will be offering SAT/PSAT Summer Preparation Courses in Crowley ISD this summer. Courses will teach students how to approach the test, understand different question types and maximize their score on the SAT/PSAT. In addition, two full-length practice tests will be administered PLUS a refresher class in the fall for CISD students just before the actual SAT/PSAT test.

The courses are to being offered for a reduced rate of $199

Registration deadline is Thursday, June 13.

Registration form (CISD students)
Registration form (non-CISD students)


CISD Football Classic
August 31, 2012

Crowley Eagles vs North Crowley Panthers
Saturday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Clark Stadium
5202 C.A. Roberson Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76119

All tickets will be $8.00 at the gate.
Pre-sale ticket prices are $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for students.
Both schools will have a limited amount of tickets available starting Thursday, September 6.
2014-15 Dress Code
April 4, 2014
The CISD School Board has approved modifications to the student dress code for the 2014-15 school year.

Learn more
 

September 24, 2012
CISD College Fair
Friday, October 19
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center
1033 McCart Ave.
Crowley, TX 76036
More than 200 colleges, universities and trade schools have been invited to attend the CISD College Fair.
The CISD College Fair is part of Generation TX Month. The higher education campaign is a statewide movement focused on creating a culture of college and career readiness. Learn more about Generation TX.

2014-15 School Calendar
January 8, 2014
The CISD School Board has approved a calendar for the 2014-15 school year.


Welcome New Teachers
July 26, 2012
Crowley ISD is excited to welcome our new teachers for the 2012-13 school year!

New Teacher Orientation
Tuesday, August 14 - Thursday, August 16
Registration begins at 7:30 am, sessions start at 8:30 am.

Participants will report to the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center on Tuesday and Wednesday. (directions)
They will report to their home campuses on Thursday.

In addition, zero-year teachers or who are new to teaching in Texas are strongly encouraged to attend Professional Development Appraisal (PDAS) training Monday, August 13 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Education Service Center (ESC) Region XI (directions). This training is required for all teachers to attend prior to being evaluated. In district make-up sessions will not be scheduled until after the start of the school year. Questions? Call Giovanna Piazza at 817-297-5220 or Sherry Taylor at 817-297-5284.

School Board Announcement
July 27, 2012
Applications are being accepted to fill a vacancy on the CISD School Board, Place 2 until the next board member election.
 
All applicants must be available for an interview on Thursday, August 9, 2012 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
 
In order to be considered, qualified applicants must submit a one page letter of interest and one page resume electronically to Judi Cangas, Secretary to the Board, by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 via email to jcangas@crowley.k12.tx.us 
 
A qualified applicant shall be defined as a person who is:
  • a resident of the state of Texas for the twelve (12) months and a resident of the District for the six (6) months immediately preceding the application deadline
  • a registered voter
  • a person who meets all other requirements as provided by law stated in the Texas Election Code, Sec. 141.001
Applicants will be notified of the time of their interview by return e-mail immediately following the deadline.

Community Partners
August 14, 2012
Crowley ISD would like to thank the local businesses that partnered with our school district to provide donations for New Teacher Orientation: Gold's Gym, M&Z's BBQ, Fajita House, Nicky D's, DQ, Ambush Grill and Herbal Health Stop.

We also would like to thank the following businesses for providing breakfast, lunch and snacks during New Teacher Orientation: EECU, UEA, ATPE, Costco, Sam's Club and First Financial Bank.

We thank each of these businesses for their support and appreciation of CISD educators!
Dual Credit Student & Parent Orientation
August 8, 2012
Please attend an orientation meeting for the fall 2012 semester on Tuesday, August 14. This meeting will be held at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center from 6:30-7:30 pm.

The following topics will be discussed:
  • CISD's new partnership with TCC
  • Travel that may be required to course locations
  • Textbook rental
  • Access to TCC instructors and grades
  • TCC dates and deadlines
For additional questions contact:

Tralissa Griffin, Director of Support Programs & Secondary Instruction
Kathy Carruth, Coordinator of Advanced Academics


Graduation Plans & House Bill 5
February 24, 2014
Education legislation recently passed by Texas lawmakers is designed to put all students on a path to college and meaningful careers. House Bill 5 reduces the number of tests students must take and provides greater flexibility for high school students to choose courses that match their interests and career goals.

Learn more about CISD Graduation Plans and House Bill 5

Summer Learning Academy
February 24, 2012
Crowley ISD is holding its annual Summer Learning Academy from July 31 - August 9, 2012 at H.F. Stevens Middle School.

The Summer Learning Academy is offered to CISD teachers and staff.

A complete list of course offerings is now available and registration is underway on Eduphoria. This list will be expanded and updated in the coming weeks.

If you have any questions, please contact the CISD Curriculum and Instruction Department at 817-297-5242.

School Safety: A Letter from Superintendent Dan Powell
December 17, 2012
"Our District and Campus Safety Teams will be evaluating safety procedures at each campus. We invite you to share any ideas or concerns you may have so that we can consider each idea in light of our on-going safety evaluation efforts..."
(read more from Dr. Powell)

If you have safety ideas you want us to review, please submit those ideas to safety@crowley.k12.tx.us


Great Teachers Make Great Public Schools
May 7, 2012
On National Teacher Day, Crowley ISD is joining thousands of communities to honor educators and acknowledge the crucial role teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality education.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11, 2012. Take time to thank a teacher!




Survey Available
May 14, 2012
                          
                        Partners in Education

Crowley ISD and Tarrant County College are forming a new community partnership to offer dual credit courses and college/career readiness programs. Under the proposal TCC South Campus would have a "Center" on the second floor of the Bill R. Johnson Career and Technology Education Center on Highway 1187 and South McCart in Crowley. This comprehensive agreement is in the final planning stages and more details will be announced soon.

We invite you to be part of our planning process with TCC as we also explore "Continuing Education" opportunities for community members. Our planning and course offerings will be based on your input. Please take a few moments to complete this survey so that we can best serve the needs of our community.

Start survey

Physicals Offered for Student-Athletes
April 5, 2013
Crowley ISD requires ALL student-athletes to have a physical evaluation performed by a physician EVERY YEAR prior to athletic participation. NO physical activity will be allowed without a current physical on file. The physical can not be dated prior to May 1st of the upcoming school year. 
  • Physicals will be offered for all incoming 7th-12th grade students from both CHS and NCHS feeder patterns for REDUCED RATE of $10 on Monday, May 20 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at North Crowley High School. 
More information and physical packets available on the Athletics web page

Summer Food Service Program
May 11, 2012

Children can eat for FREE this summer at six Crowley ISD campuses. Nutritious meals (breakfast and lunch) will be served at no charge to children 18 years and younger at the following locations:
  • Meadowcreek Elementary
  • Oakmont Elementary
  • Sycamore Elementary
  • Mary Harris Intermediate
  • Crowley 9th Grade Campus
  • North Crowley High School 
            Dates and times
            Questions? Email alisha.jordan@crowley.k12.tx.us or call 817-297-5940
 
The Summer Food Service Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service and managed by ARAMARK Education K-12.

Teachers of the Year
June 5, 2013

The distinguished honor of District Teachers of the Year has been awarded to Molly Pittman, Dallas Park Elementary and Kady Donaghey, Bill R. Johnson CTE Center. Mrs. Pittman and Mrs. Donaghey will represent Crowley ISD in the Region XI competition.




TCC Summer Courses in CISD
March 21, 2012
Crowley ISD is partnering with Tarrant County College to offer dual credit courses this summer to qualifying sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Schedule now available... Learn more at our College Readiness page.

Save the Date: Summer Learning Academy 2013
March 6, 2013
Crowley ISD will host its annual Summer Learning Academy for teachers and staff July 22-26, 2013.

Summer Learning Academy information

 
Credit by Exam Registration
March 7, 2014
The deadline to register for course advancement is April 18, 2014.
The deadline to register for credit retrieval is June 9, 2014.
Questions? Please contact your school counselor's office. Applications are available at campuses.
STAAR Resources
June 12, 2012


Important Message (June 12, 2012): Crowley ISD has received results from the state for 9th grade students who completed the STAAR End-of-Course Assessments. We will be mailing the scores for your child to your home, along with a letter explaining the results, this week. If you have any questions about your child's EOC results, please contact their campus.

Crowley ISD End-of-Course Assessments (Updated April 2012)


Learn more about the state's new testing system


CISD Night at Rangers Ballpark
April 17, 2012
The Texas Rangers have announced Tuesday, May 15 is Crowley ISD Night at the Ballpark in Arlington. One student from each campus will be selected for a special on-field recognition at the Royals vs. Rangers game.

CISD students, employees, family and friends can pre-order discounted tickets to the game. Plus, $2.00 from each ticket sold is donated to CISD!

Ticket information and order form




Accountability Ratings
August 15, 2013
Crowley ISD students have achieved high academic ratings under the state's new accountability system. Results released by the Texas Education Agency show the district and 19 of its 21 tested campuses have been rated at the new top level of "Met Standard" and achieved 17 titles of academic distinction.

Read more 



AP Exam Registration
February 9, 2012
The deadline to register for 2012 AP Exams is Friday, March 23. The cost is $87.00 per exam or $27.00 for the reduced fee exam. Tests must be paid for with cash, money order or cashier's check (made out to CHS or NCHS). No personal checks will be accepted.
Questions? Email the Advanced Academic Coordinators: Mike Mundt (CHS) or Ken Kershaw (NCHS).

