There is one week left to apply for P-EBT food benefits. You should have received a school letter with a link to the application. P-EBT is for children who received SNAP March 2020 and children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year. If you have not received information, please contact 833-613-6220. Visit hhs.texas.gov/PEBT for more information. Queda una semana para solicitar los beneficios de alimentos de la P-EBT. Debería haber recibido un correo electrónico o una carta de la escuela con un enlace a la solicitud. La P-EBT es para los niños que recibieron el SNAP en marzo de 2020 y para los niños que estén certificados para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido en Texas durante el año escolar 2019-20. Si su escuela no le envió información, comuníquese con 833-613-6220. Visite hhs.texas.gov/PEBT para obtener más información.
We are posting this in hopes to obtain feedback from our beloved community before moving forward with a possible alteration of our school calendar for next year. Our state’s commissioner of education has indicated that regardless of what happens with the COVID-19 Virus for next year, our students will be required to make up any days missed if they fall short of the minimum time requirements. Most schools build in a small cushion every year just in case they have to close for the flu or for bad weather. Our school is no different; we always build in a little extra time just for such events. This year, though, we have considered starting our school a week earlier and adding fifteen minutes to the day which is different than what we discussed when we approved the school calendar in March. This accomplishes two things for us this year: 1. It gets our kiddos back into school a little sooner as we can only imagine they are going stir crazy for being out for so long. 2. It allows us to build-up a total of 18 extra days of time in case we have to close school for an outbreak of the flu or COVID virus within our community. Last year, we had to close school for several days for the regular flu, and we anticipate parents being even more cautious about their children this year (and rightfully so). We will call these extra built in days, Contingency Days, on the calendar. If we have to take time out from school, we will go to school on these days. If we don’t have to close school for a length of time, our kiddos will have five extra days off during the school year for small breaks. We believe that not adding this extra time may result in us having to add those extra days to the end of the school year next year which will more than likely have our students with an altered graduation day and a school year going on into June. We would like to take these proactive steps to avoid this, but we wanted your input before we moved forward. Please click the survey link below to provide feedback: https://forms.gle/jXn55Rp7c8wBmP386
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program announced winners of its sixth-annual K-5 art contest. Students were asked to submit artwork demonstrating how they help keep the air and water clean, conserve water and energy, and reduce waste. Staff at each TCEQ regional office selected winners from each of the regions’ qualifying entries. We are proud to share that CP 5th grader, Crystal Presiado, was awarded the Region 5 title, and will receive a tablet computer! Winning art pieces will be showcased on the Take Care of Texas and TCEQ websites, newsletters and social media. Congratulations, Crystal! #EaglePride247
Eagle Athletes! Today was supposed to be our athletic banquet where we recognized our student athletes and honored those who earned awards. Since we are not able to hold an athletic banquet, we hope to honor those who earned it through our social media. We know that our Spring sports were cut short, but we wanted to recognize those who stood out during the short time that we had those sports. Athletes - we will mail your awards to you in the next couple of days. Eagle Nation - Please post your congratulatory comments below! #EaglePride247
Dear Seniors and Parents - Late yesterday afternoon, the Governor provided school districts in rural communities with guidance on how to legally conduct live graduation ceremonies during the current COVID-19 restrictions. As a result, Como-Pickton has chosen to hold a live graduation ceremony at its regularly scheduled time and date of May 22nd at 7:30 pm. The graduation ceremony will be rather strict in nature based on the Governor's guidelines. Each graduating senior will only be allowed to have five guests. Those guests will be screened prior to entering the graduation area, and they will be seated in an area of the stands that allows for the six feet social distancing guidelines between their family and others. Furthermore, guests will not be allowed to congregate on the field after the ceremony. More detailed information will be provided in the next several days, but we wanted to get this much information out to you as soon as possible so that you may begin planning for your guests. Furthermore, we will continue with our video graduation project for our seniors. Seniors, please make sure that you show up on the date and time that Mr. Baird provided you for your filming requirements. We will push that video out to our community the day after our graduation for all of those who were not able to attend our live ceremony. Also, we have an awesome tradition with our seniors to be able to deliver roses during a portion of the graduation. We will not be able to do that this year, but we do not want the tradition to stop so we encourage all of our seniors to do a virtual rose ceremony on Facebook or Instagram that day prior graduation beginning. Please tag the person you are dedicating your rose to and also add the hashtag - #EaglePride247Rose so that everyone may follow your dedication. Again, we will provide more information in the following days, but we wanted to get this bit of good news out to you as soon as possible. Take care Seniors. It will be good to see you all again! We miss you!
