The Weekly Buzz

A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School

Volume 3, Number 34: April 3, 2022

Welcome Back to Students, Faculty, and Staff!!!

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ACAP Summative Testing Begins at CMS This Week

The Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program (ACAP) Summative Testing period opens at Corner Middle School as we return from spring break. The testing schedule each spring is impacted by several district and state level events. The schedule is as follows:


  • April 4 - April 8: Small-Group Testing
  • April 12 and April 14: 5th Grade Testing
  • April 12 - April 14: 6th Grade Testing
  • April 18 and April 20: 7th Grade Testing
  • April 18 - April 20: 8th Grade Testing
  • April 25 - April 28: Make-Up Testing


CMS Families, it is very important that your student is at school on his or her testing date. Please help us complete the state testing by having your student at school during the testing period and on time for school each day. Testing is all online. Your student will need to charge his/her Chromebook each night before the scheduled tests AND bring it and the charger to school the day of testing.


Your student will be provided all supplemental resources (headphones, reference sheets, calculators - where applicable - and reference sheets). Your student may bring a book to read once he or she has completed the assessment each session. Your student may not have any digital device in the testing room (cell phone, Apple Watch, internet accessible devices, etc.) other than the Chromebook. If you have any questions about state testing, please contact the school. Thank you so much for your assistance!

Celebrating National Assistant Principals Week

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Celebrating National Library Week and Librarian Day

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Re-Considering the Free and Reduced Lunch Application

As some of you may have read or heard in the news last week, the federal waivers that have allowed ALL students to eat free during the pandemic period will expire on June 30, 2022. At this time, the federal government has elected not to renew those waivers for the 2022-2023 school year. That means that students who did not apply for free and reduced lunches this year will return to PAID status for the new year. In addition, with fuel, shipping, food, and distribution costs rising due to inflation, it has been discussed with Jefcoed principals, that we should anticipate an increase in lunch prices in August.


The Washington Post discusses the changes ahead in a recent article that can be found at this link:


https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/03/07/school-nutrition-program-covid-waivers/


We are placing the link for free and reduced lunches for the 2021-2022 school year below. Why? Many families may have chosen not to complete the form because they were aware the breakfast and lunch programs would be free to their students this year. As we approach the new year, if your student has been eligible before , but you did not complete the form this year, it has been recommended that you do it now. Your student will be in a must pay status until the new application is completed, reviewed, and approved in the fall. If you are approved during this school year, you will have a 30-day "grace period" once the school year opens that would cover your child/children.


In addition, families who believe they may not have qualified pre-pandemic are also encouraged to apply. So many things have changed in the past two years. It is important to assure that your child has access to healthy and nutritious food daily during each school day. The application process is secure and confidential. If you have already completed the link for this year, you do not have to re-apply. You will only need to re-apply when the registration portal opens for the next school year. Also, if you are directly certified, you will not have to apply. The link is below, thank you for your consideration!


https://family.titank12.com/application/new?identifier=TSFPFC

Transfer Applications to Jefcoed Schools for 2022-2023 School Year Now Available

The Student Services division of the Jefferson County Board of Education as opened the application portal for student transfers for the 2022-2023 school year. Applications may be submitted from March 15th to June 1st, 2022. The transfer portal will close on June 1, 2022, at 4:00 PM.


Complete this form to apply to attend a school outside your district or attendance zone. To be approved, applications must meet criteria established by federal court order. Information on transfer guidelines is available in the Student and Parent Handbook. No late applications will be considered. For questions about the transfer process or the application, please contact Student Services at 205-379-2165.


The link to which a family may submit their application is below.


https://transfer-jeffersonco.lfdmypick.com/

CMS Robotics Working to Raise Funds to Send Teams to Worlds in Dallas

In order to raise the necessary funds for registration, travel, lodging, and meals for the VEX Robotics World Championship competition in Dallas, Texas, the CMS Robotics Team, their coaches, and their families are conducting a series of fund raisers over the next several weeks.


