The Weekly Buzz
A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School
VOLUME 4, NUMBER 33: January 29, 2023
2023 State Assessments for CMS Students Begin This Week
Each of these assessments are used by our faculty to measure student achievement, plan individual student instructional or intervention plans, and design our instructional schedule for the next school year. In the days ahead, CMS will be sharing with students and their families information on how we are working to continue our daily standards-based instruction in our core classes, as well as preparing your students for success on the spring test administrations.
Currently, students are continuing to work through their iReady MyPath lessons in math or English Language Arts. Please encourage them to work through these through the remainder of the semester. Last week, we sent home your student's Middle-of-Year (MOY) iReady Diagnostic results. If you have any questions regarding your student's progress, please contact a teacher, counselor, or administrator, and we will be glad to review the reports with you.
Please take a moment to review this information as it is shared as our school and your family partners to MOVE THE NEEDLE as we increase student achievement at Corner Middle School!
Message for 8th Grade Opportunities with BSCC Educational Talent Search
Good afternoon parents, teachers, counselors, educators and potential students. My name is Toby Camp and I am Bevill State Community College's Educational Talent Search Academic Advisor for Corner 8th-12th grades. I appreciate you letting me into this group. I was told about it by Ms. Chloe Whitaker Hackney. I wanted to introduce myself and to give a face to the person your students may speak about in reference to ETS.
So what is ETS? It is a pre-college, federally, grant-funded program through the Department of Education, therefore it is 100% free to students who qualify. And once your student meets the eligibility requirements and has come to our once-a-month meetings (20-30 min meetings in school), they are eligible for all of the benefits and can even be in ETS from the 8th grade all the way to their senior year! I have listed a flier below that has a scannable QR code that will lead you to an application if you are interested. Or, physical copies can be filled out and returned to the school. Here are a few things that ETS does for Corner and your students:
*Financial Literacy help
*Free College Tours (We went to Mississippi State last summer)
*Free Career/Cultural Trips (We went to the Space and Rocket Center)
*Career and Post-secondary Advisement
*Scholarship help, among so much more listed below.
If you have any questions feel free to call me or email me. Email is usually best because I may be out of the office and at other schools, but if I miss your call I will always make it a point to get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you all so much and take care,
205-648-3271 extension 5438
FBLA Carnation Sale Ends This Week
CHS Theatre Academy Auditions Set for Mini-Season
Valentine's Day Dance Set for February 14th
Elementary Science Olympiad Information
Sixth Grade Field Trip Information
CMS Athlete Named to District Girls Basketball All-Season Team
Representatives from teams who finished in the top-five of the league's regular season were recognized by Jefferson County Athletic Director, Darrell Long. Congratulations to Adalyn on an outstanding season!
Message for Members of the CMS Concert Band and Their Families
With the Spring Semester in full swing, it is time to start thinking about MPA prep. Every year, Jefferson County Schools requires each band program to take at least one group to Music Performance Assessment - a band "contest" where judges will give you comments and/or a grade for your performance.
Since this concert will be performed in front of a judging panel made up of some of the biggest names in the Alabama band circles, we have a few extra rehearsals after school to make sure that our performance is the absolute best we can make it. While these rehearsals have been scheduled since the beginning of the year, your student only has to come to 2 extra rehearsals - the one for their instrument/section and the full band rehearsal (see below for more details).
Should you or your families have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com or at 205-379-3230.
Mrs. Debra Saunders
CMS Band Director
CMS Calendar for the Week of January 30, 2023 - January 29, 2023
Monday, January 30, 2023
ACCESS for ELLs Administration
7th and 8th Grade Robotics Team Practice
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
- ACCESS for ELLs Administration
7th and 8th Grade PST Meetings during Planning Period
CMS Debate Practice 3:00
5th and 6th Grade Robotics Practice 3:00
7th and 8th Grade Robotics Competition at North Jefferson
Hanceville at CHS Basketball 4:30 / 5:45 / 7:00
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
First Priority in CMS Library 7:30
Scan and Submit Management Logs to COB
Severe Weather Drill 10:00
Club Schedule - A Week Clubs
Thursday, February 2, 2023
5th and 6th Grade PST Meetings during Planning Period
5th & 6th Grade Robotics Team at North Jefferson Competition 3:30
CHS Basketball at St. Clair County High School 4:30 / 5:45 / 7:00
CHS Tennis at Ramsey 4:00
Friday, February 3, 2023
CMS Math Team Practice 3:00
CMS Pageant Practice at CHS 3:30
Curry at CHS Basketball 3:30 / 4:30 / 5:45 / 7:00
Saturday, February 4, 2023
CMS Robotics (Grades 5-8) at Jefferson County Robotics Tournament at North Jefferson
Miss CMS Pageant 3:00
Enjoy Your Day Doing Something for Yourself, with Family and Friends, at Home . . . or Do Nothing at All!
- Corner Community Park Activities
Sunday, February 5, 2023
- Enjoy Your Day Worshiping, Relaxing, and/or Having Fun with Family and Friends!