Attention Como-Pickton Graduating Seniors! Our goal is to still hold a live graduation ceremony for you on May 22nd at 7:30 pm. There is a very good probability that we will not be able to do this, though. Because of this probability, we have hired Chad’s Media to create a video ceremony that we can share with the community on May 22nd instead. Hopefully, we will be able to hold the graduation ceremony and provide you with the video. But, because we are unable to put the video ceremony together at the last minute, we have to begin our planning phase for that project. We will film our video ceremony on the stage of the secondary cafeteria. Please note the following directions for our video ceremony creation. 1. We have each of you scheduled to attend one filming session. We have scheduled you ten minutes in order for Chad’s Media to film your part. The two days that we are planning to film are May 9th and May 15th. We will post the schedule later this week that lets you know which day and time you are to be here. 2. Come ready. Time slots will be posted later this week. When it is your turn, though, you will only have approximately ten minutes to leave your car, film, take pictures, and return to your car….. So, you have to be ready to go when you get here. 3. Park your car in the Junior High parking area. 4. Stay in your car until you are notified that it is your turn. We will have a staff member come out to let you know that it is your turn. 5. Arrive about thirty minutes early in case we are running ahead of schedule. (We have about fifty students and their families to film, so we have to be ready and stay on schedule as much as possible.) 6. When the staff member tells you that it is your turn, please enter the secondary cafeteria by the side doors. 7. You are welcome to bring your immediate family with you, but please do not bring more than 10 family members. (They must enter together with you when you enter and return to their cars with you when you return to yours.) 8. When you exit, you will exit out of the other side of the cafeteria and through the elementary exit. (The next scheduled group will not be able to enter until you are back in your vehicles.) 9. We will provide you with a copy of the video when it is completed as well as an 8.5 x 10 photo. Como-Pickton will be paying for this, so there is no need to make any purchase. 10. Each family will have up to 10 minutes of stage time for family pictures and celebrations. Students with speaking parts will be allotted additional time for obvious reasons. 11. Seniors, if you cannot make your scheduled time slot, please notify Mr. Baird through email as soon as possible. BairdK@cpcisd.net (I know this is obvious, but I wanted to make sure everyone understands. If you are unable to be present to film your part of the video, you will not be in the video.) 12. We will post your time slots in the next couple of days, so stay tuned. If we are unable to hold a live graduation ceremony, we will reschedule as much as possible. Our latest date for rescheduling will be September 19th, the Saturday after our Homecoming game. It has been almost one and a half months since we’ve seen you! We look forward to seeing you again on one of those two days!
My Eagle Nation Family: It is with heavy heart that I notify you that Governor Abbott has ordered our schools closed for the remainder of the year. We knew that this might be a possibility, but it is still difficult for us to realize such an awful time in our state and nation. I know that many of you have questions regarding graduation and student scholarships / awards. I do not have any answers for you at this time, but I can tell you that we WILL have some type of senior recognition before the end of the school year. We WILL still announce scholarship winner recipients before the end of the school year. We WILL still announce student award recipients before the end of the school year. It may be an online activity or something that won't violate our social distancing guidelines, but we WILL do something. Your child's teachers will still continue their efforts in reaching out to your child to whatever extent is comfortable for you and your family. If they are contacting you too much, please just tell them. If they haven't contacted you enough, please let them know that too. As I mentioned before, our goal is to continue instruction as much as possible, but we do not want to make a stressful situation even worse. If all you do is tell your children that you love them and that education is important, you have done enough to satisfy me. I also assured you that we would not punish your child regarding grades during this unstable time as well. Whatever your child's school average was before we closed school, that will be their average for the remainder of the school year. We understand that being at home instead of at school is less than ideal for your child's educational growth. We will work all the harder next year to recover whatever areas they have fallen behind in. It isn't their fault, and we know it. Every child in the state of Texas is in the same situation. We will get through this together. We will also continue to feed our students who are in need during the rest of our school year. Last week, our staff and cafeteria workers delivered almost 2,000 meals to the students in our community. That's a lot of work, but we do it because we care. As always, I encourage you to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. We miss our students, and we love them. We hope everyone stays healthy during this crazy time. Your Proud Superintendent - Dr. Greg Bower
The 2020-2021 School Calendar has been approved by the CPCISD school board. Visit our website at www.cpcisd.net to print a copy.
