CMS Panther News

Summer Newsletter 2019 #cmspride

From the Principal...

I hope your summer is off to a great start! We had a busy month of May with lots of activities going on at CMS and throughout the entire district. June and July are important times for families to spend time together and for students to take a break from school. Although students do need to have time to relax and take their minds off the daily grind of school, they should find time to read when they have the opportunity. A weekly visit to the public library provides a great opportunity for students to read new material and to find out about activities going on in the community.

There are also many online sites that allow students to review their math skills. One website is Math Playground which has free and premium content for students to access and practice.

When August gets closer we will be publishing information about important school dates through SMORE, Facebook, and local media outlets. Thank you for supporting CMS and USD 333! Have a safe and relaxing summer break!

Upcoming Events

June 3 - Basketball Skills Camp

June 4 - Junior Golf Begins

June 5 - Summer Playground Begins

June 23 - Fall football meeting & sign up

June 24-27 - Jr high Panther Volleyball Camp

July 8-12 - Volleyball Camp for Elementary, Middle, and High School

July 15-17 - Cloud Co. Community College Kid's College

Fuel Up for Summer

FREE breakfast and lunch!

  • Open to all children and teens ages 1-18
  • No registration or identification required


Community Service Center (Old CMS building) - 1001 E. 7th Street. Use North door off of parking lot.

Open breakfast: May 28-August 2, 8:30am - 9am

Lunch: 11:30am-Noon

Concordia Jr/Sr High School Cafeteria - 436 W 10th Street. Use 10th street entrance below the ramp.

Open Lunch Only: May 28-July 19, 11:30am-12:15pm

Note: Meals are not served on weekends, and will be closed July 4th & 5th

Basketball Skills Camp

June 3rd at Concordia High School

3rd-5th grade: 8:30am - 10:30am

6th-8th grade: 10:30am - 12:30pm

9th-12th grade: 1pm - 3pm

Junior Golf

Kids ages 7-18 are invited to attend junior golf group instruction and tournament opportunities that will run on Tuesdays and Fridays beginning on June 4th.

  • Kids ages 7-9 will meet from 8-9am
  • Kids ages 10 7 up from 9-10

Contact for questions or registration information!

Summer Playground and Tennis

Summer playground and Tennis will return for the 2019 summer season. Children ages 4-12 are eligible for playground, 7-14 for tennis.

Playground begins Wednesday, June 5th and runs through Wednesday July 3. 8am - 11:45am

Tennis sessions are 8:30 - 10am or 10-11:30am

Contact City Hall to register 785-243-2670

Volleyball Camps

June 24-27, $30 cost

  • Girls entering grades 7-8

Contact Laura Krier at

July 8-12, $25 cost
  • Girls entering grades 9-12: 8-10am
  • Girls entering grades 1-4: 10-11am
  • Girls entering grades 5-6: 11-12pm

Contact Alison Widen at

This will be a fundamental skills camp that will include instruction on passing, setting, serving, hitting, blocking, and offensive/defensive systems. This camp will be the foundation for our Lady Panther Volleyball Program and will teach the technical skills as well as promote team development. There will also be competitive drills, skill competitions, and scrimmaging.

Summer Reading Skills Program

  • Learn to Read Programs: 4 years old through entering 1st grade
  • Reading Skills Programs: Entering 2nd grade through entering 5th graders
  • Speed Reading & Study Skills Programs: Entering 6th graders - entering 12th graders

Offered through Kansas State University Global Campus

Call 800-903-0942 M-F 7a-8p, Sat 7a-4p

2019 Central Kansas Football League

Sign up for the 2019 fall football season will be held Sunday, June 23rd at 7pm at Sharp Performance.

Contact Tony Miller, CYF Director 785-614-3376 or Lisa Gropp, Commissioner 785-243-9065

CMS Cheer

Middle School Cheerleading available to all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.

Contact Emily Eakins for additional information. 785-614-5076 or

See you in August!