Thank you to the CPS Administration once again for the opportunity to have college students substitute at CMS. This has been a very positive experience for the CMS staff, students as well as the college students. This has been especially helpful since there is a substitute teacher shortage. College Teacher Substitute - Hannah Haynes has been subbing at CMS, CHS and CPS Elementary schools. Hannah will be a senior at the University of Kearney majoring in Elementary Education with an endorsement in English as a Second Language and a minor in Spanish. This fall she will be a senior at UNK. - Madison Kerkman has been a Teacher Substitute for the 5th and 6th grades at CMS during the month of May. She has also been a Paraeducator Substitute at CMS and other CPS Elementary schools. She is majoring in Elementary and Special Education at the University of South Dakota and will start her student teaching in the fall of 2022. - Tristan Colford will be a Junior at UNK and is majoring in Pre-Med. Tristan has been a Teacher Substitute at CMS as well as CHS and CPS Elementary schools.
Thank you to the CPS Administration once again for the opportunity to have college students substitute at CMS. This has been a very positive experience for the CMS staff, students as well as the college students. This has been especially helpful since there is a substitute paraeducator shortage. College Paraeducator Substitutes - - Colby Gilson has been with CMS for the entire month of May as a Paraeducator Substitute in the Grade 5 and 6 areas. Colby will graduate from Iowa Western after a summer class and will then continue his teaching degree at UNO starting in August. - Gracie Luebbe is going to be a Sophmore at UNK and is a Reading Paraeducator Substitute at CMS. - Emily Hall is studying Biology at UNK and will be a Sophmore. She is a Pareducator Substitute in the EL area. - Aspen Luebbe has been a Teacher Substitute in the High Learners area and she has also been a Reading Paraeducator Substitute. Aspyn is studying Physical Therapy at UNK and will be a Junior.
CPS Families be sure to catch up on District News in the latest digital edition of the Discoveries family newsletter. https://www.smore.com/3df5c
Band nights will be held this week on Tuesday (Apr 27) and Thursday (Apr 29) evenings from 5:30-7:30 in the CMS cafeteria. These evenings are set aside for any 5th or 6th grade student who is interested in beginning band next school year. Students will have the opportunity to try out the instruments and parents can get information about signing up for band. You can attend either night at any time during open hours.
1, 2, 3, 4... We declare a PENNY WAR! Today was day one of the CMS STUCO Penny War. Standings are as follows: First place - 6th Grade with 1585 points Second place - 5th Grade with 304 points Third place - 8th Grade with -833 points Fourth place - 7th grade with -990 points We will be collecting again before School on Wednesday, March 31st. Pennies and bills are positive points while silver coins are negative points! We are raising funds to purchase a school wide Gimkit License for next year!
CPS Families be sure to catch up on District News in the latest digital edition of the Discoveries family newsletter. https://www.smore.com/7f4vx
Due to continued Winter Weather Warnings there will be NO School for CPS on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. ALL parent teacher conferences will be held Wednesday evening 2/17/21 & Thursday 2/18/21 afternoon & evening.
Due to the WIND CHILL WARNING and life threatening conditions, Columbus Public Schools will not have school on Monday, February 15, 2021.
Today's 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Game at CMS against Schuyler will be streamed on https://youtu.be/qHJsJcAx1hw.
Today's 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Game at CMS against Scotus will be streamed on https://youtu.be/HuV7tSKT9Ec.
CMS 7th and 8th grade Boys Basketball game at Lakeview will still be played at 6:30 today.
Today's 7th Grade Boys Basketball Game at CMS against GI Barr will be streamed on https://youtu.be/VFTrHKxBRSk.
CHS Baseball will be hosting a baseball skills camp on February 13th & 20th for grades 5-8. To register and for more details visit https://www.cpsanchor.com/news-events/chs-baseball-skills-camp.html
Reminder tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27th is an early dismissal day for CPS. Elementary Schools release at 2:15pm CMS & CHS release at 2:35pm
Due to the unfortunate timing of the storm tomorrow, unknown snow totals, and the potential of impact at dismissal time, Columbus Public Schools will not have school tomorrrow. Dr. L
Today's 7th Grade Boys Basketball Game at CMS against GI Walnut will be streamed on https://youtu.be/0jj6T0be_BA.
