The Weekly Buzz

A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School

Volume 3, Number 9: September 6, 2021

Jefcoed Superintendent Provides Weekly Update

If you have not had the opportunity to listen to Dr. Gonsoulin's latest weekly update, please click on the video below.
Dr. Gonsoulin's September 3rd Update
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Progress Reports to be Distributed Districtwide on September 16th

Jefcoed district leaders announced last week that progress reports scheduled to be distributed on September 9, 2021, would be delayed a week while continued updates are being made to Power School at the local and state level. Student progress reports will be sent home to CMS families on September 16, 2021. The plan is to send a paper copy home with students and a digital copy home to families via email.


The district has also announced its intention to open the Power School Parent Portal on September 9, 2021. This long-awaited tool gives families the opportunity to view student academic progress and other data via their home computers or cell phone. Please be looking for information coming home this week on this monitoring tool.

CMS Robotics Coaches Name 2021-2022 Teams

CMS Robotics Coaches, Jennifer Harris and Anita Wiley, have announced the students in grades 5-8 who will work to compete at the local, state, and world level for the 2021-2022 school year. Thank you to all of the students who tried out for this year's teams. The teams will meet after school on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, in its initial meeting from 3:00-4:30 in the library. Congratulations to the students who qualified for this year's teams!


5th and 6th Grade Team

Alyssa Tolbert

Gavin Peters

Jack Smith

Will Tingle

Eli Kizziah

Will Wakefield

Lindsey McDade

Jake Malone

Alt/Field Specialist - Elizabeth Minor



7th and 8th Grade Team

Emily McDaniel

Caden Craven

Cade Schollian

Zachary Doty

Jaxon Oden

Caden Little

Caiden Jacks
Britton Davis

Alternate / Field Specialist - Leland O’Neil

Calendar for the Week of September 6, 2021 - September 12, 2021

Monday, September 6, 2021


  • Labor Day - Jefferson County Schools Are Closed

Tuesday, September 7, 2021


  • iReady Math in Math Classrooms
  • Classroom Guidance in 8th Grade Science Classes
  • Power School Webex Training 2:00
  • CMS Robotics Meeting 3:00-4:30
  • CMS Volleyball at Hayden with Cullman 4:00
  • JV Volleyball at Gardendale 4:30 (v. Pinson and Gardendale)
  • Jasper at CMS Football 5:30
  • JV Football at Hanceville 6:00


Wednesday, September 8, 2021


  • Jacket Period (Students Report to Advisory Classes)
  • iReady Math in Math Classrooms
  • Football and Cheerleading Practice at CMS
  • CMS Cross Country at North Jefferson Middle School 3:45
  • CMS Volleyball at Irondale 4:30


Thursday, September 9, 2021


  • iReady Reading in English Classrooms
  • Vision/Hearing Screenings at CMS 8:00
  • Power School Webex Training 9:00
  • Football, Cross Country, Volleyball, and Cheerleading Practice at CMS
  • Albertville at 9th Grade Volleyball at CHS 4:00
  • Good Hope and Oakman at JV/Varsity Volleyball at CHS 4:00


Friday, September 10, 2021


  • America Day at Corner Middle - Show Your American Spirit!
  • Fall School Day Picture Orders Due at CMS
  • iReady Reading in English Classrooms
  • Middle School 101 with 5th Grade in Social Studies Classroom
  • Football and Volleyball Practice at CMS
  • CHS Football at Hayden 7:00


Saturday, September 11, 2021


  • Patriot Day - We will Never Forget!
  • A+ College Ready Math Training (Day 2 Make-Up)
  • CHS 9th Grade Volleyball at Guntersville Tournament
  • CHS JV Volleyball at Priceville Tournament
  • CHS Varsity Volleyball at Leeds Tournament
  • Corner Community Park Football Games
  • Relax, Be Productive at Home, and Enjoy College Football
  • Alabama State at Auburn 11:00
  • UAB at Georgia 2:30
  • Mercer at Alabama 3:00
  • Samford at Tennessee-Martin 6:00
  • Birmingham-Southern at Huntingdon 6:00


Sunday, September 12, 2021

  • Enjoy Your Day Worshiping, Relaxing, and/or Having Fun with Family and Friends!
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Looking Ahead to Important School Dates

In order to assist you with your planning, please make note of the following dates. Remember, however, dates for all events/activities are subject to change due to inclement weather, COVID-19 restrictions, or other events which may force cancellation or re-scheduling.


September 13, 2021 CMS Football at Cordova 5:30

September 13, 2021 Oak Grove/Fultondale at CMS Volleyball 4:30

September 14, 2021 PEEHIP Flu Vaccine Clinic at Corner Middle School 8:30

September 14, 2021 CMS Volleyball at Jasper 4:30

September 14, 2021 CMS XC Meet at Corner 3:45

September 15, 2021 CMS Volleyball at Rudd 4:30

September 20, 2021 Jasper at CMS Volleyball 4:30

September 21, 2021 CMS XC at North Jefferson Middle School 3:45

September 22, 2021 Pleasant Grove at CMS Volleyball 4:30

September 23, 2021 Hayden/Sumiton Christian at CMS Volleyball 4:30

September 25, 2021 Jefferson County MS Volleyball Tournament at Irondale Middle - TBD

September 25, 2021 A+ College Ready Math Training

September 28, 2021 CMS XC Meet at Corner 3:45

September 29, 2021 Jefcoed Secondary CILT Meeting

October 4, 2021 Jefferson County XC Championships at North Jefferson Middle School 3:45

October 7, 2021 iReady Training at CMS for Math, ELA, and Ex. Ed. Faculty

Corner Middle School

Our Mission


Corner Middle School is committed to empowering our students as they build a foundation for college, career, and community success in a nurturing environment.


Our Vision


Our vision at Corner Middle School is to ensure our students are academically, emotionally, and socially prepared for challenges they may encounter in the next phases of their lives.


Our Beliefs

Corner Middle School believes we will accomplish our Mission and Vision in serving our community of learners by:


- Loving, encouraging, and inspiring our students and each other in our daily interactions.

- Utilizing highly-effective instruction and a challenging curriculum.

- Meeting the needs of diverse learners in order to prepare them for college and entry into a career pathway.

- Partnering with the community.

- Cultivating student leaders.

- Integrating technology into all areas of learning.