The Weekly Buzz
A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School
Volume 1, Number 12: November 24, 2019
Conceptual Understanding the Focus of Math Night 2019
The Corner Middle School Math Department led the November CMS Connects last Thursday evening conducting Math Night for students and families in grades 5-8. More than 100 parents, grandparents, students, sibling, teachers, and other community members attended the event.
Beginning with a hot dog supper provided by the CMS Math Department, guests began the evening with a conversation about our school's work to shift the mindset about math instruction and learning at our school. The math team -- made up of Rebekah Myers, Nikki Burgos, Clarissa McCarty, and Jennifer Rouse -- led the students and their families through a math activity to get them thinking and to engage them in "the productive struggle" of the learning process.
Students and their families moved into the competition gym to participate in grade level activities with their grade level teachers to help families see the need for not only procedural work in math, but also the need for conceptual understanding for greater growth.
The evening ended with another video -- The Backwards Bicycle -- and door prizes for those attending. What a great night of learning at CMS Connects as we partnered with students and their families to better understand what we are doing here at Corner Middle School!
The videos shared at the event are below the photographs. In addition, grade level math resources will be shared next week will all families in The Weekly Buzz.
CMS Wrestlers take top honors at first Middle School Event of the Year
The following wrestlers medaled at the competition:
Seventh and eighth grade wrestlers on the Corner High School Wrestling Team include:
Jack Aaron, Jake Blanchard, Matthew Blizard, Carter Brown, James Cannon, Bryson Carden, Caiden Combs, Tristan Cox, Luke Cupps, Noah Curtis, Gabe Dean, Cannon Eubank, Brody Harden, Brayden Howard, Logan Mann, Connor Montgomery, Brandon Murphree, Brock Parker, Jase Parsons, Nathan Payne, Braxton Purser, Addison Roberts, McAiden Sanford, Logan Steeley, and Calvin Taylor. The team is coached by Jason Doss. Congratulations gentlemen! The team's schedule is attached below.
Photo credits: CHS Wrestling Facebook Page / Wendy Thomas
As we approach the holidays, the question arose from several folks this week, "Do we have to go to school on Monday and Tuesday?" Corner Middle School is in session on Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th. Attendance will be taken. Instruction will be provided. Families, please have your students at school at school and on-time each day!
Parents and guardians, attendance matters at Corner Middle School! Your student's attendance or lack thereof will impact his or her achievement long term. His or her attendance will impact the student's mindset on the importance of an education as well as the importance of a commitment to work.
We understand that holiday travel may be necessary. Parents have seven days for which they can write a parent note for any absence. Beyond that, a doctor's note will be required. Please use those parent note days judiciously as we also are aware flu season is ahead.
Please help us by working with us to emphasize the importance of attendance in school while it is in session!
CMS Students and Families Donate to Local Food Bank
5th Grade 200
6th Grade 92
7th Grade 719
8th Grade 390
Because they donated/collected the most food throughout the week, the 7th Grade class has won special activity and treat during advisory time when we return from the Thanksgiving holidays. Corner Middle School encourages community service and charitable giving among our students for those in need. Thank you so much for your assistance in helping with organization who does amazing work to help so many people in our community!
Photo credits: Chloe Whitaker
Quote of the Week . . .
Video of the Week . . .
Calendar for the Week
CMS Organization Practices
Monday, Nov. 25th, 3pm
10005 Corner School Road
Drama Club Practice with Mrs. Burgos 3:00-5:00
CHS Wrestling at Hayden Dual Event
Tuesday, Nov. 26th, 8am to Wednesday, Nov. 27th, 8pm
125 Atwood Road
Thanksgiving Holidays / Fall Break at CMS
Wednesday, Nov. 27th, 7:30am to Friday, Nov. 29th, 8pm
10005 Corner School Road
Corner Middle School
The mission of Corner Middle School is to serve our community of learners by:
· Utilizing highly-effective instruction and a challenging curriculum.
· Meeting the needs of diverse learners in order to prepare them for college and entry into the work force.
· Partnering with the community.
· Cultivating student leaders.
· Integrating technology into all areas of learning.