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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 10/24

Dear CST Family,

We had a nice week at CST with the start of girls' basketball, an orchestra festival, field trip to see Peter Pan for our choir and theater students, and a 7th and 8th grade band/jazz band concert. The week ahead continues with events for students that'll include our first home girls basketball game and a choir concert. In addition, parents are invited to attend our ROCS and Donuts with the principal event on Friday morning as well.

If you're looking for some safe Halloween activities, consider the CST tech team's Fall Fest on Wednesday evening. Beginning at 6pm, the Fall Fest will begin on our football field and will hold a costume contest along with countless themed games for children of all ages. Specifically noted is the all-ages qualification of our costume contest to help promote an event for our little participants as well. It'll be a nice event put on by tech team students and will support their team.

Have a great week ahead!


CST Theater prsents...

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Watch this space for tickets!

Performances will be on the following dates at CST:




District Site Council

There's a district site council meeting on Tuesday at Olathe South. At 6pm, CST and its feeder site councils will meet at OSHS ahead of the district meeting. We have several parents participating in CST's site council and the event on Tuesday is open to parents all across the district. If you are interested in CST's site council, please reach out to Principal Sola.

8th grade parents,

We are happy to share that your student has the opportunity to participate in a Career Expo on Wednesday, November 2nd at Johnson County Community College. This is our 22nd year hosting this event with local professionals from a variety of fields, and it is always a highlight for our students! After learning about how individual interests can translate into a future career, students are able to meet professionals in fields of interest to learn more about future possibilities and how to set themselves up for success. If you would prefer your child not attend the Career Expo on November 2nd, please contact Rachel Iuli (rjiuli@olatheschools.org) by Tuesday, November 1st. We will be taking busses through our district provided transportation company, DS Bus Lines. Our time to leave CST is 10:10am and we’ll return to CST around 11:50am.

See the entry below for more details on the expo event.

Thank you, in advance, for your support.


Rick Sola

Open PDF for dates/links to programs

8th Grade: 21st Century Open Houses

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22nd Annual Olathe Public Schools 8th Grade Career EXPO

Coming November 2022

Each year, Olathe Public Schools middle school counselors host the Olathe Career EXPO for our district’s 8th grade students. This will be the thirteenth year that this event has been hosted at the Regnier Center on the campus of Johnson County Community College.

At this event, students have the opportunity to “interview” a wide variety of community representatives regarding their careers. This is a great way for the students to gain information in a fun and enjoyable manner. We typically have 60-80 career representatives from around the metro area who donate their time, talents, and passion with students at this event. They share information about job duties, education, likes and dislikes, and the importance of good communication skills.

Our volunteers let us know how polite, well-dressed, prepared, and excited our students are each year to speak with them. We receive wonderful comments from students as well. They find it to be a fun, engaging field trip that gives them an opportunity they may not otherwise have.

To help our students prepare for this event, counselors will be visiting classrooms a couple of times in the coming weeks. We will be taking students into the Xello program to help them determine careers or career pathways of interest, and also sharing with them our expectations for the Career EXPO. We will be asking our students to dress and conduct themselves in a professional manner, as though this was a job interview!

The 2022 Career EXPO will take place on November 2nd. Please talk with your students in advance and help them determine which career representatives they will try to visit!

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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Fall Fest (email from 10/20)

CST Families,

October 26th is the CST Fall Fest sponsored by the CST Student Tech Team! All proceeds go to supporting this group who meets in the morning daily. If you’d like to help the cause and donate needed items for this community event, click the link below…thanks so much! Questions can be sent to Mr. Haines at dhainescst@olatheschools.org.



Hearing and Vision screening day is coming up! It's going to be Thursday, November 3rd. It will be in the library. This year we are screening all 7th and 8th graders!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Jennifer Ross RN, BSN

Chisholm Trail Middle School Nurse

16700 W 159th St. Olathe KS 66062

(913) 780-7246



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THIS FRIDAY: ROCS and Donuts with the Principal!

Ever wonder what the building looks like while we have kids in session? Mark your calendars!

