The Weekly Buzz

A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School

VOLUME 4, NUMBER 18: September 11, 2022

A promise made . . . We Will Never Forget! Happy Patriots' Day!

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Student Progress Data Sent Home on Friday, September 9th

Last Friday, your student was given a colored-folder that contained the following information:

  • Mid-Nine Weeks Progress Report for the 1st Quarter
  • Spring 2022 ACAP Summative Assessment Student Home Report
  • Fall 2022 iReady Math Diagnostic Parent Report
  • Fall 2022 iReady Reading Diagnostic Parent Report
  • 2022-2023 Jefcoed Attendance Flyer

Please take a moment to review these multiple progress tools that communicate your student's progress as we head toward the end of the first quarter. If you have any questions about how to read the information, please feel free to contact us at the school at 205-379-3230.

5th/6th Grade Science Olympiad Sign Ups This Week

CMS 5th and 6th Grade Science Olympiad sponsor, Madison Green, has announced that sign ups for the elementary team will be this week. Students interested in receiving information on trying out for the 2022-2023 team should sign up no later than the end of the day on Thursday. The sign-up sheet will be outside Mrs. Green's classroom door.

September is Attendance Awareness Month

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Homecoming Activities Wrap Up This Week

Students, teachers, and staff closed out last week participating in the first of three days of Homecoming Week activities at Corner Middle School. We close out those activities on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

Monday, September 12, 2022

  • Jacket Pride Day -- Wear Your Black and Gold
  • Pep Rally at 2:00 in the Competition Gym (Homecoming King Announced)
  • Homecoming Football Game at 5:00 vs. Bankhead Middle School
  • Crowning of the Homecoming Queen in between CMS and JV Football Games

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

  • Faculty - Student Dodge Ball Game 2:00
  • Homecoming Dance in Competition Gym 6:00 - 8:00. Admission is $5.00. Concessions will be sold.

CMS Families should pick your students up by 8:00 from the dance. Students not picked up in a timely fashion may be excluded from future dances. We look forward to everyone participating in this week's activities.

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A Message from Our Superintendent . . .

Please take a moment to watch Jefferson County Superintendent, Dr. Walter Gonsoulin's message to families, students, teachers, and staff that was sent out at the end of the week.
Update from Dr. Gonsoulin 9/9/22

CMS Calendar for the Week of September 12, 2022 - September 19, 2022

Monday, September 12, 2022

  • iReady Training with Grade Level Teams during Planning Time
  • Homecoming Pep Rally 2:00
  • CMS Robotics Practice (7th/8th Grade) 3:00
  • CMS Volleyball at North Jefferson Middle School
  • 9th Grade Volleyball at Southside Gadsden
  • Bankhead Middle School at CMS Football 5:00
  • Cordova at JV Football 7:00

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

  • CMS Faculty / Student Dodgeball Game 2:00
  • CMS Robotics Practice (5th/6th Grade) 3:00
  • CMS Cross Country Meet at CMS 3:30
  • CHS Cross Country at Minor
  • CHS Volleyball at Dora
  • CMS Homecoming Dance in Competition Gym 6:00

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

  • First Priority Leadership Team Meeting in Library 7:25
  • Wellness Flu Clinic 8:30-10:30 at CMS
  • Wellness Flu Clinic 12:30-2:30 at CHS
  • Professional Learning Afternoon 3:20 (TABs Training/ATOT)
  • CMS Volleyball at Irondale 4:30
  • 9th Grade Volleyball at James Clemens

Thursday, September 15, 2022

  • CMS Fall Athletic Pictures 1:30
  • CMS Cross Country Practice 3:00
  • West Point at CMS Volleyball 4:30
  • 9th Grade Volleyball at Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa
  • CHS Volleyball at Hayden 4:30
  • FAFSA Parent Night at CHS 6:00

Friday, September 16, 2022

  • School Picture Orders Due
  • August Attendance Celebration 2:00 in Courtyard
  • Dora at CHS Football 7:00

Saturday, September 17, 2022

  • Corner Community Park Activities
  • 9th Grade Volleyball at Buckhorn Tournament
  • JV Volleyball at Boaz Tournament
  • Penn State at Auburn
  • Louisiana-Monroe at Alabama
  • Georgia Southern at UAB
  • Samford at Tennessee Tech
  • Jacksonville State at Tulsa
  • Austin Peay at Alabama A&M
  • UNA at Chattanooga
  • Troy at Appalachian State
  • Enjoy Your Day Doing Something for Yourself, with Family and Friends, at Home . . . or Do Nothing at All!

Sunday, September 18, 2022

  • 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 weather, COVID-19 restrictions, or other events which may force cancellation or re-scheduling.

