Center Independent School District

Center Independent School District Center ISD is a K-12 public education school district. Home of the Roughriders!



Schools around the region have been picking up personal protective equipment (PPE) all week.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors:
Center Independent School District's Cody Fontaine - Transportation Route Coordinator, and Marketta Edmond - Bus Driver, picked up their district's PPE this morning. After leaving the service center, they talked about how much room they still had left in their band truck. They called the three neighboring districts in Shelby County to see if they could pick up and deliver their PPE as well! Thank you for going above and beyond, Cody and Marketta!

Photos from Center Independent School District's post

Photos from Center Independent School District's post

Center Middle School

Center Middle School

The community now knows what every student and staff member at CMS already knows...Mr. Henson is the best. His concern and dedication for all of us shines through each and every day. Thank you, Mr. Henson, for all you do for our campus.

Encuesta de Inicio Escolar 2020-2021Complete esta encuesta voluntaria con respecto a la consideraci贸n que CISD debe tene...
2020-2021 Encuesta de Inicio de Escuela

Encuesta de Inicio Escolar 2020-2021

Complete esta encuesta voluntaria con respecto a la consideraci贸n que CISD debe tener en cuenta para el comienzo del a帽o escolar 20-21.

Su participaci贸n en esta encuesta es voluntaria. Sus respuestas son an贸nimas y no hay forma de conectar sus respuestas con su nombre. La encuesta estar谩 abierta hasta la medianoche del Domingo 5 de Julio.

Si no tiene acceso a Internet para completar la encuesta, puede obtener una encuesta en papel en la oficina central de CISD hasta el Jueves 2 de Julio a las 5 pm.

Su participaci贸n en esta encuesta es voluntaria, lo que significa que no tiene que responder esta encuesta si usted no desea. Tus respuestas son an贸nimas y no hay forma de conectar sus respuestas a su nombre.


2020-2021 School Start Survey

Please complete this voluntary survey in regards to consideration CISD should take into account for the start of the 20-21 school year.

Your participation in this survey is voluntary. Your responses are anonymous and there is no way to connect your responses to your name. The survey will be open until midnight on Sunday, July 5th.

If you do not have internet access to complete the survey a paper survey may be obtained at CISD central office through Thursday, July 2nd @ 5 pm.

To take the survey, click here:

Light and Champion

Light and Champion

Center High School's Perkins, Watlington advance to Final 60 in National Speech and Debate Tournament this past weekend - please click for details:

Center Agricultural Sciences/ FFA

Center Agricultural Sciences/ FFA

Hey guys it鈥檚 that time a year again if you are interested in showing chickens at the 2020 Shelby County Poultry Festival for Center FFA or Center Junior FFA please email Ms. Richey at [email protected] for a copy of the entry form and rules. Shelby County Poultry Festival will be October 3rd, 2020 and entries are due by July 27th! 馃悡To be eligible to show under Center FFA you must be enrolled in an agriscience class if they are offered for your grade level and to be eligible to show under Center Junior FFA you must be at least 8 years old and in the 3rd grade.

The 2020-21 board-approved school calendar is here! Fifteen minutes have been added to school days to make sure we have ...

The 2020-21 board-approved school calendar is here! Fifteen minutes have been added to school days to make sure we have enough minutes in our calendar to cover a two week period if school has to be closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

Center High School Boys Basketball

Center High School Boys Basketball

Grab a copy of the Light and Champion for a special keepsake!

Grab a copy of the Light and Champion for a special keepsake!

Class of 2020 Keepsake Booklet Inside this week's edition of The Light and Champion

Newspapers available at newsstands across Shelby County and at our offices in downtown Center

Get your copy of the Class of 2020 Celebration Keepsake featuring Class of 2020 graduates from all five public high schools.

Featured are dozens of area graduates along with information on each school's valedictorian and salutatorian.

Also in this week's edition for only 75 cents:

鈥overage and photos from Center High School and Tenaha High School graduation

鈥 Story and photos on a protest going on in Center

鈥 Story and photos from Center Middle School and Center Intermediate School's drive-through awards programs

鈥 Story and photo updates on downtown Center's Streetscape project

鈥 Story and photos of COVID-19 victim Mike Bush's surprise return home parade

鈥 Update on what's the latest with Timpson's Class of 2020 and a celebration planned for this Saturday

鈥 Photos and story on the outcome of the Texas High School Rodeo Association's Queen Contest held in Center this past weekend

鈥 Supermarket ads from Hagler's H&S Discount Foods and Brookshire Brothers

* Inserts ads filled with specials from CVS Pharmacy and Dollar General


A special tribute: CHS English and Theatre instructor Chris Watlington wrote and produced this song, "An Empty Place," for the graduating class of 2020. Congratulations, graduates!


