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The Principal Chronicles continue ... Now into our second week of school, the students and staff have settled into more of a routine and now the real teaching begins. This is always one of my favorite times of the year because of all the energy coming out of classrooms. The kids and staff are so excited to learn about everything.

As for me, I seem to be stuck on the treadmill. Just when I think I get caught up and ready to move forward, I realize I missed something and have to back and start again. My new hope is to increase the speed on my personal treadmill so if I am stuck, it at least feels like I am moving faster.

On the personal side, I have been going through physical therapy for my shoulder. I hurt it in college playing soccer (I got body slammed going up to head a ball), being 19 years old and apparently indestructible I never took care of it. Now here I am, 100 years later, and my shoulder kills me every time I work out. Plus I am a sloucher so, as you can see, I have issues. So I started PT over the summer to help correct my vast array of issues. What is that correction you ask? Well it's none other than dry needling. If you have never done dry needling, just find a sewing needle, stab yourself with it in some place painful, and leave it there. All the while knowing that said stabbing will cause your muscle to spasm. I can't tell you how super fun the whole experience has been. Not only do I get to enjoy dry needling, I also get endure some cupping. If you don't know what that is, (you may have seen those weird bruises on Olympic Athletes) then take a glass, stick it on some place stiff, and then suck out all of the air out of the glass causing your skin to raise up and leave you with a perfectly round and very black bruise. The good news is that it is working, it's just awful. So if you ever see me walking around wincing while I am moving my arm, at least you'll know why as you snicker to yourself and wonder why ANYONE would PAY to do that to themselves. I don't know either.

That is it for this week. Next week I may start adding a section on Doug the Destroyer (our new dog) and what he is up to (besides barking and freaking at every living thing not in our immediate family).

Stay tuned for next week edition of The Principal Chronicles....


Welcome Back, CTE! We hope you had a fun-filled sunny summer! Upon your return we are sure you noticed the new digital marquee and want to thank everyone who has supported us over the years to make this marquee a reality!

PSP Membership: This year the PSP Membership includes a yearbook AND a car decal with our new logo! To purchase a PSP Membership please fill out the form and send it into school with payment attached.

Volunteer Opportunities: There are many ways to help with jobs that can be done from home, after work hours, once a school year, and more! We welcome your suggestions for new events and would love to see our team grow! Let us know how you would like to lend a hand by filing out the Volunteer sign-up sheet.

Spirit Wear: We have all new Spirit Wear this year sporting our new logo! All orders must be completed online and will be delivered to the school. Orders placed by August 26th will be delivered September 9th.

Want to know more about PSP? Please go to our website and feel free to contact us at any time with questions.

PSP Monthly Meeting: Our first meeting is Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:00pm at CTE. All are welcome to join! We will discuss goals for 2016-2017, events, and review teacher grants. 

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August 18, 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.

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!

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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.