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Introducing our monthly newsletter of events happening at Canyon Ridge Intermediate. This is the same as the hard copy that is sent home with your students on the date of the issue. Enjoy!
1st Edition - 3/14/14
We want to know about your experiences at Canyon Ridge Intermediate. The information from the survey will help us improve student relationships, learning conditions, and school's overall environment.
Your answers are confidential. Your answers will be combined with those of other parents in order to make Canyon Ridge successful in meeting your child's needs.
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Suicide is a major public health problem in Oklahoma. It is the 2nd leading of death for people ages 10-24. The Healthy Education for Life Program (HELP) is an interactive suicide prevention program for middle and high school students. The vision of HELP is to equip Oklahoma youth with the knowledge and intervention skills to prevent youth suicide. To work toward this vision, HELP presentations focus on educating youth about warning signs of suicide and how to get help for themselves or for a friend.
After viewing the presentation, students are given an 8 question survey to assess their understanding of the material and to identify students that may currently be at risk for suicide and depression. Any surveys that have a yes answer to questions about feelings of depression or thoughts of suicide are given to the school counselor for follow-up.
Our school will be having guest speakers from HeartLine talk to our students about suicide prevention and the students will receive the HELP presentation in class. If you are opposed to your student receiving this presentation, please return this signed form with your student and he/she will be allowed to study elsewhere during the presentation.
Permission Slip to OPT OUT of Presentation
here will be a running club offered to 6th graders at Canyon Ridge Intermediate that will start on Monday, April 21st and will end on Tuesday, May 20th. Running club will not be in session during the week of May 12th-16th because I will be helping out with spring football at Mustang North Middle School. The running club will be from 3:05pm-4:05 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays after school. Parents/guardians will need to pick up child at 4:05pm from car rider entrance of school. Also, students will need to get a physical from a doctor before they can start participating in the running club. I would prefer to have the physical by Monday April 21st but I will accept physicals as late as Monday April 28th. A child cannot participate in running club until he/she has received a physical from a doctor and I have a copy of that physical. The running club will be a fun opportunity for students to get in shape, learn how to stay in shape, learn the three metabolic energy systems, and have a great social experience. I am excited to work with your child to help him/her get in shape this spring. If your child is not in any spring sports and is interested in this running club I highly encourage it. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to working with your child.
Running Club Permission Slip
Canyon Ridge is having a second dodgeball tournament on May 1st and 2nd in P.E.
FORMS MUSTE BE TURNED IN BY MONDAY, APRIL 28th.
All money raised will go towards purchasing archery equipment for P.E. and starting up an archery team for the coming school year.
6th Grade will be playing from 8:30 - 10:50 a.m. each day and 5th Grade will play from 12:50 - 3:00 p.m.
Print off a Dodge Ball Form HERE
The Science Department would like to help you leave your mark here at Canyon Ridge Intermediate! We plan on creating a brick "Walk of Fame" weaving throughout our Outdoor Classroom. In order for your name to be a part of our school forever, all you need to do is fillout the form in the link below, send $30.00, and bring it back to school by May 23rd. Thank you for your support and making CRI memorable!
Walk of Fame - Brick Order Form
5th grade Gate students worked for 5 weeks to prepare for their first wax museum. Each student chose a character from the American revolution, researched their lives, and wrote a paper summarizing their character. They then became their historic character by dressing like them and performing for their peers. They did an amazing job and learned a lot in the process. A DVD of Canyon Ridge's 1st Musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie" is available for only $10. Enjoy the amazing performances of our students again and again.
It includes a wide angle shot of the opening night performance, a zoomed in / out shot of their second performance, and a wide angle shot of their final encore performance for the student body.
Contact Sohailah Stout or Kevin Koch for more information.
DOWNLOAD ORDER FORM HERE.
For the 2nd straight tournament, Canyon Ridge's Academic Team won 2nd place. Academic Team Coach Ms. Wilkes said, "... I couldn’t be prouder of how hard our kids have worked and how much fun they have working together."
Their final tournament will take place on March 6th @ 4:00 p.m.
