Colt Courier

Week of February 8, 2016

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Principal Points

The weather has been amazing all week! I do hope that everyone has had an opportunity to enjoy it! The weather changing is an indication of things coming to an end and things beginning. Basketball season is coming to a close, so if you have not had the opportunity to see our boy's or girl's play, you only have a few more games. Track, tennis and soccer seasons are all around the corner and will be beginning soon.

Congrats to our band members for all earning 1's at their last band competition! Amazing to see all of our band students return with each one wearing medals!

Monday evening is going to be an exciting one for all of our 8th grade students. Mustang Nation and ParentU will deliver information to help with the next phase in your child's life. Both Counseling Departments have an amazing evening planned for either future Panther's or Mustang's.

Valentine's Day is only 8 DAYS away!


Ryan Martin

CMS Principal

Colt Champions

Girls Basketball

7th vs Heritage

A team - 24-25 (loss)

B team - 18-14 (won)

C team - 17-16 (won)

8th vs Heritage

A team- 40-28 (won)

B team 24-26 (Loss in overtime)

C team 22-12 (won)

7th vs Coppell West

A team - 19-13 (won)

B team - 15-13 (Won)

C team - 16-4 (won)

8th vs Coppell West

A team 40-19 (won)

B team 29-14 (won)

C team 16-21 (loss)

7th vs Dawson

A team - 10-28 (loss)

B team - 21-15 (won)

C team - 12-17 (loss)

8th vs Dawson

A team 35-32 (won)

B team 14-13 (won)

C team 5-13 (loss)

UIL Academics Volunteer Opportunity

Parents, we need your help! Academic UIL is an annual event where many of our middle school students compete against 10+ other schools to earn medals in several academic categories. We rely on the parents of all the schools involved to help run and judge the events. Please help us by volunteering in the different categories. Link to signing up is below:

Upcoming Events

February 8th - CHHS & GHS Counseling Departments are hosting "Parent University" & "Mustang Nation" from 6-8 pm at each high school.

February 8th - Girls 7/8 Grade Basketball vs Grapevine MS @ CMS

February 9th - High School Counselors will be meeting with 8th Graders

February 9th - Boys 7/8 Grade Basketball vs Dawson MS @ Dawson MS

February 10th - All 8th graders will be screened for scoliosis

~M4W Save the Date~

GRADUATING SENIORS that attended Colleyville Middle School– scholarship forms are here!!!*****

UNTIL MARCH 24: Graduating seniors are invited to apply for PTA scholarships:

The PTAs of GCISD are proud to support our graduating Seniors by offering multiple scholarships through a Common Scholarship Application for 2016 graduates of GCISD.

Apply now:

All applications must be received no later than 11:59:59 PM on March 24, 2016 to be eligible for consideration.

Watch this page and the Council of PTAs web site for announcements and updates:

Congratulations to Teacher of the Month for January Mandy Alexander!

Teacher of the Month for February

Please click the link below if you would like to nominate a teacher for February Teacher of the Month. Voting will close Friday, February 26th.

Cast your vote here

Nurse Martin Tips

Counselor Corner

Counselor Corner

Week of February 8 – February 12


High School Counselors come Tuesday, February 9. Students need to come with questions and be prepared to go over course selections. This will be run through their history classes.


Sticky notes and table will be in front of the library starting Wednesday, February 10 to start our FOR Club challenge of 100Acts of Kindness.


February 8 – GHS and CHHS parent nights at their campuses

February 9 – High School Counselors

February 19 – Play it Safe for 7th grade - An Abuse of Power

February 19 – Fine Arts Tour for in coming 5th graders

February 23 – 5th Grade Parent Night


Join Remind 101 to receive deadlines and updates for course selection.

Text to 81010

Text message based on grade level




Krystal McCure – Counselor A-K – 817-305-4916

Stefanie Chapman – Counselor L-Z – 817-305-4917

Shari Vanderwork – Registrar – 817-305-4955

Rachel's Challenge Information

5th Grade Parent Night Flyer

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Students and staff at CMS are stacking the books that each reads for the 25 book challenge. Students are recording the books that they have read through their ELA classes on a specific form. If you want to join us, email me at and I will send you a form. The 25 Book Challenge will end in May.

Recommended Genre Categories:

Realistic fiction - 4

Historical fiction - 2

Fantasy - 3

Science fiction - 1

Mystery - 1

Informational - 4

Poetry anthologies - 2

Biography, autobiography, and/or memoir - 2

Free choice - 6

This is only a recommendation for each genre, but we do want to encourage students to read from all genres.

Spring Testing

Please note the following 2016 dates for Spring STAAR Testing:

March 29, Writing, Grade 7

March 29, Math, Grade 8

March 30, Reading, Grade 8

May 2-6, Algebra I, 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