The Weekly Buzz

A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School

Volume 3, Number 12: September 19, 2021

See You at the Pole at CMS on Wednesday

Corner Middle School First Priority sponsor, Sandi Davis, would like to remind all CMS students that our annual See You at the Pole activities will begin at 7:25 on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, in front of the Barn around the school's flag pole.

See You at the Pole is a nationwide organized gathering of worship and prayer which is student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led. It revolves around students praying together for their school, their community, and their world.

IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY FOR ALL OF OUR STUDENTS, FACULTY, and STAFF, students who are car riders should not be dropped off in the front of the school for this activity. They should come through the school from carline on the backside of the campus as they normally would. Students who are bus riders should join the activity upon arrival at the school. All students are welcome to attend!

CMS Raising Funds for Annual Veteran's Day Ceremony

Corner Middle School is selling spirit shirts in short sleeve $15.00 and long sleeve $20.00. For sizes above a XL add $2.00 per size up ( 2x short sleeve = $17.00 3x short sleeve = $19.00 2x long sleeve = $22.00 3x long sleeve = $24.00) All orders and money must be turned in no later than September 27th . The form on which to order shirts is below. Please turn them and monies into the main office.

Funds from the sale of the shirt will help support the annual Veteran’s Day community program. This year since we will not be able to have our usual program due to COVID 19, we will instead honor their sacrifices by placing flags in honor of all of those who have served in the community. Each flag will have a service member’s name(living or deceased) and people throughout the Bagley and Corner community may stop by and pay their respects to those who have sacrificed so much. We will also be honoring first responders as it is the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

We will hold a virtual program that will run in the competition gym just for veterans, first responders and spouses on November 9th. The program will restart every 15-20 minutes and veterans and first responders can come and have coffee and doughnuts and watch the program (we will also send out the link for those who cannot attend in person). No students will be allowed in the area to help keep the space as safe as possible. Please wear a mask. The design will be on a black shirt. Stripes are white and yellow and Jackets is white and outlined in yellow. Thank you for your support of our nation's military, our veterans, and our first responders!!

CHS Marching Band to Compete in the Pride of the Valley Marching Festival This Week

The Corner High School Yellow Jacket Marching Band will kick off their competition season as they take the field at the Pride of the Valley Marching Festival at Pinson Valley High School on Saturday, September 25th at 2:00 PM. If you have an opportunity, make the short trip to Pinson to support the band. The schedule for the day (which is subject to change) is below. Good luck to all of our band members and auxiliary as they take the field in competition!!!

Schedule for Pride of the Valley

Sipsey Valley High School 12:00

Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School 12:30

McAdory High School 1:00

Moody High School 1:30

Corner High School 2:00

Brookwood High School 2:30

Stillman College (Judges Break) 3:00

Mortimer Jordan High School 3:30

Elmore County High School 4:00

Oneonta High School 4:30

Dinner Break 5:00-6:00

Hueytown High School 6:00

Gardendale High School 6:30

Pinson Valley High School 7:00

UAB Marching Band 7:30

Awards Ceremony 8:00

Jefcoed to Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Corner Middle School Family,

Jefcoed has partnered with the Hope For Autumn Foundation in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Our district is encouraging everyone to "Go Gold" on Friday, September 24, 2021, for Give Hope Day!

On Friday, Jefcoed is asking teachers, students, administrators, staff, and even parents to wear gold or yellow to show support for those dealing with childhood cancer and to raise awareness of the disease. Break out your school color apparel to support this great cause!



Dr. Gonsoulin's Video Update for This Week

Please take a moment to watch this week's video update from Jefferson County Superintendent, Dr. Walter Gonsoulin.
Dr. G Weekly Message 9-17-21

Calendar for the Week of September 20, 2021 - September 26, 2021

Monday, September 20, 2021

  • Future Problem Solvers Applications Due
  • 5th/6th Grade Math Team Practice 3:00-4:30
  • Robotics Practice (Falcons and D.I.H Teams) 3:00-4:30
  • 7th-8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts(Non-Football) 3:00
  • Jasper at CMS Volleyball 4:30
  • CHS JV Football at Hueytown 5:30

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

  • 7th and 8th Grade Level Data Meetings (Planning Periods)
  • Power School WebEx Training 2:00
  • 7th-8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts(Football Players) 3:00
  • Robotics Practice (C4 and WarBots Teams) 3:00-4:30
  • Football, Volleyball, and Cheerleading Practice at CMS
  • CMS XC at North Jefferson Middle School Meet 3:45
  • CHS XC at Jefcoed XC Meet at Gardendale High School 4:00
  • CHS JV and Varsity Volleyball at Jasper (with Woodlawn) 4:00
  • CHS Bowling Pre-Season at Pinson 4:00

