School Info

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

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

Welcome to Chisholm Trail Middle School

Welcome to Chisholm Trail MS, 
Home of the Cougars! 

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!