Cleveland Middle School Newsletter

"Bound for Greatness!!!" October 3rd - October 7th

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Cleveland Middle School

Principal: Christina Castillo: (6th Grade A-B)

Dean of Instruction: Sheila Chabera: (6th Grade C-E)

Assistant Principal of Operations: Angie Thomas (8th Grade M-L)

Assistant Principal: Timothy Johnson (8th Grade A-L)

Assistant Principal: Debria Esters ( 6th Grade H-L & 7th Grade A-L)

Assistant Principal: Stephanie Clarke-Brooks (6th Grade F-G & 7th Grade M-Z)

Assistant Principal: Myra Kerscher (6th Grade M-Z)

Lead Counselor: Andrea Simer (8th Grade A-L)

Counselor: Dr. LaShonda Willis (8th Grade M-Z)

Counselor: Keysha McCord (7th Grade A-Z)

Counselor: Katherine Richards (6th Grade A-L)

Counselor: Rosa Gonzalez (6th Grade M-Z)

School Hours 7:50AM – 3:30PM

7:20AM Doors Open

7:20AM Breakfast is served

7:50AM Instructional Day Begins
Arrival: For the safety of your child, do not drop students off until 7:20

AM when staff members are on duty.
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CMS Upcoming Events

    • Breast Cancer Awareness Month of October

    • Bully Awareness Month

    • National Principals Month

    • Kick off of Hero Pop Up Store- Student Incentive for Hero Purchase Items for students

    • National Custodian Day-Monday, 10/3/22

    • Dress for Success-Wednesday, 10/5/22

    • Pink Out Day- 10/3/22 & 10/27/22

    • Fire Prevention week-10/9/22-10/15/22

    • Fall Break- Oct 10-14 (Students and Staff)

    • Bus Safety Week- 10/17/22-10/21/22

    • National Cupcake Day- 10/17/22

    • Tardy Policy Enforced- 10/18/22

    • Unity Day- 10/19/22 (Wear Orange)

    • Red Ribbon Red Week- 10/23/22- 10/31/22

    • Make A Difference Day- 10/19/22- CMS will host a campus wide food drive

    • Movie Night/Family Night/LPAC Meeting- 10/26

    • Pink Out Day -10/27/22

    • Dress in your Future Career- 10/28/22

    • Food Truck- 10/28/22

    • Halloween Dance- 10/28/22 (50 Hero Points & Dance Ticket)

School ID Badges

All students MUST wear their school ID badges everyday
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Dress For Success Wednesday, 10/5/22

Earn 10 Hero points for dressing in your best clothes on Wednesday 10/5/22

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10/5/22 @ 1:10 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 931 2363 5671

Passcode: CMS123

10/5/22 @ 5:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 996 7275 0189

Passcode: CMS123

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Hero Program: Rewarding Good Behavior

Ask your child how many Hero points they have earned.

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We are using HERO to track student behaviors and to reward good behavior. Here is a short video on how to access your students account.

Estamos usando HERO para rastrear el comportamiento de los estudiantes y recompensar el buen comportamiento. Aquí hay un breve video sobre cómo acceder a su cuenta.

Tardy Policy

Beginning 10/18/22

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Red Ribbon Week

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Order your yearbook today! They are customizable, check out all of the options on the website. Until December 1st there is an early bird special for $40, then until February 1st it goes up to $45 , then until March 1st it is $50, which is the last day to purchase.

¡Ordene su anuario hoy! Son personalizables, consulta todas las opciones en la web. Hasta el 1 de diciembre hay un especial de reserva anticipada por $40, luego hasta el 1 de febrero sube a $45, luego hasta el 1 de marzo es de $50, que es el último día para comprar.

Parent's Guide To School Safety Toolkit

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Please reach out to Ms. Harbeck or Ms. Cervantes for any attendance questions.
Nurse Information

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month (Click on Link)

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CISD Home Access Center

Home Access Center (HAC) is the new online portal for parents to view attendance, report cards, schedules.

Here are directions on utilizing Home Access Center.

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CMS Breakfast Menu 2022-2023

We will continue serving breakfast at no charge. Breakfast will be served starting at 7:20 AM. Click on link for breakfast menu.

