Phone: 720-886-5300

16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd.
Aurora, CO 80015
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If you are in need of a Thanksgiving basket, please download the following form and bring it to the SHHS Counseling Office.  All names will be kept strictly confidential and you will receive a call telling you where and when to pick up your basket.

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Signals OT Rev. Thanksgiving Basket Application.pdfSignals OT Rev. Thanksgiving Basket Application.pdf






Southwest Airlines has once again donated two round-trip tickets to the PTCO, good for travel between any two cities within the Southwest Airlines system before September 1, 2012. These passes have no restrictions or blackout dates and have a total value of $800. 

To bid on the Southwest Airline tickets, please download the following form and place it in the red box in the main office. The winner will be notified by phone or e-mail.

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Southwest Airlines Bid-Thanksgiving basket 2011.pdfSouthwest Airlines Bid-Thanksgiving basket 2011.pdf


New Attendance Numbers!

  • For last names beginning with A – K:  720-886-5450
  • For last names beginning with L – Z:   720-886-5455
  • Early Dismissal Line:  720-886-5463

When excusing your child, please include:

  • first & last name (provide spelling if you leave a voice message)
  • reason for absence (a reason must be provided)
  • grade
  • parent's name and phone number

Written Notes/excuses, in place of a phone call, for absences 

All notes must be provided within 48 hours after the student’s return. The note must include:
  • the student’s name,
  • grade
  • dates
  • reason for the absence
  • parental/guardian signature and a telephone number.  
Unfortunately, we are not able to deliver messages or make deliveries to the classrooms.  Phone messages only apply towards emergencies.

Make Up Pictures
Thursday, October 6, 2011
All Grade Levels – To insure your spot in the yearbook, please take advantage of the Studio 5 make-up photo day.  If you registered late, missed pictures, or need retakes, please be sure to make this date. 
IMPORTANT:  If your ID photo was taken by the Security Office that photo WILL NOT be in the yearbook.  You must take a make-up picture!  Pictures will be taken in front of the Lecture Center from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cherry Creek Schools
Special Education
Advisory Committee 
SEAC is a parent group whose purpose is to strengthen partnerships between parents, the school district and community agencies.  What does SEAC do?
  • Connects parents with other parents for support and information.
  • Connects parents with community agencies.
  • Helps parents create partnerships with schools.
  • Holds monthly meetings with speakers on topics of interest to parents of special needs students.
  • Offers a yearly Special Education 101 Class.
  • Honors 15 people each year with a Golden Heart Award for going “above and beyond” for our special needs kids.
2011-12 SEAC Meetings
Educational Services Center
4700 South Yosemite Street
Greenwood Village, CO  80111
Thursday, October 20, 2011 – 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, November 17 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 19, 2012 – 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 16, 2012 – 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 15, 2012 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 19, 2012 – 9:30 a.m.
For more information please call Debbie at 720-554-4490 or email

Cherry Creek Community Legislative Network
Long-Range Facility Planning Committee
What's new at Cherry Creek School District?
Please download the following form for more information on the bus tour.
Space is limited. Please RSVP before Wednesday, October 12, 2011, to Adrienne Welsh at

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
9:15  – 11:15 a.m.
 Using the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach: Think Differently About Your Children
The Collaborative Problem Solving Model is a proactive approach that looks at children’s behavior  differently from conventional wisdom. CPS is based on the philosophy that children do well if they can, instead of “children do well if they want to”. Understanding children from this perspective shifts our focus away from blaming the child for their behaviors, to understanding what a child’s behavior is telling us about the skills they may be lacking. We can then work with the child to teach them the skills they need to learn in order for them to be more successful and meet our expectations.
Dr. Lisa Wolff, CCSD psychologist and instructor for Parent Academy classes, will share the CPS model as an approach for solving problems and building relationships with kids of all ages. The Collaborative Problem Solving approach is currently being used in the Cherry Creek School District with kids at all grade levels, and with a wide array of behavioral needs.
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 free and are held the first Tuesday of each month
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:
November 1, 2011     Teaching the Value of Character and Leadership
December 6, 2011     Give Yourself a Break, You’re Doing Great-Celebrate You!
January 3, 2012         Students & Stress: A discussion by a panel of CCSD students

