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Clinton Middle School Newsletter - November 18, 2022

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, November 18 - Limestone College Band Clinic, Gaffney

Saturday, November 19 - Vex Robotics Tournament, 8:00am @ Clinton Middle School

Saturday, November 19 - Turkey Trot, 9:00am @ Clinton High School

Monday, November 21 - Interim Reports Sent Home

November 23-25 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Monday, November 28 - Virtual Parents Meeting, 5:30pm

Tuesday, November 29 - Girls and Boys Basketball Tip Off Tournament, Greenwood

Wednesday, November 30 - Girls and Boys Basketball Tip Off Tournament, Greenwood

Monday, December 5 - Girls and Boys Basketball Games, 5:00pm, Big Gym

Tuesday, December 6 - Winter MAP Testing

Tuesday, December 6 - 8th Grade Drama Production, 6:30pm

Thursday, December 8 - Winter MAP Testing

Thursday, December 8 - Girls and Boys Basketball Games, 5:00pm @ Wright

TURKEY TROT

Clinton High School Turkey Trot 2022


When: Saturday, November 19, 2022

Where: Clinton High School

Time: 5K at 9:0am and 1 Mile Fun Run at 10:45am

Awards: 11:30 AM


Cost: 5K-$25.00 1 Mile Fun Run-$10.00


Click on the link to sign up for the Turkey Trot!

MORE AWESOME ART!!

Our amazing art teacher, Ms. Hellman, has been hard at work creating a website to showcase some of her student's fantastic artwork. The website is a type of digital portfolio of the classes and lessons she teaches. She plans to add new projects and images the year progresses. Click on the link to check out some of the AWESOME ART that our students have created.


Also, the first round pieces from her ceramics class is fresh out of the kiln! Here are some highlights from this batch. This was their first official project, "Rattles and Whistles"! These were made using pinch pots and most are glazed using colored underglaze and a clear on top. Great work, Wildcats!

CREATIVE WRITING

Recently 7th grade students in Ms. Boyd's classes read the short story, "Lamb to the Slaughter", by Roald Dahl. They analyzed different themes and story elements while reading. The story ends with a cliff hanger in which it appears that one of the characters gets away with a murder. Students were given the task of continuing the story with a different ending. Students created a wanted poster with details from the text as a final project. Nice job, Wildcats!

NOMINATIONS for the CMS PAWS AWARDS

Each month, Clinton Middle School uses stakeholder feedback for our PAWS Award. This is given to any Clinton Middle School staff member who is recommended because of (1) their Positively contributing to our school, (2) their Affirmation of others, (3) their Willingness to go the extra mile, and (4) their Servant attitude. Recipients of the award are recognized by Clinton Middle School with a certificate and gift card! Those who nominate the monthly recipient are also given a prize! To nominate a person for the PAWS Award, simply click on the link.

8th GRADE ACTIVITIES

We are excited to offer 8th Grade Activities for students who successfully complete middle school in May. The events include a Promotion Ceremony (8th Grade Graduation), a Promotion Cookout, a Promotion Party/Dance, and an 8th Grade trip to Carowinds. At this point, all 8th graders are eligible to participate in all of these events, however they must maintain their eligibility by upholding behavior and academic standards that we outlined with all 8th graders yesterday. When 8th grade students violate our expectations, they are assigned points and as they earn points, they lose the privilege of participating in activities. Throughout the course of the year, students will accumulate points for disciplinary infractions. The consequences for accumulating points are outlined below:


  • 20 points = Cannot go on the trip to Carowinds

  • 25 points = Cannot go on the trip to Carowinds or attend the 8th Grade Party/Dance

  • 30 points = Cannot go to Carowinds, or attend the Party/Dance and Cookout

  • 35 points = Cannot attend any of the activities including the Promotion Ceremony


Please note the number of points student will receive for certain infractions:


  • ISS = same points as the number of days
  • OSS = double points as the number of days

  • All other infractions are at the discretion of the Administrators

  • Any failing grade in any class on a report card = 5 points for each class


Hopefully, all of our students will be able to participate in all of these exciting events as we look forward to a successful year!

SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR

Click on the link to view the 2022-2023 school year schedule.

MOBILE PHONE POLICY

Students should know that cell phones, headphones, earbuds (for non-academic purposes), and other similar devices cannot be visible and should be placed out of sight upon entering Clinton Middle School. These devices are not allowed at any time that students are in the building between the hours of 7:30am and 3:45pm. Students who violate this policy will receive consequences and repeat offenders will receive out of school suspensions. Please review this policy with your child. Parents should know that if they need to communicate a message to a student at Clinton Middle School, they may do so by calling (864) 833-0807.

PHYSICAL ALTERCATIONS at SCHOOL

Fights and all other physical altercations pose a very serious threat to students and staff members. Maintaining a safe environment for everyone is our top priority. Effective immediately, any student involved in a fight or physical altercation will be suspended from school for a minimum of 10 days and will automatically be recommended for expulsion. Additionally, any student that instigates a fight or physical altercation will face the same consequence of 10 days of out of school suspension and will also be recommended for expulsion. Please keep in mind that students can receive these same consequences for making threats against others. All of this has been communicated to students repeatedly since the first day of school.