Week of April 18, 2016
This week was National Assistant Principal's Week. I truly appreciate all that Mrs. Stock and Mr. Niemeyer do for CMS. When you get a chance, let them know how much you appreciate all they do for CMS. They both truly do make CMS a great place!!
We finished the week with Lauren Cook, also known as The Sunny Girl, speaking to the entire student body. What an amazing message and what an amazing young lady!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Dear CMS Parents,
In 2013, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 5 (HB 5), which made significant changes to curriculum and graduation requirements, as well as, the assessment program and accountability system. In addition to the new graduation requirements, HB 5 also includes a requirement for school districts to conduct a community or parent engagement survey and report results to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The information collected in this survey will help us highlight areas of excellence, as well as recognize areas of growth as we strive to Build Excellent Schools Together.
The survey link included in this message may be used multiple times in the instance that you have students on different campuses and will be active from April 11 through May 6, 2016. Once you click on the link, you may select if you would like to complete the survey in English or Spanish.
Click here to take the HB5 survey:
I want to thank you for your participation in this survey and your continued support of CMS and GCISD.
8th Grade Field Trip to Main Event
It is nearing the end of our 8th grade year and we are preparing for our annual 8th grade field trip to Main Event in Grapevine. The field trip will be Friday, May 20, 2016 following our awards ceremony. This is not to be confused with the 8th Grade Celebration the PTA sponsors.
THANK YOU to:Lynn Jumper with the Northeast Tarrant Tennis Association (NETT) board for donating the Tennis nets to CMS. CMS truly appreciates the gift and helping make our community better.
Thank you to:
CMS PTA for bringing in Lauren Cook, The Sunny Girl, and to Lauren Cook for an amazing message to our students!
- Tennis @ GHS
- Soccer - @ Carroll
Thank YOU Thursday, April 28th
Congratulations CMS March Teacher of the Month - Chris Laney
Counseling Update April 18 – April 22, 2016
SUMMER SCHOOL COURSES
Before a student can register for summer school, the student must meet with a counselor. There is a form that the student will need to turn into the counseling office. All forms are due by Thursday, May 26th. Students will then be able to register online the next day.
High School Credits that Middle School Students Can Take in Summer School - The only course offered in summer school for students going 6th to 7th and 7th to 8th is Touch Systems Data Entry. There is a fee to take a summer school course. Please keep in mind that summer school has a money commitment and a time commitment. You must make plans to attend class everyday. Students going from 8th to 9th have more summer school courses available.
Please look at the website for further detail. http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/32272
SIXTH and SEVENTH GRADE
A reminder to 7th graders going to 8th – Latin I, German I, French I, and Chinese I are taught on the high school campuses during zero hour. Your parent will have to take you to the high school by 7:30-7:40 every morning. A bus will bring you back to the campus in time for 2nd period at CMS. Please make sure that your parents are willing to take on this commitment before signing up for one of these courses.
SIXTH AND SEVENTH COURSE VERIFICATION LETTERS
Course verification letters were sent home Friday, April 1 through 6th period classes. This is not a schedule. This is a letter verifying the courses selected. Students do not need to return the letter unless there needs to be a change. Please follow instructions and verify the change. These are due back by April 15th, if there is a change.
Arena Scheduling is coming up on Monday, April 25th. Skyward opens at 7:00 am and will close on Wednesday, April 27th at midnight. We worked with Alexander’s classes on Thursday, March 31st to create 3 options for a schedule on Arena Scheduling. We will work with Clary’s classes on Wednesday, April 6th. Please view link for information https://www.tes.com/lessons/gp_Qz-XNqxZjSw/copy-of-how-to-prepare-for-arena-scheduling.
Krystal McCure – Counselor A-K – 817-305-4916
Stefanie Chapman – Counselor L-Z – 817-305-4917
Shari Vanderwork – Registrar – 817-305-4955
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May 3, Algebra I, Grade 8
May 4, Biology/U.S. History, Grade 8
May 9, Math, Grades 6,7
May 10, Reading, Grades 6,7
May 11, Science, Grade 8
May 12, Social Studies, Grade 8