CMS Cougar Courier

4th Quarter 2022-23 School Year -- May 19, 2023

Important Dates:

  • May 25th - Last day of school
  • May 26th - Aug. 8th - Summer Break

Cresthill Middle School

9195 Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

Main Line: 303.387.2800

Attendance: 303.387.2802

FAX: 303.387.2801

Directions to CMS

Only Water in Hallways

Please do not send your child to school with drinks they can't finish before the first bell rings.

Students are not allowed drinks other than water in the hallways.

Thank you.

Team Juniper

Team Piñon

Team Aspen

Team Blue Spruce

Team Evergreen

Personal Electronic Devices

Dear Cresthill Families -- both our incoming 7th grade families and our returning 8th grade families: We invite you to consider purchasing a device for your student to use (Chromebook, Mac, etc.) for their time here at CMS and beyond. As the use of personal devices is pretty much a regular part of our instructional practices and the lives of our students, we go to great lengths to make sure that every student has a device (primarily Chromebooks) for school use. We do recognize, though, with tightening school budgets, that it is becoming less and less feasible for us, as a school , to afford "loaner" devices for every student that needs one. Therefore, we extend an invitation to you to consider taking that step to purchase for your child a device for them to use both here and into their high school years.

On the Cresthill website is a page regarding our approach to 1:1/BYOD computing and device use here at CMS. On that page you will find a lot of information about the "why?" of using technology devices here at school as well as options for purchase through the district's offerings. Please take a moment to check things out and, if you have any questions, let me (Mr. Wakefield -- know. Thank you so much! And, have a wonderful summer!

CMS on the CBS News

Proud moment for Cresthill Middle School! We're in the news! See our premier cycle studio in the link below.

CMS Food Pantry

Parents! If you are in need of food to help you get by right now, please note that Cresthill has a food pantry stocked with canned and boxed foods for you to choose from. We would like to empty the supply of our pantry before school ends in May, so please email Heather Wiidakas at if you could use food for your family, and I'll be sure to get it to you. Thank you!
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CMS is Hiring for 2023-24

  • CMS is Hiring EAs to support students for 2023-24: We have four Educational Assistant (EA) positions available.

    • If you or someone you know are interested in applying and working with our wonderful students, please direct them to the DCSD website DCSD link to apply and tell them to click on Classified, click EA IV, scroll down, and click Cresthill Middle School, and apply for the Educational Assistant positions at CMS. We are doing interviews as people apply and these interviews will be virtual.

    • The positions are 35 hours a week, and the pay rate is $17.62-$21.96 depending on experience.

    • Please direct questions to Denine Kysar

Lost & Found

With the Spring weather, many coats have lost their way and ended up in our lost & found.

Please have your child check the lost and found.

All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year.

District Survey

The DCSD Communications Department is seeking feedback regarding district communications, social media, newsletters, and more. We value your opinion and results will be used to inform future decisions. Please take five minutes to complete the survey.

DCSD Foundation

2023-2024 Lend A Hand School Supply Drive kicks off on Monday May 15, 2023!

The Foundation for Douglas County Schools is coordinating the 2023 Lend A Hand School Supply Drive this summer, with the goal of collecting, purchasing, assembling and distributing backpacks and school supplies to DCSD students. This school supply drive is in its 13th year and distributes between 1,200 - 1,800 backpacks annually. In addition to the backpack distribution, the Foundation for Douglas County Schools is excited to support our DCSD teachers with donated supplies for their classrooms. Please visit and share the information found on our website with your students and families. The Student Request link for an age appropriate backpack goes LIVE on the website on Monday May 15, 2023. Look for a program email this week that will include flyers, posters and program information to share.

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HRHS Volleyball Camp

Students (girls and boys) interested in receiving information on future HRHS Volleyball Camps (6th thru 9th grade), please click the appropriate link below to provide your student and parent contact information. When completing the form, please populate your grade level in the Fall as opposed to your current grade level. The girls season begins in the Fall whereas the boys play in the Spring.

Future Girl Falcons click here

Future Boy Falcons click here

Thank you and if you have additional questions, please contact Head Coach Travis Underwood at

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QR code to donate for the end-of-year celebrations

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Stone Canyon Summer Camp

Register your student for a summer to remember today! Energetic and attentive staff, a wide variety of activities, and the potential for lifelong friendships await you when you arrive at our beautiful 99-acre location in the Rampart Range.

More information can be found at

CMS Parent Boosters

Our Parent Booster organization now has an official email address.

Please reach out to them if you'd like to volunteer or if you have any questions.

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Support for families in need of internet connectivity.

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Donations Needed - 4th Quarter

Hi Cresthill Families, you have been asking us about how you can help us out. We have attached a Sign Up 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.