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This page will help to keep you informed on all the wonderful happenings at the Middle School!  Stay tuned...

Food Drive a Success!

posted Nov 20, 2017, 8:01 PM by tiffaney golden

A huge thank you to all the parents and students who donated food to our middle school food drive!  Our students delivered the collected items to our local Castle Rock Food Bank on Friday.  Mr. Bair's 6th grade class came in first place followed by two 8th grade classes.  It means a lot to be able to help out our own community during the holiday season.  

Parents, You are Important!

posted Nov 1, 2017, 8:25 AM by tiffaney golden

You are very important to our school community.  Your involvement in your child's education means more to your teenager than you may realize.  Teenagers do better academically when their parents/guardians stay actively involved in school related activities.  We invite you to maintain involvement with your teenager's education.  We appreciate your time and support.  

Math Night at the Middle School

posted Oct 20, 2017, 5:16 PM by tiffaney golden

CRMS Hosted Summer STEM Camp

posted Oct 15, 2017, 9:03 PM by tiffaney golden   [ updated Oct 16, 2017, 4:48 PM ]

This summer Castle Rock Middle School hosted the summer STEM Camp sponsored by ESD 112.  Our 8th grade math teacher, Sue Fisker, has been involved with the NPower Girls grant through the ESD for the past three years.  She approached Mr. Mabbott and the school board to ask if we would be willing to host the summer camp.  Watch the video link below to see what the girls learned this summer at the three day camp.

Focus at Middle School

posted Oct 12, 2017, 8:54 AM by tiffaney golden

     Hard to believe we have been in school for six weeks.  Students are doing many new and interesting things in their classes.  As a school we are working on some common themes.  Students are taking Cornell Notes in science and in math classes.  These notes are a great resource for studying for tests.  6th and 7th grade math have some very nice notes and sample problems in their spiral notebooks.  Ask your student to see their work.
    Staff have been reading and discussing student writing in our early release meetings on Wednesdays.  Together we are looking at areas we need to target for student improvement.  All students completed a district writing assessment and staff used a common rubric to score.  Teachers will be focusing on conventions (punctuation, capitalization, grammar usage and spelling), purpose of writing and organization.  

Checking In With Students and Teachers

posted Oct 1, 2017, 4:59 PM by tiffaney golden

Friday October 6 is midterm of our first quarter of school.  Progress reports will be coming home with your students to be signed and returned to their first period teachers.  If you would like access to Skyward or have forgotten your password, please call the  middle school office and we can get you set up.  Checking in on the teacher's webpages is another way to find out what is going on in your student's classrooms.  Each teacher has a webpage with weekly information.  You are welcome to email teachers as well if you have any questions.  Conferences will be taking place the end of October, hope to see you all there.

Don't miss out!

posted Sep 21, 2017, 4:26 PM by tiffaney golden

September is "Attendance Awareness Month", the middle school is focusing on getting all our students to school on time.  We want all our of students to be given the same opportunity to achieve.  Daily attendance percentages will be gathered and discussed in our building.  We will be working towards a public display of our data.  

Teacher Webpages

posted Sep 18, 2017, 10:15 AM by tiffaney golden

Teacher webpages are up and running. This is a good place to check in and see what is happening in your student's classes for the week.  Teachers are updating at the beginning of each week.  If you have questions about assignments or items teachers have posted, feel free to send that teacher an email.  Communication is encouraged between parents and teachers.  We all want to see our students be successful.  

First Week Update

posted Sep 11, 2017, 1:56 PM by tiffaney golden

Wow!  The first three days of school flew by.  It was exciting to see all of our students and welcome many new ones to our middle school.  Staff spent the first week getting to know their students, talk about expectations and practice a few drills.  PTO was in our building pre-selling planners at lunch and chatting about plans for the 2017-2018 school year.  Students came prepared with their supplies and were willing to try some ice-breakers with teachers and friends. Our AVID teachers began their program and READ 180 is getting set up to begin September 18th.  

Our 7th and 8th grade students participating in sports will begin their competitions this week.  Tuesday September 12th, volleyball has a home match and soccer has a jamboree at Woodland.  Wednesday September 13th volleyball has a home match, soccer has a game at Woodland and cross country will run at Vancouver Lake. On Thursday football will have their first game at La Center.  All middle school games will begin this year at 4:00 unless posted otherwise.  

School pictures are Thursday September 14th in the morning.

The middle school is still collecting Box Tops, send them to school with your student.  They can turn them in to their 1st period teacher.

We are looking forward to this school year!  Thanks for supporting our school!

Pictures, Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

posted Sep 7, 2017, 6:57 AM by tiffaney golden

Picture packets, free & reduced lunch applications and a Wednesday early release calendar went home Wednesday with all middle school students. If you haven't seen these, please ask your student. If you fill out a free & reduced lunch application, it could take up to 10 days to process.

School pictures are September 14th.

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