PANTHER PROWL

CIMARRON MIDDLE SCHOOL JAN/FEB 2020

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Hello Panther Families!


All signs point to another incredible and productive semester at Cimarron! Our skilled and devoted educators are hard-working and conscientious, wanting the best for your young scholar. And, our much-appreciated PTO is gearing up to highlight updates to our grounds.


I'm excited to say our new Media Center and Science Labs had inspections this week. If you have been on campus in the last year and a half you may have noticed a bit of construction. The addition of these rooms as safe rooms is nearing completion and we are looking forward to making the move into our new space. Thank you for your support and patience during this process!


We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of developing Positivity, Respect, Integrity, Diligence, and Empathy. We will continue to partner with you working to inspire our young men and young women to grow and learn. #PantherPRIDE


Gabe Schmidt

Principal


http://bit.ly/OhThePlacesYoullGoPantherPRIDE

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!

Now is the best time to buy a yearbook!!!

All you need to do is go to Jostensyearbooks.com!

They have options for personalization and protective covers.

Give your student the gift of a book full of memories.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Add these dates to your calendar and check back regularly as dates are updated!


January 11 - JV Basketball

January 13 - B/G Basketball A v. Mustang North

January 14 - FCCLA Meeting 7:15 am Room 2

January 14 - 6/7 Academic Team District Meet

January 15 - CPTO Pizza Day

January 15 - 7/8 Academic Team District Meet

January 16 - 18 - B/G 7th Basketball Mustang South Tournament

January 16 - 18 - B/G 8th Basketball Heartland Tournament

January 18 - JV Basketball

January 20 - No School

January 21 - B/G Basketball H v. Sequoyah

January 23 - B/G Basketball H v. Central

January 23 - Future Freshman Night @ EMHS 6:00 pm

January 24 - Fun Food Friday!

January 25 - JV Basketball

January 27 - B/G Basketball A v. Heartland

January 30 - B/G Basketball A v. Yukon

January 30 - Pre-Enrollment Assembly for 8th Grade!


February 3 - 7 - School Counselor Week! We Love Our Counselors!❤

February 3 - North ROTC visits Cimarron

February 3 - B/G Basketball A v. Choctaw

February 5 - CPTO Pizza Day!

February 6 - B/G Basketball H v. Mustang North

February 7 - Fun Food Friday!

February 11 - FCCLA Meeting 7:15 am Room 2

February 12 & 13 - 8th Grade Course Enrollment

February 13 - Archery State Competition

February 14 - Panther Pride/AOK

February 15 - 6/7 Academic Team Regional Tournament

February 17 - President's Day NO SCHOOL

February 18 - Spring Sports Parent Meeting 6:00 pm

February 19 - FCCLA Regional Competitive Events

February 21 - Fun Food Friday!

February 24 & 25 - Future Freshmen Enrollment Conferences @ EMHS 4:30 - 7:00 pm

February 29 - 7/8 Academic Team Tournament

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PARENT UNIVERSITY - EXPANDED TO 2 NIGHTS

Edmond Public Schools, together with its community partners, is expanding its parent university to two nights. The unique event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 at the district’s administrative center, 1001 W. Danforth in Edmond. The Tuesday night event will focus on topics of interest to parents of middle school and high school students while the Thursday night event will focus on topics of interest to parents of elementary students.


“By expanding this event to two nights our hope is that we can target our presentations with age-appropriate material to better serve our parents,” said Student Supports and Counseling Facilitator Erica Harris.


Parents may choose from eight different sessions each evening. Session topics and their presenters include:


“Conscious Discipline” – Elizabeth Ging, EPS Early Childhood Education Facilitator

“Preventing Sexual Child Abuse” – Shelby Lynch, Director of Education, The Care Center

“Supporting Children Through Divorce” – Jordan Parks LMFT, Calm Waters

“Digital Dangers”- Detective Sgt. Jimmy Gwartney, Edmond Police Department

“Drugs, Alcohol and Vaping” - Lt. Derick Pickard, Edmond Police Department

“Helping Your Child Through Conflicts With Peers” - Elizabeth Suddath”- Director of Prevention Services, OKSDE


“Each session equips parents with knowledge, new or additional skills, and resources to help them handle the challenging issues that can arise when raising children,” said Harris.


