Red Devil Happenings

December 2015

Hour of Code™ Is Coming to CGMS!

CGMS is excited to participate in the Hour of Code™ and has challenged its sister middle schools to participate in a friendly competition to see how many students can participate.


The Hour of Code™ is an international event designed to expose students to coding, computer programming, and other computer science principles. Students will work on completing the Hour of Code™ during the week of Dec 7 to 11. For more information, visit https://code.org/stats and https://hourofcode.com/files/hoc-one-pager.pdf.


We also encourage parents to participate in the Hour of Code™ by signing up for an account by visiting https://hourofcode.com/us. Check out the Hour of Code™ Invitation below or visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DxWIxec6yo&feature=youtu.be. (Due to RSS policies, you may need to enter the filer bypass to view this video)

Hour of Code 2015 - WORLDWIDE
“The 'Hour of Code™ ' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week[csedweek.org] and Code.org[code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.”

Winter Sports Season In Full Swing

Our winter sports season has started. Currently 8th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball teams are in action as well as our Wrestling Team. Please come out and support our awesome teams.

The 7th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball teams will begin in late January. Any students who want to try out for either of these two teams needs to have a current physical on file. Try outs for the 7th Grade Boys Basketball team will be Dec 1, Dec 2, and Dec 4 from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. See Coach A Mills for questions. 7th Girls Basketball tryouts will be announced at a later date.

The Winter Sports Schedule can be found at https://www.smore.com/hrr1n.
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Christmas Band Concert - Dec 15

The CGMS band will provide seasonal sounds at their Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 15 at 7 PM in the gym. Please join us as we support our awesome band.
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PTA Fundraiser / SHOPAROO

This year we are excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo and it’s a great opportunity for us to really make a difference this year!



Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. No more cutting labels, selling door to door, or time-consuming coordinating. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!


To learn more about Shoparoo, visit http://cgms.rss.k12.nc.us/pta-fundraiser-shoparoo. After you download the app, you will sign up. There is NO code to enter. Skip to the next step and you will be able to select China Grove Middle School as your preferred school.

Christmas Break Begins Saturday, Dec 19. Students return on Monday, January 4.