Colt Corner

Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence

September 30, 2016

Dear Colt Parents,

We had a great month of September at CMS! The cooler weather this week is a nice reminder of the fall season that is here, which will bring us a fun filled month of October.

I hope that each of you have a great weekend and enjoy your time with your family!


David Arencibia, Ed.D.

CMS Principal

Facebook: Colleyville Middle School

Twitter: @CmsColts

#cmscolts - #cmscelebrates

Inaugural GCISD Leadership Academy

Parents - if you are interested in joining the inaugural GCISD Leadership Academy, please complete the attached application. The district will begin accepting applications on Tuesday, October 4 at 12 p.m. and will continue accepting applications through Sunday, October 16 at midnight. Once you complete the application, please send to

Click here for the application.

Colleyville Middle Pink Out Shirts

Click here to get the order form for your Colleyville Middle School Pink Out Shirt

Back to Sports Meeting

Join the Colleyville Heritage Athletic Training Staff at the upcoming Back to Sports meeting on October 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the CHHS library. Back to Sports is educating parents and guardians about youth wellness and basic sports safety to help keep kids safe, healthy and having fun while playing the sports they love. Topics will include:

  • Concussion awareness
  • Heat and hydration
  • Prevention of pediatric overuse injuries
  • Cardiac arrest and proper response

If you have any questions, please contact CHHS trainer Meredith Swayne.

Let’s Talk!

Let’s Talk! Is coming to our campuses. What is Let’s Talk? Let’s Talk! is a cloud-based communication system that helps school leaders and their teams engage their communities. GCISD has been using Let’s Talk! at the administration level for more than a year, and it has proven to be a useful tool in improving communications with the various stakeholders in our district. Let’s Talk! reduces the reliance on email and phone calls in responding to inquiries from the GCISD community, and instead offers a collaborative arena where we can work together to manage dialogues with our students, staff and community.

Learn more about Let’s Talk! by clicking here.

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SAGE Speaker Series & Family Social

October 12: SAGE Speaker Series & Family Social

A Physician's Perspective of
Gifted & Talented Children

Justin Smith, M.D., also known as The Doc Smitty, will kick off our SAGE Speaker Series & Family Social on Wednesday evening, October 12. Stay tuned for details.

Dr. Smith will cover issues encountered by gifted students of all ages. The Speaker Series is FREE for SAGE members, or $5 at the door for non-members. To join SAGE, register online at
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Counselors Corner


Parents and Students: September 30 is the end of the Progress Report 2 grading period. Grades will be posted on Skyward by Thursday, October 6. Log into Skyward Family Access to review your grades. Report cards will not be printed to conserve, but can always be access via Skyward, as well as missing assignments.


You can download the Skyward app for your phone or for your child’s phone so you can monitor grades.

TCC – Tarrant County College

On Tuesday, October 4 the 8th graders will be seeing a presentation from the TCC Mobile Go Center.


October 7 – 7th Grade – Healthy Relationships

November 11 - 7th Grade – Can’t Take It Back

February 17 – 7th Grade – Abuse of Power

November 18 - 6th Grade It’s Harassment

March 10 – 6th Grade – Survivors of Abuse

Please see attached parent information letter about dates for 6th and 7th grade. Also, if you would like to opt out, please return the forms to the Counseling Office by September 30, 2016


All Stars is on their fourth session for 6th graders. There are 14 sessions total.


Please take a moment to complete the Monkey Survey to give feedback about last year’s program and what you would like to see this year. Thank you


We would love for you to join us on Remind if you haven’t done this yet. If you did this last year, we have rolled you over. Students have been encouraged to join this remind. We

1) Enter number 81010 in your phone

2) Text This Message

8th Grade - @couns8

7th Grade - @couns7

6th Grade - @couns6


The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. Duke TIP's talent searches serve as the entry point to academic benefits and programs for gifted and talented students in grades 4-12. For more information, click here:

Parents may directly enroll their child online at or via paper applications at any time during the enrollment period, October 1-March 31. Fees are paid only once, and need-based financial aid is available. Students must have attained a qualifying test score at or above the 95th percentile on at least one accepted subtest area of a grade-level standardized achievement test (Stanford or Iowa Test of Basic Skills), or achieved a score of a 125 or above on an aptitude test (OLSAT, CoGAT, NNAT) or mental ability test (IQ test such as WISC), or met the Duke approved score on a state criterion-referenced test (STAAR). A school code will be provided on the Duke Tip website during the enrollment process.

UPCOMING DATES from FOR CLUB (Friends of Rachel – Rachel’s Challenge)

October 3 – Stomp Out Bullying – wear Blue & Boots

October 14 – FOR Club Meeting

October 19 – Unity Day – wear Orange

October 25 – Mix It Up Lunch


Signs of Suicide (SOS):

The SOS program has been completed for all grade levels. The program covers tips on helping friends/family with different scenarios and the difference between sadness and depression, and students learned the following acronym:

A: Acknowledge the problem;

C: Care. Let the person know you care;

T: Tell a responsible adult.

Here is the link to the video in case you have not seen what the students watched.

Krystal McCure – Counselor A-K – 817-305-4916

Leslie Walden – Counselor L-Z – 817-305-4917

Shari Vanderwork – Registrar – 817-305-4955

Play it Safe Parent Letter

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A Conversation about Anxiety

Nurse Martin's Tip

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This Weeks Upcoming Events

Monday, October 3

Football (click here for schedule details)

7th Grade A, B & C Games at Heritage Middle School

Tuesday, October 4

Football (click here for schedule details)

8th Grade A & B Games vs Heritage Middle School at CMS

Wednesday, October 5

6th Grade Beginner Band Debut - 6:00 - 7:30 pm, CMS Cafeteria

Thursday, October 6

Volleyball (click here for schedule details)

7th Grade A, B & C Games vs Coppell West at CMS

8th Grade A, B & C Games at Coppell West

Friday, October 7

Choir Fall Concert - 4:30 pm-6:00 pm - White's Chapel United Methodist Church

Band Fall Social - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Hall's Pumpkin Farm and Corn Maze

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