• Cresthill Middle School

  • Building Sturdy Human Beings for

    the Journey Ahead

    The Journey-Learning School
    COVID-19 and "Road to Return" Updates here

    Nominations for the 2022 Apple Award . . .

    Are being taken now!

    Please click on the image to the right to make your way to the nomination page for Cresthill Middle School in order to nominate an outstanding staff or faculty member.

    Meet the Cresthill Staff!

    Navigate the CMS School Map!

    . . . To see and hear directly from our staff. Curious about our new Principal? Click on Mrs. Pappalardo's office link. Wondering about who Mrs. Kaminski -- one of our Spanish teachers -- is? Click on her room link. Get to know the people who are here for your child at Cresthill Middle School!


    First Floor Office and Room Links (Staff)

    Second Floor Office and Room Links (Staff)

    ***Download the PDF to open the interactive links! Enjoy!!

    What do kids at Cresthill learn?

    Great Question!


    If you are interested, follow the links below to two very important sources, the Colorado State Standards and our Academic One-Pagers (based on the State Standards). 


    Colorado Academic Standards (follow the drop downs for 7th & 8th grade subject matter)

    Cresthill Middle School "One Pagers" (evaluated regularly)


    If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any teacher or member of the leadership

     team regarding topics and material taught and learning in our classrooms!



    CMS Cougar Courier

    Weekly updates from around Cresthill Middle School

    Student Technology Updates

    CMS Online Teaching and Learning Resources

    Please click on the image to the right to find your way to information regarding our blanket statement around educationally appropriate and vetted online resources. This document includes a link for "opting out" of use of resources as well.  (Versión en español)

    District Technology Support

    DCSD Support for Families and Students

    Follow the linked image to the right to make your way to information and materials related to DCSD technology and distance-learning support. Please bear in mind that anything related to "returning DCSD-owned devices" has nothing to do with technology tools borrowed from Cresthill.

    Clash of the Cougars Steps Challenge

    Free School Meals!

    From DCSD Nutrition Services

    Universal Free Meals School Year 2021-2022

    For all schools where DCSD Nutrition Services operates, the USDA has extended Meals at No Cost through June 30, 2022. This means that one breakfast (where offered) and one lunch per day per student will continue to be provided at no cost to all students. Students are required to take a fruit or vegetable to make a reimbursable/no cost meal at breakfast and lunch. Ala Carte food items are available for purchase. Meals will be served in the school cafeterias to students.


    Clash of the Cougars Steps Challenge

    Clash of the Cougars!

    Stepping Out to Compete

    Cresthill Cougars! Be prepared to bring it in the 21-22 school year as our school neighborhoods (Team Explorers, Team Navigators, Team Summit, Team Legend, Team Horizon, and Team Trekkers) dive into some friendly competitions over the course of the year. Who will win the Clash of the Cougars trophy this year?!


    See you soon!

    -Mr. Risdon

    In Case of . . .


    • Late/Delayed Start . . . Go Here (coming soon)
    • Needing to pick up your child early or your child will be arriving late, call the attendance line 303-387-2802 to let us know as early in the day as possible.  We do not release kids after 2:30 pm due to the amount of traffic at the school.  Please have your picture ID available any time you come to pick up your child.
    • Needing to Contact the Attendance Line: 303.387.2802
    • Wanting to email a staff member . . . 
    • Wanting to see an electronic copy of the student handbook (linked soon). . .
    • Looking to find the latest CANN episode? Click here.
  • School Accountability Committee (SAC)

    School & Community Advisory Committee

    Meeting Minutes

    SAC Minutes 9-15-21
  • For the 2021-22 School Year . . .


    • 1 large multi-subject folder
    •  Pens
    •  Pencils
    • Colored pencils
    • Highlighters
    • Index cards - small and large
    •  Loose leaf lined paper
    • Graph paper
    • two boxes of kleenex (hand to homeroom teacher)
    •  two containers of disinfectant wipes (hand to homeroom teacher)
    • Scientific Calculator (TI-30X) for Math 7, Accelerated Math 7, and Math 8
    • Graphing Calculator (TI-84 plus or Ce) for Algebra 1, and Geometry
    • Douglas County Public Library Card  
    • ***Optional: Technology Device (e.g., Chromebook) -- please see the "1:1 Device" Page for more information
    Other items as needed during the school year or as requested by teachers.