Carolina Springs Middle School

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January Calendar Events

JAN. 23 - Pelican Ice during ALL Lunches - Bring $3.00 for a sweet treat!

- CSMS Basketball Away vs. Lexington MS - 5:30 p.m.

JAN. 27 - CSMS Basketball at Home vs. Meadow Glen MS - 5:30 p.m.

JAN. 30 - 100th Day of School

- CSMS Basketball Away vs. Pleasant Hill MS - 5:30 p.m.

February Calendar Events

FEB. 3 - Job Shadow Day

FEB. 4 - CSMS Basketball at Home vs. White Knoll - 8th Grade Recognition Night - 5:30 p.m.

FEB. 10 - 1st Round Lexington 1 Basketball Tournament - Time TBA

FEB. 13 - 2nd Round Lexington 1 Basketball Tournament- Time TBA

FEB. 14 - No School for Students/Teacher Work Day

FEB 15 - Lexington 1 Basketball Tournament Semifinals and Finals - Time TBA

FEB. 17 - Staff and Students Report to School

FEB. 18 - School Board Meeting at Central Services - 7:00 p.m.

FEB. 20 - Pelican Ice during ALL Lunches - Bring $3.00 for a sweet treat!

- CSMS Athletic Banquet - 6:00 p.m.

FEB. 24 - Parent/Student Dinner & Financial Planning for College Workshop - 6:00 p.m.

FEB. 27 - CSMS Talent Show to Benefit Relay for Life - 6:30 p.m.

"Do Right, Get Smart, Be Kind, and Help Out!"

--------------Husky Happenings--------------

Interested in Playing Boys Lacrosse for WKHS?

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Congratulations to Our Counseling Department!!!

The CSMS Counseling Program has met the criteria to become a Recognized ASCA Model Program by the American School Counselor Association!!

Our counselors will be acknowledged for this awesome accomplishment publicly at the RAMP Recognition Dinner, which will be held on June 29, 2020, in Seattle, Washington, at ASCA’s annual conference.The RAMP designation is valid for the next five years through the 2024-2025 school year.

We are so proud of our counselors!

Reaching out a helping hand to the Knights

This past weekend a powerful EF2 tornado destroyed much of North Central High School in Kershaw County, South Carolina rendering it unusable for the remainder of the school year. As a service project our boys and girls basketball teams will be collecting school supplies through Friday, January 24, to support North Central High in their time of need. You may begin bringing those supplies this week. Supplies will be collected through Friday, January 24.

Huskies, let's pull together to help North Central High and its students and staff!!

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WKHS Girls Soccer

Tryouts for WKHS Girls Soccer will be January 27-28 for Varsity and January 29-30 for Junior Varsity. Students must have an updated physical and all forms filled out before they will be allowed to participate in Open Play dates as well. Information fliers with further details are available the CSMS Front Office.

Into the woods, Jr.

Is your Husky interested in being a part of our Spring musical, Into the Woods, Jr.? Auditions will be held after school on Wednesday, January 29. Pick up information in the main office as soon as possible!

WKHS Baseball Tryouts

Baseball tryouts will be Monday, February 3, through Wednesday, February 5 at White Knoll High School. If your Husky is interested, please have them stop by the CSMS Front Office to pick up an information flier.

Track Team News

All students who are interested in participating in track this spring, please see Mr. Helm in room 412 either before or after school. If you are unable to meet with him, you are welcome to email him at mhelm@lexington1.net.

Calling all Husky Golfers!!

WKHS Boys Golf tryouts will be held on Monday, February 3rd, from 4:15 p.m. -5:30 p.m. They will take place at Indian River Golf Course located at 200 Indian River Drive, West Columbia SC 29170. All participants must have a current physical on file in Planet HS. Participating athletes are to bring golf equipment to your tryout (clubs, bag, balls & shoes, etc). Tryouts are closed to the public, and parents are asked to wait in the parking lot for their athletes to be dismissed.

Mark Your Calendar!

