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The great thing in this world is not so much where you stand, as in what direction you are moving. -Oliver Wendell Holmes

What an amazing turnout for last week’s sporting events!  Each game had large crowds of spectators who were cheering loudly and supporting the players.  Let’s keep up the momentum and show the Burrs and visiting teams that we are filled with pride and are a school that shows good sportsmanship and values positive competition!



Monday, September 12, 2022 (Regular Schedule)
Admissions tour 10:00 am

Brandi Johnson (English, Science, History) 8:45 am-2:00 pm
Daniela Greene (Environmental Science, Science, Chemistry,) 10:45-2:45 pm

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 (Regular Schedule)
Daniela Greene (English, Science, History) 8:45 am-2:00 pm
OPEN (Environmental Science, Science, Chemistry,) 10:45-2:45 pm

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 (Regular Schedule)
Daniela Greene (English, Science, History) 8:45 am-2:00 pm
OPEN (Environmental Science, Science, Chemistry,) 10:45-2:45 pm

Thursday, September 15, 2022 (Regular Schedule)
First Day of Hispanic Heritage Month
SLC Meeting during lunch

There is NO CHANGE in schedule! Teachers who teach during PE/Electives/Study Hall during 9th period will determine if students are released at 5:00 pm to go to the game.  Teachers must chaperone students to the volleyball game if they are sending students.

Home JV Girls Volleyball vs O’Connell Prep 5:00 pm (gym)
Home Varsity Girls Volleyball vs O’Connell Prep 6:00 pm (gym)

Daniela Greene (English, Science, History) 8:45 am-2:00 pm
OPEN (Environmental Science, Science, Chemistry,) 10:45-2:45 pm

Friday, September 16, 2022 (B Block Schedule-Periods 4, 5, 6 + SLC All School Event)
SLC All School Event 11:45 am
All School Lunch 12:40 pm

Daniela Greene (Environmental Science and Texas History) 7:45 am-10:45 am
Roman Macareno (Science and Chemistry) 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Upcoming Events:
Home game-Varsity Soccer vs Lutheran High 11 am (soccer field)
Cross Country meet at Covenant Christian

Containment Drill-Lockdown during lunch
Chinquapin Board Meeting 4 pm

Vulnerability is not winning or losing. It’s having the courage to show up when you can’t control the outcome. -Brené Brown
Leading with character, integrity, kindness, and grace!

Dear Chinquapin Families-

The semester is in full swing!  The campus has an enlightening buzz of youthful energy that has brought everything back together!  We are so excited about the school year and are grateful to be a part of your child(ren)’s educational journey! The following are a few community updates we would like to share.


  • Faculty/Staff Update

Chinquapin is currently still understaffed. The teacher shortage crisis is extremely concerning and we are continuing to search for high quality instructors. Chinquapin is in need of a Humanities teacher (English and History) and a Science teacher.  I know having substitutes is not ideal. Substitutes are a short-term solution. Faculty members and I have stepped up to teach additional courses for the remainder of the year. If you know someone who is interested, please go to our website and take a look at the job opportunities that are available. I am working diligently to fill these positions and am continuing to seek local candidates as well as candidates from out of state. Communication welcoming new community members will go out as soon as a position is filled.

  • C.A.P.S.

The Chinquapin Association of Parents and Students (C.A.P.S.) is hosting its first meeting on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 9 am in the Chinquapin dining hall. (A virtual option is available on the school calendar on the website.) All families and students are part of C.A.P.S., so please join us as we launch the school year! Joining C.A.P.S. is a perfect way to stay involved and stay connected with your child and the school! 

School Safety

  • Campus Drills

Chinquapin prioritizes school safety!  We will have drills throughout the year to practice what to do in case of an emergency.  Faculty/staff completed safety training, students attended a safety orientation, and we have already had two fire drills within the first two weeks of school. The entire campus will work together to continue practicing safety!

  • Checking In/Checking Out Students

We have increased our security! The gates now have cameras and all visitors must show ID when they are checked in at the office. Don’t forget to come to the office to check in and check out a student. 

  • Transportation and Buses

Many thanks to all of you who are dropping off and picking up your student on the west side of campus–not in the U-shaped parking lot!  This has really helped traffic congestion with our buses and increased student safety. Please never drive around buses in parking lots (including at the off site bus stops).  Wait until all students have gotten off the bus and the bus driver lets everyone know it’s clear. Maintaining safety at pick-up and drop-off is incredibly important for the entire community.


  • Automated Messages

The automated messages that Chinquapin’s phone system sends out in case of an emergency or to let you know about an upcoming event are available in English and Spanish. If you are not receiving messages in your preferred language, please let us know.  Please also make sure that the school’s number, 281-426-5551, is saved in your contacts so you do not accidentally miss the call.  If you are not receiving messages, please contact the school office to make sure we have the correct contact information.  This year messages are being sent via e-mail, phone call, and we’ve added text messaging as well.

