News

New Announcements: 

March 13-17 newsletter is here.

March 6-10 newsletter is here.

Feb. 27- Mar. 3 newsletter is here. 

Feb. 20-24 newsletter is here.

Feb. 13-17 newsletter is here

Feb. 6-10 newsletter is here.

____________________________________________________________________________

March 13 – March 17, 2017

This Week:

Monday, March 13 (A):  Baseball (2:30-4:00) / Softball (2:30-4:00) / Poms (2:30-4:00) / Robotics (2:30-4:00) / Boys and Girls Track (2:30-4:00)

Tuesday, March 14 (B):  Current 6th and 7th Grade Registration Forms due / Baseball (2:30-4:00) / Softball (2:30-4:00) / Poms (2:30-4:00) / MESA – cancelled / Play Practice (2:30-4:00) / Green Team (2:30-4:00) / CCPS Spelling Bee at CHS (7:00PM)

Wednesday, March 15 (A): Baseball (2:30-4:00) / Softball (2:30-4:00) / Poms (2:30-4:00) / Boys and Girls Track (2:30-4:00) / Play Practice (2:30-4:00) / NJHS Meeting (2:30-4:00) / Incoming 6th Grade Orientation (6:30PM)

Thursday, March 16 (B): Baseball (2:30-4:00) / Softball (2:30-4:00) / Poms (2:30-4:00) / Boys and Girls Track (2:30-4:00) / Play Practice (2:30-4:00)

Friday, March 17 (A):  School Dance – Staff vs. Student Basketball Game (2:30-4:30)

_____________________________________________________________________________

New Announcements:

School Dance:  Our next school dance is scheduled for this Friday, March 17 after school from 2:30 until 4:30.  This dance will also include a Staff vs. Students Basketball Game with several CMS staff members taking on the Championship CMS Girls Basketball Team, as well as the CMS Boys Basketball Team.  Students that would like to stay for the game and dance will need to complete a permission slip and turn it into the main office by lunch on Friday.  Permission slips will be given to students on Tuesday afternoon.  The cost of this dance is $5 and includes a slice of pizza and choice of drink.

 

Reminder - Current 6th and 7th Grade Registration Process:

February 27 – March 9:  Guidance counselors to visit 6th and 7th grade classrooms to review the scheduling process

March 10: Current 6th and 7th grade registration day – students will receive registration forms to carry around to current teachers for course recommendations.

March 13:  Registration forms will be sent home with students for parent review and signature

March 14:  Registration forms due with parent signature

 

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

PTSA Announcements:  

PTSA Events in March

Mar. 15 Incoming 6th Grade Orientation

Mar. 17 CMS Dance

Mar. 29 Spirit Night at Adams Ribs

Calling all volunteers!

This spring, we will be holding elections for next year’s PTSA officers.  Please consider running for an office.  We would really encourage parents of current sixth graders to consider serving as an officer for the next two years.  It is fun and we raise a lot of money for the school through events like dances and talent shows (as well as membership, box tops and other fundraisers).  But parents from any grade level are welcome and encouraged to join us!  Please contact Libby Williams at slmjwilliams@comcast.net if you are interested or have any questions.

CMS PTSA Facebook Page

If you are a Facebook user, please “like” our Calvert Middle School PTSA page.  We will keep you updated via Facebook about all the events and activities the PTSA is working on this year!

_____________________________________________________________________________

Previous Week’s Announcements:

Next Year Registration:  Next year’s registration process is starting soon!  The CMS guidance counselors will begin visiting classrooms in a few weeks to speak to students about the registration process, and course recommendations will be provided by teachers.  The following timeline outlines the registration process for this year:

 

8th Grade (going into high-school) Registration Process:

February 13-16:  Guidance counselors to visit 8th grade classrooms to explain the high-school registration process

February 16:  Calvert High School registration information night at CHS (6:30PM) / AP Information Night at CHS (5:30PM)

February 17:  High school registration day for current 8th graders – all 8th grade students will receive high school registration forms to carry around to current teachers for course recommendations.

February 21:  Registration forms will be sent home with students for parent review and signature

February 22:  Registration forms due with parent signature

 

Current 6th and 7th Grade Registration Process:

February 27 – March 9:  Guidance counselors to visit 6th and 7th grade classrooms to review the scheduling process

March 10: Current 6th and 7th grade registration day – students will receive registration forms to carry around to current teachers for course recommendations.

