PANTHER PROWL

CIMARRON MIDDLE SCHOOL MARCH 2019

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Cimarron Families,

Welcome to March! While our weather still feels somewhat like winter, things at Cimarron Middle School are moving forward into spring! Here are a few items for you to know before we March into Spring Break.


Next week, we will celebrate SWINE WEEK Common Thread Pivot, Inc., with fun events and dress-up days. For a $5 donation your young scholar may dress up:

  • Monday in PJs

  • Tuesday as a Tourist

  • Wednesday is Jersey/Pink it Out Day


Supporting Swine Week’s Common Thread, Pivot, Inc., will be a fun way for our student body and educators to join together and support a wonderful cause. Pivot, Inc.. is a non-profit organization which provides a turning point for youth.


It’s that time of year again, our state tests begin in April and we are in need of test monitors. If you can be a test monitor, please follow the link here or call my secretary, Robbi Kinnaird at 726-5501 and let her know.


Please make sure your young scholar is in school every day possible during the month of April. Your help is needed to schedule appointments for after school or after testing. Absences cause additional stresses during testing. We strive to keep the daily rhythm as undisturbed as possible. If you have specific questions in regards to testing, please contact Mr. Link Lowe, Assistant Principal and testing coordinator.


As our year moves forward, continue to work collaboratively with us to ensure your child(ren) reach the highest potential of learning. Your continued partnership is greatly appreciated!


Gabe Schmidt

Principal

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P.S. Remember to spring our clocks forward an hour this weekend.

SPRING TESTING

In past years of State testing your student received a hard copy of the Parent, Student, and Teacher Guide for at home test review. This year, instead of the hard copy version, the State has issued an online version for home review. Your student and teachers will receive this online guide and go over it in class as well.


Please take a moment to review the appropriate guide and help your student prepare for their tests. Testing begins on April 2nd. Should you have any questions, please contact the school office at 340-2935.


6th Grade PSTG

7th Grade PSTG

8th Grade PSTG

TEST MONITORS NEEDED!

Testing season is around the corner and we need your help. Monitors are needed for various times and dates. If you would like to help monitor, you will need to attend a training session. Sessions are held at the school prior to monitoring, or you can attend training on March 15 or March 27 at 10 am and 2 pm at the Edmond Public Schools Administrative Center. Those trained at the District Center will not need to be trained again at the school.


To sign up for monitoring times, click here Test Monitor Sign-Up or call the school office at 340-2935.

EDMOND SCHOOLS TO HOST PUBLIC FORUM THURSDAY, MARCH 14

Edmond Public Schools will host its annual public forum from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14 in the Board of Education Room at the district’s Administrative Center, 1001 W. Danforth. The forum is an opportunity for district and site level administrators and school board members to listen to ideas, accolades or concerns from parents, students and community members. “This is an opportunity for us to listen to feedback in an effort to improve our programs and services,” Superintendent Bret Towne.


There is no preregistration required. Patrons should sign up the night of the event and will be called to the podium in the order in which they are received. Each speaker is limited to five minutes. Board members and administrators take notes during the forum but do not engage in dialogue and no votes are taken.


Due to state and federal privacy laws, patrons may not discuss personnel issues, student disciplinary actions and contract negotiations.

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3rd ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE

We need your gently used books! The Third Annual Used Book Sale is coming to Cimarron April 25-30. Donations will be accepted April 8 - 18 so start clearing out those bookshelves and closets to benefit the Cimarron library.

8TH GRADE IMPORTANT DATES

8th Grade Graduation

Thursday, May 23 @ 10:30 am

First Baptist Church


Students will be released to leave after the ceremony.


(Will be updated as other events are added)

PANTHER ATHLETICS

Springs sports are underway and while the weather has delayed some events, our Panthers are busy athletes! Please check Rank One for updated schedules. Coaches will notify through Rank One any change to the practice and game schedule.


