Cimarron High School is …
a 3A high school in southwest Kansas on Highway 50 between Dodge City and Garden City. We belong to the Hi-Plains League and our mascot is the Bluejay.
In cooperation with family, community, and students, the mission of USD 102 is to strive for excellence
by preparing students to be responsible, productive citizens in a challenging society.
Hi-Plains League Basketball Honors 2015
Eight CHS basketball players were selected to various
Hi-Plains League Teams for 2015. Kari Blattner and Morgan
Ediger were unanimously selected to the first team.
Marlee Rath and Korina Bailon were also select to the first
team, and Ana Bailon was a second team selection. On
the boys team, Nick Ast was a first team selection, with
Kaleb Neuschafer and Jaylen Pickle selected for second
team. Congratulations to these students who represented
CHS so well.
Lady Jays State Runners-up
The Lady Jays won their first two games but lost to
Hesston in the finals 54-40 to take 2nd place in the State
Basketball Tournament at Hutchinson. The Lady Jays
ended their season with a 25-1 record. Congratulations
to players and coaches for a great season.
A.J. Cooper 3rd at State Wrestling
The guys had a good State tournament in Hays this past
weekend. Senior AJ Cooper went 4-1 on the weekend,
winning his third match by pin and losing 3-2 to the
eventual State champion in the Semifinals.Freshman
Josh Seabolt went 1-2 on the weekend. Both of Josh's
losses were very close matches and were to eventual
state medalists. Congratulations to A.J., Josh and
Read the Latest Team in Focus Article by David Ediger
Click here for the latest Team in Focus article on high school
wrestling by David Ediger.
CHS Students Participate in Western KS. Art Awards
The 2015 Western Kansas Scholastic Art Awards is on display at
the Baker Art Center in Liberal from January 17 through February
22. The exhibition was established in 1995 and serves the Western
third of Kansas and rotates sites each year. Click here for a gallery
award-winning CHS student works.
Principal John Luhrs on Note Taking
Note-taking is an essential college and career readiness skill, and like all skills, it needs to be learned and put into practice. Middle and high school students can’t be expected to exhibit the level of note-taking skills that adults possess since many students have had limited experience with taking notes. Teachers at nearly every level will describe note-taking as a key to learning, but its usefulness beyond higher education should not be overlooked.
Earlier in the semester, teachers devoted some College and Career Readiness (CCR) time to taking notes and helping students use their planners for organization and recording important information. Learning how and when to write pertinent information down needs to be practiced, and good habits will develop over time. Teachers are very adept at cueing students when an important concept or sequence needs to be recorded for future use and students need to learn how to paraphrase information quickly and accurately. Trying to copy down lecture information word for word or copying information from the board or a presentation doesn’t help students learn to formulate notes on their own. Good note-taking is not the same as transcription which some students mistakenly believe.
Studies have demonstrated that students who wrote down information during a lecture have a slightly better retention rate than those who merely listened to it. When students review their notes outside of the lesson, they learn more about what was taught (Kobayashi, 2006).
Good study habits can be further developed when students utilize notes both for review and also in preparing for upcoming assessments. Students are much more likely to focus on good note-taking when they understand the purpose for taking good notes in the first place. By revisiting the purpose and analyzing their notes, students will build the skill of ensuring they have captured the right information.
CHS Booster Club Membership Form
Click here to join the CHS Booster Club or
for more information.
A web site has been created by several individuals (not associated with U.S.D. 102) to ". . . handle all reunion information and allow classmates to find each other and communicate." Check it out at http://cimarronks.alumniclass.com.