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 10/31

Dear CST Family,

This past week was filled with extra opportunities for our kids and our parents. Tuesday night's site council at Olathe South was well attended district-wide and our Chisholm Trail feeder session featuring Olathe's director of safety and security, Officer Brent Kiger, provided a rich background on our district's safety and security plan and initiatives. Wednesday night the CST tech team put on a "Fall Fest" for the entire community. The team did a wonderful job planning and facilitating the event and the evening ran positively and smoothly with the help of so many parents. Friday morning was the "ROCS and Donuts" where we had a nice turnout of parents who learned more in-depth about our positive behavior program at CST and finished the morning with a tour of the building. Parents were able to see some of the instruction and engagement going on in the building on a Friday morning. It was such a fun week!

This week our 8th graders are going to the Career Expo at JCCC. This trip will expose our kids to a variety of careers as well as the 21st Century programs here in Olathe. Students are asked to dress professionally and will have opportunity to debrief after the trip. This is a prelude to the November 17th mock interview opportunity available to all 8th graders.

Be sure to check out the Aladdin Jr. musical this week (details below). Our kids have been working for months and they are ready to go!

Let's have a great week!



ROCS Store Drive

Next week we are going to do a quick CST ROCS Store drive...

6 Green – Packs of gum

6 Silver – Candy bars (peanut free)

7 Green – Slim Jims beef sticks (is this what they are called?)

7 Silver – Packs of gum

8 Green – Bottled pop

8 Silver – Gummy candy

Want to get rid of extra Halloween candy? Consider donating to the ROCS store. We'll bundle it up and make it available for purchase with our ROCS tokens!

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Veterans Day Wall of Honor

CST Families,

In recognition of Veterans Day and to honor all our CST Family veterans, CST is creating a Wall of Honor to display on Veterans Day. Linked below is a form for you to fill out with information about a special veteran in your child’s life. If you’d like to participate in recognizing a veteran, simply fill out the form below by 10am on Thursday, November 10th, and we’ll print a certificate of honor for your veteran. In addition, students will be provided a patriotic name tag to write the name of a veteran and honor them for the day. Please reach out to the CST front office with questions.

Wall of Honor Form: https://forms.gle/dN23ZmfG2fcMoxJa8

3 on 3 Basketball

There will be a 3 on 3 pool play/tournament the week of 11/14-11/18 before school from 7-7:45am. Students will begin sign-ups this week and it's free to enter. Teams may have a maximum of 4 members. More on daily announcements and posted signs for signing up.

Students may connect with Mr. Kovaleski, Mr. Taulbee, or Mr. Walterman with questions.

CST Theater prsents...

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Performance Times and Tickets!

Performances will be on the following dates at CST:




Tickets are available presale for $7 on TouchBase

At the door: $5 students, $7 adults

Open seating so arrive early


Colder weather and traffic

As the weather turns and we have less walkers/bikers and more vehicle traffic, please plan accordingly and allow extra time for morning drop-off. Encourage your child to have their items quickly available and to finish conversations 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 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 line--this creates a safety issue
  • Form 2 lines for afternoon pick-up--students may cross at cross walks with CST staff only...do not encourage your child to run across traffic

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

8th grade parents,

We are happy to share that your student has the opportunity to participate in a Career Expo on Wednesday, November 2nd at Johnson County Community College. This is our 22nd year hosting this event with local professionals from a variety of fields, and it is always a highlight for our students! After learning about how individual interests can translate into a future career, students are able to meet professionals in fields of interest to learn more about future possibilities and how to set themselves up for success. If you would prefer your child not attend the Career Expo on November 2nd, please contact Rachel Iuli (rjiuli@olatheschools.org) by Tuesday, November 1st. We will be taking busses through our district provided transportation company, DS Bus Lines. Our time to leave CST is 10:10am and we’ll return to CST around 11:50am.

See the entry below for more details on the expo event.

Thank you, in advance, for your support.


Rick Sola

22nd Annual Olathe Public Schools 8th Grade Career EXPO

Coming November 2022

Each year, Olathe Public Schools middle school counselors host the Olathe Career EXPO for our district’s 8th grade students. This will be the thirteenth year that this event has been hosted at the Regnier Center on the campus of Johnson County Community College.

At this event, students have the opportunity to “interview” a wide variety of community representatives regarding their careers. This is a great way for the students to gain information in a fun and enjoyable manner. We typically have 60-80 career representatives from around the metro area who donate their time, talents, and passion with students at this event. They share information about job duties, education, likes and dislikes, and the importance of good communication skills.

Our volunteers let us know how polite, well-dressed, prepared, and excited our students are each year to speak with them. We receive wonderful comments from students as well. They find it to be a fun, engaging field trip that gives them an opportunity they may not otherwise have.

To help our students prepare for this event, counselors will be visiting classrooms a couple of times in the coming weeks. We will be taking students into the Xello program to help them determine careers or career pathways of interest, and also sharing with them our expectations for the Career EXPO. We will be asking our students to dress and conduct themselves in a professional manner, as though this was a job interview!

The 2022 Career EXPO will take place on November 2nd. Please talk with your students in advance and help them determine which career representatives they will try to visit!

8th Grade: 21st Century Open Houses

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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.


