CMS Innovation Week!

CMS is hosting the 1st Annual Innovation Week! Our students will be working hard all week at solving problems, designing solutions, and creating new ideas.

On FRIDAY, JANUARY 10th students will be presenting their research and projects to community member judges, their peers, staff in the building, and their parents.

If you would like to join us for this exciting event, the students will be presenting their projects for anyone to come see from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. The WHISK TAKERS will be presenting from 1:00 – 1:30 and Team FIESTA will be presenting from 1:30-2:00.

We hope to see you there!

CMS Student Council

CMS Student Council would like to thank the students, staff, and community for their generosity during this year’s Cozy & Caring Days.  

During the four-day event, a grand total of $2, 705.42 was donated!  This money will be going to 28 of our CMS families. In addition to the monetary donations, staff members contributed many items for our Grab N’ Go, which will continue to help those who need it, throughout the year. 

A special round of applause for the following homerooms for averaging the most donations per person:

  • In 3rd place – Mr. Manos’s HR
  • In 2nd place – Mr. McGee’s HR
  • And, in 1st place the Office

  We can’t thank you enough for making this another successful year.    


Erin Sholtis8th Grade Language Arts Student Council Advisor

CMS National Geographic GeoBee

Attention Parents: Cloverleaf Middle School held its annual National Geographic GeoBee on Friday, December 13th. Thirty-two students participated in this year’s bee, making it one of the largest bees in the past few years. Congratulations go out to eighth grade student, Chase Young, the winner of the CMS 2019-20 Geography Bee!  Simon Popiel, grade 6, came in as a close runner-up.

Chase has qualified to take an online National Geography Bee test that could qualify him for Ohio’s GeoBee which will be held in March of 2020.  The winner of each state’s Geography Bee will be invited to participate in National Geographic’s Championship Bee (which you may have seen on tv) which will take place in Washington D.C. in May. 

Building Concern

Parents, starting tomorrow the middle school staff will be paying special attention to a growing concern of students drinking energy drinks during the day. In addressing the energy drink concern, we also need to address the types of water bottles that students are permitted to have during the school day.

Today, I shared and email with our students highlighting the energy drink issue and explaining the expectations that begin tomorrow. In addition to the email, I will also make a building wide announcement informing students of this information. Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our students.

The following is the email that was shared with our students today:

I am contacting you today regarding a concern I have in the building. There has been a significant increase in students possessing and drinking energy drinks such as Monster. The student code of conduct addresses this issue. I have included the code of conduct information for you below.

Energy Drinks:  Students are not to drink or possess highly caffeinated and/or energy drinks at any time at the middle school including extracurricular and sporting events.  (pg. 10)

The staff at CMS wish to promote a healthy and safe environment, which is why students are permitted to carry water bottles during the school day. With that said, water is the only thing that should be in a student’s water bottle. I have a reasonable concern that students are pouring energy drinks into water bottles during the day to drink.

To address my concern, starting tomorrow, if a student is carrying a water bottle, it must be clear!

Any water bottles that are not clear will be confiscated. Please see some examples provided below. Thank you for your attention to this matter.



Not allowed   




Not allowed.   




Not allowed.   


Meet CMS Staff: Mrs. Schaefer and Mrs. Esakov

Meet Melina Schaefer, she is a Paraprofessional who works in the Media Center and Lunch duty.  She has worked for Cloverleaf for two years. Melina has a son and twin girls who attend Cloverleaf Elementary and an awesome husband.  She used to work for Ford Motor Company in Avon Lake, where she helped make the Econoline Vans. She loves working at Cloverleaf because we have some pretty incredible children at our schools and enjoys being around so many nice kiddos.  Melina chose education because she wanted to be on my kids schedule, as she was blessed to be a stay at home Mom for seven years.

Meet Kelli Esakov, she is a School Counselor.  She has been with Cloverleaf for seven years. She attended Kent State University and majored in Marketing & Economics and then received her Master’s in School Counseling from The University of Akron.  She is married with two children and also has two cats. She is also a left-hander. Kelli loves working at Cloverleaf because it is full of amazing students who are kind to each other and our staff is dedicated to not only teaching academics, but life lessons to help students grow during a crucial time in their development.  Kelli chose education, because she realized that her calling was in a helping profession and that’s how she became a school counselor.

Fox 8 Cool School News Story

After a community wide effort to support Cloverleaf Middle School as the Cool School of the Week, we had the opportunity to show off our building on Fox 8 News this morning. The Fox 8 News crew was very impressed with our students and staff. There were several positive comments made by the news team about the kind and welcoming environment that exists at CMS.

In addition to the Newscast highlighting CMS, two of our 8th graders also participated live in studio in the Coffee Quiz. Our students proved to be ready for the challenge, by answering the Coffee Quiz correctly! If you missed this mornings newscast with the Coffee Quiz I will share the link when it becomes available on this post.

I feel very fortunate to work for a school district with such great community support, strong families, talented students, and dedicated staff. It was a joy to be able to show the area what it means to be a Colt!

If you missed this morning’s newscast, the story will air again at 4:00 PM during the afternoon broadcast.

Fox 8 in studio pictures