Teacher of the Year
CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. PEDRO ANZOLA , CMS TEACHER OF THE YEAR FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!
8TH GRADE DANCE!
For 8th grade parents interested in organizing an 8th grade dance, there will be a parent meeting on March 20 in the media center at 6 pm. Come with ideas for themes.
Algunos padres de 8o grado quienes están interesados in ayudar organizar el baile de 8o grado, hay una reunion el 20 de marzo en la biblioteca a las 6 pm. Venga con ideas de temas.
Course Selections for High School
Students and parents can use this link as they begin the registration process for high school next year. This is an important resource for rising 9th graders and their parents
Spring sports schedules for this week!
This is a busy sports week! On Tuesday baseball and soccer play at Moncure. On Wednesday, we host Pollard for both teams. On Thursday, baseball plays Bennett at CMS! ( This is a correction from earlier in the week) All games start at 4:15.
Esta es una semana llena de partidos! El martes los equipos de futbol y beisbol juegan en Moncure. Miercoles, los dos equipos juegan contra Pollard en Chatham Middle. El jueves, el equipo de beisbol juega contra Bennett en CMS! Todos los partidos empiecen a las 4:15.
Distinguished Alumni Award Program
Help Us Celebrate Outstanding Alumni!
Chatham County Schools is seeking nominations for our inaugural Distinguished Alumni Awards Program. Each current Chatham County Schools high school will have one Distinguished Alum recognized during the 2017 commencement ceremonies with a commemorative certificate, time for a brief speech, and their name engraved on a plaque inside the school.
We need YOUR help to nominate the Chatham County Schools grad you think most exemplifies someone who has been outstanding at their profession, serving the community, or has shown notable sustained dedication to Chatham County Schools.
Find out all the details and fill out an application online at: http://bit.ly/ccsalum17
Chatham Middle Goes AVID!!
Chatham Middle has implemented AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) this school year! We are VERY excited to be the first middle school in Chatham County to pilot the AVID program--SCHOOLWIDE! Help your kids keep their AVID binders updated and organized!!
FUEL UP Backpack Program
Chatham Middle has partnered with First United Methodist Church of Siler City to initiate a Fuel Up Backpack program. The program provides weekend meals for CMS students who are food insecure.
It just a short few days another summer will come to an end and students will be returning to another school year. I hope the 2016-17 school year will be different and exciting for our students! For the first time in Chatham County Schools' history we will be implementing the first AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Middle School program. We are ready to embark on this adventure with our staff, students, and parents. AVID is a process that integrates organizational skills, best teaching practices, study skills, and focus college-readiness. We will implement AVID school-wide along with one AVID tutorial class at each grade level. At the end of the 2015-16 school year, students applied for AVID and students were chosen for the class. Even though students may not be in the AVID class, the AVID process will be implemented in every class.
Along with AVID, our 7th and 8th grade teachers will begin the practice of “looping” with their students. It is our hope that students entering 7th grade will have one less anxiety having to learn all new teachers in 8th grade. Also, teachers will have a better understanding of their students’ learning needs and help close the learning gaps.
Finally, we will expand our laptop 1:1 program to include 6th grade. This means we will be 1:1 at all grade levels. 6th grade will be using Chromebooks. This will be new for our school since we have been a Mac school for such a long time. Our students and staff will be able to transition easily to the new technology tool.
We look forward to working with our school community during the 2016-17 school year. It’s going to take our parents, students and staff working together to help our school succeed.