Homecoming Parade

Pirates – We’ve got all your information on the 2017 Homecoming Parade right here.  Be sure to join us in our #PirateCommUNITY on Wednesday, October 11 starting at 5:30 p.m. for our parade.  A CommUNITY pep rally will immediately follow the parade and will take place at Pirate Stadium.


Back to the Community

Third Podcast Episode is available!

The Crandall ISD podcast is a twice-monthly podcast that keeps the community updated on happenings inside the district.

This episode focuses on interviews with all four elementary school principals and talks about how the elementary schools are handling having 6th grade back on campuses.

Be sure to subscribe to our podcast in iTunes (just search Crandall ISD in the podcast store) and received automatic downloads – for free!  Don’t miss a minute of our Crandall ISD updates.

2nd Annual CommUNITY Tailgate

Crandall ISD is proud to share that we will be making the CommUNITY tailgate an annual event.  Due to the success of last year’s event, our second annual CommUNITY tailgate will take place on Senior Night, November 3, 2017, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Just like last year, we will have free admission, free baked potatoes with all the fixings, and representation from different groups in the district, as well as CommUNITY organizations.

Save the date – our annual tailgate is sure to be fun for the whole family!

Interested in having some representation at our tailgate for your organization?  Contact the Public Relations Director, Erin McCann, at emccann@crandall-isd.net

Save the Date

Combine man recognized by NBC for contributions to FFA

Local Combine resident, an avid supporter of the Crandall ISD chapter of the FFA, Bill Harrell, was gifted an FFA jacket last month for his 80th birthday, 66 years after being active in his own FFA chapter in High School.

Bill was never able to purchase his own FFA jacket while in school in Wolfe City, Texas, but he became a patron of the FFA in adulthood and has actively supported the Crandall chapter.  Bill’s son Rick (a Crandall ISD school board member) and his three grandsons, all proudly wear FFA jackets that they have due to Bill’s generosity and patronage.

The Dallas affiliate of NBC got a hold of this story after it went viral.  You can check out the original story here: Bill Harrell, FFA.

NBC ran Bill’s story as part of their “Texas Connects Us,” feature on Monday, September 18, 2017.  We are proud of Bill, his family’s contributions to our community, and the incredible FFA program that we have, here in Crandall ISD

Bill Harrell NBC story

Friday Night Recap – Crandall V. Ferris

The Crandall Pirates had a successful Friday Night game at Pirate Stadium on September 15, 2017.

The Pirates started the night off by honoring the local Fire Departments of Crandall and Combine and presenting both departments with a check from the T-Shirt fundraiser that CISD created for this game.

The Pirates played well versus Ferris High School and took home a win with a final score of 41-3.  Pictures are below, and district games begin next week.

Go Pirates #PiratesForever #PirateCommUNITY

Hollis T. Dietz Ribbon Cutting

This morning, September 15, 2017, Crandall ISD was honored to formally dedicate and cut the ribbon for our 4th elementary school, Hollis T. Dietz Elementary.

Special thanks to Dr. Jolly, the School Board, and our honored guests, the Dietz family.  We were honored to have present at our ceremony representatives from WRA Architects, Justice of the Peace Johnny Adams, Commissioner Jakie Allen, and representatives from the Huffines Communities.  Thank you all for being a part of our day.

Crandall ISD is honored to be able to name a school after a man who contributed so much to Crandall Independent School District.

2017 Staff Recognitions

Congratulations to all CISD Teachers, Staff Members, and Employees of the Month for September 2017.


Dietz Elementary:

Teacher of the Month – David Earnest

Staff Member of the Month – Kendra Wallace

Employee of the Month – Kim Boyd


Martin Elementary:

Teacher of the Month – Lesley Entwistle

Teacher of the Month – Garrett Yuen


Wilson Elementary:

Teacher of the Month – Amanda Tipton

Staff Member of the Month – Denise Olson

Employee of the Month – Amanda Roberts


Walker Elementary:

Teacher of the Month – Lisa Muncrief

Staff Member of the Month – Scherrie Mayfield


Middle School:

Teacher of the Month – Aerial Webb

Staff Member of the Month – Morgan Woodruff


High School:

Teacher of the Month – Kimberly Dobson

Staff member of the Month – Maria Gonzalez

Employee of the Month – Judy Parr


Compass Academy:

Employee of the Month – Clyde Pikes



Staff Member of the Month – Bill Ackers