From The Desk - February 2018

From The Desk of Rick DeMasters

As it has been said, “February is the border between winter and spring.”  It is a time where we have said goodbye to events and activities that have run their course during the first part of the school year, and have begun to welcome others that will sustain us through the spring and the first hints of summer.

If you consider yourself a sports enthusiast, the month of February gives you ample choices of sporting events to attend. From basketball to track, we have numerous games, matches and meets to choose from. Basketball is in full swing for our Junior High and High School teams.   Our CHS Soccer team competes every Monday and Friday during the month of February and you will begin to see activity on our baseball and softball fields.  High School powerlifting will have meets on February 15th and February 17th.  Our golf teams will begin their season with tournaments scheduled for Monday, February 12th and Wednesday, February 21st.  If you enjoy fishing, our CHS Fishing Team will compete on Saturday, February 10th at Lake Ray Hubbard. And last, but not least, our High School Track teams will host the Celina Tri-Meet on February 22nd, and the Junior High Track teams will kick off their season on February 27th.   

The Celina Primary campus hosted Family STEAM Night on February 5th, which provided an opportunity for primary parents to experience the STEAM Lab for themselves, from manipulating the magnetic wall to using simple tools such as drinking straws to understand the mechanics of engineering.  Donny O’Dell Elementary hosted Pastries with Parents on February 6th, 7th and 8th. This is always a special time for our elementary students. It provides a wonderful opportunity to get to know the staff at your child’s school and meet other parents as well.  

It is also that time of year for our secondary students to learn about elective classes, core class selections, how to register, and what to expect in the next school year.  For parents of current 6th and 7th grade students, please save February 15th and February 20th to your calendars. Meetings will be held at Celina Junior High starting at 6:00pm. Parents of current 8th graders will have an incoming Freshman meeting with CHS Counselors Carrie Crane and Kimberly Wilson on Tuesday, February 20th, at Celina High School. 

The activities and events listed are just a small sampling of what is scheduled for the month of February.  For more information, please visit our website at By clicking “Select a School,” in the top left corner, you will be able to visit any of our campus pages and their scheduled calendar of events for the month. Before we know it, spring break will be upon us and the month of February will be just a memory!