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CMS Daily Announcements Wednesday, February 16th-White Day

Morning Announcements for students:

 

CMS Students – Central Middle School will be receiving our Blue Zone certification in March, and we are very excited to become a Blue Zone School!  We need your help in creating a Blue Zone logo and/or slogan that we can use at Central for all of our Blue Zone activities and programs.  All entries are due by Friday, February 19.  Please see your ELA teacher for additional information.

 

Library books on hold Wednesday for Andrew Kundel, Nellie Aguilar,and Megan Wire and last call for Dulce Zepeda.  8th grade book club lunch on Wed, and 6th grade on Friday.

 

Any 8th grade students who have questions about their 9th grade schedule please stop down to the Counselor’s office and see Mr. Kulland.

 

Lifetouch will be taking Spring Pictures on FRIDAY FEB. 19.   Packet forms will be sent home this week.

 

Parent Night for current 8th grade students (and their parents) has been RESCHEDULED to Feb. 17.  8th grade will meet @5:30 PM in the Muscatine High School Gym.

 

Swim shirt orders will be placed today. If you have not turned in your order yet, please turn it into the attendance office as soon as possible.

 

Lost & Found is in the hallway. We have lots and lots of coats & hats hanging on the big coat rack on the second floor Please claim your winter hats, winter coats, winter mittens, and lunch boxes…They are piling up like a snow mountain!!.

 

It’s the time of year when you start to dream about green grass, spring flowers and of course, SPRING SOCCER! The fields will be ready soon, but registration is happening now for YMCA Youth Soccer for K-8th graders. Recreational/Developmental program for every skill set! Contact Seth Hood at the Y for more information. Parent Volunteers are always needed! Deadline to register is February 20th. Check the Virtual Backpack for more information.

 

Remember… The Charger motto is to be ready, be respectful, and be responsible.  Make it a great day,

Chargers!!

 

For Parent/Teacher Announcements:

 

Lifetouch will be taking Spring Pictures on FRIDAY FEB. 19.   Packet forms will be sent home this week.

 

Nomination packets for the 2016 Excellence in Education Awards are now available! This year we have created a google form (thanks to Scott Comstock) that I think people will really like.  It really is a fast way to submit a nomination and the process is really smooth.  We are encouraging people to use this google form:

 http://tiny.cc/mcsd-excellence

Please note the following deadline for nominations:  Closing date is February 23, 2016.  For the nomination to be considered it must be received by:  electronically – must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., February 23, 2016, US Mail – must be postmarked no later than February 23, 2016, hand delivered to Jan Collinson no later than 4:30 p.m.  February 23, 2016 at 2900 Mulberry Avenue

(No Late Nominations Will Be Accepted).

Nominated students will be sent a letter telling them of the nomination and asking for them to complete a Self-Description Essay. Excellence in Education Award Recipients will be announced on April 5.   The  Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at MHS.

 

Parent Night for current 8th grade students (and their parents) has been RESCHEDULED to Feb. 17.  8th grade will meet @5:30 PM in the Muscatine High School Gym,

 

Check out the CMS November  2015 Newsletter!  click on the link  http://pub.lucidpress.com/cmsoctnewsletter

As flu season approaches, it is very important for us to monitor students that are ill, so that we can take schoolwide precautions. If your child texts you to let you know that he or she is ill, please notify the main office and ask for our nurse. By doing this, we will be able to give your child appropriate medical care, as well as determine our school wide precautions. Thanks for your understanding and support!

 

The CMS December 2015 Newsletter click on the link  December Newsletter

The CMS January 2016 Newsletter click on the link CMSJanuary2016Newsletter

Here is the link for the 1st quarter Honor Roll Students.  We are so proud to have so many in our school!!!

Honor Roll

 

With winter weather approaching please feel free to check out this website for any school cancelations or delays School Closings, Delays, and Alerts

 

Notes from the Athletic Department:

All forms listed below need to be on file at school in order to participate in any athletic activity and practice, these are available in the attendance office or on the CMS website.

 

To be able to participate the student needs to have the following forms turned in~

CMS Athletic Form with a student and parent signature

An up to date physical *parent signature is needed on this form

Heads Up:Concussion Form with a student and parent signature

 

Muscatine Girls Softball is holding sign ups for this season.

All girls’ ages 6-18 are eligible to play in our program. Must be 6 by 12/31/16.

Dates: Feb. 8, 10 13, 17, 20, 21. Times vary by date. Check the virtual backpack for times and more information on registering.

 

It’s the time of year when you start to dream about green grass, spring flowers and of course, SPRING SOCCER! The fields will be ready soon, but registration is happening now for YMCA Youth Soccer for K-8th graders. Recreational/Developmental program for every skill set! Contact Seth Hood at the Y for more information. Parent Volunteers are always needed! Deadline to register is February 20th. Check the Virtual Backpack for more information.

 

ATTN: GOLF SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The Tony Robison Memorial Golf Membership Scholarship is open to all students in grades 8-12. The main criteria is the desire to play golf: not based on grades or financial need. The award is a one year junior golf membership at Geneva Golf and Country Club. Athletic eligibility is not affected. Once awarded, if selected individuals do not use it, it will be re-awarded to another individual. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2016. Applications are available at West Middle School, Central Middle School, Muscatine High School Athletic Office.

 

Note from the Principal Office:

 

Dear Parents,

 

The school year is already a little beyond half over, and we have truly enjoyed teaching and getting to know your child better this year. Middle school is an exciting and crucial time during an adolescent’s life when they are discovering themselves as individuals and learning their personal preferences in academics, sports, and fine arts. As their teachers we are continuously striving to help your student find balance between the many aspects of their lives. In an effort to prepare our students for success, we are focusing strategies to help build social and employability skills.  

 

That being said, the seventh grade team would like to share our focus and procedures to ensure ready, respectful, and responsible students.  Teachers will be working with students on respectful behaviors such as appropriate classroom participation and respect for authority.  Teachers will be reviewing classroom expectations on Monday, February 8th, to ensure a consistent message is heard by all students.  To reinforce these expectations, teachers will use the following system when a student does not follow the stated expectations.  Students will receive a:

 

  1. Warning
  2. TDA (Teacher Disciplinary Action, students stay with teacher until 3:45 to discuss poor classroom behavior and/or choices)  and phone call home  – minor write up
  3. Administrative Action – major write up resulting in an after school detention and possibly in-school suspension
  4. If students have continual issues with blurting out, counselors and teachers will be involved to educate the student on appropriate choices.
  5. Parent Meeting with administration/counselors/teachers

The seventh grade team is looking forward to the rest of the year and the opportunity to continue helping our students grow as leaders. Please support us with these expectations.  Please call or email any of the seventh grade teachers with questions or concerns.

 

Thank you,

7th Grade Teachers

CMS Administration

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