CMS EAGLE EXPRESS
JANUARY 26, 2020 VOLUME 12 ISSUE 21
UPCOMING EVENTS / IMPORTANT DATES
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
27 - Report Cards go home
27 - CMS Basketball at Irmo ~ 5:30 pm
27 - D5 School Board Meeting at DFES ~ 7:00 pm
5 - Middle School Late Start Day (Doors open at 8:50 am)
10 - D5 School Board Meeting at CMS ~ 7:00 pm
13 - Spring Pictures
17 - No school for students ~ Staff Development Day
18 - PTO Meeting ~ Main Conference Room ~ 7:15 am
19 - Interim for 3rd Nine Weeks
19 - SIC Meeting ~ Media Center ~ 7:15 am
20 - CMS International Night ~ 5:30-7:00 pm
CONGRATULATIONS AND OTHER COOL STUFF
Congrats to our CMS wrestlers!
River Bluff hosted the Sectional Qualifier last Saturday. The top four placers at this tournament qualify for the State Finals this Saturday at Lexington High School. Chapin we be represented at the State Finals by the
Middle School State qualifiers.
Carson Campbell (2nd, 96lbs)
Tyler Fanelli (2nd, 120lbs)
Troy Seal (2nd, 135lbs)
Owen Droege (3rd, 80lbs)
Carmine Keene (3rd, 108lb)
Bryan Rosales (3rd, 158lb)
Benjamin Del Priore (3rd, 175lb)
Gamecock football player speaks to cms fca
CLUBS AND OTHER CMS ACTIVITIES
OTHER CMS NEWS & NEED TO KNOW INFO
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS:
Chapin Middle School has been presented with an opportunity to host an event sponsored by the Palmetto Foundation for Prevention and Recovery for our 8th grade students. Nationally, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50, resulting in decreased life expectancy. National surveys have shown that e-cigarette use, or vaping, has risen sharply among teenagers and young adults. In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of opioid addiction and overall substance abuse among youth, the Palmetto Foundation for Prevention and Recovery will present it’s “Anything But Free” program which focuses primarily on providing prevention resources.
On January 30th, during the school day at CMS, your son/daughter will have the opportunity to attend this assembly. Students will be divided by gender and the presentation will focus on substance abuse, addiction, and high risk behaviors. This presentation is aligned with the 2017 South Carolina Academic Health and Safety Education standards. Students will watch a powerful documentary (included is a short clip), “Anything But Free”. Please be advised that this documentary includes minimal profanity and makes mention of sexual assault.
We ask that parents of 8th graders complete the opt-out form if they do not want their son/daughter to participate in this event. Please complete the for by Sunday, January 26th if you would like for your child to opt-out of this presentation. Parents are also welcome to attend. If you would like to attend this assembly or have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s School Counselor.
~ CMS Counseling Department
IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE INFORMATION
If your child is absent from school, please make sure to provide written documentation to our Attendance Clerk, Mrs. Kinsey, The excuse note(s) needs to include a doctor's note or a parent note with the reason your child was absent and the date(s) that he/she missed from school.
An excuse note can be provided in the following ways:
- Email to Mrs. Kinsey at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email or fax directly from medical provider to 803-722-5521
- Provide a handwritten note to the attendance office the day the student returns to school
- Go to our CMS website and submit student excuse form
Please make sure that your student has notified his or her teacher if they are absent more than 2 days during the week so that they are aware of any missed assignments.
Also, please let Mrs. Kinsey know if your student has been medically diagnosed with the FLU so that we can track this information.
COLLEGE READINESS & CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Columbia College is pleased to announce that Math and Science Day for Middle School Girls will be Saturday, February 15! Be on the lookout for future emails with more event details or visit our website: columbiascmathandscienceday.weebly.com.
Math and Science Day is a day of collaboration, competition, creativity, and celebration of women in mathematics and the sciences. Middle school girls will participate in hands-on workshops and team competitions throughout the day. Previous workshops have discussed topics including blood, DNA, computer science, exponential equations, geometry and much more all in a fun and engaging way!
Don’t miss out on this opportunity! The cost for students and guardians is $13 each. Teachers that attend are free. Again, stay tuned for more information. We look forward to seeing you and your students next month!