CMS/BENNETT FIRST EVER POETRY SLAM!!!
FRIDAY, MAY 5TH, CHATHAM MIDDLE AND BENNETT STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN A "POETRY SLAM". CLICK ON "HIGHLIGHTS" TO VIEW PICTURES AND READ MORE ABOUT THIS AMAZING EVENT !!!!!
GREAT JOB CMS AND BENNETT STUDENTS!
PROGRESS REPORTS GO HOME ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 10TH !! PLEASE SIGN AND RETURN FORMS AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHILD'S TEACHERS.
BAND/CHORUS CAROWINDS TRIP
OUR CMS BAND AND CHOUS STUDENTS WILL BE TRAVELING TO CAROWINDS ON FRIDAY, MAY12TH. WE ARE VERY PROUD OF THESE STUDENTS AND WISH THEM A SAFE TRIP!
HAVE FUN RAMS!!
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!!
Spring sports schedules for this week!
This week, CMS will play at Bennett on Tuesday, May 9th.
All games start at 4:15. (Game cancelllations due to weather will be posted here)
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
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.