Spring Sports Coaches:

7/8 Boys Golf dan.ashpole@edmondschools.net

7/8 Girls Golf abby.wolf@edmondschools.net

7/8 Head Boys/Girls Tennis ryan.trenary@edmondschools.net

7/8 Asst. Boys/Girls Tennis kristin.linholm@edmondschools.net

7/8 Head Boys Track michael.mcgrew@edmondschools.net

7/8 Asst. Boys Track quinnton.wells@edmondschools.net

7/8 Head Girls Track kim.baratz@edmondschools.net

7/8 Asst. Girls Track miranda.talbert@edmondschools.net

8 Head Baseball matt.loch@edmondschools.net

8 Asst. Baseball dwight.justus@edmondschools.net


Eligibility is run every Wednesday evening and if a student is on probation, they have that week to make it up and will still be able to compete the following week (Monday-Saturday). If they are ineligible they will not be able to compete the following week and must get their grade up before the next eligibility is ran or the student will not be able to compete the following week (Monday-Saturday).


Go Panthers!!

IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE REMINDERS

Absences should be reported on the day a student is out, including how many days absence is anticipated, by contacting the Cimarron office at 405-340-2935. Students may then submit documentation upon return, or ask the provider to fax notes directly to the Cimarron office at 405-330-3398.


Original documentation is required for all medical, judicial, bereavement and religious absences. Per district policy, please make parent notifications to excuse absences within 5 days of the event. Attendance policy information may be found in the Student Handbook @ the following link:

https://edmondschools.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Regulation-4205R-Attendance-PK-8-Revised-10-03-16.pdf

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!

Have you ordered your yearbook? Order yours TODAY for $40 jostens.com!

CPTO DATES TO REMEMBER!

CPTO Meetings at 8:30 am in the Media Center. All are invited to attend!

March 14

April 11

May 16


CPTO Pizza Day $1 per slice, $10 per box! YUM!

March 27

April 24

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

March 18 - 22 Spring Break! NO SCHOOL!!

March 26 7th & 8th Grade Honors Night

March 29 Fun Food Friday

April is School Library Month!

April 2 Testing Begins

April 6 Band-A-Palooza

April 8 - 12 Assistant Principal's Appreciation Week

April 12 Fun Food Friday

April 19 April Day - NO SCHOOL!!

April 25 Shot Clinic @ Cimarron

May 3 Fun Food Friday

May 23 Last Day of School!


Check out the Cimarron calendar at https://cimarron.edmondschools.net/calendar/ for other important dates!

SUPPORT EMHS SWINE WEEK 2019 COMMON THREAD

Edmond Memorial’s annual community service project, Swine Week, began in 1986 when a small group of students decided to raise money for a friend in need. The students approached the principal, who supported the endeavor and even agreed to kiss a pig, and Swine Week was born.


For 34 years, EMHS students, along with vertical Middle Schools and Elementary Schools have raised over $6.5million for charity. Each year the Middle Schools raise money during Swine Week to support the Common Thread, an organization chosen by all three high schools to receive 5% of each school's final total.


This year's Common Thread is Pivot Inc., an organization whose purpose is to advocate, educate and guide youth and families to make a positive difference in their lives.


Check out www.SwineWeek.Org for fun events supporting this year's Swine Week recipient and Common Thread. Interested in Swine Week merchandise and clothing? Check out https://www.swineweek.org/merchandise/

GOOD TO KNOW

  • In the event of a school emergency/situation, Mr. Schmidt will communicate quickly to parents through the SchoolWay app. If you have a smartphone, please download this app: www.myschoolway.com, select Cimarron and set up your device for push notifications.
  • 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 and sold during the day by our awesome Panther Parents. Cash/check only!
  • Panther Grill is a monthly luncheon for students who are nominated by their teachers for displaying a recognizable positive character trait.
  • The Golden Paw/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 monthly 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 Link Lowe


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

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