CMS EAGLE EXPRESS
April 11, 2021 VOLUME 13 ISSUE 31
calendar at a glance
13: CMS Baseball at River Bluff ~ 5:30 pm
15: End of 3rd Nine Weeks
16: E-Learning day for all students
16: CMS Baseball vs River Bluff @ CHS ~ 5:30 pm
20: CMS Baseball vs Lexington @ CHS ~ 5:30 pm
22: MAP Testing
23: MAP Testing
23: CMS Baseball @ Lexington ~ 5:30 pm
26: Report Cards go home
26: D5 School Board meeting @ Center ~ 7:00 pm
28: Middle School Late Start Day (CMS doors open at 9:00 am)
april students of the month
The Character Trait for April is patience. Patience is having the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. This character trait is especially useful when you are working to meet deadlines and when working with others. Employers are looking for people who are able to exercise positive self-control, no matter how stressful or difficult a situation may be.
cms science olympiad team ~ 3rd in the state!
We are so proud of our CMS Science Olympiad Team for placing 3rd in the state competition on Saturday, March 27, 2021!
Team Members: Olivia Anhar, Andrew Xue, Brodie Othersen, Krupa Patel, and Emily Rhode.
Teacher Sponsor: Mrs. Hawkins
sheep brain dissection
Coach Hamm's Medical Detective students had the opportunity to dissect sheep brains in class last week!
clubs and activities
D5 IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND UPCOMING EVENTS
staying connected to your student
Parents often ask how to stay connected to a child’s progress and have some controls with assignments on the internet. At CMS we are committed to helping you accomplish this. We have several ways that you can actually keep an eye on your student’s academics and their digital footprint.
Currently we have three options. Parent Portal, Student Google Login, and Google Classroom Guardian Email Summaries. I have outlined the benefits of each in the table below.
CMS currently would like to suggest that you sign up for Parent Portal and learn how to log in to your child’s Google Account. The Google Classroom Guardian is also a great tool but may be redundant if you log into your child’s account regularly. CMS requests that you log into your child’s account regularly. If students are aware that parents can look at email correspondence, classwork and other activities regularly, it helps them make the better choice in a difficult situation.
As you are aware, District 5 uses a student’s birth date as a password. We choose at CMS not to reset these passwords so that parents can easily access student accounts regularly. The benefit of not having lost instructional time for “forgotten” passwords is invaluable, and when students know that parents and teachers can access their accounts, it helps them stay on task and make good choices.
If you have any questions regarding how to sign up for and of this information, please contact our Digital Integration Specialist, Lori Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-722-5573.
Click here to access the document below with LIVE LINKS.
Note: For security reasons, you need a Google Account to receive summaries from Classroom. You don’t need a Gmail address—you can create a Google Account with your current email address.
TECHNOLOGY / DISTANCE LEARNING INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY ISSUES? WE ARE HERE TO HELP! FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW
This is for all CMS students, both FIVE and hybrid.
INSTRUCTIONAL TECH SUPPORT ~ MRS. LORI POWERS
issues with passwords, accessing Classrooms, Meets, online textbooks, how to use a software or program, Chromebook accessibility needs (text to speech features, magnifying glass, sticky keys, etc).
TECH SERVICES ASSISTANCE -- MR. MIKE HATCHELL / MRS. MARY ANN RIDGEWAY
A broken device, keyboard not working, not charging, no WIFI, charger issue
Both forms are also located in the Grade Level Google Classrooms right at the top.