Weekly Wildcat


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 3/6

Dear CST Family,

Many highlights from the past week...

  • 7th grade students attended the career pathways fair at JCCC on Wednesday
  • 8th grade students attended their future high school for day-long activities on Thursday
  • Theater 2 hosted a play Friday
  • Cheer tryouts
  • Boys' basketball wrapped up their season on Saturday--including a city championship at the 7th grade level
  • Fire alarm on Tuesday
  • Also, the pure definition of "highlight" is the buzzer beater win from our 8th grade team over Frontier Trail in Thursday's city tournament game...Coach Lyons celebration is fantastic :)

As building principal, there's so much to be proud of from this past week. CST students represented themselves well both on Tuesday (fire alarm) as well as off-campus at JCCC and our area high schools. Certainly a city championship is cause for celebration, but so also is the way in which our athletes competed and worked hard all season, learned to be good teammates, and managed their classroom responsibilities on top of a bigger workload. Whether basketball, theater, cheer, chess, or an art club, there is much to experience and much to learn through it all no matter the involvement here at CST.

This is the last week before spring break! Students return on Tuesday, March 21st for the start of the 4th quarter. The next weekly will come out for the week of 3/20. Happy and safe spring break to all our CST families. Enjoy the time off and time with kids. For now, let's have an awesome end to the 3rd quarter and a great week ahead!


City Champs!!!

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KTOY and ESU Master Teacher

Mrs. Lockard and Mrs. Williams were nominated by their peers to represent CST for the Kansas Teacher of the Year Award (Lockard) and ESU Master Teacher of the Year (Williams). Mrs. Lockard teaches 8th grade ELA and Mrs. Williams 6th grade science. Both are big contributors to CST both in their own classroom and as leaders in the building. Mrs. Lockard is BLT (build leadership team) co-chair and helps lead our CST ROCS program. Mrs. Williams is CST's science lead teacher, BLT member, and also helps lead CST's ROCS program. Of course, for those who have or have had either of these teachers, they know how wonderful they both are. Congratulations to Mrs. Lockard and Mrs. Williams!
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Boys and Girls Track

Track practice begins Monday March 6th and will run from 3:20 until 5:00.

A parent meeting at 5:30 in the main gym will follow Monday's (March 6) practice.

Physicals MUST be on file to participate.

***NEW TRACK GEAR STORE*** Closes March 13th


Save the Dates in Quarter 4...

Mark your calendars for the following dates...

Friday, March 24th--6 and 7/ 8 Activity Night

  • 6th Grade--3:15-4:30pm--after school mixer/activity day--games, music, concessions, fun
  • 7th/8th Grade--6:00-7:30pm--mixer/activity night--games, music, concessions, fun
  • (must be student in good standing to attend)

8th Grade End-of-Year Activities

  • Friday, May 12--8th grade activity night (6:30-8pm)--parent volunteers needed! Contact Dr. Richerson at eericherson@olatheschools.org
  • Tuesday, May 23--8th grade Night of Recognition (6-7:30pm)--All 8th graders are invited to attend this event where they'll receive their promotional certificate while having their name read and walking across the stage.

CST Summer Camps

Watch this space and your email for sign-up information on CST summer camps. CST will host camps for all sports (B/G basketball, football, volleyball, dance, and weights). Dates are being finalized and will be shared via email and posted into the next weekly. Many of the camps will offer a youth option. Stay tuned!


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Women of Aviation

Women of Aviation Week is an annual celebration that Garmin participates in to commemorate the anniversary of the first woman to get her pilot’s license. We use that week to encourage more students to go into the aviation field. We will be celebrating the week of March 6-12, with several opportunities. Please feel free to share with anyone else in the Olathe district that you think may be interested!

  • March 7 and 9: Tours of the Garmin hangar and flight offerings for high school girls
  • March 8: Classroom visits for presentation and activity
  • March 10: Outreach Day at Garmin Headquarters
  • March 11: Flights with Young Eagles at the Gardner Airport

You can find more information here: https://www.garmin.com/en-US/women-of-aviation-week/

District Email: Olathe Public Schools Parent Survey 2023 (Reminder)

Olathe Public Schools families,

Gathering feedback from our parents is vitally important in the Olathe Public Schools. We have a variety of ways our families can provide input and the Annual Parent Survey is an important piece. Please take a moment to fill out this district survey. It is our hope to annually reach out to parents to gain feedback to help drive decision-making. Please take a moment to watch this special video message from Superintendent Dr. Brent Yeager about the importance of your feedback.

