From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: Both varsity basketball squads are back in action on the hardwood tonight as Leggett comes to town. The girls will tip off beginning at 6:00 pm with the boys' game to follow. Per Chireno ISD protocol, all fans entering the gym must be temperature screened and masks must be worn at all times. We are also planning to live stream these games in their entirety on the Chireno ISD facebook page. Scheduling update: Chireno boys and girls varsity teams will host Burkeville next Monday, Jan. 25, beginning at 5:30 pm. These games were originally scheduled for Jan. 8 but were postponed.
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: The boys' games against Shelbyville to be played Friday, January 22, have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. The girls' games with Grapeland slated for the following day have also been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Since these games were non-district match ups, Shelbyville, Grapeland, and Chireno have agreed it was in the best interest of safety for all players to forego these contests at this point in the basketball season.
Both boys' and girls' teams continue their undefeated run through district play with victories over Goodrich! Lady Owls won 67-22. Boys get the win 51-35. Great job!!
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: Friday's home games against Chester have been postponed. Information regarding a rescheduled date will be forthcoming when information is available.
There will be a 2 hour delay for the start of school tomorrow, January the 12th due to hazardous road conditions related to winter weather.
For Immediate Press Release: Due to anticipated unsafe weather conditions forecast through mid-morning, Chireno ISD has cancelled classes for Monday, January 11. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety of our students, staff, and bus drivers is of the utmost importance. On a related note, we hope you enjoy your time in the snow! Stay safe and stay warm!
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: Friday night's games with Burkeville have been cancelled. These games are expected to be rescheduled but no time table has been established as of yet. CISD will release information about a make up date when it becomes available.
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: Friday's 2 home games against Burkeville will now begin at 5:30 pm with the girls' varsity game and then immediately followed by the boys' varsity game. Both of these games will be live streamed on the Chireno ISD facebook page. Saturday's JV & Varsity girls' games are still slated to begin at 2:00 pm as the Teneha Lady Tigers come to town. Please remember that spectators must be temperature screened upon entry into the gym and must wear masks at all times. Good luck to both the boys and girls varsity teams as they travel to Zavalla this evening!
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: Tomorrow night's games scheduled at Zavalla will be played Thursday evening instead. The varsity girls' game will tip off at 6:00 pm with the varsity boys playing immediately afterward. These two games were moved due to a lack of availability of game officials.
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: Saturday's Lady Owls' JV and Varsity games with Hudson have been cancelled. Both the Owls and Lady Owls will resume district play next week against Zavalla on the road. Details for attending those games will be forthcoming.
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: The Dec. 29 girls' basketball games against Huntington have been cancelled. Until we see you next game, CISD would like to thank our fans for all of their support and encouragement shown to our athletes and cheerleaders. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: Our home games with High Island scheduled for Friday evening will begin at 4:30 pm. Our Lady Owls will play first followed by the boys' game. All fans must be temperature screened upon entry into the gym and must wear a mask at all times. Please note these games will be live streamed on the Chireno ISD facebook page. Saturday, Dec. 19: Our Lady Owls will play Leggett on the road at noon. Leggett ISD has allotted 60 tickets for Chireno fans. All spectators in attendance must wear a mask.
https://youtu.be/tvFXvJxPQmU PreK had a great time at Breakfast with Santa this morning. We were happy to be able to tell Santa our Christmas wishes and have some holiday fun!
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: The varsity girls game with Leggett that was postponed last Tuesday (Dec. 8) will be played this Saturday, Dec. 19. Tip off is scheduled for noon in Leggett.
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: Our Owls and Lady Owls will host Broaddus tomorrow night beginning with the JV boys' game at 5:00. Our varsity Lady Owls will follow at approximately 6:15 with the varsity boys playing the final game of the evening. All fans that attend will be temperature screened prior to entry and will be required to wear a mask at all times. Good luck to all of our players and cheerleaders in action!
From the desk of Chireno Athletics: For Immediate Press Release...tonight's varsity girls' game with Leggett has been postponed. This game will be rescheduled for a later date.
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: Our varsity Owls and Lady Owls will be back in action this evening on the hardwood. Our boys will host Brookeland while our ladies travel to Leggett to begin district play. Both games will tip off at 6:00 pm. Good luck to our players and coaches!
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: Our boys' home games scheduled with Brookeland on Tuesday, Dec. 8, will now consist of only the varsity game. Tip off has been set for 6:00 pm. All fans must be temperature screened before entering the gym and face masks must be worn at all times.
