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    CISD Internal Newsletter - May 3, 2019

    Several Retirement Receptions Scheduled for Retiring Staff

    Campuses and Administration Buildings will honor retiring staff members with upcoming retirement receptions. These include:

    • Denton Creek Elementary Librarian Kim Drawbaugh, Tuesday, May 7 at 3:30 p.m. in the DCE Library;
    • Cottonwood Creek Custodian Maria Padilla, Thursday, May 9 at 3:30 p.m. in the CCE Library;
    • Mockingbird Clinic Aide Mary Jones, Thursday, May 9 at 3:30 p.m. in the MKB Library;
    • Austin Elementary GT Teacher Liz Malone's retirement on Friday, May 10 at 3:30 p.m. in the Austin Library;
    • Lakeside Elementary teachers Kathy White and Debbie Etheridge, Thursday, May 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the Lakeside LIbrary;
    • Mockingbird Instructional Learning Coach Jody Reynolds, Thursday May 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the MKB Library;
    • Cottonwood Creek Clinic Aide Pam Johnson, Tuesday May 21 at 3:30 p.m. in the CCE Library;
    • CMS North Counselor Susie Powell, Tuesday May 21 at 3:45 p.m. in the North Library; and
    • Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent Kay Ryon, Tuesday, June 4 at 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Vonita White CISD Admin Building.

    Celebrating District Retirees & Service Awards


    CISD would like to thank our 2019 retiring employees for their hard work and dedication to the district over the years. These individuals are such an important part of the CISD story, and we wish them all the best in the next chapter of their lives! Click here to see the list of CISD retirees.

    Several CISD employees are celebrating service year anniversaries with the district from 5 years to 35 years. Congratulations to these staff members for their years of service to CISD! Click here to see the complete list of Service Award recipients.

    Congratulations Spring GEMS


    During the April 29 Board Meeting, the CISD Board of Trustees recognized the recipients of CISD Great Educators Matter or GEM Awards, which recognizes outstanding employees who serve the mission of the district in a manner that exceeds job and salary expectations. The awards honor those who go "above and beyond the call of duty" twice a year. The Spring 2019 GEM recipients are: Austin Elementary: Lauren Holcombe, Instructional Coach; Ashley Rhodes, a 5th Grade Math & Science Teacher; Ginny Kaur, Kindergarten Teacher; Cottonwood Creek Elementary: Malachi Ewbank, 5th Grade Science Teacher; CHS9: Jennifer Martin, Biology Teacher; Jessica Lynch, ESL Facilitator and Lucy Grimmett, Math Teacher; Coppell High School: Tracy Henson, English Teacher; Matt Bowden, Creative Writing Teacher; Andrea Voelker, Chinese Teacher; and Angela Barnes, Science Teacher; New Tech High @ Coppell’s Outdoor Club Sponsors: William Daughtrey, Science Facilitator; Cody Campbell, Science Facilitator; Laura Hynson, Special Education Facilitator and Nicole Smith, Social Studies Facilitator; and Kevin Green, Mechanic.

    Summer Work Schedule Starts June 3

    CISD will begin its Summer Hours starting Monday, June 3. CISD will be open Monday through Thursday and be closed on Friday each week June 3 - July 26. CISD will be closed on Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, for the Independence Day holidays.

    Security Changes for Connecting to CISD Email on Personal Device: Take Action by May 6

    Microsoft has made some changes to the way email clients connect to Office 365, which will require action on your part if you check your CISD email on your personal device(s). Click here to view the Google Doc that explains the changes, and what action you must take.

    If you are unable to open the document, please make sure you are signed in with your CISD issued Google Account (g.coppellisd.com), as the document is only shared internally.

    You must complete the process detailed in the Google Doc by May 6 to avoid disrupting access to your CISD email account on your personal device(s).

    The Technology Department will make the necessary changes to District issued iPads on April 15. The change will happen automatically when your iPad is connected to the Internet. If you use the iOS Mail app, the change will cause you to temporarily lose access to your CISD email account on your District iPad. Once the changes have been completed, you will be prompted to enter your CISD password to re-connect your mail account. After you have successfully authenticated, your email will be restored to your District iPad.

    If you have any issues accessing your CISD email account on your District issued iPad, please submit a help desk ticket.

    Benefits Open Enrollment Begins July 1

    Open Enrollment Dates for 2019-2020 are July 1 – August 23, 2019. Look for more details in future communications.

    CISD Learns

    Mark your calendars, CISD! This year, we will host a two-day summer conference in May and another two-day conference in July for you to continue learning, growing and being inspired. Please see below for more details! If you are interested in serving as a facilitator during one or both of the conferences, complete this Google form to indicate your interest and availability. Be on the lookout for an email from CoppellPL@coppellisd.com with more information for potential facilitators and attendees.

    Two-Day Summer Conference
    Dates: Thursday, May 30, and Friday, May 31
    Focus: Digital Learning
    Location: Coppell Middle School West
    Click Here to view schedule and sign up

    Dates: Wednesday, July 17, and Thursday, July 18
    Focus: Social Emotional Learning
    Location: Coppell Middle School West
    Click Here to view schedule and sign up

    Credit awarded per individual session attended.

    Curriculum Connection

    This month's ESL Newsletter has strategies, professional learning opportunities and more. There is something for everyone, PK-12. Reach out to your campus facilitator for more information or assistance.

    Did you Know?

    • May 6 to May 10 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Many local restaurants and others will offer discounts to teachers this week, so be on the lookout. Also, several new companies and organizations have been added to CISD’s Employee Discount Program. For the latest discounts and offers, visit www.coppellisd.com/Page/1390.
    • The latest district staff vacancies are listed at coppell.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx. 

    Run to Fund

    Prices increase THIS Saturday, May 4

    Join us on Saturday, May 11th at Andy Brown Park East for a fun, community event and the largest 5K in Coppell. All 5K and Fun Run registrations include a race t-shirt, and $2 from every race entry will be contributed to the PE department at the Coppell ISD school of your choice. Proceeds from the Run to Fund support our classroom grant program. Register at http://coppellisdef.com/run-to-fund-2019

    Race categories and pricing (through May 3rd):

    • 5K - CISD Student, Staff or Alumni $30
    • 5K - General $35
    • 1-mile Fun Run $25 (Fun Run for ages 5 & under - Free but does not include race t-shirt and registration is required.)

    CEF Shirt and Jeans Day May 7 & May 21

    Who wants a free Sonic drink? Coppell ISD staff, wear your CEF t-shirt & jeans on May 7 and May 21 and tweet a photo to #coppellisdef, and you'll be entered into a Sonic drink raffle for delivery the following day.


    May 7
    CEF Shirt Day

    May 9
    Bond Oversight Committee Meeting
    6:30 p.m.

    May 13
    Board Workshop
    6:00 p.m.

    May 20
    Regular Board Meeting
    7:00 p.m.

    May 21
    CEF Shirt Day

    May 23
    Last Day of School

    May 24
    NTH@C Graduation
    3:00 p.m.
    Irving Bible Church

    May 25
    CHS Graduation
    3:00 p.m.
    UNT Coliseum

    Board Meeting
    Cover Story
    Last Day
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