Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Castleberry High School Parents,

The first day of school is fast approaching (Monday, August 22nd). If you have not registered your child for the upcoming school year here at Castleberry High School, we ask that you please call our front office to set up an appointment to register by August 19th. Our office hours are 7:30-4:30. Please bring a photo ID as well as a utility bill for proof of residency. For any questions that you may have please call our main office at 817-252-2100. 

Don't forget to look over all of our information to help your student start the school year off on right:
http://chsprincipalsblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/chsparents-and-guardians-summergreeting.html

We are looking forward to meeting you and your student at our Open House on Saturday, August 20th from 9:00- 10:30 AM. Students can pick up a current copy of their schedule and walk the building to find all of their classes. 

Who do I contact if I need support for my student at CHS?

Attendance Office 817-252-2102
Contact our attendance office for any attendance questions or letters/phone calls you may receive about your student’s attendance.

Katy Bates- Attendance Clerk

Guidance Office 817-252-2103
Contact our guidance office if you have concerns regarding your student’s social/emotional needs or graduation plans:

Counselor, Anita Emshoff: Serving students whose last names start with the letters A-L

Counselor, Amanda Rodriguez: Serving students whose last names start with the letters M-Z
College and Career Advisor, Tasha Sheehan: serving all students (A-Z) with college and career planning and assessments.

Assistant Principal’s Office  817-252-2114
Contact our assistant principal’s office for concerns regarding student behavior, discipline issued by a staff member, or attendance.

Assistant Principal, Cameron Burton: Serving students whose last names start with the letters A-Gomez

Assistant Principal, Amie Davenport: Serving students with last names Gonzales-Petsche

Assistant Principal, Kenny Marrs: Serving students with last names Phelps-Z

Campus Academic Lead 817-252-2121
Jennifer Shipman: serving all students’ (A-Z) academic needs. Contact Mrs. Shipman for:
·       concerns about a teacher your student has;
·       a grade your student has received; or
·       anything related to academic needs of your student.
Campus Principal 817-252-2110
Dr. Amy Ellis

We are looking forward to serving you and your student this school year. Please contact us to let us know how we may assist you during the school year. See you on Saturday, August 20th at Open House!
Dr. Amy Ellis
Castleberry High School Principal
817-252-2110
ellisa@castleberryisd.net

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

CHS Parents and Guardians,
Summer greeting from the administrators and staff at Castleberry High School! We hope you are enjoying the summer months with friends and family. We have been busy preparing for your student to arrive to school on August 22nd. That date is fast approaching and for that reason we would like to ask that you review the following information for your student to have a successful start to the school year:
1)     Online Registration Process (skip the lines during on-site registration on August 3rd and 4th):
a.      July 11th-July 31st
b.     Parents must have a Skyward Parent Access Account to register online
c.      Tutorial for how to complete online registration:
d.     Link to complete online registration:

2)     On-site Registration (required for all families):
a.      Parents must still attend campus registration for Proof of Residency, Immunizations, and other campus specific requirements even if you complete online registration. (But you can bypass all the lines if you complete online registration)
b.     August 3rd: 11th and 12th graders, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, CHS Cafeteria
c.      Augusts 4th: 9th and 10th graders, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, CHS Cafeteria
d.     Fish Camp for incoming Freshman- August 4th: 10:00AM-1:00PM in the Castleberry High School Auditorium.

3)     Dress Code: send your student to the first week of school dressed for success!

4)     Open House:
a.      Come meet your student’s teachers
b.     Saturday, August 20th 9:00AM-10:30
5)     School Supply list:

6)     NEW: CHS 8 Period Bell Schedule

7)     2016-2017 Castleberry ISD School Calendar:

We are looking forward to a successful school year. If we can answer any questions for you please let us know. Our front office number is 817-252-2100.
Sincerely,
Dr. Amy Ellis
Castleberry High School Principal
817-252-2110













