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Chisholm Trail MS
500 Oakridge Dr
Round Rock, TX 78681
ph: (512) 428-2500
fax: (512) 428-2629

School Hours:
8:20am - 3:30pm

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Chisholm Trail Middle School


Welcome to Chisholm Trail Middle School
Home of the Fighting Cougars!!

Announce    5-23-14 

Congratulations to the undefeated district champion boys soccer team.  The boys dominated the hornets 4 to 0 with goals by Donovan Ramos, Juan Sanchez and two for Kullen Elkins.  Captain Ethan Golla, Jacob Algaze, Dustin Pham, Jorge Balderas, Miller Burgess, Hank Aguilar, Price Harison, Nick Lee, Brayan Luna and Leo Castruita led the offense.  While the defense of John Min, Jacob Gitre, Matthew Harvill, Adrian Garza, Joshua Thissen, Jackson Mahan and goalies Rory Dienstbier and Brandon Bowen did not allow a single shot on goal.

Congratulations on an amazing season!

On Saturday, 5/19 several CTMS art students competed in the annual TAEA JrVASE competition. 
These students are judged by a juror going through an interview process about their work, and must be able to verbally communicate the Purpose, Execution and Technique, Personal Expression, Organization of Elements and Principles, and Aesthetic and Critical Judgement decisions made during the creation of their artwork.

The following students received Superior ratings:

6th grade - Colton Lee

7th grade - Declan Shearman, Susy Ugarte, Marcela Torres, and Keagan Friend

8th grade - Isabella Castro, Mia Prieto, Peyton Kutz, Mackenzie McKean, and Lyllian Vandergriff

In addition, 5% of the Superior rated works are again judged to receive a Silver Medal (the highest achievement for middle schoolvisual art in the state).

The following students received Silver Medals for their work:

6th grade -  Colton Lee

7th grade - Marcela Torres

8th grade - Mackenzie McKean

Please join myself, Mr. Jasman, and Mrs. Pollard in congratulating these students!  Their work will be on display in the cases.

Please help me in congratulating these students as they participated in the FIT Games yesterday with other middle schools in and out of the district.  They worked hard and represented CTMS well.  
Abigail Vasquez-1st Place finish
De'yante Johnson-2nd Place finish
Ethan Hoermann
Caitlyn Cron
Audrey Dieckert
James Mcphail
Jared Cooke
Rebecca Buford
Sophie Alexander
Jacee Clason
Astrid Torres
Brandon Bowen
Ryan Niswanger

Our five 6th graders practiced and participated well at the State Mathleague Championship held at Fern Bluff ES on Saturday, May 10.
6th Individual Place (trophy) - Srishaan Iyengar
7th Individual Place (trophy) - Anirudh Margam
5th Overall Team (trophy) - Srishaan Iyengar, Anirudh Margam, Gaurav Singh, Hariharan Jayakumar
Gaurav, Hariharan and Coleson placed 13th, 17th and 20th respectively. There were 29 participants at the 6th grade level and some pretty tough competition from Austin Area Homeschoolers and many of the middle schools from Houston. There were around 150 participants in all from across 3rd-6th grades.
The top 10 individuals in each grade level and the overall top 5 teams advanced to the National Championship to be held at University of Houston onSaturday, Jun 7. This is the first year that is hosting a National Championship for 3rd-6th grade students. Details are at
Srishaan, Anirudh, Gaurav and Hariharan are very excited about getting to participate in the Nationals!

Congratulations!  to Elaine Montorello who won the Hispanic Heritage Art Contest for 2013-2014.
The winners will be recognized on Saturday, May 17 at the Raymond Hartfield Performing Arts Center during the Hispanic Heritage Celebration from2:00

This mothersday weekend the CTMS Honor Band and combined Symphonic and Concert Bands traveled to Dallas to Compete in the Lonestar Music Showcase. Both bands earned Superior ratings on stage and won "Outstanding in Class" awards. The Band directors are very proud of how hard all the bands have worked this year. Our final performance for the year is 
Wednesday, May 21 in the CTMS Gym. Come join us as we celebrate a fantastic year of music. 

