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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

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.