Colts Chronicle

Cimarron Middle School Newsletter - February 05, 2016

Colts Chronicle provides information to parents, students, staff, and community.

Principal Notes:

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!

-Chris Zimmerman

Parent/Teacher Conferences February 11, 2016

Mark you calendar for the spring conferences. This one day conference will be an "Open Format".

Parent Letter

Harlem Wizards @ Legends HS - February 10th 7:00PM

The Harlem Wizards are coming to Legend High School on February 10th. Tickets can be purchased at


Ice Safety

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

The Cimarron Administration and the City of Parker are working to improve the drop off and pick up patterns. Starting on 8th of February we will be testing a new drop off pattern. Please follow signs as you enter the parking lot as the procedure will be different.

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

The Cimarron School Accountability Committee would like to invite members of the community to the District Accountability Committee on February 9th. For more information, please visit the DAC Website.

Safe 2 Tell

Safe2Tell Colorado provides students and adults in Colorado schools and communities an increased ability to both prevent and report violence, by making safe, ANONYMOUS reports. The 24-hour bystander tipline, staffed by professionals from the Colorado State Patrol, is available to students, parents, and communities to report any kind of concerns to their safety or the safety of others. The Safe2Tell Colorado tipline is completely anonymous and does not have caller ID. The focus of Safe2Tell is early intervention and prevention.

Safe2Tell Flyer

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.

Registration Click Here

Athletics Website

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.

FRV Coupon App

The Cimarron FRV App is an exciting new fundraiser for our Cimarron learning community sponsored by our PTO! This fundraising app allows supporters of Cimarron to contribute to learning opportunities for students while receiving an array of discounts through electronic coupons. By participating, you can help us continue our tradition of excellence in meeting the needs of every student! The cost is twenty five dollars and half of the monies go to Cimarron. There will also be prizes for students and teams along the way! Please watch our website, email communication and Facebook page for more information regarding this great opportunity to support our students!

Link to downloading and purchasing the FRV Coupon App