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The Stallion Scoop: 11Feb16




The Principal Chronicles continue ... SUPER BOWL!!!!! The Broncos did it and became World Champions - even though no one else in the world plays American football, but who cares?! It is still pretty awesome. You would think that first sentence meant that I actually watched the game, but those of you who know me know there are no sports watched in my house. ever. On Super Bowl Sunday I had the unfortunate experience of watching about an hour and a half of The Kitten bowl. Yes is was as awful as it sounds. Picture a bunch of really cute kittens in a large (and strange) "stadium", complete with a referee and announcers. Essentially they throw a bunch of toys around in the "stadium" so they kittens do really cute things. Once something cute happens the audience (which unfortunately was me) gets an instant replay and a narrative by the announcers complete with some of the worst puns on the planet. My girls loved it and so did my wife. Let's just leave it at that.

That is it for this week. Sorry it is so short but I am swamped this week with meetings. Have a great week and stay tuned. Next week should be better. Until next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


Safety note to parents...we have no supervision before 8:25 am on any area of our campus. Please do not send your student to school early. We have had a couple of incidents with rough plan prior to supervision being available. Also, please remind your student they are to stand in line as soon as they are on the school campus. Thanks for your assistance in keeping our students safe.

Student Council sold over 400 Valentine Candy Grams! It was a hit and the money will go toward the blankets we make for Project Linus.

Mark your calendars now! Parent/Teacher Conferences are the week of February 22, with our late night being February 25 (see detailed instructions for signing up below).

For StuCo's next service project, we will be partnering with Chaparral High School's Student Government for their Wish Week. More information to come!

January/February/March Newsletter

Box Tops: Congratulations to Mr. Major's class & Ms. Jones' class for winning the first week of the Box Tops competition! They get to enjoy ice cream sandwiches for their victory. If you'd like to read more information about the Box Tops competition see the flyer. Keep clipping! 


MyConferenceTime.com/cte - visit this link to sign up for parent/teacher conferences.
1. no log-in required!
2. just click on the teacher's name - use the Register for Multiple Conferences link if you want to find a common time for all of your students
3. chose the date of conference
4. chose the time of conference - click Sign Up
5. fill in the required information
6. click Sign Up for your Conference at the bottom
7. optional - use the Add to my Personal Calendar link

Please contact Anna Hylton with any questions.

Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart is next week on Friday, February 19th during specials times.  All donations are due on the 19th.  I am in need of a few volunteers to count donations and turn jump ropes.  If you are able to help, please click here to sign up. - Michele Whittingham


CTE Concert Choir will be taking on new 4th, 5th & 6th grade members for the 2nd semester. Choir had a great Holiday Concert season this past December and performed here at the school for about 150 parents, friends and the community, and performed in an outdoor concert at the O'Brien Park Gazebo here in Parker.

Come join us for a great time with new and old friends, while learning about music and performing together for our community and school! We will be singing a variety of music from movie songs, traditional choral songs, 50s & 60s Rock n Roll and patriotic American songs!

The permission/contract form is linked here. Please fill it out and return it to Mr. Anderson. See you at the first rehearsal on March 3rd at 7:40am here at CTE.

Sierra Middle School 2016-17 registration information and important dates (including Parent Night @ Sierra) can be found on this flyer.


Here are the classes coming up for Parent University!

Effective Communication
February 18, 2016 @ 6:30PM
Sagewood Middle School
Communication is vital to the successful management and function of families.  Effective communication requires analysis, message management and, let's face it, training.  Offered as part of Life Skills Training, this class helps participants build skills to avoid misunderstandings while expressing feelings effectively.  Participants will analyze communication styles and take part in family goal setting.

Sports Injury Prevention
February 18, 2016 @ 7PM
SkyRidge Medical Center - Women's Atrium Classroom (Labor and Delivery entrance)
Sports injuries are common in students as their bodies are developing and its effects can be long lasting. Offered by SkyRidge, this class helps parents and their athletes to know how to prevent potential injuries in sports.

Social Skills - Life Skills
February 23, 2016 @ 6:30PM
Sagewood Middle School
The last of a four class series on Life Skills, "Social Skills" helps adolescents navigate the challenges of the high school years and prepares them for the independence and responsibilities that they will encounter as young adults. This class uses developmentally appropriate, collaborative learning strategies to help students achieve competency in the skills that have been shown to prevent substance use, violence, and other health risk behaviors. 

  • Students develop strategies for making healthy decisions, reducing stress, and managing anger. 
  • Students strengthen their communication skills and learn how to build healthy relationships.
  • Students understand the consequences of substance use, risk-taking, and the influences of the media

School Accountability Committee (SAC) Training
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 @ 7PM
Cresthill Middle School Library

Dating and Relationship Violence
February 25, 2016 @ 7PM
Cimarron Middle School
Relationship violence among teens is more prevalent than parents assume. Television programs and movies can show violence as normal and the music teens listen to may promote it. Teens may not talk about it for a variety of reasons. Learn how to identify relationship violence, how to prevent it and how to safely intervene in situations.

See more at: https://www.dcsdk12.org/parent-university

DCAGT [Douglas County Association for the Gifted & Talented]


February 15, 2016 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

Superintendent Search text based logo

Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.