CMS News

March 1 Edition

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Parent Survey: Please help us

CMS Parents:

We want your feedback. Please take a moment to fill out the survey using the link below: It takes about 5 minutes to complete. The information will be used to help us form our school improvement plan.

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CMS 2018-2019 Yearbooks

Yearbooks will go on sale in the cafeteria next week during lunch. Paperback copies are $23 and hardback covers are $28. Cash or Check (made payable to Lifetouch) dropped off in the front office or to Ms. Dennison. You can also pay online at with code: 10680019

The last day to pre-order is March 29th, 2019.

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Creston Middle School Drama Club presents: The Internet is Distract--OH LOOK A KITTEN!

Last Performance Tonight! Tickets will be sold at the door: $1 for students and $3 for adults. All proceeds to back into the drama club to support the program.

Micah (Julien Patten) only has twenty minutes to finish his paper on The Great Gatsby. He just needs to check a few facts on the internet first. Unfortunately, the web is a nefariously wacky place where boxing cats (Jackson Gray), Facebook lurkers (Hazel Miller), and pig-throwing games threaten to take over Micah's schoolwork, or worse. Luckily, he has the help of his dedicated best friend, Taylor (Quincy Stewart). Will he finish his paper and escape with his life before the school bell rings?

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The Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be visiting the Mediaplex from March 7-March 15. Plan on stopping by to check out all the new titles Scholastic has to offer. Orders can also be placed online, March 2-March 15. Books will be shipped here to Creston and delivered to the classrooms.



Mission Statement: The EXCEL Program is designed to meet the unique academic and affective needs of highly talented students through a cooperative, enriched, and accelerated academic program where each person feels significant and appreciated.

The curriculum in the EXCEL program is differentiated and faster paced. Students will work above grade level.

EXCEL Parent Recommendation Form

The Parent Recommendation form must be completed by March 31, 2019.

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Fall Sports Update

Spring sports start next week! Boys/girls track and girls tennis is available to any 5th through 8th grader and will begin practice after school on Monday, March 4. Baseball and softball tryouts will start the week of March 4. See the attachment below regarding the times, dates, and locations for baseball and softball tryouts. Be sure to have a physical on file if you plan to tryout or join any of those teams.

Any 5th through 8th grade girl interested in free soccer clinics hosted by the varsity coaches, please see the attachment below.

The high school will be hosting its annual Athletic Physical Night on April 18 from 6 to 8 pm. The cost is $20 and the physical will be good through the end of the 2019-20 school year. Reminder to current 8th graders.....You MUST get a new physical if you are planning to do summer workouts for a high school sport. Your current physical will not work. Please contact Mr. Treesh with any questions.

Please use the following for athletic info and updates.

Creston Athletic Website:

Twitter: @CMS_Indians

Remind 101: text the message @crestona to the number 81010

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Athletic Director, Mr. Treesh. 317-532-6808 or

Indiana Senate Page Program

Did you know you can take a day off from school to serve as a page for the Indiana Senate? State Senator Aaron Freeman invites students in grades 6-12 to come to the Statehouse and spend an exciting day seeing our state government in action. You will have the opportunity to tour the Statehouse, meet Senator Freeman, and observe the legislative session from the Senate floor. Siblings and friends can sign up together, too! Interested students can apply online at the Indiana Senate Republicans homepage:

Breakfast Reminder

Just a reminder that breakfast is available to all of our students every morning for free in their classroom. If you have any questions, please contact Haley Quade via email at

Sonny Day Community Center

The Warren Township Council of PTSs runs this pantry that provides food, toiletries, cleaning products, school supplies and gently used clothing to families of Warren Township students.

Parents/guardians need to get a signed letter from the school to go to Sonny Day. Please contact Mrs. Jones, school counselor, at 317-532-6800 ext. 6817.

Entrance Fee Schedule

Marion County Athletic Event Entrance Prices (new for 2018-19 and standard throughout Marion County):



Family...................varies for each school

As always, small bills appreciated.

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Warren Event Bag Policy: click link below

Follow the Bus

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How important is attendance for student success?

The single most important factor for student achievement and graduation vs dropout rate is student attendance (Reid, 2006). The state of Indiana with the new ESSA Plan has defined a student with "model attendance" as missing no more than 7 days of school. Anything over 7 days is defined by the state as "chronic abseentism." We have challenged our students to do even better than that and set a goal of missing no more than 5 days of school this year.

We do understand that there are situations that arise where an absence can't be prevented. Please help communicate those reasons to the school by calling the main line at 532-6800 between 6:00-7:00 a.m. to report the absence.

Excused Absences Include:

1. Personal illness or injury (please drop off physician's notes to front desk)

2. Death in the immediate family

3. Attendance at a family funeral

4. Religious observances required by church officials

5. Serving as a page in the legislature

6. Court appearance/court detention

7. Working at polls

Thank you for your help in setting up your child for success by making sure they get to school each and every day.

21st Century Scholars

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The Indiana 21st Century Scholarship Program is an early commitment college promise program funded by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE), offering income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana two-year and/or four-year higher education institution.

Students must be enrolled before June 30th of their 8th grade year.

Please enroll your student at:

If you have a question or need assistance completing the application please contact Mrs. Jones at (317) 532-6800 ext 6817 or email at

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P.E. Uniforms For Sale at the Bookstore

The bookstore will be open every morning before school and during P.E. classes next week for students who still need to purchase P.E. uniforms. The cost is $20 and includes a shirt, shorts, and CMS string bag.

Township Calendar

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Healthy Celebrations

While we love to celebrate, please remember there is a "no birthday treats" guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas, please visit: #wellnesswarriors #WEaretheKey