Creekview High School (Carrollton, Texas)

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Creekview High School
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Address
3201 Old Denton Road
Carrollton, Texas, 75707-3957
United States
Coordinates 33°00′09″N 96°54′36″W / 33.0025°N 96.9099°W / 33.0025; -96.9099Coordinates: 33°00′09″N 96°54′36″W / 33.0025°N 96.9099°W / 33.0025; -96.9099
Information
School type Public high school
Established 1998
School district Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District
Principal Joe LaPuma
Assistant principals Lakeiah Cheatham
Jill Speckert
Hector Madrigal
Kimberly Guinn
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2053[1] (2012)
Campus Suburban
Color(s)           Red and Black
Athletics conference UIL Class AAAA
Mascot Mustangs/
Rivals Newman Smith High School Trojans
Newspaper Mane Event
Yearbook Trail Dust
Website
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Creekview High School is a public high school located in the city of Carrollton, Texas, USA and classified as a 4A school by the UIL. It is a part of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District located in southeast Denton County. In 2013, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]

Creekview High School, which currently serves grades 9 through 12, opened in 1998, on one of the last remaining parcels of open land in the northern section of the district. The school opened with grades 9 and 10 and graduated its first class in 2001.

Theatre, Speech & Debate[edit]

State Titles[edit]

  • One Act Play [3]
    • 2001(5A), 2011(4A)

Creekview's One-Act Play team won the 5A State Championship in 2001, the first UIL state championship won by the school. Excluding 2004, when they were named alternate, Creekview advanced to the state competition every year from 2000–2007, resulting in one championship and four runner-up wins. Several individual performances were recognized at each state meet, including two Best Actor and five Best Actress awards. In 2009, the One-Act Play team returned to UIL State Finals with "Rabbit Hole"; and advanced again to State in 2010 with "A View From The Bridge", finishing as Second Runner Up. Stage Manager Ro Jiwani (Class of 2010) was named "Outstanding Technician" at the 2009 State Contest. Carley Walker (Class of 2010) was named "Best Actress" at the 2010 State Contest. In 2011, Creekview advanced to the 4A State Championship for the tenth time in the school's 13-year history and won with its production of "Death of a Salesman." Mitchell Ferguson (Class of 2012) was awarded "Best Actor." Stage Manager Jenna Reeves (Class of 2011) was named "Outstanding Technician" at the 2011 State Contest. The next year CHS advanced to state yet again with another Arthur Miller piece, "All My Sons" and was state runner-up. Creekview's 2004 graduate student, Madiha Sayeed has appeared in a short film that was played in indie festival Canda 2007 and will be appearing in an upcoming film in 2012 produced by Steven Spielberg.

Creekview's Speech & Debate team is also successful in the competitive spheres of the National Forensic League and the Texas Forensic Association. The school regularly has students place at local, state, and national tournaments and is currently ranked 3rd in the State of Texas. D'Angelo Lacy (Class of 2005) won the NFL National Championship and TFA State Championship in Dramatic Interpretation in 2004. Lawryn LaCroix (Class of 2009) won the TFA State Championship in Dramatic Interpretation in 2008 & 2009. Matt King (Class of 2010) won the 2010 TFA State Championship in Original Oratory; and a national championship in Original Oratory at the 2010 National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC). Alex Martinez (Class of 2010) won the 2010 UIL State Championship in Persuasive Speaking. Martinez and debate partner Kevin King were named "Top Speakers" at the 2010 TFA State Tournament. The team won the Sweepstakes (Overall team performance) award at the 2012 TFA State Tournament.

Creekview hosts the school district's Law & Criminal Justice Academy. In 2006, the Mock Trial team attended their first state meet, and won first place. They went on to receive 18th in the country at the national tournament. The Creekview Mock Trial team has continued attending state since 2006, frequently placing in the top 10. Creekview won their second state title in 2013.

