CCMS Parent Newsletter

May 2021

STAAR Testing

Eagle Families,


With STAAR testing season in full swing please remember the following:


  1. Per state mandate we are required to have students take their STAAR exams. There is not an exemption policy. If students are present at school on the day a test is administered or a make-up is offered they will be given the test.Test days are listed below.
  2. "Opting Out" absences on test or make-up days are unexcused.
  3. Unless it is specifically requested or mandated by committee decision students will take a paper version of the test.
  4. Students currently taking Algebra must take and pass their EOC as a part of their High School graduation plan.


Test dates are as follows:


  • May 6th - 8th Grade Science STAAR (No Make Up)

  • May 7th - 8th Grade Social Studies STAAR (No Make Up)

  • May 11th - 7th and 8th Math STAAR (May 13th & 14th Make-up)

  • May 12th - 7th and 8th ELA STAAR (May 13th & 14th Make-up)


Students testing online have the following additional make up days


  • Algebra - May 13th and 17th
  • Math - May 13th and 17th
  • ELA - May 14th and 18th
  • Science - May19th and 20th
  • Social Studies - May 21st and 24th


If you have any questions please feel free to contact your students' counselor.



Daniel Brown

Principal, Cedar Creek Middle School

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

8th Grade Science STAAR Exam

Thursday, May 6th, 8:30am

125 Voss Parkway

Cedar Creek, TX

8th Grade Social Studies STAAR Exam

Friday, May 7th, 8:30am

125 Voss Parkway

Cedar Creek, TX

7th & 8th Grade Math STAAR

Tuesday, May 11th, 8:30am

125 Voss Parkway

Cedar Creek, TX

7th & 8th Grade ELA STAAR Exam

Wednesday, May 5th, 9pm

125 Voss Parkway

Cedar Creek, TX

Spring Title I Parent Meeting

Wednesday, May 12th, 5:45pm

This is an online event.

All Library Books Due

Friday, May 14th, 8:30am

125 Voss Parkway

Cedar Creek, TX

Band Spring Show

Thursday, May 20th, 7:30pm

1401 Cedar Street

Bastrop, TX

Ticket required. Purchase information will be sent out closer to performance date.

Early Release - Last Day of School

Thursday, May 27th, 12:15pm

125 Voss Parkway

Cedar Creek, TX

Device Turn In

Thursday, May 27th, 8:30am

125 Voss Parkway

Cedar Creek, TX

Please return all devices checked out to your student.
Rising 9th Grade Parent Survey

Survey to guide parent and student interest in a possible BISD Virtual Academy for the 21-22 school year. This survey should be filled out by current 8th grade parents

End of Year Awards

A and A/B Honor Roll awards will be mailed home on May 27th.

CRCA Recruiting Video

Colorado River Collegiate Academy (CRCA) is Bastrop ISD's early college high school program. CRCA students have the opportunity to earn college credit starting their 9th grade year, and ,If successful, can potentially earn an Associates Degree upon graduating high school at the conclusion of their 12th grade year. If CRCA is of interest to you and your student, please use the following link to complete an application. Link: https://www.bisdtx.org/domain/2944
CRCA Recruitment Video Spring 2021

Tips for Online Learning


  1. Please have your child log into Google Classroom each and every day to access, complete, and submit assignments.
  2. He or she should also log into Zoom or Google Meet on time and ready to learn, able to participate in class discussion, interact with peers, and answer questions.
  3. Your student should have a dedicated learning space at home to the extent possible, dress appropriately for class, and follow online etiquette. We encourage them to have their microphones and video turned on during live lessons.
  4. And of course, all students should engage in learning and activities with academic honesty, whether online or onsite.

CCMS Athletics

Cedar Creek Middle School

Principal - Daniel Brown

Assistant Principal (A-Gom) - Natalie Bennight

Assistant Principal (Gon-Ors) - Elissa Adams

Assistant Principal (Ort-Z) - LaQuentin Thomas

7th Grade Counselor - Brady Honeycutt

8th Grade Counselor - Maggie McBride