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  • Computer Science Week at CMS

    Seventh grade ELA teacher, Ms. Rudd, had her students use independent reading novels to create a code on Scratch. The assignment they were given was to depict a scene from their novel that shows a type of conflict ( self vs self, self vs society, etc.) Students duplicated the scene on scratch including the following components: Physical Characterization Setting Dialogue Conflict Students then presented their scratch in small groups . After they presented, Ms. Rudd had them complete a self-reflection form to grade themselves based off of effort, understanding, and visuals.

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  • Spanish I Class Participates in Pen Pal Project with Students in Santiago

    Mr. Ruiz' Spanish 1 class started a pen pal project alongside with an 8th grade class at San Juan Evangelista School in Santiago, Chile. The students wrote letters in Spanish and sent them to Chile almost a month ago. This past week, they received their first letters back from their Chilean pen pals, only this time, the answers were in English as that's the foreign language class they are taking in the southern country. Both classes were very excited to meet themselves through their letters. Similarly they practiced the foreign languages in a real-life context and made new international friends. The second letter is expected to be sent in January.

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  • Scientific Revolution Newsletters in Seventh Grade Social Studies Classes

    Seventh grade students created, designed and presented Scientific Revolution newsletters using the Smore platform in Ms. Rosenthal's Social Studies classes. Students were assigned a scientist to research and worked with a partner to then design and customize their newsletters. Newsletters were to include the scientist's name at the top of the front page, a footer for web site citations, clip art, images or photos to add to the information, dedicated sections for certain content such as the scientists biography, three achievments, and four to six interesting facts.

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  • CMS Competes in Fall Vex Robotics Tournament

    On Saturday, November 16th, Cuthbertson Middle School competed in the Union County Fall Vex Robotics Tournament against eight other middle school Vex robotics teams in a round robin tournament to see which schools had the best drivers and robots. There were 32 matches amongst all of the teams participating. Each team from Cuthbertson Middle School participated in 4 matches. Two teams (one from CMS and another school) paired against two teams from other schools. The team with the highest score was declared the winner. The scores from the matches were tallied and in the end only 24 of the 32 teams entered would move on to the Elimination tournament.

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  • Cybersecurity and Escape Rooms in Seventh Grade

    Volunteers from Bank of America came to Ms. Smith's 7th and 8th Grade Classes to work on an “Escape Room” activity that involved students learning about cybersecurity and how identity thieves often access the public’s personal information. Students used important “personal information” that was carelessly unprotected by the CEO of a company to hack into his account and had a lot of fun doing it!

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  • CMS Beta Club Receives Award

    The CMS Beta Club recently received a volunteer award from The Adam Faulk Tanksley Foundation. They are a Charlotte-based non-profit organization created in honor of Adam Tanksley. Adam attended school in the Marvin cluster. See their website for more information: http://chompchildhoodcancer.org/ The foundation runs a Christmas Tree lot off of Reid Dairy Road (Rea View Elementary). They run solely on volunteers and all proceeds benefit pediatric cancer at Levine Children's Hospital here in Charlotte.

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  • Musical Theatre Classes Design Backdrops and Sets For Musicals

    Mrs. Hupe's 7th and 8th Grade Musical Theatre Classes have been learning about set design and how it is an important part of the storytelling process on stage. Students were tasked with creating a backdrop and set for their favorite musical. Students brought in some of their own supplies in addition to the items that CMS teachers and staff donated for this project. Some of the musicals represented were Grease, The Sound of Music, Mamma Mia, Aladdin, Annie and Beauty and the Beast. Currently, these students are rehearsing their own musical production of Harmony High and will be performing in December.

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  • Spanish Culture Project: Dia De Muertos

    Students from 6th, 7th & 8th grade working on the Spanish Culture Project: “Dia de Muertos”. This celebration involves family and friends gathering to remember people who have died, and helping support their spiritual journey. The school cafeteria was decorated by students with calaveras, papel picado, flores, imágenes, comida and an altar.

