The Falcon Flight Plan

November 3, 2019

Our Flight Plan for Clinton-Massie Middle School's Parents/Guardians and Students

Welcome to the Clinton-Massie Middle School Weekly Newsletter! We will share important information and highlight the great things our students and teachers are doing at our school.

Attendance Line: (937)289-1060

Transportation: (937)289-2648

Middle School Office: (937)289-2932

What's going on?

Middle School Staff on Halloween

Our SPICE GIRLS made the students smile today... complete with some old school tunes in the serving line and a spicy contest! Thank you for the work you do every single day!

November 5th - 2 Hour Delay Schedule

Next Tuesday (November 5th) we have an 2 Hour Delay Schedule. Students will report at 9:30 am and our day will end at our usual time. For a copy of our schedules please click here.
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Veterans Day - October 11th

Clinton-Massie High & Middle School is encouraging our students to invite a veteran to campus to join us for breakfast and/or lunch as well as a Veterans Day Assembly at Clinton-Massie Middle/High School on Monday, November 11th.

Students along with their veteran guests, and any other family members such as moms and dads are encouraged to attend this opportunity. Our goal is to honor and thank our veterans while also creating a great learning experience for our students to better understand and appreciate the sacrifices of our service members throughout our nation's history.

The events we’ve planned for the day are as follows:

The breakfast begins at 8:30am - 9:30am at our CMHS Auditeria. (There is no cost for the breakfast. We ask that you RSVP for the breakfast by completing and returning the registration information linked below by Thursday, November 7th so that we know how much food to prepare.)

The Clinton-Massie Veterans Day Assembly will begin around 9:45am for grades 6-12. (CMHS Gymnasium for about 1 hour).

Students and their veteran guests along with any family present are also welcome to stay with us for lunch in the HS Auditeria. Opportunities for family dining on the stage and the Auditeria will be provided to students starting at 11:00am. (There is no cost for the lunch. We ask that you RSVP for the lunch by completing and returning the registration information linked below by Thursday, November 7th so that we know how much food to prepare.)

If you would like to invite a veteran, please fill out the form at the link below:

Invite a Veteran

Please fill out if you would like to invite a veteran to CMMS/HS Veterans Day Assembly.

Staff Member of the Month

One staff member will be selected monthly and announced on social media and at our monthly board meeting. The staff member will also recieve a certificate of recognition and a token of appreciation. Those staff members who are nominated, but not selected will recieve their nomination forms. All Clinton-Massie Middle School Staff Members, Parents, and Students can submit a nomination. Please click on the button below to make a nomination. The teacher will be chosen at the end of each month.
Staff Member of the Month

Please fill out to nominate a staff member for the Staff Member of the Month!

Student of the Week and Falcon of the Month

Starting this week, teachers will have an opportunity to nominate students who have respresented themselves as respectful of others, as someone who is responsible in and out of the classroom, as a problem solver, and as someone that strives to be safe in all our spaces. All nominated students will receive a certificate of congratulations as well as a gift certificate to Frisches. They will get their picture taken with the Principal and Dean of Students which will be displayed in our building as well as on district social media. They will also be put in a drawing to become the Falcon of the Month! #fuelthepositive

We need your feedback....

The Clinton-Massie Local School District is preparing for the future. Our district is starting the process of creating a strategic plan and we need your input. Please provide your feedback through the Thought Exchange System. This system allows you to anonymously enter feedback and react to what others are saying all within the privacy of your home. We look forward to using the information we gather to better our school district.

Thank you for your participation!

Important Dates For Your Calendar

Directions on how to subscribe to our middle school calendar

November 4 - 7th and 8th grade Girls Basketball - The first day of tryouts will be Monday, November 4th from 5:30-7. Please make sure ALL forms are signed and all students have a physical before the first day of tryouts.

November 4 - 6th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball Tryouts

November 4 - Color Guard Starts (see flyer)

November 4 - HS and MS basketball cheerleading tryouts for the 2019-2020 season will be held on Tuesday, November 5 after school. A pre-tryout clinic will be be held on Monday, November 4 after school. Cheerleading application packets will be available today after school in the HS and MS offices if you are interested in trying out.

November 5 - 2 hour Delay due to Voting/Polling Station - Parking only in front for voting

November 7 - Picture Re-Take Day

November 9 - Christmas in the Country

November 11 - Veteran's Day - Program at school. (see announcement above)

November 15 - Interims Available

November 27 to 29 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Test

Students at Clinton-Massie Middle School take the NWEA’s Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test to help teachers measure student performance and growth, make informed decisions about student learning, and differentiate content and instruction. The MAP test is also an approved test from the State of Ohio for identifying students who are gifted in the specific academic abilities of reading and/or math. A student is identified gifted with a score in the top 95th percentile. Students are tested using the MAP test 3 times a year. They are tested at the beginning of the school year as well as during the first two weeks of January and May. If you have any questions or concerns about MAP testing, please don’t hesitate to contact CMMS Principal, Lorinda Ottaway.

Intro to Color Guard

Learn Flag basics from a guard member and find out if color guard is for you. For dates, please see flyer below.
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Community Events

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#fuelthepositive Website

Check out our districts new site, #fuelthepositive website. Here you will find stories and highlights from our classrooms, hallways, and school community.


Kroger Card

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Living In Our Pillars

In addition to adding a few new things to help us define our culture, pillars were set to help us support our goals. These pillars are responsibility, respectful, safe, and problem solver. We, as a building, are living in these pillars in order to hold ourselves and others accountable. We have asked everyone in the building; students, teachers, administrators, etc., to pause and reflect on our pillars before we react to any situation. This language is being used as a guide for discussions of all kinds. These pillars can be applied to all areas of our building: the hallway, during assemblies, in the cafeteria, in the classroom, on the bus, in the restrooms, and even with our devices.

We are respectful! We are responsible! We are safe! We are problem solvers! Go Falcons!

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2019-20 Student Handbook

The 2019-20 Student Handbook was approved by the Board of Education. Please review the material with your student. Click HERE for a pdf copy.
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Digital Citizenship Help for Parents

Common Sense Media is a great resource for parents, teachers, and students. We have provided a couple links to help you become more informed on what is available to your learner, ideas for activities related to digital citizenship for the family, and even a place for you to sign up for their newsletters in order to get just in time information on upcoming video games, movies, books, TV shows, and apps.

Reviews for parents

Family Engagement Resources

Get Involved!


  1. Do you have old technology you would like to get rid of? We have students that would like to take it apart! Seriously, if you have old tech that students can tear apart and explore, we are in the market. Please send it in and have the students take it to Mrs. Ford's room.
  2. We also are trying to collect $5-$10 gift cards for student incentives. Please send these to Jill Wilkinson in the middle school main office.
  3. I am looking for some ideas for the Staff Member of the Month initiative.
  4. We need consumables like markers, glitter, glue, posterboard, paper for our Cricut Machines, vinyl for the Cricut Machines, fabric for sewing, thread, buttons, etc. I could go on and on. Mrs. Ford would probably take anything you offered.

Thank you all for being so supportive. We appreciate your desire to be a part of the middle school experience. We need you! Our next Coffee Talk will be January 10th. I would love to get some ideas for some fundraisers!