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 Teams-6,7,8)


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



Rachel Iuli: Green Teams-6,7,8


Makaela King: Silver Teams- 6,7,8



Jenn Ross: jiross@olatheschools.org

School Resource Officer

Taylor Bueker: tshipleysro@olatheschools.org

Attendance Secretary

Angie Peterson: alpeterson@olatheschools.org (913.780.7241)

Student Information Specialist

Melynda Marquardt: mrmarquardt@olatheschools.org

The 22-23 CST Family

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Week of 11/7

Dear CST Family,

A big shout out to the cast, crew, and director, Mrs. Lee, on a job well done with the Aladdin Jr. musical. Our students worked hard for months and brought it all together for 3 wonderful performances. Aside from a fun final product, there's so much value in this experience for our kids involved. Whether it's sharpening of problem solving skills with necessary stage movements, lighting needs, or audio fixes, to an opportunity to develop leadership skills, or simply the enjoyment of being a part of the theater community and connecting with peers toward a common goal, our cast and crew have surely gained so much in the way of personal growth throughout this process. Kudos to all on their creation of a fantastic show.

I also want to shout out our 8th grade students. They attended the 21st Century Career Expo this past Wednesday and were able to connect with a wide variety of career representatives. Many of those volunteers shared such positive feedback on our kids. They dressed professional, were polite, firm hand shakes, good eye contact, an overall great showing for CST and our kids. I know it was a valuable experience for our students and it was a nice way to kick off the 21st Century application season. The next experience is November 17th when 8th graders who sign up will participate in a mock interview with other professional volunteers in preparation for the 21st Century application interview process.

Friday we'll be honoring our veterans in a variety of ways, but I want to draw your attention again to the opportunity to have a special veteran displayed on our "wall of honor". Below in this newsletter is information about how to submit one or more names to be honored. We aim to make this a special day of recognition for those who have given back to our country.

I hope you enjoy the remaining days of beautiful weather...looks like a change may be coming!

Have a wonderful week ahead.


***School Psychology Awareness Week***

Thank you to Mr. Mark Smith, CST school psych, for leading much of the charge for those who need special services.

Teen Help Clinic

Olathe Public Schools Help Clinic is offering groups in November and December. All groups will meet at Mill Creek Campus (300 E. Loula Street). Students are encouraged to attend all sessions and there will be a limited number of spots available. Students can sign up for both Tuesday and Thursday groups if interested.

  • Coping with School and Social Stressors for Middle Schoolers – 4pm Tuesdays
  • Coping with School and Social Stressors for High Schoolers – 5pm Tuesdays

  • Anxiety Management for Middle Schoolers - 4pm Thursdays
  • Anxiety Management for 3rd-5th Graders - 5pm Thursdays

Groups will meet on the following dates:

Tuesdays: November 8th, November 15th, November 29th, December 6th and December 13th.

Thursdays: November 10th, November 17th, December 1st, December 8th and December 15th.

*There will be no groups on November 22nd and November 24th due to Fall Break.


SIGN UP HERE/ INSCRIBASE AQUI: https://forms.gle/HZsRmrYpPiBDrTj6A


La Clínica de Ayuda de las Escuelas Públicas de Olathe está ofreciendo grupos en noviembre y diciembre. Todos los grupos se reunirán en Mill Creek Campus (300 E. Loula Street). Se invita a los estudiantes a asistir a todas las sesiones, habrá un número limitado de lugares disponibles. Los estudiantes pueden inscribirse en los grupos de los martes y los jueves si están interesados.

  • Cómo afrontar el Estrés Escolar y Social para Estudiantes de Secundaria - martes 4pm
  • Cómo afrontar el Estrés Escolar y Social para Estudiantes de Preparatoria - martes 5pm

  • Control de la Ansiedad para Estudiantes de Secundaria - jueves 4pm
  • Control de la Ansiedad para Estudiantes de3º a 5º Grado - jueves 5pm

Los grupos se reunirán en las siguientes fechas

Martes: 8 de noviembre, 15 de noviembre, 29 de noviembre, 6 de diciembre y 13 de diciembre.

Los jueves: 10 de noviembre, 17 de noviembre, 1 de diciembre, 8 de diciembre y 15 de diciembre.

*No habrá grupos los días 22 y 24 de noviembre debido a las vacaciones de otoño.

913-780-7049 * HelpClinic@olatheschools.org

Chess Club

Did you know CST has a chess club? Every Tuesday, after school, chess club meets until 4pm. Mr. Dunaway sponsors the club and the group will compete, learn strategies, and eventually have a chess tournament.

