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.

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Bluejays at Elkhart
On the Friday before Christmas break, the Bluejays travelled
to Elkhart, where the Varsity Boys lost 64-70 and the Varsity
Girls won 64-41. The Bluejays host Holcomb on January 6, 2015.

Jr. Jays Basketball
On Thursday the Jr. Jays hosedt Leoti with the A Team boys
winning 43-7 and the B Team boys winning 17-11. The A Team
girls wre winners 39-13 and the B Team girls won 23-12.
winning. The Jr. Jays next play at Sacred Heart on January 8.

Wrestling for 2014 at CHS
Coach Lance Walker describes this years team . . .
This year our team consists of wrestlers from Ingalls, South Gray
and CImarron and we are calling ourselves Gray County. The new
members from Ingalls include Dawson and Branson Sandovol,
Winston Ruder, and Tyrel Edmonson.
This week was a busy week for the Gray County Wrestling team
(CImarron/Ingalls/South Gray). The season kicked off Tuesday with
a couple of duals against Holcomb and Larned. Gray County won
both duals.  Defeating Larned 59-22 and defeated Holcomb 47-31.
Wrestlers going 2-0 on the night were: 106-Braiden Lynn, 126-Derek
Berg, 145-Branson Sandovol, 170-Derek Bogner, 195-Eli Valentine,
220-AJ Cooper and HWT-Nick Powell. Wrestlers going 1-1 on the
night were: 120-Alex Villaneuva, 126- Josh Griffin, 132- Winston
Ruder, 138-Alec Smith, 152-Branson Sandovol, 182-Curt Frink,
Overall I was real pleased with the guys performance.
Saturday we travelled to Hoxie for the Hoxie Invitational. Overall
the team finished 5th out of 10 teams. AJ Cooper was the only
Gray County wrestler to be crowned champion of his weight
class. AJ defeated last years 220 lb State Champion Dylan Gassman
from Oakley to win the title. For this effort AJ was crowned
Outstanding wrestler of the tournament. A couple of other Gray Co.
Wrestlers were runner ups in their weight classes. Ingalls Dawson
Sandovol placed 2nd at 152 lbs, and South Gray's Nick Powell was
runner up in the HWT division. Cimarron's Derek Bogner placed
3rd at 170lbs, and Curt Frink and Charlie Coleman both finished 4th.
Others competing but not placing were: 106-Braiden Lynn, 126-Josh
Griffin, 132-Alec Smith and at 145-Branson Sandovol.

Vocal Music Students Entertain

An Enchanted Evening was provided by students of Lynn
Unruh on Saturday evening as songs from a variety of musicals
was provided by the choir and several ensembles and soloists.
The performances showcased musicals from as early as 1957
(Cinderella) and as recent as 2013 (Frozen).
The vocal performances were well done, the choir outstanding.
The change from black concert dresses to colorful formal wear
by the young ladies added to the visual excitement. Adding
variety to the evening were guest performances. Candace Smith
appeared in the song Memory from Cats as a ballerina and CHS
band director Andrew Ebey played Sholem-alkhem, rob Feidman!,
which is traditional Jewish dance music, on his clarinet.
With Lynn Unruh directing and Glenda Davis accompanying, an
evening of Broadway music was enjoyed by all.

Southwest District Honor Choir
The following students were selected by audition to
participate in the Southwest District Honor Choir, which
will present a concert on December 6 at the DCHS auditorium:
Chrise Friesen, Paige Spurgin, Makenzie Rogers, Payden
Bergdall and Alyssa Deibert.

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
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Alumni Website
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



Cimarron-Ensign Unified School District 102