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-6,7,8)


Asst. Principal: Erin Richerson (Green-6,7,8)



Rachel Iuli: Green-6,7,8


Ashley Rodden: Silver-6,7,8



Jenn Ross: jiross@olatheschools.org

School Resource Officer

Frank Galbrecht: fgalbrechtsro@olatheschools.org

Attendance Secretary

Connie Bray: cbraycst@olatheschools.org (913.780.7241)

Student Information Specialist

Melynda Marquardt: mrmarquardt@olatheschools.org

Week of 4/25/2022

Dear CST Family,

I couldn't be more proud as CST principal than I felt after this past Friday. Our entire student body and staff participated in a service project in the KC community. Projects included picking up trash, shoveling dirt, digging holes, making dog toys, book shelves, and blankets, caring for animals, working with younger students, and more. They traveled as close as our feeder elementary schools and as far away as the KC Zoo and Bonner Springs. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to talk with your child about their day. After the morning’s service projects each grade level listened to a speaker present on safety and life choices. Our 8th graders were together in the auditorium and 6th and 7th together in the gym. The day wrapped up with our final pep assembly of the year…we packed a lot into the day and I’m confident our students were ready for bed Friday night! The feedback from the community partners, staff, and students has been amazing and adult feedback so complimentary of our students. Way to represent CST, students!

The rest of week was busy as well with two track meets (one cancelled part way through due to lightening will be made up Monday), a daytime and evening jazz festival, and the CST cheer showcase on Friday night. The year is accelerating in the home stretch with so many more events to come and celebrations to have…I look forward to the ride and hope you’ll join in on as much as you can!

Have a nice weekend.


Thursday's Post-Poned Track Meet To Be Finished Monday (4/25)

Be on the lookout for Teacher Appreciation Opportunities! 5/2-5/6

CST Summer Camp Information and Sign-Ups

Below is a screen shot of camps at CST this summer. Click the "summer camp form 2022" PDF to use the active sign-up links.
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From Alcohol to Fentanyl

Powerful event for parents to attend...

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Design Summer Camp Info

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8th Grade Reminders: Save the Dates! Activity Night and Night of Recognition

End of Year Night of Recognition for 8th Grade Students
  • 6pm, Tuesday, May 24th
  • All 8th grade students are invited and encouraged to attend
  • All 8th grade students will receive a promotional certificate
  • Program-specific recognition will also be presented
  • Program to last about an hour

8th Grade Activity Night is May 13th!

  • 6:30-8pm
  • More details to come

CST Service Day 2022!

Pictures from 4/22/2022

Service day, guest speakers, pep assembly...what a day!

Big thank you staff members, Ms. Calamaio, Ms. Vohland, Ms. Olvera, Ms. Russel, and Ms. Dueringer for their work and organization on this project. Specifically Ms. Vohland for securing an OPSF grant to help cover transportation costs and Ms.Dueringer for being the champion behind this event and sharing her passion for service with our community.

Of course, thanks to the entire CST Staff for promoting and facilitating each step of the way. Also to our many parents on the ground for this event and the CST student body for their hard work. Awesome job, CST community!

Visit the CST Twitter page to see so many more pictures! (@cstwildcatsms)

(search #CSTServiceDay2022)

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Budget Information Night (4/12) and Safety Town Hall (4/19)

Budget Information Night

Apr. 12, 2022

Click HERE for budget info night recap.

Safety Town Hall

Apr. 19, 2022

Click link below for recap...

Safety Town Hall - OPSD YouTube Video

CST Assessment Schedule


  • Week of 3/21--Kansas Science Assessment (8th only-science) (COMPLETE)
  • Week of 3/27--Kansas Reading Assessments (ELA classes) (COMPLETE)
  • Week of 4/11—MAP Reading (ELA classes) (COMPLETE)
  • Week of 4/18—Panorama (rescheduled date--taken during WIN time) (COMPLETE)
  • Week of 4/25—Kansas Math Assessments (Math classes)
  • Week of 5/9—MAP Math (Math classes)

Awesome job, CST Cheer!

