The Weekly Buzz

A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School

VOLUME 4, NUMBER 29: January 1, 2023

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Students Return to School on Friday, January 6, 2023

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CMS Athletics Updates

Make-Up Cheerleading Meeting

The make-up meeting for families of girls wishing to try out for cheerleading at Corner Middle School will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2023 in the CMS Library at 3:45 PM. At least one parent or guardian of any girl wishing to try out for the squad must attend this mandatory meeting. If you attended the first meeting in December, you do not have to attend this one. There will be no other meetings held.

2023 CMS & CHS Baseball and Softball Schedules Released

The coaching staffs of the Corner Middle School and Corner High School baseball and softball teams have released their 2023 schedules. They are below in picture and PDF formats.


In order to assist your planning, we encourage you to pencil these into your calendars as inclement weather, field conditions, umpire availability, and other factors often force the cancelation or change of dates in the spring sports calendar. In addition, there will be games most likely added to the middle school softball and baseball schedules due to the cancellation of baseball and softball programs in area schools. We will update schedules as that information becomes available.


Please make plans to come out and support these young ladies and young men as they compete for county, area, regional, and state titles in 2023!

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January 2023 Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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CMS Calendar for the Week of January 2, 2023 - January 8, 2023

Monday, January 2, 2023


  • School Closed for Students - Winter Break


Tuesday, January 3, 2023


  • School Closed for Students - Winter Break
  • Teacher Work Day


Wednesday, January 4, 2023


  • School Closed for Students - Winter Break
  • Professional Learning Day (Local) for Teachers


Thursday, January 5, 2023


  • School Closed for Students - Winter Break
  • Professional Learning Day (District) for Teachers
  • CMS Cheerleading (2023) Make-Up Cheer Tryout Parent Meeting 3:45
  • CHS Basketball at Dora 4:30 / 5:45 / 7:00


Friday, January 6, 2023


  • Students Return to Corner Middle School
  • First Day of Second Semester


Saturday, January 7, 2023


  • Enjoy Your Day Doing Something for Yourself, with Family and Friends, at Home . . . or Do Nothing at All!
  • Corner Community Park Activities


Sunday, January 8, 2023


  • Enjoy Your Day Worshiping, Relaxing, and/or Having Fun with Family and Friends!

Looking Ahead to Important School Dates

In order to assist you with your planning, please make note of the following dates. Remember, however, dates for all events/activities are subject to change due to inclement weathers, health restrictions, or other events which may force cancellation or re-scheduling.


Monday, January 9, 2023 iReady Middle-of-Year Diagnostic - Math

Monday, January 9, 2023 Report Cards Go Home

Monday, January 9, 2023 7th and 8th Grade Robotics Practice

Monday, January 9, 2023 CMS Debate Team Practice

Monday, January 9, 2023 CMS Basketball at Irondale

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 iReady Middle-of-Year Diagnostic - Math

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Report Cards Go Home

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 5th and 6th Grade Robotics Practice

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Minor at CMS Basketball

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 CHS Bowling at Rebel Roll (Vestavia Bowl)

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 Fultondale at CHS Basketball

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 First Priority in CMS Library

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 iReady Middle-of-Year Diagnostic - Math

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 CHS Bowling at Oak Mountain Lanes v. Pleasant Grove

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Oak Grove at CHS Wrestling (In-School Meet)

Thursday, January 12, 2023 iReady Middle-of-Year Diagnostic - Reading

Thursday, January 12, 2023 5th and 6th Grade Robotics at North Jefferson Competition

Thursday, January 12, 2023 Rudd at CMS Basketball

Thursday, January 12, 2023 CHS Wrestling at Regional Competition

Thursday, January 12, 2023 St. Clair County at CHS Basketball

Friday, January 13, 2023 iReady Middle-of-Year Diagnostic - Reading

Friday, January 13, 2023 CMS Organization Picture Day

Friday, January 13, 2023 CHS Basketball at Fayette County

Monday, January 16, 2023 Schools Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 16, 2023 CHS Wrestling at Jefcoed County Tournament at McAdory