CMS Families, this is a reminder that school resumes at 8:00 am on Monday, Jan. 4th. We will return to our regular schedule meeting 5 days a week. Masks will continue to be required. Please consider replacing or fixing masks that are worn. Happy New Year! See you on Monday!
Today's Girls Basketball Games in York will be streamed on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/York-Middle-School-324329724290940/.
Parents: Since limited attendance for the 8th grade Girls Basketball vs Hastings. CMS will be streaming the game at https://youtu.be/7gdVQuqw0-Y
Parents: Since limited attendance for the 8th and 7th grade Girls Basketball vs Lakeview. CMS will be streaming the game at https://striv.tv/channel/columbus/
Today's basketball games vs. Schuyler will be live streamed. https://youtu.be/64IGKuNk1Vg Go Discoverers! Wear your maroon proudly!
Parents: Since limited attendance for the 8th and 7th grade Girls Basketball vs Schuyler. CMS will be streaming the game at https://youtu.be/64IGKuNk1Vg
The CMS Drumline and Football programs are selling some cold weather Discoverer gear this week. There are beanies and scarves embroidered with the Columbus "C" on them. Orders are due this THURSDAY, Dec. 3 to Mr. Klee or Mr. Rose.
Good evening CMS Families, There is no school for students Nov. 23-27. School will resume on Nov. 30th. Students who ordered a lunch for Monday and Tuesday may pick this up between 11:00am-1:00pm on Monday at the CMS East Activity Entrance. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving break.
The CMS Student Council is hosting a food drive during the week of Nov. 17th. Students should bring items to donate to the activity entrance before school.
Parents: Since limited attendance for the 8th grade Wrestling match at David City it will be on stream -- https://striv.tv/channel/david-city.
Parents: Since limited attendance for the 7th grade Girls Basketball vs GI Westridge. CMS will be screaming game at https://striv.tv/channel/columbus.
CPS Families: Reminder all CPS students and staff report to school tomorrow for in person learning. Tune into the district facebook page at 7pm on November 12th. Dr. L will be going live to discuss the district Orange & Red plans.
Hello CMS Families, November 3 is a remote learning day. Students need to access their work through Google Classroom. Students must complete their bell work for each class to be counted in attendance for the day. Assignments are shared via Google Classroom. Please email your child’s teachers if you have any questions. Thank you
CMS Parents The end of the quarter is on Friday. Most students will have a noon dismissal on Friday. Students who have late or missing work will stay for extended intervention time until they are done and a ride can be arranged or until 3:30. Students who have to stay have been notified. We will serve lunch for any student who is staying. Please avoid parking at the church for after school pick up on Friday due to an event at the church. Please make other arrangements with your children. There is no school for students on Monday. Have a great rest of the week!
Due to the forecast for this afternoon and the rain yesterday. The following outdoor CMS activities have been cancelled for Wednesday 9/9. - 6th grade Flag Football - 7th grade Football - 8th grade Football
CPS Families: We have been made aware that some may be receiving duplicate messages from the district and/or school buildings. We are working to get this issue resolved. Please don't disconnect as we work on a fix as this is the main communication method used.
All 7th and 8th grade volleyball and football practice starts next Monday, August 17th from 4:00pm-5:30pm at CMS.
Today is the last day to register your 3rd-12th grade student for the CPS Basketball Virtual Shooting Challenge. The cost is $25 and you can register online at: https://bit.ly/3hgAYcX REGISTRATION CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT
At the recommendation of ECDHD, Columbus Public School Buildings will remain closed, and we will begin extended learning on March 30th through April 30th. For more information and details visit https://www.columbuspublicschools.org/article/218236?org=district-administration
Update: All school buildings are closed to the general public except for deliveries at this time. Kindergarten registration is suspended as well at this time. Lunch for students will begin on Thursday. More details will be released soon.
We continue to monitor COVID-19. An administrator conference call is at 2pm with State/Local officials. We will finalize planning & additional messaging will be sent this evening. We encourage parents to begin thinking about childcare if we should close or told to shut down.
