There is SO Much to Celebrate in the Mill Creek Community School Corporation!
PTO Fundraiser Update
The annual PTO Fundraiser launched this past Wednesday and Friday was our first of three collection dates. Students are selling the 2018 edition of the "Greater Indianapolis Save-A-Round" coupon book. Books are $25 each and contain thousands of dollars in savings at local restaurants and businesses that you likely frequent anyway. $10 of each sale goes to the CMS PTO who financially support programs and services for CMS students and teachers that are not budgeted.
Our goal is to sell 600 books as we have done in each of the past two years. That's just about an average of 1.5 books per student.
Our PTO would like to thank YOU for your support of the CMS students and teachers!
Parenting a Successful Child at CMS
This is week 4 of our 10 weeks series on how parents can help their children successfully navigate their experience at Cascade Middle School. Previous tips shared include...
The tip of the week this week is for parents to help students manage their homework loads. On most nights, MOST students (with the exception of 8th graders who have multiple high school credit courses) will have an hour or less of homework each night. If your child regularly and consistently has more than an hour each night, the explanation is likely due to reasons other than how much homework the teacher assigned. Contact the teacher for help and seek answers or solutions together.
By TRUSTING these things we believe that there will be nothing that we can't work through together! Let's just know that we are all on the same page and will be until the day your child leaves CMS!
Math Problem of the Week
Congratulations to Amanda Fulcher, Abby Thornburg, Zach Benter, and Marlee Wathan who were the only four students out of the 38 submissions last week to correctly answer all parts of the school Math Problem of the Week! AWESOME JOB!
If you'd like to give the question of the week a shot this weekend, click HERE! Don't forget to turn it in before 1st period on Monday morning! Be sure to write your name and your math teacher's name on your response! See if you can't get your parents to help and work on the problems as a family!
By the way, ALL CMS math teachers are awarding class extra credit based on performance on the problems of the week! Good luck, students! What do you have to lose?
8th Grade Trip to Area 31
The annual 8th grade trip to tour the Area 31 Career Center hosted at Ben Davis High School will take place on Friday, October 6th. This is the "first step" in a year-long process that will involve preparing for high school and life after high school.
A permission slip will be going home soon with more details. We will eat lunch in Plainfield. So, students will either need to bring their own lunch or money to eat out.
The annual CMS Yearbook Dance (students who purchased a yearbook last year will be issued those books for a signing party) will be hosted on Friday 9/22/17 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. The cost for entry is $3 and students should arrange for pick-up promptly at 5:00. Concessions will also be available for purchase. This dance is open to all CMS students and current 9th graders who will be returning in order to pick up their yearbook from their 8th grade year.
"What's Right With Our Schools?"
The CMS Learning Hub was featured in the MCCSC School Board's "What's Right With Our Schools" segment of their September meeting held last evening at the ASC.
Enclosed is the video that was shared with the School Board that will help highlight what the CMS Learning Hub is all about! Stop by and visit us!
Book Rental Invoices
Book rental invoices were mailed home at the end of August and payment will be due on Wednesday 9/27/17. Please contact Leah Watson with any questions about the bill or payment method. She can be reached at email@example.com or by calling the front desk at 317-539-9285.
CMS Spell Bowl Team
Any student interested in participating on this year's Spell Bowl Team should plan to stay after school for our first practice of the year on Tuesday! Practice will be held in Mrs. Rodebaugh's classroom (Room #128) and will last until 4:00 p.m. Students should arranged for their own transportation home. An email will be delivered to all CMS students with more information soon!
CMS Homework Club
Does your child need a structured location with reliable WiFi to get some homework completed each day? Please consider dropping your child off at the CMS Learning Hub as early as 7:00 a.m. (Monday-Friday) or encourage them to stay until 4:00 p.m. (Monday-Thursday).
4H Call-Out Meeting
All students interested in exploring what participation in 4H has to offer are encouraged to check out THIS FLYER and attend the Open House on Tuesday, October 10th!
CMS Student News 9/1/17