The Weekly Buzz

A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School

VOLUME 4, NUMBER 15: August 21, 2022

CMS Student Council Campaigns and Elections This Week

CMS Student Council sponsor, Melinda Boyd, reminds all students that the 2022-2023 Student Council campaigns and election will be held this week. Any student that is interested in running should email Mrs. Boyd at Students will be allowed to hang posters, etc. the week of elections (Aug. 22-26).

Candidates are required to submit a short video explaining why they believe they would be a good candidate to represent the grade level. Teacher recommendations will also be considered this year in the selection process. All videos need to be emailed to Mrs. Boyd by Wednesday, August 24th. The election itself will be held on Friday, August 26th.

2022-2023 CMS Robotics Team Tryouts Announced

The Corner Middle School Robotics Team coaches -- Jennifer Harris and Anita Wiley -- have announced the tryout dates for those interested in being part of the squad. Tryout dates are as follows:

Tryout Dates:

7th and 8th grades - Monday, August 22, 2022

5th and 6th grades - Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Tryouts will last until 4:15 PM – please be on time to pick up your student. Those that make the team will be notified by August 26th.

The team will be selected this year using teacher recommendations, student application, and an in-person tryout. Students will stay after school for tryouts, but only if they turned in their application by the deadline, Friday, August 19, 2022.

Good luck to all who are trying out for the teams! We look forward to another great year of CMS Robotics!

Chromebook Covers: A Reminder to CMS Families

This is a reminder to all CMS families that your student should have a cover for his or her school-issued Chromebook to protect it from damage. Students who allow their device to be damaged due to misuse, neglect, or failure to protect, may be subject to disciplinary action and/or a requirement of restitution. Please help us and your student keep the device safe and in good working condition this school year!

CMS Homecoming Week 2022 Events Announced

The faculty and staff at Corner Middle School have announced the events for Homecoming Week 2022. Because of the change in the football schedule, there will be no Back-to-School Dance this week. The Homecoming Dance will be in two weeks on Tuesday, September 13th. We felt two dances this close together would be too much for families. In addition, since we recently had Back-to-School Night, we will have our first CMS Connects night in September in order to value your time.

To help you prepare for Homecoming Week activities, you will find the schedule for the week in the graphic below. We had hoped to add a home game replacing the cancelled West Blocton game later in the season. Unfortunately, we were unable to do that so Homecoming will have to be early in the school year.

We look forward to this week and your students participating in all of the planned activities!

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Jefcoed Announces Districtwide Reading Challenge

What is the best book you have ever read? Let's find out!

This Monday, August 22nd, kicks off our NEW district-wide #myON reading challenge!! We are so excited and hope all of our students discover a love of reading!

The Best Book I Ever Read Challenge

August 22 - September 23, 2022

WATCH this Video for more details!

The Best Book I Ever Read đź“– Challenge!
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CMS Calendar for the Week of August 22, 2022 - August 28, 2022

Monday, August 22, 2022

  • iReady BOY Diagnostic (Reading)
  • PATH Lesson during Advisory
  • 7th and 8th Grade Robotics Tryouts 3:00
  • Oak Grove at CMS Football - Jamboree 5:30
  • CHS 9th Grade Volleyball at McAdory (with Southside Gadsden) 5:00
  • CHS JV Football at Brewer 6:00

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

  • 5-8 PBIS Meeting during Planning Times
  • 5th and 6th Grade Robotics Tryouts 3:00
  • CMS Cross Country Practice 3:00
  • Hueytown and Pleasant Grove at CHS Volleyball 5:00

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

  • Club Selection in Advisory

Thursday, August 25, 2022

  • 5th and 6th Grade Data Meeting during Planning Time
  • CMS Cross Country Practice 3:00
  • CMS Volleyball at Bragg (with Pleasant Grove) 4:30
  • CHS Volleyball at Jemison 5:00

Friday, August 26, 2022

  • Student Council Election at CMS
  • ETS Visit with 8th Grade in Cafeteria 2:30
  • CHS Football at St. Clair County 7:00

Saturday, August 27, 2022

  • CHS 9th Grade Volleyball at James Clemons Tournament
  • Corner Clash JV Volleyball Tournament at Corner High School
  • Stephen F. Austin at Jacksonville State Football in Montgomery
  • Enjoy Your Day Doing Something for Yourself, with Family and Friends, at Home . . . or Do Nothing at All!