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JA Girls STEM Breakfast

Junior Achievement of Greater South Carolina in partnership with Lexington Technology Center’s Work-Based Learning will introduce girls to women mentors who work in STEM-related fields and show them the exciting possibilities for their future. Guided by the JA Reverse Job Shadowing curriculum, girls will investigate, ask questions, and be inspired to consider STEM for their future. The morning will feature keynote speakers, one being Ms. South Carolina, a pancake breakfast, and hands-on activities.


What: JA Girl's STEM Breakfast Summit

Date: February 20, 2020
Location: Lexington Technology Center Multipurpose Room, 2421 Augusta Highway, Lexington SC
Time: 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Who: 6th - 12th-grade girls from any Lexington One middle or high school
Contact: Michele Lucas 803-821-3062 or Mlucas@lexington1.net

A free event

Must register and submit permission forms and sign-in the day of the event to be excused.


Registration Link: https://forms.gle/sqU8c31qvdYHQHo77


Parents will need to provide transportation for their student to LTC and will need to pick up their student at 11:00 a.m. at LTC and take them back to their middle school. Pick up a permission slip and consent form from the CSMS school counseling office.

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Middle Years Newsletter

The Middle Years Newsletter is a resource that can provide you with helpful information to assist your Husky through their Middle School Years. We hope that you can find some time to read and soak in this very pertinent information!

Attendance Matters!

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FYI for all future Huskies!

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Way to go Mrs. Sarantopoulos!

The South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) has named our very own Mrs. Leah Sarantopoulos the South Carolina Assistant Principal of The Year! The Husky family is super proud of Mrs. Sarantopoulos and so excited for her to be honored! She is such an amazing and caring administrator! Congratulations!
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CSMS 2019-2020 Teacher of The Year!!

Congratulations to these amazingly awesome educators who were chosen as the five finalists for Teacher of the Year: Lindsey Smith, Joi Walden, Jennifer Simmons, Stephanie Gregory, and Ashley Carter! An extra special congratulations is in order for Mrs. Simmons, who was voted the CSMS 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year! We applaud your for your endless commitment and to your students!

Husky Teachers - Best in the World!

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Got Computer Issues?

If your computer is having a rough day, stop by Room 503 to see Mr. Miller! Listed below are the absolute best times to catch him!


* MORNINGS - 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


* DURING LUNCHES

- 11:02 a.m. - 11:32 a.m. (7th Grade)

- 12:00 Noon - 12:30 p.m. (8th Grade)

- 12:58 p.m. - 1:29 p.m. (6th Grade)

****Important Information for Parents****

Husky Safety

Keeping our CSMS Husky Family safe is a top priority! We already have many practices in place to keep our students and staff safe each day; and on 10/24/19, we implemented a new access control system.

Each day after 8:00 a.m., all doors will be locked and visitors will be required to “buzz in” in order to gain access to the building through a closed circuit monitoring system. Visitors will only gain access through the front door on the right as you go through the main entrance.

Here are the directions for how to use this system:

1. To the right of the front door is an intercom/camera.

2. Press the button on the intercom.

3. Place yourself in front of the camera on the panel.

4. Someone on our office staff will see you and respond verbally.

5. They can then release the door for you to enter the building.

6. You will then report to the main office for further assistance.

We also want to make sure that everyone enters the building quickly upon arrival. You can help us by identifying yourself and providing your child’s name. Once you have been given access, please go directly to the main office. At this time, you will be asked to provide your driver’s license if you are dismissing a child or visiting a classroom.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we all get acquainted with this new system. We also remind you that all children arriving after 8:00 a.m. tardy bell need to be escorted inside as you will need to go through the above process to enter your child into the building. Please remember that above all else, we have your child’s best interest at heart. Please contact Dr. Cockfield if you have any questions or concerns.

Click for 2019-20 Student Handbook

Carolina Springs Middle School handbook for students.

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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Publix Partners Wants To Support To Our Huskies!

Publix Partners is turning groceries into education by helping CSMS earn money when you shop! Over the years, Publix Partners has contributed more than $30 million to over 4,500 schools in five states, and they want to make sure that CSMS will benefit from this amazing program! To join, simply go to PUBLIX.COM/PARTNERS, select your school, and then enter your phone number at checkout when you shop. Please consider participating in this super easy way to support your Huskies!