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Chisholm Trail Middle School

Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 7am-4pm; Fri-7am-3:30pm

16700 W. 159th Street, Olathe, KS, 66062


Technical Support: Help Desk--913-780-8058


Principal: Rick Sola


Asst. Principal: Krista Dueringer (Silver Teams-6,7,8)


Asst. Principal: Erin Richerson (Green Teams-6,7,8)



Rachel Iuli: Green Teams-6,7,8


Makaela King: Silver Teams- 6,7,8



Jenn Ross: jiross@olatheschools.org

School Resource Officer

Daniel Mason: dmasonsro@olatheschools.org

Attendance Secretary

Carrie Douglas: cescottdouglas@olatheschools.org (913.780.7241)

Student Information Specialist

Melynda Marquardt: mrmarquardt@olatheschools.org

23-24 CST Family

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***NO SCHOOL 9/4 and 9/5***

Week of 9/4

Dear CST Family,

I hope this message finds you well and that much of what you need is reaching you this Labor Day weekend. Labor Day is always the symbolic "end to the beginning" of the school year for me. We return with processes in place, routines (mostly) established, and all activities underway (sports, clubs, theater, etc.). With that, we come back to a week that is in many ways, not routine, at least from an extra-curricular standpoint.

  • Return on a Wednesday (we could get used to this!)
  • Home XC meet @ 3:30pm
  • Father's Club tailgate @ 4:30pm at ODAC
  • 8th grade night football game @ 6pm at ODAC (NEON NIGHT!)
  • 7th grade football game @ 3:30pm on Thursday (okay, this is routine/normal)
  • CST band plays along with IT/FT @ OSHS football game Friday night (6:15pm)
  • Old Settlers Parade Saturday morning (7/8 Band, Cheer, Dance, Pep Club)

Yes, we are packing in a week's worth of events in 3 school days...BUT...this is what middle school is all about. New experiences, new commitments, learning how to manage a busy schedule that includes school work...it may sound like a lot, it may feel like a lot to your child (and it is!), but watch how they rise to the challenge. They will discover, perhaps for the first time, that they can do hard things, be successful, AND have fun while doing it.

I hope for all our students they discover all that CST has to offer. Not everything is for everyone, but there is something for everyone. That something may just be the launch pad for a student into high school and beyond. Middle school is truly an amazing time for our kids. Challenges, certainly, but growth, absolutely. Sit back and watch as our kids thrive--they may even surprise you with all they do in middle school.

Thank you, parents, for your role in the great start to the school year. I know there have been many conversations at home leading up to and at the start of the year as you heard all about the nerves, the excitement, the challenges, the successes, the new friends, the friend struggles, and the re-friending of friends, etc. etc. Thank you and never hesitate to reach out for support. We're all in the village and we are here to help.

Have a great week and hope to see you around!



This week...

Monday, 9/4


Tuesday, 9/5

  • Professional Development-- NO STUDENTS

Wednesday, 9/6

  • XC Meet @ CST
  • Father's Club Tailgate @ODAC 4:30PM
  • Night Football Game at ODAC 6PM

Thursday, 9/7

  • 7th FB vs PT

Friday, 9/8

  • CST Band @ OSHS Football game 6:15P

Saturday, 9/9

  • Old Settlers Parade
  • ON XC Meet @ ODAC (optional)

...and beyond!

  • 9/11--Patriot Day
  • 9/11 (week of)--Suicide Prevention Week (watch the next weekly for specific announcements)
  • 9/13--Mid-term Q1

Go to the link below for various district calendars for the year...


Wednesday, Sept. 6--NIGHT GAME @ ODAC!

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9/6--6pm Night Football Game

All students and families are invited to attend the 8th grade night football game at ODAC and dress in NEON as part of our NEON NIGHT theme!

Reminder: bring a box of FUN band aides and get in FREE!!!

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Father's Club EVENT (9/6--HELP NEEDED!!!)

Dear CST Family,

The CST Father's Club is looking forward to a fun tailgate from 4:30-5:45 when students return on Wednesday, September 6th at ODAC ahead of the 6pm night football game! We're hoping to have several dad-led tailgate games...but your help is needed!

