CMSS Newsletter

Let Your Dreams GROW Wild! August 29- Sept 2, 2022

Thank You!

What a whirlwind of a week! It has been a fabulous first week back at CMSS. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we have worked through the kinks of both the bus and car rider dismissal processes. Thank you for trusting us with your child(ren) each and every day.

Sprouts of the Week

5th Grade: Rush Darcey, Liam Beaston, Brennah Ladrini, Brody Whitehead, Thomas Huffhines

6th Grade: Jackson Minnix, Victoria Reilly, Emily Sewell, Lydia Walcott, Gracie Dye

These students are being recognized by their teachers for being Excellent- our character word of the week for August 22- 26.

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Staff Spotlights

Green Thumb of the Week

This year's weekly Staffulty Recognition Award is The "Green Thumb" Award. We are excited to recognize those around us that are going above and beyond the call of duty.

This week's "Green Thumb" award winner nominated by her peers is Lynn Fann!

CMSS Word of the Week

Each week, CMSS will have a Word of the Week. Teachers will use their Advisory time to discuss the word and what it means/looks like at school, home, our community, and around the world.

This week's Word of the Week is....COURAGE.

The origin of the word courage is the noun corage from the 1300s. Corage was the word for "heart, as the seat of emotions." Courage is the "valor, quality of mind which enables one to meet danger and trouble without fear." Many of the words for "heart" are commonly are metaphors for inner strength.

We all need a reminder that it’s OK to be fearful and make mistakes — that’s how we learn! Encourage students to try new things that seem difficult, including trying new foods, learning a new sport, speaking in front of class, or standing up for a friend in need.

Courage does not need to be a big affair, it can be as small as raising your hand to ask a question. Sometimes courage is quiet, meaning there is not always an applause at the end. It is essential for teachers and parents to encourage, recognize, and celebrate when students show courage, because they might not realize they’re doing it. Students also need to learn how to voice their opinions and respectfully disagree with others, which can come in handy when the time comes for them to stick up for what they believe in. (from


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No School: September 5th

Cabot Public Schools will be closed on Monday, September 5th in honor of Labor Day.

Fall Picture Day

Mark your calendars now. Fall Pictures will be taken on Thursday, September 22th. All CMSS students will be photographed for the yearbook. Please note that October 3 will be a makeup opportunity. More details, including a flier with ordering information will be sent home soon.

CMSS Bell Schedule

Morning Bells

7:50 am First Bell - Students report to their Advisory Class

8:00 am Tardy Bell

Afternoon Bells

3:15 pm Walkers and Car Riders Dismissed

3:18 pm First Wave Bus Riders Dismissed

3:23 pm Second Wave Bus Riders Dismissed

3:28 pm Third Wave Bus Riders Dismissed to the gym

Supply Fee

Middle School Supply Fee (5th-6th) - There is a one-time $25 fee that includes all necessary school supplies and a class t-shirt. In addition to the supply fee, students are asked to bring a backpack, pencils, paper, and a water bottle.

The K-6th $25 supply fee can be paid during Open House (August 18th) by cash or check. Or you can pay online now at Click on middle schools, and then select Middle School South

*Please note there is a fee for paying online.

FREE Breakfast and FREE/REDUCED Lunch Prices

Families who believe they may qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on household income are strongly encouraged to submit an online meal application as soon as possible through This website is secure and confidential and is a faster and easier way for parents to apply.

Completing your application can help our district and students in many areas beyond just free or reduced-price meals. These include:

  • Increased state and federal funding for schools to ensure students receive the support they need and deserve (district social worker, math/literacy/dyslexia interventionists) to help struggling learners, as well as many other academic needs.
  • Discounts on fees associated with applying for college.
  • Discounts on fees associated with academic tests such as the ACT and SAT.
  • Access to two (2) concurrent credit (college classes) opportunities at no cost to the family.

What's for Lunch?

Lunch Menus can be found HERE as well as on our district website. Please note menus are still being finalized and are subject to change prior to school. Check back often.

Pre pay your school lunch account here.

Middle School
Breakfast: Free
Lunch: $2.65


Monday: French Toast or Pizza

Tuesday: Nachos or Pizza

Wednesday: Chicken Sandwich or Pizza

Thursday: Chicken Tenders

Friday: Pizza Pro Pizza (pepperoni or cheese)

Cell Phone Policy

CMSS students are not allowed to use their cell phones while on campus. According to the student handbook, phones should be turned off and in their backpack from the time they arrive on campus until the time they leave campus.

For more information about cell phones or access to the student handbook, click the link below

Box Tops for Education

Did you know that you can support CMSS through Box Tops for Education! Box Tops for Education is still going strong and each box top counts as cash for CMSS! Since 1996, General Mills has donated over $913 million to schools just like CMSS.

You can continue to send in your Box Tops with your student OR you can download the Box Top App and choose CMSS at your school. Then, simply scan your grocery receipt and CMSS will be credited for each eligible item you purchased.

Upcoming Dates

  • Please check our district website, our social media pages, or future newsletters for more information about the following dates.
    • September 5: No School/Labor Day
    • October 14: End of the First Nine Weeks Grading Period
    • October 21: Frontier Festival (5th Grade)
    • October 25 & 27: Parent Teacher Conferences
    • October 28: No School
    • November 11: Veteran's Day
    • November 22-25: No School/Fall Break
    • December 16: End of Second Nine Weeks Grading Period
    • December 19-January 2: No School/Winter Break

Car Rider Procedures

For pick up and drop off, cars will enter Panther Trail and turn around at the designated turn around spot, just past the water tower. Cars must use the "Merge" lane to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Panther Trail is a city street and must remain open for through traffic. Cars will turn into the CMSS driveway from Panther Trail.

Avoid dropping off/picking up your student in the parking lots. This creates traffic that could result in an injury to our students and staff. Parking lots are reserved for those parking and entering the building.

Morning Drop Off

  • Drop off is 1 lane. Use the lane closest to the building.
  • Please pull as far forward as possible when dropping off your student. This allows more students to exit the cars and speeds up the drop off line.
  • Students will enter the building through the front doors.

Afternoon Pick Up

  • Pick up is 2 lanes after entering the CMSS driveway. Cars must use the "Merge" lane to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Panther Trail is a city street and must remain open for through traffic.
  • Present your placard to the caller as you approach the beginning of the car line.
  • Students will listen for their name and go to the number called with their name.
  • Cars will pull up to the number called. (#1 is near the 6th grade hall/closest to the Kerr Station exit/#10 is near the 5th grade hall/closest to the caller).
  • Students will wait until the vehicle comes to a complete stop to load their car.
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Cabot Middle School South

“The core purpose of Cabot Middle School South is to be the reason that every student is educated, encouraged, and empowered to reach their highest level of success, both inside and outside of the classroom.”