Carolina Springs Middle School


October/November Calendar Events

OCT. 15 -19 - National School Lunch Week

OCT. 22 - 26 - Red Ribbon Week - "Life Is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free!"

OCT. 24 - CSMS Football @ WKHS vs. WKMS at 6:00 p.m.

OCT. 26 - PTSA Fall Dance @ 3:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

OCT. 29 - End of 1st Nine Weeks

- CSMS Girls' Basketball Team Tryouts in CSMS Gym @ 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

OCT. 30 - Beta Club Induction in CSMS Theatre @ 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

- CSMS Girls' Basketball Team Tryouts in CSMS Gym @ 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

OCT. 31 - CSMS Girls' Basketball Team Tryouts in CSMS Gym @ 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

NOV. 1 - CSMS Girls' Basketball Team Tryouts in CSMS Gym @ 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

NOV. 4 - Daylight Savings Time Ends

NOV. 5 - Report Cards Issued

- Husky Huddle

- CSMS Boys' Basketball Team Tryouts in CSMS Gym @ 5:20 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.

NOV. 6 - Election Day - No School for Students & Staff

- CSMS Boys' Basketball Team Tryouts in CSMS Gym @ 5:20 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.

NOV. 7 - Dr. Little Visits CSMS

- CSMS Boys' Basketball Team Tryouts in CSMS Gym @ 5:20 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.

NOV. 8 - Winter Dance Show in CSMS Theatre @ 6:30 p.m.

NOV. 9 - All-Pro Dads @ 7:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.

- Veteran's Day Assembly @ 9:30 a.m.

NOV. 12 - School Improvement Council Meeting @ 5:00 p.m.

NOV. 13 - School Board Meeting at Central Services @ 7:30 p.m.

NOV. 15 - Pelican Ice during ALL Lunches ($3.00)

Red Ribbon Week

Next week, October 22 - 26 is Red Ribbon Week! We are celebrating Red Ribbon Week by encouraging our Huskies to embrace a healthy, drug-free lifestyle! The CSMS Counseling Department and the CSMS LOCC Club are urging ALL students and staff to participate in each day's theme! Check out the activities that will be going on here at CSMS!

Huskies Say No to Drugs and Alcohol....TOGETHER!

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Fall Dance next Friday!!

The BEST way to close out our celebration of Red Ribbon Week next week is to have a school dance! Our first dance of the school year is next Friday, October 26th in the cafeteria. The dance starts right after school and lasts until 5:45 p.m.

Admission is $5.00 and tickets go on sale Monday during all lunches. Parents must pick up their students by 6 p.m. or they will lose the privilege of attending the next school dance.

It's going to be blast! Be there!

Hooray for Lunch!

October 15-19 is National School Lunch Week! We want to give a HUGE shout out and thank you to our amazing cafeteria staff! Huskies, be sure to give them an extra smile and thank them for all of their hard work. Pictured in the front row are: Jonie R. Poole and Elaine Flemming. Pictured in the back row are: Angie Furtick, Helen Bouknight, Anna Clohecy, and Annette Deal. You ladies are THE BEST!!!!
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Seven 8th Graders Make Region Orchestra!

CSMS Orchestra teacher, Mrs. Bonnie Pruitt, is extremely excited to announce that the seven 8th grade students who auditioned for Regional Orchestra were accepted! Auditions took place on Saturday, October 6 at Irmo Middle School. Over 400 orchestra students in grades 6 – 12 from across the Midlands auditioned for the three region orchestras. Selected students will participate in the region orchestra event on November 16 – 17, and they are eligible to audition for All-State orchestra in January 2019. CSMS is super proud of our Region orchestra students!

Region winners pictured on the front row are: Ekimini Umanah, Kayla Mathis, Lynda Ramirez, and Eli Skinner. Pictured on the back row are: Alyssa Gunter, Sara Rupon, and Victoria Vanlue.

