The Weekly Buzz

A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School

VOLUME 4, NUMBER 21: October 16, 2022

Educational Talent Search Services Available to CMS 8th Grade Students

From our counselor, Mrs. Chloe Hackney . . .

Educational Talent Search is a great FREE resource for students wishing to go to college after high school. Specifically they want to help low income, first generation college bound students, but all students are welcome to apply. This program will follow your student from 8th grade all the way through high school and assist in various ways to get them to college. The video below shares briefly what they can help with as your kiddo moves through CHS. Spots are limited, so you can apply online through the QR code at the end of the video or contact me for a paper copy. If your student has already applied, no need to do it again!

The link to the video is . . .

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CMS Yellow Jackets Basketball Season Tips Off This Week

The Corner Middle School Lady Yellow Jackets will tip of their season tomorrow as they host their annual pre-season tournament in the competition gymnasium on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Joining the Lady Jackets in the tournament are teams from Cold Springs, Sumiton, Oneonta, North Jefferson, Lupton, John Carroll, and Carbon Hill. The tournament games begin at 4:00 each day.

The regular season for both the boys' and girls' teams begins on Monday, October 24th, against Erwin as the teams compete in the Metro North Basketball League this year. The bracket for the tournament and the schedule for the season can be found below in a photo and as a PDF. Come out and support the Jackets as they take the court this year!

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CMS Newcomb Takes to the Court for Competition

Last week, the Corner Middle School 6th Grade Newcomb Teams took to the court for competition in the annual district tournament held at Pleasant Grove. The CMS Girls Team finished second in the tournament, falling just short to the sixth grade team at North Jefferson. The CMS Boys finished third in the event.

On Monday, the CMS 5th Grade Newcomb Teams will be travel to Pleasant Grove High School for their tournament. The bracket for the event is below. While the schedule says the games last approximately 15 minutes, please understand they are more realistically 20-30 minutes long. Come out and support the teams as they compete for the championship in newcomb!

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CMS Calendar for the Week of October 17, 2022 - October 23, 2022

Monday, October 17, 2022

  • Administrator Association Meeting with Dr. Gonsoulin 7:30 COB
  • CMS Robotics Practice (7th/8th Grade) 3:00
  • First Quarter Report Cards Sent Home Today
  • CMS Cheerleading Practice 3:00
  • CMS 5th Grade Newcomb at Pleasant Grove 4:00
  • CMS Girls Pre-Season Basketball Tournament at CMS 4:00

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

  • CMS Robotics Practice (5th/6th Grade) 3:00
  • CMS Cheerleading Practice 3:00
  • All-County Band Auditions at Minor High School
  • CHS Cross Country County Championship Meet at Mortimer Jordan 3:30
  • CMS Girls Pre-Season Basketball Tournament at CMS 4:00

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

  • First Priority in Library 7:30
  • Principals Meeting with Dr. Gonsoulin at COB 8:00
  • CHS Volleyball at Super Regionals

Thursday, October 20, 2022

  • Jefcoed Board Meeting 10:00
  • First Priority Leadership Team Meeting 2:30
  • CMS Robotics Open Lab Day 3:00
  • CMS Cheerleading Practice 3:00

Friday, October 21, 2022

  • CMS Band Field Trip to Symphony at Samford University
  • Schoolwide Assembly in Burtram Gym 2:00
  • Math, ELA, and Ex. Ed. NIC Meetings 2:00
  • CMS Cheerleading Practice 3:00
  • Haleyville at CHS Football

Saturday, October 22, 2022

  • Enjoy Your Day Doing Something for Yourself, with Family and Friends, at Home . . . or Do Nothing at All!

Sunday, October 23, 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, October 24, 2022 Red Ribbon Week – Day #1

Monday, October 24, 2022 Erwin at CMS Basketball 4:30/5:45/7:00

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Red Ribbon Week – Day #2

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 7th and 8th Grade Data Meeting

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Nominate October Students of the Month

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 CMS Debate Competition at Samford University

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 MInor at CMS Basketball 4:30/5:45/7:00

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Night of Trumbauer at CHS Theatre 7:00

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 Red Ribbon Week – Day #3

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 Jefcoed Principals Data Meeting 10:00

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 CILT Meeting

Thursday, October 27, 2022 Red Ribbon Week – Day #4

Thursday, October 27, 2022 5th and 6th Grade Data Meeting

Thursday, October 27, 2022 Fall Lead Mentor Meeting at COB

Thursday, October 27, 2022 Jefcoed Board Meeting 10:00

Thursday, October 27, 2022 Hayden at CHS Football 7:00 (Senior Night)

Thursday, October 27, 2022 National Mentoring Day

Friday, October 28, 2022 School Closed – 12-Month Employee Work Day

Saturday, October 29, 2022 Arkansas at Auburn (CMS Cheerleaders Perform)