CONGRATULATIONS Academic Team!
Click here for more information.
Circle the State With Song is a regional choir. There are 19 regions throughout the state of Oklahoma, and students from 4th -8th grade are selected by their vocal teachers based on an audition. This past Saturday, February 1st, 250 students from 13 schools in Canadian County, along with Western Heights, performed at the Yukon Fine Arts Auditorium. The conductor was Ruiel Doonkeen, the Vocal Music Director at Claremore Public Schools in Northeastern Oklahoma, and the regional co-chairs this year were Sohailah Stout (Canyon Ridge Intermediate, Mustang) and Jona Tickle (Bridgestone Intermediate, Western Heights and OkMEA Elementary Vice-President).
In a two-week competition, Canyon Ridge fifth and sixth graders had a drive to see who could donate the most cans and money to provide food for the less fortunate in the area. Jessica Wilkes, a teacher at the school, said the results were amazing.
"As a school, close to $1700 was raised and more than 1700 cans were donated in just two weeks," she said. "The kids got into the spirit of what we were doing and it was exciting to see. Some parents were matching what the kids would bring of their own money."
Wilkes originally hoped the school could bring enough cans and donations to provide 10,000 meals since the Mustang Public School District has grown to include more than 10,000 students. She dismissed the idea, believing the goal was too high. But once the drive was over, using the same calculations as the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank, she realized the students had met the goal.
"Just looking at the numbers, I thought there was no way we could get there," she said. But when I did the calculation and realized we had, it was awesome."
Of the money raised, $330 went to the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank. The cans and the remainder of the funds, approximately $1,378, went to the Mustang Kiwanis Club. Glen Muse, who is with the Kiwanis, said the donations are coming at just the right time.
"This is excellent," he said. "We can really use it and we can use it now. It won't be put on the shelf and held."
The Kiwanis provided 115 food baskets for Thanksgiving. They gave out another 115 for Christmas.
Mrs. Jami Hasty was voted by the faculty and staff of Canyon Ridge Intermediate as the Teacher of the Year.
Although Canyon Ridge did not hold their annual Veteran's Day assembly on November 11th, it was still a huge success. Many veterans were honored in the hour long ceremony which showcased the high school JROTC program, several Canyon Ridge teachers singing the national anthem, and the Canyon Ridge Honor Choir.
One veteran said, "This is the best assembly I have ever been to. I feel so honored with the show of respect and the students' pride in our country and in us." The veterans were not the only ones that were impressed. Many students wrote letters thanking administrators for holding the assembly. One student wrote, "My whole class and me were so honored to meet all the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard. I almost broke out crying and thank you that you are helping us care about everyone. I will always remember this assembly and how it made everyone so proud."
Thank you faculty, students, parents, and most of all our veterans for taking part in this wonderful celebration.
Canyon Ridge Intermediate School partnered with Project Elevate for its first school wide assembly. November is “anti-bullying” month for the students at Canyon Ridge and Project Elevate did not disappoint in setting this tone for students. The focus of the assembly was to teach 5th and 6th graders the value of good character by focusing on respect, self-worth, and purpose.
Project Elevate was founded in an effort to change the culture of today’s schools and to take a stand against the bullying behavior that is prevalent in today’s society. This begins by changing the climate in which students are educated. Using motivational testimonies and cutting edge performing arts, students were not only intrigued by the presentation, but were left with an impactful message and truth about the power they have to set the climate in their school.
“I love that they inspired and gave kids strategies to take up for one another and live life with purpose,” commented Canyon Ridge Principal, Kathy Blackwell.
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3600 South Sara Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73099
906 South Heights Drive
Mustang, OK 73064
School policy is a child must be fever free / Vomiting Free without medications for 24 hours before returning.
All the nurses have seen the Flu, Flu and Strep, and The Tummy bug (both ends). This year’s flu is showing up with some atypical symptoms; children are complaining of terrible headaches and many are NOT running a fever or testing positive until 2nd or 3rd day
This month’s awareness is on:
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GET OUTSIDE and have FUN!!
Let me know if you need/want any further information.
- Sandra Farmer, RN