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Cat Chat Newsletter

February 2021


Cienega High School Vision Statement: Cienega High School builds a foundation for our students to excel in life through Connections, High Standards and Success by providing students with college and career readiness using a wide range of educational and cultural experiences. These opportunities foster an environment that produces successful and well-rounded high school graduates.

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Artist: Abby Tschudy

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Dear Bobcat Nation Families,


February is off to a great start!  Our campus is lively today with our hybrid students on site and our staff back in our classrooms and offices.  The positive energy felt across the campus has created a lot of masked smiles today.

We are in the process of beginning class schedule registration for the upcoming 2021/2022 school year. Our current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students are selecting their choices for next year’s class schedule.  We hope that your home is buzzing with conversations around the course offerings our amazing teachers are able to provide your family. If for some unforeseen reason your Bobcat does not get a chance to register in the next 3 weeks, please have them contact his or her counselor as soon as possible.  Your Cat’s counselor’s name can be found on PowerSchool at the bottom of the quick look up screen.


We are beginning to plan the specifics tied to our upcoming state testing season.  Please keep an eye out for letters and flyers in regards to these important dates and student expectations for those days.

Lastly, please consider using tax credits as a way to contribute to Bobcat Nation this tax season.  Every year our programs, clubs and activities are able to enhance our Cats’ high school experiences because of your generous tax deductible contributions.  Please visit our website at: to contribute to our campus.

Thank you for partnering with us this school year.  We are looking forward to a February filled with masked smiles and happy Cats.




Kim Middleton


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Please take this survey to let us know how we are doing, we take your responses very seriously. Each year we compare results to the results of prior years and look for trends in improvement and areas that need attention. We also use the results for both teacher and administrative evaluations.The survey is open through 5:00 pm on Sunday, February 28, 2021 and will only take 2 - 4 minutes.

VSD Parent Survey 2021

Click here to schedule a Parent Teacher Conference!

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Thursday will be a Hybrid half day for our students. Here is the schedule that we will follow.

(Friday will be a full Async day for students.)

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3rd Quarter Benchmark Testing Information From the Student Achievement Office

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Spring Testing:

Mark your calendars for the testing dates listed below. Our 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will be testing in the Spring. All 11th grade students will be given the ACT test in April at no cost during school hours. The 10th grade students will be given the AzM2 Writing, Math, and Reading. Please reschedule any conflicts you may have on these days to ensure that your student is present. Families of Brick to Click students will receive additional information on test date opportunities. 

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Artist: Charla Olsen

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Artist: Dana Franco

Artist: Leila Butler

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On Thursday, 28 January 2021 the NJROTC Academic Team competed in the 2020-2021 National JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB). Cadets compete in online “quiz bowl” competitions in both leadership and academic categories to help prepare them for college placement exams. Our cadets advanced to the second round of competition with their ultimate goal of qualifying for a third round and a National Championship to be held early summer 2021.


Artist: Lillian Snyder

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NJROTC Cadets assisted the American Legion Post 109 with their Produce on Wheels-Without Waste community service event on Saturday, 23 January 2021. The cadets separated and packed produce in boxes for distribution.

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Artist: Morgan Bailey

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Artist: Nina Garcia

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CHS Yearbook

Hello Bobcat Nation,

The 2020-21 Cienega yearbook is in production and we want to give everyone the opportunity to be featured! Below is a link to a google form that you can fill out and submit a photo of yourself for a chance to be featured. If you do not participate in a sport/club or are one of our “brick to click” bobcats this is one of your best chances to be featured in the 2020-21 Cienega Yearbook. 

Also, follow us on Instagram @Cienega.Yearbook for more opportunities to get featured 

Google Form Link.

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Yearbooks are currently $95!

Get them on

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Aramark Lunch Menu

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Please read this important message from The Vail School District Special Education Office:

The Vail School District Special Education Office is in the process of destroying SPECIAL EDUCATION records for students who withdrew, transferred or graduated from high school four or more years ago. We are required to notify parents or students, if they are 18 years or older, to give them an opportunity to review the records before they are destroyed. If you believe that you or your child might have Special Education records and would like to review them, please contact Cindy Cahill at 879-2051 or email at

Otherwise, records are due to be destroyed on June 1, 2021.

Artwork courtesy of Ms. Latona's Art students.

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