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  • Friday’s JAM to Give Concert to Benefit Cedar Hill ISD Education Foundation

    Friday’s JAM to Give Concert to Benefit Cedar Hill ISD Education Foundation

    The Cedar Hill ISD Education Foundation (CHEF) will be the beneficiary of this Friday’s “JAM to Give” Concert from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, July 30 at Hillside Village, 305 West FM 1382 in Cedar Hill.

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  • “Finally A Longhorn” – Keating Becomes Cedar Hill Head Boys Soccer Coach

    “Finally A Longhorn” – Keating Becomes Cedar Hill Head Boys Soccer Coach

    Jeff Keating grew up playing youth soccer in DeSoto and was an Eagle when DHS soccer lined up against Cedar Hill in the Battle of Belt Line twice each season between 2005-2008.

    After graduating from DHS in 2008, he had a chance to become a Longhorn (University of Texas) but chose the University of North Texas.

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  • Local Pastor Volunteers With High Pointe Elementary

    Local Pastor Volunteers With High Pointe Elementary

    A connection made 985 miles northeast of Cedar Hill about a decade ago is positively impacting High Pointe Elementary School.

    High Pointe Assistant Principal Dwight Perry and Identity Church D-FW Pastor Dante Burress met through mutual friends in their hometown of Chicago.

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  • Cedar Hill ISD Registration is Open for New Scholars; Returning Scholar Registration Begins on July 27

    Cedar Hill ISD Registration is Open for New Scholars; Returning Scholar Registration Begins on July 27

    Scholars who are new to the Cedar Hill Independent School District may register online now at chisd.net/register
    Classes for the 2021-2022 school year begin on Thursday, August 12.

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  • Cedar Hill ISD To Host “Back to School Rally” on August 7

    Cedar Hill ISD To Host “Back to School Rally” on August 7

    Cedar Hill Independent School District will host its annual Back to School Rally on Saturday, August 7 – just five days before classes begin.

    The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Valley Ridge Park, 2850 Park Ridge Drive in Cedar Hill. This is the first time the event will be held at an off-campus site.

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  • Cedar Hill Picked to Reach State Quarterfinals by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football

    Cedar Hill Picked to Reach State Quarterfinals by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football

    Dave Campbell’s Texas Football (DCTF), the popular magazine that predicts high school football in the Lone Star State, picked the Cedar Hill High School Football Team to reach the UIL Class 6A Division II State Quarterfinals this fall.

    The publication has the Longhorns facing Rockwall Heath in a rematch, but it has the Hawks prevailing against this team. Cedar Hill defeated Heath, 27-24 in overtime, in the 2020 State Quarterfinals on January 2 in Arlington.

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  • Cedar Hill ISD Announces New Leadership Hires

    Cedar Hill ISD Announces New Leadership Hires

    The Cedar Hill Independent School District Board of Trustees voted on Monday night to approve three new positions in the district – Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Executive Director of Student Services and Director of Assessment and Accountability.

    “Cedar Hill ISD is excited to announce the hiring of these outstanding individuals,” CHISD Superintendent Dr. Gerald Hudson said. “Two educators will be joining our district, with remarkable reputations. A third has a proven track record here in Cedar Hill ISD, and we are eager for him to begin his new role with the district.”

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  • Cedar Hill Boys Track Wins 4x100 National Championship

    Cedar Hill Boys Track Wins 4x100 National Championship

    Less than two month after winning the UIL Class 6A State Championships in the 4x100, Diallo Good, DaCorey Ware, Brian Rainey and Kaleb Green won the 4x100 National Championship on Friday in Eugene, Oregon.

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  • Cedar Hill ISD Hosts Inaugural STEM Camp

    Cedar Hill ISD Hosts Inaugural STEM Camp

    Zylon Hodges came up with the idea of starting a solar farm.

    The rising Cedar Hill High School freshman isn’t drawing up official business plans – yet. This project was part of a “Shark Tank”-style pitch as part of the inaugural district-wide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Camp.

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  • Mathematics Teacher Returns to Cedar Hill ISD After Surviving Cancer

    Mathematics Teacher Returns to Cedar Hill ISD After Surviving Cancer

    Robert Gillums considers himself very lucky to be alive.

    Two years ago, he was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, a disease with a 10 percent survival rate.

    Gillums had previously taught Mathematics at Bessie Coleman Middle School from 2016-2019. Starting next month, he’ll teach Mathematics at Permenter Middle School. In June, he was a summer school teacher.

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  • Cedar Hill ISD Maintenance Staff’s “Summer Cleaning” is Underway

    Cedar Hill ISD Maintenance Staff’s “Summer Cleaning” is Underway

    The day after Cedar Hill ISD teachers went on summer break, the district’s maintenance department began its annual summer cleaning.

    “We are doing a deep cleaning at every campus,” CHISD Director of Maintenance Mark Bigham said. “We are cleaning the furniture, walls and floors at every campus.”

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  • Cedar Hill ISD Trustees Approve Names for Three Buildings

    Cedar Hill ISD Trustees Approve Names for Three Buildings

    The Cedar Hill Independent School District Board of Trustees voted on Monday night to approve names for three newly repurposed buildings.
    The Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Center will be the Dr. Peggy M. Wilson STEM Center (1515 West Belt Line Road) honoring 94-year-old longtime Cedar Hill citizen Dr. Peggy Wilson, who was the first female Engineer at the company that is now Exxon Mobil. The Dr. Wilson STEM Center will share the building with Collegiate Academy and High School.

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  • Cedar Hill Rising Seniors Win $500 College Board Scholarships

    Cedar Hill Rising Seniors Win $500 College Board Scholarships

    Cedar Hill High School rising seniors Samuel Crosslin and Casey White each won a $500 College Board Opportunity Scholarships (CBOS).

