Friday, January 11, 2019

Announcements week of Jan. 14th

General Announcements for the Week of January 14th

Welcome Ms. Keisel!
For the next 8 weeks, we will have a student teacher in class. I want to welcome her and show her some true Cardinal Spirit!
Ms. Keisel will graduate in May, but plans to continue with a post-grad degree and play in her last semester of eligibility with the CSC volleyball team!
Keisel, T headshot
Friday is a regular scheduled day!
This week we are starting a Text-Dependent Analysis (TDA) Unit!

Students will be asked to read texts and answers text-dependent questions, as well as respond to readings in writing (essay) format!

For more information, please access the "TDA Unit" Tab!
There will be a TDA Quiz Tentatively scheduled for Friday, January 18th.
For more information, notes, and other study material, please refer to the TDA Unit Tab!

Yearbooks are currently available for purchase at the Early Bird Price of $15 until March 1st!

Starting March 1st through March 15th Yearbooks will be priced $20!

Go to the following link to order your yearbook!

Reading Log Requirements have increased for the 2nd Semester!

Students are now required to 
read for 25 minutes FIVE days a week! (Monday-Friday)
They are no longer required to get reading logs signed. 

Ask your students about Genre-Opoly!

Reading Logs
Due Date: 1/21
Week of: Jan. 14- Jan. 18
Mon: Conflict
Tues: Setting
Wed: Tone & Mood
Thurs:Vocab Connotation
Fri: Predict

Please follow the links below:
Breakfast Menu
Lunch Menu
After School Snack
Office/Teacher Announcements:
  • Those interested in umpiring this summer, there will be a meet & greet on Sunday, January 14, 2019 @ 7pm in the HS commons.  Please plan to attend to learn more.
After School Program:
  • Students in need of help in Spanish, there are multiple ASP staff who can help you.  We offer academic help every Monday through Thursday after school.
  • Students who would like a snack before they go to their sports practice, stop in to room 103 and grab a snack.  Be sure to put your trash in a trash can please.
  • Activity schedules have been posted!! Take a look and see what we will be doing this week! CMS Afterschool Program Activities
  • Students, if you have a favorite activity that you would like to see on the calendar let the staff know so that we can schedule it.  We want to make ASP as fun as possible.
Welcome back!
  • The library has Mrs. Hoffman’s 6th graders’  book projects on display.  
December’s genre was biography/autobiography and the students had to make a gift for the person, that they read about. There are some neat “gifts”/projects!  Come take a look!
  • 7th & 8th grade Book Club will meet during lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 16.  We will be reading Long Way Down.  See you there!
  • Spring 2019 Battle of the Books has begun.   All but one, Battle of the Books are checked out, at this time! Students are allowed to check out ONE book at a time.  Students can request a hold on a book, please fill out a HOLD form at the  circulation desk.  
F.Y.I: Battle of the Books that are returned,  will be placed back into the Battle of the Book cabinet/shelf---wooden box with glass doors.  These books will not be shelved within the library.   There is a display of what the book covers look like, in the library hallway.  Most of these books are brand new!  
(If the books are checked out at the school, you might try the online library, city library or college library.)
* Best of luck Teams!
CMS Athletics:
Student Council:
Important Dates: 
  • Friday, January 11: 1:30 Dismissal
  • Plastic Recycling Drive: A collection receptacle is located on 2nd floor not far from the office.  All #1 and #2 plastic bottles, milk jugs and other containers may be placed in this bin.
  • The Traveling Library has arrived.  “Check it out!”  Library resources (Checkout, return or renew a book) will be available between classes.  Mondays the library can be found on 3rd floor, Wednesdays on 2nd floor and Fridays on 1st floor.
  • 8th grade Scholastic team tryouts will be next Wed. (Jan.16) after school in Mr. Theis’s room.  7th grade Scholastic team tryouts will be next Thurs. (Jan. 17) after school in Mr. Theis’s room.  First to come, First to tryout!
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Make sure you are accessing the Weekly Agenda page for assignments and other information for the week!

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