CMSS Newsletter

Let Your Dreams GROW Wild! October 24-28, 2022

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 25th and Thursday, October 27th from 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Teacher will email out a Sign-Up Genius link to advisory classes for families to sign up for a conference with their Advisory Teacher. You will have a choice between an in-person, phone, or digital conference. Report cards will be not be distributed at conferences this year, instead they will be available digitally in HAC on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. If you would like a printed copy, please call the office and let us know.

If you have any questions, or need help signing up for a conference with your student's teacher, please contact the CMSS Office 501-743-3570.

Early Dismissal

Cabot Public Schools will dismiss at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, October 25th and Thursday, October 27th for Parent/Teacher Conferences. ALL student must go home and come back for the conference with their families. Students may not stay at school until their conference time.

Frontier Festival

-Sprouts of the Week-

5th Grade:

Devin Henson, Beckett Scott, Aiden Rankin, Owen Hughes, & Alyssa Scarbrough

6th Grade:

Natalie Jastrab (Johnson), Bryson Jones, Kullen Henrichs, Joslin Evatt, & Collin Taylor

These students are being recognized by their teachers for having Integrity- our character word of the week for 10/17-10/21/22

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Friday, October 28, 2022- NO SCHOOL

Due to parent/teacher conferences on the 25th and 27th of October, there will be no school on Friday, October 28, 2022.

Cafeteria Halloween Art Contest


The first CMSS Cafeteria HALLOWEEN ART CONTEST winners were announced last week. The 5th grade winner was Kylee Riegel and the 6th grade winner was Ashlyn Ruthledge. Congratulations girls!

New Holiday contest coming soon!

Sock-tober! Builder's Club Sock Drive

Small socks. Big socks. Even in between socks. Orange socks. Blue socks. As long as they are new socks.

Socktober is here and Builders Club is collecting new socks! All socks will be donated to our local shelters as we help meet the needs of our community. Place your socks in the decorated boxes near the cafeteria and office. Thank you for sharing a pair and showing you care.

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Book Fair is Here!

The Book Fair will take place from Friday, October 21 st -Thursday, October 27 th .

Students will be able to shop before school, at scheduled times throughout the school

day, or during their scheduled library class. Do you want to shop with your student?

The Book Fair will be open ALL day on Friday, October 21 st , which is Pioneer Day. It

will also be open during Parent/Teacher Conferences, on Tuesday, Oct. 25 th and Thurs.

Oct. 27 th , from 2:30-7:00PM.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders

ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online

orders will also benefit our school.

We accept cash, credit cards, and checks. You can also go online and set up an eWallet,

a digital payment account, for your child. Please remember that we are required to add

10% sales tax to all purchases. Thanks for supporting our school library and the love of


Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online


6th Grade Health Screenings

6th grade health screenings at CMSS will be on 11/1 & 11/2/22.

CMSS Word of the Week- EMPATHY

Each week, CMSS will have a Word of the Week. Teachers will use their Advisory time to discuss the word and what it means/looks like at school, home, our community, and around the world.

This week's Word of the Week is....EMPATHY.

Empathy derives from German and Greek languages. It means to "understand and share the feelings of another."

How to Teach Empathy in Four Easy Steps (from

  1. FEEL: Share how you are feeling and inviting kids to share how they are feeling.
  2. IMAGINE: Ask kids to imagine how they can or should help others.
  3. DO: Put into action what they imagine.
  4. SHARE: Share your thoughts and actions with others.

Green Thumb of the Week

This year's weekly Staffulty Recognition Award is The "Green Thumb" Award. We are excited to recognize those around us that are going above and beyond the call of duty.

This week's "Green Thumb" award winner nominated by her peers is Mrs. Audrey Brown!

CMSS Bell Schedule

Morning Bells

7:50 am First Bell - Students report to their Advisory Class

8:00 am Tardy Bell

Afternoon Bells

3:15 pm Walkers and Car Riders Dismissed

3:18 pm First Wave Bus Riders Dismissed

3:23 pm Second Wave Bus Riders Dismissed

3:28 pm Third Wave Bus Riders Dismissed to the gym

Supply Fee

Middle School Supply Fee (5th-6th) - There is a one-time $25 fee that includes all necessary school supplies and a class t-shirt. In addition to the supply fee, students are asked to bring a backpack, pencils, paper, and a water bottle.