Veterans Day Wall of Honor

CST Families,

In recognition of Veterans Day and to honor all our CST Family veterans, CST is creating a Wall of Honor to display on Veterans Day. Linked below is a form for you to fill out with information about a special veteran in your child’s life. If you’d like to participate in recognizing a veteran, simply fill out the form below by 10am on Thursday, November 10th, and we’ll print a certificate of honor for your veteran. In addition, students will be provided a patriotic name tag to write the name of a veteran and honor them for the day. Please reach out to the CST front office with questions.

Wall of Honor Form: https://forms.gle/dN23ZmfG2fcMoxJa8

Monday Night's Dinner is Already Planned!

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CST ROCS Store Drive

Next week we are going to do a quick CST ROCS Store drive...

6 Green – Packs of gum

6 Silver – Candy bars (peanut free)

7 Green – Slim Jims beef sticks (is this what they are called?)

7 Silver – Packs of gum

8 Green – Bottled pop

8 Silver – Gummy candy

Want to get rid of extra Halloween candy? Consider donating to the ROCS store. We'll bundle it up and make it available for purchase with our ROCS tokens!

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3 on 3 Basketball

There will be a 3 on 3 pool play/tournament the week of 11/14-11/18 before school from 7-7:45am. Students will begin sign-ups this week and it's free to enter. Teams may have a maximum of 4 members. More on daily announcements and posted signs for signing up.

Students may connect with Mr. Kovaleski, Mr. Taulbee, or Mr. Walterman with questions.

Colder weather and traffic

As the weather turns and we have less walkers/bikers and more vehicle traffic, please plan accordingly and allow extra time for morning drop-off. Encourage your child to have their items quickly available and to finish conversations prior to stopping so exiting the vehicle can be as efficient as possible. This helps the line not back up and maintains a constant flow of traffic. A few other reminders to assist with safety and efficiency...

  • Those dropping in the front of the school may pass activity drop-off on the left
  • If dropping off at the activity entrance, please do not pass others who are dropping off at the activity entrance to then merge back into the same line--this creates a safety issue
  • Form 2 lines for afternoon pick-up--students may cross at cross walks with CST staff only...do not encourage your child to run across traffic

Thank you for your support as we promote safety and efficiency.

8th Grade: 21st Century Open Houses

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Follow Us on Twitter! @CSTWildcatsMS

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Go Gaurdian Parent App


The information below is from technology and outlines a software available for parents for monitoring your child's district device outside the school day. For full details, click the PDF button below. Check it out!

What is included in the GoGuardian Parent App:

• Top 5 summary of student browsing (apps, extensions, documents, and websites visited)

• Teacher interventions

• 30-day view of websites, videos, documents, apps, and extensions

• Ability to block websites on school-issued devices during out-of-school hours

• Ability to pause internet access on school-issued devices during out-of-school hours, either on-demand or at a scheduled time.

Read more in the attached PDF.

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Reminder: Student Survey Opt-In Form

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

We thank you and your family for being our valued partners as we work together to educate the children in our district. To learn more about student experiences and needs, we will be asking for your child’s feedback via an online survey that will be completed at school. The tool that will be used is SAEBRS/mySAEBRS. Over 70% of schools in Kansas use SAEBRS/mySAEBRS to identify needs that may present barriers to learning. The skills that SAEBRS/mySAEBRS measures are skills that that help students succeed in school, career, and life. For the Olathe Public Schools, SAEBRS/mySAEBRS measures behaviors in 3 categories: social, academic, and emotional. Results are one piece of data to help educators identify and provide instruction and interventions within their classrooms. Parent consent is required for SAEBRS/mySAEBRS.

For those students whose families have consented, the SAEBRS/mySAEBRS screening will be completed between November 28 – February 3rd. For students in K-1, teachers will complete the SAEBRS survey about what behaviors they observed in your student. For students in grades 2-12, students will be asked to complete the mySAEBRS survey about themselves. Surveys take about 5 minutes. Children whose parents have not opted in for this survey will not take the survey. For both surveys, students or teachers will be given the opportunity to provide a rating of Never, Sometimes, Often, and Almost Always on the following:

1. I argue with others.

2. I get along with my peers.

3. I lose my temper.

4. I disrupt class.

5. I am respectful.

6. Other people like me. (on mySAEBRS only)

7. I have trouble waiting my turn.

8. I like school.

9. I am ready for class.

10. I get good grades.

11. I have trouble working alone.

12. It's hard to pay attention in class.

13. I participate in class.

14. I feel sad.

15. I feel nervous.

16. I like to try new things.

17. I am happy.

18. I am worried.

19. When something bad happens it takes me a while to feel better.

20. I like being alone.

To provide consent for your student to participate in SAEBRS/mySAEBRS complete this form. If you have multiple children in the district, you will need to complete a form for each student.