Monday, September 19, 2022 CMS Football at Sumiton 5:00

Monday, September 19, 2022 JV Football at Sumiton 7:00

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 7th and 8th Grade PBIS Meeting

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Principals’ Meeting with Dr. Gonsoulin 8:30

Thursday, September 22, 2022 Jefcoed Board Meeting 10:00

Thursday, September 22, 2022 CMS Volleyball at Oneonta with Hayden

Friday, September 23, 2022 Jefferson County Middle School Volleyball Tournament

Friday, September 23, 2022 CHS Football at Fultondale 7:00

Saturday, September 24, 2022 Jefferson County Middle School Volleyball Tournament

Saturday, September 24, 2022 Missouri at Auburn

Saturday, September 24, 2022 Vanderbilt at Alabama

Saturday, September 24, 2022 Western Carolina at Samford

Saturday, September 24, 2022 Point University at Birmingham-Southern

Saturday, September 24, 2022 Jacksonville State at Nicholls College

Saturday, September 24, 2022 Marshall at Troy

Saturday, September 24, 2022 Tarleton State at UNA

Monday, September 26, 2022 CMS Football at Oneonta 5:00

Monday, September 26, 2022 CHS Volleyball at Cullman

Monday, September 26, 2022 JV Football at Oneonta 7:00

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 7th and 8th Grade Data Meeting

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 CMS Cross Country at CMS

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 CHS Cross Country at CHS

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 CHS Volleyball at Hueytown

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 CHS Marching Band at Sparks in the Park

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Nominate September Students of the Month

Wednesday September 28, 2022 See You at the Pole 7:30

Wednesday September 28, 2022 CILT Meeting

Thursday, September 29, 2022 5th and 6th Grade Data Meeting

Thursday, September 29, 2022 CHS Volleyball at Fultondale

Thursday, September 29, 2022 CMS Connects – Session #2

Friday, September 30, 2022 PBIS Drawing #2

Friday, September 30, 2022 CMS Middle School Band Night at CHS 3:00

Friday, September 30, 2022 Northside at CHS Football 7:00

Saturday, October 1, 2022 LSU at Auburn

Saturday, October 1, 2022 Alabama at Arkansas

Saturday, October 1, 2022 UAB at Rice

Saturday, October 1, 2022 Samford at Furman

Saturday, October 1, 2022 Birmingham-Southern at Berry College

Saturday, October 1. 2022 Kennesaw State at Jacksonville State

Saturday, October 1, 2022 Troy at Western Kentucky

Monday, October 3, 2022 Celebrate National Custodian’s Day (10/2)

Monday, October 3, 2022 CMS Football at Hayden 5:00

Monday, October 3, 2022 JV Football at Hayden 7:00

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 Opportunity Day at CHS

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 SDQs Completed and Students Ranked

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 5th - 8th Grade PBIS Meeting (during Prep Periods)

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 Recognize September Students of the Month

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 PBIS Leadership Team Meeting

Thursday, October 6, 2022 Central Office Administrators’ Meeting 8:30

Friday, October 7, 2022 End of First Quarter

Friday, October 7, 2022 Monthly Birthday Celebration

Friday, October 7, 2022 PBIS Scavenger Hunt 8th Grade (10 Buzz Bucks Required) 2:00

Friday, October 7, 2022 Oak Grove at CHS Football 7:00 (Homecoming)

Saturday, October 8, 2022 Auburn at Georgia

Saturday, October 8, 2022 Texas A&M at Alabama

Saturday, October 8, 2022 Middle Tennessee at UAB

Saturday, October 8, 2022 Wofford at Samford

Saturday, October 8, 2022 Southern Miss at Troy

Saturday, October 8, 2022 UNA at Kennesaw State

Monday, October 10, 2022 eLearning Day at CMS

Monday, October 10, 2022 Secondary COMP (Day #3) at COB 8:30-3:00

Monday, October 10, 2022 Input PLP Evidence into Teaching Effectiveness

Monday, October 10, 2022 PBIS Virtual Meeting 8:00-11:30

Monday, October 10, 2022 Teachers Work in Classrooms 1:00-3:00

Monday, October 10, 2022 Athletic Department Meeting

Monday, October 10, 2022 CMS Football at Oak Grove 5:00

Monday, October 10, 2022 Corner Theatre Academy Booster Meeting 6:00

Monday, October 10, 2022 JV Football at Oak Grove 7:00

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 7th and 8th Grade PST

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 PLA (Faculty CIP Review)

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 National Stop Bullying Day

Thursday, October 13, 2022 Check PLPs for Evidence

Tuesday, October 13, 2022 5th and 6th Grade PST

Thursday, October 13, 2022 Jefcoed Board Committee Meeting 10:00

Thursday, October 13, 2022 CMS Connects Session #3

Friday, October 14, 2022 Career Day at CMS

Friday, October 14, 2022 CHS Football at Curry 7:00

Saturday, October 15, 2022 CHS Marching Band at Pinson Valley Marching Festival

Saturday, October 15, 2022 Auburn at Ole Miss

Saturday, October 15, 2022 Alabama at Tennessee

Saturday, October 15, 2022 Charlotte at UAB

Saturday, October 15, 2022 Millsaps College at Birmingham-Southern

Saturday, October 15, 2022 Jacksonville State vs. UNA in Madison

Saturday, October 15, 2022 Texas State at Troy (HC)

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.