Stay in School Week
CSMS Track Stars
Congratulations CSMS boys track team on winning the Vilonia 7th grade track meet on Monday, March 30th. Several CSMS school records were broken. A 21 year old record in the 100 meter dash of 11.8 seconds was broken by Luke B. with a time of 11.45 seconds. Parker P. broke two school records and received the most outstanding performance trophy. He won four of five events and broke records in the 300 meter hurdles and triple jump. The previous record in the 300 meter hurdles was 50.9 seconds. Parker ran it in 47.89 seconds while stumbling through the finish line. The previous triple jump record was 34.4 inches set in 2005. Parker recorded a jump of 36 feet 5 1/2 inches. Congratulations guys we are proud of your accomplishments!!!
Club L.O.L. Service Project
Club L.O.L (live out loud) students and teacher, Ms. Brandi Kemp, showed their Christmas spirit by donating their time and energy, preparing food and personal supply boxes for the less fortunate. Thank you True Holiness Saints Center for allowing our students an opportunity to assist in this most rewarding project. Students who participated are: YahzMinae' M., Laci L., Alana H., Dagan S., Nailah W., Anthoney J., Cydney F., Kyla T., Lathan G., Makayla S., Wesley F., Cherish H., Gracie C., and Maiah W. See the students in action below.
What an amazing Family Fun Night at CSMS! We raised $763 dollars for our Backpack Program to support our kids coming from homes that lack food security. From the bottom of our heart, we want to thank parents and teachers who supported our event--physically, mentally, and emotionally, and all the parents and students who joined us for our night of Family and Fun!
We would like to congratulate the winner of the first annual Teacher Bake-Off, Mrs. Masters. She received a cookie jar trophy filled with two dozen cookies from Patti Cakes. Her winning dessert was a Coca-Cola sheet cake bought by Madelyn W. for $67.
CSMS students stick together!
Welcome to CSMS PTO!
Thank you HP, we love our new lab!!
Remind101 is a safe way for teaches to
communicate with student and parents.
Parents and Guardians of CSMS students, we need your help! On May 11th, we will be having our end-of-the-year Homework Bash. This fun-filled day will include all students enjoying fun field day activities, interactive inflatables, and a kickball tournament. In addition, there will be a special scavenger hunt for our 7th graders. We desperately need parent volunteers to help us make this awesome day run smoothly. Please sign up for the May 11th Homework Bash here: http://vols.pt/NxBhvz Thank you!
CSMS Jr. Optimist Club
Carl Stuart Middle School's Jr. Optimist Club raised more than $1,500 to provide care packages for the homeless and senior citizens of the community. Donations were made to the Faulkner County Council on Aging, which strives to meet social, nutritional, and transportation needs of senior adults. The Bethlehem House was also selected to receive money. They equip, motivate, and encourage homeless individuals to strive for a better quality of life. A special thank you goes to our students for their hard work, our school, and community for supporting this project.
Stay in School Trip to UCA
Dreams begin to become true with the realization of the possibility that they COULD become true. This was the purpose of bringing 19 CSMS remediation students to UCA on April 16th as part of CSMS’s Stay in School Week. As the students walked into building after beautiful building at UCA, they each began to wonder if they could someday be a student at UCA even though they may currently struggle in the classroom and require additional academic help.
As the Admissions Office tour took them through the Writing Lab, the Math Lab, and the Academic Success Lab, they saw that UCA will be committed to their success just as CSMS is. Mr. Chris Riggins shared his own path of middle school and high school struggles and the success that followed upon asking for academic help at UCA through these resources. The students were blessed by his jovial personality and the messages his life conveys.
The Admissions Office staff also opened the students’ eyes to the path to paying for college as they explained available financial opportunities such as scholarships through academics, sports, performances (band, choir, etc.), foreign language and ROTC as well as federal and state grants and Arkansas Lottery scholarships.
The result of the field trip: the blossoming of a dream; one day to become true. Onward, to graduation and beyond!
Watch D.O.G.S are NEEDED!
WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is a one-of-a-kind, school-based father involvement program that works to support education and safety.
What are the goals of a WATCH D.O.G.S. program?
1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.
Who are WatchDOGS and how does WATCH D.O.G.S. work?
WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school.
Cell Phones in School Zones - AR ACT 37
As of October 1, 2011, a driver of a motor vehicle shall not use a handheld wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle when passing a school building or school zone during school hours when children are present and outside the building unless making an emergency call to fire, police or other emergency personnel. Use of a “Handheld wireless telephone” means a wireless interactive communication device with which a user engages in communication using at least one (1) hand. Hands-free devices are acceptable under ACT 37. More info visit http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/2011R/Acts/Act37.pdf
Help us Earn Cash for Our School
Now is the time to gather up all those Box Tops, Labels for Education, Tyson Labels, and Community Coffee Cash for School you've been saving and put them together to send to our school! Even if you only have a few, it's important to send them in! Remember, each Box Top and Label for Education is worth
10¢ to our school and Tyson labels are 24¢. That adds up fast when every family participates!
GreenSchoolProject helps schools across the country with their fundraising by helping recycle their used printer cartridges and cell phones, so send them to school too. We will receive some cash incentives for each one!
Fishing at Kitten Bay
Kitten Bay pond at CSMS is available for fishing derbies through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. To schedule a derby contact the Arkansas Game and Fish at 800-364-4263.