The Weekly Buzz

A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School

Volume 2, Number 39: March 7, 2021


Please Remember to Spring Forward Next Sunday, March 14th as Daylight Savings Time Begins!

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Window EXTENDED to Request Change in Learning Environment for Fourth Quarter

Last week, we sent out a Weekly Buzz Update with the form that any family of a CMS student who was interested in changing the learning environment for their student who is in either a remote learning setting or a traditional learning setting for the FOURTH QUARTER. There are just over 40 students in a remote setting. We heard from five families.

In order to make sure everyone has the opportunity to request this move, we are extending the deadline to Monday at noon. Families should complete change form at the following link to indicate they wish to make the change:

If you are unable to access the link, you may contact the school office at 205-379-3230, and we will assist you in completing the form / making the change.


We are currently preparing for ACAP Summative Testing for all Corner Middle School students. We will be calling the families of all students in a remote setting beginning Monday afternoon to determine your intention for the fourth quarter.

If a student plans to continue his/her work in the remote setting, he/she should come to the school on March 17-19 in order to take the ACAP Summative Assessment. If a student intends to return to school for the fourth quarter, he/she will not come those three days. Instead, the student will take the spring test during the week of the regular grade level assignment upon return. (Those dates can be found in last week's Weekly Buzz.)

Likewise, if a student intends to change from traditional to remote, the students will take their spring ACAP Summative Assessment on March 17-19 since they will not be here in the month of April.

We received several questions in the surveys that were answered above. However, one regarding masks were worn. As most know, Governor Kay Ivey has stated the mask order will end on April 9th. In the order she gave, educational entities may continue to require the wearing of masks through the end of their school year / moving forward. As the Jefferson County Board of Education releases its requirements in the coming month, we will release those to CMS families.

Once again, please remember, once the setting has been established, it cannot be changed unless the change is warranted due to a documented health situations, in response to a student's academic progress, or after administrative approval for an emergency situation. Thank you for your assistance!

2021-2022 Dance Team Announced at CHS

Mr. Adam Murphy, Band Director at Corner High School, has announced the 2021-2022 CHS Dance Team following auditions and tryouts last week. The roster includes several current 8th grades from Corner Middle School. The list is below. Congratulations, ladies!!!

Brianna Baker

Alyssa Cox

Bailey Cox

Zoe Cupps

Erika Darty

Preslee Eady

Lexi Freeman

Zoey Galloway

Macie Hancock

Emma Hartley

Adyson Hogue

Addisen Long

Lauren Marquis

BreAnna McGowan

Jada Parker

Alissa Pate

Emily Pearl

Abi Powe

Calendar for the Week of March 8, 2021 - March 14, 2021

Monday, March 8, 2021
  • CMS 5th/6th Grade Math Team Practice 3:00
  • CMS Theatre Rehearsal 3:00
  • CMS Track, Softball, and Baseball Practice
  • North Jefferson vs. CMS Golf at Horse Creek Golf Course 3:30
  • Altamont at CHS Tennis 3:30
  • Oak Grove at JV Baseball at CHS 4:00
  • McAdory at CMS Softball 5:00
  • CHS Band Pre-MPA Concert at CHS Auditorium 7:00

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

  • ACAP Alternate Testing at CMS
  • CHS Opportunity Day
  • Grades 5 and 6 PST During Planning Period
  • Jemison at CHS Tennis 3:30
  • CMS Track at Center Point High School 3:30
  • Oak Grove at CMS Baseball 4:30/6:30
  • North Jefferson at CMS Softball 5:00
  • CHS Baseball at Hartselle 4:30/6:30

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

  • ACAP Alternate Testing at CMS
  • Grades 7 and 8 PST during Planning Period
  • CMS Track, Softball, and Baseball Practice

Thursday, March 11, 2021

  • ACAP Alternate Testing at CMS
  • Baseball, Golf, Softball, and Track Pictures 1:30
  • CMS 7th and 8th Grade Math Team Practice 3:00
  • PBIS Meeting 3:30
  • CHS Track Meet at Corner 3:30
  • Indian Springs at CHS Tennis 3:30
  • CMS Baseball at Rudd 4:30
  • CMS Softball at Oak Grove 6:30
  • Sumiton Christian at CHS Baseball 6:00
  • CHS Softball at Cordova 5:00/6:30

Friday, March 12, 2021

  • ACAP Alternate Testing at CMS
  • CMS Baseball Practice
  • CMS Beauty Pageant Practice at CMS 3:30
  • Hayden at CMS Softball 5:00
  • CHS Softball at Curry Softball Tournament (TBD)
  • CHS Prom at Stone Bridge 6:00

Saturday, March 13, 2021

  • Clay-Chalkville at CMS Baseball 11:00/1:00
  • CHS Softball at Curry Softball Tournament (TBD)
  • Miss CMS Beauty Pageant (5th/6th Grades) 3:30
  • Miss CMS Beauty Pageant (7th/8th Grades) 6:30

Sunday, March 14, 2021

  • Daylight Savings Time Begins. Spring Forward One Hour
  • Enjoy Your Day Worshipping, Relaxing, and/or Having Fun with Family and Friends!

Looking Ahead to Important Spring 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, March 8, 2021 ACAP Alternate Testing with Select Students

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 ACAP Alternate Testing with Select Students

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 ACAP Alternate Testing with Select Students

Friday, March 12, 2021 CMS Beauty Pageant Practice

Saturday, March 13, 2021 CMS Beauty Pageant

Sunday, March 14, 2021 Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 15-18, 2021 CHS Cheerleading Clinic and Tryouts

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Solo and Ensemble Money Due for CMS Band

March 17-19, 2021 ACAP Summative Testing for Remote Learners

March 22-26, 2021 Spring Break

Monday, March 29, 2021 Beginning of 4th Quarter

Monday, March 29, 2021 e-Learning Day / Jefcoed Employee Vaccination Recovery Day

March 30-April 2, 2021 ACAP Summative Testing for 6th Grade

April 5-9, 2021 ACAP Summative Testing for 8th Grade

April 5-9, 2021 CHS Color Guard Clinic and Tryout Week

Monday, April 5, 2021 All-County Band Percussion Rehearsal at McAdory High School

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 All-County Band Wind Rehearsal (TBD)

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6th Grade Track and Field Day at CHS

Thursday, April 8, 2021 5th Grade Track and Field Day at CHS

Thursday, April 8, 2021 All-County Bands Wind Rehearsal (TBD)

April 12-16, 2021 ACAP Summative Testing for 5th Grade

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 CMS Concert Band Dress Rehearsal

April 19-23, 2021 ACAP Summative Testing for 7th Grade

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 CMS Beginning Band Dress Rehearsal

Thursday, April 22, 2021 All-County Rehearsal and Concert at Pinson Valley High School

April 26-30, 2021 Make-up ACAP Summative Testing

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Solo and Ensemble (CMS Band - TBD)

Thursday, April 29, 2021 CMS Band Spring Concert in Competition Gym 7:00

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Jefcoed e-Learning Day

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Jefcoed e-Learning Day

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 CMS Wellness Screening Day

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 CHS Graduation

Friday, May 28, 2021 Last Day for Students

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Teacher Work Day

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.