The Stallion Scoop - 3Dec15
IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER:
- PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES
- PSP NEWS
- NEW SPANISH FLYER
- SHOP 2 SUPPORT
- KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2016-17
- GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS
PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES - JOSH MILLER
(STEAM Day edition)
Sorry this edition is so late but I wanted to wait so I could write a little bit about our STEAM day. Today was one of the best days I have had as an administrator. Walking around and listening to all of the students explain their challenges and seeing all of their hard work was an unbelievable experience. We have been planning for and working towards this day for almost a year.
Last February when we went to Florida to look at the STEAM school we saw their "STEAM Day". We thought then that it was a really good idea for our community to see all of the learning that has been going on in our classrooms. So we started planning our own version of STEAM day since then. Our Professional Learning Specialist, Sandra Holliefield (who came with us to Florida), put it all in perspective when she asked me to compare our STEAM day to the one we saw in Florida:
I may be biased but ours was about a million times better than the one we saw in Florida! Our students were better prepared, their projects were tied more to what they were learning, our students had a lot of choice of what they could do, and most importantly every student we talked to today knew exactly what the purpose of their challenge was. I felt like a proud dad of all 498 students.
In addition to all the great student work, I was astounded at how much effort our staff put into the day. Keep in mind that, our teachers are knee deep in trying work through a completely new report card as well as get things organized for STEAM Day. I am so proud of our staff and love how hard they work for our students. As I have said many many times before I love this school, I love our staff, and I love this community. Thank you to the hundreds of families who showed up this morning to support our school.
Until next time when the Principal Chronicles continues ...
PSP November/December Newsletter
PSP Monthly Meeting: Our November meeting was canceled due to the snow so our next meeting will be Tuesday, Dec. 15th at 6:30pm. All are welcome! We will discuss previous events & fundraisers, upcoming events & fundraisers and teacher grants.
Culver's Restaurant Night: Tuesday, December 8th, from4:00pm - 8:00pm please join the CTE community at Culver's! CTE Staff will be there to greet you and may even bring you your dinner. Culver's is generously giving us 10% of the profits from that entire time - dine-in or drive-thru. Tell your family, friends and neighbors to stop by, too!
SHOP 2 SUPPORT (VIA CTE MOBILE APP)
During the holiday season, the Cherokee Trail Shop 2 Support program is an easy way for you to give back to CTE from the online shopping you do! Fifty percent of all commissions generated will come back to the school.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2016-17
WHEN: 9 December 2015
TIME: 4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. - Wednesday, 9Dec15
PLACE: CTE main office
Please provide: Birth Certificate, Proof of Residency, and Immunization Record ... more info.
GIFTED & TALENTED NEWS:
DCAGT [Douglas County Association for the Gifted & Talented]