The Hawk Report

Christa McAuliffe MS Parent Newsletter - Week of Jan. 16

A Message From Our Principal, Mr. Lemon

Greetings Hawk Nation Parents and Students,

Our second week back on campus was busy, but full of learning opportunities both in and out the classroom. Our 8th graders participated in the 8th Grade Career Day, and learned about various occupations that exist, and what it takes to get them. They were very attentive, and many walked away an even clearer idea of what they want to do after high school. Our 6th and 7th graders continue to be champions in the classroom, utilizing technology almost daily, to demonstrate their learning and discover things they may not have known. Kudos to all of our Hawk Scholars!

As we continue our journey into the Spring Semester, we ask that you keep the following important updates in mind:

  • Course Selection Night & PTA Meeting this Thursday. This Thursday we will host our course selection night for rising 5th graders and current 6th and 7th graders. This is an important night to learn about the various courses that we off here at CMMS, and how the scheduling process works. Immediately following course selection, we will have a PTA meeting. We truly hope that you will stay and become a part of this amazing organization that supports the needs of our students and teachers. Course Selection Night starts at 6pm, and the PTA meeting starts at 7pm.

  • Parent Education Classes. We are beginning our parent education courses for the Spring semester, this week. Please see the flyers below regarding information for our Wellness course as well as our Technology course. Both will be offered weekly. Be sure to review the newsletter weekly for additional classes that will be added to ensure we are serving our parent body as well.

  • Cell Phones & Earbuds. It seems that earbuds and cell phones were popular gifts over the Christmas break. Please remind your student(s) that neither are allowed to be seen or heard from the time they enter the doors in the morning until 4:10pm. Should you need to reach your student during the school day, we ask that you contact the front office instead of calling or texting your student while in class. Please see the flyer below regarding consequences should we see/hear them.

  • Progress Report 5 Grades Close Next Wednesday! Please review your student's Skyward account and make sure that all grades are passing (70 and above). We are encouraging students to strive for A's & B's as we know that our Hawks are more than capable of high academic success. Should you have a question or concern about your student's grade, please contact the classroom teacher.

  • Attendance Matters! Each instructional day is filled with new material and additional opportunities for student growth. It is essential that we have our Hawk Scholars in attendance each and every day, for the entirety of the day. Please remember that Texas has a 90% rule that states that a student must be in attendance 90% of the time to receive credit for a course. Should an emergency or illness arise and your student must be out, please be sure to send a note to Ms. Katrina Taylor, CMMS Attendance Clerk, at, so that the absence can be excused.

  • The first week back we reviewed our campus expectations to ensure our Hawks continue to be Hawk PROUD. Feel free to review the presentation with your student, and continue to encourage them to make good choices each and every day.

Let's continue to work together, and please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or concerns. Remember, we are Hawk Nation... Hawk Proud!

Mr. Trevor Lemon

Principal, Christa McAuliffe MS

Join Us This Thursday!

Bring Your Laptops, Daily!

CMMS is blessed to be one of the few campuses in FBISD that is 1-to-1 in relation to student technology (every student has their own laptop). It is essential that we take full advantage of this opportunity, and provide learning that exposes our students to 21st Century concepts that involve technology usage. Also, this year all STAAR exams will be 100% online. Teachers are beginning to provide online practice to ensure that our students are ready for the April/May exams. But... we need your help!

  • Please ensure that your student(s) brings their laptop to school everyday (even when they say they don't need to).

  • Please ensure that they charge it each night, and bring the charger with them to campus, in case the computer dies in one of their classes.

  • If there is anything wrong with your student's laptop, have them report it immediately to Mr. Woodard (6th Grade Assistant Principal) or Ms. Nichols (Librarian).

CMMS Parent Education Courses

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact our CMMS Parent Educator, Mr. Terrence Blackshire at

Hawk Happenings: January 16-20

Monday, January 16:

  • MLK Day - Holiday/No School

Wednesday, January 18:

  • Boys Basketball Playoffs @ MCMS: 1st game starts are 5pm

Thursday, January 19:

  • Course Selection Night for Rising 5th graders & Current 6th/7th graders @ 6pm
  • PTA Meeting @ 7am

AVID 2023-2024 Application Window is Open!

Fort Bend ISD is currently accepting AVID applications for the 2023-2024 school year!

Interested students must complete the online application for his/her designated AVID campus using the links found at

  • Students will click on the Christa McAuliffe Middle school link in staying at CMMS during the 2023-24 school year
  • If going to high school next year, students will click on the link of the high school in which they will attend during the 2023-24 school year

The online application must be completed at one time; however, students can view or print the application prior to completing. Once submitted, the student will receive an email confirmation, which will also allow him/her to edit responses up until the due date. Please allow at least an hour to complete. Final acceptance into the AVID program will be determined upon completion of an interview. AVID is offered to 6th, 7th and 8th Graders as well as high school students.


  • January: Campus presentations
  • February 3: AVID student application due
  • February 13-24: Campus interviews conducted
  • March 10: AVID invitation letters sent out to students
  • March 20: Deadline for students to accept AVID invitation

Order Your Yearbook, Today!

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It's Coming... Boys Track and Tennis!

Track and Tennis season will soon be here. All boys interested in participating in one or both sports must have a physical and Rank One forms filled out before tryouts.

  • Tennis season starts January 30th
  • Boys track season will start January 23rd.

If you need any of the forms please see the Coaches.

COMING SOON: Mandatory Student IDs

Safety and security is a top priority for FBISD and CMMS. Beginning in January 2023, students will begin wearing Scholar Chip IDs at all times (with the exception of rigorous physical exercise/PE) while on campus. Every student will be provided a student ID, plastic sleeve and lanyard.

Students will be required to visibly display their Student ID badge, above the waist, with the picture clearly visible. Students badges will provide access to the following services within the building:

  • Cafeteria meal payments
  • Library services
  • Entrance to campus events (dances, PBIS events, etc.)

In the event that a student reports to school without his/her ID, they will receive a temporary wristband upon entry into the building. After receiving 3 temporary wristbands, students will be required to purchase a new badge for $5.00.

Students will be advised of the expectations aligned to Student IDs within the coming week(s). Should you have questions or concerns, please reach out to Assistant Principal, Mr. Brandon Woodard at

CMMS Spring Open House - Save the Date!

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Hey Hawks... Remember... No Cell Phones / Earbuds from 8:25am - 4:10pm

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The Lending Library - Parent Agreement Forms

Don't Forget...

Free and Reduced Meal Application

Click the Yellow Bar to complete the 2022-2023 Free and Reduced Meal Application. A new application is needed each school year. All families are asked to apply!

FBISD Whole Child Health Initiative

As a part of the Whole Child Health Initiative, Fort Bend ISD is excited to present our second parent webinar of the 2022-23 school year: "Current Drug Trends and What Parents Need to Know." The parent webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 18 at 6 p.m.

Whole Child Health, focuses on Whole Child Health, is aligned with FBISD's Profile of a Graduate, and is committed to supporting and developing the mental, behavioral, social, emotional, and physical health of all students in FBISD.

Zoom Link: Current Drug Trends and What Parents Need to Know

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Just a Few Reminders...

Athletic Clear Bag Regulations

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Helpful Items You May Need

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