Dear Clinton Middle School Parents:
It is with much excitement that I welcome you and your child to the 2015-2016 academic school year at Clinton Middle School. I hope you are all enjoying a restful summer with family and friends. As we begin this school year, I look forward to getting to know you and your child as we continue to follow district and school-wide initiatives. This can begin immediately by your child attending school regularly. By making regular school attendance a priority, you are helping your child learn to accept responsibility. The teachers and administration at CMS look forward to seeing your child each and every day! In order to prepare for the upcoming school year, please plan on attending at least one of the enrollment opportunities listed below
· 6th Grade Enrollment: August 3rd 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or August 6th 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
· 7th Grade Enrollment: August 4th 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or August 6th 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
· 8th Grade Enrollment: August 5th 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or August 6th 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
· 6th Grade Student Orientation & Parent Meeting: August 6th 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
· Meet the Teacher Night (all grades): August 18th 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
During Enrollment, students will need to update Power School demographic information, pay student fees, pay any obligations, provide residency verification (6th grade only), and then they will be provided with their schedules. During the 6th Grade Student Orientation & Parent Meeting, parents and students will meet with Dr. Cochran and then they will travel to all of their classes for a brief meeting with each teacher.
With the students’ best interest in mind, all students are required to purchase and wear P.E. uniforms. The cost of the P.E. uniforms has been rolled into a one-time activity fee payment of $20 that will cover both the uniforms and the cost of the elective classes including STEM, FACS, and Art. The P.E. uniforms aim to provide a sense of school pride and unity among students. Furthermore, the uniforms will eliminate any questions about the type of clothing that is in compliance with the school dress code.
In regards to our upcoming athletic programs, football and volleyball for 8th graders and cross country for 7th and 8th graders will begin practicing the first week of school. Please watch our school website for information from the coaches regarding practice times. In order to participate, students must have a completed physical form; these forms are available online and in the office at CMS.The first day of school is Tuesday, August 11!
Please check out our website for updates at www.clinton.k12.mo.us and if you are not doing so already, follow us on Twitter @CMSCardinals. In closing, we at Clinton Middle School remain dedicated to inspiring students to be flexible and adaptive life-long learners, equipping them to succeed. We welcome your active participation in your child’s education, and we urge you to be proactive in communicating with our administration, counselors, and teachers. By working together, we will ensure success for your child.Sincerely,
Ashlee Cochran, Ed.D.
Clinton Middle School