Weekly Wildcat


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

Taylor Bueker: tshipleysro@olatheschools.org

Attendance Secretary

Angie Peterson: alpeterson@olatheschools.org (913.780.7241)

Student Information Specialist

Melynda Marquardt: mrmarquardt@olatheschools.org

The 22-23 CST Family

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Week of 2/27

Dear CST Family,

After a long, six-day, weekend, our students came back and did a nice job getting into the swing of things again. A repeated mantra of "work hard to play hard" has been used as we gear up for spring break, but we also have some really exciting events coming up in the next couple weeks.

This week our 7th and 8th graders are going to leave campus for separate district-wide events. On Wednesday, March 1st, 7th graders from across the district will attend a "pathways fair" at JCCC. Our 7th grade will be there in the 11 o'clock hour and return shortly after noon. On Thursday, our 8th graders will be taken to their future high school and spend most of the day there as a start to their transition process. Both events are described in more detail below.

In addition, cheer tryouts begin, boys' city basketball is Thursday and Saturday, and the south area solo ensemble contest will take place Thursday. Followed next week by dance tryouts, the start of track season, and concerts for both choir and orchestra. All that to say, there's still so much to do between now and spring break!

Enjoy and thank you as we continue to reinforce our "work hard (now) to play hard (then)" efforts.

Have a great week!

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7th and 8th grade off campus this week!

7th Graders to JCCC

On Wednesday, March 1st, all 7th grade students will attend a Pathways Fair at JCCC. Their time there will be brief (30 minutes), but they will be exposed and have access to the variety of pathways offered in Olathe Schools through our 21st Century Academy program. Students will have freedom to walk around the booths and visit and ask questions to the students and staff running the site. Students will be away from CST in the 11 o'clock hour and will return shortly after noon.

7th grade will be eating last lunch (12:20-12:45) on this day. Please reach out to counselor, Mrs. King, with questions.

8th graders' high school visits!

On Thursday, March 2nd, all 8th graders will be sent to their future high school (transfer requests must be completed to attend a school other than Olathe South) to spend the day learning about next year's opportunities. Students will leave CST around 9 to arrive by 9:15 and will return to CST during 7th hour. They will eat lunch at the high school and be in attendance with many of our CST 8th grade staff who'll be accompanying them on the trip.

This is one the 8th grade highlights of the year for sure. Students typically return to CST jazzed about high school after spending the day playing games, attending a pep assembly, getting to know students from other schools, and otherwise seeing the high school "in action".

Please reach out to counselor Mrs. Iuli if you have questions about which school your child should attend or other questions about the event.

Boys and Girls Track

Track practice begins Monday March 6th and will run from 3:20 until 5:00.

A parent meeting at 5:30 in the main gym will follow Monday's (March 6) practice.

Physicals MUST be on file to participate.

Free Health Fair

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Women of Aviation

Women of Aviation Week is an annual celebration that Garmin participates in to commemorate the anniversary of the first woman to get her pilot’s license. We use that week to encourage more students to go into the aviation field. We will be celebrating the week of March 6-12, with several opportunities. Please feel free to share with anyone else in the Olathe district that you think may be interested!

  • March 7 and 9: Tours of the Garmin hangar and flight offerings for high school girls
  • March 8: Classroom visits for presentation and activity
  • March 10: Outreach Day at Garmin Headquarters
  • March 11: Flights with Young Eagles at the Gardner Airport

You can find more information here: https://www.garmin.com/en-US/women-of-aviation-week/

Fast Bridge Reports Sent Home Friday (2/24)

Your child should have their Fast Bridge reports (and MySAEBRS BSEL reports if opted in) as they were handed out Friday, 2/24.


Watch for a text alerting you to Fast Bridge reports coming home with your child in the coming week. Also, for those students who were opted into the BSEL MySAEBRS assessment, a report will accompany the Fast Bridge paper. Feel free to reach out to your child's teachers or counselor with questions.

Free Program for Parents: Social Media Fatigue

All families are welcome to attend a free program on social media fatigue. Please see the flyer and QR code below for registration. This presentation is sponsored by Research Psychiatric and the Church of the Resurrection. It will be held at the Church of the Resurrection on February 28 from 6:30-8:30. Registration is required.

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Amazon--Thank you for CST ROCS store donations!

We have such an amazing, supportive community...thank you for all you've donated to help keep our store fresh for kids...much appreciated!