Campus Power Outages
February 3, 2012
An off-campus incident has resulted in a widespread power outage affecting seven Crowley ISD campuses. Oncor is working to restore power to the following schools:
  • North Crowley High School
  • North Crowley 9th Grade Campus
  • Summer Creek Middle School
  • Crowley Middle School
  • Sue Crouch Intermediate School
  • Dallas Park Elementary School
  • Jackie Carden Elementary School
All students, faculty and staff are safe and comfortable. The campuses will continue the school day as best as possible with emergency lighting and by moving students to rooms where natural lighting is available. Sack lunches will be made available as necessary.

Phones and Internet service have been disrupted at these campuses. For questions, please contact the Crowley ISD Administration Building at 817-297-5800.


iPad Initiative
August 26, 2013
Crowley ISD's iPad initiative is providing a greater level of educational enrichment and enhancement to current curriculum and the entire learning experience.

Beginning in October, all Crowley ISD students entering 7th-12th grade in the 2013-14 school year will be able to check out an iPad mini, a charger and a military-grade case.

Updated with Online Fee payment instructions and Insurance information!

Learn more


January 6, 2012
Substitute Teacher Training for Crowley ISD Substitutes
(Must currently be employed as a CISD substitute to attend training)

January 17, 2012
8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
CISD Administration Building
512 Peach Street
Crowley, Texas 76036

Email nmacdonald@crowley.k12.tx.us to confirm your attendance.


CISD Board of Education Resignation
December 12, 2011
Crowley ISD Board of Education Secretary Mary Harris has resigned her position effective Thursday, December 15, 2011. In a letter to Board President June Davis, Mrs. Harris cited health issues as the reason for her resignation. Read more.
Winter Academy for Teachers and Instructional Staff
December 6, 2011
Crowley ISD will hold its first District Winter Academy Staff Development for teachers and instructional staff on January 2, 2012.

We are offering 145 exciting sessions in categories such as CSCOPE, Instructional Technology, Best Practices, Special Education, Fine Arts and more.

Learn more about registering and see the 2012 CISD Winter Academy Staff Development Catalog.
Education Foundation Golf Tournament
September 3, 2013
The 8th Annual Crowley ISD Education Foundation Golf Tournament will be Saturday, October 19. All proceeds from this tournament will benefit the CISD Education Foundation.

Tournament Information



West Nile Virus Information
August 23, 2012
There has been a higher than usual number of human West Nile Virus cases in Texas this year due to the warm winter and recent rains. We, along with Tarrant County Public Health, are urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile Virus.

Daily Update (10/25/2012)
Precautions for Parents
Precautions for Parents (Spanish)

Planning for Academic Success: Seminars for Parents & Students
October 21, 2011
A new series of seminars is being offered for parents and students this school year. Join us at the fall session for an "Introduction to Academic Success for Secondary Students":
  • Graduation Plans and Course Selections
  • Advanced Academics
  • Career and Technology Education
  • End of Course Examinations
  • Extra-Curricular Activities: Athletics and Fine Arts
All parents and guardians of students in and entering grades 7-12 are invited to attend one of three meetings this fall to learn more about the programs Crowley ISD has to offer. The fall session is being offered on three different dates:

October 24, 2011
October 26, 2011
November 1, 2011
Each meeting will be held from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center

Crowley ISD App
April 11, 2012

There's an app for that... Connecting you to your school 24/7... Brought to you by School Connect

The Crowley ISD App is available for FREE to iPhone and Android users through the Apple and Android app stores.

This mobile app was developed at NO COST to the district and provides everyone in the CISD community with instant access to important information.

Download the CISD App
October 7, 2011
Monday, October 10 is a Student Holiday/Staff Development Day.
All campus and district offices will remain open.

School Improvement Plans
October 27, 2011
The Texas Education Agency requires schools or districts rated Academically Unacceptable to develop a School Improvement Plan (SIP).
The Crowley ISD Board of Trustees is conducting a hearing October 27, 2011 for the purpose of notifying the public of insufficient performance, the intervention measures to be taken and soliciting public comment on the targeted improvement plans.
Advisory Committee
September 3, 2013
Crowley ISD is seeking parent, community and business representatives to serve on the District Wide Educational Improvement Council (DWEIC). The committee shall advise the School Board in establishing and reviewing the District's educational goals, objectives and major District wide classroom instructional programs.

Click here for more DWEIC details.

If you are interested in volunteering for DWEIC, please email anthony.kirchner@crowley.k12.tx.us


Middle School Football Games Canceled
September 13, 2011
All middle school football games are canceled Tuesday, September 13 due to the heat. CISD's heat guidelines are strictly followed to protect students, coaches and fans.






August 31, 2011

Monday, September 5th is a Student/Staff Holiday.
All Crowley ISD campuses and offices will be closed for Labor Day.


CISD Digital Library
November 7, 2011
 
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Browse, Check out & Download Free E-Books & Audio Books from our new CISD Digital Library powered by Overdrive. Use your CISD ID number to access this new portable book collection. 
Refer to the Library Links on this website for more information and updates. 
 

Substitute Teacher Recruitment Fair
September 2, 2011
Crowley ISD is holding a Substitute Recruitment Fair on September 16th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Online registration and application is required. Once your application has been completed online you will receive an employment packet via e-mail with the details of the Recruitment Fair. If you have any questions, please email hrinformation@crowley.k12.tx.us.

Click here to register and apply.
Deadline for Fall Dual Credit Course Enrollment Fast Approaching
August 15, 2011
TCC is offering dual credit courses in Crowley ISD for qualifying juniors and seniors.  This fall the following courses will be offered:
  • Government 2305 on Mondays & Wednesdays during first period 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
  • English 1301 on Tuesdays & Thursdays during first period 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
TCC faculty will teach these classes in-district.  North Crowley High School will serve as the host site for these courses.  TCC’s final deadline for enrolling in these dual credit courses is Friday, August 19.  The enrollment form must be obtained from the student’s high school counselor, and students must enroll at TCC for these courses.  Students who enroll in dual credit are considered TCC students during the class time and will follow all TCC regulations and timelines.
 
For answers to other questions about dual credit, please contact Tralissa Griffin, Director of Support Programs & Secondary Curriculum, at 817-297-5800.

Heat Safety Measures
August 2, 2011
Crowley ISD is taking extra precautions in this extreme heat for students involved in outdoor practices. All coaches and directors are:
  • providing frequent water breaks for students
  • limiting the time students spend outside
  • moving activities indoors during the hottest hours of the day
  • closely monitoring the temperature and heat index
The UIL Heat Safety Measures provide more information on preventing heat-related injuries. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s coach or director.

 
New Teacher Orientation
August 2, 2011
New Teacher Orientation is Monday, August 8 - Thursday, August 11 at the Bill R. Johnson Career and Technology Education Center (map). For questions, please call Marry Perez-Shannon at 817-297-5257 or email mary.perez-shannon@crowley.k12.tx.us

Phones Down at Central Administration
July 27, 2011
Please be aware that the Central Administration phone system will be offline until approximately noon on Thursday, July 28 because of technical problems. We are working with our service partners to restore and replace the system as quickly as possible.  We apologize for any inconveniences.

New Website Address
June 27, 2011
Crowley ISD has a new website address. Be sure to update your bookmarks to www.crowleyisdtx.org
(Employee email addresses will remain: employee name@crowley.k12.tx.us)

Accountability Ratings
July 29, 2011
Crowley ISD has achieved an Academically Acceptable rating from the Texas Education Agency based on TAKS results and other accountability measures from the 2010-2011 school year.

CISD Administrators proudly point to significant gains for students across the District in a variety of accountability measures.

-Read more

-List of campus ratings

Inside CISD
September 26, 2012
New information about Crowley ISD is now available. Click the "Inside CISD" tab to the left for all of the latest facts for the 2012-13 school year, including:

     Points of Pride        Fast Facts           Community Connections

 
TAKS Summer Information
June 22, 2011
TAKS tutorials and exit-level retests will be held at Crowley High School this summer.
Click here for schedule
Questions? Email cayla.bland@crowley.k12.tx.us
817-297-5810 ext. 1127

TAX RATE APPROVED
June 14, 2012
CROWLEY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE.
 
THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 12.5 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $130.
 

No School Monday, May 30
May 27, 2011
Memorial Day is a Student Holiday/Staff Development Day.
Campus Lockdowns Update
May 11, 2011
An off-campus incident forced Sue Crouch Intermediate School and Summer Creek Middle School to be put on a brief lockdown Wednesday, May 11 as a precautionary measure. Students were kept safe in their classrooms as administrators followed CISD emergency procedures.

Fort Worth Police advised the campuses be put on lockdown at approximately 1:15 p.m. as officers searched for a suspect who they believed might be in the area surrounding the two campuses. The lockdown was lifted at approximately 2:00 p.m. after police apprehended the suspect and gave CISD officials an all-clear.
Oakmont Elementary Relocation Plan
May 2, 2011

Oakmont Elementary School is undergoing repairs after damage from recent storms.  The campus will remain temporarily closed while repairs are made.

Starting Tuesday, May 3 Oakmont Elementary students will temporarily be relocated to two other CISD campuses.

