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  • CMS Update May 26th from Mr. Murray

    Good Evening Cavaliers this is Mr. Murray with your weekly update. Please continue to encourage your child to make a commitment to completing all assignments provided by his/her teachers. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your student's grade level administrator. UCPS is hosting an Online Scholastic Book Fair May 11th through August 14th. Update Families and students can explore thousands of best-selling books, collections, new releases, educational toys, games, and more appropriate for all grade levels.

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  • CMS Update May 10th from Mr. Murray

    Good Evening Cavaliers this is Mr. Murray with your weekly update. Happy Mother’s Day to all of our fantastic moms of Cuthbertson! On behalf of all our teachers and staff we would like to thank you for your kind and positive words via phone call, email, and social media in recognition of teacher appreciation week. Both our teachers and administration miss you and hope you are staying safe during this time! The State Board of Education recently presented guidelines for grading for the remainder of the school year. It was determined that students in grades 6 to 8 would receive a designation of PC-19 or WC-19 as a final grade at the end of the school year. No numeric or letter grades will be given.

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  • CMS Update May 3rd from Mr. Murray

    I hope everyone is staying safe and doing their part to flatten the curve. Per state mandate all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the year. Parents realize some students might still have items left in their lockers, when the state removes this mandate we will communicate a plan for students to pick up any belongings left at the school. Please continue to encourage your child to make a commitment to completing all assignments provided by his/her teachers. Teachers will be inputting assignments in powerschool moving forward. Students will receive a mark of Collected, Missing or Incomplete. Teachers will use the comment section of powerschool to further explain any mastery concerns.

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  • Visit Our Virtual Art Gallery! Let's Celebrate Our Student Artists!

    We are very excited for the grand opening of our new CMS Virtual Art Gallery! Managed by Mrs. Peppard, our art teacher, we are celebrating our students by showcasing their artwork through a public canvas platform for your viewing enjoyment. Please view information below from Mrs. Peppard, regarding our Gallery. One of the privileges of being an art teacher is displaying student's finished masterpieces in the main hallways at CMS for our community to enjoy. Due to the closing of school I decided to create an on-line student gallery so that you, the viewer, can see the amazing work that is being done at home by art students in my classes as well as by students who are being artistic on their own.

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  • CMS Update April 26th from Mr. Murray

    Good Evening Cavaliers this is Mr. Murray with your weekly update. I hope everyone is staying safe and doing their part to flatten the curve. Gov. Roy Cooper announced at a news conference Friday that K-12 school buildings in North Carolina will remain closed for the rest of the school year as the state continues its battle with COVID-19. We will continue to provide students with daily academic work to continue learning. Please continue to encourage your child to make a commitment to completing all assignments provided by his/her teachers. Beginning Monday April 27 all students will transition to their next class on the wheel for the 6th term. If you have any questions regarding this transition please contact your grade level administrator.

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  • National Library Week April 19th through April 25th

    Just because we cannot go to the media center or to the public library does not mean we cannot access great reads! Visit our Destiny Online Catalog to find links to all the different platforms where you can access popular e books, audio books, interactive books, as well as links to lists of authors who are conducting virtual events for students. We have also included screencasts from Mrs. Bost in our online catalog to provide video instructions on how to use each resource! Visit the media center site to access research databases, the technology services help desk, the EmpowerED Family Portal, answers to common technology questions, as well as a video message from Mrs. Bost.

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  • CMS Update April 19th from Mr. Murray

    Over the past few weeks we have begun online learning with our students. Students and parents we thank you for your patience as we navigate our present state of education. Beginning on Tuesday April 21st Cuthbertson will transition to teaching new instructional standards. Similar to our current review of instructional standards, teachers will continue to follow the same schedule, provide quality feedback, check students participation and communicate with families. At this point we are waiting on word from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction on guidance related to the grading of students.

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  • CMS Update April 13th from Mr. Murray

    Over the past few weeks we have begun online learning with our students. Students and parents we thank you for your patience as we navigate our present state of education. Beginning on Tuesday April 21 Cuthbertson will transition to teaching new instructional standards. Similar to our current review of instructional standards, teachers will continue to follow the same schedule, provide quality feedback, check students participation and communicate with families. At this point we are waiting on word from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction on guidance related to the grading of students.

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  • Author And Illustrators Host Virtual Events for Teens

    Authors and illustrators all over the United States are currently hosting live readings, live discussions of their writing process, virtual question and answer sessions and more! Two bestselling authors of books for teens are currently hosting drawing classes on youtube live and instagram live. Bestselling author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka who wrote and illustrated the award winning novel Hey Kiddo is hosting a daily YouTube series called "Draw Everyday with JJK". This series can be found on the authors YouTube channel and airs every day live at 2:00 p.m. Kelly Yang, another bestselling author is offering free online drawing classes for teens through her Instagram live on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:00 to 3:30 pm.

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  • CMS Update April 5th from Mr. Murray

    We have begun online learning with our students this past week. Students and parents we thank you for your patience as we navigate our present state of education. I am encouraging our students to email their teachers if they have a question or do not understand the material that is being reviewed. Families please remember that all assignments will be asynchronous for students. Flexibility is the key as students are not expected to be online with teachers at a specific time.

