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Center yearbooks on sale


 

Did you forget to purchase a 2015-2016 yearbook before they sold out? No
worries! Because of high demand, a new set of yearbooks have been ordered.
They will go FAST.
 
You may purchase your yearbook:
June 22-23
June 27-30
June 6-7
from 1-4 pm at the front office of CHS.  Cash and Checks are accepted.
 
The second round of yearbooks are $55. Supplements are available while
supplies last.

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Center ISD Board Meeting Minutes


 

Minutes of Regular Meeting
 
The Board of Trustees
Center ISD
 
 
A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center Independent School District (CISD) was held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Center Independent School District Administration Board Room located at located at 107 Private Road 605Center, Texas  75935.
 
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
 
James Greer called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m. and declared a quorum.
 
Present: James Greer; John Henry Holloway; Daphne LaRock; Sharon Nelson (arrived at 6:04 p.m.); Traci Willoughby (arrived at 6:13 p.m.); Dan Wilkins; Rayford Copelin, Deputy Superintendent; Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
 
Absent: Tammy Lemoine, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
 
Visitors: Genera Bolton; Tina Byrnes, Southwest Foodservice Excellence; Jimmie Johnston, Southwest Foodservice Excellence
 
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
 
James Greer gave the invocation and Daphne LaRock led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
3. Public Comments/Audience Participation
 
None
 
4. Budget Workshop
 
Dr. Hockenberry and Betty McDaniel presented the ground work for the 2016-2017 budget.   A more detailed draft of the 16-17 budget will be presented at the July 2016 regular meeting.
 
5. Consent Agenda
 
A motion was made by Dan Wilkins, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes from the regular meeting on May 12, 2016, the May Investment Report (2015-2016), the Tax Collection Report (May 2016), the Financial Reports (May 2016) and the overnight student activity trip.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
6. Consideration and Approval of Revised Policies
 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the revised FFA (Local) – Wellness Policy and GKA (Local) – Non-school Use of School Facilities as presented. 
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
7. 2015-2016 School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) Report
 
The 2015-2016 SHAC report was submitted to the Board.
 
8. Consideration and Approval to Authorize Administration to Solicit Proposals for Transportation Fuel for 2016-2017 School Year
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Daphne LaRock to authorize Administration to solicit proposals for transportation fuel for 2016-2017 school year.
 
The motion carried 6-0. 
 
9. Consideration and Approval of 2016-2017 Broadcast Agreement
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Traci Willoughby to approve the 2016-2017 Broadcast Agreement. 
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
10. Distribution and Discussion of HB 5 Community Engagement Results.
 
The results of the HB 5 Community Engagement were presented to the Board.  There is a series of meetings with parents and they discuss and then assign a rating for the eight factors (fine arts, wellness and physical education, community and parent involvement, 21st century workforce development, 2nd language, digital learning environment, dropout prevention strategies, educational programs for gifted and talented students).  The feedback was helpful and more participation was encouraged in the future.
 
11. Consideration and Approval of the 2016-2017 Concussion Oversight Team and Concussion Management Protocols
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Traci Willoughby to approve the 2016-2017 Concussion Management Team and protocols. 
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
12. Closed Session
 
James Greer called for a closed session at 6:33 p.m. under Texas Government Code §551.071, §551.074 and §551.129 for consideration of employment of contracted personnel, terminate probationary contracts, contract renewals for Administrators, teachers and certified support staff, resignation/retirement, employee compensation and benefits and extended emergency sick leave.
 
13. Open Session
 
The Board returned into open session at 7:25 p.m.  No action was taken in closed session. 
 
13.1 District Employees and Officers:  Texas Government Code §551.071, §551.074 and §551.129
 
13.1.1 A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Traci Willoughby to accept the employment report by Superintendent Hockenberry. 
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
Catherine Blake, Teacher - Center Elementary School
Bethany Birdwell, Instructional Aide – Center Elementary School
Brenda Bressman, Teacher – Center Intermediate School
Ashley Cooper, Ag Science Teacher – Center High School
Kimberly Harvey, Teacher – Center Intermediate School
Joan Jenkins, Teacher – Center Middle School
Robbie Low, Teacher – Center High School
Anthony Marshall, Teacher – Center Middle School
Jennifer Matthews, Teacher – Center Intermediate School
Marina McLerran, Assistant Band Director – Center Middle School
Cesia Salvador Perez, ESL/Bilingual Aide – Center Intermediate School
Dorothy Pletcher, ELAR Teacher – Center Middle School
Abbey Schultz, Teacher – Center Elementary School
Kyle Stewart, Teacher/Coach – Center High School
Jeremy Wallace, Director – AEP
Wendie Wooten, Teacher – Center Elementary School
 