CPS Community, please follow this link to the CPS parent letter that was sent out via remind this evening. This situation is ever changing and we will continue to provide updates as we have more information. https://5il.co/dpw2
The CMS Student Council is proud to present our January Navigators of the Month: Ms. Haynes and Ms. Mueller! You can still nominate staff members for the February Navigator of the Month here: https://forms.gle/pxW6Qdb5Ayu2HYtY9
Schedule for this week: Tuesday- 5:30 pm PAC meeting in the media center Wednesday- 3:30 student dismissal, 4:00-7:30 P/T Conferences Vaping Presentations at 4:30 or 5:30 in cafeteria Thursday- 1:00-3:30 and 4:30-7:30 P/T Conferences No School Thursday and Friday. Thank you!
All parents are invited to attend our Parent Advisory Council meeting on Tuesday (Feb. 11) at 5:30 in the media center.
CMS Parent Teacher Conferences are Wednesday 4:00-7:30 and Thursday 1:00-3:30 and 4:00- 7:30. Hope to see you there.
Parents please join us on Wednesday during conferences for a special presentation titled: E-cigarettes, Vaping, & Drug Trends: What We Should All Know. Drug use is becoming more and more common place and with e-cigarettes and vaping, there is more to know now than ever before. Presentations at CMS in the cafeteria on Wednesday from 4:30-5:00 and 5:30-6:00. All adults are invited to attend.
Dr. Loeffelholz & Mr. Luebbe have accepted the Random Acts of Kindness challenge from Dr. Alder. Share your kindness photos and videos on our facebook page! Watch Friday night's challenge at the link below! https://www.facebook.com/ColumbusPublicSchools/videos/191333925399113/
Due to the weather, 7th and 8th grade boys basketball games have been cancelled for today. 7th and 8th grade will have practice after school today from 3:30-5:30.
The CMS Student Council is proud to present our November Navigators of the Month: Mr. Wulf (aka Santa) and Ms. Arlt! You can still nominate staff members for the December Navigator of the Month here: https://forms.gle/pxW6Qdb5Ayu2HYtY9
Just a reminder CMS has a noon dismissal today, unless your student needs to stay after school to finish work. Solo un recordatorio CMS saldrá hoy a las 12:00 a menos que su estudiante necesite quedarse después de la escuela para terminar trabajo.
Due to the snow storm coming and early dismissal there will be NO girls basketball practice, wrestling practice, 5th grade DI practice or After School Program. Have a great Thanksgiving!!!!
Due to increasing snowfall that is to begin around 3:00pm tomorrow, CMS will have a 2:35 dismissal tomorrow. We will follow our Wednesday schedule. We will not have school Wednesday-Friday. Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving. School will resume on Monday, Dec. 2nd.
Student Council is opening up a School Store called the Discoverer Den! On Nov. 22nd we will be selling items for DISCOVERER BUCKS. The counselors will be posting the list of items and prices in the grade level Google Classrooms so students can plan in advance. On Dec. 6th we will be selling these same items for cash. The Discoverer Den will be located in the ticket booth at the activity entrance and will be open from 3:30-3:50pm on Nov. 22nd and Dec. 6th.
The CMS Student Council is proud to present our October Navigators of the Month: Ms. Harris and Ms. Bartlett! You can still nominate staff members for the November Navigator of the Month here: https://forms.gle/pxW6Qdb5Ayu2HYtY9
The CMS Student Council is proud to present our September Navigators of the Month: Mr. Anderson and Mr. Rerucha! You can still nominate staff members for the October Navigator of the Month here: https://forms.gle/pxW6Qdb5Ayu2HYtY9
8th grade volleyball game start time has changed for tonight. The bus will leave at 5:00 from CMS. 8B will start once 7th grade is finished and 8A is to follow.
7th grade volleyball game start time has changed for tonight. 7C game will start at 4:30, 7B and 7A will follow. The bus will leave at 3:45 from CMS to Schuyler.
There will be no practice for 8th grade football players.
Due to the weather there will be no 7th grade football game today also no practice.
Due to the weather 8th grade football practice will be in the north gym.
Our October Parent Advisory Council Meeting is tonight at 5:30 in the media center. All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to come.