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Mrs. Simmons is awarded MCEC Grant!

Mrs. Jennifer Simmons, Theatre Arts Teacher, earned funding to purchase a tabletop Vaquform machine through the MCEC Bright Ideas Program. The Bright Ideas Program looks for projects that incorporate technology into the classroom. This machine will allow her classes to use plastic sheeting to make masks and props for theatrical performances – what an awesome use of new technology to upgrade and enhance future theatrical performances!

Congratulations, Mrs. Simmons!!

Pictured with Mrs. Simmons are some of her theatre students: Abigail Smith, Lauren Smith, Taylor Hunt, Peyton Keller, Leah Jackson, Armoni Peterson, Emily Marks, Riley Piner, KyleyBoynton, Olivia Tolbert, Alyssa Hopkins, and David Gibson.

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Baseball Conditioning

All 7th and 8th graders interested in trying out for the baseball team are invited to come to conditioning. Conditioning sessions will be Monday, Tuesday , and Wednesday of each week at WKHS. Conditioning began on October 8 and will go through November 28. All athletes must have a physical dated after April 1, 2018.

Math Tutoring

CSMS is offering free after school math assistance for our students. We have a qualified WKHS student work as our math tutor. Tutoring sessions are afterschool on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday every week from 3:40 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. in the Learning Commons. Students need to have their transportation home arrive at school by 4:30 p.m. to be ready to pick them up after tutoring. For further information, and to sign up, simply stop by the CSMS Main Office. Or you can simply go to the Sign Up Genius Link here:

CSMS BAsketball Tryouts

Husky Basketball Season is getting closer to tip-off! All 7th and 8th grade boys and girls who are interested in trying out must have a current physical dated after April 1, 2018.

Boys' Team tryouts will be held in the CSMS Gym Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, November 5, 6, and 7 from 5:20 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. Students may pick up information sheets from Coach Corley in the gym.

Girls' Team tryouts will be held in the CSMS Gym on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 29, 30, 31, and November 1 from 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. An information sheet from Coach Cagle is attached below.

Wrestling Camp

Calling all 6th Graders!! If you are interested in wrestling, WKHS is offering a new Wrestling Youth Camp! The camp will run from October 29 - March 10. Please stop by the CSMS front office for more information.

Middle Years Monthly Newsletter


Please mark these exciting upcoming events on your calendar! More information will be coming soon!






Learning Commons/Library Information

Read Your Way to the Big Game

Carolina Springs Middle is happy to promote this program annually, which encourages reading and allows students to try to win Carolina/Clemson tickets, if they meet the reading requirement. Any CSMS student who reads 6 books can qualify to win tickets and pre-game passes to the 2018 BIG GAME between South Carolina and Clemson. Reading logs have been sent to all CSMS students and are also available in the Learning Commons. Deadline to return reading logs to CSM is Nov. 8. For more information visit the Learning Commons, or email

LOCC Club...Unlock YOUR Potential!

The 2018-2019 CSMS LOCC Club has started! We assist our Huskies to reach for their full potential by staying substance free, safe, and healthy; AND we show them that staying substance free is super far from boring! Meetings will be after school on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month in the 112G Lab from 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. For more information, check in with Nurse Hammond in the Nurse's Office or Mrs. Sanders in the Learning Commons!

CSMS 2018 Football Schedule

CSMS 2018 Volleyball Schedule

CSMS 2018 -2019 Basketball Schedule

**Miscellaneous School Information for PArents**

* 2018-2019 CSMS Student Handbook *

Are you signed up for REMIND texts from CSMS?

REMIND is a new communication tool that we are trying out this year. It allows us to send you text messages about the happenings around CSMS. Joining is easy! Just text @carolinasp to the number 81010 and then @6huskies for 6th grade information, @7huskies for 7th grade information, or @8huskies for 8th grade information.

If you have trouble with 81010, try texting to (803) 334-3452.

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