The Cedar Hill High School Football was supposed to begin the football season in a highly-anticipated late August matchup at Rockwall.
Then, the COVID-19 Pandemic rocked the world, and there was some question over whether a season could be played at all.
Led by strong social distancing efforts, in coordination with CHISD and the University Interscholastic League, the Longhorns’ 2020 season is set to begin at 7 p.m. Friday when they visit Arlington High School (1-0) at Globe Life Park.
Two years have made a major difference in Portia Adams’ time with the Cedar Hill High School Girls Basketball Team.
“When I was a sophomore, they made me do freshman jobs like clean the weight room and return the weight room equipment to its rightful place.” Adams said.
High Pointe Elementary School Pre-K Teachers came up with an idea to teach their scholars about dental hygiene.
“A trip to the dentist seemed to fit,” High Pointe Assistant Principal Dwight Perry said. “We are really trying to step outside of the box and provide the most engaging experience for our High Pointe scholars.”
(CEDAR HILL, TX) Last year, Cedar Hill High School Social Studies Teacher Michael Clear’s class discussed sensitive and serious topics such as capital punishment.
“Whenever we discuss issues, I want the scholars to keep an open mind,” Clear said. “Sure, you always have your own bias, but you try to keep it out as much as you can and encourage critical thinking.”
To put JoLynn Maddox’s achievement in perspective, think about a baseball pitcher who went on to winning a batting title.
It would never happen, but Maddox managed to earn Cedar Hill ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year/Region 10 Teacher of the Year honors (Waterford Oaks Elementary School in 1999-2000) and CHISD Secondary Teacher of the Year honors (Permenter Middle School in 2004-05). She was also the CHISD Special Education Teacher of the Year at High Pointe Elementary in 1991.
Health and safety continue to be priorities as we prepare for the start of school. We appreciate parents’ active engagement in their scholar’s educational experiences. We know it’s important to keep you informed and we want to provide you with an update on school reopening plans.
Longhorn Next Chapter
After years of working in the telecommunications industry, Michael Bredemeier and his wife, Lori, decided to become entrepreneurs.
Bredemeier, a Cedar Hill High School Class of 1996 Graduate, left his management position with Verizon, while Lori kept working, so the family would have an income while they built the business.
They came up with the idea of Little Toader’s, which makes teething toys and silicone pacifiers for babies that look like actual foods. They are cleverly named AppeTeethers. The Little Toader moniker was based on a nickname from Lori’s childhood.
Cedar Hill High School Class of 2005 Graduate Dr. Jessica Edwards said being a medical professional during the COVID-19 Pandemic is challenging, but she recognizes the importance of serving her patients and the community at this critical time.
“My patients are the ones who keep me going,” said Edwards, who owns and operates Zara Medical in the Central Texas town of New Braunfels. “I have the unique ability to have conversations with patients and hear some of their perspectives.”
Melissa Gohlke remembers how competition at Cedar Hill High School helped pave her road to success.
“My class (Class of 2004) was very academically competitive, beginning at the end of my time at Permenter Middle School,” Gohlke said. “Several of us had 4.0 grade point averages, but it came down to the weighted GPA.”
Kendall Lemons may pursue a Ph. D, become a consultant or a venture capitalist.
But there’s one thing for certain – Lemons has a bright future in Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering or both.
Last year, Lemons was selected as a “2019 Forbes Under 30 Scholar.”
Not every aspect of LaDarius Scott’s return to Cedar Hill has been joyous or planned.
But Scott, a Class of 2016 Cedar Hill High School Graduate, has persevered and is ready to see what the future holds in his hometown.
Scott was in his senior year at Texas A&M University last spring when the COVID-19 Pandemic closed the campus. He stayed in College Station long enough to take some senior photos, but the Pandemic caused him to miss out on several cherished Aggie traditions.
Dr. Hudson's Daily Message
Timely, consistent and clear communication is important as our community navigates through the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Even with our campuses closed indefinitely, there is still teaching and learning taking place via our online Flex Learning and support for our families happening every day. To ensure communication continues with our families and staff, Dr. Hudson will email a message each weekday at noon. This page will serve as an archive for the daily messages shared.
on 9/21/2020 Length: 22:13
Cedar Hill ISD Class of 2005 Graduate Dr. Jessica Edwards is a family medicine physician in New Braunfels, Texas. She is also a health policy advocate and op-ed writer who recently started "Straight Facts, No Chaser", a podcast about social justice.
on 9/14/2020 Length: 33:19
We catch up with Cedar Hill Mayor Stephen Mason, a Class of 2000 Cedar Hill High School Graduate and a current CHISD parent. We discuss several topics including Mayor Mason's time as a CHISD scholar, the strong partnership between CHISD & the City of Cedar Hill, social justice, COVID-19 and more.
on 9/5/2020 Length: 21:42
On this episode of the "Horns Up Half Hour", we visit with Cedar Hill ISD Education Foundation (CHEF) Executive Director Denise Root and CHEF Board President Monica Kinney. We discuss their recent fundraising efforts, future plans and the strengthening of CHEF's relationship with CHISD.
on Length: 33:10
Cedar Hill High School Head Softball Coach Jennifer Davis graduated from Cedar Hill High School in 2004. She was a senior on the most successful CHHS Softball Team in school history. They reached the Regional Championship Game. She played Division I Softball at the University of Texas-El Paso.
Sixteen years after graduating from CHHS, Davis is returning to the campus as the head softball coach and business teacher.
on 8/11/2020 Length: 37 minutes
CHISD Chief of Police James Hawthorne visits the "Horns Up Half Hour" Podcast. Chief Hawthorne grew up in Fort Worth, graduated from the University of Texas-Arlington and worked with the Arlington Police Department for most of his career, retiring as Assistant Chief.
on 7/23/2020 Length: 36:03
Horns Up Half Hour' - Cedar Hill ISD's Podcast about Scholars, Staff and Community. Our guests will be individuals from the District and the community. This podcast is for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of all things, CHISD.Our first guest is CHISD Superintendent Dr. Gerald Hudson, who is approaching his one year anniversary with the District. Dr. Hudson and his Cabinet have been busy planning for the upcoming school year. While that is usually a challenging task, the unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic has made it exponentially more difficult. We will discuss the CHISD Blueprint - the plan to open our schools up.