Reminder on Absences An important reminder on absences allowed in order to receive credit for classes: A student is allowed nine absences per class – total – for each semester. The count of nine absences includes excused as well as unexcused absences. Please beware that absences add up and can result in loss of credit based on accreditation standards. Note that the end of the first semester is on January 16, 2015. The absence count will include all school days between the first day of school and Friday, January 16, 2015. If you need information on the number of absences your...Continue reading
Highlights from Deputy Head's Office Five CMS teachers and four from other schools in the area have enjoyed a very practical, hands-on, fun, personal and collaborative journey dealing with challenging issues about how to enhance creativity and intrinsic motivation in a goal-mad, test-driven world. They've explored different kinds of problems and investigations that can motivate students in all subject areas. We thank Professor Barry Oreck for bringing us this hands-on and fully participatory class. Our next course is EDU 501, Seminar for the Reflective Teacher, from January 29 to February 4. Information is available by clicking here. Our faculty has been working on rubrics for...Continue reading
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Our Pre-Kinder Open House for the 2015-2016 academic school year will be held on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 9:00 AM in the Blue Room. New PK families are invited to attend. PK applicants do not need to be present in this activity. Please submit any pending application documents to the Admissions Office in order to complete your child’s file. Parents will have a presentation done by the Elementary School Pre-Kinder Team. Refreshments and a tour of the campus will be provided afterwards. The screening of the PK applicants will be held during January 2015. The Admissions Office will contact the...Continue reading
Bonfire a Big Success Bonfire 2014 attracted young and old to come together as a CMS family for the first time this year. 10 different high school and middle school clubs participated bringing in new games, food and attractions as fundraisers for their own endeavors. This year included 2 bouncy castles supplied by the High School Student Council and a one-on-one soccer ring from the Athletic Council, which were both big hits with the crowd. The CMS Concert Band also performed some of their pieces and, of course, the CMS Fight Song. The Varsity Volleyball teams and Varsity Boys Futsal...
Tardiness – Your Continued Assistance Needed. On a recent survey of high school faculty, 97% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed with the statement “Student punctuality is allowing me to take full advantage of instructional time. In addition, 75% agreed or strongly agreed with the statement “Tardiness has reduced significantly when compared to last year. I would like to thank students and parents for reducing student tardiness, which is already impacting classroom instruction. Despite the great improvement, we still have many students who, on a regular basis, arrive within a minute or two of 7:30. For these students, it is a...Continue reading
National Junior Honor Society - Eligibility & Selection Process The purpose of the National Junior Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, promote leadership, develop character, and encourage citizenship. Admittance into NJHS is a very high honor bestowed upon our top students. To be eligible for membership, students must have a minimum cumulative average of 85% for the past five quarters. Cumulative averages for new students are calculated over two quarters. Cumulative averages include all subject areas (Math, Science, English, Spanish, Social Studies, Health/PE, and Elective). Students in grades 7 & 8 who...Continue reading
Every week at regular times, MS and HS students and faculty engage in regular "sustained silent reading,” or SSR, in order to allow students time for this important activity. We at CMS highly value reading, not only for the pleasure that it can bring but also because of the role that it plays in our children’s success and life-long learning—and not just for students but for all of us! Parents are key in being able to support your child's reading habit. First and foremost, model your enjoyment of the reading that you do. Here are some other suggestions for fostering a...Continue reading