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: Our junior varsity and varsity Lady Owls will be back in action this Friday at Central High School in Pollock. Tip off is set for 5:00 pm. Both boys' teams will host Corrigan Camden on Friday beginning at 5:00 pm. Please remember that all fans who enter to watch games will be temperature screened and must wear a mask at all times. Good luck to all of our Chireno teams in action! Scheduling Note: the JV and Varsity boys' games originally scheduled for this Saturday against Colmesneil has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
Congratulations to Kimberly Sloane who has been chosen as one of the recipients of the 2020 UIL Sponsor Excellence Award. She has been a dedicated UIL sponsor and coach for Chireno ISD for many years and we are so excited that her efforts have been recognized by the league. Kimberly will be presented a trophy later this year for receiving this honor.
Brett Rushing is headed to state! We'll be cheering you on from home while you run Monday. We're proud of you! Follow this link to see Brett's send-off video: https://youtu.be/qPrd6C3-uZU
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: Our Lady Owls basketball teams will be in action at home against Timpson on Tuesday of next week. Those games were originally scheduled for a 2:00 pm tip off beginning with the JV game. That game has now been moved back an hour to 3:00 pm with the varsity game to be played immediately afterward.
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: Our Lady Owls' home games against Douglass will now tip off tomorrow evening at 5:00 pm with the JV playing first. Varsity teams will begin play at approximately 6:00. Per Chireno ISD protocol, all fans planning to attend must be temperature screened before entering the gym, must wear masks at all times, and are highly encouraged to social distance in the bleachers as much as possible. Good luck, Lady Owls!!
Tonight's boys' basketball games with Shelbyville have been cancelled due to a confirmed positive test for COVID-19. Furthermore, Friday's boys' games with Douglass have also been cancelled. Our girls' teams will play their games tonight in Cushing and Friday at home against Douglass.
Breaking News...from the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: the Chireno vs. Shelbyville JV boys' game will begin at 5:00pm with the varsity squads playing immediately afterward. The published schedule originally indicated these games would begin an hour later. Please remember that all fans must be temperature screened before entering the gym and masks are to be worn properly at all times. Our Lady Owls will be in action on the road at Cushing with tip off for the JV game scheduled for 5:00pm as well. Good luck to our players and coaches!
We miss not being able to pack the house for our Lady Owls and Mighty Owls! Here are a couple of highlight videos from Friday evening's games. Our student-athletes appreciate your support and are looking forward to having you all in attendance when we're able to open our doors to everyone. Lady Owls: https://youtu.be/L91xn-_5aIo Mighty Owls: https://youtu.be/FDs_Vfu_b2c
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: It's game day, Friday the 13th! The Lady Owls begin the evening with a 5:00 tip against Martinsville. Immediately afterward, the visitor side will be cleared to allow for San Augustine fans to enter the gym in preparation for the boys' JV game to begin at approximately 6:30. The varsity boys' game will follow. As a COVID-19 mitigating precaution, all attendees for tonight's contests must be temperature screened before entering the gym and masks will be required to be worn properly at all times. Fans are encouraged to socially distance as much as possible while watching the games. Good luck to our players and coaches!
Good luck to our Chireno Owls and Lady Owls cross country runners as they travel to compete at the regional meet on the campus of Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Monday morning!
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: High School Basketball information for the upcoming week: Tonight: JV & Varsity girls will begin the season on the road in Teneha. Tip off is set for 5:00pm. Saturday, Nov. 7: HS Boys basketball (JV & Varsity) will scrimmage in Cushing beginning at 2:00. Tuesday, Nov. 10: HS Girls basketball will be in action at home vs. Woden. This will include JV & Varsity beginning at 5:00pm. Four tickets per player will be accepted and the price of admission to those games will be taken at the gate. Home game reminder: all fans entering our gym will be required to have their temperature screened before entering the facility and must wear a mask at all times. Also, on this day, our boys JV & Varsity basketball teams will be scrimmaging in Laneville beginning at 6:00pm. Friday, Nov. 13: Varsity girls will be at home against Martinsville beginning at 5:00pm. Immediately following, the visitor side of the gym will be cleared to allow for San Augustine fans to enter to watch the boys' games. The JV boys game against San Augustine will tip off around 6:30pm with the varsity immediately following. Again, all home game protocols must be followed per Chireno and CDC guidelines.
