February 13, 2016
Student/Faculty Basketball Game THIS FRIDAY
Please build this special event up with your students. It is a PTSO fundraiser, and this money will be used specifically for field trip scholarships. Also, we will use a pep rally schedule on this day. Students can enter to play using minerbucks as their raffle tickets (the more minerbucks they turn in, the more chances to play they have). Students pay 2$ for admission, and please remind them to bring extra money for concessions. Students who do not pay to attend will remain in the classroom with one of the teachers on their team/pod. Please plan ahead on who that person will be.
School Improvement Team meets THIS WEEK
Start Planning Ahead for Feb. 24: World Read Aloud Day - 10 minutes per class!
CMS will be participating in World Read Aloud Day! All YOU need to do is find a content specific read aloud for 10 minutes to use in your class and let students know you are doing this in honor of World Read Aloud Day. It is so important that we model good literacy skills for our students. You can read aloud children's books that relate to your content, nonfiction reads that go with your content, or current events that align with your content. Ms. Williams has offered to help anyone find materials if they need them. You can also check out this website for more information! We can't wait to see what you choose!
Benchmarks/Mock EOGs - altered schedule
Tammy's Tech Tip - Snip, snip, snip!
Go to start button and type in Snipping Tool. It will pop up. Click New and capture your image! I shared this with Ms. York this week when she was going around the world to do the same thing but this is so much faster. You can save all of your screenshots too! Happy Snipping! (See screenshot below)
CMS Lingo - whose kids?
EOG Test Dates
Next Safety Module due February 22!
We have another module that is due in Safe Schools. Please use the directions below to get to the correct module. All staff are required to take this course. Please complete as soon as possible. The deadline is 2/22/2015.
1. Go to: http://cabarrus.nc.safeschools.com
2. Username: (use Time Keeper ID)
3. Password: first initial lastname (nlord)
4. Click on view more courses
5. Go to the Social Behavioral Section and choose Disruptive Student Behavior
2016 Transition Dates
High School Transition Dates:
February (TBD soon) CHS/Robinson counselors meet with 8th graders
March 9, 2016 (Wednesday) 8th Graders visit CHS & Robinson
Elementary Transition Dates:
April 19, 2016 (Tuesday) Elementary students visit Concord Middle (Coltrane, Beverly, R. Brown, Weddington, Wolf M)
April 20, 2016 (Wednesday) Elementary students visit Concord Middle (Irvin & Royal Oaks)
April 28, 2016 (Thursday) Parent Night: Rising 6th grade
June 9th Capped Workday
As FYI, Ms. Brewer put a proposal out on this website for more fun furniture for our math lab, and she was able to get all items donated by 5 different donors (Mass, Washington, NC, Duke Energy Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). If you need something for your classroom, put it out there!!!!
NC TWCS Survey
Positive principal phone calls - these continue to be AWESOME! Please enter some names you feel deserve it!
February 15: regular school day (due to snow 1/22)
February 16: SIT meeting at 7:30am
February 19: Student/Faculty ball game (pep rally schedule)
Feb 19-21: PowerSchool maintenance weekend
February 23 730: Mentor/Mentee Meeting
February 23: grade level meetings; progress reports
February 24: Mock EOG schedule - science assessments; world read aloud day
February 25: Mock EOG schedule - social studies assessments
March 1: Mock EOG schedule - LA6, math 7-8
March 1: SLT at 7:30am
March 2: Mock EOG schedule - LA 7-8 and Math 6
Marth 8: Faculty meeting at 7:30am
March 8: Cabarrus Arts Council "I Have a Dream" Performance 2:45pm 8th grade
March 11: 6th grade field trip to Myrtle Beach
March 15: Originally a regular school day, but was changed to a teacher workday that is CAPPED. This day is taking place of the May teacher workday that was on the original CCS calendar.
March 22: Grade level meetings
March 24: Early dismissal
March 25: Teacher workday (uncapped)
March 28 - April 1: Spring break!
April 5: SLT at 7:30am
April 6-8: DC Field trip for 8th grade
April 8: Blackout dance
April 11: Report cards go home
April 12: Faculty meeting at 7:30am
April 12 at 6pm: Chorus Concert
April 14 at 7pm: CMS Chamber Music Concert
April 19-20: Feeder schools’ visit CMS
April 26: Grade level meetings
April 28-29: 7th grade field trip
Big 3 Goals for 15-16 School Year
- Student learning
- PLC alignment
- powerful instructional strategies we haven’t tried before
- Capture the hearts of students and staff
- Structures for student success (MTSS, Behavior, Discipline procedures, Facilities, Communication internally and externally, CULTURE)