Cowboy Parent Courier
April 12, 2019
Message from Dr. Epperson
Happy Friday! We have much to celebrate this week! Our students are awesome! Check out the notes below for student and program highlights.
Our students did a great job this week with testing and alternate schedules! The first round of STAAR is done and the upcoming dates are below.
May 7th: Algebra I
May 13: 6th and 7th Math (8th Math Retest/Make-Up)
May 14: 6th and 7th Reading (8th Reading Retest/Make-Up)
May 15: 8th Science
May 16: 8th History
Our students LOVE the snack shack, but we can only open after school when we have volunteers. This is the easiest and quickest volunteer job around! Please help us
Have a wonderful weekend!
Jr. VASE Art Show and Competition
You can see that CMS students earned 54 medals and 5 of the Platinum awards! We are so proud of these students, Mr. D, Mrs. Nixon, and our entire art program!
64 Students Competed
54 Medals Earned
5 Platinum Awards
Platinum Award winners included Jordan Bowie, Sara Foster, Parker Laube, Sarah Foster, and Amaya Dixon (x2).
Congrats Orchestra Students!
This past weekend, orchestra students from CMS performed in the MISD middle school solo & ensemble festival. All of the performers earned ratings of Superior and Excellent, earning them shiny new medals for their collections! In addition to earning a medal, several students earned special “exemplary” medals from the judges. These exemplary ratings were limited, and each judge was only allowed to give a handful of these ratings.
We had numerous students earn an exemplary solo award:
Isaiah Alvarez, violin
Labeeb Kibria, violin
Ujjwala Morum, violin
Iman Shoaib, violin
Leo Yamauchi, violin
Serena Oh, viola
Nashmia Kibria, viola
Sammie Pickford, viola
Ben Ritterbusch, viola
Sasha Harber, cello
Carter Jones, cello
Hanna Chewning, bass
Jackson Reeder, bass
There were also two beginner ensembles who earned an exemplary award:
Lower String Ensemble: Preston Quintero, Abby Thornell, Jake Thornell, Kevin Sales, Samantha Pertee
Upper String Ensemble: Jack Flannery, Cole Harris, Tegan Painter, Kyrstin Hamaker, Meranda Sombrerero, Alex Nosrati
NJHS Applications Available
You can also access this information on our school website.
Please note that all proceeds for this talent show will go towards the Andrew Dutton Scholarship Fund through MEF.
Student Council Donation Drive
PTO General Meeting and Guest Speaker
A message from PTO!
We are already planning and thinking about next year for our PTO Board and we have open positions that need some great volunteers.
This year we had a wonderful, dedicated group of volunteers and we hope to continue that into next year. Through the PTO, we have been able to raise funds for the school through our donation drive and weekly snack shack. Those funds supported the school in many ways. We ARE LOOKING FOR any parents who are willing to volunteer to be a chair or co-chair of a committee, or just serve on a committee. We always WELCOME volunteers to work in the copy room and in the snack shack in the afternoons from 3:15-4:00 pm. Any time given, will be greatly appreciated and we always have fun working together.
These are the OPEN POSITIONS:
Snack Shack - Purchasing and organizing snacks and items to sell in the school store. We need another co-chair for this.
Staff Appreciation - Chair or 2 Co-Chairs needed. Planning and organizing different events throughout the year to celebrate our teachers and staff.
Spirit Wear - We are looking for a co-chair to help design and sell spirit wear at various events throughout the year.
Fundraising - Need a co-chair to work with the our current co-chair. Last year we did a donation drive and it was successful. Someone who is good with technology, videos, posting on social media, etc would be helpful.
If you are interested in any of these positions, or just want to volunteer some time to help on any of these committees, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, if you have a business in town that would be interested in working with our PTO to sponsor a luncheon, teacher event or school activity, we would LOVE to know about it and help advertise your business.
We appreciate any and all support!!
ATTN 8th Grade Parents-High School Summer School Info
McKinney Council PTA Program
ALL are welcome to join us for an informational event as City Manager Paul Grimes discusses the upcoming bond election & MISD CFO Jason Mr. Bird will discuss the decline of state funding and the increase of money owed to the state as we continue to grow.
BONUS: Credit Union of Texas (CUTX) will be providing lunch. Please be sure to RSVP!
2019-2020 Immunizations Updates
2019-2020 MISD Calendar Approved
Food Delivery Guidelines
Want to Volunteer?
If you would like to volunteer at CMS, please complete the Volunteer Background Check. If you have been approved in the past, you have until September to update your application for the new school year. You must complete a new form each year. Please note that if you do not complete the proper paperwork, you cannot help chaperone field trips or help with the school in any way. We need and want your help, so please fill out the forms now.
Andrew Dutton Memorial Scholarship
Please consider making a donation to the Andrew Dutton Memorial Scholarship Endowment.
You can make a tax-deductible donation to the endowment fund on the MEF website HERE.