Middle School South News

A Note From Mrs. Chastain:

We have started off the second semester ready to learn even more. We want to encourage our students that everyone can achieve . In our school, we have Growth and character mindset posters to remind us to do our best each day. The same concepts can be reinforced at home.

There are many activities coming up at CMSS this semester. Information and directions for the activities to come in the following weeks are listed below.

Space Camp

Final payments for 5th graders attending Space Camp are due Friday, February 5, 2016.


Yearbooks are on sale now for $25.00 and can be purchased at Jostens. The deadline to order is Friday, February 19, 2016. An extra recess incentive will be provided by Mrs. Larson to the 5th and 6th grade advisory classes that purchase the most yearbooks.

Builders Club

Builders Club is asking for donations for the Cabot Animal Shelter. The shelter is in need of cat or dog food, cat litter, bleach, and cat or dog toys. Any donation would be appreciated. If you have questions, please contact Mary Beth West, the CMSS Builders Club sponsor, at mary.west@cps.k12.ar.us

CMSS 20th Year Celebration

Click on the link below to watch a video of pictures from the past twenty years at CMSS.

CMSS 20th Year Celebration Video

From Counseling Center

Pennies from Heaven

CMSS will be participating in the Pennies from Heaven event. Students will be collecting pennies in their advisory classes and competing for a popsicle party. The collection starts on February 1 and goes through February 11. Our goal is to collect $1,000.

Box Tops

CMSS is still collecting Box Tops from General Mills products. Please clip, save, and send these to school with your student. Your student receives a prize from our treasure box for each $1.00 worth of Box Tops they donate. They are also helping their advisory class compete for a pizza party at the end of the semester.

From the Nurse

5th Grade Puberty Talks

5th Grade Puberty talks will be given to boys and girls separately during PE the week of February 1st by Nurse Frey and Coach Fuller. Permission forms will be sent home through advisory soon. If you do not want your student to participate, please be sure to return the form.

From PTO

PTO will be selling pencil-grams for Valentine's Day. Letters will be sent home with students the 1st week of February. Be looking to purchase these for your lovely students!

Calendar of Upcoming Events


Wednesday, January 6 - 5th Grade PRIDE during Essentials

Friday, January 15 - 2nd Nine Weeks CABOT Incentive Party

Monday, January 18 - No School if not a Snow Make-Up Day

Tuesday, January 26 - 5th GT goes to Engineering for Kids

Wednesday, January 27 - 5th GT goes to Engineering for Kids


Thursday, February 11 - 5th Grade PRIDE during Essentials

Monday, February 15 - No School if not a Snow Make-Up Day


Wednesday, March 2 - Spring Pictures

Tuesday, March 8 - Last Day of 3rd Nine Weeks

Monday, March 14 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, March 15 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thursday, March 17 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, March 18 - Sunday, March 27 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL


Friday, April 15 - Sunday, April 17 - 5th grade goes to Space Camp


Tuesday, May 3 - ACT Aspire for 6th Grade

Wednesday, May 4 - ACT Aspire for 6th Grade

Thursday, May 5 - ACT Aspire for 5th Grade

Friday, May 6 - ACT Aspire for 5th Grade

Thursday, May 12 - CMSS 20th Birthday Celebration for Students

Friday, May 13 - PRIDE Celebration for 5th Grade