Cascade Middle School

School News! 9/4/23

Upcoming Events

September 11 - Washington DC Trip Mtg 5:30 pm in room 138

September 11 - PTO Mtg 6:30 pm Cafeteria

September 7 - Straight A Luncheon

September 22 - Yearbook Dance

October 4 - 8th Grade Area 31 Experience

October 9 - Teacher PD Day (no school for students)

October 16-20 - Fall Break

October 25 - 8th Grade PSAT

October 26 - MCCSC Trick or Treat Night

October 27 - Halloween Dance

November 10 - Veterans Day Program

November 10/11 - CMS Musical

November 20-24 - Thanksgiving Break

December 6 - Winter Band Concert

December 25-January 5 - Winter Break

CMS Student News

CMS Student Newscast 9/4/2023

Bark Update

Our students are monitored online by a program called Bark. Parents are able to create a free account and receive updates regarding your student's online usage. With an account you will receive the same alerts that school administrators receive. Be on the lookout for an email from Bark and please take a few moments to sign up. These alerts can give a great look into how your student is using their online account.

PBIS Rewards

As a school we utilize PBIS Rewards as a mini economy and reward students throughout the day for positive behaviors they display. Students can bank these points and use them to purchase items from our school and individual teacher's stores. PBIS Rewards is also the platform we use for discipline referrals. 6th and 7th grade parents should have received an instructional email. 8th grade parents are the only ones left to load. Be on the lookout for an email to sign up for a PBIS account and you will be able to see your students points and any behavior referrals they receive from teachers or school administrators.

KINDness Recognition

Look who was caught being KIND this week! Darren moved seats so another student could plug in their device. He also helped that student get situated. Emery noticed her teacher picking up after class and offered to take over. She went above and beyond in helping. Look for a spot in your day where you can perform an act of kindness like these students!

Equity and Diversity Lessons - Mentor Period

This week during Mentor Period, Mr. Blickenstaff led the students through a Google Slide presentation focusing on equity and diversity and how those concepts impact our interactions with one another at CMS. If you want to learn along with the students, or are a student who missed one of those days you can check out those lessons with the links below.

Equity and Diversity Part 1

Equity and Diversity Part 2

PTO News

For general questions for the PTO or for information on how you can help make our school an even better place for kids, send an email to

Our first PTO meeting of the school year will be on 9/11 at 6:30 pm.

Click the link to visit Cascade Middle School PTO's Facebook Page!

Updates from the Cafeteria

To deposit money into your child's lunch account electronically visit to create an online account. You can also download the mobile app. Students can bring in cash to lunch, but sometimes that money gets stuck in pockets instead of deposited with the cafeteria staff. Students may bring a lunch from home on any day they choose.

Click the boxes Below to submit a brag!

Is your student participating in something outside of school this summer where they have been honored/awarded (camp/4H/athletics/scholarship/community service)? We want to recognize those students who are engaged in service opportunities/extra curricular organizations outside of school and receive some mark of distinction. Use the Student Brag box below to let us know what to recognize your student for and send a photo to Mr. Blickenstaff via email!

Is there a teacher at CMS who went above and beyond recently? Use the Teacher Brag box to let us know what special thing that teacher did for your student, so that we can celebrate and recognize them!

Purdue Extension - Hendricks County

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Purdue Extension-Hendricks County would like to show our support to the teachers and support staff throughout Hendricks County. We have partnered with each school corporation to bring you their wish list for their classroom or school. If you would like to donate to MILL CREEK schools, you may do by clicking HERE!

Upcoming Community Events

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IN and National Recognition as a School to Watch

Social Media

For the most up to date announcements and happenings at CMS make sure to follow us on our social media platforms! Click the buttons below to keep in touch!

CMS Student Handbook

The Student Handbook provides a great deal of information about our schools. Once on the document, you can navigate to the middle school specific section. We ask all families to read the Student Handbook completely. If you have questions after reading the Handbook, please contact the main office.

Important Links For Parents

Use this one Symbaloo page to access many important links that parents can use to help support your student from home. The program links included are: MCCSC website - CMS website - CMS Twitter and Facebook - CMS Athletics Facebook - Ask Rose Homework Help Hotline - CMS Smore Newsletters - Bark Internet Monitoring Notifications - Canvas Parent Account - PowerSchool Parent Account - Setmore Appointment Booking - PBIS Rewards Parent Notifications - Corporation Handbook - School Messenger's Quick Tip
CMS Athletic Website

See this website for schedules, tickets, team information and much more!

Setmore - Online Appointment Booking

Book an appointment to speak with an administrator or the guidance counselor!

Employment Opportunities at MCCSC

We continue to recruit qualified individuals to fill open positions within our corporation!