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The Stalloin Scoop: 19May16




The Principal Chronicles continue ... As I write this, I am sitting in my office about ready to go to Chaparral's graduation. I went last year for the first time and it was a pretty cool experience. I think the best part is that it is almost completely driven by kids. Mr. Gotchey, their principal, has an extremely small role.

The only strange part is that they sit us down right in the front row. Literally right in the front row. On top of that, they announce all of the feeder principals and we have to stand and wave. Talk about awkward, but I will do my best princess wave and then get the focus back on the kids.

The funny thing that I noticed last year was the pictures. When I graduated from High School, way back before dirt, we got our diploma and walked to the edge of the stage, smiled, and got our picture taken with our diploma. This being the selfie generation, the kids last year, and I will assume this year as well, smile and shake hands professionally but when they get to the photographer they instantly go into selfie mode. They turn their head at odd angles or stick their tongues out, or throw out a peace sign. It's pretty funny to watch.

All right, I have to run, kids are graduating and I have to get in my seat. That is it for this week and stay tuned until next week, when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


Volunteer Reception will be held on May 26 at 2:45 for all those who graciously volunteer their time to CTE. Please RSVP for this event by completing this form.

Lost and Found will be available for viewing next week. Please be sure to look for your lost items. All unclaimed treasures will be donated on June 3. As always, you are welcome anytime to search for you child's missing belongings.

PSP April/May 2016 Newsletter

Restaurant Night: Join us for the last restaurant night of the year at Panera, Monday, May 23rd from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. Take the flyer in with you and let them know you are there to support CTE! We will receive 15% of the profits. Please share this with your neighbors, friends and family! Thank you for supporting restaurant nights this year!

Games Night: Thank you to Texas Roadhouse, Summit Orthodontics, Culvers, Wendy's, Freddy's Sonic, Butterfield's Ice Cream, Chicken Shack, Cold Stone & Good Times for donating prizes for our annual Games Night! Once again, we had so many people come out and Mr. Miller was a great bingo caller! Thank you to all the parents who volunteered during the event and a special thank you to Jen Brown & Jill Elia for organizing Games Night! 

DCSD FREE SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM - English flyer / Spanish flyer

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May 19, 2016 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

On February 9 the PACE Center hosted Portfolio Day for students like Sladovnik. It was an opportunity for critiques from working professional artists, and workshops. It culminates in the "Bright Futures" art exhibit - a showcase of selected work on display February 16-27.

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.”