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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11:15am Dismissal on Wednesday, 2/15

Week of 2/13

Dear CST Family,

A snow day on the Thursday before a 3-day Super Bowl weekend...wow, our kids gotta be loving it right now! Of course, we know next week is a 2.5 day week and SHOULD there be a reason to have any city-wide celebration next week, it appears Wednesday is will be in the air...speaking hypothetically and not at all in a way to overlook a critical piece to next week's plans...I feel like I've said too much.......

With last week's snow day our 7/8 band concert at OSHS and home boys' basketball games were canceled. Fortunately, both were able to be made up (band on 2/13 and BBB on 2/27) and those coaches and teachers will be in touch with their parents specifically. We were, however, able to get in 4 of the 5 high school enrollment nights for 8th graders (OSHS is Monday BEFORE the concert) and both Mrs. King and I were able to visit our 3 feeder elementary schools (ACE, MD, SS) to discuss 6th grade enrollment with our current 5th graders...love that event! All the enrollment process signals the beginning of the NEXT school year. The course selections help drive next year's schedule development and planning will be in full swing in only a matter of weeks. They year is moving quickly.

It would be fun to writing about the fun of next week following a SB LVII win, but, truly, the last two weeks have been so much fun regardless. Our students are pumped and the energy can be felt. It's a positive topic and one so many can rally behind. I love that our kids are able to experience this joy around the city and here at school. We'll root hard this weekend, but it's been a fun ride all the same.

Let's go CHIEFS!!!

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Book Fair In the LMC THIS Week!

Stop by during conferences or give money to child to purchase books at the CST book fair! Direct questions to Mrs. Lasister (hsbrunerlasister@olatheschools.org)
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Snow Day Adjustments...

  • The 7/8 Band daytime rehearsals and evening concert canceled on 2/9 has been RESCHEDULED for Monday, 2/13 at approximately 8pm (after OSHS enrollment). Students will still do the daytime rehearsal at OSHS.
  • The home basketball game against FT has been reschedule to Monday, 2/27.

Message from Dr. Yeager about Conferences/Possibility for a Parade

Olathe Public School families,

It has been so fun to see all the celebrations for the Kansas City Chiefs happening throughout our district this week. I wanted you to be aware of our plan for next week WHEN the Chiefs win the Super Bowl.

Regardless of the outcome of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 12, Olathe Public Schools will have school as scheduled on Monday, Feb. 13. However, WHEN the Chiefs win the Super Bowl, Olathe Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 15 for both students and staff due to the Victory Parade happening in downtown Kansas City. This will be treated as an inclement weather day in which the entire district is closed, including our support buildings. JCPRD childcare will also be closed. If the date of the parade is changed for some reason, school and conferences will be held as planned on Feb. 15.

Elementary school families – if you have a conference scheduled for Feb. 15, your students’ teacher(s) will be in contact with you to reschedule that conference. Conferences can take place in-person, via phone, Zoom meeting or through email exchange. Staff has been asked to work with families to create these connections by March 3.

Middle and high school families – if you planned to attend the in-person conferences on Feb. 15, please contact the teachers you’d like to schedule a conference with. Those teachers will reach out to schedule a conference with you. Conferences can take place in-person, via phone, Zoom meeting or through email exchange. Staff has been asked to work with families to create these connections by March 3.

Thank you for your cooperation. Go Chiefs!

Dr. Brent Yeager
Olathe Public Schools

CST 5th Grade Parent Night

Valentine's Day Lunch and Candy Gram Opportunities

UPDATE: Due to the snow day, Candy Grams will be sold Monday, 2/13 during lunch

***FYI--Students will receive a Hershey Kiss candy at lunch on 2/14!*** students are free to decline or give their piece away :)


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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Papa Johns Night-- Thursday Feb. 23rd!

Avoid cooking at home and support CST by ordering some Papa John's on Thursday, February 23rd! Up to 30% goes back to CST. A flyer with the necessary "promo code" will be in next week's Weekly Wildcat...for now, mark your calendars!
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Social Media Fatigue

All families are welcome to attend a free program on social media fatigue. Please see the flyer and QR code below for registration. This presentation is sponsored by Research Psychiatric and the Church of the Resurrection. It will be held at the Church of the Resurrection on February 28 from 6:30-8:30. Registration is required.

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Amazon--Thank you for CST ROCS store donations!

We have such an amazing, supportive community...thank you for all you've donated to help keep our store fresh for kids...much appreciated!

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)!

Store Closes 2/16 (second store will open at start of season)

CST Track Information

CLICK HERE to access the CST Track Store and receive gear at the start of the season (closes 2/16 @ 11:59pm)

View the 2023 CST Information Packet

Upcoming Days Off...

  • 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

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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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.