Monday, December 4, 2023

Feature Your Carroll 2019 Graduate with a Video Board Message

Carroll ISD Dragon Marketing Department is offering the opportunity to purchase a Carroll Class of 2019 personalized, 7-second message with photos to appear on the Dragon Stadium video board at Graduation on Friday, May 31, 2019. The cost per message is $50 with proceeds benefiting Carroll ISD’s General Fund.

Click here to view 2019 Grad Message Form.

Messages will be shown in alphabetical order, before and after the graduation ceremony. Messages will be shown at least once; additional appearances depend on number of messages sold. There are two options to choose from, 1 photo and personal message with 125 character* max count or 2 photos and personal message with 100 character* max  count(including spaces and punctuation).

Email photo(s) in .jpg format, the completed Grad Message Form and personal message to with student’s name in the subject line. Deadline is end of the day on Friday, May 24. Payments are accepted at Carroll ISD Administration Office (2400 North Carroll Ave).

For more information call Dragon Marketing, 817-949-7080.

*Note that this is character count NOT word count.

Class of 2017 Graduation Friday at Dragon Stadium

The Class of 2017 will soon begin a new chapter.

The Carroll Senior High School Class of 2017 will graduate at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Dragon Stadium. Gates open at 6 p.m.

This year’s class includes 676 seniors, which produced more than 72,000 hours of community service and earned nearly $27 million in scholarship money.

Carroll’s Valedictorian is Samira Mehta. She will be attending the University of Pennsylvania and plans to major in Biology. The Salutatorian is Emma Lin. She will be attending Harvard and will study Government and Philosophy.

The seniors will continue the new tradition which started last year by taking school buses to Dragon Stadium before the ceremony. Seniors are required to report to the CSHS auditorium at 6 p.m. Friday. Following the ceremony, Project Graduation will begin at 11 p.m. at Main Event in Grapevine. The all-night event will last until 5 a.m.

On Friday morning, seniors report to the Dragon Stadium field at 8:30 a.m. for graduation rehearsal. All seniors are expected to be in attendance as staff will instruct students on the schedule of events.

Before and after graduation, video board graduation messages will play at Dragon Stadium. The messages will loop alphabetically until the graduation ceremony begins. The messages will also loop following graduation. Each message will play for seven seconds.



Carroll Celebrates Class of 2015

2015 Dragon Graduation-40 (1)The Carroll ISD Class of 2015 graduated 668 seniors on Friday, June 5. The annual commencement ceremony was held outside at Dragon Stadium during the evening hours.

This year’s valedictorian was Chandler Groves. Anthony Munson was named salutatorian. Groves will attend UT Austin on an exclusive scholarship. Munson will attend Harvard.

The Class of 2015 also produced 22 National Merit Finalists, 17 state championships, more than 58,000 community service hours and nearly $25 million in scholarships.2015 Dragon Graduation-113

Click here for more pictures from the ceremony.

Carroll's Class of 2015 To Graduate Friday

graduationThe Carroll ISD Class of 2015 will graduate at Dragon Stadium on Friday, June 5.

Gates to the stadium for first come, first serve seating open at 6:30 p.m. Seniors must arrive no later than 6:15 p.m. The ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m.

Rehearsal begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning at Dragon Stadium and attendance is mandatory if graduating seniors are to participate in the Commencement ceremony. Students are responsible for their own transportation.

In the event of inclement weather, Carroll ISD will start Friday’s Commencement no later than 9 p.m. If postponed until Saturday, graduation times will be 11 a.m., 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. If postponed to Sunday, graduation will start at 2 p.m. In each scenario, gates to the stadium will open one hour before the rescheduled ceremony.

Chandler Groves, Valedictorian

Chandler Groves, Valedictorian

The Class of 2015 includes 668 Dragons. This year’s valedictorian is Chandler Groves and the salutatorian is Anthony Munson. Groves will attend UT Austin on an exclusive scholarship. Munson will attend Harvard.

Anthony Munson, Salutatorian

Anthony Munson, Salutatorian

Before graduating seniors walk across the stage, personalized messages from family and friends will appear on the Dragon Stadium video scoreboard. After the Commencement ceremony, families are welcome on to the field to congratulate and take pictures with their graduate.

Commemorative Graduation 2013 DVD On Sale Now!

Parents, relatives and recent Carroll ISD graduates can forever remember the Class of 2013 Graduation by purchasing a commemorative DVD through the Carroll ISD Board and Community Relations Department. Graduation was held on Friday, June 6 at Dragon Stadium. Click here to read highlights from the event.

Each DVD includes over 4 hours of footage and features the full-length Commencement Exercises. DVD extras include a list of every Class of 2013 graduate, a photo slideshow from Project Graduation and Videoboard Messages displayed at the stadium during graduation.

Pre-orders for this year’s DVD are currently available for pick up at the CISD Administration Center located at 2400 N. Carroll Avenue during regular business hours. There will also be extra copies available for purchase at $25 each. The purchase price of every DVD will go to the Carroll Senior High School PTO to cover costs associated with Project Graduation. 
Project Graduation is an annual event that takes place immediately following graduation ceremonies. The all-night, drug- and alcohol-free event is held at Main Event in Grapevine.

District Recognizes CLASS Members

Members of CLASS 2012 receive participation award at recent school board meeting

Carroll ISD Assistant Superintendent Dr. JJ Villarreal hosted a special recognition event during the March 4 School Board meeting. Dr. Villarreal conducted graduation for CLASS 2012 members, handing out participation awards to those in attendance. There were 35 members of this past year’s group, consisting of community and business leaders as well as parents and individuals interested in learning more about Carroll ISD and public education.

CLASS is an acronym for Carroll Leadership Academy for Supporting Success.  The program exists to provide Carroll ISD stakeholders a unique opportunity to explore district operations and strengthen the school-community relationship. Members are selected and invited to participate.

For more information about CLASS, visit the Student Services page of the CISD official website:, or click here to be redirected.

Carroll Graduates Largest Class in School History

Under clear skies and pleasant temperatures, Carroll Independent School District hosted Commencement for the Class of 2012. This year’s graduating class of 685 students is the largest in school history. The ceremony was held Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Dragon Stadium. Family and friends packed the home side of the stadium to cheer for their favorite graduate. Students walked across the field to the traditional Pomp and Circumstance music played live by members of the Carroll Senior High Band.

The ceremony began with the National Anthem played by graduate Taylor White followed by welcome remarks from Senior Class President Clare Burns. Patrick Liu was named his year’s Valedictorian and Greeshma Rajeev-Kumar was named Salutatorian. Click here to read more about their accomplishments.

Following the speeches, Superintendent Dr. David Faltys gave the Acceptance of the Class of 2012 and students prepared to accept their diplomas from retiring Carroll Senior High School Principal, Mike Rhodes. The ceremony ended with a touching performance from the Carroll Senior High Choir of Carroll’s Alma Mater. The entire event lasted about 2 and a half hours.

The slideshow below features several photos taken during the event. A commemorative DVD of the event is available for purchase. Click here to download the order form.