The Colonel's Bulletin 04.07.2022

News for Students and Parents

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Important Dates

  • Apr 11-14 - Scholastic Book Fair

  • Apr 13 - PTA Meeting - 5:00pm in the Community Room

  • Apr 15 - Good Friday - No School

  • Apr 19 - ILEARN Testing Begins

  • Apr 21 - KONA Ice - During Student Lunches

  • May 1 - 7 - National Teacher Appreciation Week

  • May 6 - Career Day (During Advisory Classes)

  • May 18 - NJHS Induction Ceremony - 6:00pm

  • May 19 - Honor's Night - 6:00pm

  • May 30 - Memorial Day - No School

  • Jun 2 - Last Student Day

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ILEARN testing at CWMS begins on Tuesday, April 19 and runs through Friday, April 22.

  • Students will test during the first two periods of each day. Students will then follow a modified schedule of all of their classes beginning at 9:40.
  • Please ensure that your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast each day.
  • ALL students will need wired earbuds for a portion of the test, and should come prepared on April 19th with earbuds. Wireless or Bluetooth headphones or earbuds will not work for testing.
  • Please ensure that your child brings his/her fully charged Chromebook, charger, and wired earbuds every day of testing. We appreciate your help with this!

6th grade students and students who are enrolled in Biology will take the Science portion of ILEARN in their Advisory classes on April 25 and 26.

If your child is absent for any portion of the ILEARN, we will administer a make-up test. The ILEARN window is open through May 13.

Career Day

Our annual Career Day will take place on Friday, May 6th in the Main Gym during Advisory classes. We are looking for volunteers to come in to share their career/professional experiences with our students. This event will take place from 10:50am-12:30pm if you are able to volunteer your time! The students really look forward to this as it is an opportunity for them to see what future careers are available to them.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Mrs. Doolin at or (219) 663-2173, ext. 13103. We have also included a link to complete a Volunteer Release Form that would need to be completed by volunteers in advance of the event.

Volunteer Release Form

Autism Awareness

April is Autism awareness month, students will be participating in an educational Advisory lesson to promote inclusivity and social consciousness.

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Scholastic Book Fair - April 11-14

CJWMS Scholastic Book Fair will be held during the school day in the Media Center from April 11th - 14th. If you are interested in volunteering for a time slot during our Book Fair, please use the following link to sign up. Also, we have included the Volunteer Release Form to complete if you are able to sign up as a volunteer. Volunteer Release Form

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KONA Ice Coming - Thursday, April 21st - During Student Lunches

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Dining at Gelsosomo's Pizzeria - April 22/23

Our PTA has arranged Dining Day/Night at Gelsosomo's Pizzeria located at 11319 Broadway, Crown Point, IN 46307, #219-662-2828, on Friday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd. Further information to follow.

Board Positions Available!

Our CJWMS PTA has board positions available for the 2022/2023 school year. PTA Board members and volunteers receive a great deal of satisfaction working with their child's teachers and staff members in various capacities throughout the school year. Please email our PTA if you have an interest or have questions.

Next Meeting Date: Wednesday, April 13th at 5:00pm - Community Room

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Student Council - Trivia Night

CJWMS Student Council is hosting a Trivia Night on Friday, April 29th at the Colonel. Money raised will go towards our Special Olympics. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, and $5 for students. The doors will open at 6 pm and participants will pay at the door. Please keep your teams limited to 6 people. There will be a silent auction and a prize for the team with the most points. Please come and support our Special Olympians! For further information, please email Mrs. Andrews at or Mrs. Holem at


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Student Council - Penny Wars Update!

A total of $1,616.66 was raised through our students' fundraising efforts in their Advisory Classes. We are so proud of our students and staff participating in friendly competitions to raise money for a most worthy cause. These funds will cover the cost to send two children to the Royal Kids Camp and additional proceeds to pay it forward for a third child to attend. Student Council would like to thank all who helped make this happen for these children. Our classroom winners who will be rewarded with a donut party are as follows:

BCO/Encore - Jen Pineda

6th Grade - Megan Govan

7th Grade - Stephanie Olson

8th Grade - Dennis Bunda

Art Club News

Art Club, sponsored by Mrs. Springer, is participating in the Chairish the Children Art Project. The program empowers local students to showcase their artistic talents while raising awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month. The 2022 Art Club 7th grade students created the Tom and Jerry Chair and the 8th grade students created the Creativity Garden Chair. The online bidding will take place 5/1/22-5/12/22. Please check back on our website for links to bid! The chairs will be on display at the Indiana Welcome Center located at 7770 Corrine Drive, Hammond, IN 46323. We are proud of our Wheeler artists!

Crown Point Music Boosters - Mattress Fundraiser!

If you are looking for a new mattress, you won't want to miss this opportunity. The Crown Point Music Boosters Mattress Fundraiser will be held this coming Sunday, April 7th from 10:00-5:00pm. Every purchase will benefit the music boosters here at Crown Point with over 25 styles on display.

5th Annual Summer Theatre Production at Crown Point High School - (K-8)

Please select the following link if your child would like to participate in the Summer Theatre Production put on through the CP High School. Audition Applications (including video uploads) are due in by Tuesday, April 12th @ 11:59pm. Audition Requirements include Acting/Singing/Dancing. More information can be found in the following link.

K-8 Summer Show - Audition Information

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CJWMS Upcoming Track Schedule

CJWMS - 2022/2023 Cheerleading

  • Callout/Parent meeting: Tuesday April 26 in Auditeria 6PM
  • Tryout dates: Tuesday-Thursday May 10-12 from 5-7PM
  • Must have a physical on file dated after 4/1/21 to tryout
  • Further questions, please contact Coach Nickla at

CP Lady Bulldogs Basketball Camp

A FREE Lady Bulldog Basketball Skills Camp for 6/7/8 grade girls in CP District will take place in the CPHS Main Gym in April/May. More information can be found in the attached flyer.
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Fireside Chat with Principal Rodriguez

4.8.22 – Enthusiasm

Leaders inspire others with enthusiasm and a genuine ability to show passion for what they do. Rather than concentrating on the things that may not be going right, leaders focus on solutions to make things right and succeed. Leaders are willing to see the silver lining in every experience and have an optimistic attitude that does not entertain negativity. When people respect you as a person, they admire you. When they respect you as a friend, they love you. When they respect you as a leader, they follow you.

As always, let's make it a great day to be a Bulldog!

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Colonel John Wheeler Middle School

Jacob Rodriguez, Principal

David C. Vode, Asst. Principal

Misty Scheuneman, Asst. Principal