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.