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The Stallion Scoop: 14Apr16

IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:

  • PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES
  • FROM THE ASSISANT PRINCIPAL
  • PSP NEWS
  • CTE STUDENTS IN THE NEWS
  • FIELD DAY SHIRT INFO
  • SUCCESS IN THE MIDDLE FREE CONFERENCE
  • GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS

PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES - JOSH MILLER

The Principal Chronicles continue ....... Spring is here, I love seeing all of the green but I can't say that I love the potential for lightning delays. I'm not sure what mother nature is thinking but she has the unique skill of deciding to make it storm right around the time we dismiss.

Case in point was yesterday. My RAV4, which is like my second wife since I spend about 90 minutes a day with her, wasn't sounding so good. Every time I turned she made this growling sound. Note to self - growling from your car is never a good sign. I made an appointment with my mechanic who is located on Arapahoe and Jordan. Of course me being me, I thought I could ride my bike after work to go and pick it up. Last time I dropped my car off, I decided to run over and pick it up - I got totally lost and ended up running around 10 miles to get there. Not fun, oh and it snowed about one mile in. Super, thanks mother nature. Fast forward to the night before my car appointment. I came home and got my bike down to stick it in my car. My appointment was at 7:30 which meant I needed to leave my house around 6:30. Since I haven't ridden my bike since last summer, the wheels were flat and it was all gross and dirty. When I pumped up my front tire I snapped the stem off of the valve. Awesome. The tire held air but was leaking slowly. I packed my pump and stuffed my bike in the back of my car.

When I got to school I put my bike in my office, I had about a million questions on why my bike was in my office. I also took plenty of heat for riding my bike in pants and how dorky I would look. Unfortunately, I had to meet my sister for dinner so I couldn't change into more bike appropriate clothes. After school I had a meeting and then there was a GT expo (which was awesome) but the repair place closes at 6 and it was already 5:10 so I snuck out and got dorked up for my bike ride.

I set out in hopes of making it there before the place closed. Of course, looking at the sky, there was mother nature smiling at me in the form of giant storm clouds. Super. I increased my pace and tried to beat the storm. As you would expect, I got my pants caught in my chain no less than five times (grease on your pant leg is such a good look when going out to dinner), swallowed about 72 bugs with several bugs kamikazeing themselves into my eyes, and my gears kept switching all over the place (think of your car constantly shifting from 1st gear to 5th gear). Good thing for me though, I beat the rain and I only got somewhat lost.

In the end, I made it before the place closed and was able to fork over 1K to get my car back good as not so new. Hopefully CTE has more luck this spring semester and won't have any major storms at dismissal.

Don't forget that STEAM day is May 6th. Mark your calendars!!!

That is it for this week, stay tuned for next weeks edition of the Principal Chronicles... 


FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL - ROBIN HUNT

Carpool Safety
Thank you for slowly entering and exiting the carpool lane and for keeping our neighbors' driveways accessible when picking up your students. We appreciate your thoughtfulness!

PARCC and CMAS
Third, fourth, and fifth graders will begin make-up testing on April 14. Only those student absent during testing times will be making up tests. For more testing information (including schedules), please visit our school website and click on the State Mandated Testing tab.

Student Council News
We are busy making blankets for Project Linus.  We are collecting polar fleece measuring 54-72" X 60". 


PSP NEWS
PSP April/May 2016 Newsletter

Games Night: Thursday, April 21st from 6:30pm - 8:00pm is our annual Games Night! This is a FREE event and open to our CTE community. Prizes will be awarded and ice cream will be served. Come join us for a fun night before the three day weekend (no school on Friday, April 22nd).

Restaurant Night: Mark your calendar for this month's restaurant night at Sonic on Monday, April 25th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. During this time Sonic will donate 10% of the sales to our school, which will benefit Teacher Grants. 


CTE IN THE NEWS
Students from Cherokee Trail featured in the Innovation Expo video!

FROM PE - MICHELE WHITTINGHAM
Field Day shirts are now on sale.  The shirts are an optional purchase for our up coming field day on May 27th!  Show off your school spirit with the purchase of a shirt.  Youth size: $13 each, Adult shirts: $15 each.  A sample of each size is available in the main office of CTE. A sample of the shirt is also hanging up in the cafeteria. Cash or Check payable to CTE. If you have more than one child at CTE, please use a separate form for each child. Order deadline is April 29th to allow time for shirts to be printed and delivered before our event. Attached is an order form.


SUCCESS IN THE MIDDLE FREE EXPO - FLYER


GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS
CTE held its first (annual) GT Expo Night on April 12th. The gifted and talented students from grades 3-6 presented projects they have been working on for the past few months.

DCAGT [Douglas County Association for the Gifted & Talented]
DCSD Gifted Education News


 

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

District News

kids running outside as part of a race

DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

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glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.