Colt Corner


October 5, 2017

Dear Colts,

What a short yet full week at CMS! Tonight CMS staff and students have various events going on like volleyball games, our band fall social, and the 6th grade demo choir concert all in one night. Tonight's schedule is a perfect example of the steady stream of activity for secondary campuses such as CMS. We will continue to find ways to capture and involve as many students as possible and are thankful for the many staff members that put in extra time beyond the academic school day to invest in our students. As a reminder, our students are off tomorrow and Monday. We hope all of our Colts enjoy their four-day weekend!


David Arencibia, Ed.D.

CMS Principal

Facebook: Colleyville Middle School

Twitter: @CmsColts

#TeamCMS - #cmscelebrates - #CMSstrengths


Next week during Advisory our students will be taking the math Istation test, along with the reading one the following week. Headphones are needed for these benchmark tests. Please ensure your child has a set of headphones for use. Thank you!

CMS, did you know?

Excerpt from a parent email received this past week:

"One of the reasons we made the official move to Colleyville is so they [children] could get the most from an exceptional district... The way she [teacher] lets these kids really learn the material and improve their grade is absolutely the best teaching I have ever seen. I LOVE her [teacher] for caring so much for (my child). The smile on (my child's) face when he fixes his mistakes is the best thing I have seen in years...

Quote from the feedback on Thought Exchange:

They [students] should all feel included by all of the teachers and staff! Students should never feel like they are not as important as other students in any area of the school.

School success Teachers should build relationships with students and targeted learning that benefits each student.

Counselor Corner

Week of October 9 – October 13, 2017


We have completed the Signs of Suicide program for all grades. Please ask your child what they have learned. The below acronym will be used throughout the school year.

A: Acknowledge the problem;

C: Care. Let the person know you care; and

T: Tell a responsible adult.

Counselors will also discuss the difference between sadness and depression.

PLAY IT SAFE VIDEOS for 6th and 7th

November 10 – 7th Grade – Play It Safe – Can’t Take It Back

November 17 – 6th Grade – Play It Safe – It’s Harassment

February 16 – 7th Grade – Play It Safe – Abuse of Power

March 2 – 6th Grade – Play It Safe – Survivors of Abuse


This is the schedule of CMS counselor guidance lessons for October:

October 5 – 7th Grade – Play It Safe – Healthy Relationships

October 11 – 6th Grade Girls PE Continuing Self Image and Self-Improvement

October 12 – 8th Grade Guidance – 4 year Plan

October 18 – 6th Grade Boys PE Continuing Self Image and Self-Improvement


October 24 – Mix It Up Lunch

October 25 – Wear Orange for Unity Day


The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke Tip) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. Duke Tip’s talent searches serve as the entry point to academic benefits and programs for gifted and talented students in grades 4-12. For more information, click here:

Parents may directly enroll their child online using the link above or via paper applications at any time during the enrollment period, September 15 – January 31. Fees are paid only once, and need-based financial aid is available. Students must have attained a qualifying test score at or above the 95th percentile on at least one accepted subtest area of a grade-level standardized achievement test (Stanford or Iowa Test of Basic Skills), or achieved a score of a 125 or above on an aptitude test (OLSAT, CoGAT, NNAT) or mental ability test (IQ test such as WISC), or met the Duke approved score on a state criterion-referenced test (STAAR). A school code will be provided on the Duke Tip website during the enrollment process.

Krystal McCure – Counselor A-K – 817-305-4916

Leslie Walden – Counselor L-Z – 817-305-4917

Shari Vanderwork – Registrar – 817-305-4955

Tips from Nurse Martin

Click here for the Newsletter


October 6 - Student Holiday

October 9 - Student Holiday

October 9 - CMS Choir - All Region Audition Workshop - CHHS - 1:00 - 4:00 pm

October 10 - Make-up Picture Day

October 10 - 7th Grade Football - Schedule here

October 11 - PSAT - 8th Grade

October 12 - 7th & 8th Grade Volleyball - Schedule here

October 13 - Future Panther Night - Mustang Panther Stadium -

CMS Band 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, CMS Choir 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

#TeamCMS #cmscelebrates #CMSstrengths

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