The Weekly Buzz

A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School

Volume 1, Number 11: November 17, 2019

CMS Connects presents Math Night 2019

On Thursday, November 21, 2019, the CMS Math Department will be hosting our monthly CMS Connects at 6:00 PM in the competition gymnasium in an effort to assist parents and guardians understand how they can better help their students be more successful in mathematics in school.

The evening will begin with a hot dog supper in the gym lobby. When everyone has had an opportunity to get their food and eat, administrators and teachers will briefly review our school's math philosophy and our school's math data, share media presentations on successful math mindsets, and then lead guests to grade level breakout sessions led by teachers and students. The group will come back together to close the evening with a time for a final activity, questions and comments, and closing remarks.

In order to plan for food, we ask that you click on the link below (if you have not already done so) and complete the attached form to let us know how many persons are attending. We look forward to this evening in which we continue to build the capacity in our students to become better math students now and for years to come!

To register for the CMS Connects Math Night event, please click on the following link . . .

CMS 8th Grader Takes 1st Place at B.A.S.S. Nation Tournament

Congratulations to CMS 8th Grade student, Jesse Franklin, on his first place finish in the Junior Division at the November 9th B.A.S.S. Nation High School Team Trail Tournament on Lake Guntersville. CMS has several seventh and eighth graders participating in the Junior Division on the Corner High School Fishing Team. They include: Riley Carver, Mason Chappell, Dalton Cummings, Jesse Franklin, Auston Harbin, Heath Hartley, Connor Montgomery, Fisher Sickafoose, Austin Tolbert, and Benjamin Woodruff. The team will continue its preparations for the next B.A.S.S. Nation Tournament in March at Lake Pickwick.

Photo Credits to families of CHS Fishing Team and B.A.S.S. Nation Facebook Page

CMS Cheer Qualifies for AHSAA State Competition

The Corner Middle School Cheerleading Squad competed last Thursday in their first ever North Super Regional Cheer Competition sponsore by the Alabama High School Athletic Association. The squad finished third among all middle schools and junior high teams and has qualified for the state competition at Wallace State on Saturday, December 14th. Congratulations to coaches Lindsey Hoggle and Lauren Wakefield and all of the ladies on this great accomplishment!!!
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Attendance Matters

While this week's attendance report continues to show an increase in the number of students who are in danger of being chronically absent as well as a increase in tardies and check-outs from school, we want to focus this week on a different group of students. Those who have PERFECT ATTENDANCE.

A student has perfect attendance when he or she has no absences from school, no late check-ins, and no early check-outs. Field trips or school-sponsored activities do not count against perfect attendance. The charts below show the Attendance Data through last Friday as well as the number of students who have perfect attendance. 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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CTA announces auditions for spring productions

Corner High School has announced its dates for auditions for Corner Theatre Academy's spring musicals. Auditions will be held on Tuesday (11/19), Wednesday (11/20), and Thursday (11/21) from 3:30 until 5:30 on the campus of CHS. Auditions are open to all students in 2nd grade through 12th grade. Students should come to the auditions prepared to present a 30 second monologue and a 60 second song. The dates and times for the spring shows are in the photos below. In addition, go ahead and mark your calendars to save the date for CTA's Annual Summer Camp and their production of Frozen, Jr.

CMS Peer Helpers Sponsoring Holiday Food Drive

The CMS Peer Helper Club sponsored by Ms. Chloe Whitaker has announced its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive November 18-22. Students and families wishing to make donations should bring the non-perishable food items to their morning supervision gymnasium for pick-up. Donations will be sent to Cane Creek Baptist Church and their community food bank. Please see the graphics below for specific daily information.

The grade level that collects the most food throughout the week will win a special activity and treat during advisory time. Corner Middle School encourages community service and charitable giving among our students for those in need. Please help support this worthy cause.

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Quote of the Week . . .

"Act as though everything you do, rightly or wrongly, accurately or carelessly, may tip the scale of the bigger things of tomorrow for all of us, as indeed every act -- potentially - can."

--L.G. Elliott--

Video of the Week . . .

We continue our focus on MINDSET. As we prepare for our CMS Connects Math Night on Thursday, let's look at mindset from a different perspective. What can we learn about a growth mindset from the story of how Bruce Wayne becomes Batman?

Calendar for the Week

FBLA March of Dimes Collection Week

Monday, Nov. 18th, 7:30am to Friday, Nov. 22nd, 3pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

CMS Holiday Food Drive

Monday, Nov. 18th, 7:30am to Friday, Nov. 22nd, 3pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

Flu Shots and Wellness Screenings at Bagley

Monday, Nov. 18th, 8:30am

8581 Tate Mill Road

Dora, AL

CMS Basketball at Bankhead Middle School

Monday, Nov. 18th, 4pm

110 School Road

Cordova, AL

CMS Organization Practices

Monday, Nov. 18th, 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 Organizations Practice

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 3pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

Robotics with Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Wiley 3:00

Cheer Practice at 3:00

CMS Debate at Samford University Competition

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 4pm

800 Lakeshore Drive

Homewood, AL

Cold Springs at CMS Basketball

Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 4pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

First Priority in the Library

Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 7:30am

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

CMS Cheerleading Practice

Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 3pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

Peer Helper Club Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 2:30pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

CMS Concert Band Dress Rehearsal in Bandroom

Thursday, Nov. 21st, 3pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

CMS Robotics at North Jefferson Middle School Competition

Thursday, Nov. 21st, 3:30pm

8350 Warrior-Kimberly Road

Kimberly, AL

CMS Cheer at Cowboys in Gardendale

Thursday, Nov. 21st, 5pm

1309 Decatur Highway

Gardendale, AL

CMS Connects Math Night

Thursday, Nov. 21st, 6pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

Sixth Grade Field Trip to Space and Rocket Center

Friday, Nov. 22nd, 8am

1 Tranquility Base

Huntsville, 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.