CMS Cougar Courier
4th Quarter 2022-23 School Year -- May 19, 2023
Cresthill Middle School
9195 Cresthill Lane, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130
Main Line: 303.387.2800
Only Water in Hallways
Students are not allowed drinks other than water in the hallways.
Team Blue Spruce
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 -- email@example.com) know. Thank you so much! And, have a wonderful summer!
CMS on the CBS News
CMS Food Pantry
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost & Found
Please have your child check the lost and found.
All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
QR code to donate for the end-of-year celebrations
Community Events - The Foundation for Douglas County Schools
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 www.StoneCanyonEdge.org/summercamp
CMS Parent Boosters
Please reach out to them if you'd like to volunteer or if you have any questions.
Donations Needed - 4th Quarter
4th Quarter Parent Donations
King Soopers : Shop Groceries, Find Digital Coupons & Order Online
City Market : Shop Groceries, Find Digital Coupons & Order Online
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 720-433-1083.
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.