CMS Weekly Memo - Week 26

Week of February 15, 2016


2016 PAWS Released Test Questions

The 2016 Released Test Questions (RTQs) for PAWS reading, math, and science are currently available on the website. Please use these new release questions along with the older ones as samples of how individual domains may be addressed on the assessment. These resources can be found on the PAWS page. To access the RTQs, scroll down to Materials By Grade; select a grade level; then select the items to be viewed based upon subject and release date.


At the end of February, the WDE will post information in the Assessment Newsletter for teachers to apply for a position on a teacher panel for this summer’s PAWS workshops in Sheridan. Panel positions are open to any Wyoming teachers. Panel members will be selected to join educators from around the state in reviewing test questions and test data that will guide the development of PAWS. As more information becomes available I will pass it along to staff.

Staffing Update - With a projected shortfall of at least $225,000 or more for the upcoming school year we have not been authorized to rehire certain positions across the district. We will not be rehiring the 7th grade science position at CMS. I will be visiting with many of you regarding ways we can fill this void. As positions are vacated due to retirement or resignation each one will be reviewed by the building principal and the superintendent to see if they can be filled. If you have questions please feel free to ask.

Upcoming Dates:

ICAC Internet Safety Assembly - Thursday, February 18th from approximately 8:15-9:15 am in the CMS gymnasium. Please be sure to follow the schedule Patrick sent out last week. We will not have bells on Thursday so please watch the clock.

8th Grade CHS Visit - Friday, February 19 -- Schedule

Budget Deadline - Remember that all requisitions and orders must be submitted no later than Friday, March 18th.

Staff Recognition - Please continue to nominate individuals in our building who you feel deserve recognition for their efforts. The link for the nomination form can be found on the Park 6 website.

First CMS Makerspace Event

Activities This Week - 2/15/2016

Monday - 2/15

No School - President's Day

Tuesday - 2/16

Belated Fat Tuesday Celebration at CMS - Please bring in your favorite cajun themed dish to share with others. Mr. Murray is coordinating this event for the school. (Fat Tuesday is actually 2/9/16)

1:10 p.m. - EY Student Mtg - Mrs. Jackson's classroom

6:00 p.m. - School Board Mtg - District Board Room

6:00 p.m. - ICAC Internet Safety Presentation for Parents - Wynona Thompson Auditorium

Wednesday - 2/17

9:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Admin Walkthroughs @ CHS - Tim & Patrick will be out.

1:00 p.m. - District IF Mtg - District PD Room

2:30 p.m. - CMS School Improvement Team Mtg - Stage

3:45 p.m. - CMS Staff Mtg - CMS Commons

4:30 p.m. - New Teacher Induction Cohort 1 Mtg - District PD Room

Thursday - 2/18

7:30 a.m. - SPED PLC - Mrs. Glodt's classroom

8:15 a.m. - ICAC Internet Safety Assembly - Special Agent Brent Metcalfe - CMS Gym

4:30 p.m. - District PD Team Mtg - District PD Room

7:00 p.m. - CMS Astronomy Club Mtg - CMS Observatory

Friday - 2/19

7TH GRADE GREEK FESTIVAL - Students will only attend 8th hour


7:15 a.m. - Food 4 Kids

8:20 a.m. - Office Staff Mtg - CMS Conference Room

9:15 a.m. - Admin PLC - Eastside Elementary

A Couple Photos from the Band Solo/Ensemble Performance Last Week

Activities Next Week - 2/22/16

Expedition Yellowstone - Monday - Friday -- Pam, Pete, & Whit will be out along with about two dozen 8th grade students.

Monday - 2/22

8:00 a.m. - Admin/Counseling Weekly Debrief Mtg. - Front Office Conference Room

7:30 p.m. - CMS/CHS Choir concert - Wynona Thompson Auditorium

Tuesday - 2/23

12:00 p.m. - MathCounts Area Competition - Fagerberg Lecture Hall, NWC, Powell

3:45 p.m. - District Health & Wellness Team mtg - District PD Room

Wednesday - 2/24

Thursday - 2/25

7:30 a.m. - SPED PLC - Mrs. Glodt's classroom

Friday - 2/26

7:15 a.m. - Food 4 Kids

8:20 a.m. - Office Staff Mtg - CMS Conference Room

9:15 a.m. - Admin PLC Mtg - Livingston Elementary