The Weekly Buzz

A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School

Volume 4, Number 3: July 17, 2022

Message from the Principal . . .

Corner Middle School Families,


I hope your week went well and that you are enjoying these last few weeks of summer! Last week, we sent out our second Weekly Buzz to families. Based on the large number of phone calls, emails, and Facebook messages we received (specifically about when we were sending out the supply list with the tax-free weekend ahead and how much are fees this year), a large number of families either did not receive it or they did not get an opportunity to review it. I thought we'd share how we distribute the digital newsletter. Families receive it:


  • Via Text Message. This only works if there is a good cell phone number in the system AND you have not blocked the number. This should come to all parent or guardian cell phone numbers you have put on your child's contact list.
  • Via Email. This comes to the valid email(s) of the parent or guardians that you put on your student's contact list when you register your student. If you block the newsletter as spam, you will not receive it in your inbox.
  • Your Student's Email. Your student should receive The Weekly Buzz just as you do. If they are not receiving it, we need to look to see if there is an error in their Jefcoed email listing in Power School.
  • Via Facebook. In the last two weeks, I have put the newsletter in the FOUR grade-level Facebook pages that were created by parents. I will say that in two of the four, the content has to be approved by administrators before it comes to you. Because of some changes occurring with the school's Facebook page, I have not posted it there until this week.
  • Via Twitter. Each week, I post The Weekly Buzz to the school's public Twitter site so that it can be viewed by those in our school district and community, as well as those educational partners we have across the state and U.S.


These are FIVE methods of accessing the newsletter each week. If there are multiple parents or guardians, those opportunities for access increase. It is our goal to provide you with the most updated information we have, but we need your assistance once it goes out. Take the time to review it (especially if information is updated or changed as calendars often do).


Thank you for your continued support of your student, our faculty and staff, and the administration of Corner Middle School! Enjoy your week!


Michael Manning

Principal

Corner Middle School

Back-to-School Registration Reminder

This is a reminder that ONSITE summer registration for all currently enrolled students will be held on Monday, August 1, 2022, from 8:30-4:30 (see the schedule below). Make-up registration will be held the following week each day from 8:00 until 11:00.


Registration will be in the main building at CMS. When families arrive at registration, you may be required to clear up fees for lost or missing devices, library book, and/or class fees for 2021-2022. If you are unsure if you have any of these charges to clear up prior to registering, please contact the school office. If you plan to pay with a check, you will need one check for this station and a separate check for the fee station. This year we will have stations for online payment with a debit or credit card.


The stations that follow include stations where class donations and fees are collected, books and lockers are distributed, and items such as planners and memberships can be acquired. The schedule (which we rotate annually to be fair when issuing lockers) is as follows:


  • Persons whose last names begin with N-O-P 8:30 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.
  • Persons whose last names begin with Q-R-S 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
  • Persons whose last names begin with T-U-V 10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
  • Persons whose last names begin with W-X-Y-Z 12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
  • Persons whose last names begin with A-B-C-D 1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
  • Persons whose last names begin with E-F-G-H-I 2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
  • Persons whose last names begin with J-K-L-M 3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.


There will be a lunch break from 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. for our staff and volunteers. No one may register at this time. Please remember that Jefferson County Schools are closed on Fridays during the summer. The office hours at Corner Middle School are from 8:00 – 4:30 on Monday through Thursday.


The letter that was sent out on June 1, 2022 is attached below. Please remember you MUST complete the online registration before you can proceed through the onsite registrations. Thank you for your assistance in this. We look forward to seeing you on August 1st.

CMS Adds Math Coach for 2022-2023 School Year

Corner Middle School is excited to announce the addition of a new position to our faculty beginning with the 2022-2023 school year!


As we open school, our school family finds a veteran presence taking on a new role as Math Coach at CMS. Jennifer Rouse takes over in the instructional coaching position for our school. In her new capacity, Mrs. Rouse -- who has been working with the 8th grade -- will be working with students and teachers at ALL grade levels to help us continue the work of increasing student proficiency in mathematics at Corner Middle School.