13.1.2 A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to accept the resignations/retirements as recommended by Superintendent Hockenberry. 
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
Tracy Bolton, CIS Teacher – resignation
Kellan Carrell, CMS Teacher/Coach – resignation
Pamela Cleaver, CES Instructional Aide – Resignation
Jody Franks, CIS Teacher – Resignation
Traci Galindo, CMS Teacher – Resignation
Brittany Hall, CHS Teacher – Resignation
Terena Hentry, CIS Computer Lab Aide – Resignation
Lyndy McDonald, CIS Teacher – Resignation
Mary Motley, CIS Teacher – Resignation
Perla Mendoza Orona, CIS Bilingual Aide – Resignation
Deanna Owen, CIS Teacher – Resignation
Cal Parker, CMS Teacher – Resignation
SeKourtney Ratcliff, CIS Teacher – Resignation
Judith Schumtz, CMS Instructional Aide – Resignation
Tabitha Stone, CMS Teacher – Resignation
Sarah Yarbrough, CIS Teacher – Resignation
Margo Williams, CHS Registered Nurse – retirement
 
13.1.3 There were no extended emergency sick leaves to be considered by the Board. 
 
13.1.4 A motion was made by John Henry Holloway to approve the 2016-2017 school year compensation and benefits as recommended and discussed by the Superintendent, seconded by Daphne LaRock. 
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
14. Adjournment
 
A motion was made by Dan Wilkins, seconded by Traci Willoughby to adjourn the meeting at 7:27 p.m.
 
The motion carried 6-0.
 
 
 
 
_______________________________ ________________________________
Board of Trustees Secretary Board of Trustees President 

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Center Students Visit NASA


 
*Center High School** Students Selected to Visit NASA This Summer as a High
School Aerospace Scholar*
 
 
 
Center, TX – Michael Stanford of Center High School in Center, TX has been
selected to travel to NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) this summer to
participate in the High School Aerospace Scholars program (HAS).
 
 
 
Nominated by their state legislator, Stanford has been selected as one of
more than 260 high school juniors from across Texas to be part of HAS.
 
 
 
During the school year, selected students completed a 16-week interactive,
on-line curriculum including four distance-learning modules each containing
four web-based assignments. The on-site experience at NASA will include a
tour of JSC facilities and briefings by NASA subject matter experts, then
these scholars will apply their newfound knowledge working as a team to
plan and design a mission to Mars.
 
 
 
Their on-site experience will conclude with a presentation of their
proposal to attending parents, members of the Texas Legislature, Houston
Livestock Show and Rodeo, Rotary NASA, and JSC senior management.
 
 
 
The state of Texas, in partnership with JSC and the Texas educational
community, developed HAS in 1999 to encourage more students to pursue
studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
(STEM). More than 8,700 students from across Texas have participated in the
program since its inception 17 years ago.
 
 
 
With this program, NASA continues the Agency’s tradition of investing in
the nation’s educational programs. It is directly tied to the Agency's
major education goal of attracting and retaining students in STEM
disciplines critical to NASA’s future missions, which include missions to
Mars and beyond.
 

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Cheer Camp


 

The first week of June, the Center High School cheerleaders traveled to
Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX to attend their annual cheer camp. The
girls earned several awards and accolades for various performances and
evaluations throughout camp and had an awesome time!
 
The varsity squad earned gold superior ribbons at every evaluation, and
for their home pom routine! In addition to those three ribbons, they
received two spirit sticks! CHS Varsity also competed against other medium
sized varsity squads on the last day of camp. They received 1st Place in
Cheer, 2nd Place in Extreme Routine Dance, and 2nd Place Game Day Routine.
We also had eight cheerleaders try out for All-American Cheerleader, and
ALL of them made it! Our All-American Cheerleaders are (Seniors) Madeline
Myers, Madison Agnew, (Juniors) Taylor Amburn, Hailey Haddox, Lexi Moody,
Madison McMillian, (Sophomores) Malasia Cartwright, and Esther Mergerson.
 