Chisholm Trail Orchestra students competed in UIL Solo and Ensemble this weekend.
The following students received medals for their superior ratings of a ONE.
Joshua Castillo
Errett Corbiere
Christine Crawford
Ananya Dhandapani
Hariharan Jayakumar
Alec Kennison
Seonho Lim
Shelby McDonald
Mara Nesseth
Anthony Nguyen
Vivian Nguyen
Habi Park
Andrew Perez
Ian Richardson
Erin Risinger
Guadalupe Rivera
Sophie Rock
Nicholas Starich
Annie Wang
Demi Waworuntu
Please congratulate these students for their hard work and achievements!


This Saturday the CTMS Band had students compete in the district's Solo and ensemble competition.  55 students earned a 1 (Superior) Rating! 12 students were also honored with the Outstanding Performer Award! Those Students are:

Josh Avery
Matt Juba
Natalie Neidig
Kelsie Meyers
Mikalea Lopez
Aynsleigh Fettig
Andrew Neidig
Regan Christian
Zane Corbiere
David Tang
Sri Iygenar
Savanna Santos

Congratulations to all the students who competed this weekend!


Please join me in congratulating these CTMS students on their winning art work in this year's RRISD Secondary Art Show.  These students competed against art students across the district in their grade/level and art media categories.  We are so proud of our kids!!!


In addition, our very own 7th grader - Marcela Torres took BEST OF SHOW with her ceramics piece - winning over every student artwork ranging from 6th -12th grades in all categories!!!

ForseBritton Division I Ceramics Jasman First Place

GarzaDavid Division I Ceramics Jasman Second Place

GonzalesAlexander  Division I Color Drawing Jasman First Place

LinenbergerEllie Division I Mixed Media Jasman Honorable Mention

VoglAlexis Division I Mixed Media Jasman Third Place

McCulloughKristen Division I Watercolor Jasman Third Place

TorresMarcela Division II Ceramics Kutz Best of Show

TorresMarcela Division II Color Drawing Kutz Third Place

McKeanMackenzie Division III Ceramics Kutz First Place

PierreHannah Division III Ceramics Kutz Honorable Mention

MontorelloElaine Division III Mixed Media Kutz Third Place

StarichNicholas Division III Color Drawing Kutz Second Place

One Act Play Festival results

So proud of our cast "The Rehearsal" that performed an awesome performance at CD Fulkes M.S. this past Saturday and earned an excellent rating. Please congratulate our students that earned some acting awards as well:

Honorable All Star Cast: Marshay Sanders, Molly Riquelmy
All Star Cast: Cooper Ward, Jacob Gitre, Naren Gundapaneni, Jonah Velasco
Thespian Spirit Award: Rebecca Lee
Best Actress overall (out if all the plays): Sara Brennan

Please help me in congratulating the Varsity Women's choir on their sweepstakes performance. They earned superior  ratings in both concert and sight reading! 

Please congratulate the Varsity Men's if you see them on their wonderful performance at U.I.L. concert and sight-reading contest. They earned one's in both areas of competition and we couldn't be prouder!

Congrats to Orchestra! They received sweepstake
s, which is all 1's (highest honors)

This week of 3/3 - 3/7 the CTMS Concert and Symphonic Bands both attend UIL Concert and Sight-reading competition. 
On Tuesday the Concert Band earned a 1-1-1 rating in concert and a 1-1-2 rating in sight-reading for an overall sweepstakes! This is the first time the Concert Band has ever earned sweepstakes!On Wednesday the Symphonic Band earned a 1-1-2 rating in concert and a 1-1-1 rating in sight-reading for another overall sweepstakes! All of the band directors are extremely proud of the students in both bands for all the hard work they put in toward accomplishing these goals. Go CTMS Band!

