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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

kids running outside as part of a race

DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

How are we doing?

We want to hear from you! How often do you prefer to receive email newsletters from DCSD? How can we improve the news and information you receive? This brief survey should only take a minute or two of your time. Thank you for giving us your input!

Tell us what you think, here!


glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.