Panther PRIDE Update
Cimarron MS News - January 25, 2024
Grade Level News
From Behind the Desk!
Hello Cimarron MS Families,
Hope this message finds you well! Since our last newsletter, we've had two remote days, thanks to the unpredictable Oklahoma weather. On a brighter note, I've heard whispers of 60-degree weather in the forecast!
Exciting times for our 8th graders (Class of 2028) as they gear up for freshman year preparations. Check out the counselor section in the 8th-grade newsletter by Mrs. Teresa Murray for more details.
In the upcoming weeks, we'll be connecting with our Class of 2029 (7th grade) and the Class of 2030 (6th grade) to discuss their schedule requests for the fall and spring semesters. The Class of 2031 (5th grade) will have their first visit on Tuesday, February 13th.
Don't forget to snag your Yearbook before prices go up by January 27th!
Looking ahead, we're thrilled about the upcoming author visit with Jennifer Nielson. Check below for details on ordering her book.
Lastly, Mrs. Ally Schreck has a Donors Choose to support teachers with document cameras and comfy seating for the Media Center or Ms. Harkness' classroom project.
Stay warm and informed!
Principal, Cimarron MS
Positivity - Respect - Integrity - Diligence - Empathy
"Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." – Michael Jordan
Our social media feeds often include the latest challenges which can be a fun way for students and adults to feel connected with their community on social media. Depending on the challenge, they can also be dangerous or harmful. It is important for parents and families to be aware of what’s popular on social media so you can help your student navigate the positives and negatives of these trends. This month’s Smart Social tip includes information about social media challenges and some ideas for how to have these conversations with your students. To access this information, just click on this link: https://smartsocial.com/post/social-media-challenges?org=edmond
And, remember, if you haven’t signed up for Smart Social yet, EPS is providing this resource to all of our families for free for this school year. When you click the link, it’ll prompt you to sign up for your free EPS account. We hope you continue to find this information useful!
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New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen will be visiting our school on January 31. 7th-graders and a group of 8th graders will get to learn all about her books and writing process at a presentation & writing workshop. We are hoping to include a short meet & greet for 6th graders as well! Jennifer is the author of more than 25 books. The False Prince, the first book in her fantasy series The Ascendance, won the Oklahoma Sequoyah Intermediate Book Award. Two of her riveting historical fiction books have also been nominated for the award, including Lines of Courage, a current nominee. To secure a personalized autographed copy of The False Prince or any of her historical fiction books, please return the order form with payment to the library prior to 10 am this Friday, January 12. Order forms are available in the Media Center, with ELA (7th & 8th) or Lit (6th), or the attached form below!
Things to Remember
NO FOOD IN CLASS
No food delivery service.
Outside food and drink will need to be taken care of before attending class. Parents may bring lunch to school for their children only.
ONLY water in reusable bottles.
NO PHONES OR TEXTING
Cell phones must be turned off and stored in student's backpack from 7:10 am to 2:20 pm. Please do not text your student during the day. Call the school office to get a message to your student. 405-340-2935
Dates to Remember
January 25 - B/G Basketball @ Heartland
January 27 - B/G JV Basketball
January 29 - Rescheduled Musical Auditions
January 29 - B/G Basketball @ Yukon
February 1 - B/G Basketball @ Mustang Central
February 2 - Fun Food Friday!🍬
February 3 - 7th Grade Academic Team Regional Meet
February 5-9 -Counselor Appreciation Week
February 5 - B/G Basketball vs. Summit
February 6 - CPTO Meeting/Kona Ice Day
February 6 - Cowboy Chicken Fundraiser Night🍗
February 7 - Activity Picture Day
February 8 - FCCLA Regional STAR Event
February 10 - 8th Grade Academic Team Regional Meet
February 12 - Spring Sports Parent Meeting @ 6pm🏑⚾🎾🏃♀️🏃♂️
February 13 - 5th Grade Visit to Cimarron
February 13 - EPS Bond Election
February 14 - CPTO Pizza Day! Happy Valentine's Day!
GOOD TO KNOW
Alerts/Announcements - In the event of a school emergency/situation, Mr. Schmidt will communicate quickly to families through text messaging through SMS text. If you have a smartphone, please text the words "opt in" to shortcode 67587. Make sure your phone number is on file with Infinite Campus.
Parent Portal - If you are having problems with your Parent Portal account, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Panther Pals are parent volunteers helping on a weekly basis in the workroom. Contact the CPTO to sign up!
Pizza Day is a monthly event during lunch hosted by the CPTO. The money raised benefits Cimarron! The circle of…pizza! $5 for two slices and a drink.
Fun Food Friday is a twice-a-month sweet-treat fundraiser for students. Most things are $2
Panther Grille is a monthly luncheon for students who are nominated by their teachers for displaying a recognizable positive character trait.
The PantherPRIDE/AOK Award Assembly is a monthly grade-level assembly to recognize and commend students for exceptional qualities.
Please continue to collect Box Tops. They all add up to benefit Cimarron Panthers!
This Panther Prowl newsletter is produced weekly by Cimarron Middle School. If you have submissions, photos or suggestions, please contact Mr. Schmidt’s secretary, Robbi Kinnaird at email@example.com. We would love to hear from you.
ADMINISTRATORS & COUNSELORS
Gabe Schmidt - Lead Principal
Dr. Kacy Harsha - Principal, 8th Grade/701
Stacie Vincent - Principal, 6th Grade/702
Teresa Murray - 8th Grade Counselor
Kim Hoppers- 7th Grade Counselor
LaTasha Winther - 6th Grade Counselor
School Resource Officer (SRO): Sgt. Nick Tant
Location: 3701 South Bryant Avenue, Edmond, OK, USA