Athletics[edit]

The Creekview Mustangs compete in these sports [4]

Volleyball, Cross Country, Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Powerlifting, Swimming, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Track, Baseball & Softball

State Titles[edit]

  • Girls Soccer [5]
    • 2004(5A)

In 2008 the girls golf team won their district tournament by 40 strokes and advanced to regionals in Lubbock. They combined for a team score of 330 and 315 totalling 645 for the two day tournament. Jennifer Park, freshman, placed first in the tournament while April McCoy, freshman, placed third and Paige Gibson, senior finished fourth. Other members of the team include Lexi Grimland, sophomore, Lindsey Smith, sophomore and Emily Campbell, junior. In 2009, the entire girls golf team made all district team honors and advanced to the regional tournament where they finished 2nd. The boys team also advanced to the regional golf tournament after finishing runner-up in the district tournament. Ryan Berry, senior, Austin Curley, sophomore, and Timothy Smelcer, senior, took all-district honors.

Garry Monty (1998–2005) (23 wins / 28 losses) began the football program at Creekview. Creekview had one of the most successful teams for any first year program in the state of Texas going undefeated through their first 6 games. The mustangs made the playoffs in their second season of varsity football.

In the 2005 football season the Creekview Mustang football team made the state playoffs for the second time in school history. They were the third seed out of district 10-5A and faced Dallas Carter in the first round. They lost, and finished the season 6–5. This was the first season under new coach Gary Childress (currently 14 wins/ 16 loses).

On April 29, 2006, Travis Wilson (Class of 2002) became the first Creekview alumnus to be drafted to the National Football League. Wilson was drafted in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Wilson attended the University of Oklahoma as a wide receiver.

In June 2005, Taylor Teagarden (Class of 2002) was drafted in the third round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Texas Rangers after he won the 2005 College World Series with the University of Texas at Austin. During his junior year in college (2005), Teagarden was a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award (nation's top catcher), First-Team All-Big 12, and later named to the Big 12 Baseball 10th Anniversary Team. He is a client of Scott Boras. Teagarden made his Major League debut on July 11, 2008. He is the son of retired Creekview High School Counselor Penny Teagarden.

In 2006 the Creekview Mustang baseball team under coach Brian Jones made the state playoffs for the third time in school history. They were the third seed out of district 10-5A and faced Bryan Adams of DISD in the first round. They won the series against Bryan Adams but were beat in the second round by Tyler Lee. Creekview finished the season 22–9, the baseball team's 2nd best record ever. In 2011 the team finished with a 24-9 record.

The girls' varsity soccer team won the 5A state championship in 2004. The girls' varsity soccer team again attended the state meet, becoming the State Runnerup in 2006.

Track: Girls: 2010: 8 girls qualified for region 2-5A meet 2011: 7 girls qualified for region 2-4A meet; 1 2nd place in 4A state meet

Cross Country: Boys 2003: Finished second in district 8-5A

Girls 2005: won district 10-5A 2003: Won district 8-5A

Both teams has advanced to the region meet 5 years in a row before the 2006 season.

In 2012 Creekview basketball made the 4A Texas State Playoffs losing to McKinney North High School in the first round.

Fine arts[edit]

Band[edit]

The Creekview High School Band is under the direction of Mr. Art Ruangtip, Mr. Thomas Stephan, and Mr. Matt Neal.[6] The Creekview High School Band includes four full concert bands, a jazz ensemble program, percussion ensembles, color guard, winter guard, and a marching band of around 420 members. In the band’s short history, the Mustang Band has established a reputation of excellence in concert, and auxiliary programs. The band has consistently earned Sweepstakes awards at University Interscholastic League (UIL) state competitions, receiving first division ratings in marching, concert, and sightreading contests.

Marching Band: The Mustang Marching Band is a consistent finalist at the annual Tournament of Champions marching contest, where they have won their classification three times. Before the school’s reclassification to 4A in August 2010, Creekview advanced to the UIL 5A State Marching Contest twice in 2002 and 2004 under the direction of Mr. Dave Henning and Mr. Nathaniel Neugent, respectively. The marching band has been a finalist at the Music for All Houston and Arlington regionals, and the San Antonio Super Regional. Color Guard, and Winter Guard have all received honors in competitions throughout the area and country.

