Cartersville Middle School

The Hurricane Watch, November 2020

CMS Family,

In support of student health and safety, we ask that you encourage your student to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible.

Congratulations to our Region Champions:

Academic Team

Girls Golf

Boys Golf

Girls Cross-Country

Boys Cross-Country

Thanksgiving Break

Cartersville City Schools will be closed the week of November 23 - 27. We hope everyone enjoys their time off with their families.

Upcoming Dates

November 11th - Veterans Day Program

The CMS Symphonic Band and Canes Chorus, in partnership with the CHS JROTC, presented their annual "Salute Our Veterans" performance on Thursday, November 5th. This annual performance, while closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was recorded and will be uploaded to the CMS website at a later date. Parents will receive a notification once the performance video has been finalized and uploaded to the CMS website.


Students will watch the performance during school.


For more information, please contact Mr. Elzey (Band Director) at melzey@cartersvilleschools.org or Mrs. Karstensen (Chorus Director) at ekarstensen@cartersvilleschools.org


November 18th - Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Enjoy a night off from cooking and support our school at the same time. Make sure to tell them your homeroom teacher and enter your class for a prize.


November 18th - CMS Picture Make-Up Day/CVA Picture Day

Make-Up picture day for students that have not had their pictures made.


Picture day for CVA Students - a specific time for your child will be communicated at a later date.


November 19th - Progress Reports

Please check your child's agenda on November 19th to see your child's progress report. Please sign and return it to their homeroom teacher.


November 23 - 27 - Thanksgiving Holiday Break


Yearbooks

Yearbooks are on sale right now for $35. You can see Mrs. Belisle in room 726 on the 7th-grade hall or click here to purchase yours today from Jostens. HURRY, TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

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Help for the Holidays

The holiday season will be here before we know it! Our community has several great resources for Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can find all the different ways our community is providing support this year by clicking here.
Backpack Buddies
The Backpack Buddies program began in September. If you need a Backpack Buddies form, please call or email Mrs. Lane. Students will need to listen to the announcements regarding the pick-up location.


Mentor Canes
Mentor Canes is a school-based mentoring program. Mentoring builds self-esteem and confidence. Research shows that long-term mentoring improves school attendance, grades, and graduation rates! The Mentor Canes program is just getting started, so please call or email Dr. Jackson if you have any questions.


Are you interested in becoming a mentor?

Mentoring is one of the easiest and biggest ways to give back to our community. A mentor has the opportunity to truly change the life of a child. Mentors are paired with children in Kindergarten through 12th grade, we ask that you commit to 1 child, for up to 1 hour per week, for 1 school year. Please call Maria Davis at 770-387-4723 for more information.

Extracurricular Activities

Basketball Schedules

Girls Schedule

Nov. 12 - vs. Woodland

Nov. 14 - @ Cass

Nov. 17 - vs. Pickens Co.

Nov. 19 - @ Red Bud

Dec. 3 - @ Adairsville

Dec. 5 - vs. Calhoun

Dec. 9 - @ Pickens Co.

Dec. 10 - vs. Red Top (varsity only)

Dec. 14 - vs. Adairsville

Dec. 17 - @ Rockmart

Jan. 6 - @ Cedartown (varsity only)

Jan. 7 - @ Woodland

Jan. 11 - vs. Cedartown (varsity only)

Jan. 14 - vs. Red Bud

Jan. 16 - vs. Cass

Jan. 21 - @ Red Top (varsity only)

Jan. 23 - @ Calhoun

Jan. 25 - vs. Rockmart


Boys Schedule

Nov. 12 - @ Woodland

Nov. 14 - @ Cass

Nov. 17 - @ Pickens

Nov. 19 - vs. Red Bud

Dec. 3 - vs. Adairsville

Dec. 5 - vs. Calhoun

Dec. 9 - vs. Pickens

Dec. 10 - vs. Red Top

Dec. 14 - @ Adairsville

Dec. 17 - vs. Rockmart

Jan. 6 - @ Cedartown (varsity only)

Jan. 7 - vs. Woodland

Jan. 11 - vs. Cedartown (varsity only)

Jan. 14 @ Red Bud

Jan. 16 - vs. Cass

Jan. 21 - vs. Red Top

Jan. 23 - @ Calhoun

Jan. 25 @ Rockmart

CMS Spotlight

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Parent Information

Cartersville Middle School Student Handbook

A copy of the 2020-2021 student handbook is posted on our school's website. A link to the handbook can be found here:

https://www.cartersvilleschools.org/domain/1863


Cartersville City Schools App

Cartersville City Schools now has an app. Parents can access their student's grades, class schedule, attendance, school calendars, social media posts, and lunch menus at the touch of a button. The app is available for both Apple and Android. For complete login info and details on how to customize the app to meet your family’s needs, click here


Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Applying for free & reduced meal price benefits? This year, apply online! If you apply online, your status will be updated immediately to ensure that your child will be able to receive the correct meal price right away. Use the link below to access the online application:

https://www.myschoolapps.com/


If you prefer to fill out a paper application, please let your child's homeroom teacher know and an application will be sent home. Please be advised that paper applications may take up to 10 days to be processed- online applications are processed immediately! Remember, students and families MUST fill out a new application each year.


Online Meal Payments

Follow the instructions below to check your child's lunch balance or make payments to their accounts.

  1. Go to www.myschoolbucks.com and register for your free account.
  2. Add your students using their school name and student ID.
  3. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.
    A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose before you are charged.

Helpful Links

Office 365 Email Account

visit www.office.com

The students' login is their lunchnumber@cartersvilleschools.org

The password is their date of birth (8 digits total- mmddyear)


Schoology

The link to Schoology can be found on our school's website or click here

Username: lunchnumber@cartersvilleschools.org

Password: date of birth (8 digits total- mmddyear)


USATestPrep

Click here for a link to USATestPrep

School ID: cartersville66

Username: lunchnumber@cartersvilleschools.org

Password: date of birth (8 digits total- mmddyear)


Moby Max

Click here for a link to Moby Max

Username: lunchnumber@cartersvilleschools.org

Password: date of birth (8 digits total- mmddyear)


Technology How-To Videos:

Don't forget about our resources on our school website! Click here to find student "how-to" videos for information on checking your e-mail, using the Schoology App, submitting an assignment in Schoology, and other tutorial videos.