The Mustang Minute

February 1, 2019 - Issue 20

Starry, Starry Night

With the cold clear weather in the mornings, we have had several starry evenings this week. Some of the stars are in the sky but many are here in Norwood. On Wednesday night, Mr. Martin and Ms. Manning hosted National History Day parent night. Students presented the projects they have been working on this fall. There was a variety of displays, reports, and documentaries. The level of in depth research, and professional display was astounding! Many of the documentaries were equal to a PBS Ken Burns classic! All will be submitted to the state competition - very exciting!


Thursday night brings the All Town Orchestra concert. Similar to last week, we saw all three levels of orchestra performance. It was a great night and a wonderful performance.

During the school day has been equally exciting. On Twitter, you may have seen our seventh grade students taking a virtual trip to Africa. Check out the school news for more information on their amazing trip!


As we head into February, stay warm and have a great weekend! In the immortal words of Tom Brady "Let's Gooooooooo"! Good Luck Patriots!

Norwood School News Weekly TV Program

Check out our kids in the news!

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January Citizens of the Month

Congratulations to the January winners of Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School’s Citizen of the Month. Citizens of the Month exemplify the school’s mission statement and are chosen by teachers and staff. To celebrate their accomplishments, an end of the year breakfast celebration will be held for students and their families.


Grade 8: Nick Nemeskal, Keira O'Donnell, Michael Flynn, Meredith Graham

Grade 7: Ora Adrianson, Natalie Gale, Isabel Lirag

Grade 6: Jullya Pereira, Gia Priore, Pedro DeOliveira

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

CMS will be doing a Yankee Candle Fundraiser from February 22 to March 8th. All money from this fundraiser go to student activities including after school clubs, field trips, intramural sports, new materials for the school, and more. The catalogs will be coming home on February 22nd but Yankee Candle allows for the online sales to begin immediately with 40% of the sales going to the school. I have posted the link below - happy shopping and thanks for supporting our school!
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Interface Mental Health

Information about the Interface Mental Health Service

Chromebook Tips Update

  • Remind students that NOTHING should be stored inside their Chromebook case (except their Chromebook) when they close it with other items inside, it cracks the screen.
  • Try to keep the battery level above 10% dropping below can cause a hard shut down which can be difficult to restart and recharge.
  • Bring those earbuds!
  • Charge EVERY night!
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After School Activities

Intramural Sports: Winter sports have started.

Friendship Club: The club meets once a month on Tuesdays in room 107 from 2:10 - 3:00

Cartoon Club: Mondays 2:10-3:05 in room 105

Artist Circle: Meets on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in A1

Drama Club: Meets on Mondays at 2:15 in 101

Debate Club: Thursdays in 202

Lego Club: Tuesday, February 26th at 2:15 in the cafeteria

CMS Dance: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:15 in the cafeteria

Gay Straight Alliance: Thursdays at 2:15

Student Council: Meetings are announced

SEARCH Mondays 2:10-3:05

Yearbook Club: Meets every other Thursday at 2:15

Honor Band: Mondays 4:00-5:30

Honor Orchestra: Tuesdays 4:00-5:30

Jazz Band: Wednesdays 5:30-7:00

Honor Chorus: Thursdays 3:15-4:45

PTO Corner

The PTO meets the second Thursday of each month to hear an update from the principal and discuss planning related to enrichment, fundraising, activities and other topics of interest. You can also stay up to date with the CMS PTO by following us on Facebook. You can contact the PTO at coakleypto@gmail.com.




Our Next Meeting will be WEDNESDAY, February 13th at 6:30 pm. Will will have a special presentation on social media and our kids by John Greeley and Anthony Freeman.

Important Dates

Thursday, February 7th: LaLa-Palooza Choral Concert at NHS (8th grade chorus and Honor Chorus)

Thursday, February 7th: Early release at 11:00am

Wednesday, February 13th: PTO at 6:30pm in CMS library

Thursday, February 14th: Jazz Classic at NHS