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The Stallion Scoop: 21Jan16




The Principal Chronicles continue ...
I am finally back after my time in Florida and Baltimore and I have to say it seems like I have been gone forever. I have been spending a lot of time going through the classrooms checking in with the students because I have truly been missing seeing them in action. It's been a bit of a struggle to get out of my office this year due to meetings and planning and one thing on top of another. My goal this second half of the year is to spend more time outside of my office than in. Who knew that year 2 had twice as many meetings and paperwork as year 1? Maybe last year I was just oblivious to the fact. Ignorance is bliss.

The other major event coming up is Ground Hog Day. On February 2nd Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his very luxurious hole. If he sees his shadow it means six more weeks of winter, if he doesn't then that means summer is right around the corner. I am not sure if good ole Punxsutawney Phil understands greenhouse gases or El Nino, so I guess we will all just have to wait and see. It is truly an awesome day and make sure you check it out on Feb 2nd.

That's it for this week's edition, stay tuned for next weeks edition when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


StuCo's Penny-n-Paper War to support the American Diabetes Association will continue through next week, ending on Friday, January 29. Classes are competing to earn the most points, by collecting coins and cash - pennies and paper are + points, silver coins are - points. Best of luck to each grade level during this last week!

January/February/March Newsletter

Restaurant Night: Tuesday, January 26th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm stop by Chick-fil-A in Parker for the next restaurant night to benefit CTE. Tell your friends, family and neighbors to join you and make sure you mention you are there to support CTE. Thank you!

Red Robin Burgers for Better Schools: If you dine at Red Robin an easy way to support CTE is through their loyalty program. Sign up for their loyalty program, designate CTE as your home school and we will receive 1% of the check. For more information click here.

All School Dance: Friday, January 29th, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm is our annual All School Dance! Admission into the dance is free. Adults must attend the dance with students - five students per adult. Concessions will be offered, so don't worry about dinner! Pizza, drinks and other snacks will be sold. This year we will also have a photo booth! The cost per picture is $1 and the pictures will be e-mailed after the dance. We are in need of volunteers to make sure this night is a success for our students. Middle school and high school students are welcome to volunteer for their community service hours! Please click on the link to let us know how you can help. Thank you! 


In this week's Thursday folders are the collection envelopes and parent letters for Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart.  Students may collect donations from now until our event (which is February 19th).  To claim their first "dog" children need to return the parent signed coupon attached to the donation envelope stating that they will bring in a minimum of a $5.00 donation (Due by February 19th).


DCAGT [Douglas County Association for the Gifted & Talented]

January 22, 2016 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

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DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

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Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.