Seniors: We love you, and we miss you. Tomorrow begins the next chapter of your lives. See you at Roughrider Stadium. 馃挏 We are cheering for you always.

Sea Camp 2020: Camp Update

This summer, Texas ATM University Galveston is offering a Marine Biology Learning Experience that is FREE, ALL SUMMER LONG, AND ONLINE!

Join the fun at Sea Camp Connection by e-mailing [email protected] with your camper(s) name, age, and e-mail address to receive information on how your
camper(s) can participate in the fun this summer!

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we feel it is necessary to cancel Sea Camp for Summer 2020. Please follow our Facebook and Instagram for more information on how...

馃崕馃崬馃ウPandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time food benefit for families who lost access to free or reduc...
Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) Due to COVID-19 | Texas Health and Human Services

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a one-time food benefit for families who lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures. Eligible P-EBT families will receive application instructions from schools in late May. The P-EBT application will open the first week of June.

P-EBT food benefits are for children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020 and children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year. For more information, visit:

La Transferencia Electr贸nica de Beneficios por Pandemia (P-EBT, por sus siglas en ingl茅s) es un beneficio de alimentos 煤nico para las familias que perdieron el acceso a comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido debido al cierre de las escuelas. A fin de mayo, las escuelas les enviar谩n instrucciones para realizar una solicitud a las familias elegibles para la P-EBT. La solicitud de la P-EBT estar谩 disponible la primera semana de junio.

Los beneficios de alimentos de la P-EBT son para los ni帽os que recibieron beneficios de alimentos del Programa Asistencial de Nutrici贸n Suplementaria (SNAP, por sus siglas en ingl茅s) para marzo de 2020 y para los ni帽os que est茅n certificados para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido en Texas durante el a帽o escolar 2019-20. Para obtener m谩s informaci贸n, visite:

Espa帽ol Because of school closures from COVID-19, Texas received

Apply to be a 2020-2021 Center High School Athletic Trainer.Students will:learn about the medical fieldtape ankleswrap i...
CISD Athletic Trainer Applications - Google Drive

Apply to be a 2020-2021 Center High School Athletic Trainer.

Students will:
learn about the medical field
tape ankles
wrap injuries
basic first aid
and help athletes perform at their best.

great experience to put on a resume for college
earn scholarships to be a student trainer at the collegiate level.
free travel and meals with student athletes

Apply with the attached application by June 8. Turn in your application to the CHS Athletic Office or email application to [email protected]. Finalists will be contacted during the last week of June.

Please email questions to [email protected].

Follow the link below for the application:

Register your Pre/Kindergarten Kiddo with Center ISD! 馃挏

Register your Pre/Kindergarten Kiddo with Center ISD! 馃挏



Center Intermediate School

Center Intermediate School

Awards will be presented next week! We hope you are able to attend!

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos


CMS students are invited to an Awards Parade Wednesday morning, May 27. EVERY student will receive an award!

6th Grade - 8:00 - 9:00
7th Grade - 9:00 - 10:00
8th Grade - 10:00 - 11:00

The route will be the same as the instructional pickup. Drive through a parade of teachers and receive awards at the end. All CMS students are invited to the parade to see teachers and pick up their award as the school year ends.


Please visit our beautiful signs on Roughrider Drive created to honor the CHS graduates of 2020. Feel free to take photos with your sign, but please do not vandalize or remove signs until you are leaving the graduation ceremony on June 1. At that time, please only take the sign with your student's photo.


Off-season girl athletes and all other girls who still need to pick up personal belongings from athletics can pick up their things TOMORROW, Tuesday, May 19 from 9:00-3:00.

In light of the tragic loss of a member of the Center High School student body, counselors will be available to meet wit...

In light of the tragic loss of a member of the Center High School student body, counselors will be available to meet with students on Monday, May 18. When arriving at school the student should call the main number, 936-598-6173, to be escorted into the building. Questions regarding support services may be directed to 936-598-6173.



Both Center High School and Middle School design and print yearbooks with Balfour, whose publishing warehouse is based in Dallas. Because of the coronavirus, manufacturing has been halted, but it will reopen on May 18.

Once the warehouse begins working, the CMS book will print. The warehouse prints for hundreds of schools in several states, so this may take weeks. When the books are received by the middle school, students who have purchased books will be contacted for pickup.

The CHS yearbook staff opted to keep the book longer than usual to include coronavirus coverage and a glimpse at the socially distanced graduation. When the book is complete, it will be sent for printing. The book should be available at the end of the summer or early in the fall. Once received, students who ordered books will be contacted.

