Colts Chronicle

Cimarron Middle School Newsletter- January 17, 2020

Colts Chronicle provides information to parents, students, staff, and community.

Principal Notes

Dear Cimarron Families,

Happy New Year and welcome to second semester at Cimarron! We have had an incredible start to the new year and are looking forward to all of the excitement that second semester brings. Though the new year brings excitement, it also poses the challenge of pushing through the second semester slump that often occurs.

Our students have spent their time and energy during first semester developing their academic, social and emotional skills. Sometimes this initial effort can be so great that it leads to a bit of a burn out in second semester. It takes grit and perseverance to continue to grow and develop as a middle school student.

I'd like to take time to consider Dr. Angela Duckworth's research on grit. Her work has focused on the question, "Who is successful and why?" Through her research, Duckworth found that effort is the most important predictor of success and named this ongoing effort as grit. So, how can we develop grit in our students? How might we encourage grit both at home and at school? One answer may be to support our students in developing their growth mindset. A person that has developed their growth mindset knows that their ability to learn is not fixed. Instead, they believe their talents can be developed through hard work.

So as we embark on our second semester journey, please consider how we all can work together to create a community that encourages a growth mindset and grit. These qualities will help our students push through the second semester slump and find success. Included below is Angela Duckworth's famous Ted Talk on Grit for your viewing.

Chris Zimmerman

Fleece Dontations Needed for Interact Club!

Interact club will be making blankets to donate to Children's Hospital. In order to make this a success, we are requesting the following donations:

2 pieces of fleece material sized 11/2 yard X 2 yards

One piece of fleece should be patterned and the other piece should not have a pattern.

Donations should be turned into our Security desk by Wednesday, February 5th.

Students are invited to help make blankets with interact club on February 5th from 2:45-4:00 in room E204.

8th Grade Boys Basketball Registration is OPEN!

Log in to your MySchoolBucks account

Practice begins Monday, January 27th

Students must have a current sports physical on file in order to participate

Volunteers Needed for Career Fair

Caspian Team is once again looking for volunteers to come to their annual Career Fair in February (tentatively scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, 2/13). We are looking for representatives from all types of careers including military, healthcare, education, performing and fine arts, engineering, sales, finance, etc. People interested in coming to speak with students who are interested in their field of work should contact Suzanne Turner at

Student Council Meeting Dates

StuCo - Meeting Dates 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/12

Student Council will be selling Valentine’s Grams February 4-12. Chocolate Roses will be $4.50 and lollipops will be $3.00. Parents wishing to purchase one for their child may do so through their account.

Spirit Night at Texas Road House!

Wednesday 1/29 AND Thursday 1/30!


Must Mention CiMS and/or show flyer.

Email coming soon with the flyer

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Seussical Jr - Spring Musical will begin preparing in February.

The cast for this club is selected by audition only and the crew is by invitation only.

Students should see Mrs. Lewton, Mrs. Callahan, Ms. McManus, and Mrs. Quartier for additional information on audition sign-up and to express interest in crew.

Rehearsals will run Monday - Friday in E107, M117, and the Commons with the final show on April 25.

Please see one of the talented ladies above with any questions.

Ireland, France, and England Trip

Give the gift of travel! Mrs. Curoe will again be traveling with students to Ireland, France, and England in the spring of 2021. Parents and other family members are welcome. We've even had grandparents and neighbors travel with us. Please let Mrs. Curoe know what questions that you might have.

Here is the link: Ireland, England, and France .

Card Game Club

Students will meet to have fun learning and playing cards games. This may include optional tournaments. Monday meetings 2:45 - 3:50pm January 27 - May 4, 2020.

Registration will open December 16.

Please see Mrs. Jones with questions.

Donations Accepted For the BeRED Program!

BeRED is the Positive Behavior program at Cimarron. It not only outlines expectations of our students and shows how they can improve the lives of others, but also rewards those who do the right thing through “red cards.” These cards are administered by any staff member when they observe students exhibiting behavior that can be categorized as “RESPECT,” “EXCELLENCE,” or “DETERMINATION.”

When students receive a red card they write their name on it and enter it into a drawing which occurs every Friday. In order to make this process meaningful for students, we are continually looking for prizes that show our gratitude for Cimarron students who exhibit proper behavior, and have received donations from local business (such as free items and gift cards) to provide for these amazing students.

If you would like to donate a prize that will be used in the program, you can reach out to Assistant Principals Tanner Fitch ( or Brett Michel ( to share your donation. Prizes can also be dropped off in the main office to be designated to the BeRED program.

Thank you all for your continued support of our students, go Colts!

PTO Board and Brush Fundraiser

January 28th 6:30-9:30 pm

Register here

This is a private fundraiser for Cimarron Middle School. 20% of the registration fees will go directly back to the school. Select a wood project from our gallery. We provide all the materials and instruct you step-by-step to create a beautiful piece for your home or for a gift. Choose from a variety of paint and wood stain colors in the workshop. Pre-registration is required, we look forward to seeing you soon!

We would love to Fill the place with Cimarron Families and Staff!

No Place for Hate

Cimarron Middle School believes that having a school community where your child feels safe and respected is an important foundation to their academic success. That is why Cimarron Middle School will be participating in No Place for Hate®, a national program supporting schools in their commitment to celebrating diversity, promoting respect for differences and challenging bias and bullying at all levels. Please click here to read the full letter.

2019-2020 Yearbook on Sale Now!

Now is the time to put in your orders for our All American with Five Marks of Distinction yearbook! Follow the link below to purchase one now!

Cimarron Yearbook

Safe2Tell Colorado

Safe2Tell Colorado provides students and adults in Colorado schools and communities an increased ability to both prevent and report violence, by making safe, ANONYMOUS reports. The 24-hour bystander tipline, staffed by professionals from the Colorado State Patrol, is available to students, parents, and communities to report any kind of concerns to their safety or the safety of others. The Safe2Tell Colorado tipline is completely anonymous and does not have caller ID. The focus of Safe2Tell is early intervention and prevention.