Welcome back and welcome to second semester! I hope you had a wonderful winter break. I am excited it is January for many reasons, especially as we welcome back our students for a new semester.

This semester brings excitement (and sadness) as we see our 8th graders prepare for high school. Watch for details as Freshman orientation and enrollment, tours, Parent's night, and other fun events are just around the corner. Also, first-semester report cards are now available on the parent portal. Please log in and check your students’ progress.

Second semester is a fun and busy time for Cimarron. Students will be enrolling in classes for next school year (February-March), state testing takes place (April) and the weather begins to call us outdoors. To help your student be successful it is important to encourage them to really “dig in” these first nine weeks of the semester. This is the longest stretch we have during the year without a long break, and one of the most valuable for our students to grow academically.

I am excited to see all of the wonderful things the students will be learning in the months ahead and as always, if you have any questions please feel free to call or email!

It is an honor to be the principal of Cimarron,

Mr. Ehrich


New Year, New Fresh Book Shelves! Cimarron will be having another Used Book Sale this spring to benefit the library, and it is only possible with your help. As you start your new year organization, please gather any books you would like to donate. We will be selling all levels of books, from babies' board books to adult fiction and non-fiction. The only requirement is that they still be in decent shape so others will want to purchase them. This sale is beneficial to both the library and our students - $1 paperback and $2 hardback prices allow students that wouldn't normally be able to buy books to build their personal libraries, and all money earned goes directly into buying new books for our school collection. Watch further newsletters for specific dates on when you can begin to send in your donations!

Book Club continues to meet every Tuesday afternoon until 3:45pm. If your student loves reading, we would love to have him/her join us! January is Fantasy month - Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pierson, and The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. Have your student stop by the library to check out his/her grade's book!

Snow is falling, books are calling... Okay, maybe there's no actual snow, but Baby, It IS Cold Outside! I read books of all levels, so if either you or your student needs a great recommendation for these frigid winter days, contact me in the library at, and we'll find the perfect novel for you to enjoy. So build that fire, warm up that hot chocolate, and settle in for a great read!


Wear your pink on Tuesday, January 16th at school and the basketball games for PANTHER PINK OUT! Let’s celebrate Mr. Basset, our Cimarron Teacher of the Year, eat great baked treats from the StuCo bake sale, and get a chance to cut Mrs. Singleton’s hair! Proceeds from the bake sale and raffle benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.


8th-grade parents, mark your calendars for these important events for your student:

Thursday, January 18, 2018

6:00-7:00pm - EMHS Auditorium - Freshman Enrollment Information for incoming 9th-grade students and their parents.

7:00-8:00pm - EMHS Commons - Showcase: Academic Fair/Dog Show.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Pre-Enrollment Assembly for 8th-grade students at Cimarron! Enrollment packets go home to be completed and are DUE BACK TO CIMARRON ON FEBRUARY 16!

Watch for more details on Parent/Student Pre Enrollment Conferences at EMHS!

Exciting times for our 8th Grade Panthers!
#classof2022 #wearepanthers #pantherstobulldog


It's cold and flu season, with lots of coughs, sniffles, aches, and pains. For your help in identifying your illness, I've attached the Oklahoma County Health Department's Cold and Flu Differences guide along with an Influenza Fact Sheet.

Visit your healthcare provider if needed and do what you can to prevent the spread of illness.

Stay healthy!

Julie Drumm, RN

School Nurse


Thank you SO much to all of our amazing parents who contributed to the movie gift cards for the staff! Because of you, we were able to give the gift of a movie for Christmas! We appreciate you!

Another HUGE thank you to our priceless parents who give of their time and energy to help our teachers with their various classroom needs. A big shout out to the following parents who have graciously helped Panther PALS: Kay Hurley, Katie Rucker-Hobbs, Larissa Boyd, Katy Duncan, and Kami Hanan. Our teachers are so appreciative of your help!

Our CPTO Staff Appreciation Committee is looking for someone in the community who is a trained Massage Therapist. If you are or know of someone we can contact for chair massages for the staff during Teacher Appreciation week, please let one of our committee chairs know as soon as possible. Laura Jarvis at 405.834.7493 or Becca Kincade at 817.680.8140.

Thank you to all those attending our Technology & Teens discussion on January 9. If you were unable to attend, please visit our website at where we will post summary and resources from the discussion. Also, for more information, watch for Parent University dates held by the district. These informative meetings not only have talks on technology and teens but also will be offered in the evening!

Join us for our next CPTO meeting, Tuesday, February 13 at 8:45 am in the Media Center. Snacks are always provided and everyone is invited to attend!

Hope to see you there!

Lori Briggs, CPTO Co-Chair

Jennifer Fett, CPTO Co-Chair

It's Good to Know

  • In the event of a school emergency/situation, Mr. Ehrich will communicate quickly to parents through the SchoolWay app. If you have a smartphone, please download this app:, select Cimarron and set up your device for push notifications.
  • Panther Pals are parent volunteers helping on a weekly basis in the workroom. Contact the CPTO to sign up!
  • Pizza Day is a monthly event during lunch hosted by the CPTO. The money raised benefits Cimarron! The circle of…pizza! $1 per slice / $10 per box, $1 - Drinks
  • Fun Food Friday is a twice a month sweet treat fundraiser for students. Everything is $1
  • Panther Grill is a monthly luncheon for students who are nominated by their teachers for displaying a recognizable positive character trait.
  • The Golden Paw/AOK Award Assembly is a monthly grade level assembly to recognize and commend students for exceptional qualities.
  • Please continue to collect Box Tops. They all add up to benefit Cimarron Panthers!
  • This Panther Prowl newsletter is produced monthly by Cimarron Middle School. If you have submissions, photos or suggestions, please contact Mr. Ehrich’s secretary, Robbi Kinnaird at We would love to hear from you.


Principal Cordell Ehrich

Assistant Principal Carrie Higdon

Assistant Principal Link Lowe

School Hours - 7:50 AM - 2:40 PM

Office Hours - 7:15 AM - 3:15 PM.