Red Devil Happenings

May 2016

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you to all educators who make CGMS a great place to learn and experience success.

Proctors Needed for EOGs / Process Revised

Our goal is to have a proctor in every classroom for every core subject test. This will alleviate a great deal of stress and anxiety for everyone, as we can keep students in their classrooms with their teachers during testing. Right now, we are about ten proctors short of our goal. We need help. Volunteers DO NOT need to attend the two-hour Communities in Schools training; however, for the safety of our children, volunteers do need to pass a background check. Submitting the background check online takes about five minutes. It takes a few weeks to process the background checks, so we need to identify all remaining folks willing to proctor this week. As a reminder, end of grade testing will occur from May 25th through June 2nd. Even if you can just give us one day, we thank you so much! To complete the background check, please visit:

Progress Reports Available on Wednesday, May 4 in PowerSchool

EOG / EOC Schedule

The schedule below indicates the date of each End-of-Grade Exam, NC Final Exams, and the End of Course Exam for Math I.

  • May 23 & 24: NC Final Exams for CTE Courses
  • May 25: NC Final Exams for all Social Studies Courses
  • May 26: NC Final Exams for 6th & 7th Grade Science Courses; End of Grade Exam in 8th Grade Science Courses
  • May 27: Make Up for NC Final Exams
  • May 31: End of Grade Exam in ELA Courses
  • June 1: End of Grade Exam in Math Courses
  • June 2: End of Course Exam in Math I Courses (8th Grade only)
  • June 3: Make Up for all End of Grade/End of Courses exams

Memorial Day Holiday - Monday, May 30

8th Grade Social - Friday, June 3

The 8th grade social will be held on Friday, June 3 from 6 to 8 PM here at China Grove Middle School.

Tickets will be sold through homerooms according to the following schedule: before May 20th, $5; before May 27th, $7; before NOON on June 3rd, $10. Tickets will not be sold at he door. Only 8th grade CGMS students may purchase tickets and attend the 8th Grade Social.

For more information regarding attire and behavior expectations, visit

Carl Muolo Named China Grove Middle School Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. Carl Muolo, 8th grade Social Studies teacher, on being selected as the China Grove Middle School Teacher of the Year for 2016-17. We are very proud of your Mr. Muolo and appreciate all that you do to make our school extraordinary. We wish you luck as you compete at the district level for the Rowan-Salisbury Schools Teacher of the Year. Check out the video of the announcement below.

iPad Collection

iPads will be collecting prior to students to leaving for summer vacation. During early May, there will be wellness check conducted. All students should come to school each day with their iPads fully charged. During this wellness check, the school will identify any damage to machines. Any broken screens will be sent in for repair prior to end of year testing.

After final exams are finished, students will turn in their iPads and charging cords/blocks. Any student with damage to their school issued iPad that is deemed to be student neglect or any lost cords/blocks will receive an invoice for replacement / repair costs.

Students should come to school daily with their iPads fully charged.

Summer Achieve 3000 Challenge

China Grove Middle School will participate in the Achieve 3000 Summer Reading Challenge. Students will continue to be able to access their Achieve 3000 accounts through any internet connected device. This will help keep students from losing grade during the summer vacation in their important literacy skills. More information regarding the Summer Reading Challenge will be posted on the school's website.