The event is free but space is limited and child care is not available. Individuals may attend both nights if they desire but registration is required. Registration will open January 22, 2020.


Elementary Registration: https://forms.gle/NvPmXHUjhnDne2Hy8

Secondary Registration: https://forms.gle/v6xnUCTTxuWZfi7e7


For additional information, email Erica Harris at erica.harris@edmondschools.net.

CLASS OF 2024 ENROLLMENT INFO

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REMEMBER YOUR I.D. BADGE

Please assist your student in remembering to wear their I.D. Badge EVERY SCHOOL DAY. We encourage students to store their badge in their backpacks each afternoon so it will be easy to locate for the next school day. Damaged, destroyed, or lost ID badges will incur a replacement cost at the following rate: $1 for lanyards; $2 for the plastic sleeve; $2 for the printed badges.


Your help is appreciated as we continue efforts toward a safe and secure school environment.

PERSONAL DEVICES

At Cimarron Middle School, personal devices must be off and out of sight for the duration of the school day. In remaining consistent with our middle school practice, devices will be allowed prior to the first school bell at 7:40 and after the last bell at 2:40. Should a need arise for an urgent message to your child, we will be happy to help with that communication through our office at 405.340.2935.

DAILY DELIVERIES

Due to the high number of deliveries made each day to our students, we will no longer issue passes for lunch, clothing, etc. Items may be dropped off in the office and will be placed on a pickup table for your student to retrieve between classes or before lunch. Food deliveries must be made by a parent or guardian only. No outside food delivery services are permitted.


Please make arrangements with your student before dropping off lunches, afterschool clothing, equipment, etc. Your assistance with this matter is appreciated.


School essential items will be delivered as needed.

STUDENT DRESS CODE

Dress Code - EPS Policy #4510

The student dress code is based upon the premise of recognizing fashion without sacrificing decency, safety, and appropriateness.

Tops

  • Remain on the shoulders

  • Cover midriffs at all times (even when raising a hand or two)

  • Remember when wearing tank tops, they must be at least 3 fingers wide at the narrowest location

  • Undergarments will remain covered

  • Frayed, shredded, ripped or torn garments are not to be worn

Bottoms

  • Keep your undergarments covered

  • If your top is longer than your shorts, ask yourself ‘Does my top pass the pencil rule?’ When I leave home and when I enter school

    • Correct your apparel before beginning the day.

      • sometimes the bottom garment shrinks before your 1st hr.
  • Do my fingers touch my skin when at my side? Then my bottoms are too short.
    • Frayed, shredded, ripped or torn garments are not to be worn

Footwear

  • Wear appropriate shoes, closed-toe shoes are the safest.

Pencil Rule - our bottom garment will touch a pencil when you place at the top of your kneecap (patella) at home, prior to beginning the day, and throughout the day

PANTHER SPORTS

Spring sports are right around the corner! Student-athletes must have a physical on file and Rank One online forms completed before participating in sports.


SPRING SPORTS PARENT MEETING: Tuesday, February 18 @ 6:00 pm


GOLF:

Head Boys - Dan Ashpole

Head Girls - Kim Baratz

Boys interested in trying out for GOLF, please sign the clipboard outside the gym or in the main office. 7th and 8th graders only and you must have your own clubs!! See Coach Ashpole if any questions.


Girls Golf - practice begins 2/24 at Kickingbird Golf Course at 4:00 pm. You must find transportation to the golf course and you must have your own clubs in order to play.


BASEBALL:

Head Coach - Matt Loch

Check out all the great Panther Baseball gear! Student meeting 1/23 from 2:45 -3:20 pm. Pitchers/Catchers will report on 2/20-2/21 from 2:45 to - 3:20 pm. Remaining players report on 2/23.


