The Stallion Scoop: 13Sep18

The Stallion Scoop: 13Sep18
Posted on 09/13/2018
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  • 1ST SAC MEETING OF 2018-19

WHAT'S NEW @ CTE THIS WEEK? mill levy - bond
The DCSD Board of Education recently voted to place a $40 million Mill Levy Override [MLO] and $250 million no-new-taxes Bond on the ballot this fall.

Read the full story.

PSP NEWS Fun Run: The Annual Fun Run is coming Tuesday, Sept. 25th! Funds raised will be used for CTE's operational needs; this means things like copy supplies, paper, and everyday needs for our staff and our students. Read more about the Fun Run here and look for more details to come home after the Fun Run Kickoff Assembly on Tuesday, Sept. 18th. Also, we could use your help the day of the Fun Run. We always need people to mark laps and help collect lap totals. Thank you for supporting our school!

Dear CTE Community,

We will be holding our first School Accountability Committee (SAC) meeting of the school year on Tuesday, September 18th from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM here at Cherokee Trail. Our meeting is open to everyone and we will be discussing our budget, CMAS data, as well as set up our meetings for the remainder of the year. Please see the agenda for more details about our discussion topics. Hope to see you all there.

FROM THE LIBRARY - KAREN NOTTINGHAM A new feature for families - the weekly, Library newsletter: Off the Shelf!! Read it here.


WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 5:30-8:30pm WHERE: 9195 Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch, CO MORE INFORMATION: Get Educated: Youth Mental Health and WellnesS Cresthill Middle School - The Commons Free Registration - click here
* Listen to a parent’s perspective on raising a child with a mental disorder * Learn important facts/statistics about mental disorders and the basic biology of mental disorders * Learn about the adolescent brain and teen substance use * Learn to identify unhealthy adolescent behavior * Learn what treatments are available for mental disorders and the steps to take to access treatment * Connect with experts and resources in mental health * Talk one-on-one with mental health professionals * 2 CE credits offered * Light refreshments included

For more information, click here.

NEW PARENT PORTAL (INFINITE CAMPUS) APPS We are excited to inform you Infinite Campus has two new and improved mobile apps: Campus Student (for students) and Campus Parent (for parents). Download your free app for real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements and more (more info). If you are using the old Infinite Campus app, please download the new app. The old app will no longer be supported.

Choir is open to all 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th grade students and runs from late September through mid February. It’s a great way for your kids to meet new friends, be part of a collaborative group, learn more about choral music and have a fun time! Our rehearsals will run on Thursday mornings from 7:45am till 8:30am. We will be working toward performing 3 concerts…two in December, then the Chaparral Feeder Area Choir Concert in February. MORE INFO COMING HOME SOON FROM MR. ANDERSON!
Hi Chap Family! It’s that time of the year! The Homecoming Parade is just around the corner, taking place on Monday, September 24th at 5:30 PM and all of the Chaparral Community is invited. Attached below is an informational flyer along with the parade route map! Thank you for being wonderful, Morgan Huppert - Homecoming Parade Community Outreach Coordinator
Safety First Our community is asking for a backup crossing guard at the corner of Clarke Farms Dr and Lamar Dr. The need is only when our routine crossing guard isn’t available. Please connect with me if you are interested in more information.

Evacuation Drill On Wednesday, September 19th, we’ll have our second Evacuation Drill (weather permitting). Please feel free to review the expectations with your student related to this drill. Our students and staff do such a great job with this drill!

CTE's expectations for students during an evacuation drill are as follows:

* classroom and exterior doors closed

* no voices during the drill (raise your hand if you have a need)

* walk safely and stay in line so your teacher can easily see/find you
* walk to the wooden fence on the west side of the field and stop

* stay in line and face the building so you can see and hear directions easily

* wait for directions from your teacher or administrator

Academic Excellence

Our staff’s academic goal this year is to increase students' writing scores. We are in the middle of gathering student data from a fixed writing prompt. During our Professional Development day on September 21st, we’ll look over the writing related to these prompts, work on interrater reliability, and look for learning trends related to writing. Once these trends are identified, we’ll create mini lessons to support students with these skills. We’ll also be learning the Expository instructional components of our new writing curriculum (Write From the Beginning and Beyond). It will be a great day of learning together! Student Council