Please see the sign-up genius below for ways to support. Also, support the Father's Club financially with donations and/or through purchase of a CST Father's Club shirt! Funds will help toward costs of the tailgate along with future events throughout this year.

Reach out to CST Father's Club chair, Mike Tireman (hawkeyes1024@gmail.com) with questions. Items may be dropped off at CST on Tuesday, 9/5 or Wednesday, 9/6.

Thank you in advance and we look forward to a fun kickoff on September 6th!

Click the link below...


Chisholm Trail Father's Club | Century Marketing (itemorder.com)

Father's Club Shirt--click here!

Proceeds go toward the support of CST Father's Club. Funds will be used for events like 9/6 tailgate, donuts at the door from dads, and other community events. These are great shirts to wear at events as well! Store closes at 11:59pm on 9/7.

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UPDATE: Parent Volunteers Needed at CST--Tell Us How You Can Help!

There will be an informational meeting coming on Tuesday, 9/12 @ 6:30pm in the LMC for parents to learn more about the opportunities available at CST. Please expect an outreach from lead CST parent, Lori Grantham, in the coming week if you already expressed interest in leading in anyway. Or feel free to reach out to her with questions at Mama.grantham@gmail.com

It's also not too late to fill out and share how you are able to support at CST!


Dr. Yeager's Red Thursday Announcement!

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High School Career Pathway Information Presentations:

Come hear an overview of the options students have when preparing to transition to high school including comprehensive CTE pathways at all 5 high schools, 21st Century Academies available at select high schools, and OATC programs for grades 11-12. Families may choose to attend any location. The same information will be shared at each.

Reach out to your child's counselor with questions.

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CST ROCS store donations!

ASK YOUR KIDS ABOUT ROCS! The tokens and store have been a great success! Airpod cases have been super popular along with smaller candies, chips, and pop items. Teachers are beginning to accept tokens to sit in special chairs or illuminate the room with LED lights. The tokens, representing expected behavior recognition, have lots of value to our students. Thank you for your support and donations!!!

You can donate items for the ROCS (Respect, Ownership, Compassion, Safety) store through our Amazon Wish List and the items will be sent directly to CST.


Thank you to all who have helped us in the past. Our kids are LOVING it and we are so grateful for your support of our positive behavior program...CST does in fact ROC(K)!

Middle School Athletic Passes!!!

Middle School Athletic Passes for adults and students are available through GoFan - https://gofan.co/app/school/KS79390

Once purchased, you can transfer the student pass to your student via text message. Passes can only be transferred 1 time. If your student doesn’t have a cell phone, they will receive an ID card with an “A” on it for Athletic Pass that will allow them into athletic events.

Here are some short videos that can be helpful on the various GoFan Ticketing tasks.

  • How to buy tickets/passes
  • How to find tickets/passes
  • How to access and share tickets/passes
  • How to use tickets/passes


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Wildcat After Hours (WAH)

Beginning after Labor Day, we'll begin offering our Wildcat After Hours program again. This is an after school (and before school) program for students to get help from their teachers and work on homework. The schedule below is subject to change but will be communicated in the Weekly Wildcat newsletter.
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CST ROCS Strore was a HUGE success on Friday! Main stays in the store are bottles of pop, Prime, Propel and bags of chips/cookies etc.We also have a wide variety of knickknacks like Crocs buttons, fancy pens, food coupons/giftcards, stickers, and even bigger items we use for raffle entries (i.e. tiny fridge, model car). Thank you for your donations...the kids are excited and each token they have to spend represents an expected behavior they've been acknowledged for...ROC(S) on!!!

Lunch Money

Add Money to your students account-- https://www.olatheschools.org/domain/2915

(3 charges allowed per student)

District Lunch Menus:


Falcon Basketball Academy

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Follow Us on Twitter...er...X @CSTWildcatsMS

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Father's Club

Donate to CST's Father's Club


Want to join Father’s Club?


Specific questions about Father’s Club can be directed to Mike Tireman, CST FC chair at hawkeyes1024@gmail.com.

Father’s Club website: https://fathersclub.org/

K-Cup Donations!

