Thursday Reminders 12/8/16

IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A WILDCAT!!!

TODAY! December 8th – Steel City Pops. Students can purchase a pop for $3 each./ Basketball away at Montevallo Middle 5pm.

December 8th – Basketball vs. Clanton Middle School at home 5:00 pm.

December 12 – 16 – 2ND 9 WEEK EXAMS.

Monday – Math

Tuesday – Science

Wednesday – Social Studies

Thursday – Language Arts

Friday – Exploratory/make-ups

December 15th – Basketball vs. Childersburg at home 5:00 pm.

December 16th – Students dismiss at 1 pm.

December 19thJanuary 3rd – CHRISTMAS BREAK

January 4th – STUDENTS RETURN

The Speak Up Survey is an annual national survey our school uses to collect data about technology needs and issues for our faculty, students, and parents. Parents are invited to complete the survey at: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2016/

PTSO Christmas Dance 12/6/16

This year, the PTSO Christmas Dance will be held during the school day, from 1 pm until 2:45 pm.  Dance ticket sales and guidelines still apply. Tickets will be sold during LUNCH PERIOD ONLY Friday 12/2, Monday 12/5, and Tuesday 12/6. There will be no tickets sold after 12:00 noon on Tuesday 12/6. Tickets are $5 each. Concessions will be sold: Drinks and candy for $1 each, and pizza for $2 a slice.  There will also be  a Wii Just Dance competition in the library for those who wish to participate. The cost to participate is $1.00. Students unable to participate have been notified by administration. Afternoon dismissal and transportation will run as normal.

Thursday Reminders 12/1/16

IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE A WILDCAT!!!

TONIGHT!December 1st – Basketball vs. Vincent at Home 5:00 pm. COLUMBIANA CHRISTMAS PARADE! 7 PM, MAINSTREET.

December 2nd – Basketball vs. Jemison Middle at Home 5:00 pm.

December 4th – CMS Band Concert @ SCHS 2 pm.

December 5th – Basketball away at Centreville Middle 5:00 pm.

December 6th – PTSO Christmas Dance 1 pm – 2:45 pm. (During the school day) Tickets will be on sale for $5 each on Friday 12/2, Monday 12/5, and Tuesday 12/6. Students not eligible to attend will be notified by administration. Concessions will be available, as well as other activities.

December 7th – Club Pictures. Each club being photographed will be notified. / Basketball away vs. Zora Ellis Jr. High 5:00 pm.

December 8th – Basketball away at Montevallo Middle 5:00 pm.

December 8th (NOTE – NEW DATE) – Steel City Pops. Students can purchase a pop for $3 each./ Basketball vs. Clanton Middle School at home 5:00 pm.

December 12 – 16 – 2ND 9 WEEK EXAMS.

Monday – Math

Tuesday – Science

Wednesday – Social Studies

Thursday – Language Arts

Friday – Exploratory/make-ups

December 15th – Basketball vs. Childersburg at home 5:00 pm.

December 16th – Students dismiss at 1 pm.

December 19th – January 3rd – CHRISTMAS BREAK

January 4th – STUDENTS RETURN

The Speak Up Survey is an annual national survey our school uses to collect data about technology needs and issues for our faculty, students, and parents. Parents are invited to complete the survey at: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2016/

The CHMS (Chelsea) Volleyball team is hosting the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant at Chelsea Middle School on December 10th. All forms and information are located on the CHMS Volleyball blog at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/chms-volleyball/ Deadline for entry is December 6th.

Thursday Reminders 11/17/16

It’s a GREAT day to be a Wildcat!!!

LOST AND FOUND – If your student is missing a jacket or other clothing item, please be sure they check the lost and found. All items will be placed on tables by the lunchroom Friday for students to see. Items left over will be donated to the Shelby Baptist Association over the break.

November 17th – Basketball vs. Zora Ellis Jr. High at Home 5:00 pm.

November 18th – Steel City Pops- Students can purchase a pop for $3 each.

