Clinton Middle School Newsletter - February 25, 2022


Monday, February 28 - Virtual Cheer Meeting, 6:00pm (Google Classroom Code: 3JSNFPD)

Monday, February 28 - Girls Softball Scrimmage

Saturday, March 5 - LCSD56 Arts Mix, 10:00am at Clinton High School Auditorium

Wednesday, March 9 - Academic Team Tournament, Clinton High School

Thursday, March 10 - Academic Team Tournament, Clinton High School

Thursday, March 17 - Reading All-Star Logs Due, 4:00pm

Friday, March 18 - NO SCHOOL, Teacher Work Day


Beginning on Wednesday March 2, Clinton Middle School will begin a boys and girls basketball club for 6th graders. This club is open to any boy or girl in 6th grade who meets certain expectations. The club will be separated by gender and will be ran by Jeff Parks, John Gardner, Sara Jo Hellams, and Brittani Johnson. It will consist of opportunities for students to work on skill development and play games.

The club will meet every Wednesday that school is in session from 3:30pm until 5:00pm. Parents will need to have transportation ready to pick up students at 5:00pm. Students can be picked up in the parking lot behind the new gym at Clinton Middle School (adjacent to Wilder Stadium). In order to participate, students must meet certain conditions in the week before the boys and girls basketball club meets, including:

-A student cannot have been assigned to lunch detention in the week before the basketball

club meets.

-A student cannot have been assigned to either ISS or OSS in the week before the basketball

club meets.

-A student must meet all the behavioral and academic expectations from their teachers in

the week before the basketball club meets.

In order to be eligible to participate in the first basketball club on March 2, your student needs to complete the form below and return it to Jeff Parks by February 28. The completion of this form will serve as permission for your student to participate in the club, so long as they meet eligibility requirements, for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year.

Click on the link to print and complete the registration form.


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On Thursday, we had the opportunity to honor our Students of the Month. Each teacher identified one of their students to be recognized for an outstanding attribute that the child exhibited during the month. We held a brief ceremony in the Multi Purpose Room where we awarded them with certificates and celebrated with cupcakes. Please join us in congratulating our outstanding Students of the Month.

Waylon Alexander

Brantley Bedenbaugh

Rylee Bell

Jael Bouquet

Malakye Brewer

Alisha Clevenger

Matthew Cockrell

Jaylin Copeland

Saliah Copeland

Hailey Davenport

Taylor Davis

Jacob Dove

Brayden Goforth

Leland Gregory

Ethan Hamilton

Haley Hilley

Mark Hudkins

Morgan Kinard

Matthew King

Jevan Martin

Jauqaline Mata

Jaevis McDowell

Natalie Mora Quintero

Anthony Murcia

Triston Parker

Arohi Patel

Lylah Renwick

Brendon Reynolds

Henry Salazar-Benitez

Yunior Salazar-Benitez

Richard Santiago

Brayden Sills

Antashia Speaks

Statysia Ruff

Kadasia Suber

Bethany Von Barber

Keylani Walker

Eniya Williams

Marlee Williamson

Adam Wofford

Jazelle Wright

Chania Young


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Our CMS Academic Team continues to have great success! They won all three matches last night at Westview Middle School in Greenwood. They defeated Sanders Middle School 43-5, Brewer Middle 34-13, and then they were victorious over the only team that they lost to this season, Mid Carolina 29-24! Their record for the season now stands at an amazing 11 and 1!! The team members included Jackie Alcudia, Madison Edgins, Gemma Gearhart, Gabriel Haupfear, Sam Hunt, Salaam Jenkins, Jacob King, Matthew King, Ty Medlin, Ada Tiller, and Marlee Williamson. The WPEC Championship on March 9th and 10th at Clinton High School should be a very good tournament.


Thank you to everyone who supported the CMS Book Fair. We look forward to hosting a Buy One Get One Fair in May! More details will be coming soon.


CMS is participating in the 2022 Reading All-Stars Challenge presented by the Greenville Drive and Michelin. All students who read 500 or more pages between February 14 - March 17 and submit the reading provided by CMS will receive a free ticket to the Drive game on April 24


Mrs. Easter's 8th grade English class participated in a "speed debating" activity today. The students had to use the components of argument (claim, reasons, evidence, counterclaim, and rebuttal) to debate a variety of topics. Each student had 30 seconds to present his/her side of the argument and 15 seconds to provide a rebuttal to their partner's ideas. These were some of their take-aways: You have to have an opinion about a topic to argue well. You have to have knowledge of a topic before you can argue about it. It's easy to fall back on logical fallacies when you don't know enough about the topic. Great job, Wildcats!


The 8th grade social studies classes participated in gallery walks on Friday. During the activity, the students highlighted the important events in the South following the Civil War. Nice work, Wildcats!


Mrs. Gardner's Challenging Academic Time (CAT) class, Project Based Learning, has been learning about climate change and what we can do to combat it. Students used a multitude of resources to learn about what climate change is and how it is affecting our world, including doing their own research and gathering their own data. Students then chose to try and raise awareness about climate change through a class project that consisted of creating posters and a short video. The video explains what climate change is, its causes and effects, and what humans can do to help. It has been posted on our school's website so please click on the link to view the video!


Now that the weather has become a little colder we thought you might be interested in purchasing a CMS Wildcats Hoodie (or T-shirt because we all hope that it warms up just a little). The Hoodies are a great way to show support for our students and stay warm while attending winter sports. We have sizes available ranging from Adult Small to Adult 3XL (currently we are out of Mediums in Hoodies). Hoodies cost $20.00 and the T-shirts cost $10.00. If you would like to purchase one please click on the link to complete the attached Order Form and bring payment to Mrs. Wood in the Library. Cash and Checks made payable to CMS are accepted. Sizes are available on a first come first serve basis.