A huge thank you to the lovely people at Standing Stone Community Center of Charleston for the generous donation that they made last week. We hope this is the beginning of a wonderful partnership to help support our students and community. We here at CMS thank you.
Have a safe and happy break. We hope to see you in the new year!
It has been a busy week in the CMS IMC! We hosted 7th Grade Social Studies trivia competitions, Computer Skills Sphero work and Book Bistro in addition to our daily activities. Congratulations to Lixia for being the December Frequent Flyer winner! Enjoy your prizes! Thank you to our Student Clerks who do an amazing job! This month we feature Thomas, looking very professional at work! #cmscusd1
CMS will be collecting donations next week for the Coles County animal shelter! 🎄🐾
CMS 8th grade students enjoyed a women's EIU basketball game this afternoon. #cusd#cms
CMS 8th graders attended the EIU Women's basketball game today. Thank you EIU!
'Tis the season for CMS to spread holiday cheer!
The CMS IMC is a busy place! CBE classwork, book check-in/check-out and Spheros all happening at the same time! Students think win-win and synergize while sharpening the saw! Thank you to the classes of Ms. Mellott, Ms. Bickford and Mrs. Adams for putting the habits in practice and demonstrating leadership skills! #cmscusd1
CMS 8Gold team wants to congratulate Callie and Aiden for being our November Smarty Pants winners!! We are proud of you!!
The end of the month means Book Bistro time in the CMS IMC! Fifteen students enjoyed lunch, treats and new books today. The November Frequent Flyer winner was Austin! He read ten books this month and won fabulous prizes! Congratulations Austin! #cmscusd1
CMS student leaders were recognized during a recent assembly. At the assembly there was also a tug of war contest between 8th grade and 7th grade; then the 8th grade took on the teachers! #cusd1#cms
Starting Monday, December 4, 2023 join students and staff at CMS for the 12 Days of Christmas Spirt! #cusd1#cms
Seventh graders enjoy the sights of the season in the CMS IMC during lunch! Card games, board games and online games are helping students begin with the end in mind, think win-win, synergize and sharpen the saw during the mid-day break. #cmscusd1
CMS is thankful to many of our area businesses who helped make our Veterans Day program a great success! Thank you for your support of our students, veterans, and community!
CMS hosted a special Veterans Day program on November 10. CMS welcomed over 45 veterans with over 200 years of active service combined. Our local heroes enjoyed a breakfast and program that featured our CMS Harmonix, CMS choir, CMS band, and Patriot Pen essay finalists.
This year our special CMS Veteran Honoree was Kim White. Kim was honored for her service to our country as well as continued service to our community.
Dale Downs of the VFW Local 1592 was recognized with the creation of the Dale Downs Service Award to be given annually to an 8th grader who displays service to community. Dale has served our country and community for over 25 years with his work with CMS students.
CMS wishes everyone a Happy Veterans Day, welcome home, and thank you for your service.
Charleston Middle School has a new monthly award this year called “Going the Extra Mile.” Any staff member can nominate a colleague who has done extraordinary things and has gone above what is expected of them on a day-to-day basis. This month's recipients are Brittany Clough, 8th grade Math teacher and Jill Shrader, 8th grade LBS 1 teacher.
Do you like chess or want to learn how to play? Any 7th or 8th grade student who has an interest in chess, there will be an informational meeting Wednesday, November 15th during EPIC period.
Charleston Middle School is currently having a wrapping paper drive for One Stop Community Christmas. We will be collecting wrapping paper until November 30th.
The Student Leadership Council at CMS will be collecting socks and blankets the week of November 13-17, to donate to the Haven House in Mattoon.
Congratulations to the 8 Gold students who received the Smarty Pants for October!! Great work Jay and Faik!!
8th graders participated in a service day. 8th graders in Ms. Enyart's group made snowmen from socks to give to all staff at CMS. #cms#cusd1