CST hosted the cheer showcase last Friday night. All Olathe South feeder schools, Indian Trail, Frontier Trail, and CST, along with Olathe South, performed...nice job, ladies!

Follow @CSTWildcatsMS

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Olathe South Boys Basketball

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Applications for Olathe Teen Council 2022-2023 (8th graders)

We’re excited to announce that applications are open for the 2022-2023 Olathe Teen Council!

Teens will be able to meet with the City Council, learn how their local government works, how to be involved and how to amplify their voice. They’ll also be able to identify specific issues they are interested in learning more about and find a way to have an impact. We have multiple volunteer opportunities throughout the year. We also hope to take some teens to the National League of Cities conferences in Kansas City in 2022 and Washington DC in 2023.

This opportunity is open to any student who will be a high schooler in 2022-2023 and lives in Olathe. We generally accept between 10 and 20 members.

Students are encouraged to apply! The application is available at OlatheKS.org/TeenCouncil. It does require a short essay as well as two letters of recommendation. Applications are due July 1.

Go Guardian Features for Parents!

What is Go Guardian? (device monitoring software)

Go Guardian Parent was created to help provide additional educational support to administrators and teachers by allowing parents to see what sites and documents their children are browsing and providing parents with additional internet controls at home. The app gives parents and guardians a bird’s eye view of the apps and websites that their kids are on most often and control over school-issued devices during out-of-school hours. With this perspective, parents can be made aware of what types of browsing behavior schools are seeing from students so they can all work together to encourage more effective internet browsing habits at home and at school.

See the attached PDF for more information and directions on how to download the app.

From the "there's a first time for everything" department...

This past week on morning announcements students were made aware the use of Door Dash (or similar services) is not permitted at CST. Unexpected food deliveries presents safety issues and the need for follow up from the front office. Parents are still allowed to bring food in (for their child only) but should still work through the CST office for arrangements and personally deliver the meals themselves.

Thank you

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Counseling Corner

The Counseling Department would like to take a moment to share a resource from Children’s Mercy Hospital with you. Please use this link https://www.childrensmercy.org/departments-and-clinics/developmental-and-behavioral-health/prepped-and-ready/ to access information about Prepped and Ready: Parenting into the Teen Years. This is set up as a short video series that you can watch as your schedule permits. There is no cost, and if you complete a short survey at the end, Children’s Mercy will send you a great safety kit.

Topics include eating disorder prevention, home safety (including storage of firearms, medications, etc.), screen time, self-care, substance use (including vaping), and suicide prevention.

This resource will only be available for a short time, so please don’t wait!

Contact your child's counselor with questions.

Odds and Ends

6th Grade Devices

  • Surface Go devices will be checked out to 6th grade and new students on Monday, August 16th. Returning 7th and 8th grade students should still have their device checked out to them last school year.

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Students are encouraged to join CST activities! There is a strong link between school involvement and academic success. Cross Country practice begins on Tuesday, August 17 and is available to all students, 6th, 7th, and 8th. Physicals required to participate.

Water Bottles

  • All students will be provided a water bottle from CST. Students are encouraged to drink plenty of water during the day. Drinking fountains will also be available for those without a water bottle.


  • Students will be allowed to carry their backpacks this year to limit necessary locker trips. Students are encouraged to travel light and utilize their locker to help lighten the load.


  • All students have been assigned a hall locker and are expected to keep jackets/coats/extra clothing in their locker.

CST Student Handbook

Two topics often asked about are cell phones and attire. The screenshots below are from the student handbook found on our website. We aim to promote a distraction-free learning environment as much as possible and we remind students that "Chisholm Trail is a school, not the pool". We want to promote a positive academic learning environment in the way we dress, speak, and behave. Teachers and admin will review a variety of topics with students as part of our beginning of year talks.


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District Calendars

Access to school calendars, hour listings for buildings

District Calendar Page

Year-at-a-glance, single pager/downloadable

District Calendar PDF

CST Admin/Counseling Team

Office Staff

Receptionist: Chrissy Walters

Assistant Principal's Secretary: Angie Peterson

Attendance Secretary: Connie Bray

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.