• May 17, 2024

    Dear Horizon Community Middle School Families,

    Next week is our last week! It has been a great year overall, and we have spent time deepening our systems and expanding opportunities for students. Our CMAS participation appears to be MUCH higher than in years past, and we are hopeful that our more targeted focus on learning will be displayed on Star and CMAS scores. As you’ve heard me say before, I know that large assessments are merely one of the many ways that reflect our students’ brilliance. That said, they do matter, and we will continue to push our students to experience productive academic struggle – because that is how we learn! Thank you for your support and engagement as a community.

    Please see below for plans for our field days and special events for 8th grade students next week. 



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


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    Next Week Plans

    Our last day for 8th grade students is on Thursday, May 23rd. 6th and 7th grade students have a ½ day on Friday, May 24th, with school ending at 12:00pm. Lunch will not be served on Friday the 24th. On Tuesday, May 21st, our 7th grade students will have lots of fun at their field day. 6th grade students will do the same on Wednesday, May 22nd. We will also have our Quarter 4 PACK assemblies on Wednesday, May 22nd as well as the 8th grade dance after school. We have planned an exciting final day for our 8th graders. We will be walking to Movie Tavern to watch the movie "IF," rated PG, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. The cost for this event is $5.00 and includes popcorn and a drink. Students have received permission slips that must be turned in prior to the event. Upon our return, we will have a BBQ and games for the students. Please note that students must be in good standing with the Deans’ Office to participate in the field trip to the movies. Additionally, students are requested not to bring backpacks to school that day. Please contact Shayna Price, 8th Grade Administrator, at sprice@cherrycreekschools.org with questions.

    Mental Health Resources

    As we approach summer break, we want to ensure that you have quick and easy access to mental health resources for your family. Please follow this link to learn about some wonderful organizations making therapy, mentorship, and community resources accessible. You will also notice emergency resources for use if you, your student, or a loved one were ever undergoing a mental health crisis. This is a great document to have on hand, so we hope you will check it out.

    Thank you so much for your partnership and collaboration this school year. We are wishing you a beautiful summer!

    -Your HCMS Mental Health and Counseling Team

    Community Liaison Position at HCMS

    We are excited to continue to grow our staff, and next year we will be adding a full time Community Liaison! This person will support all families, including those who speak Spanish. If you or someone you know is interested, please check out the job posting here

    Save the Dates: 24-25

    • Thursday, August 8th: Back to School Night
    • Monday, August 12th: First day for 7th & 8th Grade (only)
    • Tuesday, August 13th: First day for 6th Grade (only)
    • Wednesday, August 14th: All students (6th – 8th)
    • Thursday, September 19th: Parent-Teacher Conferences
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