CMSS Newsletter

Let Your Dreams GROW Wild! Sept 26- Sept 30, 2022

-Sprouts of the Week-

5th Grade: Seth Davila, Bryleigh Taylor, Kasyn Beine, Bentley Smiley, & Ryann Boone

6th Grade: Lillian Bell, Camdyn Yori, Stella Evans, Layla Winn, & Garrett Merrill

These students are being recognized by their teachers for giving great Confidence- our character word of the week for Sept 19 - Sept 23.

CMSS Family Movie Night

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Immunization Deadlines

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Frontier Festival Coming Soon!

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CMSS Word of the Week- TOLERANCE

Tolerance: the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.

Lesson Idea for Tolerance:

How Can Parents Teach Tolerance?

  • Notice your own attitudes. ...
  • Remember that kids are always listening. ...
  • Select books, toys, music, art, and videos carefully. ...
  • Point out and talk about unfair stereotypes that may be portrayed in media.
  • Answer kids' questions about differences honestly and respectfully.

Special Friends Week

Cafeteria Halloween Art Contest

The CMSS Cafeteria is excited to announce the start of their seasonal contests. The first of four will be a HALLOWEEN ART CONTEST. This starts September 19 and will run until October 17. The winners will be announced October 21. 1 winner from each grade will be chosen. A prize bag will be given for each winner.

ALL students are encouraged to enter. A entry basket will be in the cafeteria by the cashiers.

Green Thumb of the Week

This year's weekly Staffulty Recognition Award is The "Green Thumb" Award. We are excited to recognize those around us that are going above and beyond the call of duty.

This week's "Green Thumb" award winner nominated by her peers is Mrs. Adana Buttrum!

Team 5-2 Storm - Lonoke County Fair Writing Contest Winners

CMSS Bell Schedule

Morning Bells

7:50 am First Bell - Students report to their Advisory Class

8:00 am Tardy Bell

Afternoon Bells

3:15 pm Walkers and Car Riders Dismissed

3:18 pm First Wave Bus Riders Dismissed

3:23 pm Second Wave Bus Riders Dismissed

3:28 pm Third Wave Bus Riders Dismissed to the gym

Supply Fee

Middle School Supply Fee (5th-6th) - There is a one-time $25 fee that includes all necessary school supplies and a class t-shirt. In addition to the supply fee, students are asked to bring a backpack, pencils, paper, and a water bottle.

The K-6th $25 supply fee can be paid during Open House (August 18th) by cash or check. Or you can pay online now at Click on middle schools, and then select Middle School South

*Please note there is a fee for paying online.

FREE Breakfast and FREE/REDUCED Lunch Prices

Families who believe they may qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on household income are strongly encouraged to submit an online meal application as soon as possible through This website is secure and confidential and is a faster and easier way for parents to apply.

Completing your application can help our district and students in many areas beyond just free or reduced-price meals. These include:

  • Increased state and federal funding for schools to ensure students receive the support they need and deserve (district social worker, math/literacy/dyslexia interventionists) to help struggling learners, as well as many other academic needs.
  • Discounts on fees associated with applying for college.
  • Discounts on fees associated with academic tests such as the ACT and SAT.
  • Access to two (2) concurrent credit (college classes) opportunities at no cost to the family.

What's for Lunch?

Lunch Menus can be found HERE as well as on our district website. Please note menus are still being finalized and are subject to change prior to school. Check back often.

Pre pay your school lunch account here.

Middle School
Breakfast: Free
Lunch: $2.65

Menu: Sept 19-- 23

Monday: Italian Cheese & Garlic Pull Aparts

Tuesday: Chicken & CHeese Burrito/ Pizza Pro Pepperoni Pizza

Wednesday: Hamburger/ Pizza Pro Cheese Pizza

Thursday: Chicken Tenders

Friday: Pizza Pro Cheesy Bread or Pizza Pro Pepperoni Pizza

Cell Phone Policy

CMSS students are not allowed to use their cell phones while on campus. According to the student handbook, phones should be turned off and in their backpack from the time they arrive on campus until the time they leave campus.

For more information about cell phones or access to the student handbook, click the link below

Box Tops for Education

Did you know that you can support CMSS through Box Tops for Education! Box Tops for Education is still going strong and each box top counts as cash for CMSS! Since 1996, General Mills has donated over $913 million to schools just like CMSS.

You can continue to send in your Box Tops with your student OR you can download the Box Top App and choose CMSS at your school. Then, simply scan your grocery receipt and CMSS will be credited for each eligible item you purchased.

Upcoming Dates

Please check our district website, our social media pages, or future newsletters for more information about the following dates.
  • Family Movie Night 9/29
  • October 13: Block Party
  • October 13: GT Open House 5:30-6:30
  • October 14: HOMECOMING 2:00 DISMISSAL **End of the First Nine Weeks Grading Period
  • October 21: Frontier Festival (5th Grade)October 25 & 27: Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 28: No School
  • November 11: Veteran's Day
  • November 22-25: No School/Fall Break
  • December 16: End of Second Nine Weeks Grading Period
  • December 19-January 2: No School/Winter Break

Car Rider Procedures

For pick up and drop off, cars will enter Panther Trail and turn around at the designated turn around spot, just past the water tower. Cars must use the "Merge" lane to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Panther Trail is a city street and must remain open for through traffic. Cars will turn into the CMSS driveway from Panther Trail.

Avoid dropping off/picking up your student in the parking lots. This creates traffic that could result in an injury to our students and staff. Parking lots are reserved for those parking and entering the building.

Morning Drop Off

  • Drop off is 1 lane. Use the lane closest to the building.
  • Please pull as far forward as possible when dropping off your student. This allows more students to exit the cars and speeds up the drop off line.
  • Students will enter the building through the front doors.

Afternoon Pick Up

  • Pick up is 2 lanes after entering the CMSS driveway. Cars must use the "Merge" lane to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Panther Trail is a city street and must remain open for through traffic.
  • Present your placard to the caller as you approach the beginning of the car line.
  • Students will listen for their name and go to the number called with their name.
  • Cars will pull up to the number called. (#1 is near the 6th grade hall/closest to the Kerr Station exit/#10 is near the 5th grade hall/closest to the caller).
  • Students will wait until the vehicle comes to a complete stop to load their car.
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Cabot Middle School South

“The core purpose of Cabot Middle School South is to be the reason that every student is educated, encouraged, and empowered to reach their highest level of success, both inside and outside of the classroom.”