Panther PRIDE Update
Cimarron MS News - November 30, 2023
Grade Level News
From Behind the Desk
Hello Panther Nation!
Welcome back to our 1st Week after Thanksgiving Break!
This week our young scholars and educators are relearning classroom and schoolwide expectations. Thank you for your understanding, following, and supporting our children in the learning that takes place throughout Cimarron MS!
Learn More About Smart Social
Imagine handing your child the keys to your car without first teaching them how to drive. It's a scary thought, right? In the same vein, giving students unsupervised access to the internet without establishing rules and boundaries can be equally daunting.
Just as we guide our young scholars in learning to drive safely, it's crucial to initiate discussions about internet safety. One effective approach is creating a family media agreement. This agreement becomes a valuable tool to foster conversations and set guidelines for responsible internet usage within the household.
Let's prioritize safety by engaging in these crucial conversations about online behavior and establishing a shared understanding of how to navigate the digital world responsibly.
Principal, Cimarron Middle School
“If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
— Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Superintendent Dr. Grunewald recently announced our exciting EPS partnership with Smart Social. In case you missed her message, Smart Social is an online resource to provide our Edmond families with information on social media safety. It’s our goal as a district to help provide you with these resources so you can make informed decisions for your students. Each month we’ll be sharing a Smart Social Tip of the Month in our newsletter. This month's tip is all about social media family agreements. To access the information, simply click this link: https://smartsocial.com/post/social-media-agreement?org=edmond
Things to Remember
NO FOOD IN CLASS
No food delivery service.
Outside food and drink will need to be taken care of before attending class. Parents may bring lunch to school for their children only.
ONLY water in reusable bottles.
NO PHONES OR TEXTING
Cell phones must be turned off and stored in student's backpack from 7:10 am to 2:20 pm. Please do not text your student during the day. Call the school office to get a message to your student. 405-340-2935
Invite them to join here. Nearly 50 already!
Soon, we'll expand to include Mon-Fri.
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Dates to Remember
GOOD TO KNOW
Alerts/Announcements - In the event of a school emergency/situation, Mr. Schmidt will communicate quickly to families through text messaging through SMS text. If you have a smartphone, please text the words "opt in" to shortcode 67587. Make sure your phone number is on file with Infinite Campus.
Parent Portal - If you are having problems with your Parent Portal account, e-mail: email@example.com
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! $5 for two slices and a drink.
Fun Food Friday is a twice-a-month sweet-treat fundraiser for students. Most things are $2
Panther Grille is a monthly luncheon for students who are nominated by their teachers for displaying a recognizable positive character trait.
The PantherPRIDE/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 weekly by Cimarron Middle School. If you have submissions, photos or suggestions, please contact Mr. Schmidt’s secretary, Robbi Kinnaird at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you.
ADMINISTRATORS & COUNSELORS
Gabe Schmidt - Lead Principal
Dr. Kacy Harsha - Principal, 8th Grade/701
Stacie Vincent - Principal, 6th Grade/702
Teresa Murray - 8th Grade Counselor
Kim Hoppers- 7th Grade Counselor
LaTasha Winther - 6th Grade Counselor
School Resource Officer (SRO): Sgt. Nick Tant
Location: 3701 South Bryant Avenue, Edmond, OK, USA