At the last board meeting, Ms. Georgia Sharp was approved to take over the math 8 teaching position. Ms. Sharp is a resident of Hueytown and a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She comes to us from a family of educators at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. We are delighted to have Ms. Sharp join our teaching family!

Student Schedules in Power School

CMS Families,


The administration and staff at CMS are working in schedules all summer long as we adjust class sizes, make changes due to shifts in personnel, or add or eliminate class sections. You should disregard any schedule you see in Power School. At registration on August 1, 2022, you will receive a printed copy of your student's schedule for the purposes of paying fees and looking for classrooms as you visit the campus.


Any information before the release of those schedules is incorrect and definitely subject to change -- even into the school year. Please don't contact the teachers. They have no control or knowledge of the working changes in the schedule. Thank you for your consideration!


Mr. Manning

Online Registration Reminder for All CMS Students and Families (UPDATE)

CMS Families,


This is a reminder that families of ALL students in grades 5-8 MUST COMPLETE the online registration process in Power School prior to the start of the 2022-2023 school year. As of today, about HALF of our students registration has been started and pushed over for update in our system this week. The portal looks like this:


  • 10 new students completed online enrollment
  • 88 returning students submitted
  • 128 returning students pending approval
  • 25 returning students started
  • 218 returning students not started and unsubmitted


Please remember that SNAP codes will no longer be necessary or required to register. All registration will be done online through the Power School Parent Portal.


The set up information for your student's online registration information can be found at the bottom of his/her end-of-year report card. At Corner Middle School, we sent those to you by email and through the mail by the U.S. Postal Service. If for some reason you are unable to locate that information, please call the school at 205-379-3230 so that we may assist you.


Some simple instructions are below:


Creating a parent portal account

If you are 100% positive you do not have a parent portal account, now is the time to create one! If you already have an account, please do not create a new one as this could cause delays in the registration process.

1.Click Here To Navigate to JEFCOED’s Power School Page

2.Click “Create Account” and follow the instructions.


What if I have a new student?

If your student is new to JEFCOED, please complete the new student registration process currently found on JEFCOED.com.


Click Here To Register a New Student


UPDATE: Families, if you have completed the online registration process for the new school year but have not uploaded the documents required by the district, you should email them to our school registrar, Lindy Hallmark, at lhallmark@jefcoed.com or drop them by the school for us to copy, approve, and put on file. Thank you for your assistance in the submission of this required documentation.

UPDATE: NHS Members Asked to Complete Summer Tasks in Preparation for Opening of School

FAMILIES OF CHS HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW, ESPECIALLY THE INFORMATION THAT IS IN BOLD PRINT. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ THE INFORMATION IN THAT LIST. THANK YOU!


As we prepare to open the new year, the administration and sponsors are following up on an earlier communication shared with newly installed members of the Corner Middle School chapter of the National Honor Society.


At the end of the school year and into early summer, we received several phone calls and emails regarding the completion of the task below . . .


Please complete the form at the attached link to update your membership information for the 2022-2023 school year. Please complete this task before July 31, 2022. The membership fee of $25.00 must be paid by August 1, 2022. This can be done at registration if you'd like, or you may come by the school during regular summer office hours to make the payment.


Member Information Form Link:
https://forms.gle/kukxSRMuj3mYBiMt9


Please note the following things to assist your student in completing the form:


  1. Parents and guardians cannot open the form. The student has to complete the form logging in to their jefcoed email address to fill out everything. We are working to develop a sense of responsibility in your student.
  2. If a parent tried to open it up on a device using a non-jefcoed email account, any future attempt on that device by your student may be blocked due to your cookies having been set. Clear the cookies on your device, and your student should have better luck.
  3. If your student could use a desktop or laptop or tablet, it would be much better than a phone.


Thank you for your assistance as we get ready to open the school year!