Parents: We have turned off our Parent Portal Access while our school is closed. We have stressed that you should not worry about your child's grades dropping during this time. We will not allow that to happen. Trying to maintain equitable grading in an un-equitable environment is impossible. Therefore, we wanted to remove all stress from parents as well as teachers. If you have any questions about your child's work, or progress, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher or principal through email. Work through your child's school assignments in whatever manner is most comfortable for you and your family. Your child's grade will reflect whatever your child's average was prior to our school closing up to the point that we return. As always, stay healthy and safe during this troubling time. Don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions or concerns. Very Truly Yours - Dr. Greg Bower - Superintendent - email@example.com
Parents: Many of you are scheduled to pickup your child’s work at school tomorrow. With the new Stay at Home order, we realize that you may have some questions for us. Judge Newsom has stated that picking up your child’s work from school is acceptable as long as you stay in your vehicles to do so. Also, we are planning on continuation of our student meal deliveries to those who are in need. They will continue as they have been. Tomorrow, we will also deliver instructional material to those who can’t make it to school. In our effort to do our part and further reduce our interactions, though, next Thursday will be our last work delivery. We will make sure that we send material home for the remainder of the year. In the event that we are able to come back before then, our teachers will review and reteach as much information as possible. Finally, If you are able to scan your child’s finished work back to your teacher, try to do so. If not, just have your child keep it until he or she sees their teacher again. We thank you for all that you do for our school, and we want you to know we are here for you in this difficult time. Students: We miss you, and we love you. See you soon!
Parents: As we move toward more of our staff working from home and social distancing ourselves, it may be easier contacting each campus through email rather than by phone. To reach each campus, please use the following email addresses: Elementary - Monica Tapley at TapleyM@cpcisd.net Junior High - Julie Baxter at BaxterJ@cpcisd.net High School - Alice Bower at BowerA@cpcisd.net Spanish Speakers - Patty Pulgarin at PulgarinP@cpcisd.net
Baseball fans! Our Baseball game at 10 am today in Hawkins tournament has been cancelled due to weather! We will keep you updated when more information is available.
Eagle Pride Alert! Our Como-Pickton Lady Eagle softball team won today 13-0 against Yantis. Outing them to jump into first place in district with a 3-0 record. Jazzmine Tapley hit a 3 run home run in to first to start it off! Our next game is against Rivercrest on Tuesday. Stay tuned for updates on the weather and possibly moving game times! Post your congratulatory comments below! #EaglePride247
Hey Como-Pickton Softball fans due to the weather predictions changing 100 times a day, we went ahead and moved the Friday game vs Yantis to Thursday to try to make sure we get it in! So for this week we will play: North Hopkins on Tuesday at Home at 2:00 and Yantis on Thursday at Home at 2:00. We hope to see you there!
