• September 22, 2023

    Dear Horizon Community Middle School Families,

    Thank you for attending PT Conferences and our Family Engagement informational sessions last night! It was so wonderful to share the space with our community. Please reach out to your student’s teachers with any questions if you were not able to attend.

    Next week we’ll be supporting our feeder high school, Smoky Hill, as they celebrate homecoming! On Wednesday, September 27th, we have a modified schedule as the SHHS Spirit Bus will be visiting for assemblies. And Friday, September 29th is the Homecoming Football Game at Stutler Bowl. We will be giving away free tickets throughout the week. If your student plans to attend, please know that an adult must be present as well.

    Also, next week is our Fall Dance! On Tuesday, September 26th, we will be hosting a school dance for all grades from 3:45pm to 4:45pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to come together and have some fun! Tickets for the dance are priced at $5 and can be purchased during lunchtime. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets online through Revtrak. Snacks will also be available for purchase at the event. For your convenience, late buses will be available after the dance, ensuring that our bus riders will have transportation home. If you have any questions, please contact Shayna Price, 8th grade administrator at sprice@cherrycreekschools.org

    Thank you, and have a great weekend!


    Dr. Brad Weinhold
    Horizon Community Middle School
    720.886.6101 (office)
    720.767.2352 (cell)

    Instructional Observation Day – Last Chance!

    On Wednesday, September 27th, we will host an Instructional Observation Day. This is an opportunity for family members to observe instruction inside the walls of HCMS and provide us with feedback. We welcome all families to join for this day. The approximate time is from 8:00am – 12:00pm. Please RSVP to Dr. Brad Weinhold at bweinhold@cherrycreekschools.org by Sunday, September 24th.

    CogAT Information – 6th Grade Families

    In our efforts to best meet the needs of all learners, we will be administering the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) to all 6th grade students in the beginning of October. The CogAT is an assessment that measures a student’s reasoning abilities and will provide teachers with information about your student’s strengths, so they can craft lessons to nurture those strengths. The assessment is in an online format and will be delivered in 3 sessions on October 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Please read the attached letter for more detailed information. 

    Attendance Reminders: 

    • School starts at 8:50am each day. Students are expected to be in their classroom at this time. The first bell rings at 8:40am, inviting students to enter the building, allowing them enough time to get to class. The cafeteria is open at 8:30 for breakfast. 
    • Students arriving between 8:50am and 9:00am will go directly to class and teachers will mark them as Unexcused Tardy (T). If a student has a note, they may stop at the Main Office. Any student who arrives to school after 9:00am MUST go to the Main Office to be checked in.  
    • If your student needs to leave early for any reason, they MUST sign out at the Security Desk. We do not pre-arrange Early Dismissals which means an adult must check in at the Security Desk, with ID, to have their student called down.  

    If your student is absent, please call the Attendance Line at 720-886-6111.  If your child is going to be late, you may also call this number to let us know the reason and estimated time of arrival.  This will eliminate the need to come in with the child to check them in. 

    New Family Ambassadors

    Are you interested in welcoming our new families and supporting them as they learn about HCMS? We are looking for volunteers! This would entail calling a new family after their student starts at HCMS, saying hello, and answering any questions about our school and community. Please contact Dr. Brad Weinhold at bweinhold@cherrycreekschools.org if interested.

    After School Academic Support

    The library is open after school Monday – Thursday from 3:50am – 4:40pm for academic support. Any student can attend, and two teachers will be present to offer assistance as needed.

    Additionally, on Wednesdays, Ms. Rocio Barron, our Spanish teacher, will also be present in the library to offer academic support to Spanish-speaking students. Ms. Barron will work with students in any academic area and will speak in Spanish. Two other teachers will also be present who will support students in English.

    Open Gym

    The Horizon Community gyms will be open on Monday and Thursday mornings from 8:00am – 8:30am. Students can use this time to engage in a variety of physical activities. Horizon Community staff members will be available to monitor and support students during this time. All students who participate will need a parent-signed waiver to participate (see Coach Burroughs in advance for the waiver).

    English:Please contact Erin Taylor at etaylor7@cherrycreekschools.org for support with this resource in your language.

    Amharic:እነዝህን መረጃዎችን በተመለከተ በቋንቋዎ ዕገዛን ለማግኘት ከፈለጉ እባክዎን ተሊሌን በዝህእሜይል ያግኙዋት thirpa@cherrycreekschools.org

    Arabic:يرجى الاتصال بـ (جميعة صباحي أوجاودة العلمي) على (jsebbahi@cherrycreekschools.orgأوjdajanialami@cherrycreekschools.orgللحصول على الدعم مع هذا الموردباللغة العربية .

    Chinese:如有需要,请经由 ctaylor9@cherrycreekschools.org 与凯瑟琳•泰勒联系,以您的语言获得此资源 的支持。

    Hindi:अपनी भाषा में इस संसाधन के समर् थ न के लिए कृपया जेम्स रसाइथिी को jrasaily@cherrycreekschools.org पर संपकथ करें।

    Korean:귀하의 언어로 이 자원에 대한 지원을 원하시면 (리아 리) 에게 (llee6@cherrycreekschools.org) 로문의하십시오.

    Nepali:कृपया जेम्स रसाइथिीिाइथ jrasaily@cherrycreekschools.org मा तपाइथको भाषामा यो संसाधनको सहयोगको िागी सम् पकथ गननथहोिा।

    Russian:Пожалуйста, обращайтесь к Ларисе Бака по адресу: lbaca3@cherrycreekschools.org для полученияподдержки с помощью этого ресурса на своём языке.

    Somali:Fadlan la xiriir Omar Nur cinwaanka emaylka onur2@cherrycreekschools.org si aad u hesho macluumaad ku qoran luqadaada.

    Spanish:Si necesita ayuda con este recurso en su idioma, póngase en contacto con Ilse Chavez Maldonado en ichavezmaldonado@cherrycreekschools.org, Rosa Han en rhan4@cherrycreekschools.org, Helena Gognat en hgognat@cherrycreekschools.org o Monica Pantoja en mpantoja@cherrycreekschools.org

    Vietnamese:Vui lòng liên hệ với Thuý Ngọc tại Lchung2@cherrycreekschools.org để được hỗ trợ về tài nguyên nàybằng tiếng Việt.

    File attachments:2023-24 CogAT Letter - 6th Grade.pdf

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