CMS FEE SHEET FOR 2022-2023

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CMS Supply List for 2022-2023

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Support CHS By Taking an Ad or Sponsorship in Fall Program

The Corner High School Quarterback Club and the CHS Varsity Cheerleaders invite families of Bagley, WJES, CMS, and CHS students to support the athletic program by taking an ad out in the fall athletic program. See the graphic below for more information. Deadline for purchase and submission is August 18, 2022. Thank you for your support of the students and schools in our community!
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School Year Calendar for 2022-2023

CMS Families,


Attached is a picture and a PDF copy of the 2022-2023 Jefcoed School Year Calendar for your reference and for your use in planning. More information regarding the calendar will be coming home to you this summer.

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Summer 2022 Office Hours at Corner Middle School

Corner Middle School will have employees on site for summer needs for June and July to assist families as needed. Please review the schedule below for office and staff availability. Thank you!!
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CMS Calendar for the Week of July 18, 2022 - July 24, 2022

Monday, July 18, 2022


  • Jefcoed Leadership Summit at Center Point High School

  • AHSAA Summer Conference and All-Star Week

  • Locker Pro at CMS

  • CMS Dance Team Camp

  • CMS Band Camp Begins 8:00-4:00

  • CHS Boys Workouts 7:00-9:00

  • CHS Youth Football Camp


Tuesday, July 19, 2022


  • CMS Girls Workouts 6:30-10:00
  • AHSAA Summer Conference and All-Star Week
  • Jefcoed Leadership Summit at Center Point High School
  • PBIS Training for Lead Mentors at Center Point High
  • CMS Dance Team Camp
  • CMS Band Camp 8:00-4:00
  • CHS Boys Workouts 7:00-9:00
  • CHS Youth Football Camp


Wednesday, July 20, 2022


  • Jefcoed Leadership Summit (Virtual Sessions)
  • ELA NIC Work at CMS 8:00-3:00
  • ALACTE Summer Conference
  • AHSAA Summer Conference and All-Star Week
  • CMS Dance Team Camp
  • CHS Boys Workouts 7:00-9:00
  • CHS Band Camp 8:00-4:00
  • CHS Youth Football Camp


Thursday, July 21, 2022


  • ALACTE Summer Conference
  • AHSAA Summer Conference and All-Star Week
  • CMS Girls Workouts 6:30-9:00
  • ELA NIC Work at CMS 8:00-3:00
  • CMS Dance Team Camp
  • CHS Band Camp 8:00-4:00
  • CHS Athletic Picture Day 9:00


Friday, July 22, 2022


  • ALACTE Summer Conference
  • AHSAA Principal / AD Mandatory Meeting in Montgomery 8:00
  • CHS Band Camp 8:00-4:00


Saturday, July 23, 2022


  • Enjoy Your Weekend!


Sunday, July 24, 2022


  • Enjoy Your Day Worshiping, Relaxing, and/or Having Fun with Family and Friends!

Looking Ahead to Important School Dates

In order to assist you with your planning, please make note of the following dates. Remember, however, dates for all events/activities are subject to change due to inclement weather, COVID-19 restrictions, or other events which may force cancellation or re-scheduling.


Monday, July 25, 2022 CHS Boys Workouts 7:00-11:00

Monday, July 25, 2022 CHS Band Camp 8:00-4:00

Monday, July 25, 2022 Local CTE Inservice

Monday, July 25, 2022 HELP Training at COB

Monday, July 25, 2022 CHS Football Practice 3:00-5:30

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 CHS Boys Workouts 7:00-11:00

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 Local CTE Inservice

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 HELP Training at COB

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 CMS Summer CILT Meeting 8:00-3:00

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 CHS Band Camp 8:00-4:00

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 CMS Volleyball Play Date

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 CHS Volleyball Play Date

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 CHS Boys Workouts 7:00-11:00

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Local CTE Inservice

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 CMS Summer CILT Meeting 8:00-3:00

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Secondary COMP (Day #1) at COB 8:30-3:00

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 CHS Band Camp 8:00-4:00

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 CHS Volleyball Play Date

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 CHS Football Practice 3:00-5:30

Thursday, July 28, 2022 CHS Boys Workouts 7:00-11:00

Thursday, July 28, 2022 Local CTE Inservice

Thursday, July 28, 2022 CMS Peer Helper Camp 8:00-3:00

Thursday, July 28, 2023 Secondary COMP (Day #2) at COB 8:30-3:00

Thursday, July 28, 2023 CHS Registration [8:00 (Sr.)/9:30 (Jr.)/12:00 (So.)/1:30 (Fr.)

