The Weekly Buzz

A Weekly Newsletter from Corner Middle School

Volume 1, Number 16: January 26, 2020

February CMS Connects Guides Parents in Helping Students with 2020-2021 Course Selection

It doesn't really seem possible when January ends each year that students, teachers, counselors, and administrators begin making plans to schedule the next school year. That time is here. Beginning the week of February 3rd, the faculty at CMS will be working with your student to begin the course selection process that will help them select classes for the 2020-2021 school year. This very important process allows administrators and counselors to make the master schedule for the new year.


In order to assist parents in guiding their students through the process, we will meet with families at our monthly CMS Connects to share forms, go through the selection process (including the online selection) and answer questions regarding classes, fees, and pathways for the next school year.


Please make every effort to attend this event. Because the competition gym is being used for community league basketball, this CMS Connects evening will be held in the school cafeteria. It will be on Monday, February 3rd at 6:00 PM. This event is only for students who are currently in grades 5, 6, and 7. The 8th grade class will participate in Focus on the Future Night at CHS on Tuesday, February 4th. All 8th grade families are highly encouraged to attend this event. We will conduct an event with the incoming 4th Grade from Bagley later in the school year.

5th and 6th Grade Science Olympiad Team Represents CMS at District Competition

The 5th and 6th Grade Science Olympiad Team competed in the Jefferson County Elementary Science Olympiad competition last Saturday at Hueytown High School. The squad had two teams medal in individual events. Levi Leslie and Clayton Blackstock finished in third place in the "Crash Landing" competition. Reed Hollis and Parker Allums also finished in third place in the "Deep Blue Sea" event. The team is sponsored by Mrs. April Wills. Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the event!
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CMS Robotics Team Qualifies for State Competition

Another squad within the CMS Robotics Team has qualified for State Competition in the spring at Auburn University. The team, consisting of Isabella Fleming, Maya Cosby, Cole England, and Cole Baldwin swept honors at the North Jefferson Middle School Tournament on Saturday, bringing home first place in the skills competition, first place in the team work challenge, and the Overall Excellence Award. The group is sponsored by Mrs. Anita Wiley. Congratulations to these students!
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CMS 7th and 8th Grade Math Team Kicks of Competition Season

The 7th and 8th Grade Math Team kicked off its competition season on Saturday competing at Briarwood Christian High School's southern campus. The team -- made up of Isaac Minor, Stanton Miller, Zach Turner, Daven Lee, and Clara Parker -- will participate in the Breakout Birmingham County Competition next. Results from math competitions usually come in the week after the competition so look for an update in the days ahead. The team is sponsored by Mrs. Jennifer Rouse. Congratulations, Mathletes!!!
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Attendance Matters

We are now into the second semester of the school year where your school attendance is more important than ever! We realize that flu season is upon us. That is why it is essential that you are present every day possible so that when illness hits, your absences do not impact your learning!


Letters continue to go out to the families of those students who have unexcused absences, as well as those describing the referral process to the Jefferson County Family Court's Early Warning process for those who fall into the at-risk column. Families, please have your students at school at school and on-time each day!

Quote of the Week . . .

"If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The VISION pulls you."


--Steve Jobs--

Video of the Week . . .

We continue our school focus on MINDSET. This year at CMS, we have focused on our "why." Another way to look at this would be to know your VISION. The video for the week looks at how to develop a vision for yourself no matter what stage of life you are in.
How to Create a Vision for Your Life

Calendar for the Week

Birmingham-Southern Theatre presents "Chanticleer" in Burtram Gym for 5th Grade

Monday, Jan. 27th, 8:15am

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

This is for 5th Grade Only in the Burtram Gym.

Oak Grove vs. CMS Wrestling at "In-School" Match at Corner High School

Monday, Jan. 27th, 1:30pm

4301 Warrior Jasper Road

Dora, AL

CMS Organization Practices

Monday, Jan. 27th, 3pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

Math Team (7/8) Practice in Mrs. Rouse's Room

Future Problem Solvers Practice with Mrs. J. Harris

Peer Helper Meeting with Ms. Hoggle

Tuesday, Jan. 28th, 7:30am

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

CMS Robotics (7/8) at North Jefferson Middle School Tournament

Tuesday, Jan. 28th, 3:30pm

8350 Warrior-Kimberly Road

Kimberly, AL

First Priority in the Library

Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 7:30am

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

CMS Golf Tryouts at Corner Middle School

Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 9pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

Jasper at CMS Wrestling at "In-School Match" Corner Middle School

Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 1:45pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

CMS Wrestling at Susan Moore

Thursday, Jan. 30th, 3:30pm

4040 Susan Moore Road

Blountsville, AL

FBLA Carnation Sale Ends

Friday, Jan. 31st, 3pm

10005 Corner School Road

Warrior, AL

See any FBLA member or Mrs. Wiley to purchase a carnation for that special someone for Valentine's Day!

Corner Middle School

Corner Middle School is committed to building a foundation for college, career, and community success in a nurturing environment.


The mission of Corner Middle School is to serve our community of learners by:

· Utilizing highly-effective instruction and a challenging curriculum.

· Meeting the needs of diverse learners in order to prepare them for college and entry into the work force.

· Partnering with the community.

· Cultivating student leaders.

· Integrating technology into all areas of learning.