Relocation Information for Parents
(Spanish)
School Makeup Day on Monday, May 2
May 1, 2011
Monday, May 2 is a school day. This will be the first of Crowley ISD’s two bad-weather makeup days. The second makeup day will be Friday, June 3. Parents are urged to ensure their students are in class on both makeup days. Regular absence rules will apply.
No School Friday, April 22
April 21, 2011
Friday, April 22 is a Student/Staff Holiday. All district campuses and offices will be closed. 
Crowley ISD is OPEN on Thursday
February 10, 2011
All CISD schools are open and starting on time today, Thursday, February 10.
**CISD CLOSED WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9**
February 9, 2011
Crowley ISD will be CLOSED Wednesday, February 9 due to inclement weather and deteriorating road conditions. Classes and after-school activities at all campuses are canceled, and all district offices will be closed.
Great Expectations, Great Rewards
March Heartbeat Award
March 25, 2014
Heartbeat winner Liz BillingsleyLiz Billingsley, the P.E. teacher at Sycamore Elementary School, has been selected as the Crowley ISD Heartbeat Team Award winner March.

The Heartbeat Team Award is sponsored in part by Crowley ISD community partners EECU and Inspire Salon/Spa. Ms. Billingsley received a $50 Visa gift card, courtesy of EECU, and a $50 spa gift card, courtesy of Inspire Salon/Spa.

Read more


TAFE students 2014
Future Educators Win at State
February 28, 2014
Crowley ISD’s chapter of Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) competed at the State Competition and Conference in San Antonio and brought home top honors in most events.  

Blue ribbons were awarded for Project Visualize, Chapter Yearbook and Created Teaching Materials.  Red Ribbons were awarded for Bulletin Board.  Gold Certificates were awarded for Professional Teaching Portfolios. 

Energy Education Day received a 4th Place award which qualifies this group of students for Nationals in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Crowley TAFE also received the Outstanding TAFE Chapter Award for the third year in a row. 

TAFE students who competed at State are Kelsey Southerland, Stephanie Roselle and Sandra Perez. These 3 students will be advancing to Nationals.  Also, Joy Nelson, Adelle Benson, Essence Price, Nina Sesay, Nicole Santangelo, Carlie May, Paige Bohannon,  and Dina Zatar competed at State level for the first time receiving top honors. The students are led by Bobette Vroon, the Education and Training teacher at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center.  


Reading Bee
November 6, 2013
Reading Bee competitors

Second grade students from across the district competed in the CISD Reading Bee on November 6. Each student qualified by winning their campus competition. Students were required to read passages to judges and were judged based on accuracy, fluency and comprehension.

The winners of the CISD Reading Bee were Tessebellia Read from Oakmont Elementary and Alexander Cruz from Parkway for Spanish Bilingual. Tessebellia Read qualified to advance to the Texas Reading Bee Championship at Texas Christian University. She will represent CISD as she competes against other second grade students from across the Metroplex.

UPDATE: Tessebellia Read has won the 2013 Texas Reading Bee Championship! She was crowned the most outstanding second grade reader among 71,000 North Texas students who competed in the competition. Read more

Winner Tessebellia Read
Ft. Worth City Council Member Danny Scarth, Reading Bee winner Tessebellia Read and Rodeo Queen Samantha Hernandez



Survey Results
August 15, 2013
The National Center for School Leadership has released results of Crowley ISD's 2013 satisfaction surveys for parents, students and employees.

The surveys were conducted online to help the district better understand the components that lead to satisfaction, engagement, and commitment across key stakeholder groups.

The purpose of this initiative is to gather constructive feedback in order to continue to develop and improve the climate and culture withing Crowley ISD's schools.

Class of 2013
June 7, 2013
 
Crowley High School
428 graduates
Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth Convention Center

                                                        
                           Valedictorian                                        Salutatorian
                        Mary Jean Elbanna                          Taylor Brianne Baumgard
                            4.5631 GPA                                          4.5 GPA

North Crowley High School
550 graduates
Monday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth Convention Center

                                                         
                           Valedictorian                                         Salutatorian
                            Megan Goh                                  Bailey Katherine Barksdale
                           4.5750 GPA                                          4.5246 GPA

CISD 2013 Cheer Clinic
September 24, 2013
 Join us for a day of cheer, chants, dances and fun at CISD's Annual Cheer Clinic!

Click here for Clinic flyer and information

Click here to download the registration form



UIL A+ Academics Meet
May 24, 2013
A group of 141 CISD elementary and intermediate students competed in the district's UIL A+ Academics meet on May 2, 2013 at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center.

Campus Awards
Elementary Schools Intermediate Schools
1st place: Jackie Carden Elementary 1st place: Mary Harris Intermediate
2nd: Dallas Park Elementary 2nd place: Sue Crouch Intermediate
3rd place: Parkway Elementary 3rd place: S.H. Crowley Intermediate

Click here for the complete list of winners


National Coaching Award
May 10, 2013
Robert Perry

 The National Forensic League, the speech and debate honor society, has announced Robert Perry as its newest diamond coach. Perry is the speech/debate coach at North Crowley High School.

Read more



Teachers of the Year
July 17, 2013


National Certification Awarded
April 24, 2013
The Pre-Engineering program at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center has received national certification for its Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program.

PLTW, a nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education programs, offers a rigorous world-class curriculum that allows students to apply what they are learning in math and science class to real-life engineering and technology projects. 

Read more

CISD in the News
May 10, 2013
Fox 4 News highlights some of the CISD students featured on the new light pole banners at CHS and NCHS.
Watch the video
 
The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram features our award winning Computer Science program. Read about how CISD is equipping students for college and high-paying careers.
Reading, writing and computer coding -- the basics of the future

The Ft. Worth Business Press recently featured the great work of the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center in the article "Making the Grade: Crowley technical education puts students on career path."



District Tennis Champions
April 11, 2013
The Crowley High School tennis team dominated at District 8-4A competition. Awards include Boys Varsity District Champions, 1st place Boys Doubles, 1st place Girls Doubles and many more. 

 



Health Science Prodigies
April 23, 2013
 
    
       Cara Jones - CHS Senior                     Mariana Navarro - NCHS Senior           Aaliyah Moore - NCHS Senior

Three Health
 Science students from the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center have been accepted into the Texas Health Resources Youth Prodigy Program. This program creates a fast-track for graduating seniors transitioning from high school to a professional health care career.

More than 300 students apply and only 25 are accepted into the Prodigy program each year. "This program is life-changing for the students and their families, and we are thrilled to be a part of not only shaping their career paths but also serving as their introduction to the field of health care," said Dr.
 Jim Dunn, Texas Health's chief learning officer.

CISD Students chat with Kansas State University Robotics Team
March 21, 2013
For more information regarding this amazing event, click the picture above!


Teachers of Tomorrow
February 21, 2013
TAFE Winners
(Left to right: Brittany Neal-CHS, Kelsey Southerland-CHS, Stephanie Roselle-CHS,
Kelsey Rivers-NCHS, Susana Sanchez-NCHS, Bobette Vroon-Advisor, 
Sandra Perez-NCHS, Briana Burns-CHS)

Seven students representing Crowley ISD's TAFE (Texas Association of Future Educators) and the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center brought home top awards after attending the TAFE Teach Tomorrow Summit State Conference and Competition in San Antonio on February 17-19.
  • Outstanding TAFE Chapter (awarded to CISD for the second year in a row)
  • First Place Blue Ribbon: Project Visualize Service Project on Sandy Hook Elementary and school safety
  • First Place Blue Ribbon: TAFE Chapter Yearbook
  • Six Gold Certificates: Professional Portfolio Preparation
  • One Silver Certificate: Professional Portfolio Preparation
  • Outstanding TAFE Senior: Kelsey Rivers, finalist
  • Distinguished Service Advisor Award: Bobette Vroon for assisting Burleson ISD in starting TAFE program

Superintendent's Contract Extended
February 13, 2013
The Crowley ISD Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Dan Powell's current contract by one year. The 7-0 vote came after the Board completed the Superintendent's annual performance appraisal on February 11, 2013.

Dr. Powell's new contract will expire June 30, 2017.

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TCC Crowley South Campus Center
January 24, 2013

Pictured above: TCC Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley, Toro the Trailblazer,
CISD Superintendent Dan Powell, TCC South Campus President Peter Jordan

Crowley ISD is proud to be home to the new Tarrant County College Crowley South Campus Center (TCC CSCC). The CSCC occupies the second floor of CISD's Bill R. Johnson Career and Technology Education Center and is projected to serve 1,000 dual credit students and traditional academic transfer, workforce development, developmental education and continuing education students.


 

UIL Sponsor Excellence Award
January 24, 2013
Tommy Brakel, NCHS Head Men's Basketball Coach/Athletic Coordinator, is a recipient of the 2012 UIL Sponsor Excellence Award. (Photo courtesy of Mira Vista Photography)


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All-State Choir Results
January 14, 2013
Crowley ISD choir students continue to set All-State Choir records. Twelve CISD students have qualified to perform in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Choir. All-State is one of the highest honors a Texas music student can receive.

Read more

CISD Reading Bee
December 14, 2012
AbbaModupe Unaji (right) from J.A. Hargrave Elementary and Brandon Garcia (left) from Meadowcreek Elementary for Spanish bilingual were the winners of the CISD Reading Bee for second-grade students.

