Colts Chronicle

Cimarron Middle School Newsletter- December 20, 2019

Colts Chronicle provides information to parents, students, staff, and community.

Principal Notes



Dear Cimarron Families,


The holiday season is in full swing, and here at Cimarron, we are wrapping up our second quarter and getting ready to launch into winter break. This time of year is always busy as students turn in final assignments for the quarter, participate in spirit week, plan for business day, and engage in Be Red Assemblies. This time of year can be a bit exhausting, but we are always appreciative of opportunities that showcase our students talents and celebrate our learning community.


As we reflect on the events of this month, we are thankful for our amazing community of students, parents, community members and staff who showed up in droves to support our annual Festival of Trees event. The proceeds from this event will continue to help Cimarron grow and thrive in the years to come. We are grateful to our amazing PTO who spent countless hours planning, decorating and hosting our community.


We hope that the winter break brings you relaxation, connection with family and friends, and time to rejuvenate. We look forward to connecting with our CiMS community in 2020. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!


-Chris Zimmerman

Seussical Jr - Spring Musical will begin preparing in February.

The cast for this club is selected by audition only and the crew is by invitation only.

Students should see Mrs. Lewton, Mrs. Callahan, Ms. McManus, and Mrs. Quartier for additional information on audition sign-up and to express interest in crew.


Rehearsals will run Monday - Friday in E107, M117, and the Commons with the final show on April 25.

Please see one of the talented ladies above with any questions.

Card Game Club

Students will meet to have fun learning and playing cards games. This may include optional tournaments. Monday meetings 2:45 - 3:50pm January 27 - May 4, 2020.

Registration will open December 16.

Please see Mrs. Jones with questions.

Ireland, France, and England Trip

Give the gift of travel! Mrs. Curoe will again be traveling with students to Ireland, France, and England in the spring of 2021. Parents and other family members are welcome. We've even had grandparents and neighbors travel with us. There is a $200.00 discount for those who sign up early. Please let Mrs. Curoe know what questions that you might have.

Here is the link: Ireland, England, and France .

Donations Accepted For the BeRED Program!


BeRED is the Positive Behavior program at Cimarron. It not only outlines expectations of our students and shows how they can improve the lives of others, but also rewards those who do the right thing through “red cards.” These cards are administered by any staff member when they observe students exhibiting behavior that can be categorized as “RESPECT,” “EXCELLENCE,” or “DETERMINATION.”


When students receive a red card they write their name on it and enter it into a drawing which occurs every Friday. In order to make this process meaningful for students, we are continually looking for prizes that show our gratitude for Cimarron students who exhibit proper behavior, and have received donations from local business (such as free items and gift cards) to provide for these amazing students.


If you would like to donate a prize that will be used in the program, you can reach out to Assistant Principals Tanner Fitch (atfitch@dcsdk12.org) or Brett Michel (bmichel@dcsdk12.org) to share your donation. Prizes can also be dropped off in the main office to be designated to the BeRED program.


Thank you all for your continued support of our students, go Colts!

Lost & Found

Lost and found is slowly accumulating. Please check for any items you may be missing. Any unclaimed items will be donated January 17, 2020 after we return from break.

No Place for Hate

Cimarron Middle School believes that having a school community where your child feels safe and respected is an important foundation to their academic success. That is why Cimarron Middle School will be participating in No Place for Hate®, a national program supporting schools in their commitment to celebrating diversity, promoting respect for differences and challenging bias and bullying at all levels. Please click here to read the full letter.


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Winter Sports Update

PTO Board and Brush Fundraiser

CIMS PTO is hosting a fundraiser at Board and Brush on Tuesday, January 28th from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. We will get 20% of any participants who signup using the link below.


Board & Brush

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2019-2020 Yearbook on Sale Now!

Now is the time to put in your orders for our All American with Five Marks of Distinction yearbook! Follow the link below to purchase one now!


Cimarron Yearbook

Safe2Tell Colorado

Safe2Tell Colorado provides students and adults in Colorado schools and communities an increased ability to both prevent and report violence, by making safe, ANONYMOUS reports. The 24-hour bystander tipline, staffed by professionals from the Colorado State Patrol, is available to students, parents, and communities to report any kind of concerns to their safety or the safety of others. The Safe2Tell Colorado tipline is completely anonymous and does not have caller ID. The focus of Safe2Tell is early intervention and prevention.