Clinton Middle School Newsletter - January 14, 2022


Monday, January 17 - NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King Holiday)

Tuesday, January 18 - Girls and Boys Basketball Games @ Home, 5:00pm

Thursday, January 20 - Girls and Boys Basketball Games @ Home, 5:00pm

February 18 - 25 - CMS SPRING BOOK FAIR (Save the Dates)


We are happy to continue offering the After School Wildcat Academy this year. The Wildcat Academy is an after school opportunity for students to participate in enrichment activities as well as academic support classes. All of the offerings are free for all students. The classes are offered face to face and will begin the week of January 24 and run through the end of the second semester. Please review the list of courses that will be offered and then click on the link to register for a class. The registration deadline is January 21 at 5:00pm. If you have questions, please contact Assistant Principal, Michael Randall, at or call (864) 938-1683.

Studio Art

Mondays, 3:30pm

Studio Art will be a face to face open studio format where students will generate artistic ideas, plan and research how they will to turn their ideas into art, and give and receive feedback with their peers.

Drum Corps

Wednesdays, 3:30pm

The Drum Corps will be face to face. Students will learn cheers, cadences, and street beats using marching drums such as bass drums, tenor drums, snare drums and cymbals. We will perform at pep rallies, football games and the Winter Concert in December. We may also perform for a basketball game and for the Spring Concert in May. Prior experience is not necessary.

Ultimate Board Games

Wednesdays, 3:30pm

The Board Game Club will be an in-person after school community where students will gather together to play different modern board and card games. Some examples include Carcassone, Ticket to Ride, Sushi Go Party, Yahtzee, The Resistance, and Codenames. This is a great way to learn something new while having fun!

Cooking Up Science!

Monday (6th grade), Thursday (7th grade), Friday (8th grade) 3:30pm

Join us face to face weekly for some fun in the kitchen. In this class, we will prepare a variety of easy, budget-friendly recipes while learning about nutrition, food safety, and etiquette. Weekly lessons will also include a "pinch" of science. This class is limited to 20 students per grade level.

Tech Lab

Thursdays, 3:30pm

The Tech Lab is a face to face time for students to come after school to work on coding, design, electronics, or similar projects. Students will work together and collaborate on projects that interest them. They will have access to 3D printing, computers, chromebooks, as well as many other resources. There will also be a virtual option during the same time.

Anime Club

Thursdays, 3:30pm

In this club, we will look at classic anime films and contemporary shows. We will also discuss how Anime has influenced American culture today and what is and isn't considered anime.

Chess Club

Fridays, 3:30pm

The Chess Club is open to all students and skill levels! We welcome beginners who wants to learn how to play the game as well as experienced players who wants to sharpen their skills. Playing chess helps to develop many mental skills that are useful in life, such as strategic thinking, logic and problem-solving. Chess Club provides an opportunity have fun while making friendships and building these skills.

One-to-One Academic Support

Offered Monday - Friday (Times will vary)

Does your child need or want additional academic support in one or more class? If so, these sessions will be very helpful. Students pick the subject(s), the day(s), and the time(s) and we will match them up with a tutor that can support their learning. Tutoring sessions can be done virtually or face to face.

Please click on the link to sign up for the Wildcat Academy.


We plan to begin distributing new chromebooks to students on Tuesday, January 18. We will collect their current chromebooks, cases, and chargers and provide them with a new device, a new case, and new charger. Students who do not return their chromebook along with the charger will not receive the new technology until they do so. Students that have outstanding fees due will not get the new technology until all fees are paid in full. The technology agreements signed at the beginning of the year will still be in effect. Please contact our Media Specialist, Jana Wood, at if you have questions.


Congratulations to Richard Santiago, an 8th grade band member who plays the alto saxophone. Richard tried out last Saturday for the South Carolina All State Band in the Regional Auditions and he was selected as one of only 4 students who qualified to go to the final State Auditions in two weeks. Unofficially he placed 2nd overall on Saturday. We wish him all the best at the State Auditions! Great job, Richard!


On Tuesday night, the girls basketball team suffered their first regular season loss to Brewer Middle School. Nah’Shia Wright played strong the entire game and left all she had on the court. Amirah Hill played well in the paint and scored key points for the Lady Wildcats. The game scheduled for Thursday was postponed and a new date will be given at a later time. We can’t wait to watch the Lady Wildcats play next week!


Now that the weather has become a little colder we thought you might be interested in purchasing a CMS Wildcats Hoodie (or T-shirt because we all hope that it warms up just a little). The Hoodies are a great way to show support for our students and stay warm while attending winter sports. We have sizes available ranging from Adult Small to Adult 3XL (currently we are out of Mediums in Hoodies). Hoodies cost $20.00 and the T-shirts cost $10.00. If you would like to purchase one please click on the link to complete the attached Order Form and bring payment to Mrs. Wood in the Library. Cash and Checks made payable to CMS are accepted. Sizes are available on a first come first serve basis.


Save the dates!! The CMS Spring Book Fair is coming to town on February 18-25! You can click on the link to visit the CMS Book Fair Website. There is information about what you can find at the in person fair and on the virtual fair. All orders made online will be shipped to your home. There are no shipping fees if your order is over $25. Go to the website to set up an eWallet. This is a great way to let kids shop and not worry about them losing their cash. Any money not spent at the fair will be credited back to the person’s credit card that set the eWallet up. Additionally, the fair can accept payment in the form of cash, credit card, debit card, eWallets, or checks made out to CMS. Fliers will be going home a week before the fair. More information will be coming in the next few weeks. In the meantime, check out the Book Fair Website and start planning your purchases.


All students are required to have an ID with them at all times. The students should wear their IDs around their neck while on campus. If students needs to replace an ID, they can do so by going to the library in the mornings before 7:55am. Replacement IDs cost $5.00.


As we start the new year, we are excited to offer 8th Grade End of Year Activities for students who successfully complete middle school in May. The events planned include a Promotion Ceremony (8th Grade Graduation), a Promotion Cookout, a Promotion Party/Dance, and an 8th Grade trip to Carowinds. In order to participate, students must uphold behavior and academic standards that we have outlined with all 8th graders since August. When 8th grade students violate our expectations, they are assigned points and as they earn points, they lose the privilege of participating in activities. Throughout the year, students have been accumulating points for disciplinary infractions. The consequences for points are outlined below:

  • 20 points = Cannot go on the trip to Carowinds

  • 25 points = Cannot go on the trip to Carowinds or attend the 8th Grade Party/Dance

  • 30 points = Cannot go to Carowinds, or attend the Party/Dance and Cookout

  • 35 points = Cannot attend any of the activities including the Promotion Ceremony

Please note the number of points student will receive for certain infractions:

  • Fighting = 10 points

  • Vaping or possession of vaping paraphernalia = 10 points

  • ISS or OSS = same points as the number of days

  • All other infractions are at the discretion of the Administrators

  • Any failing grade in any class on a report card = 5 points for each class

Hopefully, all of our students will be able to participate in all of these exciting events as we look forward to continuing our successful year!