Carolina Springs Middle School

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March Calendar Events

All updates and changes to our calendar events will be made as soon as possible!

Grab and Go Food Program

The Grab and Go Food Program begins at CSMS today, Wednesday, March 18. It is for all children ages 18 and younger. Drive up into the CSMS bus loop from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to pick up.
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Do Right, Get Smart, Be Kind, and Help Out...and please stay safe!

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Having Chromebook Issues? Check this out....

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Elearning Letter for all Husky Families

Need to Read?

The Lexington County Library can help you out! Just check out the link below to begin browsing!!

Also, don't forget that the CSMS Learning Commons has lots of eBooks available in Destiny!! Just sign in on the Launchpad and go to Follett Destiny to view our selection and then check out!

Husky Teacher recognized by SC Education Lottery

Meet CSMS Teacher, Clemson graduate, and Life Scholarship recipient Quameshia Gantt. Receiving a lottery scholarship helped Quameshia achieve her goal of attending Clemson and she is now a special education teacher. The SC Lottery was proud to recognize her at “Education Day” and for the “Fight for Literacy” during the Clemson/FSU men’s basketball game.
Quameshia Gantt - Life Scholarship Recipient

Eight Huskies Going to NHD State Competition!!

Forty-two CSMS students were chosen to compete in National History Day Regionals! On Monday, March 9, they traveled to the South Carolina State Museum for the NHD Regional Competition. These students did a fabulous job as Carolina Springs ambassadors! We want to say, "Amazing Job!" to everyone who attended. We now have 8 students who have advanced to the State NHD Competition in April. Way to represent Huskies, we are supremely proud of you!

Pictured below from left to right are our 8 Regional winners - the titles of their NHD projects are listed as well:

Luis Ramirez - Individual Exhibit: The Wright Brothers

Neveah Jones- Individual Exhibit: The Haitian Slave Revolt

Mikayla Dancy - Individual Paper: The Founding, Struggles & Achievements of the Girl Scouts

Emma McClenny - Individual Website: Confucius or Confucianism

Skyler Esbensen - Individual Paper: The Americans with Disabilities Act and How the Document has Changed our Country

Sebastian Hernandez Maldonado & Joshua Reamy - Group Website: The Chernobyl Disaster

Trinity Ryland - Individual Exhibit: The Hubble Space Telescope

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Leap Day Birthday Huskies

What are the odds of being born on a leap year?

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!

Archery Update!

On Saturday, March 7, the Husky Archery Team continued their momentum towards State at the Warhawk Shootout at White Knoll Middle School! Our Huskies continued their winning ways with their 7th victory of the season with a strong score of 3280. The guys lead the way with Andrew Hall taking his very first 1st place finish with a score of 282. Owen Kyzer took 4th place with a 279, and Tyler Wriston came in 5th with a 278. The ladies were led by Rachel Lease with a 279 score that took 4th place overall. Way to go Husky Hotshots!

We head over to Meadow Glen Middle this Saturday for a final IBO tune up, and then down to West Ashley for the final event before the State Tournament.

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CSMS Dancers Take Top Honors!

The CSMS Dance Team girls deserve a HUGE congratulations for their outstanding performances at their final competition this past weekend. Congratulations to Juliana Slabach for placing 5th overall for her solo and Lauren Smith for placing 1st overall for her solo. Another shout out goes to Michelle Nunez, Jasmine Williams, and Skylar Glaze for taking the 1st overall win for their trio. The whole team beat out several amazing performances this weekend and took 1st place overall. They also won the “Entertainment Award”, which was one of only 5 judges awards given out during the entire competition. The dancers pulled together this season and won 1st place at all of their competitions, which means that they had a perfect season. This is an extremely awesome accomplishment and we are so very proud of them! Huskies Dance AND Win...Together!
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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!

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!

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!!

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!

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!

****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 are locked and visitors are required to “buzz in” in order to gain access to the building through a closed circuit monitoring system. Visitors gain access ONLY 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. Our office staff sees you and responds verbally.

5. They 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.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as everyone continues to 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!