Student Council had their first meeting this week. We had 57 students apply for a position on our Student Council. Our sponsors experienced a few rough days and sleepless nights as we worked together to determine the final cut score for the applicants. To include more students we increased the number of members on the council. We are so very proud of those who applied. We now have 29 members and are off to a running start. Thanks to our staff sponsors, Mrs. Coggan, Mrs. Duncan, Mr. Major, and Mrs. Weyhrich for volunteering their time to StuCo! Family Multicultural Night

Chaparral feeder schools are having a Family Multicultural Night to celebrate and share cultures in our community. We would like to celebrate the cultures of all our students and families from the United States and around the world. The event is on October 18, 2018 at Sierra Middle School from 5 to 7 p.m.  Please click here if you are interested in attending. We welcome all of our Chaparral Feeder families. What’s Happening at CTE? (Calendar)

Monday, September 17

  - Vision and Hearing Screening

  - Run Club

Tuesday, September 18

  - Vision and Hearing Screening

  - Fun Run Assembly

Wednesday, September 19

  - 6th Grade Outdoor Education

  - Evacuation Drill

  - Run Club

Thursday, September 20

  - 6th Grade Outdoor Education

  - Film Club

Friday, September 21

  - No School for Student - Teacher Professional Development Day

  - 6th Grade Outdoor Education

Monday, September 24

  - Spirit Week - School Spirit Day

  - Run Club

  - Chaparral Homecoming Parade

Tuesday, September 25

  - Spirit Week - Crazy Sock Day

  - Fun Run

Wednesday, September 26

  - Spirit Week - PJ Day

  - Lock Down Drill

Thursday, September 27

  - Spirit Week - Sports Day

  - National Walk to School Day!

  - Film Club

Friday, September 28

  - Spirit Week - Crazy Hair Day

STAFF CHAT - THE PRINCIPAL'S PODCAST NEW THIS WEEK: Mr. Miller has posted a podcast for his weekly Staff Chat. Each podcast is available on CTE's YouTube channel - please subscribe and never miss any of the fun! Each week he will have a short interview with one of our staff members. Please enjoy the first episode of season 2 with Michelle Hegre.


The Principal Chronicles continue ... Wow, what a week for the weather!! It has been so nice outside I can hardly believe it's September. Welcome to Colorado I guess. I do feel a bit guilty as the East Coast prepares for what could be the worst storm to hit the area ever. Hope everyone there is prepared and stays safe. Back here at CTE, we have been plugging away and working hard. We have a few important things coming up that hopefully, you'll be able to take part in. First, we have our annual Fun Run to raise money for our school. This year we are going to focus our efforts on primary technology. We recently had to recycle a bunch of our primary iPads because they were so old they wouldn't update anymore, and we need to purchase some new ones. Next, we have our first School Accountability Committee meeting of the year coming up on Tuesday, September 18th from 5:30 - 7:00 at Cherokee Trail. All are invited and welcomed. We are discussing our current state and will begin to plan out the year. I will also be going over our testing data. Hope to see you there. Lastly, be on the lookout for our first EPIC assembly of the year. More information to come so stay tuned. On the home front, I did something pretty cool last weekend with my family. We went to a rabbit grooming party. I know what you are thinking, what on Earth is a rabbit grooming party? Basically, we drove to a rabbit sanctuary in Broomfield where they rescue rabbits which people have abandoned, and try to find a forever home for them. We got there and were shown into a room surrounded by tons of rabbit cages (allergies beware!!) and were given a chair and a towel. Once we laid the towel across our laps someone brought a rabbit to groom with this cool little brush. When our new friends were done, we raised our hand and someone brought the next rabbit. It was extremely therapeutic. My little guy needed lots of help so I worked on him the whole time, whereas my family went through several rabbits. Who would have thought that a rabbit grooming party would be so awesome? Well, that is it for this week. Stay tuned, in the upcoming weeks I'll be putting out my world famous Outdoor Ed edition. This year I'll be going on the second night which will be new to me.  That means I'll hit the barn dance and s'mores. Should have some pretty good stories to share. See you next time, when the Principal Chronicles continue ...

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