Clinton Middle School Newsletter - December 10, 2021


Monday, December 13 - Girls and Boys Basketball Games, 5:00pm at Northside

Friday, December 17 - NO SCHOOL (See Article Below)

December 20-31 - Winter Vacation

January 3 - No School, Teacher Work Day

January 4 - School Resumes for Students


According to our current calendar, Friday, December 17 is scheduled as a half-day for students. Students should not report to school on this day unless contacted by the school. This half day will be used for students who have not completed all first semester assignments. Prior to this day, District 56 will ask students to complete an online learning assignment to determine how we might better meet the needs of students as we go into second semester. Teachers will work with all students to complete this online learning assignment. Students needing to report to school on Friday, December 17 will be contacted by the school principal.


When we return from the Winter Vacation, we will begin the process of distributing new chromebooks to students. We will collect their current chromebooks and chargers and provide them with a new device and charger. Student who do not return their chromebook along with the charger will not receive the new technology until they do so. Students that have outstanding fees due will not get a new device until all fees are paid in full. The technology agreements signed at the beginning of the year will still be in effect. Please contact our Media Specialist, Jana Wood at if you have questions.


On Wednesday night, the Lady Wildcats played Wright Middle School where they secured their first regular season win of the year by a score of 20-17. The Lady Wildcats started off strong and took the lead immediately with key points scored by Nah’Shia Wright and Kemaria Shelton. Defensively, Kaylee Suber played well in the post and stopped many girls from Wright from scoring. Amirah Hill also played a significant role defensively by boxing out and gaining multiple rebounds. After coming back from half time, Arianna Reeves rose to the challenge and made spectacular strides in the game and clinched a Lady Wildcats victory with seconds left on the clock. We can’t wait to see how the season plays out for these girls! Great job, Lady Wildcats!

After the girl's game, the Clinton Middle School boys lost a tough game against a very athletic Wright Middle School team. Chris Boyd led the way in scoring with 10 points while Tre Aiken added 8. Angelo Cromer and Javen Cook gave the Wildcats a spark off the bench while Tre Aiken dominated the paint with 8 blocks. The Wildcats travel to Northside on Monday and the games begin at 5:00pm.


Today, some of our 6th grade students participated in a STEM Competition at Laurens High School. They had spent the last few weeks building catapults and testing them to maximize the distance and accuracy of their devices. Today, our school winners competed against students from other middle schools. Congratulations to Mrs. Underwood 's team, the Launchers! They came in 1st place in Distance. The students on this team were: Sayer Gunnoe, Aubree Tucker, Rylan Pate, and Isabella Collins. 2nd place in Accuracy was also a team from Mrs. Underwood's class. These team members were Alex Lopez, Jamarria Tribble, Victor Shiflet, and Keylani Walker. Way to go, Wildcats!


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Last night our band and chorus performed in front of a live audience in the new gym. The students did a marvelous job as they performed a wide variety of songs including holiday tunes. They sounded great wand we appreciate their talents! Special thanks go to our band director, Hugh Pace and our chorus director, Amy Link, for preparing our students so well! Beautiful job, Wildcats!