Phone: 720-886-5300

16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd.
Aurora, CO 80015
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WHERE: Activities Entrance (use activity doors, south parking lot)
WHEN: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
WHY: An opportunity to personally check on your student's academic progress, meet with Teachers, Counselors, and/or Deans, and strengthen your partnership with Smoky Hill.
HOW: Check PowerSchool prior to conferences in order to be informed of your student's attendance and academic progress. Print the report and use it as a resource to determine which of the teachers you’d like to conference with.

The Cherry Creek School District will offer drivers education classes during the school year.  The schedule of classes and registration information will be available on the following website:


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Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 9:15 –11:15 a.m.
 “When Loving Your Child isn’t Enough to Save Him”,
by Les Franklin, Founder, Shaka Foundation
Plan ahead to take a little time out of your day or take a few hours off of work and come to connect with other parents, be informed by local and national speakers, and get empowered to take a proactive approach to parenting.  All parents, school administrators and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend Parent Information Network (PIN) presentations. 

Presentations are held the first Tuesday of each month and are FREE.
Meetings are held at the Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC), 14188 Briarwood Avenue, Centennial, south of Arapahoe Rd., between Potomac and Jordan Roads.

Come at 9:00 a.m. for refreshments and networking.
For further information go to:

March 5th  “When Loving Your Child isn’t Enough to Save Him”, Les Franklin, Founder, Shaka Foundation
April 9th  “Eyes Wide Open: A Brave New Look at Bullying”, Dr. Marla Bonds
May 7th   Annual PIN Brunch held at CC Presbyterian Church Community Life Center:  National Speaker, Mary Ronan: “Loving, Limiting & Leading your Child with Laughter & Joy” 


Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13, 2013, for a "Day at the Capitol" . Please download the following for more information on the event.

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For upcoming events the CCLN calendar for 2012 - 2013 can also be downloaded.

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 Teachers of the Year

 Tim Brown & Nick Droege

We are excited to announce that the Smoky Hill community, students, and staff have selected Tim Brown and Nick Droege as the 2012-2013 Smoky Hill High School Teachers of the Year.  Tim is a remarkable drama and technical theater teacher, serves as the Performing Arts Department Coordinator, and directs all of Smoky Hill’s drama performances.  Nick is an outstanding English teacher and has served as our Speech & Debate coach.  They are great representatives of all the outstanding teachers we have in our building.  Congratulations to both!


Celebrate National School Breakfast Week March 4-8, 2013!

Why breakfast? The question truly is why not? Breakfast is available at each of our schools each day. Students who quality for free and reduced-price meals can receive breakfast each day at no cost.


The benefits of a healthy breakfast are virtually endless and can make significant impact in classrooms each day. Students who eat a healthy breakfast at home or at school:
  • Are better able to concentrate in the classroom
  • Score higher on standardized tests
  • Visit the nurse’s office less often
  • Are better able to maintain their weight


If there’s no time at home, students can eat breakfast at school each day! A few of the menu items available include bagels, fruit and yogurt parfaits, fruit and yogurt chillers, breakfast burritos and omelets.
Each March, we celebrate breakfast with National School Breakfast Week. This year’s theme is ‘Be a Star with School Breakfast’.  Eating a wholesome breakfast each morning will help students shine. Join us in each of our school cafeterias during this special week to learn a little more about school breakfast.
School Breakfast FAQ’s
Is breakfast available at all schools?
Yes, all schools who provide lunch service also serve breakfast. Check with your student’s school for breakfast serving times.
What is the cost of breakfast?
Breakfast costs $1.30 at elementary and $1.40 at secondary. Students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch can also receive breakfast at no cost.
Stay tuned to see what events will occur in your breakfast during this week! And, remember school breakfast is available each day. There’s no excuse for no breakfast.


Cherry Creek School District is committed to the health and wellness of the whole student and has set a goal to be the healthiest community in the nation.
In order to further this goal CCSD Health Services is excited to partner with CIIS (Colorado Immunization Information System) and CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) to help maintain current immunization records and increase immunization rates for our students. CIIS is a confidential, population-based, computerized system that collects and disseminates consolidated immunization information for Coloradans of all ages.
Under Colorado law you have the option to exclude your child’s immunization information from the Colorado Immunization Information System at any time. Please click the below link or contact your school nurse for Opt-Out instructions.


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Senior Checkout Day – Friday, May 17th
Return all textbooks and library books to department resource centers and library before senior checkout day.  Be sure to clear up any fines and return all athletic gear/uniforms to your coach before checkout day!
And Remember . . .
All fees and fines must be paid and athletic uniforms returned in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.  For your convenience, payments for other Cherry Creek middle and high school fees and fines may be submitted to Smoky Hill.  The funds will be forwarded to the appropriate Cherry Creek school.  Please contact the appropriate middle school or high school prior to senior checkout to address questions.  If a school is making an adjustment, please ask them to send documentation via e-mail ( by May 14.  Also, please note that SHHS will no longer accept checks from a senior after Wednesday, May 1.
Contact the Bookkeeping Office at 720-886-5436 with questions or to make credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) payments over the phone.
If documentation is not received by Tuesday, May 14, payment will be required (cash or credit card only) on senior checkout day.


Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Awards Smoky Hill Automotive Program
Smoky Hill High School’s Automotive Technology Program was recently recognized for partnering with their “Take it to the Track" program.  The "Take it to the Track" program has been created by the Colorado State Patrol and Bandimere Speedway to provide a positive alternative to illegal street racing by providing a controlled, safe, and fun drag racing program available to all Colorado teens.
Two years ago, Smoky Hill Automotive Technology instructor Brian Manley contacted the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office in regards to assisting with the Sheriff’s Take It to the Track Program. Sheriff Hans Gross and Sheriff Grayson Robinson provided a 2006 Dodge Magnum from their fleet, along with $5,000 worth of speed equipment to build their race car. Selected Level II and III students removed the engine to install a high performance camshaft and torque converter, a high flow exhaust, upgraded differential gears, and an enhanced engine computer program.
The car has been participating Wednesday nights during the past two summers at Bandimere Speedway, and the sheriff is pleased that their vehicle is more competitive, and that they are having positive interactions with our school community.
The Sheriff’s Office, the students, and the Fraternal Order of Police all contributed their time and expertise toward this worthy project. It is estimated that students saved the Sheriff’s Office about $3,000 in labor costs.
For their commendable community spirit, the Smoky Hill Auto Technology Program is awarded the Sheriff’s Office “Certificate of Recognition.”


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