Welcome to Cheyenne Elementary School!  My name is Mark Johnson and I am the Principal at Cheyenne Elementary.  I have been serving the Chippewa Valley community since 2005 at the elementary and secondary levels.  Over the past ten years I have been a third grade teacher at Miami Elementary, and have worked as part of the Administrative teams at Iroquois Middle School, Wyandot Middle School, Cheyenne Elementary and Shawnee Elementary.

Like you, my children attend Chippewa Valley Schools.  My wonderful wife is a Kindergarten teacher at Miami Elementary and my two daughters attend Miami Elementary.  Our son attend Little Turtle Preschool.

As an administrator I believe in building positive relationships between the school and community.  My goal as Cheyenne's Principal is to be an educational resource for staff, students and parents.  At the core of every successful educational experience is a team of parents, educators, and students working together to make learning meaningful and engaging.  Cheyenne offers many programs for students and families to be involved in.  Take advantage of the great events the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) coordinates and bring the whole family! 

Welcome back Suns!  On behalf of the Cheyenne staff, I would like to welcome you back for an exciting new school year.  Also, welcome to the students and families new to the Cheyenne community.  We’re happy that you’re here.  Our Sunny Staff is looking forward to beginning a great year filled with enthusiasm and fun. 

We have additions to our Cheyenne family!  Please join me in welcoming our newest staff members for this school year, as well as some familiar faces in different places.  Mrs. Roll will be our new 2nd grade teacher in our 1st/2nd blend classroom.  Mrs. Bowers will be our new 5th grade teacher.  Mrs. Knecht has moved to our 1st/2nd grade blend.  Mrs. Blackstock has moved to 2nd grade.  Mrs. Prideaux has moved to 3rd grade.  We also have a new social worker, Mrs. Lewis.

The 2016 Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) results were published across the state and I am pleased to announce that Cheyenne’s 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students scored well above the state and district average.  Congratulations to our students and staff for a job well done! 

We are again encouraging carpooling as well as having students cross Heydenreich at Balmoral/Cougar Drive.  Crossing guards will be on duty.  The south lot is for pick-up/drop-off only and no parking is available.  A detailed map that will fit nicely on your refrigerator for reference is in this newsletter.   We ask that students DO NOT cross at the sidewalk entrance to the North Lot at any time.  Please walk along the sidewalk parallel to our lot to ensure everyone’s safety.

Our goal at Cheyenne is to ensure the safety of all students and staff every day.  Chippewa Valley Schools has put into place security measures for all buildings for the 2015-2016 school year. 

  • All school doors will be locked while students are in session (9:05 AM - 3:50 PM).
  • Enter through the Main North doors only.All other doors will remain locked.
  • Doors will be open for student arrival and dismissal, and day/evening programs.
  • At the Main Entrance, all visitors MUST press the Office button for access to the Office.There is a Latchkey/SACC button to notify Child Care.Please look directly into the camera and provide your name, name of your student and teacher’s name for our employees monitoring the camera.
  • Please present your identification to our Office staff or in the case of SACC, our Child Care staff.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the office at 723-5000.  We’ll be happy to help you. Have a super September!

Yours in education,

Mr. Johnson






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Mark Johnson

Cheyenne Elementary
Phone: 586-723-5000