CMS Communication

As we work through unique challenges, communication between the school and home is very important.  I was made aware that there are some families who have previously opted out of the text messaging option that is offered as a part of our district all call system.  

I will be using my blog ( and the district texting feature to communicate critical information over the next several weeks.  So, if you do not currently receive text messages from the middle school, I encourage you to follow the following steps to opt back into the system.  

  1. Text “yes” to 87569
  2. You should immediately get a message that the opt-back-in is successful.  

Thank you for your attention to this matter.  I want to be sure that our families are well connected to the events of the middle school.

Take care!

Update: Washington D.C./Cleveland Trips. (3/16/20)

I know families have many questions about the 8th grade Washington D.C. trip and 6th grade Cleveland trip. I have been in close contact with Nowak Tours over the past several days. We are closely monitoring State and Federal safety guidelines. Prior to making any definitive decisions on canceling the trip my plan is to await Governor Dewine’s scheduled update on Ohio’s response plan to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak on April 3rd. His update will provide direction to schools and other entities on the plan moving forward. Once this information is communicated I will make a definitive decision regarding both trips.

If additional information is shared prior to the April 3rd update by the State of Ohio or Federal Government I will comply with the expectations and communicate to families the next steps in regards to both trips.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. Safety of our students is our first priority!

CMS Update for 3/16/20

Over the next several weeks staff will be sending emails to students as well as posting assignments to Google Classroom. Understanding there will be a window of time that students will not have academic expectations (March 16th-March 29th), teachers may send a message to students about instruction that will begin March 30th.

On March 30th, all students need to check their school email and Google Classrooms regarding academic expectations. If you or your child has questions, please contact the teacher through email.

Below is the schedule through April 6th.

Monday, March 16

  • — No school for students
  • — Staff reports as usual
  • — Buildings are open for students who wish to pick up their textbooks, notebooks and other belongings.

March 17-20

  • — These days will be considered calamity days and will not need to be made up.
  • — No school for students and designated staff

March 23-27

  • — Spring break
  • — No school for students and designated staff

March 30 through April 3

  • — Staff reports as usual on March 30
  • — Online instruction begins on March 30
  • — Students without online access will be able to pick up paper-based classwork. Additional instructions are forthcoming from principals.

April 6

  • — District will collaborate with state government and the Medina County Health Department to determine if in-person classes and activities may resume on this date.

CMS Chromebook Distribution Information

This posting is to share details about Chromebook distribution for families who contacted the school requesting to borrow a school device for on-line instruction at home. The distribution will occur on Monday, March 16th at the high school from the hours of 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM. If you have not already called the middle school to request a device for your child, you need to do so in order to allow us to serve you more efficiently when you pick up your device.

Students who have a computer, Chromebook, and/or a tablet at home will not need to sign out a school device.

Additional details about the online instructional plan are located at the following link.

CMS Online Instructional Plan and District Schedule

Students who need to gather any belongings (personal or academic materials) the middle school will be open during school hours on Friday 13th and Monday 16th to do so.

Please be assured that instruction will continue during the school closing. Students will be expected to continue to participate in their learning throughout this time so that they can maintain learning experiences. 

Students can access their online classes on any device that can access the web. They do not have to use our district devices. Please call 330-302-0206 if you will need to borrow a district device or if you will need paper packets of work. This allows us to prepare these for a Monday, March 16, pickup.

Though devices or work packets will not be ready for pickup until Monday, March 16, students are welcome to stop in on Friday, March 13, to get things from their lockers.

Our goal for our students is their safety and well being as well as continuity in their learning. Please do not hesitate to call or email with your questions and thank you for all that you do to support student learning.  Be safe and stay well.

Please click here to see the district’s three-week schedule.

Middle School Update

Hello middle school families. The Governor’s recent decision to close schools through April 3rd has placed the schools in uncharted territory. With that being said, Cloverleaf has developed a strong plan to support students during this time. As different aspects of the plan become relevant to our middle school students and families I will communicate the information out through the this blog and text messages.

Please monitor this site and your text messages frequently for the latest updates. Thank you!

PTO 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament- POSTPONED

With the recent concerns of the Coronavirus, the decision has been made to postpone the CMS PTO 3 on 3 basketball tournament that was scheduled for Friday, March 13th. The new date has yet to be determined due to the ever changing details of the Coronavirus. The new date will be shared out with students and families once conditions improve. I apologize for the inconvenience, but the safety of our students and our community is our top priority. Thank you for your understanding.

CMS Student to Compete at State Geography Bee

The results are in! The National Geographic Society has named Chase Young, Cloverleaf Middle School 8th-grader, as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition. The contest will be held at the Ohio History Center in Columbus on Friday, March 27, 2020.

This is the second level of the National Geographic GeoBee competition.  To determine each school champion, GeoBee competitions were held in schools throughout the state with students in the fourth through eighth grades. This year an estimated 2.4 million students competed in the GeoBee, with 8,661 students becoming school champions. School champions also took an online qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. Up to 100 of the top-scoring students in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and U.S. territories were invited to compete in the State GeoBees.

Good luck Chase!

Meet CMS Staff: Miss Spape and Mr. Wilson

Meet Lauren Spape, she is an eight grade mathematics teacher.  This is her first year at Cloverleaf, as she graduated from the University of Akron in 2019.  She has family that lives close, with whom she loves to spend time with on the weekends. She has a pet hedgehog named Theo.  She loves working at Cloverleaf Middle School because of the friendly, outgoing staff who make it easy to call Cloverleaf “home”.  Lauren chose education because during high school she had a math teacher that opened her eyes to the versatility of mathematics. She inspired her to want to share her love of math to others and encourage them to get excited about math as well. 

Meet Dominic Wilson, he is a sixth grade Science teacher.  He has been with Cloverleaf for three years. He graduated from Chippewa High School and continued his education at Cleveland State University.  Dominic is a blessed husband to an incredible wife and they have two awesome dogs. In his spare time he spends as much time as he can fishing from a kayak.  He loves working at Cloverleaf because of the small community feel. It is similar to the high school he went to, which makes it feel like home. Dominic chose education, because of educators he had in the past. They stepped up for him when he needed it and he feels the need to be present and willing to step up for any kids who may need the same.