CMS Newsletter

Week September 8, 2020

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Family Orientation 2020

Hello all,


It was great to see many of you at our Virtual Family Orientation this past week. Please find our presentations attached both in English and Spanish.


Here at CMS we are ALL delighted and excited to start our Soft School Start on Tuesday September 8, 2020. Below find our Centennial Middle School Soft School Start schedule. This includes the first week of virtual home visits, chromebook distributions and the second week we will have teacher live meetings with students. Student schedules are available NOW and you can access this through Student and ParentVue.


Thank you CMS Community for your patience, flexibility and understanding as we get the school year started. We are dedicated and committed to ensure that ALL students have access to resources to navigate this new way of going to school. Please know that our CMS staff is here to support families navigating through Comprehensive Distance Learning and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at our CMS Office (503) 762-3206. Thank you CMS families and community!


Kind regards,

Johanna Castillo

Principal CMS

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Brent Patterson

A message from our new member in the Mustang team, Brent Patterson, 7th grade Social Studies Teacher:


I grew up in Northern Florida and went to Culinary School in Atlanta and then decided to make a big move out west in 2004. After working in restaurants for a while, I decided that I wanted a change in my career and went back to school to get my degree to become a teacher. I graduated from PSU with my Master's in Education in 2016. CPS was my first teaching job and I am grateful to remain in the district and join your team. In this photo is myself, my wife Myllisa, my 5 year old Tulley, and Ailish who is 3. We love the outdoors and everything that comes with it! We are saving up for a ski boat as we live close to the Willamette in West Linn.

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Susan Wentland

A message from our new member in the Jays team, Susan Wentland, 7th grade Social Studies Teacher:


Hello! I am excited to join the staff at CMS! I have been teaching at Centennial School District for 23 years. All of those years were spent at Centennial Learning Center/Centennial Park. Through the years I've taught 7-12 grades in Social Studies, Language Arts, Math and even Health! Prior to teaching in Centennial, I coordinated the Secondary Alternative Program in Estacada and I have also taught at Parkrose High School.


I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in History from Lewis and Clark College where I also received my Masters of Arts in Teaching! Although that was a number or years ago, I have participated in numerous continuing education courses focusing on developing new ways to teach students. Always grow!


At home I enjoy spending time with my spouse, cooking, being outside, and playing with my English Cream Goldendoodle, Wally.

CMS Soft School Start

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CMS 2020-2021 Bell Schedule

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CMS Wednesdays 2020-2021 Bell Schedule

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2020-2021 School Supplies

  • Pens & Pencils

  • Four Journals (70 pages-one per content)

  • Highlighters

  • Ruler

  • Color Pencils (one pack 12-count)

  • 8th grade: Scientific Calculator (if unable they can use their electronic device)

  • Chromebook (provided by CMS)

  • Whiteboard, dry erase marker, and eraser (recommended not required)