Concert Band: The Creekview Concert Bands have consistently received sweepstakes awards at UIL Concert and Sightreading Competition. The Wind Symphony was one of three Texas School bands invited to perform at the 65th Annual Midwest Clinic and Convention in Chicago, IL taking place December 14–17, 2011.[7] The Wind Symphony also advanced to the 2011 TMEA 4A Honor Band competition at the State level and placed 8th in the state. The Creekview Band has traveled to St. Louis, Orlando, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and many more cities to compete against other schools from around the U.S.

Color Guard: The Creekview High School Colorguard is under the direction of Mr. Andy Anker, Mr. Drew Plott, Mr. Braydon Snelgrove, and Ms. Casidy Heath. During the fall semester, the colorguard functions as a section within the marching band. They provide a vital connection in the visual presentation of the music by combining the art of modern dance, choreography, and performance skill sets while simultaneously spinning flags, rifles, sabers, and various other types of auxiliary equipment. During the spring semester, the group switches their focus towards a competitive indoor “Winterguard” show where performers are introduced to broader skill sets in movement, dance, choreography, technique, and overall performance. The Creekview High School Winterguard competes in both the North Texas Colorguard Association (NTCA) and Winterguard International (WGI) circuits. The Winterguard has won its division on three different occasions in 2004 (A), 2005 (AAA), and 2009 (AA). In the 2012 Plano East Marching Competition, creekview Colorgaurd placed 11th. That's two ones put together.

Percussion Studies: The Creekview High School percussion program is currently under the direction of Mr. Neal and Mr. Jesus, however it was under the direction of Mr. Andy Anker from 2010-2013, those days will be missed. During the fall semester, students lay down fresh beats and participate in the marching band and marching drumline show as a part of either the Battery (which also throws tf down at pep rallies, "morning parades" (Drums n' Donuts), put on sick gigs at elementary schools, etc) or Front Ensemble sections. Each group is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and unique experience in music fundamentals, performance, and competition. During the spring semester, students focus on Region Band Auditions, UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Contest, UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest, Percussion Cluster Concert, 2-3 Band Concerts, chopping out like mf'in crazy, and being all around badasses. All performing ensembles are dedicated to performing literature written for full ensemble as well as other musical genres such as 20th century, folk, chamber, and newly commissioned works/arrangements. Students perform on a variety of instruments including mallet, battery, auxiliary, electronic, and hand percussion.

Jazz Ensemble: The Creekview High School Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Mr. Michael Jordan. The Jazz Ensemble includes Creekview Mustang Band members as well as auditioned rhythm section personnel. Throughout the fall semester, students receive a well-rounded jazz education including jazz history, study of jazz genre, jazz theory, beginning improvisation, and performance in many styles. In the spring semester, the Jazz Ensemble performs in concert and competition, both alone and in collaboration with other Fine Arts groups. During the Spring 2012 semester, the Jazz Ensemble will perform two concerts in conjunction with Moving Ground, Creekview High School’s modern dance company. The Creekview Jazz Ensemble has received consistent honors over the last decade at competitions including the Smokey Mountain Music Festival, Musicfest Orlando, and Choice Music Events.

Orchestra[edit]

The Creekview High School Orchestra, directed by Mr. Jeff Harvick and Mr. Aryc Lane, is one of the school's most successful programs. It regularly places many students in the TMEA All-Region and All-State Orchestras. Its students participate in Solo and Ensemble competitions, both at the district, regional, and state levels.

Four Orchestras annually compete in the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Competition: Symphony (varsity full), Symphonic (varsity string), Philharmonic(non-varsity) and Concert-Camerata(sub-non-varsity). The Symphonic and Symphony orchestras have received Sweepstakes Awards at these competitions every year since the school's opening, as has the Philharmonic Orchestra for the past two years.

