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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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  • Spring Sports Registraton Now Open

    Cuthbertson Middle School Spring Sports Registration is Open Registration is now open until January 15th. After January 15th a late registration fee will be applied Middle School Spring Sports are: Golf-coed Boys Tennis Boys Lacrosse and Girls Lacrosse Boys Soccer and Girls Soccer Softball Baseball Track-coed To register your student athlete please go to www.ucpsathletics.com/cabc and sign up. If you have already registered for another sport this year please log into your account and choose the new season sport and upload again the proper updated paperwork. Paperwork needs to be uploaded each season to keep track expired/outdated paperwork.

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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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  • Learning about Santons in Yearlong French Classes

    Madame DuFault's year-long French class learned about Santons, small clay figurines originally from the Provence Region in France. Santons create community scenes during the Holiday Season that are put on display for all to see. Her students had the opportunity to sculpt, paint and present their own Santons to the class.

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  • Harmony High: Where Everyone Sings and Everyone Is Cool

    Seventh and Eighth Grade Cavalier students put on an amazing performance of Harmony High on Friday evening, December 13th. Directed by Kara Hupe, Musical Theatre, Drama, and Showchoir teacher, the students and Ms. Hupe truly outdid themselves. The setting for the musical is an out of the ordinary high school where everyone sings and everybody is cool! It's the first day of school; and new students Michael; Michele and Junior are about to discover what the singing is all about. The principal is quite cheery and loves to vocalize!? Everyone's a winner in Jim the Gym teacher's gym! Even the students in detention are singing the blues; and the whacky Science class is really rockin'!

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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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