Breaking News! From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: Our Varsity Lady Owls will be in action at Hudson High School this Saturday, Oct. 31. This will be a scrimmage and we are scheduled to play at 10:00, 12:00, and 12:30. Gym capacity will be limited to 50% and all spectators will be required to wear masks.
From the Chireno Owls Sports Wire: Saturday's basketball scrimmage between the Lady Owls and San Augustine has been cancelled. However, the Lady Owls' Tuesday scrimmage against Huntington is still scheduled to be played at home beginning at 5:00. Players will be given 4 tickets each to be dispersed at their discretion for entrance into the scrimmage. No money will be taken at the gate on Tuesday but in order to be granted entrance into the gym to watch, spectators must possess one of these tickets. Masks will be required at all times. The annual Meet the Owls event is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 5, from 6:00-7:00. Just like protocol for our home basketball games, only four spectators per player, cheerleader, and coach will be allowed to attend and masks must be worn at all times while in the gym. We are excited for the upcoming season and our 20-21 Owls and Lady Owls are ready to play!
Tonight's Junior High basketball games in Broaddus will consist of one girls' game (tip off @ 5:00pm) followed by the boys' game. Four fans per player, cheerleader, and/or manager will be permitted. All spectators will be required to wear masks as well. Should any information become available regarding live streaming of these games, CISD will post it asap.
CISD Student Flu Clinic October 28th Please sign up using the following link: https://form.jotform.com/auroraconcepts/student-flu-vaccine-form?School=Chireno%20ISD If you have trouble opening the link, please email Chasity Butler at email@example.com .
Tonight's basketball games against Brookeland mark the final home games for our junior high basketball teams. The girls' game will tip off at 5:00 pm immediately followed by the boys' game. Both contests will be livestreamed on the Chireno ISD facebook page. Please remember that CISD's guidelines and protocols will be in place this evening. Only 4 fans per player, manager, or cheerleader will be allowed inside the gym to watch the games. All spectators will be temperature screened outside the gym and will then enter through their designated entrances on either the east or west sides of the concession area. There will be no concession stand offerings and we ask that only bottled water be brought into the building. No snacks of any kind, soft drinks, sports drinks, or any other type of beverage will be allowed. Fans are to wear a mask at all times and must social distance while sitting in the stands. Locker rooms will also be off limits to both teams. Good luck to our Owls and Lady Owls!
Hot off the press! Tonight's junior high basketball games at Martinsville will be livestreamed through the Martinsville ISD facebook page. A link to it can be found on their school website at martinsvilleisd.com.
The battle of Hwy 95 commences this evening with our junior high basketball squads heading north to face Martinsville in the first of a two-night match up. The Pirates and Lady Pirates come to Chireno tomorrow night. Each night will consist of 3 games (2 girls' games and 1 boys' game) with the first game beginning at 4:30 pm. Both schools will be adhering to the same guidelines and protocols for attendance. They include the following: 1)both teams will not have access to locker rooms; 2)Only 4 fans per player, manager, and/or cheerleader will be allowed in to watch the games and each hosting school will keep an accurate count of how many fans have entered; 3)Each spectator attending games will be required to wear a mask or face shield at all times and will be screened for a temperature before entering the gym; 4)Fans will need to social distance to the greatest extent possible when sitting in the stands and sitting in close to proximity to immediate family group is encouraged; 5)The concession stand will not be open; and 6)Only water bottles will be allowed inside the gym to drink. No other types of drink, snacks, or food will be allowed. Livestreaming information for tonight's game at Martinsville has not yet been released but CISD will share that when it becomes available. Tomorrow night's contests here at Chireno will not be livestreamed.
Reminder: If you have not completed the CISD Modified Schedule Survey, please do so as soon as possible. If you've already completed it...Thank You! Click here to access the survey: https://forms.gle/cRrBTnUihaabcyDNA
Attention! Important Update for Junior High Basketball fans: The basketball games will be livestreamed on Douglass's Athletic Facebook page. If you wish to view the games this way, please go to the page and click "like."
Attention Junior High Basketball fans: our friends at Douglass ISD have informed us that livestreaming of this evening's basketball games will be found on the Douglass ISD Facebook page. Tip off for the first game is at 4:00pm.