AbbaModupe Unaji qualified to advance to the Texas Reading Bee Championship at Texas Christian University where he represented CISD as he competed against other second-grade students from across the Metroplex.



Carol contest winners
Carol Contest Winners
December 10, 2012
The Fort Worth Civic Orchestra has selected two Dallas Park Elementary students as winners of the annual Carol Writing Contest.

  • Natalia Cordova-Law, right, won 1st place for her song entitled "Magical Winter Forest." 
  • Samirah Lopez, left, won 2nd place for her song entitled "Marshmallow World."

The students wrote their own lyrics and melodies. Their winning carols were then arranged for full orchestra and voice by award-winning composer and violinist Byrwec Ellison and were presented as part of the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra's Teddy Bear Concert on Saturday, December 8.

Molly Pittman, center, is their music teacher at Dallas Park Elementary.


Keeping CISD Beautiful
November 16, 2012
The NCHS Teen Leadership students are being recognized by Keep Fort Worth Beautiful for having the highest number of youth involved in the Litter Stomp on October 20.

                NCHS Keep Fort Worth Beautiful     Keep Fort Worth Beautiful
CISD Competes at FFA Nationals
November 5, 2012
The Crowley FFA Floriculture Team placed 9th in the U.S. after competing at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. This same team placed first in the Texas FFA State Contest and spent many long hours studying for the intense, two day contest. Teams had to identify various plants, create a floral arrangement, a market plan, a proposal and complete a job interview.

Mikaela May and Kayla Piganelli were Gold finalists and Breanna Piganelli and Cody May were Silver finalists.


October 31, 2012

Family Science Night!

Meadowcreek is hosting a Family Science Night on Thursday November 1st from 6:00-8:00 pm with the Ft. Worth Children's Museum.  This is a fun filled night with many different activities for students and families to explore.  The mobile planetarium will also have shows for families in the gym. All students must be accompanied by an adult.


NCHS in the Playoffs!
October 29, 2012

Bi-District Playoff Game!

The North Crowley Lady Panthers Volleyball team will take on the Southlake Carroll Dragons Tuesday night, October 30. The match will be held at Arlington Lamar High School at 7:30 pm. 
Arlington Lamar is located at 1400 Lamar Blvd. West in Arlington, 76102.

Click HERE for directions and game info! 
October Heartbeat Award Winner
October 22, 2012

October Heartbeat Award Winner
Congratulations to Haley Pennington from J.A. Hargrave Elementary School for being selected as October's Heartbeat Team Award Winner. Ms Pennington is pictured here with CISD Superintendent, Dr. Dan Powell, and with Hargrave Elementary Principal, Shaketa Traylor.

District Champions!
October 21, 2012

The North Crowley Team Tennis students are the District 3-5A Champions.  The team will advance to the regional tournament next week in Abilene at the Rose Park Tennis Park.  Coach Adam Mihok is really excited in taking first after finishing in third place the last two years behind Arlington Martin and Arlington High.  Third year was the charm.  Go Panthers!
CHS Golf Victorious!
October 21, 2012

The CHS golf team concluded the fall season at Squaw Valley on Monday. The team decided to wear pink to show their support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
The girls finished 1st place overall.

District Champions
October 12, 2012

CHS Varsity Tennis Team

The Crowley High School varsity tennis players are 2012-13 District Champions. The team went 6-0 in District play and is advancing to Regionals.

Heartbeat Team Award Winner
September 18, 2012
David Esters, Master Electrician/Assistant Maintenance Supervisor, has been selected as the Crowley ISD Heartbeat Team Award winner for September and is the first Heartbeat winner of the 2012-13 school year.

Read more about Mr. Esters
List of previous Heartbeat winners




New Administrator Assignments
June 18, 2012
The Board of Trustees has approved the assignments of new principals, assistant principals and other district administrators for the 2012-13 school year.

Read more

Congratulations to the Class of 2012!
May 28, 2012

Crowley High School
412 graduates
Thursday, May 31 at 8:00 p.m. at the Fort Worth Convention Center

                                                                             
                                       Valedictorian                                                  Salutatorian
                                 Carley Rae Richardson                                      Amanda Gossett
                                         4.47 GPA                                                      4.43 GPA

North Crowley High School
535 graduates
Wednesday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Worth Convention Center

                                                                              
                                       Valedictorian                                                   Salutatorian
                                      Rachel Alenius                                                 Lydia Kong
                                         4.57 GPA                                                      4.52 GPA

Pokluda Wins Top Teaching Award
August 1, 2012
Diane Pokluda has won the Elementary Educator of the Year Award from the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE). Mrs. Pokluda retired from Crowley ISD last school year after 34 years in education.

Read more




New Principals Announced
May 25, 2012
The Crowley ISD Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of new principals at two campuses for the 2012-13 school year:
  • Cayla Bland will be the Principal at Sue Crouch Intermediate School.
  • Pamela Berry will be the Principal at David L. Walker Intermediate School.
Read more about Ms. Bland and Ms. Berry

Teachers of the Year
May 4, 2012
 

The distinguished honor of District Teacher of the Year is awarded to one elementary and one secondary teacher each year in Crowley ISD. The District Wide Educational Improvement Council (DWEIC) scored essays from Campus Teachers of the Year who desired to advance in the competition.

Campus Teachers of the Year List


CISD Night at Rangers Ballpark
May 18, 2012
2012-13 National Letter of Intent Signings
November 16, 2012
       
    Lauren Gunter, CHS Softball                Rebel Robinson, CHS Softball
         University of Houston                               Evangel University

CISD in the News
May 15, 2012


                                                  
(Photo Courtesy: Amy Peterson/TCU)

Students from Sycamore Elementary School are featured in a CBS 11 News report about their special field trip to TCU. The fourth grade students took part in some hands-on science experiment and saw a chemistry "magic show." Most importantly, the students were able to visit a college campus and learn about the benefits of being lifelong learners.

Watch the CBS 11 report.

CISD UIL Math Competition
May 4, 2012
4th-6th graders from across Crowley ISD competed at the 3rd annual CISD UIL Math Competition Wednesday, May 2 at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center.
  • Top 4th Grade Number Sense Team: Jackie Carden Elementary
  • Top 5th Grade Number Sense Team: Mary Harris Intermediate
  • Top 6th Grade Number Sense Team: S.H. Crowley Intermediate
  • Top 6th Grade Mathematics Team: Mary Harris Intermediate
  • Top 6th Grade Calculator Team: Mary Harris Intermediate
  • Top Overall 6th Grade Team: Mary Harris Intermediate
Complete results and pictures

Volunteers Recognized for Service
May 4, 2012
Volunteers make a difference in our schools! Many Crowley ISD campuses celebrated National Volunteer Week from April 15-21, 2012. This is an opportunity to honor the individuals who devote their time and energy to help serve in our schools.

Learn more about our Volunteers of the Year.
Parkway Elementary Wins Literacy Grant
April 25, 2012
The ATPE Foundation will present Parkway Elementary School with a $1,000 literacy grant at the CISD School Board meeting on Thursday, April 26. The foundation's Beth Ann Rogers Literacy Initiative Grant provides funds to Texas public school libraries to purchase literacy materials and modernize resources.

Read more

Heartbeat Team Award Winner
March 26, 2012
Congratulations to Julie Compton, a Behavior Specialist in the CISD Special Education Department, for winning the April Heartbeat Team Award.

Read more about Ms. Compton





Art Show
April 17, 2012
Student artwork will be on display for the 4th annual CISD Secondary Schools Art Show at the Crowley Public Library.

The event opens with a Greeting Reception on Tuesday, April 17 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Art Show days and viewing times

Interior Design Winners
April 12, 2012
Interior Design students from the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center competed at SkillsUSA State Conference in Corpus Christi and brought home six awards:

Best of Show: Kylie Ehlers
Superior Blue Ribbons: Kylie Ehlers, Danae Henderson, Carter Mason and Dana Shihabeddin
Excellent Red Ribbon: Alicia Martinez

(Pictured left to right: Kylie Ehlers, Carter Mason, Danae Henderson, Alicia Martinez and Dana Shihabeddin)

Norma Vigil is the interior design instructor.
From NCHS to UNT
April 12, 2012
Kiara Davis, a senior at North Crowley High School, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball for the University of North Texas.
(Pictured with Kiara, left to right: NCHS Head Girls' Basketball Coach Stephani Gray, CISD Athletic Director Charles Lincoln and Kiara's family)





CHS Tennis Players to Regionals
April 12, 2012

(Jayden Whitter-left and Tyler Lowe-right)

Tyler Lowe and Jayden Whitter will be representing the CHS Tennis Team at Regionals April 16 and 17 in Abilene. Tyler placed 1st in boys singles at the District Tournament and Jayden placed 2nd.

Other District victories for the CHS Tennis Team include:

  • Brianna Saddler: 3rd in girls singles
  • Kristen Whitter: 4th in girls singles
  • Cameron Geckler and Erik Albano: 4th in boys doubles
  • Allison Kass and Garrett Sherrill: 4th in mixed doubles

The Head Tennis Coach at CHS is Linda Quinones.


