Clearspring Middle School

May 2018

Principal's Message

I want to begin today to recognize the wonderful students we have in our school. It is easy to get caught up in the negative talk about “today’s youth” that we hear in the media, but that is certainly not our experience at CMS. Our students are kind, respectful, and hard-working, and we love the opportunity we have to help them grow as learners.

We have just come through a fairly busy April, featured by the Grade 6 musical, Pirates! The cast and chorus on both nights sang with enthusiasm as they presented the story of a singing pirate crew and how a stowaway helped them get ready for a singing competition with confidence. Thanks to all the students and staff who worked hard to prepare all our students for this celebration of learning! One other significant feature in April was the Invention Convention hosted at our school. Grade 7 students from across HSD came to CMS with their inventions, all designed to address a real problem. The afternoon was a display of creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking! Well done!!

As the end of the school year draws near, we are beginning the annual process of helping our Grade 8 students prepare for moving to high school, and for welcoming students who will be in Grade 5 at CMS next year. These transitions can be challenging, and even a little scary, for students, and we want to do everything we can to minimize that stressful time.

Now that winter is over, we hope for a great growing season this spring. Our new grass on the south side of our playground is thirsty, and we are hoping for some rain to provide the water. We will be keeping that side closed until we are certain the grass has had a chance to root well in order to be able to survive the strain of daily play.

This month, we are looking forward to Science Days on May 9 and 10, and also the Medieval Feast for Grade 8 students on May 11. And check out our Instagram feed (clearspringhsd) to see the results of our Day of Design last week.

Thanks for the trust you place in us by sending your children to our school every day. We take this trust seriously, and want to be worthy of the trust every day.

Pirates! The Muscial

May Dates

Thursday, May 3rd - Day of Design

Monday, May 7th - Grade 6&8 Booster Immunizations

Wednesday, May 9th - Science Days

Thursday, May 10th - Science Days

Friday, May 11th - Grade 8 Medieval Feast

Monday, May 14th - French Drama Event

Tuesday, May 15th - Invention Convention (Gr. 7)

Thursday, May 17th - Next year Gr. 5 students - Parent Orientation

Monday, May 21st - VICTORIA DAY - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, May 24th - Grade 5 Science Fair

Thursday, May 31st - KIVA Event

June Events

Friday, June 8th - Grade 7&8 Track and Field

Tuesday, June 12th - Grade 5&6 Track and Field

Monday, June 25th - Grade 6's Zoo, St. Boniface Museum & Overnight

Tuesday, June 26th - Gr. 6 Manitoba Theater for Young People & The Forks

Tuesday, June 26th - Gr. 7 Swimming & AD Penner Park

Wednesday, June 27th - Gr. 8 Fun Mountain

Wednesday, June 27th - Last Day of Classes

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April Perfect Attendance

We had 228 students with perfect attendance for the month of April. The winners from our random draw are......

Lucas P.

Matthew S.

Emily S.

Kayla W.

Congratulations and keep up the good work!

HSD Track & Field

Grade 5 and 6

DATE: Tuesday, June 12th (no rain date)


TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

*Food and drinks available (canteen by CMS PAC)

*Parents welcome

*All students will be participating

Grade 7 and 8

DATE: Friday, June 8th (rain date: June 11th)


TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

*Food and drinks are available

*Parents welcome

*Only students participating in Track and Field events will be outside; others will have regularly scheduled classes.

*1500 m run will be on Thursday, June 7th at 4:00 p.m.

Ste Anne Hospital Health Walk

The Ste Anne Hospital Fund’s 4th annual Health Walk is Saturday, June 2nd , 10:30am at the Ste Anne Hospital. This fundraising event includes a 4km walk, followed by a FREE BBQ lunch with outdoor activities for all ages. New for this year is our Teddy Health Tent. Bring your favorite stuffed toy for a complete check-up by our local health professionals!

Registration is free! There are great prizes for participants who raise the most money!

Participants are invited to register online at and download a pledge form to raise money from family, friends and neighbors to support their participation.

This event is an opportunity for the young and not so young to enjoy a family walk while contributing to the Ste Anne Hospital Fund. All proceeds of the event will go towards the improvement of the Ste Anne Hospital's services and equipment.

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