Cougar News February 2023

Clay-Chalkville Middle School

Important Dates

Feb 10 Progress Reports Emailed home

Feb 17 E-learning Day (students at home)

Feb 20 President's Day (school closed)

Feb 27-March 3 CCMS Cheer Try-outs (see info below).

Sports Schedules are at the bottom of the newsletter.

Upcoming 7th and 8th Grade Elective Selection


The week of February 6-10, counselors will meet with the current 6th and 7th grade students about elective options for next year.

We will send home an email with information about elective options on February 6th.

We are asking the students to speak with you about their options and then fill out the Google Survey that will be posted on their Schoology page February 8th. Elective course descriptions are also on the Google Survey.

Students will need to select a first choice, second choice, and third choice. Each choice should be different because sometimes the first choice is not available and we would rather put your child in their 2nd or 3rd choice instead of picking something random.

The Election Course Selection Survey will close on Tuesday, February 14th.

CCHS Upcoming 9th graders Curriculum Night and Course Selection Sheets

CCHS will host a Curriculum Night for upcoming 9th graders on Thursday, March 2nd from 5-7pm in the CCHS Auditorium.

All parents are urged to attend with their student. There will be a brief presentation at 5pm and then an opportunity to talk with teachers about the different classes and electives.

Course selection sheets will be given out Friday, February 24th when the high school counselors come to CCMS and meet with our students.

i-Ready Family Center and Resource Guides

For additional information about the i-Ready program and how you can support your student, please click on the links for the i-Ready Family Center and the i-Ready Family Guides (available in English and Spanish).

For a detailed i-Ready score report or an update your student's progress, please email their Math, ELA, or Advisory teacher.

CCMS Parent Resource Room

The goal of the Parent Resource Room is to provide resources and supplies to assist parents in their child's education. Each year, we purchase items for our Parent Resource Room (located in the Media Center). We have a computer, printer, basic supplies (pens, pencils, paper), math manipulatives, English/Spanish books, translation pens, parenting books, family brochures, and laptops parents can use while on campus. Most of the materials are available for check out and home use.

The Parent Resource Room is located in the CCMS Media center. It is open during the school day (7:30-3:15) and before/after parent meetings, conferences, or events. Please check out the resources available for CCMS parents and students.

Metro South middle school football players of year named

The 2022 Metro South Players of the Year were recently announced, recognizing players across the area for standout seasons.

Seventh graders:Christian Bennett Richardson, Markell Stephens, Trey Kennedy and Elijah Menyweather

Eighth graders Carson Kimbrough, Josh Ivy, Tavaris Powell and Riley Cornutt.

Read more in the Cahaba Sun Article

Metro South Wrestling Tournament Results

Gerald Prince - Bronze Medalist

Morgan Beard - Silver Medalist

Quinton Lowe - Silver Medalist

Nasir Ray - Silver Medalist

Riley Cornutt - Metro South Champion - Gold Medalist

CCMS Cheer Tryouts are Feb 27-March 3, 2023

Any 6th or 7th grade student who would like to try out for the CCMS 2023-24 Cheer Team, tryouts are February 27- March 3rd.

In order to be eligible for tryouts, parents must attend one of the Mandatory Cheer Parent Meetings at the CCHS Auditorium on either February 1st or 15th to receive the packet and get all necessary information. No packets will given out without attendance at one of those meetings.

Any current 8th graders who would like to try out for cheer must have a parent to attend one of the two mandatory parent meetings as well. See the attached fliers for more details.

Bus Info and Remind Codes

You can get a remind update for CCHS/CCMS buses.


  1. A note is needed from parents for students to ride a bus other than their assigned bus.
  2. A note is needed from parents for students to disembark/be picked-up at a bus stop other than their assigned stop.

  3. Notes should be given to the grade-level AP, who will coordinate with the bus driver.

McWane Center Summer Teen Volunteer Program

The Summer Teen Program is an opportunity for service-focused students to share their passion for science by leading hands-on demonstrations, helping with summer camps, and interpreting McWane exhibits in an effort to help our visitors connect and engage with STEM in an accessible way. They are an integral part of our efforts to spark wonder and curiosity about our world and show our community that science is for everyone!

In this program, McWane volunteers gain valuable leadership skills in a fun, hands-on environment and get to strengthen their public speaking skills while developing a strong work ethic. This volunteer program emphasizes the professional development of its participants and is a unique opportunity for students to see how STEM can apply to everyday situations.

If you have students interested in improving their communication skills, learning how to work with a team, and want to pursue their STEM related interests, you should encourage them to apply! To apply for the program, candidates will submit an online application with an attached resume and two letters of recommendation. All new candidates will participate in an interview after they apply. The application deadline is April 1, 2023.


CCMS Counselor's Site

Parents, please check the counselor's website for academic and mental health resources.

February Students of the Month

Teachers recognized these students for demonstrating CCMS Pride.

Alayah Ingram

Dezmond Davenport

Elise Ricks

Empress Robertson

Eva Scott

Fares Torres

Leah Bennett

Rondrequez White

Stephanie Williams

Tamia Blakely

Tavion Roberson

Tomorio Kendrick

Valeria Paublo

Congratulations to these students!

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