Eagle Pride Alert! Today was a great day for the Lady Eagles softball team. They came in 1st place in the Union Grove tournament. First we beat Linden Kildare 5-0 with Mattison Buster throwing a NO HITTER!!! Then we beat Maud 13-0 with Faith Watkins throwing a NO HITTER!!! And Jazmine Tapley hitting a out of the park GRAND SLAM!!! Then we played Union Grove in the tournament and beat them 4-2!!!! Also Jazmine Tapley, Faith Watkins, and Mattison Buster were selected 1st team all-tournament. It was a great tournament and it truly is a great day to be an Eagle!!! Our next game is at home on Tuesday vs North Hopkins @ 2:00pm! Post your congratulatory comments below!!! #EaglePride247
Dear Parents and Students: It has been a tremendous year so far, and we are so thankful for the many blessings that we have. We include you to be one of those. We pray for your safety as you travel over this school holiday, and we pray that you spend some much needed time together as a family. We hope that you get the rest, relaxation, and break from school that you have earned. We love our Eagle family, and look forward to seeing everyone again on March 16th. Until then, students, we hope to pass to you this extremely important lesson. Family is one of the most important aspects of life; cherish yours..... On behalf of faculty and staff of Como-Pickton CISD, I want to wish you the very best Spring Break. Your Proud Superintendent, Dr. Greg Bower - #EaglePride247
Our students and staff engaged in a fundraiser volleyball game today. All proceeds go to our upcoming senior scholarship presentations. It was a close game that came down to the very last couple of plays, but our staff retained bragging rights in our fifth volleyball challenge that has taken place over the past three years. We are proud of our students for letting us have so much fun with them. #EaglePride247
Eagle Baseball Fans! Our Union Grove tournament game against Sabine that was scheduled for tomorrow has been moved back until Friday @ 10:30 am. We wanted to let y’all know!
Eagle Pride Alert! Our Lady Eagles softball finish second in the Big Sandy tournament this weekend. They defeated Bloomburg 5-0 to go to the championship, and then lost a tough one to Winnsboro 14-8. Alyssa Corona, Mattison Buster, and Faith Watkins all hit home runs. They start district Tuesday in Detroit at 4:00! Let them hear your cheers! #EaglePride247
Eagle Pride Alert! Our Eagle One Act Play advances today. Troy Menser, Makayla Hall, Braxton Andrews and Breckin Storey got Honorable Mention All Star Cast. Makayla Teer and Nathan Menser got All Star Cast, and Madison Garner got Best Performer. Post your congratulatory comments below! #EaglePride247
Eagle Pride Alert! Our Lady Eagle softball team started off slow today losing to Winsboro (3-6) before beating Linden Kildare 13-2, and later defeating Big Sandy 6-1. They advanced to the winner bracket on Saturday starting at 4:30. If they win that one, they will play in the championship game at 7:30! A big shoutout to our very own Chloe Romero for hitting a walk off inside the park home run! Let our girls hear your cheers! #EaglePride247
Our JV baseball game for Monday has been canceled. All other games are still as scheduled.
Our Elementary Destination Imagination team competed in the regional tournament on Saturday in Mesquite. The 5 team members chose to compete in the Scientific Challenge. They had to create a habitat and outsider species that morphed due to an encounter. The members had to develop a story, props, and costumes all on their own with no teacher help. #EaglePride247
Lady Eagles played their hearts out in their first tournament! They first played Chapel Hill Tyler (4a) and losing 0-4 and then bouncing back and beating Lone Oak (3A) 10-1. Then playing Simms Bowie (2A) and losing 9-4. Mattison Buster and Jazmine Tapley got their first home runs today and Maci Wright hit her first in the park Home run. Our next game is today at 1 vs Winnsboro (3A) @ Como Pickton field and another is Monday @5 in Chisum (3A)! Come support your Lady Eagles! #EaglePride247
Eagle Softball Fans! Due to an issue beyond their control, Winnsboro is unable to make the drive over to play today. Our game against them has been rescheduled for 1:00 this Saturday! We hope to see you then.
Eagle Nation! Boys basketball bi district playoff game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Rains high school vs Bland on Tuesday February 25th. Come out to support our Eagles!
Baseball Fans! The Baseball scrimmage vs Martins Mill tomorrow has been canceled due to field conditions.
