Crandall Vs. Athens

It’s game day Pirates!

Tonight the Crandall Pirates take on the Athens Hornets at Hornet Stadium.

Show up in your black and gold to support our team.  We are creeping ever closer to the end of football season.  Only two more games after tonight.

Let’s cheer on our home team!  Be sure to come out to the Community Tailgate next Friday to meet the Pirates before they take on Brownsboro at home.

New Podcast available- Winter Weather and Safety.


CISD fans and friends – Crandall ISD updates, the podcast, has a new episode out on SoundCloud and iTunes.

This week we talk Winter weather and safety precautions in advance of any dangerous weather or potential school closings.

Listen, as Host Erin McCann talks with Director of Safety and Transportation, Scott Stewart, about how CISD decides to call a snow day, the factors involved, and where you can best find this information.

Be sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode.  If you’re enjoying our podcast, please consider leaving us a 5 star review on iTunes.  This helps other listeners find our podcast.

Groundbreaking for Elementary #5

Crandall ISD officially broke ground on our 5th Elementary school, part of the 2017 bond package, on October 23, 2017.

Present for the groundbreaking ceremony were members of the CISD Board of Trustees, members of the Crandall City Council, City of Crandall Leaders and Partners, and External Partners WRA Architects, and Gallagher Construction.

CISD is extremely excited and proud of the growth of the district, as well as the partnerships involved in this site location for our 5th Elementary.

Construction will continue for the duration of the 17-18 school year, and Elementary #5 is projected to open for the 18-19 school year.  At capacity, this school will hold up to 650 students.

Digital Resources Town Hall

Please join Crandall ISD on November 6, 2017, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the CISD Board Room, 400 W. Lewis Street, Crandall, Texas for a Town Hall.

We will cover accessing online textbooks, homework help, research resources, and google classroom.

Light refreshments will be provided, please RSVP to Erin McCann, Public Relations Director.


Chili Cookoff at 2nd CommUNITY Tailgate

The second annual CommUNITY Tailgate will also feature the second annual Chili Cookoff.

This event is free to enter, and chili must be dropped off by 4:45 p.m. on November 3, 2017.

Chili will be judged on 5 criteria: smell, thickness, color, flavor, and aftertaste.  Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  Hottest Chili and People’s Choice will also be awarded.

Email your information to to enter.Chili Cookoff Flyer

2nd Annual Multicultural Festival at Martin Elementary

Martin Elementary hosted their 2nd annual Multicultural Festival on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

The festival gives the Martin Elementary students, grades Pre-K through 6th grade, the opportunity to learn about new countries and cultures, and experience other ways of life.

The festival, headed up by Assitant Principal Kimtesha Strange, is designed to incorporate pride in the different cultures represented in our district.  “We do this so that students become more familiar with other cultures, and so that students are more comfortable with their own culture and are not ashamed to show who they are,” said Mrs. Strange.

This year, the Festival, incorporated performances from students and staff that personified other cultures.  There was a fantastic rendition of “This land is your land,” by one of the Pre-K classes, and a group of older students performed a traditional Norweigan Folk Dance.  A fan favorite was a Cuban dance performed by Instructional Coach Alek Turner, and her father, a native of Cuba.

The festival was incredibly well done, and a great representation of the different CommUNITY members that we serve in CISD.  We look forward to the next Martin Multicultural Festival in 2018.

John Nutt nominated for National Group Life Changer of the Year

We are so proud that our fabulous Band Director, Mr. John Nutt, has been nominated as a National Group Life Changer of the year.

This is a huge honor.  We are so proud to have Mr. Nutt as a part of our Pirate Community and to have him positively impact so many CISD students.

Please consider going to the link below and sharing some comments about Mr. Nutt.  Let’s help him get the recognition he deserves.

Group Life Changer of the Year