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                 Arbor Day
IMG_3643.jpgMS students participated in Arbor Day on Friday, May 10, 2019. Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees. Students planted trees on North Oakum Street at the police department. CMS band members were also present and played three selections during the ceremony.
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           CMS Placed 3rd!
Regional Battle of the Books
Congratulations to the CMS "Battle of the Books" team. They competed in the Regional Competition on Friday in Elizabeth City, against 12 other teams. After a long but fun day, Chowan came out on top winning 3rd placed. We are so proud on our students!

      Thank You McDonald's!

CMS Teachers participated in McTeacher's Night at McDonald's of Edenton. It was so much FUN!!! THANK YOU McDonald's for allowing us the opportunity to serve our students dinner and to raise money for our PBIS Program.

                   Come Join Us

Exploring and Experimenting

CMS students were given an opportunity to explore and experiment with some cool games and technology. Some of our 8th graders enjoyed a giant game of checkers, while others worked on snap circuits. Ms. Ullom's students experimented with Makey Makey, Little Bits, Spheros, and flying a drone.




8th Grade Superlatives 

CMS College & Career Ready

Skyping with PenPals
Mrs. Hoffman's students enjoyed talking with their penpals. They enjoyed learning how much they had in common with other students across the country.


STEM


Mrs. Brickhouse's STEM students used their technology skills to build remote control cars. They enjoyed driving them down the halls.


Arbor Day
A group of our students participated in Arbor Day at the Vine Oak Cemetery in Edenton. It was a great day; the weather was perfect, and our students represented CMS well....they were respectful and responsible!!!!



National Walk to School Day
National Walk to School Day is October 10, 2018. It is an opportunity for communities to highlight the many benefits of walking and to promote safety for Americans of all ages. CMS will participate in Walk to School Day by walking one lap around the John A. Holmes high school track during half time of the CMS football game on Wednesday, October 10th.


NC Mathematics & Science
CMS Bulldogs had a visit from Antonio Rook, Director of NC Mathematics & Science Education Network (NC-MSEN) Pre-College Program.

Our 2018-19 Bulldog Bag Program needs your help!  Please consider helping this effort! 


HEADLINE NEWS!!!

CHROMEBOOKS FALL 2019:

ALL students will need to pay the $25 YEARLY user fee, sign the User Agreement, and the Acceptable Use Policy. The fee can be paid online at www.mypaymentsplus.com. Parents must return the Acceptable Use Policy.


Chromebooks will be distributed to students who have signed forms and paid fees starting September 10th.






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Meet the Class of 2024

Our 6th graders are proud to be members of the graduating class of 2024! I can't wait to sit on the stage and watch you (all 177) walk across the stage at John A. Holmes.
#DroneEd
#GoBulldogs
#ibelieveinyou — with Brenda Ashley PateMakesha Spivey

TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Ms. Shaunte' Chappell
Shaunte' Hunt is a seventh grade social studies teacher at Chowan Middle School. She began teaching with Edenton-Chowan Schools in 2007. Prior to teaching in Chowan County, she taught in Bertie County Schools, Nash-Rocky Mount Schools, and Northampton County Schools. Hunt has 17 years teaching experience. She holds a Masters degree in Educational Leadership and School Administration from Jones University, and a Bachelors degree in English from Elizabeth City State University. Hunt also holds National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification in Middle Grades Language Arts.

Congratulations to Ms. Shaunte' Chappell for being named the 2018 - 2019 Teacher of the Year! #GoBulldogs


Campbell Named Principal at 
Chowan Middle School 

Alton Campbell has been named Principal of Chowan Middle School effective August 23, 2018. He is currently principal at Northeastern High School in Elizabeth City where he has served in that role for the past two years. Mr. Campbell replaces John Lassiter who is now principal of Hertford Grammar School in Perquimans County. 

“We are extremely excited that Mr. Campbell will be joining our administrative team at Chowan Middle School,” commented Superintendent Dr. Rob Jackson. “I am confident that he will rise to the challenge and provide strong leadership for the school,” he added. 