NCHS Tennis Champions
April 11, 2012
The North Crowley High School tennis team dominated at District competition. The Panthers advanced four out of five teams to the semi-finals:
  • Landon Ibott captured the Boys District Championship
  • Oliver Groone and Viswa Sundaresan received the bronze medal for boys doubles
  • Logan Ibbott and Patric Nguyen finished 4th in boys doubles
  • Amber Jamerson and Ivy Pham took home the bronze medal in girls doubles
This is the fifth consecutive year for the NCHS boys to win the District Championship title. Congratulations to Coach Adam Mihok and his tennis team for another great meet.

CHS One Act Play Update
April 9, 2012
Crowley High School Students performing in One Act Play have qualified to advance to Area Competition for their performance of "Sideman."  The students competed at District on April 5, with four students winning individual acting awards:

CHS One Act Play District Results
  • Best Actress: Kaila Saffle
  • All Star Cast: Joshua Lowe
  • Honorable Mention All Star Cast: Jonathan Saffle 
  • Honorable Mention All Star Cast: Stuart Estes
Heather Morrill is the CHS One Act Play Director. The students will compete at Area One Act Play on April 12 at 3:00 p.m. in Brownwood.

CHS Art Students Awarded 27 Medals
April 2, 2012
Crowley High School's Art Program brought home 27 medals after competing in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) last month in Mansfield. VASE is the only art event of its kind in the nation where students present artwork created in their art classed to a juror.

Read more


Teachers of Tomorrow
March 28, 2012

Outstanding Chapter Award for CISD TAFE students

Crowley ISD's chapter of Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) won the Outstanding Chapter Award at the TAFE State Conference and Competition in San Antonio. These nine students from CHS and NCHS are in the Education and Training Career Pathway offered at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center.

In addition to winning the Outstanding Chapter Award, the students walked away with 2nd place for TAFE Chapter Scrapbook and 2nd place for Project Visualize (community service project.)

                                                                
                                         2nd place TAFE Chapter Scrapbook                                      2nd place Project Visualize
                                                       Jocelyn Camacho                                              Elizabeth Base and Jennifer Thompson  
   
                                                 
All nine students also received certificates of completion for preparing and presenting professional teaching portfolios at the conference.


Percussion Ensembles Win at Ft. Worth Competition
March 20, 2012
Band members from Crowley High School and H.F. Stevens Middle School brought home top awards from the Conveyance Percussion Festival at Paschal High School on March 9.

Read more and see pictures 
CHS One Act Play Sweeps Competition
March 26, 2012
                       
            (CHS One Act Play acting award winners)                                        (CHS One Act Play technical award winners)

Crowley High School students performing in One Act Play swept the competition in the UIL Zone round Friday, March 23 at Mansfield Summit High School.

The CHS performance of "Sideman" placed 1st District Advancing Play. The play also won awards for Best Actress, Best Actor, two All Star Cast members, two Honorable Mention All Star Cast members and Best Technical Crew:

CHS One Act Play Zone Results

  • District Advancing Play: 1st
  • Best Actress: Kaila Saffle
  • Best Actor: Joshua Lowe
  • All Star Cast: Pietro Fochi
  • All Star Cast: Stuart Estes
  • Honorable Mention All Star Cast: Jonathan Saffle
  • Honorable Mention All Star Cast: Aaliyah Richard
  • Best Technical Crew Award: 1st - Yajaira Almaguer, stage manger, Katie Block, lights, Morgan Estes, sound, Kinsey O'Reilly, lights, Austin Edgemon, asst. stage manage and Bailey Edgemon, alternate  
Heather Morril is the CHS One Act Play Director. The students will compete at District One Act Play on April 5.
ACT-SO Competition
February 28, 2012
The NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. ACT-SO includes 26 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, business, and performing and visual arts. More than 260,000 young people have participated from the program since its inception.

The Fort Forth Tarrant County Branch of the NAACP is hosting the 21st Annual ACT-SO Competition on March 31, 2012. Details.

Learn more about ACT-SO.

Sixth Graders Experience CTE Center
March 2, 2012
                         

Sixth grade students from across Crowley ISD spent time this week at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center as part of a career readiness collaboration called, "Leap Into Your Future Thru Career Tech."

More than 1,000 sixth graders from all four intermediate school campuses took career interest inventories, chose a career pathway and were matched with teachers and high school students in that program of study at the CTE Center.

See more pictures from the event.


Heartbeat Team Award Winner
February 20, 2012
Congratulations to Laneece Yarbough, a teacher and girl's basketball coach at North Crowley High School, for winning the February Heartbeat Team Award.

Read more about Coach Yarbough.







CTE Month
February 10, 2012
February is National CTE Month. It's an opportunity to learn more about Career and Technical Education and to highlight the programs of study being offered to CISD students at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center.

CTE programs produce strong educational returns, strengthening student engagement in school, achievement in academics and technical skills, and transitions from high school to postsecondary education and from education to careers.
 


 

National School Counseling Week
February 8, 2012
Crowley ISD is proud to recognize our 28 counselors as part of National School Counseling Week. We are thankful for their service in our schools and their guidance for our students.

Read more.





Oakmont PTA Wins National Grant
February 8, 2012
National PTA has awarded $1,000 to the Oakmont Elementary PTA, one of only 45 grant recipients nationwide, for its efforts to help promote Take Your Family to School Week.

Read more.
Cheer Champions
February 8, 2012
The Crowley High School Varsity Cheerleaders placed 1st in their division at the American Championship/American Showdown Competition in Fort Worth on February 3-5.

Back row: Teresa Estrada, Jessi Thompson, Haley Dunn, Brittney Cantu, Joy Nelson, Taylor Baumgard Middle Row: Katy McHargue, Ashley Demosthenes, Nancy Christian, Alexis Borunda, April Hernandez
Front Row: Valerie Guzman, Jourdan Rodriquez, Breanna Sadler-Dulaney, Taylor Ozuna not pictured: Tailor Carter-Satchell
 
Head CHS Cheer Coach: Amy Chavers
Assistant Cheer Coach: LaTamara Taylor

Letter of Intent Signing
February 8, 2012
Khadijah Jackson, a senior at Crowley High School, signed a letter of intent February 8 to study and run track at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Previous Letter of Intent Signings





Bullying Prevention Grant Winners
February 2, 2012
          

Two Crowley ISD educators are recipients of bullying prevention grants from the Safe and Supportive Schools Grant Program underwritten by Dr. Erin Greer of Crowley Family Dentistry.

Read more
National Signing Day
February 1, 2012
Four Crowley ISD student-athletes signed letters of intent Tuesday, February 1 to compete and study at the collegiate level.

Read more and see pictures

CHS Debate Team Advances to State
January 27, 2012
The Crowley High School debate team of senior Kelsey Dodds and sophomore Ben Beyt will be competing at the UIL State Championship Tournament. Kelsey and Ben won second place in cross-examination debate at the District meet in Joshua.

More CHS Debate results





Honor Choir in the News
January 26, 2012
The Crowley ISD Honor Choir is featured in a CBS 11 News report as they practice for their upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
 
Watch the story

Learn more about the Honor Choir and their Carnegie Hall invitation



 
All American Games Nomination
January 24, 2012
Chelsea Jennings, a senior at North Crowley High School, has been nominated for the 2012 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Games. Chelsea plays guard for the Lady Panthers and has signed a letter of intent to attend Texas A&M and play for the defending national champion Aggies.
 
From the field of nominees, 24 male and 24 female athletes will be chosen to compete in the 2012 McDonald’s All American Games in Chicago.
 
“The McDonald’s All American Games presents the finest opportunity to preview the country’s best up and coming basketball talent,” said Morgan Wootten, McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee Chairman. “This year’s nominees represent some of the top student-athletes in the country. We are privileged to acknowledge these individuals for their success on the basketball court, in the classroom and in the community.”
 
The final players for the 2012 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Team will be announced on a nationally-televised selection show on ESPNU February 9, 2012.  Read more

Heartbeat Team Award Winner for January
January 23, 2012
Congratulations to Molly Pittman, the music teacher at Dallas Park Elementary, for winning the January Heartbeat Team Award.

Read more about Mrs. Pittman.





Rodeo Sweetheart
January 20, 2012
Chelsea Lee, a senior at North Crowley High School, has been chosen Rodeo Sweetheart of the Texas Girls' Choir for 2012. She has been a member of the Texas Girls' Choir for nine years and is in the top choir.

As the 2012 Rodeo Sweetheart, Chelsea will be presented at the Fort Worth Livestock Show and Rodeo on Sunday, January 22.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Energy Efficiency Grant
February 24, 2012
Crowley ISD has been awarded a matching grant of $25,000 from Oncor's School Matching Grant Program for installing a high efficiency air conditioning system at Crowley High School. 

See how CISD's Energy Management Program is saving energy and money. 
January 10, 2012
January is School Board Recognition Month and Crowley ISD thanks these local leaders for devoting time to support public education and serve our local schools. The theme for School Board Recognition Month is Helping our Kids Shine. The world can be brighter for all Texas children with the help of our School Board members.

Read more








All-State Choir Results
January 9, 2012
A record number of Crowley ISD choir students have qualified to perform in the All-State Choir. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive.

13 All-State Choir students from CISD qualified to perform at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Convention in San Antonio on February 11, 2012.

Read more
All-State Band Results
January 9, 2012
Congratulations to NCHS Band student Christine Frey for being selected to the Texas All-State Band for the second year in a row. Christine plays french horn and will be rehearsing and performing in San Antonio February 8-11, 2012 with the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Band.

