Jacob Coy Middle School
Inspire, Lead, Empower
Mrs. Andrea Ferguson, Principal
CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Ferguson on the birth of her daughter, Blakely!!! We are so excited for Mrs. Ferguson and her family!
Mrs. Ferguson is currently out of the building on maternity leave. If you would like to send her and her family well wishes, you may send her an email or drop off a card to the main office.
Mr. Josh Baker, Assistant Principal
Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! December was a fun month where we had many festive events including our PTO Holiday Pancake Breakfast, amazing choir and band concerts, and our 12 day countdown to holiday break where we decorated our classroom doors and had fun with a different themed day each day leading up to winter break! We are excited to begin a new year and a new semester at Coy! We have many fantastic learning activities for our students planned in the busy month of January! Believe it or not, we will also begin to discuss scheduling for next school year in the coming weeks! Please continue to check out our daily announcements and school website to stay up to date on all the upcoming events at Coy Middle School.
I want to wish all of you a happy and healthy New Year!
Welcome Mr. Ron Flohre!
Mr. Ron Flohre comes to us with a wealth of experience! Prior to retiring in 2013, he was the Head Principal at Stebbins High School for 6 years, where he served as the Assistant Principal for 9 years prior. As a teacher, Ron was an Intervention Specialist at the secondary level. He most recently served as a Substitute Principal at Stevenson Elementary School in Mad River.
Please introduce yourself and give Mr. Flohre a warm welcome if you see him out and about at school or in the community!
DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP PROCEDURES
The morning drop-off and afternoon pick up can be very busy at Coy Middle School. In order to make drop-off/pick-up time as safe and efficient as possible for everyone, please adhere to the procedures listed below.
Pull forward as far as you can, stopping at the first street light on the left, so that we may accommodate as many cars as possible.
The drop off zone is the entire sidewalk in front of the building, from flag pole to street light. Students should enter or exit vehicles utilizing the full length of the drop off zone.
Bring your car to a complete stop before your child enters or exits the car.
Have your student ready to get out of the car with their belongings in hand.
Drive slowly and watch carefully for all pedestrians.
There is no “thru” traffic lane. You must wait until the car in front of you pulls forward to proceed to exit.
If you need to get out of the car, get items out of the trunk of your car, or have large items to carry in, please pull into a parking spot to allow for continued traffic flow.
If you need to walk across the crosswalk, please wait for the staff member on duty to signal for you to cross.
Why do I need to pull all the way forward when in the drop-off/pick-up zone? We have worked diligently to design the safest and most expedient traffic flow plan. When a car stops in the middle to pick-up or drop-off nobody else can pick-up or drop-off. When you pull all the way forward, more children can load/unload simultaneously.
Remember - Dayton-Xenia tends to get backed up around 7:20 with cars entering and exiting the school parking lot. Students can enter the building as early as 7:00 am. Please plan accordingly!
Did You Know??? - The Education Connection
Ways to get Coy News
Our daily announcements are also posted on our school website at https://gocreek-coy.edlioschool.com/apps/news/article/905863
This is a great way to see what is being talked about in the building every day!
CMS Clubs and Extra-Curricular Programs
- All 6th graders are automatically members.
- 7th/8th graders pay a $20 fee
- Attend performances and have the opportunity to perform too
- Hilda Shirley firstname.lastname@example.org
National Junior Honor Society
- Students who have a 3.7 GPA.
- Leadership roles and regular community service
- Can join after the first quarter of 7th grade
- Jill McClure email@example.com
WEB (Where Everyone Belongs)
- 8th graders only (cannot join mid year, though)
- Student ambassadors
- Lonni Schaefer firstname.lastname@example.org & Laurel Mack email@example.com
Kiwanis Student Council
- Grades 6-8
- Volunteer in the school and community, work to improve school climate, ambassadors of the school
- Lori Cox firstname.lastname@example.org & Jessica Nidiffer email@example.com
- Grades 6-8
- Compete against other schools doing math at the local regional, and state level.
- Allison Wolf firstname.lastname@example.org
Battle of the Books
- All Grades can join
- Read books and compete in contests to see who knows the most about them
- We will be sending out info in September.
