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

Scheduling for 2018-2019

posted Apr 16, 2018, 9:52 PM by tiffaney golden

Last Wednesday the high school counselor, Mrs. Wilson and the high school principal, Mr. Greene came to the middle school to speak with our 8th graders about high school.  The 8th graders were shown a video with current high school seniors giving tips for high school success.  Mrs. Wilson walked the students through what "credits" mean and how to understand what is needed to graduate.  Students then looked through the high school course catalog and signed up for their classes.  

Current 5th, 6th and 7th grade students will be signing up for their middle school elective in May.

AVID Recruitment for 2018-2019 School Year

posted Mar 20, 2018, 9:12 AM by tiffaney golden


AVID is a group, a family away from home, that encourages thinking outside of the box and wants to help you learn to be a  life-long learner.  AVID helps you learn what it takes to be a successful student and push for more.  AVID is all about a more rigorous schedule, but giving you the materials you need not to fail, but to reach the highest star possible and still be successful.

AVID isn't a remedial program.
AVID isn't a free ride.
AVID isn't a placement program.
AVID is not a behavior correction program

If you are interested in AVID for next school year, ask Mrs. Golden, Mrs. Anglin, Ms. Allen, Ms. Carter, Mrs. Rhodes, Mrs. Lowsley or Mrs. Duus.  They will help you get more information.

Spring Conferences

posted Mar 6, 2018, 6:11 PM by tiffaney golden

 Tuesday March 13 and Wednesday March 14 the middle school will be holding conferences with students and their families.  Grade level teams will be making contact with parents to schedule these conferences.  Staff will be meeting with students of their choice based on a variety of reasons.  Not every student will have a conference.  If you have questions or concerns about your student, please call the school, 360-501-2920.  Tuesday's conferences will run from 12:30-6:30, Wednesday's conference times are 12:30-4:30.  School will be out early on Thursday at 12:10 and Friday there is no school, it is a district directed day for teachers.  

C.R.R.E.W. Cards

posted Mar 2, 2018, 2:37 PM by tiffaney golden

P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavior Intervention System) is alive and flowing at the middle school.  Staff is encouraging our students to self-discipline themselves within an environment that promotes learning, creativity and character growth.  There are four traits that students can be recognized for: caring, responsible, respectful and effort.  If a student is recognized by a staff member for modeling the expected behavior, a C.R.R.E.W. card will be filled out for the student.  One copy is given to the student, another copy is displayed on our C.R.R.E.W. wall for everyone to see and the third copy is entered into our weekly drawing for prizes.  Students receiving C.R.R.E.W. cards for the week will be listed on the school's webpage and Facebook.  

CRMS Participates in History Bee

posted Feb 14, 2018, 6:59 AM by tiffaney golden

Last night the following students represented CRMS in the History Bee regional competition at Columbia River HS:

Hannah Mueller
Tristen Reagor
Lexi Adams
Taylar Madden
Jada Pickard
Jaymes Bishop
Devin Lehman
Tenley Walling
Paige Ogden
Avery Ness

Paige made it all the way to the regional championship round. Plus, her and Avery qualified for Nationals in Atlanta this June.



PBIS at CRMS

posted Feb 8, 2018, 7:29 AM by tiffaney golden

Castle Rock Middle School is working with students to reinforce positive behaviors and expectations in our building.  Staff is teaching and reinforcing expected behaviors in the hallways, cafeteria, bathrooms and classroom.  CRREW (Caring, Respectful, Responsible and Effort) are the areas being recognized.  If a staff member sees a student modeling the expected behavior a "CRREW" card is filled out and given to the student.  A copy of the card is hung in the hallway, the positive behavior is acknowledged in the morning announcement and their name is entered into a weekly drawing for small treats.  

3rd Quarter/2nd Semester

posted Jan 30, 2018, 10:00 AM by tiffaney golden

This week is the first week of 2nd semester, we are halfway through the school year!  This is a good time to check in with your students about their grades and attendance.  Our middle school staff has been looking at our academic data and having discussions about students' grades.  The start of second semester is an opportunity for students to have a fresh start.  Take the time each evening to sit down and have your student share what is going on in their content classrooms.  Ask them to share some of their math notebooks or an essay they have been working on in language class.  Many of our students are doing quality work and you should be proud.  If you have questions about classes or assignments, feel free to email or contact the teacher.  

End of 2nd quarter/1st Semester Quickly Approaching

posted Jan 9, 2018, 4:13 PM by tiffaney golden

    The end of the second quarter/1st semester is quickly approaching, hard to believe that we are almost half way through the school year.  Remind your student about missing assignments and redoing tests and assignments.  Teachers will be wrapping up their grades when the semester ends on January 25th.  Now is a good time to sit down with your student and go through their binder and look over their work.  If you see something that has not been graded, ask them about it and check Skyward to see if the assignment is listed.  Teachers can be emailed about student progress and questions on assignments, when a student can make up tests, etc.
    Mrs. Golden has been talking to students weekly about their grades.  If your student needs assistance, contact their teacher and see if the student can stay after school and get some extra help.    

Algebra Class Thinks of Others During Holiday Season

posted Dec 21, 2017, 8:40 AM by tiffaney golden   [ updated Dec 21, 2017, 8:40 AM ]

Mrs. Fisker's Algebra class all agreed they should assist a family in our community at Christmas this year.  Students brought in items to be wrapped and donated to a local family in our community.  Students also accepted a challenge to fill a very large stocking in their classroom with soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. to a local charity as well. 

AVID 6 is doing Tutorials!

posted Dec 4, 2017, 4:37 PM by tiffaney golden

Miss Allen's 6th grade AVID elective is working on perfecting their tutorials.  I was able to observe three students going through the tutorial process with their peers on Thursday last week and it was awesome.  The three separate groups were listening intently, taking notes and asking questions helping their classmate solve a "point of confusion".  I was so impressed with the patience each of these students and paras provided to their group.  

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