CLMS Family Update

December 9, 2022

From CLMS Principal, Mr. Eric Pettit

Good Afternoon CLMS Families!

December is in full swing at CLMS! We are excited for the many competitions, programs, and performances that are taking place over the next two weeks. Students have continued to work hard on their NWEA assessments and will complete those at the end of next week. Later in this update, you will find a description as to what these assessments are as well as how we use the data to inform our instruction.

We have a week and a half left before our scheduled Winter Break. We are excited for our upcoming spirit week, student dodgeball tournament, school play, spelling bee, athletic events, and more! We have a LOT to do in a short amount of time, but I know our students are up to the task. Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter and please do not hesitate to reach out to the middle school office with questions.

As always, Go Pirates!

Eric Pettit

Principal, Cardington-Lincoln Middle School

(419) 864-0609

CLMS Classroom Highlight- NWEA Assessments

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NWEA MAP assessments is a nationally normed test that compares student results with students throughout the country. Students participate in these tests in the areas of English Language Arts, Math, and Science. Teachers then use this data to determine how students are achieving and how they are growing. Achievement is defined as students knowing/performing like their peers. Growth compares students' scores from the previously administered assessment. This data is used by our teaching staff to provide further interventions, develop appropriate lesson plans, and more. For students, these results can be used to determine any needed gifted services, schedules for the next academic year, or potentially any learning disabilities that needs to be addressed. The picture above details where middle school students should score at the end of each assessment schedule in math and reading from 2020.

Season of Giving

We are continuing to collect non-perishable food items for the Cardington Food Pantry. Our current point level for each grade is as follows:

5th Grade- 167

6th Grade- 18

7th Grade- 111

8th Grade- 49

Students are encouraged to bring items in until December 21st! Thank you in advanced for supporting our local food pantry!

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CLMS Drama Club Presents Little Scrooge!

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CLMS Spelling Bee

The annual CLMS Spelling Bee will take place this coming Tuesday, December 13th at 6:30pm in the CLLS auditorium. The Cardington community is invited to come out and support our spellers!

1-Hour Early Release, December 21st

Don't forget that students will be dismissed at 2:32 on Wednesday, December 21st. This is our last day of school before Winter Break!
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Our Drama Club Prepares for their Production, Little Scrooge!

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