Jacob Coy Middle School
Inspire, Lead, Empower
Mrs. Andrea Ferguson, Principal
We have had a great start to the 2019-2020 School Year! A new year is a chance for new friends, new goals and better grades - a chance to make better choices knowing we are a little older and a little wiser than last year. We have such amazing students, staff and families! Please know; you are valued, you are appreciated and it is an honor to be your principal.
This year we have several new staff members with us and we would like your help in welcoming them to the Coy family:
- Sean Barrett (Military Family Life Counselor)
- Paris Bradley (Monitor)
- Lisa Deis Coe (Art)
- Sarah Hankins (7th Grade Social Studies)
- Kara Humphrey (ELL)
- Tim Green (8th Grade Social Studies)
- Emily Kraus (Intervention Specialist)
- Sherri Kremer (Study Hall Monitor)
- Angela Mackey (Health/PE)
- Helen Mendenhall (Lunch Monitor)
- Kristina Minton (7th Grade ELA)
- Rebecca Pack (Study Hall Monitor)
- Julie Streck (Speech Language Pathologist)
- Todd Suchy (Middle School School Resource Officer)
- Jessica Timm (8th Grade ELA)
- Kearsten Trame (School Psychology Intern)
- Rachel Trumbull (School Social Worker)
- Esther Webb (Lunch Monitor)
- Cara Worthen (7th Grade ELA)
Throughout the first few weeks, students have been learning all about our building expectations that are framed by the acronym PRIDE. We expect our students to be Problem solvers, be Responsible, have Integrity, be Dependable, and have Empathy. Students can earn tickets for going above and beyond these expectations and cash these tickets in for a chance in our weekly drawings or items from our school store.
Thank you for all of your support in making Coy a great place to learn and grow! Here's to a great year ahead of us!
Mr. Josh Baker, Assistant Principal
Hello Coy families! I hope you have had a wonderful start to the school year! The beginning of the year always holds such excitement and energy for me, and for our staff, it is an annual celebration as we get to welcome students into our building for another year of growth and learning. I am excited to begin my second year as the Assistant Principal of Coy Middle School!
As the assistant principal, I will continue to work to support students academically, socially, and emotionally as we utilize "Coy PRIDE" and our building theme of E + R = O (Event plus Response equals Outcome). We are also excited to partner with Focus 3 and The R-Factor this year. The R-Factor™ is simple to understand. The reality is — you don’t control Events & you don’t control Outcomes. The only thing you can control is how you choose to Respond. E + R = O is just the way life works. Success goes to those who are able to manage the R.
As we embark on this journey, here are some resources for those interested in additional information.
- Learning Leaders Podcast with Tim Kight
- E + R = O Mindset https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGXx86EtCvY
- Above the Line, by Urban Meyer w/ Wayne Coffey
I believe in the potential of each student, and realize we are not just preparing them for the next grade, but for the future. This preparation will include experiences that are challenging, relevant, and meet the needs of the individual student. I am looking forward to supporting the students, staff, and community of Beavercreek. I believe in open communication and a strong home to school connection. Please feel free to contact me with any celebrations or concerns you may have. It is exciting to think about all that we will achieve working together. Let’s make this year great!
Ways to get Coy News
Our daily announcements are also posted on our school website at https://gocreek-coy.edlioschool.com/apps/news/article/905863
This is a great way to see what is being talked about in the building every day!
How Students Can Exhibit Coy PRIDE while at school?
PBIS: What is School-wide PBIS?
One of the foremost advances in schoolwide discipline is the emphasis on schoolwide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. Instead of using a piecemeal approach of individual behavioral management plans, a continuum of positive behavior support for all students within a school is implemented in areas including the classroom and non-classroom settings (such as hallways, buses, and restrooms). Positive behavior support is an application of a behaviorally-based systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the link between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining Tier 1 supports (universal), Tier 2 supports (targeted group), and Tier 3 supports (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making targeted behaviors less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.
For more information, visit: www.pbis.org
WE ARE OFF TO A GREAT START!
- 99% of our students have had no major infractions!
- Eighth graders are proving to be the true leaders of the school with the fewest number of infractions for the month of August!
Our staff was excited to welcome our students back to school!
Our staff and WEB leaders gathered to welcome our students at the front and back of Coy to welcome students on the first day of school! We had so much fun greeting our students and cheering them on to a great first day of the 2019-2020 school year!
E + R = O (Event + Response = Outcome)
Our theme for the 2019-2020 school year is E + R = O (Event + Response = Outcome). We are excited to implement this nationally known initiative that started in Ohio and has been integrated into school districts, athletic organizations, and businesses worldwide. This initiative was recently adopted by The Ohio State University football program when they won the national championship in 2013. We will be talking with students throughout the year about how we are only in control of our response to events and the response we choose will help determine the outcome we want. For more information about E + R = O, visit https://www.focus3.com/what-we-do/the-r-factor
We Have Another Great Year Ahead!