    When scholars complete one of six steps, they become eligible for a $500 scholarship – Building A College List, Practicing for the SAT, Exploring Scholarships, Strengthening Their College List, Completing the FAFSA Form and Applying to Colleges.

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  • Cedar Hill Theatre Wins Best Costume Design

    Cedar Hill Theatre Wins Best Costume Design

    The Cedar Hill High School Theatre Department began creating elaborate costumes last year for the January 2021 production of “The Wiz.”
    Approximately 15 to 20 CHHS Theatre Scholars worked on costume design and instruction, led by Class of 2021 Graduate Keelan Rossum and rising senior Celeste Garza.

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  • Rabon Makes History With Cedar Hill ISD Police Department

    Rabon Makes History With Cedar Hill ISD Police Department

    Lolita Rabon was sworn in as an officer with the Cedar Hill Independent School District Police Department (CHISDPD) last week.

    Rabon has 10 years of law enforcement experience – a career she chose after working in customer service at a dental office and assistant manager at a movie theater.

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  • Cedar Hill Boys Track Athletes Sign With College, Set Sights On National Championships

    Cedar Hill Boys Track Athletes Sign With College, Set Sights On National Championships

    For most high school Track & Field athletes in Texas, the UIL Championships are the pinnacle and the final time that senior teammates will have a chance to compete alongside each other.

    For five members of the Cedar Hill High School Boys Track & Field Team, they will have one more opportunity before they go their separate ways to different universities.

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  • Cedar Hill High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian Set Sights On STEM

    Cedar Hill High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian Set Sights On STEM

    Cedar Hill High School Class of 2021 Valedictorian Ariel Awuwoloye balanced academics with orchestra and softball. CHHS Class of 2021 Salutatorian Jolie Sanders served as National Honor Society (NHS) President while studying and working part-time as a mathematics tutor.

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  • Crisler Joins Cedar Hill Football Staff As Quarterbacks Coach

    Crisler Joins Cedar Hill Football Staff As Quarterbacks Coach

    The Cedar Hill High School Football Team has a new quarterbacks coach who has a lot of experience playing the position and mentoring athletes who play it.

    “I decided to come to Cedar Hill to grow professionally as a coach and a teacher,” Cedar Hill quarterbacks coach Austin Crisler said.

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  • Cedar Hill ISD Fine Arts Director Selected as Grammy Music Educator Quarterfinalist

    Cedar Hill ISD Fine Arts Director Selected as Grammy Music Educator Quarterfinalist

    For the second time in a decade, Derrick Walker was nominated for the Grammy Music Educator Award.

    Walker, who was promoted to Cedar Hill ISD Fine Arts Director in February, was first nominated in 2012 when he was a band director in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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  • Bray Elementary Finishes Year with Virtual “Fine Arts Finale”

    Bray Elementary Finishes Year with Virtual “Fine Arts Finale”

    Bray Elementary scholars Klarc Hurd (fifth grade) and Cameron Nelms (fourth grade) were appointed emcees of the virtual Winter Musical by Bray Orchestra Teacher Tiffany Mosley.

    “We did the first one, so we had to do the second one,” Nelms said.

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  • Cannon Wins Inaugural Hafford Memorial Scholarship

    Cannon Wins Inaugural Hafford Memorial Scholarship

    Cena Hafford and her daughter, Bailey, wanted to start something that would continue the legacy of her late husband (and Bailey's late father), longtime Cedar Hill offensive coordinator Stephen Hafford.
    “We want to be able to help kids pursue their careers through college – that’s what he would want,” said Cena, who was married to Stephen for 25 years until his untimely passing at age 52 on May 10, 2019.

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  • Collegiate Valedictorian and Salutatorian Plan for Medical Careers

    Collegiate Valedictorian and Salutatorian Plan for Medical Careers

    Collegiate High School Valedictorian Paula Gallegos Perez and Salutatorian Donna Duong made history this year.

    They were the top two scholars in the Collegiate Class of 2021, in which the Top 10 Scholars are all female – for the first time in school history – including, in this order, Thea Loza, Tiffany Vuong, Katrina Ambulo, Hope Williams, Reya Machem, Hillary Solomon, An Rahlan and Victoria Jackson.

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  • Cedar Hill ISD Education Foundation Golf Tournament Raises More Than $10,000

    Cedar Hill ISD Education Foundation Golf Tournament Raises More Than $10,000

    The Cedar Hill ISD Education Foundation’s (CHEF) inaugural Golf Tournament was a great success.

    CHEF raised $10,823.45 with 67 golfers participating in the tournament last month at the Golf Club of Dallas, in Oak Cliff. The proceeds will benefit scholars and staff in Cedar Hill ISD.

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  • Cedar Hill ISD Education Foundation Presents Scholarships

    Cedar Hill ISD Education Foundation Presents Scholarships

    The Cedar Hill ISD Education Foundation (CHEF) presented its annual scholarships on Monday night at the Cedar Hill High School Performing Arts Center (PAC).
    “This was an excellent event, in which CHEF presented scholarships to some very deserving seniors,” CHEF Executive Director Denise Root said. “We wish the scholarship recipients the best of luck in the future.”

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  • Cedar Hill ISD Reaches Lone Star Governance Leaderboard

    Cedar Hill ISD Reaches Lone Star Governance Leaderboard

    The Cedar Hill Independent School District is one of just 11 school districts in Texas – and the only one in Dallas County - to qualify for the Lone Star Governance (LSG) Leaderboard, for the first quarter of 2021.
    Lone Star Governance is a Texas Education Agency (TEA) continuous model for school boards in collaboration with their superintendents. The sole objective is improving student outcomes.

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