Clearspring Middle School
Hardly a day goes by without me exclaiming how wonderful the students at CMS are! While there will always be problems associated with 600 adolescents in one building, our students’ willingness and ability to engage in solving problems is remarkable and commendable - they truly are wonderful.
In January, we had a one week “pink” focus. During that week, students worked with their peers to search for kindness quotes (or make up their own), some students created anti-bullying banners, and we sold pink lemonade to support our school Kindness Fund. That fund is used to support families who are struggling in particularly difficult circumstances. We want our students to remember to be kind to one another throughout the year, and the one week focus provides a boost toward meeting that goal.
Each year, at about the mid-year point, our school runs Options Day. Students choose learning activities that are outside of their classroom for ½ day, and work in small groups with their teachers for the other ½ day. Students could choose from a wide variety of art activities, physical education, baking, and service opportunities. Comments from the community organizations where our students volunteered were incredibly positive about our students and the way they managed their service work. Options Day provides our students with the enjoyment of learning, and some great learning conversations with their parents.
Our February calendar is full. Many classes will be going on learning trips, our bands are participating in Optimist Festival, and our basketball teams will continue their league play. WE believe taking learning outside the walls of the school helps deepen the learning, and we work hard to ensure that our trips truly extend the learning. In some cases, trips are expensive and teachers organize fundraising opportunities. In all cases, if a family finds it difficult to pay for an event, please let the teachers know so that we can ensure that ALL students can participate.
At our recent Professional Learning Day, our staff reviewed the promise we make to our community. We think it is as relevant today as it was when we opened the school. Thanks for entrusting your children to us every day. We take that responsibility seriously, and expect that we will be able to help every child learn, every day.
To teach students, not subjects
To believe the best, hope for the best, and cheer for the best in every person
To make learning meaningful
To be proactive rather than reactive
To teach in ways that respond to our students’ needs
To meet students where they are
To keep in mind that learning is a process that takes time and commitment
To keep relationships at the core of how we work together
To help each student feel valued
To create an atmosphere that welcomes every student to belong
To dream big and to work hard
To challenge all students to learn at high levels
The Clearspring Middle School Staff
Thursday, February 1st - Jigging presentation in the a.m for Gr. 5'sFriday, February 2nd - PD DAY - NO SCHOOL
Thursday, February 8th - Gr. 6 Pizza Fundraiser Pick-Up
Friday, February 9th - Gr. 6's go Flippers Gymnastics
Monday, February 12th - Friday, February 16th - BOOK FAIR
Thursday, February 16th - Gr. 8 Ski Trip
Monday, February 19th - LOUIS RIEL DAY - NO SCHOOL
Thursday, February 22nd - Gr. 5 Voyageur Winter Fun Day
Thursday, February 22nd - Optimist Festival
Friday, February 23rd - NO SCHOOL
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." — Dr. Seuss
February 12th - February 16th
Wednesday, February 14th Book Fair will be open from 8:30am - 8:30pm
While the book fair is on, the library will be closed during the lunch hour unless you are purchasing books. Remember if you have certificates from chocolate sales - please bring them in and use them.
For the month of December we had 256 students with perfect attendance.
Ours winners for the month are:
For the month of January we had 227 students with perfect attendance.
Our winners for the month are:
Steinbach Girls Softball
STEINBACH GIRLS SOFTBALL is excited to announce our registration dates for the 2018 season as well as a PITCHING and SKILLS CLINIC!
@ Elmdale School
@ Woodlawn School
Monday, February 26
Thursday, March 1
Monday, March 5
Thursday, March 8
Monday, March 12
Thursday, March 15
Clinic times: 7pm - 8pm for ages 9 & 10 8pm – 9pm for ages 11 & 12
Space is limited for these clinics and the fee is $20 per girl per clinic.
Please fill out a registration form at http://www.steinbachsoftball.com/ or call Kim @ 204-346-0997.
SGSA 2018 SEASON REGISTRATION
Registration for the 2018 softball season will be held on Monday, March 5 from 7 pm – 9 pm at Elmdale School and Thursday, March 8 from 7 pm – 9 pm at Woodlawn School.
All girls born from 2000 to 2010 are welcome to register!
Find a registration form at http://www.steinbachsoftball.com/