PANTHER PROWL

CIMARRON MIDDLE SCHOOL SEPT/OCT 2019

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Hello Panther Families & Young Scholars,


We are well into our fall semester at Cimarron. I love being the principal at Cimarron Middle School! I have the privilege to work with a wonderful and hard-working educator team, talented young scholars, supportive families, and an amazing community.


As you know, the middle school years are a significant time in the development of our young men and young women. I look forward to working with each of you to make our school year a success. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions, comments, or epiphanies throughout the year.


If you have yet to hear it today; you are loved.


Gabe Schmidt

Cimarron Middle School Principal


“Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.”

– Thomas Paine

REMEMBER YOUR I.D. BADGE

This year all of our middle and high school students, as well as the staff members of all K-12 schools, are expected to wear a school-specific photo ID, displayed on a lanyard. Daily use of the IDs will provide both students and adults immediate assurances that only those who belong within the walls of the school are invited during the school day.


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

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FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATIONS

If you have not filled out a Free/ Reduced application for 2019/20 school year, please do so today. If you are already on this program, you MUST fill out a NEW application every year. Deadline is October 1.

BOOK FAIR OCTOBER 10 - 15

Visit Cimarron's Book Fair, October 10 - 15. The Book Fair will be open each day during school and also the evenings of Parent Teacher Conferences. Get your holiday shopping started early and give the gift of reading!!

PERSONAL DEVICES

We recognize that personal devices are part of the everyday world we live in as well as our future, and know the amazing capability that today’s technology brings to our life. 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.


We are seeking to increase classroom engagement and reduce outside distractions, and we appreciate your support in this transition. 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, beginning October 22 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. School essential items will be delivered as needed.


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

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STUDENT DRESS CODE

With the school year hitting a good stride, please be aware of the dress code. We will begin to address and enforce Dress Code this week. Please assist your student in making appropriate choices of clothing each day.


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

MARK YOUR CALEDARS

Here are a few additional dates to add to your calendar:


September 17 - PINK OUT! Wear Pink during the day and Volleyball Game!

September 20 - Fun Food Friday!

September 21 - Band-a-Palooza @ Main Event

October 2 - CPTO Pizza Day!

October 4 - Fun Food Friday!

October 7 - Winter Sports Parent Meeting

October 10 - CPTO Meeting 8:30 am

October 10 - 15 - Book Fair!

October 10 & 14 - PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES (4:30-8:00) - Conversations with your child’s teachers. Come and go, no appointments necessary.

October 17 - 21 - Fall Break

October 21 - 25 - School Bus Safety Week - Thank your bus driver!

October 23 - Picture Retakes

October 23 - 31 - Red Ribbon Week

November 1 - Fun Food Friday!

November 6 - CPTO Pizza Day

November 14 - National Educational Support Professionals Day!

November 25 - 29 - Thanksgiving Break

December 23 - January 6 - Winter Break

PANTHER SPORTS

Fall sports are underway and it's a great time to support our Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country and Football. Check out our Cimarron website calendar for dates and times.


Join the Panther Volleyball team for PINK OUT, Tuesday, September 17 during the school day and evening games. Wear PINK and get in free! Bring your $ for baked goods and to purchase a chance to give teachers a Pie in the Face!! All proceeds benefit Cancer research.


Winter Sports Parent Meeting - October 7

It's time to think Panther Basketball and Wrestling! All students and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend this informative meeting to prepare for the season ahead. The meeting will be held in the Cafeteria at 6:00 pm., where we will introduce the coaches and share practice details and team expectations. Hope to see you there! #PantherAthletics #PantherPRIDE #WeArePanthers


All Sports Passes are available through the Cimarron Office for $60. Each pass can be used for 20 games. That's a $40 savings from gate prices! #pantherathletes #wearepanthers

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, September 12, 2019

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

No December Meeting

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

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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: 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.