CMS Yearbook Ordering/Distribution Information

Attention Parents,
Interstate has offered to extend online sales for the middle school yearbook due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID – 19).  The online sales will be extended to April 15th.  If school reopens in May the yearbooks will be printed and distributed at the end of the month.  If school will be closed for the rest of the year the students will be receiving their yearbook when they return to school in the fall.  If you child is in 8th grade the yearbooks will be distributed to them at the high school.

Here is the link for parents to order
Here is the code 43385J

6th Grade Cleveland Trip Update (4/2/20)

Attention CMS 6th Grade Parents:

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak that the state of Ohio is experiencing, we have made the decision to cancel the upcoming 6th-grade field trip to Cleveland.  

If you have made a payment for the trip it will be refunded in full.  There will be no need for any action from parents to receive a refund.

If due to shared parenting the refund needs to be split, please email Val Gregory at with instructions on how the refund will need to be broken up by April 15th, 2020.

Class of 2024 Washington D.C. Trip Information Update (4/1/20)

This past Monday, March 30th, Governor Mike Dewine extended closure of Ohio K-12 schools until May 1st.  After a great deal of consideration, the decision has been made to not send our 8th-grade students on the annual trip to Washington D.C. that was scheduled for this May 18th-20th.  

Understanding that the Washington D.C. trip is a valuable experience for our students and is a tradition that goes back many years, the plan is to postpone the trip, not to cancel it.  I have been in close communication with the high school administration *(Mrs. Lormeau and Mr. Randolph), and we have devised a plan to have this year’s 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. postponed to November of 2020.  Final dates are still being determined. Once, the dates are determined we will share that information.

As for the finances associated with the trip, two options are available: 

Option 1: If the new dates do not work for your child, or you simply choose to have your money refunded, you are welcome to do so.  Please contact Val Gregory by email ( to request your refund.  Please type in the subject line of the email “DC refund” 

If you choose to have your payment refunded it is important for you to know that prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, Nowak Tours was required to place a deposit for hotel and transportation services.  Nowak Tours has been informed that they will only be refunded a portion of their deposits. That being said, families who desire to receive a refund will not receive their entire payment in return.  There is a $25 deposit fee that will not be refunded for each student who requests a refund. The deadline to request a refund is May 1, 2020.

Taking the refund will not prohibit a student from attending the trip in November.  To rejoin the trip you will need to contact the high school for details after August 1, 2020.   

Option 2: Students who plan on attending the trip in November may simply leave their payment as complete and they will be set to attend the trip with no additional financial obligations.  This option will not result in loss of funds for the deposits for hotel and transportation costs as would occur in option 1.  

Student behavior will continue to be a factor for student attendance on the trip as a freshman.  The trip is a privilege, not an entitlement. So, during the students’ freshman year if they are suspended and/or assigned four Friday Detentions they will lose the privilege to attend the Washington D.C. trip.  All students will have a fresh start when they begin their 9th-grade year. 

Mr. Randoph (Cloverleaf High School Associate Principal), will be leading all planning and activities associated with the trip for high school students.  As more details are finalized, he will communicate with families and students. Please stay tuned.

I would like to recognize Nowak Tours for working with us during such a difficult time.  They have gone over and above to assist the school district to find ways to make this trip possible for this year’s 8th graders.  Their flexibility and dedication to our students should not go unnoticed.

CMS PTO Fundraiser Delivery Information

Attention parents:
The CMS PTO fundraiser items will be available for pickup on Tuesday, April 7th from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  If you are unable to pickup at that time, please contact the school during hours of operation (Tues./Thurs. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.) and we will make other arrangements.  We will be conducting a drive-thru format that will require you to stay in your car as you drive past the main entrance of the school. A PTO member will ask you for your order information and load it in your car for you. Thank you for your support and understanding in this difficult time.


