More than 50 Cleburne High School students will be involved in the Johnson County Disaster Preparedness Drill taking place Saturday morning at the campus. Agencies from the city and county will be participating in the emergency exercise utilizing a tornado touch down at the high school as its scenario. Many of the student volunteers, including members of Health Occupations Students of America, served as the victims in a similar drill conducted in June by Texas Health Hospital. The students will be creating and applying their “wounds” which will be diagnosed and treated by first responders. Campus and District administrators and CHS staff will also be involved in the emergency exercise.
Series of Preliminary Designs for New CHS and CTE/Fine Arts Renovation Project on Exhibit at November 1 Community Open House.
Parents and residents will have the opportunity to view a series of preliminary designs for the new Cleburne High School and the conversion of the current structure into a Career/Technology Education and Fine Arts facility at a Community Open House set for November 1 from 6-8 PM at CHS. Feedback from those attending the Open House will be sought as Corgan Architects moves to the design development phase. Corgan Associate Doug Koehne, photo right, provided an update on the process to Trustees at the Monday night school board meeting. Groundbreaking ceremonies on the high school project are planned for early 2017. The Community Open House will also feature a variety of activities including information booths on CHS student organizations and extracurricular programs and a showcase of student projects.
Cleburne High School senior Will Whitworth was recognized by CISD Trustees Monday night in being named a 2017 National Merit Scholarship Commended Student. The Commended Student honor places Whitworth in the upper five percent of the more than 1.6 million students who entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test as eleventh graders.
Cleburne FFA President Hanna Lisenbe is in Indianapolis, Indiana this week representing Texas at the National FFA Convention. Lisenbe was placed on the Texas delegate list following her election to 1st vice-president for Area VII earlier this year. She is also serving on the Infusing Agriculture Technology Into National FFA Programs Committee. As a state delegate, she will attend leadership workshops, vote on constitutional changes, develop policy and participate in the election of new National FFA officers.
Career/Technology Education students in the law enforcement and forensics classes teamed up to investigate a mock crime scene--from discovery to the successful solving of the case. Forensics students addressed details relating to the scene of the crime, from securing the site to photographing and collecting evidence. The law enforcement classes learned how to approach and interview witnesses and potential suspects--portrayed by CHS faculty members.