Faculty and students at Carroll Elementary School dressed as their favorite storybook character and hit the sidewalk on Friday, Nov. 1 for the annual Storybook Parade. Led by the Carroll Dragon Band Drumline, teachers and students walked the parade route near the school in costume carrying the storybook of choice. A photo slideshow of the parade is below.
Last month, Carroll Elementary Students brought their history lesson to life by celebrating Ellis Island Day. Below is a slideshow of the event.
Both Carroll Middle and Dawson Middle Schools participated in the Northwest ISD Middle School One Act Play Festival at Northwest High School on Tuesday, Feb. 19 and students from both campuses received a Superior (first place) ranking for their productions.
CMS students performed “Dearly Departed” and DMS students performed “The Miracle Worker”.
Special recognition went to Carroll Middle School students. Ivy Patterson was named Best Actress and Garrett deGraffenreid was named Best Actor. Other awards went to Andrew Adams, All Star Cast; Laura Nichols, Honorable Mention All Star Cast and Madeleine Louviere, Best Technician.
Dawson Middle School also received special recognition including the award for Best Crew. Students were also awarded for their individual talents: Anna Crafton was named Best Actress, Faith Osterberg and Jessica Owston were named to the All Star Cast, Richard Rodenberg and William Westfall were named to the Honorable Mention All Star Cast and Nic Godfrey was named Best Technician.
Friday, Feb. 15 Carroll Elementary fathers, members of the CISD Board of Trustees and district employees brought American history to life as they dressed as famous American Presidents. The lesson was to teach students each president did during their term. As students rotated from room to room to meet different presidents, they brought with them a sheet of paper where they could record three facts about each individual. There were multiple presidents for each grade level.
Students say they learned interesting facts about each president such as the cherry tree fable about George Washington (played by CISD Superintendent Dr. David Faltys and CISD School Board Trustee John Thane) was not true, Abraham Lincoln was a self-taught lawyer and George Bush was a captain of the cheer leader squad at his high school and at Yale. At the end of each presentation, the students had a chance to ask questions. The Presidents were very impressed with many intelligent questions from the students.
Students were proud to see their dads acting as presidents. Carson and Sloan Smith were in for a sweet surprise when they found out that under Ronald Reagan’s mask, was their own dad! CES students and staff are very grateful for the dads and the school board members, who had graciously volunteered their time and effort to make this learning experience a memorable one.