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The Stallion Scoop: 16Mar17




The Principal Chronicles continue ... Happy Spring Break!!!! From talking to many of our staff and students it sounds like lots of people are traveling for spring break and going on all types of adventures. For us?? We will be traveling to lovely Parker, Colorado and to the beautiful Cherokee Trail Elementary. It's going to be a few weeks full of getting caught up and preparing for the end of the year and prepping for next year. It will be good times had by all.

As I write this we are almost finished with our second late night of conferences. Thinking back to when I had conferences as a teacher, I would spend the evening (we had to be at school until 9 two nights during conference week) planning and cleaning. As a former PE teacher, I hardly ever had parents come and talk to me about their students. What they did come and talk to me about was one of two topics. One, do we currently play the sport of dodgeball and the arguments for or against said sport. Two, reminisce about the "glory days" when they used to tear up the school yard with their athletic prowess. It made for some extremely long evenings. I had some Dads literally talk to me for hours on end and some would want to climb on the climbing wall or ascend the rope or dunk a basketball on one of the low elementary sized hoops. It was pretty crazy that not one time in eleven years did I have a meaningful academic or even behavior-based conversation. Good thing those days are long gone and our teachers are armed with plenty of data and information about our kids.

Well, that is it for this week. Have a wonderful spring break, and make safe choices. We will see you when you are taller. Until next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


The "Sonshine" Soiree: Save the date for this new event: Saturday, May 6th, 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Join the Parker community and celebrate this Mother's Day with a mother/son dance at CTE! The cost of admission will include the dance and a special flower for each attendee. Concessions will be sold at the event. There may also be a visit from some superheroes with an opportunity for pictures with them! Funds raised will benefit CTE PSP and a portion will be donated to the Make-A-Wish foundation. The planning committee is currently looking for volunteers to help before, during, and after the dance. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Kristi Harvey. Click on the link to register, if you'd like to attend. Cash (preferred) or check will be taken at the door. 


Please submit any/all photos of CTE events for the 2016-17 yearbook (class parties, assemblies, field trips, etc.)
The deadline for submissions is 2 Apr 2017 - here are 3 easy ways to submit photos:

1. use the HerfJones portal (from your computer or from the app)

  • go to the website:  hjeshare.com
  • use the school code: cteyearbook
  • complete the form and start submitting!
  • for iPhone and Droid users, the eShare App! (search for "Herff Jones eShare")

2. email photos to Anna Hylton
3. send a flash drive to school with your student (labeled drives will be returned)


The last of the 6 week long Dance classes at CTE begins on April 27th (flyer): Viral Dance
Click HERE to register. Cost $162 for 6 sessions.



February DCAGT newsletter
Parent Institute flyer
DCAGT [Douglas County Association for the Gifted & Talented]
DCSD Gifted Education News


March 16, 2017 | 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.

How are we doing?

We want to hear from you! How often do you prefer to receive email newsletters from DCSD? How can we improve the news and information you receive? This brief survey should only take a minute or two of your time. Thank you for giving us your input!

Tell us what you think, here!


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.