Prior to becoming a principal, Campbell served as an assistant principal at Farmville Central School in Pitt County. There he also taught middle grades math and science. Mr. Campbell began his teaching career in Bertie County at Bertie County High School where he was named Teacher of the Year in 2013. Campbell entered teaching in 2009 through the Teach for America Corps leaving a career in banking behind to follow his dream to become an educator. 

Mr. Campbell holds a Masters Degree in School Administration from Elizabeth City State University. He earned a Bachelors Degree from Morehouse College in Business Administration and received his teaching credentials from East Carolina University. Mr. Campbell was selected as a committee member on Governor Pat McCrory’s Teacher Advisory Council. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and Golden Key International Honor Society. He has also served as a mentor and coached girls’ basketball at the middle school level.

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GLOW DANCE
Our PBIS Back to School Glow Dance will be on October 5, 2018, from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the CMS gymnasium. Any student attending must be referral free from August 30th thru October 5th. Admission is FREE, in addition to free food and transportation will be provided from the high school. 

ASSISTANT OF THE YEAR
Mrs. Shante' White

Please help me congratulate the 2018 - 2019 IAOY Mrs. Shante White. Her positive attitude is infectious through the school. She is a leader and a valuable member of the Bulldog Family.

Chowan Middle School's 
School Improvement Team (SIT) meetings are held the first
Tuesday of every month at 3:15 in our Profession Learning Room

End of Year Testing Schedule

End of Year Testing Schedule

EOG Reading and Math

May 31

6 & 8 ELA

7 Math

EOG Reading and Math

June 4

6 & 8 Math

7 ELA

NC READY EOC Math I

June 3

8

EOG Science

June 6

6 - 8

NCFE Social Studies

June 5

6 - 8

NCFE Science, Earth & Environmental Science

June 7

6 - 8


Proctors Needed
We need volunteers!  If you could spare a little time to help during our end-of-grade testing, it would be greatly appreciated.  The testing schedule is listed above. Please give us a call at 221-4131 and we would be happy to schedule a day and time for you. Thanks for helping our students!

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Career Day
Thank You for Supporting Our Students!



GCFGlobal Gives School Supplies
The Goodwill Community Foundation distributed school supplies to every student in grades K-8 on Friday, March 22nd. Every student received a plastic baggie with 3 composition books, notebook paper, eraser, scissors, glued stick, crayons or color pencils, 3 mechanical pencils and ear buds. The aim of this foundation is to reach school-aged children, who would not otherwise have access to these resources. 
We would like to thank Stephenie McLean and the GCFGlobal for their generosity.


NCState Goodnight Scholars
Chowan Middle School partnered with the NC Sate University's Goodnight Scholars program on Friday, March 15th. The scholars and our teachers assisted our 7th grade science students with STEM activities. It was great to see universities in our state investing in STEM education in rural North Carolina. 



Lock Up Hunger Food Drive
Chowan Middle School completed its food drive this passed week, collecting 1781 pounds of food. We succeed our school goal and are very appreciative for all the donations. Thanks for supporting our school and your community.

Dancing the Night Away
Snowball Dance
CMS handled their annual Snowball Dance on Feb. 1st. Students came out in their best attire and danced the night away. They were treated to live music and light snacks. But most of all, they enjoyed spending time with each other.

PBIS 
CONGRATULATIONS to CMS for receiving PBIS Model Recognition!!!

Purchase your YearBook
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Click on this link, CMS YEARBOOK, to purchase your yearbook today.

Science and Math Skills
Pumpkin tossing has been around since the 1980s, today CMS AIG students got to experience this fun event. Students worked in teams to design and build their very own pumpkin launcher. After completing their design, they competed to see which group had developed the best launcher. This is just one example of how our students are applying their science and math skills here at CMS.