You can now donate items for the ROCS (Respect, Ownership, Compassion, Safety) store through our Amazon Wish List and the items will be sent directly to CST. shorturl.at/afW67

Thank you to all who have helped us re-start the store in 2023...kids are LOVING it and we are so grateful for your support of our positive behavior program...CST does in fact ROC(K)!

Follow Us on Twitter! @CSTWildcatsMS

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CST Dads...Join Father's Club!

CST Father's Club lead is 7th 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 reached at their website.

Want to join Father’s Club?


Click link and choose "Other" on school affiliation and then Olathe South on the "Additional School". Specific questions about Father’s Club can be directed to Dave Miller, current Olathe South FC chapter chair (913-638-5444).

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

Missed the 6/7 Enrollment Informational Night?

Check the website below for updated enrollment information from Thursday's (1/19) meeting. Talk with your child who also received the same information from counselors this week in class. Feel free to reach out to your child's counselors with questions. Paper and online enrollment forms are due on TUESDAY, January 31st!


CST 5th Grade Parent Night

How does addiction work?

The video below was shared at the Alcohol to Fentanyl presentation Tuesday (1/10). It's a 5 minute video and one you may find helpful with your own kids.

Traffic Reminders

With colder weather we have less walkers/bikers and more vehicle traffic. Please plan accordingly and allow extra time for morning drop-off. Your child should have their items readily available and conversations finished prior to stopping so exiting the vehicle can be as efficient as possible. This helps the line not back up and maintains a constant flow of traffic. A few other reminders to assist with safety and efficiency...

  • Those dropping in the front of the school may pass vehicles in the activity drop-off on the left
  • If dropping off at the activity entrance, please do not pass others who are dropping off at the activity entrance to then merge back into the same activity drop-off lane--this creates a safety issue
  • Form 2 lines for afternoon pick-up--students may cross at the front cross walk with CST staff only...do not encourage your child to run across traffic or parking lot.

Reminders for Walkers and Bike Riders

Please help us reinforce with students the best sidewalks to use upon arrival for walkers/bike riders (seen with the purple arrows on the map below).

  • Students from east of Mur-Len should cross at the 159th/Mur-Len light and walk/ride toward the football field. They will avoid having to cross all vehicle traffic in the parking lot by doing this.
  • Students coming from Lindenwood should take a left upon reaching the CST property and use the sidewalk next to our open field on the west. They should not cross exiting traffic onto 159th from the CST parking lot.
  • A new bike rack was placed at the doors west of the front entrance.
  • Students should exit the building using the same routes. PLEASE talk with students about crossing 159th at the light/cross walk...for their own safety, they should not cross 159th at any other location.

Thank you for your support as we promote safety and efficiency.

Go Gaurdian Parent App


The information below is from technology and outlines a software available for parents for monitoring your child's district device outside the school day. For full details, click the PDF button below. Check it out!

What is included in the GoGuardian Parent App:

• Top 5 summary of student browsing (apps, extensions, documents, and websites visited)

• Teacher interventions

• 30-day view of websites, videos, documents, apps, and extensions

• Ability to block websites on school-issued devices during out-of-school hours

• Ability to pause internet access on school-issued devices during out-of-school hours, either on-demand or at a scheduled time.

Read more in the attached PDF.

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Updated: What is PBIS at CST???

Great start to PBIS and CST ROCS this week! We'll operate a store every Friday from 7:15-7:45am. See our behavior matrix below for specific expected behaviors. CST ROCS!

BIG thank you to our parent volunteers this past Friday! See below if you're interested in signing up or donating to the store!

Volunteers for PBIS Store – Fridays 7:15am-7:45am - Auditorium


(Originally in the 8/15 weekly)

Chisholm Trail is launching its new PBIS program this year. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports. All Olathe middle schools will eventually have a program. CST will be just the second middle school to implement a program, but CST feeder schools, Madison Place and Sunnyside Elementary, have already implemented theirs. We are so excited launch and for our students to experience this program.

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Office Staff

Office Assistant: Connie Bray

Attendance Secretary/Assistant Principal's Secretary: Angie Peterson

Bookkeeper/Principal's Secretary: Sara Harris

Data Operator: Melynda Marquardt

School Nurse: Jennifer Ross

Please keep info updated (email, phone number, medical, etc.). Contact the office at 913-780-7240 if you are concerned you may be missing communication or need to update your family's information.