 Padres y Tutores de La Escuela Secundaria de Castleberry ISD,
¡Saludo de verano de los administradores y el personal de la Escuela Secundaria de Castleberry! Esperamos que estén disfrutando los meses de verano con familiares y amigos. Hemos estado ocupados, preparándonos para la llegada de su estudiante el día 22 de agosto. Ese día, se está aproximando rápidamente y por ello, nos gustaría pedirle que por favor revise la siguiente información, para que su estudiante tenga un comienzo exitoso para el año escolar:
1)     El proceso de Inscripción en Línea (evite las líneas para la inscripción en el campo estudiantil los días 3 y 4 de agosto):
a.      Julio 11 – julio 31
b.     Para inscribirse en línea, los padres deben de tener una Cuenta de Acceso Familiar en Skyward
c.      Tutoría de como completar la inscripción en linea:
d.     Enlace para completar la inscripción en linea:
2)     Inscripción en el campo estudiantil (requerida para todas las familias):
a.      Los padres deben presentarse al campo estudiantil para proporcionar Prueba de Residencia, Registro de Vacunas, y otros requisitos específicos del campo, aun si usted ha completado la inscripción en linea. (Pero usted puede sobrepasar todas las líneas, si usted completa la inscripción en linea)
b.     Agosto 3: Grados 11 y 12, 9 a.m. - 6p.m., CHS cafeteria
c.      Agosto 4: Grados 9 y 10, 9 a.m. – 6p.m., CHS cafeteria
d.     Agosto 4:  10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Campamento para el ingresante al primer año (Freshman) en el Auditorio de La Escuela Secundaria de Castleberry.
3)     Normas de vestir: ¡envíe su estudiante a su primera semana de escuela vestido para el éxito!
4)     Casa Abierta:
a.      Venga a conocer los maestros de su hijo
b.     Sabado, 20 de agosto, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
5)     School Supply list:
6)     NUEVO: CHS 8 Periodo Horario de Campana

7)     2016-2017 Castleberry ISD Calendario:
Estamos esperando un ano escolar lleno de éxito. Si podemos responder alguna pregunta, por favor déjenoslo saber. Nuestro número de oficina es 817-252-2100.
Atentamente,
Dr. Amy Ellis
Principal de la Escuela Secundaria de Castleberry
817-252-2110


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Opportunities for students in the Spring


The Spring months have brought our students many opportunities. On April 19th, our upperclassmen attended a session put on by Burlington-Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad who encouraged students to ‘stay on track’ and stay in school. The Ogle school of Beauty came to talk with students about the different certifications they offer students in the area of cosmetology (hair, skin, and nails). We held coffee with counselors on April 21st, where Tarrant County College came and spoke to our parents about the programs they offer both students and families.
On May 5th we are excited to welcome a motivational speaker, Liz Murray to Castleberry High School to deliver a speech titled: ‘From Homeless to Harvard.” All students will have the opportunity to hear her speak next week. For more information follow Liz on Twitter; @Liz_Murray.
We are taking a bus of 45 students to Tarrant County College (TCC )next week to take their college entrance exam, otherwise known as the Texas Success Initiative assessment (TSI). We want to ensure that students entering college next fall have met all the requirements and have access to post-secondary counseling.  Upcoming events for students:

  • SAT bootcamp: April 14th, May 13th, and June 2nd for the upcoming June 4th SAT for any student interested.  The sessions will be from 1:45-3:15PM in the auditorium.
  • PSAT bootcamp: (for upcoming sophomores and juniors) June 20th-23rd at the Alternative Learning Center (TRUCE/REACH)
  • College application camp: August 8th-11th for upcoming seniors who would like one on one assistance completing the requirements for college applications


Senior Parents:

Please be aware of the upcoming important events for seniors:
1) Thursday, May 26th: Senior Awards Ceremony, 1:00 PM
2) Thursday, May 2nd: Annual Senior Breakfast/Graduation Meeting, 8:00AM
3) Saturday, June 4th: Graduation– Birdville Collesium 6108 Broadway Ave, Haltom City;
                                                                     Rehearsal at 5:00PM, Graduation Ceremony at 7:00 PM.
                                                                     Graduation Ceremony at 7:00 PM.