Sunday, August 28, 2022

  • Enjoy Your Day Worshiping, Relaxing, and/or Having Fun with Family and Friends!

Looking Ahead to Important School Dates

In order to assist you with your planning, please make note of the following dates. Remember, however, dates for all events/activities are subject to change due to inclement weather, COVID-19 restrictions, or other events which may force cancellation or re-scheduling.

Monday, August 29, 2022 CMS Volleyball at Oak Grove

Monday, August 29, 2022 Odenville at CMS Football 5:00

Monday, August 29, 2022 Odenville at JV Football 7:00

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Attendance Recognition

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 7th and 8th Grade Data Meeting

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Nominate August Students of the Month

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 CMS Band Instrument Testing 4:00-7:00

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 PBIS Drawing #1

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 CILT Meeting

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 McAdory/P.Grove at CMS Volleyball

Thursday, September 1, 2022 Central Office Administrators’ Meeting 8:30

Thursday, September 1, 2022 Evaluation Schedules Due to HR

Thursday, September 1, 2022 CMS Volleyball at West Point with Hatton

Thursday, September 1, 2022 Kennesaw State at Samford

Thursday, September 1, 2022 Alabama A&M at UAB

Thursday, September 1, 2022 UNA at Indiana State

Friday, September 2, 2022 Recognize August Students of the Month

Friday, September 2, 2022 Monthly Birthday Celebration

Friday, September 2, 2022 CHS Football at Hamilton 7:00

Saturday, September 3, 2022 Mercer at Auburn

Saturday, September 3, 2022 Utah State at Alabama

Saturday, September 3, 2022 Birmingham-Southern at McMurry University

Saturday, September 3, 2022 Troy at Ole Miss

Saturday, September 3, 2022 Davidson at Jacksonville State

Monday, September 5, 2022 School Offices Closed – Labor Day

September 5 – September 9 Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 eLearning Day at CMS

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Athletic Department Meeting

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 PBIS Leadership Team Meeting

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 5th – 8th Grade PST

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Elevate Training for ELA and Ex. Ed. Teachers

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Fultondale at CMS Football 5:00

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Fultondale at JV Football 7:00

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Homecoming Activities Day #1

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 CMS Volleyball at Hueytown

Thursday, September 8, 2022 Homecoming Activities Day #2

Friday, September 9, 2022 Homecoming Activities Day #3

Friday, September 9, 2022 9/11 Remembrance Activities

Friday, September 9, 2022 iReady BOY Diagnostic Window Closes

Friday, September 9, 2022 CHS Football at Cordova 7:00

Saturday, September 10, 2022 San Jose State at Auburn

Saturday, September 10, 2022 Alabama at Texas

Saturday, September 10, 2022 UAB at Liberty

Saturday, September 10, 2022 Samford at Georgia

Saturday, September 10, 2022 Huntingdon College at Birmingham-Southern

Saturday, September 10, 2022 Jacksonville State at Murray State

Saturday, September 10, 2022 Alabama A&M at Troy

Saturday, September 10, 2022 UVA Wise at UNA

Sunday, September 11, 2022 National Grandparents Day

Corner Middle School

Our Mission

Corner Middle School is committed to empowering our students as they build a foundation for college, career, and community success in a nurturing environment.

Our Vision

Our vision at Corner Middle School is to ensure our students are academically, emotionally, and socially prepared for challenges they may encounter in the next phases of their lives.

Our Beliefs

Corner Middle School believes we will accomplish our Mission and Vision in serving our community of learners by:

- Loving, encouraging, and inspiring our students and each other in our daily interactions.

- Utilizing highly-effective instruction and a challenging curriculum.

- Meeting the needs of diverse learners in order to prepare them for college and entry into a career pathway.

- Partnering with the community.

- Cultivating student leaders.

- Integrating technology into all areas of learning.