We also congratulate NCHS Band Student Brandon Robledo for being chosen an Alternate to All-State Band.
Bullying Prevention Grant for Teachers and Counselors
December 1, 2011
The Safe and Supportive Schools Grant Program, underwritten by Crowley Family Dentistry, is offering two $500.00 grants for projects designed to foster anti-bullying and conflict resolution, reduce prejudice among youth, improve intergroup relations and promote drug-free schools in Crowley ISD.
Guidelines and application information
Carol Contest Winners
November 30, 2011
The Forth Worth Civic Orchestra has selected carols written by two Crowley ISD students to be arranged and performed by the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra.

Allie Gregory and James Alexander, both fourth-graders at Dallas Park Elementary, tied for second place in the annual FWCO Carol Writing Contest. Allie wrote a carol entitled "Special Christmas" and James' carol is entitled "Snow Falls Down." Their music teacher at Dallas Park Elementary is Molly Pittman.

The compositions are being arranged for full orchestra by an award-winning composer and will be presented as a part of the FWCO's Teddy Bear Concert on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in Truett Hall on the campus of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Concert information.


All-State Choir Auditions
November 29, 2011
A record number of CISD students are advancing to All-State Choir auditions. 15 students and four alternates from CHS and NCHS qualified to advance after competing in the third round of auditions on November 18:

Soprano 1                                                                           Soprano 2
Caroline Engle, NCHS: 1st chair                                          Rachel Kohler, NCHS: 3rd chair 
Ashley Barker, NCHS: 3rd chair                                         Sopie Tabe, NCHS: 1st alternate
Tabitha Hart, CHS: 5th chair

Alto 1
                                                                                  Alto 2
Jazmine Olwalia, NCHS: 1st chair                                      Molly Stier, NCHS: 1st chair
Angela Gallardo, CHS: 3rd chair                                        Malikha Mayes, NCHS: 5th chair
Annika Burkhardt, CHS: 4th chair                                      Jessie Brow, NCHS: 2nd alternate
Mandy Fancher, NCHS: 2nd alternate

Tenor 1
                                                                               Tenor 2
Sam Wilson, NCHS: 1st chair                                             Elijah Clark, NCHS: 2nd chair
Andrew Barker, NCHS 9th: 4th chair
Markus Warren, CHS: 1st alternate

Bass 1
                                                                                Bass 2
Andrew Jefferies, NCHS: 1st chair                                   Marthen Lilite, NCHS: 2nd chair
Jonathan Howell, NCHS: 3rd chair

The final round of auditions for All-State Choir will be January 7, 2012 at the Texas Music Educators Association in Austin.
Heartbeat Team Award Winner for December
December 13, 2011
Congratulations to Martin Morelos, Maintenance Department, for winning the December Heartbeat Team Award.

Read more about Mr. Morelos.





Heartbeat Team Award Winner for November
November 15, 2011
Congratulations to Amanda Clark, counselor at S.H. Crowley Intermediate School, for winning the November Heartbeat Team Award.

Read more about Mrs. Clark. 








Student Wins Statewide Photography Contest
November 14, 2011
Kaitlin Petty, a student at the Bill R. Johnson Career and Technology Education Center and North Crowley High School, won the Raise Your Hand Texas Pick the Pic contest.
Kaitlin was awarded an Apple iPad for herself and $500 for the Commercial Photography Program at the BRJ CTEC.
The contest required students to submit a photo answering the question, "What two things inspire you to achieve success?"
Read more and see Kaitlin's award-winning photo.



Letter of Intent Signings
November 11, 2011
Crowley ISD student athletes signed letters of intent to study and compete at the collegiate level:


Emily Ehrle, CHS
Volleyball at Texas Tech University


Andrew Smith, CHS
Baseball at Dallas Baptist University


Chelsea Jennings, NCHS
Basketball at Texas A&M University


Delya Jackson, NCHS
Softball at University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff


Paige Panfil, NCHS
Volleyball at Tulsa University

Volleyball Playoffs
November 3, 2011
The North Crowley Lady Panthers Volleyball Team will play in the Area Playoffs against the Amarillo Tascosa Lady Rebels. The game is Friday, November 4 at Vernon High School.
Directions and ticket information.
Volleyball Playoffs
November 1, 2011
The North Crowley Lady Panthers Volleyball Team will play the Midland Lady Bulldogs in the Bi-District Playoffs. The game is Tuesday, November 1 at Abilene High School.
Directions and ticket information.
SCMS Cheer Grand Champions
November 1, 2011
The Summer Creek Middle School Cheerleaders won 1st place Grand Champions at the Halloween Holiday Championship Competition in Garland on October 29, 2011.
The squad is coached by Kristin Easter.














Panther Brigade Competes at Cowtown Meet
November 10, 2011
The North Crowley High School Army JROTC, Panther Brigade, competed in the “Cowtown Classic Drill Meet” in Fort Worth on November 5, 2011. The Panther Brigade competed against 46 high schools.




  • The Black Ops Drill Team (pictured above) led by Cadet Command Sergeant Major Dylan Francis won 1st place in Exhibition, 3rd place in Regulation, and 2nd place Overall. Cadet Francis also won 2nd place Drill Team Commander.
  • The Lady Soldiers Drill Team, led by Cadet Colonel Ashley Applon won 1st place Overall, 2nd place Exhibition, and 3rd place Regulation. Cadet Colonel Applon also won 2nd place Drill Team Commander. 
  • The Elite Color Guard led by Cadet Command Sergeant Major Matthew Porter won 2nd place Inspection.
  • The Panther Express Female PT Team led by Cadet Malikah Shelton won 1st place in the 100 meters, and Cadet Shelton also won 2nd place in Individual Push-ups.
  • The Male PT Team led by Cadet 1st Lieutenant Tyler King won 2nd place in Push-ups.
The Panther Brigade will compete in The Grand Prairie Shoot-out on December 3 at South Grand Prairie High School.


 
 
Heartbeat Team Award Winner for October
October 21, 2011
Congratulations to Diane Brooks, the administrative assistant for the CISD Athletic Department, for being the Heartbeat Team Award Winner for October. 

Read more about Mrs. Brooks.









Cross Country Teams Race to Regionals
November 1, 2011
The CHS Girls Cross Country Team finished 3rd at the District 7-4A meet. They will now advance to the regional meet in Lubbock on November 5.


CHS Girls Cross Country Team


The NCHS Girls Cross Country Team finished 1st at the District 4-5A meet. They will now advance to the regional meet in Lubbock on November 5.

NCHS Girls Cross Country Team

Computer Science Students Win 2nd Place at Texas A&M Contest
October 11, 2011
Five computer science students from North Crowley High School brought home a 2nd place award after competing against 15 other schools at Texas A&M University's annual computer science contest. This year's topic was internet privacy and students were challenged to design a social networking site that would also be an educational tool to teach pre-teens and teenagers about internet privacy and security.   Read more


National Merit Commended Students
October 11, 2011
Six Crowley ISD students have been named "Commended Students" in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program: Carley Richardson (CHS), Charlotte Quarles (CHS), Rachel Alenius (NCHS), Danielle Knust (NCHS), Lydia Kong (NCHS), and Jonathan Pascale (NCHS).

Commended students placed among the top five percent more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Read more
Halloween Safety
October 28, 2011

Important Halloween Safety Tips for families. Click here to learn more from Safe Kids Worldwide.

Heartbeat Team Winner for September
September 21, 2011
Congratulations to Fedie Diaz, the campus secretary at the Bill R. Johnson Career and Technology Education Center, for being the Heartbeat Team Award Winner for September. Read more about Ms. Diaz.






Walk to School Day
October 6, 2011
Approximately 250 students from Deer Creek Elementary joined schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 5, 2011.
Read more






TAX RATE APPROVED
August 31, 2011
AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ON AUGUST 25, 2011, CROWLEY ISD ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE DUE TO THE OVERALL INCREASE IN TOTAL TAXABLE VALUES WITHIN THE CROWLEY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT.

THE ACTUAL TAX RATE FOR THE TAX YEAR 2011 REMAINS UNCHANGED AT $1.535.
Deadline for Fall Dual Credit Course Enrollment Fast Approaching
August 11, 2011
TCC is offering dual credit courses in Crowley ISD for qualifying  juniors and seniors.  This fall the following courses will be offered:
  • Government 2305 on Mondays & Wednesdays during first period 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
  • English 1301 on Tuesdays & Thursdays during first period 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
TCC faculty will teach these classes in-district.  North Crowley High School will serve as the host site for these courses.  TCC’s final deadline for enrolling in these dual credit courses is Friday, August 19.  The enrollment form must be obtained from the student’s high school counselor, and students must enroll at TCC for these courses.  Students who enroll in dual credit are considered TCC students during the class time and will follow all TCC regulations and timelines.
 
For answers to other questions about dual credit, please contact Tralissa Griffin, Director of Support Programs & Secondary Curriculum, at 817-297-5800.

GED and ESL Literacy Classes for Adults
August 11, 2011
Crowley ISD is offering GED and ESL Literacy classes for adults this fall for free. Classes start Monday, September 12. Registration and pre-testing are required.


School Secretary Named ATPE Associate Educator of the Year
July 28, 2011

Deer Creek Elementary School secretary Carolyn Williams has been named the Associate Educator of the Year by the state's largest educators group.

