Carroll Independent School District is teaming up with the Student Councils from Carroll Senior High School and Carroll High School to host Homecoming 2015 – Candy Land: How Sweet It Is To Be A Dragon!
The carnival, parade and pep rally will take place on Wednesday, October 7 in Southlake Town Square. All official CISD student groups and teams in grades 7-12 may reserve a carnival booth and/or parade entry at no cost. The K-6 campuses may have one carnival booth and one parade entry at no cost.
All proceeds from the Homecoming events benefit the CSHS/CHS Student Councils. Sponsorships are available beginning at $500 for a carnival booth, $1,000 for a carnival booth/parade sponsorship and $1,500 for a carnival booth, parade and pep rally sponsorship. In addition, CISD is seeking a Grand Marshal sponsor for $5,000 and an automobile sponsor for $2,500. Please note that sponsors from previous Homecoming events are given first rights of refusal before new sponsors.
The deadline to reserve a carnival booth or parade entry is 4 p.m. on September 30. Those who plan to participate at the carnival or parade must send at least one student and one adult representative to a mandatory informational meeting at 4 p.m. on September 30. The meeting will take place in the Student Activity Center (SAC) at Carroll Senior High School.
CISD provides a 10 by 10 tent, table and two chairs for each reserved carnival booth participant. Official CISD parent and booster club organizations are also eligible for a free carnival booth. Set-up for the carnival begins at 2 p.m. on October 7. Carnival runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Parade staging begins at 6 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Southlake Hilton/Barnes & Noble Bookstore. The parade will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Pep rally on the steps of Southlake Town Hall to begin immediately following the end of the parade.
There will be fun for the whole family at this event, so dress up in your green and white and bring the kids out to the carnival to raise funds for student organizations and STUCO. Questions may be directed to 817-949-7080.
Students at Durham Intermediate School are getting ready to host the annual DIS Student Council Bear Auction. This year, students can place bids starting Oct. 30 through Nov. 5 on dozens of decorated and dressed up teddy bears with the proceeds going towards charity.
The DIS Student Council created the auction as a new service program designed to raise funds for those in need across the state. In 2011, the program’s first year, the DIS Student Council Bear Auction was a tremendous success raising $3,200. The donations were split evenly between Bastrop ISD and Smithville ISD Employee Relief Funds. Residents and employees of school districts were victims of devastating wildfires in the area. Last year, the auction raised over $4,5000. The money was given to Southlake non-profit Spokes 4 Hope to purchase 80 bicycles and helmets for children living in the Dallas- Fort Worth area.
This is the third year for the auction and once again, the auction will benefit Spokes4Hope. All of the bears used in the auction were purchased by the Lauren and Tim Stone State Farm Agency on behalf of DIS at a cost of $5 each. Each student received a bear to dress and accessorize for the auction. The dressed bears will be displayed for all students to view and enjoy before and during the auction which will take place during the school day on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Students may bid on their own bears and any other bears they want to purchase.
On Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 4-6:30 p.m. DIS Student Council will host “Bike Build Day”. DIS students, staff and parents will work along side Spokes 4 Hope volunteers and Southlake Police and Fire employees to build 100 bicycles at the school.
Homecoming is an exciting time of school spirit and fun for the Carroll Dragons. This year’s activities include a carnival, parade and pep rally in Southlake Town Square on Wednesday, September 25, the varsity Homecoming game Friday night, September 27 at Dragon Stadium and a Homecoming Dance for Carroll high school students on Saturday.
There are some important details about the Homecoming 2013 event in Town Square. Details are listed below.
The carnival begins at 4:30 and ends at 6:30 p.m. There will be overlap, so those organizations who are in both should ensure that there are volunteers to keep the booth open once the parade line-up begins. Each organizations or business who reserved a booth will get the following provided: 10 by 10 tent weighted down by sandbags, table and two chairs. The tents will be set up beginning at 10 a.m. on the day fo the event. Groups are encouraged to be at Town Square by 4 p.m. to get their booth ready for Dragon families. The money you make at your booth is yours! This is a great fundraising opportunity for our student and parent organizations. Activities so far incude a dunking booth, bounce houses, face painting, carnival food, a cake walk, balloon darts, and more! Clean up at your booth area at the close of the carnival is your responsibility. Leave all tents, chairs and tables at the spot. Please clean up trash and use the receptacles provided, including the recyling bins!