November 21 – 25 – THANKSGIVING BREAK/SCHOOLS AND OFFICES CLOSED

November 29th – Basketball away at Clanton Middle School 5:00 pm.

December 1st – Basketball vs. Vincent at Home 5:00 pm.

December 2nd – Basketball vs. Jemison Middle at Home 5:00 pm.

December 4th – CMS Band Concert @ SCHS 2 pm.

December 5th – Basketball away at Centreville Middle 5:00 pm.

December 6th – PTSO Christmas Dance 1 pm – 2:45 pm. (During the school day) Tickets will be on sale for $5 each on Friday 12/2, Monday 12/5, and Tuesday 12/6. Students not eligible to attend will be notified by administration.

December 7th – Club Pictures. Each club being photographed will be notified. / Basketball vs. Zora Ellis Jr. High at Home 5:00 pm.

December 8th – Basketball away at Montevallo Middle 5:00 pm.

December 9th – Steel City Pops. Students can purchase a pop for $3 each./ Basketball vs. Clanton Middle School at home 5:00 pm.

December 12 – 16 – 2ND 9 WEEK EXAMS.

Monday – Math

Tuesday – Science

Wednesday – Social Studies

Thursday – Language Arts

Friday – Exploratory/make-ups

December 15th – Basketball vs. Childersburg at home 5:00 pm.

December 16th – Students dismiss at 1 pm.

December 19thJanuary 3rd – CHRISTMAS BREAK

January 4th – STUDENTS RETURN

The CMS SGA is sponsoring a Can Food Drive during the month of November for the Shelby Baptist Association. Students can donate to either the Alabama or Auburn side as a friendly competition. Boxes are located in the lunchroom and across from Mrs. Merrell’s office.

The Speak Up Survey is an annual national survey our school uses to collect data about technology needs and issues for our faculty, students, and parents. Parents are invited to complete the survey at: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2016/

Thursday Reminders 11/10/16

It’s a GREAT day to be a Wildcat!!!

November 10th – CMS Basketball @ Childersburg 5 pm (boys and girls)/PROGRESS REPORTS GO HOME.

November 11th – Veteran’s Day SCHOOLS AND OFFICES CLOSED

November 15th – CMS Basketball @ Home vs. Monetvallo 5 pm (boys and girls)

November 18th – Steel City Pops- Students can purchase a pop for $3 each.

November 21 – 25 – THANKSGIVING BREAK/SCHOOLS AND OFFICES CLOSED

December 6th – PTSO Christmas Dance 1 pm – 2:45 pm. (During the school day) Tickets will be on sale for $5 each on Friday 12/2, Monday 12/5, and Tuesday 12/6. Students not eligible to attend will be notified by administration.

December 7th – Club Pictures. Each club being photographed will be notified.

December 9th – Students can purchase a pop for $3 each.

There will be a meeting for parents of baseball players on Tuesday, November 15, at 5:15 p.m. at CMS.

The CMS SGA is sponsoring a Can Food Drive during the month of November for the Shelby Baptist Association. Students can donate to either the Alabama or Auburn side as a friendly competition. Boxes are located in the lunchroom and across from Mrs. Merrell’s office.

The Speak Up Survey is an annual national survey our school uses to collect data about technology needs and issues for our faculty, students, and parents. Parents are invited to complete the survey at: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2016/ 

Thursday Reminders 11/3/16

It’s a great day to be a WILDCAT!!

November 3rd – CMS Basketball @ Vincent 5 pm (boys and girls)

November 8th – CMS Basketball @ Home vs. Centerville 5 pm (boys and girls)

November 10th – CMS Basketball @ Childersburg 5 pm (boys and girls)/PROGRESS REPORTS GO HOME.

November 11th – Veteran’s Day SCHOOLS AND OFFICES CLOSED

November 15th – CMS Basketball @ Home vs. Monetvallo 5 pm (boys and girls)

November 18th – Steel City Pops- Students can purchase a pop for $3 each.

