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The Principal Chronicles continue ... Another year has come to a close. I cannot believe how fast it went, it just seemed like yesterday we were welcoming our students back from summer. Looking back on this year, I'll have to say personally, this was my hardest year I have ever had in administration. I learned a lot this year about myself and our school. Now that we made it to the end of the year, I have made myself a very long to-do list for the summer.

This summer I plan on spending a lot of time prepping for next year and maybe sprinkling a little bit of fun here and there. As a family, we are competing in the Rocky Mountain State Games in the Springs. We aren't an athletically gifted family by any means so we chose rock climbing, air hockey, and orienteering to compete in. Who knows how we will do but it will be fun. Other than that, the only other trip I have is backpacking with my dad which is really more like walking in the woods in absolute and utter silence. Can't say it is my favorite times but I do enjoy spending time with my father.

Lastly, I just want to say thank you to all of the Cherokee Trail Family, Staff, students, and community. Even though this year was a challenge, I still love my job, I love the students here, I love the community, and most of all, I am proud to be a member of the Cherokee Trail and Chaparral family. I am a very lucky person.

Have a great summer and make good choices. See you next year when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


Please come take a look at the lost and found pile in the lobby. All unclaimed items will be dontated on Monday, 5Jun17.



EPR: Elementary Progress Reports will available on the EngageEd site until 30Jun17 (instructions) - please view/print before then.


School Supply Kits: It's time to order your school supply kits for the 2017 - 2018 school year! These kits come with all the required items on the school supply list. This is a convenient way to take care of your back-to-school shopping! Kits will be delivered directly to your student's classroom prior to the first day of school. Orders are online only and must be placed by June 4th. The school code is 83115.

American Furniture Warehouse: Remember when you shop at AFW you can support CTE throughout the year! Just give them the CTE code, CTES65, at checkout and we will receive up to 4% of your purchase. Happy furniture shopping!

THANK YOU! - Thank you for supporting CTE PSP and our school this year! Because of your generosity we have been able to provide the following to CTE this school year:
- Chromebooks for primary grades
- The school spelling bee
- Magnetic Letter sets & trays
- Headphones
- 6th Grade Art projects
- Field Trip Scholarships
- Popsicles for Field Day
- Buffalo Bill for 4th Grade
- Design Thinking Challengers for 6th Grade
- EPIC t-shirts for all staff
- Teacher Appreciation Week gifts for staff
Thank you for continuing to attend all the events, as well! We love seeing our community come together! Much appreciation to all the parents who planned these events and volunteered the day of the events! We couldn't do all of this without Y-O-U! 


DCAGT newsletter

Parent Institute flyer

DCAGT [Douglas County Association for the Gifted & Talented]

DCSD Gifted Education News

June 2, 2017 | By abhylton | Category: Cherokee Trail Elementary School

District News

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.

Student Climbs stairs with Firefighters

“Never forget” became permanently ingrained in our heads and our hearts after the attacks of September 11, 2001. But now, 16 years later, our schools are full of students who weren’t even alive when history was made; leaving many teachers to decipher how and what to teach students about a moment in our history that changed our world forever.