Early Childhood Education community discussions will take place October 7 & 8 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Columbus Middle School. We hope that many from the Columbus community will attend to discuss current needs and challenges that our community is facing. RSVP http://bit.ly/2lmT5pe
8th Grade Football will still have practice tonight, indoors until 5:15.
Flag Football Parents: Due to thunderstorms and rain today we are postponing the games until tomorrow. There is no flag football tonight.
7th Grade Football game for today is postponed until 4:15 on Thursday, October 3. There is no practice today.
Reminder: CMS will dismiss at 3:30 tomorrow and there will be no after school programs on Wednesday due to conferences. Thank you!
We are inviting all parents and guardians to parent teacher conferences at CMS on Wednesday from 4:00-7:30pm and on Thursday from 1:00-3:30pm and 4:00-7:30pm. We hope to see you there!
Congratulations to Ms. Joni Ebel for being recognized as a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). This is the highest recognition that a K-12 mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. The award recognizes those teachers have both deep content knowledge of the subjects they teach and the ability to motivate and enable students to be successful in those areas. We are proud of you Ms. Ebel!
Parent Teacher Conferences are next Wednesday and Thursday.The CMS Parent Advisory Council would like to provide food for the middle school teachers on Wednesday. If you are able to donate a salad or dessert, please contact Bridget at the main office. Thank you
Football games on Thursday, September 12 will be played at Pawnee Park. 7th grade A team against Blair will start at 4:15. 8th grade A team against Walnut will start right after the 7th grade game. The game will not start any sooner than 5:15.
Our first Parent Advisory Council Meeting is tonight at 5:30 in the media center. All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to come.
Good evening, Just a quick reminder that Karen Haase of KSB will be presenting a digital citizenship program for all interested parents and guardians tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4, in the Columbus High School Concert Hall at 6:30 p.m. Thank you!
First Day! August 13 Grade 5/6 Orientation 8:00am-11:30am Grade 7/8 Orientation 12:30pm-3:30pm We are ready and waiting for you! #Proud2BeCMS
CMS Open House August 13 6:00-7:00pm Meet your teachers See your classrooms #Proud2BeCMS
CMS After School Program will begin signing students up for 1st quarter after hours clubs July 23 to July 31 from 9:00-4:00 at the After School Program Office, 2715 13th Street. Contact Stacey Whiting, Program Director 402-563-4901 with questions. Go early for best selection.
The USDA Summer Lunch Program will run from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 30-July 26 Monday through Friday at CMS, 2200 26 St. There will be no lunch served on July 4 and 5. The meal is free to all children ages 1-18. Adults accompanying a child may eat for $3.75. All meals meet USDA nutrition standards. The USDA Summer Lunch program serves meals with milk, meat, fruit, vegetables & bread. The USDA Food & Nutrition Service prohibits discrimination on race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability.
Reminder today, Wednesday 22nd is a regular dismissal at 3:30pm. Pep Rally times today are 5th grade 11:00am-12:00pm, 6th grade 9:30am-10:30am, 7th grade 1:25pm-2:25pm, and 8th grade 2:30pm-3:30pm. Tomorrow, Thursday 23rd dismissal is at noon unless your student has work missing.
The Board of Education Meeting scheduled for Monday, May 13th has been cancelled due CHS boys playing in the state championship soccer game. All student recognitions that were planned for this meeting will take place at the next meeting, which is Monday, May 20th.
Attention Youth Track families, because of cold temperatures, the chance for rain, and area schools changing their scheduled events tonight, Youth Track is cancelled for tonight, April 30th. Our next practice will be Monday, May 6th at 6:00 PM. On Monday, we will practice and sign up for events for the upcoming track meets. Please read through the flyer once again and be ready to pick events next Monday. Sorry for the inconvenience and please pass this announcement along.
Please note: Our 5th grade students will NOT have school on Wednesday, May 1st. This is the day that our 4th grade students visit CMS all day. Thank you
Move Up Day Reminder - A student orientation day for the incoming 5th grade students is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1 from 8:15-2:00 p.m. Students will enter through the east activity doors at 8:15 in the morning. Students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m. from the east activity doors. Please make arrangements for the rides prior to the visit.