November 21 – 25 – THANKSGIVING BREAK/SCHOOLS AND OFFICES CLOSED

The CMS SGA is sponsoring a Can Food Drive during the month of November for the Shelby Baptist Association. Students can donate to either the Alabama or Auburn side as a friendly competition. Boxes are located in the lunchroom and across from Mrs. Merrell’s office.

The Speak Up Survey is an annual national survey our school uses to collect data about technology needs and issues for our faculty, students, and parents. Parents are invited to complete the survey at: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2016/ 

cte-connections-novThe Career Tech teachers and students had a great month of October! See the attached CTE Connections Newsletter.

Thursday Reminders 10/27/16

It’s a great day to be a WILDCAT!!

The Honey Baked Ham fundraiser is off to a great start! All orders and money due to the front office by 10/28. Online orders can be placed at https://honeybakedfundraising.com/fundraisers/honey_baked_ham_fundraiser
We wrap up Red-Ribbon Week tomorrow! We had a great week of participation!
Friday:  PAWS-itively Drug Free:  Wear CMS Wildcat Attire!

October 31 – PTSO War Ball Tournament Fundraiser 1 pm – 3 pm Tickets to play will be on sale Through Friday only during lunch period for $5. Those who wish to play must sign up with Coach after purchasing a ticket. Tickets to watch will be on sale through Monday during lunch period only for $5.

November 3rd – CMS Basketball @ Vincent 5 pm (boys and girls)

November 8th – CMS Basketball @ Home vs. Centerville 5 pm (boys and girls)

November 10th – CMS Basketball @ Childersburg 5 pm (boys and girls)

November 15th – CMS Basketball @ Home vs. Monetvallo 5 pm (boys and girls)

Thursday Reminders 10/20/16

It’s a great day to be a WILDCAT!!

The Honey Baked Ham fundraiser is off to a great start! All orders and money due to the front office by 10/28. Online orders can be placed at https://honeybakedfundraising.com/fundraisers/honey_baked_ham_fundraiser

Next week is RED RIBBON WEEK!  (oct. 24-28)

The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the Nation and a way for people and communities take a visible stand against drugs. This year’s theme, “Yolo. Be Drug Free.™”, created by two 6th graders in Claysburg, PA, is a wonderful, positive message to share – and we invite you to join us.  Parent Resources can be found at : PARENT RESOURCES

See the dress up themes for next week below. Dress code must be adhered to. No face/hair paint allowed.

Monday:  Hats Off to Red Ribbon Week!  Wear a hat!

Tuesday:  Sock it to Drugs!  Wear crazy socks!

Wednesday:  Drugs Can’t Find Me!  Wear Camo!

Thursday:  Team Up Against Drugs!  Wear your favorite team colors!

Friday:  PAWS-itively Drug Free:  Wear CMS Wildcat Attire!

October 24 – 25 CMS Girls’ Basketball Tournament @ Helena Middle

October 31 – PTSO War Ball Tournament Fundraiser (More info to come at a later date)

October has been designated as “Dyslexia Awareness Month” by the Alabama State Department of Education. Below is a list of some of the great things we have going on in Shelby County Schools to support students with characteristics of dyslexia. Please visit our Shelby County Schools Dyslexia Resources page for more information. http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/dyslexia.html

  • Shelby County Schools Dyslexia Resources Page
  • District-wide Dyslexia Specific Screening Plan
  • Professional development opportunities for teachers throughout our district on multi-sensory strategies, interventions and assistive technology to specifically support students with characteristics of dyslexia
  • Professional Learning Unit completed by building principals and central office leaders about dyslexia
  • Training about changes to Response to Instruction (RTI) and dyslexia specific interventions for our Problem Solving Team (PST) chairs
  • Overview of the Alabama Dyslexia Resource Guide for all principals and central office leaders to be shared with teachers

What’s Right in Our Schools Video Clip

http://www.wbrc.com/clip/12789811/whats-right-with-our-schools-resources-for-students-with-dyslexia

Shelby County Schools Dyslexia Resource Page

http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/dyslexia.html

ALSDE Dyslexia Resources

http://www.alsde.edu/sec/ari/Pages/dyslexia-all.aspx?navtext=Dyslexia