Cascade Middle School

School News! 3/3/23

Upcoming Events

CMS Student News

Here is the episode of our CMS Student News for this past week!
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Cadets of the Month

Congratulations to all of the students nominated for and those who were selected as our February Cadets of the Month!
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Teacher and Staff Member of the Month

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Be the "I" in KIND

Look who was caught being KIND! Kailyn let a peer borrow her art supplies to complete an assignment. Mya saw that a student needed extra support, and voluntarily pulled up a chair to help review math skills with her. Boe and Kyle tell their teachers hello and good morning and make them smile each day. Garret volunteered to paint clipboards for his teacher to add some color and character to the classroom. It's small acts like these that make our school a great place!

PTO News

For general questions for the PTO or for information on how you can help make our school an even better place for kids, send an email to

All PTO meetings are held at 6:30 in the CMS Cafeteria. Park in the back lot by the cafeteria. Meeting dates this year:



Click the link to visit Cascade Middle School PTO's Facebook Page!

PTO was presented with a new fundraiser opportunity! We need people to take tickets at some of the home sporting events! Listed below are sign-ups for Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball and Wrestling (Co-ed 6 & 7 & 8 ). Please feel free to browse and sign-up! This is an easy way to help not only the PTO, but the students, teachers and staff!!

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Men In Action

Men in Action, through Sheltering Wings of Hendricks County, reads to all elementary schools in Hendricks County on March 16th. They are in need of men - dads/grandpas/uncles/neighbors... If you'd like to volunteer follow the link to register.
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Register for your time on the site!


MCCSC is transitioning to a new anonymous reporting tool. Formerly students/community members could use the Quick Tip button to submit an anonymous report regarding building safety issues in our schools. We will now be using Stopit. See the below image for more details. Students can download the mobile app for STOPit to report issues to our SROs and school administrators. This new tool will give school leaders greater communication when alerted to an event and will help provide ongoing data for us to analyze to help make our schools the safest environments that they can be. We will also include a direct web link button on each week's newsletter (once it's active), just like we did with the Quick Tip.
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SRO Update

The detectives division at the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office has seen a rise in “catphishing” scams against juveniles stemming from suspects outside of the United States. Often, the scammers will display a stock image found on the internet and create a profile using the picture. Once the juvenile has followed or friended the suspect, the suspect will often ask for inappropriate images of the juvenile in an attempt to blackmail them for money or additional images. Below are some steps you can take should your child possibly be the victim of these scams:


  • If your child has disseminated inappropriate images, your child’s electronic device should undergo an “erase all content”.

  • ALL social media accounts associated with the scam should be restarted under a new profile name, profile picture, and create a new password.

  • Help your child to change passwords on social media and block suspect(s) they have communicated with.

  • Photos will typically be backed-up in the cloud as well, these will need to be deleted.

  • If after taking all possible steps, the problem persists, contact law enforcement. You may be required to surrender the electronic device to officers in order for them to erase all content and prevent further victimization.


With the start of the Spring Semester, IN state standardized testing will be here before we know it! The mandated dates for ILEARN testing this year will be from April 17th - May 12th. Students will not be testing during that entire time. That is the window the state provides for all schools to complete testing for all students. CMS students will begin testing on April 24th and will finish by May 8th. The remainder of that week will be used for make up testing. These dates are provided for your family planning purposes. These tests are what the state uses to determine how well our students are mastering the IN state standards on those subjects that are tested. When students miss school during this window, they have to make up the assessments, which typically result in lower results.

Updates from the Cafeteria

To deposit money into your child's lunch account electronically visit to create an online account. Students can also bring in cash to lunch, but sometimes that money gets stuck in pockets instead of deposited with the cafeteria staff. Students may bring a lunch from home on any day they choose.

Click the boxes Below to submit a student or teacher brag!

Has your student participated in something outside of school where they have been honored/awarded? We want to recognize those students who are engaged in service opportunities/extra curricular organizations outside of school and receive some mark of distinction. Use the Student Brag box below to let us know what to recognize your student for!

Is there a teacher at CMS who went above and beyond recently? Use the Teacher Brag box to let us know what special thing that teacher did for your student, so that we can celebrate and recognize them!

New Online Admin Meets

Starting prior to Spring Break, Mr. Blickenstaff and Mr. Hansel will begin hosting bi-monthly virtual chats with parents from 7:10 - 7:40 on Mondays. We will post the link in the newsletter and on socials the week prior to each meeting. These meetings will be informal and are designed simply to increase the amount of communication between the school and our parents. It's your time to ask any questions and receive direct feedback. We will probably start with general info, but will probably expand to a weekly topic to guide each meeting.
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Purdue Extension - Hendricks County

Click here for the article in HC ICON.

Purdue Extension-Hendricks County would like to show our support to the teachers and support staff throughout Hendricks County. We have partnered with each school corporation to bring you their wish list for their classroom or school. If you would like to donate to MILL CREEK schools, you may do by clicking HERE!

Upcoming Community Events

CHS Spring Musical - The Addams Family

CHS Performing Arts will present the 2023 spring musical, The Addams Family, on April 13-14 at 7:00 p.m. and April 15 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. in the CHS Performing Arts Center. Come and see one of the most popular TV sitcoms of the 1960s adapted for the stage with a new plot and all new music! Tickets can be purchased online at for $12 (or $7 for students) starting March 1st. Tickets will also be sold at the door prior to each performance for $14 (or $7 for students). (Please note: there is a small processing fee when using a credit/debit card for online tickets and tickets bought at the door.)

IN and National Recognition as a School to Watch

Social Media

For the most up to date announcements and happenings at CMS make sure to follow us on our social media platforms! Click the buttons below to keep in touch!

CMS Student Handbook

The Student Handbook provides a great deal of information about our schools. Once on the document, you can navigate to the middle school specific section. We ask all families to read the Student Handbook completely. If you have questions after reading the Handbook, please contact the main office.

Important Links For Parents

Use this one Symbaloo page to access many important links that parents can use to help support your student from home. The program links included are: MCCSC website - CMS website - CMS Twitter and Facebook - CMS Athletics Facebook - Ask Rose Homework Help Hotline - CMS Smore Newsletters - Bark Internet Monitoring Notifications - Canvas Parent Account - PowerSchool Parent Account - Setmore Appointment Booking - PBIS Rewards Parent Notifications - Corporation Handbook - School Messenger's Quick Tip
CMS Athletic Website

See this website for schedules, tickets, team information and much more!

*NEW* Athletic Newsletter

Follow Mr. Hansel's athletic newsletter via SMORE that will be published weekly to keep up on all things athletics!

Setmore - Online Appointment Booking

Book an appointment to speak with an administrator or the guidance counselor!

Employment Opportunities at MCCSC

We continue to recruit qualified individuals to fill open positions within our corporation!

How to reset your parent PowerSchool password