Middle School South News

A note from Mrs. Chastain

Dear Family Members of Middle School South Students:

We have successfully completed the final Benchmark Exams. We look forward to many spring events for students and parents. Please read the items below for information about tours, celebrations and awards.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Success on the Benchmark!

Top 10% Reward School

Cabot Middle School South was awarded $71,222.08 for ranking in the Top 10% of Schools in Arkansas. These monies will be used to purchase new chrome books for students to use throughout the building.

Prudential Community Award Winner - Riley Strube

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.

The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities. Over the past 19 years, more than 370,000 young Americans have participated in the program, and more than 100,000 of them have been officially recognized for their volunteer efforts.

Student Shout-Outs

Future Blood Donor Blood Drive

On Wednesday, 23, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm CMSS will be hosting a blood drive. The Future Blood Donor program educates middle school students on what it means to be a blood donor and what it takes to recruit donors. Each advisory will be competing to see who can sign up the most adults to donate. The forms have been sent home, but if you would like to make an appointment and haven't seen the form, it is attached below. Please make plans to donate and show your student what it means to help save a life.

5th and 6th Grade Team Award Programs

Each team will celebrate the academic successes of their students during an end-of-the year awards program. The date and time of each team awards assembly is listed below. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

May 20

8:30 am - Team 5-1

9:45 am - Team 5-2

1:30 pm - Team 5-3

May 21

8:30 am - Team 5-4

9:45 am - Team 5-5

May 22

8:30 am - Team 6-1

9:45 am - Team 6-2

1:30 pm - Team 6-3

May 23

8:30 am - Team 6-4

9:45 am - Team 6-5

Fifth Grade FUNdamentals Night

APRIL 24, 2014

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Cabot Middle School South faculty and staff want to welcome our new students and their parents to the Middle School South Family. We would like to give you a tour of our building and allow you to meet our principals and teachers. Join us as we "assign" you a team and allow you to rotate through classrooms in the building to prepare you to be a 5th grader.

For parents bringing siblings, there will be a supervised play area where your children will be taken care of while you tour the building with your incoming 5th grader. At the end of the evening, there will be a question and answer session and refreshments in the cafeteria. We look forward to seeing you on April 24th!

4th Grade Step - Up

We are excited to host the incoming 4th Graders from our elementaries. During their visit, the 4th graders will have a meet and greet with the Principal and Assistant Principals to answers questions, visit classes in session, take a tour of the gyms, and a walk through of the cafeteria.

Tuesday, April 29 - Stagecoach, Mountain Springs, & Northside

Wednesday, April 30 - Westside

Thursday, May 1 - Southside and Eastside

Friday, May 8 - Central

Calendar of Events


Friday, April 18 - Benchmark Incentive Celebration

Wednesday, April 23 - Blood Drive (1pm - 6pm)

Thursday, April 24 - BOAT Incentive for 3rd Nine Weeks (during the school day)

Thursday, April 24 - 5th Grade Fundamentals for incoming 4th Graders (5:30pm - 7pm)

Monday, April 28 - 5th Grade Track and Field Day at CHS Track

Tuesday, April 29 - 6th Grade Track and Field Day at CHS Track

Tuesday, April 29 - 5th Grade PRIDE Ceremony (10:15am - 12:00pm)


Tuesday, May 20 & Wednesday, May 21 - 5th Grade Award Programs

Thursday, May 22 & Friday, May 23 - 6th Grade Award Programs

Monday, May 26 - No School


Monday, June 2 - 2:00 dismissal

Tuesday, June 3 - 2:00 dismissal

Wednesday, June 4 - 2:00 dismissal - Last Day of School for Students