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.
Tuesday NIght Basketball
Cimarron hosted SWH. The B Team Girls were winners
45-19, the Varsity Girls won 60-24, and the Varsity Boys
lost their game 48-63. Cimarron hosts St. John on
Thursday. Games times are somewhat different.
NEW GYM: JV Girls (1/2)-4:00, JV Boys-4:45, Varsity Girls-6:30,
Senior Night Recognition, Varsity Boys-8:00
OLD GYM: C Boys (1/2) 6:15 (immediately following JV boys game)
Two Qualify for State Wrestling Tournament
This past weekend the Gray County wrestlers travelled to
Norton to compete in the 23 school State qualifying Regional
Wrestling tournament. In order to advance to the State
tournament they had to place in the top four at their weight
class. Two Cimarron High School Wrestlers qualified for the State
wrestling tournament in Hays next week end. The two qualifiers
were 220lb Senior AJ Cooper and 170lb Freshman Josh Seabolt.
AJ Cooper 34-2 on the season was crowned Champion of the 220
pound weight class defeating the returning State Champion Dylan
Gassman of Oakley in overtime. Josh Seabolt 22-2 on the season
defeated Kaeden Meitler of Atwood in overtime to capture 3rd
place in the 170lb weight class. South Gray's Nick Powell was one
match away from qualifying losing a close match in the consolation
semi-finals. Nick ended the season with a respectable record of
23-14. Ingalls wrestlers Branson and Dawson Sandovol and Winston
Ruder all wrestled a good tourney they went 2-2 respectively.
Cimarrons Derek Bogner and Eli Valentine both went 1-2 and
gained valuable experience for years to come. Others compering
were: 106-Braiden Lynn, 126-Josh Griffin, 132-Alec Smith, and
285-Jamie Bourgious. Click here for pics.
CES Book Fair to be March 9th & 10th
The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair.
An amazing selection of books is headed our way! At the
Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids,
as well as books of interest to parents. Mark your calendar
for our Parent/Teacher Conferences (March 9 & 10) where
the whole family can join in the fun. The Book Fair is a great
way to get everyone excited about reading. Click here for
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.