Phone: 720-886-5300

16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd.
Aurora, CO 80015
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Congratulations to Smoky Hill Student Government leaders for putting together an amazing Homecoming Week!  Student Government leaders spent countless hours preparing for a week full of festivities.  All students had the ability to take part in a week of fun and school spirit.


Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS)
in Cherry Creek Schools 2012-13
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. In 2011, the ERCM process has been changed to Readiness and 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:
  • Bullying/Harassment
  • Crisis Resources
  • Internet Safety
  • Parenting
  • 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.  

2013 National Merit Scholarship Program 

Congratulations to Drew Gordon, Dirk Marshall, Catherine Song and Melody Su who have been named Semifinalist students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Congratulations!

School of Choice 

The Cherry Creek School District allows its resident students to apply for enrollment in the Cherry Creek schools/programs of their choice.  In other words, you may request that your children attend a Cherry Creek school outside your assigned attendance area.  Please check the district website in November 2012 for information about how and when you will be able to access the electronic School of Choice Application to request a transfer for the 2013-14 school year 

National Merit Scholarship Program 

Congratulations to John Choi, Connor Farnham, Zachary Fertman, Meaghan Johnson, Daniel Kasberg, Austin Kohlman and Davis Rahjes who have been named "Commended" students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.   These students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.  Congratulations!



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The Smoky Hill Thanksgiving Food Drive will look a little different this year. We are happy to announce that all food collected will go directly to members of the Smoky Hill Community. This year’s goal is to fill the Buckets of all SHHS and feeder school families from whom we receive an on-time application. Recipients will be provided everything needed for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.
Please download the following form for more information on the Thanksgiving Food Drive.

  FCCLA is selling Butterbraid Pastries
from October 12-26, 2012. 
Butterbraid orders are prepaid.
Checks may be made out to SHHS
Butterbraids will be delivered to SHHS
on Thursday, November 8th, in the afternoon.
Please support FCCLA students as they take orders to donate to our FCCLA and ProStart programs
and their community service projects.
Please contact Cynthia Hardy at 720-886-5627 or
to place an order/with any questions.
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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, November 5, 2012 
 9:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
“Healthy Minds and Healthy Bodies-What You Should Know about Wellness in CCSD”
Research shows that students who eat right, exercise, and develop effective social-emotional skills have higher levels of academic achievement, healthier relationships and are better positioned for career success. Learn what CCSD is doing to actively promote healthy nutritional choices and the prevention of substance use and suicide, as well as, what parents can do to reinforce these efforts at home.
Our speakers are members of the district’s Wellness Leadership Team: Lisa Reddel, Director of Health, Wellness and Facilities Support; Janise McNally, Wellness Coordinator; Beth Wallace, Food and Nutrition Services Director and Erika Edwards, Food and Nutrition Services Wellness Supervisor. With collective expertise in nutrition education, food services, mental health, risk and resilience and educational administration these speakers will provide information and resources on supporting the physical and psychological well-being of CCSD students.
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.
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:
Dec. 4th -  Kristen Race - “Generation Stress: Mindful Solutions to Create Happy Families” 
Jan. 8th -  “Balancing Boundaries & Freedom” – A panel of CCSD Students & Parents
Feb. 5th -  Positive Parenting Strategies to Support School Success         


BREAKFAST WITH OUR LEGISLATORS will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. at the Student Achievement Resource Center.

If you would like to attend this event please download the following form. The cost to attend is $7.00 per person and your reservation must be made by November 20th. 


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

 cccln day at capitol revised.pdfcccln day at capitol revised.pdf

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

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Talking to children about safety

In light of recent tragic events, we would to take this opportunity to remind you of some resources from our website concerning “Stranger Danger” and "The Role for Caring Adults after a School or Community Tragedy." Please click on the following links for more information. 


Cherry Creek Schools Foundation 

Did you know that Cherry Creek Schools Foundation awarded $20,000 in Educator Initiative Grants?

To find out more information, please download the following document.


EI Grant Announcement.pdfEI Grant Announcement.pdf


Please remember that cell phones, iPods, and other mobile devices are not to be used in the academic areas during class time.  If you need to take or make a call while in the library please take your call in the hallways during a passing period or in the activity’s area.  These items are permissible to use during passing periods in the academic hallways, and are always allowed in the activity’s area.  Thank you for respecting the academic areas and academic times by using your mobile devices in the appropriate areas and times.
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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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With access to the internet comes the availability of material that may not be of educational value or appropriate for students. While at school, CCSD has taken precautions to restrict access to inappropriate or harmful web sites. However, on the internet it is impossible to control all materials and limit all access to information that has no educational value. CCSD firmly believes that the valuable information and the interaction available on the internet far outweigh the possibility that users may procure material that is not consistent with the educational goals of CCSD.