About Brian Madigan

Principal, Cloverleaf Middle School

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

Cool School Results!

The poll is closed and the results are in. Cloverleaf Middle School won the Cool School of the Week for Fox 8 News in convincing fashion! Thank you to the students, staff, parents, and community members who took time out of your hectic schedules to support CMS.

On December 4th, Fox 8 News will spend time in our building to get a first-hand look at what makes CMS such a cool school. Fox 8 News will highlight their visit on Thursday, December 5th between 6:30-6:50AM. It will also run again during the afternoon Newscast at 4:00PM. In addition to the live newscast, it will also be shared at www.fox8.com

It was wonderful to see the incredible support of the Cloverleaf community to promote our school. Thank you!

Attention 8th Grade Parents

We would like to clear up some questions about the Washington DC deposit and payment process.

Unfortunately, we must add the Trip fee as we receive the deposit because not all students attend the trip. We must add the fee in our system first and then it will roll over to the PaySchools system.

After the deposit payment is entered in to the PaySchools system you will then be able to make payments on your child’s account as often as you wish, giving you the opportunity to take your time making payments and paying off the trip.

Remember, if you make your final payment before March 2, 2020 you receive a $10.00 discount. The final $10.00 on your account will be removed by the office.

If you are confused or have any question, please do not hesitate to call Mrs. Gregory at 330-302-0206. Just a friendly reminder, parents if you have not completed your Emergency Medical information on the Portal it is a requirement to attend the trip. Click here to access the paper copy. Please complete this form if needed and send it to Mrs. Gregory in the main office as soon as possible. If you are unable to print the document, there are copies available in the main office.

Vote for CMS as the Cool School of the Week

It is time to tell the entire Cleveland area what we already know….. That Cloverleaf Middle School is the coolest school around! CMS is on the ballot for Cool School of the week and we need our community’s support to share the good news!

Below is the link to vote. We are competing against Perry Middle School (Perry) and Eastern Heights Middle School (Elyria).

Voting starts at 4 a.m. on Mondays and ends at 5:59 a.m. on Thursdays.

The winner is revealed on Fox 8 News and FOX8.com after the poll is closed.

Click here to cast your vote.

Go Colts!!!!!!

Meet CMS Staff: Mrs. Drogell and Mr. Murphy


Meet Michelle Drogell, she is a paraprofessional.  She has worked for Cloverleaf for ten years and coaches bowling and runs the concession stands at the football field.  She graduated from Cloverleaf and went to Akron University. She has been married for 23 years and has two daughters. She also has custody of her 2nd cousins youngest child and two dachshunds named Snoopy and Sampson.  During the summer she loves to vacation at the beach. She loves working at Cloverleaf because she graduated from here and loves the community involvement.  

Meet Scott Murphy, he is a Physical Education and Health teacher.  He has worked for Cloverleaf for 30 years. He is also our Middle School Track and Field coach and Faculty Manager.  He obtained his Masters from Kent State University. He is married and has five children. He and his wife adopted their two daughters from China.  They got the opportunity to explore China and visit the orphanage that their daughters spent their first two years of life. He loves working at Cloverleaf because he went to school here as a middle school student and loves working with great kids, staff, and community.  Scott chose education because he loved working with younger kids when he was in high school and he knew then that he wanted to continue working with kids as a career.
Kristina YakoCloverleaf Middle SchoolAssistant Principal330-302-0204

“Team beats talent when talent isn’t a team.” -Jon Gordon

CMS Grab N’ Go

The middle school would like to make you aware of a new resource in our building that is aimed at making sure the basic needs of every student are met.  

Room 321, which is one of the rooms at the top of the ramp, has been transformed into the Grab N’ Go supply pantry for students.  In this room, students will find school supplies, clothing, personal hygiene products, and non-perishable foods. Students will have access to the Grab N’ Go room throughout the school day and anytime the building is open.  Students may gather resources from the Grab N’ Go room to be used during the school day or for use at home.  

How do students access the room?  Students are permitted to visit Grab N’ Go before homeroom, between classes, after school, on the way to the bus, etc.  Students do not need to seek permission to pick up items from the Grab N’ Go. This will operate on the honor system. We ask that students take what they need. 

If a student selects items for home use, we ask that they secure the items in their locker during the day.  We will be making small bags available in the Grab N’ Go room for students to carry items home.

Thank you to the CMS Student Council, Mrs. Sholtis, Mrs. Fleming, and Mr. Manos for making the Grab N’ Go available for our students.

Student Council Cozy & Caring Days Event

Student Council is, once again, organizing Cozy & Caring Days to directly benefit CMS families that may need a little assistance around the holidays.   On the following Tuesdays: 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, and 12/17, students and staff are encouraged to pay at least $1 during homeroom and wear pajamas/comfy clothes to school.  During the last two years of the event, CMS has collected over $7000 and has helped numerous families. With your help, we are looking forward to making this year’s collection another success!

Washington DC Trip Reminder

8th Grade Parents: The permission slip and and $100.00 deposit for the Washington DC Trip is due on November 25th. Please remember that all school and sports fees must be paid in full before the trip deposit can be applied to your students account.

If you have a need to set up a payment plan, please contact Mrs. Gregory in the office @ 330-302-0206

7th Grade Career Exploration

Dear Parents, 

Your child’s education and future career success is important to us! We recently collaborated with your school to conduct a career exploration activity with all 7th grade students. 

How did it work? Students… 

  • Viewed a short video about various career options. 
  • Played The Career Game, which is a survey-type booklet that reveals students’ interests and strengths to determine their career type. 
  • Participated in a group discussion about their career type. During this conversation we discussed what kinds of careers might be a good match for them and various pathways to move toward their future career goals. 

Your student has a copy of their Career Game booklet. We hope you and your student have the opportunity to review it together, continue their career conversation and start developing a plan for their future career success. 

If you have any questions about our career exploration activity or the Medina County Career Center, please do not hesitate to reach out. 

Thank you!

Rachel Juszczyk and Danielle McMaster
Medina County Career Center
330-725-8461  | rjuszczyk@mcjvs.edu  | dmcmaster@mcjvs.edu

1101 West Liberty Street, Medina, OH 44256  | 330-725-8461 | 1-866-896-MCCC | 330-725-5870 (fax)

VETERANS DAY CONCERT REMINDER & INFORMATION

School Assembly:
Monday, November 11, 1:30pm @ CMS
Wear red, white & blue w/ jeans

Evening Performance:
Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 pm @ CHS

Call Time: 6:30 pm

Wear concert attire

**  Concert attire consists of:


Ladies:   – White Colts polo shirt & black from the waist down

– Black dress shoes/socks

Men: – White Colts polo shirt & black dress pants
– Black dress shoes/socks

***  There will be a dessert reception following the evening performance.  Each section of the band/choir has been assigned certain items. These items should be brought with you the NIGHT OF THE CONCERT…

Woodwinds: Cups/plates/napkins

  Brass & Percussion: Beverage (gallon of juice or 2 liter pop)
Choir: 1 dozen “finger” dessert to share