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The Stallion Scoop: 14Sep17

IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:

  • THE PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES
  • PSP NEWS
  • SUICIDE PREVENTION INFO
  • FROM MUSIC
  • NEW FLYERS
  • GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS

THE PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES - JOSH MILLER
 

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....


PSP NEWS

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.
 
FROM MUSIC - BOBBY ANDERSON

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.


NEW FLYERS
  * UPCOMING EVENTS AT CHAPARRAL

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

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

District News

DCSD Board of Directors sitting at dais

On Monday, December 4, the Douglas County School District Board of Education voted unanimously (with six voting members) to approve a resolution to rescind the Choice Scholarship Program. The Resolution outlines three steps to this revocation: 1) Rescind the Choice Scholarship Program, 2) Repeal all district policies specifically related to the Choice Scholarship Program and the School Choice Grant Program, 3) Direct the Board President and/or Interim Superintendent to end the litigation challenging the Choice Scholarship Program in a cost-efficient and timely manner. The resolution takes effect immediately.

HRHS Cyber Patriots

Equifax, Target, Yahoo... Unfortunately it is not uncommon to hear about— or fall victim to— data security breaches as computers become increasingly integrated into our lives. However, a generation of high school students are preparing to fill cybersecurity roles to help protect all of us against future attacks; and many of these future protectors are right here in Douglas County. Meet the Highlands Ranch High School CyberPatriots. 

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.