Reminder to Parents of 4th Grade Students: There will be an informational meeting for parents of all current CPS 4th grade students the evening of Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00 p.m. at Columbus Middle School. This meeting is for parents only. We will share valuable middle school information, including the team to which your child is assigned. Please enter through the east activity doors, pick up your packet in the cafeteria, and go to your assigned room. Doors will open at 5:45.
Please note: Our 5th grade students will NOT have school on Wednesday, May 1st. This is the day that our 4th grade students visit CMS all day. Thank you
There will be no school on Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22 due to late holiday break. School will resume on Tuesday, April 23.
On Monday, April 15th our 5th grade students will be allowed to purchase a la carte items during lunch. The list of items along with their cost can be found on the front page of the CMS website. Students must have a positive balance in order to charge items. Students may pay for items using their lunch account or may pay with cash. Please visit with your child about purchasing items in advance. I have instructed students to ask their parents for permission before they purchase items. If you have questions, please call the school. Thank you!
40 CMS students attended the UNL Discovering Engineering Day at UNL city campus Union. They went through 4 rotations where they learned about rockets, wind turbines, architectural engineering and software engineering.
Fifth Grade Band Night will be held Thursday, March 28 from 6 pm - 8 pm in the CMS cafeteria. Any 5th grade student interested in band for 6th grade should plan to attend with a parent. It will be an open house format for students to try playing the different instruments and a chance for parents to have questions answered. We hope to see you there.
School will resume tomorrow at 8:00am. We have a Parent Advisory Meeting in the media center at 5:30 tomorrow. Our 6th grade activity night is on Friday from 5:30-7:30. We are still needing some snacks donated and more parent volunteers. Contact the school if you can help.
No CMS Musical practice today due to poor travel conditions. It has been moved to Friday from 1:00- 4:00pm. Thank you
PowerSchool will be down for about an hour starting at 5 p.m. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Columbus Middle School will have a noon dismissal tomorrow. We will celebrate success at our pep rallies. 8th--8:00, 7th-- 9:00, 6th--10:00 and 5th--11:00. Students who are not passing or have missing or late work will stay for intervention in the afternoon.
No school for Columbus Public School students today. Required staff are to report.
On February 20, Columbus Public Schools will not be in session due to inclement weather conditions. School buildings will not be open, breakfast and lunch will not be served, and there will be no After School Program or extracurricular practices or rehearsals. Please go to the Columbus Public Schools District Facebook page for weather-related school closing updates. Spanish-language version: El 20 de febrero, las Escuelas Públicas de Columbus no van a tener clases debido al mal clima. Las escuelas van a estar cerradas, no vamos a dar desayuno ni comida, y no tendremos el Programa Después de Clase ni ensayos o prácticas extracurriculares. Por favor vaya a la página de Facebook del Distrito de las Escuelas Públicas de Columbus para ver informes sobre el cierre de clases debido al clima.
Good Evening CMS Families, Our February Parent Advisory Meeting is on Tuesday, February 12 at 5:30 in the CMS Media Center. All parents and guardians are encouraged to attend. No After School Programming on Wednesday, February, 13. There is no school for students on Thursday and Friday. Parent Teacher Conferences are on Wednesday from 4:30-8:00 and on Thursday from 1:00-3:30 and 4:30-8:00. Hope to see you there. Thank you!
CMS MathCounts practice for Thursday morning, Feb 7, 2019 is CANCELLED - practice has been rescheduled to TUESDAY Feb 12 at the regular time.
8th Grade Boys Basketball On Monday the 8th grade boys played Kearney Sunrise. The B team won 24-8 with Tyson, Erid, John and Erick each scoring 8 pts. The A team lost 22-43. High scorers of the game were Liam with 9 pts and Brandon with 8pts. On Tuesday the 8th grade boys played Scotus. the B team lost 23-37 and the A team lost 26-52.
Congratulations to the CMS MathCounts team for earning 1st Place at their competition this past Saturday and qualifying for the state competition. The MathCounts team is comprised of Elijah, Cooper, Kaden and Braylon. Congratulations also goes to Tanner for earning the #1 overall ranking in the Count Down Round and to Elijah for winning the Count Down Round. Individual members include: Carter and Brenyn.
