Cimarron Springs News
Meet the Teacher Night, August 1st
Meet the Teacher Night
It's a Great Day to be a Stallion!
When: August 1st
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Cimarron Springs Middle School
Come on in and walk around your school, meet your teachers, School Resource Officer, and Administration! Sign up for PTA! Take a picture at our Photo Booth to remember the start of the 2023-2024 school year!
That's the news and Gooo Stallions!
Congratulations to the CSMS Cheer Team and Coach for winning #1 Overall for the Dysart Unified School District during May Competition this year!
We are full of Stallion P.R.I.D.E. for your win!
Congratulations Coach Ginny, your girls are amazing, talented and Stallion Strong!
Congratulations CSMS Boys Basketball Team in winning the TriDistrict Conference (NWVAC) Championship!
Coach Kirchner, we have such Stallion P.R.I.D.E. for the accomplishment and dedicated work by our CSMS Boys Basketball Team!
CSMS Summer Hours
CSMS Summer Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
The school office will be closed from June 2nd - July 9th.
We will be back in the office on July 10th.
CSMS 23-24 School Supply List
Click button below for our 23-24 School Year Supply List
Enjoy Your Summer Break!
From all the Stallion Faculty and Staff here at Cimarron Springs Middle School, we wish you a very relaxing and wonderful summer!
CSMS CTE Visits VVHS Programs
Students from CTE at CSMS were able to visit the fire science and law enforcement programs offered at Valley Vista HS. Our students were able to work hand in hand with the students from Valley to learn about the programs. Our students learned about the equipment and how it's used as well as what the programs can lead to for future career paths.
Congratulations Logan Slater!
Because of the influence of Logan's middle school CTE class and teacher, Logan has decided to attend Dysart High School in the fall to take advantage of their auto mechanics class! Way to go Logan! Dysart High, you are getting a fantastic student!
Read Logan's testimony below:
I'm going to Dysart High School because of the CTE class at Cimarron Springs Middle School. In the CTE class at CSMS, I learned things that I never knew, for example, I learned how to fly a plane, how to wrap a injured hand, and even how to build a lawn mower engine in an hour and a half. I got to present the engine at the elective showcase later that night. The teacher in the CTE class, Mr. Welker taught us so much about the real world! He told me about the automotive class at Dysart High School and how you can walk out of that class with your A.S.E. student certification. That is the reason why I decided to go to Dysart High School to work with cars and work on engines.
It's CTE Month!
Students in 8th grade CTE class get to explore different career options by engaging in stations where they practice the skills that are required for each career.
5/6th Grade Zoo Show
Our 5/6th grade students were visited by Fragile Planet which showed the students many animals and discussed their adaptations, habitats, behaviors and special, unique qualities of each animal. Students could interact with the animals and get their pictures taken with them. This aligns with the curriculum as 5th grade is currently studying heredity traits and learned behavior. Sixth grade is learning all about food webs and food chains, abiotic vs biotic systems and how invasive species affect the environment.
Ms. Jones' class creating raised gardens
Students in Ms. Jones' class have been working hard in the school's garden to prepare it for plants! They got to experience the process of painting the garden boxes last week with the help of Mr. M.. This upcoming week, they will be planting vegetables in the boxes to grow and maintain!
American Heart Association teaches CPR
American Heart Association Staff, Karen Flowers and Kristine Downard, visited with our 8th grade science class to teach students about Cardiac Arrest, Heart Attacks, and hands only CPR. Thanks to donations from UMB bank, we will be able to keep all mannequins at Cimarron Springs Middle School so our students will be able to practice hands only CPR each year!
Mr. Torres wins DEF Music Grant
Mr. Torres won a Dysart Education Foundation mini grant to support his band classes at CSMS. Dysart Education Foundation supports teachers through their mini grants and high school students with educational scholarships.
Cimarron Springs Middle School will have a final exams early release at 11:15 Monday and Tuesday, December 19 & 20th.
We will be closed for Winter Break from Wednesday, December 21st through Tuesday, January 3rd.
Students resume classes on Thursday, January 5th, 2023.
From all of us here at CSMS, we wish you and yours the most peaceful and relaxing Holiday Season!
Reminder: Dysart is on Thanksgiving Break from November 21 to November 25.
From all of us here at Cimarron Springs Middle School, we wish you a fantastic Thanksgiving!
See you on November 28th!
Career and College Expo
Dysart Unified School District invites parents and students to a Career and College Expo on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 - 7:30pm at the Dysart District Office, located at 15802 N. Parkview Place in Surprise.
The expo showcases Dysart's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, West-MEC, colleges and universities, and military representatives so families can explore opportunities to pursue in and after high school. This is a great way for 5th through 11th grade students and their parents to get hands-on with all of the career pathway classes and programs offered at Dysart Schools. The event is free and open to the public. Details can be found at www.dysart.org/CTEexpo.
Dysart Schools currently offer 17 CTE programs at four high schools (Dysart High School, Shadow Ridge High School, Valley Vista High School, and Willow Canyon High School.) Program options include Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Digital Animation, Digital Photography, Education Professions, Engineering, Film and TV Production, Fire Science, Graphic Design, Laboratory Assisting, Law and Public Safety, Marketing, Nursing Services, Software and App Design, Sports Medicine, Stagecraft Design and Production and Technology Device Maintenance. Learn more at www.dysart.org/CTE.
Cimarron Springs held their annual Color Run Fundraiser, where students wear white t-shirts and teachers get to spray the kids with colored chalk as they run around a course. The school has raised more than $15,000 toward a goal of $20,000!
