Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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.



CISD Names Johnson New Director of Bands

Ken Johnson, CISD Director of Bands

Carroll ISD has approved Ken Johnson as the new Director of Bands.

Johnson replaces Jay Bach, who is retiring after 23 with Carroll, including the last six as director. Johnson has been a long-time assistant under Bach, a role he has served the past 18 years in Carroll.

Johnson started in Carroll in 1999 as Assistant Band Director and Director of Percussion Studies and in 2010 he was elevated to Director of Carroll’s Marching Band.

“Mr. Johnson is a long-time Dragon that has a unique ability to connect with students, parents and the community,” said Shawn Duhon, Carroll Senior High School Principal. “His passion for seeing students and the marching band succeed is very personal to him and he takes great pride in this.”

During his tenure he has helped coordinate and direct the Dragon Band in UIL Marching Region and Area contests, invitational marching and drumline contests, halftime spirit and playoff shows (“LIDS”) and UIL Solo and Ensemble entries.

“His love for the Dragon Band is seen daily throughout Carroll ISD and the state of Texas,” said P.J. Giamanco, Carroll High School Principal. “His enthusiasm for music and music education has us eager to see him working more closely with our members, advanced and beginner players alike, as well as our directors to produce more excellence for CISD.”

The Dragon Marching Band is a consistent finalist at marching contests, including the Golden Triangle Classic every year entered since 2010 — winning multiple caption awards and being named the 2014 Grand Champion.

Johnson’s career path is similar to his predecessor Bach, who spent 16 years as assistant director before taking over the program following Ron Behrends’ retirement.

Final Exam Schedule for High Schools 2016

Carroll High School – Final Exam Schedule

Tuesday, May 31
BLOCK 5: 8:00-9:30 a.m. — 1 p.m. Bus Leaves
BLOCK 6: 9:42 – 11:12 a.m.
BLOCK 7: 11:24 a.m. – 12:54 p.m.
* Lunch will NOT be served at CHS

Wednesday, June 1
BLOCK 1: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Bus Leaves
BLOCK 2: 9:42 – 11:12 a.m.
BLOCK 3: 11:24 a.m. – 12:54 p.m.
* Lunch will not be served at CHS

Thursday, June 2
BLOCK 4: 8:00 – 9:30 — 11:20 a.m. Bus Leaves
BLOCK 8: 9:42 – 11:12 a.m.
* Lunch will not be served at CHS

CSHS Junior Final Exam Schedule   

Tuesday, May 31
BLOCK 5: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.   — 1 p.m. Bus Leaves
BLOCK 6: 9:42 – 11:12 a.m.
BLOCK 7: 11:24 a.m. – 12:54 p.m.
* Lunch will not be served

Wednesday, June 1
BLOCK 1: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.  — 1:00 p.m. Bus Leaves
BLOCK 2: 9:42 – 11:12 a.m.
BLOCK 3: 11:24 a.m. – 12:54 p.m.
* Lunch will not be served

Thursday, June 2
BLOCK 4: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.  — 11:20 a.m. Bus Leaves
BLOCK 8: 9:42 – 11:12 a.m.
* Lunch will to be served at CSHS
* Shuttles will run between CSHS/CHS


Wednesday, May 25
BLOCK 8: 1:51 – 3:21 p.m.                           

Thursday, May 26
BLOCK 4:   1:51 – 3:21 p.m.              

Tuesday, May 31
BLOCK 5: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. — 11:20 a.m. Bus Leaves
BLOCK 6:  9:42 – 11:12 a.m.
BLOCK 7:  11:24 a.m. – 12:54 p.m.
Shuttles will run between CSHS/CHS