Cartersville Middle School

The Hurricane Watch, October/November 2021

From the desk of Mr. Gibson

Fall activities are wrapping up and winter sports are around the corner. I would like to extend an invitation to all parents and students to attend and enjoy all CMS activities throughout the year. Parents, your support of CMS extracurricular activities is greatly appreciated.

Please continue to monitor your student’s academic progress by using the Cartersville City Schools App and the agenda. Students are charged with recording daily assignments and/or specific learning targets in their agenda every day.

Go Canes!

Mr. Gibson

CMS Spotlight

Upcoming Events

Fall MAP Testing

November 8th: Reading

November 9th: Math

November 10th: Language


Yearbooks are on sale right now for $40. You can see Mrs. Vest in the Art room 414 or click here to purchase yours today from Jostens.

Attention parents of 8th graders! Recognize your student's milestones and successes of their middle school career with a yearbook ad. Create and purchase your ad online by January 16th

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Red Ribbon Week

Hello CMS families! Your neighborhood friendly counselors would like to inform you about Red Ribbon Week and our next round of classroom guidance lessons. We will celebrate Red Ribbon Week from October 25th-29th. Our dress-up days are listed below. We will also have a Red Ribbon Week essay contest for students and prizes will be given. The submission deadline is Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Interested students can obtain more information from their ELA teachers. Please encourage your students to participate.

10/25 "Team up Against Drugs" (Wear your favorite team apparel)

10/26 "I'm 'Red'y to Say No" (Wear red)

10/27 "My Future is Bright without Drugs" (Wear neon/bright clothes)

10/28 "Drugs are Wacky" (Wear tacky/wacky clothes)

10/29 "Saying No is My Superpower!" (Wear a superhero shirt)

Classroom Guidance

Our classroom guidance lessons will vary by grade level. Eighth grade students will complete their YouScience assessments, which provide feedback on how their natural abilities can be applied in their daily lives and in their careers. Please contact Mrs. Weeks if you are interested in learning about your child’s YouScience results.

Dr. Jackson will be working with 7th grade students on their study, organization, and time management skills. While all counselors will incorporate information about the dangers/risks of substance abuse into these lessons, Mrs. Mero’s emphasis for 6th grade will be exclusively on this topic.

As always, if you have any concerns, please email your student’s counselor.

Go Canes!


Mrs. Tiffany Mero- 6th grade


Dr. Ashley Jackson- 7th grade


Mrs. Angie Weeks- 8th Grade


Lines From The Library

We are excited to once again offer to our students access to TeenBook Cloud, an online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books. You can read from any device without having to download or enter a password Just choose a book and start reading! TeenBook Cloud can be accessed in several different ways: through Clever, the school website under the Resources tab, the Library Media Center page, or through Destiny Discover.

As students begin to work on projects for school or are in need of trusted articles for class, take a look at Galileo. Galileo is Georgia’s virtual library, providing free online access to high-quality information resources. No fake news! Access ebooks, encyclopedias, magazines, primary sources, and other premier sources. You can find access to Galileo on the school’s website under the Resources tab, the Library Media Center page, and Destiny Discover. For home access, ask for the password in the library.

Extracurricular Activities


Congratulations to District Honor Chorus Singers:

Elyse Tindall, Maddox Key, Caris Roth, Mallory Nicklas, Bryce Barkley, Elic Carter, Smith Weaver, Ben Scott and Deion Winters

These students will rehearse and perform with a group of the best choral singers from all over NW GA on October 25th at Woodland HS.

Congratulations to Mrs. Karstensen and the CMS chorus for a wonderful performance at the first concert of the year on October 12!

Musical Theater

CMS Theatre is proud to present Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella! Performances will be December 3rd and 4th at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be $10.00 each and will be available at the door. Please come support our talented cast and crew!

CMS Robotics Team

The CMS Robotics Team has gotten off to a great start this season. They are working hard to prepare for the Regional Competition to be held in December. The theme for this year's game is Cargo Connect and focuses on transportation systems. The team will compete in four areas at the Region Tournament: Core Values, Robot Game, Robot Summary, and Innovation Project. We are excited to see all the team will accomplish this year!

For more information, contact Mrs. Cottongim:

Team News


The Lady Canes Volleyball teams wrapped up their seasons over fall break. The JV team finished the season with 16 wins and 6 losses and were crowned Region Champions. The Varsity team finished the season with 29 wins and 4 losses and were also crowned Region Champions. The 8th graders who will be heading to Cartersville High School next year will be greatly missed, but Coach Lundberg and Coach Bolen know that they will bring the success they had here and will contribute to the high school program right away. Lastly, we would like to thank all the girls and most importantly the parents for the time and dedication this season. GO CANES!!


Congratulations, to both the boy's and girl's CMS golf teams for winning their region tournaments. The boys were led by tournament low medalist, Bodie Brumlow, who shot a 43. The girls were led by tournament low medalist, Sophie Kim, who shot a 45, and low medalist runner-up, Lilly Cagle, who shot a 46. Great job, golf Canes!"


Head Coach: Antonio Agee

Assistant Coach: Shane McPherson:

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Girls Basketball Tryouts: October 25-26

  • Physicals must be turned in to the main office.
  • Practice will start October 27th
  • Direct questions to Coach Grimes:

Boys Basketball Tryout: October 25-26

  • Physicals must be turned in to the main office.
  • Practice will start October 27th
  • Direct questions to Coach Tobin:

Girls' Basketball November Schedule

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Boys' Basketball November Schedule

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Parent Information

Cartersville Middle School Student Handbook

A copy of the 2020-2021 student handbook is posted on our school's website. A link to the handbook can be found here:

Cartersville City Schools App

Cartersville City Schools now has an app. Parents can access their student's grades, class schedule, attendance, school calendars, social media posts, and lunch menus at the touch of a button. The app is available for both Apple and Android. For complete login info and details on how to customize the app to meet your family’s needs, click here

Free and Reduced Meals

  • All students will receive meals at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year. This a USDA funded, nationwide program that allows all students to eat for free. We are excited for this opportunity to serve high-quality, delicious meals to all of our students and we encourage all students to eat school meals. Our Cartersville City Schools vision is "Every Student Fed" and we cannot wait to serve breakfast and lunch to your child!

  • If you are in need of a free/reduced letter for an alternate purpose (i.e. ACT/SAT, Boys & Girls Club, low-cost wifi, etc.) please email Christina Nichols at

Online Meal Payments

Follow the instructions below to check your child's lunch balance or make payments to their accounts:

  1. Go to and register for your free account.
  2. Add your students using their school name and student ID.
  3. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.
    A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose before you are charged.

Helpful Links

All of the following can be accessed through CLEVER. Students will log in with their school email address and password:

Office 365 Email Account



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Technology How-To Videos:

Don't forget about our resources on our school website! Click here to find student "how-to" videos for information on checking your e-mail, using the Schoology App, submitting an assignment in Schoology, and other tutorial videos.