Good afternoon CMS families. There was a water main break at the entrance our southeast parking lot. The street directly in front of this parking lot is closed along with the entrance to the parking lot. Please plan to use the northeast parking lot or activity entrance tonight due to the southeast lot being closed. Students have been informed as well. Please be extra patient due to the increased volume in one parking lot. Thank you Buenas tardes familias de CMS: Unos conductos de agua se reventaron en la entrada de nuestro estacionamiento en la parte sureste. La calle que se encuentra justo enfrente de este estacionamiento está cerrada junto con la entrada al estacionamiento. Por favor, planee usar el estacionamiento noreste o la entrada de actividades esta tarde debido a que el lote sureste está cerrado. Los estudiantes también han sido informados. Por favor, tenga extra paciencia debido al aumento de volumen carros que habrán en un estacionamiento. Gracias
Congratulations to the CMS MathCounts Team for taking 1st place at the 2019 MathCounts Northeast Chapter Competition held at Central Community College on Saturday, February 2nd. The team qualified for the state competition held on March 16.
8th grade boys basketball suffered 2 losses last night against Lakeview. B team Lost 28-8. A team after fighting back from a tough deficit lost by 6 points with a score of 45-39. Next game is monday Against Kearney.
YFC is not having the CMS after school club today. Busses will NOT be here to transport students after school. The front office of YFC is open, but not open for student use. Their office is closing at 3:00 today. CMS activities and our after school program is scheduled as planned.
The 8th grade boys basketball C team came from behind in the 4th quarter for the win. Columbus's defense hustled in the 4th quarter held Seward to zero points while scoring 9 of their 25 total points. Despite a hard fought game and never giving up Both A and B 8th Grade boys basketball teams were defeated last night. The B team lost 23-29. A team lost 27-44. Next game is this Thursday against Lakeview at 6:30.
Good Luck tonight to our 7th grade and 8th grade boys basketball teams taking on Seward. 7th grade will be traveling to Seward for a 4:15 game and 8th grade will be taking on Seward at home starting at 4:15!!!
7th and 8th grade boys basketball game is postponed until January 28th. Boys will still have practice today after school from 3:45-5:30.
7th grade basketball results from the GI Walnut games - C team lost a close game against GI Walnut. The B and A team both won their game. Good job and good luck on Tuesday taking on Seward at Seward!!
8th grade basketball results from the GI Walnut games - C team battled in a hard game, they came up short losing by 3. The team played very hard through the whole game. B and A team both came out with a win against GI Walnut. The teams have improved a lot. Good job and good luck on Tuesday taking on Seward at CMS!!
Good Afternoon Parents, 7th and 8th grade boys basketball practice and musical are cancelled for tonight. Buenas Tardes Padres, Les hablamos para informarles que la práctica de basketball de séptimo y octavo grado para esta noche se han cancelado. También se cancela la práctica del musical para esta noche.
Columbus Public Schools will remain open today with students being dismissed at the regular time. As in all inclement weather events, parents can choose to check out and pick up their children early. If another adult or sibling is picking up your child, you must please call the school to let them know who that person is.
CPS extends their condolences to the Welch family on the death of their daughter and CMS student, Peiton Welch. The crisis team will be available during the visitation and funeral. In addition, students may talk to their school counselor at anytime during the school day.
Good Luck to our 7th and 8th grade boys taking on GI Walnut. 8th grade will be traveling to GI for their game starting at 4:15. 7th grade will be hosting GI also starting at 4:15. Go Discoverers!!!
Great job to the 7th grade teams who had tough games against Hastings. All three games were close and came down to the wire but couldn't pull off the win. The 7th grade basketball team will be playing on Thursday against GI Walnut at CMS. Come out and cheer on the boys. Game starts at 4:15. Go Discoverers!!!
Great job to the 8th grade teams. 8th grade C team came away with a 15-8 win over Hastings they played a great game as a team. B team came up short against the tigers 12-10 but they never gave up. A team also took a win against the tigers 40-29 and played an amazing game. 8th grade goes on the road to GI Walnut on Thursday.