February 2023 Breakfast and Lunch Menus
Looking Ahead to Important School Dates
In order to assist you with your planning, please make note of the following dates. Remember, however, dates for all events/activities are subject to change due to inclement weathers, health restrictions, or other events which may force cancellation or re-scheduling.
February 6-10, 2023 Counselor Appreciation Week
Monday, February 6, 2023 iReady/Ready Classroom Math Training
Monday, February 6, 2023 CMS Cheerleading Tryout Clinic
Monday, February 6, 2023 CHS Dance Team Tryout Clinic
Monday, February 6, 2023 Focus on the Future Night for 8th Grade at CHS 6:00
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 CMS Cheerleading Tryout Clinic
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 CHS Dance Team Tryout Clinic
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 Jefcoed Stakeholders Survey Window Opens
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 Jefcoed Math Coaches Meeting at CMS
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 CMS Cheerleading Tryout Clinic
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 CHS Dance Team Tryout Clinic
Thursday, February 9, 2023 CMS Cheerleading Tryout Clinic
Thursday, February 9, 2023 CHS Dance Team Tryout Clinic
Friday, February 10, 2023 Mid-Quarter Progress Reports Go Home
Friday, February 10, 2023 CMS Cheerleading Tryouts
Friday, February 10, 2023 CHS Dance Team Tryouts
Saturday, February 11, 2023 Bagley Elementary School Pageant at CHS
Monday, February 13, 2023 Administrators' Association Meeting at COB
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Elevate Coaches Meeting / Partnership at CMS
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Jefoced Board Committee Meeting 10:00
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 SRO Appreciation Day
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Principals Meeting with Dr. Gonsoulin
Thursday, February 16, 2023 8th Grade Course Selection with CHS 8:15-11:30
Thursday, February 16, 2023 CHS Baseball at Hayden
Thursday, February 16, 2023 CMS Softball at Hayden 5:00
Friday, February 17, 2023 eLearning Day Across Jefferson County - Students at Home
Friday, February 17, 2023 CMS Softball at Leeds Tournament
Friday, February 17, 2023 Oak Grove at CHS Baseball
Friday, February 17, 2023 CHS Softball Hosts CHS Round Robin Tournament
Saturday, February 18, 2023 CMS Softball at Leeds Tournament
Saturday, February 18, 2023 CHS Softball Hosts CHS Round Robin Tournament
Monday, February 20, 2023 Presidents' Day - School Closed for Students
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Course Selection - Rising 8th Grade
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 7th and 8th Grade Data Meeting during Planning Period
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 CMS Band Rehearsal for MPA 3:00
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 CHS Baseball at Sumiton Christian
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Oakman at CHS Softball 5:00
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 Erwin at CMS Softball 6:30
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 Course Selection - Rising 7th Grade
Thursday, February 23, 2023 Spring Pictures
Thursday, February 23, 2023 ALSCA Conference in Montevallo
Thursday, February 23, 2023 Jefcoed Board Meeting 10:00
Thursday, February 23, 2023 Middle / High School District CILT Meeting
Thursday, February 23, 2023 5th and 8th Grade Data Meeting during Planning Periods
Thursday, February 23, 2023 CMS Band Rehearsal for MPA 3:00
Thursday, February 23, 2023 Hueytown at CMS Softball
Thursday, February 23, 2023 CHS Softball at McAdory
Thursday, February 23, 2023 Clay-Chalkville at CHS Baseball
Thursday, February 23, 2023 CMS Cheerleading Parent Meeting 6:00
Friday, February 24, 2023 Course Selection - Rising 6th Grade
Friday, February 24, 2023 ALSCA Conference in Montevallo
Friday, February 24, 2023 CMS Softball at Bragg Tournament at Fultondale
Friday, February 24, 2023 CHS Softball at Leeds Tournament
Friday, February 24, 2023 Hayden at CHS Baseball
Saturday, February 25, 2023 CMS Softball at Bragg Tournament at Fultondale
Saturday, February 25, 2023 CHS Softball at Leeds Tournament
Saturday, February 25, 2023 CHS Baseball at Mortimer Jordan
Monday, February 27, 2023 Course Selection - West Jefferson Elementary School
Monday, February 27, 2023 North Jefferson at CMS Baseball
Monday, February 27, 2023 CMS Softball at North Jefferson
Monday, February 27, 2023 CHS Baseball at Clay-Chalkville
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 CMS Debate at Samford University Debate Competition
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 CMS Band Rehearsal for MPA 3:00
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Mortimer Jordan at CHS Baseball
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 CHS Softball at Mortimer Jordan
Corner Middle School
Corner Middle School is committed to empowering our students as they build a foundation for college, career, and community success in a nurturing environment.
Our vision at Corner Middle School is to ensure our students are academically, emotionally, and socially prepared for challenges they may encounter in the next phases of their lives.
Corner Middle School believes we will accomplish our Mission and Vision in serving our community of learners by:
- Loving, encouraging, and inspiring our students and each other in our daily interactions.
- Utilizing highly-effective instruction and a challenging curriculum.
- Meeting the needs of diverse learners in order to prepare them for college and entry into a career pathway.
- Partnering with the community.
- Cultivating student leaders.
- Integrating technology into all areas of learning.