Attention 8th Graders!
The transition of our 8th graders to high school will kick in to high gear when students return in January. Below are some important dates and events coming up.
CMS Student News
Get a sneak peek into what is communicated between teachers and students via Canvas by setting up a parent view account. By clicking HERE and executing these 5 steps you can see every piece of instruction, classroom calendars, and every assignment issued from your child's teachers!
If you are struggling to set up an account, please call us at 539-9285. We will be happy to walk you through the process. Let's just say that the CMS teachers are glad that OUR parents never had such access to our schoolwork! You don't have to be left feeling like you are in the dark about your child's assignments or their teacher's expectations anymore!
ISTEP - Part 1
Part 1 (or the "Applied Skills") section of the 2017 ISTEP test will be conducted statewide between February 27-March 10. This is the open-ended or "constructed response" portion of the test.
CMS has targeted testing to take place locally from Wednesday, March 1 - Tuesday, March 7. We share this information with you now in hopes that you will do what you can at home to refrain from scheduling student appointments or absences during this window of time in order to minimize student make-up efforts.
March 1st may sound like a long way away... but, that is about 30 school days from TODAY!
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School Geography Bee Winners!
CMS is currently participating in the National Geographic magazine sponsored National Geography Bee. Classroom winners have been crowned and will compete for their grade level championship next week.
Good luck to Alina DeFur, Tyler Arzate, and Noah Halterman who will compete for the school championship on Tuesday of next week!
Student Chromebook Inspections
A routine inspection of all student Chromebooks will take place during student lunch shifts on January 19th. This will be conducted similarly to the inspection conducted this past fall. These routine inspections are necessary to ensure that the devices remain in good working order for the next couple of years.
Staff PD This Week
The CMS Science department along with 800 other educators attended the Indiana STEM conference hosted at Purdue University on Thursday this week. The keynote speaker was Dr. Buzz Aldrin who inspired the audience to push science, math, and technology with our students because they are the generation who will one day put an American on Mars!
The CMS Math department spent the day on Friday with district math and science specialist Lori White, district curriculum director Stacey Monnett, and independent curriculum expert Ann Puckett-Harpold to map and plan the third quarter to ensure that we are on target for the first round of ISTEP in just 29 school days!
CMS Athletics News
December through the first week of March is the busiest stretch of the year for the CMS Athletic Department in terms of total number of athletes participating and the total number of competitions held. Stay on top of all of our athletics news by checking in with one of the most comprehensive and informative middle school athletic sites in the entire state by clicking on the "Athletics" tab above.