The Stallion Scoop: 8Oct21

The Stallion Scoop: 8Oct21
Posted on 10/08/2021
stallion scoop



Our next restaurant night is at The Chicken Shack! Order lunch or dinner any time on Monday 10/11 or Tuesday 10/12 and a portion of proceeds will be given to the school! Let them know you're with CTE!

The CTE Trunk-Or-Treat is on Friday, October 29th! It’s from 5-7pm in the school parking lot! We want to FILL BOTH parking lots with Trunks! There will be a food truck across the street along with the Clarke Farms pumpkin glow (all CTE families welcome)

What do you have to do to participate? Decorate the trunk of your car and pass out candy to the kiddos in their fun Halloween costumes! 🎃👻💀 Please email me at [email protected] if you would like to join us in the fun!!!


At Cherokee Trail, we focus on six character traits; teaching and fostering them in our classrooms in order to create learners who are strong both academically and socially. They are:







Each month we focus more closely on one trait - this month's EPICER trait is: EMPATHY.

   * I actively listen to others to understand their feelings and the situation

   * I  can put myself in someone else’s shoes 

   * I notice clues about how others are feeling: their words and body language

   * I celebrate how I am the same and how I am different from others

   * I consider other people's feelings/wants/needs when I act


#OneBookDCSD November 8-12, 2021

DCSD is hosting its first ever ONE BOOK event as a CELEBRATION of LITERACY & COMMUNITY, encouraging everyone to read and be inspired by the beautiful picture book by LeUyen Pham, Outside, Inside. See the flyer for events happening throughout the week!


The school year is officially underway! I am currently in the process of finishing up visiting each class to teach a lesson about building a classroom community and relationships. I have also had the pleasure to meet with our newest students to Cherokee Trail. It has been fantastic to see the students again!
All CTE students receive the Second Step curriculum weekly taught by their classroom teacher or myself. Weekly lessons teach social-emotional learning skills with 4 different units.

      Unit 1- Growth Mindset & Goal Setting

      Unit 2- Emotion Management

      Unit 3- Empathy & Kindness

      Unit 4- Problem Solving
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].
Important Links

Denver Behavior Consultants – Social Skills groups now forming at 3 local locations

STEM Center for Strength – mental health and well-being resources
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



The Principal Chronicles continues...

As I write this, we just finished our District security meeting. Every year the District security team comes out, trains the staff, and then goes through a lockdown drill with our entire school. It is always a good reminder from the experts' perspective on what are the best practices. As always, student safety is our number one priority. Also, we are looking forward to our first in-person EPICER assembly in over a year as well as our first in-person conferences in over a year. So happy to get our families back into our building. 

On the personal front, yesterday was our school's prize day where our Run 4 Funds crew came in and provided all sorts of fun activities for the kids who raised money. The best part, despite the pandemic, we raised more funds this year than any other year since I have been here. It is so awesome to see our community come out and support us. In addition to the fun games, students who raised a certain amount of money got the opportunity to throw a ball and if they hit the target a bucket of water came crashing down on my head. The kids really enjoyed it. You would think I would figure out how to stay warm but 8 years in, I still struggle. This year's attempt had me wearing my waterproof jacket with another waterproof jacket underneath that jacket. It helped for about three seconds until the water came right down my collar and soaked me (again) down to the bone. Luckily it was pretty warm so I didn't roll into hypothermia. Maybe next year I can figure out some sort of outfit that is effective (don't hold your breath).

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


from the Chaparral Drama department: Law and Order Fairy Tale Unit is this Friday @ 7  and Saturday @ 2 and 7: poster or tickets


Discovery Education Information Night (flyer)
* Chaparral Wrestling Club (flyer)
join CUB SCOUTS (flyer)

* 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.