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The Stallion Scoop: 28Jan16

IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:

  • PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES
  • FROM THE ASSISANT PRINCIPAL
  • PSP NEWS
  • ICE SAFETY MESSAGE
  • SAC & PSP MINUTES
  • CHESS CLUB
  • OUT OF BOUNDS
  • GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS

PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES - JOSH MILLER

The Principal Chronicles continue ... Typically when I sit down to write the Chronicles, it's Wednesday, and I am at school. This time however I am at home, I am sitting at our kitchen table next to the rug my youngest is attempting to knit. Key word in that sentence is 'attempting'. She has had it about two and a half weeks and she has about one row done. It should be very cool looking in about 17 years when she finishes. My family is down in our living room watching the "Kids Baking Championships". I am not sure at what point in time we switched to watching everything princess to watching cookie shows and animal vet shows. After the homework is done and the chores are complete, the entire female population of our family is glued to one of these two shows. I swear some of these kids are like mini professional chefs. I don't watch the vet shows because I think they are pretty gross but my oldest wants to be a vet so that is what we watch. I haven't watched a "boy" show in my own house in about eight years. In order to watch anything that qualifies as even partly boyish I either need to get my hair cut (Sports Clips) or go out to eat at a restaurant that has sports on. If you have seen the giant shaggy mop on top of my head you know that I don't get to Sports Clips.

Now that I have rambled on about basically nothing (kind of like the old Seinfeld show - totally about nothing) I wanted to send a shout out to our fabulous PSP. It is only half way through the year and they have the most money of any parent organization that I have ever worked with. In fact, they have raised so much money they were able to knock out our biggest budget priority (Primary Classroom Technology - placed the order today, woot woot) AND get us a brand new digital marquee. We will no longer need to have cut out letters, and poor Mrs. Gambony won't have to fight with our sign anymore. I am still in shock at how well they did this year. During my time at Federal Heights Elementary when I was teaching we didn't even have a parent group. We used to have to purchase buckets of King Soopers chicken in order to even get families in to watch school performances. Once we had them munching on the chicken we would quickly shut the doors and try to jam them full of school information because we would probably never get them back. Why chicken you ask? That was seriously the only thing that worked. We tried everything: taco Tuesday, pasta party, baked potato bar, even a giant dessert display. All of those good things to eat and what worked? Not KFC, not Popeye's, only King Soopers chicken. I will spend the rest of my career never knowing the answer to why they all came out for chicken.

Congratulations again to PSP, and also don't forget this Friday we are all going to be cutting a little rug at the school dance. Last year I lucked out and was totally sick so I didn't have to get out there and completely embarrass myself. We will see what happens this year. See you all there and that is it for this week's edition.

Until next time- keep on, keeping on- when the Principal Chronicles continue ....


FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL - ROBIN HUNT

CTE Community, thanks so much for your support with our Penny & Paper War! The students had lots of fun! We are hoping to announce the winners on Friday and let everyone know how much we raised.

Student Council will be selling Valentine Candygrams for Valentine's Day. All the details are in the attached flyer. We will be selling them at the dance on Friday and before/after school February 5-10. They may also be purchased at the front office.

For StuCo's next service project, we will be partnering with Chaparral High School's Student Government for their Wish Week. More information to come!

Mark your calendars now! Parent/Teacher Conferences are the week of February 22, with our late night being February 25.


PSP NEWS
January/February/March Newsletter

All School Dance: Don't forget that the infamous All School Dance is this Friday, January 29th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Admission to the dance is FREE. DJ Casey will serve up the jams and PSP will serve up the concessions if you want to eat dinner there - pizza, drinks and other snacks will be offered. There will also be a photo booth for anyone to enjoy with photos for $1 to be e-mailed later. As if all that wasn't enough, sixth grade will sell glow bracelets, necklaces and glow glasses! We look forward to a very fun evening!

Box Tops: February is Box Tops month! We hope you've been clipping all year. If you would like to see all the products that have Box Tops on them, visit the Box Tops website. There will once again be weekly class prizes for the class AND the teacher! See the flyer for more information. Thank you for supporting our school!


ICE SAFETY MESSAGE from DCSD - flyer


PSP MINUTES - link

SAC MINUTES - link


CHESS CLUB flyer


OUT OF BOUNDS flyer


GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS

DCAGT [Douglas County Association for the Gifted & Talented]

January 29, 2016 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

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.

Superintendent Search text based logo

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.