Please reach out to your child’s counselor or school principal with any questions.


Rick Sola



Recordatorio: Formulario de participación en la encuesta de los estudiantes

Estimado(s) padre(s)/tutor(es):

Le agradecemos a usted y a su familia por ser nuestros valiosos colaboradores mientras trabajamos juntos para educar a los niños de nuestro distrito. Para conocer más sobre las experiencias y necesidades de los estudiantes, les pedimos la opinión de sus hijos a través de una encuesta en línea que será completada en la escuela. La herramienta que se utilizará es SAEBRS/mySAEBRS. Más del 70% de las escuelas en Kansas utilizan SAEBRS/mySAEBRS para identificar las necesidades que pueden presentar barreras para el aprendizaje.

Las habilidades que mide SAEBRS/mySAEBRS son habilidades que ayudan a los estudiantes a sobresalir en la escuela, profesión y en la vida. Para las Escuelas Públicas de Olathe, SAEBRS/mySAEBRS mide la conducta en 3 categorías: social, académica y

emocional. Los resultados son una pieza de datos para ayudar a los educadores a identificar y proporcionar instrucción e intervenciones dentro de sus salones de clase.

Se requiere el consentimiento de los padres para el uso de SAEBRS/mySAEBRS. Para aquellos estudiantes cuyas familias han dado su consentimiento, el examen SAEBRS/miSAEBRS se completará entre el 28 de noviembre y el 3 de febrero. Para los estudiantes en los grados K-1, los maestros completarán la encuesta SAEBRS sobre los comportamientos que observaron en su estudiante. Para los estudiantes en los grados 2-12, se les pedirá que completen la encuesta mySAEBRS sobre ellos mismos. Las encuestas duran unos 5 minutos. Los estudiantes cuyos padres no hayan autorizado esta encuesta no la realizarán.

Para ambas encuestas, los estudiantes o los profesores tendrán la oportunidad de dar una calificación de Nunca, A veces, Con Frecuencia y Casi Siempre en lo siguiente:

1. Discuto con los demás.

2. Me llevo bien con mis compañeros.

3. Pierdo los estribos.

4. Interrumpo la clase.

5. Soy respetuoso.

6. Le caigo bien a los demás. (sólo en mySAEBRS)

7. Me cuesta esperar mi turno.

8. Me gusta la escuela.

9. Estoy preparado para la clase.

10. Saco buenas notas.

11. Tengo problemas para trabajar solo.

12. Me cuesta prestar atención en clase.

13. Participo en clase.

14. Me siento triste.

15. Me siento nervioso.

16. Me gusta intentar cosas nuevas.

17. Me siento feliz.

18. Estoy preocupado.

19. Cuando pasa algo malo tardo en sentirme mejor.

20. Me gusta estar solo.

Para dar el consentimiento para que su estudiante participe en SAEBRS/miSAEBRS complete este formulario. Si tiene varios hijos en el distrito, tendrá que completar un formulario para cada estudiante. Gracias a todos los que han completado el formulario de participación. Si ya ha completado el formulario, puede ignorar este mensaje.

Por favor, póngase en contacto con la escuela si tiene alguna pregunta.


Rick Sola

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Updated: What is PBIS at CST???

Great start to PBIS and CST ROCS this week! We'll operate a store every Friday from 7:15-7:45am. See our behavior matrix below for specific expected behaviors. CST ROCS!

BIG thank you to our parent volunteers this past Friday! See below if you're interested in signing up or donating to the store!

Volunteers for PBIS Store – Fridays 7:15am-7:45am - Auditorium


(Originally in the 8/15 weekly)

Chisholm Trail is launching its new PBIS program this year. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports. All Olathe middle schools will eventually have a program. CST will be just the second middle school to implement a program, but CST feeder schools, Madison Place and Sunnyside Elementary, have already implemented theirs. We are so excited launch and for our students to experience this program.

Important Safety Info for Walkers and Bike Riders


Please help us reinforce with students the best sidewalks to use upon arrival for walkers/bike riders (seen with the purple arrows on the map below).

  • Students from east of Mur-Len should cross at the 159th/Mur-Len light and walk/ride toward the football field. They will avoid having to cross all vehicle traffic in the parking lot by doing this.
  • Students coming from Lindenwood should take a left upon reaching the CST property and use the sidewalk next to our open field on the west. They should not cross exiting traffic onto 159th from the CST parking lot.
  • A new bike rack was placed at the doors west of the front entrance.
  • Students should exit the building using the same routes. PLEASE talk with students about crossing 159th at the light/cross walk...for their own safety, they should not cross 159th at any other location.
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Office Staff

Office Assistant: Connie Bray

Attendance Secretary/Assistant Principal's Secretary: Angie Peterson

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.