• EMS ISD Super Saturday

    October 12, 2019

    9 am – Noon

    Location: Hollenstein Career and Technology Center

    *Pick and choose up to 4 sessions based on student needs.

    Sessions will include: Choosing the Right College, The College Application Process, College 101, The Transition from High School to College (What I Wish I Knew), Tips and Tools for Maintaining Health and Wellness, NCAA Eligibility, Financial Aid 101, FAFSA Workroom for Seniors (complete the FAFSA with the assistance of college financial aid professionals), The Transfer Process: 2-Year to 4-Year College, Military 101, Exploring Careers with the ASVAB & ASVAB Prep, Career and College Exploration Resources with Texas OnCourse, All About TCC, College Admissions Testing, The TCC Cornerstone Honors Program, Accommodations in College-A Guide to Understanding the Accessibility Process, and Navigating Counseling and Advising Services in College!

    EMS ISD College Night

    October 23, 2019

    6:00-8:00 pm

    Location: Hollenstein Career and Technology Center

    *Visit with more than 100 colleges/universities. A FAFSA workshop will be available for 12th grade students and families. A special presentation by district counseling staff will be held- “Coping With Anxiety and Depression, Teen Years and Beyond”

    FAFSA Workshops for Seniors

    Various Dates, Times, & Locations

    October 12 (9am-Noon) and October 23 (6-8pm) @ HCTC

    November 11 (5:30-7pm), December 2 (4:30-6pm), & January 13 (5:30-7pm) @ CTHS

    Check out our October Ranger Counseling Newsletter for more information and important resources! Senior students received guidance from our counseling staff regarding college and career planning and wellness. A link to the guidance presentations are included in the newsletter.

    October Ranger Counseling Newsletter Link:  https://www.smore.com/pn7qs

    Order Cap and Gown

    Must do (Even if no announcements are ordered). Our Chisholm Trail purple is distinct and must be ordered through Jostens. If you wait to order, the cost will go up. These will be delivered on March 26 and 27 during all 3 lunches in the small lecture hall. You may wear a cap and gown from last year if someone in your family graduated from Chisholm Trail as it matches our current cap and gown. No other year matches our current cap and gown. You will still need to purchase a stole and tassel. 

    If you are ordering cap, gown and gold stole only, the cost is now $55.00 including tax. (Remember, the longer you wait to order, the more the cost)

    The cost increases start in December.

    Options to pay:

    1. online at www.Jostens.com

    2. Call 1-800-JOSTENS / 1-800-567-8367

     Jostens will be back on campus October 10 during all lunches to order cap and gown.

    Graduation will be held on May 30, 2020, 1:30 PM at the Dickies Arena located at 1911 Montgomery St Fort Worth, TX (adjacent to Will Rogers Memorial Complex)


    Class Picture and Mandatory Practice

    1. We will take our senior class picture the morning of graduation practice. All seniors must have their cap, gown and stole to be in the picture.
    2. Graduation practice will be held at Chisholm Trail High School the week of May 25. [Dress rehearsal.  ALL STUDENTS NEED TO HAVE CAP GOWN AND STOLE ON!].   This is a mandatory practice.

    Please be aware that the dress code for graduation will be strictly enforced.

    Young ladies are required to wear a dress (no strapless or backless) or black dress pants and black shoes under CTHS purple robes.

    Young men are required to wear black or very dark slacks with black shoes/black dress boots under CTHS robes. Long sleeve dress shirts with ties are traditionally worn.

    All students are to wear dress shoes – no flip-flops, slippers or sneakers.

    There is a check –in process at graduation for dress code to assure that these guidelines are followed. This is a very important day for you and your family.  Students are to wear their cap gown stole and tassel.  Those students who have been awarded by Chisholm Trail High School medals/cords that have been approved by the school board will wear them during graduation.  No other medals/cords/stoles are to be worn during graduation. 

    New this year, seniors will NOT be allowed to decorate their caps. This rule is in effect at all three high schools.

    Information regarding baccalaureate, senior sunset, the senior walk, and the senior awards ceremony will be posted as soon as we have information for you.  Please continue to check our school website for updated Senior information.


    Prom is May 9 at the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. Prom hours are from 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm.

    Late arrivals to Prom will not be admitted.  Students may not arrive after 8:00 pm for Prom.

    The price could be as high as $100.00 PER TICKET. Fundraising is planned to cover prom expenses that will help lower the cost of the student ticket. 

    There is a Prom Protocol form that every senior and their parent must sign in order to attend Prom.

    SAT and ACT 

    Here are the dates for the SAT and ACT tests. You must go online and register for these tests. Please see your Counselor or visit the College and Career Center during your lunch to get assistance on how to register.

    Here are most of the SAT and ACT dates:

    • October 26 ACT
    • November 2 SAT
    • December 7 SAT
    • December 14 ACT
    • February 8 ACT
    • March 14 SAT
    • April 4 ACT
    • May 2 SAT
    • June 6 SAT
    • June 13 ACT
    • July 18 ACT

    Collegeboard.com has all of the exact dates for these tests.


    There are many scholarships available.  Please visit the counselor’s website on the CTHS website. Also, PTO is here tonight for students/parents to join.  Students can join for $5.00 and parents can join for $10.00.  PTO awards senior scholarships to those seniors or parents of seniors who are members of our PTO.


    Attendance is more important than ever. Please be very aware of your attendance. In case the 90% attendance rule is broken and exceeded, you will need to turn in a waiver request and meet with the attendance committee to determine eligibility and completion of hours.  Seniors who remain out of attendance compliance will not receive class credit and therefore will not graduate and walk the stage. This is a TEA state ruling.  Seniors must be in attendance for the full semester/year.


    Project Graduation is a parent-sponsored event that takes place the night of graduation. They are looking for many parents to participate in this worthwhile endeavor to keep our seniors safe on graduation night. It is paid for through parent fundraising.  If the parent fundraising is not able to cover the cost of the Project Graduation event, students will need to pay to participate in the Project Graduation event.

    Yearbook & Picture Info 

    All current yearbook and picture information can be found here: CTHS Frontier Yearbook