T-Bolt Newsletter

May 2019

From the Principal

Thank you for all of the support you have given to the Teachers here at CMS. Teacher Appreciation Week has been a good time to pause and reflect on just how much our staff does for the students at CMS. They go way beyond just education in the classroom. We are very blessed to have a supportive and willing staff.


They are the reason we are here. We held the last concert of the year and it turned out to be very entertaining. Vocal music had several combinations of students with a variety of songs. Students did a good job of presenting the music and keeping the flow going. The instrumental concert had several combos, large groups, and the ever-popular Thunderbeats. Good times.

Track season- another story with the weather. We have had to jumble track meet, move practices and try to keep the momentum going. Currently waiting on the decision on when and where to have the League meet. Fingers crossed the weather cooperates.

Each grade level is in the works of planning for the end of the year activities. 7th grade has assembled an amazing group of volunteers, vendors and professionals for their “Down on the Farm” day. Former teacher Traci Wilson that now owns Rock Creek Lodge has graciously allowed us to use the property for the day and is 100% involved with the planning. May 10th is the field trip- if your schedule allows please join them at Rock Creek Lodge. 8th grade is busy with the planning of the color war, staff/student games, promotion practice, and other fun things. Busy busy time!!!

Overall this year has been one that students have shown tremendous growth, not only with academics but with their personal development. We have enjoyed working with each one and are ready to press the reset button for preparation of next school year. Thank you for your support throughout the year.

It’s a Great day to be a T-Bird.

CMS Important Dates

May 10th- 7th-grade Day on the Farm

May 15th- 8th-grade Promotion Practice at CHS

May 17th- Last day for 8th-grade, Reward Day

May 20th- 6th-grade visit to CMS

May 20th- 7 pm 8th-grade Promotion

May 20th- 9-11 pm 8th-grade Promotion Party at Chicken N Pickle

May 21st- 8:20 am 7th-grade Academic Awards

May 21st- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL Dismissal at 1 pm

Reminders for 8-grade Parents

As the end of the school year nears, students and staff are busy wrapping-up projects and getting ready for Promotion.

Below are highlights of what’s coming in the next two weeks. If you have any questions, check-in with your student, then email any 8th-grade teacher or call 778-1470.


Promotion practice will take place at CHS the morning of May 16th. Students will return to

CMS for lunch and afternoon classes. If your student has an appointment and/or might be that morning, please call the office at 778-1470 to check where we are before coming to CMS!


Promotion will be held Monday, May 20th in the CHS Gymnasium at 7 pm. Students should report to the Turf Room no later than 6:30 pm. All fees must be paid prior to promotion in order to participate. Contact Emma Trier at CMS with any questions and to make payment.


We would like to issue a gentle reminder that all students are to wear black pants and their class t-shirt. Class t-shirts will be handed out on Thursday, May 16th. If your student is not dressed according to this policy, they will not be allowed to participate in the promotion ceremony. If acquiring black pants creates a hardship for your family, please see a teacher or administrator!

8th-grade Promotion Party!

The 8th-grade Promotion Party will be at Chicken N Pickle in Wichita.

Place: Chicken N Pickel 1240 N Greenwich Rd, Wichita

Date: May 20, 2019

Time: 9 pm- 11 pm

Transportation: Each family is responsible to get your student to and from Chicken and Pickel

Come and have FUN!

8th-grade Promotion

8th-grade promotion is May 20th at 7 pm at Circle High School. This is a special time of year for your 8th-grade students. To walk at the CMS 8th-grade promotion all fees MUST be paid by May 20th, the day of the promotion. Fees can be paid online on Efunds or by cash, check, credit card or money order at the Middle School office. You can check powerschool or call the office to see if you have any fees due. Please call if you have any questions or concerns.

Reminders for 7th-grade Parents

7th Grade Field Trip--Friday, May 10th

Parents should have received an informational email regarding the May 10th field trip for 7th grade. If students haven't turned in their $2.00 to Mr. Slane, it's due Wed. May 1st. Also, if students need a sack lunch fixed by the school, an email needs to be sent to Mrs. Wishart (swishart@usd375.org) or Ms. May (amay@usd375.org) also by Wed. May 1st.

Chromebook check-in for 7th-grade

For 7th-grade students who take their Chromebooks home--7th-grade will be checking in both Chromebooks and chargers on Monday, May 20. Students need to make sure they bring their charger with them that day. Students will be charged $45 if chargers aren't returned and $300 for Chromebooks that aren't returned.

End of the year note from the 7th-grade team

The end of the year is quickly approaching. Please encourage your student(s) to continue working in his/her classes and to finish the year strong. Thank you, 7th-grade parents, for sharing your sons and daughters with us this year. It's been a privilege to watch each of them adjust to life as a middle school student, balancing more responsibility, extra-curricular activities, academics, and navigating the social scene. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be a part of this.

Physical Night

We are hosting our physical Night on May 8th.

5:30-7 at the high school main office.

Physicals must be renewed after May 1 for 2019-20.

All are invited to attend who need a physical for the next school year.

Lunch Accounts

Please keep up to date on your kid's lunch accounts. Starting May 6th, no negative balances are allowed on your student's lunch account.

You can easily pay online at http://www.circleusd375.com/

Just go to Parent/Students and then click on Efunds Online Payment.

You can also come in and pay in the office anytime or send money to school with your student.

Library Books

All library books were due in the library on Monday, May 6th. There will be NO check out after that date. If you have not yet turned in your library book, please bring it in as soon as possible.