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The mission of the CMHS Family Awareness Network (FAN) is to provide timely and relevant ideas, information and programs to engage and support our parent community with the intent to foster the development of thriving and resilient youth. FAN is a parent led, educator supported initiative.



FAN - General Information

Next FAN Event

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

By Angela Duckworth

A FAN Book Study


Already wondering how you or your child will make it to Winter Break? About to give in and give up? How about finding something you're passionate about? Join FAN in reading "Grit" to reflect and rejuvenate!  ​​Our fall event will be a book study where we discuss Angela Duckworth's best selling book "Grit."  


We would love for you to join us, even if you don't have time to read the book. We will provide summaries and discussion questions. Join us for great conversation and light refreshments!


Where: CMHS library

When: November 8th from 6:30-8:00

Who: Any CMSD12 parent/guardian and any CM High School students



About the author: Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Click the  link below for a short Ted Talk where Angela Lee Duckworth explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.


The Family Awareness Network strives to offer resources and programs that inform, engage and encourage parents of Cheyenne Mountain High School students.

Throughout the year, FAN offers events and programs on various topics of interest to parents. In addition, FAN supports the efforts of the counseling department and administration in providing information targeted to specific interest groups such as parents of each grade level, college-bound students or those facing particular wellness issues.

Family Awareness Network is a committee of parents, counselors, teachers, and administrators and encourages all parents to get involved.

To suggest programs and/or volunteer for FAN, email or

Future Event

Our second event will be February 13th at 6:00 at CMJH. This event will be a parent enrichment night. We will have a Keynote speaker (TBD), followed by different breakout sessions addressing current issues affecting families.



Contact Kathryn Herriott, FAN Co-Chair, CMJH Counselor,

or Monica Peloso, FAN Co-Chair,

Past FAN events



Race To Nowhere (stressed out teens and families) 2011

Forks Over Knives (nutrition science for parents and teens) 2012

Play Again (nature deficit and screen time overload) 2013

SUBMIT (Cyberbullying) 2013

Happy  2014


Freshmen and Parent Seminar, Fall – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Drug and Alcohol Awareness for Parents, 2011, 2012, 2013

Understanding Teen Stress and Anxiety, Jon Cleckler, 2012

Preparing Kids for Future Success, Corey Jones, March, 2013

How Children Succeed, Barry Smith, March, 2014

The Over-sexualization of Girls, Tomi-Ann Roberts, April 2014

Marijuana and Teens in Colorado, Lynn Riemer, September 2015

Recognize and Reduce Family Stress, Barry Smith, November 2015

Teen Drug Use in the Community, panel of experts, November 2016

CMHS Climate Survey: Implications for Families, February 2017

Book Studies

Price of Privilege, 2010

Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College, 2011

Inside the Teenage Brain, 2012

Brainstorm, Dan Siegel, April 2015

How to Raise An Adult, Monica Peloso, February 2016

Where You Go is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admission Mania, October 2016