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
SIXTH GRADE BASKETBALL CLUB
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
-A student cannot have been assigned to either ISS or OSS in the week before the basketball
-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.
STUDENTS of the MONTH
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.
Natalie Mora Quintero
Bethany Von Barber
LAURENS 56 ARTS MIX!
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.
GREENVILLE DRIVE READING CHALLENGE
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!
PROJECT BASED LEARNING
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!
WILDCAT PAW PRIDE: HOODIES AND T-SHIRTS!
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.