The Weekly Buzz

A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School

Volume 2, Number 31: January 31, 2021

CMS 8th Grade Students Begin Their High School Journeys This Week

Families of CURRENT 8th grade students enrolled at Corner Middle School are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend Focus on the Future Freshman Family Night at Corner High School on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at 6:00 PM. Mr. Pat Keedy, Principal at Corner High School, has invited our 8th grade students and their families to participate in this very important annual event.

Students and their families should park at the competition gymnasium and enter through the lobby doors. Representatives of the school will give each student a personalized folder with information on scheduling and activities for his/her freshman year.

In the past, families have had the opportunity to meet with teachers and staff to get information and ask questions about starting ninth grade at CHS. This is for any student in a traditional or remote setting. Masks should be worn to this event.

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Jefcoed Accepting Applications for Substitute Teacher Positions

The Jefferson County Board of Education is looking for anyone interested in working as a substitute teacher in our school district. Persons interested should click on the link below or scan the QR Code in the picture below and complete the Google Form to get started.

Substitute teachers are hired through Kelly Educational Staffing who assists schools like those in our feeder pattern work to assure coverage in the classroom in the case of teacher absence. All of the schools in the Corner Feeder Pattern would greatly appreciate your consideration in working as a substitute in our schools with some of the best kids on the planet!

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CMS Bowlers Rise through the Ranks of State Finals Bound Bowling Team from CHS

The Corner High School boys and girls Bowling Teams competed in the 5A State Bowling Championship at Oak Mountain Lanes last Thursday. The Lady Yellow Jackets -- coached by Suzi McCormack -- finished second in the state in Class 5A as they fell just short to Satsuma. The boys team -- coached by William Gray -- fell in the quarterfinals round to eventual state runner-up, Beauregard.

The teams are made up of students in grades 7-12. Currently, five Corner Middle School students are active bowlers on the team that headed to state and are learning what it's like to compete at that level. Those bowler are:

James Cannon

Cameron Campbell

Bryson Carden

Spencer Cochran

Nolan Jean

Congratulations to all of our current and former CMS student-athletes on the bowling team on your great accomplishments this season!!!

Miss Corner Middle School Pageant Tickets Now on Sale!

Families interested in purchasing tickets for the Miss Corner Middle School Beauty Pageant should read through the information below. Due to facility capacity restrictions brought about by COVID-19, our school must separate the age level pageant for this year to provide a safe participation environment for participants and families wishing to attend.

We have attached a PDF copy of the form below the picture that you may print out and submit in order to secure tickets for the event. We look forward to seeing you their to support the amazing young ladies participating in the pageant!

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2021 Spring Track, Golf, and Tennis Schedules Released

Coaches at Corner Middle School and Corner High School have released the 2021 Outdoor Track and Field schedule, as well as the 2021 CMS Golf Team and CHS Tennis Team schedules. The schedules are below. In addition, I have added the CHS Varsity Baseball schedule which I omitted last week. Please remember these schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather, COVID-19, or other extenuating circumstances. We hope these help in your planning!

Jefcoed accepting Pre-K Applications for the Next School Year

Jefferson County School System is now accepting Pre-K applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Children who will be four years old on or before September 1, 2021 and live in the school zone are eligible to apply. Registration will close March 1, 2021.

Public Random Selection Drawing Dates

All public drawings listed below will be held at the Jefferson County Board of Education located at 2100 18th Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35209.

Monday, March 8th, 2021, Pre-K Drawings:

  • 8:30 am - Bagley Elementary Pre-K

For more information please call Bagley Elementary School or visit the page on the district website at

Celebrating Black History Month: Standing Alone at the "Top of the World"

As we recognize Black History Month, take a moment to read about and watch the fascinating story of the first man recorded to have reached the North Pole. Today, we honor and celebrate the achievement of black men and women in American history.
Who Was the First Person to Reach the North Pole? | National Geographic

Calendar for the Week of February 1, 2021 - February 6, 2021

Monday, February 1, 2021
  • 5th and 6th Grade Math Team Practice
  • CMS Baseball and Softball Practice
  • CHS Tennis Practice
  • CMS Cheerleading Practice 3:00-4:30
  • CMS Robotics Practice (Group A)
  • CMS Theatre Rehearsal
  • Winfield at CHS Basketball
  • CHS Band Booster Meeting via WebEx 7:00
  • Corner Community Park Basketball Practice in Competition Gym

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

  • 5th and 6th Grade Data Meetings During Planning Period
  • MEDC at Corner Middle 8:30 - 11:30
  • CMS Robotics Practice (Group B) 3:00-4:30
  • CMS Baseball and Softball Practice
  • CMS Cheerleading Practice 3:00-4:30
  • CHS Tennis at Hueytown
  • CHS Basketball at Oakman
  • CHS Wrestling at Hayden
  • Focus on the Future Night for CMS 8th Graders at CHS 6:00
  • CHS Band Auxiliary (Dance Team and Color Guard) Parent Meeting in the Band Room 7:30
  • Corner Community Park Basketball Practice in Competition Gym

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

  • 7th and 8th Grade Data Meeting During Planning Periods
  • CMS Debate Team Practice 3:00-4:30
  • CMS Baseball and Softball Practice

Thursday, February 4, 2021

  • CMS Cheerleaders at State Competition (Birmingham Crossplex)
  • 7th and 8th Grade Math Team Practice 3:00-4:30
  • CMS Baseball and Softball Practice
  • Corner Community Park Basketball Practice in Competition Gym

Friday, February 5, 2021

  • CMS Student Council Meeting during Advisory
  • CMS Baseball and Softball Practice
  • CHS Baseball First Pitch Dinner at High Point Community Church 6:00
  • CTA presents Beauty and the Beast at CHS 7:00
  • Corner Community Park Basketball Practice in Competition Gym

Saturday, February 6, 2021

  • CHS and CMS Baseball Work Day at CHS Field 8:00
  • Corner Community Park Basketball Games in Competition Gym
  • CTA presents Beauty and the Beast at CHS 7:00

February 2021 Lunch Menus (Breakfast and Lunch)

Mrs. Camille Wiley, cafeteria manager at Corner Middle School, has shared the breakfast and lunch menus for the month of February. On the PDF documents below, you will find handwritten changes on the menus to reflect the meals in the "take-home" lunches for the e-Learning Days and the Teacher Work Day. We hope this helps you in your planning!

Corner Middle School

Corner Middle School is committed to building a foundation for college, career, and community success in a nurturing environment.

The mission of Corner Middle School is to serve our community of learners by:

· Utilizing highly-effective instruction and a challenging curriculum.

· Meeting the needs of diverse learners in order to prepare them for college and entry into the work force.

· Partnering with the community.

· Cultivating student leaders.

· Integrating technology into all areas of learning.