We are so appreciative of the K-cup donations we've received last year! If you are looking for a simple way to support CST staff, we gladly accept and greatly appreciate K-cup donations for our lounge. Our staff LOVE this and use it daily...thank you!

First Athletic Contests this Week!

Football, Volleyball, Cross Country...bring it on!

We take time to review expected behaviors with our kids at all our athletic events. Points of emphasis include:

  • We are here to cheer FOR our team and not AGAINST the other team
  • Cheers are positive only--no jeering towards the other team, refs, or fans
  • Allow our players to keep attention on their coach and team by not distracting from the game
  • Students may choose which gym (volleyball) to attend and only switch between games. They are not allowed to go back and forth during games.
  • Unless students are leaving CST, they are to remain in the bleachers until a game as ended.
  • 4 possible roles to any event...and only one can be had...

    • Athlete
    • Coach
    • Official
    • Fan

We hope to have many fans out supporting the CST wildcats. Please join us in reinforcing positive fan behaviors and examples for our students.

Help Clinic Offered Through OPS!

The after school Help Clinic program offered through Olathe Public Schools is now open. The Help Clinic offers individual therapeutic mental health supports at no cost to families. There are groups offered throughout the year and those will be advertised as they become available. Attached you will find Help Clinic flyers in English and Spanish.

The sign up link is on those flyers, but parents can also call or email CST counselor, Mrs. King. As a referral source, please remember that Help Clinic is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm-6pm at the Mill Creek Campus. We offer up to six sessions to families of Olathe Public Schools per year (our summer sessions do not count toward the six session limit).

We usually reach a wait list several times throughout the school year. Help Clinic is able to take on as many students as we have clinicians available to work. Once a family signs up, Help Clinic staff will follow-up with the referral. You can always email Mrs. King if you have any questions.


As a reminder, if somebody is experiencing a mental health emergency, please call the Johnson County Mental Health Crisis line at 913-268-0156 (24/7 access) or 911. School staff members are not available after school hours, during weekends, or anytime students aren’t in school to attend to a mental health crisis.

Calling CST Dads!

Last year, CST launched Father's Club. Father's Club is currently established in all 5 Olathe high schools and kicked off in several Olathe middle schools last school year. Its origins stem from Blue Valley and has expanded to several surrounding districts and schools. Father's Club at CST has been tailored to CST's needs and will continue to evolve as time moves forward.

All dads are encouraged to sign-up using the links below. This will ensure you receive information for upcoming events. One exciting event coming up is the night game on September 6th at ODAC where the dads will host a "tailgate" for our students! Other opportunities will include car line and door greetings, food give-aways, half-time activities, etc. Read more about it below, but please consider signing up! Watch this space for more info!


CST Father's Club lead is 8th grade dad, Mike Tireman. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Mike. Otherwise, the "join" link below will get you signed up and get you apart of FC emails and events for CST. Mike can be reached at hawkeyes1024@gmail.com. More information about Father's Club can be read at their website.

Donate to CST's Father's Club


Want to join Father’s Club?


Specific questions about Father’s Club can be directed to Mike Tireman, CST FC chair at hawkeyes1024@gmail.com.

Father’s Club website: https://fathersclub.org/

Code of Student Conduct Admin Talks

CST admin are visiting with each grade level through their core classes to discuss Olathe Schools' student code of conduct. Part of the discussion is led by the district video below outlining changes and important parts of the CoSC. The remaining part is/was led by admin talking about everything from CST ROCS (Respect Ownership Compassion Safety) to historical behavior concerns to historical successes.

Both 8th (Sola) and 6th (Richerson) grade students have heard the talk and 7th (Dueringer) grade will meet on Tuesday.

Click the links below for more information or feel free to CST admin with questions.

Code of Conduct: https://www.olatheschools.org/Domain/1208

Code of Conduct Video (6:51): https://youtu.be/lLslouxWfcU

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Become a Parent Advocate

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CST Traffic Pattern


  • There is no park and pick up at CST. Parking is reserved for those needing to come into the building
  • Once child is picked up, use the center lane for pass through
  • May switch lanes in the PM
  • Drop off along the ENTIRE curb

Below is from last week...

