The Stallion Scoop: 27Aug21

The Stallion Scoop: 27Aug21
Posted on 08/20/2021
stallion scoop

  • MEET OUR NEW STAFF (part 3)
  • 1st & 3rd GRADE VIDEOS


Cherokee Trail Masks!Welcome Cherokee Trail's supporters!

Welcome to a new school year and a new mask sale! You can purchase adult and youth sized masks with Cherokee Trail's logo! Masks are black with the maroon logo. Order and pay by credit card or eCheck by September 8 at 11:59 pm to receive yours in late September!

Please make sure that you place all items in your cart before filling out the form and trying to check out. If you do not have items in your cart, you will not place an actual order.

All proceeds will go to Cherokee Trail to benefit our school.


(3rd grade): My name is Tess Jones. I am so excited to be joining the CTE family this year, and teaching third grade. This will be the 6th year teaching, and first year at CTE.  I am a Denver Native, and the mountains are my happy place. I love hiking, and doing 14ers, camping, and snowboarding. If I am not in the mountains, you can find me running or spending time with my nieces.




What’s Happening in Social Emotional Wellness?

This week in Social Emotional Wellness we are defining the terms emotions and feelings. We’ll discuss and share where our big emotions manifest in our bodies and how they feel in our bodies (shape, color, etc).  


Welcome Back! My name is Jane Steiner and I am the School Counselor at Cherokee Trail Elementary. I am excited and honored to start my 4th year with my amazing CTE family and my 16th year as a school counselor! I am committed to encouraging, supporting, and empowering our students to become their best selves. My primary task is to help ALL students become better learners by providing a comprehensive and developmental counseling program that meets their academic, personal/social, and career development needs.

While following district and state protocols, I will be meeting with students individually and in small groups, conducting classroom lessons while incorporating pieces from various Social-Emotional Learning curricula, and collaborating with parents and staff. 

Support provided can be therapeutic, but the role of a school counselor is not to diagnose or provide therapy. I am able to provide temporary/short-term support to help students overcome acute issues having an impact on their school performance. I am a resource similar to the school nurse in that she can provide help, but refers out for more serious problems. Licensed mental health counselors are the appropriate resource to provide ongoing therapy sometimes needed by families and children. 

As the counselor, I have the privilege of providing support to every student at CTE. Confidentiality is respected, unless they plan on hurting themselves, hurting someone else, or someone is hurting them. Although I do not require parental consent, if you would like to request I meet with your child for a specific concern, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

I look forward to a great school year and supporting all our wonderful students at CTE!  Feel free to email me @ [email protected].

Family Resources:

Weekly snack/food bags provided by Parker Task Force – If your family is interested in having a bag of snacks/food sent home in their student’s backpack weekly, please fill out this brief form.

Families with housing instability

Universal Free Meal Benefits

Parent Articles:

Transitioning to Kindergarten

Your Five Year Old

Winning Ways to Talk with Young Children

How to Help Your Kids with Homework (without doing it for them)

Communicating with Your Child’s Teacher

Tweens, Teens, Tech, and Mental Health: Coming of Age in an Increasingly Digital, Uncertain, and Unequal World 2020



The Principal Chronicles continue ... Wow, what a week it has been. As I expected, someone turned on the time warp machine, and just like that, we are through three weeks of school and nearly in September. Next thing you know I'll be writing about Fall Break. (side note: I'm planning on going to Punta Cana for Fall break assuming it isn't closed for travel). This week we have been grinding through our first diagnostic of the school year. We are excited to get some data on our kids and start to formulate our plans to better meet their needs. It feels like we are finally transitioning away from procedures and routines to real teaching. Time to start moving these kids forward!!

On the personal side, things have been going well. My daughter has settled in nicely in HS and for the first time ever is allowed to have social media. Not sure how I feel about that but I guess I need to trust her until she gives me a reason not to. Outside of that, she keeps asking me to take her to her boyfriend's soccer game. As a former college player and having worked in professional soccer for a decade, I am not overly excited to watch a freshman-level soccer game specifically to watch a boy I've only met once and am obligated not to like since he is dating my daughter. So many new things to learn about high school life. I'm sure all of you will notice my hair turning more and more gray as the year goes on. 

That is it for this week's edition. Stay tuned for next week when the Principal Chronicles continues...



Parents and kids are so excited to participate in our online Spanish program completely free for the entire month of September!

As you may know, to celebrate the start of the school year, we're letting families sample our most popular Spanish program completely free!

Any kiddo who wants to participate will be able to join LIVE Spanish classes with Sarah’s Spanish School teachers every day of the week for the entire month of September.

They will also get access to all the recordings! Cool right!?

It is 100% free, no credit card needed and absolutely no catch.


* STEM CLUBS (flyer)
* CHS Cheer Camp (flyer)
parenting class for parents of children aged 3-7 with behavior challenges (flyer)
* Strategic Kids Chess (flyer)
* Strategic Kids Lego (flyer)
* TGA Tennis and Golf (flyer)

Tennis (Fridays) 8 weeks: 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/29, 11/5

Golf (Mondays) 8 weeks: 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8

NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE: The Douglas County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, genetic information, or physical characteristics, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment of, or employment in educational programs or activities. The School District’s Compliance Officer is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 303-387-0067. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public.