CMS Cougar Courier

2nd Quarter 2022-23 School Year -- November 11, 2022

Important Dates:

  • November 9th - 16th - Food Drive
  • November 16th - 8th Grade/Team Aspen Honor Roll Assembly
  • November 16th - Spirit Night Fundraiser - Chick-fil-A
  • November 17th - Turkey Bingo 6 - 9
  • November 18th - $1 Hat Day
  • November 21st - 25th Thanksgiving Break - No School
  • December 14th Choir Concert
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Creshill Middle School Performing Arts Fundraiser

Why we are raising money:

Cresthill family, friends, and fans - Our program is largely self-funded and your support is vital to our success. We need to raise money for musical instruments, relevant and high-quality music, piano accompanist, instrument repairs, new risers, and educational field trips/festivals. Thank you so much for taking the time to view our fundraising page, your support is greatly appreciated!

How you can help:

You can support us by ordering some hand-made fudge or by just making a donation.

Use this LINK or the QR code below.

We appreciate all of your support and donations.

Thank You! – Ms. Arbuckle and Mr. Barker

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Team Juniper

Team Piñon

Team Aspen

Team Blue Spruce

Team Evergreen

Food Drive

Attention CMS Families!

Cresthill will soon be hosting our Annual Food Drive to benefit the Backpack Society! Our Food Drive will be November 9-16! We are collecting four things: granola bars, mac and cheese, spaghetti sauce, and canned soups. The food we collect goes straight back to families in our very own community in need of food to last them through the weekend while they're not getting nutrition at school. Please have your students bring in food! There will be bins at the front door so kids can drop food off before even walking in our building in the mornings! Thank you for your support!

Also, bring your family, some dinner, and play Turkey Bingo on November 17th from 6:00-8:30pm in the CMS cafeteria! Bring in three of these items and get 10 bingo cards, 1 food item for one bingo card!


Spanish 1A:

This week in Spanish, we continued practicing our Spanish subject pronouns and then learned our first verb. We learned that SER means “to be” and learned the six present conjugations for it. We can now say where anyone is from in Spanish. We will be tested on this next week with a speaking test as well as tested on our vocabulary with a writing test.


This week in Yearbook, we wrapped up numerous spreads for our first deadline. Next week, we have to take makeup pictures for students and staff who didn’t get a picture taken as well as finish all fall sports pages. After this deadline, we will be about one-third done with the yearbook!

Student Council

Next Friday, November 18th is $1 hat day! Pay at the door to get a wrist band and wear a hat all day long.
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Turkey Bingo


Cresthill MS will be sponsoring its 5th annual TURKEY BINGO on Thursday, November 17th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in the commons!! We are anticipating 200-300 participants (families, friends, and community members) to join us in our festivities!! We will have a large screen for the football game as part of our event!

Bingo contestants can either provide 3-cans of food for 10 playing cards OR $3.00 per player. Additional playing cards may be purchased either with one(1) can of food or $1.00. We will hold 10 rounds of bingo with a raffle drawing and some bad jokes in between each round. Bingo winners will receive a frozen turkey!!

Please plan on bringing the family, friends AND dinner and join the fun!
Hope to see you there!
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Jazz Band Club

Jazz Band meets in the Band Room Wednesdays from 3 to 4 pm.

Learn to play and perform in a Jazz Band with Director Zach Barker.

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3rd Annual Thanksgiving Meal Program

Hello School Partners!

We are excited to announce our 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Meal Program

! This year we are offering everything a family needs to make an amazing meal at home. We are limiting registration to the first 150 families so please share ASAP.

Below are two links, one for families to signup for a meal and the other is for those wanting to help by donating a meal or providing a monetary donation.

Thanksgiving Meal


Thank you so much for all your support in helping us feed local families in need. We appreciate you

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2023 Apple Awards

If there is a DCSD teacher or staff member that has gone above and beyond to make your child’s learning experience positive and their future bright, please take a few moments to nominate them. All nominations will be posted to the Foundation’s website.

The nomination window closes on November 13. Winners will be announced at the 2023 Apple Awards Gala in April 2023. Learn more at

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Important Thespian/Drama dates

December 1st- Colorado Thespian Jr Conference

Students will attend conference Downtown Denver. They will have the opportunity to attend different workshops and be adjudicated in one of the following performances:


Duet Acting

Solo Musical

Group Musical

In the afternoon they will attend a musical performed by a local high school.

Thescon Feedback

11/14, and 11/28

Auditions for Annie

12/19 and 12/20

Annie Performance and Rehearsal dates to come

Buy your ad for your child in the 2022-2023 yearbook. All details are in the link below.

Ads are for 8th graders only and the early deadline for the best pricing is 11/14/22

Order your Yearbooks now! Save money and get free icons!

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Support for families in need of internet connectivity.

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Donations Needed - 2nd Quarter

Hi Cresthill Families, you have been asking us about how you can help us out. We have attached a Signup genius of items that will help us make it through the day. If you are able to donate an item we would really appreciate it. Donations can be brought into the office. Thank you for showing your support.

Supporting Cresthill

We appreciate the support of our community. Cresthill does not have a PTO program and we limit fundraisers. We do rely on your generosity and support with these programs:
Do you shop at King Soopers? Did you know that King Soopers offers community rewards? WE have approximately 110 families who have designated Cresthill to receive funds. We would love to increase that number. The quarterly checks we receive from King Soopers really make a difference to our school budget.

Once logged into your King Soopers or City Market account go to:

Savings and Rewards > King Soopers Community Rewards then you can search for Cresthill Middle School either by name or YJ180 and then click Enroll.

New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a loyalty card.

Thank you!

Box Tops for Education

No need to cut out box tops anymore. It’s digital!

Download the Box Tops Mobile App

Set up your Username and Password

Find your school: Type in Cresthill and click on Cresthill Middle School when it appears Click on the right arrow

Complete your Profile and you are done!

Now when you shop simply scan your store receipt and watch the donations that are made to our school!

American Furniture Warehouse

If you are making a purchase at AFW please mention Cresthill at checkout. They will make a generous donation to our school.
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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District’s Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado,, 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.