Please review and follow the traffic patterns for drop-off and pick-up. The established traffic pattern is designed for the safety of our students and families who are in vehicles as well as our bike and walker traffic. Plan ahead and expect delays, especially at the start of the year.

What is CST ROCS???

Chisholm Trail launched its new PBIS program last school year. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports and ROCS is Respect, Ownership, Compassion, and Safety. These four core values are emphasized and taught to our students daily. The program is intentional about teaching students expected behavior. Tokens may be given out for exhibiting expected behavior and those can be used in a "store" to purchase items. These items may be tangible (candy, pop, books, etc.) or intangible (time in the gym, lunch in a special location, sit in the teacher's chair for the day, etc.). The tokens are what helps make ROCS fun, but the conversations this generates between students and staff are also part of what makes this such an impactful program. You will certainly see and hear more but ask your child about ROCS, what it stands for, and why we do it...they should know and may share about their own experience receiving a token or cashing it in!

Use the link in the section below if you'd like to contribute to our store. Thank you in advance for your consideration and support of this important program at CST!

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Cell Phones and School Attire


1. Cell phones may be used on school grounds before and after school.

2. Students may check a quick text during passing period, but should not be scrolling, watching videos, playing games, on social media, etc. during the school day.

3. Cell phone use is prohibited in classrooms, restrooms, and school offices, unless otherwise stated by a staff member.

4. During class time, cell phones must remain out of sight and in silent mode.

5. Unless explicitly allowed by a staff member, headphones and other listening devices may only be used before and after school hours.

6. If students need to place an emergency phone call during the day, they should request to go to the main office to use an office phone.

7. Students may be subject to disciplinary action if their use of their cell phone disrupts the school’s educational environment. Examples of this include, but are not limited to: cheating, bullying, harassment, unlawful recording or photographing, violating other school rules.

8. The school and its staff are not responsible for any damage to or theft of a student’s cell phone. Students must properly secure and take care of their own phones.


All students are to dress properly for attendance at school and at school functions. Coats and hats are to be left in students’ lockers. Students must wear shoes at all times. Costume-type dress is not permitted unless a special day has been designated. Students must have some part of their shirt/top which goes over the shoulders. Students who are not properly dressed or their dress is deemed disruptive to the educational process will be requested to correct their clothing. If they do not have a change of clothes, items will be provided through the nurse’s office.

These items are not considered appropriate for school:

  • obscene or suggestive phrases or pictures on clothing;
  • revealing or provocative clothing, including short shorts or which show bare midriffs or have plunging necklines
  • clothing which does not cover undergarments
  • phrases or pictures on clothing which refer to alcohol, smoking, drugs, or provocative brands
  • hats, stocking caps, sunglasses, hoods
  • clothing deemed inappropriate by school administration, school staff, district staff, or clothing which is a threat to the order or safety of the school or students; clothing in violation of school board policy.
  • At Chisholm Trail, the dress code is intended to insure that students dress tastefully and appropriately for the school setting. We ask students to remember that clothing for school and clothing for recreational activities may NOT be the same. School clothes need to reflect that the child is at school to attend to the business of learning. Specific guideline questions may be directed to the building administration.

All students will get a review of the district Student Code of Conduct which can be found HERE.

Who should I contact?

Below are various people who can help as questions arise. If there's a classroom question or concern, the best person to contact first would be your child's teacher. They can be reached via email and can call during their availability (plan time varies by teacher). Teachers should respond via email or call within 24 hours of you reaching out. Of course, the people below can help direct your call if you are not sure where to begin.

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Admin Kicking off the 2023-24 School Theme

Students were shown the video below as part of the kick-off for this year's school theme, One Team, One Family, Exponential Impact. Students were led through a discussion in WIN time of how an impact made on one may have a ripple effect on others, thus the "exponential" impact.

The first 3:30 of the video is a slide show of our students, at the 3:30 mark, a transition to CST's admin was viewed as they made deliveries of our themed t-shirts to a few of our supporters.

Enjoy :)

CST: One Team, One Family, Exponential Impact!