The survey will be open until Friday, March 10 at 5 p.m. Thank you for your time and feedback.

Olathe Public Schools Administration


Dr Yeager - Survey Message

Amazon--Thank you for CST ROCS store donations!

We have such an amazing, supportive community...thank you for all you've donated to help keep our store fresh for kids...much appreciated!

You can now donate items for the ROCS (Respect, Ownership, Compassion, Safety) store through our Amazon Wish List and the items will be sent directly to CST. shorturl.at/afW67

Thank you to all who have helped us re-start the store in 2023...kids are LOVING it and we are so grateful for your support of our positive behavior program...CST does in fact ROC(K)!

Thank you, Father's Club!

Father's Club members were out on Wednesday morning with encouraging fist bumps and greetings for our students coming in after the wacky Tuesday we had...appreciate the last minute all-call for some positive vibes to start the day!


CST Father's Club lead is 7th grade dad, Mike Tireman. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Mike. Otherwise, the "join" link below will get you signed up and get you apart of FC emails and events for CST. Mike can be reached at hawkeyes1024@gmail.com. More information about Father's Club can be reached at their website.

Want to join Father’s Club?


Click link and choose "Other" on school affiliation and then Olathe South on the "Additional School". Specific questions about Father’s Club can be directed to Dave Miller, current Olathe South FC chapter chair (913-638-5444).

Father’s Club website: https://fathersclub.org/

Follow Us on Twitter! @CSTWildcatsMS

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Fast Bridge Reports Sent Home Friday (2/24)

Your child should have their Fast Bridge reports (and MySAEBRS BSEL reports if opted in) as they were handed out Friday, 2/24.


Watch for a text alerting you to Fast Bridge reports coming home with your child in the coming week. Also, for those students who were opted into the BSEL MySAEBRS assessment, a report will accompany the Fast Bridge paper. Feel free to reach out to your child's teachers or counselor with questions.

Missed the 6/7 Enrollment Informational Night?

Check the website below for updated enrollment information from Thursday's (1/19) meeting. Talk with your child who also received the same information from counselors this week in class. Feel free to reach out to your child's counselors with questions. Paper and online enrollment forms are due on TUESDAY, January 31st!


CST 5th Grade Parent Night

How does addiction work?

The video below was shared at the Alcohol to Fentanyl presentation Tuesday (1/10). It's a 5 minute video and one you may find helpful with your own kids.

Traffic Reminders

With colder weather we have less walkers/bikers and more vehicle traffic. Please plan accordingly and allow extra time for morning drop-off. Your child should have their items readily available and conversations finished prior to stopping so exiting the vehicle can be as efficient as possible. This helps the line not back up and maintains a constant flow of traffic. A few other reminders to assist with safety and efficiency...

  • Those dropping in the front of the school may pass vehicles in the activity drop-off on the left
  • If dropping off at the activity entrance, please do not pass others who are dropping off at the activity entrance to then merge back into the same activity drop-off lane--this creates a safety issue
  • Form 2 lines for afternoon pick-up--students may cross at the front cross walk with CST staff only...do not encourage your child to run across traffic or parking lot.

Reminders 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.

Thank you for your support as we promote safety and efficiency.

Go Gaurdian Parent App


The information below is from technology and outlines a software available for parents for monitoring your child's district device outside the school day. For full details, click the PDF button below. Check it out!

What is included in the GoGuardian Parent App:

• Top 5 summary of student browsing (apps, extensions, documents, and websites visited)

• Teacher interventions

• 30-day view of websites, videos, documents, apps, and extensions

• Ability to block websites on school-issued devices during out-of-school hours

• Ability to pause internet access on school-issued devices during out-of-school hours, either on-demand or at a scheduled time.

Read more in the attached PDF.

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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


(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.

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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.

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