Principal's Pen

Principal's Pen
April 2021

Spring has arrived at CTHS and it is an exciting time of year! We have numerous activities and important opportunities coming this month. Here are some of the highlights for April!

Two state assessments required for graduation will be given next week. On Tuesday, April 6, our ninth grade students will be taking the STAAR ELA I exam and on Thursday, April 8, our tenth grade students will be taking the STAAR ELA II exam. Any student who has previously taken either or both of these exams and is yet to earn a passing score will also be taking these exams. These exams MUST be taken face-to-face, on campus at CTHS. The state does not allow for remote STAAR examination administration. Students in other grade levels will be working from home on those days.

On Friday, April 9, we have arranged to have a meningitis vaccination clinic set up at CTHS for seniors who wish to receive their meningitis immunization. Please contact our campus clinic for more information and details.

On Monday, April 12, all students will be working from home as our district has planned an asynchronous day for teacher planning and preparation. Students will remotely log in to their classes and work on their assignments from home.

On Tuesday, April 13, our district is providing an opportunity for all of our junior students to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) at no charge on campus. This is an incredible savings to students and parents and a great opportunity for our juniors to take the SAT and experience the types of questions and timing required to be successful on this examination. Students in other grade levels will remain at home and work asynchronously on this day.

We will begin administration of the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) to juniors and seniors during April 19-22. This examination focuses on student abilities in reading and mathematics to demonstrate college readiness.

On Friday, April 23, all students will have a student holiday as we have a staff development day scheduled for our teachers and staff.

Also on Friday, April 23, our senior class of 2021 will host their senior prom from 7 – 10 pm at CTHS! This will be an exciting evening for our seniors and we will follow all COVID protocols and guidance from our district. Tickets are on sale beginning this week and can be purchased in person on campus or online.

On April 28, our senior class will also have their senior panoramic picture. This will be at 7:30 am in the student parking lot. Students must wear their senior graduation gown to be in the picture. We look forward to a great turnout of our seniors and a great month of April at CTHS!

Steven Fleming

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