The Stallion Scoop: 18Oct18

The Stallion Scoop: 18Oct18
Posted on 10/18/2018




prize dayThank you, CTE families, for raising $20,985.90! These funds will help bring new technology to our school, provide field trip scholarships, purchase much needed supplies for our school, and more!

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PSP NEWS Fun Run: Thank you, CTE families, for raising $20,985.90! These funds will help bring new technology to our school, provide field trip scholarships, purchase much needed supplies and more. All of our students were able to jump in the bouncy houses yesterday and received their individual prizes. We greatly appreciate your support! Butter Braids: Order forms came home this week and are due Nov. 2nd. Butter Braids will be delivered Friday, Nov. 9th. This is merely a service we provide at the request of our families. If you have any questions, please contact CTE PSP. Trunk-or-Treat: Join us for the second annual CTE Trunk-or-Treat on Friday, October 26th from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. We will have games in the gym, a taco truck, and trunks for the kids to get treats! Save the date! If you'd like to sponsor a trunk, please contact Christina Clements. Restaurant Night: Save the date for the next restaurant night at Freddy's, Tuesday, Oct. 23rd from 4:00pm - 8:00pm.
Hello Feeder Schools! On October 27th, DECA will be hosting its annual Sweet Street. Sweet Street is an event held at Chaparral High School in which kids can safely trick-or-treat indoors. See the flyer for more information about this fun event. Thank you!

Megan Arnett - External Communications Director

Chaparral DECA


Our Enchanted Forest Book Fair arrives November 19th - 16th! We open with Donuts & Dads!

Check out our Book Fair Home Page for all our event details. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, we need you! Check out a volunteer spot at our Book Fair SignUp 

I am excited to inform you about a program entitled The Healthy Teen Series, which is a partnership of the Counselors for Prevention at Cimarron, Sagewood, and Sierra Middle Schools.

There will be  a screening of the documentary Screenagers on October 22 at 6:30 PM in Chaparral High School's auditorium. Screenagers is a documentary that “explores struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction”. Following the screening of the documentary, there will be a discussion about cell phone usage. To reserve a FREE ticket for the event, please click HERE.

Does your child struggle to understand what he/she reads?  Try these Rockin’ Reading Tips to improve comprehension. 1.  Look for clues- Show your child how to scan for clues before they start reading.  Tell your child to look at the chapter titles and headings, as well as the illustrations.  Then have them browse through the pages. Ask if they can predict what the text will be about.  This will help him/her focus on the subject. 2. Highlight key points- As your child reads, they should have a pencil handy to make notes.  Using different colored pens or highlighters may help the key words and notes stand out while studying.  The notes are also used to help identify and remember main points as the text is reviewed. 3. Engage your brain- They should ask themselves “What was the main idea in what I just read?” If the answer is unknown, the text should be read again until a solid understanding is gained. Jane Steiner, Ed.S. - School Counselor Tuesday-Thursday


Family Multicultural Night is TONIGHT! 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 come celebrate our feeder’s diversity and enjoy some great food!

Safety First We have had lots of cars dropping off student in the cul de sac south of our school. We want you to know you will receive great door to door service if you use the carpool lane in front of the school. There is little waiting and the experience is MUCH safer for students and cars.

If your student walks to school and crosses Clarke Farms Drive. on the north side of the school, we encourage them to cross by the school parking lot entrance where there are multiple staff members manning the crosswalk. What's Happening at CTE (calendar)

18-Oct 3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library 
18-Oct 5 - 7pm Multicultural Night at Sierra MS 
19-Oct 2:55 - 3:15pm Lawson Team Blowout Party Cafeteria 
23-Oct 12:30 - 2:30pm 6th Grade to Sierra Middle School 
23-Oct 2:15 - 3:15pm PSP Meeting 
24-Oct 7:45 - 8:30am Student Council 
25-Oct 3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library 
26-Oct 5:30 - 7:30pm Trunk or Treat 
1-Nov 3:30 - 4:15pm Film Club - Library 

The Principal Chronicles continues ....(Fall Break Edition) School is back in session after Fall break, I'm both happy and sad to be back at school. I am sad that I can't sleep in anymore but I was happy to see the staff and students of CTE. It is amazing how much you miss seeing everyone even after only a week away. Now we're about to hit the stretch of some pretty exciting times: Halloween and Thanksgiving are just right around the corner. Next thing you know we will be talking about the Winter Break Edition of the Chronicles. On the home front, our little tribe went to Arizona for a couple of days. Renee needed to get re-certified for CrossFit (yes, we are a CrossFit family) and there wasn't a class in Colorado so we trekked down to Phoenix for the weekend. Basically, we didn't really have any plans except to just hang out while she was at class. We stayed in a hotel with four different pools so we were thinking we would hang out by the pool most of the day. Little did we know that it was going to be freezing cold and raining most of the time (definitely NOT the "valley of the sun"). The first day the girls and I went to this gigantic aquarium. It was huge and had several other parts to it that had zero to do with fish. Except for the place where for the price of your left kidney you could be in the same pool as a dolphin where it quite possibly would swim close enough to you to splash you in the face. We opted not to participate in that fun and excitement but instead did the butterfly house and the aquarium. Both were pretty awesome with lots of cool fish and a sloth named Squidney. Who doesn't love sloths? On the second day, which was our last day, my oldest wanted to go shopping. In my infinite wisdom, I thought that going to the Arizona state fair would be a better idea. Once we dropped Renee off at her class we headed out for lunch before the fair. We found this restaurant that was a sushi place that had all of the food on conveyor belts. It was hilarious, every few minutes some drinks would go by, then some dessert, then some sushi. We just grabbed a plate and ate. We were charged by the plates and my two girls cleared 17 plates. After that trip through sushi gluttony, we hit the fair. Since both of my girls love to watch cooking shows and dessert making shows they both decided they were going to try some funky fried foods (it was a state fair after all). What did they decide on you might ask? Well, their fair menu included no less than the following: Fried Nutella, a Fried Twinkie (my youngest meant to say Twix), Fried Watermelon, a root beer float, and a sweet milk boba tea. Needless to say, they were totally stuffed and didn't need to eat again for about five hours which may be a record. All in all, it was pretty fun and certifiably disgusting at the same time. Well that is it for this week's edition. Stay tuned next week when the Principal Chronicles continue ...


  • Chaparral Wrestling Club - flyer
  • Stone Canyon is partnering with the Zoology Foundation to offer a NEW fall break camp
  • Drawing Classes from Young Rembrandts - flyer
  • after school Spanish at CTE
  • Strategic Kids Chess at CTE
  • Strategic Kids LEGO at CTE


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