The Weekly Buzz

A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School

Volume 2, Number 30: January 24, 2021

Child Nutrition Updates for the Week Ahead

There will be a change in breakfast procedures beginning tomorrow. Based on limited participation at breakfast, we will end "grab-and-go" breakfasts in two gyms and return students to the cafeteria for breakfast. An administrator will be in the cafeteria in the days ahead to help with the transition.

Students will still need to wear masks and report immediately to the cafeteria for breakfast. They will not be allowed to sit in the gym for any period of time and then ask to go. Students should socially distance at the cafeteria tables as they do at lunch. Should participation increase, we may look at a return to the "grab-and-go" format.

Also, in preparation for the e-Learning Day on Wednesday, January 27th, students will be given a breakfast and lunch as they leave for the buses or car line on Tuesday afternoon, January 26th. All students are eligible to receive the sacked meals from Child Nutrition staff. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Home Portal Off as Grades Are Updated and Averaged

The CMS Chalkable Home Portal will be down until Monday afternoon, January 25th, as final grades are being updated and averaged in preparation for the distribution of first semester report cards which will go home Tuesday afternoon via email as well as a paper copy being given to the student to bring home.

School Leadership Team Updates Make-Up Work Policy for CMS Students for Second Semester

As we enter the second semester at Corner Middle School, our school’s leadership team has worked to devise a plan to better preserve the continuity of learning, develop our students’ sense of personal responsibility, and foster student academic success.

Use the PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) Model that we have integrated into our Network Improvement Community work here at CMS, our Continuous Improvement Leadership team met after the holidays to review student academic data, attendance data, and research regarding make-up work (including our own district’s policy as well as those of eight other surrounding school districts).

Factoring in changes in the learning environments for our students at CMS and incorporating a reasonable degree of grace to the current policy, our team has developed the Make-Up Work Procedures below for the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Because ALL STUDENTS started with a blank slate in their teachers’ grade books on Thursday, January 21, 2021, it is important to thoroughly review this set of procedures as a parent/guardian and with your student at home.

The procedures for the second semester are as follows:

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CMS Beauty Pageant Information Released

Mrs. Christy Griffin has released the information packet for young ladies interested in participating in the 2021 Miss CMS Beauty Pageant on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Corner High School.

Due to COVID-19, the pageant schedule is different this year to allow for appropriate facility capacities and social distancing. Please take a moment to look at the attached forms. Printed packets will be available in the office, too.

2021 Spring Sports Schedules Released

Coach Alisha Blackwelder and Coach Cade Medley have released their spring 2021 schedules for the CMS Softball and CMS Baseball teams. We have also included the schedules for CHS Baseball and CHS Softball for your planning.

Please remember, that all schedules are subject to change to due COVID-19, inclement weather, or other factors which may be beyond the school's control.

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Calendar for the Week of January 25, 2021 - January 30, 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021
  • Mid-Year Scantron Performance Series Testing (Math and Reading)
  • ACCESS for ELLs Testing (Grades 6-12)
  • 5th and 6th Grade Math Team Practice
  • Baseball and Softball Practice
  • First CHS Tennis Practice
  • CMS Cheerleading Practice 3:00-4:40
  • CMS Robotics Practice (Group A)
  • CMS Theatre Rehearsal
  • Corner Community Park Basketball Practice in Competition Gym

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

  • First Semester Report Cards Go Home
  • Mid-Year Scantron Performance Series Testing (Math and Reading)
  • CMS Robotics Practice (Group B) 3:00-4:30
  • Baseball and Softball Practice
  • CMS Cheerleading Practice 7:00-8:30
  • CHS Basketball at Mortimer Jordan
  • CHS Wrestling at Gardendale
  • Corner Community Park Basketball Practice in Competition Gym

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

  • District e-Learning Day
  • Baseball and Softball Practice

Thursday, January 28, 2021

  • 7th and 8th Grade Math Team Practice 3:00-4:30
  • Baseball and Softball Practice
  • CHS Bowling Team at State Bowling Tournament
  • Fayette County at CHS Basketball
  • Corner Community Park Basketball Practice in Competition Gym

Friday, January 29, 2021

  • CMS Student Council Meeting during Advisory
  • Baseball and Softball Practice
  • CMS Golf Tryouts at Horse Creek
  • CMS Cheerleading Practice 6:00-7:30
  • CHS Basketball at Carbon Hill
  • CHS Bowling at State Bowling Tournament
  • Corner Community Park Basketball Practice in Competition Gym

Saturday, January 30, 2021

  • Corner Community Park Basketball Games in Competition Gym

Corner Middle School

Corner Middle School is committed to building a foundation for college, career, and community success in a nurturing environment.

The mission of Corner Middle School is to serve our community of learners by:

· Utilizing highly-effective instruction and a challenging curriculum.

· Meeting the needs of diverse learners in order to prepare them for college and entry into the work force.

· Partnering with the community.

· Cultivating student leaders.

· Integrating technology into all areas of learning.