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The Stallion Scoop: 7Dec17




The Principal Chronicles continue ... I was having a conversation the other day with Mrs. Hunt, our Assistant Principal, and she noticed my socks. She stopped what she was talking about and asked "When did this sock thing start?". Well let me tell you the story of how it all began...... (cue mood music and camp fire): Two summers ago my parents traveled to Africa and spent some time there. Typically when my parents travel to far-away places (which is a frequently, since they are retired) they bring back presents from those places and give them to everyone as Christmas presents. So last Christmas I received a really funky pair of socks from Africa. They are yellow and black and basically look like a neon giraffe. I loved them immediately. I am a shoe guy, which seems kind of silly to write down and not just say it to myself in my head, but it's true. I like different shoes that no one else has. I guess it is my lame attempt to be cool. In addition to my shoes, I have always liked funky socks but just never really ever wore any because I wanted to come across as professional when I first started in Administration. Once I got these socks I decided that I am just going to roll with it and not worry so much about being professional. Plus I liked the idea of looking professional but secretly wearing really silly socks that no one would really see. I know this is sad but it's fairly fun to figure out what socks I need for the day. For instance, as I write this I am wearing my socks featuring the Gopher from the movie Caddy Shack. I don't care who you are, the Caddy Shack movie is cool. I wore them because I had to do a building walkthrough with my Director. Tomorrow is my all day District meeting with all of the principals and staff from around the District. It is a lot of sitting so I will most likely wear my Boba Fett socks from Star Wars - or my hot pink socks. I'll need one of the two to keep me focused on the day.

That's it for this weeks sock edition. Stay tuned next week when the Principal Chronicles continues....

THIS WEEK: I have posted a new podcast for our weekly Staff Chat. Each podcast is available on CTE's YouTube channel - please subscribe and never miss any of the fun! Each week I will have a short interview with one of our staff members. Please enjoy the fifth episodes with Valerie Holmes!


Safety - We have a stomach bug traveling through our school. Thanks for keeping your students home if they are sick. Please remember, Douglas County's policy states that students should be vomit/diarrhea free for at least 48 hours before returning to school.

Giving Angel - several families have reached out to us wanting to support some needy families in the community. We have created a Giving Angel for those families. If you would like to purchase a gift for families in need, please consider taking one of the notes off the angel, purchasing and wrapping the gift, placing the note from the angel on the package and bringing it to CTE by December 15. Our office staff and PSP will be helping with delivery. Thanks for supporting our community!

Here's what's coming!
December 12   9:25 am Inschool Band, Orchestra and Choir Concert
December 15   2:15-3:00 pm STEAM Day
December 18   6:30 pm Choir Concert
December 21   2:50 pm Holiday Sing Along
December 22   Teacher Work Day - No School
December 25-January 5   Winter Break
January 8   School Resumes

Boondocks: Looking for Christmas presents that all kids like? We have Boondocks gift cards for sale for $25. Each gift card has $30 on it, so you save $5 and get a gift! If you'd like a card fill out the form and send it in with payment - cash or check made out to CTE PSP. 
Spirit Wear: Remember that CTE sprit wear is for sale all year! Now that the weather is getting colder maybe you're looking for a CTE sweatshirt or some CTE socks. You can also find ChapFam gear on the site. Click here to order Spirit Wear and it will be delivered to your student in two weeks. If you'd like CTE socks, click here


Come see and hear your Cherokee Trail Concert Choir Perform this season!
Monday December 18th  6:30pm - Holiday Concert - CTE gym

Thursday December 21st 6:30pm - Holiday Concert - O'Brien Park Gazebo
Monday February 5th 6:30pm Sierra Middle School (Chap Feeder Area Concert)

* Spanish at CTE

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


December 7, 2017 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

The Apple Awards honors and celebrates excellence in education. This year, more than 5,000 nominations were submitted. 188 Apple Representatives from schools and departments were then selected by the Foundation in January. Of this outstanding group of education leaders, five individuals were awarded with an Apple Award. 

High school students across Douglas County, and many students in respective feeder schools, are once again learning that a little kindness can go a long way. Again this year, our high schools hosted Wish Weeks to make dreams come true for Make-A-Wish Foundation beneficiaries.

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education has named Thomas S. Tucker, Ph.D. as the sole finalist to lead our 68,000-student district as superintendent on a unanimous vote.