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

  • See You at the Pole in Front of the Barn 7:25
  • Leadership 101 with 7th Grade in Social Studies Classes (Rescheduled Date)
  • Jacket Period (Students Report to Advisory Classes)
  • Fall Athletic and Dance Team Pictures at CMS 3:00
  • Football Practice at CMS
  • Pleasant Grove at CMS Volleyball 4:30

Thursday, September 23, 2021

  • 5th and 6th Grade Level Data Meetings (Planning Periods)
  • Power School Webex Training 9:00
  • Football, Cross Country, and Cheerleading Practice at CMS
  • Hayden and Sumiton Christian at CHS JV and Varsity Volleyball 4:00
  • Hayden and Sumiton Christian at CMS Volleyball 4:30

Friday, September 24, 2021

  • HS 101 with 8th Grade in Social Studies Classroom
  • Budget Committee Meeting in Library 3:20
  • Football Practice at CMS
  • CMS Volleyball at Jefcoed MS Volleyball Tournament (@ Irondale Middle School) TBD
  • CHS Varsity Volleyball at Spain Park Tournament TBD
  • CHS Football at Dora 7:00

Saturday, September 25, 2021

  • CMS Volleyball at Jefcoed MS Volleyball Tournament (@ Irondale Middle School) TBD
  • CHS 9th Grade Volleyball at Curry Tournament TBD
  • CHS JV Volleyball at JV County Tournament (@ Mortimer Jordan) TBD
  • CHS Varsity Volleyball at Spain Park Tournament TBD
  • Math A+ College Ready Training (3rd Quarter) TBD
  • Corner Community Park Football Games
  • CHS Marching Band at Pride of the Valley Marching Festival 2:00
  • Relax, Be Productive at Home, and Enjoy College Football
  • East Tennessee State at Samford 3:00
  • Tennessee-Martin at Jacksonville State 4:00
  • Georgia State at Auburn (Homecoming) 4:00
  • Southern Miss at Alabama 7:30
  • UAB at Tulane 8:00

Sunday, September 26, 2021

  • Enjoy Your Day Worshiping, Relaxing, and/or Having Fun with Family and Friends!

CMS Homecoming Week Events Announced

To assist with your planning, the CMS Cheerleaders have announced the schedule for the 2021 Homecoming Week. These dates and activities are subject to change.
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Looking Ahead to Important School Dates

In order to assist you with your planning, please make note of the following dates. Remember, however, dates for all events/activities are subject to change due to inclement weather, COVID-19 restrictions, or other events which may force cancellation or re-scheduling.

September 27, 2021 CMS New Teacher COMP Professional Learning Day

September 27,-October 4, 2021 Homecoming Week Activities

September 28, 2021 CMS XC Meet at Corner 3:45

September 29, 2021 Jefcoed Secondary CILT Meeting

October 4, 2021 Jefferson County XC Championships at North Jefferson Middle School 3:45

October 4, 2021 Hayden at CMS Football 5:00

October 5, 2021 7th and 8th Grade PST

October 6, 2021 5th and 6th Grade PST

October 7, 2021 iReady Training at CMS for Math, ELA, and Ex. Ed. Faculty

October 8, 2021 End of the First Quarter

October 11, 2021 School Closed

October 11, 2021 Sumiton vs. CMS Football at CHS 5:00

October 12, 2021 ELA and Math NIC Professional Learning Day

October 14, 2021 Science and Social Studies NIC Professional Learning Day

October 18, 2021 Moody at CMS Football 5:00

October 25-28, 2021 Red Ribbon Week at CMS

October 26, 2021 7th and 8th Grade Data Meetings

October 27, 2021 5th and 6th Grade Data Meetings

October 28, 2021 Corner Middle School Career Fair

October 28, 2021 Bagley Fall Festival at CMS

October 29, 2021 Teacher Work Day

October 29, 2021 A+ College Ready Math Training (4th Quarter)

October 29, 2021 District CILT Meeting #3 8:30-3:30

November 10-12, 2021 Peer Helper's Conference

November 11, 2021 Veteran's Day - Jefcoed Schools Closed

November 22-26, 2021 Fall Break - Jefcoed Schools Closed

Corner Middle School

Our Mission

Corner Middle School is committed to empowering our students as they build a foundation for college, career, and community success in a nurturing environment.

Our Vision

Our vision at Corner Middle School is to ensure our students are academically, emotionally, and socially prepared for challenges they may encounter in the next phases of their lives.

Our Beliefs

Corner Middle School believes we will accomplish our Mission and Vision in serving our community of learners by:

- Loving, encouraging, and inspiring our students and each other in our daily interactions.

- Utilizing highly-effective instruction and a challenging curriculum.

- Meeting the needs of diverse learners in order to prepare them for college and entry into a career pathway.

- Partnering with the community.

- Cultivating student leaders.

- Integrating technology into all areas of learning.