Carolina Springs Middle School

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February Calendar Events

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

FEB. 27 - 2nd Chance to Audition for CSMS Talent Show - Immediately after school

March Calendar Events

MAR. 2 - Rising 6th Grade Parent Night - 6:00 p.m.

MAR. 3 - MAR. 16 - BOOSTER BASH!!!

MAR. 4 - 2nd Annual CSMS Three on Three Basketball Tournament

MAR. 5 - "One Book, One School Night" - 6:00 p.m.

MAR. 6 - PJ Day 8th Grade Fundraiser - Proceeds will fund curriculum book club books.

MAR. 9 - Run Hard Club - 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

MAR. 10 - CSMS Chorus Concert - 6:30 p.m.

MAR. 11 - End of Third Nine Weeks

MAR. 12 - 2nd Weather Make-up Day

MAR. 13 - Holiday - No School for Students & Staff

MAR. 17 - CSMS Band Concert - 6:30 p.m.

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

MAR. 20 - Report Cards Issued

MAR. 23 - Spring Picture Day

MAR. 25 - Collaborative Planning Day - Dismissal at 12:40 p.m. - Lunch will be served.

MAR. 26 - Pelican Ice during ALL Lunches - Bring $3.00 for a sweet treat!

- Booster Bash!

- CSMS Talent Show

- Marco's Pizza Fundraiser Day for CSMS Archery Team - See flyer below for details.

MAR. 27 - Spring Dance - After School - Proceeds will go to Relay for Life.

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

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Start Planning for College - Personal Financial Planning Workshop

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Help out our Husky Archers!!

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Talent Show Update from Mrs. Simmons

Greetings, Talented Huskies!

Due to some scheduling conflicts that have come to light, we have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that we have to postpone the Talent Show for the school until Thursday, March 26. The good news is that because of this extension, we are providing a second opportunity for students to audition for the talent show after school on Thursday, February 27. If you would like to audition for the Talent Show, please fill out this form ASAP:

If you already auditioned for the talent show this past week, you do NOT have to re-audition. Mrs. Deal will be in touch with you this week about your audition results.

Learning Commons News

Huskies, are you reading JBA books? Please remember to let Mrs. Self know if you are reading these so that you will be invited to the reward party later this spring. You only need to read 3 JBA books to be invited to the party, but if you read 5, you get a bonus reward! The deadline to finish reading JBA books is February 28, so there is still some time left! For more information please visit the Learning Commons!

Feburary 24 - 28 is Spirit Week in Honor of Black History Month!

In honor of Black History Month, we're having a special Spirit Week next week February 24 - 28. This will be chance to learn more about the history of our country while also having fun. Please remember that costumes must be school appropriate and follow school rules. Also, please be sensitive and culturally appropriate in your costuming! If you need ideas, please let Mrs. Simmons know!
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Archery Update!!

On Saturday, February 15, our Huskies Archers took part in the Gilbert 3-D IBO State Qualifier at Gilbert High School. This event was part of the International Bowhunting Organization NASP competition.

Owen Kyzer took first place for all middle school males with a nice score of 272 in his first ever competition for IBO. He was followed by Andrew Hall who took third also with a 272. As a matter of fact the top three places were all 272 and were separated only by the amount of "10's' shot. Kyley Boynton was our top scorer this weekend for our team with a 279 which was good enough for 2nd overall and Rachel Lease had a 277 for third place.

We now have a couple of weeks off until our final qualifier which will be at White Knoll High School on Saturday, February 29.

CSMS Dancers Take Top Honors!

Congratulations to the CSMS Dance Team and Coach Snow for taking first place at their competition this past weekend. Our very own Huskies took first, second, and third place! A special shout out to Riley Lett, Lauren Smith and Juliana Slabach for placing with their solos! Huskies dance, together!

Lady Huskies Are Lexington 10 Conference Champs!

