Eagle's Eye News

#EagleUp 09/19/21

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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)

Bo Coln



School Pictures

  • Traditional Students, September 24th
  • HVA Students, November 1st

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)

Parents/Guardians, please make sure to check your child's progress in their Edgenuity class, Career Prep A. Information about this class is listed below. Our goal is for all 8th graders to finish the class by the end of the 1st semester. However, if your child needs more time, I have asked HCS for an extension. The extension was granted, but we do not want this to encourage procrastination.

Attention All 8th Grade Parents/Guardians

All 8th-grade students must take Career Prep A this year. This class will be counted in the number of credits your child earns toward graduation credits. Your child must complete this course to graduate high school. Career Prep A students are taking the class via Edgenuity, which means the course is self-paced. Challenger has developed a plan to monitor your child's progress in order to assist in the completion of the course. Each Tuesday of the month Career Prep A students will have the opportunity to work on assignments in class and our teachers will be checking their progress.

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

  1. This is your first high school grade. Whatever you earn will transfer with you.
  2. If you fail, you will take this semester class again in 9th grade.
  3. Do it right the first time!
  4. Take advantage of the 1 period a week we give you to work in Edgenuity at school.
  5. If you are absent on a Tuesday, plan on working at least 45 minutes from home to catch up.
  6. 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!
  7. 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

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Water Bottles

All students will need a plastic water bottle, one they can fill throughout the day at the water station. No GLASS


If you plan on checking your child out, please make sure to do so before 2:30. There will be no checkouts after 2:30. CES dismisses at 2:30 and the parking lot is full of cars.
Please consider donating a box of tissues to your child's homeroom teacher.

CMS Athletics

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We Will Not Use Cash, Online Tickets Only

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MCEC® Parent Programs Virtual Workshop


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Challenger Middle School Spirit Night

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We will wear masks at school until further notice.

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Please keep in mind, these procedures will be updated as new guidance is issued from local, state, and federal agencies.