Participants in the parade are Carroll ISD student groups in grades 7-12. Each K-6 campus is permitted one parade entry, too. The parade will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. from the parking lot behind Trulucks and Barnes & Noble (north parking lot). Each group will be emailed a specific parade number and location to line-up. Vehicles can be placed at the spot and locked beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning. All parade entries should be at their spot ready for safety checks at 6 p.m. The parade will pull out from the parking lot, head south between Brio and Taco Dinner, continuing past the Coach store and turning by Anthropologie. The parade will continue past the Apple store and Starbucks and turn in front of the Gazebo. Do not stop at the gazebo, but continue on through the parking lot behind Corner Bakery. Administrators and School Resource officers will be present at that site to help ensure pedestrians safely get to the pep rally on the steps of Town Hall. No candy or items are to be thrown out because of the safety of our small parade atendees. Those walking along the parade route may hand items to the people along the parade route, but no items should be thrown out to the crowds. Click here to find parade waivers for adults and students. Waivers must be turned in before participation in the parade.
The parking spaces along the parade route will close at 5 p.m. Signage will warn shoppers and visitors to Southlake Town Square. Patrons will likely want to avoid these parking spaces in the late afernoon. Please use the parking garages – they are your best option for parking. Expect traffic around Southlake Town Square during Homecoming activities; plan plenty of time to get to the parade line-up area. If you are not at the carnival, we suggest using the service road along Highway 114 to access the parade line-up parking lot.
Student Council will host the pep rally immediately after the close of the parade. The pep rally will be held near Southlake Town Hall. Areas will be roped off for the high school band, cheerleaders, football team, Emerald Belles and Crew. The Homecoming Court will be announced on the steps of Town Hall and the winners will be crowned at this event. Once the pep rally is over, the Homecoming events at Town Square on Wednesday, Sept 25 are over.
Info Booth/First Aid:
There will be a Student Council information booth and a first aid booth between the Fountain and Pavillion in Rustin Park. The Homecoming Planning Committee will have basic first aid services, a lost and found and DEET insect repellent wipes for those needing assistance. Fire and Police Personnel will be on site during this event.
Portable restrooms will be available at the carnival site and at the parade line-up area.
Inclement Weather Plan:
We will do our best to have this event, weather permitting. We do not have an alternate rain date if the event is canceled. In light of the recent positive mosquito samples for West Nile Virus, please Fight the Bite. Be sure to protect your children and family with insect repellent that includes DEET. Although 80 percent of the people who have West Nile Virus never even experience symptoms, we want all our Dragon families to take the City of Southlake’s precautions and advice serious! Visit the City of Southlake website for more information about steps to Fight the Bite.
Carroll ISD and the Student Council are proud to announce this year’s Homecoming Sponsors! Special thanks to Grubbs Infiniti, Frost Bank, Sushi Zushi and Re/MAX Heritage (agent Tim Nystrom) for their support of this year’s carnival, parade and pep rally. Corporate Booth Sponsors also include Cafe Express, Pie Five Pizza Company, Southlake Style Magazine/Simply Sundress, Republic Services and Advanced Spine & Orthopedics, Southlake. The funds raised for this event will benefit the Carroll Student Council. For additional information about event sponsors, click here.
The Carroll Senior High School Student Council, district administrators and volunteers have been hard at work planning a combined Homecoming Carnival, Parade and Pep Rally at Southlake Town Square on Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Rustin Park. This year’s theme will be “Under the Sea”. A short video promoting the big event is posted at the bottom of this story.
The entire event begins at 4:30 p.m. with a Homecoming Carnival. There will be carnival booths featuring student groups and sponsors, with activities for all ages. Some of the games include a bean bag toss, face painting, balloon darts, bounce houses and much more. The Homecoming Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Pep Rally to begin immediately following the parade. For more event details, click here.
This entire event is a fundraiser for Student Council and sponsorships are available. Grubbs Infiniti is the event’s vehicle sponsor and members of the Homcoming Court will ride in Grubbs vehicles in the parade. Frost Bank will sponsor the Dragon Varsity Football team float and Sushi Zushi is sponsoring the Dragon Band float. The Entertainment Zone is sponsored by Re/Max Heritage Tim Nystrom. Additional sponsors include, Advanced Spine & Orthopedic, Republic Service, Southlake Style, Simply Sunless and Pie Five Pizza. Cafe Express will be serving food at the event, as well as other restaurants located within Town Square. Click here for more information, including how to become a Homecoming 2013 sponsor.
The 2013 Homecoming game will kick-off at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27 at Dragon Stadium against the Keller Central Chargers. This game is typically a sell-out, so be sure to mark your calendars for this annual event and plan ahead to be a part of this celebration.