Monthly Newsletter!


Look at the amazing pumpkin characters that first grade created! They will be going to Needhams nursing home!

GPS Community Helpers

Ms. Stockwell's class learned about being community helpers this month and Officer Hayden came over and read a book. Officer Hayden also helped students with learning their left and right hands, through a fingerprinting activity. The lesson ended by students getting a tour of Officer Hayden's police car. Ms. Stockwell's class officially has 3 camden honorary deputies.

More Community Helpers at GPS!

We have learned all about community helpers. We have read fiction texts about different community helpers and worked on text to self connections and story elements. We did pull in some nonfiction about community helpers. Fire fighters were a favorite. We made bubbling fires with vinegar and baking soda and water and discussed chemical reactions. We were great scientists and wrote our predictions and our conclusions. So much fun!!

Dress like a Specials Teacher

Having Fun on Specials Day!

Pajama Day

Mrs. Barrow and Mrs. Elliott's class earned enough bucket bucks for pajama day

Fire Prevention Week

The South Mills VFD helped first grade kick off our Fire Prevention Week Activities!

GA GA Ball Pit

Town South Church came in and put up our GA GA pits! Thank you Town South Church for your support!

Bat unit STEM fun

Earlier this month, students studied bats using nonfiction for main idea this week. They made bat rockets and predicted what would make their bats go farther. They then went outside and experimented, came back in and wrote about our findings. Students also recorded themselves on see saw to tell me their experience and how they liked it.

Kindergarten Pumpkin Patch

The Kindergarten Team put together an in house pumpkin patch experience for our students. Students spent the day traveling to 8 different stations (pick a pumpkin, measure your pumpkin, games, STEM activity, decorate your own snack, pumpkin dissection, paint a pumpkin, and bounce house)!

Friday Fun at GPS

More Friday Fun at GPS!

Shout out to the Teacher Assistants at GPS!

Bright Ideas Grant

Congratulations to Ms. Addaman for being awarded a Bright Ideas Grant from Albemarle Electric!

Bone Tower of Terror STEM Activity

Mrs. Connie Jones' 2nd grade students participated in a STEM activity on October 29th. They designed their "Bone Tower of Terror" and predicted how tall it would be. Then they built the bone tower and measured how tall it actually was. Afterwards they figured out the difference between the two. When the activity was finished they reflected back on what worked, didn't work, and what they would change next time.


CIS Reading Olympics

Sandra Harris has started the CIS Reading Olympics. We are tracking the words read by students and displaying it for all to see. Students are excited about this.

Reading and Science Fun!

Ms. Wykoop's class made slime today in Science class. Students loved the hands on learning incorporating reading and science into one fun lesson.
The character trait of the Quarter at CIS is RESPECT and students from each classroom and bus were recognized today!

Wickedly Good Web of Math Work

Our 4th grade students used area model to solve multiplication problems involving digit numbers times single digit numbers.



Legos for Kaylee's LEGOcy

In honor of Kaylee Rios, CMS hosted a Lego Toy drive during the month of October. They finished up the lego drive with 50 sets of Legos for Kaylee's LEGOcy!

Thank you Mrs. Bates for doing a great job heading this up!!

Hispanic Heritage Month

For For Hispanic Heritage Month, our Spanish 1 classes made some paper mache folk art sculptures called Alebrijes. They also learned about Spanish speaking countries and their flags.

The 7th grade Spanish class, learned about famous latinos and their contribution in the fields of arts, civil rights, sports and entertainment.

Bright Ideas Grant

Congratulations to Mrs. Durham for being awarded $746.00 from the Bright Ideas Grant!

Adopt A Cow Program

Mrs. Forbes Ag class is participating in the Adopt A Cow Program and has adopted an actual live calf growing up on a dairy farm. Her name is Piper from G.W. Bell & Sons (dairy farm), located in Kings Mountain, NC.


Congrats to the Blue Machine

Congrats to the Blue Machine for their amazing results at the Edenton Peanut Festival Battle of the Bands.

1st Music (2nd highest of the day)

1st Visual (2nd highest of the day)

1st Visual Performance (2nd highest of the day)

1st Place General Effect

1st Place DM

1st Place Percussion (2nd highest of the day)

2nd Place Guard

1st Place Overall Class 2A-2nd highest of the day

The Blue Machine will head to Pasquotank County High School Band show on Oct 16 and then finish the competitive season 2 weeks later at the Crystal Coast Band Classic in Havelock NC

Congrats to the Marching Bruins who continued their winning ways

Congrats to the Marching Bruins who continued their winning ways on Saturday, October 17, 2021 at the Pasquotank High School Band Competition.

The band completed a class sweep winning first place in all captions including Music, Effect, Visual, Drum Major, Color Guard, and Percussion. The Percussion section had the highest score of any percussion section on the entire day. The band also won Best Pit Crew.

The day was capped off with the Blue Machine receiving the prestigious Milton Sawyer Grand Champion Award. This award is given to the highest score of the day regardless of class. The Marching Band outscored bands from all area schools and 3A schools Dixon and Richlands High School from Onslow County.

More Great Things Happening at CCHS!

Fire Tech I and II Fire Extinguisher Practice


Teen Court

CECHS students participated in Teen Court.

Preparing for the Future!

Students talking to the Marine Recruiter and participating in activities

Seminar Halloween Fun!


Amy Burnham and Yolanda Anderson distributed treats to all schools this week on behalf of Central Office!