The Stallion Scoop: 12Apr18

The Stallion Scoop: 12Apr18
Posted on 04/12/2018
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team bannersCTE teams (Tesla, Curie, and Galileo) complete banners for the March design thinking challenge.

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STALLION SPOTLIGHT- get to know more about our amazing classrooms!
preschool A messy tablePreschoolers learn about how things grow - hands on!
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STAFF CHAT - THE PRINCIPAL'S PODCAST NEW THIS WEEK: Mr. Miller has posted a new 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 thirteenth episode with Caitlin Weyhrich.


Yearbooks: If you did not have a chance to pre-order a yearbook but would like one, please stop by the front office to have your name put on a waiting list. When the yearbooks arrive, mid-May, you will be contacted so you can come in and purchase your yearbook. Games Night: Mark your calendar for our annual Games Night, Friday, April 27th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. We will play bingo, win prizes, and there will be a StuCo sponsored Cake Walk. More information to come soon! "Sonshine" Soiree: Friday, May 11th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm is our second "Sonshine" Soiree - this is a unique dance for moms & their little boys and a great way to start your Mother's Day weekend! There will be face painting, a balloon artist, a visit from superheroes, a DJ, and food. The cost is $25/couple and $5 per additional child, and that includes everything listed except concessions. The proceeds will benefit PSP and the Parker Task Force. Click on the link to RSVP. If you have any questions about this event contact Kristi Harvey. Morning with Moms: We welcome all moms, grandmas, and special women in our student's lives to this event on Friday, May 4th from 8:00am - 9:00am. If you have a business you would like to promote by offering an item for the opportunity ticket drawing contact Christina Clements.

FROM ART - WALTER BARTON CONGRATULATIONS to these CTE students for their recognition at the 2018 DCSD Art Show! Way to represent CTE!

Kaia Brown (2-Dreith) - won an Honorable Mention for her sculpture.

Bella Cordo (5-Levine)  - won an Honorable Mention for her sculpture.

Devin Avalos (4-Kelley) - won Second Place for his colored pencil drawing!


UPCOMING CONCERTS & PROGRAMS at CTE! 2nd Grade Tuesday April 24th 6:00pm "Songs From Around The World" (students arrive at 540p in the music room) 4th Grade Tuesday May 1st 6:00pm "Colorado History Program" (students arrive at 530p in their classrooms) 5th Grade Tuesday May 8th 6:00pm "The Rockin' 50s & 60's" (students arrive at 540p in the

music room) 6th Grade Tuesday May 15th 6:00pm "CTE Student Music Video Presentation" (students arrive

at (540p in the gym)

It is time to sign up to volunteer for Field Day! Field Day will be Friday, May 18th for all grades. Activities will be before and after lunch (for all classes except 1/2 day kindergarten). School will not be out for middle and high school on this date so I really need PARENT and GRANDPARENT volunteers! Click HERE to sign up!


CMAS is here! Thanks so much for sending your students ready to test this week. They all did a fabulous job!‚Äč Here's what's coming!

‚ÄčApril 17 School Accountability Meeting April 24 Second Grade Concert April 27 Game Night May 1 Fourth Grade Program


The Principal Chronicles continue ... As I write this, it is Wednesday morning and the weather outside is supposed to be beautiful today, close to 80. I love to see the environment around us start to turn green. It also means we are smack in the middle of the busiest time of year. It seems as though just about everything happens in April and May of the school year. Lots of events, lots of things due, and lots of expectations for everyone. As for me, I am basically living in two different years. Trying to wrap up this year and prep for next year. As I said, it is a very interesting time of year. I had a teacher come and visit me this morning to share some feedback on how I can be a better leader of our school. As many of you know I love getting feedback because I want to be the best and the only way to improve is by feedback. As we talked it dawned on me how lucky I am to be a part of this school and community. As I wrap up my fourth year here at Cherokee Trail, many times I fail to look back and see how far we have come. I have been extremely fortunate to work with dedicated and caring people for the entire time I have been at Cherokee Trail. In reflecting, I think I sometimes take that for granted. Our staff is so good in so many ways that all of the outstanding things they do just become routine and expected. I've thought that when you look for greatness, you always find it. I guess sometimes I forget to look. I have a lot to be thankful for and I am a very lucky person.

  • I am thankful for a kindergarten team who spent hours preparing to greet our incoming kindergarten class
  • I am thankful for a 1st grade team who consistently push each other to be the best versions of themselves as teachers
  • I am thankful for a 2nd grade team who goes out of their way to support one another each and every day
  • I am thankful for a 3rd grade team who have been tinkering with a personalized teaching approach for nearly the entire year
  • I am thankful for a 4th grade team who came from three different states but have come together to develop a team approach to better meet the needs of their students
  • I am thankful for a 5th grade team who has secretly worked for an entire year adding beauty to our front entrance
  • I am thankful for a 6th grade team who constantly exposes our students to solving problems both inside and outside of our school
  • I am thankful a specials team who despite being together for over a decade still look for new ways to engage our students
  • I am thankful for a SPED team who never gives up on kids and works endlessly to help our students succeed
  • I am thankful for an ELL team who has figured out a way to communicate with students and families eliminating any language barriers.
  • I am thankful for a reading recovery team who spend every minute they have with students, purposefully helping them learn to read
  • I am thankful for our RTI/GT coordinator who somehow takes all of our data and makes it into easy actionable steps to follow
  • I am thankful for a Speech team who consistently create new activities to help our students with their language
  • I am thankful for a mental health team who tries so hard to meet with our kids and balance testing
  • I am thankful for an SSN program that focuses on high expectations for kids
  • I am thankful for a librarian who codes with our students as much as she checks out books
  • I am thankful for our team of EA I's for doing so many great things for kids that no one knows they do
  • I am thankful for a team for EA IV's who consistently and seamlessly support our students and support each other
  • I am thankful for an office staff who basically holds this building together
  • I am thankful for a building engineer who takes care of all the things no one else wants to take care of
  • I am thankful for a kitchen staff who cares about our students' health
  • I am thankful for a before and after care program where the students are truly loved
  • I am thankful for our three preschools who love our littlest learner like their own students
  • I am thankful for our CRT for not only fixing my podcasts but also making sure the nonsense I type for the Chronicles makes sense
  • I am thankful for an assistant principal who makes me a better leader
  • I am thankful for a school filled with students who wonder about the world and work as hard as they can to make their brains grow
  • I am thankful to be in a community which supports us and all of the fun things we do

Like I said, I am a very lucky person. Until next time, when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


  • 2018 Rock Canyon Film Camp for Girls & Boys incoming grades 6-9 (of 2018-19)
    - promo video -- registration
  • Tsunamis - Clarke Farms Swim Team
  • Chess Club - scholarships available - apply here 
  • LEGO Club - scholarships available - apply here 
  • Rosie's Ranch Summer Registration
  • Camp Invention - summer 2018
  • Sierra Middle School presents:Screenagers: Growing Up in a Digital Age

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Chaparral High School, 6:30 p.m.

    Film will be followed by a moderated discussion

    Tickets: $5 - Watch trailer and purchase tickets here: / Purchase Tickets

    ** All other showings in DCSD have sold out - purchase your tickets sooner than later **

    Are you watching kids scroll through life? With their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, we welcome you to discover surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists in this extraordinary and timely film.  The film is appropriate for students grades 6th and up. Please contact Kimberly Romine at [email protected] or Lauren LaComb at [email protected] for additional information.

  • Little Wolverine Volleyball Camp
  • After School Spanish 
  • Tennis Classes The final session of tennis for this school year is starting up in April.  Please click on the link to register or the flyer for more information. 

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