Eagle's Eye News
CMS Eagles Fans,
We are about to move into our Fall season and as the weather changes, so will our clothing; please work with your children to ensure they are dressed for the weather and are following the HCS dress code policy. Please remind students not to wear pajama pants or house shoes/slippers. If they wear jeans with holes above mid-thigh, please remind them to wear tights underneath and if they wear mid-rise shirts, please remind them to wear tank tops/undershirts. Thank you for your help with this!
HCS sent a message to our community on Thursday about some social media trends our students are participating in. Currently, there are Tik Tok trends that challenge students to deface school property and one that encourages students to steal property from schools. Please speak with your students about making responsible choices and sharing information with the administrative team if they see a student engaged in this activity. Thanks for helping us teach them how to use social media responsibly. I have attached our PBiS Schoolwide Matrix our teachers use when coaching our students. (see below)
Finally, if you have not had the opportunity to see our Volleyball and Football teams, our Cheerleaders, or our Band, please consider attending some games. These student/athletes and coaches devote countless hours to a craft they love and represent our school with great pride. (athletics section is below)
Mark Your Calendar
- September 24th- School pictures during PE classes
- October 1- End of 1st 9wks
- October 4-8- Fall Break
- October 11- 2nd 9wks begins
- October 15- Report Cards Go Home
- November 1- Picture Make-Up Day (HVA, Clubs, Makeups) 8:30-9:15 HVA students- students will enter through the library door and pictures will be taken in the hallway or A.V. Room.
Career Prep A (8th Grade Only)
Attention All 8th Grade Parents/Guardians
September Edgenuity Dates
Tuesday, 9/7 - History
Tuesday, 9/14 - English
Tuesday, 9/21 - Science
Tuesday, 9/28 - Math
Most of our 8th Career Prep A students are at 15% complete with the course. All students should spend 10mins per night working in Edgenuity. This would be 50mins at home and once class period every Tuesday at school.
Things to remember about Career Prep A
- This is your first high school grade. Whatever you earn will transfer with you.
- If you fail, you will take this semester class again in 9th grade.
- Do it right the first time!
- Take advantage of the 1 period a week we give you to work in Edgenuity at school.
- If you are absent on a Tuesday, plan on working at least 45 minutes from home to catch up.
- It's a good idea to work ahead in this course from home. Make some time for this class each day. (15 mins) Do not procrastinate!
- If you have questions, ask your teacher. Don't get behind because you didn't ask questions.
Counselor News for September
Mrs. Hall is teaching lessons from the curriculum Overcoming Obstacles for all grade levels this month. She will be teaching communication skills and how this helps us get along better with others.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Eighth-grade students will receive a lesson on prevention and awareness taught by a Suicide Prevention Educator from Crisis Services of North Alabama.
Please wear one of the following colors on Thursday, September 23rd
PURPLE – to remember the loss of a relative or friend
BLUE – in support of suicide prevention
TEAL – to support someone who struggles with or has attempted suicide
S.A.I.L. Week takes place from September 24 – October 1. S.A.I.L. stands for Safe and Inclusive Leaders. Peer Helpers will assist Mrs. Hall with spreading messages about inclusion of all students and making all students feel that Challenger Middle School is a welcoming and safe space.
Upcoming events in October: College and Career Week, Red Ribbon Week