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The Stallion Scoop: 13Jan17




The Principal Chronicles continue ... This past week I have been in California for the MLS Combine. My job has essentially been team mom. Getting 71 college-aged men to and from three different games as well as draft. Funny thing is, it's basically exactly like my job at school just the people are bigger. It's been a fun week but I am fully ready to go home and get back to school. I miss the staff, community, and especially the kids.

I'll be back in action and probably a lot more interesting and witty next week when I return. Until next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


Volunteer Opportunity: Would you like to show your appreciation for our CTE staff? We are looking for someone to organize the Teacher Conference Dinner, a meal we provide for our staff during the late night of conference week. Winter conferences will be at the end of February. Let us know if this is something you would like to do by sending an email to CTEPSP[at]gmail[dot]com. Thank you!

Spirit Wear: Remember that you can order CTE Spirit Wear at any time! All orders are placed online and delivered to CTE within two weeks. Show your CTE pride!

All School Dance: Our annual All School Dance will be Friday, January 27th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. This is always a fun-filled night for our entire school and our staff! Entrance into the dance is FREE. Students must come accompanied by an adult. Concessions will be sold and other goodies! Parents, if you're going to attend, please consider lending a hand to make this night run smoothly. This is also an event when we can use student volunteers and they will receive community service hours.

Restaurant Night: Save the date for our next restaurant nights at Lil' Ricci's, January 26th, 27th, & 28th. More information will come home next week!

CTE Car Decal: CTE car decals are new this year with our brand new logo! Some of you received one at the beginning of the year when you signed up for a PSP Membership. If you would like to order a decal separately fill out the form and send it in with your student along with payment. We love seeing the CTE decals around town! 

Jump Rope for Heart is coming to our school! You can get a “jump start” by fundraising online at www.heart.org/jump.
All Students who raise $150 before the upcoming American Heart Association Kick-Off will be recognized at the event and receive Gabby, one of our Zoo Crew plush characters!
KICK-OFF DATE: Wednesday, January 25th


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DCSD Gifted Education News

January 14, 2017 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

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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.

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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.