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  • Remote Learning Guidelines

    During the school closure, UCPS will use the exisiting EmpowerED Family Portal to offer optional extended learning opporunities. To access click the link below, or from our CMS homepage, click on Explore, Parents and Students, then EmpowerED Family Portal. UCPS has also released official Remote Learning Guidelines for students. Cllick below to read more.

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  • CMS Students Attend CIAA Education Day

    On Tuesday, February 25th a group of CMS eighth grade students had the amazing opportunity to attend CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) Education Day at Ovens Auditorium. More than 24,000 middle school students and chaperones from Charlotte NC and surrounding areas were in attendance. The purpose of the event is to provide middle school students an opportunity to learn more about the CIAA conference colleges and universities. During this event, students were presented with information on college access and keys for success as well as information on what students must do now and in high school to prepare for college. CIAA conference institution college recruiters from Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina were in attendance and were available to students.

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  • Chinese Classes Participate in Restaurant Project

    After a semester of learning, Ms. Liao’s Chinese Semester Classes applied their knowledge through a Chinese restaurant Project. In this project, students composed and performed a skit about a restaurant experience entirely in Chinese. The experience was an interactive and creative way for students to engage in practical Chinese application while having fun with their peers. “The project gave us the chance to understand how it would be to speak, greet, and have a full conversation with someone at a restaurant, or even just in general,” said Aubrey Sinople, a 7th grader when asked about the experience. Ms. Liao’s students enjoyed the immersive experience as a fun way to wrap up the semester.

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  • Giant Moon Map Activities in Sixth Grade Science

    In partnership with Wingate University, and the Aldrin Family Foundation, sixth grade CMS students had the opportunity to work collaboratively in small groups to connect the NCES with the real world proposed habitability of the moon using a Giant Interactive Moon Map and a series of exploratory tasks. Activities include career exploration, investigations of the lunar surface/geology, review of space exploration and historical events, and a culminating discussion focused on the development of a visitor complex on the moon.

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  • Civil War Letters in Eighth Grade Social Studies Classes

    Students in Ms. Haydn's 8th Grade Social Studies classes have been working on civil war letters. The students worked in pairs and were instructed to pretend that they lived during the Civil War. The pair determined their relationships to one another (cousins, siblings, etc.) and were instructed to produce handwritten letters to their partners describing their experiences. The first paragraph had to be personal and the second paragraph had to be based on historcial facts that were indiciative of the time period and or events.

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  • "Flash Debates" in Seventh Grade ELA Classes

    Students in Ms. Kiser's, Ms. Secker's, Ms. Marshall's, and Ms. Sinople's seventh grade English Language Arts Classes are working on a "Teen Research Project, which on Monday, February 3rd, included students participating in "Flash Debates." Students have independently chosen topics such as immigration, water pollution, animal rights, global warming, genetic modification of foods, social media anxiety, and others. Students were presented with topics and read articles, listened to TED talks, and viewed informational videos as a way to get a little "taste" of each topic. Students then narrowed their interests and chose their own topic for independent research.

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  • William Thompson "O.T.": Providing Emotional And Social Support to Cavs Students

    Meet William Thompson also known as “OT”. He is the Community Liaison at Cuthbertson Middle School and brings a unique set of skills to our school allowing him to provide additional emotional and social support to our students, staff and families. He has twenty five years law enforcement experience with various local, state, and federal law enforcement training, as well as four years in the military. He has over twenty years of experience in the school system as well as in community related training, which is essential for mentoring, counseling, and in educating students as well as parents during difficult incidents and situations.

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  • Cav Boys and Girls Swim Teams Place 2nd at WCCS Invitational

    As we come to the end of the swim season, Cuthbertson Middle School was thrilled to compete in the WCCS Invitational which hosts 14 surrounding Charlotte area schools. Cuthbertson Middle School girls team and boys team placed 2nd overall at the meet. All of our boys and girls relays placed in the top 3. In addition, we had some outstanding individual accomplishments by our 8th graders: Charlie Zollinger placed 3rd in the 50 yard Freestyle Elise Austin placed 2nd in the 200 yard Freestyle and 50 Yard Backstroke Parker Shaw placed 3rd in the 50 Freestyle The team worked hard this year practicing at 9:00pm at night and spending most weekends in meets. We could not be more excited about the final results of the big meet. Go CAVS!!

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  • 8th Grade Art Students Complete Gingerbread Projects

    8th grade yearlong art students participated in a Problem Based Learning Project from November to December of the 2019-2020 school year. Students chose their groups to work in and were instructed to create a gingerbread structure from a kit or by using graham crackers which needed to include a second structure as well as a matching landscape. Groups or teams first learned the history of gingerbread to assist them in their gingerbread designs. Next teams made a blueprint, constructed their foundations, and decorated their gingerbread structures. The final step in this wonderfully delicious assignment was a gingerbread reception for parents and family.

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  • Students Create "Body Biographies" in Seventh Grade ELA Classes

    On December 16th and December 17th, 7th grade ELA students in Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. Secker, and Mrs. Sinople’s classes will all collaborate and work together to create an artistic representation of characters from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - known as Body Biographies. In small groups, students will choose their favorite character and begin by tracing one of the student’s bodies in order to map out their character. Students will then draw on clothing and physical features of their character based on textual evidence. Students will include quotes that each character stated in the story to teach us a lesson or theme from the text. Students will also work together to explain how our reader’s workshop skills were used to build a stronger relationship with this character throughout our reading of the story. To view more photos of this activity, please follow our school on Facebook.

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