The program's greatest accomplishment to date occurred after the 2006–2007 school year. The Symphony Orchestra was named first runner-up in the TMEA Honor Full Orchestra competition. This highly prestigious competition aims to name the best orchestra in the state of Texas each year. Creekview missed winning the competition by only one vote to Klein High School.

Choir[edit]

The Creekview High School's Choir consists of four different choirs "Legends" show choir, "A Capella" varsity, "Schola Cantorum" junior varsity, "Bella Voce" women's concert, and Men's concert. A Capella and Bella Voce are directed by Tara Sikon, Schola and Men's concert are directed by Brian Murray. Tara Sikon is the head director of choirs at Creekview High School. She previously held positions as Head Choir Director at Central Middle School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Head Choir Director at Highland Park Middle School. Brian Murray joins the faculty of Creekview High School as the assistant director of choirs. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Texas College of Music with a degree in choral music education.

MEN'S CONCERT: The Men's Concert Choir is the beginning high school choir for men's voices. It consists of all incoming freshman and singers new to the choral experience. Vocal technique for the male voice, musicianship skills, and sightreading skills are covered in every rehearsal. They perform on the Fall, Winter and Spring Concerts as well as dessert show and UIL contest. Attendance is expected at all concerts and rehearsals. Members of this choir may choose to audition for the All-Region Choir, participate in Solo & Ensemble and audition for the Fine Arts musical.

BELLA VOCE: Bella Voce is composed of 9th grade women who perform at the Dessert Show, Fall, Winter and Spring Concerts and compete at UIL. The students in this organization have the opportunity to participate in all of our enrichment or extra-curricular activities. This choir has consistently shown tremendous growth throughout each year and has earned Division I and Sweepstakes ratings at UIL. This year, Bella Voce, along with all of our other choirs, will have the chance to travel and compete on our Spring Festival trip.

SCHOLA: Schola is a choir composed of 10th through 12th grade men and women. They perform at the Dessert Show, Fall, Winter and Spring Concerts and compete at UIL and the Spring Festival trip. The students in this organization also have the opportunity to participate in all of our enrichment or extra-curricular activities.

A CAPELLA: The award-winning A Cappella Choir is an auditioned mixed choir consisting of 10–12 grade women and men. They perform music, both accompanied and unaccompanied, of various musical time periods. They perform on the Fall, Winter and Spring Concerts as well as the dessert show and at UIL contest. Members of the A Cappella Choir are expected to participate in all concerts and rehearsals. The A Cappella Choir may be called upon to perform for other school and community activities as well. Members of the A Cappella Choir are expected to take advantage of extra-curricular activities such as All-Region Choir and Solo & Ensemble Contest. The choir competes annually at spring festivals in Texas and out of state. The A Cappella Choir has consistently received first division and Sweepstakes Awards at UIL contest in the spring. They have received Superior ratings and Best in Class Awards at the Rocky Mountain Festival in Vail, CO, Buccaneer Festival in Corpus Christi, Heritage Festival in Washington D.C, DC Festivals in San Antonio and the Gulf Coast Showcase of Music. The A Capella Women's Choir received the prestigious honor of being selected, by tape audition, to perform for the American Choral Director's Association Convention in March 2002.

LEGENDS: Legends is the auditioned jazz/show choir of the choral department. Membership consists of 10–16 singers. All vocal members of Legends are also members of a larger performing choir. Legends regularly performs for school and community activities.

DANCE

DRILL TEAM:

The Chavels (Freach for Horse[s]) is the Creekview High Schools drill team. They host the schools annual Spring Show. As well at competing in & winning numerous competitions.

MOVING GROUND DANCE COMPANY:

References[edit]

[8] [9]

  1. ^ Texas Tribune
  2. ^ "2013 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  3. ^ UIL One Act Play Archives
  4. ^ The Athletics Department
  5. ^ UIL Girls Soccer Archives
  6. ^ http://www.creekviewband.org/about-us/directors.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ http://www.midwestclinic.org/performers/
  8. ^ "Faculty and staff directory of Creekview HS", retrieved on December 30, 2010
  9. ^ "Directory of high schools in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD", retrieved on December 30, 2010