Colt Corner

Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence

May 5, 2017

Dear Colt Parents,

This coming week the National PTA will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. Our fantastic PTA helped us celebrate our staff last week with daily treats and meals. We are very blessed to have such a dedicated staff that pour their hearts out daily for our students. Teaching is hard; it requires a lot of time in preparing daily lessons (multiple for many) while thinking of individual students and their needs, sometimes multiplied by 150-170 students daily. Teaching has evolved tremendously over the past decade with many new challenges and is nearly completely different than when you and I were in school. We are proud at CMS that we strive to teach with best practices in mind for today's learner while thinking of the whole child. I hope that you join me in taking the time to thank our hard working teachers in some capacity for their tireless work and dedication to our students. Thank you for your continued support of our CMS staff! Have a great weekend!


David Arencibia, Ed.D.

CMS Principal

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Closed Campus 5/8 - 5/11

Due to STAAR testing, testing security, and changed lunches, we will have a closed campus this week from Monday the 8th through Thursday the 11th. Please have your student(s) bring a lunch from home or purchase in the cafeteria this week since lunches will not be able to be dropped off and delivered.

GCISD Summer Reading Assignment

Summer Boredom Busters 2017

Summer Boredom Busters 2017: Our district instructional coaches have compiled a calendar of Summer Activities for Students. Click here to view the full list.
Summer Enrichment 2017


Want to learn more about options for students to accelerate in math in GCISD? Watch this informative video!

Math Telescoping Exams – June 28, 2017

Testing opportunities for telescoping in math for the 2017-2018 school year are available this summer for GCISD students who are completing grades K through 7.

The Math Telescoping Information Packet is available on the district website under the For Parents and Students Directory by selecting the link for Acceleration Exams, Math Telescoping, Grades K-7.

Parents will find information about the requirements to qualify for Math Telescoping and instructions about the TWO STEP Online Registration Process. There will be links to print the Information Packet, begin the TWO STEP Online Registration Process to register for the summer exams, view the TEKS on the TEA website, and download Study Guides for the exams purchased from UT-Austin. The online registration form will go live on May 11th for the June 28th test administration.

Important dates are listed below:

Summer Exam Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 9:00 am

Colleyville Middle School (location change)

Online Registration Opens: May 11, 2017

Online Registration Closes: May 25, 2017

The online registration form will become unavailable on: May 26, 2017

Exam Fee Payment Deadline: May 31, 2017

Counselors Corner

Counselor Corner Week of May 8 – May 12, 2017

6th Grade AVID, 7th Grade AVID, and 8th graders listened to Annie Bures from TCU on Friday, May 5h during Advisory talk about college. Please ask you child what they learned.

For current CMS students who will not be attending a GCISD school for the 2017-2018 school year, please notify CMS Registrar Shari Vanderwork at

Please contact the counseling department if you have any questions.

Krystal McCure – Counselor A-K – 817-305-4916

Leslie Walden – Counselor L-Z – 817-305-4917

Shari Vanderwork – Registrar – 817-305-4955

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Nurse Martin's Tip Newsletter

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Upcoming Week Events

Monday, May 8 - STAAR 6th/7th Math, 8th Math Retest (closed campus)

Tuesday, May 9 - STAAR 6th/7th Reading, 8th Reading Retest (closed campus)

Wednesday, May 10 - STAAR 8th Science (closed campus)

Thursday, May 11 - STAAR 8th Social Studies (closed campus)

Friday, May 12 - STAAR Make-up sessions

Future Events

Wednesday, May 24 - 8:30 am - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony & Main Event Field Trip

NJHS Induction Ceremony - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - CMS North Gym

Thursday, May 25 - 8:30 am - 7th Grade Awards Ceremony - CMS North Gym

10:30 am - 6th Grade Awards - CMS North Gym

Yearbook Pep Rally - CMS North Gym

Friday, May 26 - School Holiday

Monday, May 29 - School Holiday

Thursday, June 1 - Last day of school - Early Release - 12:10

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