The K-6th $25 supply fee can be paid during Open House (August 18th) by cash or check. Or you can pay online now at Click on middle schools, and then select Middle School South

*Please note there is a fee for paying online.

FREE Breakfast and FREE/REDUCED Lunch Prices

Families who believe they may qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on household income are strongly encouraged to submit an online meal application as soon as possible through This website is secure and confidential and is a faster and easier way for parents to apply.

Completing your application can help our district and students in many areas beyond just free or reduced-price meals. These include:

  • Increased state and federal funding for schools to ensure students receive the support they need and deserve (district social worker, math/literacy/dyslexia interventionists) to help struggling learners, as well as many other academic needs.
  • Discounts on fees associated with applying for college.
  • Discounts on fees associated with academic tests such as the ACT and SAT.
  • Access to two (2) concurrent credit (college classes) opportunities at no cost to the family.

What's for Lunch?

Lunch Menus can be found HERE as well as on our district website. Please note menus are still being finalized and are subject to change prior to school. Check back often.

Pre pay your school lunch account here.

Middle School
Breakfast: Free
Lunch: $2.65

Menu: October 24-28

Monday- Pizza Pro Cheese Pizza/Hamburger

Tuesday-Pizza Pro Pizza/ Chicken/Cheese Quesadilla

Wednesday- Pizza Pro Pizza or Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Thursday- Chicken Tenders

Friday- No School

Cell Phone Policy

CMSS students are not allowed to use their cell phones while on campus. According to the student handbook, phones should be turned off and in their backpack from the time they arrive on campus until the time they leave campus.

For more information about cell phones or access to the student handbook, click the link below

Box Tops for Education

Did you know that you can support CMSS through Box Tops for Education! Box Tops for Education is still going strong and each box top counts as cash for CMSS! Since 1996, General Mills has donated over $913 million to schools just like CMSS.

You can continue to send in your Box Tops with your student OR you can download the Box Top App and choose CMSS at your school. Then, simply scan your grocery receipt and CMSS will be credited for each eligible item you purchased.

Upcoming Dates

Please check our district website, our social media pages, or future newsletters for more information about the following dates.
  • October 25 & 27: Parent Teacher Conferences 2:00 Dismissal
  • October 28: No School
  • November 8: Block Party
  • November 8: School wide Spelling Bee
  • November 11: Veteran's Day
  • November 17: Family Movie Night
  • November 22-25: No School/Fall Break
  • December 8: Family Movie Night
  • December 16: End of Second Nine Weeks Grading Period
  • December 19-January 2: No School/Winter Break

Car Rider Procedures

For pick up and drop off, cars will enter Panther Trail and turn around at the designated turn around spot, just past the water tower. Cars must use the "Merge" lane to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Panther Trail is a city street and must remain open for through traffic. Cars will turn into the CMSS driveway from Panther Trail.

Avoid dropping off/picking up your student in the parking lots. This creates traffic that could result in an injury to our students and staff. Parking lots are reserved for those parking and entering the building.

Morning Drop Off

  • Drop off is 1 lane. Use the lane closest to the building.
  • Please pull as far forward as possible when dropping off your student. This allows more students to exit the cars and speeds up the drop off line.
  • Students will enter the building through the front doors.

Afternoon Pick Up

  • Pick up is 2 lanes after entering the CMSS driveway. Cars must use the "Merge" lane to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Panther Trail is a city street and must remain open for through traffic.
  • Present your placard to the caller as you approach the beginning of the car line.
  • Students will listen for their name and go to the number called with their name.
  • Cars will pull up to the number called. (#1 is near the 6th grade hall/closest to the Kerr Station exit/#10 is near the 5th grade hall/closest to the caller).
  • Students will wait until the vehicle comes to a complete stop to load their car.
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Cabot Middle School South

“The core purpose of Cabot Middle School South is to be the reason that every student is educated, encouraged, and empowered to reach their highest level of success, both inside and outside of the classroom.”