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  • Students Learn About All Saints' Day in French Class

    The students in Madame DuFault's French class learned about La Toussaint, All Saints' Day. Each of her classes participated in a scavenger hunt, uncovering facts about famous French icons by reading facts in French on each "tombstone"around the class, to then figure out to whom the tombstone belonged.

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  • CMS Students Experience The "You Matter" Tour

    In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, and in our efforts to promote kindness and self confdience CMS students were able to experience the"You Matter" tour featuring Casey McQuillen on Tuesday, October 23rd. Students were both entertained and engaged by her story, her music, and her personal struggles with self confidence. A native of Boston, currently living in New York City, Casey McQuillen has been busy. From graduating Berklee College of Music, to gaining international attention on TV as a power house vocalist on Season 13 of American Idol, to accumulating tens of thousands of followers on social media and millions of views and streams of her music online, she’s accomplished a lot in her short career. And it is just the beginning. Casey founded her school anti-bullying concert series, The "You Matter" Tour, six years ago. This program, which Casey has performed for over 35,000 students across the US, uses her original music to engage students in a conversation about bullying and self-confidence. Fans connect with Casey’s music because her songs are authentic, intimate, and relatable. She is committed to being honest with her fans, sharing her personal struggles, and empathizing with theirs. Whether through exposure on national television, social media, or on the road in schools across the country, Casey reminds students of the most important message of all: You Matter!

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  • Fall Book Fair

    We are so excited about our Scholastic Book Fair! The Fall Scholastic Book fair will run from October 15th through October 25th. All students will preview the book fair during their Language Arts class the week of October 15th. Click the link below to visit our Book Fair homepage. View the interactive book fair flyer, our schedule, and visit the online fair where you can begin shopping on October 9th! All orders online will ship to your home.

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  • Can We Live On The Moon?

    .Students in Ms. Biggerstaff's Science classes are learning about the moon. Can we live on the moon? Where would we live? Thank you to Wingate University and the Aldrin Family Foundation students are getting the chance to explore these questions and more with a giant interactive moon map. For the next several Fridays, all sixth grade Science classes will receive the opportunity to take part in this activity.

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  • "And I Think To Myself...What A Wonderful World"

    Today during the announcements students and staff observed a moment of silence in recognition of those involved, affected, and in memory of those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. Ms. Sanguine, Sixth Grade Language Arts teacher is one out of many people who has been personally affected by the events that took place that day. Ms. Sanguine, shared with her students that her husband was on the 31st floor working the day of the attacks. It was due to the first responders and all of the rescue workers involved that her husband was saved. She had students share what they knew about the events of September 11th and why we took a moment of silence today. Ms. Sanguine then placed a sticky note on each student's desk and asked them to write down one thing that they could do to make not only the school, but also the world a better place.

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  • A Reason To Celebrate

    Cuthbertson Middle School gets results and the data below is something for our staff, students, and parents to celebrate! CMS achieved a performance grade of A this year with a student growth index of 8.96. Cuthbertson Middle Student Growth Index now ranks fourth in UCPS and ranks in the top twenty for North Carolina middle schools. The school performance grade ranks in the top ten for North Carolina Middle Schools. Principal Mike Murray met with all grade levels today to release this information and celebrate this outstanding achievement! Congratulations to all of our hardworking teachers and staff!

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  • 2019-2020 Orientation and Curriculum Nights

    Wednesday, August 21st is 6th grade orientation from 9:00-1:00. Doors will open at 8:15 for parents to come in and purchase spirit wear, PE uniforms and lunch tickets. 6th grade students will also be able to purchase a slice of pizza, chips and a drink for $5 at the door. Parents will then be asked to be out of the building by 9:00 so the students can enjoy their day. We will dismiss all students at 1:00 in the bus lot. We will have staff out front assisting students to their cars. Parents, please stay in line to ensure a safe and timely dismissal for all of our students. If you are going into 7th or 8th grade and are brand new to Cuthbertson, we will have a brief orientation for you on Thursday, August 22rd from 11:00-12:00 with spirit wear sales being held 30 minutes before and after. A new to Cuthbertson parent session will be held at 11:00 as well in the Media Center. Curriculum Night will be held on Wednesday, August 21st and Thursday, August 22nd from 6:30-8:15. Wednesday is for last names starting with A through M and Thursday is for last names starting N-Z. This is not a drop in event. Parents will rotate through their child’s schedule hearing about what your child will be learning this year. If you cannot make your scheduled night or need to attend for two children, you can attend either night but we are trying to split the events to keep traffic and crowds to a minimum. Curriculum Night is mainly intended for parents but children can attend if you like.