Our junior high basketball teams will be on the road this Friday afternoon against Douglass. The first of four scheduled games will tip off at 4:00pm. The following guidelines and protocols for attendance to these game will be in place: 1) Face coverings and self-screening for all COVID-19 symptoms will be required by all spectators; 2) The Douglass gymnasium will be limited to 50% capacity and social distancing protocols will be enforced; 3) Chireno will be limited to 100 spectators; 4) Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times; 5) Douglass ISD asks that spectators be willing to only attend games that are specific to their student-athlete; and 6) Limited concessions will be available. We hope to provide information regarding live streaming of these games in the days ahead. Chireno junior high players will be providing admission vouchers to family. Those who receive these will need to bring them to the game and show them to Douglass ISD personnel in charge of keeping the gate. Admission prices will be $3 for adults and $2 for students.
Chireno ISD is collecting information related to a potential adjustment to the school week. Please read the "Frequently Asked Questions" document for more information by clicking here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IWXhhRH4ms-Fctj_M_LuxGhIPwS2rJYF5NNMxR5OWtk/edit?usp=sharing Please complete the CISD Modified Schedule Survey for each child enrolled in CISD. You may access the survey by clicking here: https://forms.gle/QLHTuJUbYJKtPXhLA
Thursday night's Junior High Basketball games in Big Sandy will be livestreamed on their school website at bigsandyisd.net. To access live video, click on the home page banner "Big Sandy vs. Chireno Live Stream." When the video pops up, click "skip ad" and then click the "play" button on the bottom left corner of the video. Lets go Owls!!
Congratulations to our junior high girls and boys teams on their hard earned victories last night over Broaddus! Both schools played hard and represented themselves extremely well on the court. Our junior high squads will be on the road Thursday, Sept. 17, at Big Sandy ISD in Dallardsville. There will be 2 boys games (A & B teams) along with one girls game. Tipoff for the first game is set for 4:30 pm. Per the guidelines and protocols of our friends at Big Sandy ISD, no fans will be allowed inside their gymnasium to watch these games. These guidelines are in place for all teams scheduled to play in Big Sandy. CISD along with all other schools in our junior high zone have agreed to respect and abide by these rules. Stay tuned for further news regarding the livestreaming of these games.
Sending our love virtually to all of our grandparents and loved ones today that normally attend our annual Grandparents Day Assembly. We miss seeing you on our campus, but hope this will be a reminder that we are always thinking of you and appreciate the role you all play in educating our children. Happy Grandparents Day! https://youtu.be/hah_Y4emja4
Attention Parents: The Student Learning Opportunity Commitment form is now available for the 2nd 6-weeks grading cycle. Please note: 1. You only need to complete this form for your child(ren) if you intend to CHANGE the current learning platform for the 2nd 6-weeks. 2. If you plan to move your child from in-person learning to at-home learning, you must contact your child's campus principal. Again, you only need to complete the form if you intend to change your child's learning platform. Forms are due by the end of the school day Friday, September 18th. Click here to access the form: https://forms.gle/q9Yh3r4gk1hPoGW58
Due to the severity of Hurricane Laura, CISD will be transitioning into asynchronous at-home learning on Thursday, August 27th and Friday, August 28th. This means, your child will not report to campus in person on these two days. We will switch to remote learning and students have been provided with an assignment to be completed and returned when classes resume on Monday, August 31st to earn attendance credit while school is not open for in-person instruction. Extracurricular activities have been cancelled as well. Please stay safe and check on your neighbors!
Chireno Junior High Basketball is here! We will be hosting Martinsville beginning at 5:00pm this Thursday, August 27, with two girls' games and one boys' game. Please note there are guidelines in place to limit the number of people that can occupy the gym and both schools have agreed to these guidelines. Teams will enter the gym from the rear entrances while spectators will enter through the concession area. Only 4 fans per player, manager, and/or cheerleader will be permitted to enter the gym and CISD will keep a running and accurate count of those entering. Each spectator attending the games will be screened for a temperature before entering the building and will be required to wear facemasks or face shields while inside the gym. Fans will also need to social distance to the greatest extent possible when sitting in the stands and sitting in close proximity by immediate family group is encouraged. There will be no concession stand open. However, spectators will be able to bring drinks and snacks to the games. CISD is currently working on a plan to livestream these games through the school's website so that those who cannot attend can still view the games. The season is finally here...Let's go Owls!!!
WELL DONE! A sincere "Thank You" to our parents, students, and faculty/staff for making our first day back a success. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we implement new procedures and make adjustments in accordance with health-related recommendations. It filled our hearts to hear laughter in our hallways again. See you all in the morning!