Congratulations to the 7th grade A team boys basketball team for finishing the season 9-0 and District Champs!!

2014 MathCounts

The Chisholm Trail MathCounts team competed Saturday 2/8/14 in the Travis Chapter Competition against 22 Austin area schools.  Our 4 person team, Ethan Golla, Matthew Harvill, Sri Iyengar, and David Tang placed 6th in the Team Competition.   Sri Iyengar placed 11th in the Individual Competition, qualifying him for the State Competition in March. 

I also want to recognize our individual competitors. Srishaan Iyengar
Gaurav Singh
Anirudh Margam
Alec Kennison
Naren Gundapanini
Hariharan Jayakumar
Sree Grande


TAME Competition
CTMS students traveled to the University of Texas and did a great job at the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering competition on February 1st, 2014. 
The following students placed at the competition:
  • Gaurav Singh - 5th Place - Level 3 Math Middle School
  • Errett Corbiere - 5th Place - 6th Grade Science
  • Anirudh Margam - Judge's Choice - Team Design Challenge
Congratulations COUGARS!!! 

Congratulations to National Geographic Bee Winners

  • 1st - Alec Kennison
  • 2nd - Gaurav Singh
  • 3rd - Jared Cooke

Congratulations to Mercela Torres for her award winning artwork!
Mercela took first place in both the local Round Rock Noon Lion's club, AND the District level in which she was awarded $250!!  Mercela's poster design can be seen on our school website, the artwork with children flying kites and a ladder to the sky.

The winners of the 2013-2014 CTMS spelling bee are:
1st Place: Eeman Faiz, 8th grade
2nd Place: Hari Jayakumar, 6th grade
3rd Place: Anirudh Margam, 6th grade
Eeman will represent CTMS at the Zone 11 Spelling Bee on February 25th at Cedar Valley.

This weekend of 11/16 your Chisholm Trail Band students went to Grisham Middle School to audition for Region Band and if they were lucky enough to get a top chair they would also be a part of Region Full Orchestra.  I'm proud of all the kids that went.  They've worked so hard.  This year  9 of our kids made Region Band and two of them made chairs high enough for Region Orchestra (This hasn't happened in about 4 years).  
Rebecca Lee: Flute (Concert)
Sri Iyengar: Clarinet (Wind Ensemble and Orchestra!)
Sean Aiton: Clarinet (Wind Ensemble)
Arvind Venkatesan: Clarinet (Symphonic)
Josh Avery: Trombone (Symphonic and Orchestra!)
Anusha Rayini: Bass Clarinet (Symphonic)
David Tang: Tenor Saxophone(Symphonic)
Jaxon Zwerneman: Percussion (Symphonic)
Matthew Harvill: Percussion (Symphonic)
In addition:  Round Rock Dragon Band went to Band of America Grand Nationals in Indianapolis and place 4th in the finals out of 92 bands.  Many of these kids are from CTMS!!  In addition they received the best music caption in the semi finals.They were also the only band invited from this weekend to march in the 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade.  A huge honor that can only happen through invitation.  I'm so proud of them!

Chisholm Trail's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream came home many awards!
Theatre Spirit Award for Technical Assistant
Shelby McDonald
Honorable Mention All Star Cast
Kenneth Halling and Ian Richardson
All Star Cast
Alexia Kaley and Jillian Horton
And Cooper Ward was named Best Actor out of the entire Festival!!!!!
The play also received a ranking of EXCELLENT!
so very proud of the entire cast and crew!
And a huge Thank you to all who came to the performances!

