Eagle's Eye News

#EagleUp 9/25/22

Note from Principal Coln

Challenger Middle School families,

Happy Sunday! We have one week left in the 9 weeks, so please encourage your child to finish strong.

We had a great Homecoming Week and Dance. It was a lot of fun for students and staff. A huge shoutout to Ms. Roberson and Ms. Ramos for all their hard work and organization to make Homecoming Week great.

It is College and Career Week. Please read below for more information from our counselor.

Most of our 8th graders will attend the World of Works Field Trip on Thursday, September 29.

Friday, September 30 is an E-Learning Day. Teachers will post assignments via Schoology for students to complete and submit.

September is attendance awareness month. We need our students at school every single day, prepared, on time, and ready to learn. On Thursday, September 29 the district has a goal of 100% attendance for all students and staff. Let's make sure Challenger is at 100% on Thursday, September 29!

We collect plastic bottle caps and box tops to raise money for our school. You can send in any you collect to the front office.

Finally, please continue encouraging your students to follow the dress code and our cell phone policy. Both policies are listed below and we review these with students daily.

Bo Coln


Challenger Middle School


Mark your calendar


26-30 - College and Career Week

29 - Worlds of Work (WOW) Field Trip for 8th graders

30 - E-Learning Day


3-7 - Fall Break

14 - Report Cards go home

12-19 - Book Fair

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E-Learning September 30th

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CMS Book Fair

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Book Fair Volunteer Opportunities

Book Fair Needs Volunteers

Dear Parents and Families,

Your support for a successful Book Fair is needed. If you can volunteer for one or more time slots it would be greatly appreciated. We welcome volunteers who can only serve part of a time slot. Your assistance makes a difference. Thank you for helping us raise money to buy students' library books.

To volunteer, please click the link below. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044FAFA923A0F49-book1

You are awesome!

Jennifer Prince

Library Media Specialist

Hello Parents and Families:

Get Ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Stronger, and Independent Readers. AND—as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school.

Here’s what you need to know: the Fair will take place October 12th through October 19th at the School Library. The fair will be open daily from 7:30am to 3:30pm.

This year, we are adding a payment option: eWallet—your child’s digital payment account.

Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/challengermiddleschool1

If you would like to donate directly to the library to help buy books please use this link: https://bit.ly/LibraryDonations

Or Scan this QR code:

The countdown to more Bookjoy is on! Catch you at the Fair!

Happy reading,

Bo Coln


Challenger Middle School

Students of the Week: September 19-23

How to earn student of the week?

Teachers select each grade level's students of the week. Students earn student of the week by making it to class on time, being prepared, completing all assignments, being respectful to their peers and adults, having at least a C average, and being kind and helpful to everyone.

Teacher of the Week

Ms. Roberson

7th Grade ELA

Cheer Coach

Covid Related Absences

If your child is absent from school due to Covid-19 please contact our Nurse Poe at julie.poe@hsv-k12.org or call 256-428-7620.
HCS Progress Report

September 23, 2022

Counselor's Corner

College and Career Week September 26-29, 2022


SEPTEMBER 26 - 29, 2022

MONDAY: Moving toward success. Students will complete a Skills Assessment during their Social Studies classes.

TUESDAY: Dress for Success. Wear your best business attire, or attire that represents your future job (think Chef Hat/Apron, medical attire, suit, interview outfit).

WEDNESDAY: Wear Your Colors Wednesday - wear your favorite college t-shirts, jerseys, or college colors.

THURSDAY: 8th Grade Field trip to Worlds of Works Career Expo.

6th and 7th grade teachers will share with students during SOAR time about their college experiences.

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Opt-In for Counseling Services

The state legislature passed House Bill 123 which requires parents of students under the age of 14 to opt-in their students into mental health and guidance services. This also includes large group guidance. On Thursday (8/4) we sent home an Opt-In Form that must be signed and returned before our guidance counselor, Ms. Hall, can speak with any students about any social/emotional concerns. She can talk to them about anything academic/career, but until we have the attached form, she is unable to speak to students about social-emotional learning (SEL) type issues unless it is a crisis (cutting/suicidal behaviors, abuse).

Ms. Hall does guidance lessons with our students throughout the year and they are SEL related. In order for students to participate in guidance lessons, we must have the Opt-In Form signed and returned.

Below is the Opt-In form that went home with students. Please read over it and decide what is best for your family. If you have any questions contact Lorie Hall.


Once you are in MySchoolFees follow these steps:

1) Sign-In as guest

2) Select Challenger Middle School from the dropdown menu

3) Select the item you wish to purchase from the dropdown menu

**you don’t have to choose public items

  • 2022-2023 Planner
  • Yearbooks
  • T-Shirts
  • P.E. Uniforms
  • Lockers


Please review the dress code with your student(s). We have been out of school for a while and our students will need a refresher on acceptable school attire. Ex: length of shorts and shirts, holes in pants, leggings, and appropriate tops, no caps, etc.

  • Mid-Thigh
Head coverings​
  • No more than 4 inches wide; must be able to see their hair​
  • No bandanas of any color​
NO Pajama Pants, no house slippers ​
No hoods​ will be worn in the building
  • No holes above mid-thigh

breakfast / lunch

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Cell Phones

CMS students will not use cell phones during the school day. Please ask your child to turn off their phone and put it in their locker or backpack. In the event your child has their phone out during class our teachers will follow these steps.

  • 1st Offense – Warning ​

  • 2nd Offense – Take the phone for the remainder of the period ​

  • 3rd Offense – Take the phone up and turn into the office. Record in the red cell phone log in the office. Student can get phone at the end of the day. ​

  • 4th Offense - Take the phone up and turn into the office. Record in the red cell phone log in the office. Parent must pick up from the front office​

  • 5th Offense – Student will turn in phone to the front office at the beginning of each day and get it back at the end of the day​

Medication Drop Off

Nurse: Nurse Poe will continue to operate out of the clinic near the front office. If you have questions regarding medication, please call 256-428- 7620, select Ms. Poe (Nurse), or email, Julie.Poe@hsv-k12.org . We ask that you monitor your student at home for illness and/or COVID Symptoms. Students who are not feeling well should stay home and seek medical care as you see fit. Students with a fever or who have been throwing up may not return to the building until they are symptom-free for 24 hours.

CMS Athletics

Message from the Athletic Director

Greetings CMS Families,

If your son or daughter will be in 7th or 8th grade this year and is interested in playing a sport for one of our school teams, please go ahead and get your child registered and in Dragonfly. This site is the place where the AHSAA houses all of its paperwork for athletics. There is a document linked below with directions on how to set up an account for your child and yourself.

Additionally, go ahead and get a physical form for your child completed and signed by a doctor. If you recently had a physical done, you can just send in the form for them to complete and return to you. However, please make sure you use the form that is linked below. The state requires a particular form that is updated regularly. As mentioned, a link to the form can be found below. For those that completed one last school year, they are good for 1 year through the end of the month they were signed and dated. For example- if it was signed on August 5th, 2020, it will be good through August 31st, 2021.

Go Eagles!!!!

Coach Neeley

Athletics Protocols for Fall

The following protocols will be in place for fall sports:

  • Spectators may be subject to metal detectors upon entering venues.
  • Clear bag policy will be in effect.
  • Spectators are asked to purchase tickets through GoFan.

View bag restrictions and other protocols at huntsvillecityschools.org/athletics.

Challenger Softball

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Accessing Language Interpreters

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