Welcome Rangers!


I am excited to begin our journey at Chisholm Trail High School.  We have so much to offer here at CTHS.  From athletics, art, community service, academic clubs, and fine arts, there is an activity for everyone.  We want our students to take full advantage of every opportunity that interest them.  Every decision the administration and staff make on our campus is based on our mission:
     
      The mission of Chisholm Trail High School is to foster a culture of excellence that instills a passion for a lifetime of continuous achievement in every student.
 
We believe in this statement and remind ourselves daily that our mission determines our playbook, our steps of action.  It determines the answers to any question or opportunity for improvement.  Our students deserve the very best.  They deserve to experience excellence and  achieve success. 
 
As we prepare to assist our students, we will focus on four questions:
  • What do we want our students to learn?
  • How will we know if they have learned?
  • What will we do for students who need further opportunities of learning?
  • What will we do for students who have the knowledge and need to expand?
Beginning in August 2014, we will have a Professional Learning Communities webpage that will include the research-based instructional strategies and interventions we will use to further our kids in their understanding of all subjects.  This will allow you, the student, parent, community member, and staff, to see what  we can do if your child is struggling academically or behaviorally. 
 
We are here for our kids.  This is our heart.  This is our love.  This is our mission.
 
I look forward to serving you and your child.
 
Dr. Dana Barnes
Principal 
Chisholm Trail High School
dbarnes@ems-isd.net