The Weekly Buzz

A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School

Volume 2, Number 36: February 21, 2021

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REMINDER: e-LEARNING DAY ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2021!!!

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Dr. Gonsoulin's Updated Message to the District

Last Friday evening, Jefferson County School Superintendent, Dr. Walter Gonsoulin, posted an informational message to the district with updates on the Jefcoed COVID Vaccine plan for employees and more. If you did not see the video, it is posted at the Facebook link below.


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If you have problems with the link, go to the Jefferson County Schools page on Facebook to view the video.


It is important that parents really listen to district's COVID vaccine plan for teachers. When the teachers and staff receive the schedule from UAB, they will have to leave the campus during the day to go for the vaccinations. As a result, students will be in a remote setting for learning on the vaccination dates.


As of today, we do not know when those days and times will be. We will, however, work to get you those dates that students will be at home for remote learning as soon as we receive them.

Elementary Track and Field Days for Students in Grades 5 and 6

CMS Families,


This week we had several calls about our 5th and 6th Grade students running track for the school. Students in grades 5 and 6 are not eligible for Alabama High School Athletic Association sanctioned competitions. Students in these grades are, however, eligible to be selected to represent Corner Middle School in the district's spring "Play Days," which consist of track and field events that help prepare these students for AHSAA competition.


Students will be allowed to "try out" in their PE classes on a daily basis over the next few weeks in preparation for the event. If your student is interested and is selected for the team based on the evaluation of the PE teachers, he/she will bring home information regarding the fee to participate and information on the events.


The Jefferson County 4th/5th Grade Track and Field Play Day is April 8th at Corner High School. The Jefferson County 6th Grade Track and Field Play Day is April 7th at Corner High School.

CMS Wrestler Competes at the Varsity Level in State Competition

This past weekend the Corner High School Wrestling Team competed at the AHSAA 5A-6A State Wrestling Competition in Huntsville. CMS 8th grader, Tristan Cox, represented the Yellow Jacket Nation, wrestling much older students in his weight class.


CHS Wrestling Coach, Jason Doss said, " Congratulations to Tristan Cox for competing at the 5A-6A AHSAA State Championship Tournament. This is only the third time in program history that a middle school wrestler has competed at the state tournament."


Reaching that level of competition is a huge accomplishment for such a young wrestler. The future is bright for Tristan and the Corner High School Wrestling Team!


Coach Doss added, "Congratulations to Logan Thomas for winning 5th place in a tough 5A-6A AHSAA State tournament! Very proud of him and our entire team who competed this weekend. We didn’t all get the results we wanted but I’m most proud of how we represented Corner High School by displaying tremendous character throughout the tournament. I would not trade this group for anyone. Go Jackets!!!"

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Calendar for the Week of February 22, 2021 - February 28, 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021
  • 8th Grade Scheduling Meetings with Corner High School
  • CMS 5th/6th Grade Math Team Practice 3:00
  • CMS Yearbook Meeting (Business and Design Team Only) 3:00
  • CMS Theatre Rehearsal 3:00
  • CMS Robotics Competition (Team 3 - 7th/8th grade; Team 4 - 7th/8th grade)
  • CMS Cheerleading Tryout Clinic 3:00
  • CMS Golf v. North Jefferson at Cumberland Golf Course
  • CMS Softball Practice 3:00
  • CMS 7th/8th Grade Science Olympiad Competition 4:00-6:00
  • Rudd at CMS Baseball (at CHS) 4:30 / 6:30
  • Corner Community Park Basketball Practice in Competition Gym


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Spring Picture Day at CMS
  • Continuous Improvement Leadership Team Meeting with District 8:30-2:30
  • Edmentum Principal Training at COB 11:30
  • PEEHIP Wellness Screening at CMS 12:00 - 2:30
  • CMS Robotics Competition (Team 1 - 7th/8th grade; Team 2 - 7th/8th grade)
  • CMS Cheerleading Tryout Clinic 3:00
  • CHS Tennis at John Carroll 3:30
  • CMS at Debate Competition 3:30
  • CMS 7th/8th Grade Science Olympiad Competition 4:00-6:00
  • Hueytown at CMS Baseball (at CHS) 5:00
  • CHS Baseball (JV) at Oak Grove 4:30/6:30
  • Corner Community Park Basketball Practice in Competition Gym