CMS Lunch Menu 2022-2023

We will continue serving lunch at no charge. Click on link for lunch menu.

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Daily Shirt Themes

Hero points will be awarded to students that participate in spirit shirt days and Dress for Success days.

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Nurse's Corner: Ms. Lacy Green

Special note to all 7th graders parents. Please make sure your students are current on their immunizations, (Tdap and MCV4). These are REQUIRED for ALL 7th graders before the 1st day of school! If you have any questions, please call the clinic. You can bring your updated vaccine record to Meet the Teacher night. Your student will not receive their schedule if they are not up to date on vaccinations.

Please do not expose other students and staff to illness by sending your student to school, if they are sick. Attendance is taken during all 7 class periods, not just in the morning, so please do not send them to school sick with the intention to pick them up after attendance is taken. Students will not be counted absent. If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms that is not normal for them: fever, chills, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, shaking or exaggerated shivering, body aches, vomiting or diarrhea, please keep them home. You can contact the school for a COVID test, if needed. Students must be vomiting/diarrhea/fever free WITHOUT fever reducing medication for 24 hours before they can return to school.

The clinic does not keep medication in the clinic to be given without a doctors order. If your child needs to take medication at school please contact the clinic for the appropriate forms. Parents must bring the forms and the medication to the clinic before medication can be administered. Medication CAN NOT be taken on the bus or carried by the student, this includes cough drops, pain reliever, and over the counter medication, antibiotics or other prescriptions.

CMS Counselor's Corner

We look forward to an awesome school year with each of your student(s). The counseling team at CMS will work with students to provide academic, career, college, military readiness and social-emotional competencies. We also handle all 504 meetings. We want each student to feel safe and happy. It is important to us that students want to come to school. Each month our campus will concentrate on one character trait. This month’s character trait is Kindness. Your student(s) will hear more about character traits in their classes and from various staff around the school.

More about Kindness…..

KINDNESS means being considerate, courteous, helpful, and understanding of others. Showing care, compassion, friendship, and generosity. Treating others as you would like to be treated. A kind person shows concern for the feelings of others and is helpful and generous.

10 ways to practice kindness

  1. Text or call a friend to let them know you are thinking about them.

  2. Volunteer at a food bank or animal shelter.

  3. Send cards to the military.

  4. Listen to friends or family members talk about their day.

  5. Smile!

  6. Give compliments.

  7. Help your younger siblings with their homework.

  8. Sit with a new student at lunch.

  9. Leave encouraging notes for family members or friends.

  10. Pick up something that someone else dropped and hand it to them.

If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to your child’s counselor. We can all be reached at 281-593-1148 or email us at the addresses listed below.

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Counselor's Guidance

Please click on counselor's tab for this week's guidance.

What is: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Encouraging and reinforcing R-E-S-P-E-C-T by doing the little thing, responding appropriately when frustrated, helping classmates, demonstrating respectful behavior such as active listening, and maintaining attention.

Respect Rap:

Song Available on Itunes - "It's called respect" by the Fearless Lions. Please go to:

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Dress Code Update

Please click on the links (above & below) for information on Cleveland ISD Dress code policy and hooded attire. Our Student Dress Code link will direct you to the CISD Student Handbook when you click on Section I.

CMS Dress for Success!!!

CISD School Supply List

Please click on the link to view CISD secondary (6th-8th) school supply list.

Smart Tag Information

Cleveland Middle School requires students wear students ID tags on campus. Cleveland ISD also utilizes smart tags to monitor our students while riding the school bus. Please click on the link for smart tag information.

Bus Routes

Click on link to find your child's bus route and stop. The link will direct you to enter your address for information.

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Hurricane season runs June 1 - November 30. CMS wants to remind everyone now is a good time to build an emergency kit. Here are a few links to checklists.



Red Cross

La temporada de huracanes va del 1 de junio al 30 de noviembre. CMS quiere recordarles a todos que ahora es un buen momento para armar un kit de emergencia. Aquí hay algunos enlaces a las listas de verificación.


Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades

Cruz Roja

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