CISD Track & Field Complex Closed
  The Castleberry ISD
Track & Field Complex
April 28, 2016 - July 22, 2016
for renovations.

Thank You for Your Cooperation

  Lions On Fire!
  The Castleberry Lion Band members work diligently throughout the year to support our schools and the surrounding community by playing at games, pep rallies, special send-offs, and other events. Here is an opportunity to show some appreciation for all they do.

Join the band members for the “Lions on Fire” Chili Cook-Off and Tasting on Saturday, May 7th, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. This hot and delicious event will be held at the Castleberry High School Cafeteria at 215 Churchill Road, Fort Worth. The Castleberry High School Jazz band will be on hand for entertainment.

The entry fees for those wanting to enter their own smoking chili recipes are as follows:

• Individual - $25
• Team (includes sports teams, colleagues, departments) - $50
• Business - $75

All contestants must be on site by 11:30 a.m. on the day of the event to participate.

Others just hoping to get in on the tasting only need to donate $5 to get a bowl, spoon, napkin, toppings, and all the chili you can stand!

Tasting goes on from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and judging starts at 12 p.m. All tasters are welcome to buy a “tasting ticket” to be a “People’s Choice” judge. The coveted “People’s Choice” award is made by the tasting public.

All proceeds benefit the Lion Bands and will be used to help fund the 2017 Spring Break trip to Orlando, Florida.

For more information, email, call 817-252-2140, or go to
  Creating Life-Long Readers - IMMS Students Attend North Texas Teen Book Festival
  Front: Doeni Onco, Teacher-Librarian  Back LtoR: Cameron S., Jade E., Chaylee S.On Saturday, April 23rd, thirty-five Irma Marsh Middle School students hopped on a Castleberry ISD bus with their Teacher-Librarian, Doeni Onco, three reading teachers (Mikie Stanfield, Kelli Clements and Adra Stephenson), along with two parents, Mr. and Mrs. Baez. They were all headed to the biggest teen literary event in Texas, the North Texas Teen Book Festival at the Irving Convention Center.

It is estimated that over 7,000 people were in attendance at this one-day event which showcased over 70 Young Adult and Middle Grade authors with big names like James Dashner (Maze Runner), Holly Black (Spiderwick Chronicles) , Gordon Korman (Swindle series), Sarah Dessen (Saint Anything) , Ally Condie (Matched series) , and Marie Lu (Legend series).

IMMS students eagerly attended, and participated in panel discussions about all genres of books and the writing process. They purchased books and had them signed by their favorite authors. Some students even won raffle prizes of free books and book-related paraphernalia.

“They were entirely engaged, well-behaved, involved. . . .They were excited and thrilled, I just think it was very uplifting for them in a sense that those that like to read now, especially after that experience, will be life-long readers, if they weren’t already,” said Adra Stephenson, one of the IMMS teachers who was a volunteer chaperone for the field trip.

Another volunteer chaperone, IMMS reading teacher, Kelli Clements, believes students would be encouraged to seek their goals and view writing as a possible career choice: “I think the best thing about the trip is that the students got to see that authors are real people and that writing is an actual profession they can strive towards.”

The North Texas Teen Book Festival was a lifetime experience these students are not likely to forget. They met authors, got books signed, and had an “awesome” time. Mrs. Onco shared some of the students’ reactions on her blog. Click here to see them on The Lions Share.

Three students from Ms. Stanfield’s class were so appreciative that they pooled their money and purchased a signed copy of Jeramey Kraatz’s second book: The Cloak Society: Villian’s Rising for their Teacher-Librarian, Mrs. Onco. She was touched and hopes this experience will encourage these and other students who hear about this experience, to become life-long readers.

  Castleberry High School Students Look Forward to Special Guest Speaker   
  Elizabeth "Liz" MurrayThe students at Castleberry High School are anxiously awaiting a special guest speaker on May 5, 2016. They will have an opportunity to welcome motivational speaker, Elizabeth “Liz” Murray to the campus. She will share highlights from her incredible life story from her bestselling autobiography, Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard.
Transforming the Vision for Libraries and Teacher-Librarians
The Teacher-Librarians at Castleberry ISD have worked with Renee Smith-Faulkner, Assistant Superintendent of Technology Services and shared her vision to change the perception of the library program. All the Teacher-Librarians have been working with the school administrators on how Teacher-Librarians can transform the learning process and re-brand the library’s vision.  READ MORE...
Educational Diagnosticians
Castleberry ISD Educational Diagnosticians Receive Proclamation from Governor of Texas
Lynn Jameson, Director of Special Education at Castleberry ISD, recently celebrated Educational Diagnosticians Week at a luncheon with her team of diagnosticians, Darla Bird, Christy Hackett, and Kara Hankins. Every year, the Governor of Texas designates a week in March as Educational Diagnosticians Week to honor members of the  READ MORE...
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  May 2016  
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   State Testing
   May 02 2016
   Attendance Mtg.
   May 04 2016 at 02:00 PM
   JJE 1st Grade Field Trip
   May 06 2016
   JJE Kindergarten Field Trip
   May 06 2016
   CHS Baseball (V) vs. Godley (Bi-District Playoff)
   May 06 2016 at 05:00 PM
   Castleberry Band Chili Cook Off
   May 07 2016 at 11:30 AM
   CHS Baseball (V) @ Godley (Bi-District Playoff)
   May 07 2016 at 12:00 PM
   CHS: Senior Prom
   May 07 2016 at 06:00 PM
   State Testing
   May 09 2016
   CISD Board of Education Meeting
   May 09 2016 at 05:30 PM
Upcoming Events
Lions Round Up & Physical Night

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Castleberry High School
215 Churchill Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76114
Meet in the Auditorium
Followed by break-out sessions

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and Flyers Below

Lion Round Up

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Form for Sign Up

Sports Night Physical
Night Flyer

Date and Time: May 04, 2016 2:00PM- 4:00PM (CST)
Location: Technology Building

Date and Time: May 06, 2016

Date and Time: May 06, 2016

Date and Time: May 06, 2016 5:00PM- 9:00PM (CST)
Category: Sporting Events
Location: CHS
Date and Time: May 07, 2016 11:30AM- 2:00PM (CST)
Location: CHS Cafeteria

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