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.
Bluejays Travel to Cheney
The first Sub-state game for the Bluejays will take place
at Cheney HS, where the Bluejays will take on the Cheney
Cardinals at 6:30pm. See brackets below.
Girls Sub-state Boys Sub-state
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
Lady Jays Defeat Lady Roadrunners
The Lady Jays won their first-round sub-state game,
defeated the Chaparral Lady Roadrunners 72-15.
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.