Colts Chronicle

A Cimarron Middle School community communication.

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A Note from the Front Office

Our school district seeks committee members for the newly formed Mill Bond Exploratory Committee.

The charge of the Mill Bond Exploratory Committee (MBEC) would be to explore the needs of the district, both ongoing operational and capital needs, and to assess the feasibility of a successful Mill Levy Override (MLO) and/or Bond issue on the November 2022 ballot. Board of education President Mike Peterson reiterated that the MBEC would be advisory in nature. Any decision regarding a potential Bond and/or MLO would be the decision of the Board of Education.

If you are interested in serving on this committee, please fill out an application at the following link. Applications are due by TODAY, February 4, 2022.
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We'd like to thank each and every one of our Cimarron families that helped to donate during our Sock Drive and fundraiser last week. It was such a big success! Collectively we raised over 1,300 pairs of socks for the homeless and $1800 for the Boulder fire Victims. Way to go Cimarron community!

Sources of Strength

This quarter Cimarron is focused on Strength in Wellness. Each student spent some time identifying a piece of the sources wheel that lifts them up when times get hard. We have taken these to generate our "What lifts us up" campaign visual. This visual is under construction, and we are so excited to share its completion with you in the next Chronicle.
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Not Attending Cimarron Next Year?

If your current 6th or 7th grade student will NOT be attending Cimarron Middle School for the 22-23 school year and you have not yet informed the school of your plans, please fill out this form.


If your current 8th grade student will not be attending Legend High School for 9th grade, please email the LHS Registrar at lesley.leighner@dcsdk12.org


If your child will attend Cimarron or Legend, no action is needed.

PTO Needs Your Help

Help out CIMS staff on their PLC day on 2/18/22 by providing donations for lunch and snacks!

Sign up here


Cimarron Clubs Update

Please see My School Bucks for more detailed information regarding clubs. All sign-ups must be completed on myschoolbucks.com


  • Eco Club (all year long)

  • Colts for Christ (all year long)

  • Harry Potter Club (1/25 - 2/7)

  • Winged Dice Club (11/8 - 3/7)

  • Drama Club/Jr. Thespian Society

  • Interact/Jr. Rotary Club

  • Jazz Club (1/6/22 - 5/12/22)

  • Video Game Club (6th grade only)


Note ~ When registering via MySchoolBucks:
The link takes you to the MySchoolBucks sign in and then directly to the Club form. Complete the form, add to basket, and then go to the orange shopping basket icon near the upper right corner to checkout (whether or not there is a fee). You will receive email confirmation when your registration is complete.


To reset your MySchoolBucks password, go to www.MySchoolBucks.com and click on Forgot your username or password, located just below the Login button.


Please feel free to contact Deb Merritts with questions or if you need assistance with registration. dmerritts@dcsdk12.org


Please see the club sponsor if you have questions directly related to the club.

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Athletics Update

7th Grade Boys Basketball Registration is now open. First day of practice is Monday, February 28. Practices are 2:45-4:30pm Monday - Friday. A current Sports Physical along with your registration is required to participate. Please make sure your Sports Physical is current and turned in at the main office or emailed to Mr. Wilson at william.wilson@dcsdk12.org

Performing Arts

Band Spring Concert: Monday, March 7th @ 6:30 pm in the CiMS Commons


Orchestra Spring Concert: Thursday, March 10th @ 6:30 pm in the CiMS Commons


Winter Showcase: Come join us to celebrate the performances on February 10th & 11th at 6:00 PM.

**There will be NO Spring Musical this year-this will be the only performance opportunity outside of Drama class for the spring semester.

Counseling Resources

Hello Parents and Guardians,

Please take a look at the next two videos on anxiety from Dr. Scott Cypers that can be found on on this link.

Segment four provides tools for talking back to anxiety.

Segment five delves deeper into the actual steps needed for engaging their anxiety in an active way.

Please watch these videos if you could use some tips and tricks to help someone in your life that might be struggling with anxiety!


Upcoming Vision and Hearing Screening

Dear Parents:


Each year Douglas County Schools conduct vision and hearing screening for all students in the state-mandated grade levels K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9, as well as new students to the District and special education students in other grades. The screenings are overseen by the school nurse consultants and conducted by the District Vision and Hearing Screening Team.


It is important for you to understand that this is a mass screening to detect academically significant vision and hearing problems. Certain visual or eye problems will not be picked up in a screening program, therefore, it should not be considered a substitute for a professional eye exam, particularly in students who are experiencing difficulty in visual tasks or who have frequent visual complaints.


Students will be vision screened using a Sloan standardized letter chart, an LEA symbol chart and/or the Spot Vision Photo Screener. The Spot Vision Photo Screener by Welch Allyn (SPOT) is powered by sophisticated technology that detects the indication of the following vision issues: near sightedness, far sightedness, unequal refractive power, blurred vision, pupil size deviations and eye misalignment. The process is improved if students with glasses are wearing them or have any corrective lenses with them for the screening. This helps to avoid unnecessary referrals for an eye exam.


The hearing screening may be done on a day your child has a cold or an ear infection. If your child is on medication for an ear problem and is being followed by your doctor, please inform the vision and hearing team at tmbeaver@dcsdk12.org.


Referral letters will be sent to the parents of students who fail the vision screening. Students who fail the initial hearing screening will be referred to the DCSD Audiology Department which will conduct further screening and communicate directly with parents if hearing concerns are noted. Please return the completed referrals as it assists us in updating your student’s records and improves the follow up process. Any questions that you may have about the school vision and hearing screening can be answered by the school nurse at the phone number listed below.


If you would like to opt out of the vision or hearing screening, please request the opt out in writing at least the day before the screening so that the request can be sent to the appropriate personnel.


Thank you in advance for your support of these very important programs.


Nurse: Kelly Driver, RN BSN. 720-284-7545


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