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Clinton Middle School Newsletter - November 11, 2022

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, November 11 - School Picture Purchases Due, (online purchases only)

Monday, November 14 - Basketball Scrimmage Fundraiser, 5:00pm in the Big Gym

Tuesday, November 15 - Hat Day Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 15 - Make Up Picture Day

Thursday, November 17 - Photography Club & Anime Club Field Trip to Greenville

Saturday, November 19 - Vex Robotics Tournament, 8:00am @ Clinton Middle School

Saturday, November 19 - Turkey Trot, 9:00am @ Clinton High School

Monday, November 21 - Interim Reports Sent Home

November 23-25 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Holiday)

Tuesday, December 6 - Winter MAP Testing

Thursday, December 8 - Winter MAP Testing

AWESOME ART

Our amazing art teacher, Ms. Hellman, has been working on a website to showcase some of her student's artwork. The website is a type of digital portfolio of the classes and lessons she teaches. She plans to add new projects and images the year progresses. Click on the link to check out some of the AWESOME ART that our students have created. Way to go, Wildcats!

SCHOOL PICTURES

School picture proofs were sent home with students on Monday, October 31. Purchases are due today, Friday, November 11 and they must be purchased online only.

TURKEY TROT

Clinton High School Turkey Trot 2022


When: November 19, 2022

Where: Clinton High School

Time: 5K-9:00 AM 1 Mile Fun Run 10:45 AM

Awards: 11:30 AM


Cost: 5K-$25.00 1 Mile Fun Run-$10.00


Click on the link to sign up for the Turkey Trot!

NOMINATIONS for the CMS PAWS AWARDS

Each month, Clinton Middle School uses stakeholder feedback for our PAWS Award. This is given to any Clinton Middle School staff member who is recommended because of (1) their Positively contributing to our school, (2) their Affirmation of others, (3) their Willingness to go the extra mile, and (4) their Servant attitude. Recipients of the award are recognized by Clinton Middle School with a certificate and gift card! Those who nominate the monthly recipient are also given a prize! To nominate a person for the PAWS Award, simply click on the link.

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8th GRADE ACTIVITIES

We are excited to offer 8th Grade Activities for students who successfully complete middle school in May. The events include a Promotion Ceremony (8th Grade Graduation), a Promotion Cookout, a Promotion Party/Dance, and an 8th Grade trip to Carowinds. At this point, all 8th graders are eligible to participate in all of these events, however they must maintain their eligibility by upholding behavior and academic standards that we outlined with all 8th graders yesterday. When 8th grade students violate our expectations, they are assigned points and as they earn points, they lose the privilege of participating in activities. Throughout the course of the year, students will accumulate points for disciplinary infractions. The consequences for accumulating points are outlined below:


  • 20 points = Cannot go on the trip to Carowinds

  • 25 points = Cannot go on the trip to Carowinds or attend the 8th Grade Party/Dance

  • 30 points = Cannot go to Carowinds, or attend the Party/Dance and Cookout

  • 35 points = Cannot attend any of the activities including the Promotion Ceremony


Please note the number of points student will receive for certain infractions:


  • ISS = same points as the number of days
  • OSS = double points as the number of days

  • All other infractions are at the discretion of the Administrators

  • Any failing grade in any class on a report card = 5 points for each class


Hopefully, all of our students will be able to participate in all of these exciting events as we look forward to a successful year!

SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR

Click on the link to view the 2022-2023 school year schedule.

MOBILE PHONE POLICY

Students should know that cell phones, headphones, earbuds (for non-academic purposes), and other similar devices cannot be visible and should be placed out of sight upon entering Clinton Middle School. These devices are not allowed at any time that students are in the building between the hours of 7:30am and 3:45pm. Students who violate this policy will receive consequences and repeat offenders will receive out of school suspensions. Please review this policy with your child. Parents should know that if they need to communicate a message to a student at Clinton Middle School, they may do so by calling (864) 833-0807.

PHYSICAL ALTERCATIONS at SCHOOL

Fights and all other physical altercations pose a very serious threat to students and staff members. Maintaining a safe environment for everyone is our top priority. Effective immediately, any student involved in a fight or physical altercation will be suspended from school for a minimum of 10 days and will automatically be recommended for expulsion. Additionally, any student that instigates a fight or physical altercation will face the same consequence of 10 days of out of school suspension and will also be recommended for expulsion. Please keep in mind that students can receive these same consequences for making threats against others. All of this has been communicated to students repeatedly since the first day of school.