Cartersville Middle School

The Hurricane Watch, January 2021

From the desk of Mr. Gibson

CMS Families,

As we begin the second semester I encourage all of our students and families to continue to follow our safety guidelines in regard to COVID-19. We strongly encourage the wearing of face coverings in all settings when students and adults cannot social distance. As a reminder, traditional students may have to transition into a hybrid or virtual instructional delivery model at any time. The instructional delivery model decision is based upon student health data and staff health data. We appreciate your partnership as we continue to navigate through this school year!

Go Canes!

Upcoming Dates

Report Cards

First-semester report cards were sent home on January 7th. Please sign and return the report card to your child's homeroom teacher.

MAP Testing

Students will be taking the MAP assessment the week of January 18 -22.

Wednesday, January 20th - Math MAP Assessment

Thursday, January 21st - Reading MAP Assessment

Friday, January 22nd - Language MAP Assessment

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night will be on January 20th at the Cherokee Place Chick-fil-A. Enjoy a night off from cooking and make sure to tell them you are from Cartersville Middle School. The homeroom with the most participation wins a prize. CMS appreciates your support!

MLK, Jr. Holiday

Cartersville City Schools will be closed on Monday, January 18th for traditional and virtual students.

Extracurricular Activities

Basketball Schedules

Girls Basketball

1/13 @ Rockmart (JV Only)

1/14 vs. Red Bud

1/16 vs. Cass

1/20 @ Calhoun (JV Only)

1/21 vs. RTMS (JV Only)

1/23 vs. Calhoun

1/25 vs. Rockmart

Boys Basketball

1/11 vs. Cedartown (Varsity only)

1/14 @ Red Bud

1/16 vs. Cass

1/21 vs. RTMS (JV Only)

1/23 vs. Calhoun

1/25 @ Rockmart

Wrestling Schedule

1/8 - JV Jamboree @ Cass MS

1/9 - Bartow County Duals @ Adairsville MS

1/12 - Region Duals Day 1 @ Woodland MS

1/13 - Region Duals Day 2 @ Woodland MS

1/22 - JV Region Traditional @ Red Top MS

1/23 - Region Traditional @ Red Top MS

Tryout Information

All students must be academically eligible and have a physical on file with the school to try out for any spring sport.

Please click here to access the 2020-21 CMS Physical Forms.

Boys Soccer Tryouts

Soccer tryouts for the boys will be held January 25 -28 until 6:00 pm at the soccer complex below the middle school.

1/25 - 6th grade only

1/26 - 7th grade only

1/27 - 8th grade only

Callbacks and final cuts will be on January 28th.

Players must have a physical on file with the school and be academically eligible to try out.

Students should listen to the morning announcements for more information.

Please contact Coach Hynes for more information at

Girls Soccer Tryouts

Girls soccer tryouts are scheduled for the week of January 25th - 29th. More information will be communicated to students later this week. Students should listen to the morning announcements for more details. Players must have a physical on file with the school and be academically eligible to try out.

Track and Field

CMS Track and Field will begin on Tuesday, January 19th. We will practice after school at CMS. Please sign-up with Coach Scott in the gym, and submit an athletic physical to the front office.

If your child is interested in participating or being a manager, please request to be added to our contact list for more detailed information. A virtual Parent Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 14th.

Please contact Coach Scott for more information at

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Mentor Canes
Mentor Canes is a school-based mentoring program. Mentoring builds self-esteem and confidence. Research shows that long-term mentoring improves school attendance, grades, and graduation rates! The Mentor Canes program is just getting started, so please call or email Dr. Jackson if you have any questions.

Are you interested in becoming a mentor?

Mentoring is one of the easiest and biggest ways to give back to our community. A mentor has the opportunity to truly change the life of a child. Mentors are paired with children in Kindergarten through 12th grade, we ask that you commit to 1 child, for up to 1 hour per week, for 1 school year. Please call Maria Davis at 770-387-4723 for more information.

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Parent Information

Cartersville Middle School Student Handbook

A copy of the 2020-2021 student handbook is posted on our school's website. A link to the handbook can be found here:

Cartersville City Schools App

Cartersville City Schools now has an app. Parents can access their student's grades, class schedule, attendance, school calendars, social media posts, and lunch menus at the touch of a button. The app is available for both Apple and Android. For complete login info and details on how to customize the app to meet your family’s needs, click here

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Applying for free & reduced meal price benefits? This year, apply online! If you apply online, your status will be updated immediately to ensure that your child will be able to receive the correct meal price right away. Use the link below to access the online application:

If you prefer to fill out a paper application, please let your child's homeroom teacher know and an application will be sent home. Please be advised that paper applications may take up to 10 days to be processed- online applications are processed immediately! Remember, students and families MUST fill out a new application each year.

Online Meal Payments

Follow the instructions below to check your child's lunch balance or make payments to their accounts.

  1. Go to and register for your free account.
  2. Add your students using their school name and student ID.
  3. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.
    A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose before you are charged.

Helpful Links


Cartersville City Schools is now using Clever - a single-sign-on (SSO) solution for students. Clever is a secure portal where students can go to log into online resources using their Office365 credentials. Once students log in, they will have access to school and district resources. Students can access Clever by using the link on the CMS website or by going to

Office 365 Email Account


The students' login is their

The password is their date of birth (8 digits total- mmddyear)


The link to Schoology can be found on our school's website or click here


Password: date of birth (8 digits total- mmddyear)


Click here for a link to USATestPrep

School ID: cartersville66


Password: date of birth (8 digits total- mmddyear)

Moby Max

Click here for a link to Moby Max


Password: date of birth (8 digits total- mmddyear)

Technology How-To Videos:

Don't forget about our resources on our school website! Click here to find student "how-to" videos for information on checking your e-mail, using the Schoology App, submitting an assignment in Schoology, and other tutorial videos.