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 iReady Middle-of-Year Diagnostic - Reading

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 5th and 6th Grade Robotics Practice

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 7th and 8th Grade Science Olympiad Competition

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 7th and 8th Grade Robotics at North Jefferson Competition

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Pleasant Grove at CMS Basketball

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 CHS Wrestling at St. Clair County Duals

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 CHS Basketball at Oak Grove

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 First Priority in CMS Library

Thursday, January 19, 2023 CMS Basketball at McAdory

Thursday, January 19, 2023 CHS Bowling at Regions Seeding (Tuscaloosa)

Thursday, January 19, 2023 Cleveland at CHS Basketball

Friday, January 20, 2023 CHS Bowling at Regions Seeding (Tuscaloosa)

Saturday, January 21, 2023 Jefcoed Middle School Basketball Tournament at P. Grove

Saturday, January 21, 2023 5th and 6th Grade Robotics Team at Cordova Competition

Saturday, January 21, 2023 CHS Wrestling at Jasper Invitational

Monday, January 23, 2023 7th and 8th Grade Robotics Practice

Monday, January 23, 2023 CMS Debate Team Practice

Monday, January 23, 2023 Jefcoed Middle School Basketball Tournament at P. Grove

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 CMS Debate at Samford University Debate Competition

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 5th and 6th Grade Robotics Practice

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Jefcoed Middle School Basketball Tournament at P. Grove

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 CHS Wrestling at Springville Duals

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Sumiton Christian at CHS Basketball

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 First Priority in CMS Library

Thursday, January 26, 2023 5th & 6th Grade Robotics Team at North Jefferson Competition

Thursday, January 26, 2023 Jefcoed Middle School Basketball Tournament at P. Grove

Thursday, January 26, 2023 CHS Basketball v. Fultondale at Tarrant High School

Thursday, January 26, 2023 CHS Bowling at State Seeding at Gadsden

Thursday, January 26, 2023 Shelby County and Hayden at CHS Wrestling

Friday, January 27, 2023 CHS Bowling at State Tournament at Gadsden

Friday, January 27, 2023 CHS Basketball at Carbon Hill

Saturday, January 28, 2023 CHS Wrestling Host Ken Gleaton Duals

Saturday, January 28, 2023 Miss CHS Yellow Jacket Pageant

Monday, January 30, 2023 ACCESS for ELL Test Administration

Monday, January 30, 2023 7th and 8th Grade Robotics Team Practice

Monday, January 30, 2023 CMS Debate Team Practice

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 ACCESS for ELL Test Administration

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 5th and 6th Grade Robotics Practice

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 7th and 8th Grade Robotics Team at North Jefferson Competition

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 Hanceville at CHS Basketball

Friday, February 3, 2023 Miss CMS Beauty Pageant Practice at CHS

Saturday, February 4, 2023 Miss CMS Beauty Pageant at CHS

Monday, February 6, 2023 CMS Cheerleading Tryout Clinic

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 CMS Cheerleading Tryout Clinic

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 CMS Cheerleading Tryout Clinic

Thursday, February 9, 2023 CMS Cheerleading Tryout Clinic

Friday, February 10, 2023 CMS Cheerleading Tryouts

Corner Middle School

Our Mission


Corner Middle School is committed to empowering our students as they build a foundation for college, career, and community success in a nurturing environment.


Our Vision


Our vision at Corner Middle School is to ensure our students are academically, emotionally, and socially prepared for challenges they may encounter in the next phases of their lives.


Our Beliefs

Corner Middle School believes we will accomplish our Mission and Vision in serving our community of learners by:


- Loving, encouraging, and inspiring our students and each other in our daily interactions.

- Utilizing highly-effective instruction and a challenging curriculum.

- Meeting the needs of diverse learners in order to prepare them for college and entry into a career pathway.

- Partnering with the community.

- Cultivating student leaders.

- Integrating technology into all areas of learning.