Cimarron Middle School Newsletter - February 05, 2016
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Dear Cimarron Family,
Third quarter is off to a great start, and we have so much to celebrate! Our students are experiencing a variety of authentic learning opportunities that continue to enhance their knowledge and understanding through application, creativity and innovation. In health, students have worked on a student designed inquiry project. Our sixth grade science classes have been experimenting with chemical reactions. Team Mustang is growing organic vegetables as part of a multidisciplinary unit that explores nutrition and food. Language Arts students are making connections between themselves and the characters in their reading using STEP reports. Battle of the Books is getting off the ground through book talks in the LMC. Ambassadors of Compassion has started up with eighth grade students. It is amazing to see the tremendous learning that is occurring throughout our building on a daily basis. Cimarron continues to be a place where students thrive!
An ice rescue has five deliberate stages: Self-Rescue, Reach, Throw, Row and Go. When firefighters arrive, they try to talk to the victim in the water and coach them to self rescue. Ice rescue is dangerous – if the victim can self-rescue, then firefighters can stay off the ice, too. To self-rescue, find the ice edge where you fell in because it is the strongest. Put your elbows on the ice surface, kick your legs so they float behind you, kick harder to push yourself forward and climb onto ice. Once on the ice, roll on your side to safety. If you can’t kick hard enough to get onto the ice, your arms will freeze on the ice, which will keep your head above the water if you pass out from hypothermia or exhaustion. In the second stage, firefighters will attempt to reach out to you with a branch, pole or ladder. Hopefully, you have enough strength and dexterity to hold onto it. In the third stage, firefighters will throw a life ring, life vest or rope to the victim.
Firefighters can utilize a boat in the “Row” stage or bypass it and crawl onto the ice in the “Go” stage. They have special protective suits and equipment, including a rope that connects them to rescuers who remain on shore. We’ve chosen to live in neighborhoods with lakes and ponds. Although a sheet of ice may appear strong, it often hides cracks, air pockets and weaker layers that can surprise even the most prepared among us.
The best advice: stay off the ice.
Updated Student Drop Off Pattern Number Two
Traffic Test Pattern Two: February 8th-12th
Option Two will be in addition to Option One. Option Two will open up two drop off areas. The first drop off area will be the outside lane around the loop (Option One). The other drop off area will be in the first row of the parking lot near the crosswalk. Students in this area will be dropped off and walk across the crosswalk. This allows more students to be dropped off at one time.
Community Information Night - February 11th
Engaging the school community in conversation regarding the journey of students being known to changing the world. Speaker, Kelly Tenkley is the founder and principal of Anastasis Academy, an innovative PreK-8 school in Littleton, CO that challenges common educational assumptions.
Cimarron School Accountability Committee
Safe 2 Tell
Boys Basketball Registration is Now Open
- 7th Grade Boys Basketball season begins February 29, 2015 through April 9, 2016
Practice is daily from 3:00 to 4:45 pm each day. Transportation is provided one way to away games.
As a reminder a Current Physical must be on file before the first day of practice. Please turn in Sports Physicals to the Athletic Secretary.