March 13:  Registration forms will be sent home with students for parent review and signature

March 14:  Registration forms due with parent signature

 

New CMS Phone Numbers:  Calvert County Public Schools is in the process of implementing a new phone system.  Calvert Middle School is one of the first schools to begin the new system, so all of our phone numbers have changed.

The new main office number is:  443-550-8970

The new fax number is:  410-286-4007

When calling the main office, you will now have the option of connecting to our different departments using a new automated system. 

NJHS Tutoring:  The National Junior Honor Society is offering tutoring for 6th graders on Tuesdays and 7th graders on Thursdays during A lunch. All core subject help is available. 

School Store:  Need a pencil? Notebook? Paper?  The school store will be open during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  All proceeds from the store are used by Student Government to help others in our school and our community.

_____________________________________________________________________________

General School Reminders

School Messenger:  School Messenger is a program that is used to send information out to parents and the community periodically through phone calls, email, and text-messages.  CMS sends out an email weekly update that includes important calendar items and school announcements.  If you would like to receive the School Messenger messages, please make sure your contact information is correct.  This year, all of your contact information is being handled in the HAC system.  If you are a parent or guardian of a student in CCPS, you will automatically receive School Messenger notifications at the email address and phone numbers that are on file for you in HAC.  HAC is the only system where you may update your contact information.  This year there is also a smartphone app that you can download for free from the Apple Store or Google Play Market.  More information on the CCPS notification system, and how to change your contact information can be found on the CCPS website.

School Hours and Parking:  All students are allowed in the building starting at 7:10AM and need to be in first period class by 7:22AM.  If you are bringing your child to school, please make sure that you allow enough time for your son/daughter to visit their locker and walk to their first period class.  The parent drop off location is on the side of the building.  Vehicles are not permitted in the front bus lanes in the morning or afternoon between 6:55AM and 7:25AM, and between 1:45PM – 2:25PM.  If you need to visit the school during these bus windows, please park on the side of the building.  Car riders are dismissed in the afternoon after the buses have left at approximately 2:23PM.

Bus Notes:  Students that are planning to ride a different bus need to submit a bus permission note from their parent/guardian to the main office.  Notes should be dropped off in the morning and should include contact information from the parent and/or guardian of the student.  In addition, the address of the destination and bus number should be included on the note.  The main office verifies all bus notes that are submitted, and students are not permitted to ride a different bus without the office verification.

Photographs and Videos of Students:  Photographs and videos of students taken in school and at school events may be used in print and electronic media, including newspapers and the internet.  This may include photographs and videos taken in classrooms, in other areas of the school building, and at events normally open to the public.  Students may be identified by name in photograph captions.  Parents who do not want photographs or videos of their children used in print and electronic media should notify the school principal in writing by September 30th of each school year.

Volunteers:   Anyone wishing to volunteer in any of our schools or facilities will need to complete an online application at least two weeks prior to beginning service as a volunteer. Online applications are now available and can be accessed on calvertnet.k12.md.us from any internet connection. If completing an application online is not possible, paper applications are available in all schools. Applications can only be submitted after the prospective volunteer has completed all parts of the application process.

Keep-N-Track:  Calvert County Public Schools will be using KeepnTrack for visitors and volunteers to sign-in and sign-out of all schools and facilities. All visitors and volunteers will sign-in at a designated computer and the driver’s license or other approved ID of the visitor and/or volunteer will be scanned using the KeepnTrack screening system. KeepnTrack will compare information from visitors and volunteers against the National Sex Offender Registry. All visitors and volunteers will be screened each time they enter a Calvert County public school or facility.

_____________________________________________________________________________

Third Quarter Calendar Dates

March

March 7:  SGA/NJHS field trip to State House

March 9:  PTSA meeting (5:00 pm)

March 10:  Current 6th and 7th Grade Registration Day

March 14:  Current 6th and 7th Grade Registration Forms Due

March 15:  Incoming 6th Grade Orientation

March 17:  School Dance

March 29:  3rd quarter ends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2017 West Corporation. All rights reserved.