The month of March seems to hold much frustration in all of us due to the fact that it is not yet spring, but at the same time, winter is still beckoning at our door. Of course, if you’ve made the move to Texas, you are now fully aware that in one day, you can experience every season’s attributes with no day resembling the next.
This can also be said about the March calendar. You will find an array of activities happening throughout the month that make scheduling events without conflicts almost impossible. Each year, we do our very best to minimize these conflicts, but we have only so many days to work with due to spring break taking a full week away from the schedule. In regard to spring break, Celina ISD will not be in session starting Monday, March 9th through Friday, March 13th. While many of you will be embarking on spring break trips, our CHS Theatre Department will once again host the District One Act Play/OAP competition on Saturday, March 9th. For those having “staycations,” you can experience a great day of theater productions and possibly witness future Academy Award winners honing their craft. Performances are free to the public and will be held at the Celina High School Auditorium.
The spring semester is also a time for looking ahead with many of our extra-curricular activities hosting tryouts. Our CHS Cheer squads for the 2020-2021 season were announced at the end of February. Our CJH Cheer squads will begin their cheer clinic during the first week of March, as well as those trying out for a position on the CHS Las Gatitas Drill Team. CJH Cheer and CHS Las Gatitas tryouts are both scheduled for Friday, March 6th. The Celina Junior High Belles will host their Kick It Clinic starting Monday, March 16th, with tryouts scheduled for Friday, March 20th.
Monday, March 16th signals the beginning of the 4th and final quarter of the year, making graduation coming more into view with each and every day. Our seniors will be pulling those caps and gowns out of their packages for photos on March 4th, which also makes graduation a reality to not only their parents, but to themselves knowing that in just a few short weeks they will embark on a new adventure, leaving their high school days behind.
The District UIL Academic competition for High School will be held on Saturday, March 28th at Melissa High School. We wish good luck to all that will be competing with hopes that we will retain our District Champion status for another year. The teams have been working hard and have attended numerous practice meets leading up to the district competition. The Junior High Band program will also be competing in the UIL Concert and Sightreading contest on March 26th, at Pottsboro High School. The UIL High School Band contest will be held in April. We also want to congratulate our Winter Guard on a great season and hats off to our CHS Drumline that competed for the very first time in the history of the CHS band program.
As our days grow longer, we will begin final preparations to draw to a close the 2019-2020 school year. With dramatic changes in weather expected during the spring season, unfortunately there will be times when we have to postpone events at the last minute. Knowing that Texas weather can be unpredictable, you can stay on top of any cancellations or delays to our extra-curricular activities, by referring to the district calendar located on our website at www.celinaisd.com and/or by visiting our district social media pages for any changes and/or updates to the schedule.
By Rick DeMasters, Superintendent of Celina ISD