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The Principal Chronicles continue ... In this week's episode, I need to switch from my usual witty banter to a more business type because I need to get out some communication and there is some stuff that people just need to know.

First of all, last year we had a free app that we advertised and worked with. This year, the app company wanted to charge us to use the app and we felt that for the amount we were using it didn't justify paying for it. So we are no longer updating the CTE app but it will still contain some information such as the school lunch menu and other basic data.

The next thing I wanted to mention is to toot our own horn a little bit; In speaking with SAC the other night, I was telling them about our awesomeness and they told me I should be letting the community know about all of the cool things going on here at CTE.

I am extremely proud of our staff and all they have accomplished in the short amount of time I have been here. In my first year, no one in the District had really ever heard of Cherokee Trail and now our staff is consistently sought out among others in the District for what they are doing with our students. It's not just our classroom teachers either, it's our SPED, Specials, and Classified staff that are sought out pretty consistently. We have lots of people come and visit individual teachers to see how they teach certain subjects. For example, we have an entire group of teachers and administrators coming to CTE on September 30th to see our teachers teach. Another instance is our Art teacher, Mr. Barton, who has been asked by the District Staff Development team to have our 6th grade students help design a permanent art installation for a building in Castle Rock. Those are just two examples of some of the great things we have going on here.

Last but not least, the most telling data we have that we are doing things right is our enrollment. All over the District, public elementary schools are way down on their enrollment but not us. We are over, way over. We have still lost students to other schools but we have gotten a lot of those students back and we are enrolling new students almost every day. These new families consistently say the same thing: we researched schools in Parker and yours came back as the best one. Our numbers speak for themselves.

I am so proud of our teachers and so proud of how hard they work to help our students. In addition, I feel very lucky to be a part of such a great community of kids, families, and teachers.

That is it for this weeks episode. Tune in next week because you know what week it is going to be? Yep, Outdoor Ed week which means we will have tons of good stories. Can't wait. Until next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


Dear CTE Community,
In our quest to solve the carpool situation, we would love for you to spend a few minutes filling out this short survey. Thank you for your time - we are going to use the results to make our carpool situation as efficient as possible.
Josh Miller


4th, 5th and 6th Grade Parents,
If your student is interested in applying for student council, the application has been extended until Friday, September 16, by noon. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Lindsay Anderson
Aubrie Duncan
Robin Hunt


King Soopers CardsWant an easy way to support CTE PSP throughout the year? If you shop at King Soopers and/or buy gas at Loaf & Jug, get a King Soopers reloadable card! Every time you reload the card 5% comes back to CTE PSP. That's it! To get a card fill out the form and send it in along with payment. We will get a card to you ASAP that will be loaded with $5. Reload it at the customer service desk or the checkout counter. Thank you for supporting our school!

Annual Fun Run: Tuesday, September 27th is our annual Fun Run and our biggest fundraiser of the year! This year we hope to raise money to support the purchase of technology for our primary grades, K - 2, and to purchase a Raptor Security System for our front office. This is a system that will allow the front office to properly screen every visitor that enters that building. Funds raised will also be used for Teacher Grants we award throughout the year at PSP meetings.

This is not only a chance to raise funds for our school but also an opportunity to promote healthy living! This will be the final run for our Run Club members. The kids always have a great time during the run with the support of music, fans, and classroom pride! Classes are encouraged to pick a theme for the run to truly make it a FUN run! We are also in need of some parents to help mark laps that day, so if you are planning to come and cheer on your student we would appreciate it if you sign up to help.

There will be an assembly about the Fun Run on Monday, September 19th. More information about this event will come home that day. 

DCAGT Aug2016 newsletter
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September 15, 2016 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

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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.