Camp Road Cougar News
February 10, 2023
As the use of vapes is on the rise among school age children nationwide, we here at Camp Road feel that it is important to educate our students and our parents about the dangers of these products. And also, to provide both students and parents with strategies to talk about these things.
This group will talk to our students during the day on Thursday, February 16. For parents that do not wish for their children to participate in the presentation, please fill out and return this opt out form to your child's homeroom teacher by Tuesday, February 14.
We will also host a parent workshop on Thursday, February 16 from 6-7pm in the Camp Road Middle School Cafeteria. This should be an interesting and informative opportunity for parents, and we hope that many of you can participate.
February 11: 7th Grade Boys Division II Basketball Championship at JICHS 3:15pm
February 15: Coffee and Conversations 1-2pm in the Front Office Conference Room
February 16: Charleston County Drug Presentations
February 17: Early Release at 1:30pm
February 17 and 18: Region Band Clinic at Summers Corner Performing Arts Center (for select 8th graders)
February 20: President's Day; No School
February 21: Cougar Store
February 22: School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
February 22: PTO Spirit Night at El Pollo Guapo 4-8pm
February 23: Progress Reports go home
March 1: Author Visit - Varian Johnson
Mental Health Minute
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI - nami.org), the U.S.’s largest mental health organization, provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness for the millions of Americans and their families living with mental illness.
NAMI has affiliates around the country, and the NAMI Charleston Area chapter (namicharlestonarea.org) offers a monthly newsletter, in-person and online classes, presentations, and support groups. Classes include programs for adults, for families and friends of people living with mental illness, and for families and friends of military service members and veterans living with mental illness. There is also an online 6-session program for parents and caregivers of youth/young adults (22 years and younger) living with mental health symptoms that can be found here: https://nami.org/Videos/NAMI-Basics-OnDemand.
NAMI Charleston offers two support groups that are presently meeting virtually: Family Support Group, for families and friends of people living with mental health conditions, and Connection Recovery Support, for individuals living with a mental health condition. For more information and to sign up for these support groups, please visit https://www.namicharlestonarea.org/support-groups.
7th Grade Boys Basketball Division II Tournament Championship Game at JICHS
Congratulations to our CRMS students that made the JICHS JV softball team
Coach Billingsley shared that “They are a respectful and hard-working group of young ladies that are representing their middle school so well!”
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Upcoming Author Event: Varian Johnson
On March 1, we will be visited by author, Varian Johnson. He will spend the entire school day with us, presenting to all three grade levels, hosting a workshop, and signing copies of his books.
How did Mrs. Bouton, decide to host this particular author?
His graphic novel, Twins, is one of the 20 books on this year’s SCASL top books for SC middle schoolers
He is a SC native, who grew up in Florence.
He writes primarily for middle school students, and he appeals to a wide range of readers
News from the Nurse
Free COVID and Flu testing for CCSD students/staff. Mondays 12PM - 6PM.
Location: CRMS parking lot inside of POD trailer.
Positive for COVID? Please use this COVID Reporting Form to report positive cases to the nurse.
School Technology Information You Need to Know...
Students should NOT bring their Chromebook chargers to school. Please charge devices at home each evening. Chargers tend to disappear at school, and we have no way to track them. Students will be responsible for the cost of replacing lost chargers, so please don’t let your student bring the charger to school!
A reminder about the CCSD fee structure for damages and loss of chromebooks:
- Negligent/Accidental Breakage - No charge for first incident per school year $50 per incident for each subsequent event
- Intentional Vandalism - $300.
- Stolen Device - No cost if a police report is provided
- Lost Device - $300
- Lost Charger - $40