There is a limited number of books still available at CHS. If you would like to order a book, please email Sydney Brookshire at [email protected]


Center Intermediate will have a packet drop off on Monday, May 18th from 8:00-12:30. We will also be collecting Chromebooks and chargers at that time. Library books and fundraiser money can be turned in as well. Drop off will be in front of the CIS gym. If you cannot make it during that time, there are two tubs located outside of our office where you can drop off completed work at your earliest convenience.

*Work for the week of May 18th-22nd can be picked up Monday during drop off or accessed on our website.


F.L. Moffett parents may drop off completed student work packets on Monday, May 18 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the parent pick up line in front of the school. We will also have any supplies your child may have had at school, if you have not already picked those up. Please let us know. Make sure the student's name and teacher are written on the packets you are returning. All completed packets are due by May 18th in order for your child to receive credit. Please share this information with all FLM parents!

Los padres de los estudiantes de F.L. Moffett pueden entregar paquetes completados por estudiantes el lunes 18 de mayo de 8:00 a.m. 鈥 12:30 p.m. en la l铆nea en donde se forman para recoger a los estudiantes despu茅s de la escuela. Tambi茅n tendremos los 煤tiles que su hijo(a) haya dejado en la escuela si a煤n no los ha recogido. Por favor av铆senos. Por favor aseg煤rese que el nombre del estudiante y la maestra est茅n escritos en todos los paquetes que est茅 entregando. Todos los paquetes completados deben ser entregados a m谩s tardar el 18 de mayo para que su hijo(a) pueda recibir cr茅dito. Por favor comparta esta informaci贸n con todos los padres de FLM!


CHS Final Instructional Drop-Off, Chromebook and Library Book return

CHS has scheduled the following days for Instructional Drop-Off, returning Chromebooks, chargers and library books. Drop-Off will be in the teacher鈥檚 parking lot. This will be the last instructional drop-off for the school year.

Monday, May 18th
9th Grade 8:00-9:00
10th Grade 9:00-10:00

Tuesday, May 19th
11th Grade 8:00-9:00
12th Grade 9:00-10:00

Please remain in your vehicles and be sure that the student鈥檚 and teacher鈥檚 names are on all assignments.

If you are unable to come at the suggested times you can come by the front office from 1:00-5:00 on both days, tubs will be available for you to turn in any packets and/or library books. Please call the office at 936-598-6173 if you are returning a Chromebook and someone will come out to pick it up. Also, if you have any personal items you need to collect you will need to call to set up a time to pick them up.

Hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.

Mr. Small
Mr. Harrison

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos

Center Middle School:Students,With the end of the school year fast approaching, here is your last assignment for the 201...

Center Middle School:


With the end of the school year fast approaching, here is your last assignment for the 2019-2020 school year. Each grade level has a different project to complete. Projects are due by the end of the day Friday, May 22nd electronically.

6th grade will submit their projects to Mrs. Bartlett, 7th grade to Ms. Mathews, and 8th grade to Mr. Henson. We hope that you will find these projects to be a great way to end the year!
We plan to use your submissions in the future for orientations and hopefully our new school shirt.

Our hope is that you are doing well and staying safe! We know this has been a crazy end of the year and want you to know how much we miss and love you! If you need anything, please reach out to us!

Mr. Henson & Ms. Mathews


PO Drawer 1689
Center, TX

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 16:30
Thursday 07:30 - 16:30
Friday 07:30 - 16:30


(936) 598-5642


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Where is the link for the school supplies list?
I am curious just like many other parents what are CISDs plans for students for the 20-21 year and Covid-19. What safety measures are going to be put in place? Will students be screened on arrival each morning for fever or symptoms? Will students be required to wear masks (unless health issues dont allow it). Will there be smaller class sizes? Is remote learning an option and if so who do we speak to about that?
Any idea when school starts back?
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What time is the high school office open today?
Hello, I have a couple of questions..since the school year is done will the kids just automatically pass to the next grade? My child is in kindergarten and I've already turned in the only packet we were given. Also I paid for pictures ..the graduation and class are we going to get those? Thank you
What鈥檚 the verdict on centerisd?
If we cant go to regular classes, we will go to the Smith/Wall Homeschool. My daughters are 8th graders and we separated each class into a folder and by period! They will work 40 to 45 minutes on each folder.
Is center high school selling fruit this year and is there a way I could find a student to buy from
Is there school tomorrow?
Does anyone know how I'd get the 9th grade supply list. I missed meet the teacher cause I had to work. Thank you.