We're ready to open our doors! Follow the link below for friendly reminders to help the first day go smoothly. We'll see you all in the morning! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M5PfYZJ-mXj5x1z6mWjb1qRaCzUg0UQ6r9emN_IgnDo/edit?usp=sharing
Attention JH Athletes & Parents: Practice for boys and girls basketball players will be after school Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:30-5:30, this week only. Athletes should report directly to the gym after school. Contact your child's coach with any questions.
Join Chireno ISD for a Drive-Through Meet-the-Teacher Night! Monday, August 17th 6:00-7:00p.m. in the school parking lot. If your child has medicine that needs to be dropped off to the nurse, this is a great time to do that. Please complete the attached form and bring it with the medicine. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QtO13Tie2qNjTQvl0b6joS6IdcSQGfKVarlijV5yTLw/edit?usp=sharing
Response Needed! The CISD Student Learning Commitment Form is due tomorrow morning. Parents should complete a form for each child. The link below will allow you to submit an electronic version of the form. Paper copies may be placed in the "return" bin outside the high school. You may email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. https://forms.gle/C3LJp9xYcuR3KFGq8
DEADLINE EXTENSION The deadline has been extended to August 21st for families to register for the Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer program. Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provides benefits to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Texas Lone Star Card. P-EBT is a one-time benefit of up to $285 per child and will be issued on an EBT card to assist families during this unanticipated school closure. The online application for P-EBT is now open. Fill out an application here: https://yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT All students receiving FREE/REDUCED meals are eligible for this benefit.
Attention Parents: Are you ready to make a decision for in-person or at-home learning? The Chireno ISD Student Learning Opportunity Commitment Form is now available, by following the link below. You will receive a paper copy of this form in the mail in the next day or so. Parents should complete a form for each child. The paper form or digital form is acceptable. You do not have to complete both. If you have questions or just want to double check your understanding about the learning options, send an email to email@example.com. https://forms.gle/zEJKsCeXu46nZXPR8
CISD Families: The CISD Instructional Side-by-Side is an overview of the two learning options for the new school year. This document is intended to serve as a comparison of in-person and at-home learning. We want you to be well informed as you make the best educational decision for your family. https://docs.google.com/document/d/12TJ1hIfv8uzjmHC8V3jfMIjMmjlsj-I2Uapm4L3WmUc/edit?usp=sharing
Are you concerned about Self-screening your child who is regularly sick with allergies? Are you concerned this may impact which learning opportunity that you should choose? If you have questions or concerns about your child(ren) who are frequently sick with allergies or other illnesses please address those concerns with our school nurse. Together we can work out a solution to keeping your child in school as much as possible and avoid sending them home unnecessarily. Email Mrs. Chasity at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the individual health concerns of your child starting school during the pandemic.
Unsure of what to do for the start of the school year? CISD is prepared to offer two learning options for families. In-person learning will be available for those needing/wanting/ready to send their child back to school for face-to-face instruction. An at-home learning option will be available for those not quite ready and/or uncertain about sending their child to school due to COVID related concerns. The link below provides a detailed description of both options. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1haaC1GIeL1p3KpTwVHzoGa3zfhIELKgkytxpzLK6w18/edit?usp=sharing CISD will mail a summary, side-by-side comparison of options to families, along with the required commitment form on Monday, July 27th. Commitment forms will be due by 8:00 a.m. August 5th. What to Expect: CISD Learning Opportunities Plan (posted 7/23) CISD Instructional Side-by-Side & paper commitment forms mailed (7/27) CISD Student Learning Opportunity Commitment Form-electronic version available on Facebook and webpage (7/27) All commitment forms due (by 8:00 a.m. 8/5) Let us know if you have any questions!
CISD Families: The new school year will be here before we know it! Over the next couple of days we will share information about the re-opening of our doors for in-person learning, an option for at-home learning, and new and updated procedures related to health and safety. Follow the link below to access the CISD Start of School Update. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ezp7K7EzJm1xV2BetmLXwGzF7AjqmxAE5qAtJrQX77E/edit?usp=sharing
In response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Nacogdoches County, our district is taking precautions to keep our student athletes and coaches safe during this time. Therefore, CISD has chosen to suspend summer athletic workouts until further notice. This is effective immediately. We apologize for any disruptions in summer plans but safety is our top priority.
For enrollment for the 2020-21 school year, please contact Susan Higginbotham at email@example.com
The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provides benefits to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Texas Lone Star Card. P-EBT is a one-time benefit of up to $285 and will be issued on an EBT card to assist families during this unanticipated school closure. All children who receive FREE or REDUCED lunch through Chireno ISD are eligible to receive this one time payment.