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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Jr. Jays Travel to SWH
The A Team girls won their game 36-20 and the A Team
boys lost 31-46. B Team girls lost 8-27 and B Team boys
won 27-17. The C Team girls lost 0-12. The Jr. Jays host
Deerfield on Thursday, January 29.

JV Bluejays to Participate in Tournament
The JV basketball teams will participate in the Syracuse HS
Basketball tournament on January 26, 29 and 31st. Both
teams received a first round bye and will not play on
. Click here for the brackets.

HI-Plains League Basketball Tournament
The Lady Jays are League Champs, having defeated Meade
55-50 on Saturday. In the previous game, the Bluejays beat
Sublette 56-45 to finish the tournament in third place.
Congratulations to players and coaches, and to CHS!

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.


Josh Scott City Invitational Results
The Gray county wrestling team travelled to Scott City last weekend to compete in the Scott City Invitational. The team finished 5th out of 15 teams, and three brought home individual medals. AJ Cooper finished 2nd at 220 pounds. Josh Seabolt who has been sidelined with a football injury finally saw his first competition of his highschool career. Josh went 3-1 to finish in 3rd place. Branson Sandovol continues to wrestle well finishing in 3rd place as well. Others competing were: Braiden Lynn at 106, Alex Villaneuva ant 120, Josh Griffin at 126, Alec Smith at 132, WInston Ruder at 138, Curt Frink and Charlie Coleman at 182, Eli Valentine at 195, Charlie Coleman and Jamie Bourgious at HWT.

CHS Students Begin Jeans for Teens Drive
Because there are approximately 1.7 million homeless
teens in the U.S., students at CHS have initiated a “Used
jeans” drive. Any size jeans that are clean and in good
condition can be donated, beginning on January 12 and
ending February 6. CHS could win a monetary grant if a large
number of jeans are collected. Bring your used jeans to Mrs.
Jantz’s classroom.

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.

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