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 2/6

Dear CST Family,

I'm so looking forward to the week ahead. Our students are well aware of the fun we have planned for the week...it's SUPER BOWL WEEK!!! Our spirit days are listed below, but we'll certainly enjoy the moment as our city takes part in such a big event. In addition, it's a four day week! Followed by the shortened 2.5 day conference week...what a good time for students.

This past week our 7th grade Math Counts was honored at Thursday's Board of Education meeting for their 1st place finish in a fall competition. We also hosted 5th grade parents for an enrollment night for the incoming 6th grade class. It was fun to share all about CST and welcoming new CST Family. The week concluded with both cheer and dance participating in competitions in Baldwin City and ONWHS respectively. Proud of both groups!

As mentioned, the next few weeks will be a little choppy. Four days next week, two and a half the following week, and Presidents Day is just around the corner...let's have a great February!

Enjoy the weekend and let's get our CHIEFS on!

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Chiefs Spirit Week!

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A Day at CST (shared with 5th grade parents)

The video below was shared with 5th grade parents and highlights CST. While there is an emphasis on 6th grade for our incoming parents, all grade levels are represented. Enjoy! (3 min)
CST 5th Grade Parent Night

Parent Teacher Conference Meal--THANK YOU!

CST Parents: Please take a moment to consider helping make a delicious taco bar for our teachers during conferences on February 15!


Valentine's Day Candy Grams

KAY Club will be selling Valentine candy grams for $1.00 each during lunch on Wednesday and Thursday this week for delivery during WIN on Valentine's Day. All proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association.

Parents are welcome to purchase a candy gram for their child (see directions below). These must be turned in by noon on Thursday, 2/9 to be delivered for 2/14.

Questions can be directed to Mrs. Russell (krrussell@olatheschools.org) or the CST front office.

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Amazon--Thank you for CST ROCS store donations!

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)!

Track and Field Info Meeting (students)

  • WHEN: Monday, February 6th @ 7:30am
  • WHERE: CST Auditorium
  • WHO: Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade boy or girl interested in participating in the 2023 Track and Field Season


An opportunity to have your track gear by the start of track season...order now! (a second chance to order will be made available once the season begins)


Upcoming Days Off...

  • 2/10--Professional Day--No school
  • 2/15--Parent-Teacher Conferences--1/2 Day (11:15am)
  • 2/16--Parent-Teacher Conferences--No School
  • 2/17--No School
  • 2/20--Presidents Day--No School
  • 3/13-3/17--Spring Break
  • 3/20--Professional Day--No School

Zoom: Keeping Kids Safe Online

Such positive feedback was given by those who attended either of the offered Screen Sanity events in the past few weeks. There is another opportunity by Zoom through a different group that may be more conducive to working schedules. The topic is "Keeping Kids Safe Online" and is similar to the info Screen Sanity offered. It can be accessed by Zoom and listened to as you move about your evening events...check it out!

Sunflower House is hosting FREE Trainings in February! They will be held in the Sunflower House Training Room (15440 W. 65th St., Shawnee, KS- West Entrance) or via Zoom. This will be indicated in the training descriptions below. Please see below for information on the topics. If interested, you can contact Monica at monica@sunflowerhouse.org to get signed up. You can also register at https://sunflowerhouse.org/prevention-training-programs/

Keeping Kids Safe Online

2/9/23 6-7 pm *via Zoom

Learn more about possible dangers of internet usage, practical safety tips & tools and the cyber crime reporting process. Presentation covers electronic safety concepts, including gaming systems, music devices and other wireless/internet communication. *Presentation designed/presented by Sunflower House, Overland Park Police Department and FBI Cyber Crime Task Force. This program is 1 hr in length; no clock hours available.

Reminder: Parent-Teacher Conferences (1/27 email)


Parent-teacher conference week is 2/13-2/16 and you’ll be receiving information from your child’s teachers about how to sign up. This go-around of conferences, we are utilizing ParentVUE as our sign-up platform. Attached are directions for your assistance. Watch for communication from your child’s teachers in the coming days about their own availability. Watch for updates and a repeat of this information in this weekend’s Weekly Wildcat.

Have a nice weekend.


PTC Structure...

  • All teachers will have 12 hours of availability to meet with parents
  • All teachers are available "arena style" on Wednesday, 2/15 from 4:30-8:30pm in the CST MPR and gym. These are conducted on a "first come, first serve" basis.
  • Teachers will communicate their own availability beyond 4 arena hours by email.
  • Parents will have the opportunity to sign up through ParentVUE using the directions below. (Teachers will alert parents to their availability and sign-up readiness)
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**High School Enrollment Information Parent Nights**

Olathe Northwest: February 1st

Olathe East: February 6th

Olathe South: February 13th

Olathe North: February 8th

Olathe West: Februrary 8th

**Times vary by school - see high school website for times and more information**

Updated: Important ENROLLMENT DATES 2023-2024

Thursday, January 19th

  • Current 6th and 7th grade parent night. 6:00 pm- CST Auditorium- no students

Friday, January 20th

  • CST counselors meet with current 6th graders through Science classes to go over course options for 7th grade

Tuesday, January 31st

  • Current 6th and 7th grade student elective enrollment forms due and online enrollment deadline

  • CST counselors meet with current 8th graders through Social Studies classes to go over high school enrollment (Olathe South Counselors attending presentation)

Thursday, February 2nd

  • Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night 6:00pm – 8:00pm in the CST Auditorium

Tuesday, February 7th

  • Enrollment talks: Arbor Creek - 9:15 am, Sunnyside --1:15pm

Wednesday, February 8th

  • Enrollment Talk: Madison Place – 1:15pm

Monday, February 13th

  • Current 8th graders High School paper elective forms due and CST counselors meet with 8th graders through Social Studies to finalize high school online enrollment

Tuesday, February 14th

  • Incoming 6th grade students paper elective enrollment forms due to 5th grade teacher and online enrollment due

High School Enrollment Information Parent Nights**

Olathe Northwest: February 1st

Olathe East: February 6th

Olathe South: February 13th

Olathe North: February 8th

Olathe West: Februrary 8th

**Times vary by school - see high school website for times and more information

CST Dads...Join Father's Club!

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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Super Bowl LVII: Chiefs vs Eagles

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Olathe Schools Job Fair!

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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!


First Home BBB Game: CST Sporting Event Reminders

At CST we promote positive fandom and sportsmanship. Students are instructed to cheer for our team and not against the other team. Therefore, "airball" or "scoreboard" chants or negative comments toward referees are examples of behaviors we don't allow.

We expect our adult fans to follow what we promote to our students. Fans are in attendance to cheer on the team and not to help coach or help ref the games.

Thank you for your support in promoting and demonstrating positive sportsmanship for our student fans and athletes.

First home game is Tuesday vs Summit Trail.

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.