Grab Your Gear - Cimarron Springs Stallion Spirit Store
Show your Stallion Pride with everything Stallion!
Cimarron Springs now has a Spirit Store!
- Link to store: Stallion Gear
- No minimum purchases, you are able to select the garment and logo you would like on each item, delivery is shipped directly to your home address (provided at time of checkout) and delivered in approximately 7-10 business days.
- As items/colors become available they will be uploaded to the store
- If there are items/colors that are not currently in stock they will be removed from the store
- There is a designated support staff to answer questions from customers and handle any issues with the orders received if there are any.
We are so excited to see CSMS Stallion Wear everywhere!
Welcome Back, Stallions!
Let's Meet Your Teachers!
Cimarron Springs will hold Meet the Teacher Night on Monday, August 1st from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
To help with parking we are asking that you attend by last name listed below. Parking is available in the front lot, back lot and parallel parking in our bus drive. All gates into the campus will be open. Please begin in the cafeteria. We are so excited to see you!
- A - L from 5:30 - 6:15
- M - Z from 6:15 - 7:00
For More Information
We can't wait to see everyone back for the first day of school on August 3! Make sure you mark your calendars for event and activity dates and keep an eye on our new website for important information as the start of school approaches.
Our Meet the Teacher night will be on August 1 from 5:30-7:00pm. Please join us to see the campus, meet your child's teachers, and get information on what to expect this year.
Still need to enroll? There's still time to get your children enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year! Parents and guardians can complete the necessary registration information online at Dysart.org/enroll at any time. Please note that in order to finalize registration the following documents will be required: government issued photo identification; birth certificate; proof of residency; and immunization records. For additional assistance with student registration, families are welcome to contact our front office.
Don't forget to make sure you have access to the Parent Portal to keep up with your child’s academic progress throughout the year! Sign up or access the site online at Dysart.org/parentportal or via the Campus Parent app.
School Breakfast and Lunch
Dysart Nutrition Services ensures that students at all schools have fresh, wholesome and nutritious breakfast and lunch options to support their education and focus in class. Learn more about Nutrition Services at Dysart.org/Nutrition. Menus and nutritional information may be viewed at Dysart.Nutrislice.com.
Apply for Free and Reduced Meals
Beginning July 1, 2022 the USDA is returning to income eligibility guidelines for free or reduced meals. All families should complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Application at SchoolCafe.com to help maintain school funding and make sure that qualified families receive this and other benefits. Only one application is required per family, and may be completed at SchoolCafe.com.
How to Add Meal Funds to an Account
Cash and checks are accepted for meal purchases, or families may utilize SchoolCafe.com to prepay for meals online, view their balances, or place restrictions on purchases. Online payments take 24 hours to post to student accounts.
- Elementary Lunch $2.60, Reduced $.40, Adult $3.50
- Elementary Breakfast $1.25, Reduced $.30, Adult $1.75 High School Lunch $2.85, Reduced $.40, Adult $3.50
- High School Breakfast $1.25, Reduced $.30, Adult $1.75
A la carte and snack items are available for purchase on each campus, and additional meals are available for an added charge. Parents are always welcome to dine with their child, but please be sure to call in advance and check-in at the school office. Adult meals may be purchased for $1.75 for breakfast or $3.50 for lunch.
Employment Opportunities in Dysart
Dysart is the largest employer in both the cities of Surprise and El Mirage with over 2,700 employees. Dysart Schools offer highly competitive salaries, full benefits and an inviting school-year calendar with holidays and weekends off for most positions.
With a wide-variety of positions ranging from groundskeeper, to mechanic, to office staff, and teachers, we’re always looking for great people to join our Dysart team!
Current High Need Areas:
- Bus Drivers and Aides
- Childcare and Preschool Aides
- Behavioral Technicians
- Speech and Language Pathologists
- Special Education Teachers
- Math Teachers
- Science Teachers
- ASL Teachers
- Health Services Assistants
- Crossing Guards
- Maintenance Workers and Plant Managers
- Social Workers
Check out our current openings at Dysart.org/Careers and apply today!
Stay Informed on the Parent Portal
The Parent Portal is a great tool to stay informed 24/7 about your child’s academic progress. Grades, attendance, assignments and more are viewable in real time online or via the app, Campus Parent. A single login allows parents with multiple students to access information for all of their children in one place. Learn more at Dysart.org/ParentPortal.
Update Your Communication Preferences and Contact Info
To make sure that we can keep you informed in emergency situations, please ensure that your contact information is current in the Parent Portal. You are also able to adjust your communication preferences (phone, text, and/or email) at Dysart.org/ParentPortal or on the Campus Parent app to ensure you are getting the various message types in the way that you would like. Remember that if you select more than one type of communication per category, you will receive the message multiple times via each of those avenues.
Cimarron Springs celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Students, parents, teachers, and community members came together to gather artifacts to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Cimarron Springs Middle School for Mrs. Trujillo’s Spanish class. Items included a variety of food, clothing, and kitchen items with historical value from different Spanish-speaking countries. Students will be researching a figure from Hispanic history and presenting a small biography on them over the next four weeks. On September 24th, students had the opportunity to view and learn about customs and traditions of Spanish-speaking countries through artifacts brought in by Mrs. Trujillo and Lidia Goodman, a former Cimarron teacher and current district volunteer and substitute. Mrs. Goodman shared several artifacts from her upbringing in Sonora, Mexico.
National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.