Williams (pictured left) was presented with the honor during the 2011 ATPE Summit Awards Banquet hosted by the Association of Texas Professional Educators on July 21 in Austin.
Read more


Custodial Changes
July 26, 2011
Crowley ISD has partnered with GCA Services Group to provide custodial services at all District facilities. This outsourcing agreement is projected to save the District an estimated $595,000 annually.
 
Current CISD custodial employees can find information about the transition schedule to GCA here.



Free Heart Screenings for Student Athletes
July 20, 2011
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is coordinating with Championship Hearts Foundations to offer FREE heart screenings for student athletes ages 14-18 on Saturday, July 30.

Registration Information

Student Wins National Braille Competition
July 18, 2011
Ahbee Orton is making headlines for her win at the Braille Institute’s National Braille Challenge in Los Angeles. The Deer Creek Elementary fourth grader placed first in her category for Reading Comprehension, Proofreading and Spelling. Local news organizations have covered Ahbee’s victory, and her next big move:
Substitute Teacher Training
July 13, 2011
ESC Region XI is inviting substitute teachers to participate in the Substitute Teacher Training, on July 26, 2011.  Facilitated by experienced educators, this 6.5 hour, interactive training provides participants with knowledge in instructional techniques, classroom and behavior management strategies, being a professional substitute teacher, special education programs and laws, school safety, legal aspects of the job, and many other skills to become highly competent substitute teachers.  It is beneficial for new/prospective substitute teachers as well as current or returning substitute teachers who wish to hone their skills.  Participants can register by visiting the ESC Region XI Web site at www.esc11.net

For additional information about this workshop, please contact Dale Latham at (817) 740-3692 or dlatham@esc11.net. and clicking on "Workshops/Logins”.

Staff Reminder: Summer Learning Academy
July 4, 2011
CISD Staff:  The Curriculum and Instruction Department wants to remind you to register for sessions in the Summer Learning Academy that runs from July 20 – July 28. These courses will be held at Mary Harris Intermediate School. More information

School Board Approves Principal and Assistant Principal Reassignments
June 30, 2011
The Crowley ISD Board of Trustees has approved the reassignments of principals and assistant principals in schools across the district.
Click here for list

Principal Reassignments Announced
June 22, 2011
Dr. Dan Powell has appointed principals to be reassigned to Parkway Elementary School and Crowley Middle School.
  • Teri Conley has accepted a reassignment to be the principal at Parkway Elementary School.
  • Lyndsae Benton has accepted a reassignment to be the principal at Crowley Middle School. 
“These reassignments will benefit the children of Crowley ISD,” said Dr. Powell. “Ms. Conley and Ms. Benton have proven themselves as top principals with excellent leadership skills. They both have a passion for public education and a strong commitment to Crowley ISD.”
Read more


Summer School Information
April 26, 2011
Crowley ISD has many new offerings for students this summer.  Summer programming for middle school and high school students will include credit retrieval classes and TAKS review courses.
Summer School Registration Information
We are also excited to announce a special program with The Princeton Review to help students prepare for college entrance exams (ACT or SAT/PSAT). This 18 hour summer program will be available to all area students, even if they are not enrolled in Crowley ISD. 
Princeton Review Summer Preparation Course Information

CISD Saving Money and Energy this Summer
June 3, 2011
As students and teachers begin their summer break, Crowley ISD is launching a summer energy strategy to save the district an estimated $810,000 in utility costs and help save more jobs in the classroom.

2011-2012 School Calendar
April 29, 2011
The Crowley ISD Board of Trustees has slightly modified the 2011-2012 School Calendar.  

Changes include:
-First day of school is Monday, August 22
-Staff Development Day on Friday, October 7 moved to Columbus Day, October 10
-Monday, January 2 is a Student Holiday/Staff Development Day
-Bad Weather Days are Monday, April 30 and Friday, June 1
 

NCHS Senior named National Merit Scholar
May 30, 2011
Alex Bernhard has won a National Merit Scholarship to attend the University of Oklahoma. Bernhard, a senior at North Crowley High School, is one of 2,900 students from across the country to be selected as a National Merit Scholar.
Baseball Playoffs Update
May 16, 2011
Regional Quarterfinal Baseball Playoffs: CHS Eagles vs. Burleson

-Game 2 rescheduled for Saturday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m. at Crowley H.S.
-Game 3 (if necessary) to follow at Crowley H.S.


School Makeup Days
February 8, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011 is the last of two bad-weather makeup days for CISD.

The state has approved CISD's request for a waiver for the additional bad-weather days missed during February.

Click here for the revised 2010/2011 School Calendar
Click here for the revised A-B Day Calendar
CISD Night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
March 29, 2011
The Texas Rangers have announced Tuesday, May 24 is Crowley ISD Character Connections All-Star Recognition Night at the Ballpark in Arlington.
One student from each campus will be selected for a special on field recognition at the White Sox vs. Rangers game.
CISD staff, students, family and friends can pre-order discounted tickets to the game.
Order form
State Track Qualifiers
May 12, 2011
Good luck to the 13 student-athletes from Crowley High School competing at the UIL State Track Meet in Austin on Friday, May 13. 
names and pictures
Baseball & Softball Playoffs
May 11, 2011
- Area Baseball Playoffs: Crowley Eagles vs. Western Hills
Three game series starts Thursday, May 12 at CHS
Schedule and ticket information

- Regional Quarterfinal Softball Playoffs: Crowley Lady Eagles vs. Waco Midway
Saturday, May 14 in Waco
Schedule and ticket information
Teachers of the Year
May 25, 2011
Crowley ISD is proud to announce the District Teachers of the Year for 2011
Elementary Teacher of the Year: Stacy Gill-Smith
Ms. Gill-Smith is a fourth-grade math teacher at Parkway Elementary School.
Secondary Teacher of the Year: Jarvis Walker
Mr. Walker is a criminal justice teacher at the Bill R. Johnson Career and Technology Education Center.

Click here for pictures and a list of the Campus Teachers of the Year from all 23 CISD campuses.

CISD Night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
May 25, 2011

The Texas Rangers honored Crowley ISD at the Character Connections All-Star Recognition Night on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. One Character Connections All-Star from each campus was recognized on the field before the game. The Crowley Men’s Honor Quartet sang the National Anthem and Andrew Barker, an eighth-grader from Summer Creek Middle School, threw out the first pitch. More pictures

Baseball & Softball Playoffs
May 4, 2011
The Crowley Eagles Baseball Team will face Waco University in the Bi-District Baseball Playoff Game. The three game series starts Friday, May 6.
Schedule and ticket information

The Crowley Lady Eagles Softball Team will face the Brewer Lady Bears in the Area Softball Playoff Game. The three game series starts Friday, May 6.
Schedule and ticket information
Heartbeat Team Winner for May
May 20, 2011
Congratulations to Becky DeShazo, an Agricultural Science teacher at Crowley High School and the Bill R. Johnson Career and Technology Education Center, for being the Heartbeat Team Award Winner for May. Read more about Ms. DeShazo.
School Board Election Results
May 14, 2011
On Saturday, May 14, 2011, an election was held for the Crowley ISD Board of Trustees to fill Places 1 and 2.

Place 1
Heather Bright:  1,583 votes (69.70%)
Melva Bazan:       683 votes (30.30%)

Place 2:
Mark Thrash:      1,250 votes (55.83%)
Randy Kahan:       989 votes  (44.17%)

Full Election Results

Physicals Offered for Student-Athletes
April 6, 2011
Crowley ISD requires ALL student-athletes to have a physical evaluation performed by a physician EVERY year prior to athletic participation. NO physical activity will be allowed without a current physical on file. The physical can not be dated prior to May 1st of the upcoming school year. 
NCHS will be offering physicals for all incoming 7th – 12th grade students for a REDUCED RATE of $10. Date and time here.
SAT Princeton Review Session
April 21, 2011
Taking the SAT on May 7? Want some last-minute preparation? Enroll in the Princeton Review Session for a reduced rate of $45!

Saturday, April 30
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Crowley High School

Registration form & payment information
Senior Scholarships
April 19, 2011
Applications are being accepted for the CISD Graduating Senior Scholarship Award.
$1,000 scholarships will be awarded to ten students.
Applications are due by May 16, 2011.
Scholarship requirements and application
Heartbeat Team Member for April
May 4, 2011
Congratulations to Sherian Rittmueller, the Principal's Secretary at Mary Harris Intermediate School, for winning the April Heartbeat Team Award. Read more about Ms. Rittmueller.
Youree Wins District Golf Tournament
April 13, 2011
Jamie Youree, a senior at NCHS, won the District 4-5A Boys Golf Tournament at Woodhaven Country Club in Fort Worth on April 12 and was chosen for First Team All-District. His two day total of 143 (71 and 72) qualifies him to advance as a medalist to compete at the Regional Tournament at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
District Golf Tournament 1st Place Medalist
April 11, 2011
Katie Johnston, a sophomore at CHS, won 1st Place Medalist in the District 7-4A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course in Glen Rose. Her two day total of 174 (89 and 85) secured her an opportunity to compete in the Region 1 Girls Golf Championships at Diamondback Golf Club in Abilene on April 20 and 21.
SAT Bootcamp
April 6, 2011
Crowley ISD is offering an opportunity for students to receive assistance in preparing for the SAT from The Princeton Review.  This course will be held at Crowley High School Saturday, April 30 at 9:00 am.
Visit our CISD College Readiness page for more information.
Superintendent's Contract Extended
January 18, 2012
The Crowley ISD Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Dan Powell's current contract by one year.

