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  • 'Uncommon Strength' - Cedar Hill Tops Defending 5A-II State Champions

    'Uncommon Strength' - Cedar Hill Tops Defending 5A-II State Champions

    In a matchup of two legendary programs, these Longhorns were up for the challenge.

    The Cedar Hill High School Football Team, ranked 11th in Class 6A, earned a 27-17 victory over defending Class 5A State Champion, Aledo, on Friday night at Bearcat Stadium in Aledo.

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  • Cedar Hill Assistant Principal Shares Story of Perseverance

    Cedar Hill Assistant Principal Shares Story of Perseverance

    The honesty is apparent in the eye contact. The trustworthiness is evident in the firm handshake. The attentiveness is obvious when he shows up early to each and every meeting.

    These are life lessons that Cedar Hill High School Assistant Principal Keric McGowan learned from the late John Shelton, a Fort Worth telephone company employee whom he considered the most influential person in his life.

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  • Cedar Hill Volleyball Donates to Homeless Shelter After Match is Cancelled

    Cedar Hill Volleyball Donates to Homeless Shelter After Match is Cancelled

    Cedar Hill High School Assistant Volleyball Coach Jose Marrero-Vega thought it would be a great idea for the Lady Longhorns Volleyball Team to do a community service project this year.

    Marrero-Vega, a second-year assistant coach who teaches Spanish at CHHS, told head coach DaVarika Johnson, and together, they planned something for the month of October.

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  • Cedar Hill-Aledo Football Game to be televised live on WFAA YouTube Channel

    Cedar Hill-Aledo Football Game to be televised live on WFAA YouTube Channel

    WFAA-ABC Dallas will broadcast the Cedar Hill-Aledo Football Game on its YouTube channel this Friday, from Bearcat Stadium in Aledo.

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  • McCullum Leads Lake Ridge Elementary

    McCullum Leads Lake Ridge Elementary

    Lake Ridge Elementary School’s motto is ‘the race for excellence has no finish line.’

    Lake Ridge Principal Marquita McCullum exemplifies it through her words and actions. The fourth-year principal has two degrees and is working on her doctoral dissertation. Her ultimate goal is to become the United States Secretary of Education.

    Before she impacts education on a national level, McCullum will continue to create positive experiences for scholars and families at Lake Ridge. October is National Principals Month.

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  • Cedar Hill Adds Football Game at Aledo for October 16

    Cedar Hill Adds Football Game at Aledo for October 16

    The Cedar Hill High School Football Team always tries to schedule the best non-district opponents in preparation for the season.
    “That’s the Cedar Hill Way,” Longhorns head football coach Carlos Lynn said.

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  • Cedar Hill-Allen Football Game Canceled Due to COVID-19

    Cedar Hill-Allen Football Game Canceled Due to COVID-19

    The Cedar Hill High School Football Team’s home opener on Friday vs. Allen High School has been canceled, due to COVID-19.

    Allen contacted CHISD to notify them of the cancelation, and because it was a non-district game, the district doesn’t anticipate a rescheduling of the game.

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  • Austin Commits to Oklahoma Baptist University

    Austin Commits to Oklahoma Baptist University

    Julian Austin remembers his days as a West Intermediate Scholar.

    He would attend the Cedar Hill High School Football Games with his father. Together, they shared memories of watching the Longhorns win consecutive UIL State Championships in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

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  • Cedar Hill High School Junior Opens Franchise on Belt Line

    Cedar Hill High School Junior Opens Franchise on Belt Line

    During school hours on weekdays, Reyonna Turner is all about academic achievement.
    For the rest of the time, the Cedar Hill High School junior puts most of her energy into operating a new franchise, The Cotton Kandy Factory, which she opened recently at 18 West Belt Line Road in Cedar Hill.

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  • Judd Builds a Bridge to Online Orchestra Education

    Judd Builds a Bridge to Online Orchestra Education

    Elizabeth Judd speaks with a Cedar Hill High School Orchestra Scholar, via Zoom Call.

    “That’s it! – That’s the E-Note,” said Judd, the CHHS Orchestra Director. “Eeeee! Sing that note with me, now play it.”

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  • Barnes Finds Noble Purpose in Teaching Profession

    Barnes Finds Noble Purpose in Teaching Profession

    Inass Barnes was used to being the teacher who advised her colleagues, mentored those who were new to the profession.

    So, she was quite surprised when the tables turned last spring.

    Barnes, who’s now in her 23rd year at Plummer Elementary, said the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic was especially difficult.

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  • Salter, Young Fuel Second Half Rally in Season Opening Victory

    Salter, Young Fuel Second Half Rally in Season Opening Victory

    After an offseason of uncertainty, the Cedar Hill High School Football Team played its first football game in nearly 10 months.
    After a defensive-oriented first half, the Longhorns rallied in the second half for a 28-21 victory over host Arlington High School at Globe Life Park.

