Clinton Middle School Newsletter - January 21, 2022


Monday, January 24 - Girls and Boys Basketball Games @ Wright, 5:00pm

Thursday, January 27 - Girls and Boys Basketball Games @ Home, 5:00pm

Monday, January 31 - Girls and Boys Basketball Games @ Saluda, 5:00pm

Thursday, February 3 - Girls and Boys Basketball Games @ Home, 5:00pm

February 18 - 25 - CMS SPRING BOOK FAIR (Save the Dates)


We are happy to continue offering the After School Wildcat Academy this year. The Wildcat Academy is an after school opportunity for students to participate in enrichment activities as well as academic support classes. All of the offerings are free for all students. The classes are offered face to face and will begin the week of January 24 starting at 3:30pm. Please review the list of courses that will be offered and then click on the link to register for a class. The registration deadline is Sunday, January 23 at 9:00pm. If you have questions, please contact Assistant Principal, Michael Randall, at or call (864) 938-1683.

Studio Art

Mondays, 3:30pm

Studio Art will be a face to face open studio format where students will generate artistic ideas, plan and research how they will to turn their ideas into art, and give and receive feedback with their peers.

Lego Robotics

Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30pm

Come join our robotics team where you will work in teams to design, build, and program robots to perform different tasks in the most efficient manner. As part of the FIRST LEGO League, you will tackle the CARGO CONNECT mission. The robotics team meets every Monday and Thursday from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Drum Corps

Wednesdays, 3:30pm

The Drum Corps will be face to face. Students will learn cheers, cadences, and street beats using marching drums such as bass drums, tenor drums, snare drums and cymbals. We will perform at pep rallies, football games and the Winter Concert in December. We may also perform for a basketball game and for the Spring Concert in May. Prior experience is not necessary.

Ultimate Board Games

Wednesdays, 3:30pm

The Board Game Club will be an in-person after school community where students will gather together to play different modern board and card games. Some examples include Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, Sushi Go Party, Yahtzee, The Resistance, and Codenames. This is a great way to learn something new while having fun!

Cooking Up Science!

Monday (6th grade), Thursday (7th grade), Friday (8th grade) 3:30pm

Join us face to face weekly for some fun in the kitchen. In this class, we will prepare a variety of easy, budget-friendly recipes while learning about nutrition, food safety, and etiquette. Weekly lessons will also include a "pinch" of science. This class is limited to 20 students per grade level.

Tech Lab

Thursdays, 3:30pm

The Tech Lab is a face to face time for students to come after school to work on coding, design, electronics, or similar projects. Students will work together and collaborate on projects that interest them. They will have access to 3D printing, computers, chromebooks, as well as many other resources. There will also be a virtual option during the same time.

Anime Club

Thursdays, 3:30pm

In this club, we will look at classic anime films and contemporary shows. We will also discuss how Anime has influenced American culture today and what is and isn't considered anime.

Chess Club

Fridays, 3:30pm

The Chess Club is open to all students and skill levels! We welcome beginners who wants to learn how to play the game as well as experienced players who wants to sharpen their skills. Playing chess helps to develop many mental skills that are useful in life, such as strategic thinking, logic and problem-solving. Chess Club provides an opportunity have fun while making friendships and building these skills.

One-to-One Academic Support

Offered Monday - Friday (Times will vary)

Does your child need or want additional academic support in one or more class? If so, these sessions will be very helpful. Students pick the subject(s), the day(s), and the time(s) and we will match them up with a tutor that can support their learning. Tutoring sessions can be done virtually or face to face.

Please click on the link to sign up for the Wildcat Academy.


Last night the Clinton Middle School boys basketball team won their game by a score of 45-30. The Wildcats were all over the Saluda Tigers from the tip off with their intense defense. Angelo Cromer and Javon Cook brought the spark for the Wildcats on defense. Tre Aiken dominated the paint with 7 blocks. The Wildcats only allowed 12 points in the second half. Chirs Boyd led the way for scorers with a career high of 19 points and 5 steals. Jaydon Glenn had 7 points and 6 assists. Tanner Finley also tallied 7 points. The Wildcats improved their record to 3-3 and will travel to Wright on Monday for their next game.


We plan to begin distributing new chromebooks to students on Monday, January 24. We will collect their current chromebooks, cases, and chargers and provide them with a new device, a new case, and new charger. Students who do not return their chromebook along with the charger and case will not receive the new technology until they do so. Students that have outstanding fees due will not get the new technology until all fees are paid in full. The technology agreements signed at the beginning of the year will still be in effect. Please contact our Media Specialist, Jana Wood, at if you have questions.


Now that the weather has become a little colder we thought you might be interested in purchasing a CMS Wildcats Hoodie (or T-shirt because we all hope that it warms up just a little). The Hoodies are a great way to show support for our students and stay warm while attending winter sports. We have sizes available ranging from Adult Small to Adult 3XL (currently we are out of Mediums in Hoodies). Hoodies cost $20.00 and the T-shirts cost $10.00. If you would like to purchase one please click on the link to complete the attached Order Form and bring payment to Mrs. Wood in the Library. Cash and Checks made payable to CMS are accepted. Sizes are available on a first come first serve basis.


Save the dates!! The CMS Spring Book Fair is coming to town on February 18-25! You can click on the link to visit the CMS Book Fair Website. There is information about what you can find at the in person fair and on the virtual fair. All orders made online will be shipped to your home. There are no shipping fees if your order is over $25. Go to the website to set up an eWallet. This is a great way to let kids shop and not worry about them losing their cash. Any money not spent at the fair will be credited back to the person’s credit card that set the eWallet up. Additionally, the fair can accept payment in the form of cash, credit card, debit card, eWallets, or checks made out to CMS. Fliers will be going home a week before the fair. More information will be coming in the next few weeks. In the meantime, check out the Book Fair Website and start planning your purchases.