Friday News May 12, 2017



May 12, 2017


CSA PTSO will make the week of May 15th special for staff. Teachers will receive “Getting to Know You” surveys that will go on display:

Monday-International Snacks in Lounge

Tuesday-International Luncheon

Wednesday-Goody Bags

Thursday– Crepe fete Luncheon

Friday-Gratitude Announcement



Senior Finals: May 24, 25, and 26


Regular Finals:  May 26, 30, and 31


Holiday:  May 29


Senior Handprint/PTSO Breakfast:  May 30  9:00-11:00  WW4


Senior Movie Day:   May 31    10:00-12:30


Awards:  June 1(Half-day Workday for Staff)

        8:00-9:00                 K-2                 10:00-11:00               6-8

        9:00-10:00               3-5                  11:00-12:00              9-12

June 2:  Staff Workday


June 3:  Graduation 

        University of Texas Commons Learning Center

        Grad Practice          10:00 AM

        Bates/Parent Reception  MPR         4:30-5:30

        Ceremony                7:00 PM (Grads should arrive at 6:00)

(Enter from Burnet)



Mrs. Greenwell and Company have absolutely outdone themselves with this year’s “Space Odyssey” production. The theme is phenomenal, color and clarity stunning, with photos that so accurately capture the essence of our fascinating lives here at CSA.

Well done my friends!



Lia Long has been accepted to The University of North Texas.  She will double major in studio arts film and photography with a minor in journalism.

We’re proud of you Lia!!


The Chaparral Star Academy Class of 2017 Reception
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Chaparral Star Academy Multi-Purpose Room

The Chaparral Star graduation class of 2017 cordially invites you to the Graduating Seniors Reception. Friends and family of the graduating class are invited. Faculty and Staff of CSA are invited to attend as well.
Please RSVP to Julie Bates at by Friday, May 19th with the number of guests that your Senior will be bringing. The event will be hosted by Julie Bates along with other parents. If you would like to assist in the preparation or hosting, Julie still needs volunteers, so please reach out to her if you can help.
Please Note: The graduation ceremony will be immediately after the reception. Seniors will need to be at J.J. Pickle Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m.
If you have questions, please contact Julie Bates at



Taking the SAT June 3rd? Ready to prep for 2017-18 upcoming test dates? Any student who would like to have a SAT workshop overview with test tips and a focus on writing strategies is invited to come Saturday, May 20thfrom 10:00 am-12:00 pm in WW1. Please email RSVP to Ms. Pesqueda so she will know what materials to prepare for you.


The next announcement is for summer ACT workshop hours:


Taking the ACT in 2017-18? Studies indicate that students pull highest scores when taking both the SAT and ACT concurrently, and both tests are equally accepted by most institutions of higher education.

Ms. Pesqueda will offer an ACT Bootcamp beginning Monday, June 5th from 9:30 am -12:00 noon and running through Thursday, June 8th. Friday, June 9th will be individual conferences with writing samples generated earlier in the week and by appointment. SAT will be examined briefly for comparison purposes.

All incoming 11th-grade students are encouraged to test during their junior year at some point. The workshop is appropriate prep for incoming 9th graders and beyond since it’s always good to begin early.

Please email RSVP to Ms. Pesqueda so she will know what materials to prepare for you.




PTSO will provide popsicle treats for all students and staff during cross-over on Thursday, May 18th.



“Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it.”

                           —– Stephen Colbert