Week of November 16, 2015
What an amazing week!! Wednesday, CMS hosted the first Veterans' Day program for the campus. It was amazing!! Staff Sgt. Achilles Kozakis was amazing. At 92 years young, his stories and talk were amazing. I am very proud of our students in how they acted and responded to him and the entire program. Thank you to each of you as parents for all that you do to raise such great kids.
One more week, then Thanksgiving Break will be happening. I do hope that everyone has safe travels and a relaxing yet fun time during this break. Prior to the fun and travel, we have a very busy week. The next Colt Courier will be regarding the week after the break.
Quote of the Week
Learning how to learn is life's most important skill.
Inventor of Mind Mapping
Monday, November 16th
TCC Mobile Go Center
- Parking by Band Hall will be available
Tuesday, November 17th
Wednesday, November 18th
Thursday, November 19th
Friday, November 20th
Teacher of the Month for December
Grace Food Drive
Each grade level needs to bring the following:
6th- canned cranberry sauce
7th- canned fruit
8th- canned green beans
The grade level that brings the most cans wins a prize!
Cans need to be placed in the appropriate grade level boxes which are located in front of the Library.
Thank you for helping make the holidays a little brighter for those that need it!
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The Colt Crew is made up of CMS dads whose mission is to meet and greet as many students as possible on Friday mornings so the kids can start their day off in a positive way with a handshake, smile, pat on the back and "have a great day" greeting! That's it….very simple.
This program provides a way for CMS dads to 'give a hand' with the kids at school. At the same time, they get to meet key CMS staff members and interact with other CMS dads.
The program is modeled off the successful Grateful Dads program at Grapevine High School that has already spread to Heritage Middle, Colleyville Heritage High, Timberline Elementary, Cross Timbers Middle, and Grapevine Elementary.
If you are interested in being part of the Colt Crew, please email Mindy McClure, CMS VP of Volunteers, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SKYWARD APP - Please make sure that you are checking Skyward. You can download the Skyward app for your phone or for your student’s phone so you can monitor grades. Students can use their Skyward login to create the account, and that way students con see their grades constantly. The end of the 9 weeks is October 16. Report cards and update STAAR results will be sent home Thursday, October 22.
Bobby Bragan applications are due to their English teacher or counseling department by Friday, November 13. Please check the counseling website for the Bobby Bragan link or call the counseling department if you have questions.
Tuesday, November 10
– 8th graders during stretch are invited to go to North Gym to meet with Collegiate Academy – now accepting applications – see attached
Wednesday, November 11
– 8th Grade Guidance Lessons
Thursday, November 12
– 6th grade All Stars
Monday, November 16
– 8th graders TCC Mobile Go Center – Reality Check
– – 7th grade Play It Safe presented by Women’s Shelter – Can’t Take it Back – see attached for opt out forms due to counseling department
Tuesday, November 17
– 8th grade Aim For Success – see attached for Opt forms due to Coach Haley
Thursday, November 19
– 6th grade All Stars
Friday, November 20
– 6th grade Play It Safe presented by Women’s Shelter – Harassment – see attached for opt out forms due to Coach Haley
Friday, December 4
– End of Progress Report 4 for 2nd Nine weeks to determine UIL eligibility
Krystal McCure – Counselor A-K – 817-305-4916
Stefanie Chapman – Counselor L-Z – 817-305-4917
Shari Vanderwork – Registrar – 817-305-4955
Please see counseling office for the full application!!
25 BOOK CHALLENGE
Students and staff at CMS are stacking the books that each reads for the 25 book challenge. Students are recording the books that they have read through their ELA classes on a specific form. If you want to join us, email me at Salena.Smith@gcisd.net and I will send you a form. The 25 Book Challenge will end in May.
Recommended Genre Categories:
Realistic fiction - 4
Historical fiction - 2
Fantasy - 3
Science fiction - 1
Mystery - 1
Informational - 4
Poetry anthologies - 2
Biography, autobiography, and/or memoir - 2
Free choice - 6
This is only a recommendation for each genre, but we do want to encourage students to read from all genres.
March 29, Writing, Grade 7
March 29, Math, Grade 8
March 30, Reading, Grade 8
May 2-6, Algebra I, Grade 8
May 9, Math, Grades 6,7
May 10, Reading, Grades 6,7
May 11, Science, Grade 8
May 12, Social Studies, Grade 8