District Band Compete - Nov 2, 2013
26 of our students received a district patch and 19 of those students were the top half of their rooms.  They will audition for Region Band in two weeks on Saturday at Grisham M.S. 
Flute: Rebecca Lee: District/Advance
           Adrick Stewart: Distict
Oboe: Regan Christian: District/Advance(2nd chair!)
            Ethan Golla: District
Clarinet: Arvind Venkatesan; District/Advance (3rd chair!)
                Sriraman Iyengar: District/Advance(4th chair!)
                Sean Aiton: Distict/Advance
                Chloe Orr: District/Advance
                Rommy Rodriguez: District
                Lauren Mohr: District
Bass Cl: Anusha Rayini: District/Advance
Alto Sax: David Tang: District/Advance
                 Savanna Santos: District/Advance
Tenor Sax: David Tang: District/ Advance (1st chair!)
                    Patrick McDonnell: District
Bari Sax: Clay Vasquez: District/Advance (1st chair!)
Trumpet: Matthew Juba: District/Advance
                 Natalie Niedig: District
FHorn:     Amber Bursley: District/Advance(2nd chair!)
                 Lydia Brooks: District/Advance
Trombone: Josh Avery: District/Advance
                     Ashton Landt: District/Advance
Bass Trombone: Cooper Ward: District
Tuba:            Jacob Kuempel: District/Advance
Percussion: Jaxon Zwerneman: District/Advance(2nd chair!)
                       Matthew Harvill: District/Advance

Great job to all the students and our excellent band instructors!!

CTMS Choir had a great showing at region this weekend.
Saturday Oct25th, Rylie York ranked 2 chair 1st Soprano for  8th grade! Isabelle Scott Amy Dimon both placed as well as 4th chair in their sections. They will be joined in the Region choir by
Katie Crosby, Sierrra Gumbs
 and Arya Saksena. Honorable mention to Jaquci Hill for ranking #17 and being only one chair away.
The Men did themselves proud in what the judges have been calling a competitive year.  James Curtis ranked #19 out of 66 basses, and Carson Asbery earned a spot among the Tenors, and will be representing CTMS this year.  Brandon Simonetti & Lucas Sousa ranked #23 and fell just one spot short of a spot this year.
After a long audition Saturday morning, all 48 CTMS singers placed well, and Mrs Scott could not be prouder of her students and their hard work!
Congratulations to all students for participating in this audition and representing CTMS!

Congratulations to the Cross Country team on a very competitive and hard working season. The Running Cougsdisplayed their hard work and determination Friday Oct.18th with a stellar performance at the District meet. Chisholm Trail ranked 3rd overall in a very fast and competitive field of competition. Five of the top twenty-five finishers were cougars as well as the district champion Kristen Jones (7:43) finished the season with a bang. Congratulations to all of our Cross Country members on a hard fought season paved with due diligence, focus, and FUN!!! Our Cross Country team gives us lots to be proud of, thanks Cougs!

CTMS Orchestra had a great showing at region on this weekend of October 11.

Friday night, 
Nick Starich ranked #1 in the viola audition and will sit principal violist with the Full Orchestra.  Anthony Nguyen and Annie Wang both placed as well with 9th chair, Full Orchestra, and 6th chair, String Orchestra respectively.
Basses did themselves proud in what the judges have been calling a competitive year.  Logan Blair ranked #4, so he will be 4th chair Full Orchestra and Zoe Ranked #8, so she will be 2nd chair in the String Orchestra.  Joshua Castillo ranked #11 and fell just one spot short of a spot this year.
Thomas Coan ranked 18th securing 6th chair cello in the String Orchestra on one of the most competitive instruments.
Saturday morning, harpists Logan McDonald and Julianne Dreiling were accepted into the Region Harp Ensemble.
After a long audition lasting into Saturday afternoon, violinists were accepted into region orchestra as follows:
Seonho Lim, ranked 30th, seated 2nd violin 14th chair in the Full Orchestra
Erin Risinger, ranked 50th, seated 1st violin 16th chair
Alex Ahn, ranked 62nd, seated 2nd violin, 12th chair, 
and sixth grader, Hariharan Jayakumar, ranked 66, seated 2nd violin, 16th chair.
Ananya Dhandapani was 3 spots away, and Alec Kennison was out ranked by 7.
Congratulations to all students for participating in this audition and representing CTMS!