Hearing and Vision screening day is coming up! It's going to be Thursday, November 3rd. It will be in the library. This year we are screening all 7th and 8th graders!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Jennifer Ross RN, BSN

Chisholm Trail Middle School Nurse

16700 W 159th St. Olathe KS 66062

(913) 780-7246


Follow Us on Twitter! @CSTWildcatsMS

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Reminder: Student Survey Opt-In Form

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

We thank you and your family for being our valued partners as we work together to educate the children in our district. To learn more about student experiences and needs, we will be asking for your child’s feedback via an online survey that will be completed at school. The tool that will be used is SAEBRS/mySAEBRS. Over 70% of schools in Kansas use SAEBRS/mySAEBRS to identify needs that may present barriers to learning. The skills that SAEBRS/mySAEBRS measures are skills that that help students succeed in school, career, and life. For the Olathe Public Schools, SAEBRS/mySAEBRS measures behaviors in 3 categories: social, academic, and emotional. Results are one piece of data to help educators identify and provide instruction and interventions within their classrooms. Parent consent is required for SAEBRS/mySAEBRS.

For those students whose families have consented, the SAEBRS/mySAEBRS screening will be completed between November 28 – February 3rd. For students in K-1, teachers will complete the SAEBRS survey about what behaviors they observed in your student. For students in grades 2-12, students will be asked to complete the mySAEBRS survey about themselves. Surveys take about 5 minutes. Children whose parents have not opted in for this survey will not take the survey. For both surveys, students or teachers will be given the opportunity to provide a rating of Never, Sometimes, Often, and Almost Always on the following:

1. I argue with others.

2. I get along with my peers.

3. I lose my temper.

4. I disrupt class.

5. I am respectful.

6. Other people like me. (on mySAEBRS only)

7. I have trouble waiting my turn.

8. I like school.

9. I am ready for class.

10. I get good grades.

11. I have trouble working alone.

12. It's hard to pay attention in class.

13. I participate in class.

14. I feel sad.

15. I feel nervous.

16. I like to try new things.

17. I am happy.

18. I am worried.

19. When something bad happens it takes me a while to feel better.

20. I like being alone.

To provide consent for your student to participate in SAEBRS/mySAEBRS complete this form. If you have multiple children in the district, you will need to complete a form for each student.

Please reach out to your child’s counselor or school principal with any questions.


Rick Sola



Recordatorio: Formulario de participación en la encuesta de los estudiantes

Estimado(s) padre(s)/tutor(es):

Le agradecemos a usted y a su familia por ser nuestros valiosos colaboradores mientras trabajamos juntos para educar a los niños de nuestro distrito. Para conocer más sobre las experiencias y necesidades de los estudiantes, les pedimos la opinión de sus hijos a través de una encuesta en línea que será completada en la escuela. La herramienta que se utilizará es SAEBRS/mySAEBRS. Más del 70% de las escuelas en Kansas utilizan SAEBRS/mySAEBRS para identificar las necesidades que pueden presentar barreras para el aprendizaje.

Las habilidades que mide SAEBRS/mySAEBRS son habilidades que ayudan a los estudiantes a sobresalir en la escuela, profesión y en la vida. Para las Escuelas Públicas de Olathe, SAEBRS/mySAEBRS mide la conducta en 3 categorías: social, académica y

emocional. Los resultados son una pieza de datos para ayudar a los educadores a identificar y proporcionar instrucción e intervenciones dentro de sus salones de clase.

Se requiere el consentimiento de los padres para el uso de SAEBRS/mySAEBRS. Para aquellos estudiantes cuyas familias han dado su consentimiento, el examen SAEBRS/miSAEBRS se completará entre el 28 de noviembre y el 3 de febrero. Para los estudiantes en los grados K-1, los maestros completarán la encuesta SAEBRS sobre los comportamientos que observaron en su estudiante. Para los estudiantes en los grados 2-12, se les pedirá que completen la encuesta mySAEBRS sobre ellos mismos. Las encuestas duran unos 5 minutos. Los estudiantes cuyos padres no hayan autorizado esta encuesta no la realizarán.

Para ambas encuestas, los estudiantes o los profesores tendrán la oportunidad de dar una calificación de Nunca, A veces, Con Frecuencia y Casi Siempre en lo siguiente:

1. Discuto con los demás.

2. Me llevo bien con mis compañeros.

3. Pierdo los estribos.

4. Interrumpo la clase.

5. Soy respetuoso.

6. Le caigo bien a los demás. (sólo en mySAEBRS)

7. Me cuesta esperar mi turno.

8. Me gusta la escuela.

9. Estoy preparado para la clase.

10. Saco buenas notas.

11. Tengo problemas para trabajar solo.

12. Me cuesta prestar atención en clase.

13. Participo en clase.

14. Me siento triste.

15. Me siento nervioso.

16. Me gusta intentar cosas nuevas.

17. Me siento feliz.

18. Estoy preocupado.

19. Cuando pasa algo malo tardo en sentirme mejor.

20. Me gusta estar solo.

Para dar el consentimiento para que su estudiante participe en SAEBRS/miSAEBRS complete este formulario. Si tiene varios hijos en el distrito, tendrá que completar un formulario para cada estudiante. Gracias a todos los que han completado el formulario de participación. Si ya ha completado el formulario, puede ignorar este mensaje.

Por favor, póngase en contacto con la escuela si tiene alguna pregunta.


Rick Sola

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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.

Important Safety Info 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.
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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.