Cartersville Middle School Newsletter
Sept e mbe r 2009 Jeff Hoga n, P ri nci pal
Volume 1, Is s ue 1 Bre nda Cam p bell, As sis ta nt Pri ncipal
Dr. Thar is Wor d, As sis tant Pri nci pal
Antho ny Cr w
Welcome to Cartersville Middle School!
CMS is a very unique, but, innovative
school. The faculty and staff of CMS are
committed to the growth and
development of each and every student
that enters our building. You will not
Contents find a more caring and dedicated group
of teachers and professionals than you
Principal’s News 1 will meet at Cartersville Middle School.
We are always open to your ideas and
Dear Parents 1
suggestions and encourage you to be an
Upcoming Events 1 active part of your child’s education.
Please call me if you have any questions
Sixth Grade News 2
or concerns. I look forward to meeting
Seventh Grade News 2 each of you and assisting you as your
child transitions through three of the
Eighth Grade News 2
most exciting years of their life.
Athletics News 3 Remember, together everyone achieves
Counselors News 3
School Nurse News 3 Go Canes!
Jeff Hogan, Principal
New Students 4
New Staff 4
Parents, we urge you to keep up with personnel. All phone calls and e mails
your student’s progress by getting your will be answered within 48 hours, if
Power school access. The website is possible.
Upcoming updated every Tuesday morning. We
Events also urge you to ask your child about
their day so you can be informed about
what is going on at Cartersville Middle
Progress Reports School. For concerns with sixth grade
♦ September 17 students and seventh grade girls, please
♦ End of Nine contact Mrs. Campbell, and for seventh
Weeks Oct 8 grade boys and all eighth graders,
please contact Dr. Word.
Report Cards Our counselors are also available to
October 15 discuss student concerns. Please contact
the school to get in touch with our
Page 2 of 4 Grade Level News CMS Newsletter
Sixth Grade News
phone at 770-382-3666 or through e-mail
As we begin the new school year, found at the school’s website,
the 6th grade teachers are excited about www.cartersville.k12.ga.us. Daily
welcoming this class to the CMS family! homework assignments and upcoming test
The 6th grade is composed of 3 dates can also be found on the CMS website
teams. Susan Cook, Steven Flowers, and under Homework Hotline. Also, we
Emily King will lead Team 6-Purple this year. encourage parents to use Power School to
Team 6-Gold is taught by Jill Archer, Kathy keep up with grades. Please visit the front
Hays, Christine Lumsden, and April Stevens. office to obtain your child’s Power School
Stephanie Copeland, Laura Cumbee, Wayne login id. This is a wonderful tool to monitor
Kent, Kim Poe, and Marsha Wallace make up your child’s academic success.
All teachers can be reached by
Seventh Grade News
. . The 7 grade teachers are excited Gold team - Mrs. Gravley, Mr. Hays,
about the new school year. Our goal Mrs. Turner, and Mrs. Wilson (team
is to make this the most successful leader). Our support teachers are
year ever. Seventh grade is made Mrs. Banks and Mr. Payne. We are
up of the following teams: the White all working together to provide each
team - Mrs. Bangert, Mrs. Collins, student in 7 th grade the best
Mrs. Cottongim, and Mr. Paradis educational experience possible.
(team leader); the Purple team -
Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Morris (team
Outside a dog, a book is leader), and Mrs. Smith; and the
man's best friend. Inside
a dog, it's too dark to Eighth Grade News
read." ~ Groucho We welcome back the class of 2014. As Congratulations go out to Ms.Germano,
Marx.” eighth grade teachers, we look forward 2009 Cartersville Middle School Teacher
to an exciting and productive year with of the Year. This will be one of our
our new students. This year we are most exciting years yet, as we welcome
divided into three different teams. The new students into our classrooms to
Gold team consists of Mr. Burel, Ms. engage in wonderful activities, lessons,
Hawn, Ms. Clark, and Ms.Couey. The and experiments designed to enrich
Purple team includes Ms. A. Archer, Ms. their educational opportunities and
Chupp, and Ms. Flowers. Ms. Germano, experiences.
Ms. Dale, Ms. Adams, and Ms. Kinney
make up the White team.
School Newsletter Grade Level News Page 3 of 4
Cartersville Middle School has great limited by gender and age so be sure to
sports teams. The Fall Sports include: check with Dr. Word or Mr. Hogan. All
golf, football (7th and 8th only), athletes are required to maintain
volleyball, softball, Cross Country, and eligibility.
Cheerleading. Winter sports include
basketball and wrestling. Spring Sports All players must have their physicals
include Soccer and tennis. Please check and parent releases turned in before
for sports schedules on our website. We participating.
also have cheerleading and competition
cheerleading. Tryouts for each sport
occur during the year. Some sports are
We have two counselors at CMS this Mrs. Rogers: 678-535-6265 Room 310
year. They are Mrs. Lori Rogers and Ms. Ms Willis: 678-535-6266 Room 314
Jocelyn Willis. The CMS Guidance and
Counseling Department offers many
different services to our students. These
include: weekly classroom guidance
lessons, a girl’s group called “girl Talk”
that meets once a week, teacher
consultation, parent consultation and
training, as well as in school mentoring
through the Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
Hello everyone and welcome all who completed and returned a
back. I am Jessica Cannon, your school blue health card. This information is
nurse. Thanks for making a safe start to imperative if your student is to be
a new school year. I have listed a few seen in the clinic or in case of
reminders from the clinic to aid in emergency.
answering any questions you may have. • Medications at school:
1) Must be brought to school by
• Immunizations: If your child is not the parent/guardian and taken
up-to-date with immunizations or if directly to the clinic.
there is no record of immunization on 2) Must have a note of
file at CMS, this missing information permission with specific
was due on Friday, August 28. By instructions for administration of
Georgia law, the student is not the medication
allowed to stay in school without 3) Must be in the ORIGINAL
adequate certificate of immunization. CONTAINER
Your student should have brought 4) Check with the physician
home two notes from the clinic if about the need for medications,
his/her immunization record is prescription or over the counter,
inadequate. The immunizations can to be administered during school
be obtained from the Health hours. The clinic does have
Department or your physician. some over the counter
• Blue Health Cards: Thank you to medications available for
students. These are listed on
the back of the blue card.
We would like to welcome all of our
students back to school. We want you to
be successful as you complete this
We urge you to become involved in our
Cartersville Middle extra-curricular activities and clubs. We
School offer Beta Club, Bible Club, 4-H,
825 Douthit Ferry Road Student Council, Academic team and
Cartersville, GA 30120
our newest club, the Y-Club.
Exceeding We have new staff members to Specialist, and Bonnie Hammett,
introduce to the Cartersville family. We receptionist.
have a new Assistant Principal, Dr.
It Personal Tharis Word. Additonally, we have Mrs.
Dale, 8th Social Studies, Mrs. Kinney, 8th
Science, and Mrs. Collins, 7th Language
We’re on the Web!
Arts. We also would like to welcome
Mrs. Lori Rogers, counselor, Susan
Tolbert, Behavior Intervention
Cartersville Middle School
825 Douthit Ferry Road
Cartersville, GA 30120
CITY, ST ZIP CODE