The Weekly Buzz

A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School

Volume 1, Number 14: December 8, 2019

Lauren Wakefield selected 2019-2020 CMS Teacher of the Year

Seventh grade science teacher, Lauren Wakefield, has been selected at the Corner Middle School 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Wakefield's selection is part of the Alabama Teacher of the Year Program sponsored by the Alabama State Department of Education. Each school in Jefferson County selects a candidate.

The Alabama Teacher of the Year Program seeks annually to honor and recognize excellence in the teaching profession by identifying outstanding Alabama classroom teachers at the local, district, and state levels.

At CMS, a Teacher of the Year selection committee was appointed for the purpose of soliciting nominations and selecting a candidate. The committee was made up of students, school staff, administrators, and parents.

Congratulations, Mrs. Wakefield, on your selection as the CMS 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year!

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Information for CMS Band Students on the 2019 Christmas Concert

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CMS Cheerleaders bring home first place at Jefferson County Cheerleading Exhibition

Building off of the momentum from their 3rd place finish at the AHSAA North Regional Cheerleading Competition, the Corner Middle School Cheerleaders brought home top honors this weekend at Pleasant Grove High School finishing in first place in the small middle school game day division.

The squad -- coached by Lindsey Hoggle and Lauren Wakefield -- will compete this Saturday, December 14th at Wallace State Community College in the school's first ever AHSAA State Cheerleading Finals Competition against squads from across the state. Our CMS squad is scheduled to perform at 10:28 A.M. (The schedule for the entire event can be found below.)

In addition, several of the cheerleaders will be performing at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando where the Michigan Wolverines will face the Alabama Crimson Tide. Congratulations, ladies!!!

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Thoughts from the Principal . . .

As many of you may have heard, I was absent part of the week as doctors at Brookwood Hospital conducted a medical procedure on my heart. (Yes. Shockingly they tell me there is one in there!) I was given a good report by the doctors and nurses and plan to return to school this week.

For those like me who have lived here most of their lives, we know that our community is a different kind of place. I wanted to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly thank Mrs. McAlister, the faculty and staff, our students and their families, colleagues from across the district, and my family who sent so many positive thoughts and prayers my way. It is comforting to know that when situations like this arise, you have a family, a school family, and a community there lifting you up. Thank you all so much!

CMS Wrestling Serves Local Food Bank

The seventh and eighth grade wrestlers from Corner Middle School took their turn serving at the Cane Creek Baptist Church Community Food Bank last Thursday morning, helping to unload not only the large holiday shipment of food for the month of December, but also the large amount of non-perishable food items donated by the students, families, and community at Corner Middle School.

Led by counselor, Chloe Whitaker, head custodian, Wade Shedd, and custodian, Joe King, the squad of student-athletes unloaded trucks and trailers of food to help the church and the community this Christmas. Coached by Jason Doss at Corner High School, the wrestlers made quick work of the boxes of food.

Thank you, families, for letting us instill an ethic of service in our young people at CMS!

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CMS Robotics Qualifies More Teams for State Competition

The Corner Middle School Robotics took to competition on Saturday at the Winfield Robotics Tournament at Winfield High School. Both the 5th & 6th Grade Teams and the 7th & 8th Grade Teams participated.

Coached by Jennifer Harris and Anita Wiley, four 5th & 6th Grade teams made it to the finals of the tournament, and two 7th & 8th Grade groups moved into the final rounds. One middle school team made up of Daven Lee, Jackson Hardeman, Mason Dougherty came in second place. The other team comprised of Isaac Minor, Anna Amason, Noah Wilson, and Stanton Miller came in first place in the skills category and will advance to the State Tournament in the spring.

Congratulations to our CMS Robotics Teams!!!

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Looking Ahead to Next Week

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Attendance Matters

We will answer the question now. We have school this week and next week.

There are 10 school days left until the Christmas / Winter Break. PLEASE, help us finish 2019 strong by having your student at school ready to learn each day. There will be a celebration in December for all students who have maintained perfect attendance prior to the winter break.

Letters have gone out describing the referral process to the Jefferson County Family Court's Early Warning process for those who fall into the at-risk column. Families, please have your students at school at school and on-time each day!

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Quote of the Week . . .

"One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to be supplied is light, not heat."

--Woodrow Wilson--

Video of the Week . . .

We continue our school focus on MINDSET. Persons with a GROWTH MINDSET do not waste time. In this week's video, viewers are encourage to develop a growth mindset by not wasting time . . . making the most of every moment between the two fixed moments in a person's life -- birth and death.
DON'T WASTE TIME - Best Study Motivation for Success & Students (Most Eye Opening Video)

Calendar for the Week

National Honor Society Tapping Ceremony

Monday, Dec. 9th, 8:30am

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

Lupton at CMS Basketball

Monday, Dec. 9th, 4:15pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

CMS Organization Practices

Monday, Dec. 9th, 3pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

Math Team Practice in Mrs. Rouse's Room 3:00

Drama Club Practice with Mrs. Burgos 3:00-5:00

Future Problem Solvers with Mrs. Harris 3:00

CMS Band Dress Rehearsal with Mrs. Saunders 3:00

JDLC Field Trip for FBLA and FCCLA

Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 8:15am

1 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard North

Birmingham, AL

CMS Organizations Practice

Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 3pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

Robotics with Mrs. Wiley 3:00

CMS Robotics Team (5th/6th Grade) at North Jefferson Tournament

Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 3:30pm

8350 Warrior-Kimberly Road

Kimberly, AL

CMS Wrestling at Arab MS/JV Match

Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 3:30pm

511 Arabian Drive Northeast

Arab, AL

Oak Grove at CMS Basketball (8th Grade Recognition Night)

Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 4pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

First Priority in the Library

Wednesday, Dec. 11th, 7:30am

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

CMS Cheerleading Practice

Wednesday, Dec. 11th, 3pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

Curry at CMS Basketball

Thursday, Dec. 12th, 4pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

CMS Wrestling at Corner High Middle School Meet (vs. Hayden and Pinson)

Thursday, Dec. 12th, 4:30pm

4301 Warrior Jasper Road

Dora, AL

CMS Band Christmas Concert

Thursday, Dec. 12th, 6pm

4301 Warrior Jasper Road

Dora, AL

Fifth Grade Field Trip to Early Works Children's Museum

Friday, Dec. 13th, 9pm

404 Madison Street Southeast

Huntsville, AL

CMS Wrestling at Moody Invitational

Friday, Dec. 13th, 3:30pm to Saturday, Dec. 14th, 5:30pm

714 High School Drive

Moody, AL

CMS Cheerleading at AHSAA State Cheerleading Finals

Saturday, Dec. 14th, 9am

801 Main Street Northwest

Hanceville, AL

Squad performs at 10:28

CMS Robotics Tournament

Saturday, Dec. 14th, 7:30am

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

Corner Middle School

Corner Middle School is committed to building a foundation for college, career, and community success in a nurturing environment.

The mission of Corner Middle School is to serve our community of learners by:

· Utilizing highly-effective instruction and a challenging curriculum.

· Meeting the needs of diverse learners in order to prepare them for college and entry into the work force.

· Partnering with the community.

· Cultivating student leaders.

· Integrating technology into all areas of learning.