The Stallion Scoop: 9Jan20

The Stallion Scoop: 9Jan20
Posted on 01/09/2020
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All School Dance: The annual dance will be Friday, Jan. 24th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. This is always a popular, well-attended event at our school! We ask that parents attend with their student and it is for CTE students only. With so many people in the building we could use some help monitoring the halls and the entrances & exits. Please consider signing up to help us make this a safe & fun event! Middle school and high school students are welcome to volunteer and will receive service hours for their time. Thank you! 

JANUARY COUNSELOR'S CORNER - JANE STEINER Happy New Year! I can’t believe we are now in the second half of the school year!  The students at CTE have been learning a lot about themselves and others through our Social-Emotional curriculums.  The students are learning how to regulate their emotions as well as how their actions impact others. In Kindergarten, I will be implementing the Safer, Smarter Kids curriculum to teach students how to identify unsafe situations and tools to use in them. Fourth grade students are continuing to learn about mindfulness, now focusing on mindful movement through the Mind Up curriculum. Fifth grade students have broadened their perspective and knowledge about the world and others by learning about Human Rights through a series of lessons. In sixth grade, we are starting a new unit from the Second Step Program on thoughts, emotions, and decisions.  Students have really enjoyed learning about the adolescent brain and how it relates to their emotions and behaviors.  We are also expecting a visit from the counselors at Sierra Middle School this month to present information about middle school and electives. 
Healthy Teen Series - Start the Conversation: How to talk to your Child about Vaping, Juuls, and Other Nicotine Devices This event will be held next Wednesday, January 15th at 6:30 PM @ Cimarron. This, we believe, is especially relevant to not just middle school parents, but sadly, elementary school age parents as well since research suggests that students are using vape pens at a younger and younger age. As we are sure you are well aware, vaping use among youth has become quite the epidemic. In order to truly tackle the issue, parents need to be part of the conversation and part of the solution.  Often times parents are unsure of how to approach a conversation regarding vaping. This night is all about equipping parents with tools and skills to do so (flyer). Sources of Strength Healthy Activities (flyer) Healthy Activities Night will be held Thursday, January 23rd from 4:30 - 6:30 PM @ Sierra. Any and all Cherokee Trail students and their families are welcome to attend. The flyer is attached below. I also would love to stop by sometime this week with printed flyers for 6th graders hoping they can be placed in Thursday folders for parents.


Welcome to a new decade at school! We have missed everyone and are so happy to be back into our routine.  School Dance and Candy Gram Sales

On January 24th, we will have our Annual All School Dance. Please mark your calendars for this fun are the details. Student Council will be selling Valentine Candy Grams at the dance - $2 for one and $5 for three. 

What's Happening at CTE
9 JAN 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
2:30 - 4pm CTE Spelling Bee Cafeteria
14 JAN 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
16 JAN 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
9 - 10am Kid's Heart Challenge Assembly
20 JAN All day NO SCHOOL: MLK Day
21 JAN 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
9 - 10:15am 6th grade Middle School Visit (electives)
2:15 - 2:45pm PSP Meeting
22 JAN 7:45 - 8:30am StuCo
23 JAN 7:30 - 8:30am Orchestra Practice
8 - 8:30am Mindful Mornings (3-6th grades)
24 JAN 6 - 8pm All School Dance

 - JOSH MILLER The Principal Chronicles continue ... (2020 version) We have hit a new decade which is still a bit surreal to me. It is also just a bit weird that we are about to be in the 2020-2021 school year which is extremely hard to say out loud.  Here at school we are entering some of our best teaching months of the school year. Students come back to school well rested and eager to get back to work. Even though the weather typically isn't the best, the work we do inside the building really takes off. As for my break, it was very uneventful. We didn't have our girls this year from basically Christmas until we went back to school so it was relatively boring, to be honest. You can only do so much around the house and not having the girls home made it a very quiet house. My oldest did get an Alexa for Christmas so now the lights don't work in her room unless you ask Alexa to turn them on. In addition, apparently Alexa has super hearing because we also have an Alexa by our downstairs TV (Santa thought we moved in our house too much and we were going to strain ourselves turning on and off our TV with our remote) and if we ask the downstairs Alexa something, the upstairs Alexa also responds. Not only that, we now have two more females added to our already female-dominated house. I was hoping for an Alex (not sure if that is a thing Amazon has) so I would at least have another guy to talk to in our house. Yes, I realize both of our dogs are male but they are so spoiled by Renee they are practically female dogs anyway. What's a guy to do?? That is it for this week. Stay tuned next week when the Principal Chronicles continues...



Tennis and Golf will be offered after school at CTE starting in February. CLICK HERE to view more info and to register. * We conduct after-school tennis and golf classes at elementary schools in Douglas County and will be having winter classes that will be open to students of other schools. We want kids to stay active and play sports throughout the winter and we would love to see your students in our classes. (flyer) * Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes, new session - (flyer)
* StrategicKids LEGO - flyer * StrategicKids Chess - flyer * order school picture packages online via
* Milk Caps for Moola - flyer
Join Mrs. Dunker on Tuesday and Thursday mornings to learn how to be more mindful in your life.  It's a wonderful, peaceful way to start your school day. Mindful Mornings is open to students in grades 3rd - 6th.  See below for information about how to sign up and be part of this joyful journey into mindfulness. You can sign up at Mindful Mornings Sign-up

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