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The Stallion Scoop: 7Sep17




The Principal Chronicles continue ... This week was Chaparral's homecoming week and for us, that meant we got to walk in their homecoming parade. This year we upgraded our experience by having a really cool truck pull a big trailer packed full of our students. Not only did we look cool, the kids decorated the trailer with posters and they got to ride the whole way (and it's a long way).

If you have never been to the Chap Homecoming parade it's essentially just like Halloween. From every float, the students throw candy to those sitting in the crowd (although if you are sitting on the side you really need to be careful because some kids throw the heater instead of the change up). For our school, students rode in the trailer and the parents rode in the back of the truck and our teachers walked behind. I have to admit, this year the parade speed was a lot higher than it was last year. There were some times when we had to hit the gas just to keep up with the other schools floats. Overall it was a ton of fun and I got plenty of exercise walking and throwing candy (I have to admit, I only handed out candy to CTE families; I know what you are thinking, but we are a family, and we take care of our own).

Coming up in the future I am thinking of adding a different component to the Chronicles. I am going to attempt to add a short podcast interviewing our teachers to try and give our loyal readers a behind the scenes look at what we do here at CTE. It sounds like a really good idea in my head so we will see how it turns out. Look for it in the coming weeks.

That is it for this week, thanks for tuning in and I'll see you next week when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


Student Council News 
  • We had 45 students apply for student council. We usually have 20 members, but this year increased the number to 30. Students will hear whether they were given a position in StuCo on Friday.
  • We will be collecting socks (only new in packages) for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Please be watching for more information on our collection.
  • Beginning next week, students will be starting our annual candy bar sales. Please consider buying some for stocking stuffers!


Freddy's Restaurant Night: Join us for burgers & shakes next Tuesday, Sept. 12thfrom 4:00pm - 8:00pm at Freddy's in Parker. Let them know you are there to support our school and we will 15% of the sales. Hope to see you all there!

Stallion Battalion: The Stallion Battalion has started their first project - the Maker Space! If you have craft supplies, cardboard, paper towel tubes, egg cartons, small pieces of wood, and anything else you can think of that would be good for creating, drop it off at CTE. There will be a donation box near the entrance. Also, if you know if a business who may be interested in sponsoring this space to help bring it to life for our students, please let Derek Spohn know.

Monkey Bizness: Save the date, Thursday, Sept. 21st, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, for a night out at the Parker Monkey Bizness for those with families 8 & under. More information will be coming home soon!  

A Taste of DCSD Flyer

SAC meeting agenda for next meeting: 19Sep17 @ 5:30p

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


September 8, 2017 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”

Eleven Douglas County School District schools have been named recipients of the 2017 John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards. The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.