Colt Courier

Week of December 14, 2015

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Principal Points

Wow the first semester has flown by! Five more days and the first semester is over and our second holiday break begins.

What an amazing week! Fine Arts Holiday Assembly was a huge hit. Our kids (performers and spectators) did an incredible job! Basketball has begun with some big victories. Cross Country won Districts. Theater had an entertaining show. I'm amazed at what all our students have accomplished.

This will be the last newsletter for 2015. The next newsletter will be for the week of January 11th, 2016. Amazing how fast this year has gone by!

I do wish everyone a safe, relaxing, fun holiday break along with a Happy New Year!


Ryan Martin

CMS Principal

Quote of the Week

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

Abraham Lincoln

Colt Champions

Girls Basketball

December 14 @ Coppell North Middle School

8th C - 5:00

8th A - 6:00

8th B - 7:00

7th B - 5:00

7th C - 6:00

7th A - 7:00

Boys Basketball

December 14 @ Cross Timbers Middle School

8th B - 5:00

8th C - 6:00

8th A - 7:00

7th C - 5:00

7th A - 6:00

7th B - 7:00

Saturday was the Elk Horn Hoop Shoot Free throw Competition and we had some great representation from CMS.

10-11 boys division:

Aaron Waggoner 1st

Corbin Brewer 3rd

12-13 boys division:

Cabe Coburn 1st

Caleb Meierhofer 2nd

12-13 girls division:

Nicole Greer 1st

The three 1st place finishers will advance to the competition in Arlington on Jan 16th.

Girl Athletics Newsletter

Boy Athletics Newsletter

TSMCA Math Competition

Math Competition Placements:

8th Grade Number Sense Tari Santosa - 1st place Mardhi Santosa - 2nd place

8th Grade School Team Number Sense Trophy - 2nd place

G8 Team participants: Tari Santosa Mardhi Santosa Colin Wei

8th Grade Calculator Mardhi Santosa - 4th place Tari Santosa - 5th place

8th Grade General Math Tari Santosa - 2nd place Mardhi Santosa - 9th place

8th Grade Sweepstakes - 3rd place Top 4 students scores: Tari Santosa Mardhi Santosa Colin Wei Wes Anderson

CMS Holiday Card

Students in Mrs. Richey's Art class submitted designs for the annual CMS Holiday card.

7th grader Elizabeth Hoff's design was chosen as the winning design.

Pictured are Ryan Martin, Elizabeth Hoff, Kelly Richey

Upcoming Events

Semester Exam Schedule

Wednesday,December 16th :

7th Period Exams 1:51– 3:25

Thursday, December 17th :

1st Period Exam

2nd Period Exam

3rd Period Exam

Friday, December 18th :

4th Period Exam

5th Period Exam

6th Period Exam

January 4th - Student Holiday

January 5th - First day of the Spring Semester

Teacher of the Month for January

Please click the link below if you would like to nominate a teacher for January Teacher of the Month.

Nurse Martin Tips

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Counselor Corner

Counselor Corner

Week of December 7 - December 11


Thank you to all CMS students for the wonderful sharing you have done by purchasing gifts for the GRACE Christmas Cottage! GRACE was extremely thankful for everything!


Wednesday, December 9 we will be starting 4 year plans with 8th graders during their English class. Please look for a copy to come home for you to keep, and a copy for you to sing to come back for the cumulative file.


This Thursday is the last date for Sante Fe Youth to present their curriculum.


TECC Field Trip for 7th graders is Thursday January 28th. Permission slips will go home Monday November 30. Permission slips are due back Monday, December 14 to your child's 6th period teacher.


January – various dates – Career Cruising with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

January 28 – TECC field Trip 7th grade

January 27, 28, 29 – 8th to 9th course selection

Krystal McCure – Counselor A-K – 817-305-4916

Stefanie Chapman – Counselor L-Z – 817-305-4917

Shari Vanderwork – Registrar – 817-305-4955


Students and staff at CMS are stacking the books that each reads for the 25 book challenge. Students are recording the books that they have read through their ELA classes on a specific form. If you want to join us, email me at and I will send you a form. The 25 Book Challenge will end in May.

Recommended Genre Categories:

Realistic fiction - 4

Historical fiction - 2

Fantasy - 3

Science fiction - 1

Mystery - 1

Informational - 4

Poetry anthologies - 2

Biography, autobiography, and/or memoir - 2

Free choice - 6

This is only a recommendation for each genre, but we do want to encourage students to read from all genres.

Spring Testing

Please note the following 2016 dates for Spring STAAR Testing:

March 29, Writing, Grade 7

March 29, Math, Grade 8

March 30, Reading, Grade 8

May 2-6, Algebra I, Grade 8

May 9, Math, Grades 6,7

May 10, Reading, Grades 6,7

May 11, Science, Grade 8

May 12, Social Studies, Grade 8