Colts Chronicle

Cimarron Middle School Newsletter - March 02, 2019

Colts Chronicle provides information to parents, students, staff, and community.

Principal Notes:

Dear Cimarron Families,

Third quarter is a busy time at Cimarron, and we look forward to continuing our “All In” theme. Increased student engagement and participation in clubs, activities and athletic opportunities are ramping up for the springtime. As busy as our families get during this time of year, continue to look forward in a proactive approach in teaching great values to the kids in our community.

Cimarron Middle School has the opportunity to be hosting the third annual Celebrations of Learning. The events compel students to reflect on and articulate what they have learned, how they learned, questions they answered, research they conducted, and areas of strength and struggles. They are powerful opportunities to make learning public. A Celebration of Learning includes: high quality work, an authentic audience, communicating learning, and student reflection. Celebrations of Learning also open the door for meaningful conversations among families, students, and teachers about standards and achievement. Please join us next Friday, March 8th. More information listed below.

-Chris Zimmerman

Community Conversation at Cimarron MS

Dear Cimarron Families,

Douglas County School District is ready to start creating its road map for the next 3-5 years and we want to hear from families and community members from across our school district about what priorities and endeavors should be included in our plan.

Please help us make sure that the Cimarron Middle School voice is well represented at one of these upcoming community conversations. No RSVP is required. However, it is so important for our community members to provide input and insight into this plan. I strongly encourage you to attend!

Help us determine the next steps necessary to ensure that each and every student in Douglas County School District is ready for a successful life after high school, and beyond.

If you have any questions about the DCSD strategic plan, or these community conversations, please reach out to me.

Thank you in advance,

Chris Zimmerman


Cimarron Middle School


Thursday, March 7

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cimarron Middle School

12130 Canterberry Parkway, Parker

Link to Letter

Cimarron's Third Annual Celebration of Learning

Dear Cimarron Parents:

Collaboration and communication with our parents is a vital component of student success at Cimarron Middle School. In lieu of Parent-Teacher conferences this spring, Cimarron Middle School will once again host a “Celebration of Learning.” As a result of hosting this event, individual conferences with teachers and teams about your student’s progress will not occur. Please have a conversation with your student and visit Infinite Campus for current grade status.

What is a Celebration of Learning? Celebrations of Learning are more than a display of student work and more than a party at the end of the year. The events compel students to reflect on and articulate what they have learned, how they learned, questions they answered, research they conducted, and areas of strength and struggles. They are powerful opportunities to make learning public. A Celebration of Learning includes: high quality work, an authentic audience, communicating learning, and student reflection.

3:30-4:40 Last Names A-I
4:40-5:50 Last Names J-R
5:50-7:00 Last Names S-Z

Link to Letter

Volunteer Opportunities

Celebration of Learning Meal Donations:

Cimarron Families we need your help with supplementing dinner for our staff during the Celebration of Learning. (

Art Teachers need assistance with Celebration of Learning. Help where you can. (

2 Liter Bottles needed for Ms. Watson in Team Caspian.

Healthy Teen Series

The Healthy Teen Series has two exciting upcoming events in March.

The first is on March 6th from10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Parker Library on YESS Prevention on Teen Substance Use. Deputy Sean Heidman, a DCSO YESS Officer, is coming in to speak about the YESS curriculum he uses in the classroom and substance abuse prevention in DCSD. Click here to register!

Second, we have Stacy Ludlow. Dr. Stacey Ludlow is a pediatrician who has had a career-long passion for and over 25 years of experience in treating ADHD. During her 20 years in a private pediatrics practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she became the sole provider of the ADHD evaluations and medication management and received referrals for her services from other providers in the community. After moving to Denver last year, she opened ADHD Specialists of Colorado, a practice 100% dedicated to helping children of all ages and their families with the management of ADHD. Her approach is highly individualized and integrative, combining medication as well as complementary treatments. She is looking forward to sharing her insights with parents, teachers, and students at her upcoming Healthy Teen Series presentation! This event is Wednesday, March 13th 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Parker Library. Click here to register! (Students are welcome to attend.)

Save the Date! On April 25th from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Pradera Clubhouse, we will host our last Healthy Teen Series event for the year: A Time to Breathe. This particular evening will be for parents only as it is all about self-care. Mark your calendar for this special date. It's an evening you won't want to miss! More information to come.

We have hosted 11 events so far this year and served over 900 parents in the Parker Community. Along with our parents, we have had Board of Education Members attend our sessions, as well as principals, teachers, mental health professionals, and many others in our community. 94% of our surveys return to us with a rating our events a 5 out of 5, with another 5.7% of the surveys rating us a 4 out of 5. Our mission is to provide the Parker community with high quality, free events based on the needs of our families, and with a 99.7% approval rating, we are doing just that!



Thank you!

Douglas Co. at the Colorado Avalanche March 6th

See attached flyer

Please see the attached flyer with DCSD Community Events through the end of the school year. What great way to engage your families and communities and offer them discounts to some awesome opportunities! You can also find all this information, as well as links to purchase tickets, on our website here.

Spring Book Fair

Spring BOGO Book Fair:

We will once again be hosting a Scholastic buy one get one free book fair in the CIMS library. We will be open the following hours.

  • Friday, March 1st - 6pm to 8pm
  • Monday, March 4th - 7am to 3pm
  • Tuesday, March 5th - 7am to 3pm
  • Wednesday, March 6th - 7am to 3pm
  • Thursday, March 7th - 7am to 3pm
  • Friday, March 8th - 7am to 7pm - Book fair will be on the stage.

We need your help! Please check out the book fair sign up to see if you can volunteer to help.

Sports at Cimarron

7th Grade Boys Basketball begins Monday, March 4

All Grade Track and Field. Registration is open, first practice is April 15th.

Register Here

Online School Climate Survey

All Cimarron students are invited to participate in an online school climate survey. Please use the link below as soon as possible regarding consent for the Safe Schools Survey.

Once you connect, you will need to set up an account in MySchoolBucks if you do not already have one. (Be sure to select Douglas County School District when prompted, and then add student by name and birthdate.)

CiMS Safe Schools Survey Submission

Note ~ This link takes you to the MySchoolBucks sign-in, then it should go directly to the form. Select student name, read the form, select your response, enter your signature on the form, click Purchase (eventhough there is no cost), click Continue, click Place Order.

You will receive email confirmation when your submission is complete.

Return to the above link and repeat only if you have more than one student at Cimarron.

Feel free to contact if you have questions or need assistance. To reset your MySchoolBucks password, go to and click on Forgot your username or password, located just below the Login button.

Safe 2 Tell

Safe2Tell Colorado provides students and adults in Colorado schools and communities an increased ability to both prevent and report violence, by making safe, ANONYMOUS reports. The 24-hour bystander tipline, staffed by professionals from the Colorado State Patrol, is available to students, parents, and communities to report any kind of concerns to their safety or the safety of others. The Safe2Tell Colorado tipline is completely anonymous and does not have caller ID. The focus of Safe2Tell is early intervention and prevention.

Safe2Tell Flyer