CMS Homecoming - Bulldog Fest
Wednesday night was homecoming night for Chowan Middle School. The eighth-graders were also recognized during the Bulldogs football game held at John A. Holmes High School.Image may contain: 5 people, people smiling, people standing and outdoor


BenchMarks

Your child at Chowan Middle School will be participating in Quarterly Benchmark Assessments. There is no need for your child to study in preparation for the benchmark assessments. Your child’s grades or progress in school will not be affected in any way by participating. We will be administering a Quarterly Benchmark Assessment every 9 weeks. 
The Benchmark Assessments are designed to help guide instruction and monitor your child’s growth throughout the school year. The table below outlines the test administration times and dates. Each test should take approximately 100-120 minutes to complete. Please encourage your child to be present each day and to do his/her best.

1st Qtr.

October 23, 24, 25, 26-2018

Day 1- 6/8 ELA 7 Math

Day 2- 6/8 Math 7 ELA

Day 3-Science

Day 4-SS

2nd Otr.

January 15, 16, 17, 18-2019

Day 1- 6/8 ELA 7 Math

Day 2- 6/8 Math 7 ELA

Day 3-Science

Day 4-SS

3rd Qtr.

March 26, 27, 28, 29-2019

Day 1- 6/8 ELA 7 Math

Day 2- 6/8 Math 7 ELA

Day 3-Science

Day 4-SS

If you have any questions please contact Brenda Pate bpate@ecps.k12.nc.us,  252-221-4131





Thanks For Sharing

CMS would like to thank Trillium Health Services, UpLift Comprehensive Services, Triple P and Albemarle Regional Health Dept. for taking the time to come out on Friday at the back to school glow dance to share resources with our students and their families. We appreciate all that you do for the community!

National Bullying Prevention

THANK YOU!


Service Project for Hurricane Victims






Chromebook Deployment

Chromebook's have been deployed. Students who have not paid the user fee, can pay online at mypaymentplus.com or send the payment to school as soon as you can. 


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Each year, we ask our parents to complete a Parent Community/Safety Survey. We use this data to help us make important decisions concerning our school. Please click on this link,  Parent Community/Safety: https://forms.gle/5hXTZCGDgymfz7nu5 to take the survey.


Chromebook Collection
May 23rd
In about two weeks time, we will begin our Chromebook collection process with students. The collection process will take place on May 23rd. To make the process as efficient as possible, students please follow the directions below:
1. On Thursday, May 23rd, bring your Chromebook and BOTH parts of your charger with you to school, and to your PE block.

2.Bring your Chromebook fully charged.

3.Remove any decorative stickers or papers from your Chromebook. Leave the school’s asset tag on. 

4.Wipe down your Chromebook.

5. Sign-out of your account and any other accounts on your Chromebook.

Awards Day 
June 10th
Times & Locations

Horton/Bond/Joseph/Dowd Award (Cafeteria) 8:15

Hobbs/Young/Elmore/Bunch Awards (Cafeteria) 9:15

Lynch/Olson/Gurganus/Bembry Awards (Library) 10:00

Reinhold/Sutton/Perry/Ainsley-Lane Awards (Cafeteria) 10:45

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Come to the Book Fair
The Book Fair will be at CMS from April 1st until April 11th. There are lots of books on sale, posters, cookbooks and school supplies. The fair is open from 8:00 until 3:30 each day, with a family event on April 3rd., the teacher workday.
Please stop by and purchase a good book today!

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Thank You!
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CMS Bulldogs surprised Mr. Roger Coleman, Director of the Edenton Food Pantry this morning. He received a special greeting from CMS cheerleaders and student council, in addition to a gift card from the CMS Family. He was thrilled, thankful and appreciative that we stopped by to surprise him. The volunteers at the food pantry were also thrilled that we stopped by.
Remember tomorrow is "Thankful Thursday." Teachers, have your students write a note to someone on campus expressing to them how much they are appreciated. Have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!!!
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THANK YOU!

CMS would like to thank Chief King and Sgt. Simpson of the Edenton Police Dept. for taking the time to visit our campus as we observe World Day of Bullying Prevention. We also thank them for donating “Student Strong” T-shirts for staff to wear on this day in addition to passing out “stop bullying” bracelets to our students at lunch. We appreciate their act of kindness as we celebrate dude. be nice week at CMS.


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