WEEK OF November13-November 17
Sign-ups for Bolton Ski & Board are in the lobby. Deadline to register is Nov. 17th.
Yearbook order forms are in the lobby across from the main office. You may also order online at www. Jostens.com
Yearbook Cover Contest: CMS is holding another yearbook cover contest. The contest is open to all CMS students. The submission deadline is Friday December 1st. For more details please see Ms. Pawlusiak in the guidance office.
Click on the sports link below for sports info.
The next CMS PTO meeting is January 9, 2018, at 6:00 pm in the CMS Library. The CMS PTO is a non-profit volunteer parent/staff partnership focused on supporting school-sponsored events and activities that encourage community collaboration for an enriching engaging education.
The CMS PTO will be meeting every other month ( 3/20/2018,5/1/2018) during the school year and we would love to have you join us. If you have any questions, please contact our PTO President, Shauna Knapp via email at Colchestermiddleschoolpto@gmail.com
The American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures recommends an annual well-child exam to address the physical, social, and emotional needs of a student. Doing so promotes attendance, enhances the student's ability to fully access and enjoy the educational experience and promotes better academic outcomes.
The CMS Kitchen Staff has a full sandwich menu at the sandwich bar. This is offered during all of our three lunch periods. There are speedy pickup forms for students and staff to preorder a sandwich. These forms can be found in the main office, in the cafeteria, and on the breakfast cart. Please return them to either the cafeteria or breakfast cart by 9:50 am on the same day that you would like your sandwich order. The breakfast cart can be found in the 6th grade wing Monday-Thursday 8:40-8:50 am and Fridays 8:20- 8:30 am. The cart is also on the 2nd floor by the elevator Monday -Thursday 9:30-9:40, Fridays 9:00-9:10 am.
November 19 - 24 No School Thanksgiving Recess
After school on Wednesday November 29th CMS students will have an opportunity to participate in the Kindess Rocks Project. Students who are interested in painting rocks may sign up at the office, space is limited. For more information see Ms. Pawlusiak in the guidance office.
In January CMS will host an International Week which will focus on celebrating cultures from around the world. We are looking for students to be part of the planning committee. If you would like to participate sign up at the front office.
The Blue Star Mothers of Vermont will be holding a soup drive from October 30th to November 10th. The cans will be sorted and then distributed to Canal Street and the Veterans Place transitional housing as well as homeless Veterans. Each TA will have a bag in their room for donations. The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade TAs that brings in the most cans will win a "Party" of their choice, Pizza or Ice Cream.
CSD recent had their first early release day of the school year. Here's a peek at what our faculty and staff were up to while the kids were away!
The students at CMS are excited to share some of the new things happening in the classroom this year.
We're gearing up for the return of our students on Wednesday, August 30th! Take a peek at what we were up to at our Opening Ceremony Inservice. #wearecolchester
As the school year comes to a close, our principals share what they are most proud of.
Students all around the district want to thank our teachers and staff for the incredible work they do all year long. They made this video to share why they appreciate the staff here at CSD!
Students at CMS helped Ruthie, the Head Cook, celebrate her 80th birthday!
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.