Cedartown Middle School News

Community Updates Scheduled

The Polk School District Board of Education and Dr. William Hunter, Superintendent, would like to invite our parents, students, and valuable stakeholders to our upcoming community meetings to provide an update on our instructional program and building plan. Please join us Monday, October 6, at 6:00 p.m. at Cedartown High School, and Monday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m. at Van Wert Elementary School to see how PSD is transforming learning in Polk County. 


CNN Launches 8th grade Social Media Study

Polk county has been selected for an optional study by CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 with Superintendent approval. The project will include teens from Indiana, Virginia, New York, Georgia, New Jersey, and Texas. Parents can go to cnn.com/teensocialmedia to register for the project. Letters were also sent home with 8th grade students from CNN . The listed goal is to "demystify how middle schoolers are using social media on a daily basis, so we can better understand how/why technology has become such an important part of growing up." Interested families should sign up by September 30th. CNN ensures that your family's privacy will be protected. Students must be at least 13 to participate.

9/30 UPDATE : The online registration deadline has been extended until Friday, October 3rd. Participants will be entered into a CMS drawing for iTunes gift cards. Five cards will be given away on October 6th! Check out this celebrity endorsement video of the project:

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris made a short video endorsing the CNN social media project and encouraging kids to sign up! Chris Pratt is the star of Guardians of the Galaxy and Anna Faris is star of the sitcom The Mom. 


https://vimeo.com/107544266


Middle Level Retesting Procedures

We're striving for improved student mastery of content and skills in all areas. To help students reach this goal, we are implementing middle school retesting procedures. Starting October 1st, any student may retake a test one time within 2 weeks of the original test date. Teachers may offer test corrections instead.  In either case, the higher test grade will be accepted. Remediation will be offered by the teacher and/or Directed Studies before retesting.


CMS Bookfair!

The whole school is excited about our Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is onsite here at CMS!  

At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. 

Mark your calendar for our Family Event, Shopping with Sir-Snacks-Alot,  on the Thursday October 2nd.  The whole family can join in for fun and free food. 
 

The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading. 
Check out our fairs homepage for more information and to shop online!  You can now pre-order the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book!  We will deliver it to you child here at school.

Click here to visit the CMS Bookfair Homepage and Online Sales!

 


New Cedartown and Rockmart Library Hours

The Cedartown and Rockmart Public Libraries are proud to announce new hours effective Wednesday, October 1. The new schedule will allow for expanded access to students and citizens of Polk County. The new schedule is as follows:

Monday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Math 101 Parent Night: October 9

                                                

Parents, we hope you can join us here at CMS for our next parent involvement event that focuses on our math classrooms. Math teachers will be on hand to walk you through current concepts and approaches to meeting today's math standards while also helping you figure out how to help your children at home with their homework. Teachers will also show you how to access other resources and web-based sites for more math assistance and practice. We hope to see all of you here starting at 6:00pm on October 9!


CMS Launches Writing Initiative!

To prepare for the Georgia Milestones Assessment and to raise the level of rigor in all classrooms, CMS has launched a year-long writing initiative. Students will write in all content areas with each department having a specific day each week to have students convey understanding and apply knowledge through writing. Take a look at the slideshow below to see the early phases of this initiative within the classrooms of CMS!

 


School Hours 7:50-3:15


E-Communication Registration

Parents and Guardians--our website provides a very useful tool for you to stay up-to-date with Polk School District's news and events--it is the E-Communication Tool. You can find this to the left in our Quick Links. Please take the time to sign up to receive email or text message alerts regarding pertinent information. 


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