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The Stallion Scoop: 30Oct15




As I write this, tomorrow is Halloween, and I am sure that our students are super excited to get dressed up in their costumes and have some fun. I know that I am pretty excited to see what the students can come up with and what characters they want to be this year.
Our teachers and parents have been planning some pretty cool parties so I'll be interested in seeing what kind of fun and excitement they have. Overall it should be a very long but fun day.

On my front my two girls have two very different costumes. My oldest is going to be cat woman. I truly have no idea why she wanted to be cat woman but we rolled with it anyway. My youngest is going as a snow queen. According to her, if she has any issues she can just freeze people. (So we have that going for us at least). We will be trick-or-treating around our neighborhood but earlier in the day we are going to our barn where we keep our horse for their Halloween party. Apparently we need to dress our horse up and parade around the barn. Somehow I am thinking that the horses were not directly asked about whether or not they wanted to dressed up for Halloween. I have a funny feeling that someone may get hoofed before the day is over. I'm sure I'll have some good stories.

That is it for this week, until next time when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


3-Nov-15 - No School: Teacher Work Day


PSP September/October Newsletter

Butter Braids: Order forms and payment are due Thursday, Nov. 5th. Butter Braids are a great gift for neighbors during the holidays or to have for a holiday breakfast! They are $12 each and we receive $5 from every BB ordered. All funds raised will help us reach our goal of providing more technology to CTE. They will be deliveredFriday, Nov. 13th. Thank you! 

Donuts with Dads: Friday, Nov. 6th is our annual Donuts with Dads from 8:00am - 9:00am. Dads, grandpas, uncles and special guests can enjoy donuts, coffee, juice and milk with their child(ren) and then spend a little time in the classroom to learn more about what their child(ren) are doing. There will be an opportunity ticket drawing for some amazing prizes: passes to Sky Zone, passes to the Denver Zoo, Starbucks gift card, Snooze gift card, IKEA gift card and much more! A flyer with more information will come home next week. Moms, we need your help so our dads can enjoy the morning. Click here to volunteer at the opportunity ticket sales table, assist with the food & beverages and clean up. Thank you!

Spirit Wear: Spirit Wear orders will be delivered the week of Nov. 9th. If you weren't able to order and would still like some CTE spirit wear there is an online shop that offers a variety of styles and accessories.

Fun Run: Thank you to everyone who raised funds for our annual Fun Run! Every contribution helped from the $1 donations to the $500 donations! Total raised was an astonishing $23,213! The students all enjoyed a fun prize day on Tuesday for their efforts; they bounced in bouncy houses, were thrown on the velcro wall, went in the hamster ball or were run over by the hamster ball, had Kona ice and took home some flying monkeys. Thank you for supporting our school!

Cherokee Trail Elementary
Kindergarten Registration 2016-2017
When:  December 9, 2015
Time: 4pm - 7pm
Where:  Main Office
Please provide: 1. Birth Certificate - child must be 5 years old on or before October 1st
                          2. Proof or Residency - Warranty Deed, Deed of Trust, Tax Notice or Lease Agreement
                          3. Immunization Record

BOOK FAIR IS COMING! - Karen Nottingham

"Reading Is So Much Fun, You'll Get Goosebumps!" Turn into a reading monster at our Monster Book Fair, 
November 6th through the 13th! The  Fair will be open during the Donuts with Dad event on Friday morning, 11/6. Our late night will be onTuesday, November 10th. Make sure to put our books on your holiday wish lists! Check out our Book Fair Home Page for all our event details: link

Also, if you are interested in volunteering your time at the fair, be sure to let Karen Nottingham know (or at 303.387.8136 - library).
You can also sign up at our Book Fair VolunteerSpot: Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot 

Thanks for making our students Reading Monsters!  


October 30, 2015 | 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.

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.