The first day of school for our Crowley ISD students is less than two weeks away! To prepare for a great 2018-19 school year, Chisholm Trail Ranch created a Crowley ISD back to school checklist to help parents get their kids ready for this exciting time of year. Read through our list and let us know on our Facebook page your back to school tips!

Create A Schedule

Pull kids out of the summer state of mind by sitting down and mapping out a schedule for the new semester. Use a large paper or chalkboard calendar as a strong visual and write down extracurricular activities, important school dates, and any upcoming deadlines like college scholarship applications or testing dates. Starting the year organized will help ease students into their busy school schedules.

Important Dates

Next week marks important dates for picking up schedules and Crowley ISD meet the teacher nights. Middle school students living in Chisholm Trail Ranch attend Summer Creek Middle School. Seventh grade schedule pick up night takes place on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 4-6:30 p.m. Eighth grade schedule pick up night takes place the next night on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 4-6:30 p.m.

Summer Creek Middle School will also hold Colt Camp on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. for incoming 7th graders and 8th graders who are new to SCMS. Colt Camp allows students to become familiar with the building, clubs and organizations, and pick up their schedules prior to the first day of school.

For our Dallas Park Elementary students, Elementary Meet the Teacher Night takes place on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 5-6:30 p.m.

North Crowley Ninth Grade Campus Freshman Orientation takes place on Aug. 16 from 6-7 p.m. There are also special orientation dates for North Crowley High students:

  • Students who are new to CHS have orientation on Aug. 17 at 5-6:25 p.m.
  • Returning juniors have orientation on Aug. 14 at 6 p.m.
  • Returning seniors have orientation Aug. 13 at 6 p.m.
  • Meet the Eagle Community Pep Rally at North Crowley High takes place on Friday, Aug. 17 at Eagle Stadium. The pep rally begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.

Of course, the most important date of all is the first day of school! The Crowley ISD 2018-19 school year officially begins on Tuesday, Aug. 21.


Crowley ISD has published school supply lists for Pre-K through 6th grade on their district website. For older students, buy school supply essentials like notebooks, pens, and pencils. Teachers in those grade levels will inform students of any required supplies when school starts.

We hope you’re feeling a little more prepared heading into the new school year! Chisholm Trail Ranch wishes all of our students a fabulous first day of class. This year, we’re looking forward to sharing the continued progress of the on-site Crowley ISD elementary school being built in our community, which is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2019.

To learn more about the schools in our community, visit our website!

Photo Courtesy Crowley ISD