Eagle Nation! Don't forget that we have a Lady Eagles basketball playoff game tonight starting at 7:00 against Bland at Emory Rains! We hope to see you there!
The Como-Pickton FCCLA Competed in Waco at the Region III Leadership conference. The following teams advanced to the State competition in April. 2nd place with a Nutrition and Wellness project was Presley Cummins and Carol Nabors 3rd place in Professional Presentations was Kenlee Green, Jocelyn Perez and Jazmine Tapley 5th place with a Diversity project in Focus on Children was Jake Anderson, Mya Lewis and Gema Mercado. Leslie Velasco, Diana Gallegos Kenlee Green and Jocelyn Perez served the REGION III as Members of the Connection Team.
Attention Baseball Fans! Baseball scrimmage for tomorrow vs Winnsboro has been canceled due to field conditions.
The Baseball scrimmage that is scheduled for tomorrow at 5 pm vs. Winnsboro has been rescheduled for Saturday at 1 pm due to field conditions.
Our Friday night Boys’ game against Cumby will start at 5:30 beginning with Senior Night Activities. There will not be a JV game that night. Our Boys’ Tuesday night game against Campbell has been moved up 30 minutes. The JV game will start at 4:00 and the Varsity will follow.
Due to the rain, tomorrow’s softball game at Fruitvale will be canceled. We will try our best to make it up on a later day and get it posted. Thank you all for your support!
Eagle Pride Alert! Congratulations to our band on their solo and ensemble performance last week! Pictured from left to right in the back row are Tyler Eichelberger, Nathan Menser, Breckin Storey, and Taylor Ford. Left to right in the front row are Casey Jimenez, Madison Garner, Makayla Teer, and Sarah Tran. Three.studemts were out today. The following students received Good ratings: Casey Jimenez and Makayla Teer. The following students received Excellent ratings: Nathan Menser, Breckin Storey, Kristy Mayfield, and Jalyn Burchfield. The following students received Superior ratings: Madison Garner, Noah Garner, Taylor Ford, Tyler Eichelberger, and Sarah Tran. Sarah Tran also qualified for State Solo & Ensemble held in Austin on May 30th and June 1st this year. Let them all know how proud you are of them! #EagkePride247
Attention Eagle Parents! Our Jr High Boys Basketball games next week vs Cumby have been moved to Monday at Como-Pickton. B Team will start at 4:30.
Basketball games start at 4:30 tonight starting with the JV girls, followed by the JV boys, then varsity girls, ending with varsity boys. Our schedule should remain on this time frame for the remainder of the season.
Our Junior High Lady “A” Team defeated Campbell 38-17 today. Let’s hear those cheers! #EaglePride247
Our Eagles and Lady Eagles JV and Varsity played tough Martin’s Mill teams tonight. Lauren Lewellen lead the JV ladies team with 6 points. The girls and boys fought hard and look forward to seeing all fans at BLACK OUT THE PANTHERS on Tuesday.
Our Varsity boys lost 39-42 to Blue Ridge tonight, and our JV boys also fell short! Let them know you’re still cheering for them!
Our Junior High Boys A and B teams defeated Campbell tonight! Let them know how proud you are of them! #EaglePride247
Our Junior High Girls defeated Campbell 30 to 4. Let them know how proud you are of them!
Due to the forecasted bad weather tonight, and in addition to our early dismissal at 1:00, Cumby and Como-Pickton have agreed to move our Varsity Girls Basketball game to 11:00. There will be no other games played. We are hoping that provides both communities with safe traveling conditions without having to cancel the game. Thank you for your constant support of our school. The weather is difficult to predict, but we would rather be on the side of caution when it comes to the forecasted severe weather.
EARLY DISMISSAL AT 1:00 TODAY Attention Parents: We are closely monitoring the weather today due to the increased risk for severe storms including high winds, and possible tornadic activity. It is predicted to manifest about the time school is out and students are being transported home. These decisions are always difficult as weather is hard to predict, but the safety of our students is our top priority. We will be dismissing school at 1:00 today. We will inform you of plans for extra-curricular activities later today. We want to be as proactive as possible. Thank you for your continued support of our schools.
