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The Stallion Scoop: 9Mar17




The Principal Chronicles continue ... As I write this I am in the midst of interviews for some of our open positions here at CTE. In addition, I spent Monday and Wednesday of this week helping the District with hiring into their Assistant Principal pool. I have shaken a lot of hands and asked a lot of questions, to say the least.

I really enjoy the hiring process and love to meet the people who are interested in joining our family. One of the cool things we have done is work with one of our parents who coaches companies on their hiring practices. She came in and met with us and gave us some really good hiring tips and I would have to say that we have hired well.

I am also amazed at the different types of interviews we conduct. Way back before dirt when I was interviewing to be a teacher, I sat with the principal and they blasted me with tons of questions before they decided if I was good enough or not.

Now we interview through Skype, FaceTime, the phone, and any other form you can think of. We truly go to the ends of the Earth to find talent to help our kids grow. In early April I have been asked to go to Texas to help recruit for our District.

Well that is it for this week. It's Wish Week so it has been pretty crazy. More to come next week.

Stay tuned when the Principal Chronicles continues...


THANK YOU Cherokee Trail Elementary!!! Thanks to your generous contributions this week, we were able to donate $3,049.48 to Chaparral High School's Wish Week! Even though we are the smallest school in the feeder, we contributed the largest amount! In total, the Chap feeder raised $66,807.36 to grant Isabelle's wish of visiting Disney World to meet the princesses, and 9 other wishes for Make-a-Wish ... AMAZING!! #InItForIsabelle


Yearbooks: Order your yearbook now if you didn't order one at the beginning of the year! Fill out the form and send it in with your student by March 13th. If you believe you placed an order at the beginning of the year and need clarification, please e-mail us at CTEPSP[at]gmail[dot]com and we'll let you know. Yearbooks will be delivered in May.

Teacher Conference Dinners: Tuesday, March 14th and Thursday, March 16thour staff will stay late for Parent/Teacher Conferences. PSP will provide meals for our staff those nights and we can use your help to provide some additional items - drinks, paper products, desserts, and some decorations. If you are able to provide something for these meals, please click on the online sign-up and let us know how you can help. Thank you!

The "Sonshine" Soiree: Save the date for this new event: Saturday, May 6th, 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Join the Parker community and celebrate this Mother's Day with a mother/son dance at CTE! The cost of admission will include the dance and a special flower for each attendee. Concessions will be sold at the event. There may also be a visit from some superheroes with an opportunity for pictures with them! Funds raised will benefit CTE PSP and a portion will be donated to the Make-A-Wish foundation. The planning committee is currently looking for volunteers to help before, during, and after the dance. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Kristi Harvey


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March 10, 2017 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

Kim working with a student

The award wasn't a surprise to anyone at Rocky Heights Middle School except for Kim Chlumsky herself.




Banner displayed on a brick wall that says "What are your Sources of Strength?"

A fairly new partnership between DCSD’s Prevention & School Culture team and Douglas County Teen Court coordinators is providing a new path for youth offenders. Additionally, Sources of Strength— now present in most DCSD high schools and some middle schools— is establishing a healthy culture and climate with the goal of catching youth long before they fall into unhealthy behaviors or consider taking their own lives.


Cohl in Athens at World Championship game, holding a large American flag over his head

Ponderosa High School student and wrestler Cohlton Schultz has just returned back from Athens, Greece to Colorado after becoming the first United States World Champion in 20 years in Greco-Roman wrestling.

Ponderosa Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Tim Ottman led a 30-minute assembly Wednesday for Cohl, joined by Cohl’s parents, his coaches from the Olympic Training Center, his former Ponderosa wrestling coach (and current Assistant Principal) Corey McNellis, and current wrestling coach Tito Rinaldis.