The JV squad received a gold evaluation ribbon each day, and competed with
the varsity squad in the home pom to receive another gold superior ribbon!
In addition to their superior ribbons, they also received two spirit
sticks! The last day of camp they competed against other JV squads and
received 2nd Place in the Cheer, and 3rd Place for the Extreme Routine
Dance. In addition to the competitions and evaluations, Kelsey Adair
(Freshman) was our JV Jump Queen, and she made All-American Cheerleader!
 
Diana Mora, A.K.A. Rowdy the Roughrider, received a spirit stick each day
of camp, and five gold superior ribbons for evaluations, and skits. She
also brought home the trophy for Camp Champ!
 
Congratulations to all of these young ladies for their hard work and
dedication! We are very excited to see what else the school year brings us.
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Center Board of Trustees Meeting


 

The Board of Trustees
Center ISD
Notice of Regular Meeting
June 16, 2016
6:00 PM
 
A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held June 16, 2016, beginning at 6:00 PM in
the Center Independent School District Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935.
The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below.
Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice.
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
3. Public Comments/Audience Participation
4. Budget Workshop
5. Consent Agenda
5. 1. Minutes
5. 2. Investment Report
5. 3. Monthly Financial Report
5. 4. Tax Office Report
5. 5. Overnight Student Activity Trips
5. 6. Budget Amendments
6. Consideration and Approval of Revised Policies
7. 2015-2016 School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) Report
8. Consideration and Approval to Authorize Administration to Solicit Proposals for
Transportation Fuel for the 2016-2017 School Year
9. Consideration and Approval of the 2016-2017 Broadcast Agreement
10. Distribution and Discussion of HB 5 Community Engagement Results
11. Consideration and Approval of the 2016-2017 Concussion Oversight Team and
Concussion Management Protocols
12. Closed Session
12. 1. District Employees and Officers: Texas Gov't Code 551.074
12. 1. 1. Employment of Personnel
12. 1. 2. Resignation/Retirement of Personnel
12. 1. 3. Extended Emergency Sick Leave
12. 1. 4. Employee Compensation and Benefits
13. Open Session
13. 1. District Employees and Officers: Texas Gov't Code 551.074
13. 1. 1. Employment of Personnel
13. 1. 2. Resignation/Retirement of Personnel
13. 1. 3. Extended Emergency Sick Leave
13. 1. 4. Employee Compensation and Benefits
14. Adjournment
If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the Board will conduct a
closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas
Government Code section 418.183(f). Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or
sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting. [See
BEC(LEGAL)]
The notice for this meeting was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on:
Monday, June 13, 2016
 

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Center ISD Transfers


 
Center ISD is now accepting transfers in grades K-12 for the 2016-2017 school year.  
 
Forms may be obtained from the Center ISD Administrative Office at 107 PR 605, or visiting the school’s website at www.centerisd.org or calling 598-5642 and the forms can be mailed out to you.
 
The deadline for forms and fees is Monday, August 1, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
 

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2016 Center High School Football Program Student Tributes


 

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Rider Summer Fitness and Sports


 
ROUGHRIDER SUMMER STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
 
Dates: June 1 – July 13
Days: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
Cost: FREE
Age Groups: Incoming 7th-12th graders
Times:
ALL GIRLS – 8:00 AM
INCOMING 7TH/8TH/9TH BOYS – 9:00 AM
INCOMING 10TH/11TH/12TH BOYS – 10:00 AM
Location: High School Weight Room
**Each session will last approximately an hour and a half per grade level**
*Summer Strength & Conditioning will promote fundamentals in weight
training, agility, and conditioning*
 
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Lady Rider Hoops Camp 
 
(REGISTRATION FORMS CAN BE PICKED UP AT INTERMEDIATE, MIDDLE AND HIGH
SCHOOL CAMPUSES)
Date: June 6-9
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Age: Incoming 5th – 9th grade
Cost: $30
Location: Center High School Gym
The camp will promote basketball fundamentals, competitiveness, and
teamwork.
** T-SHIRTS WILL BE GIVEN TO EACH PARTICIPANT **
Send entries to/and make payable to:
Center HS Girls Basketball
Attn: Coach Arianna Rodriguez
PO Drawer 1689
Center TX, 75935
Contact: Coach Rodriguez for questions at 254-644-0486
 
+++If register after May 31st - register at camp+++

 

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