CIMARRON MIDDLE SCHOOL MARCH 2019
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!
P.S. Remember to spring our clocks forward an hour this weekend.
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.
TEST MONITORS NEEDED!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
7/8 Girls Golf email@example.com
7/8 Head Boys/Girls Tennis firstname.lastname@example.org
7/8 Asst. Boys/Girls Tennis email@example.com
7/8 Head Boys Track firstname.lastname@example.org
7/8 Asst. Boys Track email@example.com
7/8 Head Girls Track firstname.lastname@example.org
7/8 Asst. Girls Track email@example.com
8 Head Baseball firstname.lastname@example.org
8 Asst. Baseball email@example.com
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).
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:
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com. 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.