Thursday, July 28, 2022 Ex. Ed. Lead Teacher Academy 8:00-12:00

Thursday, July 28, 2022 CHS Band Camp 8:00-4:00

Thursday, July 28, 2022 Jefcoed Board Meeting 10:00

Friday, July 29, 2022 CHS Boys Workouts 7:00-11:00

Friday, July 29, 2022 CMS Peer Helper Camp 8:00-12:00

Friday, July 29, 2022 CHS Band Camp 8:00-4:00

Friday, July 29, 2022 CHS Football Practice 3:00-5:30

Friday, July 29, 2022 CHS Band Preview Show 6:30

Monday, August 1, 2022 Bus Drivers and Aides Return

Monday, August 1, 2022 CHS Boys Workouts 7:00-11:00

Monday, August 1, 2022 CMS Summer Registration 8:00-4:00

Monday, August 1, 2022 CHS Make-Up Registration

Monday, August 1, 2022 Mentoring Workshop at CMS

Monday, August 1, 2022 eTeam Leaders Summit at COB 8:30-3:30

Monday, August 1, 2022 Jefcoed Principal Pipeline Meeting at COB 3:00

Monday, August 1, 2022 CHS Football Practice 3:00-5:30

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 Jefcoed New Teacher Orientation at Gardendale High 7:30-12:00

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 Lead Mentor Training at Gardendale High School 7:30-12:00

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 CNP Managers Return

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 eTeam Leaders Summit at COB 8:30-3:30

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Teacher Work Day

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 School Safety Committee Meeting 1:00

Thursday, August 4, 2022 CNP Workers and School Nurses Return

Thursday, August 4, 2022 Central Office Administrators’ Meeting 8:30

Thursday, August 4, 2022 Professional Development Day (Local)

Thursday, August 4, 2022 Opening of School Feeder Pattern Breakfast at CHS 8:00

Thursday, August 4, 2022 Department Level NIC Meetings (AM)

Thursday, August 4, 2022 PBIS Leadership Team Meeting (PM)

Thursday, August 4, 2022 CHS Band Rehearsal 3:00-5:00

Friday, August 5, 2022 Professional Development Day (District) at Various Sites

Friday, August 5, 2022 Bethel Baptist Church Serve Day

Saturday, August 6, 2022 Bethel Baptist Church Serve Day

Sunday, August 7, 2022 Locker Decoration Day 1:00-5:00

Sunday, August 7, 2022 Community Prayer Walk

Monday, August 8, 2022 Teacher Work Day

Monday, August 8, 2022 Athletic Department Meeting

Monday, August 8, 2023 Bagley Meet the Teacher 12:30 (2/4); 1:30 (1/3); 2:30 (K)

Monday, August 8, 2022 Corner Theatre Academy Booster Meeting 6:00

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 First Day for Students

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 Jefcoed Board Committee Meeting 10:00

Thursday, August 11, 2022 CMS Back-to-School Dance 6:00-8:00

Corner Middle School

Our Mission


Corner Middle School is committed to empowering our students as they build a foundation for college, career, and community success in a nurturing environment.


Our Vision


Our vision at Corner Middle School is to ensure our students are academically, emotionally, and socially prepared for challenges they may encounter in the next phases of their lives.


Our Beliefs

Corner Middle School believes we will accomplish our Mission and Vision in serving our community of learners by:


- Loving, encouraging, and inspiring our students and each other in our daily interactions.

- Utilizing highly-effective instruction and a challenging curriculum.

- Meeting the needs of diverse learners in order to prepare them for college and entry into a career pathway.

- Partnering with the community.

- Cultivating student leaders.

- Integrating technology into all areas of learning.