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Letter from the PTO President

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

Welcome to the CRASH*

You did it! You got your child to Carnegie!

Take a moment to stop and take it in.

Do you recall the anxiety you felt… BEFORE?

Before you knew your child’s GT status.

Before you figured out what a Matrix score was.

Before you read 1,000 blogs, Facebook posts, and email articles and took a dozen magnet tours.

Before your child agreed to go here.

Before you decided it was a good idea.

Before, you maybe changed your mind… and then changed it back?

Before you got off the waitlist!

Before Orientation.


Before those first-day jitters.

Now, take a deep breath and smile because, parents and families, you did it!

Now, it is YOUR turn to help US keep Carnegie at the top of the rankings and make this the best experience for your student it can be.

As the proud parent of one recent Carnegie Graduate and one Carnegie Freshman, I can tell you what I have learned so far from my heartfelt experience:

the days may be long (and seemingly endless, sometimes)… but the years are painfully short.

So, make the most of your time at Carnegie. You cannot learn their lessons for them, sit for their exams, or do their projects (no, seriously, you really cannot do that!).

But. what you can do is be an active part of the CVHS PTO. Our mission is to support the students, teachers, and families at Carnegie, as stated in our bylaws; the PTO purposes shall be as follows:

  1. To provide a way for parents, guardians, and family members to support CVHS through
    fundraising and volunteer efforts.
  2. To promote and provide social and cultural opportunities for CVHS students.
  3. To improve the CVHS school environment.
  4. To foster the development of the gifted and talented program at CVHS and other gifted and
    talented programs both within and without the Houston Independent School District (HISD).

However, we can only meet that challenge with everyone’s help. Please take a moment to Meet the PTO Board, update your PTO Membership Directory listing, and DONATE TIME or TREASURE or both. Read on for more details about what is coming up next in PTO.

Welcome to the CRASH!

Sincerely Yours,

CVHS PTO President 2022-2023,

Maria C. Calzada,

Proud Parent of c/o ’22 Alumni and c/o ’26 Freshman

Email: president@cvhspto.org

Please take a moment to learn how you can become involved with the PTO:

Donate to the CVHS PTO and contribute to our mission:




Want to stay informed? Get invited to all our Special Events. Be the first to know. You have to Sign up to be in the PTO Directory! Or update your previous entry:

Want to volunteer? Sign up for Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) today!

Note that all returning volunteers need to re-register for 2022-2023.

Complete your directory information, both new and returning families. You can also now purchase CVHS Spirit items online on the same website:

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Find out official stats about CVHS here at the HISD SCHOOL PROFILE PAGE

*Why does everyone keep saying that? “Welcome to the Crash!”

What Is a Group of Rhinoceroses Called?

A group of rhinoceroses is called a crash.

Collective NounUsage
crashcrash of rhinoceroses

collective noun for rhinoceroses