Saturday, October 29, 2022 UAB at Florida Atlantic

Saturday, October 29, 2022 Samford at The Citadel

Saturday, October 29, 2022 Hendrix College at Birmingham-Southern

Saturday, October 29, 2022 Jacksonville State at Austin Peay

Saturday, October 29, 2022 UNA at Central Arkansas

Monday, October 31, 2022 PBIS Drawing #3

Monday, October 31, 2022 Halloween

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 7th and 8th Grade PST

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Fultondale at CMS Basketball 4:30/5:45/7:00

Thursday, November 3, 2022 Central Office Administrators’ Meeting 8:30

Thursday, November 3, 2022 5th and 6th Grade PST

Thursday, November 3, 2022 CMS Basketball at North Jefferson 4:30/5:45/7:00

Friday, November 4, 2022 Recognize October Students of the Month

Friday, November 4, 2022 Monthly Birthday Celebration

Saturday, November 5, 2022 CMS Cheer at County Competition at Clay-Chalkville HS

Saturday, November 5, 2022 District Trumbauer Festival

Saturday, November 5, 2022 Auburn at Mississippi State

Saturday, November 5, 2022 Alabama at LSU

Saturday, November 5, 2022 UTSA at UAB

Saturday, November 5, 2022 VMI at Samford

Saturday, November 5, 2022 Centre College at Birmingham-Southern

Saturday, November 5, 2022 Troy at Louisiana

Saturday, November 5, 2022 Austin Peay at UNA

Sunday, November 6, 2022 Daylight Saving Time Ends (Fall Back)

Monday, November 7, 2022 Hueytown at CMS Basketball 4:30/5:45/7:00

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Election Day in CMS Competition Gym

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Jefcoed Board Committee Meeting 10:00

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 CMS Cheer and Football Banquet 6:30

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 PBIS Leadership Team Meeting

Thursday, November 10, 2022 Veterans Day Celebration at CMS 8:30

Thursday, November 10, 2022 CMS Basketball at Pleasant Grove 4:30/5:45/7:00

Thursday, November 10, 2022 Bagley Elementary Fall Festival

Friday, November 11, 2022 School Offices Closed – Veterans Day

Saturday, November 12, 2022 Texas A&M at Auburn

Saturday, November 12, 2022 Alabama at Ole Miss

Saturday, November 12, 2022 North Texas at UAB

Saturday, November 12, 2022 Samford at Chattanooga

Saturday, November 12, 2022 Birmingham-Southern at Rhodes College

Saturday, November 12, 2022 Eastern Kentucky at Jacksonville State

Saturday, November 12, 2022 Army at Troy

Saturday, November 12, 2022 Tennessee Tech at UNA

Monday, November 14, 2022 Principals’ Association Officers Meeting at COB 7:30

Monday, November 14, 2022 Irondale at CMS Basketball 4:30/5:45/7:00

Monday, November 14, 2022 Corner Theatre Academy Booster Meeting 6:00

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 ACIP School Walk-Through #1

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 7th and 8th Grade PBIS Meeting

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 CMS Connects

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Alabama Counseling Association Conference – Mobile, AL

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Principals’ Meeting with Dr. Gonsoulin at COB 8:30

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 PLA (Walk-Through #1 Debriefing)

Thursday, November 17, 2022 Alabama Counseling Association Conference – Mobile, AL

Thursday, November 17, 2022 ELA NIC Meeting

Thursday, November 17, 2022 Jefcoed Board Meeting – 10:00

Thursday, November 17, 2022 CMS Basketball at Rudd 4:30/5:45/7:00

Friday, November 18, 2022 Alabama Counseling Association Conference – Mobile, AL

Friday, November 18, 2022 Math NIC Meeting

Friday, November 18, 2022 PBIS Movie Reward during 7th Period and Advisory

Saturday, November 19, 2022 Western Kentucky at Auburn

Saturday, November 19, 2022 Austin Peay at Alabama

Saturday, November 19, 2022 UAB at LSU

Saturday, November 19, 2022 Mercer at Samford

Saturday, November 19, 2022 Jacksonville State at Central Arkansas

Saturday, November 19, 2022 Louisiana-Monroe at Troy

Saturday, November 19, 2022 UNA at Memphis

Monday, November 21, 2022 Fall Break – 12-Month Employee Work Day

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 Fall Break – 12-Month Employee Work Day

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Fall Break

Thursday, November 24, 2022 Fall Break – Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 25, 2022 Fall Break

Friday, November 25, 2022 Black Friday

Saturday, November 26, 2022 Auburn at Alabama

Saturday, November 26, 2022 UAB at Louisiana Tech

Saturday, November 26, 2022 Troy at Arkansas State

Monday, November 28, 2022 iReady MOY Diagnostic Window Opens

Monday, November 28, 2022 McAdory at CMS Basketball 4:30/5:45/7:00

Monday, November 28, 2022 Cyber Monday

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 7th and 8th Grade Data Meeting

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Nominate November Students of the Month

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 PBIS Drawing #4

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 CILT Meeting / Athletic Department Meeting

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.