The Stallion Scoop: 3Mar23

The Stallion Scoop: 3Mar23
Posted on 03/03/2023
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 10MAR - Yearbook deadline extended! (order link) 24MAR - Morning with Moms @ 8:00am

12APR - Spirit Night at Noodles & Co

28APR - All School Dance @ 5:30-7:30pm

MAY - School Supply Kit Orders due

1-5MAY - Teacher Appreciation Week


PSP Meetings @ 5:30pm  

April 25th


Spring Conferences will be held the week of 6-10Mar23 - each classroom teacher will be communicating how to sign up for a meeting time. Late conference times will be available Tuesday and Thursday: 3:30pm- 7:30pm. Please contact your student's classroom teacher directly for more information.


Each year CTE supports Wish Week at Chaparral High School with spirit activities, fundraising, and Chap Fam spirit! ... we come together during the "best week of the year" to sponsor the featured "wish kid" and Make a Wish Colorado!
Wish Week: 30Mar-8Apr23

Chap's Wish Week is around the corner.  The StuGo at Chap has designed a shirt that represents the theme of the week. If you would like to purchase a shirt, the steps are below.
1. Go to MySchoolBucks
2. Click on store
3. Click on Browse all items
4. Click on T-Shirt
*If you need a size that is not offered on SchoolBucks, please let us know.



6th Grade Performance
Attention 6th Grade Families:
Mr. Halley would like to announce that all of our 6th grade students will be putting on a performance on Thursday March 30th at 6pm in the gym at Cherokee Trail Elementary. The performance will be a telling of the story “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse.”  We will include the use of a shadow screen, original expressive movement and music created by the 6th grade classes. We are working on our performance every day during music and if you want to see some sneak peaks please check the Music page on the CTE website over the next few weeks as we prepare our performance.  

If you have any questions, please email Mr. Halley.


Colorado Education Recruitment Fair - March 4

The first-ever Colorado Education Recruitment Fair is taking place right here in Douglas County at the new DCSD Legacy Campus. 

Saturday, March 4 | 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

DCSD Legacy Campus, 10035 S. Peoria Street, Lone Tree

Please help spread the word about this important recruiting event. READ the flyer and help spread the word! 


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

Read more on the EPICER page!
In March we will be focusing on RESPECT. The indicators for respect at CTE are:

   * I listen carefully to adults and students and do not interrupt

   * I show empathy when interacting with others

   * I accept feedback and respond in a positive way

   * I own my actions and make things right

   * I use manners

Grades K/1/2: Our focus this week will be on safety. Students will learn about the importance of safety, what to do if they see bullying, and the importance of safety drills.

Grades 3/4/5/6: We will define “teamwork” and complete an activity that asks students to work together as a team.
Needed for Wellness: We are in need of tissues. Please feel free to send a box in with your child.  I am grateful for your support.


CTE students continue to acquire a variety of essential skills and knowledge!  

In first grade, we are continuing the 7 lesson series from the Safer, Smarter Kids curriculum. So far, we have covered a variety of safety rules. Upcoming lessons include body boundaries, safe/unsafe secrets, and tattling vs. reporting. First grade parents receive a parent newsletter after each lesson is taught.

In fourth grade, we started our bully prevention unit from Second Step. This unit has a total of 4 lessons that will cover 1- recognize, report, and refuse bullying 2- bystander power 3- bystander responsibility 4- cyberbullying. The students have been very engaged in situational discussions and sharing experiences.

In fifth grade, we read “Teammates” by Peter Golenbock. This is a moving story about how Jackie Robinson became the first black player on a Major League baseball team.   

In sixth grade, we completed our bully prevention unit from Second Step. In our last lesson, students learned how to be an upstander and the impact their courageous actions can have on a bully situation. The students took a pre and post survey to assess specific attitudes, knowledge, and skills taught during the unit.  

Pre-survey grade 6 average 57%

Post-survey grade 6 average 85%

Wow! That is an increase of 28 percentage points!

If you are interested in reading more about bullying or how to help your child, take a look at this website.  Bullying can also be reported to Safe 2 Tell Colorado.

Coming soon: New lesson topics for second, third and fifth grade!


Trauma University 

Do your child's trauma behaviors make you feel like a failure? If your child was diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder or another trauma-related mental illness, you don't need to do this alone! Our community will provide guidance and support; comradery and belonging. Our online courses will help you understand why "regular" parenting isn't working and will set you on the right path for healing and connection. Enroll to check out our online campus!

Publications about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Publications about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Mental Health Resources

* Is your child or someone you know struggling with anxiety?  The district has partnered with Dr. Scott Cypers to release a series of videos for parents with a ton of information and how to help someone.  All the videos can be found here.

* I Matter – Parents and youth (ages 12 and older) can take a brief mental health screening and schedule 3 free counseling appointments.

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


DCSD Virtual Calming Corner

Life can be challenging at times! The great news is you have the power to overcome these challenges by integrating purposeful pauses throughout the day to calm both your brain and body. Maybe you need a quick nature fix, a guided relaxation practice or some quiet music in the background. Enjoy it all and explore! Be careful, some of these links can be rather mesmerizing -- you may want to use a timer ;-).

Safe 2 Tell Colorado

Do you know how to report a concern that threatens you, your friends, your family or your community?  Safe 2 Tell Colorado is an anonymous reporting tool for parents and students.  There are 3 ways to make an anonymous report – via website, app, or phone call.  

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

Free/Reduced Meal Benefits



The Principal Chronicles continue ...
February is finally over and we have all survived another armpit of the school year. For those of you who aren't familiar, every year in February everyone gets crabby and every single February someone tells me that "this is the worst year that has ever been". 23 years in education and it happens every year in February, so we call February "the armpit of the school year". Luckily for us, we survived February and "the worst year ever" until next year when once again, it'll be the worst year ever. 
I don't know what it is about March but everyone's spirit starts to lift. I don't know if it is the weather, Spring Break, or something else but same as the armpit: once we hit March things start to look up. Whatever it is, it really doesn't matter to me, I'm just happy that February is over.
On the home front, I am really looking forward to Spring Break. My daughter and I are flying to San Fransico. We will stay there for a few days and then we will rent a car and road trip down to LA via Highway 1. We are planning on stopping on the way and looking at colleges, and coasts, and as always making some poor food choices. Once we get to LA, we are planning on staying there for a few days. We are spending a day at Universal Studios as well as planning on trying to eat lunch one day in some swanky lunch spot in Beverly Hills. Other than that, we will have to wait and see how it goes. Since my daughter has her permit, my plan is for her to practice some highway driving on the way to LA but there is no way I am letting her drive in LA. I am not that crazy. I think I am looking forward to San Fransico the most. I have never been there and we are staying right down in Fisherman's Wharf. If the weather is nice, I am planning on making my daughter bike over the Golden Gate bridge. Plus we have tickets to Alcatraz because isn't that what you are supposed to do when one visits San Fransico?
That is it for this week's edition, stay tuned for next week when the Principal Chronicles continue ...  



* Douglas County Cotillion 2023 (flyer1 | flyer2)
* DCSD Community Events (
* Lego Masterbuilders club (
flyer) *corrected dates*
* Robotics & Coding club (
* Chap Youth Wrestling Club (flyer)
* LEGO Storytelling: Marvel vs. DC (flyer)
* Science Matters - before/after school STEM Clubs (flyer)
* Chap Dance Team - The Mini-Wolverines (flyer)
* Robotics & Coding Club (flyer)
* CTE STEM CLUBS from Science Matters (link)
* Cub Scout Pack (flyer)

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