CMS Cougar Courier

2nd Quarter 2022-23 School Year -- December 16, 2022

Important Dates:

  • December 19th - 21st all 7 period days
  • December 21st - End of 2nd Quarter
  • December 22nd - January 9th - Winter Break - No School
  • January 10th - 1st Day of 3rd Quarter
  • January 16th - Martin Luther King Day - No School
  • January 19th - 6th Grade Parent Information Night
  • January 25th - 7th Grade Honor Roll Assembly
  • February 1st - 8th Grade Honor Roll Assembly

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

Lost & Found

Please have your student check the Lost & Found in the Cafeteria/Commons area.

The area is overflowing with coats and water bottles.

All unclaimed items will be donated after Wednesday, December 21st. .

Thank you!

Team Juniper

Team Piñon

Team Aspen

Team Blue Spruce

Team Evergreen

National Junior Honor Society

What a great bunch of amazing students we have here in Cresthill National Junior Honor Society!! These hard-working, kind, generous kids make a big difference throughout our school AND our feeder area! Each week, they tutor Tuesdays and Thursdays at Arrowwood Elementary School and Wednesdays at Cougar Run Elementary School. They are excellent homework helpers and tutors to the kids at these schools, and become good pals to them as well!

Each week NJHS members also plan, organize and participate in PAWS time in our Severe Special Needs classroom. This is just tons of fun for both the NJHS kids and the SSN students!

Both tutoring in our elementary schools and participating in PAWS with Cresthill’s SSN kids require commitment, motivation and a strong desire to help out! I could not be more proud of our National Junior Honor Society kids here at Cresthill and am honored to be working with them! Way to go guys! You are truly amazing kids !


We are in need of more student Ads from 8th graders. If you would like to purchase an AD in the yearbook for your child, please do so by going to this website:
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State-Mandated Testing Updates

Dear Cresthill Families,

We are in the process of preparing for our state-mandated testing. To find information regarding our planned schedule for CMAS & CoALT/DLM testing, the DCSD Assessment Policy and district schedule, and information regarding testing excusals, please find your way to the "State Mandated Testing" tab on the Cresthill website. (Note: The excusals "portal" is open at this point should you choose to excuse your child from testing. We will ask that, on days of testing and if your child is excused that he or she stay home (an excused absence). If you intend to excuse your child, please do so as early as possible.) Thank you!

Note: The final building testing schedule has not been finalized but do know that we are planning to conduct testing during the first three weeks of April. A more detailed schedule regarding the testing window will be posted during the week of December 12th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our school assessment coordinator, Mr. Wakefield, at

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If you're having a hard time putting food on the table this holiday season, please sign up to receive either a) weekly weekend food for your family through the Backpack Society, or b) a Christmas Dinner through the Backpack Society. There are only 350 Christmas Dinners, so it's first come first served. Of course, we are always here to help if you have other needs. Please reach out if you need us.

Heather Wiidakas
Cresthill Middle School

Jazz Band Club

Jazz Band meets in the Band Room Wednesdays from 3 to 4 pm.

Learn to play and perform in a Jazz Band with Director Zach Barker.

Buy your ad for your child in the 2022-2023 yearbook. All details are in the link below.

Ads are for 8th graders only and the early deadline for the best pricing is 11/14/22

Order your Yearbooks now! Save money and get free icons!

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Support for families in need of internet connectivity.

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Donations Needed - 2nd Quarter

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