The Mustang Minute

December 21, 2018 - Issue 15

Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Vacation

We have ended 2018 at CMS with excitement and sharing. Our sixth grade enjoyed an amazing cultural day - learning about a variety of countries while sharing cultural foods and traditions from their families. It is always a special experience (and a delicious one) for our staff and students. It is amazing how easily conversation flows over a meal!

All grades participated in our annual GeoBee this morning. I could not be more proud of our students as they cheered on their team members through some very challenging questions. Everyone in the audience was supportive of our contestants. I never cease to be amazed by what our students know - the amount of knowledge required to be a finalist for the GeoBee and then to make it to the end is amazing! Congratulations to our winners:

Third Place: Mariela Abi Elias

Second place: John Cavanaugh

First place: Nicolas Jandru

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2019!

Progress Reports Went Home Yesterday!

Save the Date!

Norwood high School will be hosting the annual grade 8 Curriculum night and Open House will be January10th at 6:15pm.
Interface Mental Health

A PSA about the Interface Mental Health Service

Grade 8 Baby Pictures - Deadline Extended!

The Yearbook Club is collecting baby photos and blast from the past photos for the 2018-2019 yearbook. You can email photos to or send in the originals with your students name and homeroom on the envelope or bag. They can give them to their homeroom teacher to give to the club advisers. The hard copies will be returned to you ASAP. These are due by January 11th. Thank You!
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Chromebook News

Please help us keep your kids working at school by asking them to charge their Chromebooks every night. Do they have a dedicated spot? Is it near their phone or coat or some other item that they will connect with school?

Student also need earbuds each day. Please send them in!

Washington DC Grade 8 Trip

We were able to add a fourth bus to the trip! There are still a couple spots available. You can email the school or go to

Norwood School News Weekly TV Program

Check out our kids in the news!

After School Activities

Intramural Sports: Fall sports will start early October.

Friendship Club: The club meets once a month on Tuesdays in room 107 from 2:10 - 3:00

Cartoon Club: Mondays 2:10-3:05

Artist Circle: Meets on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in A1

Drama Club: Meets on Mondays at 2:15 in 101

Student Council: Informational meeting will be on October 4th

SEARCH Mondays 2:10-3:05

Yearbook Club: Meets every other Thursday at 2:15

Honor Band: Mondays 4:00-5:30

Honor Orchestra: Tuesdays 4:00-5:30

Jazz Band: Wednesdays 5:30-7:00

Honor Chorus: Thursdays 3:15-4:45

PTO Corner

The PTO meets the second Thursday of each month to hear an update from the principal and discuss planning related to enrichment, fundraising, activities and other topics of interest. You can also stay up to date with the CMS PTO by following us on Facebook. You can contact the PTO at

Please note that the January Meeting will be on Thursday, January 3rd at 6:30pm

Need some new Coakley Apparel for the 2018 School Year? Click the link below and see what's available!

Important Dates

Winter Break: December 22-January 2nd

Thursday, January 10: 6th Grade Chorus and Honor Ensembles Winter Concert

Thursday, January 24th: Festival of Bands Concert at NHS (6-8 band)

Thursday, January 31st: All Town Orchestra Concert at NHS (6-8 orchestra)

Thursday, February 7th: LaLa-Palooza Choral Concert at NHS (8th grade chorus and Honor Chorus)