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The Stallion Scoop: 14Sep17




The Principal Chronicles continue ... As I write this, it is Wednesday morning. The sun is shining, the Broncos won (though I didn't watch the game, who can stay up that late on a school night?), and for the most part, things are running pretty smoothly (although I may have just jinxed it).

On my way to school through the giant construction zone known as C-470 this morning, I had a small freak out moment realizing how many things I need to get done in the next two weeks. Especially next week. I'm out of the building a bunch this week and there are many projects that I have started working on that need to be finished. I am a very goal-driven person and I like to make sure I do what I say I am going to do. The problem is, I opened my big mouth and said I would teach a class for our teacher in-service day next week without looking at how busy I am that week. Next week we have our SAC meeting, Outdoor Ed, AND our professional development day. Holy Cow I am stacked that week. Not only that but Renee's birthday is Friday so I have to plan that as well.

Luckily for me, all she wants to do is go to a restaurant by our house called the Flying Pig. It's basically a burger place where she wants to have a burger with cheese, bacon, mushrooms, and about 100 grams of fat. Last time we were there, I couldn't find a single healthy thing on the menu (hence the name flying pig). I know what you're thinking, "Why don't you live a little, why don't you just eat a burger". Essentially if I dropped a burger from that place into my system, I'd be adding more fat, salt and red meat than I have had in months. I would most likely be so sick to my stomach I'd seize up. At the same time, I think it's blasphemy to bring other food into a restaurant or just not eat. I have no idea how I'm going to solve this one. Maybe they allow dogs and I can sneak my food to George.

Well enough rambling, I need to actually get some work done here at CTE and spend some time with our kids. I've been in and out so much this week I miss them (side note: I've been in so many meetings that the other day I only took 3K steps throughout the day. How sad is that? I could fall down the stairs and get more than 3K steps).

That's it for this week, stay tuned for next weeks episode when I travel to Outdoor Ed which is always an event for great stories. Until next time when the Principal Chronicles continues....


Stallion Battalion: The Stallion Battalion has started their first project - the Maker Space! If you have craft supplies, cardboard, paper towel tubes, egg cartons, small pieces of wood, and anything else you can think of that would be good for creating, drop it off at CTE. There will be a donation box near the entrance. Also, if you know if a business who may be interested in sponsoring this space to help bring it to life for our students, please let Derek Spohn know.

Monkey Bizness: Parents with kids ages 8 & under, come to Monkey Bizness in Parker next Thurs., Sept. 21st from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Let your kids play, chat with other CTE families, and support our school! Cost of admission is $10.25 per child ages 3-8, $7.25 per child 2 & under, and $5.25 per child for crawlers. Pizza will be available for $1.50 per slice. Every child must have a waiver filled out and you can take care of this online before you go at www.monkeybizness.com. Scroll down and click on "sign up now". That will take you to return visit where you will then be able to sign up. Then when you arrive at Monkey Bizness you will only need to sign in with your phone number at the front desk.

Fun Run: The Annual Fun Run is coming Tuesday, Sept. 26th! This is our one big fundraiser this year! The run itself will be during specials and all parents are welcome to come and support their students. Next Monday, Sept. 18th is the Fun Run Assembly. Students will hear what they are raising funds for and what fun prizes they can earn individually and as a class. The day of the run we are always in need of some helping hands, so if you plan to attend the Fun Run, please consider signing up to mark laps or help tally laps for your child's grade. 

September is Suicide Prevention month - link to info about how to help.

Concert Choir forms are due to Mr. Anderson no later than the first rehearsal which is Thursday Sept 28th at 745am in the music room. This is going to be another great group and we'll be looking forward to a great choir season! Forms were sent home with all 4th, 5th & 6th grade students in early September. If you did not receive one, please see Mr. Anderson for another copy.


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

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

District News

STEM School Highlands Ranch is one of just 30 schools in the world and one of two schools in the Denver Metro region named a 2017 World-Leading Learners School, and has been invited to join the Global Learning Network (GLN), a community of educators from exemplary schools that develop, practice and share innovative approaches to education that ensure their students are prepared for career and lifelong success.

DCSD Faculty Art Show goes through Nov. 1

It is easy to see the creativity of Douglas County School District students. It is often on display in the art that graces the walls and display cases of our schools. This month, however, is a chance to see the skill and the passion of the art teachers behind it all.


Last spring she was one of only eight teachers to be honored with the Freddie G award. The award came with a trip to New York for master classes taught by industry professionals. She also led a trip to Sacramento for the Junior Theater Festival with seven of her students. To top it off she was given a $5000 grant for the school’s theater program. She plans on using the money to build a technical theater learning lab with the help of her students.