CMS Parent Update

November 04, 2022

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Link to Community Events


Link to Teacher Websites

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Please use the link below to sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences.


November 07, 4:30-8:30 PM

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4th Grade CogAT

4th graders will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) during the week of November 7-11, 2022. The Ohio-required whole-grade testing screens all students for potential gifted identification in Superior Cognitive Ability and Creative Thinking Ability, and it also provides information about students' instruction strengths and needs. Following the screening, individual student results will be sent home with your child. If you have questions about the assessment, contact

The CogAT consists of three different measures, verbal, quantitative, and non-verbal that measure reasoning skills. We will test one battery each day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, next week. Each test should be completed in under an hour.

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7th Grade Chicago Trip Informational Parent Meeting

On WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 09, at 6:00 PM, CMS LGIR, we will have our parent informational meeting about the 7th grade Chicago Trip. Topics will include:

Cost and Payment Information


Discipline and Behavior

Safety/Medical Procedures

Please attend if your child is scheduled or interested in going on this great trip.

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This past week our 4th and 5th graders were awarded a newly designed PBIS magnet after a teacher recognized them for being Caring, Mindful, and/or Solution Focused. A big thank you to Mrs. Collins for the design upgrade from our old magnets.

Mrs. Diehm's computer classes are having a design competition for Chromebook-compatible stickers for 6/7 grades. The students voted TODAY and we will post the results next week.

CMS Yearbooks

It’s time to order a CMS YEARBOOK! CMS yearbooks are on sale through December via Infinite Campus for an optional fee. We do not order extra yearbooks, so all sales must be completed before winter break. .

To order a yearbook, log-in to Infinite Campus. On the left-hand side of the screen click “fees.” Then click on the “manage accounts” folder (this is the tab next to the shopping cart). From there click “optional payments.” You will be able to add “CMS Yearbook” to your cart and pay the fee. Please contact the main office with questions on this ordering process!

PTO Meeting

Due to parent/teacher conferences on November 02, the PTO meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 9, at 4:30 PM, in the CMS media center. Reach out to with any questions.


A HUGE thank you to all of those who have volunteered to support CMS over the past month! Staff dinners, cider, donuts, classroom parties, hot dogs and popcorn. We can’t thank you enough!!!!

Parent University Presentations

The second “Parent University,” topics relevant to CMS and CLSD families, took place this past week . The first topic, “School Tech - What the Heck,” was presented by the CMS Technology Team of Mrs. Diehm, Mrs. Holub and Mrs. Scrheffler. The second topic, “Internet Safety,” featured Mr. Richard Warner from the Geauga County Prosecutors Office, Mr. Jason Elam, CLSD SRO and Mr. Adam Tomco, CMS Principal. A big thank you to G-TV for recording the two presentations for parents to view who were unable to attend. Click the links below to watch the presentations.


November 07: Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 7-11: 4th Grade CogAT Testing

November 09: PTO Meeting, Chicago Trip Parent Information Meeting

November 10: 5th Grade Severance Hall

November 21: Save the date PTO Skating Party, Dram Club Musical Performance

November 22: Drama Club Comedy Performance

November 23-25: No school