Oportunidades Primavera 2016


Los meses de Primavera han traído muchas oportunidades para nuestros estudiantes. El 19 de abril, nuestros estudiantes asistieron a una sesión impartida por Burlington-Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad, en la cual se les exhortó a los estudiantes a ‘mantenerse en línea’ y a mantenerse en la escuela. La escuela de belleza The Ogle school of Beauty vino a hablarles a los estudiantes acerca de los diferentes certificados que ofrecen para estudiantes en el área de cosmetología (pelo, piel y uñas). Tuvimos café con los consejeros el 21 de abril, en el cual Tarrant County College asistió para hablarles a nuestros padres acerca de los programas que ellos ofrecen para estudiantes y familiares.
El 5 de Mayo estamos emocionados de darle la bienvenida a la presentadora, Liz Murray en la Escuela Secundaria Castleberry, la cual expondrá un discurso titulado: ‘De Indigente a Harvard.” Todos los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de escucharla hablar la semana que viene. Para mayor información, siga a Liz en Twitter; @Liz_Murray.
Estaremos tomando a 45 en autobús a Tarrant County College (TCC) la semana próxima para tomar su examen de entrada a la Universidad, mejor conocido como Texas Success Initiative assessment (TSI). Queremos asegurarnos de que los estudiantes que entren a la universidad el próximo otoño hayan cumplido con todos los requisitos y tengan acceso a consejería post-secundaria. Próximos eventos para estudiantes:
· SAT bootcamp: Abril 14, Mayo 13 y Junio 2 para el SAT de Junio 4 para cualquier estudiante interesado. Las sesiones serán de 1:45-3:15PM en el auditorio. 
· PSAT bootcamp: (para los estudiantes de 10mo y 11vo grados) Junio 20-23 en el Centro de Aprendizaje Alternativo (TRUCE/REACH)
· Campamento Aplicación Universitaria: Agosto 8vo -11vo para los próximos graduandos que necesiten asistencia personalizada completando los requisitos para las aplicaciones universitarias.

Padres de graduandos:


Por favor tenga pendientes los siguientes eventos importantes para graduandos:
1) Jueves, Mayo 26: Ceremonia Premiación Graduandos
2) Jueves, Mayo 2: Desayuno Anual Graduandos/Reunión Graduación, 8:00AM
3) Sábado, Junio 4: Graduación– Birdville Coliseum 6108 Broadway Ave, Haltom City;
                                                                     Ensayo a las 5:00PM, 
                                                                     Ceremonia Graduación a las 7:00 PM.



Thursday, March 24, 2016

CHS Parents and Guardians,

Next week our freshmen and sophomores will take one of two STAAR English exams. Our freshman will take English I STAAR on Tuesday, March 29th and our sophomores will take English II on Thursday, March 31st.
·       Each exam is 5 hours in length.
·       Students may bring a sack lunch for testing day or a sack lunch will be provided for them by the cafetería.
·       Parents are not permitted to drop off lunches on testing days.
·       Students attendnace is very importan ton testing days.

Thank you for helping our students prepare to be successful on their exams next week.


La semana que entra los estudiantes estarán tomando los exámenes de fin de curso (STAAR) en inglés 1 e inglés 2.  El examen de inglés 1 será martes 29 de marzo.  El examen de Ingles 2 será el jueves 31 de marzo. 
·       Estos exámenes durarán 5 horas para completar. 
·       Lonches serán distribuidos a las clases de examen. Estudiantes pueden escoger traer su propio lonche. 
·       El martes y el jueves comida traída por los padres no será admitida y tampoco salidas temprano solamente cita de doctor o dentista. 
·       Es muy importante que su estudiante esté presente y puntual estos exámenes son necesarios para graduación.

Gracias por ayudar nuestros estudiantes tener éxito en sus exámenes la próxima semana.

Dr. Amy Ellis
Castleberry High School Principal

817-252-2110

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


CHS Parents and Guardians,

Today your students received their progress report grades in second period. Please ask your student for their progress report or check their progress in Family Access. As a reminder, these are the counselors and administrators available to support you and your child:
Counselors:
Anita Emshoff: Students with last names A-K, emshoffa@castleberryisd.net
Amanda Rodriguez: Students with last names L-Z, rodrigueza@castleberryisd.net
Assistant Principals:
Cameron Burton: Students with last names A-F, burtonc@castleberryisd.net
Jennifer Shipman: Students with last names G-R, shipmanj@castleberryisd.net
Brandon Enos: Students with last names S-Z, enosb@castleberryisd.net
Principal:

Padres y guardianos
Hoy, su estudiante recibio su reporte de progreso. Por favor pidale a su estudiante ver su reporte de progreso o puede chequear sus grados en Family Access para que pueda usted estar al pendiente de su progreso tambien.

