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
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
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 email@example.com.
CLASS OF 2024 ENROLLMENT INFO
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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
Special shout-out to Rhett Winchester for a 10-second pin!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Jill Cobb 405-205-6885 Jill_Marie23@hotmail.com
Secretary Sara Ross 405-202-8984 email@example.com
Treasurer Renee Garnand 405-229-7697 firstname.lastname@example.org
Box Tops Lisa Bialon email@example.com
Community Business - OPEN
Fun Food Friday Jill Cobb 405-205-6885 Jill_Marie23@hotmail.com
Leslie McMinn 405-824-4463 firstname.lastname@example.org
Panther Pride Donation Drive Amber Loberg email@example.com
Jennifer Fett 405-471-1319 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospitality Janelle Shellem 405-818-0185 email@example.com
Tiffany Marshall 405-406-5039 firstname.lastname@example.org
Panther Grill Tyna Kelley 405-650-7941 email@example.com
Renee Garnand 405-229-7697 firstname.lastname@example.org
Panther Pals Jill Cobb 405-205-6885 Jill_Marie23@hotmail.com
Leslie McMinn 405-824-4463 email@example.com
Pizza Day Shannon Medley 405-919-3378 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Jones 405-301-1743 email@example.com
Spirit Wear Melissa Burright 405-410-8444 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Ogilbee 405-245-0341 email@example.com
Staff Appreciation Laura Jarvis 405-834-7493 firstname.lastname@example.org
Becca Kinkade 817-680-8140 email@example.com
Beautiﬁcation - OPEN
Book Fair JJ Compton 405-471-1407 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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: email@example.com
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.