Colt Corner

Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence

May 19, 2017

Dear Colt Parents,

Another great week at CMS is in the books! Next week we will have a four day school week followed by a four day weekend. In this newsletter you will find information on the upcoming final exam schedule for your convenience including our early release days (12:10) on May 31st and June 1st. I hope you have a great weekend!


David Arencibia, Ed.D.

CMS Principal

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Twitter: @CmsColts

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Lunch Balance

It is that time of year that we ask parents to take a look and be aware of lunch account balances. If you have not already signed up online you can go to and sign up for free to view daily transactions & balances. We hope that our students have a nutritious and healthy summer!

Last Week of School Schedule & Student Pick Up

Pictured below is the last week of school schedule. Please note that on Wednesday, May 31st & Thursday, June 1st, students will be released at 12:10. We ask that if students are being picked up that plans are made so that we do not have students waiting outside for an extended period of time after 12:10 for safety concerns.
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GCISD Summer Reading Assignment

Summer Boredom Busters 2017

Summer Boredom Busters 2017: Our district instructional coaches have compiled a calendar of Summer Activities for Students. Click here to view the full list.
Summer Enrichment 2017


Want to learn more about options for students to accelerate in math in GCISD? Watch this informative video!

Math Telescoping Exams – June 28, 2017

Testing opportunities for telescoping in math for the 2017-2018 school year are available this summer for GCISD students who are completing grades K through 7.

The Math Telescoping Information Packet is available on the district website under the For Parents and Students Directory by selecting the link for Acceleration Exams, Math Telescoping, Grades K-7.

Parents will find information about the requirements to qualify for Math Telescoping and instructions about the TWO STEP Online Registration Process. There will be links to print the Information Packet, begin the TWO STEP Online Registration Process to register for the summer exams, view the TEKS on the TEA website, and download Study Guides for the exams purchased from UT-Austin. The online registration form will go live on May 11th for the June 28th test administration.

Important dates are listed below:

Summer Exam Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 9:00 am

Colleyville Middle School (location change)

Online Registration Opens: May 11, 2017

Online Registration Closes: May 25, 2017

The online registration form will become unavailable on: May 26, 2017

Exam Fee Payment Deadline: May 31, 2017

Counselors Corner

May 22 – May 26, 2017


6th and 7th graders received a second course verification sheet. Students have one last time to make the change. Please read instructions on the back of the letter.

You do not have to return the form if changes are not needed. Please remember that this is not a schedule but a listing of the courses. If you need to make a change, please return by Thursday, May 25th to the counseling department.


On Monday we met with 7th graders and on Wednesday we met with 8th graders to give a refresher about ACT (Acknowledge, Care, and Tell a Trusted Adult) from the Signs of Suicide Program that students had in September. We also had presenters from Santa Fe Youth talk with the students about choices, goals, and plans for the future and the dangers of drugs and alcohol. This was our final guidance lesson of the school year. We have enjoyed working with the students this year and hope they have gained some take away knowledge throughout the year to support them in their endeavors.

For current CMS students who will not be attending a GCISD school for the 2017-2018 school year, please notify CMS Registrar Shari Vanderwork at

Please contact the counseling department if you have any questions.

Krystal McCure – Counselor A-K – 817-305-4916

Leslie Walden – Counselor L-Z – 817-305-4917

Shari Vanderwork – Registrar – 817-305-4955

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Nurse Martin's Tip Newsletter

Click on Newsletter for the nurses tips.
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Upcoming Week Events

Wednesday, May 24 - 8:30 am - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony & Main Event Field Trip

NJHS Induction Ceremony - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - CMS North Gym

Thursday, May 25 - 8:30 am - 7th Grade Awards Ceremony - CMS North Gym

10:30 am - 6th Grade Awards - CMS North Gym

Yearbook Pep Rally - CMS North Gym

Friday, May 26 - School Holiday

Monday, May 29 - School Holiday

Wednesday, May 31 - Early Release - 12:10

Thursday, June 1 - Last day of school - Early Release - 12:10

Semester Exam Schedule

May 30 – 1st period

May 31 – 2nd, 3rd and 4th period*

June 1 – 5th, 6th, and 7th period*

*School is out at 12:10

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