Good Luck today to the 7th grade boys basketball team taking on Hastings at 4:00. Come out tonight to cheer on the 8th grade boys basketball team taking on Hastings. Game starts at 4:15. Go Discoverers!!
Please come to Pizza Ranch tonight to help your CMS Parent Advisory Council. The CMS PAC financially supports many different activities and events at CMS. 15% of the sales from 5:00-8:00 and all tips will be donated to the CMS PAC. Please come eat at Pizza Ranch tonight from 5:00-8:00 and support your school. Thank you!!
CMS Parents and Guardians, your Parent Advisory Council needs your help. The PAC is planning to serve dinner for the CMS teachers and staff before parent teacher conferences on Feb. 13. Would you be willing to make a salad, dessert, or soup for the middle school teachers? If so, please contact the Bridget Runquist in the front office. (402-563-7060 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Thank you! The CMS PAC is hosting a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch on Monday, Jan. 14th. The CMS PAC receives 15% of all sales and all tips from 5:00-8:00PM on Jan. 14th. Please help support your parent council by eating at Pizza Ranch on Monday.
Good evening CMS Families. I am inviting all parents and guardians to attend our January Parent Advisory Council meeting in the media center on Tuesday at 5:30. Hope to see you all there.
7th grade Social Studies students have been studying inventions from Ancient China like fireworks, the compass, the seismograph, silk cloth, The Great Wall, The Terracotta Army, acupuncture, the iron plow, the parachute, and the kite! After researching an invention they wrote a paragraph explaining the similarities and differences of how the invention was used in Ancient China compared to today. When their research was finished they designed a "China" plate that showcased their invention in the style of blue and white pottery made in Ancient China.
Reminder to parents and students - 7th or 8th grade boys going out for basketball and haven't got a physical done yet, you need one before you can practice. Come to the office or ask your coach.
Reminder parents we will have a noon dismissal on Friday, December 21 unless your student needs to stay for intervention. We will also be having our end of the quarter pep rally. The times are: 8th grade 8:00-8:55 7th grade 9:00-9:55 6th grade 10:00-10:55 5th grade 11:00-11:55 School will resume on January 7 and 3rd quarter will begin. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Se le recuerda a los padres de familia que tendremos una salida a mediodía el Viernes 21 de Diciembre a menos que el estudiante necesite quedarse para la intervención. También tendremos nuestras celebraciones del final de quarto de semestre. La celebraciones serán de: 8 grado - 8:00-8: 55 7 grado 9: 00-9: 55 6 grado 10: 00-10: 55 5 grado 11: 00-11: 55 La escuela reanudará clases el 7 de Enero y el tercer trimestre comenzará. ¡Que tengas una feliz navidad y un feliz año nuevo!
2019 Jam the Gym Diamond Dance Camp is from 9 a.m.-noon January 19 at CHS. The clinic is open to K-6th students. The performance is Jan. 20 beginning at 2 p.m. Registrations are due by Jan. 4. For more information, contact Kassie Neujahr at email@example.com.
Just a reminder parents that CMS gets dismissed at 2:35 today!!
For those interested in trying out for boys basketball there will be informational meetings on Thursday, December 20. The meetings will be from 3:45 to 4:15. 7th grade boys meet with Mr. Loschen in room F121. 8th grade boys meet with Mr. Korte in F152. See Mr. Loschen or Mr. Korte with questions.
Last night the 7th and 8th grade wrestling team competed in the Great Plains Conference Tournament. After a great night of wrestling the team finished in 2nd place in both the weight class portion of the tournament and the Pin tournament. Great Job!!!
On Saturday, December 8th the 7th and 8th grade wrestling team traveled to Albion for the Boone Central invitational. The following wrestlers went undefeated on the day: Brenyn Delano, Nicholas Bennett, Kaden Brownlow, Adrian Bice, Caydn Kucera, Logan Salak, Antonio Granados, Cody Cuba, John Bloomquist, Kasen Grape, Liam Blaser, and Kaden Lewis.
On Tuesday, November 20th the 7th and 8th grade wrestling team traveled to Grand Island Walnut Middle school for the Turkey Tussle. The following wrestlers went undefeated on that day: Levi Cerny, Brenyn Delano, Jaden McFarland, Adrian Bice, Marcus Beltran, Eric Slusarski, Michael Matulka, and Trenton Vanicek.
