Cougar News

Week of 1/15/18 - 1/19/18

Small Middle School Calendar

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Letter from Principal Nelson

Cougar Nation-

We had over 300 parents, guardians, teachers, and students in attendance on Wednesday evening to view Screenagers and we could not have been more ecstatic! It was a wonderful way to build community and to get a better understanding of how to deal with a generation born in the digital age. The documentary presented a balanced view of how society has immersed itself in all things technological and shared insight from scholars, parents, and even students on how to cope. After the movie, we had a Q and A with Dr. Mike Brooks and he was pleasantly surprised that several of the questions from the audience came from our very own Clint Small students. Our kids sat at attention and kept copious notes throughout in order to better understand the pros and cons associated with a digital lifestyle, which is what we want for then to do as they need to understand the responsibility associated with the power of immediate gratification. I left the evening brimming with pride due to our students’ questions, yet was also somewhat perplexed by the actions of a few of our visitors; I actually sat behind a woman who was on her phone the entire movie. Oh well, it’s just like the movie points out; navigating the digital highway is a two-way street.

MOY and MLK Day: There will be no school on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Day. We ask that you keep your kiddos home with you at this time. While enjoying the day off, take some time to discuss the reason why we observe the honorable Reverend and of his many contributions.

On Tuesday when students arrive they will report to their PRIDE class for either a Reading or Math Benchmark. Since we have so many students taking various levels of exams, your students may not be in their normal PRIDE location, so have them check the rosters in the cafeteria, near the bus ramp, or on the bulletin boards on each floor. 6th grade rosters will be in in PINK, 7th grade in BLUE, and 8th grade in PURPLE. Also, be sure to check the weather on Monday night as a cold front is coming in and there is a chance for snow. In the event school is cancelled or delayed, we will make sure to send out communication.

Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing your students bright, smiley face first thing Tuesday morning.


Small Middle School

(512) 841-6505


Carta del Sr. Nelson en español

Una traducción de la carta del Sr. Nelson será publicada aquí dentro de 24 horas.

Thank you!

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for donating to families in need this Holiday season. Thanks to you, we were able to raise $1000 and help 20 families. We appreciate you and are lucky to have you in our Small family.

2017-2018 Parent Family Survey

AISD wants to hear from you. Let them know what you think of Small Middle School.

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Theatre T-Shirts

Support CSMS Theatre by purchasing one or two CSMS Theatre Shirts - They come in 2 different designs!

Print order form here and have your student take the form and payment to room Ms. Hall in room 400.


When: JAN 24


Time: 5:30-6:00


Physicals, Athletics class, seasons, practices, EXPECTATIONS from Athletes and Parents

ANY current SIXTH GRADE STUDENT/7th grade student who wants to participate in ANY sport, parents please plan on attending.

Show your Cougar Pride!

Support our Cougar Cheerleaders,

Get your Cougar Pride Car Decals and/or Yard Signs

Lots of designs to choose from, plus personalization!

Use this link to order today!

Pride Decals & Yard Signs Order Form

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2017-2018 Career Fair - Volunteers Needed

College and Career Day at Small Middle School is Friday, March 2, 2018.

Please sign up to present by Friday, February 23, 2018.

The School Counseling Department at Clint Small Middle School cordially invites you to participate in College and Career Fair 2017-2018 which will be held from 1:45 to 3:15 pm. We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic presenters. As a presenter, you will share information regarding your career so that students can make informed decisions about their educational and career paths. Please feel free to bring visual aides or tools used in your occupation to enhance your presentation. Students have previously selected your career as a career of their interest and will be prepared to approach you at your tables and inquire about your profession.


1:45 to 2:15 Lunch will be provided.

2:15 to 2:45 Session 1(1/2 of all eighth grade students will visit with presenters)

2:50 to 3:20 Session 2 (1/2 of all eighth grade students will visit with presenters)

Click here to sign up to be a Career Fair Presenter

Library BoxTops

Don't forget to bring in your Box Tops! All Box Tops will benefit the Small Middle School Library. Turn your Box Tops in to the box in the front office, or have your student bring them directly to the library.
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Transfer Information

The Austin School District will begin accepting transfer requests for in district students and children of out of district AISD employees for the 2018-2019 school year on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Priority transfers to non-frozen campuses will be accepted from Tuesday, January 2, 2018 through 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Non AISD employees may request out of district transfers for their student(s) beginning Monday, February 1, 2018.

How to Apply for a Transfer (for parents/guardians):

1. New this year, online transfers. Apply through the Parent Cloud. Create a Parent Cloud account at

    • New students residing in Austin ISD need to complete online registration (also in the Parent Cloud) before submitting an online transfer request. This allows for the creation of an ID number which is required to submit a transfer.
    • Online transfer requests are for grades K through 12..
    • Out of district non-Austin ISD employee transfer requests will be accepted beginning Thursday, February 1, 2018.

2. Submit transfer requests and required documents in person to the Office of Student Services, 1111 W. 6th St., A-200, Austin, TX, 78703, during regular business hours, 7:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

3. Mail transfer requests and required documents to the Office of Student Services, 1111 W. 6th St., A-200, Austin, TX, 78703.

4. Fax transfer requests and required documents to the Office of Student Services at 512-414-4994.

Transfers forms are not allowed to be faxed or emailed from the campus.

For information regarding the transfer process, dates, deadlines and frozen campuses please refer to Information for the 2018-2019 school year will be available on December 19, 2017. You may also call 512-414-1726.

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