College Readiness Day
September 23, 2014
On Tuesday, September 23rd, Smoky Hill High School will join the other five CCSD high schools in a College Readiness Day.
- All 9th and 10th grade students will take the Aspire test.
- 11th grade students will take the Practice ACT,
- and the senior class will be with the counseling department in the auditorium.
The day will start at 7:10 a.m. for all students. Students will be released from their scheduled testing by 11:15 a.m. Classes will run on a shortened schedule and will start at 12:02 p.m.
More information will follow.
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS)
in Cherry Creek Schools 2014-15
As a result of funds received 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 implementing this comprehensive school safety model. We have continued to develop 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).
Cherry Creek Schools has established responsive partnerships 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 school safety teams. In 2011, the ERCM process was renamed Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) to reflect our continuous proactive approach to school safety. We are committed to continuing this thoughtful and integrated 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 http://www.cherrycreekschools.org/SafeSchools/Pages/default.aspx 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
Raptor Visitor Management program
Care Line Information (Revised 2011)
Other Resources, Links and/or Handouts:
Personal Safety (neighborhood, strangers, etc.)
For more information about your school's crisis and safety planning, please contact your school's Principal. For further information about REMS planning in the schools, please contact Randy Councell, Director of Safety and Security, 720-554-4489, or Ronald Lee, Psy.D. Mental Health Director, 720-554-4252, co-chairs of the Safe School Design Team for the school district.
Thank you for your support of the district's 2012 bond election in helping us provide training for all staff and making our schools safe for every child!
Tuesday, September 30th
All Grade Levels – To insure your spot in the yearbook, please take advantage of the Studio 5 photo make-up 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.
Library The following link contains video tutorials for CreekM@il.
Join Smoky Hill at the Cherry Creek Schools Fitness Festival, coming up Saturday, September 6
at a new location – the Stutler Bowl! Enjoy a 5K Run/Walk, a 1K Family Fun Run,
fun fitness activities for the whole family, outstanding entertainment and a
fabulous after-party featuring healthy and delicious food from area
restaurants. Elementary school students can also participate in the Cherry
Creek Fitness Challenge, which encourages elementary school students and their
families to stay active all summer. For more information, please open the following PDF.
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Differences in Male and Female Brains:
Kim Bevill returns! Join PIN for our first presentation of the year to hear Kim speak about differences in male and female brains. Brain-imaging shows compelling differences in male-female processing of information and stimulation. Learn how neurology, hormones and culture work together to create such intriguing opposites. The latest research provides an understanding of gender differences and allows parents and educators to tap into their greatest potential.
All parents, school administrators and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend PIN's free presentations. No need to RSVP—just come!
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
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Oct. 7th - Emotional Intelligence: Social, Emotional and Problem-solving Skills
Nov. 11th* - Score! The Impact of Sports on Kids, Families, Academics & Life
(*evening only, time TBA)
Visit www.PINccsd.org for Podcasts and Meeting Highlights
2014-2015 PIN Presentations
Everyone is welcome to join us for an exciting year of dynamic speakers and become part of a powerful network of proactive parents.For more information on the PIN presentations for the 2014-15 school year, please open the following PDF.
CCSD offers drivers' education classes throughout the school year and summer. The summer schedule will be posted on the following website in MID-APRIL where you can also find the school year schedule:
2014-2015 Meal Prices
The meal prices will be effective July 1, 2014. Several factors influence school meal prices. Food costs continue to rise especially for fruits and vegetables and at the same time, meal nutrition standards, require increased portions of these foods. In order to ensure we continue providing high quality breakfast and lunch meals that include fruits and vegetables each day, we must increase our meal prices. For more information, please open the following PDF.
2014-15 Meal Prices Free and Reduced Meal Application and Smart Snacks.pdf
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SMOKY HILL HIGH SCHOOL
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES DAY
WHERE: Activities Entrance (use activity doors, south parking lot)
WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 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 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.
Mark your calendar!
SMOKY HILL HIGH SCHOOL
31st Annual Fall Craft Fair
November 8, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
210 vendors will display their hand-crafted
wares at this respected craft show.
See you there!
Smoky Hill Cross Country Boys place 2nd and Girls place 3rd at Pre-State. Way to go Buffs!