We are looking forward to many great events throughout the school year! Continue to check our school homepage, Facebook, and Twitter for more information.
Our staff was excited to welcome our students back to school!
E + R = O (Event + Response = Outcome)
Meet our Office Staff at CMS
School Social Worker
Coy Middle School Guidance Office
Welcome back to school!! We are so excited to see all of our students’ smiling faces in the building. We wanted to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and what we do here at Coy.
Our guidance department works directly with students, staff and parents. The primary goal of our department is to advocate for and support Coy's students. We consult and collaborate with teachers, administrators and families to enable our students the opportunity to achieve success in school and become responsible and productive members of society.
School counseling programs work to address the personal, social, emotional, academic and career needs of all students by offering a means to evaluate student needs and positively impact student success by providing guidance and resources to the school community.
Mrs. Lindsay Mann works with students with last names beginning with the letters A-K, as well as IEP students.
Mrs. Beth Becker (formerly Siders) works with students with last names beginning with the letters L-Z, as well as SAT and ELL students.
Ms. Rachel Trumbull works with students facilitating groups and supporting social emotional well-being at school.
Feed The Creek
A couple tips for A+ Attendance Below!
Building Office Assistant
We love seeing our Coy students at school! We understand there are circumstances when your student will have to miss school, but please follow our Attendance Procedures to ensure that you are complying with House Bill 410 to have your student properly excused. Please account for your student every day by emailing or calling the office to notify us of any absences, late arrivals, or early dismissals.
There is an Attendance Tab on our website coy.gocreek.org under the Parent tab with everything you need to know for great Attendance! There is also a section in your students handbook that clearly defines our Attendance polices and House Bill 410 clarification. Always feel free to call or email with specific questions you might have about your child’s attendance.
Students should be reported absent any time they are out of school!
Even though FLEX is at the end of the day, the minutes still count as the school day when taking a student out early.
You can call in a student to the Attendance Line 429-7577 Option 1, or you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you call a student in or email an absence you no longer have to send a parent note the following day with the student! This counts as your parent note!
Our start time has changed, but our Tardy policy is still the same and clearly outlined in the Student Handbook. The front doors lock at 7:30 and students must come through the office at this time for a tardy slip. A student is granted a Free Tardy each quarter (because we know life happens), but after that consequences begin with each additional tardy. Remember…overleeping, missing the bus, traffic, inclement weather, parent running late, etc. are not considered an Excused Tardy.
You MUST include a reason for the absence.
If a reason is not included, it is Unexcused.
If a child has an appointment, a specific appointment reason must be given (i.e. dentist, orthodontist, Dr., etc.) Just writing “appointment” is unexcused.
Parent/Guardian may submit 10 parent notes (or phone calls) documenting an Excused Absence reason. After the 10 notes are exhausted, medical notes will be required for absences to be excused.
Reasons for Excused absences include illness, death in the family, pre-approved family vacations (up to 5 days), observation of a holiday, etc. (other reasons may be included). Medical appointments are always Excused with a medical note. Medical notes must be provided within 3 days of absence. After 3 days they will be marked Unexcused.
An absence is Unexcused if your student overslept, missed the bus, running late, car trouble, family vacation without approval (or over 5 days), or student refusal to go to school (other reasons may be included).
Notes from the Nurse
The nurses would like to remind parents that all medications prescribed for use during the school day need a current written physician order on file in the clinic. This includes self- carry inhalers and other emergency medications. These Request for Administration of Medication forms are available on the BCS web page and must be renewed each school year. Please contact the school clinic with any questions.
7th grade parents - If you have not turned in a copy of your student's Tdap and Meningitis vaccines to the clinic, please do so immediately. These vaccines are required by law for students to attend school. The Little Clinic at Kroger, CVS, Walgreens, and
Montgomery County Health Department (937-225-5700) are some of the locations that offer these vaccines. Please contact the Coy Clinic with questions or concerns.
-Mrs. Cooper & Mrs. Newport
A Note from the Cafeteria
Make sure to check your student’s lunch accounts to ensure they have sufficient funds. You can access your student’s lunch account and deposit funds via https://www.spsezpay.com/BCmeals/login.aspx.
Please call Cindy Steeley at 458-2531 if you have any questions.
Coy Middle School PTO News Flash
PTO Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at CMS in the IMC (Library). We discuss upcoming events and Mrs. Ferguson and Mr. Baker shares updates concerning our school and students.
Stay connected with the CMS PTO!
Remind: Text @COYPTO to 81010
Questions? Contact us at CoyPTO@gmail.com
CMS PTO Meeting in the IMC
Thursday, Sep. 19th, 7-9pm
1786 Dayton Xenia Road
When sending your photo, make sure it is in a jpeg format, and have the photo save with the student's first and last name, so they will be tagged in the yearbook! I need all pictures sent to me by September 20th!