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Clinton Middle School Newsletter - November 23, 2021

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, November 23 - Girls and Boys Basketball Tournament, 4:30pm at Woodruff

November 24-26 - No School, Thanksgiving Holiday

Tuesday, November 30 - Students of the Month Celebration

Monday, December 6 - MAP Testing (Reading)

Monday, December 6 - Girls and Boys Basketball Games, 5:00pm at Saluda

Tuesday, December 7 - MAP Testing (Math)

Wednesday, December 8 - Girls and Boys Basketball Games, 5:00pm at Home

Monday, December 9 - Winter Concert/Festival, 6pm

Monday, December 13 - Girls and Boys Basketball Games, 5:00pm at Northside

Friday, December 17 - Half Day for Students, 11:30am Dismissal

December 20-31 - Winter Vacation

January 3 - No School, Teacher Work Day

January 4 - School Resumes for Students

FALL SPORTS BANQUET

Last Thursday, we celebrated the end of the fall sports season with a Middle School Sports Banquet. Our football and volleyball teams were recognized for their accomplishments. The volleyball team had an overall record of and the football won the last 5 games of the season for a record of 5 wins and 3 losses. Aside from each player receiving a certificate of participation, several students received individual awards for their outstanding contributions to the teams. Please join us in congratulating the following student athletes:


Volleyball

Hustler - Alyssa Young

Net Monster - Lillie Corley

Most Improved - Kelly Hanks

Spirit Award - Taylor Patterson

Character Award - Madilynn Porter


Football

Offensive MVP - Chris Boyd

Defensive MVP - Luke Young

Most Improved - Javon Cook

Character - Noah Garrett

Best Blocker - Tanner Finley

MUSICAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Four CMS students had a great time along with 300 other students at the 5th Annual Limestone University Middle School Music Clinic this past weekend. Richard Santiago, an 8th grader, had the honor of sitting 1st chair Alto sax! There were 40 Alto saxes present, so that is quite an accomplishment. Congratulations to Richard! 8th grader, Tikerra Adams, sat 3rd chair in out of 38 total flutes present, so that is quite an accomplishment also. 7th grader Gemma Gearheart sat 6th chair out of 34 trombones and 8th grader, Colton Tenry, sat 13th in his band. There were 45 clarinets present, so he was in the top half. We are extremely pleased with how these students represented themselves and Clinton Middle School.

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

The Clinton Middle School boys basketball team put on a good first showing as they opened their season by beating Campobello-Gramling 37 - 30 last night at a tournament in Woodruff. Jaydon Glenn led the way with 13 points while knocking down some clutch free throws at the end. Chris Boyd scored 10 points. Javen Cook was amazing on defense leading the way with 5 steals. Tre Aiken controlled the paint with timely blocks and big time rebounds. Other scorers included Tre Aiken - 8 points, Javen Cook - 4 points, and Owen Glenn - 2 points.


The Boys will play tonight for the Championship against Woodruff at 7:30 at Woodruff Middle School. Let's go, Wildcats!

KING of the KEYBOARDS

Adrian Edwards is a 6th grader in keyboarding. He can type an astonishing 70 - 80 words per minute! His teacher realized very early on that it was a waste of time trying to change how he was keying and make him type the traditional way. Adrian says he keys based on gaming. He can even type that fast with his keyboard covered! It is definitely uncommon for a middle schooler to be able to type with such amazing speed and accuracy. His skills have truly earned him the title of the "King of the Keys"!

MATH MENUS

Last week, Mrs. Kingsborough's math classes worked on a Thanksgiving meal Menu Project. On the first day, the students spent time brainstorming how they want their menu to look. Then they used Canva to create the menus. If the final products are any indication, these students will have used their math skills to help make some delicious Thanksgiving meals!