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  • Darla Nolen Nolen Appointed to Director of Business Services at CISD

    Darla Nolen was announced as the new Director of Business Services and Finance for Corsicana ISD at the Board of Trustees meeting last Monday evening.  Nolen, who has served as a campus principal for the last 10 years brings experience and a solid foundation to provide leadership for business services across the District.

    Nolen started with Corsicana ISD in 2008 as the Principal of Carroll Elementary.  After three years at Carroll, she was appointed as principal of Sam Houston Elementary to lead the Dual Language campus.  Most recently, she was asked to lead Collins Middle School where she was instrumental in the building process and transition to the new Corsicana Middle School.

    “Ms. Nolen has been successful in the various leadership roles she has assumed for the District,” said Dr. Diane Frost, superintendent of CISD. “Her insight and experience will help meet the needs of the campuses and district business operations.”

    Nolen was influenced to pursue business operations while she was studying for her Superintendent Certification. 

    “Business services is one of those crucial departments that helps to coordinate budgets, purchasing, personnel and payroll across the district. I look forward to working in these areas to align and prioritize district spending with academic priorities,” said Nolen.

    Nolen is filling the position left by Donna Pedigo, who is retiring from CISD.  Nolen has her Bachelor Degree from Sam Houston State University, a Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University and her Superintendent Certification from the University of Texas in Tyler.

    JP Johnson, Assistant Principal of Corsicana Middle School, has been appointed as the Interim Principal.

    Nolen is married to Brian, who is a teacher/coach at Corsicana High School.  The couple of 25 years, have two children – Trevor and Ty.  Trevor is a student at Sam Houston State University and Ty is a junior at Corsicana High School.

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  • Computer Science Code to the Future Logos Corsicana ISD Brings Renowned Computer Coding Program to Corsicana Students

    Corsicana ISD is pleased to announce its partnership with Code to the Future, the nation’s leading Computer Science program for schools.  Corsicana is one of a few select districts in Texas to adopt this innovative curriculum designed to inspire the next generation of computer programmers.

    Code to the Future specializes in coding lessons geared to elementary students and offers an established curriculum, coaches for the classrooms on a rotating basis, and professional development.

    District officials selected Carroll Elementary as the Computer Science Immersion School in the district beginning this fall. Students at Carroll will have the opportunity to learn fundamentals of computer coding as part of their daily curriculum. Through this 21st century literacy, students will develop critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration skills.

    Collins Intermediate School will have Code to the Future curriculum integrated in Science and Computer classes as well as the library.

    Click here for the full press release.

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  • Corsicana ISD Inspires Educators from other School Districts

    Visiting Teachers Two school districts, Jasper ISD and Junction ISD, sent groups of teachers and administrators to visit Corsicana ISD on Monday.  Twenty-five visitors, led by the CISD Curriculum Department, visited campuses and classrooms to observe CISD teacher intervention and enrichment activities with students as well as classroom instruction. 

    “Our teachers are doing amazing work with students.  It’s nice to be recognized by peers from other districts who want to observe and learn from our outstanding staff,” said Kim Holcomb, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. 

    “The visitors were impressed with our teachers and the students they observed,” said Holcomb.  “This is the perfect example of teachers inspiring teachers.”

    CISD Superintendent Dr. Diane Frost remarked, “I am proud of our District and the work our teachers do every day.  We will continue to strive for success in everything we do.”

    Pictured:  Educators from Jasper ISD and Junction ISD visit with second grade students from Sam Houston Elementary. Educators from Jasper ISD and Junction ISD visit with Larry Acock at Corsicana Middle School.

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  • 2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration

    Thursday, April 19 or Thursday, April 26

    4:30-6:30 p.m.

    @ Bowie, Carroll, Fannin & Navarro Elementaries

    Click here for a PDF of the graphic below with information on what to bring.

    Kinder Registration

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  • Recycled Projects turn into Earth Day Treasures

    Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ash 

    Todd Jones, a teacher at Corsicana High School, gave creative freedom to his Introduction to Welding students when he told them to design and construct projects for an Earth Day auction using only recycled metal.  Several of his 65 students were initially uncertain of the possibilities until the creative juices got flowing with piles of scrap metal.

    A Facebook posting to the community requesting scrap metal for the students’ projects laid the foundation for what would inspire lawn ornaments, a rocking chair, candlesticks, a coffee table, inspiring word-art and other artistic pieces.

    “The student learning experience has been incredible to watch. They have been learning all about different metals and how to work with them, welding angles, problem solving, etc.,” said Jones.  “To see the students excited about their projects has been fulfilling, and knowing that they have used scraps to make something new, is a great demonstration of recycling.”

    A custodial staff member, who has been watching the projects develop, proposed a project himself.  He asked if the students could make him a fishing pole holder from the scrap material. 

    “Of course they can! These students are learning to solve problems using available resources and skills,” said Jones.  “This has been a great experience.  As beginning welders, I am impressed by the creativity and effort.”

    The community is invited to Corsicana High School on Earth Day, Sat. May 5 from 9am- 12noon to see and bid on the student projects.  Money raised will go back into the welding program.

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  • CISD Job Fair May 10 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Corsicana Middle School

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  • Free and reduced lunch program applications will be available starting July 9.

    Click here to download the PDF flyer in English.

    Haga clic aquí para descargar el folleto en PDF en inglés.

    Free and Reduced Lunch Program applications available July 9.

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  • March 5, 2018

    Federal Accountability Report Cards for 2016-2017

    Corsicana Independent School District is sharing this information about the district and campuses with you as part of its obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).

    Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website or are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website.

    Click here for more information on what's included on these report cards (full press release).

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  • Click here to download the 2018-2019 Corsicana ISD District calendar.

    2018-2019 calendar

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  • Quick Tip Quick Tip

    Provide information quickly and anonymously through the online Corsicana ISD Quick Tip link. Tips may be related to school safety, personal safety, bullying, vandalism, fighting, etc.  Tip providers may leave contact information if desired, or they may be submitted anonymously.

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  • Corsicana ISD Innovation Plan 2017-2022

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