The coaches are sponsoring a Kona Ice fund raiser for the teams at the school over the next month. From Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Wiley:


We will have a Kona Ice Day the following days for 5/6 grade


April 13th - April 27th

Fifth grade will come out from 2:00-2:30

Sixth grade will come out from 2:30-end of day


We will have a Kona Ice Day the following days for 7/8 grade


April 6 - April 20th

Seventh grade will come out from 2:00-2:30

Eighth grade will come out from 2:30-end of day


Prices:

Klassic $3.00 King $4.00 Kolor Changing $5.00 Kowabunga $6.00

Cash Only

Yearbook Photos Needed

Corner Middle School yearbook sponsor, Tiffany Little, is requesting submissions from CMS families or fans who may have taken or are taking pictures (action shots, crowd shots, etc.) from any events or activities of the following teams or groups:


  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Newcomb
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis
  • Fishing
  • Dance Team
  • First Priority
  • Organizations (Debate, Science Olympiad, Math Team, Future Problem Solvers, Student Council, etc.)
  • Field Trips


To share your pictures for use in this year's yearbook, go to www.HJeShare.com. Put in the school code: CMS492. This will allow you to upload the photos. Thank you, so much for sharing your pictures that will help us embed those memories for a lifetime!

CMS Calendar for the Week of March 21, 2022 - March 27, 2022 and Spring Break

Monday, April 4, 2022


  • ACAP Summative - Small Groups Begin
  • MEDC 8:30
  • CMS Robotics Practice 3:00
  • CMS Cheerleading Practice 3:00
  • Yearbook Design Staff Meeting 3:15
  • CHS Golf at Jefferson County Tournament at Woodard 3:30
  • North Jefferson at CMS Baseball 4:30/6:30
  • CHS Baseball at Hueytown 4:30/6:30
  • Hueytown at CMS Softball 5:00
  • CHS Softball at Hayden 5:00

Tuesday, April 5, 2022


  • National Library Media Specialist Day
  • ACAP Summative - Small Group Testing
  • AHSAA Principals and Athletic Directors Conference - Montgomery
  • 7th and 8th Group PST Meetings
  • Principals' Finance Meeting at COB 9:00
  • Yearbook Design Staff Meeting 3:15
  • CMS Golf at Frank House Golf Course 3:30
  • CHS Golf at Musgrove Course 3:30
  • CHS Tennis at Jefferson County Tennis Tournament 3:30
  • CHS Track at Corner High School Meet 3:30
  • McAdory at CHS Baseball 4:30/6:00 (Senior Night)
  • CMS Softball at Rudd 5:00
  • Cordova at CHS Softball 5:00


Wednesday, April 6, 2022


  • NO JACKET PERIOD TODAY - REGULAR BELL SCHEDULE
  • ACAP Summative - Small Group Testing
  • AHSAA Principals and Athletic Directors Conference - Montgomery
  • First Priority in Library 7:30
  • Principals' Unit Meeting at COB 9:30
  • NO SEVERE WEATHER DRILL TODAY AT 10:00 DUE TO TESTING. DO NOT MOVE.
  • Kona Ice for Robotics at 2:30
  • CMS Cheerleading Practice 3:00
  • Yearbook Design Staff Meeting 3:15
  • ACAP Summative Testing Training 3:20/PBIS Leadership Team Check-in to Follow
  • CMS Cheerleading Practice 3:00
  • CMS Softball at Sumiton 3:30
  • CHS Baseball at Mortimer Jordan 3:30
  • CHS Tennis at Jefferson County Tennis Tournament 3:30


Thursday, April 7, 2022


  • ACAP Summative - Small Group Testing
  • 5th and 6th Grade PST Meetings
  • Yearbook Design Staff Meeting 3:15
  • CMS Golf at Roebuck Course 3:30
  • CHS Golf at Jasper at Musgrove 3:30
  • CHS Tennis at Jefferson County Tennis Tournament 3:30
  • CMS Track at Center Point Meet 3:30
  • CHS Student Council Interest Meeting via Webex 4:00
  • CHS Baseball at Center Point 4:30/6:30
  • Maddox at CMS Baseball 4:30/6:30
  • Center Point at CHS Softball 5:00


Friday, April 8, 2022


  • ACAP Summative - Small Group Testing
  • Monthly Birthday Celebration in Library
  • CMS Softball at Brookwood Tournament
  • CHS Tennis at Jefferson County Tennis Tournament 3:30
  • CMS Baseball at North Jefferson 4:30
  • CHS Baseball at Jasper 4:30/6:30
  • CHS Softball at Sumiton Christian Tournament


Saturday, April 9, 2022


  • CHS Mats and Bats Golf Tournament at Horse Creek Golf Course
  • Leeds at CMS Baseball 10:00
  • CHS Track at Falkville Invitational
  • CMS Softball at Brookwood Tournament
  • CHS Softball at Sumiton Christian Tournament
  • CHS Tennis at Jefferson County Tennis Tournament


Sunday, April 10, 2022


  • Enjoy Your Day Worshiping, Relaxing, and/or Having Fun with Family and Friends!
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Looking Ahead to Important School Dates

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.


