• Cresthill Middle School

    9195 Cresthill Lane

    Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

    Main Line: 303-387-2800

    Attendance: 303.387.2802

    FAX: 303-387-2801


  • Building Sturdy Human Beings for

    the Journey Ahead

    Incoming 7th Graders! You are invited!

    Each year, we invite our incoming 7th graders to join us for a wonderful, get-to-know-Cresthill experience even before the school year begins. New Beginnings is a CMS tradition that affords students the opportunity to connect with some of their Cresthill teachers,  have fun with other incoming 7th graders and get to know their new school. See all of the information here and get signed up right away! We hope you can join us for New Beginnings 22-23

    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) will

    give you a glimpse into the central learning and work done in each curricular area at Cresthill.


    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 Cresthill Middle School updates for our CMS community and families. 

    April 15, 2022


    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)

    Colorado READ Act

    Literacy Curriculum Transparency

    Follow the linked visual to the right to find information and tools pertinent to Colorado SENATE BILL 21-151.

    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

    School Meal Information

    From DCSD Nutrition Services

    Check out the district Nutrition Services Website.

    also . . .

    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

  • 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.