CMS EAGLE EXPRESS
JANUARY 19, 2020 VOLUME 12 ISSUE 20
UPCOMING EVENTS / IMPORTANT DATES
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
20 - MLK Holiday ~ All schools & offices closed
20-24 - Spirit Week
21 - CMS Basketball at Fulmer ~ 5:30 pm
22 - Last day to purchase a semi-formal ticket
23 - CMS Basketball vs Dutch Fork ~ 5:30 pm
24 - CMS Semi-Formal Dance ~ CMS Cafeteria ~ 6-8 pm
27 - Report Cards go home
27 - D5 School Board Meeting at DFES ~ 7:00 pm
28 - CMS Basketball at Irmo ~ 5:30 pm
5 - Middle School Late Start Day (Doors open at 8:50 am)
10 - D5 School Board Meeting at CMS ~ 7:00 pm
13 - Spring Pictures
17 - No school for students ~ Staff Development Day
18 - PTO Meeting ~ Main Conference Room ~ 7:15 am
19 - Interim for 3rd Nine Weeks
19 - SIC Meeting ~ Media Center ~ 7:15 am
20 - CMS International Night ~ 5:30-7:00 pm
CONGRATULATIONS AND OTHER COOL STUFF
2020 CMS Science Fair Winners
7th Grade Winners:
7th Grade Honorable Mention: Luke Barrett
Batteries and Volt Droppage
7th Grade Honorable Mention: Leo Sun
How do different concentrations of glucose attract or deter the growth of the protist Physarum Polycephalum?
7th Grade 3rd Place: Carly Mae Gardner
Seeds + Magnets
7th Grade 2nd Place and winner of most creative board: Lucas von Ahn
7th Grade 1st Place: Preston Kunckle
Does lubricant viscosity have an effect on the coefficient of friction on a sliding metal object?
8th Grade Winners:
8th Grade Honorable Mention: Emily Hawkins
Chlorine and Water Quality
8th Grade Honorable Mention: Breanna Goss
Does well water have better quality than city water?
8th Grade 3rd Place: Katelyn Elsasser
Which pulley is most effective?
8th Grade 2nd Place: Brantley Patten
Releves and Remembering
8th Grade 1st Place: Andrew Farmer
Does plant-based, homemade, or store-bought solutions remove squash stains the best?
Congratulations to our January Students of the Month!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CHAPIN GIRLS DANCE TEAMS!
CIS- 1st Place Pom
CMS - 4th place Pom
JV- 1st place Pom, lyrical and Hip Hop
Varsity - Grand Champions with special judges awards and 1st place in lyrical, jazz, pom and hip hop.
Awesome job, ladies!
CLUBS AND OTHER CMS ACTIVITIES
OTHER CMS NEWS & NEED TO KNOW INFO
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS:
Chapin Middle School has been presented with an opportunity to host an event sponsored by the Palmetto Foundation for Prevention and Recovery for our 8th grade students. Nationally, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50, resulting in decreased life expectancy. National surveys have shown that e-cigarette use, or vaping, has risen sharply among teenagers and young adults. In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of opioid addiction and overall substance abuse among youth, the Palmetto Foundation for Prevention and Recovery will present it’s “Anything But Free” program which focuses primarily on providing prevention resources.
On January 30th, during the school day at CMS, your son/daughter will have the opportunity to attend this assembly. Students will be divided by gender and the presentation will focus on substance abuse, addiction, and high risk behaviors. This presentation is aligned with the 2017 South Carolina Academic Health and Safety Education standards. Students will watch a powerful documentary (included is a short clip), “Anything But Free”. Please be advised that this documentary includes minimal profanity and makes mention of sexual assault.
We ask that parents of 8th graders complete the opt-out form if they do not want their son/daughter to participate in this event. Please complete the for by Sunday, January 26th if you would like for your child to opt-out of this presentation. Parents are also welcome to attend. If you would like to attend this assembly or have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s School Counselor.
~ CMS Counseling Department
IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE INFORMATION
If your child is absent from school, please make sure to provide written documentation to our Attendance Clerk, Mrs. Kinsey, The excuse note(s) needs to include a doctor's note or a parent note with the reason your child was absent and the date(s) that he/she missed from school.
An excuse note can be provided in the following ways:
- Email to Mrs. Kinsey at email@example.com
- Email or fax directly from medical provider to 803-722-5521
- Provide a handwritten note to the attendance office the day the student returns to school
- Go to our CMS website and submit student excuse form
Please make sure that your student has notified his or her teacher if they are absent more than 2 days during the week so that they are aware of any missed assignments.
Also, please let Mrs. Kinsey know if your student has been medically diagnosed with the FLU so that we can track this information.
COLLEGE READINESS & CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Columbia College is pleased to announce that Math and Science Day for Middle School Girls will be Saturday, February 15! Be on the lookout for future emails with more event details or visit our website: columbiascmathandscienceday.weebly.com.
Math and Science Day is a day of collaboration, competition, creativity, and celebration of women in mathematics and the sciences. Middle school girls will participate in hands-on workshops and team competitions throughout the day. Previous workshops have discussed topics including blood, DNA, computer science, exponential equations, geometry and much more all in a fun and engaging way!
Don’t miss out on this opportunity! The cost for students and guardians is $13 each. Teachers that attend are free. Again, stay tuned for more information. We look forward to seeing you and your students next month!