Concordia Middle School

May 2021

Finishing Strong

As I write this last newsletter for 2020-2021 at Concordia Middle School, I am excited and saddened. This year has been full of obstacles (Covid-19) and full of blessings (in person learning all year). Fifth and sixth graders have been able to participate in concerts, go on field trips, and learn so much this year. I am thankful for the teachers and staff whose teamwork made the dream work.

I will be finishing out the school year at CMS. However, I will be taking a job as a principal at White City for next year. I have enjoyed my time at CMS, and I wish your students the very best as they continue on their educational paths.

CMS State Assessments

Concordia Middle School students finished state assessments this week. Students who gave their best effort were entered into a prize drawing. Prizes included: 32" TV, tablet with a keyboard, JBL Bluetooth Speaker, LED Lights, A la carte coupons, Dairy Queen gift cards, Britt's gift certificates, movie passes, El Puerto gift certificates, Gambino's gift cards, and Concordia t-shirts.

CMS Choir Concert

Short but sweet!

The CMS Choir Concert consisted of two songs by the 5th grade choir, two songs by the 6th grade choir, and two songs by the Sixth Grade Singers. Thank you to all the parents that were able to shift gears and schedules to attend the concert in person.

If you were unable to attend, here is a link to the video from Thursday night:

May CMS Events

May 3 - 7 Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3 - 6th Grade ELA State Assessment - Part 1

May 4 - 6th Grade ELA State Assessment - Part 2; CMS Band Concert at 7 pm

5th Grade Math State Assessment - Part 1

May 5 - 5th Grade Math State Assessment - Part 2

May 6 - 6th Grade Math State Assessment - Part 1

May 7 - 6th Grade Math State Assessment - Part 2; 4th Grade Visits CMS at 1:45pm

Last day of MTSS at CMS

May 10 - 6th Grade Field Trip to Dillon Nature Center

BOE Meeting 6:00 pm

May 10 - 14 CMS Aimsweb End of the Year testing

May 12 - 5th Grade Field Trip to the Cosmosphere

May 14 - Broadcast the Variety Show

May 17 - CMS Track Meet (all day)

May 20 - 6th Grade Greek Festival

May 21 - Last Day of School

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April Students of the Month

5th Grade - Alexander McMillan

Alexander is always willing to help in the classroom. He is a great leader, and we appreciate his positive attitude.

6th Grade - Tre Hamiel

Tre gives 100% effort in all of his classes. He is willing to work with anyone. Tre is helpful to his peers and has lots of patience with them. Tre is an excellent communicator and has great manners.

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CMS Virtual Variety Show - May 14th

The Variety Show will be broadcast on our YouTube channel: Concordia Public Schools Media Productions at 7 pm on May 14th.

The Variety Show is normally a Home & School Fundraiser where we charge per person to attend. Since this year's event will be virtual for a variety of reasons, we are asking families to make a donation of any amount to Home & School. Donations will be collected in the CMS office.

During the 20-21 school year, CMS Home & School has spent $4225. This includes field trips for both grades, recess equipment, AR parties, and classroom supplies.

Home and School has spent $23.87 per student this year.

Hutch's Holler

We are approaching the end of the year and the students can see the light at the end of the tunnel. For guidance classes, 5th grade had lessons and discussions about gossip and how to handle peer pressure. 6th-grade classes finished their Xello Unit, which is a career exploration program. Mr. Hutch also meets with students individually and in groups. If you would like your child to meet with Mr. Hutchinson, you can email him at

April PAWSitive Count Winners

5th Grade: Genevieve Demanett

6th Grade: Bella Haskett

A Word from Nurse Jennifer

On April 28th and 29th Adulting Days were held at the service center for 11th and 12th grade students. School Nursing participated by teaching students hands only CPR and AED use, Basic First Aid skills, and provided information to students on what conditions they should see their doctor for versus going to the emergency room. Students practiced these skills hands-on and asked questions about the medical field and the amount of schooling required for medical professionals.

COVID numbers are low currently, but that does not mean it is gone. Many of our students continue to be tested, but parents do not notify us the child was tested. They call them in ill or say they had a doctor’s appointment; and students are in school before test results are back. The County COVID testing registry is not updated daily, so I don’t see that these students have been tested until results are posted. There is no way for us to know unless the parent is honest with us about the testing. So parents – please be honest with us.