Middle School South News....

April 16, 2018

PTO NEWS...

PTO Fundraiser BLOCK PARTY!!!!

Friday, April 20th

3:20 pm - 5:30 pm

Cost: $5.00

(includes a hot dog and a drink!)


Stay after school and hang out with your friends! We will have a DJ and both gyms will be opened for playing basketball and volleyball! Four square and other yard games will be played in the back courtyard! Concessions will be sold (candy, popcorn, etc.). Kona Ice will be there also!!! Parents will need to sign permission slip for attendance. Admission fee of $5.00 by Friday, April 20th.


Pick up will be in the front of the building promptly at 5:30 pm. Parents will need to have car rider signs for student pick-up.

Message from Mrs. Hanna...

MSS had a wonderful week of testing! We are so proud of the hard work each student had during testing time.


Now that testing is complete, school is still in session. We have 29 instructional days to get students ready for the next grade level and we are going to finish the year STRONG!


We also have numerous events and activities planned.


Track and field:

5th grade...Thursday, April 26th

6th grade...Friday, April 27th


Information below about the MSS Talent Show on Tuesday May 15th, 5th grade 9:00 A.M. 6th grade 1:00 P.M.


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Educationally Yours,

Casey Hanna

Principal, Cabot Middle School South

Cabot Middle School South Student Talent Shows

Tuesday May 15th

5th grade 9:00 A.M. 6th grade 1:00 P.M.


Audition Registration Guidelines

1) Each student must present their talent in front of peers and teacher as an audition. This is expected to be an act that has been practiced and completely ready on that day. Students are responsible to bring all music, props, etc. needed for their audition.


2) Solo acts will be given a numerical score in two categories-Talent Ability and Stage Presence. Group acts will also be given a score based on ability to perform together as a group, each one knowing their part. Please see scoring rubric on back.


3) The talent show will be limited to the top scoring acts for time purposes. Each act is allowed a maximum of 4 minutes.


4) All members of group acts must turn in a registration form signed by student and parent/guardian. Once your group has auditioned, you will not be allowed to add new members or make substitutions to people in your group.


5) Singers must use accompaniment (karaoke) tracks only. We want to hear the student’s voice, not the original artist.


6) Songs being used for any performance should only have language appropriate for a middle school classroom. You must attach a copy of lyrics to this registration form for approval.


7) Dance should be appropriate for middle school classroom. Any moves that are questionable need to be approved by your music teacher before your audition.


8) All clothing/costumes/props should meet the guidelines set forth in student handbook.


9) All registration forms must be turned in by Monday, May 7th. Auditions will be held May 8-10th during your Essentials class time.

SECURITY UPDATES

MSS will be adding new security features very soon to increase our security with a visitor management system. As this system is added, we will share these improvements with you. We are very excited about these additional features to ensure the safety of our students!

LOST AND FOUND

We have A LOT of items in our lost and found. Please encourage your child to come by and look for their personal items if you know that an item is missing from your home!

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

News from the CMSS Counseling Center:


The mission of the Cabot Middle School South’s Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of all students. School counselors partner with other educators, parents/guardians and the community support of the total educational program.

Jana Terrell, 5th Grade Counselor: jana.terrell@cps.k12.ar.us

Nicole True, 6th Grade Counselor: nicole.true@cps.k12.ar.us


Please let us know how we can help your child at CMSS.

Cabot School District Lunch Menu

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Cabot School District Student Calendar

Click button to view the 2017-2018 student calendar.

IMPORTANT DATES:

APRIL:

16- Progress Reports will be sent home fro 4th 9 weeks

20- PTO Appreciation

6th Grade REAL Panther

One School One Book Kick-off


26- 5th grade track and field

27- 6th grade track and field

5th grade PRIDE Celebration


MAY:

4- 6th Grade REAL Panther

SPACE CAMP


May 7th-11th Teacher Appreciation Week


11- 5th grade REAL Panther


15- Talent Show 5th grade 9:00-10:00 6th grade 1:00-2:00

16- JHS Tours

18- CHS Graduation


24- Last Day of School

SAVE THE DATES

TRACK AND FIELD:


5th grade...Thursday, April 26th


6th grade...Friday, April 27th

Cabot School District 2017-2018 Student Handbook

Click the link to view the 2017-2018 Student Handbook.

CABOT PUBLIC SCHOOL WEBSITE BUTTON

Click the Cabot Public Schools Website bar to take you directly to the District Homepage.

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Free and Reduced Form is now available online!

Parents can now fill out free and reduced forms online! Check this out:


http://www.cabotschools.org/administration/food-services/free-and-reduced-price-meals

BOX TOPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT MIDDLE SCHOOL SOUTH

We have great news! We will have the incentive program here at Middle School South! It was proven success last year at MSS and we want to continue for students and parents to turn trash into cash! The cash for the Box Tops program helps with many things including new technology for Middle School South. We hope you will help us meet our Box Top goal this year!


Remember to collect those BOX TOPS over the summer to help your upcoming class win some cool prizes!

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REMIND 101

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MIDDLE SCHOOL SOUTH TWITTER

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CABOT SCHOOLS APP!

Cabot Public Schools is proud to debut its new mobile app.


The app gives parents, students, staff and patrons direct and immediate access to school news, notifications, student info, resources and much more!


All this information is available in one place and right at your fingertips. It’s also free and just a single download away.


The free official Cabot Public Schools app is available right now in the App Store for iPhones and on Google Play for Android users.


If you have an iPhone, to get started visit the App Store and search for Cabot Public Schools or Cabot School District. Once you find it, just click on it to download the app to your phone.


If you have an Android phone, you’ll go to Google Play, and again either search Cabot Public Schools or Cabot School District and download it to your phone.


Once it’s downloaded, you’ll want to explore all the features available. It’s a great place to stay connected.


• Keep up-to-date on the district’s top news stories

• Customize your app to follow and get notifications from the district and/or school(s) of your choice

• Calendar of school events

• Find contact and staff information on each school and departments

• Access student information, grades, upcoming assignments, and cafeteria balances

• If you’re new to the district, find your school and your student’s bus route

• Lunch menus

• Pay cafeteria balances

• Resources for students, parents, faculty and staff

• Provide feedback, suggestions or contact the superintendent


Our new Cabot Public Schools app also automatically translates all this information into more than 50 languages. All you have to do is go to the Settings Icon and select your preferred language.


If you’re not able to download the app, don’t worry. We'll still continue distributing all our information just like we have before through social media, phone calls, texts, emails, website, school announcements, and newsletters. This new app is just another tool to help us connect with you.


*We encourage you to always follow the district (Cabot Public Schools) to keep up-to-date on important information.