- Lori Duke email@example.com & Kim Sears firstname.lastname@example.org
Coy Robotics Team
- 7th and 8th Grade
- Students compete in Vex Robotics Competitions
- Students build and program a competition robot to compete in the Vex “Tall Tower Challenge”
- Applications will be accepted in November for 7th grade students interested in joining the team
- Brian Stevenson email@example.com
Technology Student Association
- All grades can join
- Lea Blair firstname.lastname@example.org
BUDS (Bridging Unique Difference in Schools)
- All grades can join
- BUDS was formed by students with special abilities and their typically developing peers along with a creative and motivated staff who designed opportunities for students to experience the quality of life they deserve. Our goals are to increase social skills through character development, recreation, art and everyday life experiences, while building awareness of others special learning and life needs.
- Michelle Shannon email@example.com, Nicole Bonza firstname.lastname@example.org, Deidre Crockett email@example.com
- Kristina Minton firstname.lastname@example.org
- Grades 6-8
- No experience necessary
- Participate in a wide variety of games and activities
- Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:20-3:20 (Except for the 3rd Tuesday of each month) & pick up promptly in the back of the building at 3:20
- Unaccompanied Minors (7th and 8th Grade Auditioned Group)
- New Horizons (6th Grade Show Choir Open to Any 6th Grade Student from Coy or Ankeney)
- Sean Hurley email@example.com
- This link provides more information. https://sites.google.com/beavercreek.k12.oh.us/jacobcoychoirs/singing-ensembles
- Jazz Band will be Monday/Thursday from 2:30-4:00. It is open to all 7th and 8th graders involved in our band or choir program, although students must audition. Auditions will be the week of October 7th. Mariah.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Percussion Ensemble is open to all 7th and 8th grade percussionists and double reed players involved in the band program. They will rehearse from 2:45-4:00 Monday/Wednesday. Laura.email@example.com
- Jazz Lab will be Monday evenings from 6:00-7:30. It is open to all 7th and 8th grade band students and in February will open to 6th grade band students. Mariah.firstname.lastname@example.org
How Students Can Exhibit Coy PRIDE while at school?
School Social Worker
Coy Middle School Guidance Office
Believe it or not we are ready to start talking about schedules for the 2020-2021 school year!!! Here are some important dates to keep in mind. During the week of February 3rd, Principals and Counselors will meet with students to review registration during Flex. On Friday, February 7th, registration sheets will be passed out to students and teacher recommendations will be made on the sheets. You and your student will have the weekend to look over recommendations and make encore selections. The registration sheets will be due to Flex teachers on Monday, February 10th. Students will then sign up for recommended core classes and their encore choices online during flex on Wednesday, February 12th.
8th grade students, will also be planning out their Freshmen year schedules!! Ms. Danver, the Counselor at Ferguson Hall will be with us on Monday, February 3rd to go over all of their options. 8th grade will also sign up for recommended core classes and their elective choices online during Flex on Wednesday, February 12th.
Another important item coming our way is State Testing. This takes place in April. More information about dates, etc. will be coming out soon.
School Counseling Office Staff:
Beth Becker email@example.com
Lindsay Mann firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Trumbull email@example.com
College Credit Plus (CCP) Information for the 2020-2021 School year
Students will be able to pick up their registration packet only after they have attended a meeting. They will be available the evening of each event (after the presentation) or in the guidance office at BHS.
The dates for CCP Meetings are as follows:
TUESDAY - NOV 19 - 6:30 PM - BHS AUDITORIUM
TUESDAY - DEC 10 - 6:30 PM - BHS AUDITORIUM
WEDNESDAY - JAN. 15 - 6:30 PM - BHS AUDITORIUM
In the event that one of those days end up being a snow day, that particular meeting will be rescheduled to a later date but that would be the only reason we wouldn't hold a meeting on a given night.
ALL PACKETS ARE DUE TO THE BHS GUIDANCE OFFICE BY APRIL 1, 2020 - NO EXCEPTIONS!
