STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA)
CMS has voted!! Congratulations to the students who were chosen to Office positions in our newly refurbished SGA and thank you to Mrs. Brefka for chairing the organization. Also thank you to all the students who participated in campaigning and voting!
Applications for Student Ambassadors are due on Wednesday, 9-20!! Please turn applications in to Mrs. Bishop.
GAMES BEGIN THIS WEEK
Soccer, Softball and Cross Country begin this week. CMS Softball will play an away game at Bennett on Tuesday 9-19. The softball team will also play Bonlee at CMS on Thursday 9-21
CMS will have a Cross Country meet on Wednesday 9-20.
Please come out and support our Team!! All games start at 4:15. GO RAMS!!!!!!
Ms. Ashley Purgason is thrilled to be the new Assistant Principal at Chatham Middle School. She has been preparing for this role for many years and is excited to embark on this journey at Chatham Middle. Ms. Purgason stated, "I have a strong belief in every child's potential, no matter the background or disability. I look forward to partnering with the school community to make Chatham Middle one of the best Middle Schools around. Go Rams!!" She has a Bachelor's degree in Special Education from UNC- Wilmington and a Master's degree in School Administration from UNC- Chapel Hill. Previously, she taught Special Education for six years in Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System and recently completed her Principal Internship at Olive Chapel Elementary. Please welcome Ms. Purgason to our Chatham Middle Family!
Chatham Middle AVID!!
Chatham Middle has implemented AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) School-wide. We are VERY excited to be the first middle school in Chatham County to implement the AVID program--SCHOOLWIDE! Help your child keep their AVID binders updated and organized!!
FUEL UP Backpack Program
Chatham Middle along with CIS (Communities in Schools) and 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.