The Weekly Buzz

A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School

Volume 3, Number 16: October 11, 2021


Students in Jefferson County Schools will have an e-Learning Day at home on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. We look forward to seeing students back at school on Wednesday, October 13th!


CMS XC Teams Take County Championship in Consecutive Years

The Corner Middle School Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams have won their second county championship in as many years, bringing home the boys and girls titles from the Jefferson County Cross Country Championships held at North Jefferson Middle School last week.

Sprinting across a wet and muddy course, the boys team finished in 1st place, and the girls team finished in tie for 1st place with North Jefferson. Max Thomas finished in 1st Place in the boys individuals, and Charlie Orange finished in 3rd for the girls. Congratulations to XC Coaches, Jennifer Rouse and Tiffany Little, and all the members of the team on their great season! We are very proud of your accomplishments!

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Jefcoed Report Card Distribution Date Delayed

Dr. Walter Gonsoulin has announced that 1st quarter report cards -- scheduled to be sent home on Thursday, October 14, 2021 -- will now be sent home on Monday, October, 18, 2021 as a result of updates that have and are occurring in the new Power School student information system. Please make a note of this change and be looking for these documents coming home with your student.

Thanking Those Who Defend our Nation As We Prepare to Celebrate Veteran's Day

As our school family prepares to celebrate those who have and continue to serve to preserve our nation's freedom, we would like to invite anyone interested in having a letter / letters sent to a serviceman or woman for Veterans Day, please email that individual's name and address to our library/media specialist, Mrs. Jennifer Harris, at Thank you for helping us honor our veterans and the men and women in active duty!

Dr. Gonsoulin's Video Update for This Week

Please take a moment to review updates for the week from Jefferson County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Walter Gonsoulin.
Dr. Gonsoulin's Weekly Update 10-8-21

Calendar for the Week of October 11, 2021 - October 17, 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021

  • Columbus Day - Schools Closed for Students
  • 12-Month Employee Work Day
  • CHS Varsity Volleyball at Carbon Hill (with Danville) 4:00
  • Sumiton Middle School vs CMS Football (at Corner High School) 5:30
  • Dora at JV Football (at CHS) 7:00

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Jefcoed eLearning Day
  • Football, Girls Basketball, Cheerleading, and Boys Basketball Practice at CMS
  • CHS XC at Hueytown High School 4:00

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • First Priority Meeting in Library 7:25
  • Jacket Period Bell Schedule - Advisories Meet
  • CMS Debate Practice 3:00
  • PLA in Library 3:20
  • Football Practice and Girls Basketball Practice at CMS

Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Boys Basketball Practice at CMS 6:30
  • Power School Webex Training 10:00
  • Girls Basketball, and Cheerleading Practice at CMS 3:00
  • CMS Football at John Carroll 6:00

Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Girls Basketball Practice at CMS 6:30
  • 5th and 6th Grade Field Trip to Alys Stephens Center to See The Sword in the Stone
  • Leadership 101 with 7th Grade in the ELA Classroom
  • CHS Football at Leeds 7:00

Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • Relax, Be Productive at Home, and Enjoy College Football
  • Corner Community Park Games

Sunday, October 1, 2021

  • Enjoy Your Day Worshiping, Relaxing, and/or Having Fun with Family and Friends!

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.

October 18, 2021 Moody at CMS Football 5:00

October 19, 2021 Jefcoed Instructional Walk-Through at CMS

October 25-28, 2021 Red Ribbon Week at CMS

October 26, 2021 7th and 8th Grade Data Meetings

October 27, 2021 5th and 6th Grade Data Meetings

October 28, 2021 Bagley Fall Festival at CMS

October 29, 2021 Teacher Work Day

October 29, 2021 A+ College Ready Math Training (4th Quarter)

October 29, 2021 District CILT Meeting #3 8:30-3:30

November 4, 2021 Corner Middle School Career Fair

November 10-12, 2021 Peer Helper's Conference

November 11, 2021 Veteran's Day - Jefcoed Schools Closed

November 12, 2021 Jefcoed e-Learning Day

November 22-26, 2021 Fall Break - Jefcoed Schools Closed

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.