Monday, April 11, 2022 CMS at Jefcoed 6th Grade Track Meet 9:00

Monday, April 11, 2022 Homewood and Clay-Chalkville at CMS Baseball 4:30/6:30

Monday, April 11, 2022 Cold Springs and Sumiton at CMS Softball 5:00/6:30

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 CMS Softball at Oak Grove 5:00

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 CMS at Jefcoed 5th Grade Track Meet 9:00

Thursday, April 14, 2022 CMS Track at Corner High School Meet 3:30

Friday, April 15, 2022 CMS Softball Hosts Jefcoed Middle School Softball Championship

Saturday, April 16, 2022 CMS Softball Hosts Jefcoed Middle School Softball Championship

Sunday, April 17, 2022 Easter Sunday

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 CMS Track at Jefferson County Track Meet at Center Point High

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 FBLA State Conference in Mobile

Thursday, April 21, 2022 FBLA State Conference in Mobile

Friday, April 22, 2022 8th Grade Athletic Physicals with CHS at Gardendale High 8:30

Monday, April 25, 2022 CMS Spring Football Begins for Grades 6 and 7.

Monday, April 25, 2022 CMS Volleyball Tryouts Begin

Thursday, April 28, 2022 Jefcoed Board Meeting

Thursday, April 28, 2022 Jefferson County Honor Band at Gardendale High School

Friday, April 29, 2022 Jefferson County Honor Band at Gardendale High School

Monday, May 2, 2022 CMS Softball Tryouts Begin

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 CMS Band Spring Band Concert at CHS

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 CMS Girls Basketball Tryouts Begin

Thursday, May 5, 2022 Jefcoed Board Meeting

Thursday, May 5, 2022 CHS Band Spring Band Concert at CHS

Saturday, May 7, 2022 CHS Alumni Banquet at CHS

Sunday, May 8, 2022 Mother's Day

Monday, May 8-13, 2022 CMS Robotics at VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas

Monday, May 9, 2022 CMS Boys Basketball Tryouts Begin

Wednesday, May 10, 2022 8th Grade Takes Pre-ACT at CMS

Thursday, May 11, 2022 End-of-Year Jefcoed CILT Meeting at CMS

Monday May 16, 2022 CHS Boys Basketball Tryouts

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 8th Grade Pre-ACT Review

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 CMS PBIS Field Trip Day

Friday, May 20, 2022 8th Grade Awards Day 1:00

Sunday, May 22, 2022 CHS Bowling Tryouts

Monday, May 23, 2022 5th Grade Awards Day 8:30

Monday, May 23, 2022 6th Grade Awards Day 9:45

Monday, May 23, 2022 7th Grade Awards Day 11:00

Monday, May 23, 2022 CHS Graduation 7:00

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Primary Election in Competition Gym

Thursday, May 26, 2022 Last Day for Students

Friday, May 27, 2022 Teacher Work Day

Monday, May 30, 2022 Memorial Day - School Offices Closed

Corner Middle School

Our Mission


Corner Middle School is committed to empowering our students as they build a foundation for college, career, and community success in a nurturing environment.


Our Vision


Our vision at Corner Middle School is to ensure our students are academically, emotionally, and socially prepared for challenges they may encounter in the next phases of their lives.


Our Beliefs

Corner Middle School believes we will accomplish our Mission and Vision in serving our community of learners by:


- Loving, encouraging, and inspiring our students and each other in our daily interactions.

- Utilizing highly-effective instruction and a challenging curriculum.

- Meeting the needs of diverse learners in order to prepare them for college and entry into a career pathway.

- Partnering with the community.

- Cultivating student leaders.

- Integrating technology into all areas of learning.