Sixth grade band students will have a morning practice on Friday, Dec. 7 at 6:50 a.m. Please enter through the activity entrance and report to the stage with your instrument and music.
7th Grade Activity Night will be Friday, December 7 from 5:30-7:30 for CMS students. The cost is $3 and students must have their IDs. Parents we need your help still by supervising the event, provide prepackaged snacks for the snack walk or make a donation of money to use for prizes, snacks, and pizza. Any questions please contact Ms. Nilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Peabody (email@example.com) La Noche de actividades de 7º grado será el viernes 7 de diciembre de 5: 30-7: 30 para los estudiantes de CMS. El costo es de $ 3 y los estudiantes deben tener sus identificaciones. Los padres aún necesitamos su ayuda al supervisar el evento, proporcionar bocadillos preenvasados para la caminata de merienda o hacer una donación de dinero para premios, bocadillos y pizza. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la Sra. Nilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) o con la Sra. Peabody (email@example.com)
You have one more chance to see the 5th and 6th grade CMS play, "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.". The last show WILL BE performed TODAY at 2:00 at the CMS Nantkes Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for students. CPS activity passes are accepted. Show starts today at 2:00. See you there!
Looking for something to do tonight or tomorrow afternoon, well does CMS have an event for you? Come and see our talented 5th and 6th graders perform at CMS. The Columbus After School Program will present the Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Nantkes Performing Arts Centers at CMS. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for children. CPS activity passes will be accepted.
"The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" Cast & Crew will still plan on practicing on Sunday, November 25 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the CMS Nantkes Theatre as scheduled. However, please travel safely if you are out of town and if you will be late or are unable to make it back please contact Ms. Bourek prior to rehearsal at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Google Classroom app. Thank you! ~Ms. Bourek & Mrs. Stadler
8th Grade Students, Parents and Teachers - Thanks for all of your hard work and effort on the 8th Grade Science Fair projects. They were fantastic!
Good Afternoon Parents - reminder we will not have school on Wednesday, November 21 - Friday, November 23. School will resume on Monday, November 26 at 8:00am. Everyone have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!!
“Your totem is your story, your search, and your past. Everybody has their own. That’s why you carve. That’s why you dance the dances. That’s why you live life—-to discover and create your own story.” After reading the book "Touching Spirit Bear" by Ben Mikaelsen, the 8th grade Language Arts students made their own totem poles to share their own stories.
CMS Parent Advisory Council Meeting Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 5:30 in the media center. All parents and guardians are welcome to join us.
A group of 7th-grade students attended WIN time for enrichment today in the style of an escape room. They worked in teams to solve clues about Ancient Egypt and open a series of locks. After they solved all 5 locks they were able to open the box and discover the surprise inside! All three teams were successful with time to spare!
Nebraska Extension – Platte County led the 4-H School Enrichment program called Leadership Summit for all CMS 5th graders on Thursday, November 8th at CMS. The Leadership Summit was a hiking theme leadership experience where students spent all day learning about themselves and how to work with others. The morning featured the opportunity to learn about their own personality and how they naturally operate as a leader as well as learning how to recognize, accept and value differences among their peers. After lunch, students rotated through sessions called Scenic Lookout (how to be an effective listener), Teamwork Tightrope (teamwork through communication), Tower Building (teamwork through working together) and Cards of Value (learning how to treat everyone respectfully). The day was a great opportunity for students to learn actively about how to be a great leader.
7th grade Social Studies finished their ancient Egypt unit with their Shark Tank projects. They presented "new" inventions from ancient Egypt to convince our Shark Tank Judges to invest in their company. Some of those new inventions include pyramids, embalming, bandages, papyrus, wigs, ink, and toothpaste. It was a great culminating project that tied in economics as well.
Thanks to CMS students, parents and staff for a great 1st quarter of school. Have a great 2nd quarter and rest of the year!
CMS Parent Advisory Meeting, Tuesday at 5:30 in the Media Center. All parents and guardians are welcome to join us.
Thanks to CMS parents for updating your contact info and supporting Chromebook use at home.