Camp Road Cougar News
May 21, 2023
As we near the end of the year, we want to make sure that all of our scholars have the opportunity to be successful, so I want to remind you that this Wednesday, May 24 is the last day for students to turn in missing or late work. Any assignments not turned in by Wednesday will not receive a grade and will most likely result in a zero entered into teacher gradebooks. Please make sure that all assignments are complete to the best of your ability and turned in by Wednesday.
We will be sending home letters on Friday for any students who will be retained due to unsatisfactory grades.
In addition, we will start Chromebook collections this Friday. The first group to turn in their Chromebook will be our 8th grade scholars. Keep in mind that a lost or damaged Chromebook will result in a charge of $300. Lost power cords will result in a charge of $40. Students who do not pay these fees by Tuesday, May 30, will not be allowed to participate in end of the year activities.
May 23-24 Geometry Final
May 23 Algebra 1 EOC
May 23-24 Geometry Final
May 23 Algebra 1 EOC
May 23 Band Dress Rehearsals during AM Related Arts
May 23 Chorus Dress Rehearsals 1:45-3:15
May 23 Strings Dress Rehearsal 6th 12:38-1:38 7th/8th 2-3:30
May 23 Band Concert @ 6:00 in the CRMS Gym
May 24 Chorus/Strings Concert @ 6:00 in the CRMS Gym
May 24 Last day to turn in missing work (individual teachers may move this date up)
May 25 7th/8th Grade Band Field Trip to Carowinds
May 26 6th Grade Band Field Trip to Carowinds
May 26 Clean Agenda Celebration
May 26 8th Grade Chromebooks Collected
May 29 Memorial Day (no school)
May 30 Chromebook Collection Starts
May 30 6th Grade Field Day 9-11AM in Gym
May 30 7th Grade Field Day starting 1-3PM in Gym
May 30 8th Grade Field Trip to Folly Beach
May 31 8th Grade Awards/Field Day
May 31 7th Grade Chromebooks Collected
June 1 6th Grade Chromebooks Collected
June 1 8th Grade Promotion Practice 8:45-10:00 in Gym
June 1 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony at JICHS @ 6:30 (4 tickets per student)
June 1 8th Grade Dance at JICHS @ 7:30
June 2 Strings Field Trip to Carowinds
June 6 Last Day of School (dismissal at 11:30)
You can access the whole May Calendar here. It includes all events through the end of the year.
Chromebook Collection - Students will return their Chromebooks and CCSD Dell chargers during homeroom, beginning with the 8th grade Friday, May 26. The cost for lost CBs in $300.00 and lost chargers $40.00. We cannot accept after-market chargers.
Summer Reading with CCPL has begun! Students are encouraged to continue logging their reading in their Beanstack accounts May 15 - July 31, and they will earn credit toward the prize levels with CCPL. Here’s the information.
Young Adult Books in the Media Center
Our middle school library serves students with a wide range of academic and recreational reading needs. There is a significant difference in the maturity and interests of students between grades six and eight. All of our school library books are carefully vetted, and we rely on our district library materials selection guidelines and professional library review sources to provide relevant books for all our students.
Some of our books have YA (young adult) labels on the spines to indicate books that have content and themes that might have greater appeal or relevance to more mature readers. These books often feature older characters, and they may contain language or references to mental health, drugs, alcohol, violence, sexual situations, complex choices, or similar.
We want to make sure all students have access to the books they need and are interested in as well as books that are the right fit for your family. If you would prefer your child not check out any materials considered YA, please complete the form linked below and discuss this decision with your child. A note will be added to your child’s library account about this preference. If you’d like to make a change, this preference can be updated at any time throughout the school year by emailing our librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support of your student’s reading and learning!
YA Opt Out Form: https://bit.ly/yaoptout
Mental Health Minute
May is Mental Health Month, and we will be featuring information on Healthy Home Environments from Mental Health America. The following is taken from the MHA Mental Health Month 2023 Toolkit.
A big part of a mentally healthy living situation is feeling like your space gives you comfort, support, and calming energy. This could look like keeping comfort items around like a favorite blanket. Your home can also impact your mental health based on colors, natural light, and set-up. Appropriate light, furnishing textures and patterns, and room organization can help reduce signs of anxiety and depression.
WHAT CAN I DO TO CREATE COMFORT?
- Notice how you feel in different parts of your home. What spaces feel the most comfortable and why? Consider how you can include those elements in other areas of your home that don’t have the same energy.
- Know that there’s no one-size-fits-all ideal home environment. You might need to rework things a few times to find what’s best for you.
- Personalize your space. Put up photos of you and your loved ones, display your favorite belongings, and decorate with the intention of creating a specific feeling, like joy, creativity, or peace.
- Don’t let finances prevent you from changing your space. Being more comfortable in your space might be as simple as moving furniture around, swapping wall art between rooms, or opening up your blinds to let in more natural bright light.
School Technology Information You Need to Know...
Students should NOT bring their Chromebook chargers to school. Please charge devices at home each evening. Chargers tend to disappear at school, and we have no way to track them. Students will be responsible for the cost of replacing lost chargers, so please don’t let your student bring the charger to school!
A reminder about the CCSD fee structure for damages and loss of chromebooks:
- Negligent/Accidental Breakage - No charge for first incident per school year $50 per incident for each subsequent event
- Intentional Vandalism - $300.
- Stolen Device - No cost if a police report is provided
- Lost Device - $300
- Lost Charger - $40