Please contact Kristi Massey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
A couple tips for A+ Attendance Below!
Building Office Assistant
We love seeing our Coy students at school! We understand there are circumstances when your student will have to miss school, but please follow our Attendance Procedures to ensure that you are complying with House Bill 410 to have your student properly excused. Please account for your student every day by emailing or calling the office to notify us of any absences, late arrivals, or early dismissals.
There is an Attendance Tab on our website coy.gocreek.org under the Parent tab with everything you need to know for great Attendance! There is also a section in your students handbook that clearly defines our Attendance polices and House Bill 410 clarification. Always feel free to call or email with specific questions you might have about your child’s attendance.
Students should be reported absent any time they are out of school!
Even though FLEX is at the end of the day, the minutes still count as the school day when taking a student out early.
You can call in a student to the Attendance Line 429-7577 Option 1, or you can email to email@example.com.
If you call a student in or email an absence you no longer have to send a parent note the following day with the student! This counts as your parent note!
Our start time has changed, but our Tardy policy is still the same and clearly outlined in the Student Handbook. The front doors lock at 7:30 and students must come through the office at this time for a tardy slip. A student is granted a Free Tardy each quarter (because we know life happens), but after that, consequences will ensue per our student handbook.
Remember…overleeping, missing the bus, traffic, inclement weather, parent running late, etc. are not considered an Excused Tardy.
You MUST include a reason for the absence.
If a reason is not included, it is Unexcused.
If a child has an appointment, a specific appointment reason must be given (i.e. dentist, orthodontist, Dr., etc.) Just writing “appointment” is unexcused.
Parent/Guardian may submit 10 parent notes (or phone calls) documenting an Excused Absence reason. After the 10 notes are exhausted, medical notes will be required for absences to be excused.
Reasons for Excused absences include illness, death in the family, pre-approved family vacations (up to 5 days), observation of a holiday, etc. (other reasons may be included). Medical appointments are always Excused with a medical note. Medical notes must be provided within 3 days of absence. After 3 days they will be marked Unexcused.
An absence is Unexcused if your student overslept, missed the bus, running late, car trouble, family vacation without approval (or over 5 days), or student refusal to go to school (other reasons may be included).
A Note from our School Nurse
Medication at School
A Note from the Cafeteria
Make sure to check your student’s lunch accounts to ensure they have sufficient funds. You can access your student’s lunch account and deposit funds via https://www.spsezpay.com/BCmeals/login.aspx.
Please call Cindy Steeley at 458-2531 if you have any questions.
Coy Middle School PTO News Flash
PTO Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at CMS in the IMC (Library). We discuss upcoming events and Mrs. Ferguson and Mr. Baker shares updates concerning our school and students.
Stay connected with the CMS PTO!
Remind: Text @COYPTO to 81010
Questions? Contact us at CoyPTO@gmail.com
CMS PTO Meeting in the IMC
Thursday, Jan. 16th, 7-8pm
1786 Dayton Xenia Road
Coy PTO News Flash
Sign-up below for National Pie Day and/or our SOUPer Bowl Teacher Appreciation Luncheon!
Beavercreek Strong: Strength of Mind, Heart, Character, and Community
Save the Date! Beavercreek Family Fun Day: May 3rd at BHS, Noon-4PM
Great Things are Happening at Coy Middle School!
- Our Coy Hope Squad is spreading love, hope, and inspiration throughout our building. Thank you to our Hope Squad for adding these great reminders around our building.
- Mrs. Ferguson recognized our very own Parker Gaines at the December Board of Education Meeting for being selected as the Ohio Middle Level Association (OMLA) 2019 Student of the Year. Parker did an amazing job delivering his speech that he read in Columbus at the board meeting.
- Coy and Ankeney Hope Squad members were also featured at the December Board Meeting as they shared their progress so far this year. Congratulations to our Hope Squad Members and Advisors!
- One of our Coy Robotics teams won the Excellence award on Saturday, January 11th! This is the overall highest award any team can win! The other Coy team was a finalist for the design award. All of our teams made finals! Congratulations to our Coy Robotics students and their coach Mr. Brian Stevenson!