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    Dear CISD Families, 


    Veterans Day was this week, and I join our educators, students, families and community in thanking and saluting those who have served our country in the armed forces. Though our campus recognition ceremonies were virtual this year, it is important that we recognize and thank our veterans for their service and sacrifice for our country. 


    Here in CISD, we have many veterans who serve as teachers and staff members in our district.  We also have parents and guardians who are currently serving.  Many of our students go onto serve after graduation. One of these graduates is Jacob Schick, who graduated in 2001 and is among our CISD Distinguished Alumni. Jacob is the Executive Director of the non-profit 22Kill Organization, which is dedicated to suicide prevention and mental wellness among veterans. Jacob served as our Convocation Speaker in 2019 and his message about grit, resiliency and not being afraid to ask for support and help is important now, more than ever.   


    On behalf of CISD, I thank all of our veterans for your service to our country and community.  


    Sincerely,



    Dr. Brad Hunt
     

     
    CISD Celebrates Veterans Day 

    Veterans Day commemorations went virtual this year at several CISD campuses. CMS West created a website and a Wall of Honor to recognize veterans and CMS North media students interviewed veterans who work at the campus. Several elementary schools hosted virtual events to recognize veterans.  Read more at go.coppellisd.com/Veterans20

     
    GT Assessment Update for 2020-2021
    CISD has released its Gifted and Talented Assessment Plan for the 2020-2021 school year, available at go.coppellisd.com/GTAssessment. Read More at
    go.coppellisd.com/GT20-21
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    Boys Cross Country Qualifies for State


    CHS Senior Evan Caswell is Regional Champion, and the CHS Boys Cross Country Team qualified for state at the Region I-6A Championship held Nov. 10 in Lubbock.  The Cowboys qualified for the state championship by finishing 3rd behind Southlake Carroll and El Paso Eastwood. Casell was the individual Region I-6A champion. The team competes in the 6A State Championship in Round Rock November 24. Read more at
    go.coppellisd.com/CrossCountryRegion20.

     
    Fall Issue Our Story Magazine
    The Fall 2020 issue of CISD’s “Our Story” magazine is now available. This issue features stories reflecting CISD’s core values, as well as features on our amazing teachers, students, community and business partners, and more. Access the digital version of the magazine at www.coppellisd.com/magazine.
     
    Debate National Success

    The CHS Debate Team has placed at the top in recent national tournaments. Read more at go.coppellisd.com/DebateSuccess.

     
     
    Graduates Needed for Virtual Adulting Day

    Would you like to share what LIFE after high school is REALLY about? CISD is seeking graduates to talk about their life story, after graduation. All CISD Seniors of 2020-2021 will be participating in a CISD Virtual Adulting Day. We want our inspiring keynote speakers to speak to our Senior class and let them know that life doesn’t end after high school. We want you to share your own life journey and the grit and determination that has guided you into adulthood. Please let us know if you would be willing to participate in this event. Email abrown@coppellisd.com for more details by Nov. 30.

     
    Lunch Bites Facebook Live on Budget Nov. 18

    CISD will host a  Lunch Bites on the Budget on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at www.facebook.com/coppellisd.Chief Financial Officer Diana Sircar will discuss the

    2020-2021 Budget during this event, where the community can participate in a questions and answer session live on Facebook. 

     
    Complete CISD Family Survey by Nov. 20
    The Fall 2020 CISD Family Survey is open now through Friday, Nov. 20. To participate, visit go.coppellisd.com/familyfall2020, then select your child(ren)’s school. If you have multiple children in CISD, we ask that you take the survey for each school your child attends. Please email input@coppellisd.com, if you would like to share any additional feedback or insight not covered in the survey or have any additional comments to share with the district.
     


    Board Meeting Nov. 16

    The CISD Board of Trustees monthly Board Meeting is Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.  The agenda is available at www.coppellisd.com/board and the meeting will be broadcast live at go.coppellisd.com/BoardMeetingLiveVideo

     
    • Nov. 16 - Regular Board Meeting 7 p.m.
    • Nov. 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break
    • Nov. 30 - Board Workshop 4 p.m.
    • Dec. 7 - Board Workshop 4 p.m. 
     

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