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  • National Custodian Day: Hernandez Enjoys Working at Cedar Hill ISD

    National Custodian Day: Hernandez Enjoys Working at Cedar Hill ISD

    It’s been nearly a quarter-century since Eva Hernandez arrived at Cedar Hill High School.

    “I needed a job, and Cedar Hill hired me right away 24 years, so I started working,” Hernandez said.

    During that time, scholars and teachers have come and gone, but Hernandez – the lead custodian at Cedar Hill High School --has thoroughly enjoyed working with her colleagues and the scholars.

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  • Cedar Hill Football to begin 2020 Season on Friday at Arlington

    Cedar Hill Football to begin 2020 Season on Friday at Arlington

    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.

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  • Adams Commits to Lamar University Women’s Basketball 

    Adams Commits to Lamar University Women’s Basketball 

    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.

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  • High Pointe Scholars Take A Virtual Field Trip to the Dentist

    High Pointe Scholars Take A Virtual Field Trip to the Dentist

    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.”

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  • Social Studies Teacher Emphasizes Critical Thinking Skills

    Social Studies Teacher Emphasizes Critical Thinking Skills

    (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.”

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  • Maddox enters 33rd year with Cedar Hill ISD

    Maddox enters 33rd year with Cedar Hill ISD

    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.

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  • Cedar Hill ISD approves lowest M&O Tax Rate in Dallas County

    Cedar Hill ISD approves lowest M&O Tax Rate in Dallas County

    The Cedar Hill ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the 2020-2021 total tax rate of $1.2833, with a Maintenance and Operations (M&O) tax rate of $.9473 and $.3360 for Interest and Sinking (I&S).

    Cedar Hill ISD has the lowest M&O Tax Rate of any school district in Dallas County.

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  • Chartwells Offers ‘Longhorn Leader Lunches’

    Chartwells Offers ‘Longhorn Leader Lunches’

    In an effort to assist Cedar Hill ISD Employees, Chartwells is offering the option of weekday meals for staff.

    Chartwells is CHISD’s new child nutrition vendor. Since coming on board this summer, they have added to the successful “Grab & Go Lunches” for scholars with deliveries to apartments and off-campus locations.

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  • Cedar Hill ISD Teachers Utilize Bitmoji Graphics

    Cedar Hill ISD Teachers Utilize Bitmoji Graphics

    Bitmojis started six years ago and have grown in popularity, nationally and worldwide.

    Cedar Hill ISD Teachers have found the Bitmoji virtual classrooms to be very effective in connecting with scholars, especially during Flex Learning.

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  • Carey Teaches Former Middle School Scholars at the High School Level

    Carey Teaches Former Middle School Scholars at the High School Level

    Kenitha Carey enjoyed teaching English Language Arts (ELAR) at Bessie Coleman Middle School from 2013-2018.
    She left Cedar Hill ISD for a year to pursue an opportunity as an instructional coach for a district near her hometown of Fort Worth.
    Being close to her hometown was special, but she really missed CHISD.

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  • Permenter Teacher Shows Technology Expertise During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Permenter Teacher Shows Technology Expertise During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Tamara Williams’ original plan was to become a computer applications teacher.

    She thoroughly enjoys teaching English at Permenter Middle School, but the skills that she learned as a computer educator have been very helpful in the age of online Flex Learning.

    Earlier this month, Williams was on the phone with a parent for two hours, working to resolve technology issues related to Flex Learning.

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  • Cedar Hill Senior Band Member Prepared For Successful Senior Year

    Cedar Hill Senior Band Member Prepared For Successful Senior Year

    Arlin Lorenzana didn’t know much about band or instruments six years ago, but now she can’t imagine a life without the camaraderie or instrumentation of the Cedar Hill High School Red Army Marching Band.

    “We’re all a family, and we have created so many memories,” said Lorenzana, a Cedar Hill High School senior who plays flute in the band. “We have the discipline, so we know we have to put in the work and stay focused.”

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  • Cedar Hill Teacher’s Life Lessons Shape His Path As Empathetic Educator

    Cedar Hill Teacher’s Life Lessons Shape His Path As Empathetic Educator

    It could be a pep rally, football game or marching band performance.

    The bittersweet tears stream down Kevin Graham’s cheeks, and he is reminded of a remarkable journey that led him to Cedar Hill High School.

    Graham, a longtime Cedar Hill resident, is incredibly knowledgeable about computers. He’s a valued member of Cedar Hill High School’s Career & Technical Education (CTE) Department, as the teacher for the Information Technology Pathway. He has a Master’s Degree from Southern New Hampshire University in Communications with an emphasis in New Media.

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