CMS News

December 7 Edition

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CMS Winter Dance

Thank you PBIS committee for sponsoring an awesome student dance on Friday!
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NWEA Testing the week of Dec. 10th

Students will be participating in the "Middle of the Year" NWEA benchmark testing beginning Monday, Dec. 10. Language arts testing will begin on Monday (finish on Tuesday if needed) and Mathematics testing will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 13 (finish on Thursday if needed). Students will test throught their language arts and math blocks on those days. Please try to schedule all appointments around those important testing times.

2019 Annual Legislative Forum

Warren Education and Community Center

975 N. Post Road

Saturday, January 26, 2019

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Senate Bill 355

During the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, State Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 355. Please see attachment for more information.
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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.

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Fall Sports Update

The 7th grade boys basketball team defeated New Pal Junior High by a score of 39-24. They also defeated Perry Meridian by a score of 47-35. Their overall record for the year is 7-3

The 8th grade boys basketball team lost to New Pal by a score of 43-37. They also defeated Perry Meridian 52-24. Their overall record for the year is 7-2.

The 8th grade boys basketball team will play in the Guion Creek Tournament this weekend. Both teams will be on the road next Monday against Franklin Township East and then at home on Wednesday against Westlane.

Wrestling practice had their 2nd week of practice this past week. They will continue to practice Monday through Thursdays until 5 pm before winter break. After winter break, practices will be everyday after school until 5 pm. If you are planning on participating in wrestling, you must start practicing at some point before winter break. Please email Coach Andy St. Laurent ( if you have any questions.

7th and 8th grade girls basketball tryouts took place this past week. The list of girls who made the team were posted on Friday morning. Practices will be everyday after school until 5 pm.

There will be a callout meeting for anyone interesting in swimming on December 18 at Warren Central High School. Please click the swimming link below for all information about swimming.

Track pre-season conditioning will be on Tuesdays every week. It will be after school until 4:30 pm. Athletes staying for conditioning will be expected to ride the activity bus home on those nights. You must have a physical on file with Mr. Treesh if you are planning to stay for conditioning. Questions may be directed to Mr. Treesh, Athletic Director, or Mr. Peckham, track coach.

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

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

CMS 2018-2019 Yearbooks

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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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