Como recordatorio, aqui estan los Asistentes de la Directora y Consejeras que estan disponibles para ayudarle a usted y a su estudiante:
Consejeras:
Anita Emshoff: Para estudiantes con los apellidos A-K, emshoffa@castleberryisd.net
Amanda Rodriguez: Para estudiantes con los apellidos L-Z, rodrigueza@castleberryisd.net

Asistentes de la Directora:
Cameron Burton: Para estudiantes con los apellidos A-F, burtonc@castleberryisd.net
Jennifer Shipman: Para estudiantes con los apellidos G-R, shipmanj@castleberryisd.net
Brandon Enos: Para estudiantes con los apellidos S-Z, enosb@castleberryisd.net
Directora:
Amy Ellis, ellisa@castleberryisd.net

Sincerely/Sinceremente,

Dr. Amy Ellis
Castleberry High School Principal

Friday, September 18, 2015


CHS Parents and Guardians,
What a wonderful first month of school we have had. Your students are the most well-mannered, respectful young men and women I have ever worked with. We are excited to have such a positive start to the school year and hope the year will continue to be successful for your student. On Tuesday this week, students received their progress reports. Please ask to see your students’ progress report or check their grades on Family Access so that you are aware of their progress.
Here are a few reminders for the next month ahead of us:
·         Friday, September 25th: Early Release for students at 1:30 PM. Busses will run at this time.
·         Friday, October 2nd: Final day of the first 6 weeks
·         Monday, October 5th: Picture Day
·         Thursday, October 8th: Report Cards will be distributed
·         Monday, October 12th: Student Holiday/ Staff Professional Development Day
·         Monday, October 12th: PSAT Bootcamp for sophomores and juniors who are interested. 9AM-3PM.     
o    Transportation and food provided
·         Wednesday, October 14th: PSAT testing. For sophomores and juniors who sign up. 
·         Friday, October 30th: Early Release for students at 1:30 PM. Buses will run at this time.
As a reminder, below are the assistant principals and counselors available to serve you and your student:
Counselors:
Anita Emshoff: Students with last names A-K
Amanda Rodriguez: Students with last names L-Z

Assistant Principals:
Cameron Burton: Students with last names A-F
Brandon Enos: Students with last names Q-Z
Jennifer Shipman: Students with last names G-R

Sincerely, 
Dr. Amy Ellis
Castleberry High School Principal                                             
Ellisa@castleberryisd.net
817-252-2110




Padres y Guardianes de CHS,

Que buen primer mes de escuela hemos tenido. Sus estudiantes son los jovenes mas bien portados y respetables con los que he trabajado. Estamos emocionados de empezar el año positivamente y esperamos que el año continue a ser triunfante para su estudiante. El Martes de esta semana, su estudiante recibio su reporte de progreso. Por favor pidale a su estudiante ver su reporte de progreso o puede chequear sus grados en Family Access para que pueda usted estar al pendiente de su progreso tambien.

Aqui hay varios recordatorios para el mes que se aproxima:

  • Viernes, 25 de Septiembre: Salida temprana para estudiantes a la 1:30PM. Autobuses correran a esta hora.
  • Viernes, 2 de Octubre: Ultimo dia de las 6 semanas.
  • Lunes, 5 de Octubre: Dia de Fotos
  • Jueves, 8 de Octubre: Calificaciones a estudiantes.
  • Lunes, 12 de Octubre: Dia festivo para estudiantes, Dia de Desarollo Profesional para Personal.
  • Lunes, 12 de Octubre: Bootcamp de PSAT para estudiantes de los grados 10 y 11 que esten interesados. 9AM-3PM. Se proveera transportacion y comida.
  • Miercoles, 14 de Octubre: Examenes PSAT para estudiantes de los grados 10 y 11 que se inscriban.
  • Viernes, 30 de Octubre: Salida temprana para estudiantes a la 1:30PM. Autobuses correran a esta hora.
Como recordatorio, aqui estan los Asistentes de la Directora y Consejeras que estan disponibles para ayudarle a usted y a su estudiante:

Counsejeras:
Anita Emshoff: Para estudiantes con los apellidos A-K
Amanda Rodriguez: Para estudiantes con los apellidos L-Z
Asistitentes de la Directora:
Cameron Burton: Para estudiantes con los apellidos A-F
Brandon Enos: Para estudiantes con los apellidos Q-Z
Jennifer Shipman: Para estudiantes con los apellidos G-R


Sinceremente,

Dr. Amy Ellis
Dictora de Castleberry High School                                               
Ellisa@castleberryisd.net

817-252-2110