Do you ever have a conversation with your children at home that goes like this?
Attention 8th Grade Families!
You are invited to attend an important meeting pertaining to your child’s high school education. On January 29th from 7-8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) high school counselors will be explaining the high school academic game... like graduation requirements, mandatory state testing, the different diploma types, class selection and various other information.
High School Counselors will be in the classrooms on the 22nd and 23rd explaining all of the above and working on freshmen class selection. Students will bring home a scheduling worksheet on the 23rd.
Please, bring the scheduling worksheet with you to this meeting
Spring 2018 ISTEP Testing Windows
The statewide windows for ISTEP testing are...
2nd Nine Weeks "Excellence" Convo
The 2nd Nine Weeks "Excellence" Convo was held on Friday, January 19th. HERE is the slide show honoring the accomplishments and contributions of our students during the 2nd Nine Weeks!
Car Rider Reminder
Parents are reminded to wait in their parking spot or in their position in the pick up line at dismissal (3:00 p.m.) until students walk to the car. When parents jump out of line to pick up students in the parking lot or at the front of the line it creates a more dangerous situation than necessary and brings the line to a halt.
Please wait for students to go to the car... not the car coming to the student. Thank you for your cooperation to contribute to a smooth and SAFE situation for everyone.
Math Problem of the Week
Amanda Fulcher was the only CMS student to correctly answer all components of last week's math problem of the week correctly. Congratulations Amanda!
Here is this week's POTW. Answers are due on Mondays before school begins. These are fantastic problems to prepare of the upcoming Applied Skills portion of ISTEP as they are very similar in nature! Also, students can earn extra credit in their math classes for correct answers! Good luck students! Get your parents to help! Just be sure you show all of your work!
Chromebook Inspections: Results
Over 30 Chromebooks were found to have significant damage during the device inspection on January 18th. Many others have minor damage and will likely be in need of repairs soon.
Students are reminded to report any and all damages immediately. Just like with an automobile or other mechanical devices, minor problems typically become major problems if they are not addressed. The end result will still be a $50 claim to the family. However, the school corporation will need to invest more money to repair the damages. MCCSC loses money on approximately 90% of ALL claims filed on the Chromebooks. Help us protect our investment in these devices and our students!
Smoothie Bar Re-Opening
A new smoothie bar employee crew has been trained and the Cascade Cafe will be re-opened for business on Friday 1/19. Flavor choices next week are Pineapple or Mixed Berry! Each are only $1.50.
Home Learning Day 1/12/18
Just a few reminders to recap our Home Learning Day on 1/12/18...
Academic Super Bowl Call Outs
There will be a call-out for all students in grades 6-8 on Tuesday, January 23rd in Mrs. Rodebaugh's room right after school. This one hour meeting (ends at 4:00) is for students who are interested in representing CMS as a member of the Academic Super Bowl Team. We need students who enjoy learning new things in each and every academic content area! So, ALL students can be contributors in some way shape or form to the team! This year's theme is "World War I".
Even if you are an athlete you can still participate because all Super Bowl practices will conclude by 4:00 p.m.! Come join the fun!
Congratulations and good luck to our grade level winners who will compete at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 25th for the school championship!
We will get back to Celebrating Mondays again on Monday 1/22/18 with a "1980's" theme! Students are encouraged to dress up with the theme and there will of course be music, motivation, and minute to win it games at lunch!
Doodle 4 Google
A "Google Doodle" is the artistic rendition of the trademarked Google logo found on the Google homepage each day. These designs are used by the company to commemorate a special day or anniversary. Click here for examples...
Once in a while Google will feature student submitted artwork as the official Google Doodle for the day. Their highlighted Doodles come from the winners of their national contest.
CMS Art Teacher, Mr. Dave Ballinger is serving as our local representative for the annual "Doodle 4 Google" contest. This year's theme is "What Inspires You". Entries should be submitted to Mr. Ballinger hre at CMS no later than February 26th. The five national finalists will receive a trip the Google's Mountain View headquarters for a behind the scenes experience. The national contest winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship! For more information about Google's national contest, click on this link.
The top three CMS entries will win gift cards of $50 (first place), $25 (2nd place), and $10 (third place).
CMS Student News
January, February, and early March is a VERY busy time for CMS athletics. Boys basketball and cheer leading is winding down as swimming, wrestling, and girls basketball are just getting started with their seasons! Stay on top of all of the action by clicking on the "Athletics" tab of this newsletter or check out www.gocadets.com!
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