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  • Cavalier Connection Students Host Kindegarten Buddies

    The Cavalier Connection Students hosted their buddies from Wingate Elementary this morning. Cuthbertson Middle School Cavalier Connection has partnered with either Marshville Elementay or Wingate Elementary for 10 years. Cavalier Connection members had a great time interacting with their Kindergarten buddy. Students played board games, colored together, and played outside games as well on this beautiful day!

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  • The Butterfly Project

    In April, sixth grade students traveled to the Levine Jewish Community Center in Charlotte to take part in The Butterfly Project. The Butterfly Project was created to remember the past, act responsibly in the present, and promote a more peaceful future. This project teaches the lessons of the Holocaust and what can happen when prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination are allowed to flourish. The ultimate goal is to help students understand how their role in society can promote acceptance and understanding. Each butterfly created was in memory of one of the 1.5 million Jewish children who perished in the Holocaust. No names are repeated. Since 2008, over 36,000 butterflies have been created at the Levine Jewish Community Center. While creating the butterflies, each child’s name was spoken out loud. It’s possible that this name had not been said since the child was alive. The butterflies that were created are on display in the display case at the front of the school. The teachers and students worked very hard on this project and it has deep meaning that will stay with students for a lifetime.

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  • Cuthbertson Student Organizes "Water Walk" To Bring Clean Drinking Water To South Sudan

    In February, Ms. Secker’s 7th grade ELA students at CMS began reading the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. During that time, students learned about the water crisis that is still happening in South Sudan, as well as the horrific experiences that the Lost Boys went through during the late 1980’s and into the early 2000’s. One student, John Bagdasarian, was particularly touched by the true story of Salva Dut, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan and his story of survival.

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  • Quenching the Thirst to Give, Kids Giving Kids Clean Water for Life, Students Persuading Others To Give

    Ms. Sinople’s class recently read the novel, A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Before they started reading, they discussed that were important to the book: clean water, refugee camps, the Nuer and Dinka tribes, and the Akobo Desert. Students were shocked that so many people did not have clean water to drink and to learn that adults and children are dying everyday from contaminated water. After students finished the book, the students wanted to do something to help those without clean water. The students wrote persuasive essays to their parents giving them reasons why they should donate for clean water. Students had to have three reasons and proof from the text in their letters. The classes created their own webpage for the foundation Blood:Water. Ms. Sinople simply shared the link with parents and before we knew it, we had surpassed our goal of $1000! We now have a total of $1,583.00, which means forty children will have clean water for life!

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  • Resource Carnival 2019

    CMS teachers enjoyed learning about and exploring many of the digital tools that were showcased at our Resource Festival on March 26th, 2019 in the school media center. The program highlighted all of our UCPS subscription databases, UCPL resources, and several other digital tools such as PBS Learning, Google Draw, Google Apps Locker, and Google Arts and Culture. Each table had a chromebook with multiple tabs open, one showcasing a short google presentation which gave a brief overview of the program, ideas for using the tool in classrooms, and other information such as screencasts, webinars, quick start guides, etc. The chromebooks also had another tab where teachers could explore the tool and think of ways to use the tools in their classrooms. Mrs. Michele Bost, media specialist and Mrs Ashley Ponscheck, instructional coach, were on hand to answer questions and work with teachers as they explored. The full presentation containing on of the mini presentations for each program will be housed on the school canvas page, for teachers to refer to. Bost and Ponscheck also made themselves available to work with teachers one on one, as well as modeling lessons with their students in the classroom. We hope to make this Resource Carnival and annual event.

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