Students at CMS helped Ruthie, the Head Cook, celebrate her 80th birthday!
Teacher Appreciation week is May 1st - 5th. We would love your help honoring the entire Staff of CMS. We have put together a few special events to show them how thankful we are for all they do for our students. We need your help to make these events a success! We are planning a "grab and go" style breakfast for Tuesday, May 2nd and a Cinco De Mayo theme luncheon for Friday May 5th, We have put together a sign up genius for each event which we are attaching here. Please take a moment to look them both over and see where you can help us in showing our appreciation.
5/1 Return from Spring Break
5/5 Last School Wide Dance. 6pm. The cost is $5
5/10 CMS Choral Concert @ CHS 7:00pm
5/17 CMS Band Concert in the CMS Gym 7:00pm
5/29 Memorial Day- No School
6/9 8th Grade Dance at 6:00pm
6/15 8th Grade Recognition Thursday 6:00pm at CHS.
6/16 Last Day for all students, dismissal at 12:00.
The District Wide Art Show is coming, May 9-12, 2017 at the CHS Gym.
Breakfast Cart: The cafeteria will be selling bag breakfast and a few a la carte off a rolling cart . The cart will be open for 6th graders at 8:40am and for 7th & 8th graders at 9:30am Monday- Thursday . Fridays it will be 8:55am for 6th graders and 9:35am for 7th & 8th graders. Students will be able to use their pin number for their purchase. Regular breakfast will still be available to students in the cafeteria first thing in the morning.
Check out this amazing video created entirely by Colchester students! Seniors Jaclyn Cline and Courtney Dessormeau traveled all over town asking kids what they love most about going to school in Colchester and then compiled the answers into one fantastic video. You'll love their responses and probably see someone you know!
As we make the final push to the polls, we have one last video to share with you from our Your Vote Matters series. We've titled this video "Be the Difference" because we believe at the end of the day, it could come down to just a handful of ballots. As timing would have it, Superintendent Minor gets to share some exciting news with you in this video. (Spoiler alert: the tax increase is going to be lower than we originally anticipated!)
Besides all of the necessary operational costs of running a school district with over two thousand students, what type of educational opportunities does the school budget provide our students? Why is the education system so different now than it was 20 years ago? Watch Superintendent Amy Minor's next video to find out.
Here's the new episode from our Your Vote Matters series! This week's topic is enrollment. Is it really declining? What would that mean for class sizes and teachers? Find that out and more by watching this 3-minute video hosted by Superintendent Amy Minor. Plus, there's a special treat at the end for music lovers!
Have you met the new superintendent yet? Every week we'll be producing short videos (less than 3 minutes!) hosted by Superintendent Amy Minor. She'll cover a variety of topics surrounding the budget and the impact it has on our students and taxpayers. Our overarching goal of this series is to communicate how important local votes are to our community and subsequently increase voter turnout. Have a question you want answered? Let us know!
The renovation of the Performing Arts Center for Colchester Schools is complete! We invite you watch the video to take a tour of the upgrades and hear students and faculty express their appreciation to the Colchester community for supporting this project.