Congratulations to the Lady Huskies for capturing the Lexington 10 Conference Championship and finishing the season 17-0! We want to give a HUGE shout out to the coaches and the players for all of their amazing hard work this season! Coach Cagle had this to say about her championship team: "I am so proud of this group of young ladies!! They went 17-0 on the season, and had a 47-18 win to capture the title!!! These ladies played with heart and good sportsmanship all season while remaining humble and striving to build each other up and make each other better." Way to dominate, Lady Huskies!

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Miss TImbercub

Congratulations to Sarah Adkins for winning the first Miss Timbercub title in the WKHS Miss Timberwolf Pageant held on Saturday, February 8, 2020!! She achieved the following accomplishments: Congeniality Award, Ad Sales Winner, Overall Community Service Winner out of all 8–12 grade - which included an essay she wrote, letters from organizations she helps, 167 hours of community service and more! - and Overall People’s Choice Award for raising the most funds for the White Knoll High School Athletic Booster Club! She is the very first Miss Carolina Springs Middle School!! The Husky Family is so super proud of Sarah!

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Black History Month Events at CSMS

Calling all Husky visual and performing arts artists! CSMS is holding some contests for Black History Month and we're looking for your entries. The deadline for the written or performing arts is Friday, February 21. Complete information can be found in the flyer below or in the main office and in your email!

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!

Three on Three Basketball Tournament - March 4

Show off your ball skills in the 2nd Annual Three on Three Basketball Tournament! Get your team together and see Mrs. Kelly Cagle in room 307 on the 7th Grade Hall for details! You must have your team registered and your entry fee paid by Friday, February 28. See you on the courts!

Are you a Runner?

Registration for Run Hard is now open. Participants will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45-4:30 starting March 9th. Check in the CSMS main Office for more information.

Booster Bash is Coming Soon!

Parents and Families—this year’s main fundraiser is the Carolina Springs Middle School Booster Bash! It’s a two-week fundraising campaign that kicks off with a Pep Rally on March 3 and ends on the Friday, March 13. Throughout the fundraising campaign students will have the chance to qualify for our EPIC Booster Bash on March 26.

Students qualify by earning $60 in donations or sending 20 emails using our easy emailer system on After our Pep Rally kick off you will be able to register your students and use our donation tools on

Our school goal is to raise $10,000 for a new mural for our gymnasium. Please help our school by getting connected to friends and family and asking them to help our school. We know your students won’t want to miss out on the Booster Bash filled with inflatables, games, giveaways and time out of class!

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Summer Leadership Opportunities

Is your Husky student leader looking for summer leadership opportunities?

Join the 2020 4-H Pinckney Leadership Program sponsored by South Carolina 4-H - a week-long program designed for students who want to develop their leadership abilities and awareness in civic engagement. Founded after the late Senator, Clementa Pinckney, the program aims to empower students to serve with compassion, lead with humility, and inspire others through integrity. It is our hope that after becoming a member of the 4-H Pinckney Leadership Program students will be equipped to influence the state of South Carolina as a stronger leader, a positive role model, and an inspiration to other youth; thus impacting their community, such as Senator Pinckney impacted the world. Spaces are limited and the application deadline is approaching, so don't let this wonderful leadership opportunity for your students pass by. For additional details, see attached the applications and flyers.

4-H Pinckney Leadership Program: Middle School

CSMS Great News!!

Our faculty and staff work HARD at cultivating and expanding relationships with our students and each another. The Flippen Group has notified us that we are, once again, a Capturing Kids' Hearts Showcase Nominee for the 2019-20 school year!! This is our second year in a row! The nomination was based on preliminary data, and student and faculty survey results. Three cheers for our faculty and staff for their tireless commitment to make our learning community stronger!!
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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! Mrs. Anedra Wilson, Mrs. Brandy Ludlam, and Mrs. Amie Saunders, you are the best!!

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

Attendance Matters!

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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.


- 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)

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!