December 20th the middle school held it’s second annual Career Day.
31 individuals from a wide variety of careers volunteered time out of their busy schedules to present their careers to students. The speakers focused on important skills, levels of education, important course work to pursue, and experiences such as internships that are important to what they do.
I would encourage parents to talk with their child about the careers they visited today. This is an important conversation to begin as they approach high school.
Below are some images from the day.
Yesterday our Student Council and Emerald Key students conducted their Winter Polar Bowl. It was a great deal of fun for the entire building. A special Thank You goes out to Mrs. Riley and Mrs. Sholtis for their leadership on this project.
Below are some action shots of the event that you may enjoy.
Congratulations to the winner of the 2016 CMS Geography Bee, Thomas Vince and the Runner Up, Preston Parsons!
They both competed well against good competition and earned their way to the top. Well done Thomas and Preston!
Headaches at school tend to increase during the winter months due to the increase in the use of cough and cold/sinus remedies. Medications for these symptoms are used to “dry-up” nasal drainage; but they also tend to make students more thirsty or cause a “dehydration headache.” Please encourage your child to drink more water during the day or bring a water bottle to school. Please contact the school nurse at your child’s building if you have any questions or concerns.
During the winter months, schools see an increase in cough, colds, and asthma. Since the cold air is a trigger for asthma along with viral colds, students that need an inhaler (even is self-carrying) must have a medication form on file at the school per Ohio law and school policy. This also includes those students that are placed on an inhaler for short-term treatment- the visit summary or hospital discharge papers can not be accepted as a medication form.
On Saturday, December 10, the COLT Express choir was invited to perform at the Westfield Country Club Holiday party. The students sang traditional Christmas carols for the audience of over 140 community members. They did an excellent job and represented CMS well! Great Job!
This morning, our middle school students listened to Rob Brandt from Robby’s Voice present on drug addiction. It was a powerful message that educated students on what addiction is, as well as, how drugs effect the brain and the body. He provided information and remarkable statistics that related to drug use and drug addiction.
Robby’s Voice was created by Rob Brandt out of his own personal experince of losing his own son to drug use. I am including the link to the Robby’s Voice website for you to explore. http://robbysvoice.com/
Drug addition is plaguing many of our communities, which is why it is important to be proactive with our students. Now that our students have been exposed to the issue of drug use and addiction, I hope it will encouraged students to talk openly about the issue with parents and friends.
Below are some images from the presentation.
Thank you to the CMS Student Council for sponsoring SPIRIT WEEK!
Spirit week will be Monday 12/12- Friday 12/16
- Monday – Polar Express Day = PAJAMA DAY!
- Tuesday – Snow Day = Wear white along with your winter hat, scarf, mittens, etc.
- Wednesday – Santa’s Workshop Day = Dress as Santa, an elf, reindeer, snowman, present, toy, etc.
- Thursday – Winter Sports Day = represent your favorite winter sport team (Cloverleaf sports or professional sports teams!)
- Friday – Festive Sweater Day = Time to wear your favorite Christmas attire!
The staff cannot wait to see the students creative outfits for the week! Show off that Cloverleaf spirit!
Holiday for Others is long-standing tradition at Cloverleaf Middle School. It is hosted by our Emerald Key honor’s students. Staff and students have the opportunity to donate money each day during homeroom. All money collected is used to buy grocery gift certificates from Miller Brothers for families in our middle school who are in need. This gift from our students and staff will help to ease the financial strain families often experience during the holidays. Holiday for Others will run until December 14th. Thank you to everyone who has already been a part of this wonderful outreach.