CMS Parent Update

February 24, 2023

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CMS Families

CMS Families,

Despite a cold day, the snow did not prevent us from having our first JA in a Day event this year for 6th graders. A HUGE THANK YOU to Courtney Erminio, Sara Vavrik, and The Middlefield Banking Company. Courtney took lead and organized every volunteer from Middlefield Banking for BOTH days. Sara is a manager of learning experiences for Junior Achievement and helped coordinate the new class structure this year and has been meeting with us since the summer to plan an experience for all four-grade levels. Our volunteers brought the energy and spent the entire day at CMS teaching 6 lessons!

Students are not allowed to be on their cell phones throughout the school day. If your child wants to contact their parent/guardian, they can use the office phone or their cell phone IN THE MAIN OFFICE. Several students have been accessing their cell phones in the bathroom for various reasons (social media, pictures, responding to text messages). If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact Mr. Tomco or Ms. Paroubek.

It is important for CMS to reflect on current building practices. Please take a moment to fill out the brief survey linked below.

LAST CHANCE to order CAVS tickets!! Click the link below!

Enjoy your weekend.

-Mr. Tomco


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OMEA District 7 Honors Band

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Olivia Kennedy, Lena Bielata, and Daniel Mowry. These three 7th graders are playing TONIGHT at the Mentor Autorium as members of the OMEA District Honors Band. This band consists of other 7/8 graders from different districts.

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7th Grade Scheduling for Chardon High School-UPDATED

The last event before finalizing 7th graders' schedules for next year will take place NEXT WEDNESDAY, March 01. A big THANK YOU Mr. Murray, Mr. Higham, Ms. Pavlic, Ms. Tupaz, and Mrs. Patterson for their informative and detailed presentation to the parents this past week. The link to the presentation and slide show is posted below.

7th Grade Scheduling Timeline:

Mar. 1st, 2023

  • CHS 8th Grade Counselor Mrs. Tupaz and CMS Counselor Mrs. Stuart will meet with Social Studies classes in the LGIR to guide students in scheduling course requests in Infinite Campus. *Students need to have their scheduling worksheets completed and available.*
  • Core 1 (8:05-9:07)
  • Core 2 (9:10-10:12)
  • Core 3 (11:00-11:44 and 12:33-12:54)
  • Core 4 (12:57-1:58)


Sources of Strength

The Chardon Local School District Board of Education recently approved the piloting of Sources of Strength, an evidence-based curriculum designed to help students build on their strengths and recognize the positive forces in their lives that help them manage difficulties, build resilience, and build meaningful connections. Please find a letter to parents/guardians with more information below.

At CMS the program will be piloted in only 5th and 6th grades between now and the end of the school year, with the plan to expand next year after reviewing the impact. So far, students have played games with their advisory groups, discussed their strengths, and learned so much about their classmates in the initial practice lessons they participated in.

The website for Sources of Strength can be found HERE. Questions about the program here at CMS can be directed to Kate Collins in the counseling office or

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Kindness Week

A display of several positive messages and coloring images from Random Acts of Kindness week.
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G-TV Chardon Events Page


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PTO Information

Upcoming Events/Save the Date

Fri. 3/10-- 6th/7th Grade Glow Party

Sat. 4/15-- Light Up the Night Reverse Raffle at Fowler's Mill Golf Course benefitting CMS Stem Lab


Back by popular demand is the CMS CAVS PTO NIGHT! Join us on Sunday, March 26th vs Houston Rockets. Come out and cheer on our Cleveland Cavaliers! Click the banner below to purchase tickets online. ALL TICKETS are purchased from the link.


February 25: 5th Grade GCTM Competition @ CMS

March 01: PTO Meeting, Band Concert

March 22: 4th Grade Music Program

March 26: CAVS PTO Night

March 27-31: Spring Break