CMS News

September 21 Edition

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Family Literacy Night: Monday, September 24th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Bring the family and join us for Family Literacy Night on the Sept. 24th. The theme for the night will be "The Power of Mystery!" There will be fun rotations, refreshments, and every middle school student will leave with a special gift!
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College Go Week: Sept. 24-28

Next week is College Go Week! This lines up perfectly for our 8th grade students who are attending the JobSpark Field trip on Wednesday as they will be exploring different career paths.

To help raise attention to this week, students may wear a college shirt every day next week!

The only exceptions to the college wear are :

1. The choir students that will be going to Beef N Boards on Thursday (nicer dress day)

2. The 8th graders going oin the field trip on Wednesday will be wearing their JobSpark shirts.

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JA JobSpark Field Trip: Wednesday, September 26

All 8th graders will be participating in this Wednesday's a.m. field trip to the Indiana State Fairgrounds to participate in the JA Jobsparks event. Students will get to explore hundreds of different displays and careers and ask lots of questions. This is truly an awesome event for our 8th graders as they begin thinking about their high school schedules. In preparation for this event, each student participated in career exploratory activities and took career interest inventories. Ask your child how their results came back. This field trip is 100% free and students will return back to school in time for lunch.
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Book Fair

Parent's: Our 1st Book Fair of the year "Enchanted Forest" will be Monday September 24th through Tuesday October 2. Please stop in during Literacy night and Parent /Teacher Conferences and help support your school library! There is also a link below to the online site if you can't stop in. The online book fair starts the 19th. You can also pre order copies of the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Save on taxes and have them shipped to the school FREE on the release date!

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Student-Led Parent Conferences

Student-Led Parent Conferences will be held Tuesday, October 2nd from 11:00am -

7:00pm. Students will be bringing a sign-up form home for parents/guardians to select two

times for your conference. Be sure to indicate the times chosen as first & second

choice. Students MUST accompany parent/ guardian to these conferences. Report

Cards will be given out at these conferences. There is no school for students on this day.

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Fundraiser Update

Our fall fundraiser raised $3500 for our fund raiser giving us a total profit of $1600. We fell short of our goal, but we appreciate everyone that particpated. As promised, those students who sold 2 items or more will participate in this Friday's fundraiser dance/open gym beginning at 1:15 p.m. Fundraiser key tags will be available for pick up/distribution at parent conferences on Oct. 2. We are awaiting our date for the Colts tour and will get that information out to eligible students once we hear back.

School Board Candidate Forum

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 6:30pm

10925 East Prospect Street

Indianapolis, IN

Get to know the candidates on the slate for November 6, 2018.

CMS 2018-2019 Yearbooks

Paperback copies are $23 and hardback covers are $28. Cash or Check (made payable to Lifetouch) dropped off in the front office or to Ms. Dennison. You can also pay online at with code: 10680019

The last day to pre-order is March 29th, 2019.

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Fall Sports Update

Results from last week:

The boys tennis team picked up its first team win against Franklin Township East on Tuesday evening.

The 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams lost three conference games 2-0 to Center Grove North, Chapel Hill, and Belzer.

The 8th grade football team defeated Lynhurst by a score of 30-14. With that win, they clinched the first ever MIIC conference championship!

The 7th grade football team defeated Lynhurst by a score of 6-0.

Be sure to click below for next week's athletic schedule (FINAL WEEK OF THE FALL SEASON!)

Boys Basketball tryouts will take place after school from 3-5 pm on Oct. 1, 3, 4.

Winter Cheer Tryouts will take place after school from 3-5 pm on October 3, 4.

Be sure to have a physical on file with Mr. Treesh if you are planning to try out for either sport.

Please use the following for athletic info and updates.

Creston Athletic Website:

Twitter: @CMS_Indians

Remind 101: text the message @crestona to the number 81010

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Athletic Director, Mr. Treesh. 317-532-6808 or

Entrance Fee Schedule

Marion County Athletic Event Entrance Prices (new for 2018-19 and standard throughout Marion County):



Family...................varies for each school

As always, small bills appreciated.

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Warren Event Bag Policy: click link below

Parent Resources

Young Women's Empowerment Meeting Info:

Male Mentoring Conference:

(This is the eventbrite registration)

Follow the Bus

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How important is attendance for student success?

The single most important factor for student achievement and graduation vs dropout rate is student attendance (Reid, 2006). The state of Indiana with the new ESSA Plan has defined a student with "model attendance" as missing no more than 7 days of school. Anything over 7 days is defined by the state as "chronic abseentism." We have challenged our students to do even better than that and set a goal of missing no more than 5 days of school this year.

We do understand that there are situations that arise where an absence can't be prevented. Please help communicate those reasons to the school by calling the main line at 532-6800 between 6:00-7:00 a.m. to report the absence.

Excused Absences Include:

1. Personal illness or injury (please drop off physician's notes to front desk)

2. Death in the immediate family

3. Attendance at a family funeral

4. Religious observances required by church officials

5. Serving as a page in the legislature

6. Court appearance/court detention

7. Working at polls

Thank you for your help in setting up your child for success by making sure they get to school each and every day.

21st Century Scholars

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The Indiana 21st Century Scholarship Program is an early commitment college promise program funded by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE), offering income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana two-year and/or four-year higher education institution.

Students must be enrolled before June 30th of their 8th grade year.

Please enroll your student at:

If you have a question or need assistance completing the application please contact Mrs. Jones at (317) 532-6800 ext 6817 or email at

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P.E. Uniforms For Sale at the Bookstore

The bookstore will be open every morning before school and during P.E. classes next week for students who still need to purchase P.E. uniforms. The cost is $20 and includes a shirt, shorts, and CMS string bag.

Township Calendar

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Healthy Celebrations

While we love to celebrate, please remember there is a "no birthday treats" guideline. To access fun and helpful resources for healthy celebration ideas, please visit: #wellnesswarriors #WEaretheKey