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April 1, 2011
Crowley ISD provides our students with excellence in education
so that all students achieve their full potential.
1st Place win for Floriculture Team
April 11, 2011
The Crowley FFA Floriculture Team won the Sam Houston State University Invitational Floriculture Career Development Event. Pictured left to right: Katie Grigsby (7th high individual), Kayla Piganelli (10th high individual), Breanna Piganelli (11th high individual) and Mikeala May (tied for 1st high individual).
Soccer Playoffs
March 31, 2011
CHS Girls Soccer Sectional Championship vs. Granbury. Friday at 6:00 p.m. in Aledo.

NCHS Boys Soccer Area Championship vs. El Paso Socorro. Friday at 4:00 p.m. in Odessa.
JROTC Competition Results
April 6, 2011
The JROTC at North Crowley High School has defeated some of the best high schools in the state at the 21st Annual Major R. Roger Guynn Military Skills Championship Meet. Results here.
CISD Heartbeat Team Member Named for March
March 25, 2011
Luther Pierce, Lead Custodian at Summer Creek Middle School, has won the Heartbeat Team Award for March. Click here for more.
Middle School to High School Transition Seminar
March 24, 2011
Students and parents are invited to a CISD seminar on transitioning from middle school to high school. Discussion topics will include class schedules, CTE curriculum, graduation requirements, college readiness and Pre-AP/AP/dual-credit classes.
The seminar is Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center. Click here more for details.

CISD Spring Break
March 11, 2011
Crowley ISD schools and Central Administration will be closed for Spring Break beginning Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18, 2011.
Ventress Named Star-Telegram Player of the Year
March 21, 2011
North Crowley senior Natalie Ventress has been selected by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as the Girls' Super Team Player of the Year. Click here to read the article.
FFA Floriculture Team Wins 1st Place
March 9, 2011
The Crowley FFA Floriculture Team took 1st place at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Team members from left: Kayla Piganelli, Katie Grigsby, Becky DeShazo (adviser), Mikaela May and Breanna Piganelli. 
Math Students Advance to State Competition
March 7, 2011
Four students from Summer Creek Middle School are preparing for the state MATHCOUNTS competition. The team placed 6th out of 35 schools at the Fort Worth competition. Click here for more on the students who are advancing to the state level.
AP Exam Registration
March 8, 2011
High school students can now register and pay for AP exams. All exams must be paid for by March 23. Cash and money orders will be the only forms of payment accepted.
  • CHS students contact Ms. Joye Rue at rue@crowley.k12.tx.us or call 817-297-5810.
  • NCHS students will pay Ms. Candice Dye in the front office. Contact Cayla Bland at cayla.bland@crowley.k12.tx.us or call 817-263-1250 ext. 1044 if you have any questions.
Choir and Band Students Advance to State Solo-Ensemble Contest
February 23, 2011
48 choir students from CHS and NCHS have advanced to the Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest. Click here for the complete list of choir members who will be going to the U.I.L competition in May.

45 band students from CHS and NCHS have advanced to the Texas State Solo-Ensemble Contest. Click here for the complete list of band members who will be going to the U.I.L competition in May.
Basketball Playoffs
February 28, 2011
  • NCHS Panthers Regional Semifinals vs. Lewisville Marcus Marauders.
    Friday, March 4 at 6:00 p.m. at Wilkerson Greines Activity Center in Fort Worth. Click for schedule and fan information.
CTE Center Carnival
February 24, 2011
The Bill R. Johnson Career and Technology Education Center is hosting a Mardi Gras Carnival on Saturday, March 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This is a FREE event for the community, schools and families featuring:
  • Information on student career opportunities at the CTE Center
  • Culinary Arts students selling food
  • Community booths
  • Health information
  • Student performances
Click here for more information.
*Student Holiday on Monday*
February 20, 2011
Monday, February 21 is a Student Holiday/Staff Development Day. 
Police/Fire Skills Student Team Competes at Texas Public Safety Association
February 24, 2011
Students from the Bill R. Johnson CTE Center Police/Fire Skills Team participated in the Texas Public Safety Association Northwest Region Skills Competition in Mansfield on Saturday, February 12. The CISD team qualified 14 students to advance to the state TPSA competition in March. Click here for more.
No Child Left Behind Report Cards
February 28, 2011
Crowley ISD is required to share district and campus information as part of the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).

Click here for NCLB Report Cards for the state as a whole, the district and each of the district’s campuses.
CISD Heartbeat Team Winner Named for February
February 18, 2011
Ninfa DePalma, a receptionist at Parkway Elementary School, has been selected as February's Heartbeat Team Member. Click here for more.
Talonettes Win Awards in MA Dance Competition
February 16, 2011
The Crowley High School Talonette Dance and Drillteam competed at the MA Dance Competition in Grapevine on February 12, 2011. The girls won the High Point Award and Choreography award for their Military Routine. They also received Sweepstakes for a Division I rating on all three routines, and the Offices received a Sweepstakes on their Officer Jazz Routine. Ashley Trevino, Brianna Dulaney and Stormie Tarver received Division I ratings on their self-choreographed solos.
Superintendent's Contract Extended
January 31, 2011
The Crowley ISD Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Dan Powell’s current contract by one year. The 7-0 vote came  after the board completed the Superintendent’s annual performance appraisal on January 22, 2011. Dr. Powell signed his initial four-year contract with the District in April 2010. Dr. Powell’s new contract will expire June 30, 2015.
Girls Basketball Playoffs
February 11, 2011
CHS Lady Eagles and NCHS Lady Panthers head to Bi-district Playoff games.
NCHS Swimmer Qualifies for State
February 14, 2011
Congratulations to Nick Rakestraw from North Crowley High School for finishing first in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the Regional Swim Meet in Lubbock on Saturday, February 12.   He will represent Region 1 in the State Swim Meet in Austin on February 18-19.
CISD Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent
February 10, 2011
Crowley ISD congratulates the 10 student-athletes from CHS and NCHS who signed National Letters of Intent this week to compete at the collegiate level. Click here for names and pictures from the signing ceremonies.
ACT Test Prep Seminar
February 8, 2011
Attention all juniors and seniors: Crowley ISD is partnering with Test Prep Seminars to sponsor an ACT test prepartion workshop on Saturday, March 5. Click here for more information about the reduced cost being offered to ALL CISD juniors and seniors.
Texas Special Education Public Input and Information Meeting
February 8, 2011
Parents, school personnel, and other interested parties are invited to attend a Public Input and Information Meeting hosted by the Education Service Center Region XI to gather information for the Texas Education Agency. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain feedback on specific topics aligned with the State Performance Plan on special education programming in Texas.  This year's meeting is scheduled Thursday, February 24, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
Textbook Public Review
January 31, 2011
English, Language Arts and Reading (ELAR) at all grade levels are selecting instructional textbooks and resources to be implemented into classrooms in the 2011-2012 school year. The books being considered are listed in Proclamation 2011. They include: Pre K Systems, English Language Arts, Spanish Language Arts, Spelling, Handwriting, and Speech. These materials will be made available for public review and comment from Monday, January 31 through Friday, February 11 at the Crowley ISD Administration Building located at 512 Peach Street. Any questions regarding the materials should be addressed to Kathy Carruth or Maria Anguiano at 817-297-5800.
CISD Heartbeat Team Winner Named for January
January 31, 2011
Dana Beasley, a bus router in the Transportation Department, has been selected as January's Heartbeat Team Member. Click here for more.
School Board Recognition Month
January 7, 2011
Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed January as School Board Recognition Month, and Crowley ISD is joining other districts across the state to gratefully acknowledge the work and commitment of the Board of Trustees to our schools and community. Click here for more.
New Website
December 9, 2010
Crowley ISD has launched a new website. If you have any questions, email us at information@crowley.k12.tx.us

To visit the old site go to
www.crowley.k12.tx.us/index.php
CISD Heartbeat Team Member Named for December
January 3, 2011
On December 13, 2010, Crowley ISD recognized Vicki Glass, Library Coordinator/Head Librarian at CHS, as the district’s December Heartbeat Team member. Click here for more.
Band Students Competing to Perform with Texas All-State Band
January 3, 2011
14 Students from Crowley High School and North Crowley High School have been selected to advance to the Area competition after their performances at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region 7 band competitions held in Fort Worth on December 11.
Click here to see the list of students who will compete on January 8 in Midland for the opportunity to perform with the Texas All-State Band.
TAKS Tutors Needed
November 15, 2010
TAKS Tutors Needed PDF Print E-mail
Crowley ISD is now accepting applications for TAKS tutors. Applicants may apply for after-school or instructional day positions by selecting “Employment Opportunities” under the Employment tab.
Congratulations to the NCHS Band
October 27, 2010
     
The North Crowley High School Mighty Panther Band gave a superior performance at AREA B UIL Marching competition on Saturday, October 23rd. The band waited out a four hour weather delay before performing their award-winning show entitled “Firebird 2010.” The students performed admirably under very adverse conditions and in a way that would make all of Crowley ISD proud.   Way to go Mighty Panther Band. 
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