  • School Calendar

Please pay attention to the School Calendar located on the student and parent portals on the website. This calendar is updated digitally and will change throughout the school year.  When major changes occur, messages will go out to the community using our automated messages, but physical copies will not be mailed.

Thank you for your continued engagement and support while we continue to focus on prioritizing academics, safety, and communication!


Dorothy Scrutchin, Ed.D.

Executive Director

Queridas Familias de Chinquapin –

El semestre está en pleno apogeo!  El campus tiene un zumbido esclarecedor de energía juvenil que ha vuelto a unir todo!  Estamos muy emocionados por el año escolar y agradecidos de ser parte del trayecto educacional de su(s) hijo(s)(as)! Lo siguiente son unas cuantas actualizaciones de la comunidad que nos gustaría compartir.


  • Actualización de Facultad/Personal

Actualmente Chinquapin todavía no tiene suficiente personal . La  crisis de escasez de maestros es extremadamente preocupante y continuamos buscando instructores de alta calidad. Chinquapin está en necesidad de maestro(a)de Humanidades (Inglés e Historia) y un(a) maestro(a) de Ciencias. Yo se que el tener sustitutos no es ideal. Los sustitutos son una solución a corto plazo. Miembros de la facultad y yo hemos dado un paso al frente para enseñar cursos adicionales por lo que resta del año. Si usted conoce a alguien que esté interesado, por favor vaya a nuestra página web y eche un vistazo en oportunidades de trabajo que están disponibles. Yo estoy trabajando diligentemente para llenar estas posiciones y sigo buscando candidatos locales al igual que candidatos de fuera del estado. La comunicación de bienvenida de nuevos miembros de la comunidad se les hará llegar tan pronto como se llene un puesto.

  • C.A.P.S.

La Asociación de Padres y Estudiantes de Chinquapin (C.A.P.S.) estara llevando a cabo su primera reunión el Sábado, Septiembre 10, 2022 a las 9 am en el comedor de  Chinquapin. (Una opción virtual está disponible en el calendario de la escuela en la página web.) Todas las familias y estudiantes son parte de C.A.P.S.,por lo cual por favor únase a nosotros en el lanzamiento del año escolar! El unirse a C.A.P.S. es una manera perfecta de mantenerse involucrado(a)y mantenerse conectado(a) con su hijo(a) y la escuela! 

Seguridad Escolar

  • Simulacros del Campus

Chinquapin tiene como prioridad la seguridad escolar! Tendremos simulacros durante el año para practicar que se debe hacer en caso de una emergencia. La facultad y personal completaron entrenamiento de seguridad, los estudiantes asistieron a una orientación de seguridad , y nosotros ya hemos tenido dos simulacros de incendio dentro de las primeras dos semanas de escuela. El campus entero trabajará juntamente  para continuar practicando la seguridad!

  • Registrar/Sacar a Estudiantes

¡Hemos aumentado nuestra seguridad!  Los portones ahora tienen camaras y todos nuestros visitantes deben mostrar Identificación cuando se registren en la oficina. No se olvide de pasar a la oficina cuando deje ó recoja a su estudiante. 

  • Transporte y  Autobuses

Muchas gracias a todos ustedes que están dejando y recogiendo a sus estudiantes en el lado oeste del campus y no en el estacionamiento en forma de U!  Esto en realidad ha ayudado mucho con la congestión del tráfico por los autobuses y ha aumentado la seguridad de los estudiantes. Por favor nunca maneje alrededor de los autobuses en los estacionamientos  (incluyendo las paradas de autobús fuera del sitio). Espere hasta que todos los estudiantes se hayan bajado del autobús y  que el conductor del autobús diga a todos que está despejado. Mantener la seguridad al recoger y dejar a los estudiantes es sumamente importante para toda la comunidad.


  • Mensajes Automatizados 

Los mensajes automáticos del sistema telefónico de Chinquapin se envían en caso de una emergencia o para dejarles saber sobre algún evento que se aproxima y están disponibles en inglés y español. Si usted no está recibiendo mensajes en su lenguaje de preferencia, por favor déjenos saber. Por favor asegúrese de que el número de la escuela, 281-426-5551, esté guardado en sus contactos  para que no pierda la llamada accidentalmente.Si usted no esta recibiendo mensajes, por favor contacte a la oficina de la escuela para asegurarse de que tengamos la información de contacto correcta. Este año los mensajes se están enviando vía correo electrónico,llamada telefónica, y hemos agregado mensajes de texto también.

  • Calendario Escolar

Por favor ponga atención al Calendario Escolar ubicado en el portal de padres y estudiantes  en la página web. Este calendario se actualiza digitalmente y cambiará durante el año escolar.Cuando ocurran cambios mayores, se les enviarán mensajes a la comunidad usando nuestros mensajes automáticos,pero no se enviaran copias físicas por correo..

Gracias por su continua participación y apoyo mientras continuamos enfocándonos en priorizar académica,seguridad y comunicación!


Dorothy Scrutchin, Ed.D.

Directora Ejecutiva


Chinquapin Prep is accredited by TAAPS

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Highlands, TX 77562

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