Updated Pay to Participate Fees for 2017-2018

Good afternoon!  I want to share exciting news about recent changes that have been made to our pay to participate fees for athletics and band for the 2017-2018 school year.  

  • Middle School participation fees will decrease from $125.00 to $85.00 per activity.  
  • Students who qualify for the free lunch program will have no cost to participate and students who qualify for the reduced lunch program will have a cost of $11.00.

Students who are currently enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program for the 2016-2017 school year have a 30 day grace period to start the 2017-2018 school year that will allow the reduced participation rates for the upcoming fall season.  

If you are not currently on the free or reduced lunch program for the 2016-2017 school year and you believe there is a possibility you could qualify, you must submit an application no later than May 31st in order for your participation fees to be impacted for next fall.  Otherwise, you will be required to pay full cost for a fall activity.

30 days into the 2017-2018 school year everyone will need to submit new free or reduced lunch applications for fees to be impacted for the winter and spring seasons.   

To apply for the free or reduced lunch program, visit the following link https://cloverleaf.rocketscanapps.com/ .  

We are very excited for the opportunities this will allow for our students!


Cross Country for H.S. (Incoming 9th Grade Student)

Attention current 8th grade students:  There will be an informational meeting for athletes/parents planning on cross country at CHS in the Fall.

Date: May 23rd

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Location: CHS (room 166) Coach Gucker’s room

Remind 101: Test to 81010 the message “@ggucke” to join the remind account for Cloverleaf CC

Contact Coach Gucker if you have a conflict at Garth.gucker@cloverleaflocal.org

Dress Code Reminder

With the weather turning to summer (sunny skies and warmer temperatures), I reminded our students today of our dress code expectations that are outlined in the Student code of conduct.  The purpose of the reminder is to be proactive.  I want to end the school year on a positive note, and avoid the inconvenience to parents of bringing their child a change of clothes.  I have included the dress code below for parents to review.  Thank you for your support with this matter!

Dress Code

Pennies for Patients Campaign to end Blood Cancer

Hi, Families!

This year’s Pennies for Patients campaign, led by Student Council, will run from May 1st – May 12th.  We hope that students can bring money into their homerooms for a friendly competition, but if donating online works better for you, please follow this link to do so!  http://events.lls.org/pages/noh/CloverleafMiddleSchool-2017

Pennies for Patients makes an even bigger difference than you may think.

If you don’t know someone with a blood cancer, you probably know someone who has battled another form of cancer. More than 40% of new cancer therapies approved by the FDA between 2000 and 2015 were first approved for blood cancer patients but now help others as well. Working together on our Pennies for Patients campaign, we can turn our spare change into real help for real people!

If you have questions about Pennies for Patients, contact Erin Sholtis, Student Council advisor, or visit LLS.org. Thanks to families like yours, we are that much closer to finding a cure for blood cancers.

State Testing Schedule for Math, Social Studies, and Science

Monday, April 17th CMS will be kicking off the second round of State testing.  The schedule is provided below.  There are several testing days, but not all students test on all days.  Students will test according to their scheduled class period for the specific content area.  During testing period, please encourage your child to get plenty of rest and eat a healthy breakfast each day.

Math Schedule (grades 6-8):  Monday,  April 17th – Monday, April 24th.  Below are the dates that each Math test will be administered. There are two parts of the Math test that each student will take (90 minutes each).  Each part of the test requires a separate testing date.

  • 4/17- Periods 1 and 3
  • 4/18- Periods 2 and 5
  • 4/19- Periods 6 and 7
  • 4/20- Periods 1 and 3
  • 4/21- Periods 2 and 5
  • 4/24- Periods 6 and 7

6th grade Social Studies and 8th grade Science:  Tuesday, 25th- Thursday, April 27th and Tuesday, May 2nd.  Below are the dates that each Social Studies and Science test will be administered. There are two parts to both the Social Studies and Science tests that each student will take based on grade level and content area (75 minutes each).  Each part of the test requires a separate testing date.

  • 6th grade Social Studies
    • 4/25- Periods 1, 3, and 7
    • 4/26- Periods 2, 4, and 5
    • 4/27- Periods 1, 3, and 7
    • 5/2- Periods 2, 4, and 5
  • 8th grade Science
    • 4/25- Periods 1, 3, and 7
    • 4/26- Periods 4, 5, and 6
    • 4/27- Periods 1, 3, and 7
    • 5/2- Periods 4, 5, and 7



Emerald Key Induction for CMS

Seventh grade students who have earned a grade point average of 3.8 or higher have been given applications to join Emerald Key, a group that provides service and leadership opportunities during the students’ eighth grade year.  These applications are due by Thursday, April 13th, and can be given to Mrs. Riley.  

 New Emerald Key inductees will be honored at the  Emerald Key Banquet on May 4th at 6:00 p.m.

Important Cancellation

Attention Parent: Important Announcement regarding Teen Institute Lock-in

Due to a lack of participation, the Teen Institute Lock-In scheduled for April 7 has been canceled.  I apologize to those students who did respond but we did not receive enough permission slips to hold the event.

 Please mark your calendars for our Acres of Fun trip on May 19.  Permission forms will be handed out in just about 2 weeks and will need to be returned by May 10

6th Grade Running Club

All 6th grade students are invited to join Running Club! Forms were sent home yesterday to be filled out and returned to Coach Keltner in room 102. Club meetings begin next week!

The Track form will also need to be filled out to participate in the Youth Track Meet May 3rd at the Cloverleaf Stadium! 

Any questions email 

Sharlee Keltner @ sharlee.bailey@cloverleaflocal.org 


Garth Gucker @garth.gucker@cloverleaflocal.org