Canal Winchester Middle School

Community, Innovation, Wellness, Persistence and Growth

Welcome Back to School Letter from Mrs. Zywczyk

Dear Canal Winchester Middle School Families,

The 2019-2020 school year is close at hand and we are excited for another great year! The purpose of this newsletter is to communicate important information that will help make the start of school smooth for our families and students.

We are looking forward to working with our students and families this year, and recognize that students do best when the school and parents/guardians work closely together. Our goal is to connect with our families by communicating as much as possible through a variety of channels.

Within the next couple of weeks, we will open our doors to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year. As a staff, we will continue to work on student achievement to improve student learning and cultivate a positive culture and climate within our school.

Our CWMS mission, vision the core values will drive our daily work with students, teachers and parents. Our CWMS mission is to nurture and develop adolescents to become independent, self-directed and empathetic Changemakers in their community. Our vision and core values captures our desire to provide learning environments that foster community, wellness, innovation, persistence, and growth so that students will develop as Changemakers.

In closing, thank you for your continued support and get ready for an awesome year!


Kelly Zywczyk

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Welcome Back to School! August and September Upcoming Events


Please mark your calendars to come to Canal Winchester Middle School on Monday evening. All of our staff will be present to welcome back our students.

On the 26th students can pick up their schedule and locate their locker assignment to drop off supplies.

Nationwide Children's Mobile Care Center is coming to Canal Winchester Middle School on the 26th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Does your child still need vaccines to start the school year, do they need their sports physical or maybe require an appointment for asthma needs? Now is the time to schedule, call 614-306-1005. All age students are welcome, although appointments are required.

6th Grade Parent/ Guardian Orientation will be on September 4th and will have two sessions offered for your convenience (students do not need to attend)

Session 1 (4:30PM-5:15PM) and Session 2 (5:45PM-6:30PM). Each session will begin in the cafeteria.

7th and 8th grade Student Discovery Meetings will take place on Thursday September 12th from 4:30-7:30PM. Since we will only be having one Student Discovery Night we plan to send out a Google form to families so you can still provide us information on your student.

CWMS students will take their fall MAP tests (Measures of Academic Progress) starting the week of September 2nd so please make sure your student’s Chromebook Agreement form is completed in Parent OneView so your student can be issued his or her Chromebook the first week of school.

Do you still have a few questions? Everything you need to know is on the back to school page. Check it out in the link below.

Fall Pictures will be on September 18th.

I thank you for the trust you have placed in my amazing staff and me. We want your student will be safe and challenged every day at Canal Winchester Middle School. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Our staff has high expectations for all students. Please help support us and your student by doing the following:

  • Contact our staff whenever you have a question or a concern about your student. Please call our office, send an email or feel free to make an appointment with your student to discuss your concern in person.
  • Homework will be assigned to reinforce skills learned in school and to develop responsibility in completing tasks. Please check in with your student daily in regards to homework and assignments.
  • Please ensure your student is dressed appropriately for school. A quick review: Clothing should be so constructed and worn in such a manner that is not unduly revealing. Tank tops, “spaghetti straps”,midriff tops, very short miniskirts, no revealing torn clothing that shows skin (ABOVE mid-thigh). I modified the dress code in regards to holes in jeans this year after I listened to my students' concerns. The length of shorts/skirts should be at mid-thigh or longer. Leggings, jeggings, and yoga/athletic pants may be worn if covered by a shirt that reaches mid-thigh AND if the shirts are not see through. No article of clothing shall be worn that distracts from the educational process. Shorts and slacks are to be belted at the waist. “Sagging” is not permitted. Please refer to the student handbook for all of our dress code expectations.
  • Traditional backpacks/large shoulder bags are not to be worn from class to class, and are to remain in lockers throughout the school day. Small drawstring bags or small purses are permitted.
  • Please talk to your student about appropriate Chromebook use at school. School issued Chromebooks are to be used for school assignments and student learning. Students should not be playing games on their Chromebook during the school day.
  • It is the belief of the Canal Winchester Local School District that all students are expected to have regular attendance. Students are encouraged to make appointments, do personal errands, etc., outside of school hours. Please reinforce with your student that their primary job is to be at school every day and ready to learn.
  • If your student is going to be absent because of illness or another important reason, please contact the school office. After your student comes back from being absent, we expect our students to ask the teacher about missing assignments. Again, we are supporting our students to own their learning and to be responsible for missed instruction.
  • Please make the effort to come to school-sponsored activities whenever you can. We truly value you and want to work together to support the success of our students.


Sarah Harman- 6th grade Social Studies

Allyson Janey- 6th grade Language Arts and Science

Renee Walsh- 6th grade Math and Social Studies

Aidan Hartsell- 7th grade Math

Samantha Clonch- Project Lead the Way

Erin Bloomfield- Spanish

Hayes Chrispin- Intervention Specialist

Alex Jackson- Intervention Specialist

Melanie Schaeffer- Intervention Specialist

Carly Favorito- Paraprofessional

Daisy Robinette- Paraprofessional

Fall Student Assemblies at CWMS on September 16th

CWMS is working on fostering a safe and accepting school culture.

For nearly 15 years, the TEEN TRUTH: School Assembly has been heralded as the leading anti-bully and school culture building program. Impacting millions of students in 7,000+ schools worldwide, their amazing school assemblies:

  • Empower Student Voice
  • Create Cohesive School Communities
  • Build School Cultures that Create Safe Campuses
  • Inspire Students, Educators, and Parents to Be the Difference in Their Own and Others’ Lives

CWMS Honor Roll GPA Range

CWMS will now be consistent with CWHS.

4.0 & Above: Gold Level

3.2-3.99: Silver Level

3.0-3.19: Bronze Level