Cross Country Stampede

CrossCountry awards

This past Saturday, our middle school Girls Cross Country team won the BLACK DIVISION of the Seneca East Invitational held at Seneca East High School.  the team placed 1st bringing home the first cross country champion ship in school history for our middle school teams!  Seven of our girls either received a medal or a trophy, while Jenna Oliver was the overall winner, running the 2-mile course in an blazing 13:29.  Congratulations to our girls team on an outstanding performance!

On the boys side we finished 3rd overall.  This is also a first for the boys teams.  Four of the boys brought home awards including Kenny Jenkins who finished 7th overall in 13:14.  Congratulations to our boys team on an outstanding Performance!


One Book, One Community


This year our 6th grade students at the middle school will be participating in a county  wide initiative led by the United Way and the Medina County Library.  The One Book, One Community initiative will be centered on the best selling book Wonder written by R.J. Palacio.  Our students were introduced to the program this past Monday.

The United Way provided every 6th grade student at CMS and in the county with a copy of the book.  The book will serve as  the center piece for many county wide programs held at a variety of community locations in Medina County.  Students and families are encouraged to attend and participate.  Click the following link for a full program schedule .

6th grade teachers at CMS have dedicated many days throughout the summer meeting to develop engaging lessons designed around Wonder.  Our teachers will enhance the message of courage, kindness, and inspiration that are illustrated through this moving book.  I would encourage you to take the journey with your children to explore the message of Wonder.

Wonder programming

wonder 3                                                                                                            wonder 5



wonder5 wonder4 wonder3 wonder wonder 2

First Day Success!

student hand

The first day of school has come and gone with tremendous success!  The students found (and opened) their lockers, arrived to the correct rooms, enjoy a tasty lunch, and returned home safely.  I witnessed many students catching up with one another after a long summer.  Talking about family vacations, trips to amusement parks, and a variety of other summer adventures.  The building was truly alive today!  It was wonderful thing to experience.

Thank you to all of our parents who attended orientation and open house.  These are important days in getting students acclimated and back into “School” mode.  As the year progresses, please monitor your child’s progress and when you have concerns do not hesitate to communicate with their teachers.

Education is a community effort.  I believe that strong school, student, and family relationships are the keys to a quality education for our students.  WE ARE CLOVERLEAF!!

Stay tuned for future posts.

Open House Reminder

back to school

It has been wonderful to have had the opportunity to meet many of our 6th grade students and parents this past week at Orientation.  This Monday, August 18th we will hold Open House for grades 6-8 at CMS from 6:00-8:00 PM.  This is a great opportunity for students and parents to meet teachers, visit/move into lockers, as well as,  ask any last minute questions.

Our first day of class for CMS is Tuesday, August 19th.  Doors will open at 7:00 AM.

I have had several parents asking about the school supply list.  It is located on the school’s website.  It is also available to students when they pick up their class schedule at the middle school.  I am providing the link to the school supply list below for your convenience.