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.
|CHS Students View Anne Frank Exhibit
English teacher Amber Walker and ELL teacher Norma Pando have been focusing on Anne Frank: the Diary of a Young Girl in their language classes. On October 22, eighth and ninth graders, along with members of ELL Classes, attended an Anne Frank exhibit at the Dodge City Depot Theater. Students toured the set and learned about the theater and its production of The Diary of Anne Frank. They also viewed a traveling Holocaust exhibit set up for the play production. Theater volunteers guided the group through the entire depot and gave information about the history of the depot, the railroad, and Fred Harvey’s Harvey Houses.
Jr. Jays Take 3rd Place At League Tournament
We traveled to Syracuse for the finals of the League Tournament.
In the first round we faced Lakin and lost so we had to play Stanton
Co. for 3rd or 4th place and we placed 3rd!! The girls played hard and
never gave up!! I was very proud of them!! They worked hard all year
and improved every game that is all a coach can ask for!!
Congratulations Girls!!! Coach White
Bluejays Win Again
In spite of injured players, the Bluejays defeated the SWH
Mustangs 22-0 to win their last regular-season home game.
They travel to Scott City next Thursday for a 7:00pm game.
Regional Cross Country Results
At the 3A Regional Cross Country Meet on Saturday, October
25, the CHS Girls Team placed third. Click here for individual
Jr. Jays Lose to SWH
The Jr. Jays lost their first game of the seasonr on their last
game of the season 18-22. Although they just missed going
undefeated, they had a great run and are League Champs.
Congratulations to players and coaces.
Articles by David Ediger, activities director
Read David Ediger's newest article which discusses
school classification for activities.
Team in Focus - Cross Country
It's All About Winning
Team in Focus - Girls Golf
Scheduling Athletic Events
I'm Not a Certified Teacher-Can I Coach?
Kansas State Department of Education Website
Principal John Luhrs on Public School Accreditation for the 21st Century
Near the end of 2012, the Kansas Education Commission proposed a number of recommendations related to education in Kansas. The State Board of Education was asked to review the current accreditation process known as the Quality Performance Accreditation or QPA model. The QPA model, developed in 1992 and modified in 2005 relied on 11 quality assurances in order for the school to be accredited. One of the most important elements of the accreditation process included the individual school’s performance on the state assessments. The new model the State Board of Education is considering maintains an emphasis on school achievement, but is more interested in the instructional process that schools use to achieve their results.
If adopted, the new accreditation process will use the “five R’s” as a way to focus on the quality of a 21st Century education model. The “five R’s” will scrutinize the quality characteristics of Relationships, Relevance, Responsive Culture, Results and Rigor. According to information provided by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) the following definitions for each of the “five R’s” are further explained:
Relationships include “a state of interconnectedness among people, curricula, programs, projects, and communities-are critical in establishing connections that result in high performing learning environments.”
Relevance is “the power and ability of specific information to meet the needs of its user-strengthens learner motivation and allows learning to become more engaging, empowering, connected, applicable to the real-world, and socially significant.”
Responsive Culture relies on input from the community and “one that readily reacts to suggestions, influences, appeals, efforts, or opportunities-empowers all stakeholders to become respectful of, responsible for, and involved in learning, the learning process, and the learning community.”
Results require “witnessable evidence of growth and learning-allows curriculum and instruction to be delivered in a timely fashion based on the needs and desires of the individual learning. Informative and summative assessment, coupled with research-based effective teaching practices, can provide the data and information necessary to fuel teaching and empower learning.”
Rigor is defined as “a relentless pursuit of that which challenges and provides opportunity to demonstrate growth and learning-is essential is addressing the needs of our rapidly expanding society and world.”
How is Cimarron High School working towards accreditation using the new model? Our Individual Student Learning Plans, by design, address each of the “five R’s” and help our learning community focus on academic success for each of our students. Through multiple assessments, interest inventories, career exploration, stakeholder interviews and a focus on post-secondary education planning we are preparing our kids to be successful in high school and beyond.
CHS Booster Club Membership Form
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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.