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Jefcoed District Wide e-Learning Day / All Students in Remote Setting
  • School Resource Officer Meeting at Corner High School
  • Jefcoed Book Tracks Training 8:30-11:30 and 12:30-3:00
  • Jefcoed Power School Training 8:30-3:00
  • Jefcoed Science Teacher Gizmos CER Training 8:30-10:00
  • Jefcoed Ex. Ed. Teachers Transition Training 10:00-11:30
  • Jefcoed ACAP Science Training 1:00-2:30
  • Jefcoed Mid-Year NIC Convening 2:00-3:30
  • CMS Baseball and Softball Practice
  • CMS Cheerleading Tryout Clinic 3:00
  • CHS Tennis at Indian Springs 3:30
  • CMS 7th/8th Grade Science Olympiad Competition 4:00-6:00
  • Corner Community Park Basketball Practice in Competition Gym


Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • 7th and 8th Grade Math Team Practice 3:00-4:30
  • CMS Robotics Competition (Team 1 - 5th/6th grade; Team 3 - 5th/6th grade)
  • CHS Tennis at Ramsay 3:30
  • CMS Cheerleading Tryouts
  • CHS Baseball (JV) at Mortimer Jordan 4:00/6:00
  • CMS 7th/8th Grade Science Olympiad Competition 4:00-6:00
  • CMS Softball at Hueytown 5:00
  • Mandatory Parent Meeting for CMS Dance Team Tryouts 5:30 in Cafeteria
  • Helena at CHS Softball 5:00 / 6:30
  • Corner Community Park Basketball Practice in Competition Gym


Friday, February 26, 2021

  • CMS Robotics Competition (Team 2 - 5th/6th grade; Team 4 - 5th/6th grade)
  • Leeds at CMS Baseball (at CHS) 4:30/6:30
  • Hayden at CMS Softball (at CHS) 5:00
  • CHS Softball at Wallace State Community College Tournament
  • Corner Community Park Basketball Practice in Competition Gym


Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • CHS Softball at Wallace State Community College Tournament
  • CMS Baseball at Homewood 10:00
  • CMS Baseball v. Briarwood 12:00
  • CHS Baseball at Southside 12:30
  • CHS Baseball at Cherokee County 3:00
  • Corner Community Park Basketball Games in Competition Gym
  • Miss CHS Beauty Pageant 2:00 and 6:00


Sunday, February 28, 2021

  • Corner Community Park Basketball Practice in Competition Gym

Celebrating Black History Month: The Legacy of "The Hammer"

As we continue our celebration of Black History Month, take a moment to appreciate the skill, leadership, and accomplishments of Henry "Hank" Aaron. Known as "The Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank," Aaron -- a native of Mobile, Alabama -- played Major League Baseball for 23 years (mostly with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves) after a two-year stint in the Negro Leagues. In 1974, Aaron broke Babe Ruth's longstanding MLB home run record with his 715th major league home runs. In 1982, he was elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, and in 2002, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. Today, we honor and celebrate the achievement of black men and women in American history.

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Looking Ahead to Important Spring Dates

Over the past several weeks, we have shared the athletics calendars for all AHSAA spring sports in which our students may be involved in the days ahead. 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 weather, COVID-19 restrictions, or other events which may force cancellation or re-scheduling.


PLEASE NOTE: The testing dates for the ACAP Summative Test which were listed in a previous week's edition will be changing due to new district guidelines. We will have updated dates for your planning purposes in next week's edition.


Tuesday, March 2, 2021 ACAP Alternate Testing with Select Students

March 2-5, 2021 CHS Dance Team Clinic and Tryouts

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 ACAP Alternate Testing with Select Students

Monday, March 8, 2021 ACAP Alternate Testing with Select Students

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 ACAP Alternate Testing with Select Students

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 ACAP Alternate Testing with Select Students

Friday, March 12, 2021 CMS Beauty Pageant Practice

Saturday, March 13, 2021 CMS Beauty Pageant

Sunday, March 14, 2021 Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 15-18, 2021 CHS Cheerleading Clinic and Tryouts

March 22-26, 2021 Spring Break

Monday, March 29, 2021 Beginning of 4th Quarter

April 5-9, 2021 CHS Color Guard Clinic and Tryout Week

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6th Grade Track and Field Day at CHS

Thursday, April 8, 2021 5th Grade Track and Field Day at CHS

Thursday, April 29, 2021 CMS Band Spring Concert in Competition Gym 7:00

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 CHS Graduation

Friday, May 28, 2021 Last Day for Students

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Teacher Work Day

Corner Middle School

Corner Middle School is committed to building a foundation for college, career, and community success in a nurturing environment.


The mission of Corner Middle School is to serve our community of learners by:

· Utilizing highly-effective instruction and a challenging curriculum.

· Meeting the needs of diverse learners in order to prepare them for college and entry into the work force.

· Partnering with the community.

· Cultivating student leaders.

· Integrating technology into all areas of learning.