TENNIS:

Head Coach - Ryan Trenary

Assistant Coach - Kristin Linholm

Student meeting 1/28 from 2:45 - 3:05 pm. Practice will begin on 2/10 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm


TRACK:

Boys Head Coach - Quinnton Wells

Boys Asst. Coach - Bill Coon

Girls Head Coach - Steve Cordell

Girls Asst. Coach - Johanna Belt

Practice begins 2/18 3:00 - 4:30 pm


Winter Panther Athletes of the Week!

Our Cimarron athletes have been active playing great Panther basketball and wrestling with the EMHS Bulldogs. These athletes are recognized for their extra spirit and efforts!


Basketball

Tori Medina, 8th Girls Basketball

Aaron Gillispie, 8th Boys Basketball

Emma Watkins, 7th Girls Basketball

Tre Lewis, 7th Boys Basketball

Issac Anderson, 8th Boys Basketball

Carter Thompson, 7th Boys Basketball

Sutv Morrison, 7th Girls Basketball

Addy Johnson, 8th Girls Basketball


Wrestling

Special shout-out to Rhett Winchester for a 10-second pin!

YOUR CPTO

Be a part of the Cimarron Parent Teacher Organization and support your Panthers! The CPTO meets once a month at 8:30 am and ALL are welcome to attend. In fact, the more the merrier! Come get involved and learn about your student's school.


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020


President Heather Selby 405-476-8526 hdselby@gmail.com

Vice President Jill Cobb 405-205-6885 Jill_Marie23@hotmail.com

Secretary Sara Ross 405-202-8984 sara.t.h.ross@gmail.com

Treasurer Renee Garnand 405-229-7697 naebaby@hotmail.com

Box Tops Lisa Bialon bialonmom@gmail.com

Community Business - OPEN

Fun Food Friday Jill Cobb 405-205-6885 Jill_Marie23@hotmail.com

Leslie McMinn 405-824-4463 lesliemcminn@cox.net

Panther Pride Donation Drive Amber Loberg amberloberg@yahoo.com

Jennifer Fett 405-471-1319 okfetts@cox.net

Hospitality Janelle Shellem 405-818-0185 janelle@advancedae.com

Tiffany Marshall 405-406-5039 tiffmarshall99@gmail.com

Panther Grill Tyna Kelley 405-650-7941 tyna1021@yahoo.com

Renee Garnand 405-229-7697 naebaby@hotmail.com

Panther Pals Jill Cobb 405-205-6885 Jill_Marie23@hotmail.com

Leslie McMinn 405-824-4463 lesliemcminn@cox.net

Pizza Day Shannon Medley 405-919-3378 shannon.medley@yahoo.com

Sara Jones 405-301-1743 bpsrj@msn.com

Spirit Wear Melissa Burright 405-410-8444 mburright@cox.net

Lisa Ogilbee 405-245-0341 ogilbee@sbcglobal.net

Staff Appreciation Laura Jarvis 405-834-7493 laura@pinkink.us

Becca Kinkade 817-680-8140 becca.kinkade@gmail.com

Beautification - OPEN

Book Fair JJ Compton 405-471-1407 jj.compton@oc.edu

AMAZON SMILE

AmazonSmile lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com PLUS donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Cimarron PTO!

Use this link for all of your online shopping, gift-giving, and daily Amazon purchases. Support your CPTO and shop with Smile with Amazon!

BOX TOPS

Want to let your school's coordinator know how much you've earned with the Box Tops mobile app? Each time you scan a receipt, you can click on "Give Credit" if you want to tag your earnings for your student's homeroom teacher.

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: parentportalhelp@edmondschools.net
  • 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! $1 per slice / $10 per box, $1 - Drinks
  • Fun Food Friday is a twice a month sweet treat fundraiser for students. Everything is $1
  • Panther Grill 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 bimonthly by Cimarron Middle School. If you have submissions, photos or suggestions, please contact Mr. Schmidt’s secretary, Robbi Kinnaird at robbi.kinnaird@edmondschools.net. We would love to hear from you.

CIMARRON MIDDLE SCHOOL

Principal Gabe Schmidt

Assistant Principal Carrie Higdon

Assistant Principal Sarah Roberts


School Hours - 7:50 AM - 2:40 PM

Office Hours - 7:15 AM - 3:15 PM.