On Friday, October 28, parents are invited to come into CST and spend a part of the morning with Principal Sola to enjoy some donuts, coffee, learn about CST ROCS, and take a walk through the building to see the amazing things going on at CST. The event will begin at 8am, but you'll be invited to arrive as early as 7:30am where you'll see our ROCS store in action. Donuts and coffee will be available as well as a share-out about the purpose, importance, and success of our new ROCS program at CST. The morning will conclude with a tour of the building with students in session!

Please RSVP at the link--https://forms.office.com/r/Tbu6YwNSu2

Watch this space for updates!

Thank you for your donations to the CST ROCS store!!!

CST ROCS Store items -


Your donations for the CST ROCS (Respect Ownership Compassion Safety) store has been a HUGE hit! We've begun opening the store during lunch on Wednesdays to compliment our Friday morning offering. We are grateful for your donations and continue to keep the store "fresh" with new items and non-tangible items but your continued support is MUCH appreciated! Below is a sign-up link if you're able to bring in items for the store.

As students were shared, the store and tokens are the fun way we're acknowledging and promoting our ROCS behavior system, but we're going to focus on those 4 tenets anyway. So please know your contributions are not simply about prizes but it's a reinforcement for expected behavior in our building. Thank you for helping!


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CST Thunder Drill Team Clinic

Come join our Thunder Drill Team! Grades K-7 Welcome! October 22nd from 9-11

The Performance will be Tuesday October 25th at the CST Basketball game.

See the doc below to find more details and payment information--

Follow Us on Twitter! @CSTWildcatsMS

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Welcome and welcome BACK!

Please join me in welcoming a couple faces (back) to CST...

Mr. Jeff Kirk will join our staff in the 8th grade green science position and Mrs. Grauberger rejoins CST as she returns from maternity leave. Glad to have you both!

New TikTok Challenge: Information from our school nurse

Parents--below is informational but you may find important to speak with your child about this. As of this newsletter, this has NOT been seen at CST.


Parents, Other schools in the district are seeing students in the Nurse’s office after they have partaken in the One Chip Challenge. The "One Chip Challenge" is a nationwide social media trend mostly found on TikTok. It involves eating a chip made with two of the hottest peppers in the world.

Students get challenged at school from others that have bought the chip - (one chip in the package) and as a result, many experience severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, sweating and difficulty breathing that can last more than 24 hours and lead to more severe health complications. Some people have even ended up in the hospital. Parents, PLEASE talk with your children about the dangers of this challenge.

CST Community Partners

  • Wes Phillips—Farmers Insurance—coffee and cookies for all CST staff
  • Carmen’s Cocina II—donated money in support of 6th grade door hanger bags/beginning of year staff start up
  • Journey Bible Church—cookies for all students in the first week of school; treat bags and Starbucks for all staff
  • Jim Martin—State Farm Insurance—donated money in support of 6th grade door hangers/beginning of year staff start up

Thank you to our amazing business and faith based adopt-a-school partners...we are so appreciative!

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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


Donations of items for PBIS Store

(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.

Beginning Tuesday, staff will share lessons with students about expected behaviors at CST (see behavior matrix) in various settings. While posters are placed around the building and in each classroom (example here), the value will be the conversations that take place in acknowledging expected behaviors and how we work through unexpected behaviors. CST will have its own "economy" as students receive tokens various positive behaviors. They will receive a pouch to carry their tokens and will have the opportunity to cash them in for rewards on Fridays from 7:15-7:45am. We have collected prizes through donations and continue to add non-tangible ideas (help with morning announcements, shoot around with a friend and principal, etc.). If you'd like to support, you can click the links below to donate or sign-up to run the store.

(Below was from an 8/8 school email)

CST’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system

More will be shared at Back to School Night, but CST is launching its PBIS program this year and we are very excited to share this with students. This system will incorporate tokens for positive behaviors and students can use those tokens to “purchase” rewards. This is where we need your help! We’d like to have parents run the PBIS store on Friday mornings from 7:15-7:45am in the CST auditorium. Next, is we’re taking donations for student incentives as part of this program. Click on the links below if you’re interested!

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


Donations of items for PBIS Store

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.