Our JH Basketball girls played Cumby tonight. Our B Team won 12-10, and our A Team won 17-6. #EaglePride247
Our Varsity boys fell short against Mount Vernon today, 27-29.
Our boys basketball team will be playing today against Mount Vernon in Mount Vernon at 12:45. Tomorrow we play Dangerfield in Mount Vernon at 10:00.
Our Lady Eagles Cross Country State Qualifiers were recognized by our School Board tonight for their accomplishments! Let them know how proud you are of them! Pictured with them are Board President DJ Carr , Girls Coordinator Trevor Wallace, and Cross Country Coach Dee Evans! Let them know you are proud of them!
Congratulations to the following for being named 2nd Team All-District Football Players! Left to Right Caemon Wilburn-2nd Team Running Back Tucker Rutledge-2nd Team Tight End Brayden Miller-2nd Team Defensive Back Bruno Estrada-2nd Team Offensive Line and 2nd Team Defensive Line Jackson Monk-2nd Team Linebacker Let them know how proud you are of them! #EaglePride247
Congratulations to our Honorable Mention Football Players! Left to Right Canyon Thomas-Honorable Mention Offensive Line Jhonathan Mejia-Honorable Mention Quarterback Kris Mayfield-Honorable Mention Offensive Line Nathan Menser-Honorable Mention Offensive Line Bryan De La Cruz-Honorable Mention Tight End Felipe Marquez-Honorable Mention Linebacker Kade Kaslon-Honorable Mention Secondary Cameron Ray-Honorable Mention Running Back Let them know how proud you are of them!
Congratulations to our Academic All-District Football Players - Left to Right Standing - Brayden Miller,Caemon Wilburn, Kris Mayfield, Nathan Menser, Bruno Estrada, Tucker Rutledge, Osvaldo Pulido, Jackson Monk- Left to Right Kneeling- Bryan De La Cruz, Octavio Palacios, Mario Lara, Bryce Perez, Hunter Mcpherson, Timothy McPherson, Kade Kaslon Great Kids Doing Great Things! Let them know how proud you are of them!
SOPHOMORE CLASS FUNDRAISER! Antiquities will be at CP on 11/23 to take portraits. They supply backgrounds, props, and clothing. For $10, they will take multiple photos of your children and you receive a 10X13 portrait. There is no obligation to buy more unless you choose to do so. Questions? Call Mrs. Anderson, 903-488-3671
Eagle Nation! Cumby has changed our JV Volleyball start time to 4:30 tomorrow instead of 5:00. We wanted to make everyone aware!
Como-Pickton FFA students at the Help-A-Child chili cook-off. Proud of these students for volunteering their time to help others!! #EaglePride247
A team & B team volleyball won tonight over the Yantis Lady Owls! A great way to end middle school regular season! A team will compete in the district tournament in North Hopkins on Saturday! tomorrow is the Pink Out game for high school as they take on North Hopkins!
Eagle Parents! The Student Success Initiative (SSI) meeting for 8th grade on Thursday night has been changed to 6:30 pm due to the combining of the 7th and 8th grade football game. We hope everyone has an incredible Monday.
Eagle Pride Alert! Our Ladies Cross Country Represented Us Well Today and Earned 4th Place! Lexi Busby- 13:44- 3rd....Mayliha Diaz- 13:56 - 6th ...Aylin Gonzalez- 15:13 ...Kara Tifft- 15:20..Baylee Bowen- 15:31...Bailey Neal-16:19....Hannah Warren- 16:22 JV Girls: Breanna Warren- 16:35 - 12th...Priscila Alonso -20:47..Ximena Morales-Rameriz- 21:39
Reminder: September 20th is the deadline to register for the October 26th ACT test. Register online at www.act.org and use school code 441450.
The Varsity Lady Eagles defeated Yantis tonight in three straight sets to go 2-0 in district. Come out to Miller Grove to watch these ladies compete on Friday with the varsity starting at 4:30pm. Great night to be an Eagle!!!