Colt Corner

#TeamCMS

September 22, 2017

Dear Colts,


As the summer officially ends and fall begins, so do new opportunities for our students at CMS! After listening and receiving feedback from our students, we are excited to announce that next week our students will have an opportunity to participate in a club of their choice. Club day will be held during advisory throughout the school year on various designated days. Students ranked their top choices from over 30 different clubs and were placed accordingly. The clubs will give our students time to participate in something they may be passionate about and to add additional enjoyment to their overall school experience at CMS. We look forward to this exciting new experience at CMS! Have a great weekend!


BEST,

David Arencibia, Ed.D.

CMS Principal


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Student Voice at CMS

CMS, did you know?

Did you know that even with property values/taxes increasing by 11% this year, CMS and GCISD will not benefit from the majority of those tax dollars because of the states Robin Hood payment?! See the video below for more details.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTBzLVyUdl4&authuser=0

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer awareness month and CMS Athletic Booster has a Pink Out shirt available for sale this weekend only through Sunday Sept. 24th. Buy your shirt today to wear to school or any sporting event all month long. Store is only open this weekend for delivery the first week of October.

A few opportunities to wear your PINK shirt include:

October CMS Football games

Pink Out Volleyball game Oct. 19th

National Mammography Day Oct. 20th

CMS Pink Day on Oct. 27th for Red Ribbon & Blackout Pep Rally


Order here

CMS, did you know?

Did you know that CMS will have club days during our advisory period!

After receiving feedback from our students and staff last year, CMS will have social club opportunities during our advisory period on various dates throughout the year!


Parent Quote from the feedback on Thought Exchange:

More opportunities to join social clubs. "CMS lacks social club opportunities. Middle school should be about meeting new friends and exploring new things. I would love to see clubs and other activities that promote school spirit".

PSAT

On October 11th all 8th graders will be taking the PSAT. There will not be any makeups for this test so please avoid scheduling any appointments for your child on that day.


More information about the PSAT can be found here .

Counselor Corner

Week of September 25 – September 29

SIGNS OF SUICIDE (SOS)

During the month of September the CMS Counselors will be leading guidance lessons from the SOS (Signs of Suicide) curriculum. This program will be shared with all GCISD middle and high school students and staff. Students will learn how to respond to a friend who may need extra support. One tool they will gain is the acronym ACT.

A: Acknowledge the problem;

C: Care. Let the person know you care; and

T: Tell a responsible adult.

Counselors will also discuss the difference between sadness and depression.

7th Graders will have their lesson Tuesday, September 25.

6th Graders will have their lesson Tuesday, September 27.

PLAY IT SAFE VIDEOS for 6th and 7th – The parent preview is Thursday, September 28 at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM at the administrative offices. Opt Out Forms will be coming soon.

October 5 – 7th Grade – Play It Safe – Healthy Relationships

November 10 – 7th Grade – Play It Safe – Can’t Take It Back

November 17 – 6th Grade – Play It Safe – It’s Harassment

February 16 – 7th Grade – Play It Safe – Abuse of Power

March 2 – 6th Grade – Play It Safe – Survivors of Abuse

GUIDANCE LESSONS

This is the schedule of CMS counselor guidance lessons for September:

September 25 – 7th Grade SOS – Signs of Suicide

September 27 – 6th Grade SOS – Signs of Suicide

October 2 – Wear Blue for World Bullying Prevention Day

October 4 – 6th Grade Boys PE – Self Image and Self-Improvement

SEVENTH GRADE – DUKE TIP

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. Fro more information, click here:

https://tip.duke.edu/programs/7th-grade-talent-search/enroll-now

Parents may directly enroll their child online at https://tip.duke.edu/programs/7th-grade-talent-search/enroll-now or via paper applications at any time during the enrollment period, September 15 – January 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.

Parenting Workshops 2017-2018

Hosted by GCISD Elementary Counselors

Join families from across GCISD and receive valuable information on some important topics.

Workshops will be held at different elementary campuses throughout the year.

All parents in GCISD are encouraged to attend.

September 26th @ 6:30 pm: Bullying presented by the Parenting Center

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

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

Shari Vanderwork – Registrar – 817-305-4955

Tips from Nurse Martin

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UPCOMING Events

September 22 - PTA Social at CMS


September 25 - 7th Grade Football - Schedule here


September 26 - 8th Grade Football - Schedule here


October 2 - Stomp Out Bullying - Wear Blue


October 10 - Make-up Picture Day


October 11 - PSAT - 8th Grade

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