Middle School South News


A Note From Mrs. Chastain:

So many events this time of year! Please try to attend our Stakeholder Luncheon on April 14 at 12:30 pm. We look forward to hearing your ideas and suggestions as to how we can make our upcoming 5th grade students and parents feel welcome. Let us know if you will attend by calling Ms. Cheryl Burt at 501.743.3570.

Space Camp & Space Day - Friday, April 15

Space Camp and Space Day are quickly approaching! Below are some reminders.

Space Camp Reminder:

Don't forget to purchase a waist pouch/fanny pack for Space Camp. If you don't one have, they are for sale in the front office. Packing lists went home in February, but students may pick up additional copies in the front office.

Space Day Reminder:

Students not attending Space Camp will have the opportunity to have some of the same experiences as those attending Space Camp. The Astronomy club from the high school will be coming to do some space activities with our students!

Track and Field Day News

During PE the next two weeks, students will be given the opportunity to sign up for their track and field events. Additionally, Coach Fuller is giving students information about track and field that will come home. Please check with your student to make sure you receive the information and get back the permission forms as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you supporting your child at the fields in a few weeks.

Monday, April 25th - 6th grade Track and Field Day

Tuesday, April 26th - 5th grade Track and Field Day

Accomplishments Outside of CMSS

Counseling Corner

We are getting towards the time of year when we have standardized testing. For CMSS, ACT Aspire Testing will be the mornings of May 3-6. Sixth grade will test May 3-4, and fifth grade will test May 5-6. Please make sure your student gets a good night's sleep and has a good breakfast before the test. We ask that students please try to be at school each day and on time for their tests. If possible, please schedule appointments on days students will NOT be testing. Thank you to CMSS teachers, staff, and parents for your support this year. We know because of your help our students will do well on their tests!

PTO Update

PTO is looking for volunteers for the CMSS 20th Birthday celebration on Thursday, May 12 in the afternoon. If you can volunteer, please let Becky Benefield or Amy Miller know.

Builders Club

Builders Club is collecting play-doh, craft supplies, bubbles and card games for Arkansas Children's Hospital. Donations may be dropped off in Mrs. West's room! The deadline to donate is May 6.

One Book, One School

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Mentors from the Little Rock Air Force Base will visit with students in March and April.


Thursday, April 7 - CABOT Incentive for 3rd Nine Weeks @ 1:30

Monday, April 11 - Special Olympics at Panther Arena

Thursday, April 14 - Stakeholders Meeting @ 12:30

Friday, April 15 - Sunday, April 17 - 5th grade goes to Space Camp

Monday, April 25 - 6th Grade Track and Field

Tuesday, April 26 - 5th Grade Track and Field


Tuesday, May 3 - ACT Aspire for 6th Grade

Wednesday, May 4 - ACT Aspire for 6th Grade

Thursday, May 5 - ACT Aspire for 5th Grade

Friday, May 6 - ACT Aspire for 5th Grade

Thursday, May 12 - CMSS 20th Birthday Celebration for Students

Friday, May 13 - PRIDE Celebration for 5th Grade

Thursday, May 24 - 2:00 Dismissal

Wednesday, May 25 - 2:00 Dismissal

Wednesday, May 25 - Last Day of School