CMS School Counseling Service Information

During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) school closure ,  the Cloverleaf Middle School Counselor will be available to students and families via email, phone, or possible scheduled Google Hangouts video call.  

Please email  your counselor,, with any concerns or questions you may have during your time away from school or to schedule an appointment time to talk. 

In addition to email, information will be posted and contact can be made through Google Classrooms (Career Class of 2024, 2025, or 2026). 

Finally, please review the school counseling page on the CMS website,, for further information regarding community resources, services, coping strategies, and other useful information to help you through this difficult time.  Stay safe and healthy!  

Meet CMS Staff: Mrs McQuate and Mr. Wachtel

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Meet Renee McQuate, she is a sixth grade Science teacher.  She has worked for Cloverleaf for 29 years and she is a district lead mentor and team leader.  She graduated from Midview High School and then received her Master’s degree from Kent State University.  She has been married to her husband for 28 years and has a son and a daughter. In her spare time she enjoys working at Blossom Music Center.  She loves working at Cloverleaf because it is a place where teachers can be both individuals and part of teams. Renee chose education because she has always wanted to be a teacher.  There was never really anything else. 

Meet Ron Wachtel, he is a Technology Teacher.  He has worked for Cloverleaf for 22 years and has been the head golf coach for 20 years.  He graduated from Orrville high school and has a bachelor’s degree in business education from the University of Akron.  Ron is married with two children and is a fan of Ohio State. He loves working at Cloverleaf because he likes the attitudes of our kids wanting to learn something new.  Ron chose education because he thinks kids need to be better prepared for life after school and he hopes he can teach them something they will use later in life.

CMS Virtual Spirit Days Starts March 30th!!

Students, we miss you all very much and to help us share spirit while we are away and getting back into instruction next week we will be having a spirit week!  Feel free to email, tweet or share pictures with us!

Spirit Week starts on Monday, March 30th!

  • Monday-Superhero
  • Tuesday-Crazy hair
  • Wednesday-Dress like an old person
  • Thursday-Jersey Day
  • Friday-Pajama Day!

Cloverleaf Middle School Plan for Instructional Continuity starting March 30th.

On March 30th, Cloverleaf Middle School will be starting online instruction. This will be a very different learning platform for our students. With that being said, it is important to provide students and families a framework as to how it will work and what is expected.

Below is the link to the CMS Plan for Instructional Continuity. I ask that parents and students review the plan together. Once you and your child review the plan, your son or daughter should do the following:

  • Login into their school Google Account (to access online tools)
  • Check email for information from their teachers
  • Visit individual Google Classrooms. Teachers will provide instructional goals, activities, and expectations.
  • If you have questions please reach out to your child’s teacher through email.

Link to CMS Plan for Instructional Continuity

Building hours of operation:

  • Schools across the district will be open for families on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

If your family utilized paper packets during the first week of remote instruction, I want to share an opportunity to acquire free internet through Spectrum Cable. If you take advantage of this option and need a device for instructional purposes you may visit the high school on Monday, March 30th between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to sign out a district Chromebook. Please CLICK HERE for details of how to take advantage of the opportunity being provided through Spectrum.

If you do not have access to the internet (through home WiFi or other hot spots available through cellular devices) paper packets will remain as an option. Families will need to drop off completed packets and pickup new packets each week, in the cafeteria, during the building’s hours of operation that were shared above.

  • The collection for the paper packets that were picked up on March 16th will be Tuesday, April 7th. This date will also be when new paper packets will be available for families to take home and complete for the upcoming week. Please be advised there will be no new paper packets for families to pickup until April 7th.
  • Paper packets will be made available on a one week cycle. Each Tuesday is when new paper packets will be available for the upcoming week to be picked up on either Tuesday or Thursday during hours of operation.

The structure and processes that are outline above are designed to meet the instructional needs based on the most recent information provided by the medical community, as well as, State and Federal governments. Please understand that if circumstances would change there may be a need to adjust our plan.