CMS Announcements ~ Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Today is a gold day

Tomorrow will be a purple day


Reminder to vote in the first round of March Book Madness! An email has been sent to you with the link for voting. Teachers are invited to vote too! Voting in this round will close at 3:30 today (Monday)!


The choir concert has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 12th at 6:30 p.m. due to a conflict with middle school musical.


7th and 8th graders interested in participating in Track and Field, sign up in the attendance office. Practice begins Monday, March 25.


The sixth grade is currently in the lead for the Box Tops Challenge.  Will the 7th or 8th grade catch the sixth grade by February 28, the last day of the challenge.  Stay tuned….


The Battle of the Books has started! If you are interested in participating, please let Mrs. Schlawin know.


The 7TH annual MCSD Race for the Schools – 5K and Muskie Mile TIMED run will be held on Saturday, May 4th at the Muscatine High School.  The 5K begins at 8:30 am and the Muskie Mile begins at 8:00 am.

New this Year – There will be 2 Bounce Houses at the start finish line for kids to enjoy before and after the race.  Bounce Houses are being donated by Bash-N-Bounce! All students who participate in the 1-mile or 5K race will receive a race water bottle.  SPECIAL recognition for students who complete both races! Be sure to mark on your registration from if you want to run both races. You will just need to pay the 5K price and you will receive one shirt.

Student fees are discounted to encourage student participation.  The student fees are $10.00 for the 5K and $5.00 for the Muskie Mile. Scholarships are available for MCSD students to cover the registration fees. Be sure to register before the fees increase on April 25.

This event is designed to promote physical fitness within the community of Muscatine and the Muscatine Community School District. Proceeds from the race support MCSD Physical Education programs and student wellness.  Special awards will be presented to the business and MCSD School with the greatest participation.

Registration forms are available at  the Muscatine Running Club website at: just click on the calendar tab.  MCSD Race for the Schools is the second race in the Grand Prix Circuit competition in Muscatine.

On-line registration is available at:  Don’t forget – registration Fees increase after April 25, so register now!


The Winter Box Tops Challenge has begun and will end on February 28.  Help your grade level win the challenge by bringing your Box Tops to your ELA teacher before the end of February.


Google Art Contest – This year’s Doodle for Google contest theme is “When I grow up, I hope…” and invites students to draw upon their dreams and imagine the ways the world can be better. Food for Everyone? Shoes that can fly? A pill that cures anything? An Earth-cooling fan? It’s up to you to decide how you will interpret the theme. The contest opened January 7 and goes through March 18, 2019. 53 students will be named winners from their state. Five finalists will be flown to Google’s Mountain View headquarters, and one winning student from among the five will receive:

A $30,000 college scholarship

A $50,000 Google for Education technology package for their school

Your artwork will be placed on the Google homepage for a day

The remaining four finalists will win a $5,000 college scholarship

Please see Mr. Schoville will questions. You can also check out for more information.


To view the lunch menu, please follow this link.


Today’s Lunch:


  • Chicken Alfredo
  • Garlic Breadstick
  • Hot Dog on Bun
  • Side Salad
  • Banana



Tuesday’s Lunch:

Cheesy Nachos

Hot Dog on Bun

Refried Beans

Orange Slice




Dear CMS Friends and Families,

As spring is quickly approaching, so is our Summative Aspire Assessment.  Studies have shown that students will be more successful if they have a healthy snack and drink before the tests. We would like to provide these here at school for each student, on the day(s) of testing. If you are able and would like to donate individually wrapped granola bars, crackers, animal crackers, cereal or fruit snacks, these would be greatly appreciated.  

We will also be making raffle baskets as prizes to be given to students who are in attendance for testing days. If you have any gifts or prizes you would like to donate to be included in these baskets, they would also be appreciated.

Please bring any food items and/or raffle baskets to the main office at CMS by Friday, March 29th.  You may also drop them off during your student’s Student Led Learning Conversation next week.

Please contact  if you have any questions.


Due to a conflict with the musical, the Central Middle School Pops Choir Concert has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 PM.


Doors open at Central Middle School at 7:30 am. Students who elect to come between 7:30 and 7:50 will be required to go to the cafeteria and are asked to be seated quietly and remain in the cafeteria until 7:50 am.  At that time, they may use the gym or cafeteria. Breakfast will also be served starting at 7:30 am. In case of a 2 hour delay, the doors will open at 9:30.


Any questions with the lifetouch pictures feel free to contact them at 866-955-8342.


From the Athletic Department~ In order for your 7th/8th grade student to participate in a sport, 3 forms will need to be turned in to the Central Middle School Athletic Department/Attendance Office:

1) Central Middle School Athletic Form ~ signed by parent/guardian and student athlete, good for the school year participating

2) Concussion Form ~ signed by parent/guardian and student athlete, good for the school year participating

3) Iowa Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Examination form ~ signed my medical licensed professional and parent/guardian, good for 13 months from the date of physical.  These can be found online on the Central Middle School site under Activities & Athletics or can be picked up at CMS.


If your student is going to be absent please contact:

Muscatine Community School District Attendance



Telephone: 563-263-7223

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