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Clinton Middle School Newsletter - December 16, 2021

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

CALENDAR CHANGE

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.

NEW CHROMEBOOKS

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 janawood@lcsd56g.com if you have questions.

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

On Monday night, the Lady Wildcats basketball team beat the Northside Middle School Knights 16-12. Amirah Hill led the team from the start with strong defense and crucial layups. The Lady Wildcats led the entire game by playing strong zone defense with key rebounds made by Jada Floyd and Kemaria Shelton. Nah’shia Wright was the standout player of the game with multiple full court drives that led to crucial points for the Lady Wildcats.


After the girls game, the CMS boys lost a nail-biter to Northside, 36-34. The Wildcats had a pretty strong first half while battling foul trouble and led at halftime by a score of 14-6. They struggled in the second half and and had to take a final shot at the buzzer but they came up short. Jaydon Glenn led the way with 14 points and Tre Aiken added 7 points. Tanner Finley pounded the boards with 13 rebounds. This was the last game for both teams until after the winter vacation. We can’t wait to see what the teams accomplish after the break! The Wildcats will next play at Brewer on January 11 at 6:15pm.

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

As a part of our CAT classes, we offer a Project-Based Learning course. In the class, students identify a social issue, do research on the topic and make efforts on how to make a positive change. Many students made poster that they put up around the school. Under the guidance of science teacher, Mrs. Gardner, students chose topics such as climate change, why students shouldn't vape, buying locally grown produce, reducing our carbon footprint, and recycling. One group of 6th graders chose the topic of child labor. Chloe Holder, Mackenzie Evans, Sidney Nelson, and Kalleigh Watson studied this topic and made a short video to bring awareness to this issue. Please click on this link or visit our website and scroll down on the right to view their amazing work! Another group did a fantastic project on global warming and recycling. 7th graders Reece Cummings, Amirah Hill, Quanasha Putman, and Carsyn Snow made posters and created a video to promote their work. Their project is also posted on our school's website. Great job, Wildcats!