Call for Nominatons for Legacy Stadium
Educational Leadership Wall of Fame Award
The Cherry Creek School District is seeking nominations of exemplary individuals and groups who have left a lasting legacy in their dedication and commitment to excellence in the district for induction into the Legacy Stadium Educational Leadership Wall of Fame.
For a nomination form and more information about the Legacy Stadium Educational Leadership Wall of Fame award, visit
Nominations must be submitted by October 15, 2011.

Interested in Accountability?
The Smoky Hill Accountability Committee reviews the school’s programs and offers feedback to help improve their effectiveness.  We look at achievement, the functioning of specific academic areas, safety issues, and support programs. 
We typically meet the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Main Office Conference Room. 
Call Jean Solis, Committee Chairperson, with questions:  303.680.5253. 
No RSVP or expertise necessary – only an interest in our community’s children!
All are welcome!
SHHS Accountability Meeting Schedule
Meetings are held from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Main Office Conference Room.
October 5, 2011
November 2, 2011
No Meeting in December
January 4, 2012
February 1, 2012
March 7, 2012
April 4, 2012


WHERE:      Activities entrance (use activity doors, south parking lot)

WHEN:         Thursday, October 20, 2011, 4:00 - 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 confereces 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 would like to conference with.


Drivers’ Education classes will be offered during the school year.  For a schedule of classes and registration form, please go to:

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 Readiness Emergency Management for Schools (REMS)

 in Cherry Creek Schools 2011-2012

As a result of funds received in 2005 from the Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) grant from the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, all leadership and school safety/crisis teams in the Cherry Creek Schools have been receiving ERCM training.  We have developed updated and effective emergency response plans and procedures that align with state and federal Homeland Security Emergency Management and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). 
Since 2005, Cherry Creek Schools has improved communications with our community agencies, trained key staff to provide for the emotional impact of a crisis on students and staff, and developed sustainable training materials and crisis response kits for our schools. In 2011 the ERCM process has changed to Readiness Emergency Management for Schools (REMS). We are committed to continuing this effort with REMS training.
We would also like to take this opportunity to inform parents about new changes to the Cherry Creek School District’s website that now give parents needed information about school safety and related issues.  The website explains the district’s efforts to provide for both the physical and psychological safety of our children and gives parents links to excellent online resources.  This section of the district website continues to be under construction and materials will be updated as needed.  You can view the information by going to and selecting the Safety & Security Quick Links.
Topics and information include:
What to Do in the Event of an Emergency
Information about the CCSD Comprehensive Safe Schools Plan
Care Line Information (Revised 2011)
Other Resources, Links and/or Handouts:
Crisis Resources
Internet Safety
Personal Safety (neighborhood, strangers, etc.)
Violence Prevention
For more information about your school’s crisis planning, please contact your school’s Principal.  For further information about REMS planning in the schools, please contact Randy Councell, Director, Office of Safety and Security, 720-554-4489 or Ronald Lee, Psy.D., Mental Health Coordinator, Safe Schools Design Team, 720-554-4252.

“Breakfast with Our Legislators”
Date:          November 9, 2011
Time:          7:30 a.m.
Place:         SARC (Student Achievement Resource Center)
                   14188 E. Briarwood Ave., Centennial 80112

Cost:           $7.00  

Directions: South from Arapahoe road onto Jordan road, then west onto Briarwood
Members of the Cherry Creek Community Legislative Network cordially invite you to join us for breakfast with members of the Colorado General Assembly representing the schools in the Cherry Creek School District. 
This is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with members of our delegation in an informal setting as we work together for a successful 2011-2012 session benefiting Colorado students. 
If you are interested, please download the following form and mail reservation form with payment by Wednesday, November 2, 2011.



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Cherry Creek School District No. 5 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Cherry Creek School District No. 5 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance officer: District Compliance Officer or directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, Federal Office Building 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver, CO 80204.

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