Our new Central Middle School Gymnasium center circle logo!
Dear Students, Parents and Visitors of Central Middle School,
Thank you for visiting our web site and taking a look at what Central Middle School has to offer. We are excited about the upcoming year and the changes brought forth by a Proficiency Based Education system and what that means for our students and parents. But first, I wish to welcome our new Grade 7 mathematics teacher, Mrs. Teresa Sinclair. Mrs. Sinclair comes to us from one of our neighboring schools, Sedomocha Middle School in Dover Foxcroft. An experienced teacher, we are excited about her innovations in teaching mathematics and her energy and enthusiasm she will bring to our school. Furthermore, not a new face to our District, but school nurse Heather Gooley will be taking offer responsibilities of nursing services at CMS. Mrs. Mandigo has moved down to the new elementary school and we wish her well as she transitions into her new role.
As a staff, we are committed to the transition of a Proficiency Based Education system. We are fortunate to have solicited the services of "Great School Partnership" to facilitate our transition to a standards based reporting system. This year, at Central Middle School, we will be piloting with our students separating out our "Habits of Work" (HOW) from their overall achievement and understanding of content standards. What this means for parents is that twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring, you will be receiving a detailed report of your child's work habits, punctuality, citizenship, and overall behavior. We will be "separating out" this portion of your child's work habits and qualities from their overall student achievement and acquirement of academic standards. We are excited about this work and realize it may take some tweaking along the way to iron out some gaps and questions that may arise. This is just one small step in out transitional work to proficiency based education. We appreciate your patience, as well as input and ideas, as we make the transition District wide to a Proficiency Based Education system.
In addition, we have made some minor changes in our scheduling. As you know, we are now down to four content area teachers per class. Students schedules will rotate on a weekly basis so as to vary the time of day you may see particular classes. Students allied arts classes and RTI periods will remain the same for all. However, the other four content areas will "rotate" on a weekly basis. This will provide a better balance and equitable classroom time for all your students classes.
This website will serve as a guide as you and your child navigates his or her way through the different seasons of the year. While it is full of information that will serve you and your student, it certainly doesn’t cover every scenario that may evolve. If at any time you have questions about what is happening at school or in regards to this website, please do not hesitate to contact me. Each staff member now has a comprehensive web page for you to use as a resource for your child's homework assignments, content knowledge and activities that they are learning and engaging in.
Once again, my staff and I look forward to working with you to ensure the best educational experience for your child.
Best wishes for an exciting and fulfilling year!
2017 CMS Spelling Bee
Overall School winner: Ethan Jamison
Overall School Runner-up: Matt Albert
Congratulations to Ethan Jamison as he participated in the county Spelling Bee at Husson College on March 4th. Ethan earned a Fifth place finish! Great job Ethan!
Congratulations to the CMS Chess Club as they participated in last Saturdays State Chess Tournament. The Grade 6 Team took 3rd Place, missing the 2nd place by only 1/12 point. The other two middle school teams took 3rd and 4th places respectively, missing out to second place by only 1 point! The High School team won 2nd Place! Congratulations to all of our chess team members!
The above link is some terrific strategies to support your child while taking the upcoming State assessments. As you know, the results of the State assessment reflects positively, or negatively on our District and school. As parents, it is important that we project a positive and supportive approach to your child's efforts and attitude towards these assessments. We appreciate your support!
February 7 Math meet Results: Matt Albert, Grade 8 3rd Place Individual. CMS: Third Place Overall
We will be hosting our Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, March 9th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM and 5:30 - 7:30 PM. More information about these conferences will be coming as we get closer to the date.
The next CMS PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 6:00 PM. Planning for our Teacher Appreciation Week in May will be the main focus this evening. Also, don't forget our March Madness Extravaganza on Friday, March 24 with plenty of fun for everyone! Please check out the CMS PTO Facebook page for additional information.
The following students were selected as "Students of the Month" at the Second Quarter Honor Roll Assembly held on Thursday, February 16:
December January February
Grade 6 Kyle Richmond Owen Grant Landon Preston
Grade 7 Jebediah Young Britni Grant Izabelle Gilley
Grade 8 Patrick Gonyer Olivia Rice Matthew Albert
Second Quarter Honor Roll 2016-17(just click on grade level)
The Third Quarter Honor Roll Assembly has been slated for Thursday, April 13th at 1:30 PM.
ATTENTION: Substitute Teachers needed for CMS and all other grade levels in the RSU #64 School District. You can download an application form from the District website. All substitute teachers are subject to a criminal history check before you can become eligible.
We thank you for your interest!
PHYSICAL ADDRESS and CONTACT Information:
Central Middle School Telephone: 285-3177
416 Main Street Fax: 285-4350
P.O. Box 19
Corinth, Maine 04427-0019