September 1, 2017
This week gave us an opportunity to see what is in our DNA as a society in which so many have come together in order to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey. As a campus, we have had opportunities to highlight ways we can be good "Global Citizens", which is encompassed in GCISD's Portrait of Graduate. From collecting donations to transport seen on our front webpage, on Twitter at #GCISDhelps, to having meaningful discussions in our classrooms, we as a Colt community will continue to find ways to help those in need.
We had a great turnout at Open House on campus this past Tuesday evening. We received a lot of great feedback last year on the structure of the night, so we opened it up as a come-and-go this year. As student voice matters at CMS, so does yours. I hope you take the time to complete this quick two-question survey here on the structure of the evening. Thank you for being a positive voice for #TeamCMS, and I hope you enjoy the three-day weekend.
David Arencibia, Ed.D.
Facebook: Colleyville Middle School
#TeamCMS - #cmscelebrates - #CMSstrengths
Week of September 5 – September 8
SIGNS OF SUICIDE (SOS)
During the month of September the CMS Counselors will be leading guidance lessons from the SOS (Signs of Suicide) curriculum. This program will be shared with all GCISD middle and high school students and staff. Students will learn how to respond to a friend who may need extra support. One tool they will gain is the acronym ACT.
A: Acknowledge the problem;
C: Care. Let the person know you care; and
T: Tell a responsible adult.
Counselors will also discuss the difference between sadness and depression.
7th Graders will have their lesson Tuesday, September 25.
8th Graders will have their lesson Tuesday, September 21.
6th Graders will have their lesson Tuesday, September 27.
Please see attached OPT out form. Also, here is the link to the district website that also has the video in case you cannot attend the parent preview. http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/38638
PLAY IT SAFE VIDEOS for 6th and 7th – The parent preview is Thursday, September 28 at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM at the administrative offices. Opt Out Forms will be coming soon.
October 5 – 7th Grade – Play It Safe – Healthy Relationships
November 10 – 7th Grade – Play It Safe – Can’t Take It Back
November 17 – 6th Grade – Play It Safe – It’s Harassment
February 16 – 7th Grade – Play It Safe – Abuse of Power
March 2 – 6th Grade – Play It Safe – Survivors of Abuse
This is the schedule of CMS counselor guidance lessons for September:
September 6 – 6th Grade Girls PE – Bullying and Social Media
September 12 – 8th grade Guidance – Bullying and Social Media
September 13 – 6th Grade Boys PE – Bullying and Social Media
September 14 – 7th Grade Guidance – Bullying and Social Media
September 20 – 6th Grade Girls PE – Self Image and Self-Improvement
September 21 – 8th Grade SOS – Signs of Suicide
September 25 – 7th Grade SOS – Signs of Suicide
September 27 – 6th Grade SOS – Signs of Suicide
October 4 – 6th Grade Boys PE – Self Image and Self-Improvement
REMINDER – PROGRESS REPORT 1
****CHANGE OF DATE by DISTRICT****
September 8th will be then end of the grading period for Progress Report 1. CMS will mail out this initial report card. Logging into your Skyward Family Access Account can access all future progress reports and nine-week report cards. If you need password assistance logging into your account, please email CMS Registrar Shari Vanderwork.
SEVENTH GRADE – DUKE TIP
The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke Tip) is a nonprofit oragnaization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. Duke Tip’s talent searches serve as the entry point to academic benefits and programs for gifted and talented students in grades 4-12. Fro mor information, click here:
AIM FOR SUCCESS
This program is run through the PE/Athletics Department. The dates that students will be participating in this program are Wednesday, November 15 for 8th Grade and Thursday, March 8 for 6th grade. Coach Kim Haley will have OPT out forms coming closer to those dates.
Parent Preview dates:
Wednesday, September 13
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 6th Grade
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM 8th Grade
LOCATION - Administration Building Board Room
Thursday, September 14
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM 6th Grade
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
LOCATION - Administration Building Board Room
Krystal McCure – Counselor A-K – 817-305-4916
Leslie Walden – Counselor L-Z – 817-305-4917
Shari Vanderwork – Registrar – 817-305-4955
September 4 - Labor Day, Student/Teacher Holiday
September 7 - 7th Grade Volleyball Game vs Carroll at CMS - 5:00
September 12 - PTA General Meeting CMS Cafeteria - 6:30 -7:00
September 22 - Fall Social - 6:00 - 8:30 pm