CMSS Newsletter

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Sports Day Friday!

In honor of the official start to the CHS Football season, this Friday will be Sports Day at CMSS! Support your favorite sports team (CHS, College, or Professional team) by wearing your best game day outfit! Students who bring a non-perishable food item for our food pantry may wear a hat. What a great way to show your team spirit and help out someone in need! Panther tattoos will be on sale Friday, September 6th in the Main Hallway before school for 50 cents each.

CMSS T-Shirts

We are taking CMSS T-Shirt orders! Please see the order form below for sizing and prices. You are welcome to print off the order form from this newsletter or forms can be picked up in the office. Orders and payment are due to the CMSS Office by Friday, September 27.

Cabot Panther Trapshooting Applications

Any 6th grader interested in trying out for the Cabot Panther Trapshooting Team may pick up an informational packet/application in the CMSS Office. There will be a mandatory parent meeting held at the Junior High North Cafeteria. More information can be found in the application packet.

Fall Pictures

Lifetouch will be at CMSS on Thursday, September 12th. All students will be photographed for the yearbook. Fliers will be sent home soon. If you would like to purchase a photo package, you can do so online using the code on the flier or by sending the picture envelope attached to the flier with your student.

CHS Little Panther Cheer and Dance Clinic

The CHS Dance Team Little Panther Cheer & Dance Clinic will be held Saturday, September 14th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the CHS Arena. The clinic is for students in Pre-K to 6th grade. Participants will learn a dance, chants, and play games. They will perform at halftime on Friday night, September 20th at the CHS vs Benton game. Cost to attend the clinic is $30 and all participants will be given a t-shirt to wear at the performance.

For more information, click the following link:

R.E.A.L. Friends Week

R.E.A.L Friends (aka: Grandparents or Someone Special) are welcome to eat lunch with their students during the week of September 23-27. The book fair will also be open during this time.

Team 5-1: Monday 9/23 from 11:15-12:00

Team 5-2: Tuesday 9/24 from 11:15-12:00

Team 5-3: Wednesday 9/25 from 12:15-1:00

Team 5-4: Thursday 9/26 from 12:15-1:00

Team 5-5: Friday 9/27 from 12:15-1:00

Team 6-1: Monday 9/23 from 10:50-11:35

Team 6-2: Tuesday 9/24 from 10:50-11:35

Team 6-3: Wednesday 9/25 from 11:45-12:30

Team 6-4: Thursday 9/26 from 11:45-12:30

Team 6-5: Friday 9/27 from 11:45-12:30

As a reminder, all visitors must stop by the office to check in and get a visitor badge before eating lunch with your student.

FREE Breakfast!

That's Right! Every student can enjoy a free breakfast each morning. Research has shown that children who eat breakfast are more likely to focus and perform better in the classroom.

Lunch prices will remain the same as last year:

  • Elementary lunch: $2.40
  • Secondary lunch $2.60
  • Reduced lunch $0.40

If you are a family that is facing financial hardships, the most important thing you can do is to let us know. There is no deadline to apply for free and reduced meals. We will be more than happy to help you fill out the paperwork or apply online. If you don’t qualify for that program, they are still willing and able to provide assistance as needed. For any questions, please contact the Food Service Director, Erin Wilkes at 501-843-3363.

Homework Lab

Does your child need some help with their homework or a quiet place to study before school? Our Homework Room is open every morning beginning at 7:30 in the GT Room. At least one math and one literacy teacher are available each morning in the Homework Room to help students with assignments.

Car Rider Procedures

For pick up and drop off, cars will enter Panther Trail and turn around at the water tower to create 1 lane of traffic heading toward Kerr Station Road. Cars will turn into the CMSS driveway from Panther Trail.

Avoid dropping off/picking up your student in the parking lots. This creates traffic that could result in an injury to our students and staff. Parking lots are reserved for those parking and entering the building.

Morning Drop Off

  • Drop off is 1 lane. Use the lane closest to the building.
  • Please pull as far forward as possible when dropping off your student. This allows more students to exit the cars and speeds up the drop off line.
  • Students will enter the building through the front doors.

Afternoon Pick Up

  • Pick up is 2 lanes after entering the CMSS driveway. Panther Trail needs to remain 1 lane for through traffic.
  • Present your placard to the caller as you approach the beginning of the car line.
  • Students will listen for their name and go to the number called with their name.
  • Cars will pull up to the number called. (#1 is near the 6th grade hall/closest to the Kerr Station exit/#10 is near the 5th grade hall/closest to the caller).
  • Students will wait until the vehicle comes to a complete stop to load their car.

2019-2020 Bell Schedule

7:50 First Bell - Students report to their Advisory Teacher

8:00 Tardy Bell

3:20 Car Riders, Walkers, and First Wave Bus Riders Dismissed

3:25 Second Wave Bus Riders Dismissed

3:30 Third Wave Bus Riders Dismissed

Your child will receive a more specific bell schedule for their Team that includes lunch and recess times, class times, etc.

Supply Fee

CMSS students have a one time $25 supply fee. This includes all necessary school supplies and a Team T-Shirt. Students are asked to bring a backpack, pencils, and notebook paper to class each day.

Your child's supply fee can be made by check or cash and sent with your child to school. You can also pay online (link: - there is a service fee. You do not have to put a teacher's name, just your child's grade level. The district wants to do everything in our power to help our families. If you are a family that is facing financial hardships, the most important thing you can do is to let us know.

Reminders about Dress Code

The CPS Student Handbook outlines the following guidelines of appropriate dress for any campus. The handbook can be accessed on the district website under the Resources for Students tab.

Guidelines include:

  • All students shall wear shoes;

  • Young men shall wear sleeved shirts;

  • Young women may wear sleeved blouses and shirts or sleeveless blouses and shirts with broad shoulder straps that cover the shoulders; undergarments may not be visible;

  • Pants, shorts, dresses and skirts will be no more than four (4) inches above the knee.

  • Long dresses cannot have a slit that exceeds 4 inches above the knee standard;

  • For all clothing with waistbands, the top of the waistband must be no lower than the top of the hipbone;

Clothing and accessories not allowed include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Tank tops and tops with spaghetti straps;

  • Pants with holes more than four inches above the knee with exposed skin or undergarments;

  • Caps, hats, toboggans, etc;

  • Clothing that displays obscenities, promotes violence, including pictures of guns or other weapons, has sexual implication/content or has reference to alcoholic beverages, tobacco or illegal substances;

  • Bandanas;

  • Chains (e.g. wallet chains);

  • See-through blouses;

  • Pajamas and house shoes;

  • Other styles, hair, contacts or clothing that may disrupt school.

Upcoming Dates

Look for more information in our upcoming Weekly Newsletters about the following dates:
  • September 19: GT Open House
  • September 23-27: REAL Friends Week
  • October 4: CHS Homecoming
  • October 11: End of 1st Nine Week Grading Period

Cabot Middle School South

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