October Updates

Principal Update


I cannot believe we are almost a quarter into the school year! This first semester is definitely flying by, and we have some great things happening at CMS. Please read over this newsletter to learn about upcoming events for the month of October and beyond. This is a VERY busy month, so please encourage your student(s) to continue to work hard and finish the quarter strong!

The Home Access Center (HAC) can be accessed at any time to view your student's grades. The link for this can be accessed on the school's website. Student passwords are the same as last year, but you are welcome to call the CMS office to receive information about viewing grades!

-Dr. McPhate

*Please note that dates/times may change throughout the month.

Health Screenings

We want to keep our schools open and students in school. Please monitor your students' health/wellness at home before sending them to school every day. If your child has one or more of the following symptoms, please do not send them to school until they are resolved:

  • 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher temperature when taken by mouth
  • Sore throat
  • Uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever

Guest Speakers

We plan to have guest speakers again this year! We try to explore a variety of careers and fields. If you know someone that would be great to talk to our students, please let us know!

Previous and upcoming guest speakers:

  • AR Game and Fish
  • Alvin Medlin (Air Force)
  • Zach Hall (Storm chaser)
  • Roo Doo Wildlife Park


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Custodian Appreciation Day

October 2nd

Thank you to Ms. Kim, and Ms. Shirley, and Ms. Coleena for everything you do for us!

8th Grade Field Trip

October 3rd

Our 8th grade students will travel to Crystal Bridges to view original documents from the Unites States Constitution. The 7th grade attended this trip a few weeks ago, and it was a great learning experience for our students!

PTO Fundraisers

Our CMS PTO has been working diligently to raise funds to give back to our students and teachers! Our membership drive raised almost $1,800!

Our next fundraiser starts Monday, October 3rd! Kiss The Pig is a fundraiser where the participant with the most money in their bucket on Homecoming Day gets to kiss a pig! The three participants are: Mr. Brumley, Mrs. Whitworth, and Dr. McPhate! Bring your money and put them in buckets to raise money for our PTO and watch some pig smooching!

Flu Clinic

October 4th

Students received a paper to be filled out and returned. Students may not receive their flu shot without this paper filled out and signed by a parent/guardian!

Picture Day

October 10th

Fall Picture Day!

Homecoming Week

October 10th-14th

Homecoming Parade and Festivities: October 14th

More information to be sent out closer to the date.

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Fall Break

October 17th

No School!

School Bus Safety Week

October 17th-21st

Thank you to our bus drivers for getting our students to and from school/events safely! We appreciate you!

Literacy/Social Studies Night

October 24th
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Red Ribbon Week

October 24th-31st
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School Board Meeting

September 25th

CHS Library


Regular school board meeting

Non-Nutritional Day

October 31st

During these days, students are allowed to bring their own snacks to eat at lunch.

Pirate Football

7th Grade & Junior High

10/6 Hackett- Home 5:30/7:00

10/13 West Fork- Away 5:30/7:00

10/20 Greenland- Home 5:30/7:00

10/27 Mansfield- Away 5:30/7:00

11/3 Booneville- Away 5:30/7:00

Senior High

10/7 Hackett- Away 7:00

10/14 West Fork- Home 7:00 (Homecoming)

10/21 Greenland- Away 7:00

10/28 Mansfield- Home 7:00

11/4 Booneville- Home 7:00


Thanksgiving Break

November 21st-25th
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