Canton Charge FAN BUS


The CMS Colt Express has been invited to perform the National Anthem at the Canton Charge basketball game on Wednesday, December 17th @ 7:00pm.  The Canton Charge is the minor league basketball organization for the Cleveland Cavilers.

To support our students, we would like to take a FAN BUS to celebrate CMS night at the Canton Charge.  They have reserved a block of seats specifically for CMS!  Tickets will cost $15.00 – which includes a game ticket and transportation to and from the game.  Tickets are on sale until Tuesday, December 10th.  Contact choir director, Mrs. Angela Leonard for ticket information. (

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CMS Honor Band and Choir

This past week, 6 CMS choir students and 5 band students participated in the District VI Middle School Honor Band and Choir.  The students were selected from 3 counties.  All students are nominated by their Band and Choir Directors based on their abilities.  The 120 member Honor Choir and 107 member Band rehearsed on the campus of the College of Wooster for 6 hours to return the next day for an evening concert. They were required to learn 5 songs in just 1 day.

CMS is very proud of these students and their hard work!  Below are pictures of our CMS students who participated in the event.

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CMS Performs Schoolhouse Rock! December 4th-6th


Cloverleaf Middle School Drama Club cordially invites you to attend our production of Schoolhouse Rocks! Live on December 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th at Cloverleaf Middle School.  The performances on 12/3, 12/4, and 12/5 will be at 7 pm and the performance on 12/6 will be at 2 pm.  Tickets will be $5 at the door.  On 12/6 the Drama club will be accepting canned food items in place of purchasing a ticket to attend the event.  The food donations will benefit Feeding Medina County.  Please plan to join us for favorites like “Conjunction Junction”, “Elbow Room” and “Inter-Planet Janet”.

Parent/Teacher Conferences Monday, November 24 from 4:00-8:00 P.M.



This post is a reminder of Parent/Teacher Conferences that will be held on Monday, November 24th from 4-8 P.M.  Below is a copy of the information from an earlier blog post with the details of the evening.


Parent teacher conferences are a great opportunity for parents to visit with teachers to discuss their children’s progress up to this point of the year.  It is a time for parents to get more detailed information than just what is conveyed by the report card.

A large portion of the teaching staff will be using an online signup format.  Please see the link below for details.  The teachers whose names do not appear on the online scheduler will be hosting drop-in conferences (first come/first serve; no appointment needed).  If you have specific questions regarding your child’s teacher please contact the teacher directly to assist you.

Each student will also  receive a copy of the “Conference Letter for Parents” from his/her homeroom teacher in the near future to take home.

The links below will assist you with the scheduling procedure.  We look forward to seeing you on November 24th!

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2nd Quarter Interim- 11/18/14


It is hard to believe that we have reached the midterm point of the 2nd quarter.  Interim grades will be posted on Progress Book on 11/18/14.  Please contact your child’s teacher(s) with any questions.  The final day of the 2nd quarter is 12/19/14.  Use the following link to access Progress Book,


PTO Book Fair starts this week- Monday, November 17-21


The Cloverleaf Middle School PTO will be holding its annual book fair this week Monday, November 17-21.  Students will have the opportunity to visit the book fair twice this week during their English Language Arts classes.  The first visit is to explore the books to see what is available, and a second visit is to make their purchases.  It is wonderful to see the students’ excitement for reading!

CMS Academic Challenge Team- Qualifies for Nationals!


The Cloverleaf Middle School Academic Challenge team put forth a great showing at the Ohio AcChal Tournament hosted by Hawken Middle School on Saturday, November 15. In the junior varsity division, the team defeated Copley, Hawken Extreme, and Edgewood A before finishing second place to Hawken Formidable in the championship round. This placement qualifies the team for Nationals in Chicago in June.

2014 Turkey Bowling Tournament- November 19th


Emerald Key’s 2nd Annual Turkey Bowling Tournament


Calling all middle school students and staff!!! The second annual turkey bowling tournament is just around the corner! 

The tournament will be held at the middle school on Wednesday, November 19 from 2:45-5:00. Teams of two will be competing to earn the title “2014 Turkey Bowling Champions!”  During the event, each team will slide a frozen turkey down a lane with the hope of knocking down as many 2-liter bottles as possible. Winners of each game will remain in the bracket until two teams are left. The championship game will determine the winners! Winners and runners-up will earn prizes and bragging rights!! Both students and staff members are encouraged to participate. Donations of $5 per person ($10 per team) will allow for admittance into the tournament. These donations will be collected during the lunch periods each day between November 10th-19th. Spectator tickets will also be available for a $1 donation. 

The tournament is one of two main fundraisers for the Emerald Key organization. The funds earned will help the group be able to provide services both to the community and to the school. See Mrs. Chapman or any Emerald Key member for additional information! 

A Celebration of Service- Veteran’s Day Concert 2014

The CMS Band and Choir performed in honor of our nation’s veterans this past Tuesday, November 11th. The concert was moving and emotional for both the students and the audience.

In addition to an incredible performance by our band and choir students that left the audience wanting more, Mrs. Chapman recited Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus.” This is the poem located at the base of the Statue of Liberty that highlights the promise of America.

The keynote speaker of the night was Cloverleaf Middle School’s own Assistant Principal, Mr. Smith.  Mr. Smith was a member of the Ohio National Guard and served in Afghanistan.  Mr. Smith shared some personal experiences with the audience, and provided some advice to our students about how to talk to veterans about their experiences.

Thank you to all who attended and thank you to all of our students for their hard work to provide our veterans with a memorable experience.

A special “Thank You” to Mrs. Leonard, Miss. Dougherty, and Mr. Winter for their efforts in planning the concert.

Below are pictures from the evening.  I hope you enjoy them.

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Coffee With the Principal- Thursday, November 20th 9-10 A.M.

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I will be hosting Coffee With the Principal on November 20th from 9-10 A.M in room 209 of the middle school.  This is an opportunity for parents to visit and talk with the principal about the many things that the middle school is involved in.

I believe that communication with our families is vital to the success of our students.  It takes collaboration between home and school for our students to reach their full potential.  Events, such as this one, will help support our students in their development and achievement during these very important years.

For planning purposes, I am requesting that you please call the school at (330) 302-0206 to RSVP for the event.  I look forward to the opportunity to talk with you on November 20th.