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The Stallion Scoop: 26May16




The Principal Chronicles continue (Final edition for 2015-2016) ... Wow, where did the school year go? As always I am surprised at how quickly time flies. It seemed like just the other day when I was talking about the excitement to start the year. As I write this, we have about a week of school left and I know the kids, staff, and parents are excited to be off for summer vacation. Our summer? Well, a few days ago Renee essentially told me our whole clan is going to NYC for her business trip. Ummm, huh? She wanted to "surprise" us and bought flights, hotel, the Statue of Liberty, and allegedly a trip to the play Wicked. Not sure how this all came about, but since everything is already purchased, I guess we are going. I think it is still fairly debatable whether or not our 8 and 10 year olds actually WANT to go, but I digress. Other than that, most of my summer will be spent here at CTE or in District trainings. I forgot my Dad conned me into going backpacking with him for a few nights so we can spend "quality time" together. I only added quotes because his definition of quality time is loading up a very large backpack with extremely heavy objects and walking up and down in the mountains in complete silence (I have always wanted to know what he thinks about for all that time - I am fairly confident he owns the world record for least amount of words spoken outdoors).

In addition to our above mentioned adventures my youngest has decided she wants to be a famous movie star. Apparently all you have to do is stare at yourself incessantly in the mirror and wear fancy clothes, for which my youngest qualifies on all accounts. So we signed her up for the play Annie. Of course we will miss the first day because we will be rubbing elbows with a few million of our closest friends in NYC, but again I digress. We shall see what part she ends up getting. As I usually say, it should be interesting.

Lastly, I want to thank all of my loyal readers for consistently pounding through the mindless garble I put on here every week. It has been a great year and I can't wait for next year. Have a safe and fun summer. We will see you when you are older and taller - when the Principal Chronicle continue ...


CTE Community,
Thank you for the overwhelming support we received during our evacuation on Monday. Community members purchased water and snacks to ensure our students were well taken care of. What a blessing! Being new to Cherokee Trail this year, I have been amazed at the involvement and backing we receive on a daily basis.

Please see our EPIC Awards page for today's recipients at the assembly!

Please don't forget about your Lost and Found items. You are welcome to search for your child's missing belongings. All unclaimed treasures will be donated on June 3 to a local charity. 

Enjoy your three day weekend!

PSP April/May 2016 Newsletter

School Supply Kits: It's time to order school supply kits for the 2016 - 2017 school year! If you would like to get your school shopping done early, place your order by June 3rd and the supplies will be delivered directly to CTE prior to the first day of school. Orders can be placed online through School Kidz. Enjoy a hassle free August and order your school supply kits ASAP! (supply lists).

PSP Board & Volunteers: Thank you to the 2015 - 2016 PSP Board - Lisa Loomer, Angie Munroe, Carla Autrey, Sheri Isdale and Lacey Whittaker! Also, thank you to all the volunteers who helped chair events - Carla Autrey, Sheri Isdale, Angie Munroe, Dean Boykin, Jamie Twiss, LaTanya Brown, Lisa Carey, Jen Brown, Jill Elia, Christina Clements, Candi Martinez, Robin Veit, Lacey Whittaker, Krissi Spohn. Your commitment to our CTE community is greatly appreciated! Finally, thank you to everyone who volunteered at all the PSP events and lent a helping hand when needed! 

"Brought to you by PSP" in 2015 - 2016Thanks to your generosity we were able to provide for many needs at CTE this school year - social curriculum for our mental health team, books & magazines for our CTE library, Raz Kids for K-2, noiseless headphones for SPED, Envision curriculum for our GT students, band & orchestra scholarships, playground equipment for all students, first grade science books, ticket drum for EPIC ticket drawings, paints for 4th grade ceramic tile project, magna tiles for sixth grade, funds for the sixth grade art installations, popsicles for Field Day, Buffalo Bill for fourth grade, field trip scholarships so all students can attend field trips AND (fingers crossed) a brand new digital marquee coming this summer!



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


May 26, 2016 | 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!

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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.